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Ex-Patriot Matt Cassel Could Make Cowboys Debut As Backup Against New England

Quarterback Matt Cassel wasn’t active for his first two games with the Dallas Cowboys, but that could all change this Sunday. Cassel, who was drafted by the Patriots in the seventh round of the 2005 draft, says he will be active for Dallas’ game Sunday against New England. “I felt like I had a great two weeks,” Cassel told ESPN Staff Writer Todd Archer on Friday. ...
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October 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Royals Mount Comeback In Crucial Victory Vs. Astros In Game 2 (Videos)

Losing the first two games of the American League Division Series would not have been good for the Kansas City Royals. Luckily for them, they came back to beat the Houston Astros 5-4 in Game 2 on Friday. Catcher Salvador Perez got the rally started in the bottom of the second inning. Houston was already up 3-0 thanks to a Colby Rasmus RBI double and a George Springer two-run single...
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Gloria Govan Steals Spotlight After Matt Barnes-Derek Fisher Fight (Photos)

Gloria Govan is a reality TV star and the former wife of Memphis Grizzlies forward Matt Barnes, which means she is no stranger to the spotlight. But recent headlines have taken things to a whole new level. Barnes allegedly drove over 90 miles to “beat the s –“ out of New York Knicks coach Derek Fisher because of his relationship with the “Basketball Housewives LA...
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Benches Clear After Josh Donaldson, Keone Kela Exchange Swears In ALDS

Things got a little tense between the Toronto Blue Jays and Texas Rangers during Game 2 of the American League Division Series on Friday. Blue Jays third baseman Josh Donaldson crushed a ball during the 13th inning and admired it as it sailed foul. Rangers pitcher Keone Kela wasn’t a big fan of Donaldson’s reaction, and he let the third baseman know it. Then the benches cleared...
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College Football Odds: Boston College Favorite At Home Vs. Wake Forest

The Boston College Eagles will continue to search for their first conference win of the season Saturday when they host the Wake Forest Demon Deacons as 7.5-point betting favorites at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. Points have not come easy for the Eagles this season, as they struggled again last weekend, dropping a 9-7 decision to the Duke Blue Devils. But Boston College...
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Bruins’ Zac Rinaldo: Raffi Torres’ suspension 'really opened my eyes’

Earlier this month, the NHL dropped the hammer on San Jose Sharks forward Raffi Torres, suspending him 41 games — a full half-season — for the latest in a long line of illegal hits. Given Torres’ checkered history, the hockey community responded to the suspension with a collective “good riddance.” But for a player like Boston Bruins winger Zac Rinaldo, who’s had...
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Marshawn Lynch ruled out by Seahawks for Week 5

The Seahawks already faced a tough road test against the undefeated Cincinnati Bengals this Sunday. And, unfortunately for Seattle, Friday’s injury report just made it even worse. Running back Marshawn Lynch has been ruled out by the Seahawks for a second straight week with a hamstring injury. Lynch has only played in parts of three games this season due to the nagging injury...
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Watch Mets Vs. Dodgers NLDS Game 1 Online (Live Stream)

The New York Mets are back in the MLB postseason for the first time since 2006, when they advanced all the way to Game 7 of the NLCS. They are the National League East champions and will travel to Los Angeles for Game 1 of the National League Division Series on Friday night. Here’s how to watch Mets-Dodgers. When: Friday, Oct. 9 at 9:45 p.m. ETLive Stream: Watch TBS Thumbnail photo...
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Mallett’s dad: Criticism of QB makes his grandmothers cry

Brian Hoyer has been named the Houston Texans’ starting quarterback for Week 6 in a decision that could have serious emotional repercussions. Texans head coach Bill O’Brien chose Hoyer over Ryan Mallett, who was pulled from Thursday night’s loss to the Indianapolis Colts in the second quarter after suffering a minor injury. Mallett has been criticized for his shaky play...
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Bruins Quickly Turning Page To Canadiens After Rough Opening Night

WILMINGTON, Mass. — Last September, the New England Patriots had their doors blown off by the Kansas City Chiefs on national television. Less than six months later, they were Super Bowl champions. The lesson: Don’t place too much stock in early-season losses. Boston Bruins coach Claude Julien, whose team suffered a similarly embarrassing loss Thursday night, was preaching the...
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Fantasy Football Week 5 Mailbag: Answering Start/Sit Questions And More

It’s almost time for fantasy football owners to set their lineups for Week 5 of the NFL season. Some of you still are unsure of who to play in certain positions, and that’s OK. We’re here to help with our fantasy mailbag. As always, thanks for sending questions for our mailbag using the NESN Twitter and Facebook pages. We answered some of the best ones below. @NESN what do...
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Malcolm Butler’s Matchup Among Six Things To Watch In Patriots-Cowboys

Just over a month ago, NFL fans were preparing for an Eastern Illinois quarterback showdown between Tony Romo and Jimmy Garoppolo on Oct. 11. My, how things have changed. Since the beginning of September, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady had his four-game suspension vacated, and Romo broke his collarbone in the Dallas Cowboys’ second game of the season. A matchup showcasing...
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Patriots Injury Report: Ryan Wendell Probable To Play Vs. Cowboys

FOXBORO, Mass. — One of the New England Patriots’ offensive captains could make his season debut Sunday against the Dallas Cowboys. Offensive lineman Ryan Wendell is probable to play Sunday after he was a full participant in practice Wednesday, Thursday and Friday with an illness. Check out the Patriots’ full injury report below: QUESTIONABLE CB Bradley Fletcher (hamstring...
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Cowboys’ Sean Lee cleared to play vs. Patriots after concussion battle

By Ricky Doyle The Dallas Cowboys received good news regarding their defense Friday. Linebacker Sean Lee, who suffered a concussion in last week’s loss to the New Orleans Saints, will return Sunday when the Cowboys host the New England Patriots. Lee cleared the concussion protocol and had no limitations during practice Friday, according to the six-year veteran. The Cowboys’...
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Borussia Dortmund Bids Jurgen Klopp Beatles-Style ‘Good Luck’ At LFC (Photo)

Jurgen Klopp arrived in Liverpool with a touch of Beatlemania, as fans the Reds greeted their new manager with a level of excitement not seen in ages. Klopp’s former team, Borussia Dortmund, predicted he’d receive such a reception. Borussia Dortmund on Thursday wished Klopp good luck at Liverpool with a witty Beatles-themed message on Twitter. The German clubbed combined an image...
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Jerry Jones: Cowboys-Patriots Week 5 Game Like ‘David Against Goliath’

The New England Patriots’ Week 5 game against the Dallas Cowboys is a mismatch on paper. The Patriots are coming off a bye week with a perfect 3-0 record after crushing the Jacksonville Jaguars 51-17 in Week 3. The Cowboys will enter the contest with a 2-2 record after suffering back-to-back losses, including a 26-20 overtime defeat last week against the New Orleans Saints. Plus...
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Fantasy Football Week 5: Start, Sit Advice For Toughest Lineup Decisions

We’re already past the quarter mark of the 2015 NFL season, and the bye weeks are giving fantasy football owners some tough decisions regarding who to start and sit on their roster. Luckily for you, we have the answers. Check out the lists below for advice on some of the toughest decisions this week. QuarterbacksStart: Philip Rivers (Chargers), Marcus Mariota (Titans), Alex Smith...
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Jerry Jones Explains Awkward Comments About Tom Brady, Gisele Bundchen

OK, Jerry Jones. You’re making things awkward. Jones offered a head-scratching take on Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen’s marriage earlier this week, saying the New England Patriots quarterback “went up in my eyes 100 percent” when he married the popular supermodel. The Dallas Cowboys owner doubled-down Friday on KRLD-FM in Dallas, referencing actor Richard Burton and actress...
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Bruins Practice Notes: Zdeno Chara Still Day To Day; Seth Griffith Skates

WILMINGTON, Mass. — The Bruins had perfect attendance at practice Friday, including a fourth consecutive day of full participation by Zdeno Chara. Chara sat out Thursday’s season-opening loss to the Winnipeg Jets as he continues to recover from an upper body injury suffered in the preseason. His status for Saturday night’s showdown with the Montreal Canadiens remains undetermined...
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Gostkowski is best kicker in NFL, according to peers

New England Patriots kicker Stephen Gostkowski definitely has the respect of his peers. ESPN.com asked 24 NFL kickers after Week 4 of the 2015 season, “Who are the best kickers in the NFL?” Gostkowski was voted tops in the league, according to the survey. Gostkowski led the way with 18 votes. Justin Tucker of the Baltimore Ravens ranked second with 13 votes and Adam Vinatieri...
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Blatter appeals FIFA suspension

Sepp Blatter isn’t going down without a fight. Blatter has appealed his suspension from FIFA and all soccer activities around the world, The BBC and Reuters reported Friday. Blatter, FIFA’s longtime president, launched his fight just one day after the Ethic’s Committee decided to ban him and two other high-ranking officials, Michel Platini and Jerome Valcke, amid allegations...
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Bill Belichick: Dion Lewis Has ‘Good Power And Explosiveness’ For His Size

FOXBORO, Mass. — Dion Lewis is pigeonholed as a third-down running back because of his small stature, but he’s proven to be much more in his short time with the New England Patriots. Lewis, who’s just 5-foot-8, 195 pounds, is on pace for 160 carries and 11 rushing touchdowns for the Patriots. Only Kevin Faulk has received more carries as an undersized Patriots running back...
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Watch Astros-Royals ALDS Game 2 Online (Live Stream)

The Houston Astros took a 1-0 lead in the American League Division Series with a 5-2 Game 1 win over the Kansas City Royals on Thursday night. The Royals had the AL’s best record in the regular season, but they are just one loss away from heading to Houston in an 0-2 hole facing elimination with two road games ahead. Here’s how to watch Astros-Royals. When: Friday, Oct. 9 at...
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Watch Rangers-Blue Jays ALDS Game 2 Online (Live Stream)

The Texas Rangers earned a 5-3 win over the Toronto Blue Jays in Game 1 of the American League Division Series on Thursday. It came with a price, though. Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre won’t play in Game 2 after suffering an injury in the opener, which improves Toronto’s chances of evening the series before it heads to Texas for Game 3 and Game 4. Here’s how to watch...
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Patriots Practice Report: Perfect Attendance In Preparation For Week 5

FOXBORO, Mass. — The New England Patriots are looking healthy heading into their Week 5 matchup with the Dallas Cowboys. The Patriots had perfect attendance for their fourth consecutive practice. Even wide receiver Brandon LaFell, linebacker Dane Fletcher and defensive tackle Chris Jones, all of whom currently are on the PUP list, spent warmups out of uniform with their teammates...
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