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Patriots post awesome "Beat L.A." hype video; Celtics creatively approve

Patriots post awesome "Beat L.A." hype video; Celtics creatively approve

Boston's pro sports teams are on the same page this weekend.

While Tom Brady enlisted the help of Mookie Betts, Jayson Tatum and Charlie McAvoy on Saturday to get fans ready for Sunday's AFC Divisional Round clash with the Los Angeles Chargers, the New England Patriots' social media account employed a hashtag Boston fans know well: #BeatLA.

Here's the Patriots' hype video, which features several of Boston's athletic triumphs over L.A.: The Red Sox over the Dodgers in the 2018 World Series, the Celtics over the Lakers and the Bruins over the Kings.

Shout-out to Julian Edelman, who does in fact hate the Dodgers and posted his own "Beat L.A." video earlier this week.

The Celtics, whose championship rivalry with the Lakers is among the most iconic in sports, naturally liked what they saw.

It's pretty clear: The focus is on New England beating L.A. this weekend at Gillette Stadium.

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Rob Gronkowski's 'apology' for denting Patriots' Lombardi Trophy is on-brand

Rob Gronkowski's 'apology' for denting Patriots' Lombardi Trophy is on-brand

Only Rob Gronkowski would be crazy enough to deploy an actual Lombardi Trophy as a baseball bat.

And only Rob Gronkowski would get away with it.

By now, you've probably heard the incredible story of how the retired tight end dented the New England Patriots' latest Lombardi Trophy during the team's appearance at the Boston Red Sox's April 9 home opener at Fenway Park. (If not, go read it now.)

But we still hadn't heard from Gronk about the incident ... until Friday morning. Here's the one-word "statement" Gronk issued on Twitter, while linking to a story on his family's "Gronk Nation" website:

That's Gronk in a nutshell.

Some people might get in trouble for damaging the most prestigious trophy in football. But not Gronk, whose wildly bold move to drop down a bunt with seven pounds of sterling silver became a hilarious tale of harmless hijinks.

In fact, the Patriots even say they'll leave the dent in the trophy for now as a reminder of the day Gronk left one more mark with the team.

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Attorneys accuse Florida police of leaking Robert Kraft spa video

Attorneys accuse Florida police of leaking Robert Kraft spa video

As lawyers and lawmakers battle over video evidence in the Robert Kraft solicitation case, it appears some of that evidence has already gotten out.

Attorneys representing two women who allegedly worked at the Orchids of Asia Day Spa in Jupiter, Fla., filed a court motion Thursday accusing Florida prosecutors and police of leaking video evidence of Kraft and others at the spa.

The court motion cited a report published Thursday on The Blast, a celebrity news site that claimed it was contacted by an unknown person who claimed to have video of Kraft visiting the spa, where he was accused of exchanging money for sexual favors.

The Blast claims it has seen the footage and described it as such:

"In the video, the 77-year-old is already undressed and laying on the massage table with his hands placed behind his head. The camera angle is an overhead shot, and it’s believed the camera was placed in the ceiling."

While The Blast didn't reveal who contacted them, attorneys concluded in their motion that it must have been either the Palm Beach County State Attorney's Office and/or the Jupiter Police Department, since they are the only parties that have possession of surveillance footage.

The court motion demanded police and prosecutors be held in contempt of court for a "direct violation of this Court's Order," per CNN.

Prosecutors said Wednesday they were obligated to release video evidence to the public, but a judge ruled in a court order later that day to block the release of evidence until there's a hearing.

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