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Petco Park transformed into cool 9-hole golf course

The San Diego Padres didn’t make the playoffs this season, meaning they could get an early start on their golf games this fall. Looks like they won’t have to travel too far now. The Padres have teamed up with Callaway Golf for a rather ambitious project: transforming Petco Park into a 9-hole golf course. That project was rolled out Thursday in the form of the Links at Petco...
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November 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Broncos Picked Over Patriots In NFL YouTube ‘Super Bowl Draft’ (Video)

Not everyone views the New England Patriots as Super Bowl favorites. While NESN.com’s Week 9 power rankings pegged the Patriots as the best team in the league, a “Super Bowl draft” posted earlier this week on the NFL’s YouTube page painted a much different picture. Former NFL scouts Daniel Jeremiah and Bucky Brooks discussed the top contenders to compete in Super Bowl...
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Watch Boston Celtics Vs. Indiana Pacers NBA Game Online (Live Stream)

The Boston Celtics are taking their show on the road in hopes of rebounding from back-to-back losses. After dropping games to the Toronto Raptors and San Antonio Spurs to fall to 1-2, the Celtics will take on the 0-3 Indiana Pacers at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on Wednesday in their first road game of the season. Boston will be without the services of point guard Marcus Smart, who has...
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Celtics’ Marcus Smart To Miss Game Vs. Pacers With Sprained Left Toe

The injury bug has bitten the Boston Celtics early in the 2015-16 campaign. Point guard Marcus Smart will miss Wednesday’s game against the Indiana Pacers with a sprained left big toe, the team announced Wednesday afternoon. Smart suffered the injury some time during the team’s practice Tuesday and missed Wednesday’s shootaround, according to The Boston Globe’s Adam Himmelsbach...
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Dave Dombrowski: Red Sox Plan To Use Matt Barnes Out Of Bullpen In 2016

The Boston Red Sox couldn’t figure out what to do with Matt Barnes last season. The plan is to avoid a similar situation in 2016. Barnes flip-flopped between the bullpen and the rotation — with Triple-A Pawtucket and with Boston — throughout 2015, much to the right-hander’s detriment. But Red Sox president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski revealed Tuesday on WEEI...
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Jay Gruden compares Gronkowski to LeBron: ‘He’s going to get his points’

FOXBORO, Mass. — Planning to cover Rob Gronkowski is one thing. Neutralizing him on the field is another. Some coaches want King Kong to suit up for their team to defend the New England Patriots tight end. Others, like Washington Redskins coach Jay Gruden, are considering more conventional ways. “I think it’s going to be a group effort,” Jay Gruden said on a conference...
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Heat’s Gerald Green hospitalized after reported incident at his condo

The Miami Heat have confirmed swingman Gerald Green was hospitalized Wednesday morning with an undisclosed illness. “This morning we were informed that Gerald Green was admitted into the hospital,” the team said in a statement. “Right now our concerns are with Gerald and we have no further comment at this time.” While the Heat would not expand on the nature of Green...
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Dave Dombrowski: Red Sox Open To Free Agency Or Trades In Quest For Ace

The Red Sox need an ace. The Red Sox want an ace. And if Red Sox president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski gets his way this offseason, Boston will have an ace by Opening Day. But how exactly is Dombrowski going to acquire a No. 1 starter? Well, the new man in charge isn’t closing the book on anything while formulating a game plan for this winter. “I think you’re always...
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Patriots Injury Report: Julian Edelman (Knee) Limited In Practice

FOXBORO, Mass. — New England Patriots fans will be on Julian Edelman watch this week. Edelman was added to the Patriots’ injury report with a knee ailment Wednesday. It’s unclear when he suffered the injury. Offensive lineman Ryan Wendell also was added to the injury report with a knee injury. Linebacker Dont’a Hightower, guard Josh Kline, running back Brandon Bolden and...
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Patriots’ Dane Fletcher Listened To Mom About Returning To Football After Injury

FOXBORO, Mass. — The injuries were racking up and so were the self doubts for Dane Fletcher. The linebacker injured his ACL for a third time late in the 2014 season, putting his future in the NFL in doubt. Fletcher said he contemplated retiring instead of risking another injury, but one of his biggest fans wasn’t about to let him do that. “My mom, (she) doesn’t take ‘no’...
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Tom Brady: Gronk is 'a little different' than Patriots' small-statured receivers

From Troy Brown to Deion Branch, Wes Welker and Julian Edelman, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has done most of his work throwing to receivers under 6 feet. So, it must be nice for Brady to see a 6-foot-6, 265-pound monster tight end like Rob Gronkowski sprinting down the field against a defensive back every week. “Gronk running down the seam, he’s such a big...
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Rousey was 'willing to die' during UFC debut

It hasn’t always been a cakewalk for Ronda Rousey. Rousey’s last four title defenses have lasted a combined 2 minutes and 10 seconds. Her first UFC fight against Liz Carmouche proved difficult, though, as Rousey’s opponent inflicted serious damage before the women’s bantamweight champion locked in an arm bar and scored a victory. “I dislocated my jaw, broke my sinuses...
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Report: Nats plan to keep Papelbon, think he can ‘play nice’

The Washington Nationals aren’t going to move Jonathan Papelbon, at least that’s what they’re saying through back channels. The Washington Post reported Wednesday that the Nationals don’t intend to trade the polarizing closer, despite the fact he got into a dugout altercation with star outfielder Bryce Harper during a late-season game. Additionally, the Nationals plan...
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Serena Williams Says She Chased Down Thief Who Stole Her Phone

Here’s your daily reminder not to mess with Serena Williams. According to the tennis star, she was eating at a Chinese restaurant with a friend when she got a suspicious feeling about a man who was standing by her table for too long. Williams’ bad feeling ended up being right, as the man, who apparently has never seen Williams serve a tennis ball, or perhaps has never seen her...
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Devin McCourty shrugs off questions about brother: ‘I was in meetings’

FOXBORO, Mass. — The NFL trade deadline came and went without much of a bang Tuesday. But there was one interesting rumor involving the New England Patriots that gained steam during the day. The Patriots, who are short on cornerback depth, were reportedly interested in acquiring Jason McCourty from the Tennessee Titans. But no deal was reached before the deadline. Jason McCourty’s brother...
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Brady surprised deep-ball accuracy has improved for Patriots in 2015

FOXBORO, Mass. — Sorry, New England Patriots fans. You’ll have to find something else to complain about this season. Tom Brady’s deep-ball is off limits for now. The Patriots quarterback is completing 45 percent of his passes that travel over 20 yards this season. That’s a career high and up from just 25 percent in 2014 and 23 percent in 2013. The Patriots quarterback also...
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Watch Chelsea Vs. Dynamo Kiev Champions League Game Online (Live Stream)

Chelsea’s hopes for success this season rest in the UEFA Champions League. Dynamo Kiev visits Chelsea on Wednesday at Stamford Bridge looking to dent the Blues’ prospect of advancing out of Group G. Dynamo Kiev is second place in the group with five points from three games. Chelsea is third with four points. Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho says the game isn’t a “must-win”...
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Mets GM Sandy Alderson Collapses During Post-World Series Media Session

Sandy Alderson has seen better days. The New York Mets general manager collapsed Wednesday morning while speaking with reporters following the announcement of manager Terry Collins’ two-year contract extension. Fortunately, Alderson returned to his feet moments later and appears to be OK, according to reports. Sandy just had an episode. He fainted but he's ok. He's sitting in...
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Watch Roma Vs. Bayer Leverkusen Champions League Game Online (Live Stream)

Bayer Leverkusen and AS Roma filled up the scoreboard in their last meeting. We can only hope they do it again. Roma hosts Bayer Leverkusen on Wednesday in the UEFA Champions League needing at draw to keep its hopes of advancing out of Group E realistic. Roma currently sits last in the group with two points, while Leverkusen sits two places and two points higher. The teams played...
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Fenway transforms into football field for BC-Notre Dame game

The last time football was played at Fenway Park was Dec. 1, 1968, when the Boston Patriots played their last game at the historic ballpark. But football returns to Fenway on Nov. 21, and the Boston Red Sox grounds crew has been hard at work making sure the park is ready to go. The 103-year-old park has undergone a complete transformation from a baseball diamond to a football field...
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NFL Week 9 TV Schedule Maps: Broncos-Colts Showdown Takes Center Stage

There will be plenty of good football for NFL fans to feast on this Sunday. The NFL is about at its midway point for the 2015 season, which means we’re about to find out who’s for real. Week 9 might end up going a long way in separating pretenders from contenders. For instance, in the AFC East, you’ve got a must-win matchup for both teams when the Buffalo Bills host the Miami...
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FanDuel Week 9 Fantasy Lineup: Julian Edelman, Heath Miller Smart Picks

Many fantasy football owners might be out of their playoff mix in their yearlong leagues. If that’s the case, it might be time to try your luck on daily fantasy sites such as FanDuel. Here’s our Week 9 lineup for FanDuel. Quarterback: Derek Carr, Oakland Raiders ($7,000) Carr threw for 344 yards and four touchdowns in the Raiders’ 34-20 win over the New York Jets on Sunday...
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David Justice Explains Twitter Rant About Ex-Wife/Actress Halle Berry

There was a method to David Justice’s madness. Justice went on a Twitter rant Tuesday night about his ex-wife, actress Halle Berry, who recently filed for divorce from her third husband, Olivier Martinez. The former major leaguer since has deleted his series of tweets while clarifying exactly why he flew off the handle. Justice said in his initial tweets he never hit Berry and...
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Watch Barcelona Vs. BATE Borisov Champions League Game Online (Live Stream)

Barcelona’s defense of its UEFA Champions League title hasn’t stuttered while Lionel Messi has been out with injury. After all, Luis Suarez and Neymar are more than capable of scoring in Messi’s absence. Barcelona hosts BATE Borisov on Wednesday at the Nou Camp in the UEFA Champions League group stage. Barcelona can extend its lead atop Group E and all but assure itself a...
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Jabaal Sheard, Marcus Cannon among practice nonparticipants

The New England Patriots could be without two starting offensive lineman and a key pass rusher Sunday against the Washington Redskins. Offensive tackle Marcus Cannon, guard Tre’ Jackson and defensive end Jabaal Sheard remained out of practice Wednesday. Cannon is dealing with a toe injury, while Jackson has a knee issue and Sheard has an ankle ailment. Cannon and Sheard both...
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