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Patriots’ Devin McCourty, Dominique Easley Practice After Injuries On Sunday

FOXBORO, Mass. — It appears that safety Devin McCourty and defensive tackle Dominique Easley avoided serious injuries in the New England Patriots’ win on Sunday night. McCourty (rib) and Easley (shoulder) were present for the Patriots’ walk-through on Wednesday afternoon. Neither player finished the Patriots’ 43-17 win over the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday night. Linebacker...
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October 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Gretzky's wife wanted him to go to Detroit, not L.A.

Wayne Gretzky had a choice to make about his career, and in the end, father knew best which meant going against Mrs. Great One. Gretzky’s famous trade from the Edmonton Oilers to the Los Angeles Kings marked one of the most important days in NHL history. However, as Gretzky recently pointed out, the transaction was more of a sale than a trade. “At the end of the day, and this...
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October 08, 2014  |  Discuss

DeAndre Yedlin Focused On Immediate Goals Instead Of Tottenham Transfer

BOSTON — You can’t blame DeAndre Yedlin for living in the present. Doing otherwise might cause opportunity to bypass Yedlin, and he specializes in catching and making the most of his chances. Yedlin, 21, has shot to international fame in 2014. His breakout performance in the 2014 FIFA World Cup earned him worldwide plaudits and a £2.4 million ($4 million) transfer from Major...
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Bill Belichick Praises Tim Wright’s Smarts: ‘Learning Is Not An Issue’

FOXBORO, Mass. — New England Patriots fans briefly forgot about old flame Logan Mankins on Sunday night. The Patriots’ offensive line had their best showing of the season and tight end Tim Wright, the player New England acquired from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for Mankins, had a break-out game. Wright caught five passes for 85 yards in just 19 snaps on Sunday night, when the Patriots...
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October 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Bruins Winger Brad Marchand Rips Media After Summer Trade Rumors (Audio)

Brad Marchand won’t have any shortage of motivation entering the new season. The Boston Bruins winger had a nice 2013-14 campaign, but he was under fire when the playoffs roll around. Marchand didn’t score in 12 playoff games after scoring 25 goals in the regular season and his lack of postseason production was criticized by fans and media. Over the summer, some speculated...
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October 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox Coach Torey Lovullo Interviews For Rangers’ Managerial Vacancy

Torey Lovullo is ready to become a major league manager. So far, the Boston Red Sox bench coach hasn’t found an organization willing to provide that opportunity. Perhaps this offseason could be different. Lovullo interviewed for the Texas Rangers’ managerial vacancy on Tuesday, club officials confirmed to The Dallas Morning News. Lovullo has spent the last two seasons on Red...
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October 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Brian Tyms, Logan Ryan Among Patriots’ Practice Players Of The Week

FOXBORO, Mass. — Brian Tyms still helped the New England Patriots last week, despite not being active for Sunday night’s 43-17 trouncing of the Cincinnati Bengals. The wide receiver, who recently came off a four-game suspension, was among the Patriots’ eight practice players of the week as they prepared for the Bengals. Tyms, offensive lineman Chris Barker, defensive end...
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October 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Bill Belichick: Brandon Spikes Hasn’t Changed, ‘Hair Might Be A Little Longer’

FOXBORO, Mass. — Bill Belichick wasn’t interested in talking much about his former starting middle linebacker on Wednesday. Brandon Spikes had an acrimonious end to his New England Patriots career, which included an unexcused absence from practice, a “misreported” knee injury and, of course, two guaranteed wins over his old team after signing with the Buffalo Bills. “Yeah...
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Ex-Boston Red Sox Bill Mueller Resigns As Chicago Cubs’ Hitting Coach

Bill Mueller is a free agent on the coaching market. Mueller resigned as the Chicago Cubs’ hitting coach Tuesday after just one season in the position. He worked closely with Mike Brumley, who last week was dismissed from his job as the club’s assistant hitting coach. “My loyalty and my word are what I stand by,” Mueller said Tuesday, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. “I...
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October 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Texas Fan Wonders If Longhorns Can ‘Call Up’ QB From Satellite Campus

Uh, no. That’s not how it works. The Texas Longhorns have struggled to move the football since quarterback Davis Ash retired due to repeated head injuries, leading some fans to consider some rather outlandish solutions. One superfan openly wondered on the Longhorns’ Rivals.com message board whether UT could “call up” a quarterback from a program within the state’s college...
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October 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Bruins Player Preview: Tuukka Rask’s Expected Role, Projected Season Stats

Editor’s note: NESN.com will preview every NHL-level Bruins player over the next few weeks, leading to the Oct. 8 season opener. Click here for the full schedule and to read other player profiles. Tuukka Rask was the best goaltender in the NHL last season and won his first Vezina Trophy as a result. The 27-year-old netminder’s stats were even better in the 2014 Stanley Cup playoffs...
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October 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Patriots Sign Joe Vellano To Practice Squad, Make Two Other Moves

FOXBORO, Mass. — Joe Vellano passed through waivers and will re-join the New England Patriots on Wednesday. Vellano signed to the Patriots’ practice squad, the team announced. The defensive tackle was cut Monday to make room for cornerback Brandon Browner and wide receiver Brian Tyms, both of whom came off four-game suspensions. Vellano cleared waivers on Monday and agreed...
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October 08, 2014  |  Discuss

NHL Previews Roundup: Bruins-Blackhawks Is Trendy Stanley Cup Final Matchup

The NHL season finally is upon us. It hasn’t even been four months since 2013-14 season concluded with the Los Angeles Kings eliminating the New York Rangers in the Stanley Cup Final. For puckheads, though, that summer vacation always seems like an eternity. Luckily for hockey fans, the waiting is over, as a four-game Wednesday night slate kicks off the new season. Up until the...
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October 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Madison Bumgarner Steps Up Beer-Chugging After Giants’ NLDS Win (Video)

Madison Bumgarner’s beer-chugging is reaching new heights. Bumgarner, who famously chugged four beers at once following the San Francisco Giants’ wild card game win over the Pittsburgh Pirates, slammed down five brews together following Tuesday’s National League Division Series victory over the Washington Nationals. Bumgarner really wasn’t messing around this time, either...
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October 08, 2014  |  Discuss

2014-15 Boston Bruins Preview: Winning Stanley Cup Top Priority For B’s

The Boston Bruins won the Presidents’ Trophy for the second time in franchise history last season, but the 2013-14 campaign ended in heartbreak with a seven-game, second-round playoff series loss to the rival Montreal Canadiens. Despite losing a 30-goal scorer in Jarome Iginla and a top-four defenseman in Johnny Boychuk during the offseason, Boston’s roster is well set up for...
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October 08, 2014  |  Discuss

NBA Central Division Preview: Title Hopes Finally Return To Cleveland

As the 2014-15 NBA season approaches, NESN.com will be taking a preseason look at each of the league’s six divisions. Just two divisions remain, and  we’re coming at you first with the new land of LeBron: the Central. Teams are listed in predicted order of finish (last year’s result in parentheses). 1. Cleveland Cavaliers (third) Key additions: SF LeBron James (free...
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October 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Darrelle Revis Plays To His Strengths, Limits A.J. Green (Patriots Film Review)

Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots are “on to Buffalo” at this point, but we’re taking one last look at the team’s impressive 43-17 win over the Cincinnati Bengals. Everything clicked and went perfectly for the Patriots on Sunday night, and the team is undoubtedly hoping they can carry over their success through the rest of the season. The Bengals challenged just...
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October 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Bobby Robins Mic’d Up: Bruins’ Tough Guy Willing To Take On Anyone (Video)

Bobby Robins is one interesting guy. The journeyman minor league forward — who made the Boston Bruins’ opening night roster this season — is perhaps the best example of how hockey players can be entirely different people on and off the ice. On Tuesday’s episode of “Behind the B” on NESN, Robins was mic’d up during a preseason game against the Washington Capitals. Viewers...
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Hunter Pence Makes Incredible Leaping Catch While Crashing Into Fence (Video)

When it comes to the playoffs, Hunter Pence is better known for his rousing pregame speeches more than anything else. On Tuesday night, though, he came up big on the field. The San Francisco Giants are heading to yet another National League Championship Series after they eliminated the Washington Nationals in four games. The Giants’ offense wasn’t anything special — they scored...
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Bruins Ownership Excited For Continued Evolution On And Off Ice (Video)

The Boston Bruins had a long summer — certainly much longer than they wanted. After an early second-round exit in last season’s Stanley Cup playoffs, the Bruins had all summer to think about and stew over that disappointment. That officially comes to an end Wednesday night at TD Garden where the Bruins will kick off the 2014-15 season at TD Garden. Once again, expectations are...
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October 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Josh Beckett Says He’s Retiring After 14 Seasons In Major Leagues

Josh Beckett has had enough. The prickly right-handed pitcher is walking away from baseball, as he announced his retirement Tuesday night after the Los Angeles Dodgers were eliminated by the St. Louis Cardinals in the National League Division Series. Beckett, who threw a no-hitter earlier this season, had his season come to a premature end because of a hip injury. Beckett suffered...
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Giants Defeat Nationals 3-2, Head To NLCS For Rematch With Cardinals

SAN FRANCISCO — Joe Panik scored the go-ahead run in the seventh inning on Aaron Barrett’s bases-loaded wild pitch, and the San Francisco Giants beat the Washington Nationals 3-2 on Tuesday night to return to the National League Championship Series. The wild-card Giants took Game 4 in the best-of-five Division Series and eliminated the Nationals by scoring on a bases-loaded walk...
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Episode Two Of ‘Behind The B’ Documents Bruins Training Camp (Video)

Season two of “Behind the B” is here, and we get to go behind the scenes with the Boston Bruins once again. The second episode aired Tuesday, and it documented all of the fun and the drama of training camp, from friendly pull-up showdowns to competition over roster spots. This season will have 13 episodes, which all air on NESN. The full schedule can be found here. And if you...
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October 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Bruins Set To Start 2014-15 Season In Newly Renovated TD Garden (Video)

The Boston Bruins will take the ice at TD Garden against the Philadelphia Flyers on Wednesday with some fresh faces on their roster. But the new roster additions aren’t the only changes in scenery in store for the B’s and their fans. The Garden currently is in the midst of a two-year, $70 million renovation to its major concourses. The first phase of the renovation, which targeted...
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October 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Bruins Set To Start 2014-15 Season In Newly Renovated TD Garden (Video)

The Boston Bruins will take the ice at TD Garden against the Philadelphia Flyers on Wednesday with some fresh faces on their roster. But the new roster additions aren’t the only changes in scenery in store for the B’s and their fans. The Garden currently is in the midst of a two-year, $70 million renovation to its major concourses. The first phase of the renovation, which targeted...
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October 07, 2014  |  Discuss
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