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Sports Halloween Costume Ideas: Deflategate Dominates 2015 Ideas (Photos)

Halloween costume ideas can be tricky. Unless you’re really creative or something just comes to you right away, finding the perfect costume idea can be really frustrating. If you’re one of the many still looking for last-minute Halloween costume ideas, NESN.com is here to help. We’ve looked back at the year in sports so far and put together a list of some sports-themed Halloween...
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October 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Weird Al Yankovic Tackles ‘Every Press Conference Ever’ In Spot-On Spoof (Video)

If you’ve seen one sports press conference, you’ve seen them all. Spoof artist “Weird” Al Yankovic lampooned this fact for The Kicker, poking fun at everyone from say-nothing coaches to belligerent reporters. Honestly, it’s the most entertaining postgame press conference in years. Filed under: NFL, Top Stories
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October 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Patriots-Dolphins Live: Dion Lewis Reportedly Will Play Thursday Night

1:50 p.m. ET: The New England Patriots’ starting running back reportedly will be back on the field Thursday night against the Miami Dolphins. Dion Lewis is playing in the Week 8 matchup, a source told NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport. Lewis played in Week 6 after being questionable with an abdomen then sat out in Week 7 with the same designation. Lewis is listed as questionable again...
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October 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Xander Bogaerts Of Boston Red Sox Among 2015 Gold Glove Award Finalists

Xander Bogaerts’ improved defense didn’t go unnoticed across Major League Baseball. The 2015 Rawlings Gold Glove Award finalists were announced Thursday, and the Boston Red Sox shortstop is among those up for an award in the American League. Bogaerts, who is Boston’s lone Gold Glove finalist, is competing with Alcides Escobar of the Kansas City Royals and Didi Gregorious of...
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October 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Allan Rodrigues de Souza Returns To LFC With Finnish League Title (Video)

Almost instantly after stepping out of an early-afternoon briefing with his coaching staff, Jurgen Klopp’s trademark grin was illuminating the landing area of Melwood’s first floor on Tuesday. Allan Rodrigues de Souza was back at the club’s training complex for the first time since completing a loan spell in Finland, and his new manager was eager to make him feel welcome. As...
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October 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Boston College Home Underdog Against Struggling Virginia Tech In ACC Clash

The Boston College Eagles will be searching for their first straight-up victory in their past six games against an ACC conference rival when they return home Saturday to battle the Virginia Tech Hokies as two-point betting underdogs at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. The struggling Eagles saw their overall record drop to 3-5 SU last weekend with their fourth straight loss...
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October 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Brad Stevens, Celtics Plan To Maximize Evan Turner’s Versatility

WALTHAM — Traditionally, a basketball team’s starting five consists of five defined positions. But the Boston Celtics aren’t exactly your traditional basketball team. Lacking a true star player, the Celtics are an intriguing mix of adaptable big men and versatile backcourt players who each can fill a variety of roles. Leading the charge of Boston’s group of hybrids is Evan...
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October 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Skip Bayless Wants Refs To Watch For Dirty Play From Dolphins Vs. Patriots

Rodney Harrison isn’t the only one concerned about Tom Brady’s well-being. Harrison said Wednesday he’s worried about the New England Patriots quarterback “taking a cheap shot” from the Miami Dolphins in Thursday night’s game at Gillette Stadium. ESPN’s Skip Bayless echoed the former Patriots safety’s sentiments, to some extent, Thursday morning on “First Take.”...
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Emirates Airline Crew Schools Benfica, Sporting Fans On Soccer Safety (Video)

Portuguese soccer fans have received a unique set of safety tips they can use for any hot-tempered game. An eight-person cabin crew from Emirates Airlines performed mock safety instructions on the field at the Estadio da Luz on Sunday in Lisbon just before Benfica’s Liga NOS (Portuguese first division) game against crosstown rival Sporting CP kicked off. The cabin crew, which...
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October 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Juan Agudelo’s Stunning Bicycle-Kick Goal Caps Revolution’s Season (Video)

Juan Agudelo has ensured the Revolution won’t ever forget their last goal of the 2015 Major League Soccer season. Agudelo scored a sensational bicycle-kick goal Wednesday in the Revolution’s 2-1 loss to DC United in the 2015 MLS Playoffs. The game was goal-less in the 15th minute when Revolution fullback Kevin Alston floated a cross toward the back post. Agudelo jumped between...
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October 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Cowboys’ Joseph Randle Could Be Suspended For February Incident

Joseph Randle’s week just keeps getting worse. Randle, who suffered an oblique injury Sunday against the New York Giants, abruptly left the Dallas Cowboys’ practice facility Wednesday. It sounds like Randle’s departure was about more than just losing his starting job, though, as multiple league sources told ESPN the Cowboys running back is facing discipline for violating the...
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October 29, 2015  |  Discuss

‘Bill Russell Legacy Project’ Statues Unveiled At Boston’s City Hall (Photos)

BOSTON — There’s little debating that Bill Russell is one of the most accomplished NBA players of all time. His contributions — 11 NBA titles, 12 All-Star selections — are too plenty to mention. But the Boston Celtics legend’s legacy extends far beyond the court. Almost two years ago to the day, a crowd gathered around under overcast, rainy skies to witness Russell...
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October 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Grizzlies Fan Hits Halfcourt Shot And Wins … Tater Tots (Video)

Hitting a halfcourt shot at an NBA game can be a real thrill — most of the time. One unlucky fan found out Wednesday night that not every halfcourt heave is created equal when he drilled a 47-footer during a break in the action of the Memphis Grizzlies’ season opener against the Cleveland Cavaliers. By draining the shot, our Oxford shirt-wearing friend below was awarded … tater...
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October 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Rob Gronkowski Enjoys ‘Snow Day’ In Star-Studded Nike Commercial (Video)

Rob Gronkowski is a native of western New York, so he’s enjoyed a snow day or two in his day. Knowing what we know about Gronk, we’re guessing he and the entire Gronkowski clan got quite excited when school was canceled for the day. The New England Patriots tight end channeled that childhood exuberance in Nike’s newest commercial, which recently hit the Internet. In the video...
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October 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Floyd Mayweather Jr. Shows Compassionate Side With Gift For Leah Still

Floyd Mayweather Jr. isn’t a bad guy sometimes. Mayweather is about as polarizing as they come, but the undefeated boxing champion recently did a cool thing for Leah Still, the daughter of Cincinnati Bengals defensive lineman Devon Still. Devon has been telling Leah to approach her cancer fight like Mayweather approaches opponents in the ring, the lineman wrote in an Instagram...
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October 29, 2015  |  Discuss

NFL Super Pick ‘Em: Week 8 Locks Include Rams, Panthers, Vikings

The supposed “rules” for picking winners in NFL games are many and, in some cases, self-contradictory. But we’re pretty sure “don’t take every big favorite” is one of them. So, in that spirit, Tom Brady’s Emails went out and took just about every big favorite this week, like a bunch of noobz. Mike Cole, Ricky Doyle and Ben Watanabe, the trio who make up NESN.com’s...
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October 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Miami Marlins Hire Don Mattingly To Four-Year Contract

  It didn’t take long for Don Mattingly to find a new job. Mattingly will be the next manager of the Miami Marlins after agreeing to a four-year contract, according to Vice Sports. It’s expected the Marlins will wait until the World Series is over to make a formal announcement, per the Vice Sports report. Mattingly, whose five-year tenure with the...
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October 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Patriots Mailbag: Sean Smith Is Top Potential Cornerback Trade Target

Bill Belichick might not be happy until he can field an entire defense with safeties. He’s close. The Patriots added three safeties Wednesday, when they claimed Dewey McDonald off waivers from the Indianapolis Colts and signed Ross Ventrone and Floyd Raven to the practice squad. Those three join Devin McCourty, Patrick Chung, Duron Harmon, Jordan Richards, Tavon Wilson, Nate Ebner...
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October 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Blue Jays GM leaving after turning down extension

The Toronto Blue Jays are now entering a potentially franchise-altering offseason. General manager Alex Anthopoulos is leaving the team after rejecting a contract extension to stay in Toronto, according to multiple reports. The news was first reported by Sportsnet. The move is a pretty big surprise, at least given the success Anthopoulos and the Blue Jays had in 2015. The Jays...
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October 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Fantasy Football Week 8: Start/Sit Advice For Patriots-Dolphins ‘Thursday Night Football’

Week 8 kicks off with a bang when the Miami Dolphins travel to Gillette Stadium to take on the New England Patriots in an AFC East divisional matchup. A few weeks ago this game wouldn’t have moved the meter much, but the Dolphins have looked like a juggernaut since new coach Dan Campbell took over, outscoring opponents 82-36 in those two games. They hope to continue that success...
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October 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Logan Ryan, Patrick Chung’s Coverage Among Keys In Patriots-Dolphins

Miami Dolphins head coach Dan Campbell has made sure his team is no longer a pushover. That doesn’t mean his Dolphins will march into Gillette Stadium and beat the New England Patriots, however. The Dolphins have dominated the Tennessee Titans and Houston Texans in consecutive weeks, but trouncing two of the worst teams in the AFC only proves Miami no longer belongs in that bottom...
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Jerry Sandusky could face more sexual abuse charges

Jerry Sandusky could be in jail a little longer. The former Penn State assistant football coach accused of sexually abusing 10 boys over the course of several years already is serving a 30-to-60-year prison sentence, but a new break in the case could benefit one man previously denied the opportunity to press charges. Centre County Judge Thomas Kistler is taking another glance at...
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October 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Dining Playbook Review: Enjoy Southern Dining Experience At The Frogmore

If you want to enjoy great food from South Carolina, then The Frogmore is your destination. The Frogmore’s simplistic style and great food makes any night around the town much better. Some of the marque food items include, smothered steak, golden beet salad and much more. For more information watch the video above or visit thefrogmore.com. Thumbnail photo via Facebook/The FrogmoreFiled...
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October 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Celtics Notes: Isaiah Thomas, Amir Johnson Forming Solid One-Two Punch

BOSTON — Amir Johnson played his first regular season game as a Boston Celtic on Wednesday night, so you’d forgive him if he was a little out of sync with his teammates. But the veteran forward looked right at home at TD Garden, especially when a certain 5-foot-9 point guard was on the floor. Johnson finished Boston’s season-opening 112-95 win over the Philadelphia 76ers with...
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October 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Royals’ Bats Explode In Fifth Inning Vs. Mets In World Series Game 2 (Video)

Game 1 of the World Series between the Kansas City Royals and New York Mets at Kauffman Stadium was an instant classic. Game 2? Not so much. The Royals cruised past the Mets 7-1 to take a two-games-to-none lead in the best-of-seven Fall Classic. New York actually drew first blood on a Lucas Duda RBI single in the top of the fourth. However, the Royals struck back quickly thanks...
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October 28, 2015  |  Discuss
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