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Rob Bradford
December 13, 2018 - 9:09 pm
There will be time for the baseball questions. Thursday, however, Mookie Betts was talking bicycles. The reigning American League MVP visited Donelson-Hermitage YMCA in Nashville to hand out free bikes and helmets to some area children. "You always remember your first bike," Betts told The...
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Ryan Hannable
December 13, 2018 - 7:30 pm
FOXBORO -- When Josh Gordon was traded to the Patriots during Week 3, he came with a lot of questions. No one knew exactly how he would work out in New England given his past off-field issues during his time with the Browns, but according to Rob Gronkowski, it didn't take long before he knew Gordon...
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Alex Reimer
December 13, 2018 - 6:32 pm
On “First Take” Thursday, Stephen A. Smith said three players who aren’t currently active for the Chargers and Chiefs will have an impact in tonight’s game. Tedy Bruschi reacted like somebody belched in his face. Smith started off his diatribe about the big Thursday night contest with a reminder to...
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Ryan Hannable
December 13, 2018 - 5:46 pm
FOXBORO -- Rob Gronkowski loves facing the Steelers. Not because he went to high school outside of Pittsburgh as a senior, but because he's dominated them over the course of his career. In six games, the tight end has has 39 receptions for 664 yards and eight touchdowns. His 110.6 yards per game...
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Ryan Hannable
December 13, 2018 - 4:59 pm
FOXBORO -- The Patriots are remarkably healthy heading into their Week 15 game against the Steelers. There are only two players on the injury report -- Dwayne Allen (knee) and Stephon Gilmore (ankle). Both were full participants in Thursday's practice, just like they were Wednesday. Meanwhile, the...
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Matt Kalman
December 13, 2018 - 3:49 pm
Patrice Bergeron has resumed skating but he’s not close to returning to the Bruins’ lineup for a practice, let alone a game. So the Bruins head into Pittsburgh for Friday night’s game with David Krejci centering their No. 1 line and a lot of question marks down the middle the rest of the way down...
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Alex Reimer
December 13, 2018 - 3:14 pm
Tony La Russa insists Harold Baines belongs in the Baseball Hall of Fame, contrary to the numbers, precedent and reason. Baines’ longtime manager, who voted for the slugger’s induction as part of the 16-person Today’s Game Committee, got into a shouting match with Chris “Mad Dog” Russo on MLB...
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Ryan Hannable
December 13, 2018 - 1:52 pm
FOXBORO -- It hasn't been the greatest last two weeks for Stephen Gostkowski. Against Miami last Sunday, he missed an extra point and a 42-yard field goal, which came after missing a 48-yarder against the Vikings the week prior at Gillette Stadium. Before that kick, he had made a career-long 33...
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Ryan Hannable
December 13, 2018 - 1:06 pm
FOXBORO -- For the fifth straight practice, the Patriots had perfect attendance. The team practiced in full pads on the lower grass field behind Gillette Stadium in cold, cloudy conditions on Thursday, as the team prepares for Sunday's game against the Steelers. Dwayne Allen and Stephon Gilmore...
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Erin Walsh
December 13, 2018 - 11:28 am
It wasn’t long ago that the Bruins drafted Jack Studnicka in the second round (53rd overall) of the 2017 NHL Entry Draft and predicted bigger and better things for him. After making a strong impression at two Bruins development camps and NHL training camps, Studnicka is lighting up the major junior...
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