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Drew Bledsoe gets pressured by the Seahawks' Cortez Kennedy during his third start as a Patriot in the dismal 1993 season.

What the 2021 Patriots have in common with the dismal 1993 Patriots

The Patriots are 0-4 at home for the first time since 1993 — Drew Bledsoe's rookie year. Are those two teams more alike than we realize? 13 minutes ago

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Anton Blidh had two goals in 38 NHL games as of Friday.

Bruce Cassidy adds Anton Blidh and John Moore to Bruins lineup vs. Sabres

Blidh replaced the injured Nick Foligno, while Moore subbed in for Connor Clifton, who had a spotty game against the Flyers. 26 minutes ago

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Devin McCourty (left) and the Patriots intercepted Jets rookie quarterback Zach Wilson four times in Week 2.

Patriots need to string together some wins, and it should begin against the Jets

The Patriots have beaten the Jets in their last 11 meetings, and a win Sunday would complete their sixth straight series sweep. 1 hour ago

Taylor Hall and the Bruins won't be on cable Friday night.

How to watch Bruins-Sabres Friday night

The game will air exclusively on streaming services ESPN+ and Hulu, not NESN or ESPN. 2 hours ago

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Adam Ottavino is regarded as the Red Sox' best chess player, and he tries to bring the strategic approaches of the game to the mound.

The objective for chess-playing Red Sox relievers: Hold the opponent in check

The cerebral exercise of chess can be very similar to pitch selection and sequencing, especially late in a playoff series.

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The Red Sox have scored just one run since Xander Bogaerts smacked a two-run homer in the first inning of Game 4.

ALCS Game 6: Red Sox at Astros lineups and pregame notes

After scoring just three runs in the last two games, the Red Sox hope to get the bats going as they try to keep their season alive.

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Wednesday's Game 5 was stopped briefly when there was some center field distraction that turned out to be tape on the wall.

The light goes out on Fenway conspiracy in Game 5 — they were just talking about a piece of tape

Turns out, the mysterious "light" in center field was a piece of reflecting tape that was above the door to the Bleacher Bar.

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Nate Eovaldi has pitched six innings in the ALCS, allowing seven runs (all earned) on seven hits.

ALCS Game 6: Nate Eovaldi is rested and ready to help the Red Sox stay alive

The righthander pitched two-thirds of an inning, and took the loss, in Game 4 on Tuesday.