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Brady Poppinga: Cowboys Have ‘Best Shot Of Making Championship Run’

The Dallas Cowboys are for real this season. The team that put together a historically bad defensive unit in 2013 to finish an unimpressive 8-8 and miss the playoffs for the fourth consecutive season now has their sights set on Glendale, Ariz. The Cowboys have the best chance of any teams playing in the opening round of the playoffs to make a legitimate Super Bowl run, Brady Poppinga...
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January 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Claude Julien: ‘No Doubt’ Bruins Showed Resiliency Against Maple Leafs (Video)

The Boston Bruins struggled yet again to play a full, solid 60 minutes Wednesday night, but the effort was there in spurts. The Toronto Maple Leafs dominated most of the first two periods, building a two-goal lead to eventually propel them to the shootout victory, but the B’s turned it around to earn a hard-fought point. Head coach Claude Julien even admitted he wasn’t sure...
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January 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Bruins Enter 2015 In Search Of Consistency As Playoff Chase Intensifies

BOSTON — The year 2014 didn’t end well for the Bruins, which has made the margin for error entering 2015 much slimmer than in recent seasons. The Bruins lost 4-3 in a shootout to the Toronto Maple Leafs on Wednesday night at TD Garden for their eighth defeat following a win this season. The inability to put together win streaks of three games or more — Boston has just two...
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December 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Tom Brady Is ‘On To 2015′ In New Year’s Eve Facebook Post (Photo)

Tom Brady finished out 2014 strong, but he’s ready to see what 2015 will bring. The New England Patriots ended their regular season Sunday as the No. 1 seed in the AFC with a 12-4 record. They’ll be starting their 2015 with home-field advantage in the playoffs. So to celebrate, the star quarterback took to Facebook (of course) to express his excitement. Here’s to hoping...
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December 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Seacoast Beats Central CT 3-2 In Nine Rounds In TD Bank Mini 1-On-1 (Video)

The Seacoast Spartans and Central Connecticut Capitals enjoyed a record shootout in the first round of the boys’ squirts bracket (10 and under) in the TD Bank Mini 1-on-1 tournament. The two teams played nine rounds of shootout hockey, which ties the tournament’s previous record, before Seacoast ultimately took the 3-2 win. The game was tied at one...
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December 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Doug Marrone Opts Out Of Contract, Steps Down As Head Coach Of Bills

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — The Buffalo Bills are searching for a coach after Doug Marrone’s surprise decision to step down after the team’s best finish in a decade. Bills owner Terry Pegula announced Wednesday that Marrone exercised the opt-out clause in his contract. “We are disappointed that Coach Marrone will no longer be an important part of our...
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December 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Carl Soderberg Starts Second Period Vs. Leafs With Power-Play Goal (Video)

The Boston Bruins played a tough first period against the Toronto Maple Leafs, but they found themselves down 1-0 at its conclusion. But it didn’t take long for them to strike back. The B’s started the second period at TD Garden with a power play, and they immediately drove to the net. Toronto flooded one side of the ice, but the Bruins ultimately won...
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December 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Bruins’ Defensive Mistakes Lead To Leo Komarov’s Go-Ahead Goal (Video)

Leo Komarov put the Toronto Maple Leafs on the board first Wednesday, and the Boston Bruins didn’t have anyone to blame but themselves. Komarov’s first-period goal was a direct result of a couple of defensive mistakes from the Bruins. After the B’s killed off a penalty, defenseman Dougie Hamilton kept them shorthanded by retreating to the bench just as the puck was headed...
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December 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Bruins Still In Playoff Hunt As Second Half Of NHL Season Looms (Video)

Don’t count the Boston Bruins out just yet. The 19-15-3 Bruins aren’t playing at the same level as last season — they won the Presidents’ Trophy for having the best record in the NHL — but they’re not out of the playoff hunt. The B’s could easily nab a wild card spot, but the key is that they have to play well on a more consistent basis....
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December 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Bruins-Leafs Live: Boston Aims To Close 2014 With Win Vs. Toronto

6:15 pm: BOSTON — The Bruins will receive a boost Wednesday night when center Patrice Bergeron and left winger Milan Lucic return to the lineup after missing Monday’s 5-2 win over the Detroit Red Wings. B’s head coach Claude Julien confirmed the news during his media availability before Wednesday’s Atlantic Division showdown between the Bruins and Toronto Maple Leafs at...
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December 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Joe Montana Schools Heisman Winners In Hilarious AT&T Commercial (Video)

Joe Montana never won the Heisman Trophy, and in a new AT&T commercial, some football legends tried to remind him of that. Herschel Walker, Doug Flutie and Bo Jackson all thought it’d be a good idea to brag about their college success, but little did they know, Montana came prepared. Montana’s ring collection includes the national championship he won with Notre Dame and...
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December 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Patriots Saw Film ‘American Sniper’ As A Team Wednesday Afternoon

The New England Patriots took a team field trip Wednesday after practice. The Patriots saw the Clint Eastwood-directed film “American Sniper” in the afternoon as a team. The movie, starring Bradley Cooper, tells the true story of Chris Kyle’s deployment in Iraq. Head coach Bill Belichick and the team were invited to watch a screening of the film, which will be widely released...
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December 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Celtics Notes: Evan Turner Might Be Boston’s Best Bet At Point Guard

This embed is invalid" /> BOSTON — Could the right man to run the Celtics’ offense really be … Evan Turner? It sure looked that way Wednesday. For the third time this season, head coach Brad Stevens gave Turner the starting nod at point guard, and for the third time, the Celtics left with a victory, this one a 106-84 beatdown of the Sacramento Kings at...
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December 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Patriots Sign Three, Including RB Dion Lewis, To Future Contracts

The New England Patriots are planning for 2015. The Patriots signed running back Dion Lewis, linebacker Rufus Johnson and defensive tackle Anthony Johnson to future/reserve contracts. The Patriots worked out Lewis in November after he was released by the Indianapolis Colts. Lewis, Johnson and Johnson can spend the offseason with the Patriots under future contracts. The Patriots...
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December 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Berkshire Bank Faceoff: Projected Lines, Pairings For Bruins-Leafs

BOSTON — The Boston Bruins will aim to close out 2014 with one more win when they welcome the rival Toronto Maple Leafs to TD Garden on Wednesday night. The Bruins began December with one win in their first seven games, but they’ve rebounded well with four victories in their last six games. These two teams have split the season series at one game apiece, with Toronto winning...
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December 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Rajon Rondo: I’ll ‘Try Not To Cry’ Friday In Return To TD Garden

This embed is invalid" /> Friday night will be an emotional one at TD Garden. Nobody knows that better than Rajon Rondo. Rondo will be returning for the first time as a member of the Dallas Mavericks to the arena he called home for the first eight-plus seasons of his NBA career. The point guard, who played his final game for the Boston Celtics just...
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December 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Which Maple Leafs Player Played In The 2010 Winter Classic In Boston?

It’s almost a new year, and in the NHL, that means it’s almost time for the Winter Classic. This year, the Chicago Blackhawks and Washington Capitals are squaring off at Nationals Park on New Year’s Day. But not too long ago, there was ice on the field at Fenway Park. One player on the Toronto Maple Leafs might be having some flashbacks of that 2010 Winter Classic in Boston when...
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December 31, 2014  |  Discuss

LeBron James Promises Dwyane Wade, ‘We’re Going To Reunite’ (Video)

LeBron James keeps leaving a breadcrumb trail suggesting his stay in Cleveland might not be permanent. Before a report came out indicating James “won’t hesitate” to bolt the Cavaliers a second time if the team does not show improvement soon, the four-time NBA Most Valuable Player dropped a very curious hint to Dwyane Wade. After Wade’s Miami Heat downed the Cavs on Christmas...
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December 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Cousins’ demons return as Celtics blow past Kings

Celtics players were effusive Tuesday in their praise for DeMarcus Cousins. “Maturation.” “Leadership.” A “changed” player. None of those words could be used to describe the way Cousins played one day later. Against the Boston Celtics, the Sacramento Kings center lived up to the “hothead” reputation that defined his first few NBA seasons — complaining to referees...
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December 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Arby’s Trolls Chick-Fil-A Over Sloppy Play In Peach Bowl

Arby’s got roast beef sandwiches and jokes. The Chick-Fil-A Peach Bowl was a big ol’ slop fest, as Ole Miss and TCU combined for six turnovers in the first half alone. It was an ugly game in every way possible, but it also provided Arby’s with the perfect opportunity to promote some tasty treats of their own. Is this the Arby's Turnover Bowl? #TCUvsOleMiss— Arby's (@Arbys...
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December 31, 2014  |  Discuss

DeMarcus Cousins Goes Berserk, Throws Celtics’ Marcus Smart To Ground (GIF)

DeMarcus Cousins was in no mood to wish Marcus Smart a Happy New Year on Wednesday. With the Sacramento Kings down 21 points to the Boston Celtics in the fourth quarter, Cousins did not take kindly to a box out by the Celtics rookie guard. When Smart attempted to put a body on the 6-foot-11, 270-pound center, Cousins tossed him aside like a rag doll. GIF via Twitter/@MrTripleDouble10...
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December 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Babies Born In Columbus, Ohio Swaddled In ‘Beat Alabama’ Receiving Blankets (Photo)

The opening round of the first-ever college football playoff kicks off on New Year’s Day with Ohio State taking on Alabama in the Sugar Bowl, and a few of Ohio’s newest residents are ready for the game. Babies born in the maternity ward at Wexner Medical Center in Columbus, Ohio were given receiving blankets that say “Beat Alabama” on them in honor of the matchup, according...
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December 31, 2014  |  Discuss

UFC 182: Daniel Cormier Uses Real-Life Adversity To Prepare For Jon Jones

Daniel Cormier knows the moment is coming. At some point, inside the Octagon against Jon Jones, his world will be rocked. He will be caught with a punch or vicious elbow. Maybe he gets trapped in a submission hold. It’s going to happen, and then he will have to reach deep within himself. Cormier is a man who not only is undefeated in mixed-martial arts but also has never even lost...
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December 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Patriots Scrimmage Was A Hit Among Players; Defense Won By A Field Goal

FOXBORO, Mass. — The New England Patriots kept the blood flowing this week, despite a first-round playoff bye. The Patriots scrimmaged on the Gillette Stadium game field Wednesday, with the starting offense and second-team defense in blue, and the first-team defense and backup offense wearing white. The scrimmage wasn’t conducted as a full game — each team just went through...
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December 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Redskins GM Bruce Allen: Team Is ‘Winning Off The Field’ (Video)

Bruce Allen might not know what “winning” means. The Washington Redskins president and general manager held his season-ending press conference on Wednesday, and delivered one of the best/worst quotes of the year — just in time, too. After finishing a disappointing 4-12 on the year, Allen had some odd optimism about the future of the team. “We’re winning off the field,...
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December 31, 2014  |  Discuss
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