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Andrew Luck Trash Talks Defenders By Complimenting Them On Hard Hits

Andrew Luck might just be the kindest trash-talker in the NFL. The Indianapolis Colts quarterback apparently is best known throughout the NFL for his unorthodox reaction to particularly hard hits. According to The Wall Street Journal’s Kevin Clark, Luck compliments the defenders who knock him down. “In all the years I’ve played football, I have never...
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Report: Dolphins think Patriots lined up illegally on FG block

Jamie Collins’ field goal block was a key play in the New England Patriots’ division-clinching win over the Miami Dolphins on Sunday. According to the Dolphins, it should have never happened. Miami is submitting the play to the NFL league office for review, claiming that the Patriots should have been flagged for an illegal formation, a source told the Boston Globe’s Ben Volin...
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Report: Kings To Employ ‘Some Semblance’ Of Wacky 4-on-5 Defense

This embed is invalid" /> If you keep up with the basketball news cycle, you probably remember a story from a few months back about the Sacramento Kings possibly experimenting with a radical new defensive strategy. The brainchild of team owner Vivek Ranadive, the defense, according to Grantland’s Zach Lowe, would involve the positioning four players in the...
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Europa League Draw Reaction: Liverpool To Face Besiktas Round Of 32

Liverpool is going back to the scene of its greatest modern triumph in an effort to return to the biggest stage. Liverpool will face Turkish club Besiktas in the UEFA Europa League’s Round of 32. UEFA held the draw for the Europa League Round of 32 on Monday in Nyon, Switzerland and matched the Reds against the Istanbul-based club. Liverpool will host the first contest of the two...
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NHL Notes: Firing Dallas Eakins Another Puzzling Move By Oilers

The Edmonton Oilers make the Oakland Raiders look like a competent organization. That’s how bad it’s become for the Oilers, who on Monday, fired head coach Dallas Eakins after 112 games behind the bench. It’s the team’s sixth head coaching change since 1999 and one of many puzzling moves from this franchise since its surprising run to Game 7 of the 2006 Stanley Cup Final...
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Watch Boston Celtics-Philadelphia 76ers Game Online (Live Stream)

The injury-riddled Boston Celtics visit the 2-21 Philadelphia 76ers on Monday night for an Atlantic Division tilt. Tipoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. ET, and NBC Sports Live Extra is streaming the game online and through their app for Xfinity and Time Warner Cable customers. You can watch it by clicking the photo below. Photo via Winslow Townson/USA TODAY Sports ImagesFiled under...
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Behind-The-Scenes Look At Red Sox Winter Meetings (Video)

Have you ever wondered what it’s really like at Major League Baseball’s winter meetings? NESN photographer John Martin gives a behind-the-scenes look — along with some Tom Caron bloopers — in the video above.Filed under: Boston Red Sox, NESN Video, Tom Caron, Top Stories
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Judge: Kings’ Slava Voynov Can Stand Trial On Domestic Violence Charge

TORRANCE, Calif. — Slava Voynov’s wife told police the Los Angeles Kings defenseman hit, choked and pushed her into a television in their bedroom during a fight in October, an officer testified Monday. After hearing the description of the injuries to Voynov’s wife, a judge ruled Monday that there is enough evidence against the player for him to stand...
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Aaron Hernandez’s Lawyers Worried About ‘Stealth’ Jurors In Selection Process

Aaron Hernadez’s lawyers are concerned that the jury selection process for the for New England Patriots tight end’s murder trial might not weed out fame-seekers. The attorneys want to play a bigger role in the selection process to help weed out “stealth” jurors, according to a report by The Boston Globe. Hernandez goes to trial on Jan. 9 for the June 2013 murder of Odin Lloyd...
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Jon Lester: Leaving Boston would be harder without trade

Believe it or not, Jon Lester is officially a Chicago Cub. After finalizing a six-year, $155 million contract, the newest ace of the Cubs pitching staff was introduced Monday at a press conference where he shed some light on the chaos that was his free-agency process. The decision wasn’t an easy one by any means, as many believed Lester would return to the Red Sox even after...
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Lakers Throw Party For Kobe Bryant On Team Plane After Milestone Game (Video)

Kobe Bryant surpassed Michael Jordan as the NBA’s all-time leading scorer Sunday night, and the Lakers celebrated accordingly. The team decorated Bryant’s seat on the team plane back to L.A. with garlands and even brought the superstar a cake. This embed is invalid" /> We’d be a little more excited than that if someone brought us cake. Thumbnail...
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Patriots Gear Barred From Courthouse In Aaron Hernandez Murder Trial

Observers at Aaron Hernandez’s murder trial will have to leave their No. 81 jerseys at home. New England Patriots and NFL-themed clothing is barred from the courthouse during Hernandez’s trial on the first-degree murder charge of killing Odin Lloyd, Bristol superior court judge E. Susan Garsh wrote, and the restrictions don’t stop there. “No person wearing clothing, or a...
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Champions League Draw: Chelsea-PSG, Man City-Barcelona Marquee Matchups

This embed is invalid" /> The UEFA Champions League is going to be fun in 2015. UEFA conducted the draw for the Champions League Round of 16 on Monday in Nyon, Switzerland. Premier League clubs Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester City and European giants such as Barcelona, Bayern Munich and defending champion Real Madrid learned who they will face when knockout play...
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Brad Marchand’s First-Period Goal Wins Amica Coverage Play Of The Week

NESN.com staff will pick the two or three best Amica Coverage Plays of the previous week for games played from Friday night to Thursday night. Voting will begin every Friday at 10 a.m. ET and conclude Monday. Vote for the Coverage Play of the Week and you will be entered for a chance to win a team jersey courtesy of the Pro Shop at TD Garden. First read the official rules, then completely...
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Tom Brady Compares His Speed To Cheetah, Concorde Airplane In Facebook Video

Tom Brady can’t be stopped. The New England Patriots quarterback made a shifty 17-yard run without sliding during Sunday’s win over the Miami Dolphins, and it seems he fancies himself something of a speedster. Brady posted a video to his Facebook page Monday comparing himself to some of the fastest things on land. Too fast, too furious indeed. Brady said after the game that...
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Craig Cunningham A Good Fit Among Bruins’ Bottom-Six Forwards

BOSTON — Craig Cunningham exhibits many of the qualities fans have come to expect from the Boston Bruins’ traditional style of hockey. He plays a tough, physical game, while also being fundamentally sound enough defensively to be trusted with tough zone starts and some penalty killing duty. Cunningham goes to the dirty areas to win possession, finishes his checks and goes...
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Harvard Ends First Half Of Season With Prime Position In USCHO Top 20

Editor’s note: NESN’s Tom Caron is on the 50-member USCHO ranking committee, and you can find his votes and thoughts on the college hockey week that was every Monday on NESN.com. It’s the most wonderful time of the year — unless you’re in college. Then you’re about a week away from the most wonderful time of the year. Before you get to that winter break, you’ve got...
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Bill Belichick OK With Tom Brady Not Sliding Because He Knows QB Wants To Win

Bill Belichick isn’t going to second-guess his players’ decision when it puts them in danger, at least not when it comes to wanting to win. The New England Patriots head coach might have been on the receiving end of a scare Sunday afternoon when quarterback Tom Brady took a big hit at the end of a 17-yard run in a win over Miami. Instead of sliding...
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Watch Jon Lester’s Introductory News Conference With Chicago Cubs (Live Stream)

Jon Lester is about to formally be introduced as a member of the Chicago Cubs. Lester will have his first news conference with the Cubs on Monday afternoon after recently agreeing to a six-year deal worth $155 million. The southpaw, who got his first taste of the Chicago sports scene Sunday night at the Blackhawks game, will look to make a good first impression on Cubs fans in one...
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Indiana Alum: I’d ‘Bet My Life’ Brad Stevens Hasn’t Thought About College Return

Brad Stevens can’t avoid it. No matter how much he has managed to avoid the topic since becoming the Boston Celtics’ head coach, many basketball observers believe he’s only biding his time before a return to the college ranks. At least one analyst — who has no small interest in the matter — thinks that might be wishful thinking. Dan Dakich,...
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Bruins Practice Report: David Krejci Will Travel With B’s On Road Trip

BOSTON — David Krejci participated in his fifth consecutive practice Monday at TD Garden and will accompany the Boston Bruins on their three-game road trip that begins Tuesday against the Nashville Predators. Bruins head coach Claude Julien said he “hopes” Krejci will play at some point on the road trip but couldn’t give a definitive answer. Krejci was part of a four-man...
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LeBron: Not disappointed by Johnny Manziel's debut

Johnny Manziel still has at least one fan in Cleveland following his nightmare of a starting debut Sunday. Johnny Football failed to live up to the hype against the Cincinnati Bengals, completing just 10 passes for 80 yards while throwing two interceptions in the Browns’ 30-0 blowout loss. It was a miserable showing, but LeBron James isn’t losing faith in the rookie quarterback...
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Oilers Fire Head Coach Dallas Eakins After Little More Than One Season

The Edmonton Oilers are making a big change. The Oilers announced Monday they’ve fired head coach Dallas Eakins. The 47-year-old first-time NHL coach is in just his second season with the team after being hired prior to last season. Eakins’ dismissal comes after just 113 games behind the Edmonton bench. The Oilers went just 36-63-14 under the head...
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Terrance Knighton guarantees Super Bowl victory

Thanks for playing, New England Patriots. Nice knowing you, Seattle Seahawks. Heck of a season, Arizona Cardinals. You’ve all done a nice job, but there is only one way this NFL season is ending, according to Denver Broncos defensive tackle Terrance Knighton. The Broncos will walk off the field in Phoenix after Super Bowl XLIX with the Lombardi Trophy, and that’s just how it...
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Joe Kelly Wins MLB Social Media Award, Gives Great Acceptance Speech (Video)

“Best Acceptance Speech” isn’t a real category, but if it was, Joe Kelly would have won that, too. The winners of the MLB Network Social Media Awards were announced Sunday night with the Boston Red Sox pitcher taking home the “Best Selfie” award for his gem with Derek Jeter. #RE2PECT #2ELFIE http://t.co/s5ZfaVYSLf— Joseph Kelly Jr. (@JosephKellyJr) September 29, 2014...
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