Tom Werner announced Thursday that Jenny Dell would part ways with NESN. It was her decision to step down from her job. This announcement comes in the wake of NESN’s decision to move her off the field during Red Sox games. All of this happened because of a January 1st tweet, which revealed that Dell and third baseman Will Middlebrooks were in a relationship.
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Boston College handed #1 Syracuse its first defeat of the 2013-14 season, a 62-59 overtime stunner at the Carrier Dome on Wednesday. The win ended a five-game losing streak for a BC team that has only won two games in Atlantic Coast Conference play this season, both against Virginia Tech. It was an emotional victory for the Eagles, who were wearing “DK” patches on their jerseys in honor of longtime sports information director Dick Kelley, who passed away on February 13 after a battle with ALS.
The unlikeliness of BC’s upset is best reflected in the folowing stat: its 19 losses are the most ever by a team to beat the top-ranked team in the AP standings. The Orange had won their first 25 games by an average of 11.8 points, but had beaten their last two rivals, Pittsburgh and North Carolina State, by a total of just three points. In these teams’ first meeting, Syracuse prevailed 69-59 at the Conte Forum on January 13.
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There are a lot of big names in NFL free agency this season. They are headlined by the Saints’ Jimmy Graham, but there is talent to be found at most postions. The New England Patriots could use help in a couple of areas, most notably the offensive and defensive line and the secondary.
Unfortunately for Patriots fans the team isn’t known for making big splashes in free agency. That’s not to say they won’t find the appropriate players to fill the right holes through the NFL draft and free agency, but you’re not likely to see the big names being thrown around playing in Foxboro in 2014.
That, however, doesn’t mean that you can’t at least speculate on who you would like to see rocking the floating Elvis head in the coming season. Continue reading Who Should the Patriots Target in Free Agency? »
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In our third installment of ranking the AL East it seems only natural to look at third base. If you missed last week’s post of second base you can check it out here. Spring training has officially started so baseball is ever closer and what better way to get in the mood than ranking some players? Here we go!
1. Evan Longoria, Tampa Rays: Coming into the 2013 season there were questions swirling around about Longoria’s health having averaged just over 100 games the past two season. Well Longoria answered those questions with authority as he set career highs in home runs (32) and games played (160) all while playing his usual stellar defense. On a down note, Longoria had a career high for strikeouts (162) and matched his rookie season for a career low OBP (.343). At 28, Longoria’s best seasons are ahead of him especially with Wil Meyers around to take some of the pressure off.
2. Manny Machado, Baltimore Orioles: If it were not for concerns of how he’ll rebound from a serious knee injury, a serious case could have been made that Machado belongs in the top spot. A natural shortstop the 21 year old is the best defensive shortstop in the AL East and should he continue to improve he may become the best in the Majors. There is no question that this kid can hit (Major League leading 51 doubles), but he still has to work on his plate discipline (only a .314 OBP). If Machado can put the injuries behind him and mature as a hitter, he will wreak havoc in the AL East for the next decade or more. Continue reading Ranking the AL East: Third Base »
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One week to go to Blanket Dinner – awesome panel
1. USA Hockey:
* How about the insane shot blocking by the Americans specifically McDonough and Kessler
* if the NHL learns one thing from Olympic hockey – no commercials adds to the flow to the game and maximizes the advantage of the sport that is “the fastest on feet” – increase time between periods
* I like Ryan Miller over Quick in the finals versus Canada – better chance to steal one
* Shoot out rules favored the Americans – Russia was loaded with shooters (they didn’t even use Ovechkin)
* The punk that was in the box for the Russians twice for power play goals looks like a cold war holdover with gold chain and demented teeth – Alexander Radulov
* The Russians were much better when they knew Siberia was their destination if they lost Continue reading Connelly’s Top Ten: Oshie Should Go To Blanket Dinner Week from Monday »
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