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Patriots ask NFL to reinstate suspended team employees

Quarterback Tom Brady said Tuesday he wanted team employees John Jastremski and Jim McNally back with the New England Patriots. The organization now appears to be moving in that direction. #Patriots confirm that they requested John Jastremski and Jim McNally to be reinstated from suspension by Troy Vincent on Monday. — Ben Volin (@BenVolin) September 9, 2015 The NFL confirms...
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September 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Fantasy Football Mailbag: Answering NFL Week 1 Start, Sit Questions And More

Fantasy football begins Thursday when the 2015 NFL season kicks off with the New England Patriots hosting the Pittsburgh Steelers at Gillette Stadium. There are 16 games on the Week 1 schedule, including two Monday night matchups. Lineup decisions need to be made soon, and you asked plenty of good “who do I start” questions on the NESN Twitter and Facebook pages this week. Thanks...
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September 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Evil Bill Belichick, Kraft Macaroni Star In Taiwanese Animation Of Spygate (Video)

Apparently, ESPN’s latest Spygate report went down a whole lot differently in Taiwan. You can usually expect a video from Next Media Animation’s Taiwanese Animators after some major sports news, but they really outdid themselves with their take on the report that Spygate was far more complicated than what was originally believed. According to the Taiwanese Animators, ESPN exposed...
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September 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Gonzalez: Gronk ‘absolutely’ can be best tight end ever

Could Rob Gronkowski go down as the greatest tight end of all time by the time he decides to hang up his cleats? His predecessors sure believe so. Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald polled some of the best tight ends in recent NFL history about the man currently destroying defenses for the New England Patriots, and they all shared the same sentiment: that Gronk is one of a kind. “Yes...
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September 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Buffalo Bills, Chicago Bears Among NFL Week 1 Betting Home Underdogs

Home underdogs will be plentiful in Week 1 of the NFL regular season, led by the Buffalo Bills, who entertain the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday as 3-point betting underdogs at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. The Bills struggled with consistency throughout 2014 before finishing the campaign on a 4-2 SU and 5-1 ATS run. Buffalo also enters Sunday’s Colts vs. Bills betting...
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September 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Steven Stamkos: Connor McDavid is already better than me

Connor McDavid is expected to be an impact player from the moment he steps on the ice as an Edmonton Oilers rookie next month. But is he already as good as some of the NHL’s best players? Tampa Bay Lightning superstar center Steven Stamkos paid McDavid a pretty huge compliment on Tuesday at the NHL Media Tour event in Toronto. Stamkos on McDavid: I think he's better than me...
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September 09, 2015  |  Discuss

New Spygate Revelations Prove Patriots Scandals Just Won’t Die (Podcast)

Just when you thought it was safe to get excited about real football, the NFL dropped another hammer. New revelations about the 8-year-old Spygate story made Tuesday dominated the headlines just as the New England Patriots and football fans everywhere were getting ready for the season to kick off Thursday. NESN.com’s Michaela Vernava and Patriots beat writer Doug Kyed tried to...
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September 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Patriots, Nate Solder Agree On Two-Year, $20.6M Contract Extension

The man who protects Tom Brady’s blind side was rewarded with a hefty contract extension Wednesday. New England Patriots left tackle Nate Solder was given a two-year contract extension worth a reported $20.62 million, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported. Solder, who was named a team captain Tuesday, has a clause in contract that prohibits the Patriots from using the franchise or transition...
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Jimmy Fallon Cracks Tom Brady Joke During NFL ‘Pros And Cons’ Segment (Video)

Jimmy Fallon took a late-night backseat to Stephen Colbert on Tuesday night, but he did feature a humorous NFL segment. “The Tonight Show” host helped kick off the NFL season with the latest installment of his “Pros and Cons” bit. Fallon and Co. had no shortage of ammo, poking fun at Tom Brady and the Deflategate saga, Peyton Manning and even Tim Tebow. There were also some...
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September 09, 2015  |  Discuss

NFL Picks Week 1: Eli Manning, Giants Hope To Steal One Vs. Cowboys

Does this mean we’re done talking about deflated footballs? Aw, man. The 2015 NFL season (finally) kicks off Thursday night with a doozy between the New England Patriots and Pittsburgh Steelers. The rest of the league’s opening weekend looks enticing, too, especially since it signals the beginning of real football after being beaten over the head with Deflategate for months....
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Patriots Projected Depth Chart: Scott Chandler Could Be Co-Starting Tight End

The New England Patriots’ 53-man roster won’t be finalized all season and it will take a while for the depth chart to round into shape Fresh off the preseason, head coach Bill Belichick has a general idea of how his first-team offense and defense will look, but competition could continue for some starting spots, like third-down back, guard and defensive tackle, into the regular...
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September 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Donald Trump, Aziz Ansari Among Celebrities At Serena Williams-Venus Williams US Open Match (Photos)

Celebrities flocked to the U.S. Open in New York on Wednesday night to watch a thrilling match between sisters Serena Williams and Venus Williams. Among the celebrities in attendance were Kim Kardashian, who was accompanied by sister Kendall Jenner. Robert Deutsch/USA TODAY Sports Images Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump also attended. He’s no stranger to New York...
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September 09, 2015  |  Discuss

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

The New England Patriots enter the 2015 NFL season as defending Super Bowl champions and the best team in the AFC. Again. That said, there will be plenty of competition in the conference this season with the potential for several teams to show great improvement. Among those teams is the Miami Dolphins, who upgraded their team in free agency by signing defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh...
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September 09, 2015  |  Discuss

AFC North 2015 Preview: Ravens, Steelers, Bengals All Playoff Contenders

No NFL division was more competitive than the AFC North last season. Three teams — the Pittsburgh Steelers, Cincinnati Bengals and Baltimore Ravens — all won at least 10 games and made the playoffs. Even the Cleveland Browns, who finished 7-9, were in contention for most of the season. It’s a new year, but don’t expect the competitiveness to change. The Steelers, Bengals...
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September 09, 2015  |  Discuss

AFC West 2015 Preview: Broncos Still Top Dogs, But Chargers Could Make Push

For the last half-decade, the AFC West has been the Denver Broncos’ domain. The Broncos enter the 2015 NFL season as five-time defending division champions — a stranglehold that only got tighter once Peyton Manning joined the fray in 2012. In three seasons with the future Hall of Famer under center, Denver has gone 17-1 against division foes. Is this the year the Broncos finally...
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September 09, 2015  |  Discuss

AFC South 2015 Preview: Can Texans’ Defense Upend Colts’ Monster Offense?

The AFC South is entering just its 14th season of existence, but one thing is abundantly clear: As always, it’s the Indianapolis Colts’ division to lose. In the division’s previous 13 seasons, the Colts have finished as champions nine times. Don’t expect much to change in 2015. The Colts could be challenged by the Houston Texans, who, because of floundering quarterback play...
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September 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Patriots Front Seven Preview: Versatile Pass-Rush Corps Assembled

It’s time to find out if the 2015 New England Patriots can set a new high for sacks by a Bill Belichick-coached defense. The goal isn’t overly outlandish. Surprisingly, that record isn’t held by the 2004 Patriots, who had Mike Vrabel, Willie McGinest, Richard Seymour, Jarvis Green and Rosevelt Colvin obliterating blockers, or the 2007 team, with Vrabel, Green, Colvin,...
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September 09, 2015  |  Discuss

AFC East 2015 Preview: Patriots Still Own Division; Dolphins, Bills Improved

Remember the popular post-free agency narrative that power in the AFC East might shift? Yeah, forget about that. The New England Patriots still reign supreme over the rest of their divisional counterparts, and it’s not particularly close. The Miami Dolphins and Buffalo Bills could have come close to unseating the Patriots had Jimmy Garoppolo started the first four games of the...
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September 09, 2015  |  Discuss

OKC Thunder’s Kevin Durant: ‘I’m Still The Best Player In The World’

I hate to break it to Kevin Durant, but the Oklahoma City Thunder forward is not the best player in the NBA. He’s arguably not even in the top three. Durant recently spoke at a NIKE promotional event in Spain, where he addressed a number of topics, including where he stands among the league’s top players. “I’ve been rehabbing. I’m been cleared to play. I’m 100 percent...
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September 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Lionel Messi Scored The Most Amazing Goal You’ve Ever Seen Vs. Mexico (Video)

Lionel Messi just outran a cheetah, jumped through a flaming circus hoop and scored the most incredible goal you’ve ever seen! Just kidding. None of that happened. But nothing Messi does surprises us anymore, so now that we have your attention, you should check out this game-tying goal he did get against Mexico on Tuesday night. Messi just did a Gotze http://t.co/u3AIzt9nKq...
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September 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Brett Connolly excited to prove Lightning wrong

Brett Connolly’s season didn’t go exactly as planned last season. After being traded by the Tampa Bay Lightning — the only NHL team he’d ever known — to the Boston Bruins, he broke his hand in just his second practice. But after re-signing with Boston this offseason, he’s excited to get the chance to prove everyone who’s doubted him wrong. “I guess it just wasn’t...
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Klinsmann: USMNT shorthanded in Brazil loss

FOXBORO, Mass. — Some United States men’s national soccer team players would rather Oct. 10 come sooner. Others want that date to come later. U.S. head coach Jurgen Klinsmann said Tuesday he expects Team USA will be sharper and fitter when it faces Mexico next month than it was in the 4-1 loss to Brazil. The U.S. struggled to cope with Brazil’s high-tempo counter-attack and...
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Dustin Pedroia Reacts To First Game Back With Red Sox After Injury (Video)

Dustin Pedroia is back. The Boston Red Sox second baseman was activated from the 15-day disabled list before Tuesday’s game against the Toronto Blue Jays at Fenway Park. Pedroia had been out with a hamstring injury since July 22, but he looked like he never lost a step. “It actually felt pretty good,” Pedroia said of hitting again on “Red Sox Final” after Boston’s 5...
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Red Sox Notes: Dustin Pedroia Felt ‘Pretty Good’ In Return To Action

BOSTON — You can only keep Dustin Pedroia off a baseball field for so long. The Boston Red Sox second baseman finally got back to work Tuesday night, starting at second base against the Toronto Blue Jays at Fenway Park after being activated off the 15-day disabled list earlier in the day. Boston surrendered four runs in the 10th inning in a disappointing 5-1 loss, but Red Sox...
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Jurgen Klinsmann: USMNT Couldn’t Cope With Brazil’s Tempo In Heavy Loss

FOXBORO, Mass. — Like a host of schoolkids in New England, the United States men’s national soccer team went back to school when they rather would have enjoyed one more day of summer vacation. Brazil trounced Team USA by a score of 4-1 in an international exhibition game Tuesday night at Gillette Stadium. Hulk, Neymar and Rafinha did the scoring honors for Brazil before Danny...
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September 08, 2015  |  Discuss
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