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Photo: Tuukka Rask's Winter Olympics goalie mask

Tuukka Rask is likely to be the starting goaltender for Finland’s hockey team at the 2014 Winter Olympics, and on Tuesday night, the mask he will wear in Sochi was revealed. It features a bear on the crown, a sword on the back, the Finnish flag on both sides and the word “Suomi” on the front. Finland is expected to be among the five or six nations that will compete for a medal...
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February 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Edward Mujica Signing Among 10 Most Underrated Moves Of MLB Offseason (Photos)

Forget Robinson Cano, Masahiro Tanaka, Jacoby Ellsbury, Shin-Soo Choo, Brian McCann and everyone else who landed a lucrative long-term contract this offseason. It’s obvious that those players are expected to make an impact with their new organizations in 2014. The best offseason moves often are the ones that initially fly under the radar. The Boston Red Sox, for example, loaded...
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Report: Demaryius Thomas Separated Shoulder During First Quarter Of Super Bowl XLVIII

The Denver Broncos’ offensive showing against the Seattle Seahawks was a dreadful one, but wide receiver Demaryius Thomas still managed to set a Super Bowl record at MetLife Stadium during their 43-8 loss. Thomas hauled in 13 catches on the day, which is the most by any player in a single Super Bowl and he reportedly accomplished the feat while playing through an injury. Vic Lombardi...
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Berkshire Bank Faceoff: Bruins Try To Add To Roberto Luongo’s Boston Horrors

BOSTON — The last time Vancouver Canucks goalie Roberto Luongo was between the pipes in Boston, he didn’t last very long at at all. With a chance to win the Stanley Cup right in front of he and the Canucks, Luongo melted down in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final at TD Garden in Boston. The Bruins torched Luongo for three goals in less than 10 minutes to open that game. The B...
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Report: Richie Incognito Has Suspension Lifted; Return To Dolphins Unlikely

Offensive lineman Richie Incognito is no longer under suspension from the NFL, the Miami Herald’s Armando Salguero reported Tuesday. Incognito, who was suspended on Nov. 3 in connection with the league’s investigation into bullying claims made by Miami Dolphins teammate Jonathan Martin, will become an unrestricted free agent in March and is not expected to return to the Dolphins...
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Bruins’ Brad Marchand on Canucks: ‘There’s Definitely A Hatred There’

Games between the Boston Bruins and Vancouver Canucks have become must-see television since the two teams developed an intense rivalry during the 2011 Stanley Cup Final. Vancouver will make its only trip to TD Garden this season when it plays the Bruins at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday night. When they met back in December at Rogers Arena, the banter between these rivals continued when Bruins...
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Former NFL Lineman Alan Faneca Drops 100 Pounds, Runs Marathon (Photo)

Former NFL offensive lineman Alan Faneca didn’t get the memo that retirement should be about kicking up your feet and relaxing. The nine-time All-Pro, who spent 13 seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers, New York Jets and Arizona Cardinals, weighed in at around 300 pounds when he hung up his cleats in 2011. But now, just three years later, Faneca has dropped more than 100 pounds...
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Zlatan Ibrahimovic Scores Long-Range, One-Time Lob Against Nantes (Video)

It seems like nary a week goes by without Zlatan Ibrahimovic scoring a jaw-dropping goal, so it comes as no surprise that he did it again Tuesday. Paris Saint-Germain striker Ibrahimovic scored a long-range stunner just five minutes into his team’s Coupe de la Ligue (League Cup) semifinal against FC Nantes. Nantes goalkeeper Rémy Riou’s slipped as he tried to clear the ball...
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John Elway: Taste Of Broncos’ Super Bowl Losses ‘Will Never Leave’

The Denver Broncos’ ugly loss in Super Bowl XLVIII won’t sit well with anyone in the Broncos’ organization for quite some time, but especially vice president of football operations John Elway. Elway, 53, was the Broncos’ starting quarterback for 16 seasons, winning two Super Bowls (XXXII, XXXIII) with the franchise before retiring. However, hidden in his usually glowing resume...
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Florida Panthers Fans Can Trade Non-Winning Scratch Tickets For Game Tickets

The Florida Panthers’ attendance problems have been well-documented. Ice hockey isn’t exactly a huge draw in South Florida, especially for a team that hasn’t won a playoff series in 18 years. This season, the Panthers stink again (21-27-7, the second-worst record in the Eastern Conference), and an average of 14,710 fans turn out for each game at the BB&T Center, good for...
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Larry Fitzgerald Restructures With Cardinals, Crushing Patriots’ Fans’ Dreams

Larry Fitzgerald is sticking it out with the Arizona Cardinals. The Cardinals wide receiver tweeted that he restructured his contract on Tuesday morning. Fitzgerald was set to make $12.75 million in 2014 with a cap hit of $18 million. Fitzgerald’s contract ran through 2018, but it was only guaranteed through 2015. By restructuring, Fitzgerald likely shifted his bonus money down...
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Report: Kings Interested In Acquiring Oilers Forward Sam Gagner

The Los Angeles Kings are desperate for an offensive spark and may need to find it outside the organization. Darryl Sutter’s team ranks 29th in goals scored, 28th in power-play percentage and only two players — Jeff Carter and Anze Kopitar — have more than 14 goals. The scoring production from the bottom-six forwards has also been inconsistent for most of the season. According...
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Jackie Bradley Jr. Looking To Infuse Energy Into Red Sox’ Offense

Jackie Bradley Jr. seems to understand that he won’t be handed a job despite Jacoby Ellsbury’s offseason departure. The 23-year-old already is in Fort Myers preparing for the 2014 season. Bradley, who is expected to compete with Grady Sizemore in spring training for the Boston Red Sox’ starting center field job, will look to brush aside the growing pains he endured at the major...
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Billerica Native Kyle Huckins Goes Between-The-Legs On Breakaway Goal (Video)

A barnburner of a junior hockey game Saturday night between the New England Stars and Cape Cod Islanders featured one of the prettiest non-shootout goals of the year, with 21-year-old Billerica, Mass., native Kyle Huckins doing the honors. After retrieving the puck behind his own net, Huckins, a defenseman for the Stars, blazed down the center of the ice. The blueliner encountered...
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Gisele Bundchen Posts Adorable Photo Of Tom Brady Matching With Son

Gisele Bundchen made her Instagram followers collectively “aw.” The supermodel posted a picture of her husband, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, matching with their 4-year-old son, Benjamin. The two Bradys wore matching hats, khaki pants and navy jackets. Check out the cute pair in the photo below. Filed under: Entertainment, NESN Staff, New England Patriots, Top Stories
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Retired Packers All-Pro Safety Eyes NFL Comeback

Nick Collins was among the best young safeties in the NFL when a neck injury ended his football career in 2011. Or so it seemed. Collins, 30, was in the midst of three straight Pro Bowl seasons (2008-2010) with the  Green Bay Packers when he suffered the career-threatening neck injury. The Packers released Collins that offseason, with general manager Ted Thompson fearing that the...
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Rajon Rondo, Brad Stevens Working To Help Jeff Green Find Stride

WALTHAM, Mass. — Early in the season, Jeff Green could not escape the locker room after games without addressing the media. Befitting his stature on the team, not to mention his play to that point, Green was one of the unofficial spokesmen of the Boston Celtics. Over the last few weeks, however, Green has been able to slip out without so much as a word. It’s not that he hasn’t...
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Swansea City Fires Michael Laudrup Live: Gary Monk Takes Over As ‘Head Coach’

3 p.m. ET: Another one bites the dust. Swansea City fired Michael Laudrup as manager Tuesday. The change comes just over 11 months after Laudrup led the club to the first major trophy in its history — the 2013 League Cup. Laudrup is Swansea City’s first in-season managerial casualty in 10 years, but the club exists in a different world than it did back then. Swansea City currently...
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Report: The Mets may be in talks with Stephen Drew

New York Mets general manager Sandy Alderson’s recent claim that his club is “unlikely” to sign Stephen Drew has done little to suppress the rumors. The Mets still are considered a potential landing spot for Drew, and WFAN’s Mike Francesa said Tuesday that New York has made an offer to the free-agent shortstop. According to Francesa, Drew and the Mets are negotiating over...
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Minor League Team Woos Russell Wilson With ‘Cast Away’ Spoof, $10,000 (Video)

Russell Wilson’s agent said after the Seattle Seahawks’ Super Bowl win that Wilson still plans on attending spring training with the Texas Rangers. It’ll likely be little more than a workout for Wilson, whom Texas selected in December’s Rule 5 draft, but one of the Rangers’ minor league clubs is making a push to get the former second baseman on the field in an actual game...
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Rajon Rondo, Avery Bradley Made Killing On Super Bowl Bets With Teammates

WALTHAM, Mass. — Growing up in Kentucky, Rajon Rondo didn’t have a favorite football team. His favorite football player was probably himself, before his mom made him switch sports, and unlike Paul Pierce, who embraced Boston’s sports teams during his time with the Celtics, Rondo still claims no NFL allegiance. He was a Seattle Seahawks fan on Sunday, however, and he’s been...
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Seahawks Lowered Crime In Seattle Area By Playing In Super Bowl

Seattle Seahawks fans were too busy watching the Super Bowl to commit any crimes on Sunday. During the Super Bowl, 911 calls were down 41 percent from typical winter Sundays, according to the Everett Herald. After the Seahawks beat the Denver Broncos 43-8 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., however, calls spiked back up, mostly due to noise from fireworks. There were ...
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Broncos’ Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie: Seahawks Won Because They ‘Punched Us Around’

The NFL hadn’t seen a true beating in the Super Bowl in over a decade (Tampa Bay Buccaneers 48-21 win against the Oakland Raiders in 2003), but the Denver Broncos certainly got a whooping on Sunday. The Seattle Seahawks threw down the gloves and knocked the Broncos around pretty much from start to finish on Sunday, forcing four turnovers en route to a 43-8 win (third-largest margin...
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Report: Freddie Freeman, Braves Agree To ‘Huge’ Contract Extension

The Atlanta Braves reportedly have locked up first baseman Freddie Freeman. Freeman and the Braves have agreed to a “huge” contract extension, according to FOX Sports’ Jon Morosi. The deal reportedly could be worth as much as $125 million over eight years. Freeman, who was arbitration eligible, filed for a $5.75 million salary for 2014, while the Braves countered with a $4...
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Chris Johnson Could Be Payroll Casualty Despite Strong Play With Celtics

WALTHAM, Mass. — Rajon Rondo hasn’t been back with the Boston Celtics for long, but he’s seen enough of Chris Johnson to not mind if the second-year swingman sticks around a while longer. “Hopefully, we can sign him for the rest of the year,” Rondo said Tuesday at the Celtics’ practice facility. “He’s shooting the ball extremely well, he’s being very professional...
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