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Boston Celtics Guard Keith Bogans Excused Indefinitely From Team For Personal Reasons

The Boston Celtics announced Tuesday that Keith Bogans has been excused indefinitely from the team for personal reasons. The 33-year-old guard was acquired over the summer as part of the blockbuster trade that sent Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce and Jason Terry to the Brooklyn Nets. Bogans, who was with the team during the Celtics’ loss to the Houston Rockets  Monday but missed practice...
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U.S. Olympic Men’s Hockey Team Will Depend On Young Blueliners For Success in Sochi (Video)

The hockey rosters for the 2014 Winter Games are finalized, but plenty of questions still remain about the upcoming Olympics in Sochi. The Big Bad Bruins Live crew provided a preview for Team USA before puck drop, and the elite group of players will need to be at their best if they hope to top Sweden or Canada in the finals. With an ongoing debate about who should start in net...
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Torey Krug, Ryan Spooner Look Back On Days As Former Roommates While With P-Bruins (Video)

With 22 NHL games under his belt, Ryan Spooner is making his home with the Boston Bruins this season, but it was less than a year ago that he was driving one of his teammates crazy in Providence. While with the P-Bruins last season, Spooner lived with Torey Krug and Bruins prospect Jared Knight. Spooner revealed that Krug served as the father figure in the apartment as he was always...
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Bobby Jenks: Boston Red Sox Tenure A ‘Disaster,’ MLB Career ‘Unfinished’

Bobby Jenks was knocked down, not knocked out. Jenks, the former Chicago White Sox closer who earned All-Star selections in 2006 and 2007, saw his career — and life — spiral out of control after joining the Boston Red Sox prior to the 2011 season. The burly right-hander isn’t ready to throw in the towel, though, and a return to the mound remains his ultimate goal. “Mentally...
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Report: Rob Ryan Needs Haircut If He Wants To Become Head Coach

New Orleans Saints defensive coordinator Rob Ryan might need to make a date with a barber and part with his luscious locks if he ever wants to land a head-coaching job. According to ESPN’s Chris Mortensen, NFL executives have been “truly impressed” with the way Ryan has turned around the Saints defense this season, but say if he wants to be taken seriously in the league, he’ll...
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Berkshire Bank Faceoff: Tuukka Rask Makes Fifth Straight Start As Bruins Face Maple Leafs

BOSTON — Boston Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask spoke Tuesday following practice about his workload, saying that it wasn’t a major concern moving forward. One night later, the netminder will be back in net for the Black and Gold. Rask  will make his fifth consecutive start Tuesday night, as he gets the starting nod against the Toronto Maple Leafs. It hasn’t been exactly smooth sailing...
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Jonny Gomes, Larry Lucchino, Ben Cherington, And John Farrell To Lead Town Hall Meeting At Northeastern University

Red Sox outfielder Jonny Gomes, president and CEO Larry Lucchino, general manager Ben Cherington, and manager John Farrell will lead a town hall meeting Wednesday, Jan. 22 at Northeastern University at 6 p.m. The event, Red Sox on Campus, will be hosted by NESN’s Tom Caron and will premiere on Monday, Jan. 27 at 10 p.m. on NESN. The group will take questions from a group of...
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Christian Vazquez, Bryce Brentz Among Red Sox Prospects Eyeing 2014 MLB Debuts

The Red Sox have won three World Series titles in 10 years after going 86 years without a single championship. Boston’s current big league talent, organizational depth and financial flexibility should ensure that the Red Sox will continue to enjoy success well into the future. The future is rapidly approaching for many of the Red Sox’ top prospects. Boston is holding its 2014...
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Charlie Moore Outdoors Travels To Sunny Bahamas on Sunday, Jan. 19 (Video)

While New England is stuck in the depths of winter, Charlie Moore is taking off for warmer pastures. The Mad Fisherman, normally known for trolling the waters of the Northeast, heads to the Bahamian island of Bimini Bay, where he’ll set off in search of the world-record bonefish. Tune in to Charlie Moore Outdoors on Sunday, Jan. 19 at 7 p.m. on NESN to watch Moore take on the...
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Jim Harbaugh On Seahawks Limiting NFC Championship Game Tickets: ‘I Respect It’

San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh  and his team won’t be walking into a welcoming environment on Sunday when they take on the Seattle Seahawks in the NFC Championship Game, but he’s OK with that — more than OK with that, actually. The Seahawks caused a stir earlier in the week when they announced that they would not be selling tickets to the NFC title game at CenturyLink...
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Barack Obama Presented With ‘POTUS’ Jersey By Miami Heat At White House (Photo)

The Miami Heat were honored at White House for the second straight year on Tuesday, and they had a unique gift for the Commander in Chief. The two-time defending NBA champs debuted their “nickname” uniforms in a game against the Brooklyn Nets last Friday, and they evidently saved one for President Barack Obama. It’s customary for champions visiting Washington to present the...
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Kings-Ducks Dodger Stadium Game To Feature Street Hockey, Beach Volleyball (Photo)

The NHL’s first foray into warm-weather climates will have a distinctly SoCal feel. The Los Angeles Kings and Anaheim Ducks are slated to play an outdoor game at Dodger Stadium on Jan. 25, and an artist rendering released earlier this week revealed that the event — part of the NHL’s Stadium Series — will feature much more than just ice hockey. The main rink will be joined...
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Broncos Sign Former Patriots Cornerback Marquice Cole Ahead of AFC Championship Game

The Indianapolis Colts pulled a trick out of Bill Belichick‘s playbook by signing wide receiver Deion Branch last week. It didn’t work out so well — he was inactive for the game. The Denver Broncos are hoping for better results with the same move this week. The Broncos signed former New England Patriots cornerback Marquice Cole on Tuesday. The signing comes just one day after...
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High School Basketball Game Sent to Overtime After Potential Game-Winner Sits on Rim (Video)

The Grandview High School Greyhounds were seconds away from knocking off the Prosser High School Mustangs in regulation when they became victims of one of the strangest plays this season. With just over a minute to play in the fourth quarter, the two Washington teams were all tied up at 65-65. Grandview came up with a steal as the final seconds were ticking away, though, and took...
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NFL’s $765 Million Concussion Settlement Denied Approval By Federal Judge

PHILADELPHIA — A federal judge denied preliminary approval of a $765 million settlement of NFL concussion claims, fearing it may not be enough to cover 20,000 retired players. U.S. District Judge Anita B. Brody asked for more financial analysis from the parties, a week after players’ lawyers filed a detailed payout plan. “I am primarily concerned that not all retired NFL football...
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Team USA Coach Dan Bylsma Hasn’t Seen Ryan Kesler-Dustin Brown Fight, But Pleased With Report

Pittsburgh Penguins and Team USA coach Dan Bylsma wasn’t watching Monday night when American forwards Ryan Kesler and Dustin Brown dropped the gloves and put their health for the upcoming Winter Olympics at risk. Knowing that both are all right, though, Bylsma is happy with what he’s heard about the spirited scrap. Kesler and Brown have both been named to Team USA, but the fact...
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NHL Ref Mistakenly Sends Henrik Sedin, Not Daniel, to Penalty Box (Video)

The Vancouver Canucks and Los Angeles Kings racked up a combined 109 penalty minutes Monday night, and the near-constant infractions became a little too much for the officials to keep track of. It also didn’t help that they had to differentiate between two players who quite literally look exactly the same. Canucks winger Daniel Sedin was whistled for a delayed penalty midway through...
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Boston Bruins to Remember Sam Berns With Moment of Silence Before Tuesday’s Game

Sam Berns had a positive and lasting impact on everyone he ever met, and the Boston Bruins are no exception. Berns’ passing over the weekend saddened many throughout New England, including many members of the Bruins organization. Berns passed away at just 17, the victim of a very rare disease called Progeria.  During Berns’ limited time on Earth, he spent time with some of the...
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Brad Stevens: Rajon Rondo Returning Friday ‘Wouldn’t Surprise Me’

The talk surrounding Rajon Rondo‘s return to the Boston Celtics has been largely rumor and speculation, with very few concrete statements made since the point guard resumed practice in December. Celtics coach Brad Stevens said Tuesday that Rondo will absolutely not be in the lineup when the team hosts the Toronto Raptors. Many pegged Friday as Rondo’s target return date earlier...
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Pee-Wee Hockey Player Attacks Showboating Opponent From Behind (Video)

Some kids just don’t know when to celebrate. Others just don’t know how to keep their cool. During a recent pee-wee hockey game, a minor scuffle broke out when one player was attacked after celebrating toward the opposing bench. In a youth hockey clip posted by Yahoo’s Puck Daddy, a player on the white team reportedly cross-checked a player on the yellow team and began to celebrate...
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Patriots Owner Robert Kraft Attends Funeral for ‘Inspirational’ Foxboro Teenager Sam Berns

Sam Berns, the inspirational teenager who battled a rare genetic condition that accelerates the aging process, was laid to rest on Tuesday, and New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft was among the many in attendance. Berns, 17, of Foxboro, Mass., died Friday of complication of Hutchinson-Gilford progeria syndrome, which is more commonly known as progeria. A funeral was held in...
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Brian Roberts, New York Yankees Finalize One-Year, $2 Million Deal

Brian Roberts and the New York Yankees have completed their one-year, $2 million contract. The deal was agreed to on Dec. 17 and finalized Tuesday — three days after a spot on the 40-man roster opened when Alex Rodriguez was suspended for the season for violations of baseball’s drug agreement and labor contract. The 36-year-old Roberts, an All-Star in 2005 and 2007, is an option...
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Grady Sizemore, Reed Johnson Among 10 Free-Agent Outfielders Red Sox Could Pursue

The Red Sox could begin the 2014 Major League Baseball season tomorrow and they’d be in great shape. The core of Boston’s major league roster is intact, so it’s simply a matter of general manager Ben Cherington doing some fine-tuning before Opening Day. The biggest questions that the Red Sox currently face involve free-agent shortstop Stephen Drew, who still could re-sign with...
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Bruins-Maple Leafs Live: B’s Return Home to Host Falling Leafs

2:30 p.m.: It’s only been a little more than a week since the Bruins have played in front of their home crowd, but it probably felt like a lot longer than it actually was. The West Coast can do that to a team. The B’s will be back on TD Garden ice on Tuesday night where they host the Toronto Maple Leafs in the two Atlantic Division teams’ first meeting since Dec. 8. Much has...
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‘LeBroning’ Meme Participants Flop On Ground, Mock Miami Heat Superstar

Miami Heat superstar LeBron James is known as much for his raw talent on the basketball court as he is for flopping dramatically to get foul calls. James’ acting skills have now inspired an Internet meme mocking the superstar. The premise is simple: bump into an unsuspecting person, throw yourself to the ground, then stare up at the person angrily and incredulously. The new social...
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