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Flames Sign Defenseman T.J. Brodie To 5-Year Contract Extension

Flames Sign Defenseman T.J. Brodie To 5-year Contract Extension

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CALGARY, Alberta — The Calgary Flames have signed defenseman T.J. Brodie to a five-year contract extension.

Brodie is in the final year of a two-year deal signed in 2013 which paid him an average annual salary of $2.1 million.

The 24-year-old has three goals and four assists in seven games this season for the Flames. Calgary drafted Brodie in the fourth round in 2008.

The defenseman has 11 goals…

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Julian Edelman Focused On Proving Himself To Tom Brady After Dropped Passes

NFL: New York Jets at New England Patriots

NFL: New York Jets at New England PatriotsNew England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman has something to prove to Tom Brady following Thursday’s 27-25 win over the New York Jets.

The typically dependable target for Brady dropped two key passes during the Pats’ narrow win that could have resulted in big plays, and Edelman knows that can’t happen again. With the Chicago Bears coming to town Sunday, Edelman said during his appearance on…

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Rajon Rondo: Celtics ‘Going To Surprise A Lot Of People’ Under Brad Stevens

Rajon Rondo: Celtics ‘Going To Surprise A Lot Of People’ Under Brad Stevens

NBA: Boston Celtics at Philadelphia 76ers

NBA: Boston Celtics at Philadelphia 76ersLast season was a trial run of sorts for Brad Stevens.

Mediocrity was expected from the 2013-14 Boston Celtics, no matter who held the position of head coach.

Now, in his second year on an NBA bench, Stevens knows what to expect. And, perhaps more importantly, he has the full trust of the players he’s leading.

“Even though it’s a different level, he’s had success at the college level (at…

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Peyton Manning Reached 45 Different Receivers En Route To Record (Video)

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Peyton Manning made history Sunday night, but be couldn’t have done it all on his own. The Denver Broncos quarterback surpassed one of the all-time greats for touchdown passes, and Alison Smith breaks it down in the NESN Newsroom video above.

Thumbnail photo via Chris Humphreys/USA TODAY…

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Soccer Manager Rips Own Player For Being 40 Pounds Overweight (Video)

Soccer Manager Rips Own Player For Being 40 Pounds Overweight (Video) @NESNSoccer

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Adel TaarabtHarry Redknapp is tired of quietly waiting for Adel Taarabt to lose weight, so he decided to air his grievances in public.

Redknapp, manager of Premier League club Queens Park Rangers, blasted Taarabt during an extraordinary press conference rant following his team’s 3-2 loss to Liverpool on Sunday.

When asked why Taarabt wasn’t in QPR’s squad for the Liverpool game, Redknapp accused Taarabt of…

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Lou Lucier, Oldest Surviving Red Sox Player, Passes Away At Age 96

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Lou LucierThe Boston Red Sox lost a special member of their family over the weekend.

Lou Lucier, who suffered a stroke earlier this month, died Saturday, according to the team. Lucier, at 96 years, six months and 25 days old, was the oldest surviving Red Sox player.

Lucier played parts of three seasons in the majors. The right-handed pitcher went 3-4 with a 3.97 ERA in 79 1/3 innings spanning 19…

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Celtics Practice Notes: C’s Talk Threes; Gerald Wallace’s Role Still Unknown

Celtics Practice Notes: C’s Talk Threes; Gerald Wallace’s Role Still Unknown

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Brad Stevens, Gerald WallaceWALTHAM, Mass. — Brandon Bass’ 3-pointer was the talk of the town Monday at Boston Celtics practice.

To see Bass, the owner of two successful regular-season threes in his NBA career, sink one from the corner during Sunday’s win over the Brooklyn Nets further drove home what this Celtics team’s M.O. will be this season.

“As a unit, we put in a lot of work this offseason on just shooting the ball,”…

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Kevan Miller Out Indefinitely With Dislocated Right Shoulder

NHL: Boston Bruins at Buffalo Sabres

NHL: Boston Bruins at Buffalo SabresBoston Bruins defenseman Kevan Miller will be out indefinitely after suffering a dislocated right shoulder during Saturday’s 4-0 win over the Buffalo Sabres, general manager Peter Chiarelli announced Monday.

The injury occurred during the first period when Miller and Sabres forward Nicolas Deslauriers dropped the gloves. At the end of the fight, Miller appeared to injure his armas he fell to the…

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Ivan Rodriguez: Red Sox’s Christian Vazquez Similar To Yadier Molina

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Christian VazquezIvan Rodriguez, one of the best catchers in Major League Baseball history, has sky-high expectations for Boston Red Sox backstop Christian Vazquez.

Vazquez impressed during his first season with the Red Sox, showcasing his remarkable defensive skills while emerging as a leader. Rodriguez even saw some similaritiesbetween Vazquez and St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina, who currently is one…

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Bill Belichick: Peyton Manning ‘Certainly Threw A Lot Of (TDs) Against Me’

Bill Belichick: Peyton Manning ‘Certainly Threw A Lot Of (TDs) Against Me’

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Bill BelichickEverybody is in a joking mood after Peyton Manning set a new NFL record for career touchdown passes, apparently.

New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick got in on the fun during his conference call with reporters Monday morning. Self-effacing jokes usually aren’t Belichick’s forte, but he broke character when asked about Manning surpassing Brett Favre’s markduring the Denver Broncos’42-17 win…

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Kobe Bryant Gets Burned By Young Jazz Guard’s Behind-The-Back Move (Video)

Kobe Bryant Gets Burned By Young Jazz Guard’s Behind-The-Back Move (Video)

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Kobe Bryant’s age was showing Sunday night during a preseason game against the Utah Jazz.

Alex Burks, a 23-year-old guard, made Bryant look downright foolish as he crossed him over with a nasty behind-the-back move that left the Black Mamba frozen in his tracks.

It isn’t often that Bryant gets embarrassed on the court, so this…

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Celtics Rookie James Young Practices, On Track For Wednesday Return

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James YoungWALTHAM, Mass. — James Young should have one final preseason game to showcase his skills for the Boston Celtics.

Young, the 17th overall pick in the 2014 NBA draft, has been sidelined since the preseason opener with a hamstring injury but is nearing a return to action.

Celtics head coach Brad Stevens said Monday that the rookie will participate in Monday’s non-contact practice and Tuesday’s…

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Brendan Rodgers Eyes Two-Decade Tenure As Liverpool Manager

Brendan Rodgers Eyes Two-Decade Tenure As Liverpool Manager @NESNSoccer

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Brendan RodgersIf Brendan Rodgers has his way, he’ll be Liverpool’s manager well into the 2030s.

In a revealing interview with Spanish newspaper AS, Rodgers said that he hopes to remain in charge at Anfield for at least another two decades before heading abroad for a late-career adventure.

“I’m only 41 which is very young and there are lots of things I want to achieve here at Liverpool, its an incredible club…

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Dustin Pedroia: Giants Second Baseman Joe Panik ‘A Winning Player’

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Joe PanikDustin Pedroia is impressed.

The Boston Red Sox second baseman has been keeping tabs on the Major League Baseball postseason while recovering from thumb/wrist surgery at his California home. San Francisco Giants second baseman Joe Panik has caught Pedroia’s eye.

“He’s a winning player,” Pedroia recently told The Boston Globe’s Nick Cafardo. “He’s young. He’s going to get better and better.”

Panik…

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Pedro Martinez Dives Into MLB ‘Face Of Baseball’ Debate Via Twitter

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Pedro MartinezBuster Posey’s resume is growing.

The San Francisco Giants catcher is a two-time MLB All-Star, a National League Rookie of the Year, an MVP, a batting champion and a two-time World Series champion. He might soon win a third ring. And he’s only 27.

But is Posey the new “face of baseball” now that New York Yankee shortstop Derek Jeter has retired?

ESPN’s Jayson Stark thinks Posey is worthy of the…

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