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Jamie Collins Frequently Wows Patriots Teammates With Freak Athleticism

Jamie Collins is a man of few words. When the linebacker can be found, he’ll answer the media in short, abrupt sentences, and sometimes it’s difficult to track him down at all. After Sunday night’s game when the New England Patriots beat the San Diego Chargers 23-14, the linebacker stayed on the field late for a short interview with NBC’s Michele Tafoya — one of his answers...
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December 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Hockey East Roundup: Maine Scores Five Unanswered Goals, Defeats UNH 5-2

New Hampshire took a 2-0 lead at Verizon Wireless Arena on Friday, but Maine did the rest of the work from there. The Black Bears (4-12-1) scored five unanswered goals, holding off the Wildcats (4-10-1) en route to a 5-2 win. All five goals were scored by different skaters. UNH got on the board early, as junior forward Collin MacDonald scored just 4:58...
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December 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Celtics Notes: Jared Sullinger Goes Silent; Jeff Green Keeps Rolling

This embed is invalid" /> BOSTON — The New York Knicks should have been the perfect opponent for a Celtics team coming off one it’s sloppiest showings of the season. The Knicks, after all, came into Friday night with 4-20 record and a 10-game losing streak — the worst start to a season in the franchise’s nearly 60-year history. It was New York that looked like...
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December 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Sidney Crosby Being Tested For Mumps, Will Sit Out Two Games As Precaution

PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby will sit out the next two games as a precaution, though general manager Jim Rutherford says it does not appear the star is dealing with the mumps. Crosby will not play Friday night against the Calgary Flames or Saturday at the Columbus Blue Jackets. The two-time NHL MVP participated in Friday morning’s...
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December 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Brett Lawrie visits girl who was devastated when he got traded

YouTube videos of kids crying over sports are really nothing new, so when a Toronto Blue Jays fan posted one of his inconsolable 6-year-old daughter after Brett Lawrie was traded, most people probably watched it and moved on. Not Brett Lawrie, though. The third baseman, who was shipped to the Oakland Athletics for Josh Donaldson, saw the viral video and took notice. So on Friday...
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December 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Celtics’ Marcus Smart Suffers Achilles Injury Vs. Knicks, Leaves Game

BOSTON — Celtics rookie Marcus Smart was forced to leave Friday’s matchup with the New York Knicks after falling awkwardly on his left ankle. The injury occurred when Smart drew a charge on Knicks guard Pablo Prigioni during the second quarter (see the play in question here). He came up limping and exited into the locker room at the next stoppage. The Celtics soon after announced...
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December 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Boston Red Sox Officially Acquire Wade Miley From Arizona Diamondbacks

Wade Miley is coming to Boston. The Red Sox announced Friday that the club officially acquired the left-handed pitcher from the Arizona Diamondbacks in exchange for pitchers Rubby De La Rosa and Allen Webster and minor league infielder Raymel Flores. The Sox also traded minor-league righty Myles Smith for pitcher Zeke Spruill in a separate transaction...
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December 12, 2014  |  Discuss

James Young Has Muscle Damage In Injured Shoulder, Will Miss Few Weeks

BOSTON — James Young again will be sidelined due to injury for the third time in his brief Celtics tenure. Tests revealed the rookie suffered some slight muscle damage in his right shoulder after colliding with Delaware 87ers forward Drew Gordon on Wednesday while playing for the Maine Red Claws, Celtics coach Brad Stevens announced Friday. “The tests came back, we talked about...
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December 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Adrian Peterson’s Appeal Denied; Vikings Running Back Remains Suspended

MINNEAPOLIS — An arbiter appointed by the NFL to hear Adrian Peterson’s appeal has ruled that the Minnesota Vikings running back will remain suspended until at least next spring. The decision by Harold Henderson, a former league official, was announced Friday. His ruling upheld the NFL’s decision last month to suspend Peterson without pay for the...
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December 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Celtics-Knicks Live: Avery Bradley, J.R. Smith Out For Atlantic Division Tilt

6:50 p.m. ET: The Boston Celtics and New York Knicks each will be without a starter when they square off Friday night at TD Garden. For Boston, it’s Avery Bradley, who is missing his first game of the season. Head coach Brad Stevens said the guard felt sick Thursday night and was sent home after his fever persisted into Friday. Stevens did not confirm his starting lineup but said...
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Darnell Dockett, Cardinals Fans Try To Bring Kurt Warner Out Of Retirement

The Arizona Cardinals have had plenty problems at quarterback this season, so Darnell Dockett reached out to a retired team legend. The defensive end tweeted at Cardinals Hall of Fame quarterback Kurt Warner, just to check in, after Thursday night’s 12-6 win over the St. Louis Rams. Drew Stanton was carted off the field with a knee injury during the...
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December 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Watch Boston Celtics-New York Knicks Game Online (Live Stream)

The 4-20 New York Knicks limp into TD Garden on Friday for their first meeting this season with the division rival Boston Celtics. Tipoff is scheduled for 7:30 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 Winslow Townson/USA TODAY Sports...
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December 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Urban Meyer’s Wife’s Hair Goes Up In Flames During Birthday Celebration (Photo)

Yesterday, we brought you Yoenis Cespedes’ flaming Lamborghini. Today, we have a flaming coach’s wife. Shelley Meyer, wife of Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer, celebrated her 50th birthday Thursday, and as she leaned in to ceremoniously blow out her birthday candles, her hair caught fire. Happy bday to me as my hair catches on fire while blowing out candles. #shelleymeyergirlonfire
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December 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Rude Jaguars Fan Cancels Texans Fans’ Flight To Jacksonville Using Facebook

The Houston Texans took on the Jaguars in Jacksonville last Sunday, and one pair of Texans fans almost didn’t make it to the game because of a Grinch-like Jags fan. A Texans fan named Carlos Lara surprised his girlfriend with a trip to see her favorite time in action in Jacksonville, and was so excited about the trip that he posted a picture of their boarding passes on a Facebook...
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December 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Patriots Injury Report: Dominique Easley Out; Chandler Jones Among Questionable

FOXBORO, Mass. — Could this be the week that Chandler Jones returns from a hip injury? The New England Patriots’ injury report says there’s a 50-50 chance. The defensive end is among nine players listed as questionable on the Patriots’ practice participation and injury report. Starting linebacker Dont’a Hightower (shoulder) also is questionable. Check out the full injury...
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December 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Kevin Garnett: ‘When It Rains, It Pours’ On Struggling Brooklyn Nets

Andrei Kirilenko was traded to the 2-19 Philadelphia 76ers and somehow managed not to sound like the most depressed person involved in the situation. That honor goes to Kevin Garnett, who unlike Kirilenko is staying with the Brooklyn Nets, for now. Told that a trade to send Kirlenko to Philly was completed, Garnett didn’t offer the most upbeat response...
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December 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Brandon Browner Not Fined For Crushing Hit In Patriots-Chargers Game

FOXBORO, Mass. — Brandon Browner’s crushing blow on San Diego Chargers tight end Ladarius Green drew a penalty, but there’s no money coming out of the New England Patriots cornerback’s wallet for the hit. Browner wasn’t fined for his unsportsmanlike conduct penalty that drew a 15-yard flag, according to an NFL spokesman. Browner hit Green when the tight end was targeted...
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December 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Bruins’ David Pastrnak To Join Czech Republic For World Junior Championship

David Pastrnak will be one of the top NHL prospects to watch at the 2015 World Junior Championship. The Boston Bruins announced Friday that Pastrnak will join the Czech Republic team after he plays in the Providence Bruins’ (AHL) game on Dec. 20. The tournament will be hosted by Toronto and Montreal and take place from Dec. 26 through Jan. 5. The Czech Republic is in Group B along...
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December 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Carmelo Anthony Might Consider Waiving No-Trade Clause

It’s not even Christmas in the first season of Carmelo Anthony’s new five-year, $124 million contract with the New York Knicks, and he’s reportedly already willing to move his holiday elsewhere. The star forward would consider waiving his no-trade clause if team president Phil Jackson dealt him to another team he would be inclined to play for, the...
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December 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Andy Brickley: Bruins Not Playing With ‘Whatever It Takes To Win’

The Boston Bruins registered 31 shots on goal in their loss Thursday night against the Chicago Blackhawks, but only managed to score twice. Andy Brickley was on “The Instigators” after the game and he said that the Bruins inability to capitalize on offensive opportunities has to be upsetting head coach Claude Julien. “When you can’t have a finishing...
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December 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Tim Tebow Will Make ESPN Debut As Analyst During The Peach Bowl

Tim Tebow is movin’ on up from the SEC Network to ESPN. USA Today reported that the former Denver Broncos quarterback was tabbed by ESPN to be an analyst by for the Peach Bowl between No. 6 TCU and No. 9 Ole Miss on Dec. 31 at 12:30 p.m. Tebow will be part of a team featuring play-by-play man Joe Tessitore, analyst Brock Huard and reporter Shannon Spake...
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December 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Judge Bars Aaron Hernandez Prosecutors From Telling Jury About Other Killings

FALL RIVER, Mass. — Prosecutors in a murder case against Aaron Hernandez won’t be allowed to tell a jury about two other killings with which the ex-New England Patriot is charged or the final text messages the victim sent to his sister, a judge ruled Friday. Hernandez has pleaded not guilty to murder in the June 2013 killing of Odin Lloyd, a semi-professional football player...
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December 12, 2014  |  Discuss

St. Rose-Southern New Hampshire Part Of NESNplus NCAA Hoops Doubleheader

NESNplus is where you can find a college basketball doubleheader featuring the men’s and women’s teams of St. Rose and Southern New Hampshire this Saturday. The first game of the doubleheader will feature the women’s game between St. Rose and Southern New Hampshire at 3 p.m. Following that game, the men’s teams of the Northeast-10 rivals will square off at 5 p.m. All of the...
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December 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Reports: Bruins 'front runners' to host 2016 NHL Winter Classic

The Winter Classic might be returning to Boston. TSN’s Bob McKenzie and ESPN.com have both reported that the Boston Bruins are the most likely team to host the 2016 Winter Classic. “Right now the National Hockey League’s primary focus is trying to get a deal done with Boston and the Boston Bruins to have next year’s Winter Classic in Boston,” McKenzie said during Thursday’s...
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December 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Truck stolen carrying $1.5M worth of LeBron shoes

Charles Jennings thought he had a gold mine when he allegedly stole a truck with 7,500 LeBron 12 Nike shoes worth nearly $1.5 million in early November. Unfortunately for the Memphis man, the shoes didn’t make him run fast enough from the law, police say, as he was arrested later that month and charged with theft of property on Friday, ESPN.com reports. Jennings, an employee...
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December 12, 2014  |  Discuss
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