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Claude Julien: Bruins ‘Heading In Right Direction’ After Win Vs. Devils (Video)

The Boston Bruins are back in the win column for the second straight night. After beating the Pittsburgh Penguins on Wednesday night, the B’s returned home Thursday night to earn a 3-0 win over the New Jersey Devils at TD Garden. Despite its recent scuffles, Boston has earned at least a point in six straight games, dating back to Dec. 27. While the team...
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January 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Milan Lucic Shows Off Skills With Well-Executed Power-Play Goal (Video)

Milan Lucic wouldn’t have scored his power-play goal in the first period of the Boston Bruins’ matchup with the New Jersey Devils if it wasn’t for his teammates. But their teamwork might not have resulted in a goal if someone less skilled than Lucic was shooting the puck. David Krejci and Torey Krug used some nice puck work to keep the Devils moving...
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Ex-Patriot Junior Seau Among NFL Hall Of Fame Finalists; Ty Law Left Out

A former New England Patriot is one of three players who could enter the Pro Football Hall of Fame in their first year of elibility. Another former Patriot wasn’t so lucky. Linebacker Junior Seau, quarterback Kurt Warner and offensive lineman Orlando Pace are among 18 finalists for the Hall of Fame’s Class of 2015, the league announced Thursday night...
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Dominant Puck Possession Among Takeaways From Bruins’ Win Over Devils

BOSTON — The Boston Bruins played one of their best games of the season Thursday night in a 3-0 win over the New Jersey Devils at TD Garden. The B’s dominated in just about every facet of the game and earned a 43-14 shots on goal edge as a result. The victory extends Boston’s point streak to six games and it’s just their second win in the last half of a back-to-back this...
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Chris Bosh Fights Crime In Funny Or Die’s ‘Tall Justice 2′ (Video)

If this whole basketball thing doesn’t work out for Chris Bosh, he might have a future in making buddy cop movies. Funny or Die cast the Miami Heat big man as “mild-mannered meter maid” Chris Justice, who came out of retirement Wednesday for their second installment of “Tall Justice.” The first parody trailer premiered in 2010. In the sequel, Bosh returns to the force...
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Boston Olympics Opposition Group Wants 2024 Bid Released Immediately

News that the U.S. Olympic Committee had selected Boston as the nation’s bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics likely caused plenty of excitement in one of the greatest sports cities in America. As always, though, there are two sides to the story. A nonprofit opposition group called No Boston Olympics has vehemently opposed the Games coming to the city ever...
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John Harbaugh: Bill Belichick’s Recommendation For Ravens Job ‘Meant Everything’

The New England Patriots might not have to face John Harbaugh and the Baltimore Ravens so often if it wasn’t for Bill Belichick. Way back in 2008, the New England Patriots head coach gave Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti a call to recommend Harbaugh for Baltimore’s open head coaching job. Since then, the Pats and the Ravens have met in the playoffs three...
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Vermont Glades Down Lyndon In TD Bank Mini 1-On-1 Quarterfinals (Video)

It took five rounds, but the Vermont Glades finally pulled off the win to advance to the TD Bank Mini 1-on-1 semifinals. The Glades used some timely goals from Jack Kurrle and strong goaltending from Liam Guyette to earn a hard-fought 3-2 victory over Lyndon Youth Hockey in the quarterfinals of the boys’ squirts bracket (10 and under). Lyndon found...
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Bruins’ Teamwork Leads To Milan Lucic’s Power-Play Goal Vs. Devils (Video)

The Boston Bruins struck first against the New Jersey Devils on Thursday, and they made it happen with a full team effort. The B’s went on the power play with under two minutes to go in the first period, and they were looking to make up for a poorly executed two man advantage early in the frame. And make up for it they did, as some nifty puck work led to a Milan Lucic goal...
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2024 Summer Olympics Wouldn’t Be First Time Games Came To Boston

At first glance, the Boston playing host to the 2024 Summer Olympics seems unprecedented. Sailing events on the Charles River? Olympic athletes biking and running down Bolyston Street? Believe it or not, though, the Games have been here before. During the 1984 Summer Olympics, Harvard Stadium in Cambridge, Mass., played host to the first soccer match...
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Bruins Look To Turn Season Around After Big Win Over Penguins (Video)

The Boston Bruins need every win they can get, but their overtime victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Wednesday night certainly meant more than most. The Penguins currently lead the Metropolitan Division, so the Bruins are hoping the 3-2 win is a sign of what they’re truly capable of. More than that, the win put the Bruins in a wild-card spot and...
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Jason McCourty Admits He’s Jealous Brother Devin Always Makes Playoffs

Jason McCourty shares a lot of things with his twin brother, New England Patriots safety Devin McCourty. They share a passion for football, they played the same position at Rutgers and they even share social media accounts. But one thing they don’t have in common is NFL success, and that’s something that the Tennessee Titans cornerback admitted bothers...
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Boston selected as US candidate for 2024 Summer Olympics

By NESN Staff There is a realistic chance that the 2024 Summer Olympics will be held in Boston. That statement seemed wildly far-fetched until Thursday night, when the U.S. Olympic Committee announced that Boston will be America’s candidate for the 2024 summer games, beating out Los Angeles, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. The USOC received final presentations from all...
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Watch Boston Bruins-New Jersey Devils Game Online (Live Stream)

The Boston Bruins are back at TD Garden for a matchup against the New Jersey Devils on a chilly Thursday night. Puck drop is scheduled for shortly after 7 pm. The game will be broadcast live on NESN and can be heard on 98.5 The Sports Hub. Bruins fans outside of the New England region will be able to watch a live stream through NHL GameCenter live on your computer, phone or tablet...
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Loui Eriksson Won’t Play Vs. Devils After Being Slashed In Bruins-Penguins (Video)

BOSTON — Boston Bruins forward Loui Eriksson won’t play in Thursday night’s game against the New Jersey Devils at TD Garden, per head coach Claude Julien. Julien was asked if Eriksson’s issue will be a long-term thing, and he said “not at the moment, I don’t think so.” The veteran forward was slashed by Penguins defenseman Robert Bortuzzo in the hand/wrist area during Wednesday...
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Former Dolphins Coach Don Shula Calls Bill Belichick ‘Beli-cheat’

Don Shula is the winningest coach in NFL history, but that didn’t stop him from taking a cheap shot at New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick. The former Miami Dolphins coach — who led the 1972 team to the only perfect season in the league — was profiled by the Sun-Sentinel for his 85th birthday this week, when he was asked about Belichick...
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Prosecutors to ask Hernandez's fiancée to testify for immunity

By NESN Staff Prosecutors appear to lack a major witness in the Aaron Hernandez murder trial. If a potential deal goes through, that could change in a big way. Prosecutors submitted a petition Wednesday to judge Susan E. Garsh asking the court to grant Hernandez’s fiancée, Shayanna Jenkins, immunity in exchange for her testimony against the former New England Patriots tight...
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Berkshire Bank Faceoff: Projected Lines, Pairings For Bruins-Devils

BOSTON — The Bruins have returned to TD Garden, where they will play four of their next five games and own a 12-6-4 record. The next test is Thursday night against the New Jersey Devils. Boston is expected to use a similar lineup to the one we saw in Wednesday’s 3-2 overtime win versus the Pittsburgh Penguins. The only notable change should be rookie winger David Pastrnak...
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Patriots Injury Report: Julian Edelman Among Three Limited In Practice

FOXBORO, Mass. — The New England Patriots don’t have a single injury on defense, according to their latest practice report. The Patriots are shockingly healthy heading into the playoffs, with just four players listed on the injury report. The Patriots practiced in shells and sweats on the Gillette Stadium game field Thursday. Running back LeGarrette Blount (illness) was removed...
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Aaron Hernandez’s Murder Trial To Begin Friday; Expected To Last 6-10 Weeks

FALL RIVER, Mass. — Aaron Hernandez was once one of the New England Patriots’ biggest stars. A tight end who caught passes from Tom Brady and helped land his team a spot in the Super Bowl, he had a $40 million contract and fans willing to shell out $100 apiece for jerseys bearing his name and team number: 81. On Friday, he goes on trial for murder....
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Steve Smith: Darrelle Revis Like A Chess Match; Aqib Talib Just Checkers

FOXBORO, Mass. — There hasn’t been much trash talk coming from the Baltimore Ravens this week, but Steve Smith did take a shot at a former New England Patriots cornerback. Smith compared matching up against current Patriots corner Darrelle Revis with Aqib Talib, who left New England to join the Denver Broncos this offseason, on WEEI’s “Middays With MFB.” Smith had praise...
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Premier League: Man City Broke New Rules In Frank Lampard Signing

LONDON — The Premier League added to the mystery over Frank Lampard’s status Thursday by confirming he is under contract at Manchester City and does not have a formal deal with partner club New York City FC. The league statement came after The Associated Press on Monday highlighted the confusion over Lampard’s status amid continuing silence by the...
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Thunder Wouldn’t Let Dion Waiters Wear No. 13 Because It Was James Harden’s

James Harden hasn’t been a member of the Oklahoma City Thunder for three years, but nobody in that time has donned his former No. 13 for the club since. Until now, we just figured nobody had asked for it. It turns out it’s more complicated. It’s not that Harden’s number is retired. It’s just sort of … not wearable. Dion Waiters discovered this when he was traded to...
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UFC Fight Night Boston: McGregor Vs. Siver Among Top Fights Of January

Here’s how ridiculous the first month of 2015 is inside the Octagon: one event is already in the books  an event that boasted arguably the best fight of the month and a handful of additional quality matchups – and yet there are still enough standout contests left on the calendar to bring you this edition of The 10. Over the next month, title challengers will be determined, grudges...
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Report: Chelsea Contacts Lionel Messi’s Father About Potential $300M Transfer

Chelsea wants to know for itself how unhappy Lionel Messi is with life at Barcelona. Chelsea has contacted Messi’s father and agent, Jorge Messi, in order to gauge the Argentinian superstar’s interest in leaving Barcelona for West London, Spanish radio station RAC1 reported Wednesday, according to the Independent. Messi, 27, reportedly has fallen out...
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