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Stephen A. Smith blasts Brady for missing White House visit

  Stephen A. Smith has a bone to pick with Tom Brady.   The ESPN personality tore the New England Patriots quarterback to shreds on Sirius FM’s “The Stephen A. Smith Show” on Friday for skipping the White House ceremony honoring the team for its 2014 Super Bowl win, citing a family commitment. Smith believes Brady disrespected the office of the president and...
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Jim Rice To Jim Palmer: ‘Quit Complaining And Let The Guys Go Out And Play’ (Video)

Jim Rice thinks Jim Palmer is throwing stones in a glass house. Palmer, a Hall of Fame pitcher for the Baltimore Orioles, made headlines recently when he criticized Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz after he was ejected for arguing balls and strikes against the O’s. He continued his tirade against Big Papi before Friday’s meeting between the two...
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Red Sox-Orioles Notes: Boston’s Offense Continues Strong Start To Season

The Boston Red Sox are on pace to score a ton of runs this season and Friday night’s 7-5 win over the Baltimore Orioles at Camden Yards was a good example of why. After being held scoreless through four innings, the Sox offense woke up in the fifth inning with a solo home run from Hanley Ramirez and a three-run homer from David Ortiz. Ramirez has been as good as advertised offensively...
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Ex-Olympian Bruce Jenner: ‘For All Intents And Purposes, I Am A Woman’ (Video)

Bruce Jenner, who won a gold medal in the 1976 Olympic men’s decathlon, revealed to ABC News’ Diane Sawyer that he is in fact a transgender woman. “For all intents and purposes, I’m a woman,” Jenner said in an interview that aired Friday night. “People look at me differently. They see you as this macho male, but my heart and my soul and everything that I do in life,...
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Rangers Eliminate Penguins, Advance To Round 2 With OT Win In Game 5

NEW YORK — The New York Rangers used Carl Hagelin’s overtime goal and spectacular goaltending by Henrik Lundqvist for a 2-1 victory over Pittsburgh on Friday night to advance in the Eastern Conference playoffs. Hagelin skated out from behind the net and put a wrist shot on the short side behind Marc-Andre Fleury, who was equally as brilliant as Lundqvist. Hagelin’s teammates...
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Red Sox Wrap: Three Home Runs Power Boston’s Offense In 7-5 Win Over Orioles

The Boston Red Sox moved into a first-place tie with the New York Yankees following their 7-5 road win over the Baltimore Orioles on Friday night. The Sox are now 3-2 against the Orioles this season and 6-4 away from Fenway Park. Here’s a recap of Boston’s win. GAME IN A WORD Power. The Red Sox scored all seven of their runs via the long ball. David Ortiz and Brock Holt each...
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President Obama Wanted Bill Belichick In Hoodie For White House Visit (Video)

President Obama evidently was thinking what we all were Thursday: I hope Bill Belichick rocks a hoodie to the White House. A behind-the-scenes video, released by the White House, revealed a conversation between the Commander in Chief and the New England Patriots coach, in which Obama jokingly expressed disappointment in Belichick’s choice of a suit over his infamous game-day attire...
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Jerry Remy: Rick Porcello Must Find Sinkerball, ‘Keep Infielders Busy’ (Video)

Rick Porcello is looking for a bounce-back performance Friday night against the Baltimore Orioles. The right-hander got knocked around pretty good in his last start that also came against the O’s, giving up eight runs on 12 hits in the Red Sox’s 8-3 loss. Porcello gave up two long home runs in the loss, which is uncharacteristic for the ground-ball pitcher, who hasn’t allowed more...
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Reports: Angels Near Trade That Would Return Josh Hamilton To Rangers

The Josh Hamilton saga could end soon for the Los Angeles Angels. The Angels are close to trading the troubled 33-year-old outfielder back to the Texas Rangers, MLB.com’s T.R. Sullivan first reported Friday. Multiple outlets quickly confirmed the news, with Fox Sports’ Jon Morosi reporting the teams are discussing players and money, not a straight Hamilton...
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Tom Brady Buys Apple Watch Day After Missing White House Visit (Photo)

Tom Brady couldn’t make it to the White House, but he could make it to the Apple store. The New England Patriots quarterback missed out on his team being honored by President Barack Obama on Thursday because of a prior family commitment. But it was apparently just a one-day commitment as Brady was spotted at an Apple store in New York City buying an Apple watch. Looks like Tom...
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Rusney Castillo Could Return To Pawtucket Red Sox Lineup Next Week

Rusney Castillo’s 2015 season got off to a rocky start when he suffered a right shoulder injury nearly two weeks ago. Castillo is progressing in his recovery, and Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell told reporters in Baltimore on Friday that Castillo could return to minor league action soon. Rusney Castillo (on minor league DL) could DH for Pawtucket on Wednesday.— Pete Abraham...
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John Farrell Finding Spot In Lineup For Brock Holt Because Of His ‘Presence’

Brock Holt will get another chance to flash some leather at shortstop Friday night against the Baltimore Orioles. The utility man has done it all for the Boston Red Sox, manning seemingly every position on the diamond at one point or another, and producing stellar results in the process. Holt shined at shortstop while filling in for Xander Bogaerts on Tuesday night, and manager John...
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New Oilers GM Peter Chiarelli: ‘You Can’t Be Afraid To Make Trades’

The Edmonton Oilers hired Peter Chiarelli as their next president of hockey operations and general manager on Friday. Chiarelli’s task will be to help the Oilers end their nine-season playoff drought — the longest active streak in the NHL — and build a roster capable of winning the franchise’s first championship since 1989-90. Edmonton has several needs, specifically a top...
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NESN Employees Run Their First Boston Marathon, Raise Money For Charity

Three NESN employees — Jackie Crain, Pat Gamere and Sara Giannandrea — ran the 2015 Boston Marathon, raising money for charity while tackling the 26.2-mile course for the first time. Watch the video above to hear about their experiences. Thumbnail image via Winslow Townson/USA TODAY Sports ImagesFiled under: Boston Marathon, NESN Connects, Top Stories
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Bob Nicholson: Bruins, Oilers Discussing Possible Draft Pick Compensation For Peter Chiarelli

Peter Chiarelli was introduced by the Edmonton Oilers on Friday as their new president of hockey operations and general manager. Chiarelli was relieved of his general manager duties with the Boston Bruins on April 15 after spending the previous nine seasons with the Original Six club. It’s possible that the Bruins could receive draft pick compensation from the Oilers as a result...
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Business and Baseball: How Jack And Suzy Welch Developed ‘The Real-Life MBA’

There’s nothing easy about the book-writing process, but it’s certainly a rewarding experience, according to Jack Welch. The former General Electric chairman and CEO discussed how he and his wife, Suzy Welch, came up with and co-wrote “The Real Life MBA: Business and Baseball,” during an event Wednesday that also featured Boston Red Sox owner John Henry. With the two of...
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UFC 186: Demetrious Johnson-Kyoji Horiguchi Official Weigh-In Results

UFC 186 is headlined by the UFC flyweight title fight between Demetrious Johnson and Kyoji Horiguchi and the light heavyweight bout between Quinton “Rampage” Jackson and Fabio Maldonado. The event airs live on pay-per-view from Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada at 10 p.m. ET. Four prelim bouts will air live on FOX Sports 1 at 8 p.m. ET. The event’s first three prelims...
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Patriots Issue New Jersey Numbers: Bradley Fletcher Takes Darrelle Revis’ No. 24

There’s a new No. 24 in town. The New England Patriots issued jersey numbers for new players Friday, with one choice standing out from the rest. Veteran cornerback Bradley Fletcher, who spent his first six seasons with the St. Louis Rams and Philadelphia Eagles, will sport No. 24 with the Pats. This number, of course, was worn by Darrelle Revis during his one season with New England...
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‘Outside The Lines’ Confronts Floyd Mayweather About History Of Domestic Violence

The only date that matters to Floyd Mayweather is May 2. But as the boxer looks ahead to the future, and in turn the biggest fight of the century, ESPN’s “Outside The Lines” took the opportunity to highlight another aspect of the bout: Mayweather’s long history of domestic violence. As the highly-anticipated fight against Manny Pacquiao approaches, “OTL” dedicated a...
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Xander Bogaerts Sits; Brock Holt Starts As Red Sox Open Series With Orioles

Xander Bogaerts had a nice game Thursday night, as the Boston Red Sox shortstop collected a hit and a walk in a loss to the Tampa Bay Rays. Despite that, Bogaerts will sit when Boston opens a three-game series with Baltimore Orioles on Friday night. The reason for Bogaerts’ night off might have something to do with the man on the mound Friday night for the O’s. Miguel Gonzalez...
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UFC 186 Johnson vs. Horiguchi: Live Weigh-In Results (Video)

UFC 186 heads to Montreal this week. UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson will defend his title against Kyoji Horiguchi in the main event of the night on Saturday, but before the bout gets underway, you can watch a live video stream of the weigh-ins Friday afternoon. The first fighter is expected to step up to the scale at 4 p.m. ET. Check out the weigh-ins in the video below...
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Peter Chiarelli Named Oilers President Of Hockey Operations, General Manager

Peter Chiarelli was fired as general manager of the Boston Bruins on April 15, and it took him nine days to find a new job. The Edmonton Oilers announced at a press conference Friday that they have hired Chiarelli to become their President of Hockey Operations and general manager. Chiarelli is a good fit for Edmonton, a team with a roster featuring an abundance of talented young...
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Gary Bettman Doesn’t Think Jets’ Fans ‘Katy Perry’ Chant Was Sexist

NEW YORK — NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman doesn’t believe Winnipeg Jets fans were being “sexist in the slightest” by comparing Anaheim Ducks forward Corey Perry to pop singer Katy Perry. Bettman likens the chants to goalies being called “sieves.” The commissioner was in Winnipeg on Monday for the chants during Game 3 of the first-round playoff series. When reminded that...
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Report: Gronk dating former Patriots cheerleader

Everyone stop what you’re doing: Rob Gronkowski has a girlfriend. The New England Patriots tight end sparked some relationship rumors back in February when he was spotted hanging with Sports Illustrated swimsuit model Marisa Hunter. Then there was that whole thing where he smoothly asked a Florida reporter about her Valentine’s Day plans mid-interview. But neither of those...
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Brian Urlacher Waiting On NFL To Discipline Patriots For DeflateGate (Video)

Brian Urlacher sounds confused. TMZ Sports caught up with the former Chicago Bears linebacker and FOX NFL reporter Jay Glazer on Thursday night, and the reporter asked Urlacher about Tom Brady’s decision to skip the New England Patriots’ White House visit. Urlacher tiptoed around that one — kind of like Brady did around him a few years back — but when Urlacher was asked about...
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