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Bruins’ New System Gives Joe Morrow Better Chance To Make NHL Roster

BOSTON — It’s time for Joe Morrow to become an everyday NHL player. He was one of the best assets the Bruins acquired in the Tyler Seguin trade, and he’s spent three full seasons in the AHL between the Texas Stars and Providence Bruins. The 22-year-old defenseman has plenty of offensive skill. He creates offense with good playmaking ability, a good first pass on breakouts and...
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September 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Broncos Call Peyton Manning ‘Papa John,’ Postgame Locker Room Video Reveals

The Denver Broncos are well aware that their quarterback is one of the biggest pitch men in all of sports. Peyton Manning is known not only as one of the NFL’s most prolific passers of all time, but the future Hall of Famer is also known for never being one to turn down the opportunity to be a spokesperson. From insurance to satellite TV there’s not a whole lot he won’t try...
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September 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Patriots Practice Report: Ryan Wendell Absent; Dominique Easley Returns

FOXBORO, Mass. — There was good news and bad news at the New England Patriots’ final open practice of the week. Defensive lineman Dominique Easley, who’s nursing a hip ailment, was present for practice Friday for the first time since suffering the injury last Thursday. Easley still is unlikely to play Sunday against the Buffalo Bills, but it increases his chances of suiting...
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September 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Rugby World Cup 2015 Schedule: Times, Dates, Locations For Every Match

For the next several weeks, rugby will take over the international sports scene. The 2015 Rugby World Cup begins Friday at 3 p.m. ET, when host nation England faces Fiji in Twickenham, London, to kick things off. The six-week tournament will feature 20 nations all aiming for a shot at the title, which New Zealand took home in the last tournament in 2011. For those interested in...
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September 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Bills team store trolls Pats by selling air pumps ahead of game

The Buffalo Bills, they’ve got jokes. The Bills will take on the New England Patriots on Sunday at Ralph Wilson Stadium, but the trash talk has already been started. Bills players chimed in earlier in the week, and Friday, the Bills team store got in on the action. As WIVB reporter Lauren Hall pointed out Friday morning, the Bills are apparently trolling the Patriots by selling...
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September 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Atlanta Hawks’ Ashley Madison-Themed Ticket Promo Is Something Else (Video)

The Atlanta Hawks are at it again with ticket promotions, this time asking NBA fans to be unfaithful to their favorite teams. The promo, parodying the hacked adultery website AshleyMadison.com, features soft-spoken pillow talk and the team’s Harry the Hawk mascot trying to sell 10 nights of “unadulterated excitement” to fans. If you’ve had a rough patch with your first love...
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September 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Von Miller Tweets At Travis Kelce, Calls Him ‘Fake Gronk’ After Broncos Win

Von Miller has gone up against both Rob Gronkowski and Travis Kelce, and he apparently thinks there’s no comparing the two tight ends. Miller and the Denver Broncos shocked the Kansas City Chiefs on “Thursday Night Football” with an improbable 31-24 win. In the process, the Broncos were able to bottle up Kelce, who had just 58 yards on four catches after going off for 106 yards...
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September 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Brewers’ Jimmy Nelson OK After Taking Vicious Line Drive To Head (Video)

Fans at Miller Park witnessed a frightening moment Thursday night. Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Jimmy Nelson was on the mound in the third inning when St. Louis Cardinals batter Tommy Pham hit a hard line drive up the middle that struck Nelson directly in the back of the head. The Brewers medical staff immediately rushed to Nelson’s side, and things initially didn’t look good for...
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September 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Louisville’s 100-Yard Kick Return Shocks Clemson Tiger Nation (Video)

Nothing like having a scoring drive nullified by a 100-yard kick return on the ensuing kickoff. In the fourth quarter of Thursday’s game between Clemson and Louisville, the Tigers were confident they had the Cardinals right were they wanted them. A mid-quarter drive, resulting in a Greg Huegel 27-yard field goal, put the Tigers on top 20-10. But on the ensuing kick off, Louisville wide...
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September 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Rugby World Cup 2015 Preview: All Blacks Look To Make History In England

The 2015 Rugby World Cup kicks off Friday at London’s famed Twickenham Stadium. Here’s how NESN.com sees each of the tournament’s four pools shaking out, with the teams listed in projected order of finish.   Pool A 1. Australia 2. England 3. Wales 4. Fiji 5. Uruguay Say hello to the Pool of Death. No. 2-ranked Australia is a tournament favorite, but the Wallabies will have...
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Fantasy Football: John Brown, Andre Johnson Among Week 2 Starts, Sits

What’s the only thing better than winning your first fantasy football matchup? Winning again in Week 2! The second week of the NFL season kicked off with a crazy affair in Kansas City on Thursday night that saw Peyton Manning emerge from the grave and somehow lead the Denver Broncos to victory. That contest will be hard to top, but there plenty of intriguing storylines that should...
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Patrice Bergeron: New 3-on-3 OT format will be 'exciting to watch'

BOSTON — One rule change NHL fans will immediately recognize this season is the new overtime format. Instead of five minutes of 4-on-4 sudden death overtime with a shootout if no one scores, games tied after regulation will immediately go to 3-on-3 action for five minutes before going to a shootout if needed. One mistake, even a small one, likely will lead in an odd-man rush...
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September 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Jamaal Charles Fumbles Away Game, Then Gets Burned By Jim Nantz (Video)

Jamaal Charles’ night came to an abrupt end Thursday night, as the Kansas City Chiefs running back played the role of the goat. Charles fumbled twice in the Chiefs’ 31-24 loss to the Denver Broncos on “Thursday Night Football,” with his second mishap proving to be the more costly blunder. The star back coughed up the ball with under a minute to play, and the Broncos returned...
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September 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Patriots Mailbag: Pass Rush Should Improve After Average Start To Season

New England Patriots running back Dion Lewis has to be wondering what he ever did to Rex Ryan. The Buffalo Bills head coach has picked on Lewis all week, taking unsolicited shot after unsolicited shot. It started when Ryan pretended he didn’t know Lewis’ name following the running back’s impressive 120-yard performance against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 1. Lewis is a fifth...
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September 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Broncos Complete Incredible Comeback Vs. Chiefs With Two Late TDs (Videos)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Denver cornerback Bradley Roby returned Jamaal Charles’ second fumble 21 yards for a touchdown with 27 seconds remaining, completing a stunning comeback in the Broncos’ 31-24 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs on Thursday night. Peyton Manning threw for 256 yards and three touchdowns, the last to Emmanuel Sanders with 36 seconds left as the Broncos (2-0...
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September 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Watch 2015 Rugby World Cup Online: England, Fiji Kick Off Event (Live Stream)

The 2015 Rugby World Cup is upon us. Fiji and host nation England will kick off the world’s premier rugby event Friday at 3:00 p.m. ET at London’s famed Twickenham Stadium. It will mark the beginning of the six-week event, which will be take place throughout the United Kingdom, including at Wembley Stadium in London. You can watch the start of the 2015 Rugby World Cup by...
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September 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Buffalo Wild Wings Pulls Steve Rannazzisi Ads After He Made Up 9/11 Story

Comedian and “The League” actor Steve Rannazzisi made headlines earlier this week when he admitted lying about being in the World Trade Center on 9/11. As a result, Buffalo Wild Wings has decided to stop airing commercials involving the actor. Rannazzisi previously said he worked for Merrill Lynch on the 54th floor of the south tower when the first plane hit the north tower...
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September 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Don Sweeney: Bruins Players ‘Had Better God Damn Hate To Lose’

BOSTON — The 2015 State of the Bruins event lasted nearly an hour-and-a-half Thursday night, but the most powerful statement of the evening came in the opening minutes. After delivering an address that touched on all aspects of the Bruins organization, general manager Don Sweeney described — in no uncertain terms — what he expects from his players in his first season as GM...
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September 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Peyton Manning Throws Miserable Pick Six, Bounces Back On Next Drive (Video)

Yikes, Peyton Manning. The Denver Broncos quarterback struggled early in Thursday night’s game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium. With his team trailing 7-0 in the second quarter, Manning threw a pick six to the Chiefs’ Marcus Peters. Peyton Manning back to pass… Peyton Manning throws a PICK SIX. Again. #DENvsKC #TNF http://t.co/ELV7QgLh8X — NFL (...
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September 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Bruins Will Wear Black Jerseys For 2015 Winter Classic Vs. Canadiens

BOSTON — The Bruins have yet to reveal the uniforms they’ll be wearing in the 2015 Winter Classic, but team president Cam Neely dropped a hint during Thursday’s State of the Bruins event. “I’d love to be able to show you the jersey. It’s completed,” Neely told the season-ticket holders assembled at TD Garden. “My guess is our fans will love the jersey. The great thing...
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September 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Tracy Wolfson Giving Fans Another Reason To Watch ‘Thursday Night Football’ (Photos)

“Thursday Night Football” is back, and so is Tracy Wolfson. The Denver Broncos and Kansas City Chiefs kicked off Week 2 on Thursday with a primetime matchup at Arrowhead Stadium, and Wolfson was there as the sideline reporter for CBS Sports. Wolfson is one of the most recognizable and respected sideline reporters in the country thanks to work covering the NFL and the NCAA Tournament...
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September 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Liverpool-Bordeaux Verdict: Reds’ Gamble On Inexperience Produces Familiarity

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers rolled the dice and came out even. Rodgers fielded an inexperienced Liverpool squad on Thursday for its UEFA Europa League opener at Bordeaux, but the Reds earned a 1-1 draw against the French club to start its European campaign with a point in the bank. Rodgers’ gamble on youth produced an outcome similar to what Liverpool fans have experienced...
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September 17, 2015  |  Discuss

‘Behind The B’ Premiere: Bruins Fans Get Exclusive Look At Draft, Camp (Video)

Your exclusive offseason look at the Boston Bruins is back. Season 3 of “Behind the B” premiered Thursday night on NESN, and it gave fans an inside look at the Bruins’ summer of change. The episode started off with Boston’s hiring of Don Sweeney as the new general manager and the decisions to trade Milan Lucic and Dougie Hamilton. Then the show pivoted to the draft...
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September 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Ex-NFL Official: Patriots’ Jim McNally Acted ‘Suspicious’ With Footballs

The hits just keep on coming for the New England Patriots. The NFL reinstated two suspended Patriots staffers, equipment assistant John Jastremski and officials locker room attendant Jim McNally, this week despite their alleged involvement in New England’s Deflategate scandal. One ex-NFL official is skeptical of McNally based on past experiences, though. Former NFL head linesman...
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September 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Patrick Kane says he's ‘done nothing wrong’

Patrick Kane has broken his silence. The Chicago Blackhawks star spoke publicly for the first time Thursday about the sexual assault investigation that has surrounded him recently. “I cannot apologize enough for the distraction this has caused my family, teammates, this incredible organization and, of course, our fans,” Kane said during a press conference. “While I have...
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September 17, 2015  |  Discuss
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