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Tim Tebow Themed Beer 'Tebrew' Created by Colorado Brewery (Video)

A lot of Broncos fans are drinking the Kool-Aid when it comes to Tim Tebow. They now have something else Tebow inspired to sip on. Bonfire Brewing in Eagle Colo. has created a new beer that goes by the name "Tebrew." And if the name wasn't an obvious enough reference to the second-year quarterback, its label (seen below) certainly hammers home the point. It depicts...
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December 17, 2011  |  Discuss

Report: James Posey, Al Thornton Among Potential Replacements for Jeff Green, But Market 'Extremely Thin'

The Celtics have some decisions to make now that Jeff Green will miss the entire 2011-12 season due to an aortic aneurysm that requires heart surgery. The 25-year-old was a key component of the C's bench, and a lot was expected of him in his first full season in Boston this upcoming season. So without the former fifth overall pick, the Celtics may have to look outside the organization...
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December 17, 2011  |  Discuss

Milan Lucic Hoping to Avoid Further Discipline for Hit From Behind on Flyers Forward Zac Rinaldo

Another day, another controversial hit for the Bruins. On Tuesday, Bruins defenseman Adam McQuaid was ejected for a knee-on-knee hit on Ottawa's Nick Foligno, but was only fined $2,500 and not suspended after the league reviewed the incident. On Saturday, it was Milan Lucic back in trouble for a questionable play against the Flyers in Philadelphia. The Bruins forward was given...
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December 17, 2011  |  Discuss

Jimmy Rollins Re-Signs With Phillies for Three Years, $33 Million

PHILADELPHIA -- Jimmy Rollins is bringing his swagger back to the Phillies. Three people familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press that Rollins has agreed to a 3-year, $33 million contract with Philadelphia. The deal includes a vesting option for a fourth year. The people spoke on condition of anonymity Saturday because the agreement is pending a physical. "Gotta...
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December 17, 2011  |  Discuss

Bruins Make Statement With Complete Effort in Dominating 6-0 Win in Philadelphia

Claude Julien really has a problem now. What will the demanding Bruins boss find to critique about his club's thoroughly dominating 6-0 dismantling of the Flyers Saturday in Philadelphia? It was the fourth straight win for Boston, but the previous efforts had at least featured some obvious lapses that Julien could latch onto. He did just that after Wednesday's sloppy 5-2...
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December 17, 2011  |  Discuss

Vote: What Was Your Favorite Storyline From Bruins' 6-0 Win Over Flyers?

The Bruins had an opportunity to tie the Flyers atop the Eastern Conference on Saturday, and they made sure not to squander it. The B's scored early and often, dominating the Flyers 6-0 on the road. They scored four first-period goals in the win, which runs their winning streak to four games. The Bruins' victory also snaps the Flyers' seven-game winning streak. A win...
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Report: Red Sox Inquire With Royals About Closer Joakim Soria

The Red Sox might not be done adding pieces to their bullpen just yet. After trading for Mark Melancon already, now it appears that the Red Sox have reached out to the Kansas City Royals about trading for closer Joakim Soria, according to WEEI.com. The talks have reportedly "failed to progress," however, because the Royals asking price is too high. The Royals are said to...
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December 17, 2011  |  Discuss

Zdeno Chara Sure to Be 'Flying High' After Gordie Howe Hat Trick Against Philadelphia

Welcome back, Captain. Zdeno Chara had a Gordie Howe hat trick, Tim Thomas continued his dominance of the Flyers and recorded his 30th career shutout while the Bruins scored four in the first period en route to a 6-0 laugher over Philadelphia. NESN Nation's Dan Duquette is glad to have Chara back and figures that one of these days, the rest of the league will figure out how good...
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Deion Branch Among Five Patriots Who Didn't Travel to Denver

The Patriots will be shorthanded due to injuries yet again Sunday against the Broncos, as four starters didn't make the trip to Denver. Safety Patrick Chung (foot), linebacker Brandon Spikes (knee), right tackle Sebastian Vollmer (foot, back), wide receiver Deion Branch (groin) and running back Shane Vereen (hamstring) were ruled out Saturday, which means they didn't travel...
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Milan Lucic Says Hit on Zac Rinaldo Was On Shoulder, Happy Nobody Was Hurt

Milan Lucic received a five-minute major and a game misconduct for boarding Zac Rinaldo late in the second period on Saturday, and he could find himself in another meeting with Brendan Shanahan. Lucic explained the hit after the game. "I noticed he was in a bit of a vulnerable position," Lucic said after the Bruins' 6-0 victory. "I looked and watched the tape again...
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Nathan Horton in Perfect Position to Pot Bruins' Fifth Goal Against Flyers

The Bruins essentially did whatever they wanted to do against the Flyers on Saturday, and their fifth goal of the afternoon provided a perfect illustration. Zdeno Chara was given much too much space to operate, firing a hard slapper on net that generated a juicy rebound for Nathan Horton, who cleaned up the mess. Check it out on the Amica Coverage Cam in the video above.
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Mat Latos Traded to Reds in Exchange for Edinson Volquez, Three Others

CINCINNATI (AP) The Reds acquired right-handed starter Mat Latos from San Diego on Saturday for a package of four players, including infielder Yonder Alonso and right-handed starter Edinson Volquez. Cincinnati wanted to acquire a front-of-the-rotation starter in free agency. Latos went 9-14 with a 3.47 ERA for the Padres last season, finishing among the NL leaders in ERA and strikeouts...
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December 17, 2011  |  Discuss

Waltham Girls Win Mini 1-on-1 10-and-Under Tournament

It was a worthwhile final matchup between Waltham and Springfield in the girls' 10-and-under bracket, and it didn't disappoint. Watch the video above to see how Waltham was able to come away with the big victory.
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December 17, 2011  |  Discuss

Report: Mark Messier Believes Vancouver Canucks Still Owe Him Money From 2000

Mark Messier stopped playing for the Vancouver Canucks way back in 2000. But according to the former captain, the Canucks still may owe him some money for his services. Messier seems to believe that his contract included certain clauses guaranteeing him more money, according to the Vancouver Province. The Canucks have arranged for an arbitrator to hear the case in the spring to determine...
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December 17, 2011  |  Discuss

Benoit Pouliot, Bruins Come Out Flying, Catch Philadelphia Flat-Footed to Take Lead in Opening Seconds

You never know what to expect in a matinee NHL game, as the players are much more accustomed to playing at night. That was evident in the Flyers' first shift of Saturday's game, as the Bruins caught them sleeping and snuck in an early goal. Check out the breakdown of the play from the Amica Coverage Cam in the video above.
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December 17, 2011  |  Discuss

Terrell Owens, Nyjer Morgan Rival Ilya Bryzgalov as Most Entertaining Sports Personalities

Ilya Bryzgalov has made waves due to his unique personality that has emerged at times in interviews and on television shows. On Saturday, he made waves by allowing five early goals to the Bruins before getting pulled. NESN Nation's Dan Duquette isn't about to let that lessen his enjoyment of the Flyers goalie, however. In fact, Dan wanted to see how "Bryz" stacked...
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December 17, 2011  |  Discuss

Vanessa Bryant's 10-Year Marriage With Kobe Bryant Included Championships, Scandal, Expensive Rings (Photos)

All marriages have their ups and downs, but the 10-year union of Vanessa and Kobe Bryant was certainly unlike any other. They got engaged in 2000, when she was 18 and still a senior in high school. He ascended to the top of the NBA and was a three-time champion before the news of his affair in a Colorado hotel room and the ensuing sexual assualt charges surfaced. Vanessa stood by...
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December 17, 2011  |  Discuss

Jerod Mayo's Well-Deserved Contract Extension Could Make Him a Patriots Lifer

It looks like linebacker Jerod Mayo could be a Patriots lifer, and New England head coach Bill Belichick would have it no other way. Mayo reportedly agreed to a five-year contract extension Saturday. Mayo's five-year rookie deal was set to expire after the 2012 season, and if his new contract begins in 2013, he'll be under contract through 2017, which would keep him with...
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December 17, 2011  |  Discuss

Bruins Once Again Dealing With 'Humongous Big' Matchup of Conference's Top Two Teams

We didn't think the tough matchups came this often, this early in the season. Somehow, the Bruins find themselves in another game between the top two teams in the conference and again it's against a team from Pennsylvania. Who's next? Scranton? NESN Nation's Dan Duquette is looking forward to another "humongous big" opportunity for the Bruins to prove themselves...
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December 17, 2011  |  Discuss

Zdeno Chara Returns to Lineup As Bruins Visit Philadelphia in Showdown of Top Two Teams in East

When Zdeno Chara made it through practice on Friday it was a sign that he could be ready to return to the lineup on Saturday. When the Bruins sent Steven Kampfer to Providence on Friday night, it was pretty obvious that Chara would be back. Saturday morning, the Bruins made it official. Chara will be back on the blue line when Boston visits Philadelphia on Saturday afternoon in a...
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December 17, 2011  |  Discuss
GET WELL SOON

Green having heart surgery, out for year

Celtics forward Jeff Green is out for the season. He's having heart surgery after doctors discovered he had an aortic aneurysm.

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December 17, 2011  |  Discuss

Report: Jerod Mayo Signs Five-Year Extension With Patriots

The Patriots' defensive captain is going to be sticking around for a while, as Jerod Mayo reportedly agreed to a five-year extension with the team on Saturday. ESPN's Adam Schefter reported the news via Twitter. Mayo, still just 25 years old, was the team's first-round draft pick in 2008, when he won NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year honors. He led the team in tackles...
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Candiens Coach Jacques Martin Fired After 13-12-7 Start

Jacques Martin's days in Montreal are over. The Habs' bench boss was relieved of his duties on Saturday morning after the Canadiens started the season 13-12-7 and sat in last place in the Northeast Division. Randy Cunneyworth will take over as head coach for the remainder of the season, the team announced. Martin was in his third season in Montreal, as he led the team to...
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December 17, 2011  |  Discuss

NFL Cheerleader Showdown: Which AFC West Team Has the Best Cheer Squad?

Editor's note: NESN.com is asking its readers to determine the NFL's best cheerleading squad. Starting Dec. 17, NESN.com will begin asking fans to pick the best cheerleading squad of each division before crowning the conference champs. Then, like every season, we'll pick out a Super Bowl champion team. When it comes to the NFL, the players aren't the only ones working...
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December 17, 2011  |  Discuss

NFL Cheerleader Showdown: Which AFC South Team Has the Best Cheer Squad?

Editor's note: NESN.com is asking its readers to determine the NFL's best cheerleading squad. Starting Dec. 17, NESN.com will begin asking fans to pick the best cheerleading squad of each division before crowning the conference champs. Then, like every season, we'll pick out a Super Bowl champion team. When it comes to the NFL, the players aren't the only ones working...
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December 17, 2011  |  Discuss
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