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Vince Neil’s Butchering Of National Anthem Might Be Worst Ever (Videos)

The national anthem was written as a battle song of memoriam. From the rocket’s red glare to the bombs bursting in air, Americans triumphed. That’s partially why it’s played at sporting events — sort of the predecessor to jock jams. And it works: No one can say they’ve never been moved, pumped up or otherwise emotionally riled by a rendition of the national anthem at some...
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Red Sox Notes: Clay Buchholz Says He’s ‘Night And Day’ Compared To 2014

This embed is invalid" /> Three spring training games against the Minnesota Twins separate the Boston Red Sox from the regular season. The Red Sox were in split-squad action Wednesday in Fort Myers, Fla. One Boston team played Minnesota to a 4-4 tie at Hammond Stadium, while the other suffered a 9-7 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays at JetBlue Park. Let’s...
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Wrigley Field Installs Massive Jumbotron, Still Doesn’t Have Bleachers (Photos)

Baseball purists, avert your eyes. We knew things would get ugly at Wrigley Field this offseason when the Chicago Cubs unveiled plans to give the old ballpark some major renovations. Things haven’t been going too well so far, but on Wednesday, pictures finally revealed some progress. Not an April fools joke, the Jumbotron is complete (via @DP3P0 ) #WrigleyField #WrigleyRenovations...
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Shavlik Randolph: Kelly Olynyk ‘Looked Like Rocky’ After Taking Shot To Eye

BOSTON — This is what Kelly Olynyk looked like when he walked onto the court for Wednesday night’s game: So yeah, in case you thought anyone was exaggerating. Bottom line, don't cross Shav. http://t.co/yIG6WUOwKI— Sean Grande (@SeanGrandePBP) April 01, 2015 The Celtics big man’s egg-sized lump — the aftereffects of a laceration that required four stitches to close —...
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Red Sox Fan Tumbles Onto JetBlue Park Field, Tips Cap To Crowd (Video)

One fan’s day ended with a tumble and a bow Wednesday. The fan in question reached for a foul ball in the seventh inning of the Boston Red Sox’s spring training game against the Toronto Blue Jays at JetBlue Park. He came up empty handed, rolled onto the field and proceeded to tip his hat before hopping back into the stands. The whole ordeal concluded with a one-way ticket to...
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A’s closer buying tickets to fill stands at LGBT Pride Night

  The Oakland A’s are hosting their first LGBT Pride Night this year, and not all season ticket holders want to go. Luckily, the girlfriend of A’s closer Sean Doolittle came up with the perfect solution.   Eireann Dolan, who has two moms who are diehard Oakland fans, wrote in a blog post last Friday that although she “was saddened to read some of the replies...
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John Axford’s 2-Year-Old Son Bitten By Rattlesnake, Might Lose Toe

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Colorado Rockies reliever John Axford’s 2-year-old son is improving following a rattlesnake bite. Jameson Axford remained hospitalized for an eighth straight day, but Axford said Wednesday his son was able to sleep through the night as he deals with pain. Doctors have saved his right foot, but there is fear one of his toes may need...
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13 U.S. senators call on FIFA to strip Russia of 2018 World Cup

  If a group of United States senators have their way, FIFA will shock the soccer world and move the next World Cup.   Robert Menendez and Ron Johnson led a group of 13 senators, who called on FIFA President Sepp Blatter to strip Russia of the hosting rights to the 2018 World Cup on Wednesday, according to Reuters. The senators’ letter cites Russia’s role in the...
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Christian Vazquez Of Red Sox To Undergo Tommy John Surgery On Elbow

This embed is invalid" /> Christian Vazquez’s 2015 season likely is over before it started. The Boston Red Sox announced Wednesday that Vazquez will undergo Tommy John surgery on his injured right elbow. Dr. James Andrews will perform the procedure Thursday in Pensacola, Fla. There’s no timetable at this point for Vazquez’s return, but recovery...
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Wisconsin Pulls Awesome T-Shirt From Store For Fear Of NCAA Violations (Photo)

Nigel Hayes and his Wisconsin teammates have become the talk of the NCAA Tournament ever since they became enraptured with a stenographer after their opening round win. So, a bookstore near campus decided to have some fun with the occasion by producing a fantastic shirt. Which normally would be fine, but this is the NCAA we’re talking about. Shirt...
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Brad Stevens Quickly Dismisses Texas Rumor: ‘I’ll Be In Boston’

BOSTON — Brad Stevens put it in simple terms Wednesday: He will not be leaving the Celtics any time soon. Stevens’ name was mentioned Tuesday in connection with the vacant head-coaching position at the University of Texas, and the coach was asked about the rumor before Wednesday’s matchup with the Indiana Pacers at TD Garden. The question had barely left the reporter’s...
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Ben Cherington: Service Time Not A Factor In Blake Swihart Decision

This embed is invalid" /> The Boston Red Sox’s Blake Swihart situation is in no way similar to the Chicago Cubs’ Kris Bryant situation. The Cubs’ decision this week to reassign Bryant to minor league camp was controversial because the 23-year-old has been a beast this spring and his demotion seemingly is designed only to preserve another year...
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Lucas Leiva: I’m 100 Percent Healthy, Ready To Help Liverpool Finish Season Strongly

Lucas Leiva is desperate to make up for lost time, despite the fact Liverpool is running out of it. Lucas declared himself 100 percent fit and ready to contribute to Liverpool’s cause Wednesday, according to LiverpoolFC.com. A groin injury has sidelined Lucas since Feb. 7, but the Brazilian midfielder says he is ready to play the full 90 minutes in Saturday’s...
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Brady Quinn: Jameis Winston Improves Footwork, Shows Off Arm At Pro Day

Jameis Winston proved during his pro day Tuesday that he’s the most NFL-ready quarterback in the upcoming draft. While he’s not perfect, the Florida State product already is improving on some of his weaknesses from college. His footwork is better, and the fact that he’s no longer pitching has improved his throwing motions. And as former NFL quarterback...
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Geno Auriemma: Men’s College Basketball Is A ‘Joke,’ ‘Behind The Times’

Geno Auriemma is one of the most successful women’s college basketball coaches of all time, so it’s safe to say he’d have little trouble finding a job in men’s hoops. Judging by recent comments, though, it appears he’s definitely not interested. The University of Connecticut head coach, who has his squad in the Final Four for the 16th time, was...
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Rusney Castillo Wins Rookie Of The Year In ‘MLB 15: The Show’ Simulation

This embed is invalid" /> The video game gods sure like the Boston Red Sox’s chances of bouncing back this season. Next Impulse Sports ran a simulation of the 2015 Major League Baseball season on “MLB 15: The Show,” which was released Tuesday on PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita. The Red Sox won the American League East with a...
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Kelly Olynyk Suffers Eye Laceration During Shootaround, Likely Out Vs. Pacers

BOSTON — Celtics center Kelly Olynyk is expected to miss Wednesday’s matchup with the Indiana Pacers after going down with an injury during pregame shootaround. Olynyk suffered a laceration above his left eye after taking an elbow from teammate Shavlik Randolph. “Kelly was playing his typical 1-on-1 pregame with Shavlik and got elbowed in the eye,” head coach Brad Stevens...
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Red Sox Groundskeeper Details Fenway Park’s Opening Day Status (Video)

Fenway Park spent much of the winter under snow. Can you believe it now looks better than ever? Dave Mellor, Fenway Park’s head groundskeeper, recently chatted with the Boston Herald’s Steve Buckley about the ballpark’s status going into Opening Day. Fenway is expected to be in tip-top shape when the Boston Red Sox open their 2015 home slate April 13. Buckley asked Mellor whether...
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Watch Boston Celtics-Indiana Pacers Game Online (Live Stream)

The Boston Celtics will look to improve their playoff resume Wednesday as they host the Indiana Pacers. Tipoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. ET, and NBC Sports Live Extra is streaming the game online and through its app for Xfinity and Time Warner Cable customers. You can watch it by clicking the photo below. Photo via Benny Sieu/USA TODAY Sports ImagesFiled under: Live Stream, NESN Staff
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Kevin Durant Posts Photo, Inspirational Message After Surgery (Photo)

Kevin Durant isn’t taking his latest setback lying down. Well, not figuratively, at least. The Oklahoma City Thunder forward indeed was lying down Tuesday after undergoing surgery on his foot that will end his season. Yet Durant hasn’t lost his fighting spirit, and he demonstrated as much by posting an Instagram photo from the hospital along with a...
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Brock Holt Flashes Do-It-All Utility On ‘Red Sox All-Access’ (Video)

Brock Holt is a man of many talents. This much was proven in 2014, when the Boston Red Sox utility man pretty much did it all by playing every field position except pitcher and catcher. Holt is back at Red Sox spring training hoping to contribute in any way he can, both on and off the field. NESN’s new show, “Red Sox All-Access,” documents the jack-of-all-trades doing just...
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Report: Patriots Host Center Stefan Wisniewski On Free-Agent Visit

The New England Patriots could look to upgrade their interior offensive line through free agency. The Patriots hosted former Oakland Raiders offensive lineman Stefan Wisniewski on a free agent-visit this week, NFL Media’s Albert Breer reported Wednesday. Wisniewski has started the past three seasons at center but began his career at guard. He started 13 games at left guard as a...
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MLB Players Want To Trade Lives With Tom Brady, According To ESPN Poll

This embed is invalid" /> Want more evidence Tom Brady’s life is a fairytale? ESPN recently polled Major League Baseball players anonymously regarding several topics, including overrated/underrated players, World Series contenders and pace of play. It also asked some of the 117 respondents who they’d like to be in life, and the New England Patriots...
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Bruins Forward Patrice Bergeron Nominated For Bill Masterton Trophy

Patrice Bergeron is the Boston Bruins nominee for the 2015 Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy as voted by the Boston chapter of the Professional Hockey Writers Association (PHWA). One player from each of the 30 NHL teams is nominated for the award, which will be handed out to one winner during the 2015 NHL Awards ceremony in Las Vegas in June. The Bill Masterton Trophy is given annually...
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Allen Craig Hits Stand-Up, Inside-The-Park Home Run Vs. Blue Jays (Video)

All it took was a hard line drive and a lucky bounce to get the normally not-so-fleet-footed Allen Craig around the bases. The Boston Red Sox outfielder hit a stand-up, inside-the-park home run in the bottom of the fourth inning Wednesday to get the home team on the board against the Toronto Blue Jays. Craig smacked a liner toward the right field corner, where it careened off the...
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