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Astros Hit Two Home Runs, Shut Out Yankees To Win AL Wild Card (Videos)

The Houston Astros are on to the American League Division Series. Houston finished second in baseball with 230 home runs this season. They only needed one more to take down the New York Yankees on Tuesday, and Colby Rasmus delivered. The Astros outfielder took the first pitch he saw from Yankees ace Masahiro Tanaka in the second inning and plunked it in the right field seats. ...
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October 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Watch Boston Globe Awards Show ‘The Globies’ Online (Live Stream)

The Globies are finally here. The Boston Globe’s new awards show celebrating the Boston sports scene takes place live Tuesday night at the House of Blues, across the street from Fenway Park. Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz, Boston Bruins center Patrice Bergeron and New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski are among the expected guests at the historic event. You...
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October 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Celtics Notes: Kelly Olynyk Dazzles Milano With Crossover, Alley-Oop Pass (Videos)

Forget about the logjam in the front court: the Boston Celtics have a point guard battle on their hands. The C’s opened preseason play for the 2015-16 season Tuesday against Italian team Olimpia Milano, and though third-year big man Kelly Olynyk wasn’t a starter, he still managed to find his way into the highlight reel with some smooth ball handling. First he razzled and dazzled...
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October 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Bruins Assign Goalie Jeremy Smith To Minnesota Wild’s AHL Affiliate

Jeremy Smith will continue his career in the American Hockey League this season, but he’ll no longer be calling Providence home. The Boston Bruins waived Smith on Monday after the 26-year-old failed to secure the team’s backup goalie spot in training camp. The netminder cleared waivers one day later, but rather than being sent back to the Providence Bruins, whom he played...
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Patriots players recall exact times Bill Belichick told them ‘good job’

“Do your job” is Bill Belichick’s mantra, but apparently, it’s rare to hear the words “good job” come out of the New England Patriots head coach’s mouth. In fact, the Wall Street Journal’s Kevin Clark found Patriots players hear praise from Belichick so rarely that they can remember the exact moment their coach told them they were doing a good job. “Jacksonville...
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Belichick: Patriots use rulebook to ‘maximize our opportunities’

Bill Belichick knows the NFL rulebook like the back of his hand, so it’s not shocking that the New England Patriots head coach had a lot to say about his team’s preparation for league miscues like Monday’s. The “Monday Night Football” referees blew an illegal bat call by the Seattle Seahawks, spoiling the Detroit Lions’ chances at winning the matchup. And Belichick...
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Watch Astros Vs. Yankees AL Wild Card Game Online (Live Stream)

The Houston Astros are hoping to make their first ever appearance in the American League Division Series, but they first will have to beat the New York Yankees in Tuesday’s AL Wild Card game. The game will be played at Yankee Stadium because New York finished with the better regular-season record. The pitching matchup is expected to be Masahiro Tanaka (NYY) versus Dallas Keuchel...
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October 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Bruins Season Preview: Healthy David Krejci Key To Improved Forward Corps

With the Boston Bruins set to open the 2015-16 regular season this Thursday, NESN.com is bringing you a position-by-position preview of this season’s squad. We begin up front with a Bruins forward group that will look very different than it has in years past.  Three. That’s the number of forwards on the Bruins’ current roster who appeared in more than 50 games for the team...
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Borussia Dortmund CEO Backs Jurgen Klopp To Succeed At LFC, Any Club

Jurgen Klopp will bring a lot to the table at Liverpool or any other club he happens to manage in the future. Borussia Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke emphatically endorsed Klopp’s managerial credentials Tuesday in an interview with Sky Sports. Watzke said Klopp, the leading candidate for the vacant position of Liverpool manager, has what it takes to succeed at any club in world...
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Matt Harvey Misses Mandatory Mets Workout, Says He ‘Just Screwed Up’

Matt Harvey’s first foray into playoff baseball is off to an inauspicious start. The New York Mets held a mandatory workout Tuesday at Citi Field, but Harvey, who’s scheduled to start Game 3 of the National League Division Series, never showed. How come? According to manager Terry Collins, the 26-year-old right-hander blamed the unexcused absence on traffic. Harvey eventually...
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Donté Stallworth: Tom Brady Paid Practice Squad Players Who Picked Him Off

Tom Brady and Ryan Tannehill are very different quarterbacks, but you probably didn’t need us to tell you that. Still, former New England Patriots wide receiver Donté Stallworth offered some insight on just how different they are. Stallworth offered a fun fact about Brady in response to the story that Tannehill reportedly mocked Miami Dolphins practiced squad players when they...
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Patriots Surpass Cowboys As America’s Team With On-Field Success, Off-Field Drama

They appear on television so often that their faces are as familiar to the public as presidents and movie stars. They are the Dallas Cowboys, “America’s Team.” That’s what NFL Films said about the Dallas Cowboys way back in 1978, and the title of “America’s Team” has stuck ever since. However, as the Cowboys get set to take on the New England Patriots on Sunday, it’s...
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October 06, 2015  |  Discuss

NFL Odds Week 5: Patriots Favored Over Tony Romo-Less Cowboys In Dallas

The Philadelphia Eagles will be looking to get back into the divisional race in the underachieving NFC East when they play host to the New Orleans Saints on Sunday as 5 1/2-point betting favorites at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. The Eagles opened the season with strong +425 odds to emerge as NFC champions, but they have stumbled to a 1-3 start and have seen those NFL futures...
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Lionel Messi cleared of tax fraud charges

The taxman no longer cometh for Lionel Messi, but his father Jorge isn’t free and clear. Prosecutors in Barcelona, Spain, cleared Lionel Messi of tax fraud charges Monday but recommended a fine and a prison sentence for Jorge Messi, according to The BBC. The Messis were accused of evading more than €4 million (£3.1 million; $5 million) in taxes owed to the Spanish government...
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Celtics Preview: Three Things To Watch For Against Milano, Real Madrid

Boston Celtics basketball is back! In preseason form, anyway. After arriving in Italy last Friday, the C’s will kick off their preseason slate Tuesday afternoon by taking on Olimpia Milano at Mediolanum Forum. They’ll then travel to Spain to take on Real Madrid (the basketball team) on Thursday. Seeing an opponent in another uniform should be a welcome sight for Boston — according...
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Bruins Announce Remaining Air Dates For ‘Behind The B’ Season Three

The Boston Bruins will begin the 2015-16 regular season this Thursday, and “Behind the B” once again will be bringing fans a behind-the-scenes look at the team. Season Three of the documentary series debuted last month on NESN, and the Bruins on Tuesday released air dates for the season’s remaining 12 episodes. All episodes will air on NESN and be available for streaming on...
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Bruins’ Max Talbot, Jeremy Smith Clear Waivers; Smith Sent To Providence

Boston Bruins forward Max Talbot and goaltender Jeremy Smith both cleared waivers Tuesday, head coach Claude Julien confirmed after the team’s morning practice at TD Garden. Smith has been assigned to the Bruins’ American Hockey League affiliate in Providence, Julien told reporters. The future for Talbot, who practiced Tuesday despite being placed on waivers a day earlier, had...
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Landon Donovan: Klinsmann must go if USA loses to Mexico

Landon Donovan isn’t afraid to apply what he knows about ruthlessness in soccer to Jurgen Klinsmann. Donovan said in an interview with ESPNFC on Tuesday Jurgen Klinsmann should leave his post as head coach of the U.S. men’s national soccer team if it loses to Mexico in the CONCACAF Cup on Saturday. Donovan arrived at the conclusion by applying the same logic about the importance...
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Watch Boston Celtics-Olimpia Milano Game Online (Live Stream)

The Boston Celtics have had plenty of fun on their trip to Europe, but now it’s time to get to work. The Celtics will kick off their preseason Tuesday afternoon by taking on Italian club team Olimpia Milano at 2:30 p.m. ET at Mediolanum Forum. Coverage for the contest begins at 2 p.m. ET, and NBC Sports Live Extra is streaming the game online and through its app for Xfinity...
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Steven Gerrard Texts Mamadou Sakho, Marks Liverpool Captaincy Milestone

Mamadou Sakho has revealed how he received a text message from Steven Gerrard after donning the Liverpool captain’s armband for the first time last month. In the absence of Jordan Henderson and James Milner, Sakho was named as skipper for the Reds’ Europa League draw in Bordeaux. And afterwards, Sakho was sent a text message of congratulations from across the Atlantic by Gerrard...
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Lifelong Yankees fan disses Alex Rodriguez in obituary

Plenty of New York Yankees fans have warmed back up to Alex Rodriguez after he finished the regular season with 33 home runs and 86 RBIs, but one fan took her resentment for the slugger to her grave. New York native Helen Fowler died on Sept. 29 at 85 years old and was a lifelong Yankees fan, according to her obituary in The Star-Ledger. However, she (or her family) included a...
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NHL Free Agent Signings That’ll Make Biggest Impact In 2015-16 Season

There weren’t any superstar players to hit NHL free agency this summer, which has become the norm over the last few seasons. However, plenty of players capable of making a profound impact changed teams. It’s often these kinds of players who make the difference in the playoffs — the second and third line forwards and second pairing defensemen who provide important depth and...
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Report: Patriots work out RB Boom Herron

The New England Patriots are always working on making their team deeper, but they also seem to have an affinity for getting under the Indianapolis Colts’ skin. The Pats reportedly worked out former Colts running back Daniel “Boom” Herron on Monday, per ESPN’s Mike Reiss. Indy waived-injured Herron on Sept. 6 after the running back injured his shoulder returning a kickoff...
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Fantasy Football Mailbag: Week 5 Starts/Sits, Alfred Morris Advice

The NFL season is at the unofficial quarter pole, and there still are a lot more questions than answers. That applies to fantasy football as well, as uncertainty surrounds several key players — including a pair of NFC East running backs — entering Week 5. We tried to clear the air a bit in this week’s mailbag, fielding your most pressing questions heading into another exciting...
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Karlos Williams suffered concussion in Week 4

The Buffalo Bills’ backfield is banged up at the moment. LeSean McCoy has been battling a hamstring all season, and now backup Karlos Williams has an injury issue of his own. Bills general manager Doug Whaley told WGR 550 in Buffalo on Tuesday that Williams suffered a concussion Sunday in the team’s loss to the New York Giants. The rookie running back will now enter the concussion...
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October 06, 2015  |  Discuss
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