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Nick Caserio: Patriots Will Comprehensively Analyze Roster After Combine

The New England Patriots don’t have a strategy for free agency yet. Since they had a late start on the offseason — the definition of a First World problem, since the delay was caused by their victory in Super Bowl XLIX — they’ve been playing catchup over the last two weeks. Once this week’s NFL Scouting Combine is over, the Patriots will analyze their roster, and decide...
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February 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Celtics’ trade deadline dealings proof days of tanking are over

By Zach Cox The events of Thursday were going to define the rest of the season for the Boston Celtics. Were Danny Ainge & Co. going to enter full fire sale mode, trading off veterans for draft picks and doing anything possible to assure a lottery pick? Or were they going to go for it, bringing in established players who could help the team not only down the road, but over...
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February 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Patriots Combine Day 2 Interviews Include Top O-Lineman Brandon Scherff

INDIANAPOLIS — The New England Patriots are expected to spend a top pick on an offensive lineman in the 2015 NFL draft, and they met with the top-rated blocker Wednesday night. The Patriots had a formal interview with Iowa offensive lineman Brandon Scherff, who played left tackle with the Hawkeyes but might project better in the NFL at guard, where New England has a major need...
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February 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Bruins Place Kevan Miller On Injured Reserve, Recall Brian Ferlin

The Boston Bruins have added injury to insult during their current road trip. Boston has placed defenseman Kevan Miller on injured reserve and recalled forward Brian Ferlin from Providence to fill his roster spot, Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli announced Thursday. Miller left Monday’s overtime loss to the Calgary Flames with a shoulder injury...
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February 19, 2015  |  Discuss

LFC’s Adam Lallana Misses Open Goal Vs. Besiktas In Europa League (Video)

Adam Lallana appeared to leaving his shooting cleats at home. Lallana missed the easiest of scoring chances Thursday in the second half of Liverpool’s UEFA Europa League round of 32 game Thursday. A mix-up between goalkeeper Cenk Gonen and defender Pedro Franco gifted Lallana an opportunity to score in the 49th minute, but the Liverpool midfielder inexplicably shot over the crossbar...
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February 19, 2015  |  Discuss

‘Hot Tub Time Machine’ Actor Sweated Out Patriots’ Super Bowl Win On Plane

Life was sweet for all New England Patriots fans on Super Bowl Sunday with the exception of one famous actor. Pats diehard and “Hot Tub Time Machine 2″ actor Rob Corddry wasn’t going absolutely nuts when he watched Malcolm Butler intercept Russell Wilson at the 1-yard line to seal the Patriots’ win over the Seattle Seahawks because he wasn’t able to watch the incredible...
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Reports: Celtics Trade Tayshaun Prince To Pistons For Two Players

Kevin Garnett wasn’t the only NBA player who got to go back home Thursday. In a move finalized just before the 3 p.m. deadline, the Boston Celtics traded veteran wing Tayshaun Prince to the Detroit Pistons, according to multiple reports. ESPN’s Marc Stein was the first to report the deal, which netted Boston forwards Jonas Jerebko and Luigi Datome. Jerebko has played in 46 games...
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February 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Reports: Celtics Acquire Isaiah Thomas From Suns For Marcus Thornton, Pick

The Boston Celtics did not stay quiet at the trade deadline. According to multiple reports, the Celtics have acquired point guard Isaiah Thomas from the Phoenix Suns in exchange for guard Marcus Thornton and a 2016 first-round draft pick that originally belonged to the Cleveland Cavaliers. Yahoo! Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski was the first to report the trade, which was finalized...
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Reports: Liverpool To Offer Jordon Ibe, 19, New, Long-Term Contract

Liverpool isn’t interested in losing Jordon Ibe after he started his Anfield career with such a bang. Liverpool plans to offer Ibe a new, long-term contract, according to the Telegraph and the Liverpool Echo. Negotiations could begin in the coming weeks, and Ibe might earn a substantial raise before the end of the season. Ibe, 19, has impressed his...
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February 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Kevin Garnett Traded From Nets Back To Timberwolves At Deadline

Kevin Garnett is going home. In a move few saw coming before Thursday, Garnett has agreed to waive his no-trade clause and accept a trade from the Brooklyn Nets back to the Minnesota Timberwolves. The Nets will receive forward Thaddeus Young in return. NBA on TNT’s David Aldridge was the first to report the deal, which was finalized shortly before Thursday’s NBA trade deadline...
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February 19, 2015  |  Discuss

UFC 184: Ronda Rousey Sings Praises Of Cat Zingano Ahead Of Main Event

On February 28, the Octagon heads to the Staples Center in Los Angeles for UFC 184 with the women’s bantamweight division taking center stage in both the main and co-main events. Headlining this stacked card is a battle of the unbeatens as the one and only UFC women’s bantamweight champion, “Rowdy” Ronda Rousey, will put her title on the line against the unquestionable No...
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Report: Patriots Notified NFL About Issue With Ball; Fired League Employee Named

Believe it or not, the DeflateGate story has taken yet another twist. Pro Football Talk’s Mike Florio has shed some insight on the report from Adam Schefter regarding the league employee who was fired for selling footballs that were used in the AFC title game, revealing the man’s name as well as providing a rundown of how the whole mess actually happened. According to Florio...
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February 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Hope Solo reportedly about to be reinstated to USWNT

By Marcus Kwesi O'Mard  Hope Solo likely will be out of the doghouse and back in goal for the United States women’s national soccer team very soon. The U.S. Soccer Federation is expected to reinstate Solo to Team USA this weekend following the completion of her 30-day suspension, ESPN reports. Solo reportedly has met the conditions for reinstatement and now must convince head...
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February 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Chuck Pagano: Theory That Colts Deflated Patriots Football Is ‘Ludicrous’

INDIANAPOLIS — There seems to be a lack of communication between Indianapolis Colts general manager Ryan Grigson and head coach Chuck Pagano. Grigson told reporters Thursday at the NFL Scouting Combine that the Colts notified the league with concerns before the AFC Championship Game that the New England Patriots were deflating footballs. Pagano claimed Thursday that he didn’t...
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February 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Cleveland Browns To Reveal New Logo; New Uniforms Coming (Video)

The Cleveland Browns have been sporting the orange helmet as their primary logo since they did away with “Brownie the Elf” in 1970. The logo has stayed mostly the same over the past 45 years, undergoing only slight modifications. Browns president Alec Scheiner told WKRK-FM last year that Cleveland will don a “cutting-edge” new look in 2015. The...
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February 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Colts Notified NFL Before Playing Patriots With Concerns About Deflated Footballs

INDIANAPOLIS — Indianapolis Colts general manager Ryan Grigson essentially admitted that the NFL ran a sting operation on the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship Game. Grigson spoke out about DeflateGate at the NFL Scouting Combine for the first time, and he confirmed that the Colts notified the NFL that they had concerns about the Patriots and deflated footballs. “Listen...
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February 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Yankees Hold Second Private Workout For Yoan Moncada In Florida

The New York Yankees got a second look at one of the best players available right now. The New York Post reports the Yankees held a second workout for Cuban prospect Yoan Moncada on Wednesday in Florida. The paper reached out for comment from Moncada’s agent, David Hastings, regarding the private session, but he was not available for comments. According...
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February 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Celtics Unlikely To Make Any Deals Before Trade Deadline

Barring anything late shenanigans ahead of 3 p.m. Thursday, the Boston Celtics will be observers — not buyers or sellers — at this season’s NBA trade deadline. CSNNE’s A. Sherrod Blakely reported Thursday afternoon that the Celtics are unlikely to make a move before the deadline. Barring a last-minute change in direction, all indications are now that the #Celtics will stand...
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February 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Top Players, Teams Shine In Champions League Knockout Rounds (Video)

The UEFA Champions League resumed this week after a two-month hiatus. Soccer fans around the world are turning their attention to Europe, as the world’s top players and biggest teams compete for the club game’s most prestigious trophy. NESN.com soccer editor Marcus Kwesi O’Mard joined NESN.com reporter Michaela Vernava on Wednesday to examine the top teams, players and matchups...
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February 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Struggling BC Eagles, Boston Bruins Both Seeking Weekend Wins

The struggling Boston College Eagles will be aiming for just their second straight-up win against Notre Dame in their last 10 meetings on the hardwood when they welcome the Fighting Irish to town this weekend in ACC betting action at the sportsbooks. Saturday’s Irish vs. Eagles matchup at Conte Forum marks the second game of the season between the ACC rivals following Notre Dame’s...
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February 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Bruins Podcast: Struggling B’s Still Threat In Wide-Open Eastern Conference

The Boston Bruins have lost five straight games and hold just a three-point lead over the Florida Panthers for the final wild-card playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. With a tough schedule ahead and the March 2 NHL trade deadline fast approaching, it’s a critical time in the season for the Bruins. Check out the latest edition of NESN.com’s Bruins/NHL podcast, in which NESN...
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February 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Red Sox Rotation Preview 2015: Can Boston Win Without Clear-Cut Ace?

Editor’s note: Red Sox pitchers and catchers report to spring training Friday. NESN.com will analyze Boston’s roster in four installments (outfield, infield, bullpen, starting rotation) in the days leading up to the players’ arrival. Most of the talk surrounding Boston’s rotation isn’t about what the Red Sox have. It’s about what they don’t have. The Red Sox are primed...
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February 19, 2015  |  Discuss

New England Patriots Helmet Makeover Among NFL Design Concepts (Photos)

It’s well past time for some NFL teams to think about tinkering with their look. Aside from the Cleveland Browns, it sounds like most teams are content to stand pat or make only minor changes to their uniforms this offseason. But that didn’t keep DeeYung Entertainment from playing around with some concepts for new football helmets, even messing with...
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February 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Jon Jones’ Title Defense Headlines UFC 187 Championship Doubleheader

The UFC’s Memorial Day weekend event on Saturday, May 23 is shaping up to be one for the ages, with the Wednesday announcement of several exciting matchups, including two championship bouts that will headline the card at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. In the main event, UFC light heavyweight champion and pound-for-pound king Jon Jones defends his 205-pound crown...
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February 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Schefter: 'Indisputable' NFL botched DeflateGate's handling

By Mike Cole It’s becoming more clear — if it wasn’t already — that the NFL doesn’t have much of a case against the New England Patriots. It’s tough to say for sure what role, if any, the Patriots played in the ongoing DeflateGate saga. What is clear, though, is that the NFL is going to have an extremely difficult time proving any Patriots’ wrongdoing. ESPN’s Adam...
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February 19, 2015  |  Discuss
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