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Mike Vrabel’s Three Super Bowl Rings Stolen From His Texas Home

Three of Mike Vrabel’s most prized possessions have been stolen. The former New England Patriots linebacker took to Twitter on Saturday to report that his three Super Bowl rings were stolen out of his Texas home. Here’s the (censored) expletive-laden tweet he sent Saturday afternoon. It takes some serious guts to steal something so valuable to a man who’s so big. Vrabel, who...
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November 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Liverpool-Chelsea Verdict: Reality Deals Blow To Reds’ Dreams In Loss

Liverpool hoped it would be different this time, but reality bites … hard. Liverpool is reeling after losing Saturday’s Premier League game against Chelsea at Anfield by a score of 2-1. Liverpool’s third defeat in a row (in all competitions) leaves it trailing league-leading Chelsea by 15 points just 11 games into the 2014-15 season. Those Liverpool fans who were still dreaming...
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November 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Celtics’ Marcus Smart Out 2 To 3 Weeks With Sprained Ankle, Bone Bruise

Marcus Smart and the Boston Celtics dodged a bullet in a big way. It was easy to fear the worst after seeing Smart roll up his left ankle and being carted off Friday night against the Indiana Pacers. However, the Celtics announced Saturday afternoon that an MRI revealed Smart suffered a sprained ankle and a bone bruise. He’s expected to miss 2 to 3 weeks. The C’s also announced...
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November 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Carmelo Anthony Raids Willy Wonka’s Closet, Wears Ridiculous Top Hat (Photos)

“Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” has been on TV a few times in recent days, and apparently Carmelo Anthony caught one of those showings. The New York Knicks star made a questionable fashion decision on Friday night after his team’s 110-99 loss to the Brooklyn Nets. As part of Anthony’s postgame attire, he wore a pretty ridiculous silver and blue top hat. Hold up,...
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November 08, 2014  |  Discuss

College Football Rankings: Season’s Final Weeks Could Bring On Chaos

Florida State and Mississippi State sit atop the College Football Rankings heading into Saturday’s slate. After that, though, it’s a bit of a mess. There’s still a lot that can happen in the college football landscape, and the first season of the new playoff system figures to have a scintilating finish. However, making sense of the current rankings might leave football fans...
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November 08, 2014  |  Discuss

MLS To Hold Chivas USA Dispersal Draft On Nov. 19

NEW YORK — Major League Soccer will conduct a dispersal draft on Nov. 19 for the players on defunct Chivas USA. The league said Friday it will hold a weighted draw on Nov. 14 to determine the draft order. Each team that made the playoffs will be in one envelope, while teams that missed the playoffs will be in two envelopes each along with New York City FC and Orlando City SC, which...
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November 08, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Andrew Hawkins' son has adorable change of heart

Andrew Hawkins’ son finally can come home. Austin Hawkins, the 2-year-old son of the Cleveland Browns wide receiver, became Internet famous a few weeks ago when Andrew posted an adorable video of young Austin revealing his favorite NFL player. One would think the little guy would call his father his favorite NFL player, but Austin flipped the script by saying he preferred Cincinnati...
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Diego Costa Changes Ripped Jersey, Scores Against Liverpool (Photos)

Everything changed when Diego Costa traded in his short-sleeved Chelsea jersey for one with long sleeves. Costa scored the game-winning goal Saturday in Chelsea’s 2-1 Premier League victory over Liverpool. Costa started the game wearing one jersey but, Liverpool defender Alberto Moreno ripped it while he was attempting an overhead kick early in the second half. PHOTO Diego Costa...
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Report: Hanley Ramirez willing to change positions

Hanley Ramirez might have found a way to generate some more interest on the free-agent market. CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman reported Friday that the free-agent shortstop would be willing to change positions if he signs with a new team. According to Heyman, Ramirez is willing to play “wherever there’s a need.” The most logical option for Ramirez would seem to be third base. Ramirez...
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Report: Pablo Sandoval Seeking At Least Six-Year Contract In Free Agency

Pablo Sandoval is looking for his big contract. The San Francisco Chronicle spoke to the free-agent third baseman’s agent, and Sandoval is seeking at least a six-year contract on the open market. According to agent Gustavo Vasquez, Sandoval is prioritizing years over dollars. “Pablo is 28,” Vasquez told the San Francisco Chronicle. “He is still young. Maybe if he was 30...
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November 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Williams-Amherst Preview: Why ‘The Biggest Little Game In America’ Matters

Editor’s note: NESN.com assistant content producer Darren Hartwell played wide receiver for Williams from 2009-13, compiling 1,813 receiving yards and 21 receiving touchdowns in that span. The Ephs were 1-3 against Amherst during his college career. If you tune to NESN at 4 p.m. Saturday, you might have a few questions. Why is a Division III football game on TV, and why should...
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November 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Liverpool-Chelsea Live: Reds Host Premier League Leader At Anfield

7 a.m. ET: Now is as good a time as any for the goals to start flowing for Liverpool. Liverpool hosts Chelsea on Saturday in a Premier League game it can’t afford to lose. The Reds trail the league-leading Blues by 12 points in the standings and they need at least a point in order to remain in the title race at this early point in the 2014-15 season. Brendan Rodgers surprised many...
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Marcus Smart’s Toughness Lauded By Celtics Teammates After Injury

BOSTON — It was a scene no player wants to witness. Marcus Smart, playing in just his fifth game for the Celtics, was hauled off the TD Garden court on a stretcher during the fourth quarter Friday after suffering what initially appeared to be a serious ankle injury. As the hometown crowd chanted his name, Smart extended a thumb — the universal gesture that, yes, he was going...
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Reports: Marcus Smart’s Ankle Only Sprained; Quick Recovery Expected

BOSTON — It looks like Marcus Smart and the Celtics have dodged a bullet. Smart was stretchered off the court Friday night after suffering an ankle injury and quickly was ruled out for Saturday’s matchup with the Chicago Bulls. The rookie was sent for X-rays and an MRI after the game, and the preliminary results of those tests show no serious damage, according to the Boston Herald’s...
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Dion Waiters Says He Skipped National Anthem Because Of Muslim Faith

The media in Cleveland was curious as to why Cavaliers guard Dion Waiters was absent during the national anthem Wednesday night before the Cavs’ matchup with the Utah Jazz. Now, they have their answer. Waiters told media Friday, per The Plain Dealer’s Chris Haynes, that he plans to excuse himself from national anthems because he is rededicating himself to his Muslim faith....
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November 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Hockey East Roundup: No. 5 BU Topples No. 3 BC With 5-3 Comeback Win

Boston University is back. After finishing last season 10-21-4, the No. 5 Terriers (5-1-0) keep surprising the college hockey world with wins like their 5-3 comeback victory over No. 3 Boston College (4-4-0) on Friday. BU scored three unanswered goals in the third period to stun the Eagles. It was an exciting game before it even began, as the BU-BC rivalry dates back to 1893 and...
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Rajon Rondo, Marcus Smart Not Traveling With Celtics To Chicago

BOSTON — The Boston Celtics will down two point guards when they visit the Chicago Bulls on Saturday. The team announced after Friday night’s 101-98 win over the Indiana Pacers that neither Marcus Smart nor Rajon Rondo will travel with the team on its one-game road trip. Smart’s absence is obvious. The rookie suffered an ankle injury during Friday’s game and had to be taken...
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November 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Phil Pressey, Gerald Wallace Spark Celtics After Marcus Smart Injury

  BOSTON — Phil Pressey and Gerald Wallace had combined to play a grand total of six minutes through four games entering Friday night. Pressey was the casualty of a guard-loaded Celtics lineup; Wallace, an aging veteran pushed toward more of an off-court leadership role. But when circumstances beyond their control pressed both into service against the Indiana Pacers, they responded...
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November 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Andrew Wiggins’ Adidas Ad Spoofs His Strange Entrance Into NBA (Video)

Most NBA players don’t start their careers the way Andrew Wiggins did, so Adidas decided to have a little fun with that fact in their latest commercial for their new Swingman jerseys. The ad documents Wiggins’ “body double” while he prepares to work with the Minnesota Timberwolves swingman, but in a hilarious twist, the clueless body double accidentally dresses in a Cleveland...
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November 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Marcus Smart Leaves Game On Stretcher After Left Leg Injury (GIF)

BOSTON — A promising young rookie season took a major hit Friday when Celtics guard Marcus Smart was forced to leave the game with a lower left injury. Smart drove to the hoop on a fastbreak in the fourth quarter when Indiana Pacers guard A.J. Price corralled him around the arms and yanked Smart to the ground. Replays showed Smart’s left ankle bend violently, and he immediately...
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November 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Tewksbury, Mass., Girl Overcoming Genetic Defects Through Cheerleading (Video)

Brigitte Kaiser has endured more in her eight years than most people do in a lifetime. The Tewksbury, Mass., second grader has Noonan syndrome, a genetic defect that’s characterized by heart defects and bleeding problems, among many other symptoms. Brigitte also has learning disabilities and was the first person in the world diagnosed with a TUBB2B gene defect. But Brigitte also...
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November 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Randy Moss would consider NFL return to play with Manning

Randy Moss wouldn’t play for just any old team if he were to make an NFL comeback. The former New England Patriots wide receiver and six-time Pro Bowler has been working as an analyst for Fox Sports 1 since his retirement in 2012, but there’s one guy who would make him consider a return to the gridiron. “For me to come out of retirement for a player such as Peyton Manning...
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Watch Boston Celtics-Indiana Pacers Online (Live Stream)

The Boston Celtics take on a battered Indiana Pacers team Friday night at TD Garden, with tipoff scheduled for 7:30 p.m. ET. 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, NESN Staff
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November 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Celtics-Pacers Live: Avery Bradley Active As C’s Take On Indiana

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November 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Florida State Sorority Sister Jukes Defense For Amazing Touchdown (Video)

Florida State students love watching quarterback Jameis Winston on the field every Saturday, but they also might want to check out another great football player on campus: Michelle Roque. Roque is a member of the Delta Gamma sorority at Florida State, and during the finals of the annual Beta Theta Pi flag football tournament fundraiser, she showed off her incredible juking ability...
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November 07, 2014  |  Discuss
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