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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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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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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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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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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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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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Manny Pacquiao Vows To Fight Floyd Mayweather In New Year’s Resolution

The world may finally get the fight it has been waiting for in 2015. After much back-and-forth, Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather are set to finally square off in the ring in May, and Pac Man has added it to his list of New Year’s resolutions to make sure the fight doesn’t fall through the cracks. The ball will drop at midnight to usher in 2015. @FloydMayweather let's not...
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Brandon Browner’s New Years Resolution For Patriots: ‘To Win It All’

FOXBORO, Mass. — Brandon Browner received a Super Bowl ring and was granted a trip to the White House last year, but he didn’t get the full experience of winning it all with the Seattle Seahawks. Browner was suspended for the remainder of the season last year for violating the league’s substance-abuse policy. He didn’t play in the Super Bowl, attend media day or get to celebrate...
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Kelly Olynyk Scores Crazy Up-And-Under Scoop Shot Against Kings (GIF)

Kelly Olynyk and the Boston Celtics got off to a hot start against the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday. The Celtics ran out to a 9-0 lead in the New Year’s Eve matinee, but Olynyk put an exclamation point on the first quarter with a up-and-under scoop shot to end the frame. Olynyk’s dipsy-doo gave the Celtics a 23-19 lead. GIF via Twitter/@MrTripleDouble10 Thumbnail photo via...
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Report: Kevin Sumlin Informs NFL Teams He’s Staying At Texas A&M

Kevin Sumlin is staying put. The Texas A&M head coach has recently drawn interest from several NFL teams, but he informed them all he will be staying with the Aggies, ESPN.com reports, citing team and league sources. While it is unclear which teams were interested, the Atlanta Falcons, Chicago Bears, New York Jets and San Francisco 49ers all have head-coaching vacancies....
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Winter Classic Start Could Be Delayed By Sun At Nationals Park

WASHINGTON — Too much sun could cause a delay in the start of the Winter Classic. NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly said Wednesday that the start of the New Year’s Day outdoor game between the Chicago Blackhawks and Washington Capitals in the nation’s capital could be moved back up to 90 minutes from its 1 p.m. ET scheduled face-off. The forecast...
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Celtics-Kings Live: Evan Turner Gets Starting Nod As C’s Close Out 2014

12:10 p.m. ET: Brad Stevens will ring in the new year by starting his third different point guard in the last five games for the Boston Celtics. Evan Turner will get the nod as the Celtics host the Sacramento Kings in a New Year’s Eve matinee, with Stevens citing Turner’s ability to penetrate and success in two starts earlier this season as the motivation behind the switch....
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Celtics Face Even Spread Vs. Kings On New Year’s Eve, Look To Snap Skid

The Boston Celtics will look to snap their four-game losing streak straight up and against the spread when they host the Sacramento Kings on New Year’s Eve. Starting forward Jared Sullinger, the team’s leading rebounder, is questionable with an ankle injury. If Sullinger is absent for the first time this season, Brandon Bass would start in his place. The spread is even and the...
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Bruins-Leafs Preview: Division Rivals Clash At TD Garden To Close 2014

The Boston Bruins and Toronto Maple Leafs renew their rivalry Wednesday night at TD Garden in the final game of 2014. These Atlantic Division rivals are heading in opposite directions as 2015 nears. Boston has won three of its last four games and appears to be turning a corner after a disappointing start to the 2014-15 campaign. The B’s roster also is getting healthier with the...
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Belichick finding new ways to keep Pats ahead of NFL trends

FOXBORO, Mass. — Bill Belichick is one step ahead of his competition, as always. Whether it’s game-planning, drafting or signing free agents, the New England Patriots head coach constantly is out-scheming the rest of the NFL. Teams used to run a “base” defense — usually either 3-4 or 4-3 — and in obvious passing situations, an offense would deploy three receivers....
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Rajon Rondo Schools Paul Pierce With Reverse Layup In Mavericks Rout (Video)

Seeing Paul Pierce in anything other than Celtic green still is an odd sight for Boston fans. As is watching Rajon Rondo suit up for the Dallas Mavericks. Seeing them take the court against each other for their respective new teams is, well, just plain bizarre. Rondo’s Mavericks hosted Pierce and the Washington Wizards on Tuesday, and the younger ex-Celtic came out on top both...
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Brady Quinn: Jim Harbaugh Hire A ‘Grand Slam’ For Big Ten Conference

Jim Harbaugh is officially home. The University of Michigan introduced the former Wolverine quarterback as its newest head coach Tuesday, and just like that, Harbaugh-mania reached new levels. For the first time in recent years, there is optimism heading into the 2015 football season, and even a former Notre Dame standout can admit that’s a good thing. Ex-NFL quarterback Brady...
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Watch Boston Celtics-Sacramento Kings Game Online (Live Stream)

The Boston Celtics wrap up 2014 on Wednesday by welcoming the Sacramento Kings to TD Garden. Tipoff is scheduled for 1 p.m. ET, and NBC Sports Live Extra is streaming the game online and through their app for Xfinity and Time Warner Cable customers. You can watch it by clicking the photo below. Photo via Bill Streicher/USA TODAY Sports ImagesFiled under: Live Stream, NESN Staff
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Patriots Practice Report: Brandon LaFell, Alan Branch Absent From Scrimmage

FOXBORO, Mass. — The New England Patriots are knocking off the rust before it forms during their first-round playoff bye. The Patriots are scrimmaging on the Gillette Stadium game field Wednesday morning. The Patriots’ starting offense was wearing blue, and the first-team defense was in white. Wide receiver Brandon LaFell and defensive lineman Alan Branch were missing from...
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Best Bruins Moments Of 2014 Include Great Goals, Fights And Saves (Videos)

The Boston Bruins enjoyed a successful 2014. Although they were eliminated in the second round of the 2014 Stanley Cup playoffs by the rival Montreal Canadiens, they did provide their fans with many memorable moments and highlight-reel plays. The B’s won the Presidents’ Trophy with the NHL’s best record and a few players took home individual honors as well. The current 2014...
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UFC 182: Jon Jones OK With Playing Role Of ‘Bad Guy’ Versus Daniel Cormier

Jon Jones is accustomed to answering the UFC’s bell with reckless abandon. And with a real sense of timing. The man known as “Bones” for his rangy frame took his first UFC fight in 2008 on two weeks’ notice. Four seconds into his title shot in 2011, Jones used an acrobatic flying knee to make a dramatic statement: The UFC light heavyweight belt owned by Mauricio “Shogun”...
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Bill Belichick: Patriots Are ‘Lucky To Have One’ Jamie Collins

FOXBORO, Mass. — Jamie Collins is making all 31 teams who passed on him in the 2013 NFL draft look pretty dumb. The linebacker is having a breakout season in this second year in the league, flashing the versatility that made him so attractive to the New England Patriots with the No. 52 overall pick. Collins, who’s known as the best athlete on the Patriots, has excelled as a...
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Suh blames 'numb feet' for stepping on Rodgers

Ndamukong Suh’s excuses are as bad as his antics on the field. The Detroit Lions defensive tackle had his one-game suspension for stepping on the leg of Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers reduced to a $70,000 fine, making him eligible to play in Sunday’s wild card game against the Dallas Cowboys. Suh attended the appeal hearing personally, putting together an argument...
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Report: Stephen Drew's asking price for 2015 is '9M to $10M'

Stephen Drew certainly thinks a lot of himself. The free-agent veteran infielder has drawn interest from a number of teams this offseason, including the Chicago Cubs, Chicago White Sox, Toronto Blue Jays and Oakland Athletics, but he might continue to remain on the open market if agent Scott Boras doesn’t lower his asking price substantially. According to Joel Sherman of the...
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