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Report: Stephen Drew Received Two-Year Offer From Boston Red Sox

Boston Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington has said multiple times this offseason that the team has maintained an open dialogue with shortstop Stephen Drew and his agent, Scott Boras. The details of a potential reunion get hazy beyond that. ESPN.com’s Jim Bowden reported Monday that Drew has received a two-year offer from the Red Sox, although it’s unclear when the offer was...
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February 04, 2014  |  Discuss

New England, Chicago Among Cold-Weather Cities Interested In Hosting 2019 Super Bowl

The game wasn’t all that exciting, but the elements held off and the first cold-weather Super Bowl turned out to be a smashing success. With the success of  that game in New York/New Jersey now locked in the bag, other cold-weather cities are interested in bringing the big game to their stadiums. Denver and Philadelphia have already expressed interest in hosting the game in the...
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February 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Officials In Sochi Hired Extermination Company To Kill Stray Dogs

The 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, are set to kick off on Friday, and it seems officials are still pulling things together to make sure their city appears at its best on the world stage. That means finding a place for the city’s 2,000-plus stray dogs and cats around the Olympic sites. What seems like the perfect opportunity to create shelters for the many homeless animals...
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February 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Patriots 2014 Offensive Blueprint: Tom Brady Could Have New Backup Next Season

The New England Patriots’ offense could get a new look for the second straight year. In 2013, receivers Wes Welker, Brandon Lloyd and Deion Branch departed, and tight end Aaron Hernandez sat in Bristol County Jail for the entire season. There likely won’t be as many high-profile departures, but wide receiver Julian Edelman and running back LeGarrette Blount are free agents. The...
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February 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Joe Namath’s Super Bowl Fur Coat Made Of Coyote, Fox Fur

Joe Namath made waves Sunday night when he showed up to do the ceremonial coin toss for Super Bowl XLVIII in a bulky, two-tone fur coat. Social media exploded with people applauding Namath’s keen fashion sense, and others decrying Broadway Joe for daring to wear fur. PETA, of course, was none too pleased with Namath’s choice of coat, and it certainly won’t be happy to hear...
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February 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Johnny Gaudreau Leads Boston College To Fifth Straight Beanpot Final With Win Over BU

The best line in college hockey propelled Boston College (20-4-3) to a school record fifth straight Beanpot final with a 3-1 victory over arch-rival Boston University (8-15-3) at TD Garden on Monday night. The sensational trio of Kevin Hayes, Bill Arnold and Johnny Gaudreau combined for two goals and three assists to set up a rematch of last year’s title game with Northeastern...
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February 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Boston College Advances To Beanpot Final For Fifth Straight Year With Win Over BU (Video)

Boston College rolled past Boston University 3-1 on Monday night as the Eagles advanced to the Beanpot final for the fifth straight year. BC added a goal in each period and fought off a late Terriers rally in the waning minutes of the game to seal their victory. Boston College junior sensation Johnny Gaudreau added to his nation-leading point total with an empty-net goal late in...
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February 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Michael Vick Is Misinformed About Who Was Named MVP Of Super Bowl XLVIII

Michael Vick obviously watched Super Bowl XLVIII on Sunday — but his Twitter account reveals that he might not have been watching very closely. Vick appeared to be under the impression that Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin won the MVP award. And while Baldwin had a respectable game with five receptions and a touchdown, it was Seattle’s defense that truly impressed. Epitomizing...
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February 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Jack Parker, Nick Bonino Among 10 Hockey Greats Who Played In Beanpot (Gallery)

Legacy, rivalry and tradition — that’s what the Beanpot tournament is all about. The 62nd annual Beanpot tournament is well under way as Boston hockey’s best suit up and face off in a hometown competition that dates back to 1952. Boston College, Boston University, Harvard and Northeastern have always attracted some talented players and this year is no different — combined...
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February 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Man Bites Brother’s Ear Off At Super Bowl Party; Proves Whiskey And Wrestling Don’t Mix

Complain about the food and your buddy’s significant other all you want, but your Super Bowl party was still far and away better than one unfortunate guy’s in New York. Apparently a couple of brothers didn’t think the Seattle Seahawks-Denver Broncos matchup was competitive enough, so they decided to wrestle as the game was coming to a close. Their roughhousing might have also...
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February 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Northeastern Steamrolls Harvard, Announces Beanpot Presence With Authority

The last two times Northeastern earned a trip to the Beanpot championship game, they entered the final as major underdogs. That won’t be the case this year. The No. 10/11 Huskies demolished Harvard 6-0 in the tournament’s first semifinal Wednesday evening, securing a spot in next Monday’s title game for the third time in the last four years. “Obviously, we’re disappointed...
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February 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Russell Wilson Sits Courtside With Beyonce, Jay Z At Nets Game (Photos)

Life is not too shabby for Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson right now. The day after leading his team to their first Super Bowl title in franchise history on Sunday, Wilson appeared on the Late Show with David Letterman and he continued to “Run This Town” at the Brooklyn Nets game. That’s right, Wilson sat courtside with Jay Z and Beyonce as the Nets took on the...
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February 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Houston-Based Furniture Company Loses $7 Million Thanks To Seahawks’ Win (Video)

After their trouncing in Super Bowl XLVIII, the Denver Broncos can at least take a shred of solace in the fact that they weren’t the only big losers. Gallery Furniture, a Houston-based furniture store, lost $7 million as a result of a simple promotional deal the business ran — any customer who bought over $6,000 worth of furniture and had it delivered by kickoff on Super Bowl...
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February 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Beanpot Highlights: Northeastern Scores Early, Scores Often Against Harvard (Video)

The Northeastern Huskies are heading to the Beanpot championship game for the third time in four years after steamrolling Harvard, 6-0, on Monday night. Freshman Dalen Hedges got the offense rolling for Northeastern early in the first period, notching his eighth goal of the season. It was all Northeastern from that point on, as five more Huskies joined in on the scoring fun and added...
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February 03, 2014  |  Discuss

What Cold-Weather City Should Host A Super Bowl Next? (Gallery)

For everyone except Denver Broncos fans, Super Bowl XLVIII was a resounding success. The balmy 49 degrees in New Jersey at kickoff was an unusual, but appreciated, climate for players and fans alike. Due to the massive popularity and profit of the 2014 Super Bowl, there’s already clamoring for the next chance to host the event in a city outside the Sunbelt. Philadelphia, Washington...
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February 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Boston Bruins Recall Defenseman David Warsofsky From Providence

The Boston Bruins recalled defenseman David Warsofsky from Providence, the team announced Monday morning. Warsofsky made his NHL debut against the Buffalo Sabres on Dec. 19, 2013 and scored his first NHL goal on Dec. 28, 2013 against the Ottawa Senators. A former Boston University hockey player, Warsofsky has played in 176 games with the P-Bruins since 2010. He has recorded 23 assists...
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February 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Harvard Coach Ted Donato: Penalties Have Hindered Team From Gaining Momentum

Northeastern and Harvard kicked off the 62nd annual Beanpot tournament Monday night, and the Huskies wasted no time showing off how dominant they can be. Northeastern took a commanding 4-0 lead into the third period as they spent a full 40 minutes overwhelming a young, struggling Harvard squad. It was a choppy two periods, however, as whistles were flying and penalties seemed to...
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February 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Vote: Which Coach Would You Rather Have Running Your Defense: Bill Belichick Or Pete Carroll?

Pete Carroll and Bill Belichick are two of the greatest defensive masterminds in the league, but which one would you rather have running your defense? The Seattle Seahawks coach put together one of the scariest and toughest defenses in NFL history this season and they carried the team all the way to a Super Bowl XLVIII victory. In a matchup that featured the No. 1 defense and the...
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February 03, 2014  |  Discuss

David Beckham’s Interactive H&M Super Bowl Commercial Fan Favorite (Video)

David Beckham fans got to see a little bit of him during the Super Bowl XLVIII broadcast. They got to see a lot more of the retired soccer star during one commercial break. Beckham starred in a new H&M Underwear commercial in which he runs in around in, you guessed it, his underwear. In the ad, Beckham, 38, locks himself out of a studio and takes a round-about route to getting...
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February 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers Plan To Convert Former Red Sox Outfielder Che-Hsuan Lin Into Pitcher

The Texas Rangers announced Monday that they have signed Taiwan native Che-Hsuan Lin to a minor league contract. The Rangers have some unique plans for Lin, too, as Texas intends to convert the former Boston Red Sox outfielder into a pitcher this season, according to multiple reports. Lin, who was signed by the Red Sox as an amateur free agent in 2007, appeared in nine games with...
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February 03, 2014  |  Discuss

‘Candlepin New Generation’ Returns To NESN Feb. 5 At 5 p.m. ET

The regions finest young candlepin bowlers are back on NESN this year. Starting Wednesday, Feb. 5 at 5 p.m. ET on NESN, the show will air every Wednesday night until April 2. Check out the schedule below, followed by a promo video. Wednesday, Feb. 5: 5 p.m.-5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12: 5 p.m.-5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19: 5 p.m.-5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 26: 5 p.m.-5:30 p.m. Wednesday...
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February 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Jose Mourinho Must End Underdog Act After Chelsea’s Defeat Of Manchester City

The most exciting Premier League campaign in recent memory took another plot twist Monday, when Chelsea came onto Manchester City’s impenetrable home turf and brought the walls down. Chelsea’s 1-0 victory changes the narrative, which is the driving force behind so much of the global interest in England’s Premier League. As the story of the 2013-14 season transitions from one...
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February 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Steven Stamkos Aims To Return Saturday, Make Olympic Decision After Game

Tampa Bay Lightning forward Steven Stamkos will make a decision this weekend regarding his status for Team Canada. After suffering a broken leg on Nov.11 against the Boston Bruins, Stamkos will return to action on Saturday when the Detroit Red Wings come to town, according to the Tampa Bay Times’ Damian Cristodero. It is the Lightning’s last game before the two-week Olympic...
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February 03, 2014  |  Discuss

David Ortiz Tweets Message To Haters Following Offseason Workout (Photo)

David Ortiz is 38 years old and still Boston strong. Ortiz, who is coming off a fantastic 2013 campaign, made it clear on Twitter on Monday that he expects to have another “monster season” in 2014. The nine-time All-Star tweeted a message to the media haters who question whether he can continue to produce at a high level. Shortly after his initial tweet regarding 2014, Ortiz...
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February 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Vitor Faverani Posterizes Micah Downs In D-League Game (Video)

Poor Micah Downs. The former Gonzaga standout has compiled lots of frequent flier miles since his heady days with the Bulldogs, trekking from Croatia to Belgium to Spain to keep his professional basketball career alive. Most recently, Downs has found homes in the NBA Development League and the Ukrainian Basketball SuperLeague (which sounds awesome). He was even with the Boston Celtics...
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February 03, 2014  |  Discuss
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