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Domestic Violence Experts To Serve As Advisers To NFL

Three experts in domestic violence will serve as senior advisers to the NFL. Commissioner Roger Goodell sent a memo to teams Monday announcing that Lisa Friel, Jane Randel and Rita Smith will “help lead and shape the NFL’s policies and programs relating to domestic violence and sexual assault.” Friel was the head of the Sex Crimes Prosecution Unit in the New York County...
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September 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Chad Johnson Wants To Play For Canadiens So He Can Fight Lucic, Chara

Chad Johnson is continuing his football career, albeit in the Canadian Football League with the Montreal Alouettes. Apparently his time in Montreal has led him to embrace some of the city’s ideology. Part of that ideology includes buying into the city’s top NHL rivalry between the hometown Canadiens and the Boston Bruins. According to a tweet from Johnson on Monday, he’s all...
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September 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Revel Casino, Site Of Ray Rice Assault, Could Re-Open In A Few Weeks

The Revel Casino didn’t close its doors for long. Parts of the Atlantic City, N.J., casino-hotel where Ray Rice struck his then-fiancee in the face in an elevator, could be re-opening in just a few short weeks, according to an attorney for Florida developer Glenn Straub, who bid $90 million for the property last week, per The Press Of Atlantic City. The casino certainly received...
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Bengals’ A.J. Green Expected To Return In Time For Week 5 Vs. Patriots

Cincinnati Bengals fans can breathe a sigh of relief. Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green exited Sunday’s win over the Atlanta Falcons with a toe injury early in the first quarter, but reports suggest he will not miss significant time. A postgame MRI on Green’s toe came back negative, according to Bengals.com, and the wideout is expected to return to action in time for the Bengals’...
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David Ortiz To Host Seventh Annual Celebrity Golf Classic In Dominican Republic

The seventh annual David Ortiz Celebrity Golf Classic will take place Dec. 4-7 in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, the slugger announced on his official website Thursday. The event, which raises funds to provide critical pediatric health care for those in the Dominican Republic as well as throughout New England, benefits the David Ortiz’s Children’s Fund and its partnership with...
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Sheldon Richardson Takes Blame For Jets’ Timeout Disaster (Video)

The New York Jets’ quest for a second straight win was foiled in the Jetsiest way possible Sunday against the Green Bay Packers. New York had a potential game-tying touchdown wiped off the books when it was revealed that someone on the Jets’ sideline had called a timeout moments before the snap. Fans quickly pointed the finger at offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg, who was...
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Adrian Peterson Returning To Practice This Week, Expected To Play Sunday

Adrian Peterson is expected to be back in the Minnesota Vikings’ lineup after just one week away from the game. The Vikings announced Monday morning that they have activated the running back. Peterson was deactivated for Sunday’s loss against the New England Patriots after he was indicted on charges stemming from alleged child abuse after he whipped his 4-year-old son with a...
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2014-15 Boston Bruins Preview: Projected Stats, Expectations For Every Player

The Boston Bruins open training camp Thursday to prepare for their regular-season opener on Oct. 8 against the Philadelphia Flyers at TD Garden. Despite winning the Presidents’ Trophy with the league’s best record last season and not making many roster moves over the summer, the B’s still have plenty of questions surrounding their NHL-level squad. A few veterans, including...
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Bruins Player Previews: Expected Role, Projected Stats For Chris Kelly

The 2013-14 campaign was a frustrating one for Boston Bruins center Chris Kelly, who missed 25 regular-season games and the entire Stanley Cup playoffs because of injuries. Kelly will enter training camp Thursday fully healthy and should play a valuable bottom-six role for the Bruins in 2014-15. Check out our season preview for Kelly below. NESN.com will be previewing every NHL-level...
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Tom Brady Hopes Patriots Can Be Sharper, More Disciplined Moving Forward

The New England Patriots picked up their first win of the season Sunday in Minnesota, but there’s still plenty of room for improvement. Despite a seemingly lopsided 30-7 win over the Vikings, Patriots quarterback Tom Brady still believes there are a lot of things his team can do better. He admitted as much after Sunday’s game, and he reiterated that Monday morning on WEEI’s...
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Brandon Bass Meets WWE’s ‘Big Show,’ Looks Tiny In Comparison (Photo)

Unless we’re talking about Nate Robinson or Muggsy Bogues, dwarfing an NBA player is no easy task. Well, Boston Celtics forward Brandon Bass checks in at 6-foot-8, 250 pounds, but one man made him look practically pint-sized Sunday night. That’s professional wrestler Big Show, who was in town for WWE Live at the TD Garden. And yes, at 7-foot-1, 441 pounds, he is a very, very...
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Golfer Greg Norman Nearly Loses Hand In Chainsaw Accident

Professional golfer Greg Norman had a close call Saturday after an accident involving a chainsaw. The two-time major champion was cutting trees at his Florida home when he mistakenly cut his left hand below the wrist, according to The Associated Press . “Thank God the blade wasn’t running full speed or it would have taken my hand off,” Norman told the AP. “I handled everything...
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Johnny Manziel Makes NFL Debut, Has First Pass Dropped (GIF)

Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel made his NFL debut Sunday against the New Orleans Saints, though it was not much to get hyped about. The former Texas A&M phenom entered the game in the third quarter, with his first official NFL play being a hand-off to running back Isaiah Crowell for a three yard gain. Manziel appeared again later in the quarter and handed the ball...
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Season 2 Of ‘Behind The B’ Premieres Monday Night At 8 P.M. On NESN

Boston Bruins fans are about to once again get the opportunity to go behind the scenes with the Black and Gold. The Bruins announced last week that “Behind The B” will return for a second season on NESN. The exclusive behind-the-scenes TV series offers fans a new look at the Bruins, as it brings a unique perspective centering around the B’s. The first episode of Season 2 will...
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Andrew Luck, Colts Narrow Favorites Vs. Eagles On ‘Monday Night Football’

The Indianapolis Colts host the Philadelphia Eagles on “Monday Night Football” to close out Week 2. The Colts opened as 2.5-point favorites, and the line has seen little change over the course of the week. According to various sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com, the Colts are currently -3 for the game. The game features a pair of teams that have been playing fairly well...
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Peyton Manning Gets Fired Up, Chews Out Julius Thomas On Sideline (Video)

Julius Thomas’ rocket start to the season didn’t exempt him from the wrath of his quarterback. The Denver Broncos tight end hauled in a touchdown — his fourth in two games — Sunday against the Kansas City Chiefs but later found himself in Peyton Manning’s crosshairs after what appeared to be a blown route. ...
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P.K. Subban Among Four Montreal Canadiens Alternate Captains For 2014-15

The Montreal Canadiens named four alternate captains on Monday instead of going the traditional route and selecting one captain and two or three alternates. Defensemen P.K. Subban and Andrei Markov, as well as and forwards Max Pacioretty and Tomas Plekanec all will wear an “A” on their sweater for the 2014-15 NHL season. "We'll start with P.K. at home, Max on the road and the...
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Raiders WR James Jones Fumbles Twice On Same Play In Blowout Loss (Video)

Life with the Oakland Raiders is not fun these days. The Raiders were on the wrong end of another blowout Sunday, as the Houston Texans went into Oakland and steamrolled the Raiders 30-14. With the loss, the Raiders are now 0-2, and the future doesn’t look much better as they’ll likely be two-touchdown underdogs next weekend against the New England Patriots. Wide receiver James...
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Bears’ Willie Young Goes Fishing After Sacking Colin Kaepernick (GIF)

The key to a great sack dance is creativity. Willie Young’s was not short on that. The Chicago Bears defensive end, who brought down Colin Kaepernick twice during Sunday’s comeback win over the San Francisco 49ers, celebrated his sacks by heading down to the docks for a little fishing. The only people having more fun that Young were those who have Jay Cutler or Brandon Marshall...
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Ten Reasons To Watch Boston Red Sox Until End Of 2014 Season (Photos)

The Boston Red Sox’s playoff hopes evaporated a long time ago. It’s a disappointing reality for an organization that won a World Series title last season. It isn’t time to tune out these Red Sox, though. Sure, they won’t play into October. But there are several storylines worth monitoring over the final two weeks of the 2014 regular season. The Red Sox figure to be extremely...
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Richard Sherman Disagrees That Chargers ‘Exposed’ Him In Seahawks’ Loss

After dominating the Green Bay Packers in their season opener, Richard Sherman and the Seattle Seahawks took a step back in Week 2. The San Diego Chargers upset the defending Super Bowl champions 30-21 on Sunday, and Sherman, whom Green Bay did not throw at once, was tested. Philip Rivers was 4-for-4 for 56 yards on passes directed toward the All-Pro cornerback, according to NFL...
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NFL admits refs missed Harvin stepping out of bounds on TD

Seattle Seahawks wide receiver scored a scintillating touchdown on Sunday — or did he? The dynamic playmaker continued what’s been an already impressive start to the season with a 51-yard touchdown run in the first quarter against the San Diego Chargers. However, Harvin’s touchdown had one glaring issue: Harvin stepped out of bounds as he raced down the sidelines. It was pretty...
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Dont’a Hightower’s Enhanced Pass Rush Among Takeaways From Patriots’ Win

MINNEAPOLIS — There’s no longer any doubt. The New England Patriots have the deepest secondary in the NFL. The Patriots were missing two key cornerbacks on Sunday, and they still held Minnesota Vikings quarterback Matt Cassel to 202 yards with just one touchdown and four interceptions. Brandon Browner is serving a four-game suspension? Alfonzo Dennard has a last minute shoulder...
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Report: Adrian Peterson Won’t Be Cut By Vikings, May Still Be Traded

Adrian Peterson’s future with the Minnesota Vikings is uncertain, but don’t expect the team to just release the running back. Peterson is in very hot water after being indicted on child abuse charges on Friday afternoon. The All-Pro was deactivated prior to Sunday’s game against the New England Patriots, and it’s unclear what’s next for Peterson. The New York Post reported...
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Brandon Marshall Makes Insane One-Handed Touchdown Catch Against 49ers (GIF)

Brandon Marshall’s status was in question entering Sunday night’s game in San Francisco. Luckily for the Chicago Bears, Marshall was in the lineup and left no doubt that he was more than good to go. The Bears stormed back with 21 points in the fourth quarter to shock the San Francisco 49ers, and Marshall played a huge role in Chicago’s first win of the season. When it was all...
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September 15, 2014  |  Discuss
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