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Brady Poppinga: Cowboys’ Tony Romo Should Play Vs. Jaguars In London

Tony Romo is listed as probable after going through a full practice Friday. It’s looking more and more like the Dallas Cowboys quarterback will start Sunday against the Jacksonville Jaguars in London. That being said, it’s still not a certainty Romo, who is dealing with a back issue, will suit up. There’s been plenty of debate this week over whether the Cowboys should go with...
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November 07, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL Week 10 Odds: Seahawks Climb To Double-Digit Favorite

This Sunday’s NFL games had featured only a pair of double-digit favorites, but that has increased with Seattle’s line climbing against the New York Giants. The Seahawks opened as 7.5-point home favorites, but they are now as high as -10.5 at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. The Seahawks have been a double-digit favorite in nine games under Pete Carroll, and they are 4...
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Report: Ex-Red Sox Andrew Bailey Signs Minor League Deal With Yankees

Andrew Bailey must really want to don pinstripes. Bailey, who hasn’t pitched since 2013, signed a minor league contract with the New York Yankees on Friday, a team source told NJ.com. Bailey signed a minor league deal with the Yankees last offseason but never appeared in a game because of setbacks in his rehab from shoulder surgery. The right-hander last appeared in a major league...
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NHL Executive: Sponsorships On Jerseys ‘Coming And Happening’

Hockey fans better start getting used to the idea of having advertising on jerseys. NHL COO John Collins said at the 2014 NeuLion Sports Media and Technology Conference on Thursday that sponsorships on jerseys are “coming and happening.” The NHL rejected jersey sponsorships in September and are likely waiting for another league to do it first. “Gary (Bettman) and owners like...
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David Krejci Absent From Bruins Practice; David Warsofsky ‘Out For A While’

WILMINGTON, Mass. — The Bruins practiced without their top two centers Friday at Ristuccia Arena. David Krejci did not take part in any drills. He returned to the linuep Thursday night in a 5-2 win over the Edmonton Oilers after missing the previous two games with an undisclosed injury. The Bruins don’t play again until Monday night, so Krejci might get a few days of rest...
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Report: Pablo Sandoval’s Reps, Boston Red Sox Plan To Meet Next Week

The Kung Fu Panda courtship is about to begin. The Boston Red Sox already have made contact with third baseman Pablo Sandoval’s representatives, a major league source told The Boston Globe’s Nick Cafardo. The sides reportedly plan to meet face-to-face at next week’s general managers meetings in Scottsdale, Ariz. Joon Lee of the Over the Monster Red Sox blog, citing a source...
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Boston Celtics Impressions: Rajon Rondo On Fire; Smart Still Finding Shot

Just four games into the NBA season, it is far too early to predict where the Boston Celtics will end up come April. It’s not too early, however, to take a look at some trends that have emerged thus far. So, we did just that. Enjoy. Live by the three… Based on their eight preseason games, it seemed like the Celtics’ M.O. this season would be to play aggressive, lockdown defense...
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Ex-Red Sox Jonny Gomes: Jon Lester Is Best Free-Agent Pitcher Available

This embed is invalid" /> You can have Max Scherzer or James Shields. Jonny Gomes gladly will take Jon Lester. Gomes, who was traded with Lester to the Oakland Athletics at the Major League Baseball non-waiver trade deadline, expressed confidence in the left-hander Thursday during an appearance on WEEI’s “Hot Stove Show.” The former Boston Red...
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Pierce on Nets season: I could have just stayed in Boston

Paul Pierce thought he would feel better after a few weeks passed. He thought the emotions of being traded away from his beloved Boston Celtics two summers ago would eventually dissipate. They didn’t. Pierce missed Boston and felt regrets about leaving the Celtics franchise throughout his lone season with the Brooklyn Nets, he said in a brief but revealing interview with...
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England Manager Roy Hodgson Doesn’t Like NFL Playing Games At Wembley

Banners and posters are plastered over the streets of London promoting the NFL showdown between the Jacksonville Jaguars and Dallas Cowboys at Wembley Stadium. But one man not buying into the hoopla is Roy Hodgson — manager of England’s national team. He says the game will deteriorate the pitch, which already isn’t in great condition. The NFL game comes six days before England...
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LeBron James Shares Admiration For Devon Still’s Daughter Via Twitter

Cincinnati Bengals defensive lineman Devon Still was on a rollercoaster of emotions Thursday. The whole world, including Cleveland Cavaliers superstar LeBron James, was along for the ride. Leah Still u are so freaking STRONG!!! My daughter will be looking up to u that's for sure as well as her Dad!! Continue to smile sweetheart— LeBron James (@KingJames) November 07, 2014 Still’s...
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Former San Antonio Mayor To Pitch Alamo City To Oakland Raiders Owner

The name “San Antonio Raiders” doesn’t sound that crazy anymore. The former mayor of the Alamo City, Henry Cisneros, will meet with Mark Davis and other Oakland Raiders officials on Friday to discuss the possibility of the franchise to relocate to south Texas. Cisneros and Davis talked four months ago along with San Antonio Spurs owner Peter Holt and former Minnesota Vikings...
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Bill Simmons, Mike Golic Apparently Squash Weird ESPN-On-ESPN Beef

ESPN can breathe a collective sigh of relief. Bill Simmons and Mike Golic traded shots Thursday in a weird feud that spilled over into social media. The beef apparently has been squashed, though, as Golic sent the following tweet hours after tensions ran high. Spoke to Bill, all is good. I will discuss on show— Mike Golic (@espngolic) November 06, 2014 The debacle started when...
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Ray Rice, Wife Janay Rice Testify As NFL Appeal Hearing Concludes

NEW YORK — Ray Rice and wife Janay testified Thursday on the final day of a hearing in the former Baltimore Ravens running back’s appeal of his indefinite NFL suspension. The arbitration hearing before a former federal judge will determine whether the NFL overstepped its authority in modifying Rice’s two-game suspension, making it indefinite after video of the running back...
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Boston College Enters Matchup With Louisville As Home Underdog

The Boston College Eagles will be gunning for their fourth win in their last five outings, straight up and against the spread, when they take on their newest ACC conference rival, the Louisville Cardinals, as 3-point home underdogs in Week 11 college football betting action. The Eagles improved to 3-2 in conference play with a 33-31 upset victory over Virginia Tech as 2.5-point underdogs...
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LeBron James Channels Inner Aaron Rodgers, Tells Everyone To ‘Relax’

LeBron James had a message for the critics Thursday. James channeled his inner Aaron Rodgers via Twitter and let everyone know that everything is going to be OK despite the Cleveland Cavaliers’ slow start to the season. In the words of the great @AaronRodgers12 "RELAX"— LeBron James (@KingJames) November 06, 2014 The Cavs are 1-3, which really isn’t a big deal in the grand...
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John Farrell On Start Of Free Agency: ‘We’ve Identified Our Needs’ (Video)

John Farrell and the Boston Red Sox front office are hard at work as free agency gets ready to kick off. While the Red Sox still can’t talk to free agents that belong to other teams, the team has had plenty of discussions regarding the plan heading into free agency. “We’ve identified our needs,” Farrell said. “We’ve had those conversations with Ben and others, strategy...
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David Krejci Returns From Injury, Struggles In Bruins’ Win Over Oilers

BOSTON — David Krejci returned to the Bruins lineup Thursday night after missing the two previous games with an undisclosed injury. Feeling well enough to play again is an encouraging sign, but it’s obvious that he’s not yet at 100 percent. When asked if he’s over his injury, Krejci said “time will tell.” “Yeah it’s a concern, that’s not the start to the season...
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Dougie Hamilton Stepping Up His Game With Zdeno Chara Out (Video)

When the Boston Bruins lost Zdeno Chara to injury, the team knew it was going to need a lot out of Dougie Hamilton. The young defenseman has filled Chara’s shoes nicely. In the last six games, Hamilton has scored two goals and had six assists and the Bruins have won five of their last six games. Andy Brickley, Billy Jaffe and Jack Edwards talked about Hamilton’s recent success...
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Raul Ibanez, Dave Martinez Among Rays’ Eight Managerial Candidates

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Bench coach Dave Martinez and long-time major league player Raul Ibanez are among eight candidates the Tampa Bay Rays are considering for their next manager. President of baseball operations Matt Silverman released what he described Thursday as a preliminary list of possibilities. Others include former Washington and Cleveland manager Manny Acta, Milwaukee...
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Robert Kraft: 'I was definitely worried' after loss to Chiefs

  The New England Patriots’ blowout loss to the Kansas City Chiefs created some stress in Foxboro. The Patriots haven’t tasted defeat since being dismantled by the Chiefsin Week 3. The loss forced the Pats to take a long look in the mirror, though, and no one knows that better than owner Robert Kraft. “I was definitely worried, because you don’t know. And remember, this...
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Amica Coverage Play Of The Week: Loui Eriksson Or Bruins’ Strong Cycle?

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 completely...
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Tom Brady’s Facebook Shows QB With Mark Wahlberg On ‘Ted 2′ Set (Photo)

Tom Brady could be on to something if his movie career ends up being half as good as his NFL career. Brady is set to make cameos in the “Entourage” movie and “Ted 2,” both of which are scheduled to come out next summer. The New England Patriots quarterback offered a glimpse of himself in action — kind of — in a Facebook post Thursday. Brady posed for a photo alongside...
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Doc Rivers Rips Clippers, Lets Them ‘Blow Smoke’ After Loss To Warriors

Doc Rivers pulled no punches while criticizing his team. The Los Angeles Clippers held a players-only meeting Wednesday following a 121-104 loss to the Golden State Warriors. The defeat dropped the Clippers’ record to 3-2, and Rivers wasn’t pleased with his team’s overall effort. “I didn’t say much. I just let them blow smoke up each other’s asses,” Rivers told reporters...
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Patriots Depth Chart Reset: Akeem Ayers Immediately Takes Starting Role

The Tennessee Titans might want to double check their self-scouting department. It’s not exactly normal for a player to ride the bench on a 2-6 squad, be traded to a 7-2 team for what will amount to a hill of beans, and immediately start and make an impact. That’s what happened to Akeem Ayers when the New England Patriots gave up a sixth-round pick to the Titans for the linebacker and...
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