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Oregon Going Gray For National Championship Game Uniforms (Photos)

The Ducks are ditching their green and yellow for the College Football National Championship game. Nike unveiled Oregon and Ohio State’s uniforms Monday for the first-ever college football title game, and the first thing that sticks out is that the Ducks will be sporting gray and white rather than their usual bright palette. The unis do feature some traditional University...
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January 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Watch Boston Celtics-Charlotte Hornets Game Online (Live Stream)

The Boston Celtics return home Monday night to face the injury-ravaged Charlotte Hornets. Tipoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. ET, and NBC Sports Live Extra is streaming the game online and through their app for Xfinity and Time Warner Cable customers. You can watch it by clicking the photo below. Photo via Bill Streicher/USA TODAY Sports ImagesFiled under: Boston Celtics, NESN Staff
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Reports: Mitchell Boggs, Boston Red Sox Agree To Minor League Contract

No, this isn’t the 1980s. But yes, the Boston Red Sox have added a Boggs. The Red Sox have agreed to a minor league contract with reliever Mitchell Boggs, a major league source told WEEI.com’s Rob Bradford. The signing was first noted on Twitter on Monday by Peter Gammons. Boggs, who is not related to former Red Sox third baseman Wade Boggs, was a fifth-round draft pick of...
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Torey Krug’s Power Play Goal Wins Amica Coverage Play Of The 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...
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Ben Cherington: Red Sox Getting Closer To Discovering Club’s Next Core

This embed is invalid" /> The Boston Red Sox’s reluctance to trade certain prospects stems from an organizational philosophy. Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington has said several times this offseason that Boston’s ultimate objective is to build a team primed for long-term, sustainable success. The development of young players is paramount in...
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NFL head official: Cowboys should have been flagged

Essentially, the NFL admits it made a “whoopsie.” Dallas Cowboys linebacker Anthony Hitchens should have been penalized on an incomplete pass to Detroit Lions tight end Brandon Pettigrew, NFL head of officiating Dean Blandino told “PFT Live” on Monday. The controversial play, which turned a first down into a fourth down for Detroit, was widely seen as the turning point...
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David Ortiz Celebrates New Year With Very Flashy Big Papi Hat (Photo)

David Ortiz got hooked up for New Year’s. Ortiz started off his 2015 with a flashy new hat from New Era. The Boston Red Sox slugger tweeted a photo of the Big Papi-inspired lid over the weekend. S.o. 2 @NewEraCap for hookin me up with this hat for the new year...lookin good!!!! http://t.co/kQBjZu04jI— David Ortiz (@davidortiz) January 03, 2015 Ortiz has been known to spruce...
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Bill Belichick: Joe Flacco Is ‘One Of The Best Deep Ball Passers’ In NFL

Devin McCourty could be a busy man on Saturday when Joe Flacco and the Baltimore Ravens show up at Gillette Stadium. The New England Patriots safety will be responsible for patrolling the deep half of the field against Flacco, the Ravens quarterback who has a propensity for down-field prayers. This season, unlike last year, Flacco’s deep throws have resulted in far more good plays...
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Reports: Adam Lallana Suffers Thigh Injury; LFC Midfielder Out For Month

Adam Lallana can’t seem to catch a break at Anfield. Lallana, 26, suffered a thigh injury during Liverpool’s 2-2 draw with Leicester City on New Year’s Day, according to the BBC, the Guardian and the Liverpool Echo. Lallana limped off the field early in the second half, and scans have confirmed Liverpool’s fears. Lallana will miss a month of action...
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Shane Victorino Trains On Beach: ‘So Far, So Good’ In Recovery (Video)

Shane Victorino is spending his offseason at the beach. Just don’t expect to see a cooler, an umbrella or an Adirondack chair in sight. Victorino informed WEEI.com’s Rob Bradford in a text message Sunday that he’s progressing nicely in his offseason training following back surgery that prematurely ended his 2014 campaign. The Boston Red Sox outfielder also can be seen running...
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Bruins’ Zdeno Chara Still Working Toward Returning To Full Strength After Injury

WILMINGTON, Mass. — Zdeno Chara has played in 12 games for the Boston Bruins since returning to the lineup after missing nearly two months with a PCL tear in his left knee suffered on Oct. 23. Chara hasn’t played at his usual Norris Trophy-caliber level at either end of the ice in those 12 games. It’s obvious that he’s not yet at 100 percent health, but the B’s captain...
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Providence College Climbing College Hockey Rankings After Early-Season Slump

Editor’s note: NESN’s Tom Caron is on the 50-member USCHO ranking committee, and you can find his votes and thoughts on the college hockey week that was every Monday on NESN.com. It was a scary Halloween Night for Providence College. The Friars, picked to finish atop Hockey East in the preseason poll, were defeated 4-1 by Boston University at Schneider...
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Liverpool-Wimbledon Live: Reds, Dons Meet In FA Cup Third Round

1:30 p.m. ET: The new year gives birth to the second coming of an old rivalry between Liverpool and Wimbledon. Such is the splendor of the FA Cup. Liverpool FC visits AFC Wimbledon on Monday at Kingsmeadow in the third round of the soccer world’s oldest competition. The game represents a rematch (of sorts) of the 1988 FA Cup final in which Wimbledon earned an upset win over the...
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Bruins Practice Notes: Patrice Bergeron Absent; Reilly Smith Skates With David Krejci Line

WILMINGTON, Mass. — The Bruins returned to practice Monday after back-to-back losses on the weekend to the Ottawa Senators and Carolina Hurricanes, two inferior opponents below Boston in the standings. Veteran center Patrice Bergeron was the only player absent from practice. Bruins head coach Claude Julien said Bergeron’s absence was just a “maintenance day.” These were the...
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David Ortiz Voted Face Of Boston Red Sox In 2015 MLB Network Contest

As if there was any doubt. David Ortiz was named the face of the Boston Red Sox on Monday in a social media-driven contest hosted by MLB Network. The goal of the voting is to determine the face of Major League Baseball for 2015. Ortiz unsurprisingly was selected as the face of the Red Sox last year, too. The slugger received a first-round bye in the league-wide voting and was ousted...
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Stephen A. Smith Shares Anecdote About Stuart Scott’s Vision Battle (Video)

Stuart Scott defied the odds to entertain. Scott died Sunday at age 49 after a lengthy bout with cancer. Throughout his television career, the longtime ESPN anchor also battled vision problems, which Scott’s colleague, Stephen A. Smith, described in an anecdote on Monday’s edition of “First Take.” Scott suffered eye damage upon getting struck by a football during a 2002 ESPN...
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Brady Poppinga: Tony Romo No Longer Careless, Now Clutch For Cowboys

Brady Poppinga remembers a moment from 2007 when Tony Romo lived up to his careless reputation. The former NFL linebacker was in Big D to take on Romo and the Dallas Cowboys as a member of the Green Bay Packers. The Cowboys were rolling, until Romo lost focus. “With the game seemingly in Cowboy control, Romo went under center and with his cadence popped...
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Keyshawn Johnson Gets Choked Up Discussing Stuart Scott’s Death (Video)

Stuart Scott seemingly left his mark on everyone. Scott, a longtime ESPN anchor who died of cancer at age 49 on Sunday, had a unique ability to connect with both colleagues and the athletes he covered. Keyshawn Johnson, a former NFL wide receiver and current ESPN analyst, had the opportunity to work alongside Scott on both sides of the spectrum. Johnson was one of several ESPN personalities...
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Matt Damon: Patriots are going all the way

The New England Patriots have high hopes in the AFC playoffs, and Matt Damon is confident in his team. The Cambridge, Massachusetts-born actor was tracked down by TMZ at an airport, where he was asked for his playoff predictions. While admitting he was a little “nervous,” he predicted a Super Bowl XLIX victory. “Oh, come on, Patriots are going all the way,” Damon said....
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Tuukka Rask Jokes Bruins Should Mix In Pregame Beers To Calm Nerves

This embed is invalid" /> Tuukka Rask might have a solution to the Boston Bruins’ struggles. The Bruins suffered their third straight loss Sunday — a 2-1 shootout loss to the Carolina Hurricanes — and currently sit outside the Eastern Conference playoff picture. There’s clearly some pressure mounting, so Boston’s goaltender tried to lighten...
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Pats' Josh McDaniels: 49ers, Falcons interviews went 'fine'

Josh McDaniels didn’t have the weekend off like the rest of the New England Patriots players and coaches. The Patriots offensive coordinator interviewed for the Atlanta Falcons’ head-coaching vacancy Friday and with the San Francisco 49ers on Saturday. McDaniels, who was the Denver Broncos’ head coach from 2009 to 2010, compiling a 10-17 record, downplayed the interviews...
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Patriots Open As Touchdown Favorite Over Ravens For Latest Playoff Matchup

The NFL playoffs continue with the divisional round due up this weekend. The AFC side of the bracket features the New England Patriots hosting the Baltimore Ravens on Saturday, and the Denver Broncos hosting the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday. The winners will face each other in the AFC Championship Game on Jan. 18. New England opened as a touchdown favorite...
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‘SportsCenter’ Bids Farewell To Stuart Scott With Moving Segment (Video)

Stuart Scott, in many ways, was the face of ESPN’s “SportsCenter.” Scott, a longtime ESPN anchor who died of cancer at age 49 on Sunday, was well-known for his passion, his hip catchphrases and his infectious personality. Bristol certainly lost a great one, and Scott’s colleagues paid tribute on Sunday night’s edition of the show he revolutionized. Steve Levy and Scott...
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Mankins: First year away from Patriots was tough

Logan Mankins’ career has changed significantly over the last four months. Mankins, once a stalwart on the New England Patriots’ offensive line, was shipped to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers back in August after nine seasons with the organization that drafted him. The Bucs subsequently went 2-14 while the Patriots continued to thrive, adding to a difficult situation for the 10-year...
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