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NFL Week 1 preview: Predictions, key matchups on all games
The Sports Xchange NFL Week 1 preview: Predictions, facts, player spotlights and key matchups on all games
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Morning Sports Update: Report says Rob Gronkowski is expected to play Sunday
Rob Gronkowski was a limited participant at Patriots practice yesterday, but despite earlier indications he may be a game time decision, more recent reports suggest the tight end will play Sunday night in Arizona. Did Tom Brady stage a silent protest by removing helmet decal?: Tom Brady nearly stirred a new media controversy when it […]
2 points by The Boston Globe | Boston Red Sox Clay Buchholz Pawtucket Red Sox Portland Sea Dogs Bill Belichick New England Patriots Ned Martin New England Sports Network
Rob Gronkowski expected to play against Cardinals
FOXBORO — Rob Gronkowski cast some doubt yesterday on his availability for the season opener, but it’s not quite time to panic.Barring an unexpected setback in the next 72 hours, the Patriots tight end is expected to play Sunday night against the Cardinals, according to two sources.
2 points by Boston Herald | New England Patriots Bill Belichick Tight end Chicago Bears The Lockers Patriot American football positions
New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski not certain Week 1
The Sports Xchange New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski could be on the sideline Sunday night for the first game of the 2016 season against the Arizona Cardinals.
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Patriots’ Gronkowski a game-time decision for opener
New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski caught reporters by surprise Thursday when he said after practice that he’s still week-to-week with a two-week-old hamstring injury.A source told Pro Football Talk that Gronkowski will be a game-time decision for Sunday night’s season opener against Ariz...
-1 points by Concord Monitor | American football New England Patriots Tight end Bill Belichick Massachusetts National Football League Patriot Season
Sources: Rob Gronkowski expected to play against Cardinals
FOXBORO -- Barring an unexpected setback in the next 72 hours, Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski is expected to play Sunday in the regular-season opener against the Cardinals, according to two sources.Gronkowski has dealt with a hamstring injury for three weeks, and he has been listed as a limited participant in the team's last two practices.Gronk admitted today he wasn't 100 percent healthy because of the balky hamstring. He is continuing to get treatment for the injury and sat out practice as recently as Sunday.The Patriots travel to Phoenix tomorrow.
1 points by Boston Herald | New England Patriots American football
Jameis Winston’s active arm makes Bucs a live underdog
Football expert Phil Steele is the owner and publisher of Phil Steele’s College Football Preview, regarded as the college football bible. Get in-depth coverage of college and pro football 24/7/365 at PhilSteele.com. Buccaneers (+3) over FALCONS: The Bucs head to Atlanta following a season sweep of the Falcons in 2015 with a new head coach...
2 points by New York Post | National Football League San Diego Chargers Tampa Bay Buccaneers Kansas City Chiefs New England Patriots American Football Conference American football Denver Broncos
Ailing Rob Gronkowski: Week 1 status 'a coach's decision'
FOXBORO — Three days out from the season opener, Rob Gronkowski admitted he’s not 100 percent healthy and isn't 100 percent certain he'll play Sunday in Arizona.The Patriots tight end appeared on the injury report Wednesday as a limited participant in practice with a hamstring injury, an injury he said was nagging him since hurting it in a joint practice with the Bears last month.Gronkowski said he was "feeling better every day," but was non-committal when asked if he'd be playing Sunday.
34 points by Boston Herald | New England Patriots American football Tight end Patriot Play
Fantasy Football Alert: Rob Gronkowski "no sure thing" for Sunday
Alex ButlerFOXBOROUGH, Mass., Sept. 8 (UPI) -- And so it begins.
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Tavon Wilson to start at strong safety for Lions
Tavon Wilson will start at strong safety for the Detroit Lions to start the season, but he’s unlikely to play every snap.        
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Week 1 Preview: New England Patriots at Arizona Cardinals
By Derek Harper, The Sports Xchange Jimmy Garoppolo has spent the bulk of the past two-plus years learning in the classroom and on the practice field. And waiting for an opportunity like he has Sunday night.
136 points by UPI | American football New England Patriots Bill Belichick National Football League American football positions Tight end Tom Brady 2007 New England Patriots season
Fantasy Football: Week 1 Tight End Rankings
Alex ButlerMIAMI, Sept. 7 (UPI) -- Tight end is noticeably shallow to begin the 2016 fantasy football season.
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Morning Sports Update: Carson Palmer on Tom Brady: ‘Get busted, suffer the consequences’
As the Patriots and Cardinals gear up for Sunday night, Arizona head coach Bruce Arians spoke very highly of his adversaries. Carson Palmer? Not so much… Palmer on Brady: ‘Get busted, suffer the consequences’: Carson Palmer may have been a little too honest about how he feels about Tom Brady’s suspension. Unlike most players who […]
20 points by The Boston Globe | Boston Red Sox Alex Rodriguez David Ortiz Major League Baseball New England Patriots Home run Tom Brady Hanley Ramírez
AFC preview: Ten players to watch
Detroit News reporter James Hawkins selects 10 AFC players to watch        
-1 points by The Detroit News | American football positions Tom Brady American football Glossary of American football National Football League New England Patriots Peyton Manning Bill Belichick
The Post’s NFL predictions: Tom Brady and Pats will be angry
The Post’s football experts predict the teams and players who will claim the NFL’s top prizes in the 2016 season. First, Steve Serby peers into his crystal ball for how the playoffs will unfold. AFC Tom Brady and Bill Belichick won’t rest until they capture One For The Thumb, and the window is closing on...
3 points by New York Post | National Football League Cleveland Browns Super Bowl Super Bowl XLII New England Patriots Denver Broncos New York Jets Indianapolis Colts
Erin Coscarelli of 'Fantasy and Friends' tackles 2016 NFL season
Coscarelli, part of the new interactive NFL Network show “Fantasy and Friends,” has all the answers and inside information you’ll ever need.
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Patriots will lean on defense early in the season
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Much of the spotlight heading into the Patriots’ regular-season opener at Arizona has been focused on the big piece they will be missing on offense.It’s anyone’s guess whether New England can duplicate its typical efficiency without Tom Brady. But having to lean on its defense ag...
-1 points by Concord Monitor | National Football League New England Patriots Tom Brady American football positions Tight end 2007 New England Patriots season Cleveland Browns 2005 New England Patriots season
Quiet time over for Patriots’ Garoppolo entering first start
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – It was two days into the biggest week of his NFL career, and Jimmy Garoppolo was enjoying a rare moment of not being noticed.In a mostly empty locker room Tuesday, reporters crowded around running back D.J. Foster as he fielded questions about being the latest undrafted rookie to...
-1 points by Concord Monitor | New England Patriots Bill Belichick National Football League Gillette Stadium American football positions American football Tom Brady American football quarterbacks
Fantasy football start/sit for Week 1: Go all in on Derek Carr vs. Saints
Week 1 requires owners to make decisions with less information than they'll ever have during the course of the fantasy season. Fortunately, we've got some fancy stats to help guide your hand as you craft your first starting lineup. Start Derek Carr, QB, Oakland Raiders Three things you can count...
-1 points by Chicago Tribune | San Diego Chargers American football American football positions National Football League Washington Redskins New England Patriots Kansas City Chiefs Fullback
Martellus Bennett preps for Patriots debut
FOXBORO — For Martellus Bennett, it’s a good thing the Patriots preseason has come to an end, because it ended on a bad note for the tight end.Now, Bennett needs to turn the page and prepare for the type of regular season many expected when he signed with the Patriots as a free agent in the offseason.
5 points by Boston Herald | American football Tight end American football positions New England Patriots Washington Redskins Wide receiver Bill Belichick Eligible receiver
Carson Palmer on Tom Brady: If 'you get busted ... then you suffer the consequences'
FOXBORO — Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer had a strange reaction this afternoon when asked for his feelings on the way the NFL treated Tom Brady in the Deflategate fallout.
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Barton Malow moving in across from Hudson’s site
Downtown office moves company closer to its Detroit roots        
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Column: Brady’s stolen jersey saga proves grime doesn’t pay
A friend once explained the sports writing business this way: “We pretend to work, and they pretend to pay us.” Martin Mauricio Ortega was okay with the first part, but apparently not the second.The one-time Mexican media executive and part-time memorabilia dealer is the only suspect named so far in...
-1 points by Concord Monitor | Super Bowl Super Bowl XXXVI Tom Brady Super Bowl XL National Football League New England Patriots Super Bowl XXXVIII Super Bowl XXXI
FBI: Tom Brady’s stolen jerseys back with the Patriots
BOSTON — Tom Brady’s stolen Super Bowl jerseys are back with the Patriots. The jerseys worn by Brady during this year’s Super Bowl and the 2015 Super Bowl were returned to Gillette Stadium on Thursday, the FBI announced. Brady’s 2017 jersey went missing from the Patriots’ locker room after the team’s win over the Falcons...
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New England Patriots to visit White House, Trump on April 19
The Super Bowl champion New England Patriots will make their fifth trip to the White House on April 19, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer announced on Thursday.
-1 points by UPI | New England Patriots National Football League Tom Brady Bill Clinton Super Bowl XXXI Super Bowl American football Bill Belichick
Tom Brady’s 2 stolen Super Bowl jerseys returned to Patriots
The jerseys worn by Brady during this year’s Super Bowl and the 2015 Super Bowl were returned to Gillette Stadium Thursday, the FBI announced.
-1 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | New England Patriots Gillette Stadium Law enforcement agency National Football League Federal Bureau of Investigation Super Bowl Tom Brady Super Bowl XXXI
Hit the spa now & zen
Boston’s glitterati have been escaping the winter blues without deserting the rest of us for far-away locales. The Hub socials’ secret: Norwell’s Zen Den. Owner Mary Kim-Garrity opened the place in September, and athletes, VIPs and others have flocked to the wellness and healing center for guided mediation, acupuncture, massage, flotation therapy, yoga, infrared sauna, Pilates, their pain clinic and more. Jenny Johnson of NESN’s “Dining Playbook” receives therapy for an injury.
72 points by Boston Herald | Bill Belichick New England Patriots Eric Mangini 2005 New England Patriots season National Football League Super Bowl XXXI Super Bowl XXXVI Bill Parcells
Genie Bouchard honors Super Bowl bet, goes on date with fan
The Sports Xchange Tennis star Genie Bouchard may have found love away from the court.
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Movie to chronicle New England Patriots’ Super Bowl comeback — but who will play Tom Brady?
Are we really surprised that Tom Brady’s epic Super Bowl LI performance is being turned into a feature film? Of course not — the New England Patriots’ 34-28 win over the Atlanta Falcons was tailor-made for a classic Hollywood comeback flick.
-2 points by Boston Herald | Super Bowl Super Bowl XL New England Patriots National Football League Tom Brady Super Bowl XXXVI Super Bowl XXXIX Super Bowl XXXVIII
Jordan Spieth aims to continue winning ways at Riviera
LOS ANGELES — Jordan Spieth paused for a second, pondering the pure silliness of the question.“What’s the best thing you drank from that beautiful crystal trophy?” he was asked.“Actually, nothing,” said the squeaky clean winner of last week’s tournament at Pebble Beach. “I don’t drink alcohol.”“I just brought it to the room and then went out to dinner here with (pro-am partner and country singer) Jake (Owen) once we got in, and then last night had a shoe launch. I just plan on bringing it home.”
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Genie Bouchard pays off Super Bowl bet with date at Nets game
NEW YORK — Genie Bouchard kept her word after the Atlanta Falcons lost the lead.The Canadian tennis star and now swimsuit model sat courtside at a Brooklyn Nets game Wednesday night with a fan who asked her for a date on Twitter if the New England Patriots won the Super Bowl.Bouchard tweeted during the Super Bowl that she knew the Falcons would win. A fan named John Goehrke responded to her by writing "if patriots win we go on a date?" and she responded "Sure."
-2 points by Boston Herald | New York Jets National Football League American Football League New England Patriots Super Bowl Super Bowl XL American football Indianapolis Colts
Gov. Abbott tells NFL to back off from threats over 'bathroom bill'
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is showing no signs of backing down from threats by the NFL that passage of a so-called "bathroom bill" requiring people to use public restrooms that correspond to the sex on their birth certificate could mean no more Super Bowls for the Lone Star State.
1201 points by The Houston Chronicle | National Football League United States Super Bowl Tom Brady American football Houston Dallas Cowboys New England Patriots
Man in Patriots hat among 64 let go during jury selection
More than a third of the first 183 jurors vetted to hear the double-murder trial of ex-Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez were excused from the pool yesterday, while out of earshot, the judge was turning up the heat on Cure Lounge to confirm whether video exists of the ex-Pro Bowler crossing paths with his alleged victims.
-2 points by Boston Herald | Jury Trial Judge Court New England Patriots Voir dire Tight end Prosecutor
‘Billions’ Bosses Promise to Deliver High Yield Drama at Season Two Premiere
Anna Wintour waited patiently at the bar to give Damian Lewis a hug just as he arrived Monday night at Cipriani in lower Manhattan for the season two premiere of “Billions.” The Vogue editor-in-chief was among the high net worth guests who turned out to toast the Wall Street-themed drama’s Feb. 19 return on Showtime.... Read more »
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Julian Edelman apologized to Atlanta Falcons cornerback after Super Bowl 51 catch
Alex ButlerFeb. 14 (UPI) -- Robert Alford has his hands all over Super Bowl 51 on Feb. 5 at NRG Stadium.
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Kraft: Patriots are first to have White House trip scrutinized
Robert Kraft must’ve been on a media blackout the last time his Patriots won the Super Bowl.
247 points by Daily News | New England Patriots Bill Clinton President of the United States Barack Obama Bill Belichick Democratic Party Tom Brady Super Bowl XXXI
‘The Simpsons’: Boston episode rerun contained new Super Bowl LI easter egg
If you caught Sunday night’s rerun of The Simpsons episode “The Town,” you may have caught a wink to the New England Patriots’ shocking comeback win over the Atlanta Falcons.
638 points by Boston Herald | New England Patriots Super Bowl Tom Brady Super Bowl XXXVI New York Jets Super Bowl XLII National Football League The Simpsons
New England Patriots file to trademark 'Blitz for Six'
The Sports Xchange The New England Patriots didn't wait long to turn their attention to another Super Bowl drive.
14 points by UPI | National Football League Super Bowl New England Patriots New York Jets Bill Belichick Super Bowl XLII Pittsburgh Steelers 2007 NFL season
Jury selection set to begin in ex-NFL star's murder trial
BOSTON — Former NFL star Aaron Hernandez is going on trial again for murder — this time for the 2012 fatal shootings of two men outside a Boston nightclub. Hernandez already is serving a life sentence for the 2013 killing of Odin Lloyd, a semi-professional football player who was dating the sister of Hernandez's fiancé.A guide to the trial and key background about the case:THE DEFENDANT
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The Dish: Trey Flowers, Rob Ninkovich and Danny Amendola...
RAISING THE BAR: Whatever you do, keep mom away from social media for a bit. That is, unless you’ve got a Valentine’s Day surprise of the kind New England Patriots defensive end Trey Flowers unveiled for his mother. The Lombardi Trophy winner created a V-Day treat of 1,000 (you read that right) blooms donated by ProFlowers, set up in his mom’s Alabama home on Friday.
70 points by Boston Herald | National Football League American football Super Bowl American football positions Tight end Vince Lombardi Trophy New England Patriots Super Bowl XLII
Connecticut women now chasing 100 straight wins
STORRS, Conn. – UConn may have 99 problems, but losing ain’t one.Katie Lou Samuelson scored 19 of her 22 points in the first half and the top-ranked Huskies extended their NCAA record winning streak to 99 games with an 83-41 victory over SMU on Saturday.Samuelson shook off an illness which caused he...
-2 points by Concord Monitor | Connecticut Huskies Harry A. Gampel Pavilion University of Connecticut Game Monday Team New England Patriots
Will Roger Goodell show up to NFL opener in New England?
Roger Goodell may want to get a doctor's note and call in sick.
164 points by Daily News | National Football League New England Patriots Super Bowl Super Bowl XLII New York Jets Bill Parcells Tom Brady Super Bowl XXXI
Trump and Japan's Abe share high-five on Florida golf course
JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump has long boasted about his prowess on the golf course. Now he's putting his game to work.
-2 points by Arizona Daily Star | Donald Trump Super Bowl New England Patriots Super Bowl XXXI Super Bowl XXXVII United States Melania Trump National Football League
Report: Roger Goodell miffed at Matt Patricia's clown T-shirt
The Sports Xchange Roger Goodell reportedly was not happy when he saw New England Patriots defensive coordinator Matt Patricia taking a shot at him.
4 points by UPI | National Football League Tom Brady New England Patriots Super Bowl Roger Goodell United Press International Vince Lombardi Trophy Super Bowl XLII
Trump and Japan's Abe take a swing at golf diplomacy
JUPITER, Florida (Reuters) - President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe hit the links on Saturday, as the two leaders looked to forge a bond over a round of golf diplomacy.
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Robert Kraft joins Trump, Japanese PM for dinner
Robert Kraft, the owner of the Super Bowl-winning New England Patriots, is joining President Donald Trump, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and their wives for dinner at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida. Trump began the dinner at Mar-a-Lago’s crowded patio restaurant by talking up Kraft and joking that the assembled U.S. and Japanese press had...
628 points by New York Post | New England Patriots Donald Trump Robert Kraft President United States Gillette Stadium Mar-A-Lago Palm Beach Florida
At least six Patriots now say they’ll skip White House visit
The New England Patriots recently won their fifth Super Bowl title. The number of New England players saying they’ll skip the traditional champions’ visit to the White House is now up to six, and may get larger.Defensive end Chris Long, running back LeGarrette Blount and defensive tackle Alan Branch...
1 points by Concord Monitor | New England Patriots American football Tom Brady Bill Belichick President of the United States National Football League Super Bowl XXXVI American football positions
Jordan Spieth pulls into tie for lead at Pebble Beach
By Art Spander, The SportsXchange PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. -- Jordan Spieth played 20 holes Friday on two different courses and moved into a tie for the lead.
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Lady Gaga tickets available online Monday, at Quicken Loans Arena box office, Drug Marts on Tuesday
Tickets for Lady Gaga's Wednesday, Aug. 23, show at Quicken Loans Arena go on sale to the public online on Monday, Feb. 13, and then at the box office and Discount Drug Marts as well on Tuesday, Feb. 14. CLEVELAND, Ohio - Figure the phone lines and website for Quicken Loans Arena are going to be pretty jammed on Monday, Feb. 13: That's where and when tickets for Lady Gaga first go on sale. It won't be until Tuesday - appropriately enough, Valentine's Day - that fans can buy the tickets at The Q box office and Discount Drug Mart locations . . . assuming there are any left by then . . . for the Wednesday, Aug. 23 show. Gaga's Super Bowl halftime show was just about as epic as the New England Patriots' comeback win over the Atlanta Falcons. This stop in Cleveland, her first since 2014's sold-out gig at The Q, is in support of her new album, "Joanne.'' Where'd that name come from? Here's a hint: Gaga's birth name is Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta. Since then, she's shown that she's more than just a novelty act with a unique, sometimes kinky and always entertaining stage show. The woman boasts one of the best voices in any genre of music, and is capable of excelling in them. Witness her Grammy-winning turn with crooner - and bestest buddy - Tony Bennett, "Cheek to Cheek.'' Tickets to the show, $46 to $251, plus fees, are available at theqarena.com and by phone at 1-888-894-9424 on Monday, Feb. 13. Starting at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 14, you can also get them at The Q box office and at all Discount Drug Mart locations.
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The Falcons’ demise was just like another infamous collapse
It’s a dirty job, but someone’s gotta do it. Sweeping up after the Super Bowl: I knew we had seen such an ending and heard such a reason for it, before, but I couldn’t put my typing finger on it. Then Jack Alesi, recently retired basketball coach at Brooklyn’s Xaverian High School and a go-to...
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