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Is ESPN buying Fox Sports? Merger with FS1?

For the better part of two years, ESPN and Fox Sports have been engaged in a heated battle for the attention of the North American sports viewer. With the news Thursday that Disney (the parent company of ESPN) has landed 21st Century Fox, does that mean that the war is over? Hardly. ESPN will get...

Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 3:41pm

NBA Trade Rumors Mike Conley Pistons Nuggets possibilites

Memphis Grizzlies boss Chris Wallace has been steadfast about not wanting to trade the star players from the Grit and Grind Grizzlies era, in Marc Gasol and Mike Conley. Memphis is one of those rare NBA cities where you can probably get away with keeping old stars while dipping in the standings....

Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 1:51pm

NFL best bets Week 15: Spreads odds picks - Packers Vikings more

Green Bay Packers at Carolina Panthers (-2.5)  Aaron Rodgers is expected to suit up for the first time since Week 6, and though he’s far and away the most important cog in Green Bay’s machine, it’s unclear how effective he’ll be against a tenacious Carolina defense...

Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 9:32am

Star Wars sports casting: Carson Wentz as Luke, Belichick as Emperor Palpatine, more

Metro Sports editors Matt Burke (Boston), Evan Macy (Philadelphia) and Joe Pantorno (New York) prepped for Star Wars week by casting the most popular athletes in U.S. sports today in their proper roles. Some were layups (Bill Belichick as Emperor Palpatine … the hoodie cinches it), most were...

Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 8:26am

Red Sox should target Josh Donaldson: Danny Picard

Giancarlo Stanton is a Yankee. By the time you read this, Manny Machado might also be bound for the Bronx.   Get over it.   For all the bitching and moaning that goes along with New York making blockbuster trades while the Red Sox figure out what their offseason plan of attack will be...

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 4:52pm

Manny Machado Red Sox MLB Trade Rumors: Giants in on him too?

It is not wise to be reactionary in MLB when it comes to trades or free agent signings, but the Red Sox absolutely need to do something big in the next few weeks to ease the legit fears of their fan base. The 1-2 power punch of Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton with the Yankees is foolproof....

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 3:48pm

Fantasy football targets, avoids: Jimmy Garoppolo Wayne Gallman Lamar Miller

Garoppolo Injects Life Into 49ers It's been a long season for 49ers fans, with the team sitting at 3-10 and very little to be excited about. The mid-season trade with the Patriots for Jimmy Garoppolo has been the lone bright spot, and it could be the same for fantasy owners bitten by the...

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 6:31pm

Steelers licking chops with Tom Brady Patriots in funk

It's safe to say that Monday's game in Miami did not go anywhere near according to plan for the New England Patriots.   And while Bill Belichick (true to form immediately after a loss) did not have much to say, there really wasn't much he had to say.   The team's play...

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 5:59pm

Burke: Patriots thrive after being humbled late in NFL regular season

The references that Bill Belichick was making in practice to his team were probably getting quite stale in the past few weeks. “Hey Gilmore, remember when you got torched on that play against Carolina two months ago?!” “Hey Malcolm, remember Alex Smith shredding you a few days...

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 5:45pm

DeAndre Jordan Celtics NBA Trade Rumors: Raptors in on DJ too?

DeAndre Jordan is the big-name NBA player most likely to be traded prior to the NBA trade deadline in February, with the Clippers looking like they’re ready to hit the reset button on the franchise. Two Eastern Conference contenders that could certainly use Jordan’s services this...

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 3:43pm

Patriots humiliated by Dolphins: How bad was this loss for the Pats?

Miami Yikes: Those AFC East champs T-shirts and hats will have to wait. It was ugly, all the way around. Just when it seemed Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was primed to even his career record in Miami, New England delivered its weakest performance of the season in an embarrassing, 27-20 loss...

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 7:58am

In MeToo climate Tom Brady NFL want this video clip buried

Tom Brady has been an NFL quarterback for so long (he was drafted in the 2000 NFL Draft by the Patriots), that commercials and TV appearances he made early in his football career can seem outdated. Brady hosted Saturday Night Live in 2005 after winning his third Super Bowl and the skit that got...

Monday, December 11, 2017 - 4:08pm

Is Patriots Tom Brady in trouble against Dolphins defense?

Three things to watch for as the Patriots take on the Dolphins in Miami Monday (8:30 p.m., ESPN/WCVB 5): The best way to raise the confidence of a defense in today’s NFL is to play the Denver Broncos and that’s exactly what the Dolphins did last weekend when they dominated Denver, 35-9...

Monday, December 11, 2017 - 3:13pm

MLB Trade Rumors Red Sox Bryce Harper a possibility now

The Red Sox sent out a tweet on Saturday that they would probably like to take back right about now. The Sox’ official account sent out “Rivalry,” complete with fire emojis, after it was learned that the Yankees would be landing Giancarlo Stanton in a trade. Many Red Sox fans...

Monday, December 11, 2017 - 2:36pm

NBA Mock Draft 2018: Marvin Bagley Bulls, Michael Porter Celtics

The injury to Missouri’s Michael Porter has thrown most 2018 NBA Mock Draft’s entirely out of whack as Porter is sliding down boards in fear that he could have an injury-plagued NBA career. Most mocks, including this one, has Marvin Bagley sliding in as the new No. 1, but NBADraft.Net...

Sunday, December 10, 2017 - 2:18pm

What did Rich Swann do to Su Yung: WWE?

WWE has suspended wrestler Rich Swann indefinitely after Swann was arrested by Gainesville, Florida police early Sunday morning on charges of battery and false imprisonment. The battery charges are in relation to Swann allegedly putting his wife, female wrestler Su Yung (real name Vannarah Riggs)...

Sunday, December 10, 2017 - 1:43pm

NFL best bets for Week 14: Odds spreads picks

 Green Bay Packers (-3) at Cleveland Browns Green Bay has been a good bet of late with Brett Hundley gradually adjusting to the rigors of being a starting quarterback, as they’ve covered in three of their last four contests. Hundley should give another good account of himself against...

Friday, December 8, 2017 - 10:08am

Why Celtics can beat LeBron Warriors win NBA title this season

The Celtics have the best record in the NBA at 22-4 and are on pace to finish with the fourth best regular season record in NBA history at 68-14. That said, no one thinks they can win the title this season. The Celtics are still +750 to win it all, with three teams (Warriors -180, Cavs +550,...

Thursday, December 7, 2017 - 2:58pm

Shohei Otani rumors: Mariners Angels making moves

It's down to just seven teams for the signature of Shohei Otani.  The 23-year-old Japanese star that can both pitch and hit is narrowing down his decision from seven teams: the Texas Rangers, Seattle Mariners, Los Angeles Angels, San Diego Padres, Chicago Cubs, Los Angeles Dodgers and San...

Thursday, December 7, 2017 - 12:09pm

Hey Trade Tuukka people - shut up: Danny Picard

The “Trade Tuukka” crowd needs to go away. It’s a tired act.   Though, in fairness, it’s the only thing making me comment on the Boston Bruins right now. There’s a lot going on in this town at the moment. The Patriots are 10-2, the Celtics are must-see TV, and...

Thursday, December 7, 2017 - 9:28am