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NBA Playoffs Schedule: Pacers, Thunder Among Teams In Action Saturday

The NBA season concluded Wednesday for 14 of the league’s 32 teams, leaving the final 16 to battle it out for basketball’s ultimate prize. Four of the first round series (Pacers-Hawks, Raptors-Nets, Thunder-Grizzlies and Clippers-Warriors) will get underway this Saturday, April 19, with the remaining four beginning the following day. Check out the full first-round schedule below...
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Red Sox Finally Show Championship Fight In Lengthy Battle With White Sox

Teams typically look to create their own identity. But sometimes, preserving the status quo is a good thing. Take the Boston Red Sox, for example. The 2013 Red Sox played 178 games between the regular season and playoffs, and they didn’t lose more than three games in a row at any point. The 2014 Red Sox played just their 15th game Wednesday, and they already were on the verge of...
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Jackie Bradley Jr. Rips Game-Winning Double For Red Sox In 14th (Video)

Boston Red Sox outfielder Jackie Bradley Jr. was ready to go home. The Red Sox and White Sox battled for more than five hours Wednesday, but Bradley made sure his team emerged victorious by lining a two-run double into the right field corner off infielder Leury Garcia with two outs in the 14th inning. The Red Sox snapped a three-game losing streak with a 6-4 win at U.S. Cellular...
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Rajon Rondo, Brad Stevens Salute Fans; Impressions From Celtics’ Loss To Wizards

BOSTON — Jared Sullinger saluted the crowd, promising the Boston Celtics would “come back better next year.” A highlight video honored the fans, and another brought the crowd at TD Garden to its feet with a tribute to victims and survivors of the Boston Marathon bombing. It was a night of brutal, unadulterated honesty. The Celtics were saying, hey, we weren’t very good this...
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Brandon Bass, ‘As Good A Pro As (Celtics) Have,’ Wins Red Auerbach Award

BOSTON — Nervous. Grateful. Appreciative. Surprised. Brandon Bass was a lot of things when he heard his name announced before tip-off of Wednesday’s season finale against the Washington Wizard, but downright shocked might have been the biggest. In his third season with his fourth team in his nine-year career, Bass had never stayed anywhere long enough to truly be embraced by...
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Dale Weise, Brandon Sutter Give Canadiens, Penguins Game 1 Wins (Video)

The first night of the 2014 Stanley Cup playoffs provided all the drama and intensity you would expect. The Montreal Canadiens and Tampa Bay Lightning started the party with Game 1 of their first-round series Wedesnday in Florida, and every fan — even those taking selfies — got their money’s worth. The two teams combined for nine goals in nearly 80 minutes of hockey. Montreal...
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Boston Celtics’ Draft Lottery Odds Stand At Better Than 1-In-10 Shot At No. 1 Pick

They say you have a better chance of getting struck by lightning — twice — than hitting the lottery. In that case, the Boston Celtics might want to avoid walking around outside with any tall metal objects because their odds of winning the lottery are better than one in 10. The Celtics will have a 10.3-percent chance at winning the No. 1 overall pick and a 33.4-percent chance...
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Family Of Bomb Hoax Suspect Kevin Edson Releases Apologetic Statement

The family of Kevin Edson, the 25-year-old Wakefield, Mass. man who allegedly left two backpacks with pressure cookers full of confetti at the Boston Marathon finish line Tuesday, released a statement on Wednesday apologizing for his actions. “Our family is so sorry and emotionally overwhelmed by the events at the finish line of the Boston Marathon yesterday,” the statement...
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‘Behind the B’ To Continue Throughout Bruins’ Stanley Cup Playoff Run

BOSTON — The Bruins announced that the team will continue to release episodes of “Behind the B,” presented by Alex and Ani, throughout the team’s 2014 Stanley Cup playoff run. There will be one episode for each round the Bruins play in, with air dates and times on NESN confirmed once the respective series concludes. Each episode will be narrated by actor and Worcester, Mass...
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Warriors’ Klay Thompson Calls Out Blake Griffin For Flopping

Los Angeles Clippers superstar forward Blake Griffin is one of the most electrifying players in the NBA with his highlight-reel dunks and amazing athleticism. He’s got a pretty impressive skill set, but Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson doesn’t seem too impressed. He added another layer to the rapidly growing Clippers-Warriors rivalry during a Wednesday radio appearance...
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Jim Kelly Gets A Break From Cancer Treatment To Go Home For Easter

Although Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly still has a ways to go in his treatment for sinus cancer, he’ll at least get to spend Easter with his family. Kelly’s brother Dan told The Associated Press Wednesday that as long as there are no setbacks, Kelly plans to travel home to suburban Buffalo on Friday and return to New York City, where he’s receiving treatment at the...
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President Obama Delivers Message To Marathon Victims In ESPN Documentary (Video)

In Tuesday night’s “E:60″ special on ESPN called “Dream On: Stories From Boston’s Strongest,” President Barack Obama delivered a message to those affected by the Boston Marathon bombing. “We will never forget what happened on that spring day one year ago, but what we’ll always remember is the promise of four lives cut short, the courage of our first responders,...
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Red Sox’s Mike Napoli Day-to-Day With Finger Injury (Video)

Boston Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli dislocated a finger while sliding into second base during the ninth inning of Tuesday night’s game against the Chicago White Sox. Fortunately for Napoli and the Red Sox, Napoli’s finger isn’t broken and none of his ligaments tore. He’s listed as day-to-day with a dislocated finger. Check out the video above to watch Napoli discuss...
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Clay Buchholz Takes The Mound For Red Sox Against White Sox (Video)

Boston Red Sox pitcher Clay Buchholz will make his third start of the 2014 season on Wednesday night against the Chicago White Sox as he searches for his first win. The veteran right-hander pitched well in his second start against the New York Yankees, giving up just two earned runs through six innings, but he didn’t get much run support. Check out the video above for NESN’s...
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Lightning-Canadiens Fight Gives Fan Perfect Opportunity For Selfie (GIF)

A Tampa Bay Lightning fan sitting in the first few rows at Wednesday night’s Game 1 against the Montreal Canadiens saw a perfect opportunity for a selfie photo and took advantage of the situation. During the second period, the Lightning and Canadiens engaged in a scrum along the boards, and without hesitation, a fan got up out of his seat, turned around and snapped a photo. It’s...
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DeSean Jackson Owes Former Agent $516K In Unpaid Loans And Fees

It seems as though bad news has been following Washington Redskins wide receiver DeSean Jackson lately. An NFL Players Association arbitrator ruled Wednesday that Jackson owes his former agent Drew Rosenhaus $516,415 in unpaid loans and agent fees. Rand Getlin of Yahoo! Sports reported that Rosenhaus had originally been seeking $777,793 “for loans, interest, credit card charges...
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Yankees Owner Hal Steinbrenner: New York Not Eyeing Stephen Drew

The New York Yankees aren’t ready to make any knee-jerk reactions in light of some recent infield injuries. The Yankees’ infield is banged up, but owner Hal Steinbrenner suggested Tuesday that New York won’t sign free-agent shortstop Stephen Drew any time soon. “I’m pretty content with our infield right now,” Steinbrenner told reporters Tuesday in New York. “I think...
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New York Knicks Sign Lamar Odom For The Remainder Of The Season

The New York Knicks announced Wednesday that they have officially signed free agent forward Lamar Odom. April 16-NY Knicks President Phil Jackson announced that the team has signed forward Lamar Odom for the remainder of the season.—   (@NY_KnicksPR) April 16, 2014 Though the remainder of the Knicks’ season is limited to Wednesday’s game against the Toronto Raptors at Madison...
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MLS Unveils Atlanta Expansion Franchise, To Begin Play In 2017

ATLANTA — Major League Soccer announced its newest team Wednesday, unveiling an expansion team for Atlanta that will begin play in 2017 at the city’s new retractable roof stadium. The team will be owned by Arthur Blank, who also owns the NFL’s Atlanta Falcons. He donned a traditional soccer scarf and was serenaded by a burgeoning fan group that calls itself “Terminus Legion...
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Tomas Plekanec Fakes Out Radko Gudas, Scores Pretty Goal (GIF)

Tomas Plekanec is one of the NHL’s most underrated players, and in Wednesday night’s Game 1 against the Tampa Bay Lightning, the Montreal Canadiens’ center scored an amazing goal. As Plekanec entered the attacking zone, he faked a slap shot and got Lightning defenseman Radko Gudas to fall for it and embarrassingly tumble to the ice. The Canadiens forward skated toward the...
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Red Sox Injury Updates: Mike Napoli’s Finger ‘Feeling Better And Better’

It’s been a painful start to the season for the Boston Red Sox. The Red Sox not only enter Wednesday’s game against the Chicago White Sox with a 5-9 record, but Boston also is dealing with several injuries that have forced manager John Farrell to continuously shuffle his lineup. Below are some injury-related notes prior to Wednesday’s game at U.S. Cellular Field. -Dustin Pedroia...
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Rajon Rondo Honors Boston Marathon Bombing Victims With Sneakers (Photo)

BOSTON — A sore hamstring held Rajon Rondo out of the Celtics’ season finale on Wednesday, but no injury could keep the captain from acknowledging the anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings. Rondo lounged around the home locker room at TD Garden before the game wearing special Anta sneakers commemorating the April 15, 2013 terrorist attack. The sneakers, in marathon blue...
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Hockey Night In Canada Unveils Epic 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs Opening Montage (Video)

Hockey Night In Canada’s montages before NHL games are absolutely brilliant. With that said, CBC’s opening and closing montages for the Stanley Cup playoffs are even better. The 2014 playoffs began Wednesday night, and CBC’s Tim Thompson unveiled his latest masterpiece with this season’s opening montage before the Tampa Bay Lightning and Montreal Canadiens played Game 1 of...
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Texans’ J.J. Watt Posts Video To Prove He’s Pals With A Young Fan

J.J. Watt may have made one of his fans the coolest kid at his school. A fan named Trey apparently couldn’t convince his classmates that he was friends with the Texans’ star defensive end, so Watt changed that with a video on his personal Instagram. In the video, Watt catches a touchdown pass from Trey. “I’m J.J. Watt, this is my buddy Trey,” Watt says in the video, first...
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NHL Award Voters Differ On Norris Trophy; Zdeno Chara Among Top Candidates

It’s time to vote. The members of the Professional Hockey Writers Association (PHWA) had until Wednesday evening  to submit their ballots for the 2014 NHL awards. The PHWA votes on the Hart Trophy (MVP), Frank J. Selke Trophy (best defensive forward), Calder Trophy (best rookie), James Norris Trophy (best all-around defenseman) and the Lady Byng Trophy (most gentlemanly). The...
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