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What Drew Storen actually was doing when the Washington Nationals traded him to the Toronto Blue Jays last week is irrelevant. How Storen describes his phone call with Nationals General Manager Mike Rizzo will live on Internet baseball lore. According to CBS Washington’s Chris Lingebach, Storen says he was participating in some “Netflix and chill” …

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New England Patriots defensive end Chandler Jones was “rushed” to Norwood Hospital on Sunday morning after going to the Foxboro Police Department with a medical emergency, according to police dispatch records obtained by the Boston Herald. Jones showed up at 7:42 a.m. with a medical emergency and was evaluated by fire and EMS officials before …

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CM Punk has no time for your video game complaints. EA Sports confirmed last month that CM Punk will be included on the roster of playable fighters in its upcoming “UFC 2” video game despite the former WWE champion not yet having a single MMA fight. It didn’t sit well with some die-hard UFC fans, …

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UFC officially announced one of its biggest cards ever Tuesday. Featherweight world champion Conor McGregor will fight lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos in the main event of UFC 197 on Saturday, March 5, at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The co-main event will feature UFC women’s bantamweight champion Holly Holm and perennial contender Miesha Tate. McGregor, …

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Boston Celtics coach Brad Stevens will be coaching his team with a heavy heart on Tuesday: Andrew Smith, a former player he coached at Butler University, passed away Tuesday morning after a battle with cancer. It’s just one challenge the C’s face, as the red-hot New York Knicks look to avenge an earlier loss to …

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Denna Laing is back, as skeptics can see for themselves. Laing on Tuesday night spoke publicly for the first time since she suffered a spinal injury in The Outdoor Women’s Classic on Dec. 31 at Gillette Stadium. The short message Laing delivered from her bed at Massachusetts General Hospital were recorded and shared on Twitter. …

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The next chapter of Dan Campbell’s career won’t come as head coach of the Miami Dolphins. Apparently, it won’t even come with the Dolphins at all. After hiring former Chicago Bears offensive coordinator Adam Gase as their new head coach Saturday, the Dolphins have informed Campbell of his release from the franchise, a source told NFL …

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This might be hard to believe, but it turns out the tabloids were wrong. OK! Magazine reported Tuesday that Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers and girlfriend Olivia Munn were engaged, but it proved to be hearsay. In fact, the actress denied the rumor herself by sharing a hilarious text conversation with her mother on …

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If the Boston Bruins and New York Rangers end up squaring off in the Stanley Cup playoffs this spring, we doubt any viewers would complain. Monday’s Bruins-Rangers matchup at Madison Square Garden was a battle to the bitter end, continuing the trend the teams set in their Black Friday nailbiter earlier this season. The B’s won that …

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Jimmy Hayes underscored Henrik Lundqvist’s struggles with one shot Monday night. The Boston Bruins winger broke out on the rush and fired a shot with two New York Rangers defenders flanking him. The shot zipped past Lundqvist to give Boston a 1-0 lead in the second period. NESN’s Dale Arnold and Barry Pederson broke down …

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