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NBA Free Agency Rumor: Al Horford Has Meetings With Celtics, Rockets

The Boston Celtics are going big this offseason. It’s no secret that the Boston Celtics are pursuing Atlanta Hawks center Al Horford in free agency, which officially began at midnight Eastern. But it seems their hopes have taken the next step: They’ll get a meeting with Horford on Friday, according to The Vertical’s Adrian Wojnarowski, who broke the news on his live free agency...
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NBA Free Agency Rumor: Dwight Howard Has Meetings With Celtics, Hawks

Could Dwight Howard really be coming to Boston? The Boston Celtics are rumored to have Al Horford at the top of their big-man big boards now that NBA free agency is underway, but one of their targets, Timofey Mozgov, has already agreed to a massive contract with the Los Angeles Lakers. With ridiculous dollar amounts flying off the board and the marketplace already beginning to thin...
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NBA Free Agency Rumors Live: Updates, Analysis On Every Major Contract

Good morning and welcome into the NESN.com NBA free agency live blog. It’s just after midnight on the east coast and the rumors are coming in faster than we can type. Players and agents are meeting with teams as we speak, and close to, if not more than, a billion dollars will be handed out before all is said in done. Keep it right here at NESN.com for every NBA free agent rumor...
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Celtics could target Timofey Mozgov

Like most other teams, Kevin Durant is the Boston Celtics’ No. 1 target this offseason. But Durant can only sign with one team, and there are over 100 free agents available at 12:01 ET on Friday, so naturally teams have a multitude of backup options. Atlanta Hawks center is seemingly the consensus No. 2 option across the board, and the Celtics reportedly are one of several teams...
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Bruins Notes: No Progress With Loui Eriksson; Torey Krug Injury Timeline

The Boston Bruins made a few moves prior to free agency opening Friday, re-signing defenseman Torey Krug to a four-year contract and buying out defenseman Dennis Seidenberg. That leaves left wing Loui Eriksson as the team’s most pressing free agent, but there seems to be a growing unlikelihood that the 30-year-old returns to Boston next season. “No updates (on Eriksson),” Bruins...
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Teammate thinks Messi will un-retire from Argentina's national team

Luis Suarez has some good news for international soccer fans: you might not have seen the last of Lionel Messi in an Argentina jersey. Suarez, one of Messi’s club teammates with FC Barcelona, told Uruguay’s Radio Tenfield on Wednesday that he expects Messi to reverse his decision to retire from international soccer. “Knowing Leo, I’m sure it was said in a moment of sadness...
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Gronk gives advice for dating beautiful French woman during Q&A

If there’s one thing Rob Gronkowski is a master at off the football field, it might be wooing beautiful women. And who could blame the New England Patriots’ tight end? He’s young, rich, handsome and charming. To call him a bit of a Casanova doesn’t even imply any intent on his part — judging by some of Gronk’s parties and public outings, it seems the women flock to him...
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Jessica Gelman, Kraft Analytics Group Driving Data Innovation In Sports

Jessica Gelman, CEO of Kraft Analytics Group and founder of the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference, is at the forefront of trends and developments in the sports analytics industry. Kraft Analytics Group, or KAGR, is a standalone technology company focused on data management, advanced analytics and strategic marketing in sports and entertainment. KAGR helps organizations collect...
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How Portugal Overcame Poland, Cristiano Ronaldo’s Struggles At Euro 2016

Portugal has redefined the concept of knockout soccer at the 2016 UEFA European Championship. Portugal advanced to Euro 2016 semifinals Thursday at Poland’s expense. The teams played to a 1-1 draw over the span of 120 minutes of open play, and Portugal topped Poland 5-3 in the ensuing penalty-kick shootout to reach the last four. While Poland is going home and actual terms, Portugal...
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Coastal Carolina went wild after winning College World Series

For the first time in school history, the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers are NCAA champions. The liberal arts university located just west of Myrtle Beach, S.C., hadn’t seen one of its athletic teams win a title since the school was founded in 1954. But that all changed Thursday, when Coastal Carolina’s baseball team defeated Arizona 4-3 at the College World Series win the Division...
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Coastal Carolina Baseball Wins College World Series, First National Championship In School History

The Chanticleers are number one. Coastal Carolina defeated Arizona, 4-3, in Game 3 of the College World Series to win the first national championship in any sport in school history. Coastal led by two runs entering the ninth inning, but the Wildcats rallied to score a run and had the tying run on third and the winning run on second base with one out. PITCHER shut Arizona down though...
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Tom Brady, Rob Gronkowski Crack Top 10 Of NFL Network’s ‘Top 100’ List

What the New England Patriots lack on defense, they make up for on offense. The Patriots don’t have a single defensive player on the NFL Network’s “Top 100” list for 2016, but they have two offensive players — quarterback Tom Brady and tight end Rob Gronkowski — in the top 10. It’s unclear where exactly Brady and Gronkowski rank in the top 10, as the exact results won’t...
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Wimbledon player berates umpire over line call in epic rant

Viktor Troicki wasn’t too happy with an umpire’s decision at Wimbledon on Thursday, and we’re pretty sure all of England knows it. The Serbian tennis player was locked in a tight second-round match with Spain’s Albert Ramos-Viñolas when the umpire made a line call in Ramos-Viñolas’ favor that brought the game to match point. Troicki didn’t agree with the call, so...
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Torey Krug Ready To ‘Pour My Heart Out’ After Bruins Contract Extension

Shortly after signing a four-year, $21 million contract extension with the Boston Bruins on Thursday, defenseman Torey Krug took to Twitter to thank his supporters and promise to put forth a determined effort over the length of his new deal. It is an honor being a @NHLBruins for 4 more years. Thank you to everyone who made it possible. I love this city and these fans and (1/2...
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Kevin Durant’s Free Agency Decision ’90 Percent Made,’ Says His Friend

Don’t burn those No. 35 Oklahoma City Thunder jerseys. The Thunder have been considered the favorites to re-sign Kevin Durant in free agency this offseason, and while he still is scheduled to meet with at least five other teams, it sounds like the former NBA MVP probably will stay with Oklahoma City unless he’s blown away over the next few days. Several of Durant’s friends...
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Brian Campbell to join Blackhawks for second time?

Brian Campbell arguably is the best defenseman available when NHL free agency begins Friday at noon ET. He’s 37 years old, but the former Stanley Cup champion still is a top four defenseman capable of logging 20-plus minutes per game. The best fit for him is the Chicago Blackhawks, with whom he played for from 2008-09 through 2011-12 and won a championship in 2010. FOX Sports...
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Rolando McClain Reportedly Suspended 10 Games For Substance Abuse Violation

The Dallas Cowboys reportedly will have to play the majority of their season without one of their top defenders. The NFL will suspend linebacker Rolando McClain 10 games for violating the league’s substance abuse policy, sources told ESPN’s Adam Schefter and Todd Archer. Making matters worse for Dallas, Cowboys defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence’s appeal has been denied and...
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NHL Free Agency Rumors: Loui Eriksson, Bruins Remain Far Apart In Talks

It’s becoming increasingly unlikely that Loui Eriksson will be a member of the Boston Bruins next season. The Bruins and Eriksson, who is set to become an unrestricted free agent Friday, remain far apart in contract negotiations, WEEI.com’s DJ Bean reported Thursday. From Bean: “Though Eriksson’s camp won’t officially rule out the Bruins, the the team has not budged in...
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Torey Krug Contract Good Value For Bruins Before NHL Free Agency Begins

The Boston Bruins locked up one of their key free agents, defenseman Torey Krug, to a team-friendly four-year contract worth $5.25 million per season on Thursday. Breakdown of the Krug deal @NHL_AaronWard reported: '16-17 & '19-20: $5 million'17-18 & '18-19: $5.5 million NTC kicks in last 2 years. — Alex Prewitt (@alex_prewitt) June 30, 2016 This is a fair deal for...
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Bruins sign Torey Krug to four-year, $21 million extension

Shortly after cutting ties with one member of their defense corps, the Boston Bruins locked up another for the foreseeable future. The Bruins on Thursday re-signed defenseman Torey Krug to a four-year, $21 million contract extension. Krug, who signed a one-year, $3.4 million deal last summer, was set to become an restricted free agent when the market opens at noon ET Friday...
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NBA Rumors: Mavericks To Offer Free Agent Hassan Whiteside Max Contract

Hassan Whiteside probably isn’t a max contract player, but with the NBA salary cap rising and most teams having lots of cap space to spend, someone is going to give it to the Miami Heat center. One of those teams likely will be the Dallas Mavericks. “Absolutely, no questions asked,” ESPN’s Tim MacMahon said Tuesday on the Ethan Skolnick Show when asked if the Mavs will offer...
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Celtics Free Agency Shopping List: Rim Protection, Shooting Among Top Needs

Danny Ainge will have his work cut out for him starting at 12:01 a.m. ET on Friday. That’s when NBA free agency officially begins, and after a rather underwhelming NBA Draft that didn’t include a major trade, the Boston Celtics’ president of basketball operations will turn to the open market to try to transform his team into a title contender. Kevin Durant is the player on...
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NBA Free Agency Rumors: Clippers To Pitch ‘Big Four’ Idea To Kevin Durant

Doc Rivers isn’t just looking to keep the Los Angeles Clippers’ core intact. He apparently would like to add to it in a big way. The Clippers are scheduled to meet with star free agent Kevin Durant on Friday, at which point they’re expected to pitch the idea of a “Big Four,” sources told ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne and Arash Markazi. The widespread assumption has been that...
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Poland-Portugal Live: Score, Highlights, Analysis Of Euro 2016 Quarterfinal Game

2:30 p.m. ET: Either Poland or Portugal will become the first semifinalist of the 2016 UEFA European Championship. The outcome will represent “business as usual” or “uncharted territory,” depending on the victor. Poland and Portugal face off Thursday in the Euro 2016 quarterfinals in a game Portugal coach Fernando Santos calls “50-50,” according to UEFA.com. Poland had...
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Is Zlatan Ibrahimovic Washed Up Pre-Manchester United Transfer? Stats Say ‘No’

Zlatan Ibrahimovic is far from finished. You can take our word for it, or just look at the numbers. The Swedish soccer superstar announced Thursday that he’ll join Manchester United next season. Ibrahimovic’s announcement prompted widespread speculation over how well he’ll fare in England’s Premier League. After all, he’s 34 years old, the Premier League is among the most...
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