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Celtics-76ers Live: Boston Visits Depleted Sixers In Preseason Tilt

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October 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Bill Parcells: Tom Brady Wasn’t Mentioned In Jets’ Draft Room In 2000

A report that Tom Brady was nearly drafted by the New York Jets made the rounds Wednesday, giving New England Patriots and Jets fans alike thoughts about what could have been. But if the Patriots quarterback’s name was really mentioned in the draft room in 2000, former Jets head coach Bill Parcells doesn’t remember it. Parcells made his weekly appearance on ESPN radio’s ...
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Joel Embiid's younger brother passes away

Philadelphia 76ers rookie Joel Embiid’s younger brother, Arthur, died Thursday, the team announced. Embiid will not attend the 76ers’ preseason game Thursday night against the Boston Celtics. Sixers head coach Brett Brown, general manager Sam Hinkie and forward Luc Mbah a Moute will miss the game, as well, to be with the young Kansas product. “We obviously consider members...
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Bill Simmons Predicts Celtics Will Trade Rajon Rondo To Knicks This Season

You’d need more than two hands to count all the Rajon Rondo-to-the-New York Knicks trade rumors that have surfaced over the past few years. So, what’s one more? ESPN’s Bill Simmons — an unabashed Boston Celtics fan — predicted during he and Jalen Rose’s Grantland NBA preview that the Celtics will trade Rondo to the Knicks before February’s trade deadline. “I think...
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Bruins-Canadiens Live: Boston, Montreal Renew Rivalry At Bell Centre

MONTREAL — The NHL’s best rivalry resumes Thursday night at the Bell Centre when the Montreal Canadiens begin their home schedule against the Boston Bruins. It’s the first meeting between these teams since Montreal ended Boston’s Stanley Cup pursuit in the second round of last season’s playoffs. The Bruins enter this contest following a 3-2 shootout win over the Detroit...
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Ebola fears could force 2015 African Cup Of Nations out of Morocco

Where will the problematic African Cup of Nations be held next year? Just three months out from the tournament, it’s still uncertain because of Ebola and could even come down to the Confederation of African Football drawing the name of a country out of a hat. Morocco denied reports on Thursday it has withdrawn as the host of the 16-team event but wants it postponed from its planned...
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Patriots, Jets Hype Up Thursday Matchup; Jets Manage To Fail Miserably

The New England Patriots and New York Jets have yet to square off in their “Thursday Night Football” matchup, but the Jets have already managed to lose at something. Both teams took to social media to hype up their respective fans Thursday, and the Pats went with the classic “Butt Fumble” post on Twitter. #TBT to another #Patriots-Jets Thursday night game: http://t.co/MRYi4bdqDa—...
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Celtics’ Kelly Olynyk Named One Of GQ’s ‘Scruffiest Men In Sports’

When the Celtics acquired Kelly Olynyk on draft night last summer, the immediate sentiment in Boston went something like this: “Oh, the Gonzaga kid with the long hair? I know him.” Yes, the center’s shoulder-length locks were — and are — his defining trait, and not just among folks in New England and Spokane. Men’s magazine GQ listed Olynyk this week as one of their...
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Should the Red Sox target Shields instead of Lester?

Just call him “Big Name” James. As James Shields leads the Royals into their first World Series since 1985, all eyes understandably are fixated on Kansas City’s ace. The rampant outside chatter centers as much on his looming free agency as his current playoff run, and the Red Sox are entrenched in the buzz despite the right-hander representing what should be Plan B. The Kansas...
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Mark Sanchez Recommends Nick Foles Try The Chicken Tenders During Game (Video)

Mark Sanchez’s favorite foods might just be whatever he can get his hands on while on the sidelines of NFL games. The former Jets quarterback was caught scarfing down a hot dog while New York was blowing out the Oakland Raiders during his rookie season in 2009, and it appears his appetite has only increased as a backup QB for the Philadelphia Eagles. During Sunday’s game against...
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Patriots-Jets Live: Rain Could Effect Thursday Night Football Matchup

5:20 p.m. ET: Anything can happen in a New England Patriots-New York Jets matchup, and the unpredictability of Thursday night’s matchup will be heightened by some less-than-ideal weather conditions. The tarp is still down on the Gillette Stadium field a little over three hours from gametime. The rain is light but steady for now in the Foxboro area. Patriots quarterback Tom Brady...
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Jerod Mayo, Stevan Ridley Placed On Injured Reserve By Patriots

FOXBORO, Mass. — It’s official: New England Patriots linebacker Jerod Mayo and running back Stevan Ridley will not play again this season. Mayo and Ridley were placed on season-ending injured reserve by the Patriots on Thursday, according to the NFL transaction wire. Both players suffered severe knee injuries last Sunday in the Patriots’ 37-22 win over the Buffalo Bills. The...
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David Ortiz Added To FOX’s Pregame, Postgame World Series Broadcasts

What would the MLB playoffs be without a little David Ortiz? Although the Boston Red Sox slugger didn’t get a chance to play in October this season, the postseason king will still get to give his two cents on this year’s World Series, as FOX Sports added Ortiz to their World Series pregame and postgame shows. Big Papi will join Cleveland Indians first baseman Nick Swisher,...
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American teen chooses to meet Neymar instead of $10K prize

Some things simply don’t have a price. For Rhiannon Conelley, a chance to meet Neymar was one such thing. Conelley, a 16-year-old junior at Americas High School in El Paso, Texas, recently won the grand prize in a sweepstakes held by Brazilian soda manufacturer Guarana Antarctica. Conelley could have taken a $10 thousand cash prize but chose the other grand prize — a chance...
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Berkshire Bank Faceoff: Alexei Emelin Back In Lineup For Bruins-Habs

MONTREAL — The Canadiens welcome the rival Boston Bruins to the Bell Centre on Thursday night for their home opener. It’s the teams’ first meeting since the Habs eliminated the Bruins from the 2014 Stanley Cup playoffs in Game 7 of the second round at TD Garden. Much of the talk going into Thursday’s matchup involves Bruins forward Milan Lucic and Canadiens forward Dale Weise...
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Bill Murray Ditches David Letterman To Train For NYC Marathon (Video)

No one trains for the New York City Marathon quite like Bill Murray. The actor and comedian cut his interview on the “Late Show With David Letterman” short on Wednesday night because he got the urge to go out in the streets for a quick training run for the race that is just days away. “Oh, you’re gonna be mad. I’m really happy to be here,” Murray told Letterman. “...
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Imagining Tom Brady As A New York Jet (Video)

What if the New York Jets had drafted Tom Brady in the 2000 NFL draft? Apparently, that came closer to happening than any of us may have known, and the NFL would have been much different today had it happened. In honor of Thursday night’s matchup between the Patriots and the Jets, NESN.com’s Alison Smith looks back to the future in the video above, to see how life would have...
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Tom Brady Posts Alternate ‘Singin’ In The Rain’ Poster Featuring Teammates (Photo)

Thursday night’s rivalry matchup between the New England Patriots and the New York Jets in Foxborough, Mass., is likely to be a soggy one, but Tom Brady and his teammates are ready for a little rain. Brady posted an alternate movie poster for the classic “Singin’ In The Rain,” featuring himself alongside teammates Rob Gronkowski and Vince Wilfork. Keep on doing you, Social...
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PawSox Release 2015 Schedule; Season Opens April 9 At Lehigh Valley

The Pawtucket Red Sox’s 2015 season schedule was released Thursday. The PawSox open the campaign April 9 on the road against the Lehigh Valley IronPigs and have their home opener April 16 against the Rochester Red Wings. The PawSox finished the 2014 season with a 79-65 record, then defeated the Durham Bulls to win the International League title. They fell to the Omaha Storm Chasers...
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Blake Griffin Shares Donald Sterling Stories, Compares Him To ‘A Weird Uncle’

Los Angeles Clippers superstar Blake Griffin became the latest athlete to pen a piece for Derek Jeter’s new website, The Players’ Tribune. Griffin opened up about his strange first encounter with former Clippers owner Donald Sterling, what was going through his head when audio of his racist comments — that eventually led to the NBA handing him a lifetime ban — was leaked...
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World Was Much Different Last Time Royals Made World Series (Photos)

It’s been awhile since the Kansas City Royals reached the World Series — 29 years, to be exact. The Royals defeated the St. Louis Cardinals in seven games in that Fall Classic for the first and only title in franchise history. Today, they find themselves back at the top of the American League for the first time since that championship season. Just how long of a drought has it...
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Sources: Patriots To Sign Jonas Gray, Chris Barker Off Practice Squad

FOXBORO, Mass. — The New England Patriots, desperate to find some healthy bodies before taking on the New York Jets, will sign two players off their practice squad, according to sources with knowledge of the situation. The Patriots will sign running back Jonas Gray and guard Chris Barker. The Patriots’ corresponding moves have not been indicated, but they are expected to place...
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Andrew Miller Revisited: Should Red Sox Pursue Reunion With Reliever?

The Boston Red Sox’s focus should be on finding the next Andrew Miller. Miller has been trending upward for three seasons. The summit of his incline will be a nice payday in free agency this winter. But while Miller deserves every cent he’s about to receive and the Red Sox need a left-handed reliever, the 29-year-old’s price tag should be enough for Boston to reconsider a potential...
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Lille Director: Divock Origi Won’t Join Liverpool Until Summer 2015

Liverpool pegged Divock Origi as a future Anfield hero when it bought him last summer, but his recent form has prompted speculation that says he should be a present-day star for the Reds. On Thursday, Lille director Jean-Michel Vandamme quashed rumors about Origi ending his loan spell at Lille earlier than expected and joining parent club Liverpool in January. “It’s impossible...
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Dale Weise: I Would’ve Lost Respect For Milan Lucic If He Shook My Hand

Montreal Canadiens winger Dale Weise seems to have changed his tune a bit regarding the Milan Lucic handshake story. The two players didn’t exactly part on the best of terms following the Canadiens’ Game 7 win in last season’s second-round series that knocked the Boston Bruins out of the playoffs. The nastiness of the series spilled over into the handshake line as Weise accused...
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