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Bill Belichick Attends Kentucky Game, Gets Hug From Charles Barkley (Video)

Bill Belichick’s trip through the South included a stop to see college basketball’s top powerhouse. On Tuesday afternoon, Belichick was in Alabama for Auburn’s pro day, apparently keeping a close eye on Tigers wide receiver Sammie Coates. On Tuesday night, however, it was time to unwind a little bit as the New England Patriots head coach took in a hoops matchup at the University...
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Rob Housler Among Five Potential Free-Agent Tight Ends For Patriots

It would take a crazy person to believe the New England Patriots could upgrade their starting tight end. Their depth is another story, however. The Patriots have the best starting tight end in (the history of?) the NFL in Rob Gronkowski, but Michael Hoomanawanui is an average blocker and rarely-utilized receiver, James Develin is a fullback and Tim Wright wasn’t trusted down the...
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Panthers Sign Emergency Goalie During Game With Both Goalies Injured (Video)

Robb Tallas has 99 career NHL appearances to his name, and he came dangerously close to adding No. 100 — as a 41-year-old. The Florida Panthers goaltending coach nearly was called on for action Tuesday night as the Panthers hosted the Toronto Maple Leafs. Tallas was signed to an emergency contact after both of the Panthers’ goalies — Roberto Luongo and Al Montoya — went down...
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Upcoming ‘Charlie Moore Outdoors’ Features Steve DeOssie, Mad Fish Off (Video)

Things are about to get crazy on NESN’s “Charlie Moore Outdoors.” The latest episodes of the Mad Fisherman’s show feature a former Super Bowl champ and a fishing competition that’ll put Moore to the test. In the first new episode, former Boston College and New England Patriots long snapper Steve DeOssie joined Moore on the lake, and Charlie helped him reel in a big one...
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Aaron Hernandez’s Rental Car Contained Odin Lloyd’s Fingerprints, Trooper Says

FALL RIVER, Mass. — A state police trooper who specializes in fingerprint analysis testified Tuesday in the murder trial of Aaron Hernandez that the fingerprints of the former NFL player and his alleged victim, Odin Lloyd, were found inside a car that was allegedly used to drive Lloyd to his death. Prosecutors say Hernandez, then a New England Patriots...
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Celtics Notes: LeBron Passes Ray Allen; Isaiah Thomas Talks Carrying

Tuesday night was one to forget for the Boston Celtics, who suffered their worst loss of the season at the hands of the Cleveland Cavaliers. It was a memorable one for LeBron James, however. James poured in 27 points in a 110-79 shellacking of the Celtics to move past his former teammate, Ray Allen, and into 21st place on the NBA’s all-time scoring list. “It was very humbling...
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Brad Stevens Blasts Celtics’ ‘Individual Basketball’ After Rock-Bottom Loss

Against one the NBA’s best Tuesday night, the Boston Celtics were at their very worst. The Celtics had won seven of their previous 11 games and nearly upset the high-powered Golden State Warriors two night earlier, but they appeared overmatched in every way against a Cleveland Cavaliers team that could very well earn the Eastern Conference’s bid to the NBA Finals this spring...
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Brett Connolly Practices With Bruins; Max Talbot Set To Arrive In Boston

Brett Connolly arrived in Boston on Tuesday morning, and he went straight to work with the Bruins. The 22-year-old winger, who the B’s acquired from the Tampa Bay Lightning on Monday, practiced with his new team and already is enjoying his time in Black and Gold. “This is different, for sure — but it’s exciting, obviously,” Connolly said after...
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Northeastern’s Aaron Civale Ks David Ortiz, Hanley Ramirez, Mike Napoli (Video)

It can be pretty intimidating for local college pitchers to go up against the Boston Red Sox’s lineup during their spring training exhibition games, but it was no sweat off Aaron Civale’s back. The Northeastern sophomore and East Windsor, Conn., native set designated hitter David Ortiz and left fielder Hanley Ramirez down swinging in the first inning of their contest with...
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Celtics Dealt Harsh Reality Check In Blowout Loss To Cavaliers

You could make the argument that the Boston Celtics should have won their game Sunday against the Golden State Warriors after taking a 26-point lead. Tuesday’s matchup with the Cleveland Cavaliers? Not so much. LeBron James and the Cavs dominated the Celtics in every way imaginable, leaving zero doubt as they coasted to a 110-79 victory at Quicken Loans Arena. It was the worst...
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Red Sox, BC Eagles Wear No. 3 Jerseys To Honor Pete Frates (Photos)

With Boston College in town for an exhibition game Tuesday, the Boston Red Sox took the opportunity to honor former Eagles baseball player Pete Frates. Every Red Sox and BC Eagle wore Frates’ No. 3 jersey in the spring training matchup at JetBlue Park in Fort Myers, Fla. Frates, who suffers from ALS, created the ‘Ice Bucket Challenge’ to raise...
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Grizzlies Suspend Tony Allen One Game For ‘Violating Team Policy’

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Memphis Grizzlies guard Tony Allen was suspended for Tuesday night’s game against the Utah Jazz for violating team policy. Grizzlies coach Dave Joerger announced the one-game suspension in his media availability before the game. Joerger did not elaborate on the policy Allen violated. He said it was an isolated incident, and he expects...
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Report: Eagles Trade LeSean McCoy To Bills For Linebacker Kiko Alonso

It’s looks as though we have our first blockbuster trade of the NFL offseason. The Philadelphia Eagles allegedly agreed to trade running back LeSean McCoy to the Buffalo Bills in exchange for linebacker Kiko Alonso, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Tuesday. The deal can’t be finalized until March 10. McCoy started slow in 2014, but finished the season...
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Brad Stevens: LeBron 'looks like the MVP to me'

This race for this season’s NBA Most Valuable Player Award seems to have narrowed itself down to five players. After Tuesday night’s matchup with the Cleveland Cavaliers, the Boston Celtics will have played against two of them in one three-day span. First, it was Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry, who dropped 37 points on the Celtics in a come-from-behind win...
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Allen Craig Takes ‘Know Your Teammates’ Lead In Matchup With Joe Kelly (Video)

Allen Craig has only been with the Boston Red Sox for half a season, but that didn’t stop him from dominating the competition in “Know Your Teammates” trivia. The Boston outfielder went head-to-head with pitcher and former St. Louis Cardinals teammate Joe Kelly in the game on “Red Sox from Fort Myers,” and although Kelly put up a valiant effort, Craig shot to the top...
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Paul Pierce Shares Story Behind Favorite Game-Winning Shot (Video)

Paul Pierce has spent this week illustrating exactly how it feels to attempt a game-winning buzzer-beater in an NBA game. On Monday, Pierce shared the story of his most painful miss, which came in 2000 loss to the Toronto Raptors during the formative years of his Boston Celtics career. His Tuesday column for The Players’ Tribune was a bit more upbeat. In the latter, Pierce described...
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Report: Celtics to pursue Love, Monroe and Gasol this summer

Get ready, Boston Celtics fans. We could be in for a very interesting summer. The “fireworks” many Celtics supporters hoped for last offseason never materialized, as the team failed to land its reported top target, current Cleveland Cavaliers big man Kevin Love, and instead settled on acquiring a few role players in Evan Turner, Tyler Zeller and Marcus Thornton. The Celtics...
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Robbie Brady Falls Down Hole, Suffers One Of Soccer’s Strangest Injuries

Spare a thought for Hull City and Ireland midfielder Robbie Brady. Brady could miss the rest of the 2014-15 season due to an injury he suffered in the bizzarest of circumstances. Brady fell down a hole last Friday during practice at Hull City’s facility. He suffered a calf injury during the fall that will sideline him for up to six weeks, according to...
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Watch Boston Celtics-Cleveland Cavaliers Game Online (Live Stream)

The Boston Celtics will face another tough test Tuesday in the form of LeBron James’ Cleveland Cavaliers. Tipoff is scheduled for 7 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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Report: Yankees Fire Ticket Taker For Vulgar Tweets About Curt Schilling’s Daughter

Curt Schilling doesn’t have any patience for Internet trolls, and the New York Yankees don’t either. The Yankees have fired a part-time ticket seller who was hired by the team in January for sending inappropriate and vile tweets about Schilling’s daughter, Jason Zillo, the team’s director of communications, confirmed to NJ.com. “We have zero tolerance for anything like...
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NFL Teams Collecting High-Salaried Free Agents A Tricky Proposition

There’s no one way to build a championship-caliber football team, no matter how much fans might clamor for their favorite teams to follow a certain model. It’s a popular adage that a good-but-not-great team is “one player away.” Meanwhile, people who root for teams with top-heavy payrolls pine for a more balanced salary approach. Ultimately, there...
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Nuggets Coach Brian Shaw Fired After Less Than Two Seasons On Bench

DENVER — The Denver Nuggets have fired coach Brian Shaw after 1 1/2 seasons. General manager Tim Connelly said in a statement Tuesday: “You won’t find a better guy than Brian and he is one of the brightest basketball minds I’ve ever been around. Unfortunately things didn’t go as we hoped, but we know with his basketball acumen that he has a very...
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Fenway Park To Host 2015 Baseball Beanpot On April 29; Tickets Now On Sale

The 2015 Baseball Beanpot returns to Fenway Park this year. The annual baseball doubleheader that will feature teams from Boston College, Harvard University, Northeastern University and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst will take place on Wednesday, April 22. The day will kick off with the consolation game at 3 p.m., with the Beanpot Championship game starting approximately...
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Celtics Big Underdogs As They Look To Hand Cavaliers Third Straight Loss

The Boston Celtics will look to hand the Cleveland Cavaliers their third consecutive loss when they face off against LeBron James and company Tuesday night as 10.5-point underdogs at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. Tuesday night’s Celtics vs. Cavaliers betting matchup at Quicken Loans Arena marks the start of a hectic seven-day stretch during...
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Phil Kessel: Toronto Media’s Treatment Of Dion Phaneuf ‘Embarrassing’ (Video)

Phil Kessel has heard enough. The Toronto Maple Leafs star forward has been put through the wringer in his time with the Leafs, and it looked on Monday as that time might be nearing its end. Kessel was the subject of trade rumors on deadline day, and he’s not the only Leaf with an uncertain future. Captain Dion Phaneuf’s name also popped up in rumors all day Monday, with the...
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