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Jury Selection For Aaron Hernandez Trial Continues For Second Day

FALL RIVER, Mass. — Jury selection in the murder trial of former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez resumed Monday for a second day, as hundreds more prospective jurors filled out questionnaires that lawyers will use to help narrow down the jury pool. Bristol County Superior Court Judge Susan Garsh was bringing in three groups of jurors per day for the first phase of jury...
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Ohio State Product Evan Turner Likes Buckeyes’ Chances Vs. Oregon

This embed is invalid" /> BOSTON — Evan Turner and Jared Sullinger will be donning Celtics green Monday night, but they’ll have scarlet and gray on the brain. Both Turner and Sullinger are products of Ohio State University, whose football team will battle Oregon for the College Football Playoff national championship as the Celtics host the New Orleans Pelicans...
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Liverpool Sells Oussama Assaidi To U.A.E.’s Al Ahli Club For Reported $7M

Oussama Assaidi’s Liverpool career has come and gone without him making his presence felt at Anfield. Liverpool announced Monday that Assaidi has joined Al Ahli Club in the United Arab Emirates on a permanent transfer. Assaidi, 26, had spent the last season and a half on loan at Premier League club Stoke City after failing to break into Reds’first...
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John Fox, Broncos Mutually Part Ways; What’s Next For Peyton Manning?

Peyton Manning’s future has never been more uncertain. The Denver Broncos announced Monday that they “have mutually agreed to part ways” with head coach John Fox. The news came the day after the Broncos were upset by the Indianapolis Colts 24-13 in their divisional-round matchup. “On behalf of the Broncos, I sincerely thank John for his many contributions...
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Cavaliers Coach David Blatt: Kevin Love Is ‘Not A Max Player Yet’

David Blatt is under fire once again. The Cleveland Cavaliers coach drew the ire of many a Cavs fan Sunday for making a rather cryptic comment about power forward Kevin Love. Reporter: "Kyrie Irving, Kevin Love they are two max players, they're here." Blatt responds quickly: "Kevin's not a max player yet."— Blake Ellington (@BlakeEllington) January 12...
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Simon Gagne Won’t Return To Bruins This Season Due To Personal Reasons

Simon Gagne might have played his last game in a Boston Bruins uniform. Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli announced Monday that the winger will not return to Boston this season due to personal reasons. Gagne’s father died last month after battling liver cancer. “At this time Simon feels that he has to be home with his family, and he has the complete...
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Tom Brady Rides Colts Logo In Ridiculously Awkward Facebook Post (Photo)

We’d call this the worst Photoshop job we’d ever seen, if it weren’t so obvious this masterpiece was done in MS Paint. Social media personality extraordinaire, pancake master and — when he has time in his busy schedule — New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was apparently in a creative mood after his team’s 35-31 victory over the Baltimore Ravens on Saturday. With...
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Watch Boston Celtics-New Orleans Pelicans Game Online (Live Stream)

The new-look Boston Celtics return home Monday night to face Anthony Davis and the New Orleans Pelicans. Tipoff is scheduled for 7:30 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 Bill Streicher/USA TODAY Sports ImagesFiled under: Live Stream, NESN Staff
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Cristiano Ronaldo’s, Lionel Messi’s Mutual Snubs Among Strange Ballon D’Or Votes

Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are widely recognized as the best soccer players in the world, but they don’t see it that way. Ronaldo and Messi snubbed each other in the voting for the 2014 FIFA Ballon d’Or Award. The soccer superstars are among the 209 national-team captains and coaches (as well as select journalists) whose votes determine the...
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Hall Of Fame Voting, Athletes On Twitter Among 11 Dumbest Things In Sports (Gallery)

Sports aren’t supposed to be rocket science. There’s nothing better than kicking back on a weekday night or a Sunday afternoon, grabbing a cold beverage and just shutting off your brain for a few hours while you watch the game. Sometimes, though, even in this dumbed-down state, the stupidity of certain things is still striking. Ever seen an athlete’s ill-advised tweet and...
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Darrelle Revis, Rob Gronkowski Among Patriots On PFWA All-NFL Team

The offseason accolades keep rolling in for New England Patriots cornerback Darrelle Revis and tight end Rob Groknowski. Revis and Gronkowski, both named first-team All-Pros and to the Pro Bowl roster, also were selected to the PFWA All-NFL team. Revis and Gronkowski were joined by special-teams ace Matthew Slater on the All-NFL team. Revis, Gronkowski, Slater, quarterback Tom Brady...
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John Howard, ‘Bostonian To The Core,’ Pumped To Fight At TD Garden

Saying New England has a rich fighting history doesn’t quite cover it. Perennial lightweight contender and bonus check magnet Joe Lauzon calls East Bridgewater home, Gabriel Gonzaga has established Team Link in Ludlow and retired former title challenger Kenny Florian represents Brookline, while Mark DellaGrotte and Team Sityodtong are based in Somerville. Yet as the UFC readies...
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Bruins’ Pressure On Ray Emery 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...
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Brandon LaFell’s Toughness Praised By Patriots’ Tom Brady, Josh McDaniels

Perhaps Brandon LaFell’s toe injury was worse than the New England Patriots were letting on. The wide receiver didn’t let the ailment affect him Saturday while catching five passes for 62 yards and the go-ahead touchdown in the Patriots’ 35-31 divisional-round playoff win over the Baltimore Ravens. LaFell was limited last week in practice with toe and shoulder injuries,...
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Cristiano Ronaldo Wins 2014 Ballon D’Or, Defends Title As Best Soccer Player

And the award goes to Cristiano Ronaldo … again. Ronaldo won FIFA’s 2014 Ballon d’Or Award, which recognizes him as the most outstanding player in world soccer in 2014. Ronaldo beat fellow finalists Lionel Messi and Manuel Neuer in a vote of all 209 national-team captains and coaches as well as select journalists. Ronaldo claims the Ballon d’Or for the second-straight year...
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Bruins’ Power Play Showing Improvement During Current Point Streak

WILMINGTON, Mass. — The Boston Bruins had the third-best power play last season and it played a key role in them winning the Presidents’ Trophy. Scoring with the man advantage has been difficult for Boston this campaign, though. The offseason departures of 30-goal winger Jarome Iginla and assistant coach Geoff Ward have affected the unit to some degree, but the losses of top...
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Rob Konrad Describes Nine-Mile Swim To Shore: ‘I Shouldn’t Be Here’

The Rob Konrad story is something out of a movie. On Monday, the former Miami Dolphins fullback spoke publicly for the first time since his incredible nine-mile swim to shore after he fell out of his fishing boat off the coast of Florida last Wednesday. The 38-year-old fought back tears as he recalled his harrowing 16-hour journey through shark-infested waters while rescue crews...
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Bill Belichick: Patriots Were Allowed To Use Four OL, So We Did It

Bill Belichick acted befuddled when asked if he expected the NFL to allow him to use a four-offensive lineman set again. The New England Patriots head coach compared the creative alignment that the Patriots used Saturday in their 35-31 win over the Baltimore Ravens to what he sees on every punting play, and he couldn’t understand why the play wouldn’t be legal. “I don...
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Daniel Sturridge Takes Selfie With Steven Gerrard, Marks Return To LFC (Photo)

Ladies and gentlemen, Daniel Sturridge is in the building. Sturridge, 25, returned to Liverpool on Monday after a weeks’-long rehab stint in the United States. Sturridge marked his return to Liverpool’s practice facility by taking a “selfie” with club captain Steven Gerrard. Sturridge then posted the photo on Instagram for the world to see. This embed is invalid...
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Jeff Green: Boston Will Always Hold A Special Place In My Heart (Photo)

Jeff Green officially said goodbye to Beantown on Monday. The long-rumored trade finally came to fruition, as the Boston Celtics swingman was shipped to the Memphis Grizzlies in a three-team deal that was finalized earlier today. With reports emerging late last week that he would be on his way out of town, Green had plenty of time to craft his parting words to the Celtics faithful...
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First Look At Jeff Green In Grizzlies Jersey Less Than Hour After Trade (Photo)

That sure didn’t take long. Less than 30 minutes after the trade being announced, Jeff Green was already rocking a Memphis Grizzlies jersey in an NBA TV tweet. The former Boston Celtics swingman had a look of determination on his face. Here's a first look of @unclejeffgreen in a @memgrizz jersey http://t.co/YRcegi79Rl— NBA TV (@NBATV) January 12, 2015...
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WWE expected to induct Macho Man into Hall of Fame

One of professional wrestlers biggest superstars is heading to the Hall of Fame. World Wrestling Entertainment revealed Monday that “Macho Man” Randy Savage is expected to be the first member of the 2015 WWE Hall of Fame class. The formal announcement is expected to come on “Monday Night Raw,” one of the WWE’s weekly TV shows. Pro wrestling legend and Savage’s longtime...
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Francesco Totti’s ‘Selfie’ Goal Celebration Lights Up Roma-Lazio (Photo, Video)

Francesco Totti might never break Silvio Piola’s record for most career goals in Italy’s Serie A (first division) but the AS Roma legend nearly broke the Internet on Sunday. Totti, 38, celebrated the second of his two goals in Roma’s 2-2 draw with Lazio by taking a selfie at the Stadio Olimpico with Roma fans in the background. Totti’s celebration, by far the most famous...
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BC Must Continue Strong Second-Half Surge To Rise 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. Trophy Season. It’s what they call the second half of the season at Boston College. It begins with holiday tournaments, continues in February with the Beanpot and ramps up for real in March with the...
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Bill Belichick: Clock Management At End Of Ravens Game Went As Expected

Armchair head coaches have wondered how Bill Belichick left the Baltimore Ravens an opportunity to score at the end of Saturday’s game. The New England Patriots head coach’s decision to kneel the ball three times and punt seems to be grating at fans, despite their team’s 35-31 win and advancement to the AFC Championship Game. Belichick thoroughly explained why the Patriots...
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