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Toronto’s Strong Net Presence Allows Peter Holland to Push Rebound Past Chad Johnson During First Period (Video)

The Maple Leafs were the recipients of a lucky bounce in front of the net, and it led to Toronto taking a 1-0 lead in the first period. Toronto’s Jake Gardiner got things rolling near the blue line, bringing the puck into the Boston end and firing off a shot toward the net. Gardiner’s blast was off the mark, but his rebound went right to Peter Holland, who was waiting patiently...
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December 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Wes Welker Suffers Second Concussion of Season, Forced to Leave Game Early Against Titans

Denver Broncos wide receiver Wes Welker suffered a concussion during Sunday’s game against the Titans. During the second period, Welker took a hard hit to the head from Tennessee safety Bernard Pollard as the wide receiver tried to pull in a low catch. Welker walked off the field under his own power, but was ruled out for the second half of the game after the team confirmed at...
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Patriots Prove They Cannot Be Counted Out, Despite Catastrophic Injury to Rob Gronkowski

FOXBORO, Mass. — “Don’t count out Touchdown Tom.” It was tweeted in jest by the always-hilarious Jon Bois of SBNation.com midway through New England’s comeback effort over the Browns. Bois regularly tweets not to count out Tom Brady, or “touchdown tom” — no caps for Bois — on Sundays. It would be wise to take Bois’ sage advice, even without Brady’s biggest...
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Reilly Smith Says Bruins ‘Have to Turn the Page Pretty Fast’ Coming Into Toronto After Emotional Win Over Penguins (Video)

The Bruins are coming off an emotional, comeback victory over the Penguins, but they won’t have any time to dwell on all that transpired on Saturday night. The B’s are back at it again on Sunday night, taking on the Maple Leafs in Toronto, but Reilly Smith isn’t worried about the quick turnaround. The young winger, who netted his sixth goal of the season against the Pens, said...
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Steelers Come Within Inches of Pulling Off Miraculous Five-Lateral, 79-Yard Touchdown on Final Play of Game (GIFs)

The Steelers were within inches of pulling off a miraculous victory over the Dolphins on Sunday, but for the second time in consecutive weeks, the sideline proved to be troublesome for Pittsburgh. In a day full of wild endings in the NFL, Pittsburgh may have attempted the craziest of them all. On the final play of the game, the Steelers took the field trailing Miami 34-28 and needing...
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Berkshire Bank Faceoff: Ryan Spooner, Matt Fraser Look to Give Bruins Spark Against Toronto

The Bruins will look much different on Sunday night than they did on Saturday night. That probably goes without saying. Boston is in Toronto to take on the Maple Leafs on Sunday night where they will be without three of their regular forwards. Chris Kelly and Loui Eriksson are out with injuries while Shawn Thornton is awaiting to hear his fate from the league office. So the Bruins...
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Mass Fan Brawl Halts Brazilian Soccer Game, Leaves Three Seriously Injured (Video)

We can now imagine what a Braveheart sequel set in Brazil might look like. A mass fan brawl broke out at a Brazilian soccer game Sunday, delaying the contest between Atletico Paranaense and Vasco da Gama for over an hour and sending at least six fans to the hospital. Police fired rubber bullets at the fighting fans and airlifted the most seriously injured fan out of the stadium...
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Patriots Complete Epic Comeback With Touchdown Pass to Danny Amendola, Missed Kick by Billy Cundiff (GIFs)

The Patriots lost Rob Gronkowski for the season on Sunday, but they also won in pretty epic fashion. After Gronkowski was carted off the field with what is reportedly a torn ACL, the Patriots rallied around their fallen star and were able to pull off one of the most incredible comebacks of the season. Trailing 19-3 with less than a minute left in the third quarter, Tom Brady and...
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Rob Gronkowski’s Knee Injury Leaves Patriots’ Miraculous Comeback Victory Tasting Bittersweet

FOXBORO, Mass. — On paper, a now 10-3 team beating a 4-9 squad 27-26 seems surprising, but hardly miraculous. And, if anything, the initial shock is that the Patriots won by just one point over the Browns. Sometimes “on paper” can be deceiving. A one-point victory, highlighted by a recovered onside kick and two touchdowns within less than three minutes, would usually leave...
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Adrian Peterson Rips Ravens Fans, Referees Moments After Minnesota Falls to Baltimore

Adrian Peterson won’t be sad to leave Baltimore. The Vikings running back was carted off the field after suffering an ankle injury during the second quarter of Sunday’s game against the Ravens. Peterson was ruled out for the day by the third period, which gave him plenty of time to get acquainted with the Baltimore fan base as he watched the remainder of the second half from...
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Report: Rob Gronkowski Has Torn ACL, Will Miss Rest of Season for Patriots

The injury bug has become something more of a monster for the Patriots this season, and it got even worse on Sunday. Rob Gronkowski suffered a torn ACL in his right knee during the third quarter of the Patriots’ comeback 27-26 win over the Browns on Sunday, according to Mike Garafolo of FOX Sports. He will miss the rest of the season with the injury. Gronkowski suffered a severe...
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Shane Vereen, Rob Ninkovich, Dont’a Hightower Among Five Stars of Patriots-Browns Game

FOXBORO, Mass. — By the time the Patriots’ offense had got their act together, it seemed like it was too late. They lost their biggest target, after all. Rob Gronkowski got his knee taken out by T.J. Ward in the third quarter and had to be carted off the field. It sucked the energy out of the stadium but not New England’s offense. Tom Brady led the Patriots on four scoring...
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Redskins Fans Can’t Bear to Watch Team Get Blown Out, FedEx Field Nearly Empty After Halftime (Photos)

Bad weather plus bad football does not equal a packed stadium. During the first half of Washington’s game against the Chiefs, Redskins fans endured a mix of freezing rain and snow on top of some pretty poor play from the home team. Robert Griffin III and Co. did nothing to help their fans forget the weather woes, either, trailing 38-10 at halftime. The Redskins had essentially...
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Jordan Crawford Taunts Bill Simmons on Twitter, Tweets ‘You Mad?’ After Celtics Blow Out Knicks

Bill Simmons is an unabashed Celtics fan, but the ESPN personality was not high on his team heading into the season. At one point, he even groaned about Jordan Crawford being a so-called “leader” on a team that seemed ticketed for the draft lottery. Well, the Celtics now lead the Atlantic Division and a case could be made for them being the third-best team in the Eastern Conference...
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Jeff Green, Celtics Making Strides Defensively as Team Continues to Exceed Expectations

Celtics coach Brad Stevens attributes the success to the players. The players credit the coach. Whatever the reason, the Celtics have played like a force to be reckoned with lately. “Coach Stevens,” Brandon Bass told reporters in New York after the Celtics’ 114-73 beatdown of the Knicks, “it’s him.” Every player has more or less echoed Bass’ sentiments lately, and it’s...
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Pablo Dani Osvaldo’s Curling Wonder-Goal Against Manchester City Shows Readiness for Southampton Sainthood (GIF)

Pablo Dani Osvaldo‘s English soccer career has started slowly, but defenders and fans should watch out if he’s actually rounding into form. Southampton striker Osvaldo scored an impressive solo goal in his team’s 1-1 draw against Manchester City on Saturday. The 27-year-old struck in the 69th minute to tie the score. Osvaldo dribbled past Vincent Kompany before delicately...
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Report: Rob Gronkowski’s Knee Injury Is ‘Not Looking Good,’ Will Have MRI on Monday

The Patriots have already lost a handful of playmakers this season, and they might be moving on without yet another. Rob Gronkowski suffered a gruesome leg injury during the second half of the Patriots’ game against the Browns on Sunday, and things aren’t looking good, according to Pro Football Talk. Gronkowski will undergo an MRI on his right knee on Monday,  but early tests...
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Brandon Bass Contains Carmelo Anthony And Other Impressions From Celtics’ Win Over Knicks

Carmelo Anthony had a team-high 19 points, nabbed more rebounds than any other player in those hideous orange Knicks uniforms and earned more free throw attempts than anybody on the Celtics. Yet in his individual matchup against Brandon Bass, there was no question who won the battle, definitively. It wasn’t ‘Melo. The Knicks had no answers in a dominating 114-73 Celtics victory...
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Rob Gronkowski Suffers Knee Injury, Is Carted Off Field After Vicious Hit in Patriots-Brown Game (GIF)

Seemingly just as he returns to full health, Rob Gronkowski suffers another brutal injury. Gronkowski, who had returned to his usual levels of production after finally returning from a bevy of offseason surgeries, had to be carted off the field at Gillette Stadium on Sunday, after a vicious hit from Browns safety T.J. Ward left him writhing in pain. Gronkowski suffered the injury...
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Bruins Recall Ryan Spooner, Matt Fraser From Providence on Emergency Basis

The NHL allows teams to recall players from their American Hockey League clubs on an emergency basis, and the Bruins certainly have an emergency right now. The B’s will be without three of their regular forwards Sunday night in Toronto, which led them to make a couple of emergency call-ups. The club announced Sunday afternoon that forwards Ryan Spooner and Matt Fraser had both...
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Chris Kelly to Miss 4-6 Weeks After Suffering Fractured Fibula, Bruins Place Center on LTIR

The hits just keep coming for the Bruins, and their latest injury setback may be the biggest one yet. The B’s announced Sunday afternoon that Chris Kelly has been placed on long-term injured reserve. Kelly will miss 4-6 weeks after suffering a fractured right fibula in the second period on Saturday night against the Pittsburgh Penguins. Despite being injured in the second period...
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Adrian Peterson Carted Off Field After Suffering Brutal Ankle Injury in Vikings-Ravens Game (GIF)

Adrian Peterson certainly isn’t suffering from any lingering effects of his knee injury, but now he may have a knee injury to worry about. Peterson suffered an ankle injury early in the second quarter against the Ravens on Sunday. The injury was looked pretty serious, as he rolled around along the sideline writhing in pain. In fact, it was so serious that he even needed to be carted...
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Shawn Thornton Stepped Outside Bruins’ Brand of Clean Hockey, Should Be Held Fully Accountable (Video)

Saturday night’s Bruins-Penguins matchup should have been about the thrilling come-from-behind win for the Bs — except it wasn’t. Shawn Thornton may have been exacting revenge for his teammate Loui Eriksson when he challenged Brooks Orpiks to a fight and later slew-footed him and pummeled him on the ice, but that doesn’t make it excusable. Though each team wanted to make...
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Lions Forced to Go for Two After Touchdown Because of Wild Snowstorm in Philadelphia (GIF, Video)

Football is meant to be played in the snow, so Sunday was fun around the NFL, especially in Philadelphia. The Eagles and Lions took the field in the worst possible conditions on Sunday, as snow came down in bunches and made life miserable for everyone in shoulder pads and a helmet. Matthew Stafford and Nick Foles, two Texas-born quarterbacks, must have been especially frustrated...
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Manchester United Fan in Kenya Commits Suicide After Newcastle Loss (Video)

While many Manchester United fans struggle to cope with their team’s decline in fortunes, one United fan in Kenya gave up all together. John Jimmy Macharia committed suicide in Nairobi, Kenya, on Saturday after learning that Manchester United had lost to Newcastle United that same day. He jumped from the seventh floor of a building and died from his injuries, according to Standard...
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December 08, 2013  |  Discuss
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