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Doc Rivers: Paul Pierce’s Decision Came Down To Clippers Or Celtics

You might want to avert your eyes, Celtics fans — especially those with bad hearts: Paul Pierce was almost a Celtic once more. Former Boston Celtics coach Doc Rivers was back on the TD Garden floor Wednesday for a fundraising event for ABCD Hoops Dreams. Rivers, who now serves as head coach and president of basketball operations for the Los Angeles Clippers, was asked about landing...
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U.S. Open Results: Serena Williams Overcomes Shaky Start To Advance

NEW YORK — The enormity of what is at stake for Serena Williams at the U.S. Open — the first true Grand Slam in tennis in more than a quarter of a century — hit her Wednesday. That, she said, is why her play was so uneven in the second round at Flushing Meadows, despite facing a qualifier ranked only 110th. And it’s why, after the 10 double-faults, two dozen other unforced...
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Report: Growing discontent between Colts coach, GM

Even though the Indianapolis Colts are 33-15 under Chuck Pagano in three years, there appears to be some issues brewing between the coach and the general manager. Pagano’s “future is in some peril” due to discontent between him and Colts GM Ryan Grigson, according to WTHR’s Bob Kravitz. “As is so often the case in professional football, the head coach wants more say...
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Filling Out The Blue Line: Who Will Be Bruins’ Six Defensemen? (Video)

Injuries plagued the Boston Bruins’ 2014 season, and an active offseason shook things up. But the B’s are expecting to return to the playoffs next spring, and the staple of a good playoff team is its defense. Fortunately, defense is something Boston is known for. But who should make the final squad? Zdeno Chara, Dennis Seidenberg and Adam McQuaid all should be locks to be in...
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Report: Schilling to return to 'Sunday Night Baseball'

Curt Schilling’s hiatus from ESPN’s “Sunday Night Baseball” will reportedly be a short one. Schilling was removed from last Sunday’s broadcast after he sent out a tweet comparing Muslims to Nazis. However, Schilling will be back in the booth Sept. 6 when the Pittsburgh Pirates take on the St. Louis Cardinals, according to SI.com’s Richard Deitsch. Schilling also was...
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Dunkin’ Donuts Poll Results: Will David Ortiz Reach 500 Home Runs This Season? (Video)

David Ortiz has been on fire since the All-Star break, and is continuing his torrid pace into the stretch run of the season. With a month to play, the Boston Red Sox’s designated hitter sits on 495 career home runs. Can he hit five more before the end of the season to reach the legendary 500-home run club? Found out how fans voted in the Dunkin’ Donuts Poll results in the video...
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Rusney Castillo Reacts To Move To Left Field For Boston Red Sox (Video)

Rusney Castillo made the switch to left field for Boston on Wednesday, and while the game didn’t go the Red Sox’s way, Castillo proved he can handle the Green Monster. Castillo played well defensively and at the plate in the Red Sox’s 13-8 loss to the New York Yankees. He had two hits and scored a run. “The first thing that stands out is the depth you play at,” Castillo...
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Wife Of Redskins GM Admits She Sent Controversial Tweet To ESPN Reporter

This is a story you might not believe even after you hear it. Jessica McCloughan, who is the wife of Washington Redskins general manager Scot McCloughan, set off a series of crazy events after a recent tweet at ESPN reporter Dianna Russini. It was later deleted, but BlackSportsOnline.com captured a screen grab of it. The tweet said: “Please tell us how many BJ’S you had...
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Radio Host’s Roger Goodell Comments Show Deflategate Furor Gone Awry (Video)

The displeasure over Deflategate reached a whole new level Wednesday night. Kirk Minihane, co-host on WEEI Radio’s “Dennis and Callahan” show, made a striking comment on CSNNE when asked how NFL commissioner Roger Goodell could be ousted from his job, in light of Tom Brady’s controversial four-game suspension. Holy crap, Boston TV host says ON THE AIR that Roger Goodell...
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Julian Edelman In ‘America’s Game’: Colts Unfortunate To Play Patriots In AFC Title Game

New England Patriots fans shouldn’t make any plans on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday night next week. “America’s Game: 2014 Patriots” airs Tuesday Sept. 8 at 10 p.m. ET on NFL Network. The next night, “Do Your Job: Bill Belichick and the 2014 Patriots” premiers on NFL Network at 8 p.m. Then, of course, the Patriots open their season against the Pittsburgh Steelers on...
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Red Sox Notes: Boston Strands Runners, Can’t Rally In Loss To Yankees

BOSTON — When the Red Sox were down 11-1 after the top of the third inning Wednesday against the New York Yankees, it seemed improbable that they’d make a comeback. But with seven innings left to bat, it certainly wasn’t impossible. Henry Owens finished the night with seven earned runs on six hits with two walks, two strikeouts and two home runs over 1 2/3 innings. And although...
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WATCH: MMA fighter puts attempted robbers in leg lock

This. Is. Awesome. Monique Bastos is a strawweight MMA fighter in Brazil. She was walking to her jiu-jitsu training with two friends in Brazil on Tuesday night when two men attacked the group, asking for their phones. Bastos realized the men weren’t armed and proceeded to attack them. As you might imagine, the unsuspecting robbers were taken by surprise and things didn’t quite...
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Red Sox Wrap: Henry Owens Gets Shelled In Boston’s 13-8 Loss To Yankees

BOSTON — The Red Sox had a chance to win their series against the New York Yankees on Wednesday, but they didn’t even come close. The Yankees lit up Red Sox starter Henry Owens for six runs in the second inning, forcing him to make an early exit. New York was beating Boston 8-1 by the third inning, and things certainly weren’t looking good for the Sox. The Red Sox were able...
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Deutsche Bank: Spieth, Day, McIlroy make cases for No. 1

The Deutsche Bank Championship is already an important PGA Tour event as the second leg of the FedEx Cup playoffs. But there is even more on the line this Labor Day when the world’s best golfers tee off at TPC Boston. There’s a legitimate three-man race for golf’s No. 1 ranking, which comes to a head this weekend in Norton, Mass. Either Jason Day, Jordan Spieth or Rory...
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Premier League Round 4 Review: LFC, Man United, Chelsea Slip, Fall Behind Man City

It’s break time in the Premier League. England’s top flight has reached the first international break of the 2015-16 season. The respite comes at a good time for some of the 20 teams, while others wish the season could continue apace in order to capitalize on their current form. Actually, that’s only the case for Manchester City, which boasts the only perfect record in the...
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Report: Dwight Howard Stopped At Houston Airport For Having Loaded Gun

Dwight Howard broke one of the biggest rules of flying last week. Howard was stopped Friday at George Bush Intercontinental Airport for having a gun in his carry-on bag, Houston Police Department spokesperson Kese Smith told ESPN.com on Wednesday. A further inspection revealed the gun — a Glock 26 9mm — was loaded with one round in the chamber, law enforcement sources told TMZ...
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Tourists in Boston ask A-Rod to take photo — of them

Love him or hate him, you probably know who Alex Rodriguez is. Unless you’re these people. Everyone is a tourist @Harvard #harvarduniversity. pic.twitter.com/ND3cLtS4YA — Alex Rodriguez (@AROD) September 1, 2015   While the Yankees were in Boston for a three-game set against the Red Sox at Fenway Park this week, A-Rod apparently decided to visit Harvard University...
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Torey Lovullo: Rusney Castillo Ready For New Red Sox Challenge (Video)

Can Rusney Castillo handle the Green Monster? The Boston Red Sox are about to find out. Castillo started in left field Wednesday against the New York Yankees at Fenway Park. It marked his first career start at the position. The Sox are looking to see whether he’s a viable left field option for 2016. Red Sox acting manager Torey Lovullo said Tuesday that Hanley Ramirez — Boston’s...
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Sam Kennedy: Dave Dombrowski As Advertised So Far With Red Sox (Video)

Boston Red Sox president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski has hit the ground running, according to incoming team president Sam Kennedy. Dombrowski has been on the job for less than a month, yet he’s already rolling up the sleeves with an eye toward 2016. It should be an interesting offseason for Boston, as Dombrowski is known as an aggressive Major League Baseball executive...
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Tommy Heinsohn Shoots His First Pitch At Fenway With Jo Jo White (Video)

BOSTON — Tommy Heinsohn likes to stick to what he knows. Boston Celtics legends Heinsohn and Jo Jo White threw out the first pitch at Fenway Park on Wednesday ahead of the Red Sox’s game against the New York Yankees. White’s throw was high, but Heinsohn decided to channel his basketball days for his pitch. The newest members of the Basketball Hall Of Fame, Jo Jo White &...
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Javier ‘Chicharito’ Hernandez ‘Important, Happy’ As Leverkusen Adventure Begins

Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez has bolted from England to Germany in order to shed the dreaded “super-sub” tag. Hernandez joined Bayer Leverkusen from Manchester United on Monday. Leverkusen paid the Red Devils around £12 million ($18.3 million) for the Mexican striker, who moves to the Bundesliga (German first division) club in search of fulfillment after three seasons as...
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Jason Day Favored Over Jordan Spieth At Deutsche Bank Championship

Jason Day will be looking to stay on a roll in the FedEx Cup playoffs this weekend when he tees off at TPC Boston in Norton, Mass., as the betting favorite at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com in the Deutsche Bank Championship. Day sits as the +600 betting favorite to win this week’s second FedEx Cup event, after he surged to a win at The Barclays last weekend to grab the...
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Red Sox Still Exploring Six-Man Rotation, Hitting Snags With Starter Injuries

BOSTON — Interim Red Sox manager Torey Lovullo told reporters Saturday that the club was considering moving to a six-man rotation. But that plan seems to be getting more difficult thanks to some sidelined starters. Lovullo proposed the idea as a way to give an extra day’s rest to Boston’s young arms — Eduardo Rodriguez already has surpassed his career innings record, and...
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Tom Brady Ruling Major Factor In Betting Odds For New England Patriots

As the New England Patriots await a U.S. District Court ruling on Tom Brady’s four-game suspension, the team prepares to face the New York Giants in Week 4 of the preseason as three-point betting favorites at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. The ongoing legal saga related to Brady’s suspension is expected to be resolved this week, with the ruling having potentially serious...
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Report: Last-minute Deflategate settlement deal very unlikely

Don’t hold your breath waiting for a Deflategate settlement. U.S. District Court Judge Richard Berman hadn’t issued a ruling on Tom Brady’s four-game suspension appeal as of Wednesday afternoon. The holdup reportedly isn’t related to revived settlement talks. Per source, the NFL and NFLPA haven't had any Brady settlement talks since Monday's hearing. At this point...
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