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Alex Reimer
October 03, 2018 - 3:41 pm
Patriots cornerback Eric Rowe struggles when it comes to shutting down receivers. But he can certainly handle Twitter trolls. Rowe celebrated his 26th birthday Tuesday, which the Patriots acknowledged with a tweet from their official account. The nice message prompted a random user to lambast Rowe...
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Alex Reimer
October 03, 2018 - 2:36 pm
The Orioles rescued Buck Showalter from his misery Wednesday, firing him after an atrocious 47-win campaign. At this stage in his career, it’s debatable whether Showalter will receive another chance to manage again. That means one of the greatest gnats in the Red Sox’ side may never wear his...
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Alex Reimer
October 03, 2018 - 12:28 pm
The Colts were on the rapid ascendance when they first selected Andrew Luck with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft. They made the playoffs for three straight years, advancing further each time. In 2014, the Patriots routed them in the Divisional Round, but the two clubs met up for a...
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Alex Reimer
October 03, 2018 - 11:08 am
The Celtics have received further affirmation about their newfound status as NBA favorites. In the annual NBA GM survey , Brad Stevens was voted as the best head coach in the league with 47 percent of the vote. He’s the first coach besides Gregg Popovich to win the honor in seven years (for those...
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Matt Kalman
October 03, 2018 - 10:54 am
The benefit of the doubt is gone and dreams of at least a final-four finish are front and center. The Bruins made strides last season by reaching the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs despite working five or six rookies into their lineup every night. Now they can’t take a step backwards and...
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Matt Kalman
October 03, 2018 - 10:36 am
Bruins owner Jeremy Jacobs succinctly summed up expectations for this season earlier this week when he said: “My expectations never lessen so far as this team is concerned. ... They’re young, we’ve got that on our side and we’ve got a good warehouse of talent. I expect them to improve on last year...
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Rob Bradford
October 03, 2018 - 7:12 am
The Red Sox are a very, very talented team. That's a huge reason they landed with 108 wins. But that was the regular season. This is different. "Playoffs, it’s really not talent," said former Red Sox outfielder Jonny Gomes. "It’s who has a better report and who knows how to apply it, which is why...
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Josue Pavon
October 03, 2018 - 6:02 am
Celtics head coach Brad Stevens ripped into his team for its shortcomings in Tuesday's 102-95 preseason loss against the Cavaliers at TD Garden. Stevens spent most of his time at the podium criticizing his team's defense, or lack thereof, while also questioning if it's the system in place that was...
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Matt Kalman
October 02, 2018 - 5:32 pm
On the eve of starting the Bruins’ season-opener for the seventh straight year, Tuukka Rask knows that for however long he wears the pads and mask in addition to his black and gold sweater, he’ll be held to a higher standard than most, if not all, of his teammates. It’s championship or bust for the...
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Alex Reimer
October 02, 2018 - 4:43 pm
The Red Sox recorded a franchise-record 108 wins this season, and unsurprisingly, saw an increase in television ratings. NESN announced Tuesday the hometown nine averaged a 6.8 household rating in Boston, which is up 24 percent from last year. The Red Sox attracted an average of 800,000 viewers per...
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