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DraftKings: Xander Bogaerts, Yoenis Cespedes Among Tom Caron’s Picks

If you’re looking for some last-minute advice for your DraftKings lineup, NESN’s Tom Caron is here to help. Caron recommends starting Boston Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts, who is 6-for-15 on Boston’s current road trip, Monday, along with Yoenis Cespedes and Jeff Samardzija. If you’re interested in giving DraftKings a whirl, visit DraftKings.com and enter promo code “NESN”...
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David Ortiz Returns To Red Sox Lineup For Memorial Day Matinee Vs. Orioles

David Ortiz gave the Boston Red Sox a scare when he was hit by a pitch in Saturday’s game against the Toronto Blue Jays, but his injury hiatus only lasted one day. The designated hitter is back in the Red Sox’s lineup in the No. 4 hole for their Memorial Day matinee against the Baltimore Orioles at Camden Yards. The Red Sox still will be without one of their other big offensive...
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Stanley Cup Final 2016 Odds: Penguins Betting Favorites Against Sharks

Coming off a narrow 2-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals, the Pittsburgh Penguins will host the San Jose Sharks in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final on Monday as -120 favorites on the NHL series prices at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. Monday night’s Sharks vs. Penguins betting matchup at Consol Energy Center marks Pittsburgh’s...
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Memorial Day: Honoring Pro Athletes Who Died Serving Their Country

From Jack Lummus to Pat Tillman, athletes throughout history have hung up their cleats to serve their country. And just like millions of other men and women who fought for the United States, some would die in the effort. In honor of Memorial Day, check out the video above for NESN.com’s list of professional athletes who gave their lives in war.Filed under: Headlines, Keely Flanagan...
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Pat Tillman, Hobey Baker Among Professional Athletes Who Died At War

Pat Tillman is a name Americans will never forget. The former NFL safety turned down a chance to further his professional football career to enlist in the U.S. military, and he died serving his country in 2004. On this Memorial Day, we salute Tillman, other professional athletes who died at war and all the brave men and women who lost their lives protecting and fighting to defend the...
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UFC Fight Night Vegas: Cody Garbrandt makes a statement

Cody Garbrandt still is undefeated. The up-and-coming fighter made quick work of Thomas Almedia with a first-round knockout at the 2:53 mark in the main event at Sunday’s UFC Fight Night Vegas. Making the win even more impressive was the fact that Almeida also was undefeated before he entered the octagon Sunday. You can check out full results from an entertaining Fight Night...
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Stanley Cup Rewind: Was Bruins-Canucks Best Cup Final Of Last Decade?

The field of 16 Stanley Cup playoff participants has been pared to two, with the San Jose Sharks and Pittsburgh Penguins set to do battle in the Stanley Cup Final. It’s the first Cup Final in the Sharks’ 25-year history and the Penguins’ first since 2009, when Sidney Crosby & Co. downed the Detroit Red Wings in a thrilling seven-game series. With Game 1 of Sharks-Penguins...
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Red Sox Notes: David Ortiz Sits Vs. Blue Jays With Sore Foot; X-Rays Negative

It took 11 innings, but the Boston Red Sox were able to salvage the finale of their three-game series with the Toronto Blue Jays on Sunday, scoring twice in the top of the 11th to secure a 5-3 win and avoid losing a fourth consecutive game for the first time all season. “It’s always great to avoid a sweep,” Red Sox right fielder Mookie Betts, who tripled and scored a run in...
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Clay Buchholz, Koji Uehara Help Red Sox’s Bullpen Rebound In Win Over Blue Jays

Clay Buchholz’s first relief appearance in seven years helped the Boston Red Sox avoid what would have been another frustrating defeat Sunday afternoon against the Toronto Blue Jays. Buchholz, who was removed from Boston’s starting rotation earlier this week and replaced by Eduardo Rodriguez, worked a scoreless 10th inning out of the bullpen against Toronto, allowing a one-out...
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Red Sox Wrap: Clay Buchholz Earns Win In Relief As Sox Beat Blue Jays In Extras

Another bullpen meltdown Sunday did not doom the Boston Red Sox, who scored two runs in the top of the 11th inning to salvage the finale of their three-game series with the Toronto Blue Jays. Dustin Pedroia’s drove in the winning run with an RBI ground-rule double, and Clay Buchholz pitched an inning of scoreless relief to pick up the victory in a 5-3 win for Boston. It was the...
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Joe Thornton Looks Just A Bit Different Now Than He Did In His Bruins Days

There are playoff beards, and then there is the shag carpet that San Jose Sharks center Joe Thornton has been carrying around on his face for past few months. The 36-year-old, who is set to take the ice in his very first Stanley Cup Final on Monday night, proudly displayed his Hall of Fame-worthy facial hair Sunday during Stanley Cup media day. OMFG pic.twitter.com/s4AwwGBsg1...
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Charlie Moore Takes On Minnesota In Newest ‘Charlie Moore Outdoors’

Charlie Moore headed to the Land of 10,000 Lakes in the latest episode of “Charlie Moore Outdoors.” The Mad Fisherman hit the lakes of Minnesota with friend and native Josh Anderson. Moore and Anderson caught some pike and muskie before Anderson showed Moore some of his favorite local places to eat. “Battle Lake” premieres Sunday at 6 p.m. ET with an encore Monday at 6 p...
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Travis Shaw Exceeding Expectations As Major League Hitter For Red Sox

Travis Shaw’s minor league numbers never suggested he’d be a .300 hitter in Major League Baseball, but alas, here we are. The Boston Red Sox third baseman hit five home runs with the Triple-A Pawtucket Red Sox in 2015, but something clicked when he moved up to the big leagues, and he hit 13 in just 65 games. Now, after beating Pablo Sandoval for the Red Sox’s starting third...
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Xander Bogaerts Evolving Offensively, Defensively In Fourth Red Sox Season

Xander Bogaerts has come a long way from his Major League Baseball debut. The Boston Red Sox shortstop, who extended his MLB-best hitting streak to 22 games Sunday against the Toronto Blue Jays, has developed into an All-Star caliber player since coming up to the bigs at the age of 21. Bogaerts won a Silver Slugger last season and is following that trajectory again in 2016, batting...
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DraftKings: Chris Sale Headlines Adam Pellerin’s Daily Fantasy Lineup

If you’re having trouble with your DraftKings lineup, NESN’s Adam Pellerin won’t lead you astray. Pellerin came through with three surefire players to add to your lineup Sunday, including Chicago White Sox starter Chris Sale. Sale is having a monster season, having already pitched three complete games en route to a 9-1 record with a 2.26 ERA an 69 strikeouts. If you’re interested...
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Report: Malcolm Butler seeking new contract before season

Malcolm Butler followed up his game-sealing interception in Super Bowl XLIX by putting together a Pro Bowl season in 2015. Now, he reportedly wants to get paid. The New England Patriots cornerback did not participate in organized team activities Thursday, and ESPN.com’s Mike Reiss wrote Saturday that he “wouldn’t be surprised if (Butler’s absence) was related to his contract...
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David Price Returns To Toronto As Red Sox Try To Salvage Finale Vs. Blue Jays

David Price will take the mound at Rogers Centre on Sunday for the first time since Game 1 of the 2015 American League Divisional Series. His goal: prevent his former team from finishing off a three-game sweep of his current one. The Boston Red Sox dropped the first two games of their three-game set north of the border, losing to the Toronto Blue Jays 7-5 on Friday and 10-9 on...
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Julian Edelman Yells ‘Free Brady!’ On Stage During Boston Calling Concert

Julian Edelman had a message for the crowd at Boston Calling on Saturday night. During the second night of the three-day music festival, the New England Patriots wide receiver came on stage, took the mic and bellowed “Free Brady!”, which naturally drew a huge cheer from the pro-Patriots audience. Last night, Julian @Edelman11 came out on stage @Boston_Calling & screamed...
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Klay Thompson sets record as Warriors force Game 7

Stephen Curry might be the MVP, but Klay Thompson was the catalyst for the Golden State Warriors on Saturday night. The defending NBA champions trailed for the majority of Game 6 of the Western Conference finals against the Oklahoma City Thunder, but rallied to win on the road, 108-101, and force a decisive Game 7. Thompson was nearly unstoppable, scoring a game-high 41 points...
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NBA Free Agency: DeMar DeRozan Wants To Stay In Toronto, Not Leave For L.A.

Rumors have floated for over a year that Toronto Raptors franchise cornerstone DeMar DeRozan was patiently waiting for free agency so he could bolt home to Los Angeles. DeRozan, now a two-time All-Star, is expected to decline a $9.5 million player option he holds for next season. He very well could court a max contract from someone, even if it’s not the Raptors. But the 26-year...
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Blue Jays Slugger Troy Tulowitzki Can’t Sell His Colorado Home, But Why?

Apparently no one with $5 million is looking to buy a mansion in Colorado. Former Rockies All-Star shortstop Troy Tulowitzki has been trying to sell his Colorado home for several months without any luck. Tulo, of course, was traded to the Toronto Blue Jays last July at Major League Baseball’s non-waiver trade deadline. The mansion features “14,157 square feet on 2.5 gated acres...
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Yannick Carrasco Kisses Model Girlfriend After Scoring In Champions League Final

Yannick Carrasco was the man for a moment in time and he made sure his girlfriend knew it (if she didn’t already). The Atletico Madrid winger celebrated the goal he scored in the 2016 UEFA Champions League Final on Saturday by kissing his girlfriend, who was watching from the stands. Carrasco dramatically pulled Ateltico Madrid onto level terms with Real Madrid by turning home...
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John Farrell Tries To Make Sense Of Red Sox’s Collapse Vs. Blue Jays

The Boston Red Sox collapsed Saturday, blowing a four-run lead and allowing six runs over the final two innings in a walk-off loss to the Toronto Blue Jays. Boston had several chances to win the game and even seized a lead in the ninth inning thanks to David Ortiz, but it wasn’t enough in arguably Boston’s worst loss of the season. Red Sox manager John Farrell attempted to make...
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Why Real Madrid’s Latest Champions League Triumph Is Sweeter Than The Others

“Real Madrid has no business winning the UEFA Champions League.” That’s what we would have said five months ago when Real Madrid fired Rafa Benitez and installed Zinedine Zidane as head coach. Yet, here we are. In the year Leicester city went from 5000:1 long-shots to Premier League champion, Real Madrid returns to the throne FC Barcelona claimed last year and does so at Atletico...
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Salvador Perez Injury: Royals Catcher Helped Off Field With Leg Injury After Collision

When the injury bug bites, it bites hard. Kansas City Royals All-Star catcher Salvador Perez was helped off the field Saturday against the Chicago White Sox following a collision with third baseman Cheslor Cuthbert on a routine foul pop up. Salvador Pérez gets taken out by his own teammate. Left game with help of trainers. #Royals #WhiteSox pic.twitter.com/CNGeXZCoFP — Aldo...
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