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Alex Reimer
March 24, 2019 - 7:47 pm
Rob Gronkowski foreshadowed his retirement on the Wednesday before the Super Bowl. The usually jubilant tight end, who was cracking “69” jokes earlier in the week, spoke candidly about the physical hell that football inflicts on his body. It was an apparent peek into Gronkowski’s mind, and probably...
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Alex Reimer
March 21, 2019 - 12:18 pm
Stephen A. Smith is starting to implode before our very eyes. The bombastic, and dare I say borderline iconic, ESPN personality seems to be living in an alternate sports reality, where Hunter Henry played tight end for the Chargers last season and Dwayne Haskins is Michael Vick reincarnated. Nobody...
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Jim Hackett
March 21, 2019 - 7:12 am
Ah. The sights and sounds of spring are in the air. It’s starting to get warmer and the daylight is lasting longer. My kids even helped with a little yard work already. The trees are beginning to bud and the spotting of Robins is becoming a little more frequent. Red Sox baseball is just a week away...
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Alex Reimer
March 20, 2019 - 11:25 am
It doesn’t seem likely Robert Kraft will take the plea deal from Florida prosecutors that would make his misdemeanor charges for soliciting prostitution disappear in exchange for admitting he would’ve been found guilty in a court of law. The New York Post cites sources close to Kraft who say there’...
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Cardinals quarterback Josh Rosen
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Ryan Hannable
March 20, 2019 - 8:22 am
The Patriots will always be in the market for quarterbacks until Tom Brady’s successor is found, so when a top 10 pick of a year ago potentially could become available antennas in Foxboro certainly go up, especially when he was a player the organization liked. On Tuesday, Cardinals general manager...
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Rob Bradford
March 20, 2019 - 6:59 am
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- It almost seems like Mookie Betts has snuck up on us. He is the guy who only brought one hat to spring training, wearing out the floppy canvas lid atop the Red Sox outfielder's head virtually every moment outside the confines of JetBlue Park. He is the guy who has two pieces of...
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Ryan Hannable
March 18, 2019 - 10:53 pm
Roughly a week into free agency, the Patriots haven’t exactly bolstered their roster a whole lot, but that’s partly because they don’t really need to. As it stands now, it would appear the vast majority of the Patriots’ roster in 2019 will be the same as it was in 2018. Unless Rob Gronkowski...
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Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill
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Alex Reimer
March 18, 2019 - 10:40 am
Tyreek Hill was a player with elite talent who fell to the Chiefs in the fifth-round of the NFL Draft. When clubs pick up players whose values plummet due to sordid off-field incidents, it’s tempting to label the moves as “low-risk.” But the two recent police visits to Hill’s residence for reported...
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Ryan Hannable
March 17, 2019 - 10:37 pm
As things stand right now, a week into free agency, the biggest thing with the Patriots isn’t who they’ve signed, but rather who they haven’t signed. While it isn’t everything, it is worth noting the Patriots’ current cap situation. It’s unclear exactly where they are at, but they are certainly...
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Connor Clifton Boston Bruins
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Matt Kalman
March 17, 2019 - 6:21 pm
Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy was talking to the assembled media in front of him after a 2-1 overtime win against Columbus on Saturday, but he could’ve just as easily been talking to the handful of forward prospects that have come and gone from the Bruins roster this season without earning a full-time...
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