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Pacers’ David West Pulls Out Oscar-Worthy Flop Vs. Celtics (Video)

David West went down like a sack of bricks Friday night after taking a vicious elbow to the face from Avery Bradley. Well, part of that statement is true. The Indiana Pacers forward did hit the ground hard to draw a foul during a matchup with the Boston Celtics, but replays revealed that there might have been just a bit of embellishment on West’s part. This embed is...
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QPR’s Matt Phillips Scores Amazing Long-Range Goal Vs. Crystal Palace (Video)

Queens Park Rangers lost 3-1 to Crystal Palace on Saturday, but the final score wasn’t what had everyone talking. With his team trailing 3-0 in the 83rd minute, QPR’s Matt Phillips unleashed a rocket from over 40 yards out that sailed over goalkeeper Julian Speroni for an incredible goal. This embed is invalid" /> The 24-year-old’s frozen rope...
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Bruins-Penguins Notes: 5-Game Win Streak Strengthening Chances Of Playoff Berth

The Boston Bruins defeated the Pittsburgh Penguins 2-0 at Consol Energy Center on Saturday afternoon, a win that increased the Original Six club’s chances of reaching the 2015 Stanley Cup playoffs by 7.2 percent. According to Sports Club Stats, Boston has an 87.1 percent chance of making the playoffs. The two teams chasing the Bruins for a wild-card berth in the Eastern Conference...
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Patriots re-sign DT Alan Branch to two-year contract

By Darren Hartwell Defensive tackle Alan Branch has re-signed with the Super Bowl champs, his agent, Blake Baratz, announced Saturday night. Branch’s contract is for two years with a max value of $6.6 million, according to Pro Football Talk. The 6-foot-6, 325-pound nose tackle will be a welcome sight in New England in 2015. He performed capably in a reserve role last season after...
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Harvard Beats Yale In Dramatic Finish To Earn NCAA Tourney Bid (Video)

Steve Moundou-Missi was the Ivy League’s defensive player of the year, but it was his offense that helped Harvard capture the conference title in dramatic fashion. The senior forward knocked down a jumper with 7.2 remaining in a one-game playoff vs. rival Yale to lift the Crimson to a 53-51 win and an automatic berth in the NCAA tournament. This embed is invalid" /...
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Phil Pressey Making Most Of Opportunity With Isaiah Thomas Sidelined

BOSTON — Evan Turner garnered most of the headlines following the Celtics’ come-from-behind win over the Orlando Magic on Friday, but Turner’s season-best offensive outburst wouldn’t have been possible without the contributions of a certain seldom-used point guard. “The guy who spearheaded the whole night was Phil Pressey,” head coach Brad Stevens said after his team’s...
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Tuukka Rask’s Stellar Performance Behind Bruins’ Recent Surge

Even when the Boston Bruins were struggling over the first three months of the season and were barely holding on to a playoff spot, it was foolish to suggest they weren’t capable of contending in a wide-open Eastern Conference. Injuries to key players such as No. 1 defenseman Zdeno Chara and top-six center David Krejci, as well as the inconsistency of goaltender Tuukka Rask, all...
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UAlbany Beats Buzzer Vs. Stony Brook To Win America East Title (Video)

Stony Brook was 1.8 seconds away from making history. But Peter Hooley had other plans. The University of Albany guard drilled a deep 3-pointer with seconds to spare in the America East finals Saturday to lift the Great Danes to a 51-50 win at SEFCU Arena in Albany. This embed is invalid" /> It was elation for UAlbany, which will head to the NCAA...
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Watch Boston Celtics-Indiana Pacers Game Online (Live Stream)

The Boston Celtics will look to improve their playoff case Saturday when they visit the seventh-seeded Indiana Pacers. Tipoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. ET, and NBC Sports Live Extra is streaming the game online and through its app for Xfinity and Time Warner Cable customers. You can watch it by clicking the photo below. Photo via Benny Sieu/USA TODAY Sports ImagesFiled under: Live Stream
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Claude Julien: Penguins Battled Vs. Bruins Despite Missing Stars (Video)

The Boston Bruins went up against a Pittsburgh Penguins team Saturday that was without stars Evgeni Malkin and Sidney Crosby, but that didn’t necessarily make it any easier. The B’s did come out on top 2-0, but the Pens actually kept it at 1-0 until Zdeno Chara scored an empty net goal in the final minute. And that was a fact that wasn’t lost on Bruins...
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Northern Cyclones Beat South Shore Kings, Win TD Bank Mini 1-On-1 (Video)

The Northern Cyclones had a flair for the dramatic in the finals of the TD Bank Mini 1-on-1 peewee (boys’ 12-and-under) bracket. The South Shore Kings jumped out to an early lead when Brett Berard scored in the first round. Yet Northern Cyclones goaltender Kyle Westfall denied Berard’s next two chances, and with the game on the line in the third round...
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Tuukka Rask’s Stop On Blake Comeau Highlights 30-Save Shutout (Video)

There were plenty of Tuukka Rask saves to choose from Saturday, but one in particular stood out in the Boston Bruins’ 2-0 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins. The Bruins goaltender recorded 30 saves en route to his third shutout this season, but it almost didn’t end that way. Penguins winger Blake Comeau nearly ruined Rask’s clean slate in the first...
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Tuukka Rask Earns 30-Save Shutout, Bruins Beat Penguins For Fifth Straight Win

The Boston Bruins extended their win streak to a season-high five games with a 2-0 road victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday afternoon. The win moves Boston into a tie with the Washington Capitals for the first wild-card playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. Both teams have 82 points, but Boston also has played one fewer game. The Bruins and Capitals will meet Sunday...
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Bruins Answer Questions From Maine Junior Black Bears For Peewee Saturday (Video)

Ever wonder what Torey Krug’s favorite song is? What about Dougie Hamilton’s pregame ritual? The Boston Bruins answered those questions and more for the Maine Junior Black Bears during Peewee Saturday on NESN. Krug revealed that his favorite song is Zac Brown Band’s “Sweet Annie,” while fellow Bruins defenseman Hamilton likes to relax, load...
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Report: Patriots Target Reggie Bush Signs With San Francisco 49ers

The New England Patriots will have to keep looking for a replacement for Shane Vereen, Running back Reggie Bush, who the Pats hosted on a free-agent visit Friday, signed with the San Francisco 49ers on Saturday, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter. The move will (sort of) be a homecoming for Bush, who went to USC and is a San Diego native. Bush had signed a four...
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Milan Lucic Gets Bruins On Board 35 Seconds After Penalty Kill (Video)

The Boston Bruins were a man short early into their matchup against the Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday, but they were able to kill the penalty and then some. Defenseman Dennis Seidenberg was handed a tripping penalty 7:18 into the first period of the Bruins’ weekend matinée, but the Evgeni Malkin and Sidney Crosby-less Penguins couldn’t capitalize. But 35 seconds later...
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Bruins Must Work On Playing 60 Minutes Of Solid Hockey For Playoff Run (Video)

The Boston Bruins have been on a roll of late, winning seven of their last nine games before Saturday’s contest against the Pittsburgh Penguins. But not all of them have been pretty. The Bruins have struggled to play a full 60 minutes of solid hockey this season, but they have managed to pull out some ugly wins. However, it won’t be that easy in the...
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Dining Playbook: Training Camp With Colonnade Hotel’s Nick Calias (Video)

How does Pedro Martinez like his paella? Just ask Nick Calias. Colonnade Boston Hotel’s executive chef is good friends with the former Boston Red Sox pitcher, and Calias showed Billy Costa how to make paella the Pedro way on “Dining Playbook.” Check it out in the video above.Filed under: Dining Playbook, NESN Video, Training Camp
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Dining Playbook: Joe Piantedosi Dishes On Madison Square Garden’s Food (Video)

Madison Square Garden obviously is a great place to catch a game or a concert, but did you know it also boasts some high-quality food? “Dining Playbook” correspondent Joe Piantedosi checked out all the snacks MSG has to offer, including sandwiches from the Carnegie Deli and some great espresso. Learn more in the video above. Thumbnail photo via...
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Julian Edelman Breaks Out Tom Brady, Bill Belichick Impressions (Video)

Add “master impressionist” to Julian Edelman’s already lengthy and impressive resume. The New England Patriots’ wide receiver/punt returner/occasional touchdown-thrower broke out hilarious Bill Belichick and Tom Brady impressions during an 18-minute interview on the “Rich Eisen Show”. Edelman also talked about winning Super Bowl XLIX, his initial relationship with Wes...
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Dining Playbook: Davio’s One Of Many Great MarketStreet Spots (Video)

There’s a good reason why Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse owner Steve DiFillippo chose MarketStreet in Lynnfield, Mass., for his newest location. Besides being down the street from where DiFillippo grew up, MarketStreet is the North Shore’s largest open-air shopping center, so it was already home to some great restaurants, like Otto Pizza and...
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Dining Playbook: Goji Berries One Of Jenny Johnson’s ‘J-Tox’ Foods (Video)

You might have heard of goji berries, as they’re gaining popularity for their association with longevity. But did you know that’s because they’re the most nutritionally dense fruit on earth? Jenny Johnson taught the “Dining Playbook” audience about one of her favorite “J-Tox” foods. Check it out in the video above.Filed under: Dining Playbook...
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The Salty Pig Among Spots To Go Before, During And After Games (Video)

If you’re in New England for a game but don’t know where to grab a bite to eat, “Dining Playbook” has you covered. From house-made meats at The Salty Pig in Boston’s Back Bay to an assortment of yummy and sophisticated libations at Carrie Nation Cocktail Club in Beacon Hill, there are plenty of places to go before, during and after the game....
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Dining Playbook Review: A&B Burger In Salem, Mass.

There’s a good chance that A&B Burger in Salem, Mass., is like nothing you’ve ever experienced. Located in the old Salem Jail, the restaurant pairs its unconventional setting with mouth-watering burgers like The Hangover burger, complete with bacon, fried egg and hash browns. And if burgers aren’t your thing, they have other delicious menu items...
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Berkshire Bank Faceoff: Projected Lines, Pairings For Bruins-Penguins

The Boston Bruins will aim to extend their win streak to five games when they take on the Pittsburgh Penguins at the Consol Energy Center on Saturday afternoon. Boston ended its skid of seven straight shootout losses in a 3-2 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Thursday night and can win the season series with Pittsburgh if it wins Saturday. The B’s won 3-2 in overtime when these...
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