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Columnist Who Broke ‘DeflateGate’ Explains Himself: ‘It’s Not Sour Grapes’

Bob Kravitz is just reporting the news, and he wants you to know that. Kravitz, the Indianapolis columnist who broke the story of the New England Patriots possibly deflating footballs in their 45-7 AFC Championship win over the Colts, wrote an article on WTHR.com Monday explaining his thought process in the whole ordeal. “The possible deflation of the...
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Sports Illustrated: Patriots Cross Lines Other Teams Wouldn’t Dare Crossing

NFL teams visiting Gillette Stadium, deflated balls are the least of your worries. The New England Patriots apparently are devious, rule-bending jerks. Even building Patriot Place, the shopping plaza surrounding Gillette Stadium, was merely an elaborate scheme to help head coach Bill Belichick cheat, according to Sports Illustrated. In a column framed...
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Patriots beat Seahawks in Tecmo Bowl simulation

By Sam Galanis There’s no need to play this year’s Super Bowl because the New England Patriots are going to beat the Seattle Seahawks in an extremely exciting matchup. Well, that’s only if you trust a Nintendo Entertainment System game from 1987. Grapey Gaming Network posted one of the first video game simulations of Super Bowl XLIX using Tecmo Bowl, and the pixelated matchup...
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Sylvester Stallone Films ‘Creed’ Scene During Everton-West Brom Game (Photo)

Sylvester Stallone is bringing the Premier League to the big screen. Stallone’s excuse for attending Monday’s Premier League game between Everton and West Brom at Goodison Park was a good one: he wanted to film a scene from the upcoming movie “Creed” at Everton’s home stadium and needed the 40,000-plus fans to provide the atmosphere, according...
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Milan Lucic Chooses Patriots Over ‘Hometown’ Seahawks In Super Bowl

Milan Lucic grew up rooting for the Seattle Seahawks, but that won’t be the case come Feb. 1. To the Vancouver native, Super Bowl XLIX between the Seahawks and the New England Patriots is his “West Coast team against (his) East Coast team.” But the Boston Bruins winger told WEEI that he won’t abandon his relatively new Pats fandom, which intensified...
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Celtics Notes: C’s ‘One Pass Short’ In Loss; Tayshaun Prince Makes Debut

This embed is invalid" /> It’s a pattern we’ve seen far too often this season. The Boston Celtics get off to a terrible start, stage a valiant comeback, then ultimately fall just short. That sentence could describe no fewer than five of the Celtics’ games during the second campaign of the Brad Stevens era, including Monday’s, in which the Celtics nearly...
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Heerenveen Flash Skills Vs. Utrecht, Score Goal After Nutmeg, Rabona (Video)

The race for the 2015 FIFA Puskas Award has an early entrant, as Heerenveen scored a spectacular, game-winning goal in its Dutch Eredivisie (first division) win over Utrecht on Sunday. Sam Larsson scored the goal with a well-struck volley but the Heerenveen striker only was able to do so after teammates Mark Uth and Joey van den Berg created an opening with a pair of jaw-dropping...
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Report: Richard Sherman Has Strained Elbow, Expected To Play In Super Bowl

Two key members of the Seattle Seahawks’ top-ranked defense suffered injuries, but they’re still expected to play in the Super Bowl. MRIs revealed Monday that cornerback Richard Sherman strained his left elbow and free safety Earl Thomas dislocated his shoulder in the Seahawks’ 28-22 NFC Championship win over the Green Bay Packers, per ESPN. Both should...
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Celtics Can’t Handle DeAndre Jordan As Clippers Hold On For Matinee Win

This embed is invalid" /> The Boston Celtics whittled a 23-point deficit down to three Monday afternoon, but an improbable victory ultimately eluded them in a 102-93 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers at Staples Center. OFFENSE SLEEPS IN The Celtics could get nothing done offensively in the first half, hitting just one of their first 12 shots and never elevating their...
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Julian Edelman: “Unbelievable When You Can Help The Old Coach Get A Smooch’

FOXBORO, Mass. — The New England Patriots did more than just give Bill Belichick his sixth AFC Championship on Sunday, they also helped him get a smooch. Belichick was all smiles after the Patriots beat the Indianapolis Colts 45-7 in the AFC Championship Game. Associated Press cameras even caught the Patriots head coach embracing longtime girlfriend Linda Holliday after the game...
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Report: Celtics To Meet With Andre Dawkins About Potential 10-Day Contract

This embed is invalid" /> The Boston Celtics’ waiving of Chris Douglas-Roberts on Sunday left them with just 14 players on their roster. They’re reportedly considering making rookie Andre Dawkins the 15th. ESPN’s Marc Stein reported Monday that the undrafted Duke product will meet with the Celtics this week to discuss a potential 10-day contract. Celts...
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Brendan Rodgers: Divock Origi Likely To Stay With Lille For Entire 2014-15 Season

Brendan Rodgers likely will resist the urge to put Divock Origi into the dish before he is finished seasoning. Rodgers told Talksport on Monday that Origi probably will remain with French club Lille on loan for the remainder of 2014-15 and join Liverpool this summer, as scheduled. Liverpool signed Origi from Lille last summer but sent the Belgian striker...
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Julian Edelman, Patriots Players Know Nothing About ‘DeflateGate,’ Find It Funny

FOXBORO, Mass. — It was pretty easy to transcribe the New England Patriots’ thoughts on the latest scandal surrounding the team. A report came out of Indianapolis Sunday night the NFL is investigating a claim that the Patriots deflated footballs in Sunday night’s 45-7 AFC Championship Game win over the Colts. A league spokesman confirmed to NESN.com that they are indeed looking...
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Bill Belichick: Pete Carroll’s A Great Football Coach, ‘I Like Him A Lot’

FOXBORO, Mass. — It seems like Bill Belichick and Pete Carroll’s coaching styles couldn’t be more different, but apparently opposites attract in NFL coaching circles. Carroll motivates his Seattle Seahawks with his positive outlook and rah-rah personality. He’s energetic, youthful and doesn’t come across as overly authoritarian. Belichick motivates players by pointing...
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Matt Chatham: Patriots Didn’t Invent Anything New With Trick Plays

The New England Patriots are riding their offensive creativity all the way to the Super Bowl. The Pats have reached deep into their bag of tricks this postseason, aggravating and mystifying their opponents along the way. From the Julian Edelman-to-Danny Amendola touchdown against the Baltimore Ravens to the four-offensive lineman formations that infuriated John Harbaugh to Nate...
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Jose Mourinho Regrets Failure To Lure Steven Gerrard To Chelsea In 2005

As far as Jose Mourinho is concerned, Steven Gerrard is the one that got away. Mourinho reflected on Chelsea’s failed pursuit of Gerrard in 2005 Monday, calling it nothing less than a dream deferred. Mourinho wanted Gerrard in Chelsea’s midfield during his first stint as manager, but Gerrard’s loyalty to Liverpool was too strong to allow him to play...
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Belichick: Pats will 'cooperate fully' with NFL on 'DeflateGate'

By Doug Kyed If the New England Patriots were deflating footballs Sunday night, then head coach Bill Belichick knows nothing about it. Belichick said the Patriots will cooperate with the NFL in their investigation into the claim. An league spokesman confirmed to NESN.com Monday that the NFL is looking into the matter. The Patriots beat the Indianapolis Colts 45-7 in the AFC...
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Agent: Tiger Woods’ Front Tooth Accidentally Knocked Out By Cameraman

Toothless Tiger might be even more wary of cameras in the future. Tiger Woods made a surprise trip overseas to surprise girlfriend Lindsey Vonn on Monday, watching her win her record 63rd World Cup victory in Italy, but there was something a little off with his appearance. Because the Internet is the Internet, many were all too quick to notice the golfer seemed to be missing a...
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Doc Rivers: Danny Ainge Doing ‘Masterful Job’ Of Rebuilding Celtics

This embed is invalid" /> It likely will be a few years before the Boston Celtics see the fruits of the myriad deals president of basketball operations Danny Ainge has pulled this season. The Celtics’ former coach, however, believes they are well on their way toward regaining their status as a championship contender. Doc Rivers, who took over as head coach...
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Minnesota State Holding Steady At No. 1 Spot In USCHO Top 20

Editor’s note: NESN’s Tom Caron is on the 50-member USCHO ranking committee, and you can find his votes on the college hockey week that was every Monday on NESN.com. Minnesota State is enjoying life on top of the hockey world. The Mavericks ascended to the top spot in the USCHO.com poll for the week of Jan. 12, marking their first-ever national No. 1 ranking, and they’re...
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Vince Wilfork Downplays Pulling Woman From Car: ‘Wasn’t A Big Deal’

FOXBORO, Mass. — Vince Wilfork had an eventful Sunday night, to say the least. Hours after winning the AFC Championship Game, the 325-pound New England Patriots defensive tackle pulled a woman from an overturned car on Rt. 1 in Foxboro. “I saw a car turned over and turned around and went to help,” Wilfork said. “It wasn’t anything — I think...
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Watch Boston Celtics-Los Angeles Clippers Game Online (Live Stream)

The Boston Celtics visit old friend Doc Rivers and the Los Angeles Clippers on Monday for a Martin Luther King Day matinee. Tipoff is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. ET, and NBC Sports Live Extra is streaming the game online and through their app for Xfinity and Time Warner Cable customers. You can watch it by clicking the photo below. Photo via Bill Streicher/USA TODAY Sports ImagesFiled...
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West Ham Considers Empty Jerseys, As Swiss Currency Shock Sinks Sponsor

West Ham is flying high in the Premier League, but its funds soon will be lower than they should be, through no fault of its own. West Ham is in danger of playing some of the 2014-15 season without a jersey sponsor, according to the Telegraph. The Hammers currently wear Alpari’s logo on the front of their jerseys, but the U.K.-based currency broker filed...
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Vince Wilfork helped rescue woman from overturned car

By Mike Cole Vince Wilfork’s best play Sunday night might have come off the field. The Massachusetts State Police said Monday that the New England Patriots tackle helped rescue a woman from an overturned Jeep after the Patriots’ AFC Championship Game win. State troopers responded to reports over an overturned vehicle on Route 1 in Foxboro shortly before 1 a.m. ET on Monday...
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Reports: Bruins, Canadiens To Play In 2016 Winter Classic At Gillette Stadium

The NHL’s marquee outdoor event is coming back to Massachusetts. The Boston Bruins and Montreal Canadiens will write a new chapter in their historic rivalry when they clash in the 2016 Winter Classic next January, per DJ Bean of WEEI.com. Joe McDonald of ESPN Boston confirmed the report. Neither the Bruins nor the NHL have confirmed or made any official announcement regarding...
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