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Celtics Notes: Tyler Zeller Bests Roy Hibbert; Evan Turner Thriving

BOSTON — Roy Hibbert is a two-time All-Star, but the best big man on the court the last two times his Indiana Pacers have played the Boston Celtics has been Tyler Zeller. The Celtics center went a combined 16-of-19 from the floor over those two most recent contests, including an 8-for-9 showing Wednesday night that produced a team-high 19 points in a 100-87 win for Boston. ...
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Rob Gronkowski Takes Shots With Strangers, Continues Epic Offseason (Photo)

The Spring of Gronk rolls on. After the New England Patriots tight end was spotted twerking on stage at Ultra Music Festival in Miami, Fla., last Friday, it appears he hit the bars later that weekend (as if you were expecting anything else).  This embed is invalid" /> Yup, that’s Gronk taking shots with a bunch of random...
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Kelly Olynyk Gets Bruised, Buckets As Celtics Cruise Past Pacers

BOSTON — Kelly Olynyk looked like a man who had just spent seven games in the paint with Bill Laimbeer. The Celtics center walked through the locker room three times, from the trainer’s room, to and from the bathroom and then to his locker. The third time, he removed the ice pack he had pressed to his face to reveal a golf ball-sized shiner above his left eye — the aftereffects of...
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Report: Boston mayor furious over Olympics rumors

It might be a good thing Marty Walsh removed the gag order on Boston 2024 Olympics criticisms, because Boston’s mayor is angry.   The Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday afternoon that the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) may drop Boston as the U.S. bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics if public support doesn’t improve, citing “people familiar with the (USOC).” Walsh...
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Kelly Olynyk Might Have Revealed Dougie Hamilton’s Undisclosed Injury

BOSTON — Defenseman Dougie Hamilton has missed the Bruins’ last five games and could be out for the remainder of the B’s season. On Wednesday, Kelly Olynyk might have told the world why. The Boston Celtics big man played Wednesday night with a huge shiner above his left eye after taking an elbow to the face during pregame shootaround. When asked after the game whether he...
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Red Sox Enter Season As 2015 World Series Favorite In American League

After finishing the 2014 season in the American League East basement, the Boston Red Sox open the 2015 campaign leading all AL teams at 10-1 on the odds to win the World Series at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. The Red Sox struggled in 2014, finishing the season with just 71 wins and ending up 25 games back of the division-leading Baltimore Orioles...
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Nets Earn Last-Second Win Over Knicks, Lead Celtics In Playoff Race (Video)

Brook Lopez didn’t do the Boston Celtics any favors Wednesday night. The Brooklyn Nets were locked in a tight one against the lowly New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden, but the big man tipped in a rebound with two seconds left in regulation to help the Nets escape with a 100-98 win. This embed is invalid" /> Lopez’s heroics were particularly...
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Kelly Olynyk helps Celtics to win despite eye injury

BOSTON — Two de facto playoff games, two wins for the Celtics. Two days after earning a road victory over the Charlotte Hornets, Boston dispatched the Indiana Pacers 100-87 Wednesday at TD Garden. The Pacers cut the Celtics’ 18-point advantage to six entering the fourth quarter, but that’s as close as the visitors would get. THE ONE-EYED BIG MAN Despite a pregame elbow...
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Facebook’s MLB Fan Map Shows Red Sox Loyalties In Utah, Alaska (Photo)

The reach of Red Sox Nation extends far beyond Boston’s city limits. And when we say far, we mean almost-5,000-miles far. Facebook revealed its annual MLB fandom map Wednesday, which color-codes each U.S. county based on which team’s official Facebook page generates the most likes from people who live in that region. As expected, most fan bases match up geographically, but the...
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Vince Neil’s Butchering Of National Anthem Might Be Worst Ever (Videos)

The national anthem was written as a battle song of memoriam. From the rocket’s red glare to the bombs bursting in air, Americans triumphed. That’s partially why it’s played at sporting events — sort of the predecessor to jock jams. And it works: No one can say they’ve never been moved, pumped up or otherwise emotionally riled by a rendition of the national anthem at some...
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Red Sox Notes: Clay Buchholz Says He’s ‘Night And Day’ Compared To 2014

This embed is invalid" /> Three spring training games against the Minnesota Twins separate the Boston Red Sox from the regular season. The Red Sox were in split-squad action Wednesday in Fort Myers, Fla. One Boston team played Minnesota to a 4-4 tie at Hammond Stadium, while the other suffered a 9-7 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays at JetBlue Park. Let’s...
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Wrigley Field Installs Massive Jumbotron, Still Doesn’t Have Bleachers (Photos)

Baseball purists, avert your eyes. We knew things would get ugly at Wrigley Field this offseason when the Chicago Cubs unveiled plans to give the old ballpark some major renovations. Things haven’t been going too well so far, but on Wednesday, pictures finally revealed some progress. Not an April fools joke, the Jumbotron is complete (via @DP3P0 ) #WrigleyField #WrigleyRenovations...
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Shavlik Randolph: Kelly Olynyk ‘Looked Like Rocky’ After Taking Shot To Eye

BOSTON — This is what Kelly Olynyk looked like when he walked onto the court for Wednesday night’s game: So yeah, in case you thought anyone was exaggerating. Bottom line, don't cross Shav. http://t.co/yIG6WUOwKI— Sean Grande (@SeanGrandePBP) April 01, 2015 The Celtics big man’s egg-sized lump — the aftereffects of a laceration that required four stitches to close —...
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Red Sox Fan Tumbles Onto JetBlue Park Field, Tips Cap To Crowd (Video)

One fan’s day ended with a tumble and a bow Wednesday. The fan in question reached for a foul ball in the seventh inning of the Boston Red Sox’s spring training game against the Toronto Blue Jays at JetBlue Park. He came up empty handed, rolled onto the field and proceeded to tip his hat before hopping back into the stands. The whole ordeal concluded with a one-way ticket to...
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A’s closer buying tickets to fill stands at LGBT Pride Night

  The Oakland A’s are hosting their first LGBT Pride Night this year, and not all season ticket holders want to go. Luckily, the girlfriend of A’s closer Sean Doolittle came up with the perfect solution.   Eireann Dolan, who has two moms who are diehard Oakland fans, wrote in a blog post last Friday that although she “was saddened to read some of the replies...
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John Axford’s 2-Year-Old Son Bitten By Rattlesnake, Might Lose Toe

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Colorado Rockies reliever John Axford’s 2-year-old son is improving following a rattlesnake bite. Jameson Axford remained hospitalized for an eighth straight day, but Axford said Wednesday his son was able to sleep through the night as he deals with pain. Doctors have saved his right foot, but there is fear one of his toes may need...
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13 U.S. senators call on FIFA to strip Russia of 2018 World Cup

  If a group of United States senators have their way, FIFA will shock the soccer world and move the next World Cup.   Robert Menendez and Ron Johnson led a group of 13 senators, who called on FIFA President Sepp Blatter to strip Russia of the hosting rights to the 2018 World Cup on Wednesday, according to Reuters. The senators’ letter cites Russia’s role in the...
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Christian Vazquez Of Red Sox To Undergo Tommy John Surgery On Elbow

This embed is invalid" /> Christian Vazquez’s 2015 season likely is over before it started. The Boston Red Sox announced Wednesday that Vazquez will undergo Tommy John surgery on his injured right elbow. Dr. James Andrews will perform the procedure Thursday in Pensacola, Fla. There’s no timetable at this point for Vazquez’s return, but recovery...
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Wisconsin Pulls Awesome T-Shirt From Store For Fear Of NCAA Violations (Photo)

Nigel Hayes and his Wisconsin teammates have become the talk of the NCAA Tournament ever since they became enraptured with a stenographer after their opening round win. So, a bookstore near campus decided to have some fun with the occasion by producing a fantastic shirt. Which normally would be fine, but this is the NCAA we’re talking about. Shirt...
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Brad Stevens dismisses Texas rumor

BOSTON — Brad Stevens put it in simple terms Wednesday: He will not be leaving the Celtics any time soon. Stevens’ name was mentioned Tuesday in connection with the vacant head-coaching position at the University of Texas, and the coach was asked about the rumor before Wednesday’s matchup with the Indiana Pacers at TD Garden. The question had barely left the reporter...
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Ben Cherington: Service Time Not A Factor In Blake Swihart Decision

This embed is invalid" /> The Boston Red Sox’s Blake Swihart situation is in no way similar to the Chicago Cubs’ Kris Bryant situation. The Cubs’ decision this week to reassign Bryant to minor league camp was controversial because the 23-year-old has been a beast this spring and his demotion seemingly is designed only to preserve another year...
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Lucas Leiva: I’m 100 Percent Healthy, Ready To Help Liverpool Finish Season Strongly

Lucas Leiva is desperate to make up for lost time, despite the fact Liverpool is running out of it. Lucas declared himself 100 percent fit and ready to contribute to Liverpool’s cause Wednesday, according to LiverpoolFC.com. A groin injury has sidelined Lucas since Feb. 7, but the Brazilian midfielder says he is ready to play the full 90 minutes in Saturday’s...
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Brady Quinn: Jameis Winston Improves Footwork, Shows Off Arm At Pro Day

Jameis Winston proved during his pro day Tuesday that he’s the most NFL-ready quarterback in the upcoming draft. While he’s not perfect, the Florida State product already is improving on some of his weaknesses from college. His footwork is better, and the fact that he’s no longer pitching has improved his throwing motions. And as former NFL quarterback...
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Geno Auriemma: Men’s College Basketball Is A ‘Joke,’ ‘Behind The Times’

Geno Auriemma is one of the most successful women’s college basketball coaches of all time, so it’s safe to say he’d have little trouble finding a job in men’s hoops. Judging by recent comments, though, it appears he’s definitely not interested. The University of Connecticut head coach, who has his squad in the Final Four for the 16th time, was...
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Rusney Castillo Wins Rookie Of The Year In ‘MLB 15: The Show’ Simulation

This embed is invalid" /> The video game gods sure like the Boston Red Sox’s chances of bouncing back this season. Next Impulse Sports ran a simulation of the 2015 Major League Baseball season on “MLB 15: The Show,” which was released Tuesday on PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita. The Red Sox won the American League East with a...
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