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Report: Jerod Mayo Underwent Surgery To Repair Patellar Tendon In Knee

Jerod Mayo hasn’t been placed on injured reserve by the New England Patriots yet, but we now know the extent of the All-Pro linebacker’s knee injury. Mayo underwent surgery to repair a torn patellar tendon in his right knee, CSNNE.com’s Tom E. Curran reported Thursday morning. Curran reports that Mayo has a six-month recovery period, which puts him on track to participate...
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October 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Patriots Hold As Favorite On ‘Thursday Night Football’ Despite Injuries

The New England Patriots host the New York Jets on “Thursday Night Football,” kicking off at 8:25 p.m. ET. The Patriots opened as 7.5-point favorites, but the line quickly ballooned to as much as 10 points at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. The Patriots have struggled a bit this season, and are sitting at 3-3 against the spread through the first six weeks. The Jets on...
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October 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Mike Milbury Reiterates He Wants Fighting Out Of Hockey (Video)

Mike Milbury wants to remind you that he still believes fighting should be removed from hockey. During the first intermission of Wednesday night’s Boston Bruins-Detroit Red Wings game, the NBC Sports analyst reiterated comments he made last Wednesday about fighting in the sport. “The blows suffered with these kinds of fights are the same that are covered in concussions, and they...
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October 16, 2014  |  Discuss

NY reporter: Geno is the worst QB in the NFL

New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith hasn’t been very good during his first two seasons in the NFL. In fact, you could say he’s been bad, awful or terrible. If you’re really a Smith hater, like one Jets beat writer, you could even take things a step further. Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News joined WEEI’s “Dennis and Callahan” on Wednesday to discuss Thursday...
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October 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Do Thursday night games throw wrench in players' routines?

Hate the NFL’s Thursday night games? Try being a player. While the NFL’s season-long jump into Thursday nights has been met with criticism by fans who prefer to limit their football-watching to Sundays and Mondays, it’s the players who suffer most. When a Thursday game pops up on a player’s schedule, it completely throws a wrench into his normal routine. This might not...
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October 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Bill Parcells Details Bill Belichick-New York Jets Split In New Memoir

Bill Parcells and Bill Belichick have a long, complicated history. Their actions have impacted several NFL organizations, including the New England Patriots and New York Jets. One of the duo’s most chaotic events involved the Jets’ head coaching job, which Belichick assumed for one day in 2000 following Parcells’ temporary retirement before resigning and joining the Patriots...
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Surfer Anastasia Ashley Calls Out Gisele Over New ‘Chanel’ Ad (Video)

Apparently, the surfing industry isn’t a fan of fashion model Gisele Bundchen’s newest advertisement campaign. The wife of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was featured in an ad for ‘Chanel No. 5′ perfume in which she is briefly seen surfing. This didn’t sit well with surfer and fashion model Anastasia Ashley. “The problem is in the surfer industry there’s...
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October 16, 2014  |  Discuss

What Channel Is The Patriots-Jets Game On?

The New England Patriots will host the New York Jets for an anticipated “Thursday Night Football” game this week. The division rivals are slated to take the field for their first matchup of the season at 8:25 p.m. ET, and the game can be found on NFL Network as well as CBS. The Patriots sit atop the AFC East standings with a record of 4-2, while the Jets are on the opposite...
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Alex Ovechkin Rubs Elbows With Actor Brad Pitt On Red Carpet (Photos)

An on-ice star and an on-screen star converged on the red carpet Wednesday night. Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin joined actor Brad Pitt at the move premiere for Pitt’s latest film, “Fury.” The two snapped photos together, and Pitt even was given a Capitals jersey with his name on the back. It looks like the @washcaps have found their new starting left winger. sportingnews...
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Actor Paul Rudd Plans Kegger At Mom’s House After Royals’ Win (Video)

Actor Paul Rudd was looking for a wacky Wednesday. Rudd, who moved to Kansas at age 10, is a huge Kansas City Royals fan. As you’d imagine, he was extremely excited after his favorite team defeated the Baltimore Orioles in Game 4 of the American League Championship Series to clinch its first World Series berth since 1985. Rudd was so fired up, in fact, that a huge kegger was on...
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Rays’ Wil Myers Shows Class, Congratulates Royals On World Series Berth

Rays outfielder Wil Myers isn’t bitter. Myers, who was traded to Tampa Bay by Kansas City before the 2013 season, tweeted congratulations to his former organization Wednesday night after the Royals defeated the Baltimore Orioles in Game 4 of the American League Championship Series to earn their first World Series berth since 1985. Congrats to the #Royals! Happy for everyone in...
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Fantasy Football: Shane Vereen Among Starts, Sits For Patriots-Jets Clash

All aboard the New England Patriots fantasy bandwagon! The Patriots’ offense awoke from its uncharacteristic slumber two weeks ago against the Cincinnati Bengals and hasn’t looked back, pouring in 80 points over the last two games and producing ample fantasy rewards in the process. The issue with the Patriots in recent years, though, has never been whether the points will come...
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Bruins’ David Krejci, Reilly Smith Score in Shootout To End Losing Streak (Video)

The Boston Bruins earned their first shootout win of the season Wednesday night against the Detroit Red Wings. B’s forwards David Krejci and Reilly Smith silenced the fans at Joe Louis Arena by scoring in the shootout to snap Boston’s three-game losing streak. Gustav Nyquist and Andrej Nestrasil failed to score for the Red Wings, whose record dropped to 1-2-0. Krejci scored...
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Giants come back to beat Cardinals, now up 3-1 in NLCS

SAN FRANCISCO — Buster Posey drove in three runs, and the San Francisco Giants took advantage of some clunky defense by St. Louis first baseman Matt Adams, beating the Cardinals 6-4 on Wednesday night to move within one victory of the World Series. Chasing their third title in five years, the Giants lead the best-of-seven National League Championship Series 3-1 after poor throws...
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Bruins Notes: Patrice Bergeron Line Dominates In Shootout Win Over Red Wings

The Bruins’ second line dominated at both ends of the ice against the Detroit Red Wings in a 3-2 shootout win that snapped Boston’s three-game losing streak Wednesday night. Patrice Bergeron, Brad Marchand and Reilly Smith consistently controlled puck possession, which helped Boston out shoot Detroit 39-19 through 65 minutes. In fact, this trio had a combined even strength shot...
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Tyler Zeller Impresses On Both Ends In Celtics’ Loss To Raptors

So that is what Tyler Zeller is capable of. After a largely lackluster — though slowly improving — start to his first preseason with the Boston Celtics, Zeller finally put together a truly impressive performance Wednesday night in Portland, Maine. The 24-year-old played just 18 minutes in the Celtics’ 92-89 loss to the Toronto Raptors, including just six in the second half...
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Reilly Smith: Bruins’ Win ‘Good Momentum’ For Game Vs. Canadiens (Video)

The Boston Bruins entered Detroit hoping to snap a three-game losing streak, and they accomplished that goal in style. The Bruins earned their second win of the season Wednesday night with a 3-2 shootout win over the Red Wings. Boston can’t bask in the glow of victory for long, however, as the team travels to Montreal to take on the rival Canadiens in their home opener Thursday...
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October 16, 2014  |  Discuss

A.J. Pierzynski Flopped During Game 4 Of NLCS For Some Reason (GIF)

Flopping is a common occurrence in basketball and in soccer. There are opportunities to do it in football, and hockey has it under a different name. Baseball is the only major North American sport in which players don’t really need to flop. Unless you’re A.J. Pierzynski. During the second inning of Game 4 of the National League Championship Series, San Francisco Giants outfielder...
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October 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Colin Kaepernick Uses Twitter To Protest Fines By Retweeting Fans’ Complaints

Colin Kaepernick and the NFL haven’t gotten along too well recently. At least his Twitter followers have his back. The San Francisco 49ers quarterback first drew the ire of the league after Week 2, when he earned an unsportsmanlike penalty for reportedly using a racial slur while trash-talking with Chicago Bears defensive end Lamarr Houston. That resulted in an $11,025 fine...
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October 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Celtics Notes: Jeff Green Rejoins Fray; Marcus Thornton Does His Thing

The Boston Celtics gave a spirited Portland, Maine, crowd Wednesday night something we haven’t seen all preseason: a competitive game. After each of their first four contests were decided by double-digits (two wins, two losses), the Celtics gave the Toronto Raptors all they could handle before a Lou Williams 3-pointer with 0.6 seconds remaining gave the defending division champions a...
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October 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Bruins Coach Doug Houda Takes Puck To Head, Returns After Getting Stitches (Photos)

Boston Bruins assistant coach Doug Houda was hit with a puck while standing behind the team’s bench during the second period of Wednesday night’s game against the Detroit Red Wings. He left the bench and went to the locker room to repair his cut. Doug Houda smiles as he comes off the bench after being hit by the puck (and splitting his head open).. hockey, man. http://t.co/NEYNvjz39m—...
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Brad Stevens: Evan Turner Deserved Ejection From Celtics-Raptors Game (Video)

“Who gets ejected from a preseason game?” That was the popular line on Wednesday night’s Boston Celtics broadcast after Celtics swingman Evan Turner was sent to an early shower. Turner appeared to express frustration over officials’ calls throughout Boston’s preseason matchup with the Toronto Raptors. That jawing resulted in a technical foul late in the third quarter, and...
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October 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Jay Cutler Called Microsoft Surface Tablets ‘Knockoff IPads’ On Radio Show

Jay Cutler could be receiving a call from Microsoft very soon. The company reportedly pays $400 million to be the NFL’s official technology sponsor per CBS Sports, and players and coaches use Surface Pro 2 tablets on the sidelines every week. But the Chicago Bears quarterback apparently didn’t pay too much attention to those details, as he had no idea what to call the tablets...
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October 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Nash hurt his back doing what?

We’ve all been there before. You’re carrying some heavy bags up the stairs when you feel a little tweak in your back, at which point you retire to the couch for the rest of the night. It’s not the most embarrassing thing in the world, unless of course you’re a professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers. That’s apparently what happened to Lakers guard Steve...
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October 15, 2014  |  Discuss

A’s Auctioning Off Game-Used Memorabilia From Wild-Card Game They Lost

Oakland Athletics fans probably want to forget this year’s American League wild-card game against the Kansas City Royals, but Major League Baseball certainly doesn’t think so. The MLB is auctioning off game-used memorabilia from the postseason matchup, including jerseys, hats and helmets. Starting pitcher Jon Lester and third baseman Josh Donaldson’s jerseys are already fetching...
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October 15, 2014  |  Discuss
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