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Christopher Price has covered the Boston sports scene for more then a dozen years, working for ESPN.com, SI.com and Baseball America as well as The Boston Globe, The Washington Post, The Miami Herald and Boston Metro. In that time, he’s established himself as an award-winning sportswriter who has been honored by Northeastern University, the New England Press Association and the North Carolina Press Association. In addition, he’s the author of the just published, “New England Patriots: The Complete Illustrated History” and two other books “Baseball by the Beach” and "The Blueprint: How the New England Patriots Beat the System to Create the Last Great NFL Superpower.”

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01/28/15 04:15 EST
CHANDLER, Ariz. — Ivan Fears was surprised. Informed that the 2014 Patriots are one step away from becoming the first team to win a Super Bowl with a running back by committee approach since 1987, the New England running backs coach was taken aback. “I didn’t know that one,” he replied with a proud smile befitting his role as the father figure to the Patriots backfield. “I’m very fortunate. I have a great group of guys,” he added. “Guys that, if I had to call on one of them because another one got hurt, he can get it done. Maybe not as well as the guy I was going to use, but he’ll give me everything he has.” Of course, even for Fears, it’s occasionally easy to overlook the work of the Patriots’ backfield — New England’s high-octane passing game of quarterback Tom Brady, tight end Rob Gronkowski and wide receiver Julian Edelman would overshadow most running games. But a steady and consistent ground attack
01/28/15 01:40 EST
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PHOENIX — Brandon Browner is a lot of things: Outspoken. Intense. Tough. One thing he’s isn’t? Apologetic. On Tuesday, the defensive back was in no mood to walk back from the comments from earlier in the week when he told ESPN that he encouraged teammates to target Richard Sherman’s injured elbow. Instead, any issues you might have had with those statements were not his problem. They were your problem. “If you guys know me and the relationship I have with [the Seattle defensive backs], you’d understand,” he said of his old teammates. “Those are my brothers — at the end of the day, there’s no hard feelings. “What I said, that wasn’t coming from a bad place,” he added. “I’m a competitor. Those boys are competitors. That’s why we have that bond and we connected -- because I knew that they were going to lay their bodies on the line for me just like I would for them. I love those guys, I wish those
01/27/15 12:00 EST
CHANDLER, Ariz. — As a franchise, the Patriots have now passed the point of no return. In a surprise press conference at the team’s media availability Monday evening at the team hotel, Robert Kraft made the most dramatic four-minute speech in his 20-plus years as the owner of the franchise. It was a 487-word statement defending his team that fundamentally boiled down to a three-word message to the NFL regarding Deflategate: You got nothing. In stark contrast to the lukewarm statement he made in the days after the under-inflated ball controversy first broke — where the words “cooperative,” “welcome” and “respect” were the talking points — Kraft delivered a pointed, unapologetic defense of his team, his coach and his quarterback. He said that Tom Brady and Bill Belichick were “his guys” and “part of [his] family,” and said, “I have never known them to lie to me.” The owner then doubled-down,
01/26/15 03:38 EST
PHOENIX — Time to get physical. Sunday’s showdown between the Patriots and Seahawks will feature two teams that offer plenty of game-breaking options on both sides of the football, and a pair of marquee quarterbacks. But in the end, it appears that it will come down to which positional superstar — New England’s Rob Gronkowski or Seattle’s Marshawn Lynch — will be able to rise above and dominate on football’s biggest stage. In this edition of “Scout’s Take,” one ex-AFC East scout who has watched both the Patriots and Seahawks over the course of the 2014 season takes a look at some of the points of emphasis for New England heading into Super Bowl XLIX. (Per usual, we have the scout’s statements in italics, with our notes underneath.) “Russell Wilson is a big part of Seattle’s running game — he’s second on the team in rushing with 849 rushing yards and six touchdowns. New England must be disciplined



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It Is What It Is Cast: Pa…

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Dale and Holley: Rich Gannon Super Bowl Preview 1-28-15

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Dale and Holley: John Brenkus from ESPN Sport Science 1-28-15

ESPN's John Brenkus stops by to talk about the science experiments he conducted with regards to deflate gate.

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Jackie MacMullen, ESPN Boston, talks about the Rondo trade 12-19-14

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We Hate Dwayne Wade - Marcus Smart injury 11-12-14

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John Farrell with Mut and Bradford, 1-24-15

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Joe Kelly and Pablo Sandoval make predictions for 2015, 1-24-15

Red Sox pitcher Joe Kelly and 3B Pablo Sandoval sat down with Mut and Bradford. Joe Kelly had a few interesting proclamations. First he said that 95% of pitchers use some sort of grip enhancer, and then he said he was going to win the Cy Young. Pablo leaned over and promised 10 HR's, explaining to Joe that the trick is to set the bar low.

Hot Stove Show 01-15-15

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Pierre McGuire discusses …

Pierre McGuire discusses Rule-Breaking in the NHL 1-22-15

Pierre McGuire talks about ways hockey players skirt the rules in the NHL and the development of Dougie Hamilton.

Pierre McGuire, NBC Sports: "Bruins are an unbelievably team to play against" 1-15-15

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Jack Edwards with Dale and Holley

We get our state of the B report from NESN's Jack Edwards, right in the midst of a 4 game winning streak and hot return for David Pastrnak.

Joe Beningo brings the Ne…

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Pro Football Talk's Mike Florio breaks down the latest on deflategate 1-28-15

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Three For All - Christian…

Three For All - Christian at Media Day

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Gordie Gronkowski talks about his son, Rob. 1-28-15

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Kurt Warner is growing doubtful of the Patriots after "Deflategate" 1-28-15

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Four at Four: Favorite Su…

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ESPN Sport Science John Brenkus Talks Deflate Gate 1-28-14

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Rich Gannon talks about his 6 days as a Patriot 1-28-15

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The other what if...

The other what if...

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The day footballs lost air pressure and the game lost integrity?

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We Love Anthony Daivs - NBA Mid-Season Awards

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