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John Oliver Dubs Sepp Blatter Soccer’s Pepe Le Pew Following FIFA Ban (Video)

John Oliver riffed on the bombshell that is FIFA President Sepp Blatter’s suspension as only he can. Oliver on Sunday updated viewers of his show “Last Week Tonight” on the latest developments at world soccer’s governing body. The British comedian turned American television star reacted incredulously to news of Blatter’s 90-day ban from soccer activities and the current...
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Dion Lewis’ Rise Adds Another Layer Of Dominance For Patriots (Podcast)

It’s bad enough the New England Patriots have Tom Brady, Rob Gronkowski and Julian Edelman on their offense. Now running back Dion Lewis is breaking tackles — and ankles — to score highlight-reel touchdowns? Good luck, rest of the NFL. NESN.com’s Michaela Vernava welcomed Patriots beat reporter Doug Kyed to talk about Lewis’ emergence, which adds another element to an already...
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Bruins Wrap: Lightning Pull Away Late As Boston Drops Third Straight

BOSTON — For the first time since 1999, the Bruins have begun a season with three consecutive losses. Boston built a two-goal lead in the first period Monday afternoon but could not sustain it as the Bruins fell to the defending Eastern Conference champion Tampa Bay Lighting 6-3 at TD Garden. Loui Eriksson scored twice, David Krejci finished with a goal and an assist, and Torey...
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TNA Star Robbie E Challenges Rob Gronkowski To Wrestling Match (Video)

Total Nonstop Action Wrestling star Robbie E doesn’t like Rob Gronkowski’s new nickname. Gronkowski recently referred to himself as “Robbie G” while filming a segment of “Uninterrupted” for Bleacher Report. It didn’t sit well with Robbie E, who challenged the New England Patriots tight end to a TNA wrestling match. Robbie E also said in his YouTube challenge that...
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Loui Eriksson Scores In First Thanks To Bruins’ Perfect Positioning (Video)

Loui Eriksson took the credit for the Boston Bruins’ second power-play goal in the first period of Monday’s game against the Tampa Bay Lightning, but it was a full team effort. The Bruins had quality puck movement and created triangles and 3-on-2’s during their stretch in the Lightning’s zone midway through the opening period. And Eriksson was able to score while he was...
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Watch Cubs Vs. Cardinals NLDS Game 3 Online (Live Stream)

The National League Division Series is heading to Wrigley Field. The St. Louis Cardinals and Chicago Cubs split the first two games of the series at Busch Stadium, setting up Monday night’s pivotal Game 3 in Chicago. The Cardinals will have their work cut out for them, as the Cubs will send out ace Jake Arrieta, who has been absolutely dominant of late. St. Louis will counter...
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Jurgen Klopp’s First Moves At LFC Suggest Gradual Approach To Building Team

Jurgen Klopp arrives at Liverpool with high expectations, but those haven’t come to the Reds’ new manager in the form of immediate, standings-based targets. Klopp revealed to German newspaper Bild on Monday Liverpool owners Fenway Sports Group didn’t issue him specific demands about where the team must finish in the Premier League standings this season. Instead, club bosses...
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Watch Chargers Vs. Steelers ‘Monday Night Football’ Game Online (Live Stream)

It will be a battle of .500 teams at Qualcomm Stadium on Monday night. The 2-2 San Diego Chargers will play host to the 2-2 Pittsburgh Steelers, with both teams fighting to keep pace with undefeated teams at the top of their respective divisions. The Chargers will get an offensive boost from tight end Antonio Gates, who is set to make his 2015 debut after serving a four-game suspension...
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Red Sox’s Brian Johnson Excited For Future After ‘Upsetting’ Elbow Scare

Brian Johnson is back on the right track. Johnson, who made his major league debut for the Boston Red Sox this season after emerging as one of the organization’s top pitching prospects, was shut down for the final two months because of elbow discomfort, casting some uncertainty over his upcoming offseason. The left-hander has begun throwing again, though, which obviously is good...
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Bruins’ Top Line Reads, Reacts Effectively In First Period Vs. Lightning (Video)

Even though the Boston Bruins allowed the Tampa Bay Lightning to catch up at the end of the first period of their game Monday, the Bruins’ top line got plenty of work done before that. Loui Eriksson, Patrice Bergeron and Brett Connolly worked in perfect harmony early in the first period, moving the puck as though they all knew what their teammates were thinking. The B’s were...
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Andrew Luck Full Participant At Monday Practice Ahead Of Patriots Showdown

There’s still almost an entire week before kickoff, but it’s looking more and more like Andrew Luck will be back under center for the Indianapolis Colts versus the New England Patriots. The Colts quarterbacks missed the team’s last two games with a shoulder injury, but head coach Chuck Pagano told reporters Monday that Luck was a full participant at practice. Additionally,...
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Lightning’s Steven Stamkos Among NHL’s Best Heading Into Free Agency (Video)

There’s no doubt Steven Stamkos is one of the best players in the NHL right now. The Tampa Bay Lightning center was one point shy of 500 career points heading into Monday’s matinee against the Boston Bruins, and he’s certainly proved his worth during his previous seven seasons with the reigning Eastern Conference champions. “This guy has got an unbelievable release, great...
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Adam Lallana Excited By Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool Arrival, Eyes Injury-Free Run Of Games

Watching Jurgen Klopp’s inaugural press conference as Liverpool manager Friday left Adam Lallana “very excited” to begin working with the German at Anfield. The 48-year-old was confirmed as the new Reds boss last Thursday night and spoke to a scrum of world media inside the Centenary Stand the following morning. Klopp’s gregarious nature during the briefing –- and his first...
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Report: WWE Superstars Lana, Rusev Engaged For Real; Sorry, Summer Rae

WWE superstars Lana and Rusev are tying the knot — for real. TMZ released photos of Lana showcasing her new ring Sunday. Sources close to the couple told TMZ that Rusev proposed to his longtime (and real life) girlfriend last month at their Nashville home. Interestingly, Lana and Rusev recently have been involved in a WWE storyline centered on a less-than-amicable breakup. Lana...
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Bruins Prospect Frank Vatrano Scores Four Goals In Providence Win (Video)

Boston Bruins prospect Frank Vatrano put on quite the show Sunday down in Providence. Playing for the Bruins’ AHL affiliate, Vatrano exploded for four goals on just six shots as the P-Bruins won 6-4 over the Portland Pirates. The UMass product and East Longmeadow, Mass., native scored twice in the first period (including one seven seconds after puck drop) and twice more in the...
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Watch Rangers Vs. Blue Jays ALDS Game 4 Online (Live Stream)

Can the Toronto Blue Jays keep their playoff hopes alive? The Blue Jays staved off elimination on Sunday with a 5-1 win over the Texas Rangers in Game 3 of the American League Division Series at Globe Life Park in Arlington. Now, they’ll need to win again on the road in Game 4 on Monday afternoon if they want to even the series at two games apiece. Toronto will send knuckleballer...
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Berkshire Bank Faceoff: Projected Lines, Pairings For Bruins-Lightning

BOSTON — The Bruins will look to avoid a 0-3 start to the season Monday afternoon as they host the defending Eastern Conference champion Tampa Bay Lightning at TD Garden. Boston will have the services of No. 1 defenseman Zdeno Chara for the first time this season, but they’ll be without top-line winger Brad Marchand, who suffered a concussion in Saturday’s loss to the Montreal...
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FiveThirtyEight Projects Celtics To Win 48 Games, Make Another Leap In 2015-16

The Boston Celtics still are a long way away from raising banner No. 18, and the team’s lack of a proven star is well-documented, even by those within the organization. But the Celtics are trending upward, and according to one projection system, the Green and White will make another leap in 2015-16. The folks at the statistical analysis site FiveThirtyEight recently unveiled...
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Cowboys RB Christine Michael Claims Cop Pulled Him Over To Take Photo

It must be nice to be famous. Dallas Cowboys running back Christine Michael was pulled over on his way to AT&T Stadium on Sunday before losing to the New England Patriots 30-6, but he didn’t get a ticket. In fact, Michael claims he was never in any danger of being written up and that the cop simply wanted to take a photo with him. This embed is invalid" /> ...
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Zdeno Chara Returns From Injury, In Lineup For Bruins Vs. Lightning

BOSTON — Zdeno Chara is set to make his season debut. The veteran defenseman is in the lineup for the Bruins’ Monday afternoon matchup with the Tampa Bay Lightning, head coach Claude Julien confirmed before the game. Chara missed Boston’s first two games — both losses — as he recovered from an upper body injury suffered during the preseason. Julien also confirmed that...
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Steelers-Chargers Odds: Phillip Rivers, Bolts Favored On Monday Night

The San Diego Chargers will be looking for a third straight win at home when they meet the Pittsburgh Steelers on Monday Night Football as four-point betting favorites at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. With their 30-27 straight-up victory over the Cleveland Browns last weekend, the Chargers remained perfect at home this season. However, they failed to cover as five-point...
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Report: USC Coaches Believed Steve Sarkisian Was Drunk During ASU Game

Steve Sarkisian might have a serious drinking problem. USC athletic director Pat Haden said Sunday that Sarkisian was “not healthy” and thus would be taking an indefinite leave of absence. Reports indicated that Sarkisian was drunk at a team meeting earlier in the day and that the USC head coach is expected to seek treatment during his absence. But that’s just the beginning...
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Colts downplay upcoming game vs. Pats: 'Our concern is us'

The Indianapolis Colts have a huge matchup against the New England Patriots next week, but you wouldn’t know that from talking to them. The Colts apparently have been quiet about their Week 6 rivalry game, acting as though it’s just another game on their schedule. The Indianapolis Star’s Zak Keefer talked to some of the players Friday, and it was business as usual. “It’s...
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Ex-Celtic Terrence Williams denies ties to Louisville scandal

Louisville basketball is mired in a pretty ugly sex scandal, but Terrence Williams wants to make it very clear he wasn’t involved. The Cardinals are the subject of a recently published exposé called “Breaking Cardinal Rules,” in which female escort Katina Powell claims Louisville basketball players paid her and others to have sex with them. Williams, who played at Louisville...
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Greg Hardy compliments Tom Brady, won't revisit controversy

Tom Brady had the last laugh, so there really wasn’t much Greg Hardy could say Sunday after the New England Patriots dismantled the Dallas Cowboys 30-6 at AT&T Stadium. Hardy made headlines leading up to the Week 5 game for using a poor choice of words to describe his return from a four-game suspension related to domestic abuse charges and for saying he hoped Brady’s wife...
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