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C.J. McLaughlin has spent plenty of time at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, but Saturday will be the first time the Framingham, Mass., native hits the asphalt in Loudon. The 27-year-old will make his NASCAR Xfinity Series debut Saturday in the ROXOR 200. McLaughlin previously has appeared in the Gander Outdoors Truck Series. NESN.com’s Michaela Vernava …

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Everyone knows the New England Patriots are the greatest dynasty in the post-modern NFL. However, we’d be remiss if we didn’t share a statistic ESPN’s Adam Schefter highlighted Wednesday which offers more backing to Patriots’ GOAT claim, not that any additional support was necessary. New England currently is on an astonishing streak of winning at …

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Austin Theriault grew up watching races in the grandstands at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Now, the Fort Kent, Maine native will be making his Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series debut in Loudon. Theriault, who won the 2017 ARCA Racing Series championship with Ken Schrader Racing, is the first Maine native to appear in a cup …

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There will be major playoff implications for Ryan Newman in the Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Newman sits on the outside-looking-in in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series standings and will need a strong performance to put himself in the playoff picture. NESN.com’s Michaela Vernava went one-on-one with the Roush Fenway …

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Aaron Boone let his temper get the best of him Thursday night, and now he’s suffering the consequences. Major League Baseball has suspended the New York Yankees manager for one game and fined him an undisclosed amount for “inappropriate actions, including contact with the home plate umpire,” according to the Associated Press. Boone lost his …

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Ricky Stenhouse Jr. is gearing up for his 12th career race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. NESN.com’s Michaela Vernava went one-on-one with the Roush Fenway Racing driver, who talked about the challenges of racing at NHMS, the new rules package in NASCAR and what it’s like to be teammates with Ryan Newman. Watch the interview …

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Liverpool’s United States tour is set to start with a bang. The Reds will face Borussia Dortmund on Friday night at Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend, Ind, ithe first game of their 2019 preseason tour of the U.S. The Liverpool-Dortmund game pits last season’s runners up in the Premier League and Bundesliga (German league), …

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The Edmonton Oilers and Calgary Flames, heated rivals in the Western Conference, are swapping a pair of bad contracts. Edmonton reportedly has dealt former Boston Bruin Milan Lucic to the Flames in exchange for winger James Neal, according to multiple reports. Lucic reportedly waived his no movement clause to allow the deal to happen, according …

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Two years and a lifetime ago, Kaz Grala became the youngest driver to ever win a NASCAR race at Daytona International Speedway. Now, he’s just trying to find his way back into a full-time ride. Grala joined NESN.com’s Michaela Vernava at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, where the 20-year-old was set to compete in his fourth …

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Julian Edelman might be roaming the waters off Cape Cod, Mass., if you can’t find him in the slot. Okay, that’s actually not true. But a real, live shark has been named in honor of the New England Patriots wide receiver. The Atlantic White Shark Conservancy announced “Jules’” moniker Friday via Twitter, ending the menacing …

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