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Marty Walsh’s Chief Of Staff Proposes At Boston Marathon Finish Line (Photos)

She said “yes!” Daniel Koh, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh’s chief of staff, proposed to his girlfriend, Amy Sennett, after the two crossed the finish line of Monday’s Boston Marathon together. The couple were running in support of The Martin Richard Charitable Foundation. Ready to run! Thank you to everyone who has supported @TeamMR8! #WeRunTogether #BostonMarathon2015 http...
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Red Sox Notes: Justin Masterson ‘Amazed’ By Boston Marathon Runners

This embed is invalid" /> BOSTON — The Red Sox still haven’t lost a series in 2015. Mother Nature forced the umpires to call Monday’s game at Fenway Park in the seventh inning, but it wasn’t before the Red Sox took care of business against the Baltimore Orioles. The Sox earned a 7-1 win in the rain-shortened, Patriots’ Day affair, salvaging...
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Boston Marathon Notebook: Bomb Survivor Runs Across Finish Line (Video)

“I took my life back today.” Those were the words of Rebekah Gregory as she ran across the Boston Marathon finish line on her new prosthetic leg Monday. Gregory was standing just three feet from Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s Boston Marathon bomb when it exploded two years ago. Last November, she finally made the courageous and terrifying decision to have her left leg amputated, after...
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Tim Wakefield: Wade Miley Could Benefit From Slowing Down (Video)

Wade Miley might need to take his foot off the accelerator just a tad. The Boston Red Sox pitcher loves to work fast, but sometimes his quick pace can get him into trouble. Miley worked efficiently in his debut for the Red Sox, allowing two earned runs in 5 1/3 innings in the club’s eventual 19-inning win against the New York Yankees. But it was a different story for the southpaw...
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Red Sox Given Taste Of New England Weather On Patriots’ Day At Fenway

This embed is invalid" /> BOSTON — There’s an old saying that if you don’t like the weather in New England, wait a minute. Or 102 minutes, in Monday’s case. The Red Sox and Orioles were unable to complete their Patriots’ Day showdown at Fenway Park, as rain forced the umpires to call the game in the seventh inning after a 1-hour, 42-minute...
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Floyd Mayweather: I'm a better fighter than Muhammad Ali

  No athlete is untouchable.   Someone will always try to argue that LeBron James is better than Kobe Bryant, Kobe is greater than Michael Jordan, or MJ is greater than Bill Russell. Each angle has valid arguments in its defense. But Muhammad Ali? As far as boxing lore is concerned, he’s the greatest of all time. Even Floyd Mayweather’s strongest supporters might...
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Special Finish Line Moments, Powerful Tributes Highlight 2015 Boston Marathon (Photos)

The 119th Boston Marathon was a rainy and windy affair. More than 30,000 runners and a massive number of spectators braved the less-than-ideal weather conditions, however, and made the 2015 affair a special one. The storied race was filled with touching displays of sportsmanship, heartwarming moments and feel-good stories that certainly overshadowed the tough weather. From women’s...
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Adam Jones Laughs Off Red Sox Fans’ ‘Mom’ Jokes At Fenway Park (Video)

BOSTON — Adam Jones is totally cool with playing in enemy territory. We’ll never know what kind of heckling, if any, Jones really received during this weekend’s series between the Baltimore Orioles and Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park. But we know the O’s center fielder embraced the playful jabs the Fenway Faithful supposedly threw his way. Jones alluded to some jokes...
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David Ortiz responds to Jim Palmer's criticism

    This embed is invalid   " /> BOSTON — David Ortiz was still hot under the collar roughly 24 hours following his ejection against the Baltimore Orioles. Only this time, his anger wasn’t directed at the umpiring crew.   Jim Palmer, a Hall of Fame pitcher and longtime Orioles broadcaster, criticized Ortiz via Twitter after the slugger was tossed for...
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Redskins Troll Eagles, Tim Tebow With Kermit The Frog Meme (Photos)

Tim Tebow is a pretty cool dude, but we can’t understand the football reasons behind why the Philadelphia Eagles just signed him to a contract. Neither can the Washington Redskins, Philadelphia’s NFC East rivals. The Eagles tweeted a picture of Tebow sporting an Eagles long-sleeve t-shirt while signing his contract Monday afternoon. Shortly thereafter, the Redskins tweeted the...
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Justin Masterson’s Best Weapon In Red Sox’s Rotation Becoming Obvious

This embed is invalid" /> BOSTON — Justin Masterson’s most dangerous weapon isn’t a radar gun. And that’s OK. Masterson relied heavily on his slider Monday as the Boston Red Sox defeated the Baltimore Orioles 7-1 in a rain-shortened game at Fenway Park. The pitch proved effective for the right-hander, who no longer generates the same velocity...
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Meb Keflezighi, Hilary Dionne Combine For Special Finish At Boston Marathon

Even when he isn’t crossing the line first, Meb Keflezighi still manages to turn in an unforgettable finish. The last few miles of the race didn’t go as planned for the defending Boston Marathon champ, but Keflezighi still found a way to make the end of the race special for him and for a female runner. Keflezighi caught up to elite women’s runner Hilary Dionne down the final...
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Police: Jarret Stoll Tried To Smuggle Cocaine, Ecstasy Into MGM Grand Pool

Jarret Stoll wasn’t the smartest guy in Las Vegas on Friday. And that’s saying something. The Los Angeles Kings center was busted trying to smuggle cocaine and Ecstasy into the Wet Republic pool at MGM Grand, according to TMZ, who obtained the Las Vegas police report Monday. The police report states Stoll had 3.3 grams of cocaine and 8.1 grams of Ecstasy stuffed in his board...
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John Farrell Expects Hanley Ramirez Back In Lineup Vs. Rays After Illness

BOSTON — Hanley Ramirez didn’t make it very far into Monday’s matinee, but it seems as though he’ll be A-OK going forward. The Boston Red Sox left fielder exited the club’s Patriots’ Day matchup against the Baltimore Orioles before the third inning due to illness. Allen Craig came on in his stead as the Red Sox earned a 7-1 win in a rain-shortened...
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Eagles Officially Sign Tim Tebow, Give First Look At QB In Team Colors (Photo)

It’s official: Tim Tebow is a Philadelphia Eagle. Or, perhaps put a better way, Tebow officially has a chance to be a Philadelphia Eagle. The Eagles announced Monday that they’ve signed the quarterback to a one-year contract. The agreement was reported Sunday night, making Monday’s announcement a formality. It’s unclear what the Eagles will do with Tebow, especially considering...
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Eagles’ Tim Tebow Signing Inspires ‘Tebowing’ Pretzel In Philly (Photo)

Look what you’ve done, Philadelphia Eagles … look what you’ve done. Chip Kelly and the Eagles struck a deal with Tim Tebow on Sunday night, meaning that, for better or worse, the duck-throwing quarterback is back in our lives — at least until he’s cut. Before the Eagles could even make the signing official, one Philadelphia pretzel shop decided...
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Red Sox Wrap: Boston Rides Orioles’ Sloppiness To Rain-Shortened Win

This embed is invalid" /> BOSTON — The Red Sox successfully battled the elements, an early start time and back-to-back losses Monday en route to a 7-1, rain-shortened win over the Baltimore Orioles at Fenway Park. The Sox and O’s kicked things off shortly after 11 a.m. on Monday, per Boston’s annual Patriots’ Day tradition. It was like Baltimore...
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NBA commissioner: Sports gambling is 'good for business'

NBA commissioner Adam Silver hasn’t wavered in his stance on sports gambling. Silver, who since last year has advocated for the legalization of sports betting, addressed the topic again Monday in an interview with WFAN’s “Boomer & Carton.” “It’s good for business, I don’t want to hide from that,” Silver said. “Putting aside whether or not we’re actually...
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Matt Chatham Breaks Down Terms, Concepts For Zone Blocking Schemes

Class is in session with Matt Chatham. The former New England Patriots linebacker recently took the time to explain zone blocking schemes, providing definitions for terms and concepts of what has become the preferred approach for a number of teams around the league to run the football. Chatham details the value of agile and athletic qualities in offensive linemen as opposed to...
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Ex-Ole Miss Guard Marshall Henderson Revenge Tweets Erin Andrews Two Years Later

Marshall Henderson doesn’t forget. The former Ole Miss guard exacted revenge on FOX Sports reporter Erin Andrews on Monday for a dig she took at him two years ago, but it actually was perfect timing. Henderson was suspended for the first three games of his senior season after failing a drug test in the summer of 2013. Andrews fired a shot on Twitter...
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Ryan Hanigan Runs Around Red Sox Coach Brian Butterfield To Score (GIF)

This embed is invalid" /> BOSTON — Brian Butterfield’s energy really is contagious. Just ask catcher Ryan Hanigan. Butterfield, a well-respected third base coach and infield instructor for the Boston Red Sox, dished out quite the windmill Monday after Dustin Pedroia lined a ball into the left field corner in the sixth inning against the Baltimore...
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Sarcastic JR Smith: Avery Bradley is 'like Kobe now'

Avery Bradley struggled mightily against the Cleveland Cavaliers on Sunday, but that didn’t stop J.R. Smith from believing the Boston Celtics guard was given an unfair advantage by the referees. Smith, who played a mere 19 minutes in Cleveland’s 113-100 win yet picked up four fouls, complained after the game about the preferential treatment he felt Bradley received. What...
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Floyd Mayweather, Stephen A. Smith Drop Hot Jordan Vs. LeBron Takes (Video)

Floyd Mayweather and Stephen A. Smith are a match made in heaven. One is trash-talking professional boxer preparing for an epic May 2 showdown with Manny Pacquaio. The other is a loudmouth ESPN analyst who will tell you his opinion about literally everything. So when Mayweather recently granted Smith an all-access pass, it didn’t take long for the two to start firing off hot takes...
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Hall of Famer Jim Palmer blasts David Ortiz over ejection

  Jim Palmer doesn’t sound like he’s a big fan of David Ortiz.   The former Baltimore Orioles pitcher and Hall of Famer ripped into Ortiz on Sunday after the Boston Red Sox designated hitter was ejected during Boston’s eventual loss to the Orioles. Ortiz was given the gate for arguing a checked swing call that went against the Red Sox slugger. FINALLY Ortiz...
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Todd McLellan Parts Ways With Sharks After Seven Seasons As Head Coach

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Todd McLellan is out after seven seasons as coach of the San Jose Sharks. The team announced Monday that McLellan and the Sharks agreed to part ways after the team missed the playoffs for the first time since 2003. McLellan had one year remaining on his contract. McLellan had a successful run with the Sharks despite the latest disappointing...
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