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Mike Napoli Shatters Bat On Impressive Home Run For Red Sox (Video)

Mike Napoli reminded everyone Monday he’s as strong as an ox. Napoli shattered his bat while launching a home run in the fourth inning of the Boston Red Sox’s spring training game against the Minnesota Twins at JetBlue Park. Only the handle remained in Napoli’s hand, yet it didn’t prevent the ball from landing atop the Green Monster replica in left field. The home run was...
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Keegan Bradley ‘Blown Away’ By Tom Brady’s Basketball, Golf Skills

Dear Tom Brady: Save some athleticism for the rest of us. We all know what the New England Patriots quarterback can do on the football field. But judging by Brady’s, well, lack of world-class speed, you wouldn’t think he’d excel off the gridiron. That’s what Keegan Bradley thought, until he got a glimpse of the 37-year-old in action. Bradley was...
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Gerald Wallace Turns Back Clock, Soars For Alley-Oop In Charlotte (Video)

Gerald Wallace has still got it. The elder statesman of the Boston Celtics’ locker room doesn’t see a whole lot of playing time nowadays, but he looked like Gerald Wallace circa 2007 Monday night in Charlotte. Playing against his former team, the veteran forward skied over the Hornets’ Marvin Williams to slam home an alley-oop off a feed from Avery Bradley. This...
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Koji Uehara: ‘I Don’t Know When I’ll Be Back’ From Injury With Red Sox

This embed is invalid" /> Koji Uehara’s status doesn’t appear to be improving. Uehara, who has been battling a hamstring injury at Boston Red Sox spring training, said Monday after throwing a bullpen session that he again felt soreness in the same area. The closer is likely to begin the season on the disabled list and there is no clear timetable...
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Shane Victorino Compliments Mookie Betts On ‘Red Sox All Access’ (Video)

The Flyin’ Hawaiian is ready to soar, and he has company. After playing just 30 games in 2014, Boston Red Sox outfielder Shane Victorino is healthy and hoping to make his mark in 2015. He’s not the only outfielder champing at the bit, however, as 22-year-old Mookie Betts has impressed so far in Red Sox spring training. NESN’s new show, “Red Sox All-Access,” went behind...
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Christian Vazquez’s Elbow Injury Likely To Hurt Red Sox In Several Ways

This embed is invalid" /> No matter how you slice it, Christian Vazquez’s injury stinks for the Boston Red Sox. It’s unclear whether Vazquez will miss the entire season, though an appointment with Dr. James Andrews always is an ominous sign. It’s crystal clear, however, that the 24-year-old’s sprained right elbow is a crushing blow with Opening...
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PHOTO: Minor league team to wear Jabba the Hutt jerseys

A minor league baseball team having a Star Wars-themed night: Not new. A minor league team wearing Jabba the Hutt jerseys: Definitely new. We’ve seen our fair share of squads pay homage to the epic space franchise, and they haven’t just stuck to the Jedis. A pair of Arizona Diamondbacks announcers dressed up as storm troopers last season, for example, and the Boston Red Sox’s...
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Dani Alves Sings Instead Of Answering Question About PSG Rumors (Video)

Brazilian television reporters Xavi Riera and Josep Soldier thought they’d score an exclusive with Dani Alves’ by crashing his low-key arrival at an airport, but the Barcelona and Brazil fullback showed them who actually controls the story. Alves refused to answer reporters questions about a rumored free agent move from Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain on Monday. Instead, he...
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Javier ‘Chicharito’ Hernandez Hits ‘Rock Bottom’ During Real Madrid Loan Spell

Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez has seen better days in his club soccer career. Hernandez aired his displeasure with life at Real Madrid publicly Monday, saying his confidence at the Spanish giant is at “rock bottom,” according to FOX Sports. Hernandez joined Real Madrid on loan from Manchester United last summer but he only has played sparingly...
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Red Sox’s Matt Barnes Shut Down At Spring Training With Food Poisoning

This embed is invalid" /> Matt Barnes has suffered a setback in his bid to earn a spot in the Boston Red Sox’s bullpen. Barnes, who has been impressive this spring, was shut down Monday because of food poisoning, according to Red Sox manager John Farrell. The 24-year-old right-hander will resume throwing whenever he overcomes the illness. The Red...
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Lions LB DeAndre Levy takes ride on top of a moving plane

  Cliff diving was so two days ago.   If you’ll recall, quarterback Tom Brady gave New England Patriots fans a minor heart attack this weekend by taking a rather dangerous plunge off a rock cliff in Costa Rica. Apparently DeAndre Levy got wind of the QB’s bold exploits, because the Detroit Lions linebacker posted a couple photos to Instagram on Sunday that made...
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Blake Swihart Likely To Start In Minors Despite Christian Vazquez’s Injury

This embed is invalid" /> The Boston Red Sox aren’t going to make a knee-jerk reaction. Red Sox manager John Farrell indicated Monday that top catching prospect Blake Swihart likely will begin the season at Triple-A Pawtucket despite fellow backstop Christian Vazquez landing on the 60-day disabled list with a right elbow sprain. According to Farrell...
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Celtics Could Join List Of Worst NBA Playoff Teams Of Last 15 Years (Photos)

If you’ve been paying any attention at all to the NBA this season, you know that the Eastern Conference isn’t particularly good. The conference almost certainly will send two sub-.500 teams to the playoffs, and it could send as many as three if the Milwaukee Bucks don’t find a way to stop their slide over these final three weeks. The Bucks, Miami Heat, Brooklyn Nets, Boston...
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Kris Bryant Reassigned To Cubs Minor League Camp In Controversial Move

This embed is invalid" /> MESA, Ariz. — Third baseman Kris Bryant has been reassigned to the Chicago Cubs’ minor league camp despite hitting .425 in spring training with nine homers and 15 RBIs in 40 at-bats. If Bryant spends 12 or more days in the minor leagues, Chicago would delay him from becoming eligible for free agency until after the 2021...
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Aaron Hernandez’s Fiancée: I Removed Box From Basement At His Request

FALL RIVER, Mass. — The fiancée of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez testified in his murder trial Monday that she removed a box from their basement at his request the day after the slaying. Shayanna Jenkins testified for a second day after being called to the stand by prosecutors. Jenkins, 25, is Hernandez’s high school sweetheart...
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David Beckham Fit, James Corden Not In Fake Underwear Commercial (Video)

David Beckham finally has found his sidekick in the pitchman game: James Corden. Beckham and “Late Late Show” host James Corden released a new, spoof underwear commercial Sunday night ahead of the retired soccer star’s appearance on the show Monday. Beckham and Corden’s figures contrast starkly to say the least, but they pull off the buddy ad for imaginary underwear line...
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Watch Boston Celtics-Charlotte Hornets Game Online (Live Stream)

The Boston Celtics will look to climb back into playoff position Monday when they visit the Charlotte Hornets. Tipoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. ET, and NBC Sports Live Extra is streaming the game online and through its app for Xfinity and Time Warner Cable customers. You can watch it by clicking the photo below. Photo via Benny Sieu/USA TODAY Sports ImagesFiled under: Live Stream, NESN Staff
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Matt Chatham: NFL Wasted Year By Delaying Study On Goal-Line Cameras

Roger Goodell is late again. After a year of turmoil that saw the NFL commissioner infamously only make the tough decisions once public outcry grew loud enough, Goodell is taking the same lackadaisical approach to an in-game issue: fixed goal-line and boundary cameras. This is an old issue that Goodell & Co. are somehow only now addressing, according...
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Boston Bruins 2015 Stanley Cup Playoff Tickets Available For Sale Friday

The Boston Bruins announced Monday that individual tickets and single-game suite rentals for the club’s three home playoff games of the first round of the 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs will go on sale at 11 a.m. ET on Friday, April 3. Individual tickets will be available for purchase at the TD Garden Box Office, on bostonbruins.com, on the Bruins mobile app...
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Patriots Offensive Draft Needs Include Speedy Wide Receiver, Guard

The New England Patriots’ draft needs are coming into focus with free agency slowing to a halt. The Patriots certainly lost more than they gained in free agency, which will help earn them some compensatory draft picks next offseason, but it won’t help them win games in 2015. The Patriots will need to re-stock their roster through the NFL draft, which is exactly one month away...
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Report: Patriots Hosting Linebacker Rolando McClain On Free-Agent Visit

The New England Patriots aren’t finished in free agency just yet. The Patriots are hosting linebacker Rolando McClain on a free-agent visit Monday, ESPN’s Field Yates and Todd Archer reported. The 25-year-old 2010 Top 10 pick started 12 games for the Dallas Cowboys last season at middle linebacker, recording 81 tackles, two interceptions, a sack and a forced fumble. He was named...
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Jordan Henderson: I Want To Stay At Liverpool For ‘Many Years’

Jordan Henderson won’t allow the pace of contract talks to cloud his future. Henderson said Sunday he loves playing for Liverpool and wants to remain at Anfield for many years, according the Liverpool Echo. Henderson and Liverpool are locked in negotiations over a new contract, and his original deal with the Reds set to expire after next season. While...
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Reports: Raheem Sterling Shelves LFC Contract Talks Until After 2014-15 Season

Raheem Sterling has reached a crossroads in his contract negotiations with Liverpool and taken a seat. Sterling has decided to put off further contract talks with Liverpool until the after the 2014-15 season, the Mail and Sky Sports reported Sunday, citing sources close to the player. Sources claim Sterling remains happy at Liverpool but has reservations...
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Browns GM Ray Farmer Suspended, Team Fined $250K For In-Game Texting

The NFL league office was busy Monday. In addition to disciplining the Atlanta Falcons, the league also addressed the Cleveland Browns matter. The NFL announced Monday that the Browns have been fined $250,000, and general manager Ray Farmer will be suspended for the first four games of the 2015 season. The disciplinary action is a result of multiple violations of an NFL rule prohibiting...
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Report: NFL To Research Bill Belichick’s Proposal To Add More Cameras

Bill Belichick’s proposal to add more cameras to the playing field wasn’t tabled for long. The league will begin researching and developing the proposal to add fixed cameras to all boundary lines Monday, NFL Media’s Albert Breer reported Saturday. The NFL previously blamed cost for not installing the cameras which would add improved angles to the instant replay system. Breer...
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