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Celtics-Grizzlies Live: Stomach Bug Could Hamper NBA-Leading Memphis

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November 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Jon Lester To Meet With At Least Two More Teams Next Week

Jon Lester isn’t done making the rounds on the free agent market. The former Boston Red Sox ace is set to meet with at least two more teams next week, WEEI’s Rob Bradford reported Friday, citing a source. But that doesn’t mean the Red Sox aren’t still in the hunt to land the southpaw. Bradford also reported that Boston showed a “willingness to negotiate” the offer they...
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November 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Watch Boston Celtics-Memphis Grizzlies Game Online (Live Stream)

The Boston Celtics battle the NBA’s best Friday night when they travel to Memphis to take on the 10-2 Grizzlies. Tipoff is scheduled for 8 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 Winslow Townson/USA TODAY Sports ImagesFiled under: Live Stream
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November 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Former Celtic Courtney Lee ‘Happy I’m In A Better Place’ With Grizzlies

At this time last year, Courtney Lee was coming off the bench for a Boston Celtics team that went on to lose 57 games. He’s liking his current situation a lot more. Thanks to a three-team January trade, Lee now serves as the starting shooting guard for the Memphis Grizzlies, who carry an NBA-best 10-2 record into Friday’s date with Lee’s former team. “It was a blessing that...
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November 21, 2014  |  Discuss

All Tickets To Bills-Jets Game In Detroit Are Free, Available To Public

Record-breaking snow forced the NFL to postpone and relocate Sunday’s game between the Buffalo Bills and New York Jets to Monday at Ford Field in Detroit. The good news is that tickets to the game are free. The Detroit Lions announced Friday that tickets to Monday’s game would be available to the general public through Flash Seats, a digital entry ticketing...
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November 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Sharks Trade Jason Demers, Draft Pick To Stars For Brenden Dillon

SAN JOSE, Calif. — The San Jose Sharks have traded defenseman Jason Demers and a future draft pick to the Dallas Stars for defenseman Brenden Dillon. The Stars will get a third-round pick in the 2016 draft in Friday’s deal. The 24-year-old Dillon has nine goals and 17 assists in 149 career games with Dallas. He had one assist in 20 games this season, along with 26 penalty minutes...
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November 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Berkshire Bank Faceoff: Projected Lines, Pairings For Bruins-Blue Jackets

The Boston Bruins have a difficult three-game stretch over the next four days and it starts on the road Friday night against the Columbus Blue Jackets. Boston will be without second-line left winger Brad Marchand, who’s dealing with an undisclosed ailment and didn’t travel with the team. It’s also possible that Kevan Miller could enter the lineup for the first time since he...
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November 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Kobe won't take paycut, hints at retiring after contract ends

Kobe Bryant’s days as an NBA player might be numbered. The Los Angeles Lakers shooting guard hinted that he wouldn’t play past his last contract — which expires after next season — when he criticized hometown discounts saying they were a “big coup” for owners. “It’s the popular thing to do,” Bryant said, via ESPN.com. “The player takes less, blah, blah, blah...
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November 21, 2014  |  1 Comment

Jonas Gray Says People ‘Turn Their Back’ After His Patriots Practice Goof

Jonas Gray is seeing the good and bad sides of stardom this week. Rushing for 201 yards and four touchdowns against the Indianapolis Colts: Good. Showing up late to practice Friday: Bad. Tweeting about people who “turn their back” after you’re sent home from said practice: Very bad. It’s not clear who Gray was talking about when the running back...
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November 21, 2014  |  Discuss

LeGarrette Blount ‘Excited’ To Sign With Patriots After Being Cut By Steelers

FOXBORO, Mass. — LeGarrette Blount was able to find a silver lining after being cut by the Pittsburgh Steelers for reportedly leaving the sideline early in their Monday night win over the Tennessee Titans. Blount was cut Tuesday, cleared waivers Wednesday and already was rocking a No. 60 New England Patriots jersey Thursday morning. “You know, I don’t really want to talk about...
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November 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Patriots Injury Report: Dominique Easley Questionable To Play Vs. Lions

FOXBORO, Mass. — New England Patriots defensive lineman Dominique Easley still has a chance to play Sunday against the Detroit Lions, despite missing practice Thursday and Friday. Easley (knee) is questionable to play Sunday, according to the Patriots’ practice participation and injury report. The rookie had the best game of his brief career last Sunday in the Patriots’ 42...
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November 21, 2014  |  Discuss

NBA Players Union Chief Protests Suspension For Hornets’ Jeffery Taylor

NEW YORK — The executive director of the National Basketball Players Association said Thursday the suspension given to Charlotte’s Jeffery Taylor by commissioner Adam Silver is “excessive, without precedent and a violation of the Collective Bargaining Agreement.” Michele Roberts added that the union is ready to file an immediate appeal, but that...
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Rob Gronkowski Fined $8,268 For Throwing Sergio Brown ‘Out Of The Club’

FOXBORO, Mass. — A war of words and an extra shove emptied out Rob Gronkowski’s wallet. The New England Patriots tight end was fined $8,268, according to the NFL, for shoving Indianapolis Colts safety Sergio Brown into the sideline after a fourth-quarter play was over Sunday. Gronk was hit with a 15-yard unnecessary roughness penalty. This embed is invalid" /> ...
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November 21, 2014  |  Discuss

TIm Howard Wins U.S. Soccer Male Athlete Of The Year For 2014

Tim Howard’s good year got better Thursday when he received the highest praise from the U.S. Soccer Federation. Howard was named U.S. Soccer’s 2014 Male Athlete of the Year in recognition of his fine performances with the United States men’s national soccer team this year. Howard won the award by vote, as players, coaches and select media chose him over runners-up Jermaine...
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November 21, 2014  |  Discuss

MIT Football To Make History, Will Play In First-Ever Postseason Game

MIT’s Division III football team is proving that its school can boast about excelling outside of the classroom. History will be made on Saturday in Bangor, Maine when the MIT team takes the field in its first-ever postseason game against Husson University. The Engineers (9-0), led by their future rocket scientist quarterback Peter Williams, ran the table this season for the first...
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November 21, 2014  |  Discuss

LeGarrette Blount Will Take No. 29 From Patriots’ Don Jones For Free

FOXBORO, Mass. — Don Jones is a nice guy — maybe a little too nice. The New England Patriots special teamer plans to give newly re-acquired running back LeGarrette Blount his old jersey No. 29 for free. “I don’t need to (get anything in return),” Jones said. “I don’t think we need to get into all that. I’m just gonna let him have it. I’m gonna get No. 31 and keep...
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November 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Boston Bruins Foundation Benefit Show To Raise Money For Toys For Tots

The Boston Bruins Foundation is teaming up with West End Johnnie’s before and during the Bruins game against the Ottawa Senators on Dec. 13 to raise money for Toys for Tots. A great lineup of live bands will provide entertainment, and attendees will have the chance to participate in a raffle full of great prizes during the Boston Bruins Foundation Benefit Show. People are encouraged...
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November 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Fan Sleeps Through Zamboni Ride During Intermission Of AHL Game (Video)

Once upon a time, there was a man who rode an ice resurfacing machine. (Zamboni, for the layperson.) That man fell asleep. The end. You really don’t need much more information than that, but the snooze session apparently occurred Tuesday when the Charlotte Checkers hosted the Norfolk Admirals in an AHL clash.Filed under: NHL, Ricky Doyle, Top Stories
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November 21, 2014  |  Discuss

131st Harvard-Yale Game To Be Broadcast Live On NBC Sports Network

Fans of one of the most prestigious college football games won’t have to do much searching on their channel guides when they try to find the 131st edition of “The Game” on their televisions Saturday. The Ivy League showdown between Harvard and Yale will be broadcast nationally on NBC Sports Network this Saturday at 12:30 p.m. The game will also be...
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November 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Boston College Faces No. 3 Florida State As Massive 19-Point Underdog

The Boston College Eagles will be aiming to end No. 3 Florida State’s 26-game winning streak when they travel to Tallahassee to face the Seminoles as a 19-point underdog on the Week 13 college football betting lines this weekend. The 6-4 Eagles are undefeated in four road contests this season, going 4-0 straight up and 3-1 against the spread. The squad has also posted SU wins as...
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November 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Jonas Gray Sent Home From Patriots Practice Friday After Arriving Late

FOXBORO, Mass. — Jonas Gray might need to invest in a better phone charger. The New England Patriots running back was sent home from Gillette Stadium Friday after arriving to the facility late, according to a source with knowledge of the situation. Head coach Bill Belichick has a longstanding policy that a player is sent home and misses practice if he arrives late. Gray was not...
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November 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Maple Leafs Players Ditch Post-Victory Salute To Fans After Victory

For a few seconds after the buzzer rang at the Air Canada Centre, it seemed like Toronto Maple Leafs fans were going home happy for at least one night as their inconsistent team snapped a three-game losing streak by dominating the Tampa Bay Lightning in a 5-2 victory. Instead, Leafs players didn’t do their customary post-win salute to the crowd —...
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November 21, 2014  |  Discuss

David Ortiz: Opponents Impressed By ‘Unbelievable’ Christian Vazquez

Christian Vazquez had people talking this season. Vazquez showed in 2014 why the Boston Red Sox are excited about his future as a major league catcher. The 24-year-old backstop caught the attention of opposing players through his defensive prowess. “He completely shuts down the running game,” Ortiz recently told The Boston Globe’s Nick Cafardo. “When I was playing first...
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November 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Braves President Of Baseball Ops: Signing Jon Lester Is ‘Long Shot’

The Atlanta Braves, if nothing else, are being realistic about their pursuit of Jon Lester. The Braves, who reportedly were scheduled to meet with Lester on Thursday, clearly entered into the situation with the understanding they face some stiff competition in their quest to land the free-agent pitcher. Braves president of baseball operations John Hart even noted that signing Lester...
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November 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Amica Coverage Play Of The Week: Patrice Bergeron’s Goal Or ‘Canes’ Pin Down?

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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November 21, 2014  |  Discuss
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