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Tom Brady Wrote Foreword To Troy Brown’s Book — During Deflategate

Tom Brady’s busy summer apparently included a little bit of a writing. The New England Patriots quarterback spent his entire summer defending himself and his good name against the NFL in what became known as Deflategate — you might have heard of it. However, Brady found a little time to help out an old teammate. Former Patriots wide receiver Troy Brown has a book out about his...
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November 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Fantasy Football: Analyzing Best Julian Edelman Replacements (Podcast)

New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman became the latest fantasy football star to suffer a major injury when he hurt his foot Sunday against the New York Giants. He’s expected to miss the next six to eight weeks after undergoing foot surgery on Monday, which means if he returns it’ll likely be in the NFL playoffs and not the regular season. Edelman was having a fantastic season...
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Martin Jones’ Five-Day Bruins Tenure Led To Big Break With Sharks

BOSTON — When the Bruins traded former franchise cornerstone Milan Lucic to Los Angeles this past June, they received two players in return. One, rookie defenseman Colin Miller, remains in Boston and has played in 14 games for the B’s this season. The other, goalie Martin Jones, was a Bruin for about 15 seconds. “I think he sent a tweet out there,” Miller said Tuesday, “and...
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Liverpool’s James Milner Uses Soccer Fame To Help Those In Need

As Barclays Premier League action resumes this weekend, James Milner will attempt to harness the power of football to continue crucial fundraising at his foundation’s latest charity event on Sunday evening. The Liverpool vice-captain has long been dedicated to the cause of making a difference away from the game, fully aware of the potential to use...
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Tony Romo Sends Message To Dallas Cowboys With ‘Major League’ Tweet

Life has been difficult for the Dallas Cowboys and their fans over the last two months. They’ve received poor quarterback play from guys like Brandon Weeden (who was cut Tuesday) and Matt Cassel and lost seven consecutive games. But starting quarterback Tony Romo will finally return from his shoulder injury in Week 11 when the Cowboys take on the Miami Dolphins. Romo appears ready...
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Claude Julien Praises Sharks Defenseman Brent Burns: ‘He’s A Beast’

Brent Burns walked out of the San Jose Sharks locker room after his team’s morning skate Tuesday’s wearing a suit and an extra-large camouflage backpack, complete with the best beard in the NHL. He’s a beast in more ways than one, including his impressive play on the ice. “They’re a good well-balanced team, you know. Their goaltending has been good, they’ve got Burns...
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Joe Thornton: ‘Always Nice Coming Back’ To Boston, Even Decade After Trade

BOSTON — Joe Thornton is currently in his 11th season as a member of the San Jose Sharks. That’s four more than he spent with the Bruins, the team that drafted him first overall way back in 1997. With the Sharks competing in the Western Conference, the big centerman travels back to Boston just once per season. But even a decade after the franchise-shaking trade that sent him...
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Tedy Bruschi: I would put Malcolm Butler up against anyone

The New England Patriots have a shutdown cornerback, if you believe Tedy Bruschi. The former Patriots linebacker and current ESPN analyst joined WEEI’s “Dale & Holley” on Monday, and he said there’s reason to believe Malcolm Butler is a legitimate cornerback. Bruschi pointed to the fact that Butler allowed an 87-yard touchdown to Odell Beckham Jr. early in Sunday’s...
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Ronda Rousey Literally Won’t Show Face After Holly Holm Knockout (Video)

Ronda Rousey doesn’t appear to be taking her loss to Holly Holm very well. Rousey was at the center of one of the year’s biggest sports surprises Saturday night when she was knocked out by Holm at UFC 193. The knockout sent Rousey to the hospital, and the former champion reportedly needs plastic surgery to fix some of the damage. Rousey apparently isn’t ready to show her face...
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Watch France Vs. England International Friendly Online (Live Stream)

France and England square off at London’s Wembley Stadium on Tuesday in a matchup between two favorites for the Euro 2016 crown next summer. This match will be filled with emotion after the tragic terror attacks that took place in Paris on Friday night. There will be a pre-game tribute to the victims and all those affected, which according to the FA, will include the signing of...
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Mayweather: Rousey criticism on social media isn't cool

If you were looking for Floyd Mayweather to go after Ronda Rousey after her UFC 193 loss to Holly Holm, then you’re out of luck. The undefeated boxer spoke out on Rousey for the first time Monday to Fight Hype’s Ben Thompson, and he actually defended the former UFC bantamweight champion against the Internet hate she’s been receiving. “I don’t think it’s cool how everyone...
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NFL Playoff Picture: Bengals’ Loss Means Patriots Inch Closer To No. 1 Seed

The New England Patriots won Sunday against the New York Giants, and they won again Monday night without even playing. The Patriots are all alone atop the AFC with a 9-0 record. They share that spot all by themselves, thanks to the Houston Texans of all teams. The Texans knocked off the previously unbeaten Cincinnati Bengals on “Monday Night Football,” giving the Patriots the...
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NFL Week 11 Power Rankings: Packers’ Free Fall Might Not Be Done Yet

The Green Bay Packers, just a month ago, looked like the Super Bowl favorite out of the NFC. To say a lot has changed since then would be a major understatement. There are issues with the Packers everywhere you look. Some of those issues were exposed in consecutive road losses to Denver and Carolina. Those losses were easily explained, though. Tough games against tough teams on the...
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Watch Germany Vs. Netherlands International Friendly Online (Live Stream)

Germany and the Netherlands are two of world soccer’s most talented squads, and they will square off Tuesday at HDI-Arena in Hanover. A few first-team German players won’t be suiting up for this game, including goalkeeper Manuel Neuer and midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger, per ESPN FC. Even without two world-class talents, Germany still will have plenty of quality on the field...
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Report: Julian Edelman Out Six To Eight Weeks After Surgery On Broken Foot

The New England Patriots will be without Julian Edelman for the foreseeable future, but it sounds as if the wideout could be back in time for a potential playoff run. Edelman left Sunday’s eventual win over the New York Giants with a foot injury that turned out to be a reported broken foot. Edelman reportedly had surgery Monday, and according to NFL Media, the Patriots wide receiver...
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J.J. Watt, Andy Dalton Get In Ridiculous War Of Words After Texans’ Win

The Houston Texans and Cincinnati Bengals played a football game Monday night, a football game that was, objectively speaking, horrible. The Texans defeated the Bengals 10-6 to end any hopes Cincinnati had of going undefeated. In a season of crapbag football games — particularly on Monday nights — this one might have been the crappiest. The night wasn’t a total loss, though...
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Celtics Notes: Boston’s Defense Becoming A Force To Be Reckoned With

The Boston Celtics pride themselves on defense. But when they hopped on a plane headed west this weekend, they figured to have their hands full. Boston’s last two opponents, the Oklahoma City Thunder and Houston Rockets, boasted two of the NBA’s most potent offenses last season, including the league’s top two scorers in Russell Westbrook and James Harden. But all that firepower...
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Patriots Film Review: Clutch Defensive Effort Propels Win Vs. Giants

The box score doesn’t tell the whole story of the New England Patriots’ defensive effort in their Week 10 win over the New York Giants. The Patriots gave up 422 yards and 6 yards per play — their second highest totals of the season — but were clutch when they needed to step up at the end of the game. While the Patriots’ offense turned over the ball twice in the fourth...
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Miracle On Ice, Buster Douglas Knockout Highlight Biggest Sports Upsets (Photos)

Why do people love seeing an underdog defy the odds? Because no one thinks they can do it. Seeing teams pull off the impossible is glorifying in some aspects: not only does a team that wasn’t “supposed” to win take home a victory, but the top dog is knocked off its throne. Upsets are great for sports, unless your favorite team is on the losing end. Holly Holm’s shocking...
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Steven Gerrard’s Liverpool FC Farewell Boots Sell For £40,000 On eBay (Photo)

A pair of football boots designed for the final matches of Steven Gerrard’s incredible 710-game Liverpool career have sold for £40,200 on eBay. The signed, limited-edition Predators were donated by The Anfield Wrap to help raise money for the British Red Cross Europe Refugee Appeal. There were a total of 185 bids for the footwear ahead of Sunday’s 18.00 GMT deadline. The red...
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Saints Fire Defensive Coordinator Rob Ryan After Historically Bad Start

METAIRIE, La. — Saints coach Sean Payton promised changes were coming to his sagging defense. He started by firing defensive coordinator Rob Ryan. Senior defensive assistant Dennis Allen will assume Ryan’s duties. The move, announced Monday night on Payton’s weekly radio show on WWL-AM, comes a day after the Saints allowed 526 yards in a 47-14 loss to the Washington Redskins...
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Lindsey Vonn: Dating Tiger Woods After Divorce ‘Not The Smartest Move’

We’re finally getting some insight into the Lindsey Vonn-Tiger Woods breakup. In a feature for the New York Times, the 31-year-old Olympic skier took an honest look at her relationship with ex-boyfriend Woods and why it maybe shouldn’t have happened. “(Ex-husband) Thomas (Vonn) was really my first boyfriend, so I didn’t have a lot of dating experience,” Vonn said. “So...
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DeAndre Hopkins’ Insane TD Grab Leads Texans To Upset Over Bengals (GIF)

The Cincinnati Bengals are undefeated no more. The Houston Texans upset the previously undefeated Bengals with a 10-6 win on “Monday Night Football.” The go-ahead (and only) touchdown came courtesy wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins, who hauled in the game-winner with one of the best touchdown catches we’ve seen this season. The touchdown pass came from T.J. Yates, who entered...
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November 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Celtics’ Hustle, Energy Trumping Opponents’ Talent During Recent Streak

Ever heard the old phrase, “Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard”? It’s pretty cliché, but that’s more or less what unfolded at Toyota Center on Monday night. The Houston Rockets put up an absolute clunker against the Boston Celtics, getting outscored by 20 points over the final three quarters to fall to their fourth consecutive loss. They committed 22...
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Bill Belichick’s speech reveals Patriots expected close game

Whether history played a part in it can be debated, but one thing has come to life following the New England Patriots’ 27-26 victory over the New York Giants on Sunday: Bill Belichick was expecting the game to come down to the wire. New England’s coach revealed as much in his locker room speech following the win. “Alright, great job, Men. That was everything we talked about...
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November 16, 2015  |  Discuss
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