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Introducing your 2015 Stanley Cup champions…The Boston Bruins. Well at least that is what the odds makers at vegasinsider.com seem to believe.

Not ones to revel in the past, Vegas bookmakers have released their odds for the 2015 Stanley Cup champions a mere three days after the Los Angeles Kings hoisted the vaunted trophy after defeating the New York Rangers in five games.

Well the Bruins aren’t favored outright to win the cup. If Vegas odds makers are right, they will be playing the Chicago Blackhawks in the finals, in which case it’s a coin toss as to who wins. Both Boston and Chicago are currently 8:1 favorites to win the cup. Continue reading Lord Stanley to Return to Boston in 2015, According to Las Vegas »

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The NBA Finals are over. Miami’s three-peat dreams are dashed, and San Antonio has crushed Miami in five games for some well-earned revenge. Even those who predicted San Antonio as champions didn’t see such a dominant performance coming. And instead of speaking about nothing, Coach Gregg Popovich answered two post-Game 5 questions on the floor with a total of five words; won’t it be great if that catches on?

With such a surprise performance, guessing the winner of the series was the only way to gain points in our Pick ‘Em’s final round. But it was worth four points to do so, which meant plenty. And on that note, the winner of the 2014 NBA Playoffs Pick ‘Em is… Continue reading 2014 NBA Playoffs Expert Picks: NBA Finals Results »

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1. Cliff Notes:

* Amazing Weekend for Sports – College World Series, World Cup, NBA Finals (who cares), NHL Stanley Cup, US Open,
* The only difference between Stephen Drew & Scott Boras and Bonnie & Clyde – direct deposit

2. World Cup:

* Early dive by Brazil and awarded penalty kick is the last thing soccer needed
* Why aren’t they reviewing diving after the game and awarding Yellow Cards post game?
* Klinsmann is Glum from Gulliver’s Travels or Eeyore from Winnie the Pooh
* They are telling travelers – if you are getting robbed just hand them what they want – no one is coming to help Continue reading Connelly’s Top Ten: Great Sports Weekend »

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The Stanley Cup Finals are over, and the Kings are the World Champions for the second time in three seasons. And what better way to clinch it than with a double overtime comeback? And that made three overtime games of five in the Finals, two of which were double overtime. Justin Williams skated off with the Conn Smythe Trophy for playoffs MVP, after getting nine goals and sixteen assists through all four rounds.

With many of experts picking the Kings to win, there wasn’t much room for improvement. But it was close, with four possible winners coming into the round. So what did it all mean for our contest? Without further ado, the winner of the 2014 NHL Playoffs Pick ‘Em is… Continue reading 2014 NHL Playoffs Expert Picks: Stanley Cup Results »

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Most Famous Massachusetts Poker Players

June 12, 2014 at 8:37pm in Now!
Paul Pierce

The 2014 World Series of Poker is already well underway in Las Vegas, Nevada, and the festival of poker culminates in the Main Event on July 5. This competition is the World Cup, Olympic Games or Super Bowl of poker and despite its $10,000 buy-in, it draws thousands of competitors from around the world all looking to become rich and famous doing something they love.

The Main Event tournament started out with just seven players in 1970 and it grew year on year until 2006 with numbers leveling out between 6,000 and 7,000 players since that 2006 record of more than 8,700 participants. It took 12 years for the Main Event to reach three figures and then it was another 22 years before entrant numbers hit four figures, jumping to more than 2,500 from just over 800 in 2003. Continue reading Most Famous Massachusetts Poker Players »

The 2014 World Cup in Brazil looks to be a fun one with plenty of story lines. ("The Simpons," 'Marge Gamer,' April 22 2007)

The World Cup is here. Host Brazil is one of the favorites; with their skill and home-field advantage, it’ll be tough to stop them for sure. They also belong to one of several groups that could legitimately considered groups of death as well, with Mexico and Cameroon, not to mention Croatia as opposition. Last time’s finalists Spain and the Netherlands are both in Group B opposite Brazil, and the US has to deal with perennial juggernauts Brazil and Germany, and also Ghana, which eliminated them from the previous two World Cups. There’s plenty of other potential surprises as well.

In our Pick ‘Em, we’ve brought you our picks for which two teams will advance from each group. One point goes to a correct pick to move on, except two points for correctly guessing a group winner instead. Furthermore, whichever team wins each group, we’ll also be guessing how many goals will be scored by that team in all three group games combined; picks are worth one point for being within one, or two points for being exactly right.

For reference, the teams in each group are presented below, followed by the picks. So check everything out, and be sure to check back when the Group Stage is complete for the results.

Group A Brazil Cameroon Croatia Mexico
Group B Australia Chile Netherlands Spain
Group C Columbia Greece Ivory Coast Japan
Group D Costa Rica England Italy Uruguay
Group E Ecuador France Honduras Switzerland
Group F Argentina Bosnia and
Herzegovina
Iran Nigeria
Group G Germany Ghana Portugal USA
Group H Algeria Belgium Russia South Korea

Continue reading 2014 FIFA World Cup Expert Picks: Group Stage »

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jenny dell

Jenny Dell, former ballpark correspondent for NESN’s Red Sox games, officially announced that she would be leaving the television channel for a position working with CBS.

Dell will be a sideline reporter for NFL games televised by CBS. Last week, news broke about Dell officially parting ways with NESN.  Tuesday it was announced that she would be working for CBS.

Dell is one of three sideline reporters scheduled to work at CBS for the football season. She will work with the top two football broadcast teams Jim Nantz and Phil Simms, and Ian Eagle and Dann Fouts.

In January NESN took Dell off on-the-field broadcast duties. Continue reading Jenny Dell Lands Job with CBS to Cover NFL »

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