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Aaron Rodgers: Patriots ‘Have A Lot Of Character’ In Their Locker Room

Aaron Rodgers knows he’ll have a challenge in front of him when Tom Brady and the New England Patriots come to town, but he has nothing but respect for his upcoming opponents. The Green Bay Packers quarterback acknowledged that both teams came back from some early-season struggles and have since been on a dominant path. Green Bay has taken seven of their last eight games, while...
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November 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Bruins Send Forwards Alexander Khokhlachev, Jordan Caron To Providence

The Boston Bruins didn’t practice Tuesday, but they did some roster housekeeping. Forwards Jordan Caron and Alexander Khokhlachev were sent to the Providence Bruins, per the AHL’s transactions page. Caron was recalled on Sunday and received 3:35 of ice time in Monday night’s 3-2 overtime loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins. He’s scoreless with a minus-2 rating in two games with...
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November 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Pablo Sandoval Contract Details: Boston Red Sox Deal Has 2020 Option

This embed is invalid" /> Pablo Sandoval officially has joined the Boston Red Sox. Sandoval agreed to a five-year contract with the Red Sox, the team announced Tuesday prior to hosting an introductory press conference at Fenway Park. The third baseman’s deal runs through the 2019 season and also includes a club option for 2020. An industry source...
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November 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Brendan Rodgers: Steven Gerrard Plays Based On Merit, Not Sentimentality

Brendan Rodgers picks Steven Gerrard in order to win games, not popularity contests. Rodgers spoke about Gerrard on Tuesday at his press conference ahead of Liverpool’s Champions League game against Ludorets, telling reports that he selects Gerrard based on how he performs in practice, not because of his status as club captain and Anfield icon. “For me it is simple, Rodgers...
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November 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Ben Cherington: Pablo Sandoval Was ‘Obvious’ Target For Boston Red Sox

This embed is invalid" /> BOSTON — Pablo Sandoval checked all the boxes. Sandoval stood out as general manager Ben Cherington and the Red Sox front office developed an offseason strategy shortly after the club wrapped up its disappointing 2014 season. Boston wanted to do everything it could to land the 28-year-old third baseman, who perfectly fit...
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November 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Bill Belichick: Playing At Lambeau Will Be ‘Huge, Huge Challenge’

The Green Bay Packers haven’t lost a game at Lambeau Field this season, and that’s certainly not lost on Bill Belichick. The head coach and his New England Patriots head to Green Bay, Wis., this Sunday, and they’re faced with the tall task of trying to stop a team that hasn’t scored less than 30 points at home and has dropped more than 50 points on its last two opponents...
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November 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Celtics To Play Games In Milan, Madrid Next Preseason

It sounds like the Boston Celtics will be heading across the pond next October. The Celtics’ 2015 preseason slate will include dates in Madrid and Milan sources told the Boston Herald’s Steve Bulpett on Tuesday. It would be the first time since 2012 that the C’s have taken their talents to Europe. Bulpett also reports the Celtics’ international games will be against local...
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November 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Pablo Sandoval Ready To Embrace ‘New Challenge’ With Boston Red Sox

BOSTON — Pablo Sandoval’s arms are wide open. The 28-year-old third baseman is prepared to welcome the Red Sox experience with a giant (Panda) bear hug. Sandoval became a beloved figure in San Francisco during his successful seven-year tenure with the Giants. The three-time World Series champion decided it was time to start penning a new chapter in his career, though, and Boston...
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November 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Luis Suarez Scores First Barcelona Goal Against Apoel Nicosia (Video)

Luis Suarez is finally off the mark. Suarez scored his first goal for FC Barcelona on Tuesday in the first half of his team’s UEFA Champions League game against Apoel Nicosia. Suarez made his long-awaited debut for Barcelona a month ago but hadn’t scored a goal in his five games with the Spanish club. Suarez ended his goal drought 27 minutes into Tuesday’s game. He received...
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November 25, 2014  |  Discuss

J.J. Watt Sends Pizza To Houston Fire, Police Departments As Thank You

The season of giving officially is upon us. Texans defensive end J.J. Watt had pizzas delivered to the Houston police and fire departments Tuesday, spreading holiday cheer in appreciation of their work in the community. One firefighter who was the beneficiary of the lunch tweeted a photo of the letter Watt wrote to accompany the pizzas. Pizza delivered...
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November 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Copa America 2015 Draw: Mexico-Chile, Brazil-Colombia Among Marquee Games

Soccer fans will turn their attention to Chile next summer to watch Mexico, Jamaica and South America’s 10 nations compete for the 2015 Copa America crown. The draw for the 2015 Copa America group stage was held Monday night in Chile — the tournament’s host nation. The 12 teams were divided into three groups of four, and the draw produced some enticing matchups. The top two...
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November 25, 2014  |  Discuss

NHL Releases First Week Of 2015 All-Star Game Voting Results

The NHL All-Star Game will return this season after a two-year absence. The first week of fan voting has concluded and the league released the results Tuesday afternoon. There aren’t too many surprise at each position. Montreal Canadiens defenseman P.K. Subban leads all players with a little more than 100,000 votes. Here’s a voting breakdown by position, courtesy of NHL.com...
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November 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Hulk Hogan Has Quite The Extensive Air Jordan Collection (Video)

Hulk Hogan has a tendency of popping up in random, semi-sports-related videos. Earlier this year, the pro wrestling legend was offering words of encouragement to Matthew Mulligan during the tight end’s short-lived stint with the New England Patriots. On Thursday, Hogan took a trip into the basketball realm, showing off his extensive — and we mean extensive — collection of Air...
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November 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Milan Lucic’s Play With Carl Soderberg, Loui Eriksson Encouraging For Bruins

BOSTON — One challenge for Bruins head coach Claude Julien this season has been trying to find lines that will provide consistent offensive production with all of the injuries to key forwards testing the team’s scoring depth. Milan Lucic, in particular, has struggled to score goals this season — four in 23 games. One of the main reasons for this lack of scoring is the absence...
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November 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Maple Leafs To Honor Pat Quinn With Memorial Jersey Patches

The Toronto Maple Leafs will be wearing patches on their sweaters Wednesday night during their game against the Pittsburgh Penguins in memory of player and coach Pat Quinn. The #Leafs will wear a patch in honour of Pat Quinn tomorrow night. http://t.co/lDRGfgwSeU— Toronto Maple Leafs (@MapleLeafs) November 25, 2014 Quinn died Sunday at age 71 after battling health problems...
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November 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Pablo Sandoval Shouts Out Hanley Ramirez, Red Sox In Goofy Instagram Post

Pablo Sandoval is coming to Boston. Kung Fu Panda took to Instagram on Monday night to convey his enthusiasm for new teammate Hanley Ramirez and his deal with the Red Sox. This embed is invalid" /> Sandoval agreed to a five-year contract with the Red Sox — worth a reported $95 million — with a club option for 2020, while Ramirez reportedly agreed...
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November 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Hanley Ramirez’s Best Plays Include Multi-Homer Games, Great Catches (Video)

The last time Hanley Ramirez wore a Boston Red Sox uniform, he was a September call-up with a bright future. Ramirez had two at-bats late in the 2005 season and he struck out both times. Since then, the 30-year-old has compiled 1,403 hits, 822 runs and nearly 200 home runs. He’s also made a handful of incredible plays from the shortstop position. Despite having some injury woes...
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November 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Pablo Sandoval’s 2014 Season Marked By Clutch Hits, Towering Homers (Videos)

With the reported signing of Pablo Sandoval, the Boston Red Sox add a player who has shown he can get it done in crunch time. After winning his third World Series with the San Francisco Giants and breaking the record for most hits in a single postseason, Sandoval demonstrated he’s earned the money his new team will be giving him. The 28-year-old hit .279 with 16 home runs and...
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November 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Pablo Sandoval, Red Sox officially agree to contract

It’s official: The Panda is in Boston. The Red Sox announced Tuesday that third baseman Pablo Sandoval officially agreed to a five-year contract with the team. The deal also includes a club option for 2020. The Red Sox designated catcher/first baseman Ryan Lavarnway for assignment to make roster room. Sandoval, 28, spent his first seven seasons with the San Francisco Giants...
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November 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox Welcome Pablo Sandoval To Boston With Panda Poster (Photo)

Welcome to Boston, Pablo Sandoval. The Red Sox officially announced Tuesday their signing of the former San Francisco Giants third baseman to a five-year contract and gave fans a glimpse at the locker that will belong to the man they call Kung Fu Panda. New addition to the clubhouse
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November 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Week 13 NFL Odds: White-Hot Patriots Open As Underdog Vs. Packers

The New England Patriots will head to Lambeau Field to face the Green Bay Packers in a Week 13 matchup of division leaders. The Packers opened as a four-point favorite, but the line has come down to a field goal at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. The point total is set at 58.5. The Patriots are 7-4 against the spread this season, but they are 5-1 ATS in their last six games...
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November 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Watch Red Sox Press Conference Online (Live Stream)

The Boston Red Sox will hold a news conference at Tuesday at Fenway Park. Check back at 1 p.m. to watch live. Thumbnail photo via Greg M. Cooper/USA TODAY Sports ImagesFiled under: Boston Red Sox, Live Stream, NESN Staff, Top Stories
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November 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Pablo Sandoval, Hanley Ramirez Deals Create More Questions For Red Sox

This embed is invalid" /> In the words of Happy Gilmore, it ain’t over yet, McGavin. The way I see it, we’ve only just begun. The Red Sox put their money where their mouth is this week by reportedly signing Pablo Sandoval and Hanley Ramirez to contracts totaling nearly $200 million. The moves undoubtedly boost Boston’s offense and reflect the...
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November 25, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Paul Pierce signs autograph during game

Need another reason to love Paul Pierce? OK, here you go. With Pierce’s Washington Wizards well on their way to a victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Saturday, the former Boston Celtics forward decided to make the day of one C’s fan in attendance. Check out that face. Think she’s excited? The gesture capped off a banner day for Pierce, who finished with 25 points and 10...
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November 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Bruins-Penguins Notes: Sidney Crosby-Evgeni Malkin Duo Excels In 3-2 Win

BOSTON — Shutting down two of the top-five forwards in the NHL always is a difficult challenge, but it’s even tougher when key defensive players are out of the lineup. The Bruins were without No. 1 defenseman Zdeno Chara, as well as quality defensive forwards David Krejci and Chris Kelly in Monday night’s 3-2 overtime loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins because of injuries. It...
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November 25, 2014  |  Discuss
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