1. 7 Reasons Boston Is the Best Sports City in the World

    There are many sports-savvy cities in the world, but Boston, Mass., is the No. 1 place for sports fans to be. In a single decade, Boston's franchises have claimed seven championships—at least one in every major sport...

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  2. New England Patriots: Strengths and Weaknesses of Every Pats D-Lineman

    The New England Patriots ' defensive line has its strengths and its weaknesses. In 2011, the Patriots' defensive front accounted for 31.5 of the team's 40 sacks, according to ESPN...

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  3. New England Patriots Claim Ex-Giants Tight End Jake Ballard off Waivers

    Former New York Giants tight end Jake Ballard has been claimed by the New England Patriots , according to Michael David Smith of NBC Sports ...

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  4. Tiger Woods: What Tiger Must Have Learned from Masters Failure

    Tiger Woods ' 2012 Masters performance this April was his worst ever. Woods did not look like the four-time tourney winner, shooting five-over par. Since then, however, Tiger has learned from the failure and focused on attitude and accuracy...

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  5. NBA Free Agency Rumors: Latest Buzz on Kevin Garnett, Ray Allen and More

    The NBA has yet to crown a champion, but the buzz of free agency is already underway. With that said, here is the latest news on Kevin Garnett , Ray Allen and other notables from the 2012 free agency class...

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  6. New England Patriots Release Wide Receiver Chad Ochocinco

    After just one season with the New England Patriots , six-time Pro Bowl wide receiver Chad Ochocinco has been released, reports ESPN's Adam Schefter . According to NFL...

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  7. Will Andre Carter Be a New England Patriot in 2012?

    Veteran defensive end Andre Carter is not under contract with the New England Patriots , but he was seen at Gillette Stadium on Wednesday, according to Mike Reiss of ESPNBoston...

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  8. New England Patriots Release 2011 Draft Selection Markell Carter

    The New England Patriots have released defensive end Markell Carter , a league source tells ESPNBoston.com's Mike Reiss . Carter was a Patriots' sixth-round draft pick last year out of Central Arkansas...

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  9. New England Patriots: Why Devin McCourty Is Key to 2012 Defensive Success

    Cornerback Devin McCourty must take a giant leap forward next season if the New England Patriots plan on returning to the Super Bowl...

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  10. French Open 2012: Overlooked Players to Watch out for

    The 2012 French Open is a tournament of upsets and triumphs. Roland Garros is not all about Novak Djokovic , Rafael Nadal or Maria Sharapova —it's about dark horses...

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  11. 2012 MLB Draft Predictions: Teams Who Will Come Away with the Biggest Haul

    Major League Baseball's June draft is set to get underway this afternoon, sending promising young prospects to their new prospective teams. Three teams stand above the rest with the greatest chance of accumulating young talent...

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  12. Missing Pieces the New England Patriots Could Still Get

    Between free agency and the 2012 NFL draft, the New England Patriots put together one of the strongest offseasons in recent memory. In fact, updated ESPN power rankings notch New England as the NFL's second-best squad...

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  13. 10 New England Patriots Who Could Switch Positions in 2012

    Head coach Bill Belichick likes his New England Patriots to possess one admirable skill: versatility. It has been an evident trait of Patriots teams over the last decade...

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  14. New England Patriots: 6 Players Bill Belichick Will Get the Best out of in 2012

    New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick knows how get the most out of players. Each year, certain Patriots rise to the occasion and exceed expectations...

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  15. New England Patriots Release Wide Receiver Anthony Gonzalez

    The New England Patriots have announced the release of veteran wideout Anthony Gonzalez , just two months after he was signed by the team...

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  16. Eastern Conference Finals 2012: Bold Predictions for Tonight's Matchup

    The Boston Celtics and Miami Heat will face off tonight in South Beach for Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals. Recent history indicates that when these two teams meet, it's a toss-up...

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  17. Roger Federer: What Fed-Ex Must Do to Win 2012 French Open

    By defeating Tobias Kamke in the first round of Monday's French Open at Roland Garros , Roger Federer now finds himself tied with Jimmy Connors for most Grand Slam match wins all time...

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  18. Patriots' Guard Brian Waters Plans to Return for 14th NFL Season

    New England Patriots veteran guard Brian Waters intends on playing another professional season despite retirement talks. After the Super Bowl, Waters said he'd take two to three weeks of time off before making a decision on his future...

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  19. Patriots' Wideout Chad Ochocinco Gets Car Broken into

    New England Patriots wide receiver Chad Ochocinco had an eventful Wednesday, but not on the football field. According to the Boston Herald's Jeff Howe , No...

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  20. Projecting the New England Patriots Wide Receiver Depth Chart

    This offseason, the New England Patriots revitalized the roster on both sides of the ball. Yet one position in particular has been stockpiled to max capacity: wide receiver...

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  21. Can Patriots' Markell Carter Make the Jump from Practice Squad to 53-Man Roster?

    Defensive end Markell Carter spent his first NFL season on the New England Patriots ' practice squad. Yet the the 22-year-old is doing everything in his power to make the 53-man roster for the 2012 season...

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  22. New England Patriots' Undrafted Running Back Brandon Bolden Eyes a Roster Spot

    Former Ole Miss rusher Brandon Bolden didn't hear his name called in April's NFL draft, but he might have found a fit with the New England Patriots ...

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  23. Predicting the Final New England Patriots' 2012 53-Man Roster

    The New England Patriots roster has been bolstered through free agency and the NFL draft. Yet with 89 players currently set for training camp, roster cuts are inevitable...

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  24. 7 NFL Draft Picks with the Best Feel-Good Backstories

    April's NFL draft was an inauguration for many college football players who have overcome the greatest of obstacles. Out of the 253 selections in this year's draft class, some picks stood above the rest—but not exactly on the basis of talent...

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  25. 7 Reasons New England Patriots Will Improve (Record-Wise) from Last Season

    The New England Patriots had their ups and downs during the 2011 season. Yet, it's hard to complain about a 13-3 regular-season record and a Super Bowl appearance...

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