Patriots feel 'child-like joy' at Cundiff's miss

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Patriots feel 'child-like joy' at Cundiff's miss

FOXBORO -- So how did the Patriots feel when Billy Cundiff lined up for -- and then missed -- the potential game-tying field goal?

Jerod Mayo: "Child-like joy. Its all about child-like joy. Last night felt like the day before Christmas for me and I havent had that feeling in a long time. At this level, the day before Christmas is like a regular day. But now I just feel like I got my present. We have one more game to go. Well enjoy this one tonight and get back to work tomorrow."

Matt Light: "The taste and the victory and the whole nine yards. When you get an opportunity to do it again its incredible. Its an incredible feeling. It will take a while to sink in that were going to the Super Bowl and then it will be a heck of a week of preparation as always, but this is what we fought hard for all year to have an opportunity to get to the Super Bowl. Well see how it goes from there."

Devin McCourty: "We were going to block it. Thats what I was thinking that we were going to block it and not go to overtime and win and go to the Super Bowl. The guys came off the ball had a great rush and thats the difference. You just want to keep the pressure on the kicker and it went wide left and next thing you know Im sprinting down the field."

Aaron Hernandez: "I was watching. My heart was pumping because I knew I had a chance to make that play so we wouldnt have to give the ball back to them. It was crazy. I feel bad for Billy Cundiff because its a tough kick with a lot of pressure, but Im glad we came away with a victory."

Red Sox take weekend series against Cubs with 6-2 victory

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Red Sox take weekend series against Cubs with 6-2 victory

BOSTON - Marco Hernandez scored the go-ahead run on Pedro Strop's wild pitch in Boston's four-run eighth inning, helping the Red Sox beat the sloppy Chicago Cubs 6-2 on Sunday night.

The Red Sox took two of three in the lively weekend series that featured a strong showing for Cubs fans, chants in support of each side and the World Series trophies that ended long title droughts for the once-frustrated franchises.

Hanley Ramirez hit a two-run homer for Boston, and the Red Sox got two more runs on shortstop Addison Russell's throwing error in the eighth.

Kris Bryant hit a solo homer for Chicago, extending his hitting streak to 11 games. The Cubs closed a nine-game road trip at 5-4.

Pierce tweets after final NBA game: 'The ride was unreal'

Pierce tweets after final NBA game: 'The ride was unreal'

After 19 seasons Paul Pierce's career has come to an end.

The former captain of the Boston Celtics sent out a series of tweets after his final game, thanking everyone for their support during is career.