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Comparing Tyler Seguin, Jamie Benn To Other High-Scoring NHL Duos

The Dallas Stars have undergone quite the transformation at forward since Jim Nill took over as general manager following the 2012-13 season. In two offseasons, he’s acquired two top-six centers in Tyler Seguin and Jason Spezza to lessen the scoring burden on captain and first-line left winger Jamie Benn. He also signed top-nine winger Ales Hemsky as a free agent last summer....
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January 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Luis Suarez, Gareth Bale Star In Hate-Filled Adidas Commercial (Video)

Luis Suarez and Gareth Bale helped Adidas take the phrase “haters gonna hate” to a new level. Suarez and Bale star alongside James Rodriguez and Karim Benzema in a new Adidas Football commercial, which reminds viewers that criticism and success go hand-in-hand, as far as top level soccer is concerned. The ad features the four stars engulfed by loud music, flashing lights and...
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January 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Aaron Murray, Kacie McDonnell break off engagement

By NESN It was a bad month for love for the Murray boys. Former Georgia Bulldogs quarterback and current Kansas City Chiefs backup Aaron Murray’s engagement to longtime girlfriend Kacie McDonnell is off, McDonnell confirmed to Molly Eichel of Philly.com. The former FOX 29 traffic reporter in Philadelphia left her job over the summer to work and live with Murray, whom she...
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January 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Michael Wilbon: Patriots Should Lose Super Bowl Spot If Guilty In ‘DeflateGate’

There have been some scalding hot takes around the New England Patriots since Sunday, but Michael Wilbon’s might be hottest of all. The longtime journalist and co-host of ESPN’s “Pardon the Interruption” suggested Monday that the Patriots should have to forfeit their spot in the Super Bowl if they’re found guilty of deflating footballs in the...
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January 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Jon Jones Breaks Silence On Positive Cocaine Test, Apologizes For ‘Mistake’

What should have been a time for celebration for Jon Jones after the eighth successful defense of his light heavyweight title on January 3 instead turned into a disaster when it was revealed that the New Yorker tested positive for cocaine a month before the fight. Monday night, Jones broke his silence in an interview with FOX Sports 1’s Charissa Thompson. “I definitely don...
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January 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Russell Wilson: INTs were God setting up dramatic finish

By NESN Staff Just in case you thought the four interceptions Russell Wilson threw Sunday were the result of bad throws, poor reads or great plays by the Green Bay Packers defense, the Seattle Seahawks quarterback wants to straighten you out: Nope, it was all God. Wilson deflected blame for arguably the worst start to a game in his NFL career, when he threw four picks in the Seahawks’...
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January 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Seahawks Fan Giving Game-Winning Football Back, Then Serving Jail Time

Jermaine Kearse’s game-winning football from Sunday’s NFC Championship Game against the Green Bay Packers certainly ended up in some interesting hands. Seahawks fan Scott Shelton is currently in possession of the football that was launched into the stands by the Seattle wide receiver after he caught the touchdown pass from Russell Wilson in overtime that sent his team to their...
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January 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Pete Carroll excited to face Patriots: 'It's a little bit personal'

By Mike Cole Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll doesn’t sound like he’s got any resentment toward the New England Patriots, but a Super Bowl win against his former team might be a little more special. Carroll will be looking to become the first head coach since Bill Belichick to win back-to-back Super Bowls when they do battle Feb. 1 in Arizona. Not only does the game...
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January 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Liverpool-Chelsea Live: Reds, Blues Meet In Capital One Cup Semifinal

Noon ET: Liverpool is closing in on one of its primary targets for the 2014-15 season. Chelsea is standing in Liverpool’s way. Liverpool and Chelsea meet Tuesday at Anfield in the first leg of their Capital One Cup (Football League Cup) semifinal series. The Reds and the Blues are old foes, and Tuesday’s game will stoke their rivalry, which has simmered, stewed and even boiled...
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January 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Drew Bledsoe: Bill Belichick, Pete Carroll ‘Very Similar’ Despite Reputations

Fans see Bill Belichick and Pete Carroll on the sideline and assume the two coaches couldn’t be more different. The former is sour and grouchy, while the latter looks loose and happy-go-lucky. Appearances can be deceiving, former NFL quarterback Drew Bledsoe warns. The retired signal-caller, who played under both Belichick and Carroll with the New England...
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January 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Bill Belichick: Ex-Seahawks on roster can give Pats insight

Super Bowl XLIX is incredibly evenly matched, but the New England Patriots hold one distinct advantage. New England has four former Seahawks on its roster, while Seattle only has one former Patriots player. That obviously won’t decide the game, but Patriots head coach Bill Belichick seems to think it could help. “Well, certainly what we see and what they’re doing now is...
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January 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Connor McDavid, Jack Eichel Lead CSS’ Midterm 2015 NHL Draft Rankings

The midterm 2015 NHL draft rankings from Central Scouting Service were released Tuesday and there aren’t any surprises at the top. Forwards Connor McDavid of the Erie Otters (OHL) and Jack Eichel of Boston University (NCAA), as well as Noah Hanifin of Boston College are the top three ranked North American skaters, which has been the case throughout the season. Lawson Crouse, a...
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January 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Eric Staal Gets Last Laugh On Dion Phaneuf After Lopsided Fight (Video)

He who laughs last laughs the longest — especially when they get to fire a game-clinching slap shot at the opponent. That was the case for Carolina Hurricanes captain Eric Staal on Tuesday night as his team rolled to a 4-1 win over the struggling Toronto Maple Leafs. The loss was Toronto’s fifth straight and eighth in its last 10 games, as the firing of head coach Randy Carlyle...
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January 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Bruins-Stars Preview: Boston Begins Two-Game Road Trip Vs. Tyler Seguin

The Boston Bruins will head into the All-Star break with a short two-game road trip, and the first test is Tuesday night against the Dallas Stars. The top storyline is Tyler Seguin, Boston’s first-round pick in the 2010 NHL draft, playing against his former teammates for the third time since he was traded to Dallas in July 2013. Seguin had two assists for the Stars in two games...
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January 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Patriots, Seahawks Have Been Among Favorites To Win Super Bowl All Season

The close line for Super Bowl XLIX in Glendale, Ariz., is not a surprise, as both the New England Patriots and the Seattle Seahawks have been among the favorites to win the Super Bowl all season long at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. Back on Sept. 1, just prior to the start of the regular season, the Denver Broncos were the favorites at 11/2 on the odds to win the Super...
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January 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Brady Poppinga: Packers Played Not To Lose; Seahawks Took Calculated Risks

The Green Bay Packers didn’t lose because they failed to recover an onside kick or any of the easy-to-identify 50/50 plays where they fell short against the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday. The Packers lost because they played not to lose, rather than to win, former NFL linebacker Brady Poppinga writes on FootballbyFootball.com. Two days after the Packers’...
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January 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Sam Monson Backtracks: Tom Brady’s ‘Absolutely Back’ On NFL QB Mount Rushmore

Just kidding, everyone, Tom Brady is totally an elite quarterback — again. Pro Football Focus analyst Sam Monson raised some eyebrows back in June when he declared in an article that the Patriots quarterback was no longer a top-five NFL quarterback. Monson argued Brady was on the decline, pointing to his struggles with accuracy under pressure and his inability to avoid turnovers...
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January 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Tyler Seguin-Jamie Benn ‘Bromance’ Making Them One Of NHL’s Top Duos (Photos)

The Dallas Stars have found something pretty special in the combination of Tyler Seguin and Jamie Benn. The two players were fine young talents before being united, but ever since Seguin was acquired by the Stars in the summer before the 2013-14 season, they’ve turned into one of the NHL’s most dynamic duos. Seguin and Benn are at it again this season...
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January 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Reports: D’Qwell Jackson’s Interception Sparked Deflated Ball Controversy

We don’t know how the NFL’s investigation of “DeflateGate” will end, but we might know how the crazy controversy started. According to reports from both Mike Lynch of WCVB.com and Bob Glauer of Newsday, the investigation was sparked by the Colts’ lone interception of Tom Brady during Sunday’s 45-7 AFC Championship Game win over Indianapolis. Sources told Lynch that...
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January 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Jonas Gray: Tom Brady, Patriots Veterans Lead Way With Preparation (Video)

Jonas Gray is no dummy. The New England Patriots running back went from the practice squad to the Patriots’ record book this season, and he shared a key secret to his success Tuesday on NESN Sports Today.” The running back says he sits behind quarterback Tom Brady in meetings, and if Brady’s taking notes, Gray knows he probably should be taking some...
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January 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Patriots-Seahawks Super Bowl Preview: Russell Wilson Faces Big Challenge

Don’t put too much stock in the NFC Championship Game while sizing up the Seattle Seahawks against the New England Patriots. No offense to the Green Bay Packers, but the only reason why they were even able to give away that game was because of the horrible start by Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson. Wilson threw three interceptions in the first half and added another late in...
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January 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Bill Belichick, Patriots Roasted By New York Papers For ‘Deflategate’ (Photos)

You just had to know this was coming, didn’t you? The New York tabloids never miss a chance to cash in on a juicy story, and if that juicy story includes Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots, then they really start to salivate. So naturally, when the New York Post and New York Daily News hit newsstands Tuesday, both paid a lot of attention to “Inflategate”...
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January 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Boston 2024 Olympics Video Evokes Paul Revere’s Ride, City’s Athletic Tradition

Paul Revere’s famous ride is on clear display in Boston along the Freedom Trail. Organizers are hoping an Olympic torch relay will eventually join that route among the city’s famed journeys. The Boston 2024 Executive Committee — who hopes to bring the Summer Olympics to the Hub — recently unveiled its logo for the bid. The logo is described as a beacon, and a video featuring...
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January 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Gronk has best response to 'DeflateGate' allegations

Rob Gronkowski might have the answer to “DeflateGate.” The NFL confirmed Monday that it’s investigating the New England Patriots for possibly deflating footballs in their 45-7 AFC Championship win over the Indianapolis Colts. And the Patriots tight end thinks it might have a little something to do with his signature touchdown celebration. Gronkowksi reached the end zone...
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January 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Tedy Bruschi: Giants ‘Were Definitely The Better Team’ In Super Bowl XLII

Tedy Bruschi knows firsthand the pain the New England Patriots felt coming so close to the perfect finish only to watch it slip away through the hand of New York Giants wide receiver David Tyree. That’s why it might come as a surprise to some that the former Patriots linebacker told ESPN on Monday that he believes the right team won Super Bowl XLII in...
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January 19, 2015  |  Discuss
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