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Joey Votto Slams Helmet, Gets In Umpire’s Face After Ejection (Video)

Joey Votto lost his cool Wednesday night. The Cincinnati Reds first baseman was ejected in the eighth inning for arguing balls and strikes. He immediately slammed his helmet to the ground and got right into the umpire’s face. Votto continued to yell at the umpire well after being ejected. Reds manager Bryan Price came out of the dugout to defend his player and eventually...
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September 10, 2015  |  Discuss

NFL Week 1 Picks Podcast: Dolphins, Bills Can Help Showcase Improved AFC East

In the NFL, and especially in the AFC East, everyone’s chasing one team: the New England Patriots. The Patriots begin their Super Bowl title defense Thursday on a national stage against the Pittsburgh Steelers. That game will undoubtedly set viewership records for obvious reasons. But the best indication of where the AFC East sits as a division will come later in the week. The...
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September 10, 2015  |  Discuss

2015 NFL Awards Predictions: Early Picks For MVP, Rookie Of The Year And More

Finally, the new NFL season begins Thursday night with the New England Patriots hosting the Pittsburgh Steelers at Gillette Stadium. We have a long way to go before any awards are handed out, but it’s never too early to predict who will win the most prestigious hardware. Here are some predictions for the 2015 NFL awards. Most Valuable Player: Tom Brady, QB, New England Patriots...
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September 10, 2015  |  Discuss

2015 NFL Predictions: Expert Picks, Preview For Each NFC Division

The NFC isn’t as wide open as the AFC entering the 2015 NFL season, which starts Thursday night, but there are a few teams with enough talent to challenge favorites the Seattle Seahawks and Green Bay Packers. The Philadelphia Eagles are among those teams. They made several bold roster moves in the offseason, including the addition of quarterback Sam Bradford via trade and the...
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September 10, 2015  |  Discuss

NFC North 2015 Preview: Are Aaron Rodgers, Packers Super Bowl-Bound?

At least the battle for second place will be interesting. The Green Bay Packers won their fourth consecutive NFC North title and were a Brandon Bostick onside kick recovery away from punching their ticket to the Super Bowl last season. They enter the 2015 NFL campaign as heavy favorites to earn their fifth consecutive division crown and, frankly, it would be shocking if anyone knocked...
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September 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Patriots Secondary Preview: Malcolm Butler Must Play Like No. 1 Cornerback

The world found out Malcolm Butler can perform well under pressure for a single play. Now let’s see how he fares for an entire season. The Patriots’ defensive success might rest on the West Alabama product’s shoulders this season. If Butler can play like a No. 1 cornerback, the Patriots’ patchwork secondary will be fine, but if he sputters, it will feel a lot like 2011...
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September 10, 2015  |  Discuss

NFC South 2015 Preview: Falcons Poised To Rebound In Hapless Division

The question “How bad was the NFC South last season?” can be answered in a very simple way. The division-winning Carolina Panthers had a 7-8-1 record. 7-8-1. The NFC South easily was the NFL’s worst division in 2014, and the outlook for 2015 isn’t much brighter. Sure, each team has addressed issues. Just don’t expect the Super Bowl champion to come out of the NFC South...
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September 10, 2015  |  Discuss

NFC East 2015 Preview: New-Look Eagles Could Challenge Tony Romo, Cowboys

The NFC East will not lack for drama. Chip Kelly had the Chip Kelly-est of offseasons, remaking the Philadelphia Eagles’ roster in a way that, from the outside, made sense only to himself. The Dallas Cowboys bid adieu to DeMarco Murray, trusting their system over star power. Steve Spagnuolo is back directing the New York Giants’ defense for the first time since 2007, when Big...
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NFC West 2015 Preview: Seahawks Poised To Stay On Top; Rams Could Surprise

The NFC West has been one of the NFL’s toughest divisions in recent years, and it doesn’t appear that’ll change in 2015. The San Francisco 49ers are out of the race after a rough offseason, but the St. Louis Rams could give the Arizona Cardinals and Seattle Seahawks a run for their money at the front of the pack. But at the end of the day, all three of those teams have their...
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NESN.com 2015 Football Preview Show: Tom Brady, Patriots Are Reset, Focused

The New England Patriots are the defending Super Bowl champions. Unfortunately for them, it’s not exactly undisputed. After an offseason filled with shady sources, court cases and fiery rhetoric — most of it aimed toward him — Tom Brady finally can put Deflategate behind him and focus on a championship repeat. To say he’ll be motivated would be an understatement, what with...
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Report: Cody Franson Close To Signing With Sabres On Two-Year Contract

Cody Franson being unsigned in September was a major surprise to just about everyone in hockey, but it appears the 28-year-old defenseman is on the verge of signing with the Buffalo Sabres. TSN’s Bob McKenzie reported Wednesday that Franson is in Buffalo and “expected to finalize” a two-year contract with the Sabres worth $3.3 million per season. On paper, it’s a great fit...
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Patriots-Steelers Odds: New England Heavily Favored On Banner Night

The New England Patriots continue to gain momentum on the NFL Week 1 odds ahead of their season-opening game on Thursday against the Pittsburgh Steelers, and are now pegged as strong 7.5-point favorites at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. The Patriots’ odds have received a big boost since the announcement last week that quarterback Tom Brady’s four-game suspension had...
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Boston Bruins Rookie Camp Opens Thursday, But What Can We Expect? (Video)

If training camp marks the start of football season, then rookie camp can mark the beginning of hockey season. The Boston Bruins are back. Bruins rookie camp opens Thursday, with several young hopefuls vying to impress their NHL coaches and, potentially, earn a roster spot. Among those hopefuls? Boston’s three first-round draft selections from this June’s NHL Draft — Jakub...
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September 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Red Sox Notes: Dave Dombrowski Announces Moves In Baseball Operations

BOSTON — The Red Sox are firing on all cylinders right now. Unfortunately, they appear a bit too far behind for a photo finish. Boston has been on a pretty impressive run of late, going 6-3 over a 10-day homestand that culminated Wednesday night in a 10-4 bashing of the Toronto Blue Jays, one of the hottest teams in baseball. After taking 2 of 3 from Toronto, the Red Sox now...
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September 10, 2015  |  Discuss

David Price: Dombrowski doesn't give Sox inside edge for me

Don’t hold your breath, Red Sox Nation: David Price isn’t any closer to signing in Boston because of Dave Dombrowski. The former Detroit Tigers ace spoke with Boston media while in town with his new club, the Toronto Blue Jays, and reiterated things he said in July about potentially signing in Boston as a free agent. The only difference? Dombrowski, his former GM in Detroit...
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September 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Joe Kelly Gets Support From Red Sox’s Offense In Win Vs. Blue Jays (Video)

Joe Kelly is locked in on the mound. The right-hander won his eighth straight game Wednesday in the Boston Red Sox’s 10-4 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays at Fenway Park. He went 5 2/3 innings, allowing one earned run on six hits while striking out five. And the Red Sox’s offense gave him plenty of support, too. “We went out there and put up a lot of runs,” Kelly said on...
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San Diego Columnist Wonders If Patriots Cheated, Cost Chargers New Stadium

The New England Patriots and San Diego Chargers met in both the 2006 and 2007 playoffs. The Patriots won both of those contests, but one San Diego columnist wonders if cheating was the reason why. You know the story by now. The Patriots lost their first-round draft pick and were fined $250,000 back in 2007 for what we now know as Spygate. Coach Bill Belichick also was fined for...
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September 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Red Sox Wrap: David Ortiz, Joe Kelly Power Boston In Rout Of Blue Jays

BOSTON — Did the Red Sox and Toronto Blue Jays trade places? For the second time in three games, it was Boston’s bats, not Toronto’s, that came alive in a 10-4 bashing at Fenway Park that earned the Red Sox the series win over the Blue Jays. GAME IN A WORD Potent. The Red Sox’s offense was on fire once again, lighting up Drew Hutchison and the Blue Jays bullpen for 10 runs...
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September 09, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Timberlake, Fallon dance at US Open

Justin Timberlake and Jimmy Fallon went to watch Roger Federer at the U.S. Open together in New York on Wednesday because they have maybe the coolest celebrity bromance going. The two are always a blast any time they get together — whether on “Saturday Night Live” or on Fallon’s “The Tonight Show” — so it’s no surprise they had some fun while attending one of tennis’...
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September 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Roger Federer, Stan Wawrinka Set Up All-Swiss Semifinal At U.S. Open

NEW YORK — Roger Federer is back in the semifinals of the U.S. Open for the 10th time. To get back to his first final at Flushing Meadows in six years, he’ll have to beat someone he knows quite well: Swiss Olympic and Davis Cup teammate Stan Wawrinka. The No. 2-seeded Federer and No. 5 Wawrinka both won quarterfinals about as handily as can be Wednesday night. Federer never faced...
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September 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Poll: How Far Will New England Patriots Make It In 2015 Season

Football is back. After an offseason full of off-the-field noise, the New England Patriots will start their title defense Thursday against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Gillette Stadium. Deflategate threatened to sideline Patriots quarterback Tom Brady for the first four games of the season, but his penalty was vacated. So how far can the Patriots go in 2015, especially with all this...
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September 09, 2015  |  Discuss

David Ortiz Crushes Homer No. 498, Puts Red Sox Ahead Vs. Blue Jays (Video)

BOSTON — David Ortiz moved one step closer to history in typical David Ortiz style. The Red Sox designated hitter absolutely smoked an offering from Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Drew Hutchison in the third inning of Wednesday night’s series finale at Fenway Park. The ball cleared the wall in center for a three-run home run, the 498th career long ball for Big Papi and his 32nd...
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September 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Tim Tebow Returns To ESPN As College Football Analyst For SEC Network

Tim Tebow no longer is unemployed. The former NFL quarterback is returning to SEC Network as a college football analyst, ESPN announced Wednesday. “Tim quickly developed into an excellent analyst last year, and we were not shy about acknowledging his home at ESPN should he be available to return,” ESPN executive vice president John Wildhack said in a statement. The former Florida...
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September 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Sam Kennedy: Torey Lovullo Has ‘Done A Great Job’ For Red Sox (Video)

The Boston Red Sox will have some new faces in 2016. Dave Dombrowski is settling in as the new president of baseball operations, and Sam Kennedy is the incoming president/CEO. Kennedy joined NESN’s Tom Caron on “Red Sox Gameday Live” and addressed multiple topics, including the work Dombrowski and interim manager Torey Lovullo have done. “Can’t say enough great things...
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September 09, 2015  |  Discuss

‘Do Your Job’ Live: Follow Along For Updates On The Patriots Special

8:04 p.m. Robert Kraft just said all the stories saying Tom Brady was “done” got his “juices” going and motivated him even more. Thanks, everyone. Belichick also just said he felt confident after the Kansas City Chiefs game where the Pats lost in a blowout, prompting all those articles to be written in the first place. 8:02 p.m.: “No shortcuts to good conditioning. No shortcuts...
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September 09, 2015  |  Discuss
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