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Australian Olympic Swimmer Ian Thorpe Reveals He Is Gay

SYDNEY — Five-time Olympic swimming gold medalist Ian Thorpe for the first time publicly confirmed that he is gay during a television interview on Sunday, ending years of speculation about his sexuality. Thorpe, who had long denied that he was gay, told British talk show host Michael Parkinson in an interview broadcast on Australia’s Channel 10 that he just recently realized...
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Dining Playbook: Where They Ate Episode 16

NESN’s new show, Dining Playbook with Billy and Jenny, features two of America’s favorite pastimes: food and sports. Emmy Award winning Billy Costa and Jenny Johnson will be cooking with your favorite athletes and showcasing the places to go before, during and after the game. Five For Five Each week a professional athlete shares his five favorite restaurants. This week features...
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Drunk Fan Invades Field At Minor League Game, Tries To Fight Everyone (Video)

One minor league baseball fan took matters into his own hands Sunday after seeing one of his batters hit by a pitch. The Double-A Corpus Christi Hooks were blowing out the Midland RockHounds when RockHounds reliever Blake Hassebrock drilled Hooks first baseman Telvin Nash in the back. Nash trotted to first without any incident, but as he did, one (highly intoxicated) man jumped...
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Mike Aviles Fires Rocket From Left Field To Gun Down Runner At First (Video)

Cleveland Indians left fielder Mike Aviles should really play the outfield more often. The utility man has spent the majority of his career in the infield, but during Sunday’s game against the White Sox, Aviles got the opportunity to show off what he can do in left field, and he did not disappointment. Making just his 20th career start in left, Aviles and his cannon of an arm made...
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College Football Playoff Trophy Given To National Champs Unveiled (Photo)

College football is receiving a postseason overhaul starting this fall, and that means a new trophy is needed. We now know what that new piece of hardware will look like. The new trophy was unveiled on the official Twitter account of the College Football Playoff on Monday morning. The trophy, which will be given to the national champions, is quite the departure from the previous...
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Drake To Haters: I’m Not A Bandwagon Fan, I’m A Supportive Friend

These days, Drake seems to be known on the Internet as much for his questionable rooting interests as he is for his rhymes. The rapper has become known as the sports world’s greatest bandwagon fan, rivaled only by fellow entertainment giant Justin Bieber. Drake, however, has a problem with this perception. He said in a recent interview with Complex that only two teams have his...
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Dining Playbook Giveaway: Lincoln Tavern And Restaurant

This week’s Dining Playbook Giveaway features Lincoln Tavern and Restaurant. Located in South Boston, Lincoln is the perfect place to get dinner or drinks and is now open for lunch Monday-Friday. Thumbnail photo via Facebook/LincolnSouthBostonFiled under: Dining Playbook, NESN Video
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Inside The Kitchen With Tavern At Quarry Hill Chef David Todisco (Video)

Granite Links Golf Club may be known for its golf, but the course isn’t the only high-quality attraction at the club. The Tavern at Quarry Hill is located on the premises and is sure to keep golfers satisfied with a number of tasty offerings such as seafood mac ‘n cheese and shrimp cocktail. In the video above, Jenny goes in the kitchen with chef David Todisco to get the low...
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Rangers Prospect Joey Gallo Puts On Huge Power Display At Futures Game (Video)

No one really knows what kind of Major League Baseball player Joey Gallo will be one day, but there’s no denying that he already has big-league power. He proved that in a big way on Sunday afternoon. Gallo stole the show at the Futures Game on Sunday in Minnesota as Major League Baseball’s All-Star Game festivities got underway at Target Field. The big third baseman left a lasting...
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Report: Evan Turner Drawing Interest From Celtics, Timberwolves

Evan Turner lost a little of his free-agent luster toward the end of last season, but the former No. 2 overall draft pick is still drawing some interest. Among those teams taking a hard look at the 25-year-old forward are the Boston Celtics and Minnesota Timberwolves, ESPN.com’s Jeff Goodman reported Monday, citing a source. Turner is the second Indiana Pacers free agent to reportedly...
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Jon Lester, Carmelo Anthony Appear In Star-Studded Nike Derek Jeter Ad (Video)

Nike pulled out all the stops for its latest tribute to retiring New York Yankees star Derek Jeter. The commercial, which focuses on paying respect to The Captian, features an absolutely stacked cast of athletes and celebrities, including Jon Lester, Carmelo Anthony, Phil Jackson, Spike Lee, Rudy Giuliani, Jay Z, Michael Jordan, Tiger Woods, Billy Crystal, Mr. Met and, of course...
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Dining Playbook Review: Ester

Looking for a fresh new place to eat? Look no further than Ester. Located in the Lower Mills section of Dorchester, Mass., Ester boasts a rooftop garden where it grows all of its own produce, which manifests itself in deliciously fresh offerings such as the cobb salad and the roasted half chicken. Check out more from Ester in the video above.Filed under: Dining Playbook, NESN Video, Review
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Rajon Rondo Trade Scuttlebutt Just Getting Started For Celtics

Here we go. As Samuel L. Jackson’s character in Jurassic Park warns, “Hold onto your butts.” Rajon Rondo Trade Rumor Season is about to heat up in a very big way. First there was Kevin Love Trade Rumor Season, which went through a temporary lull when the big fish of LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony Free-Agency Season were biting. Then the Miami Heat re-signed Chris Bosh to...
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Dining Playbook: Father Bill’s & MainSpring Tee Up Food Fest 20 (Video)

Granite Links Golf Club in Quincy, Mass. boasts some quality golf and spectacular views of Boston, but on July 29 it will play host to a special event for a good cause. Father Bill’s & MainSpring will host the 20th Anniversary of the Food Fest & Auction, which will feature delicious cuisine and live entertainment. Proceeds from the event will benefit Father Bill’s &...
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Giancarlo Stanton’s Insane Power Likely To Steal Home Run Derby Show (Video)

If you don’t know about Miami Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton, there’s a good chance you’ll know all about him by late Monday night. What you’ll see, of course, is that Stanton is very good at hitting baseballs a very long distance. Stanton enters Monday night’s MLB home run derby as the odds-on favorite to capture the crown in whatever new cockamamie format baseball...
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Report: Sam Cassell Instrumental In Selling Paul Pierce On Wizards

Paul Pierce might not be headed to the Washington Wizards if not for a nudge by a former teammate. Sam Cassell, who played alongside Pierce on the Boston Celtics’ 2008 championship team, was instrumental in convincing Pierce to sign with the Wizards, according to an inside account by The Washington Post of how the signing was orchestrated. Now an assistant in Washington, Cassell...
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Astros’ Brad Peacock ‘Not Very Happy’ With Quick Hook In Loss To Red Sox

Houston Astros right-hander Brad Peacock was, as you might imagine, in a bad mood Sunday afternoon. The Astros had just been crushed 11-0 by the Boston Red Sox in their final game before the All-Star break, and Peacock, who started the game, hadn’t even been allowed to finish the first inning. The righty surrendered a leadoff home run to Brock Holt, then gave up a single, walked...
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Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli Not Concerned About Team’s Toughness

For many NHL teams, losing an enforcer of Shawn Thornton’s caliber would significantly affect the team’s overall toughness, but that’s not the case for the Boston Bruins. Thornton played his role well and provided important leadership in seven seasons with the B’s, but his free-agent departure doesn’t leave Boston without enforcers or players willing to play the team...
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Report: Rockets targeting Rondo in trade after losing out on Bosh

Despite failing to secure Chris Bosh’s services, the Houston Rockets are not finished trying to make moves this summer. With Bosh spurning the Rockets to re-sign with the Miami Heat, the Rockets have turned their attention to Boston Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo, ESPN.com’s Marc Stein reported Monday. It is unclear what, if any, assets the Rockets have that might interest the...
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World Cup Drama Summed Up In Beautifully Animated Highlight Reel (Video)

The 2014 FIFA World Cup came to an end Sunday, closing out a month-long tournament that was one of the most exciting and dramatic in recent memory. With the action now complete, artist and filmmaker Richard Swarbrick took it upon himself to compile the best highlights and stylize them in his own unique fashion, resulting in this visually striking World Cup recap. U.S. soccer...
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Target Field To Offer Delicious Lineup Of All-Star Game Foods (Photos)

There’s nothing better than eating good food while watching baseball on a hot summer day. Target Field — home of the Minnesota Twins and host of the 2014 MLB All-Star Game — knows this, which is why it has teamed up with Delaware North Sport Service to release a variety of specialty food items ahead of the Midsummer Classic. There is already a pretty solid lineup of great...
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Roger Clemens On Jon Lester: ‘Be Yourself And You’re Going To Get Paid’

As the Boston Red Sox head into the All-Star break, the prevailing off-the-field storyline regarding the team centers around the contract status of its ace, Jon Lester. Lester, one of two Red Sox representatives making the trip to Minnesota for All-Star festivities, is set to hit free agency after this season for the first time in his career. The left-hander has made it clear on...
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Mario Götze’s Stellar OT Goal Wins 2014 World Cup For Germany (Video)

Germany entered Sunday’s 2014 FIFA World Cup final against Argentina with a tournament-high 17 goals in just six games. The Germans’ offensive onslaught didn’t continue into their final match, but in the 113th minute of the overtime period, Mario Götze put to rest any thoughts of the game going to penalty kicks. Götze took a great feed from André Schürrle and...
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Youngsters Live Out Dreams Of Playing In Boston In Futures At Fenway (Video)

Win or lose almost didn’t matter for many of the players on the Lowell Spinners during the Futures at Fenway game Sunday. Playing in Fenway Park was a dream of many of the players on the Boston Red Sox’s Single-A affiliate, so just sitting in the dugout was good enough for some. “It’s unreal,” Spinners center fielder Danny Mars said. “Words can’t even describe it. This...
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Peter Chiarelli Open To David Pastrnak Making Bruins Roster Next Season (Video)

First round draft pick David Pastrnak is turning out to be everything the Boston Bruins wanted and more. The 18-year-old Czech Republic native impressed just about everyone during the Bruins’ development camp, which came to an end Sunday. B’s general manager Peter Chiarelli even said he was open to the idea the winger making Boston’s roster at some point next season. ...
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