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Super Bowl XLVIII Weather Forecast: Daytime Temperatures In Mid-40s

The Farmer’s Almanac may have had it all wrong when it predicted that this year’s Super Bowl would involve a snowstorm. Drawing closer to the big game, the forecast for the big game looks like a run-of-the-mill winter day and not the snowpocalypse the almanac predicted. Temperatures during the day in East Rutherford, N.J. on Super Bowl Sunday could get up to the mid-40s, according...
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January 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Celtics-Sixers Live: Rajon Rondo Likely To Sit Out Battle For Last Place

8 a.m. ET: The proud history of the Boston-Philadelphia basketball rivalry enters forgettable territory with Wednesday’s matchup. At stake in the matchup between the Boston Celtics (15-32) and the Philadelphia 76ers (14-31) is no less than last place in the Atlantic Division. As mediocre as the Atlantic has been all season — the Toronto Raptors are the only team in the division...
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January 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Cutting Danny Amendola Makes No Sense For New England Patriots (Mailbag)

All eyes are on the NFL this week, but the New England Patriots are only a minuscule part of the storyline. Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll and Denver Broncos wide receiver Wes Welker have been asked about the Patriots, since they both have histories in New England. Carroll coached the Patriots for three seasons and Welker played five seasons with New England. Neither seems...
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January 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Tim Thomas On Playing In Boston Again: This Still Feels Like A Home Arena To Me

Tim Thomas’ first game as an opposing player at TD Garden didn’t play out like many of his appearances in a spoked-B. The former Boston Bruins goaltender allowed a season-high six goals as the Florida Panthers lost 6-2 on Tuesday night, dropping his record to 14-15-3. “I think I might’ve enjoyed myself watching the State of the Union more,” Thomas joked to a large crowd...
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January 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Balanced Scoring Key To Boston Bruins’ Impressive Winning Streak

The Boston Bruins are built on a foundation of a talented blue line and consistent goaltending, but it’s been the team’s offensive depth that has carried the Original Six club on a four-game winning streak. Boston defeated old teammate Tim Thomas and the Florida Panthers 6-2 at TD Garden on Tuesday night. Milan Lucic led the way with two goals as one of 11 Bruins who tallied...
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January 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Seahawks Fans Take Team Spirit To New Level, Name Baby After ’12th Man’ (Photo)

Diehard sports fans can give celebrities a run for their money when it comes to picking some baby names. The Seattle Seahawks’ famed “12th man” cheering section is a rowdy, dedicated and loyal fanbase, who just added another member to their legion of green and blue. A pair of Seahawks fans can be thanked for the new addition as they have named their newborn child Cydnee Leigh...
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January 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Avery Bradley Is Missed; Other Impressions From Celtics’ Loss To Knicks

Without even playing, Avery Bradley was all over the court Tuesday. The Boston Celtics are accustomed to Bradley being a ubiquitous presence when he’s healthy, hassling opposing ballhandlers and draining pull-up jump shots. Yet when the Celtics sputtered to a 114-88 defeat to the New York Knicks, in a game that was not as close as the final score indicated, Bradley’s presence...
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January 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Brad Stevens: Celtics Are ‘Just Not A Very Good Basketball Team’

Paul Pierce now plays elsewhere, but coach Brad Stevens doesn’t need “The Truth” to be honest.” After the Boston Celtics rolled over in New York, trailing by as many as 35 points before carving into the deficit the slightest bit in the fourth quarter, Stevens didn’t pull any punches. “Whatever we are, record-wise,” Stevens told reporters after his team’s 114-88 loss...
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January 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Tuukka Rask: ‘When You Score Five, Six Goals A Night, You Expect To Win’ (Video)

The Boston Bruins just keep scoring and they just keep winning. The B’s captured their fourth win in a row Tuesday night as they defeated the Florida Panthers 6-2. After the game, Tuukka Rask and Zdeno Chara both said that the team’s success can be attributed to everyone on the ice playing their system, and well, their system seems to be a great one. Rask allowed only two goals...
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January 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Claude Julien Proud Of How Bruins Closed Out Game Against Panthers (Video)

The Boston Bruins are a fun group to watch right now. For the third straight game, the B’s put up six goals as they downed the Florida Panthers at TD Garden on Tuesday night. The early-season woes of failing to close out games appears to be a thing of the past as the Bruins are consistently putting together 60-minute efforts. Coach Claude Julien is liking what he’s seeing from...
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January 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Tuukka Rask’s Save On Tomas Kopecky Earns DCU Save Of The Game Honors (Video)

The Boston Bruins’ offense made Tuukka Rask’s job pretty easy Tuesday night, but the goaltender was tough between the pipes, regardless. Rask made 28 saves for the Bruins to help his team capture their fourth straight victory. The B’s netminder wasn’t tested as his opponent at the other end of the ice, but when the Florida Panthers did come charging, Rask was up to the task...
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January 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Tim Thomas Takes Shot At Carl Soderberg’s Head Late In Third Period (Video)

The Boston Bruins welcomed back their former goaltender in the form of six goals Tuesday night, prompting Tim Thomas’ frustration to reach an all-time high late in the game. For the third consecutive game, the B’s erupted for half a dozen goals and the offensive showing started to take its toll on the Florida Panthers netminder. The Bruins’ attack was relentless throughout...
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January 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Zdeno Chara, Not Milan Lucic, Was Correctly Credited For First-Period Goal (Video)

Milan Lucic was originally credited with the Boston Bruins’ second goal of the game before a scoring change gave the goal to Zdeno Chara. With a lot of bodies in front of the net, it was difficult to discern whose goal it really was so the Bruins Fanalyst segment broke it down in slow-motion to prove undoubtedly that it belonged to Big Z. Chara’s shot bounced off of Tim Thomas’...
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January 28, 2014  |  Discuss

David Krejci’s Quick-Thinking Adjustment Leads To Milan Lucic Goal (Video)

The Boston Bruins have credited their recent scoring explosion to simply moving their feet. But the B’s got their first goal of the game against the Florida Panthers on Tuesday night because David Krejci did the opposite. After the Panthers mishandled the puck in the Bruins’ zone, Jarome Iginla took off with the puck down the ice and left a drop pass for Krejci near the blue...
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January 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Hingham Youth Hockey Defeats Plymouth Youth Hockey In Semifinals Of TD Bank Mini 1-On-1 (Video)

Hingham Youth Hockey topped Plymouth Youth Hockey in the girls 10-and-under semifinals of the TD Bank Mini 1-on-1 tournament. Hingham shooter Sam Bevins ended the shootout in the fifth round, using a nifty forehand shot to sneak the puck past Plymouth goalie Melanie McClay. Meanwhile, Hingham netminder Leonie Keuhberger stood tall in the clutch and kept Madison Brown from lighting...
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January 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Milan Lucic Benefits From Panthers’ First-Period Defensive Breakdowns (Video)

Tim Thomas’ homecoming isn’t going according to plan, but it is going swimmingly for the Boston Bruins. The Bruins gave the Florida Panthers goaltender all that he could handle in the first period of play, and they have a 2-0 lead to show for it. Milan Lucic got the scoring going for the B’s, netting his 14th goal of the season after Jarome Iginla and David Krejci took advantage...
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January 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Richard Sherman Had Every Camera On Him At Media Day And Then Some (Photo)

In the days following the NFC Championship Game between the Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos, all eyes have been trained on Richard Sherman. On Tuesday, all eyes, ears, cameras, microphones and salivating reporters were focused on the defensive back once again. Sherman’s rant heard around the world has propelled the Seahawk to the forefront of seemingly every Super Bowl XLVIII...
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January 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Barcelona: ‘Lionel Messi Is Not For Sale,’ As PSG Targets Superstar

As recently as a few months ago, it was unthinkable to utter the words “Barcelona,” “sell” and “Lionel Messi” in the same sentence. But things can and do change quickly in the world of top-level soccer, and Messi’s name has shockingly crept into the transfer rumor mill. The president of Messi’s club, FC Barcelona, and Messi’s father have addressed those rumors in...
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January 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Dustin Pedroia Explains His Belief In Bigfoot

Dustin Pedroia and former teammate Jonathan Papelbon thought this would be the year they finally went looking for Sasquatch. The Boston Red Sox’ World Series run threw a wrench into those plans, though. Pedroia discussed a number of topics with WEEI.com’s Rob Bradford on a podcast Monday, including David Ortiz’s future, the second baseman’s thumb rehab and the Red Sox’...
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January 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Chris Kelly On Bruins’ Recent Success: ‘Good To See’ Results Of Hard Work (Video)

After a 22-game absence, Chris Kelly returns to the Boston Bruins lineup tonight for their game against the Florida Panthers. The veteran forward suffered a fractured fibula on Dec. 7 during a win over the Pittsburgh Penguins. Kelly worked extremely hard to get back into game shape following his injury, but he noticed he wasn’t the only member of the team who had picked up the...
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January 28, 2014  |  Discuss

AL East Preview: Red Sox’ Depth Too Much For Yankees’ Offseason Spending

Boston Red Sox outfielder Jonny Gomes ruffled some feathers in New York last week when he questioned whether the Yankees’ offseason spending spree will be enough for the Bronx Bombers to compete in the American League East in 2014. “It’s kind of interesting, though — $500 million and still, some questions,” Gomes said at Thursday’s Baseball Writers’ Association of America...
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January 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Warren Sapp: Michael Strahan Doesn’t Belong In Hall Of Fame

Things could get a little awkward if Warren Sapp and Michael Strahan bump into one another at MetLife Stadium this week. Sapp earned induction to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2013, and he told reporters Tuesday that Strahan — another Pro Bowl defender-turned-NFL analyst — does not deserve to join him in Canton. Though both were four-time All-Pros, both earned NFL Defensive...
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January 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Berkshire Bank Faceoff: Tim Thomas Starts Against Boston Bruins

The Boston Bruins have scored six goals in each of their last two games, but maintaining that impressive offensive form could be difficult against former goaltender Tim Thomas. Thomas and the Florida Panthers are in town for a Tuesday night showdown at TD Garden. The veteran goaltender, who will start against his former team, was injured and didn’t play when the two teams last...
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January 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Russell Wilson, Jeff Green Go Head-To-Head In Unusual Super Bowl Prop Bets

The brilliance of the Super Bowl is how many unusual prop bets oddsmakers come up with. For example, this season Bovada will have upwards of 800 on the Denver Broncos-Seattle Seahawks game. Some of the most popular ones are those that match another sport with an individual result in the Super Bowl. The Boston Celtics host Orlando Magic on Super Bowl Sunday. It’s the only NBA game...
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January 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Bruins-Panthers Live: Boston Opens Homestand Against Tim Thomas, Florida Panthers

6:20 p.m. ET: The Boston Bruins have won three straight games and return to home ice to take on former goaltender Tim Thomas and the Florida Panthers at TD Garden on Tuesday night. Boston’s second line has led a scoring surge for the B’s over the last three games. The team has scored 15 goals in that span, with Brad Marchand leading the way with six goals in his last seven games...
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January 28, 2014  |  Discuss
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