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Bruins-Oilers Live: B’s Look To Right Ship Against Oilers At TD Garden

9:30 a.m.: The Boston Bruins had arguably their worst game of the year on Thursday. The B’s came out flat and played an uninspired 60 minutes against the rival Montreal Canadiens, and the Habs took full advantage. The result was an ugly 4-1 loss for the Bruins, snapping their four-game winning streak. Boston will get its chance to get back on track Saturday afternoon at TD Garden...
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February 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Super Bowl XLVIII Weather Forecast: Chance Of Snow In Late Evening At MetLife Stadium

It could snow or rain on the night of Super Bowl XLVIII, but it’s possible the big game would already be over. Earlier this week, the chance of snow on Super Bowl Sunday in East Rutherford, N.J., looked slim, but Sunday’s forecast has opened up a can of worms. The chance of precipitation at night is up to 50 percent, and depending on the temperatures, that could come down as...
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February 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Which Forward Was Traded With Andrew Ference To The Bruins In 2007?

Andrew Ference deserves a hero’s welcome on Saturday afternoon at TD Garden when the Boston Bruins host the Edmonton Oilers. The defenseman was acquired by the B’s in 2007 and became a fan favorite in New England almost instantly. Ferknuckle helped the Bruins hoist a Stanley Cup in 2011, and nearly another in 2013 thanks to a stout defensive game and veteran leadership in the...
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February 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Seattle Seahawks Jet Flies A 12 Over Washington State

Representation of the Seattle Seahawks’ 12th man can be seen everywhere, including the sky. A newly-designed Boeing 747-8 Freighter decorated with a Seahawk-themed exterior flew over the state of Washington yesterday in the shape of a 12. Boeing Commercial Airplanes is based in Renton, Wash., just a few miles from downtown Seattle. All new planes must go through test flights...
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January 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Bruins Excited To Face Former Teammate Andrew Ference, Edmonton Oilers On Saturday (Video)

Andrew Ference will be making his return to TD Garden on Saturday for the first time since he left the Boston Bruins in the offseason to sign with the Edmonton Oilers — his childhood team. The Oilers are riding a three-game winning streak, and on Wednesday, they shut out a very good San Jose Sharks team 3-0. Edmonton is loaded up front with several ultra-talented players, including...
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January 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Mother Of Four Molly Schuyler Dominates ‘Wing Bowl,’ Eats Record 363 Wings (Video)

Molly Schuyler is a 5-foot-7, 125 pound mother of four who just happens to be capable of devouring an inhuman amount of chicken wings. Schuyler won Wing Bowl 22 on Friday, polishing off a staggering 363 wings over the course of 30 minutes and three rounds. The reward must have been worth the belly-ache though, as she left with the $22,000 top prize, which also included a championship...
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January 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Top 10 Cold Weather Playoff Games In NFL History (Gallery)

Inclement weather can make even the most basic tasks almost impossible, and playoff football games are no exception. With the forecast for Super Bowl Sunday looking cold but clear, it appears that despite some concern, the weather won’t be a deciding factor in the outcome of the game. The same can’t be said of the 1o games featured in this list of cold weather playoff games....
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January 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Seahawks Fan Fred Couples Makes Cut, Forced to Relinquish Super Bowl Tickets

Fred Couples found himself in a unique position on Friday at the Dubai Desert Classic. Birdies on the last two holes guaranteed he would make the cut — and have to watch the Super Bowl from an airport instead of the 50-yard line. Couples bought two Super Bowl tickets six months ago in hopes that his hometown team, the Seattle Seahawks, would make it to the big game. Though his...
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January 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Retired Michael Young: Rangers ‘Flat Out’ Better Than Cardinals In 2011 World Series

Michael Young still hasn’t gotten over the Texas Rangers’ loss to the St. Louis Cardinals in the 2011 World Series. The veteran shortstop retired on Friday after 14 seasons in the major leagues, 13 of which were spent in a Rangers uniform. Young enjoyed an impressive career as one of the best offensive shortstops of his era, but he never won a championship. Speaking at a press...
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January 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Rex Ryan Refuses To Commit To Geno Smith As Jets Starting QB Next Season

Rookie quarterback Geno Smith played pretty well for the Jets this season when you consider the lack of top-tier talent that New York surrounded him with on offense. The former West Virginia signal caller started all 16 games for the Jets, but he didn’t do enough for head coach Rex Ryan to name him the team’s starter for next season. At least not yet. “We could say it, but...
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Report: Boston Red Sox Sign Starting Pitcher Rich Hill To Minor League Deal

The Boston Red Sox have signed veteran starting pitcher Rich Hill to a minor league contract, per Joel Sherman of the New York Post. #Redsox signed LHR Rich Hill to minor lge deal. $840K in MLB. $500K in app bonuses. If not on MLB roster on 5/15, 6/30 can opt out.— Joel Sherman (@Joelsherman1) January 31, 2014 Hill pitched in 40 games for the Red Sox from 2010 through 2012. He...
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January 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Adam Vinatieri Thinks Fields Goals 50 Yards Or Longer Should Be Worth Four Points

Indianapolis Colts kicker Adam Vinatieri doesn’t like the idea of eliminating extra points — which is one rule change being discussed by the NFL — but he is in favor of making another tweak to the scoring system. “I don’t think any of us are above the ability to change football from what it is,” Vinatieri told Dan Hanzus of NFL.com. “I mean, it’s been the way it has...
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January 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Andrew Ference: Excited To Be Back In A Town ‘That I Really Love’ (Video)

Andrew Ference became one of the most popular members of the Boston Bruins during his time as a defenseman with the B’s. That’s not just because of his play on the ice, which included a Stanley Cup win in 2011, but the things he did away from the rink were just as important. Ference embraced playing and living in Boston and became wildly popular in his six-plus seasons wearing...
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January 31, 2014  |  Discuss

NBA All-Star Snubs Show Event Has Some Relevance, Unlike Some All-Star Events

As far as epic wastes of time go, the NBA All-Star Game is a less epic waste of time than most of its counterparts. That’s not saying much, but it is saying something. The All-Star reserves were announced Thursday night, crowning 14 players to join the 10 fan-voted starters in New Orleans for the league’s annual midseason classic. Those players get to give their wives and girlfriends...
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January 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Aaron Hernandez Discussed Odin Lloyd Murder While In Jail

Aaron Hernandez is in Bristol County Jail awaiting trial in Odin Lloyd’s murder trial, and prosecutors allege the former New England Patriots tight end has discussed the murder with associates while in jail. Bristol District Attorney C. Samuel Sutter have requested copies of Hernandez’s telephone calls and records of people who have visited him since he entered Bristol County...
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January 31, 2014  |  Discuss

UNH’s Fish Toss: Behind The Scenes Of A Hockey East Tradition (Video)

Things tend to get a little fishy whenever the University of New Hampshire takes the ice at the Whittemore Center. In a tradition that dates back to the 1970s, the first UNH goal of every home game is followed by the tossing of a large fish over the glass and onto the ice. But the fish does not simply appear at the arena each night. NESN’s Jamison Coyle went behind the scenes to...
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January 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Rex Ryan Hands Out Ice Cream To Fans In Times Square (Video)

Anyone who watched the New York Jets’ season of Hard Knocks knows all about Rex Ryan’s penchant for snacks. The Jets coach handed out a few on Friday, manning an ice cream truck in Times Square as part of the NFL’s lead-up to Super Bowl XLVIII. The game is being held at Ryan’s home stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., but don’t expect him to brave the cold (or not-so-cold...
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January 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Rangers ‘Gathering Intel’ On Blues Forward Chris Stewart

The New York Rangers need to make a decision on whether to re-sign captain Ryan Callahan to a new contract or trade him and avoid losing him for nothing as an unrestricted free agent this summer. If general manager Glen Sather decides to trade the right-winger, getting a similar kind of player in return — one that plays a physical game in all three zones, is responsible defensively...
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January 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Super Bowl Picks: Seahawks’ Defense Will Send Peyton Manning, Broncos Home Crying

There’s more to Super Bowl Sunday than football, musical acts and commercials. There’s gambling — lots and lots of gambling. From spreads to parlays to props, even the novice gambler can strut into work on Monday morning with a fat stack … or shirtless, depending on how he did during football’s title bout. NESN.com editors John Beattie, Luke Hughes, Mike Cole and Doug Kyed...
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January 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Young Phoenix Coyotes Fan Shreds Air Guitar To ‘Free Bird’ (GIF)

Who says the Phoenix Coyotes don’t have passionate fans? This one young Coyotes fan was the life of the party when Phoenix hosted the Buffalo Sabres on Thursday, tearing it up on the air guitar as Lynyrd Skynyrd’s “Free Bird” pumped through the speakers at Jobing.com Arena. Unfortunately, this youngster’s night ended in disappointment, as a Zemgus Girgensons goal early...
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January 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Avery Bradley, Rajon Rondo Eager To Get Back To Work Together For Celtics

WALTHAM, Mass. — For most of the last two seasons, Rajon Rondo and Avery Bradley have been like tag-team wrestlers. When one checks in, the other one checks out. The two members of the Boston Celtics’ preferred starting backcourt have suffered from bad timing in their respective battles with injuries. Just when one seemed to be getting healthy, the other went down. While one...
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January 31, 2014  |  Discuss

GoldieBlox Toy Company Wins Free $4 Million Super Bowl Ad Spot (Video)

One lucky small business is about to have the publicity opportunity of a lifetime: their very own Super Bowl commercial. Thanks to a competition held by Intuit, GoldieBlox beat out 15,000 other startups who signed up to win a 30-second ad during Super Bowl XLVIII, estimated to cost $4 million. GoldieBlox creates interactive construction toys for girls that incorporate reading...
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January 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Bruins Have Some Fun, Quickly Move On After Ugly Loss To Canadiens

WILMINGTON, Mass. — The Boston Bruins did something Friday that they did none of during Thursday night’s ugly loss to the rival Montreal Canadiens — they enjoyed themselves. B’s head coach Claude Julien changed things up at practice some when he ended practice with an unusual battle drill. The two nets were placed roughly 30 feet apart in one of the corners. Goalies occupied...
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January 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Dodgers’ 2014 Slogan: ‘Live. Breathe. Blue.’

The Los Angeles Dodgers have a new slogan for 2014: “Live. Breathe. Blue.” The Dodgers will use the slogan in advertising, marketing and digital campaigns that will be incorporated across Los Angeles in 2014. The Dodgers used the tagline, “A Whole New Blue,” for the 2013 season, in which Los Angeles advanced to the National League Championship Series. “Our new tagline encapsulates...
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January 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Color Of Gatorade Bath, Super Bowl Viewership Among Non-Sports Props

It wouldn’t be the Super Bowl without a ton of non-sports betting options. Bovada has more than 500 Super Bowl prop bets, and while it’s definitely worth perusing the entire menu, we’ve rounded up some of the more entertaining ones. Renee Fleming’s Anthem Length (In Seconds): Over 2 minutes 25 seconds +120 Under 2 minutes 25 seconds -160 Betting on the length of the national...
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January 31, 2014  |  Discuss
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