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Warriors’ Stephen Curry Hits Head In Scary Fall, Returns To Game (Video)

HOUSTON — When the Golden State Warriors’ Stephen Curry crashed into Trevor Ariza’s shoulder, was upended and sent flying toward the court on Monday night against the Houston Rockets, it felt like forever before he landed. “That was the worst (fall ever) because you’re in the air for a long time,” Curry said. “And not knowing how you’re going to hit the floor, knowing...
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James Harden Erupts For 45 Points In Rockets’ Game 4 Win Over Warriors

HOUSTON — James Harden was not happy after a poor performance in Houston’s embarrassing loss to Golden State in Game 3. Coach Kevin McHale told him the best thing to do was take that frustration out on the other team. Harden did just that, scoring a playoff career-high 45 points as the Rockets led from start to finish to avoid elimination in the Western...
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Emilio Estevez Goes Nuts On Twitter After Ducks Beat Blackhawks In OT

Gordon Bombay is back and better than ever. We haven’t seen a Mighty Ducks movie since last millennium, but apparently someone forgot to tell that to actor Emilio Estevez, who starred as the Mighty Ducks’ head coach in the legendary trilogy. Estevez was a force to be reckoned with on Twitter throughout Monday night’s Game 5 Stanley Cup playoff game between the Chicago Blackhawks...
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Matt Beleskey’s OT Goal Saves Ducks In Wild Game 5 Win Over Blackhawks (Videos)

ANAHEIM, Calif. — The Anaheim Ducks stumbled back to their dressing room after regulation in disbelief. Jonathan Toews had just scored two improbable goals in 72 seconds, and Game 5 of the Western Conference finals was headed into an overtime where everything seemed tilted toward Chicago. These Ducks were stunned, but not staggered. And they needed less than a minute of extra time...
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Venus Williams Knocked Out In French Open First Round By Sloane Stephens

PARIS — A loss by Venus Williams in the first round at a Grand Slam is no longer the rarity it once was. And, as it happens, the woman who beat Williams at the French Open on Tuesday, Sloane Stephens, is making a concerted effort, at her coach’s behest, to focus less on who is on the other side of the net. Still, it was hard not to see the 22-year-old Stephens’ 7-6 (5), 6-1...
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Tom Brady Adopts Puppy Named Scooby, Puts Deflategate Behind Him (Photo)

Tom Brady has made headlines once again, this time looking for loyalty that NFL executives clearly can’t provide. So in an act of desperation, he made a fool-proof move to add some more unconditional love to his life: he adopted a puppy. How could you possibly be mad at that face? Or Tom Brady? C’mon, Roger, ease up. Maybe Tom will let you take little...
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Matt Barnes Happy With His Performance In Red Sox’s 7-2 Loss (Video)

Matt Barnes was one of the lone bright spots from Monday’s 7-2 loss in Minnesota. The rookie pitcher entered the game in the second inning for starter Joe Kelly, who gave up seven runs in 1 2/3 innings. Barnes carried the Boston Red Sox through the fifth inning, providing 3 1/3 innings of scoreless relief, including five strikeouts. The UConn product...
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Report: Roger Goodell Won’t Hear Tom Brady’s Deflategate Appeal By Deadline

Two people familiar with the situation tell The Associated Press that Tom Brady’s appeal of his four-game suspension for his role in the deflated footballs scandal won’t be heard by Wednesday’s 10-day deadline. Both sources spoke on condition of anonymity Monday because no date for the appeal has been set. The collective bargaining agreement calls...
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Boston University, Sacred Heart Students Win Season 1 Of ‘NESN Next Producer’ (Video)

The big reveal is finally here, and NESN’s Next Producer has been named. In a twist, judges Tom Werner and Brad Falchuk decided to split first place among two groups. Boston University’s Kaley Roberts, Christina Beiene and Brittney Badduke won the $20,000 prize for their film “On the Mic,” which told the story of Connor Lenahan, who has overcome...
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Red Sox Notes: Matt Barnes Provides Relief For Boston In Blowout Loss

The one positive the Boston Red Sox can take from the clunker that was their series opener in Minnesota was the work of their bullpen. After the Twins chased Red Sox starter Joe Kelly in the second inning Monday, four members of the Boston ‘pen teamed up to toss 6 1/3 innings of scoreless relief in Boston’s eventual 7-2 loss. Championing that cause was 24-year-old right-hander...
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Joe Kelly Regresses To Early-Season Form Vs. Twins After Two Strong Starts

Things had been going so well for Joe Kelly. The Boston Red Sox right-hander entered the week on the heels of consecutive quality starts, having allowed just three total runs over his previous 13 1/3 innings. It appeared to be a sign that Kelly, who’d routinely been smacked around earlier in the season, finally was turning a corner. Then, Monday happened. Kelly staggered through...
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John Farrell: Pitchers need an approved gripping substance

  John Farrell thinks Major League Baseball needs to write down one of its unwritten rules.   After Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Will Smith and Baltimore Orioles pitcher Brian Matusz both were ejected last week and suspended eight games for having a foreign substance on their arms, the great debate about grip-enhancers was brought up once again. And the Boston Red Sox...
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Red Sox Wrap: Twins Torch Joe Kelly, Stomp Sox 7-2 On Memorial Day

The Boston Red Sox’s hot streak came to a screeching halt Monday in Minnesota. The Twins hung a touchdown on the visiting Red Sox in the opening two innings and coasted the rest of the way en route to a 7-2 win in the teams’ Memorial Day matinee. GAME IN A WORD Brief. Red Sox starter Joe Kelly lasted just 1 2/3 innings in the loss — the shortest start of his career — and...
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Report: Paul Pierce could opt out of contract, join Clippers

  While Celtics fans would love to see Paul Pierce finish out his career in Boston, many seem to think that won’t be the case.   There’s reportedly a belief around the NBA that Pierce will opt out of his final season with the Washington Wizards to play for the Los Angeles Clippers, NBA.com’s David Aldridge reported Monday. The move would reunite Pierce with his...
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Coca-Cola 600 Honors Widow Of ‘American Sniper’ Subject Chris Kyle

Memorial Day is a time to remember those who have died while serving the United States, and NASCAR did just that at the Coca-Cola 600. Taya Kyle, the widow of Navy SEAL war hero Chris Kyle, was honored at Charlotte Motor Speedway before Sunday’s race. Kyle, whose late husband’s story was made popular by his autobiography “American Sniper” and Clint...
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Jerry Remy: Twins Series Should Be ‘Excellent Test’ For Red Sox (Video)

The Boston Red Sox have been struggling this season, but a good series against the Minnesota Twins could set them in the right direction. After a slow start to the season, the Twins had gone an impressive 15-6 in May ahead of Monday’s Memorial Day matchup against the Sox at Target Field, where they’ve put together a 14-6 record so far. Both their offense...
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NFL Could Host Regular Season Games In Mexico, Germany By 2017

The NFL wants to go global, and the target date is as soon as possible. During last week’s NFL Spring Meeting, league commissioner Roger Goodell mentioned the possibility of the NFL playing international games outside of the United Kingdom, but he didn’t offer a timetable. Mark Waller, the vice president of NFL International, filled in the blanks recently...
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Blake Swihart Plans To Give Memorial Day Jersey To Veteran Brother (Video)

If there’s anyone on the Boston Red Sox who knows a thing or two about what Memorial Day means, it’s Blake Swihart. As is tradition around the MLB, the Red Sox will be wearing special camouflage hats and jerseys for Monday’s holiday to commemorate those who lost their lives while serving in the armed forces. And the rookie Red Sox catcher plans...
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Isaiah Thomas: Danny Ainge wants my input on free agents

It sounds like Isaiah Thomas will be adding the title of NBA recruiter to his resume this summer. The Boston Celtics plan to be big players in free agency this offseason, and Danny Ainge, the team’s president of basketball operations, is seeking the help of his No. 1 scorer. “Danny said if there’s any free agent out there I’m interested in, to let him know,” Thomas...
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Ray McDonald Arrested On Suspicion Of Domestic Violence, Child Endangerment

Ray McDonald has found himself in trouble with the law for the third time in one year. The Chicago Bears defensive end was arrested in Santa Clara, Calif., early Monday morning on suspicion of domestic violence and child endangerment, police have confirmed. NBC Bay Area’s Damian Trujilo first reported the news. McDonald's mother, LaBrina, told NBC...
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Red Sox Mailbag: Shane Victorino’s Injury A Time To Reassess Outfield?

This embed is invalid" /> The United States Postal Service shuts down on Memorial Day. But two people continue to deliver the mail: Yours truly and, of course, Karl Malone. Thus, Monday marked a perfect opportunity to slap down another Boston Red Sox mailbag. If anything, there was a little extra incentive to do it on the holiday because there might...
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Norfolk, Mass., Bar Supports Tom Brady By Brewing ‘Free Brady’ Beer

In the wake of the NFL’s suspension of Tom Brady for his role in Deflategate, the support around New England for the Patriots’ franchise quarterback has come from everywhere. We’ve seen sit-ins at NFL headquarters, a catchy melody from a former “American Idol” contestant and now local bar has thrown its hat into the ring. Chuck Horne, owner...
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Who Will Be The Amica Pitcher Of The Week?

Vote for the Amica Pitcher of the Week and give yourself a chance to win a $100 gift card to the Yawkey Way Team Store. Voting begins every Monday, and winners are picked every Saturday, so make sure to come back every week to give yourself another chance to win. First read the official rules, then completely fill out the form below for your chance to win. Monday: Joe Kelly vs....
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Former Devil Martin Brodeur Selling New Jersey Townhouse (Photos)

Martin Brodeur’s place in NHL history lies in New Jersey, but he’ll only be there in spirit for now. The former Devils goaltender is selling his West Orange, N.J., townhouse as he starts the next chapter of his career as an assistant general manager for the St. Louis Blues. Brodeur retired in January after spending part of the 2014-15 season with the Blues. Brodeur’s townhouse...
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Red Sox Sporting Camouflage Hats, Jerseys In Honor Of Memorial Day (Photo)

The Boston Red Sox and the other 29 Major League Baseball teams will be donning special camouflage-accented jerseys and caps Monday in honor of Memorial Day. Here’s the look the Sox will be sporting for their matinee meeting with the Twins in Minnesota: #RedSox will wear special jerseys and hats in recognition of #MemorialDay today. http://t.co/jbEv77m5hE— Boston Red Sox (...
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