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Red Sox Hangout: Chatting About Boston’s Offseason At 12:30 P.M. ET

The Boston Red Sox didn’t waste any time in making a splash this offseason. More splashes likely will follow. The Red Sox signed Pablo Sandoval and Hanley Ramirez to long-term contracts last week, creating some interesting Thanksgiving chatter for fans across New England. Boston still has plenty of questions to answer before Opening Day, though, and business could pick up sooner...
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December 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Josh Donaldson, Billy Beane Feud Sparked Trade With Blue Jays

A rift with general manager Billy Beane apparently led to Josh Donaldson’s departure from Oakland. The All-Star third baseman was traded to the Toronto Blue Jays on Friday for fellow third baseman Brett Lawrie, left-handed pitcher Sean Nolin, right-hander Kendall Graveman and minor league shortstop Franklin Barreto. The deal, according to Scott Miller of Bleacher Report, was...
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December 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Brick’s Backyard Rinks Contest Presented by Arbella Insurance: Official Rules

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY ELIGIBILITY The Contest is open to all legal United States residents who reside in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island or Vermont who are18 years of age or older as ofDecember 1, 2014. Employees of New England Sports Network (The “Sponsor”), Arbella Mutual, and their respective affiliates, parent companies, subsidiaries, advertising...
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December 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Bruins-Kings Notes: Niklas Svedberg, Penalty Kill Among Positives From Loss

Scoring more than two goals has been a real challenge for the Boston Bruins over the last eight games, but the team’s quality goaltending and improved penalty killing are encouraging signs. Tuesday night’s 2-0 loss to the defending Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles Kings at Staples Center was a frustrating one for the Bruins. Backup goaltender Niklas Svedberg played his best game...
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December 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Tom Brady Is ‘Gary The Telemarketer’ In New Fantasy Football Ad (Video)

Tom Brady the quarterback has nothing on Tom Brady the telemarketer. The New England Patriots signal-caller stars as “Gary the telemarketer” in a new commercial — that has nothing to do with Uggs — where he shows off his comedy chops and his luscious locks.   Wearing an outfit Dwight Schrute would approve of, Brady/Gary crushes his fantasy football competition in the...
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December 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Reds GM: Yoenis Cespedes Trade Hasn’t Been Discussed With Red Sox

This embed is invalid" /> The Boston Red Sox and Cincinnati Reds seem like logical trade partners on paper. Nothing has come to fruition yet. The Reds have not discussed a trade with the Red Sox involving Boston outfielder Yoenis Cespedes, Cincinnati general manager Walt Jocketty told John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer on Tuesday. Cespedes’ name...
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December 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Flames Prospect Accidentally Clotheslines Young Kid During Warmups (Video)

One young hockey player will never forget his first time on the ice with the big boys — no matter how hard he might try. As is customary with many junior hockey teams, the Oshawa Generals of the Ontario Hockey League invited a kid to come out and join them during warmups. The skating was going swimmingly at the start, with the youngster likely having the time of his life doing...
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December 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Boston Red Sox To Host ‘Baseball Winter Weekend’ At Foxwoods In January

The Boston Red Sox are giving fans an opportunity to taste baseball long before the 2015 season begins. The Red Sox will host a “Baseball Winter Weekend” at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Conn., on Jan. 23-25. The event will include a Town Hall Meeting with Red Sox leaders, autographs with Red Sox players and roundtable discussions on a variety of baseball topics. ...
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December 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Robert Bortuzzo Absolutely Crushes Jaromir Jagr, Faces Hearing (Video)

Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Robert Bortuzzo evidently doesn’t respect his elders. Bortuzzo absolutely demolished 42-year-old Jaromir Jagr during the Penguins’ 1-0 win over the New Jersey Devils on Tuesday. Bortuzzo, who is 17 years Jagr’s junior, wasn’t penalized, but the blue liner still could face discipline for the late hit. The NHL Department of Player Safety announced...
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December 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Josh McDaniels Brushes Aside University Of Florida Head Coaching Rumor

This embed is invalid" /> New England Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels sounds more focused on his current job than anything that lies ahead. McDaniels was rumored earlier this week to be a candidate for the University of Florida’s head coaching job. When asked about the rumor during a conference call Tuesday, McDaniels opted to steer...
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Barkley defends stance that Ferguson looters are 'scumbags'

Charles Barkley has never been shy about expressing his opinion. Barkley recently caused a stir by referring to the people rioting and looting in Ferguson, Mo., as “scumbags.”  The former NBA All-Star and current basketball analyst also said he stood by the grand jury’s decision not to indict former Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson for fatally shooting an unarmed black...
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Jeff Samardzija Trade Should Entice Boston Red Sox Only At Right Price

This embed is invalid" /> Could a Shark soon wash up in Boston Harbor? The Boston Red Sox have expressed interest in trading for Oakland Athletics pitcher Jeff Samardzija, according to The Boston Globe’s Nick Cafardo. While the Sox still should target Jon Lester and/or another No. 1 starter above all else, Samardzija represents an intriguing possibility...
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Patriots Film Review: LeGarrette Blount Shines In Loss To Packers

There probably was only one NFL team that could have beat the New England Patriots on Sunday — the Aaron Rodgers-led Green Bay Packers. The Patriots didn’t play a perfect game, but they played extremely well, to the point that even the slightest mistakes have been magnified. Sunday’s 26-21 loss really came down to three key plays by the Packers: 1. Wide receiver Jordy Nelson’s...
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December 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Boston Bruins Offense Continues To Struggle In 2-0 Loss To L.A. Kings

Scoring goals was one of the strengths of the Boston Bruins last season, but this campaign has been a much different story. The B’s were shutout 2-0 by the defending Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday night to fall to 0-2-0 midway through a four-game Western Conference road trip. The Bruins are 1-4-1 in their last five games with an average of 1.2 goals scored...
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December 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Bruins-Kings 3 Stars: Boston’s Niklas Svedberg Makes 33 Saves In 2-0 Loss

The Boston Bruins and Los Angeles Kings played a physical, low-scoring game Tuesday night at Staples Center highlighted by excellent performances from the two goaltenders. Jonathan Quick led the home team to its NHL-leading 11th win on home ice with another great performance in net, while Boston backup Niklas Svedberg gave his team a chance to win despite it being out-shot for...
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December 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Evan Turner: Kyle Korver 'can't guard to save his life'

Kyle Korver burned the Boston Celtics for 24 points Tuesday night, but Evan Turner was more concerned with another number on Korver’s stat line: zero. That’s how many fouls the Atlanta Hawks sharpshooter was charged with in his team’s 109-105 win. The Hawks ratcheted up the intensity in the second half as they erased a 23-point deficit, and Turner felt the refs should have...
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December 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Jonathan Quick Robs Bruins’ Torey Krug To Preserve Kings’ Win (Video)

Niklas Svedberg and the Boston Bruins’ defense held up their end of the bargain, but there was no beating Jonathan Quick on Tuesday night. The Los Angeles Kings goaltender was perfect in his team’s 2-0 win over the Bruins at the Staples Center, stopping all 31 shots he faced to earn his third shutout of the season. Quick saved his best effort for when it mattered most. Late in...
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Canadiens legend Jean Beliveau dies at 83

MONTREAL — Former Montreal Canadiens captain Jean Beliveau died Tuesday. He was 83. The team confirmed the death of the Hall of Fame center and one of the most beloved players in Canadiens history. A supremely skilled center who spent 18 fulls seasons and parts of two others with Montreal, Beliveau was also a popular ambassador for the sport. He scored 507 goals, won 10 Stanley...
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December 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Simon Gagne’s Goal Vs. Ducks Set Up By Daniel Paille’s Great Pass (Video)

The Boston Bruins couldn’t pull off the comeback against the Anaheim Ducks on Monday night, but it wasn’t due to lack of effort. Boston trailed Anaheim by two goals midway through the third period when forward Daniel Paille corralled the puck behind the Ducks’ net. Paille skated out to the right side, wheeled around and fired a perfect centering pass to linesmate Simon Gagne...
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December 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Tuukka Rask Hit In Head With Puck While Sitting On Bench (GIF)

Tuukka Rask found himself found himself in the line of fire Tuesday night despite not even being in the lineup. Niklas Svedberg got the nod in net for the Boston Bruins against the Los Angeles Kings, leaving Rask, the Bruins’ starting goalie, to watch the game from the bench. It was far from an uneventful evening for the Finnish netminder, however, as a stray puck hopped the boards...
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December 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Celtics’ Disaster In Atlanta Latest In Alarmingly Long Line Of Collapses

It’s becoming an unsettling trend. The Celtics have proven this season that they have more than enough talent to compete with — and beat — some of the best the NBA has to offer. But ever since their resounding win over the Brooklyn Nets in the season opener, Brad Stevens’ club has proven incapable of putting together a full, 48-minute effort. If you’ve been following the...
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December 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Bruins Turnover Allows Tanner Pearson To Give Kings Early Lead (Video)

The Los Angeles Kings are defending Stanley Cup champions, so chances are good that they’ll capitalize if their opponent makes a mistake. That’s what happened in the first period of Tuesday night’s game against the Boston Bruins, as a turnover by Bruins forward Gregory Campbell left Boston’s defense scrambling in its own zone. Shortly after picking Campbell’s pocket along...
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December 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Torii Hunter, Twins Agree To One-Year, $10.5 Million Contract

MINNEAPOLIS — Torii Hunter is coming back to the place it all began. Hunter agreed to a one-year, $10.5 million contract to return to the Minnesota Twins on Tuesday night, a person with knowledge of the agreement told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the agreement had not yet been announced. A five-time All-Star...
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December 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Barry Pederson: David Pastrnak Had Solid Effort For Bruins Vs. Ducks (Video)

David Pastrnak is the youngest player in the NHL, but it’s been hard to tell from his first few games in the league. The 18-year-old Boston Bruins rookie recorded his first career NHL point Monday night against the Anaheim Ducks, assisting on a Brad Marchand goal in the second period. Pastrnak looked comfortable offensively on Boston’s top line with Marchand and Patrice Bergeron...
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December 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Celtics Notes: C’s Continue Unfortunate Trend; Dennis Schroder Shines

The Boston Celtics jumped out to a 23-point lead Tuesday night, but based on the way this season has gone, fans should have known to temper their expectations. As they have so often of late, the Celtics fell apart in the second half, allowing the Atlanta Hawks erase the hefty deficit en route to handing the C’s a 109-105 loss. – The Celtics scored a season-high 42 points in...
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December 02, 2014  |  Discuss
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