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The Philadelphia Phillies still aren’t blinking.
One major league general manager who recently inquired about Phillies ace Cole Hamels told The Boston Globe’s Nick Cafardo that Philadelphia’s asking price for the left-hander still hasn’t dropped despite him struggling in two of his three starts so far this season....
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BOSTON — Shane Victorino raised his arms in triumph Sunday morning at Fenway Park.
Victorino, a late scratch Saturday because of rib soreness, was penciled into the Boston Red Sox’s starting lineup against the Baltimore Orioles, much to the veteran outfielder’s delight.
“He swung in the cage during the game (Saturday...
LONDON — Aston Villa came from behind to beat Liverpool 2-1 in the semifinals of the FA Cup on Sunday to clinch a title match next month against Arsenal.
Though fighting to stay up in the Premier League, Villa was superior for most of the game at Wembley Stadium against a team that still has aspirations of qualifying for the Champions League.
Dustin Pedroia is taking a breather.
The Boston Red Sox second baseman will sit as the team takes on the Baltimore Orioles on Sunday for Game 3 of their four-game series. Pedroia had a rough day in Boston’s 4-1 loss Saturday, going 0-for-4 with two strikeouts while leaving five men on base.
It’s perfect timing for a routine day off, though, as a red...
There’s nothing better than a little Sunday afternoon baseball. Fantasy baseball, that is.
DraftKings offers one-day fantasy baseball games, allowing users to set a new lineup every day for the chance to win tons of cash prizes. This year, DraftKings has partnered with NESN to give fans a unique opportunity: Compete against Tom Caron in the sport he knows best — with Boston Red...
The past few months have been a whirlwind for Josh Hamilton.
The Los Angeles Angels slugger suffered a relapse with drugs in February, which has led to a battle with the club’s front office and apparently a divorce from his wife, Katie. Now, the outfielder seems to be starting fresh, as his $16.5 million home in Orange County, Calif., is on the market.
The 10,850-square-foot Newport...
NEWARK, N.J. — Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza may currently be the number one middleweight contender after his Saturday co-main event win over Chris Camozzi, but come Monday, when the updated rankings are revealed, the man in line for a shot at the 185-pound belt may very well be Luke Rockhold, who dominated Lyoto Machida in the main event at Prudential Center before submitting him...
Selling hot dogs at Fenway Park isn’t as easy as it sounds.
Billy Costa and Jenny Johnson found out the hard way, as the two “Dining Playbook” hosts took to the aisles at a Boston Red Sox home game to try their hand at hot dog hawking. See how they fared in the video above.Filed under: Dining Playbook, NESN Video
You might know Sarah Davis from bringing you the latest sports news on “NESN Live.” But she’s also quite the chef.
On this week’s episode of “Dining Playbook,” Davis teamed up with Jenny Johnson to make a delicious caramelized onion tart with asparagus. Check it out in the video above.Filed under: Dining Playbook, Review
Dining Playbook’s nonprofit of the month is “Haymakers for Hope.” Amateur boxers are trained months in advance to compete against each other in a boxing match to raise money for cancer research. This year’s event is on May 14 at the House of Blues in Boston.
*For more information, or to buy tickets go to haymakersforhope.org
Thumbnail photo via Facebook/Haymakers for HopeFiled...
Everyone loves a good burger.
Fortunately, there are plenty of great places to grab a high-quality burger in Boston. Among the best? JM Curley, Boston Chops and Bristol Lounge at Boston’s Four Seasons Hotel. See what separates these three from the meat of the pack in the video above.
*Information can be found at jmcurleyboston.com, bostonchops.com and fourseasons.com.
In this week’s edition of the new segment, “J-Tox,” Billy and Jenny try a new craze that’s sweeping the nation: Matcha Tea. This special green tea is ground into a fine powder that has ten times as many antioxidants as regularly brewed tea.
Check it out in the video above.Filed under: Dining Playbook, J-Tox, NESN Video
Serafina is well-known in New York as a popular Italian restaurant chain, and now it’s coming to Boston. Check out all this new dining destination has to offer in the video above.
*Information can be found at serafinaboston.com
Thumbnail photo via Facebook/Serafina BostonFiled under: Dining Playbook, Review
The Boston Red Sox are back in town, which only means one thing: It’s baseball season.
To get into the spirit of things, Billy Costa and Jenny Johnson went to Cask ‘N Flagon on Landsdowne Street outside Fenway Park to take in the sights and sounds and enjoy some delicious food in the process.
Check it out in the video above.
*Information can be found at casknflagon.comFiled under...
LAS VEGAS — Los Angeles Kings center Jarret Stoll has been released from jail after his arrest for suspected cocaine possession at a Las Vegas resort.
Stoll was released on $5,000 bond from the Clark County Detention Center on Friday night, KSNV-TV of Las Vegas reported. He is accused of possession of controlled substances, including cocaine and Ecstasy...
Tim Murray has the chance to draft a once-in-a-generation player. Unfortunately, that player is not Connor McDavid.
The Buffalo Sabres general manager has raved about McDavid in recent weeks, even admitting that he “thinks too much” about the Erie Otters star and projected No. 1 overall pick.
With the NHL’s worst record this season, Buffalo entered Saturday night’s...
BOSTON — Brock Holt’s best asset is versatility. He’s able to play nearly every position and is capable of hitting in several different spots in the batting order for the Red Sox.
Not playing every day can negatively affect players, specifically at the plate. So far this season, Holt has been unaffected and he proved it again during Saturday’s 4-1 loss to the Baltimore Orioles...
BOSTON — Red Sox starter Clay Buchholz began Saturday afternoon’s start against the Baltimore Orioles in fine fashion.
He gave up just two hits, zero runs, no walks and struck out four through the first three innings.
The Orioles opened the scoring in the fourth inning with two runs on five hits. After taking a 2-0 lead, an Everth Cabrera single loaded the bases for Baltimore...
Calling Brock Holt a Swiss Army Knife might be an understatement at this point.
The Boston Red Sox utility man is well known for his ability to fill in at any position and provide solid production. This season, though, Holt is taking his versatility to a whole different level.
Mookie Betts got the day off Saturday, leaving Holt to take over in center field...
The Edmonton Oilers will select first overall for the fourth time in the last six years after winning the 2015 NHL Draft Lottery.
2010 - Hall 1st
2011 - Nugent Hopkins 1st
2012 - Yakupov 1st
2013 - Nurse 7th
2014 - Draisaitl 3rd
2015 - McDavid 1st— Tim Wharnsby (@TimWharnsby) April 19, 2015
The Buffalo Sabres will pick second after finishing in 30th place this season...
It’s America’s two favorite pastimes: baseball and beer. On Saturday, one Chicago Cubs fan combined those things in the best way possible.
During Chicago’s matchup with the San Diego Padres at Wrigley Field, a foul ball off the bat of Padres hitter Yonder Alonso somehow found its way into a young woman’s beer. If that wasn’t awesome enough, she proceeded raise her cup in...
WALTHAM, Mass. — As the Boston Celtics prepare for their first-round playoff matchup with the Cleveland Cavaliers, they have stressed the importance of staying within themselves and sticking to their system.
Against an opponent like Cleveland that owns such a considerable advantage in talent, Celtics coach Brad Stevens said his squad simply needs to focus on what it does well...
BOSTON — The Red Sox lost 4-1 to the Baltimore Orioles on Saturday afternoon at Fenway Park.
Boston’s offense struggled with seven hits and a season-low one run scored. The No. 4 through No. 9 spots in the Sox lineup combined for just one hit and six strikeouts.
The loss drops the Red Sox to 7-4 on the season, but they remain one game ahead of the Tampa Bay Rays for first place...
Pete Rose is getting back into baseball. This time, though, he’ll be behind a television camera.
Major League Baseball’s all-time hit leader has signed on with FOX to serve as a guest analyst on FOX and FOX Sports 1’s pregame shows. He’ll also make guest appearances on other FOX Sports shows such as “America’s Pregame” and “FOX Sports Live.”
Celtics beat writer Zack Cox was joined by Jared Weiss of CLNS Radio on Friday to preview Boston’s opening-round playoff series against the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Click the player above to hear what they had to say.
Thumbnail photo via David Butler II/USA TODAY Sports ImagesFiled under: Boston Celtics, NESN Staff, Top Stories