LATEST STORIES FROM NESN.COM

Patriots’ Ex-Seahawks Can Teach Teammates Secrets About Super Bowl Opponents

FOXBORO, Mass. — Brandon Browner and Alan Branch won’t be much help in preparing their offense for the Seattle Seahawks’ defense. Prepping for the Seahawks’ offense is a different story, however. One would assume that since the two New England Patriots defenders played with the Seahawks, they would be in head coach Bill Belichick’s ear about tendencies, schemes and...
Via NESN.com
January 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Cops: Seahawks fan threatened to stab man leaving game early

By Anna Fogel The 12th Man needs to pump the brakes. A number of Seattle Seahawks fans gave up on Russell Wilson and Co. during Sunday’s NFC Championship Game, as they left CenturyLink Field in droves during the fourth quarter and were forced to watch the wild comeback win from afar. But one early-departer didn’t have an easy time leaving. A fan told Seattle police a man threatened...
Via NESN.com
January 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Evan Turner’s Late Three Helps Celtics Shock Trail Blazers 90-89 (Video)

Call him Big Shot Evan. Evan Turner drilled a three-pointer with one second remaining to lift the Boston Celtics to a 90-89 win over one of the NBA’s best teams in the Portland Trail Blazers at the Moda Center on Thursday night. This embed is invalid" /> Turner’s heroics were set up by Jared Sullinger, who made a great hustle play to dive on the loose...
Via NESN.com
January 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Jonny Gomes, Braves Agree To One-Year Contract Reportedly Worth $4M

Jonny Gomes is headed to Atlanta. The Braves confirmed Thursday that they signed the former Boston Red Sox outfielder to a one-year contract with a vesting option for 2016. ESPN.com’s Jerry Crasnick reported that the deal is worth $4 million. The Red Sox signed Gomes prior to the 2013 season, and although he wasn’t one of the top performers, his timely...
Via NESN.com
January 23, 2015  |  Discuss

NBA All-Star Game Starters: Gasol Brothers To Square Off In Frontcourt

Pau and Marc Gasol have been voted the first brothers to start in the NBA All-Star game, while Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry made a late surge in fan balloting and will start for the Eastern Conference. Lowry passed Dwyane Wade and will start alongside Washington Wizards guard John Wall, the first time the East has had two first-time starters at guard...
Via NESN.com
January 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Seahawks’ Jeremy Lane Trolled On Twitter After Rob Gronkowski Comments

After Thursday’s events, we all could use a bit of comic relief. Jeremy Lane and the wonderful world of Twitter were happy to oblige. The Seattle Seahawks cornerback raised a lot of eyebrows while discussing Super Bowl XLIX on Thursday with his bold claim that New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski isn’t that good. As in, the Rob Gronkowski who...
Via NESN.com
January 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Grey Ruegamer: DeflateGate Punishment, Like Violation, Should Be Minor

No one is arguing that the New England Patriots shouldn’t be punished if the NFL finds that they intentionally under-inflated footballs during their AFC Championship win over the Indianapolis Colts. But should the Patriots lose their spot in Super Bowl XLIX or should coach Bill Belichick be harshly punished or even fired like some members of the media...
Via NESN.com
January 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Blazers’ LaMarcus Aldridge Out 6-8 Weeks With Torn Ligament In Thumb

PORTLAND, Ore. — Trail Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge says he tore a ligament in his left thumb that will require surgery. Aldridge said he could be out six to eight weeks. He spoke before Portland’s game against the Boston Celtics on Thursday night. Aldridge hurt his thumb in the second quarter of the Blazers’ 98-95 victory over the Sacramento...
Via NESN.com
January 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Patriots Injury Report: Bryan Stork Limited In Return To Practice

FOXBORO, Mass. — The New England Patriots had perfect attendance at practice Thursday, but they aren’t fully healthy heading into Super Bowl XLIX. Rookie starting center Bryan Stork returned to practice, but he was one of six limited participants in the full-pads session inside Dana-Farber Field House. Check out the Patriots’ and Seattle Seahawks’ full practice participation...
Via NESN.com
January 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Kobe Bryant Tears Rotator Cuff; Severity Of Lakers Star’s Injury Unknown

LOS ANGELES — Kobe Bryant tore his right rotator cuff in the Los Angeles Lakers’ latest defeat, the club announced Thursday. Bryant injured his right shoulder in the second half of the Lakers’ loss at the New Orleans Pelicans on Wednesday night when he drove the baseline for a two-handed dunk. An MRI exam Thursday in San Antonio revealed the tear...
Via NESN.com
January 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Willie McGinest: DeflateGate Doesn’t Affect Bill Belichick’s Legacy (Video)

While some are framing Bill Belichick as a maniacal mega-villain who should be harshly punished, Willie McGinest doesn’t see it that way. In fact, the former New England Patriots linebacker, who played under Belichick for six seasons, had this to say when Sarah Davis asked him Thursday on “NESN Live” if DeflateGate will affect the Pats head coach’s...
Via NESN.com
January 22, 2015  |  Discuss

D’Qwell Jackson: Patriots Were Using Colts Footballs At End Of First Half

Tom Brady and Bill Belichick met with the media Thursday, and hardly anything was cleared up about DeflateGate. Both the New England Patriots quarterback and head coach denied responsibility for the controversy, both said they didn’t know about it until Monday, and Brady revealed that the NFL hasn’t even contacted him as part of its investigation. To further cloud the issue,...
Via NESN.com
January 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Ben Cherington Doesn’t Expect Red Sox To Make Major Rotation Changes

This embed is invalid" /> BOSTON — The Red Sox’s starting rotation isn’t etched in stone. But the stencil is in place. Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington indicated Thursday that he likely has done most of his heavy lifting with regards to the club’s pitching staff. Changes still could be made, but one shouldn’t expect Boston to acquire...
Via NESN.com
January 22, 2015  |  Discuss

NST Poll: Do You Believe Bill Belichick, Tom Brady In DeflateGate Controversy?

The New England Patriots have spoken. But the jury still is out on DeflateGate. Both head coach Bill Belichick and quarterback Tom Brady held press conferences Thursday to address the NFL’s findings that 11 of the 12 footballs they used in the AFC Championship Game were under-inflated. Belichick kicked things off in the morning, claiming he had “no...
Via NESN.com
January 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Colts’ D’Qwell Jackson: I Noticed Nothing Wrong With Patriots’ Football

GLENDALE, Ariz. — Indianapolis Colts linebacker D’Qwell Jackson says he noticed nothing wrong with the football he intercepted against the New England Patriots in last week’s AFC championship game. Talking after his Pro Bowl team practiced at Luke Air Force Base on Thursday, he said he merely wanted to keep the ball as a souvenir. “Some guys, you...
Via NESN.com
January 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Mookie Betts, Unlike Family, Turning Blind Eye To Red Sox Trade Rumors

This embed is invalid" /> BOSTON — Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington needs to watch himself. The Betts family is coming for his job. OK, not really. But Mookie Betts, who inherently has been the subject of speculation by virtue of his status as an elite prospect, said Thursday his family and friends have paid attention to this offseason’s...
Via NESN.com
January 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Brendan Rodgers: Liverpool Can Challenge For Premier League Title In 2015-16

Brendan Rodgers knows the current Liverpool squad best and he’s more bullish than anyone about it’s potential. Rodgers raised eyebrows Thursday by claiming that Liverpool will challenge for next season’s Premier League title,” the Telegraph reports. Liverpool struggled mightily in the early stage of this season, but the Reds’ results and performances...
Via NESN.com
January 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Saints owner Tom Benson cuts ties with kids, grandkids

By Sam Galanis The New Orleans Saints picked the perfect time to drop the ball. While DeflateGate was dominating every sports headline this week, Saints and New Orleans Pelicans owner Tom Benson fired his grandaughter, Rita Benson LeBlanc, as owner and vice chairperson. He also cut ties with Benson LeBlanc, his daughter Renee LeBlanc and his grandson Ryan LeBlanc, sending them...
Via NESN.com
January 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Rob Gronkowski Isn’t That Good, According To Seahawks’ Jeremy Lane

Can we all stand up and thank Mr. Jeremy Lane for taking the focus off DeflateGate for a few moments? The Seattle Seahawks nickel cornerback gave the New England Patriots some Grade A bulletin-board material for Super Bowl XLIX. Lane wasn’t very complimentary in his assessment of Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski. “I actually don’t think he’s that good,” Lane said Thursday...
Via NESN.com
January 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Bears Equipment Manager In Charge Of Securing Footballs For Super Bowl

Don’t worry, America. If the footballs aren’t up to snuff in Super Bowl XLIX, you now have someone to blame. The NFL has selected Chicago Bears equipment manager Tony Medlin to oversee the football preparation process for next Sunday’s showdown between the New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks, according to NFL spokesperson Michael Signora....
Via NESN.com
January 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Tom Brady, Bill Belichick Now Have Reputations Riding On Truth Behind DeflateGate

FOXBORO, Mass. — DeflateGate spiraled into chaos Thursday afternoon. Tom Brady came to the podium and said he was ready to answer questions about the controversy, and roughly 20 national news reporters perched on the edge of their flimsy Gillette Stadium media workroom chairs all pounced at once, screaming out “Tom!” “Tom!” “TOM!” “Tom!” “Tom!” Brady’s character...
Via NESN.com
January 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Brock Holt, Not Recognized In Texas, Shares Opinion On Dez Bryant Play

This embed is invalid" /> BOSTON — The outcome might have been different if Red Sox utility man Brock Holt officiated the NFL divisional-round playoff game between the Dallas Cowboys and Green Bay Packers. Holt, a Texas native, is a Cowboys fan, so it understandably stung when the officials overturned Dez Bryant’s spectacular touchdown catch late...
Via NESN.com
January 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Russell Wilson’s Mobility Poses Unique Challenge For Patriots’ Defense

This embed is invalid" /> FOXBORO, Mass. — This might come as a shock, but there were topics discussed Thursday at Gillette Stadium that did not involve deflated footballs. For members of the New England Patriots’ defense, much of that talk centered around Russell Wilson, the dual-threat Seattle Seahawks quarterback the Pats’ D will be tasked with containing...
Via NESN.com
January 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Tom Brady Puts DeflateGate Scandal Into Perspective: ‘This Isn’t ISIS’

FOXBORO, Mass. — Dozens upon dozens of reporters descended on Gillette Stadium on Thursday — a massive crowd even by Super Bowl week standards. The reason? The New England Patriots reportedly used footballs that did not meet the NFL’s inflation specifications during their win over the Indianapolis Colts last Sunday, and seemingly every news outlet in America wanted to ask those...
Via NESN.com
January 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: NFL Fines Seahawks’ Marshawn Lynch $20K For Obscene Gesture

NEW YORK — The NFL has fined Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch $20,000 for making an obscene gesture during last Sunday’s NFC championship game, a person with knowledge of the fine told The Associated Press on Thursday. The league did not specify what the gesture was in the win over the Green Bay Packers, but Lynch grabbed his crotch after scoring...
Via NESN.com
January 22, 2015  |  Discuss
SITE INFORMATION
NESN.com
Sports News - Red Sox, Bruins, Patriots, Celtics
Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker