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Team USA Coach Dan Bylsma Hasn’t Seen Ryan Kesler-Dustin Brown Fight, But Pleased With Report

Pittsburgh Penguins and Team USA coach Dan Bylsma wasn’t watching Monday night when American forwards Ryan Kesler and Dustin Brown dropped the gloves and put their health for the upcoming Winter Olympics at risk. Knowing that both are all right, though, Bylsma is happy with what he’s heard about the spirited scrap. Kesler and Brown have both been named to Team USA, but the fact...
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January 14, 2014  |  Discuss

NHL Ref Mistakenly Sends Henrik Sedin, Not Daniel, to Penalty Box (Video)

The Vancouver Canucks and Los Angeles Kings racked up a combined 109 penalty minutes Monday night, and the near-constant infractions became a little too much for the officials to keep track of. It also didn’t help that they had to differentiate between two players who quite literally look exactly the same. Canucks winger Daniel Sedin was whistled for a delayed penalty midway through...
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Boston Bruins to Remember Sam Berns With Moment of Silence Before Tuesday’s Game

Sam Berns had a positive and lasting impact on everyone he ever met, and the Boston Bruins are no exception. Berns’ passing over the weekend saddened many throughout New England, including many members of the Bruins organization. Berns passed away at just 17, the victim of a very rare disease called Progeria.  During Berns’ limited time on Earth, he spent time with some of the...
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Brad Stevens: Rajon Rondo Returning Friday ‘Wouldn’t Surprise Me’

The talk surrounding Rajon Rondo‘s return to the Boston Celtics has been largely rumor and speculation, with very few concrete statements made since the point guard resumed practice in December. Celtics coach Brad Stevens said Tuesday that Rondo will absolutely not be in the lineup when the team hosts the Toronto Raptors. Many pegged Friday as Rondo’s target return date earlier...
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Pee-Wee Hockey Player Attacks Showboating Opponent From Behind (Video)

Some kids just don’t know when to celebrate. Others just don’t know how to keep their cool. During a recent pee-wee hockey game, a minor scuffle broke out when one player was attacked after celebrating toward the opposing bench. In a youth hockey clip posted by Yahoo’s Puck Daddy, a player on the white team reportedly cross-checked a player on the yellow team and began to celebrate...
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Patriots Owner Robert Kraft Attends Funeral for ‘Inspirational’ Foxboro Teenager Sam Berns

Sam Berns, the inspirational teenager who battled a rare genetic condition that accelerates the aging process, was laid to rest on Tuesday, and New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft was among the many in attendance. Berns, 17, of Foxboro, Mass., died Friday of complication of Hutchinson-Gilford progeria syndrome, which is more commonly known as progeria. A funeral was held in...
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Brian Roberts, New York Yankees Finalize One-Year, $2 Million Deal

Brian Roberts and the New York Yankees have completed their one-year, $2 million contract. The deal was agreed to on Dec. 17 and finalized Tuesday — three days after a spot on the 40-man roster opened when Alex Rodriguez was suspended for the season for violations of baseball’s drug agreement and labor contract. The 36-year-old Roberts, an All-Star in 2005 and 2007, is an option...
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Grady Sizemore, Reed Johnson Among 10 Free-Agent Outfielders Red Sox Could Pursue

The Red Sox could begin the 2014 Major League Baseball season tomorrow and they’d be in great shape. The core of Boston’s major league roster is intact, so it’s simply a matter of general manager Ben Cherington doing some fine-tuning before Opening Day. The biggest questions that the Red Sox currently face involve free-agent shortstop Stephen Drew, who still could re-sign with...
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Bruins-Maple Leafs Live: B’s Return Home to Host Falling Leafs

2:30 p.m.: It’s only been a little more than a week since the Bruins have played in front of their home crowd, but it probably felt like a lot longer than it actually was. The West Coast can do that to a team. The B’s will be back on TD Garden ice on Tuesday night where they host the Toronto Maple Leafs in the two Atlantic Division teams’ first meeting since Dec. 8. Much has...
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‘LeBroning’ Meme Participants Flop On Ground, Mock Miami Heat Superstar

Miami Heat superstar LeBron James is known as much for his raw talent on the basketball court as he is for flopping dramatically to get foul calls. James’ acting skills have now inspired an Internet meme mocking the superstar. The premise is simple: bump into an unsuspecting person, throw yourself to the ground, then stare up at the person angrily and incredulously. The new social...
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Jets’ Zach Bogosian Smacks Head on Boards After Whiffing on Check (GIF)

Phoenix Coyotes forward Lauri Korpikoski pulled the ol’ Charlie Brown on Zach Bogosian on Monday. As the Winnipeg Jets defenseman barreled in to deliver to deliver a check a few feet from the side boards, Korpikoski released the puck and calmly sidestepped. Bogosian, who had already committed to the hit, was unable to pull up and instead careened head-first into the boards in...
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Josh McDaniels: Will Definitely Be With Patriots in 2014 Because It’s Right Time

The Cleveland Browns came calling, but apparently Josh McDaniels wasn’t ready to leave New England just yet. McDaniels, who was a hot name on the head coaching market this offseason, interviewed for the Browns’ head coaching vacancy two weeks ago before removing himself from the running just last week. This week, the Patriots offensive coordinator explained his decision and...
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Massive Hockey Brawl Results in Nine Ejections, 152 Penalty Minutes (Video)

The on-ice antics in Slap Shot look tame in comparison to the line brawl that broke out in one minor league hockey game over the weekend. The Danville Dashers and Watertown Privateers of the Federal Hockey League squared off in one of the longest — the melee lasted nearly 10 minutes — and largest — nine players were given game misconducts — hockey fights we’ve ever seen...
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NESNPlus To Carry UMass Basketball Game Against George Mason On Wednesday (Listing)

The UMass Minutemen basketball team is No. 16 in the country with a 14-1 record and an undefeated Atlantic 10 Conference record. Wednesday night, the Minutemen take on conference foe George Mason in a bid to stay unbeaten, and NESN will have all the action on NESNPlus. Tip-off for the game is at 7:00 p.m. Check out the list below for the NESNplus channel in your area. Channel listings...
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Pelicans’ Ryan Anderson to Miss Two Months, May Need Neck Surgery

NEW ORLEANS — Pelicans forward Ryan Anderson says doctors want him to rest for about two months before they determine whether he needs neck surgery to repair a herniated disk. Anderson said he is now nearly pain-free with the help of medication, and is optimistic about his long-term future in the NBA. However, he is unsure whether he will be able to play again this season, his...
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Gisele Bundchen: Tom Brady Is ‘Focused’ During Playoffs

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has been in this position before: poised to play in the AFC Championship game for a shot at making it to the Super Bowl. But for the first time since 2006, the Patriots are playoff underdogs going up against the Peyton Manning-led Denver Broncos. Brady isn’t sweating it, though, and according to his supermodel wife, Gisele Bundchen, stress...
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Nathan Horton Scores 200th Career Goal With Top-Shelf Snipe (Video)

Nathan Horton reached a major milestone in just his sixth game as a Columbus Blue Jacket. The winger, who came to Columbus in July after three seasons with the Boston Bruins, tallied the 200th goal of his career Monday night, firing a rocket from the top of the circle over the left shoulder of Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Anders Lindback. Two hundred goals is no small achievement —...
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Joe Namath: Tom Brady Haters Are Just Jealous of Success, Wife

Tom Brady was named the most hated quarterback in the NFL by Public Policy Polling, garnering 18 percent of the vote, and Hall of Fame quarterback Joe Namath can understand why. Broadway Joe knows a thing or two about being a hated man. He was despised during much of his 13-year NFL career for his unusual style, cocky demeanor and on-field success. So, while today’s NFL is very...
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Jim Caldwell Hired As Detroit Lions Head Coach

Arguably the most desirable coaching vacancy of the NFL offseason has been filled, as the Detroit Lions hired Baltimore Ravens offensive coordinator Jim Caldwell on Tuesday as their new head coach.  ESPN’s Adam Schefter was the first to report the hiring, which was confirmed by Tim Twentyman of DetroitLions.com. Caldwell replaced Cam Cameron as offensive coordinator in Baltimore...
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Mark Whipple Introduced As UMass Football Coach, Says ‘We Will Win Championships’

UMass has been a college football bottom feeder since making the leap to the Football Bowl Subdivision two years ago. According to Mark Whipple, those days are over. Whipple was introduced as the new head coach of the Minutemen on Tuesday, returning him to the school he led to the top of Division I-AA in the late 1990s and early 2000s. Recreating that level of success against FBS...
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U.S. Olympic Figure Skater Ashley Wagner Shines On, Off Ice (Photos)

This year’s Winter Olympics women’s figure skating team selection had a little more drama than usual. Instead of selecting the top three finishers from the national figure skating championships for the Olympic squad, the U.S. Figure Skating Association selected fourth-place finisher Ashley Wagner over third-place finisher Mirai Nagasu, despite Nagasu’s flawless performance...
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Dougie Hamilton Out For Bruins Tuesday Night With Mild Concussion

Boston Bruins defenseman Dougie Hamilton has been diagnosed with a mild concussion, ruling him out for Tuesday night’s game against the Toronto Maple Leafs. Bruins coach Claude Julien called the concussion “mild” when speaking with reporters Tuesday and said Hamilton is not expected to miss significant time. The 20-year-old blueliner, who missed practice Monday and Tuesday...
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Scott Boras: MLB shouldn't make deals with PED distributors

Scott Boras thinks Major League Baseball is doing it all wrong. Boras, the former agent for Alex Rodriguez, spoke with FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal on Monday about the league’s effort to get performance-enhancing drugs out of baseball. Boras, whom Rosenthal described as “agitated,” said MLB is wrong to enter relationships with PED suppliers while going after players — as it...
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Ryan Kesler Pounds U.S. Olympic Teammate Dustin Brown (Video)

Vancouver Canucks forward Ryan Kesler and Los Angeles Kings captain Dustin Brown will both suit up in red, white and blue in Sochi, but there was little camaraderie between the two Olympians on Monday night. Kesler, who mangled Boston Bruins winger Jarome Iginla‘s finger in a fight earlier this year, dropped the gloves with Brown during the matchup of Pacific Division rivals. Brown...
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MLBPA Director: A-Rod allegations ‘outrageous,’ ‘inexcusable’

Alex Rodriguez really is on his own. Rodriguez sued both Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association in federal court on Monday in an attempt to get his 162-game suspension overturned. A-Rod’s decision to file the lawsuit isn’t all that surprising, but the shots the New York Yankees third baseman took at the players’ union upset some, including MLBPA...
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