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Did Jon Lester Throw Shade At Red Sox With Cubs World Series Ring Comment?

Jon Lester might be harboring some resentment against the Boston Red Sox. Or maybe not. The former Red Sox starter and the Chicago Cubs received their World Series rings Wednesday before their game against the Dodgers at Wrigley Field, and the hardware is pretty impressive. Each one of the rings has 108 diamonds to represent the 108 years between 2016’s championship and the Cubs’...
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Celtics Owner Is Brutally Honest About How Boston Stacks Up With Cavs

The Boston Celtics are, on paper, the best team in the NBA’s Eastern Conference. But even the team’s owner knows the East standings don’t exactly reflect the conference’s hierarchy. Celtics co-owner Wyc Grousbeck joined WEEI’s “Ordway, Merloni & Fauria” radio show Wednesday afternoon, hours before the Celtics secured the No. 1 seed ahead of the No. 2 seed Cleveland...
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MLB Odds: Red Sox Pegged As Home Favorites In Matinee Vs. Pirates

The Boston Red Sox will receive a brief break from their current 15-game stretch against American League East rivals when they host the Pittsburgh Pirates on Thursday as -145 betting favorites at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. Thursday afternoon’s Pirates vs. Red Sox betting matchup at Fenway Park makes up for an April 6 contest that was postponed due to rain. The Red...
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Belichick addresses Deflategate, Aaron Hernandez in interview

Bill Belichick has yet to speak with reporters since the NFL league year opened last month.But the New England Patriots coach did recently sit down for a lengthy and wide-ranging interview with Suzy Welch of CNBC’s “Power Lunch,” a segment of which was released online Thursday morning.The interview touched on everything from Belichick’s coaching roots to the Patriots’ Super...
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NFL Rumors: Patriots Hosted Dolphins RFA Running Back Damien Williams

The New England Patriots are exhausting all resources when it comes to finding running backs this offseason. The Patriots hosted Miami Dolphins restricted free-agent running back Damien Williams on Wednesday, a league source told ESPN’s Field Yates. The Patriots also reportedly recently hosted Bills restricted free-agent running back Mike Gillislee. Williams was given an original...
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NFL Rumors: Patriots Hosted Bills’ RFA Running Back Mike Gillislee

For the second consecutive year the New England Patriots reportedly are showing interest in a Buffalo Bills restricted free agent. The Patriots recently hosted restricted free-agent running back Mike Gillislee, a source told NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport. The Bills gave Gillislee an original-round tender, meaning the Patriots would have to give up fifth-round draft pick to acquire him...
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Charlie McAvoy Impresses In NHL Debut, Helps Bruins Earn Game 1 Win

It’s been an exciting few months for Charlie McAvoy. The Boston Bruins’ first pick (14th overall) in the 2016 NHL Draft has been a part of some big-stage hockey games in recent months, including a march to the gold medal with Team USA at the world junior championship and during his time at Boston University. However, none of those games could compare to Wednesday night, when...
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NBA Mock Draft 2017: Predicted First-Round Picks With Regular Season Over

The Boston Celtics have the best chance to win the 2017 NBA Draft Lottery thanks to a 2013 trade with the Brooklyn Nets. The Celtics have not held the top pick since 1980, when they traded it to the Golden State Warriors for the No. 3 pick (Hall of Fame forward Kevin McHale) and Hall of Fame center Robert Parish. While C’s president of basketball operations Danny Ainge is smart...
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Patriots Are Most Likely To Draft These Offensive Linemen With 2017 Picks

Finding an offensive tackle in the range where the New England Patriots typically select in the NFL Draft is not an easy feat. The NFL’s best offensive tackles typically are selected in the first round of the draft, and many come off the board as early as the first 10 picks. The Patriots head into this season needing a swing tackle who could potentially one day take over for Nate...
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NBA Awards Predictions 2017: Final Picks For MVP, Rookie Of The Year And More

The 2016-17 NBA regular season will forever be remembered because Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook became the second player ever — and first since 1961-62 — to average a triple-double for an entire campaign. But despite Westbrook’s brilliant season, the race for the Most Valuable Player award was one of the most competitive we have seen in a long time. Here are...
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NBA Playoffs 2017 TV Schedule: First-Round Dates, Times For Every Series

The 2017 NBA playoffs have arrived, and the first round features many exciting matchups for basketball fans to enjoy. The Cleveland Cavaliers enter the postseason as the defending NBA champions for the first time in franchise history, and they’ll open up against the Indiana Pacers. The Golden State Warriors are the favorites to take home their second title in three seasons, and...
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Bruins Battle Through Adversity To Steal Game 1 Vs. Senators On The Road

The Boston Bruins stole Game 1 of their first-round matchup with the Ottawa Senators by notching a 2-1 victory at the Canadian Tire Centre on Wednesday night. The Bruins were able to find a way to beat Ottawa’s neutral zone trap by getting pucks deep in the offensive zone and gaining possession to create scoring chances. After the game, Brad Marchand said the team was able to...
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Sam Kennedy Gives Some Insight On David Ortiz’s Future With Red Sox

The Boston Red Sox lost 12-5 to the Baltimore Orioles on Wednesday night at Fenway Park after Steven Wright was pummeled for eight runs in 1 1/3 innings of work. Before the game, Red Sox president Sam Kennedy joined NESN’s Tom Caron and talked about David Ortiz and a possible role for him with the team in the future. Ortiz has yet to return to Fenway Park since retiring from...
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NBA Playoffs 2017: Celtics Vs. Bulls First-Round Prediction, Keys To Victory

BOSTON — The Celtics wrapped up the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference with a 112-94 win over the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday night. Their opponent in the first round will be the Chicago Bulls, who aren’t a typical No. 8 seed. Chicago has a lot of playoff experience among its veteran core, led by Jimmy Butler, Dwyane Wade and former Celtics guard Rajon Rondo. Wade and Rondo...
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Bruins Notes: Tuukka Rask Shines In Boston’s Game 1 Win Over Senators

The Boston Bruins had yet to record a win over the Ottawa Senators this season. That changed Wednesday. The Bruins put together a strong third period in Wednesday night’s Game 1 and earned an impressive victory at Canadian Tire Centre. While much of the attention was directed toward Frank Vatrano and Brad Marchand‘s third-period goals, Boston’s win was in large part due to...
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Ottawa newspaper bummed Bruins beat Senators in Game 1

The Boston Bruins took Game 1 of their first-round series with the Ottawa Senators on Wednesday night at the Canadian Tire Centre.The B’s trailed by a goal after two periods but third-period goals by Frank Vatrano and Brad Marchand gave the Bruins the crucial 1-0 series lead.Ottawa looked to be in a good spot after two periods as the Bruins didn’t record a shot on goal during...
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NBA Playoffs 2017: Boston Celtics To Play Chicago Bulls In First Round

The Boston Celtics will play the Chicago Bulls in the first round of the 2017 NBA playoffs. Boston is the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference after posting a 53-29 record during the regular season. Chicago is the No. 8 seed with a record of 41-41. It’s the first playoff series between these teams since 2009, when it took seven games and several thrilling finishes before the...
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Red Sox Wrap: Orioles Crush Steven Wright In 12-5 Win Over Red Sox

The Baltimore Orioles jumped on the Boston Red Sox early and often Wednesday night at Fenway Park. The O’s pummeled Red Sox starting pitcher Steven Wright en route to a 12-5 win and a split of the short two-game series. Wright was unable to escape the second inning as his patented knuckleball didn’t fool anyone on this cool April night. The Red Sox’s offense did what it could...
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Senators' tweet comes back to haunt them after Game 1 loss

The Ottawa Senators looked as though they were on their way to a victory in Wednesday night’s Game 1 against the Boston Bruins at Canadian Tire Centre.The Bruins turned in a sluggish second-period performance, which allowed the Senators to take a 1-0 lead heading into the final frame. Boston’s offense, specifically, struggled in the period as it failed to record a shot on net...
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Celtics Wrap: Boston Secures No. 1 Seed With Huge Win Over Bucks

The Boston Celtics destroyed the Milwaukee Bucks in the fourth quarter Wednesday night to secure the Eastern Conference’s No. 1 seed in the 2017 NBA playoffs. Boston outscored Milwaukee 32-16 in the final frame to seal a 112-94 win at TD Garden. The C’s finish the regular season 53-29 with the win, while Milwaukee ends at 42-40. Here’s how it all went down. STARTING FIVE PG...
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Bruce Cassidy Credits Bruins’ Resilency In Comeback Win Vs Senators In Game 1

The Boston Bruins were able to come back from a one-goal deficit to beat the Ottawa Senators 2-1 in game 1 on Wednesday night. The Bruins were down 1-0 entering the third period against the Senators and Bruins interim head coach Bruce Cassidy said the key to the comeback win was the team’s resiliency. In Cassidy’s post game interview with Jack Edwards and Andy Brickley, he said...
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Brad Marchand’s Late-Game Goal Leads Bruins To Game 1 Win Over Senators

The Boston Bruins looked as though they were en route to their fifth straight loss to the Ottawa Senators this season. The Bruins offense was nonexistent in the second period, and the Senators capitalized and took a 1-0 lead in the third period in Wednesday night’s Game 1 at Canadian Tire Center. But Boston suddenly found life nearly five minutes into the third frame with a goal...
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Reported Wannabe-Patriot Marshawn Lynch Slaps Phone Out Of Fan’s Hand

Marshawn Lynch wasn’t in the mood to be videotaped after he got off a flight in Los Angeles on Monday. Lynch was taped slapping a phone out of an autograph-seeker’s hand. TMZ has the video. TMZ reports the fans were 17  and 18 years old. The phone was cracked in the incident, and the owner is considering filing a police report for assault, per TMZ. Lynch is considering unretiring...
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Tuukka Rask Comes Up Clutch; Denies Bobby Ryan In 2-1 Win In Game 1 Vs. Senators

The Boston Bruins defeated the Ottawa Senators 2-1 in game 1 of the their first round showdown of the Stanley Cup playoffs behind a clutch performance by goalie Tuukka Rask. Rask was stellar between the pipes all game and made a tremendous pad save to deny Senators forward Bobby Ryan of his second goal of the game. Rask made a great effort to track the puck across the slot and moved...
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Bruins Wrap: Boston’s Third-Period Comeback Lifts B’s Over Senators In Game 1

The Boston Bruins picked an excellent time to record their first victory against the Ottawa Senators this season. Thanks a third-period comeback, the Bruins edged the Senators 2-1 to pick up an impressive victory at Canadian Tire Centre on Wednesday night. After a sluggish second period, the B’s offense was lifted by a Frank Vatrano goal early in the third period, followed by a...
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