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Robert Griffin III, Andrew Luck Have Stolen Headlines, But Russell Wilson Deserves Just As Much Hype

Because Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III were the No. 1 and 2 overall picks in the draft, it’s understandable that they’re generating the most hype. But don’t forget the rookie quarterback that everyone doubted that’s playing out in the Pacific Northwest, who’s putting up just as many wins and impressive stats. Russell Wilson may not have the Olympic-level speed that...
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December 04, 2012  |  Discuss

Jovan Belcher Revealed to Have Been ‘Partying’ Night Before Murder-Suicide, Families Release Statements

The hours leading up to Saturday’s tragedy involving former Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher are becoming a bit clearer, perhaps giving an inkling into what motivated the 25-year-old to murder his girlfriend before killing himself. According to reporting by Sports Illustrated, on Friday night Belcher was not only out “partying,” but doing so with a woman who was...
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December 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Robert Griffin III Fumbles Ball to Joshua Morgan for 25-Yard Touchdown (Animation)

Robert Griffin III is so good, he even fumbles correctly. The Redskins’ rookie quarterback was running down the field when he lost control of the ball. He then turned near disaster into a miracle with a well placed (and accidental) flick to his teammate while going down to the turf. Some heads up play by wide receiver Joshua Morgan resulted in a 12-yard fumble return for a touchdown...
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December 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Alex Rodriguez to Miss 4-6 Months With Hip Surgery, Age May be Catching up to Yankees (Video)

General Manager Brian Cashman announced on Monday that Alex Rodriguez will miss 4-6 months due to surgery on his left hip from an injury sustained in the postseason. With Derek Jeter‘s status unknown because of a broken leg, the left side of the Yankee infield on Opening Day may look much different than in year’s past. The Boston Globe’s Nick Cafardo stopped by NESN’s...
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December 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Ben Cherington Talks About Mike Napoli Signing, Other Red Sox Offseason Plans Including ‘Signing Right Players’ (Video)

Ben Cherington figures to be a busy man this week and over the duration of the MLB offseason, as he seeks to reload a 93-loss team from a year ago. One such way to do that is sign key free agents who not only add pop to the lineup, but also add a solid mix to the clubhouse. It’s hoped that the newest member of the Red Sox will do just that. Mike Napoli reportedly agreed to a three...
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December 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Ben Cherington Discusses Role For Younger Players on 2013 Red Sox, Differences Between Last Two Offseasons (Video)

Almost a year ago, the Red Sox named Bobby Valentine as their manager for 2012. Now that Valentine has been fired and John Farrell has been at the helm of the Red Sox for over a month, the focus can turn from the man calling the shots to the men on the field. Red Sox GM Ben Cherington will have a tall task at hand, as he and the other 30 general managers from around the league...
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December 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Peter Gammons Breaks Down Reported Red Sox Signing of Mike Napoli, What He Brings to Catching Situation (Video)

Hours into Day 1 of the MLB Winter Meetings on Monday in Nashville, the Red Sox made an early splash in the free-agent market. Multiple sources report that the Red Sox have signed free-agent catcher/first baseman Mike Napoli to a three-year deal. It is expected that the former Los Angeles Angel and Texas Ranger will primarily play first base. With that being said, NESN has you covered...
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December 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Richard Nieuwenhuizen, Dutch Referee’s Assistant, Beaten to Death by Teenage Soccer Players As Son Watches in Horror

Richard Nieuwenhuizen is dead, his family is fatherless, and three teenagers are at the mercy of the justice system after last weekend’s tragic events in the Netherlands. On Sunday, Nieuwenhuizen was working as a referee’s assistant in a youth soccer game when teenage players attacked him after the final whistle. They punched and kicked the 41-year-old, who collapsed and was...
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December 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Vote: Which Free-Agent Hitter Should the Red Sox Target After Signing Mike Napoli?

The Red Sox’ offseason is steaming ahead full bore. On Monday, the first day of the Winter Meetings in Nashville, Boston reportedly inked catcher and first baseman Mike Napoli to a three-year deal, not only plugging the team’s hole at first base, but also acquiring a player long desired by the franchise. Napoli immediately fills the first base and right-handed power void facing...
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December 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Report: Donte Stallworth Re-Signs With Patriots After Julian Edelman Injures Foot Against Dolphins

Last week, the Patriots brought Donte Stallworth in for a workout, and let him go without offering him a contract. After Julian Edelman injured his foot in Miami on Sunday, the Patriots had a change of heart. The Patriots re-signed their former wide receiver on Monday, according to Jason LaConfora of CBS Sports. Stallworth was in camp with New England this offseason before getting...
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December 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Report: Red Sox, Mets Discuss Trade For Cy Young Winner R.A. Dickey

The Red Sox will be discussing many trade ideas while at the winter meetings. Most of these discussions will just be tantamount to kicking the tires and won’t amount to anything, but there’s always the chance for something big to happen. With that disclaimer in mind, apparently the Red Sox have talked to the New York Mets about 2012 National League Cy Young winner R.A. Dickey...
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December 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Chiefs Emotional Win in Face of Jovan Belcher Tragedy Shows Sometimes Football Is More Than Just a Game

As the Kansas City Chiefs stepped onto the field at Arrowhead Stadium on Sunday afternoon, they were preparing for more than just a football game. Peyton Hillis was well aware of that reality, gathering his teammates in the locker room before the game and using the bible as his guide, as NFL Network’s Jeff Darlington noted on Monday. “Put on the full armor of God, so that you...
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December 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Lucas Leiva Determined to Put Injury Nightmare Behind Him, Continue Process Of Returning to Best Form

Lucas Leiva has his sights set on returning to the level he was at before injury cut his season short against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in November 2011. The Brazilian had been in the form of his career for the Reds in the weeks and months preceding the League Cup quarter-final which saw him stretchered from the field after a collision with Juan Mata. On Saturday, the 25-year-old...
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December 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Red Sox at 30-1 Odds to Win 2013 World Series While Tigers, Nationals Co-Favorites at 17-2

The baseball offseason has already seen plenty of fireworks and it will be tough for anyone to top what the Toronto Blue Jays have done. The Jays coordinated a pretty special blockbuster trade that brought them Josh Johnson, Mark Buehrle and Jose Reyes from the Miami Marlins and in the process, they became World Series contenders. While that move might be tough to beat, there are...
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December 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Report: Jose Mourinho Will Leave Real Madrid in June 2013, Manager Falls Out With Club President Florentino Perez

Jose Mourinho‘s will be the most closely watched transfer saga of the coming months — a unique feat for someone who is not even a soccer player. The Real Madrid manager’s relationship with club president Florentino Perez has gotten so bad that the two have agreed Mourinho must leave at the end of the season, according to Marca. “José Mourinho will not continue on the Real...
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December 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Report: Cody Ross Drawing Interest From Yankees as Outfield Option

The Yankees might be earning headlines for their recent infield problems, but what has snuck in under the radar is New York’s need to shore up its outfield as well. Cody Ross and Scott Hairston might change that, according to FOX Sports’ Jon Morosi, who says the Bronx Bombers are interested in the two as right-handed hitting outfield options. While the Yankees are seemingly...
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December 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Greg McElroy May Not Be Jets’ Long-Term Answer at Quarterback, But He’s Better Option Than Mark Sanchez

Rex Ryan may be noncommittal on his quarterback dilemma, but the truth is Mark Sanchez had his chances — too many even. It’s time to give the kid a shot. No, I’m not talking about Tim Tebow. He deserves a chance, too. But a lingering rib injury has unfortunately stole his shot at the starting job away, at least for the time being. Instead, Greg McElroy‘s the guy I’m thinking...
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December 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Pedro Ciriaco Eager to Compete for Starting Shortstop Job Despite Suffering Minor Shoulder Injury

BOSTON –– Nine months ago, Pedro Ciriaco took spring training by storm. A non-roster invitee, Ciriaco wowed the Red Sox with his hitting, bunting and speed. While he failed to make the 25-man roster in April, the 27-year-old managed to latch on with the team in July. With a vacancy at shortstop since the Red Sox traded away Mike Aviles, Ciriaco is vying to take the next step...
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December 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Two Virginia Tech Football Players Arrested for Exploding Soda Bottle in Prank Gone Wrong

It turns out the Oregon offense isn’t the most explosive thing in college football. Two Virginia Tech football players were arrested after detonating a small explosive device on Sunday night, according to The Roanoke Times. Walk-ons Joshua Trimble and Brian Rody were charged with manufacturing and detonating an explosive device, in what is being described as a prank gone awry...
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December 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Stevan Ridley Has Altered Patriots’ Offensive Philosophy With Continued Productivity on Ground

The Patriots’ 2007 season produced the highest-scoring offense in NFL history. Records were broken, defenses were demoralized and New England went unscathed for (almost) the entire season. This season has taken on a similar tone. Josh McDaniels returned to run the offense. Tom Brady is back to looking like an MVP front-runner, and Wes Welker is hauling in passes at what’s become...
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December 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Neymar Picks Lionel Messi for Ballon d’Or Race, Looks Forward to Playing for Luiz Felipe Scolari

After the match between his team Santos and Palmeiras, Brazilian star Neymar said he would give this year’s Golden Ball to Lionel Messi. The Santos striker praised Messi, considering him as the best player in the world and worthy recipient of the 2012 Golden Ball. “Andres Iniesta was great, just like Cristiano Ronaldo. But, in my opinion, Leo Messi is still number one, “said...
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December 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Top 10 Ridiculous College Bowl Games Include Military Bowl Without Military Teams, Random Sponsors Galore (Photos)

College football bowl season is here, and that means that for every one game that matters, there are 34 other bowl games with absolutely nothing at stake for either school, besides a nice payday for the conference. Of course, some of the games turn out to be entertaining nonetheless, as fans get a chance to see a matchup that they otherwise wouldn’t between one team thrilled to...
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December 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Joe Allen Says Lucas Leiva’s ‘Steel and Quality’ Will Help Liverpool Improve in Premier League

Joe Allen has insisted Lucas Leiva is a “vital” part of the Liverpool side and that the Brazilian’s return to action will help the Reds climb the Barclays Premier League standings in the coming weeks. Lucas made an impressive return to action against Southampton on Saturday, when he played his first minutes for the first team since limping from the field against Manchester...
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December 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Report: Andy Reid Eyeing Cowboys Job Even Though Cowboys Have Head Coach, Eagles Firing Subordinates

Pretty much everyone knows that Andy Reid will not be the head coach in Philadelphia after this season. If the team’s owner demanding more than a .500 year before the season began wasn’t enough, the Eagles going 3-9 so far and showing new depths of futility on the fumble and injury fronts surely is. The question now is when Reid will be let go. Or is it? As the Eagles prepared...
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December 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Boston’s Best Sports Bar Dish Bracket: First-Round Matchups

Boston sports fans are hungry for championships no matter the season, but what fuels the country’s best fans night after night? NESN.com wants to find out. Below is a bracket to determine Boston’s Best Sports Bar Dish. Each week, fans will vote for their favorite dish to advance to the following week’s round until there is one dish left standing. Click on the links below to...
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December 03, 2012  |  Discuss
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