Although the Boston Bruins started the 2020-21 NHL season without their top goal scorer, no one expected them to fire mostly blanks at the outset. ESPN’s Emily Kaplan identified the Bruins’ failure to score in 5-on-5 situations as the biggest surprise of the team’s opening week. The Bruins have scored two power-play goals and one …

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Add the Indianapolis Colts to the list of teams that will be searching for a new quarterback this offseason. Colts QB Philip Rivers announced his retirement Wednesday after 17 NFL seasons, leaving Indianapolis without a clear option at the position. Rivers was an impending free agent, but general manager Chris Ballard had expressed interest in …

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NBCSN’s coverage of the 2020-21 NHL season continues with Wednesday’s matchup between the Minnesota Wild and Anaheim Ducks. Coverage begins at 9:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN. You can watch the game online and on the NBC Sports app by clicking here. Kirill Kaprizov has made an early impression. Perhaps that’s an understatement; the Minnesota rookie …

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An eyebrow-raising comment from Linda Holliday has resulted in quite a bit of attention for Bill Belichick’s girlfriend. Holliday responded to an Instagram comment that laid blame on Belichick for letting the longtime New England Patriots quarterback walk away last offseason. In her response, Holliday, though she did say she was happy for Brady, incorrectly …

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The quarterbacks of the early 2000s-era are dropping like flies while Tom Brady prepares for his 14th conference championship in 19 seasons as a starter. The guy is pretty remarkable. We’re not breaking any new ground by saying that Brady is one of a kind. But only the past previously suggested that what the Tampa …

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Josh McDaniels reportedly has company as a “prime” candidate to serve as next head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles. The New England Patriots head coach reportedly has begun assembling a staff following his interview last weekend with Philly’s front office, fueling speculation he soon will be hired as Doug Pederson’s replacement. But, according to WIP-FM’s …

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In the 16 years since the salary cap has been a reality in the NHL, it has never been this much of a challenge to maneuver. Teams that made moves in 2019 and right up to the 2020 trade deadline expected the cap to increase substantially from the current $81.5 million. Then the pandemic hit, …

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The New York Mets were, relatively, a few bucks away from beating out the Toronto Blue Jays’ offer to George Springer. The longtime Houston Astros center fielder is heading north of the border to patrol center for the Blue Jays, but the Mets were hot on his trail. New York already has landed Francisco Lindor …

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The Guardian Hero, villain or troll? Kyrie Irving remains the NBA’s oddest genius To some the Brooklyn Nets guard is an entitled conspiracy theorist. To others he is a superstar millionaire with a conscience Kyrie Irving takes a moment on court during a game against the Golden State Warriors earlier this season. Photograph: Justin Lane/EPA …

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Perhaps is there is some merit to the rumor that there was tension between Tom Brady and Bill Belichick leading up to the quarterback’s departure from New England. Bill Belichick’s longtime girlfriend, Linda Holliday, a few weeks ago took to Instagram to share a New Year’s post. A fan in the comment section wrote “Too …

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