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Stars’ Tyler Seguin Has ‘Secret’ Snapchat Account: ‘I’m Always On That’

It appears Tyler Seguin has opted for a social media tool that’s a bit more private. If you’ll recall, the Dallas Stars forward temporarily shut down his Twitter account in July 2013 after a homophobic tweet was sent from his handle. Speaking to reporters Friday in Columbus during the NHL’s All-Star Weekend, Seguin said that incident helped curb his...
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January 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Ichiro Suzuki, Miami Marlins Agree To One-Year, $2M Contract

MIAMI — Ichiro Suzuki has decided to play for the Miami Marlins. Suzuki and the team have agreed to a $2 million, one-year contract, pending a physical, a person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Friday because the contract with the 41-year-old outfielder has not been finalized. The contract...
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January 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Ex-Panthers GM Questions Patriots’ Integrity: ‘Culture Of Cheating?’

The NFL’s investigation of DeflateGate still is underway, but that hasn’t stopped the entire country from weighing in with its two cents. Most of these hot takes haven’t been too kind to the New England Patriots, and the opinion of a man with not-so-great memories of the Patriots certainly was no exception. Former Carolina Panthers general manager...
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January 23, 2015  |  Discuss

2015 NHL All-Star Fantasy Draft: Live Results, Full Rosters And Highlights

We already know which players will take part in the 2015 NHL All-Star Game, and now it’s time to split them up into two teams. The All-Star Fantasy Draft is Friday night in the host city, Columbus, where Nick Foligno of the hometown Blue Jackets and Jonathan Toews of the Chicago Blackhawks will serve as captains and select players to their team. Ryan Getzlaf (Anaheim) and Rick...
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January 23, 2015  |  Discuss

2015 NHL All-Star Fantasy Draft: Start Time, Live Stream, TV Info

The teams for the 2015 NHL All-Star Game on Sunday, Jan. 25 at Nationwide Arena in Columbus will be made Friday night during the All-Star Fantasy Draft. Columbus Blue Jackets forward Nick Foligno and Chicago Blackhawks superstar Jonathan Toews will select players as captains. It’s basically a schoolyard style of creating teams. The event begins at 8 pm ET and can be watched on...
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January 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Patriots Injury Report: Bryan Stork Limited, Listed As Questionable

The New England Patriots’ injury report remained unchanged Friday as the team continues its preparation for Super Bowl XLIX. Rookie starting center Bryan Stork was a limited participant in practice for the second straight day and is listed as questionable for New England’s matchup against the Seattle Seahawks. The Seahawks’ injury report featured...
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January 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Rob Gronkowski’s Love Of Football Defined By Big Hits More Than Touchdowns

This embed is invalid" /> FOXBORO, Mass. — Every football player dreams of scoring touchdowns. But for New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski, there’s nothing quite like good, hard, bone-crushing hit. Hitting was what turned Gronkowski on to football in the first place, he explained to a throng of media members before Friday’s practice, fondly recalling...
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Vince Wilfork: Patriots Didn’t Lack Confidence ‘Even When We Sucked’

FOXBORO, Mass. — Vince Wilfork finally broke the tension Friday. Between DeflateGate and the defensive tackle rescuing a woman from an overturned car early Monday morning, the tone has been very serious at Gillette Stadium as of late. Wilfork injected some humor into his news conference Friday, however, when discussing how the Patriots are feeling heading into Super Bowl XLIX...
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Report: Kobe Bryant Expected To Miss Rest Of Season With Torn Rotator Cuff

This embed is invalid" /> It appears that Kobe Bryant again has fallen victim to a season-ending injury. The Los Angeles Lakers star is expected to miss the remainder of the 2014-15 campaign after tearing his rotator cuff Wednesday in a loss to the New Orleans Pelicans, sources told ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne on Friday. Bryant had been dealing with an injury to...
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Amica Coverage Play Of The Week: Bruins’ PK Or Carl Soderberg?

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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Patriots Release Statement On NFL’s Investigation Into DeflateGate

“On Monday, I received a letter from the league office informing me that they would be conducting an investigation into the air pressure of the game balls. Immediately after receiving the letter, I instructed our staff to be completely cooperative and transparent with the league’s investigators. During the three days they were here, we provided access to every full- and part...
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Fight Night Stockholm: Gustafsson and Johnson Official Weigh-In Results

Fight Night Stockholm, which is headlined by the light heavyweight bout between Alexander Gustafsson and Anthony Johnson and the middleweight bout between Dan Henderson and Gegard Mousasi, airs live on FOX from Tele2 Arena in Stockholm, Sweden, beginning at 8 p.m. ET. Six prelim bouts will air live on FOX Sports 1 at 5 p.m. ET and the first three prelims of the night will be available...
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Kelly Olynyk Sidelined After Injuring Ankle In Celtics’ Win Over Trail Blazers

Kelly Olynyk might not see action for the Boston Celtics for quite some time. The second-year Celtics big man injured his right ankle Thursday night after landing awkwardly on Thomas Robinson’s foot during the fourth quarter of Boston’s 90-89 win over the Portland Trail Blazers. This embed is invalid" /> Olynyk exited the game, did not return...
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Vince Wilfork: Marshawn Lynch Is ‘Hands Down’ NFL’s Best Running Back

This embed is invalid" /> FOXBORO, Mass. — Vince Wilfork knows that he and the rest of the New England Patriots’ defense will be going up against a juggernaut next Sunday in the form of Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch. “Beast,” Wilfork said Friday when asked for his first impressions of Lynch. “He’s an old-school running back that can...
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NFL Releases Statement On Investigation Into Patriots’ DeflateGate

“Our office has been conducting an investigation as to whether the footballs used in last Sunday’s AFC Championship Game complied with the specifications that are set forth in the playing rules. The investigation began based on information that suggested that the game balls used by the New England Patriots were not properly inflated to levels required by the playing rules, specifically...
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Sal Paolantonio: DeflateGate Hurt Tom Brady In Eyes Of Uggs-Wearing Women

Sal Paolantonio came in hot Friday with what might be the strangest take on the whole DeflateGate debacle. Speaking on ESPN Radio’s “The Herd With Colin Cowherd,” the ESPN NFL reporter said the New England Patriots’ deflated-footballs scandal has tarnished quarterback Tom Brady’s brand in the eyes of a key demographic: women who buy UGG boots. Wait, what? Brady long has...
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January 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Brady Poppinga: Jay Cutler, Bears Should Take Page Out Of Cowboys’ Playbook

Tony Romo might just be the answer to the Chicago Bears’ quarterback issues. The Bears were an absolute mess last season, as they under-performed to the tune of a 5-11 record while quarterback Jay Cutler led the league in turnovers with an NFL-high 18 interceptions and six fumbles. The biggest question new head coach John Fox faces this offseason is what to do with the struggling...
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Tom Brady Has Patriots’ Support After Being Doubted On DeflateGate

FOXBORO, Mass. — It seemed like the national news media got ahead of themselves Thursday and thought Tom Brady already had been elected president. Rumors percolated for years that the New England Patriots quarterback wanted to go into politics when his NFL career is all said and done, and mistakenly thinking he already had been elected is the only reasonable excuse for how Brady...
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January 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Rob Gronkowski Can’t Notice Deflation In Footballs, Only Basketballs

This embed is invalid" /> FOXBORO, Mass. — Like most New England Patriots players in attendance Friday, Rob Gronkowski really did not want to talk about DeflateGate. But the tight end’s responses at least proved to be entertaining. “It was a little wet last (game),” Gronkowski said with a smirk when asked if he noticed anything off about the footballs...
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Rob Gronkowski blows off Seahawks cornerback's slight

By Zack Cox FOXBORO, Mass. — Jeremy Lane made headlines Thursday by declaring that New England Patriots All-Pro tight end Rob Gronkowski actually isn’t all that good. Gronkowski had a chance to send a zinger back the Seattle Seahawks cornerback’s way when he spoke with reporters Friday, but he instead responded in typical Patriots fashion. “Everyone’s entitled to their...
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Tyler Seguin: My Time In Boston Will ‘Unfortunately’ Be Defined By My Exit

Tyler Seguin is telling his side of the story. After an unceremonious exit from Boston, the young Dallas Stars center has blossomed into the player the Bruins hoped he could be when they drafted him second overall in the 2010 draft. Seguin, among the league leaders in goals (28) and points (52), has kept relatively mum about his time in Boston since being traded in the Fourth...
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January 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Jimmy Kimmel, Conan O’Brien Take On Absurdity Of DeflateGate (Videos)

Late night talk show hosts are having a field day with DeflateGate. The ball controversy surrounding the New England Patriots just refuses to go away, and the entertainment business is cashing in. On the same day Bill Belichick and Tom Brady held separate press conferences to address the report that 11 of the Patriots’ 12 game balls from their 45-7 rout of the Indianapolis Colts...
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Sporting News: Brad Stevens Leaving Celtics For Indiana Was Media ‘Delusion’

Brad Stevens is not walking out that door. As the Boston Celtics limp through Stevens’ second season as head coach — Thursday’s last-second win over the Portland Trail Blazers notwithstanding — rumors have swirled about the former Butler coach eyeing a return to the college basketball ranks. These rumors refuse to die despite Stevens refuting them...
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January 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Poll: Only New England states believe Patriots didn't cheat

By Anna Fogel It’s New England against the world. Head coach Bill Belichick delivered a lengthy opening statement on DeflateGate on Thursday, offering no explanation as to why the NFL found 11 of the 12 balls the Pats used in their AFC Championship Game to be under-inflated. Quarterback Tom Brady took the podium later that day, denying that he altered any of the footballs and...
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DeflateGate Uproar Begs For Explanation, Not Just More Hot Air

When it comes to understanding this DeflateGate mess, I’ll admit I’m the lowest common denominator. I’m the person who just doesn’t get it, who can’t wrap his head around the hoopla. I’ve thought about it for days, and I still can’t come up with one tangible reason why the New England Patriots playing the AFC Championship Game with under-inflated...
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January 23, 2015  |  Discuss
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