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Tom Brady Impressed By 6-Year-Old Leukemia Survivor’s Act Of Kindness

When the Make-A-Wish Foundation fulfilled Gabriel Aljalian’s dream of playing football with the New England Patriots, Tom Brady was supposed to make the 6-year-old’s day. Instead, Gabriel made Brady’s. Gabriel was diagnosed with leukemia three years ago, but he fortunately beat it. Now, Gabriel turned the anniversary of his diagnosis, Nov. 3, into “Gabriel’s Day of Kindness...
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November 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Bills, Jets ‘Color Rush’ Uniforms Confusing To Colorblind Fans (Photo)

Being able to tell which team is which during a football game is easy, right? During Thursday night’s game, some red-green colorblind NFL fans had a difficult time distinguishing the New York Jets’ green “Color Rush” uniforms from the Buffalo Bills’ all-red ensemble. Eight percent of men and 0.5 percent of women worldwide suffer from some type of colorblindness, according...
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November 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Rex Ryan Still Has Sights Set On Patriots: ‘I’ll Always Chase The Best’

Rex Ryan is, pardon the lame reference, on to New England. The Buffalo Bills head coach had a successful return to New York (er, New Jersey) on Thursday night where his team defeated the Jets on “Thursday Night Football.” Despite downplaying the return, Ryan couldn’t hide his emotions as the Bills sealed things with a game-clinching interception. After the game, a beaming Ryan...
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November 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Bill Belichick doesn't care about Patriots' receivers fantasy stats

If it was up to Bill Belichick, wide receivers and tight ends would receive just as many fantasy points for their blocking prowess as their receiving skills. Belichick went into great detail Friday morning on the importance of blocking by receivers and tight ends. It’s not about fantasy stats for the New England Patriots head coach. “Those guys have done a great job — Danny...
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November 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Week 10 NESN Football Update: Patriots Aim For Vengeance Vs. Giants

The New England Patriots aim to exact revenge on the New York Giants in Week 10 when they visit the Meadowlands. In this week’s “NESN Football Update,” Doug Kyed gives his keys for a Patriots victory over the Giants, and Ashley Allen examines the Patriots’ two Super Bowl losses to New York. Plus, Mike Cole gives his NFL power rankings, Nick Goss answers questions from the...
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November 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Ronda Rousey Shows Off Absolute Dominance In Top Five Fights (Videos)

It’s no secret just how good Ronda Rousey is. The UFC women’s bantamweight champion is 12-0 all-time and 6-0 in the UFC. Rousey has spent just 7:57 in the Octagon, with only two of her fights lasting longer than a minute. Holly Holm will have a tough task ahead of her when she takes on Rousey in UFC 193 on Sunday in Melbourne, Australia. Rousey has shown complete dominance in...
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November 13, 2015  |  Discuss

ACC Football Odds: North Carolina 13-Point Favorites Over ‘The U’

The North Carolina Tar Heels can clinch the top spot in the ACC Coastal Division on Saturday when they host the Miami Hurricanes as 13-point betting favorites at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. North Carolina rides an eight-game straight-up winning streak into Saturday afternoon’s Hurricanes vs. Tar Heels betting matchup at Kenan Stadium, following its 66-31 beatdown...
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November 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Amica Coverage Play Of The Week: Which Play Was Best From Bruins’ Past Week?

NESN.com staff will pick the two or three best Amica Coverage Plays of the previous week for games played from Friday night to Thursday night. Voting will begin every Friday at 10 a.m. ET and conclude Monday. Vote for the Coverage Play of the Week and you will be entered for a chance to win a team jersey courtesy of the Pro Shop at TD Garden. First read the official rules, then completely...
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November 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Aroldis Chapman Trade Rumors: Red Sox Reportedly Have Interest In Reliever

The Boston Red Sox could be looking at a big name with a big arm to bolster their bullpen. Red Sox president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski said earlier this week that there was an uncharacteristic amount of activity at the GM meetings, and apparently the Red Sox were among the busiest teams. The Red Sox appear to have interest in acquiring flame-throwing left-handed reliever...
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November 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Fantasy Football: Week 10 Starts, Sits Include James Starks, Carson Palmer

We’re 10 games into the NFL season, and it’s time to face the facts. Among the more painful facts for fantasy owners who have Eddie Lacy on their roster is that the Green Bay Packers running back has fallen behind James Starks on the depth chart. If you’re a savvy owner, however, you’ve recognized this trend and can cash in by starting Starks this weekend in a juicy matchup...
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November 13, 2015  |  Discuss

UFC 193 Preview: Ronda Rousey’s Dominance Good Or Bad For Sport?

Ronda Rousey is the UFC equivalent to a sports dynasty. Like the Boston Celtics that won 11 championships in 13 years from 1957 through 1969, Rousey has an aura of invincibility, and with good reason given her 12-0-0 record and the fact most of her fights end in under a minute by TKO. In most cases where one team or individual dominates a sport in a fashion rarely seen before them...
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November 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Bruins Notes: Dennis Seidenberg ‘Excited To Be Back’ After 14-Game Absence

BOSTON — Dennis Seidenberg made his long-awaited return to the Bruins’ lineup Thursday. The veteran defenseman sat out Boston’s first 14 games after undergoing back surgery in September, and he was given a relatively light workload in his season debut. Seidenberg logged 15:34 of ice time — the lowest total of any Bruins blueliner — as the B’s lost 3-2 to the Colorado...
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November 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Fantasy Football Week 10 Waiver Wire: Last-Minute Pickups At Each Position

“Thursday Night Football” is in the books, and it’s time to direct your fantasy efforts toward Sunday’s slate. There are plenty of intriguing matchups in Week 10, as well as a handful of under-the-radar players who could make some noise in the fantasy arena. Here are the best last-minute waiver wire adds at each position heading into Sunday. Quarterback: Teddy Bridgewater...
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November 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Sonnen: Aldo may back out of McGregor match again

Jose Aldo has already bailed on a fight with Conor McGregor once. But according to one report, there isn’t a lot of confidence that Aldo won’t do it again. Former UFC fighter Chael Sonnen cited sources in Brazil on his “You’re Welcome” podcast that told him McGregor might not be the interim featherweight champion much longer. “I am hearing things from people in Brazil...
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November 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Rex Ryan Goes Crazy, Swears On Sideline After Bills Beat Jets (Video)

Rex Ryan was really happy as the Buffalo Bills wrapped up their 22-17 win over the New York Jets on “Thursday Night Football.” Ryan, of course, coached the Jets for six seasons before he was fired in the offseason. He remained in the AFC East when he signed with the Bills, and Thursday night was his first chance to get some revenge against his former employer. So some excitement...
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November 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Bruins Left Searching For Answers After Yet Another Deflating Home Loss

BOSTON — The Bruins once again failed to send the TD Garden crowd home happy Thursday, scoring the first two goals but surrendering the final three in a loss to the visiting Colorado Avalanche. For whatever reason, the consistency Claude Julien’s club has found outside of Boston simply has not translated on home ice. The disparity between the Bruins’ home and road records is...
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November 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Patriots Mailbag: James White Should Be Dependable Third-Down Fill-In

We’re about to find out if the fourth round of the 2014 NFL Draft was a success for the New England Patriots. Bryan Stork (No. 105 overall), James White (No. 130 overall) and Cameron Fleming (No. 140 overall) are expected to play new, prominent roles in the Patriots’ Week 10 matchup with the New York Giants. Stork currently is expected to make his first career start at right...
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November 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Ortiz backs Red Sox, says Ramirez should lose weight

If anyone knows how important weight loss can be, it’s David Ortiz. The Boston Red Sox designated hitter has thrived through age 39 largely because he shed the pounds needed to stay healthy and on the field. So when it came to the Red Sox’s similar request of friend and teammate Hanley Ramirez, the team had Ortiz’s full support. “Hey look, they know,” Ortiz told the Boston...
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November 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Making Goalie Equipment Smaller One Of Ways To Increase NHL Scoring (Video)

Increasing scoring chances in the NHL is a big topic of discussion right now. But while many seem to agree there’s a problem, finding a solution is easier said than done. One recommendation that is picking up steam is making the nets bigger, although Boston Bruins coach Claude Julien isn’t a fan. So what are some other possible ideas? “To me, it’s goaltender equipment when...
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November 12, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Shaq has pants 'stolen', goes on TV without them

When you’re Shaquille O’Neal, you can pretty much do whatever the heck you want. Wearing pants to work? Optional. .@SHAQ didn't need any pants to start today's show..... https://t.co/Wyo81Hnu4B — NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) November 13, 2015 The former NBA superstar walked onto the set of “NBA on TNT” on Thursday night claiming that Charles Barkley had stolen his pants...
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November 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Brad Marchand: Gabriel Landeskog ‘Not A Dirty Player’; Hit Was ‘Hockey’

BOSTON — Brad Marchand was a man of very few words Thursday night after absorbing an illegal check from Colorado Avalanche forward Gabriel Landeskog. The hit, which occurred during the second period of a 3-2 Bruins loss and sent Marchand tumbling to the ice, was a scary moment for the feisty winger, who already had suffered one concussion this season. “I mean, any time you...
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November 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Chris Davis Among 10 Free-Agent Position Players Red Sox Could Consider

Things seemed to fall into place for the Boston Red Sox’s lineup at the end of the 2015 season, but that doesn’t mean there’s no work to be done for next year. The Red Sox’s starting position players can hit, and there are a handful of great defenders on the field, but the roster lacks depth and experience to account for possible injuries and other unforeseen circumstances...
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November 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Bruins Looking To Figure Out Ways To Hold On To Early Leads (Video)

The Boston Bruins have had plenty of leads so far this season, but turning those into victories has been easier said than done. The Bruins fell to 7-6-1 when leading at some point in a game with their 3-2 loss against the Colorado Avalanche on Thursday. Boston had a two-goal lead in the first period at one point. “We’ve got to figure it out,” coach Claude Julien told NESN’s...
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November 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Zdeno Chara’s Heads-Up Movement Away From Puck Leads To Scoring Chance (Video)

Zdeno Chara didn’t get the captain’s “C” for nothing. The Boston Bruins’ defenseman created the scoring opportunity that led to his own goal just moments later and put the B’s on top against the Colorado Avalanche early Thursday. After some nice puck movement from the entire team, Chara ripped a slapshot on net. Matt Beleskey tried to punch the rebound home, but managed...
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November 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Bruins Wrap: Boston Buried By Avalanche After Blowing Two-Goal Lead

BOSTON — If hockey games were 15 minutes long, the Bruins might be the best team in the NHL. Boston jumped out to yet another early lead Thursday against the Colorado Avalanche but, in what has become a troubling trend, could not make it stick. Colorado erased a two-goal first-period deficit and went on to win 3-2 in their lone visit to TD Garden this season. The Bruins, who...
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November 12, 2015  |  Discuss
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