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Xander Bogaerts Launches Two-Run Homer To Dead Center Vs. Twins (Video)

The MLB regular season is right around the corner, and we have video proof. The Boston Red Sox took on another big league club for the first time in 2015 on Thursday night when they played the Minnesota Twins in their Grapefruit League opener in Fort Myers. Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts wasted little time in providing fireworks, taking a juicy offering from Twins pitcher Tim...
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Northern Cyclones Storm Past Wallingford 2-0 In TD Bank Mini 1-On-1 (Video)

The Northern Cyclones were a force to be reckoned with in the quarterfinals of the TD Bank Mini 1-on-1 peewee (boys’ 12-and-under) bracket, downing Wallingford 2-0 to earn a date in the semifinals. Jacob Pellerin got things started for the Cyclones, going five-hole on Wallingford goaltender Carmine Andranovich to put his team ahead in the first round...
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Is Patriots Not Picking Up Vince Wilfork’s Option The Right Decision? (Poll)

After reaching the pinnacle of success, Vince Wilfork appears to be moving on. The New England Patriots defensive tackle announced Thursday that the team isn’t picking up the option on his contract, meaning he’ll enter into free agency next Tuesday. Wilfork’s legacy in New England, of course, is well-documented. A massive gap-clogger and run-stopper...
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Red-Hot Mohamed Salah Scores Excellent Solo Goal Vs. Juventus (GIF)

Apparently, Mohamed Salah just needed a chance to play. Salah scored both goals in Fiorentina’s 2-1 win over Juventus on Thursday in the first leg of the Coppa Italia (Italian Cup) semifinal. Salah’s first strike was one of the best solo goals of the 2014-15 European soccer season. The game was tied in the 11th minute when Salah launched a devastating counter attack toward the...
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Boston Children’s Hospital’s Dr. William Meehan Discusses Concussion Symptoms (Video)

In professional sports, it’s sometimes hard to tell when a player has suffered a concussion. But when Deveney Andrade walked into Boston Children’s Hospital to meet Dr. William Meehan, both parties knew what had happened. Andrade was ice skating with friends when she lost her balance and hit her head on the ice. When she started displaying symptoms of a concussion, she headed...
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Commissioner Don Garber Hails MLS As Pathway To Pro Soccer (Video)

Don Garber is as excited as anyone about the start of the 2015 Major League Soccer season. MLS’ 20th season kicks off this week, and NESN.com caught up with league commissioner Don Garber last Friday at the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference in Boston. Garber touched on important league matters such as expansion teams that will begin play this season and what type of future...
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Giants’ Larry Donnell OK After Plane Skids Off LaGuardia Airport Runway (Video)

Larry Donnell’s NFL career path has been successful so far, but it almost veered into danger in the most literal sense Thursday. The New York Giants tight end was a passenger on Delta Airlines Flight 1086, which captured the nation’s attention when it veered off the runway at New York’s LaGuardia Airport and came within feet of plunging into Flushing Bay. Laguardia Airport...
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Report: Darrelle Revis' decision to come down to Patriots, Jets

The decision might be simple for Darrelle Revis if he hits free agency: winning versus money. The cornerback ultimately will choose between the New England Patriots and New York Jets this offseason, ESPN’s Adam Schefter said on Mad Dog Sports Radio with Adam Schein on Thursday. “I believe that it will come down to the Patriots and the Jets,” Schefter. “I think the Jets...
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Maurice Jones-Drew Announces Retirement From NFL After Nine Seasons

ALAMEDA, Calif. — Two of the Oakland Raiders’ big free agent acquisitions from last season are no longer with the team. Running back Maurice Jones-Drew announced his retirement Thursday and defensive end LaMarr Woodley was released by the team. All good things come to an end!!! http://t.co/zl6EJQ5SAE— Maurice Jones-Drew (@Jones_Drew32) March 05,...
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Clay Buchholz, Red Sox Make Light Of ‘Ace’ Talk With Funny T-Shirts

This embed is invalid" /> The Boston Red Sox’s starting rotation debuted some new threads Thursday at JetBlue Park. Most of the talk surrounding Boston’s rotation this spring has centered on the unit’s absence of an “ace,” which Clay Buchholz saw as an opportunity to lighten the mood in the Red Sox’s clubhouse. The right-hander purchased...
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LFC’s Philippe Coutinho Aiming For Starting Job On Brazil’s National Team

Philippe Coutinho wants to become as important to Brazil’s national team as he is to Liverpool. Brazil head coach Dunga named Coutinho to Brazil’s latest national team squad Thursday. Upon hearing the news, a delighted Coutinho told LiverpoolFC.com he wants to become a regular starter for the five-time world champion. “Every time I see my name...
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Rusney Castillo’s Oblique Injury ‘Much Improved,’ John Farrell Says

This embed is invalid" /> The Boston Red Sox received some good news regarding outfielder Rusney Castillo. Castillo, who suffered a strained left oblique in Tuesday’s exhibition game against Boston College, reported to camp Thursday feeling better, according to manager John Farrell. Castillo could resume physical activity as soon as Friday, though...
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Berkshire Bank Faceoff: Projected Lines, Pairings For Bruins-Flames

BOSTON —  The Bruins and Calgary Flames will meet Thursday night at TD Garden with key players out of their lineups. The Flames are without No. 1 defenseman and captain Mark Giordano, who will miss the rest of the season with torn biceps. Giordano was the top Norris Trophy candidate and also deserved consideration for the Hart Trophy. His absence will force T.J. Brodie (Calgary’s...
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Daniel Nava Dispatches Brock Holt In ‘Know Your Teammates’ (Video)

We might finally have found something Brock Holt isn’t that good at. The Boston Red Sox jack-of-all-trades filled almost every role imaginable in 2014, but Holt ran into some trouble against teammate Daniel Nava in the latest edition of “Know Your Teammates” trivia. Things looked good for Holt early on after he got the first two questions right and Nava missed a question about...
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Hanley Ramirez’s Huge Muscles Amaze David Ortiz, Red Sox Teammates

This embed is invalid" /> Hanley Ramirez returned to Boston older, wiser and much, much bigger. Ramirez, listed at 6-foot-2 and 225 pounds, looks more like an NFL linebacker than an MLB outfielder these days. The Red Sox are hoping Ramirez’s new physique will lead to better durability and more power, but for now, the 31-year-old’s teammates can’t...
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NBPA Attorney: NBA’s Age Restriction Is ‘Total Complete Hipocrisy’

An attorney for the union representing NBA players strongly indicated Thursday that the association will want players to again have the age limit for go pro lowered in the next round of collective bargaining. National Basketball Players Association general counsel Gary Kohlman said “quite likely the union will be taking a radically different position” than the NBA on the age...
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Nemanja Matic Injures Self Celebrating Chelsea’s Capital One Cup Win (Video)

It’s a good thing Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic still is suspended. Otherwise, this story would be even more embarrassing than it already is. Matic injured his ankle Sunday while celebrating Chelsea’s win over Tottenham in the Capital One Cup final at Wembley Stadium. Matic didn’t play in the game due to suspension, but the injury bug bit him anyway. Matic (No. 21 in the...
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Well-Rested Bruins Enter Thursday’s Matchup Against Flames As Favorites

Well rested following a four-day break, the Boston Bruins will hit the ice on Thursday night as strong -220 moneyline favorites over the Calgary Flames at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. It is the Bruins’ first action since Monday’s trade deadline when they added forwards Max Talbot and Brett Connolly. However, a hand injury suffered in practice earlier this week will...
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Red Sox’s Craig Breslow: My Arm Feels As Good As It Has In 10 Years

Craig Breslow feels 24, not 34. Breslow made his spring training debut Tuesday in the Boston Red Sox’s 1-0 win over Boston College. The left-hander was pleased with his outing, as it was another reminder of just how good he feels physically. “The opportunity to get out there and throw an inning is the final component to turning the page on last year,” Breslow said Wednesday...
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Avery Bradley Ruled Out For Celtics’ Game Vs. Pelicans With Elbow Sprain

The Boston Celtics will be without their starting shooting guard when they visit the New Orleans Pelicans on Friday. The team announced Thursday that Avery Bradley would not travel with the team to New Orleans as he recovers from a left elbow sprain. Bradley appeared to suffer the injury during the first half of Wednesday’s 85-84 win over the Utah Jazz at TD Garden. He briefly...
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Pedro Martinez Mesmerized By Baseball’s History, Hall Of Fame (Video)

Pedro Martinez will soon take his place alongside Major League Baseball’s all-time greats. It’s a fascinating reality for the former Boston Red Sox pitcher. Martinez, who was voted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in January, will be inducted this summer. He couldn’t wait to check out Cooperstown, though, so he recently paid The Hall a visit, which proved to be a truly...
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Steven Gerrard, Jamie Carragher To Lead Teams In All-Star Game At Anfield

Anfield is the place to be during the break for international soccer later this month. The Liverpool FC Foundation will host a special, all-star game on March 29 at Anfield with proceeds benefiting various charities in the city of Liverpool. Steven Gerrard and Jamie Carragher will captain and pick the teams, which also will include some of the best players...
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Celtics’ Isaiah Thomas: Namesake Isiah Thomas Is ‘One Of My Mentors’

Isaiah Thomas, the Boston Celtics point guard, is in no way related to Isiah Thomas, the Basketball Hall of Famer. Don’t tell that to the legions of NBA hecklers, though. “Every game,” the younger Thomas said Thursday in an interview with 98.5 The Sports Hub’s “Toucher & Rich.” “Somebody always says, ‘Your dad was a horrible coach...
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Report: Patriots Showing Interest In Free-Agent Wideout Brian Hartline

The New England Patriots reportedly are getting an early start on this year’s crop of free-agent wide receivers. The Patriots have shown interest in former Miami Dolphins wideout Brian Hartline, a source close to the receiver told the Miami Herald’s Armando Salguero. Hartline put together two consecutive 1,000-yard seasons in 2012 and 2013 before suffering a drop-off in 2014...
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Johnny Gaudreau Playing Key Role For Calgary Flames In Rookie Season

BOSTON — Johnny Gaudreau skated at TD Garden on Thursday morning for the first time as an NHL player. The former Boston College Eagles forward is in his rookie season for the Calgary Flames, who will take on the Boston Bruins on Thursday night. The Flames were predicted by many experts and fans to finish near the bottom of the standings and be in the mix to select top prospects...
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