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Nets-Blazers, Knicks-Kings Snowed Out As Blizzard Pounds Northeast

This embed is invalid" /> NEW YORK — The NBA has postponed home games for both the New York Knicks and Brooklyn Nets because of a snowstorm expected to batter the area. The Knicks were to have hosted the Sacramento Kings on Monday night at the same time the Nets were scheduled to face the Portland Trail Blazers. Sacramento will instead return to Madison Square...
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January 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Watch Boston Celtics-Utah Jazz Game Online (Live Stream)

The Boston Celtics are almost home. They visit the Utah Jazz on Monday for the fifth game of their six-game road trip. Tipoff is scheduled for 9 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 Steve Dykes/USA TODAY Sports ImagesFiled under: Live Stream
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January 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Kobe Bryant needs surgery, likely out for season

Kobe Bryant will have surgery Wednesday on his torn right rotator cuff, likely ending his 19th season with the Los Angeles Lakers. The team announced Bryant’s surgery Monday. He injured his shoulder last week in New Orleans. The Lakers say they’ll announce a timetable for Bryant’s recovery after surgery, but coach Byron Scott says Bryant “is probably not going to play”...
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January 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Steven Defour Sees Red Card After Fans Hang Gruesome Banner (Photos, Video)

Steven Defour paid a heavy price for breaking one of the rules of life as a professional athlete: never let opposing fans get under your skin. Defour was dismissed from Sunday’s Belgian Jupiler League (first division) game between host Standard Liege and visiting Anderlecht. Defour received his second yellow card of the game after he powerfully kicked the ball into the stands...
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January 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Bill Monbouquette, Boston Red Sox Hall Of Famer, Dies At Age 78

Former Red Sox pitcher Bill Monbouquette died Sunday at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston due to complications from leukemia. Monbouquette spent eight seasons with the Red Sox from 1958 to 1965. He spent more than 50 years in professional baseball and was inducted into the Red Sox Hall of Fame in 2000. Monbouquette, a three-time All-Star, won a career-high 20 games in 1963...
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January 26, 2015  |  Discuss

NHL Notes: Las Vegas Ticket Drive Update; Islanders’ Kyle Okposo Out 6-8 Weeks

The NHL All-Star Game was held in Columbus, Ohio, last weekend and league commissioner Gary Bettman spoke about a wide range of topics in his press conference Saturday. He formally announced the outdoor schedule for next season, which includes the 2016 Winter Classic between the Boston Bruins and Montreal Canadiens at Gillette Stadium on New Year’s Day. Expansion also was part...
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January 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Full Jury Seated In Former Patriot Aaron Hernandez’s Murder Trial

FALL RIVER, Mass. — A full jury was seated Monday for the murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez, and the judge pushed back opening statements until at least Thursday because of a blizzard bearing down on the region. “We have a jury,” Bristol County Superior Court Judge Susan Garsh announced to the courtroom after more...
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January 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Patriots Locker Room Attendant ‘Strong Person Of Interest’ In DeflateGate

Tom Brady and Bill Belichick have responded to the ongoing DeflateGate controversy. A far less prominent individual is now entering the news cycle. Sources told FOX Sports’ Jay Glazer that the NFL has zeroed in on a New England Patriots locker room attendant who allegedly took footballs from the officials’ locker room and brought them to another area on his way to the field....
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January 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Marisa Tomei Appreciated Bill Belichick’s ‘Mona Lisa Vito’ Reference

Whether you believe him or not, you have to give Bill Belichick props for dropping an incredible movie reference in the middle of Saturday’s DeflateGate press conference because Mona Lisa Vito herself is. After sounding like he had just conducted more science experiments than a high school physics class, the New England Patriots head coach casually dropped the name “Mona Lisa...
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Red Sox Rotation Out To Silence Critics, Prove ‘Ace’ Label Is Overrated

This embed is invalid" /> The Boston Red Sox’s philosophy is simple: One ace doesn’t guarantee the best hand at the table. The Red Sox have acquired three starting pitchers — Rick Porcello, Wade Miley and Justin Masterson — this offseason, but no one in Boston’s rotation owns a reputation as a legitimate No. 1 starter. The Red Sox aren...
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January 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Boston Lawmakers Peg 2024 Olympics Infrastructure Cost At $5 Billion

Calling the figure “eye-opening,” two Boston lawmakers are concerned about the price tag to taxpayers if the city is chosen to host the 2024 Olympics. Infrastructure costs to the state of Massachusetts would top $5 billion, state representatives Michael Moran and Aaron Michlewitz told The Boston Globe after a meeting of opponents to the city’s hosting...
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NFL Football Manufacturer On Bill Belichick’s Explanation: ‘That’s B.S.’

Add another guy to the list of people who aren’t buying Bill Belichick’s explanation. A representative from Wilson, the NFL’s official football manufacturer, said the New England Patriots head coach’s reasoning for why the team’s footballs in the AFC Championship Game were under-inflated is a big load of garbage. In an interview with Boston.com at a Super Bowl fan convention...
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FA Cup Draw: Liverpool Could Visit Crystal Palace In Fifth Round

Liverpool must return to the scene of its twin low points of 2014 if wants to hit one of its main targets for 2015. England’s Football Association conducted the draw for the fifth round of the FA Cup on Monday and the governing body drew Liverpool (or Bolton Wanderers) against Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park. The game will be played on the weekend of...
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January 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Carl Soderberg’s Incredible Patience Earns Him 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...
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January 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Colts Owner Jim Irsay Addresses DeflateGate Controversy Via Twitter

Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay took to Twitter on Sunday to discuss DeflateGate. Irsay complimented the New England Patriots, who manhandled the Colts 45-7 in the AFC Championship Game. He also voiced support for the NFL’s investigation of the Patriots’ alleged use of under-inflated footballs during the contest. We congratulate The Patriots as AFC Champions. We knew the...
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January 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Tom Caron: Boston University Heating Up Just In Time For Beanpot Tournament

Editor’s note: NESN’s Tom Caron is on the 50-member USCHO ranking committee, and you can find his votes on the college hockey week that was every Monday on NESN.com. As we hunker down for the blizzard of 2015, it’s only fitting that we’re looking ahead to the 63rd annual Beanpot tournament. The Beanpot is one of Boston’s greatest sporting traditions. It’s local, it...
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January 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Brendan Rodgers: Daniel Sturridge ‘Back To Normal’ In LFC Practice Return

Brendan Rodgers must be happy to announce that Daniel Sturridge is practicing at full speed. Sturridge made his long-awaited return to the practice field Sunday, and Rodgers told reporters Monday that the Liverpool striker looked sharp in his first full session with his teammates. Rodgers will ease Sturridge back into action, following his five-month absence...
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January 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Julian Edelman Among Patriots Stars Who Took Long Road To Super Bowl

There isn’t necessarily a direct route to playing for the New England Patriots. Some players were highly recruited out of high school, went to a school with a major college football program and came to the NFL as a first-round draft pick. Consider that the Dont’a Hightower model. Others went undrafted out of college (Jonas Gray) or played at the FCS level (Jimmy Garoppolo), and...
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January 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Super Bowl Travel Its Own Unique Experience Before Big Game

As of Monday evening, both teams will be in Arizona preparing for Super Bowl XLIX and all the hoopla that comes with it. But first, they had to get there. The New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks are in for a doozy of an experience, even if members of both clubs have been through this song and dance before. Traveling to the Super Bowl site is its own...
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January 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Akeem Ayers: Titans ‘Did Me A Favor’ By Trading Me To Patriots

This embed is invalid" /> Akeem Ayers’ season could have been worse. Ayers, who was selected by the Tennessee Titans in the second round of the 2011 NFL Draft, was traded to the New England Patriots in October. The Pats, of course, are preparing to face the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLIX while the Titans are watching from home after a 2-14 campaign...
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January 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets Goalie Sergei Bobrovsky To Miss 4 To 6 Weeks With Injury

The Columbus Blue Jackets’ challenge of climbing up the standings and into a playoff spot after the All-Star break became a lot more difficult with Monday’s injury update on starting goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky. The 2012-13 Vezina Trophy winner likely will miss four to six weeks because of a groin injury, the team announced. In addition to putting Bobrovsky on injured reserve...
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January 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Mike Richards Put On Waivers By Los Angeles Kings

The first noteworthy news item following Sunday’s NHL All-Star Game is brought to us by the Los Angeles Kings. The defending Stanley Cup champions have reportedly put center Mike Richards on waivers, per Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman. Richards has tallied just 15 points (five goals, 10 assists) in 47 games this season. The 29-year-old veteran has become more of a fourth-line...
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January 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Justin Masterson Primed For Success With Red Sox After Identifying Flaws

This embed is invalid" /> Justin Masterson is a lottery ticket for the Boston Red Sox. The odds of winning on that lottery ticket look better every day. Masterson, an All-Star in 2013, had a disappointing 2014 marred by both injuries and mechanical issues. The right-hander now is healthy and confident he has fixed the flaws that contributed greatly...
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January 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: ‘Assistant Commissioner’ Robert Kraft Pushed Roger Goodell To Do CBS Interview

Richard Sherman might have been on to something. The Seattle Seahawks cornerback didn’t waste any time firing some shots at the league and the New England Patriots over the DeflateGate scandal during his arrival press conference in Phoenix on Sunday. Sherman told the media the Pats will likely get off scot-free because of Robert Kraft’s close relationship with Roger Goodell...
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January 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Jets Players Slam Patriots Over DeflateGate: ‘It’s Always Something’

The New York Jets are loving the DeflateGate scandal that continues to hound the New England Patriots. Believe it or not, defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson and center Nick Mangold aren’t buying the Pats’ statements of innocence regarding the deflated balls controversy. Both players appeared in the Pro Bowl on Sunday night, and they didn’t pass up an opportunity to slam...
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January 26, 2015  |  Discuss
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