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Thierry Henry, Tony Adams and Herbert Chapman Statues Unveiled Commemorating 125 Years of Arsenal FC

Arsenal FC unveiled statues of three legendary figures as part of its 125th anniversary celebrations. Arsenal.com reports Thierry Henry, Tony Adams and Herbert Chapman were immortalized in bronze statues that fans can find at Emirates Stadium. "I'm more than proud -- honoured, privileged. At the very beginning I honestly thought it was a joke, until I realised it wasn'...
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Patrick Chung Doesn't Travel to Washington, Will Miss Fifth Game With Foot Injury

LANDOVER, Md. -- Patriots safety Patrick Chung will miss his fifth consecutive game with a foot injury, and the Patriots' depth at safety will be tested once again. The Patriots ruled out Chung, linebacker Brandon Spikes (knee), center Dan Connolly (groin) and running back Shane Vereen (hamstring) on Saturday night, which means they didn't travel with the team to Washington...
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Robert Griffin III Wins First Heisman Trophy for Baylor University

NEW YORK -- Robert Griffin III beat out preseason favorite Andrew Luck for the Heisman Trophy, dazzling voters with his ability to throw, run and lead Big 12 doormat Baylor into the national rankings. The quarterback known as "RG3" became the first Heisman winner from Baylor on Saturday night by a comfortable margin over the Stanford star. Griffin started the season on...
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Zdeno Chara Exits Game Against Blue Jackets With Injury, Tim Thomas Pulled After Second Period

Zdeno Chara suffered an injury and Tim Thomas was pulled in a wild game in Columbus. Chara suffered what appears to be a leg injury after getting tied up with Blue Jackets forward Antoine Vermette. There's been no update as to the extent of the injury or whether it is, in fact, his leg. The Bruins captain will not return in Saturday's game, though. Meanwhile, Tim Thomas was...
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Tuukka Rask's NHL Career Has Been Unique, But Young Goalie Still Has Potential to Become a Star

Tuukka Rask's NHL career has certainly been unique. He became the Bruins' No. 1 goaltender two seasons ago before eventually handing the reigns back over to Tim Thomas last season. But even though Rask is no longer the team's starting goaltender, he's still proven that he'd be the No. 1 goalie on most other NHL teams. The 24-year-old struggled out of the gate...
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Artem Anisimov's Gun-Shooting Goal Celebration a Disgrace to Hockey

New York Rangers forward Artem Anisimov caused quite the stir on Thursday night with his unique goal celebration. And while opinions on it vary, there's plenty of people who feel it was a bit over the top. Anisimov scored in the second period against the Lightning, and he proceeded to use his stick to mime shooting a gun. He did so right in the direction of the net and Tampa...
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Bruins Could Continue Facial Hair Themes Into December to Keep Momentum on Their Side

November --and therefore Movember -- is in the rear view mirror for the Bruins, but that doesn't mean they can give up on facial hair-themed months of the year. NESN Nation's Dan Duquette asked our Twitter followers what other traditions the team should buy into to spark a December run to rival last month's historic streak. Check out the video to see what they suggested...
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Report: Braun tests positive for PEDs

The 2011 NL MVP, Ryan Braun, has reportedly tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs and faces a 50-game suspension. 

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Former Harvard Football Coach Joe Restic Dies at Age 85

Harvard announced Saturday that its former head football coach, Joe Restic, died at Brigham & Women's Hospital on Thursday at age 85. Over 23 seasons, spanning from 1971-93, Restic led the Crimson to a 117-97-6 record and five Ivy League championships. Restic coached as an assistant at Brown and Colgate, and served as the president of the American Football Coaches Association...
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Xavier-Cincinnati Game Ends in Bench-Clearing Brawl Featuring Cheap Shot and Bloodshed (Video)

No. 8 Xavier roughed up Cincinnati on the scoreboard Saturday. But it was the Bearcats that would throw the last punch. With 9.4 seconds remaining in the game, Xavier's Tu Holloway and Cincinnati's Ge'Lawn Guyn got in each other's face. Holloway's teammate, Dezmine Wells, took exception to Guyn and shoved him to the hardwood. Both benches then cleared and punches...
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Report: Red Sox Show Interest in 41-Year-Old Reliever Darren Oliver

Could Darren Oliver return to Boston nearly 10 years after pitching for the Red Sox? It's a possibility. ESPN.com's Jerry Crasnick reports that Oliver is keeping an open mind about his 2012 destination, and that the Red Sox are among the teams checking in on the free-agent reliever. The 41-year-old lefty has become a reliable reliever in recent years after spending much of...
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Albert Pujols, C.J. Wilson Introduced by Angels, Try on New Uniforms (Photo)

The ultimate Christmas gift for Los Angeles Angels fans was made official on Saturday when the team introduced their two big free-agent signings, Albert Pujols and C.J. Wilson, outside their ballpark. Pujols, leaving St. Louis after 11 seasons, inked a 10-year, $254 million contract. Wilson, who's spent his entire seven-year career with AL West rival Texas, was locked up for...
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Bruins' Meeting With Blue Jackets Might Be Just What Doctor Ordered for Ailing Team

The Columbus Blue Jackets are the worst team in the NHL on paper, so the Bruins might be licking their chops at a chance to break out of their mini-slump and reclaim their winning ways. Then again, games aren't played on paper. They're played on ice. And a deeper look at the stats might reveal a little more cause for concern that you might expect. A certain Bruins goaltender...
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Celtics Acquire Guard Keyon Dooling in Trade With Milwaukee Bucks

The Celtics turned to free agency to bolster their frontcourt and pulled off a trade to improve their backcourt. The C's, who signed big man Chris Wilcox to a one-year deal, have completed a trade with the Milwaukee Bucks that will land them guard Keyon Dooling. The C's receive Dooling and a protected second-round pick for the draft rights to Albert Miralles, which were previously...
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Celtics Sign Veteran Chris Wilcox to Bolster Bench

The Celtics have added some size and depth in the form of Chris Wilcox. The C's announced that they have signed the 6-foot-10 forward, and he was present for the opening of training camp on Friday night. Wilcox, the eighth overall pick in 2002, has spent time with the Clippers, Sonics/Thunder, Knicks and Pistons over the course of his career. He's averaged 8.8 points and...
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Celtics Sign Marquis Daniels Less Than a Year After Trading Him to Sacramento Kings

Marquis Daniels is back in green. The Celtics announced that they have signed the 30-year-old guard/forward, which will help bolster their bench. The 6-foot-6 Daniels has averaged 8.6 points per game in 22.5 minutes per game over the course of his career. He played with the C's last season and the season before, although the team traded him to the Sacramento Kings in February...
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Patriots Re-Sign Eric Moore, Place Jermaine Cunningham on Injured Reserve

LANDOVER, Md. -- The Patriots were busy on the eve of Sunday's game against the Redskins. New England re-signed defensive end Eric Moore, who had two sacks with the Patriots in the final month of the 2010 regular season and was released in September after training camp. Moore reported to Gillette Stadium late Friday and made the trip to Washington with the team, so there'...
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Kenny Dalglish Says Reds' Performance Against QPR Validates Liverpool's Approach (Video)

Kenny Dalglish sees his team's performance in Saturday's win over Queens Park Rangers as validation of the Liverpool way. The Reds' boss beamed when describing his side's domination of its newly-promoted opponent, according to LiverpoolFC.tv. "Some of the football we played was brilliant in the first half," Dalglish said. "We will continue doing what...
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Benoit Pouliot Beats Penguins Goalie Marc-Andre Fleury for Captain Morgan Goal of the Week Honors

Benoit Pouliot had a slow start to his Bruins career, but he came through against one of Boston's top competitors in the Eastern Conference. After Rich Peverley intercepted an outlet in the neutral zone, he passed to Pouliot, who beat Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury to give the Bruins a 2-0 lead in a showdown of Eastern Conference contenders. The goal was Pouliot's second...
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Jordan Caron Returns to Lineup, Daniel Paille Out With Concussion As Bruins Visit Columbus

After losing back-to-back games for the first time since October, the Bruins will look to bounce back in Columbus on Saturday. The Blue Jackets are a league-worst 8-16-4 (20 points), but are 5-3-3 over their last 11 games. That run began with a hard-fought 2-1 shootout loss to the Bruins in Boston on Nov. 17, which the Blue Jackets followed with a 4-3 overtime win in Nashville two...
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Liverpool Fans Leap to Defend Luis Suarez Just as He Leaps to Head Liverpool Past QPR

Liverpool fans just can't get enough of Luis Suarez. Those feelings were confirmed to be mutual when the star forward celebrated his first goal in nearly six with the KOP. His first move after heading Charlie Adam's delivery past QPR goalkeeper Radek Cerny was to head for his most passionate supporters and jump for joy. It was there that his Liverpool teammates found the...
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Report: Hornets, Lakers, Rockets Submit Revised Chris Paul Trade Proposal

The Lakers still want Chris Paul and the Hornets still want to trade the point guard before his impending free agency creates a circus. Oh yes, and the Rockets still want to get the deal done, too. The three-way trade that would send Paul to Los Angeles is not completely dead, according to a report, despite NBA commissioner David Stern's veto of the deal on Thursday. Those two...
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NFL Cheerleader Gallery of the Day: Arizona Cardinals Cheerleaders Keep It Hot in the Desert

Editor's note: NESN.com is asking its readers to determine the NFL's best cheerleading squad. Starting Nov. 21, NESN.com will roll out one photo gallery per day, and with the help of NESN.com readers, we'll vote for the league's best and brightest squad just in time for playoffs.The players aren't the only ones working their tails off every Sunday and Monday during...
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Luis Suarez Ends Goal Drought, Scores Game-Winner Against QPR in EPL Contest

Luis Suarez answered his critics and ended a lengthy goal drought by scoring the game winner in Saturday's game against Queens Park Rangers. The Liverpool star headed the ball home from close range shortly after halftime. Charlie Adam provided the service to Suarez on his 47th minute goal. The midfielder tricked his way past Shaun Wright-Phillips on the left side of the QPR penalty...
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Theo Epstein Reunites With Ben Cherington at Winter Meetings, Jokes That He Broke Into Red Sox Offices

DALLAS – Surrounded by reporters on Thursday, Ben Cherington spotted an outsider in the scrum. The visitor had attempted to lounge around the session unnoticed. Upon being acknowledged, he quickly challenged the Red Sox general manager with the toughest question of the week. "How many games are you going to cost the team as the new general manager?," Cubs president of...
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