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Jackie Bradley Jr. Hits First Homer Of 2015; David Ortiz Crushes Another (Videos)

Jackie Bradley Jr. is better known for his elite defense, but the Boston Red Sox outfielder came out swinging against the Toronto Blue Jays. Bradley worked a full count before smacking a home run to right field off right-hander Marco Estrada in the second inning of Tuesday’s game. The solo shot put the Red Sox up 3-0 and was Bradley’s first homer of the season. Not...
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Alejandro De Aza Bringing ‘The De Aza Way’ To Struggling Red Sox

Alejandro De Aza has been a spark plug for the Boston Red Sox, and apparently, that’s just a day in the life for the outfielder. The Red Sox acquired De Aza from the Baltimore Orioles early this month, and the club quickly learned that the 31-year-old runs on all cylinders at all times. And De Aza told WEEI’s Rob Bradford after Monday’s 3-1 win over the Toronto Blue Jays that...
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Red Sox Sign First-Round Pick Andrew Benintendi, Four Other Selections

Andrew Benintendi officially is a member of the Boston Red Sox organization. The club announced Tuesday that it signed the 20-year-old Arkansas center fielder, who the Red Sox chose seventh overall in this year’s MLB draft. Benintendi’s is one of five signings announced by Boston. Benintendi has only added to his already impressive resume after being selected by Boston earlier...
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Celtics Roster Reset: Examining Boston’s Options Entering Free Agency

NBA free agency officially opens at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday, with all sorts of rumors, speculation and signings sure to follow. But before the NBA world loses its collective mind, let’s take a minute to examine the Boston Celtics’ roster as it’s currently constructed. Keep in mind that this is not (we repeat: is not) a projection of what the opening night roster will look like...
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Report: Jimmy Butler Postpones Celtics Meeting On Eve Of Free Agency

Jimmy Butler postponed his free agency meeting with the Boston Celtics after the Chicago Bulls reportedly offered him a maximum five-year, $90 million contract Monday, per ESPN analyst Chris Broussard. The Bulls forward also postponed meetings with the Los Angles Lakers, Dallas Mavericks, and Philadelphia 76ers, according to sources. Sources: After CHI offered @JimmyButler max 5...
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Blackhawks Trade Brandon Saad To Blue Jackets In Multi-Player Deal

CHICAGO — The Chicago Blackhawks said all along that Brandon Saad would be back next season. Right up until Tuesday afternoon. The Stanley Cup champions parted with Saad in a seven-player deal with the Columbus Blue Jackets on the eve of NHL free agency, wary of a big offer sheet for the rugged forward that the Blackhawks would be unable to match with their salary cap situation...
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Blatter won’t attend World Cup final due to ‘personal reasons’

Sepp Blatter won’t have the pleasure of performing one of his favorite job tasks this weekend. Blatter won’t attend the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup final on Sunday in Vancouver, Reuters reported Tuesday. Blatter’s U.S.-based lawyer, Richard Cullen, said the FIFA President won’t travel to Canada “for personal reseasons” but declined to say what role the ongoing corruption...
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Danny Ainge: Media Underrated Terry Rozier, Celtics’ ‘Diamond In The Rough’

WALTHAM, Mass. — Most viewed the Boston Celtics’ decision to draft Louisville guard Terry Rozier 16th overall as a reach. Danny Ainge didn’t see it that way. When asked during Tuesday’s introductory news conference how Rozier had climbed up the Celtics’ draft board, Ainge said he hadn’t. He’d been there all along. “He was always that high on our draft board,” the...
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Dougie Hamilton ‘Excited’ To Play For Flames, Not Interested In Talking About Past

Dougie Hamilton signed a contract worth a reported $34.5 million over six years with the Calgary Flames on Tuesday. Shortly after Calgary announced the deal, Hamilton spoke to the media for the first time as a Flame during a media conference call. Dougie Hamilton: "I’m looking at the team and the plan that they have there and everything and it’s really exciting. I couldn...
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Hanley Ramirez Could Play In Toronto; Rusney Castillo ’26th Man’ As Precaution

Hanley Ramirez could return to the Boston Red Sox’s lineup as early as Wednesday, but that didn’t stop the team from covering all their bases. The Boston Globe’s Pete Abraham reported Tuesday that Rusney Castillo was at the Rogers Centre ahead of the Red Sox’s game against the Blue Jays, however, the Cuban outfielder wasn’t added to Boston’s roster. Castillo’s trip...
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DraftKings: Joc Pederson, Kris Bryant Highlight Tom Caron’s Lineup

DraftKings offers one-day fantasy baseball games, allowing users to set a new lineup every day. Now the website is teaming up with NESN to offer fans an opportunity to challenge Red Sox host Tom Caron in the sport that he knows best. Here’s what you’re up against in TC’s lineup for Tuesday, June 30: Pitchers: Lance Lynn (St. Louis Cardinals), Danny Salazar (Cleveland Indians...
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Blake Swihart Starts For Red Sox As Eduardo Rodriguez Looks To Bounce Back

The Boston Red Sox are going with the “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” method for the second contest of their four-game series with the Toronto Blue Jays. The Red Sox trotted out nearly the exact same lineup for their last four games, and Tuesday’s matchup is no different. Boston doesn’t have many options thanks to injuries to left fielder Hanley Ramirez and second...
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Wimbledon: Eugenie Bouchard, Simona Halep Upset In First Round Matches

LONDON — A year ago at Wimbledon, Eugenie Bouchard and Simona Halep met in a semifinal showcasing two of tennis’ up-and-coming stars. Bouchard was only 20, Halep 22. Bouchard won that matchup to reach a Grand Slam final in the sixth major tournament of her career, a month after Halep was the runner-up at the French Open. Back at the All England Club on Tuesday, both women lost...
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USA-Germany: Rivals meet in World Cup semis

4:30 p.m. ET: Aside from the final, the most anticipated game of the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup is upon us. The United States women’s national soccer team faces Germany on Tuesday at the Olympic Stadium in Montreal for the right to advance to the title game of women’s soccer’s premier global competition. Team USA sits second behind only Germany in the latest FIFA rankings...
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Don Sweeney: Zac Rinaldo Has ‘Tremendous Enthusiasm For The Game’

The Boston Bruins traded for Philadelphia Flyers forward Zac Rinaldo on Monday and gave up a 2017 third-round pick. It was a bold and unexpected move, and B’s general manager Don Sweeney explained Tuesday what he hopes Rinaldo will provide the team. “We wanted a little more energy, I talked about playing with a little more energy in our lineup, and it’s ready-made in that regard...
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NBA Season Starts Now For Celtics Rookies With Summer League Approaching

WALTHAM, Mass. — Boston Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge was in the process of explaining what the next step will be for the Celtics’ four draft picks when team president Rich Gotham corrected him. While Boston’s quartet of rookies — Terry Rozier, R.J. Hunter, Jordan Mickey and Marcus Thornton — wouldn’t start on-court work with head coach Brad...
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Report: Dan Connolly’s Future Uncertain; Retirement Could Be Option

Dan Connolly doesn’t know where he’ll be playing football next season — if at all. The offensive lineman is a free agent, and ESPN.com reported Sunday that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers made a push to sign the offensive lineman and reunite him with former New England Patriots teammate Logan Mankins. According to the ESPN.com report, Connolly was unwilling...
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Trading Marc Savard Still An Option Entering NHL Free Agency, Bruins GM Says

It appears Boston Bruins center Marc Savard is never playing in the NHL again. He hasn’t played since the 2010-11 season after suffering his second concussion in a one-year span. Savard’s contract expires after the 2016-17 season and carries a salary cap hit of $4,027,143, per General Fanager. Even though he isn’t expected to play again, his contract still has value to teams...
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Brett Favre Wears Packers Jersey On SI Cover, Says ‘Think I Could (Still Play)’

No one will ever mistake Brett Favre for a man who lacks confidence — even in his “older age.” The former Green Bay Packers quarterback is in the process of burying the hatchet with his former team, and the latest step will come this week when Favre is featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated. He’s being featured in the magazine’s “Where...
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Report: Brandon Bass Expected To Draw Interest From Celtics In Free Agency

Brandon Bass and Boston Celtics might not be finished with one another just yet. While many believed Bass, who’s set to hit unrestricted free agency Wednesday, and the Celtics would go their separate ways this offseason, The Boston Globe’s Gary Washburn reported Tuesday that Boston is one of “several teams” interested in the veteran forward. Bass was a consistent contributor...
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Final Return From Milan Lucic Trade Favorable To Boston Bruins Long-Term

Milan Lucic’s departure from the Boston Bruins is a tale of two trades. One from last Friday that sent him to the Los Angeles Kings for the 13th pick in the 2015 NHL Draft, goaltender Martin Jones and defenseman prospect Colin Miller. And another deal made Tuesday that sent Jones to the San Jose Sharks for a 2016 first-round pick and forward prospect Sean Kuraly. In total, the...
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Celtics Draft Pick Marcus Thornton Likely Headed To D-League, Europe

WALTHAM, Mass. — Marcus Thornton was introduced Tuesday as part of the Boston Celtics’ four-player rookie class, but his chances of actually suiting up for the C’s this season appear slim. Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge said Thornton, whom Boston selected 45th overall out of William & Mary in last week’s draft, more than likely will spend this...
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Troy Vincent Rips NFLPA For Spending Money On Cases Like Tom Brady’s

A string of questionable punishments handed out by the NFL recently has forced the NFL Players Association to take legal action. Troy Vincent works for the NFL and is in part responsible for these punishments. But that didn’t stop him from criticizing the NFLPA for its spending habits. “Look at the amount of money being spent on legal fees for a handful...
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Report: Dougie Hamilton, Flames Agree On 6-Year Extension For ‘Close To’ $34.5M

Dougie Hamilton and the Boston Bruins couldn’t come to terms on a contract extension. Just a few days after being traded, the defenseman signed an extension with his new club. TSN’s Darren Dreger reported Tuesday afternoon that Hamilton the Calgary Flames came to terms on a six-year contract extension worth “close to” $34.5 million. According to...
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Celtics Draft Pick A Surprise For R.J. Hunter, Thrill For His Father

WALTHAM, Mass. — Four NBA rookies officially began their Boston Celtics careers Tuesday, holding up their new green-and-white jerseys for the first time and fielding questions from a squadron of media at the team’s practice facility. But the happiest man in the gym wasn’t one of the recent draftees. It wasn’t Celtics coach Brad Stevens nor team executives Danny Ainge and...
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