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Michael Pleads Guilty To DUI: Part Of ‘Hardest Times I’ve Ever Gone Through’

Michael Phelps hopes he’s turned over a new leaf. The legendary Olympic swimmer pleaded guilty Friday to DUI charges stemming from a Sept. 30 arrest in Maryland. Phelps was sentenced to 18 months of supervised probation and the judge ordered him to abstain from alcohol over that time. Phelps, who entered a six-week treatment program after the arrest,...
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Report: Jim Harbaugh’s Friends, Family Encouraging Him To Take Michigan Job

Jim Harbaugh is having trouble deciding what he wants his future to look like. ESPN.com reported Friday that the San Francisco 49ers head coach is torn about his future. Harbaugh is reportedly considering a six-year, $49 million contract offer from the University of Michigan as their top choice for their vacant head coach position, but Harbaugh also loves...
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David Ross To Red Sox Fans: Boston Will Always Hold Special Place In My Heart

David Ross sounds like he didn’t take his time in Boston for granted. The veteran catcher reportedly signed a contract with the Chicago Cubs earlier this week, joining Jon Lester on the North Side and ending his time with the Red Sox. He tweeted his appreciation for Red Sox Nation on Saturday morning. Thx for all the kind words & support. Boston will always hold a special...
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Memphis Grizzlies Buy Intern Brand-New Car After His Was Stolen (Video)

One Memphis Grizzlies intern was having a real rough go of it until the players stepped in and helped out with a tremendous holiday gesture. The team personnel intern recently had his car stolen, an unfortunate event for anyone, but especially so for a young person trying to catch a break and build a career at the same time. Luckily, the Grizzlies came up big. Grizzlies players came...
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Team USA Rolls To 5-2 Win Vs. Boston University In Exhibition Matchup

Team USA  looks ready for the world junior championships. The Americans rolled to a 5-2 win Friday night in an exhibition matchup with Boston University at Walter Brown Arena. Team USA picked up the win after holding its training camp at BU during the week. The Terriers were missing one key piece to their puzzle, though. Freshman phenom Jack Eichel was...
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Patriots Midseason Additions: Winning Mentality Is Obvious In New England

FOXBORO, Mass. — It didn’t take long for Akeem Ayers, Jonathan Casillas and Alan Branch to fall in with the New England Patriots’ winning ways. The Patriots were in the midst of a seven-game winning streak when all three players were acquired by the Patriots — passer rusher Ayers before Week 8 and linebacker Casillas and defensive tackle Branch before Week 9. They became so...
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‘The Sandlot’ Breaks Top Five On NESN.com’s Top 10 Sports Movies

Editor’s note: In the spirit of holiday movie-watching, we asked NESN.com readers to vote for their favorite sports film of all time. The debate was fierce, but the votes spoke for themselves. Fans of “The Sandlot” likely are saying, “You’re killin’ me, Smalls,” after the movie finished fifth among NESN.com readers’ No. 10 sports movie of all time. This...
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Brad Stevens Doesn’t Expect Rajon Rondo Trade To Trigger Major Changes

BOSTON — The departure of Rajon Rondo makes the Celtics a very different team — that much is not up for debate. But despite the fact Boston’s captain and undisputed best player now plays his ball down in Dallas, Celtics coach Brad Stevens isn’t expecting to make any seismic changes to his game plan. “I think the biggest thing is, (the trade) doesn’t change the system...
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Marcus Smart Not Taking Celtics’ Point Guard Job For Granted

BOSTON — Marcus Smart must struggle reciting the alphabet, because he pretty much refuses to say the letter “I” in any context. Smart’s future with the Boston Celtics got a lot clearer Thursday when the team traded Rajon Rondo to the Dallas Mavericks. The starting point guard job is suddenly available, and the No. 6 pick in the 2014 NBA draft is...
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New Ray Rice Video Shows Janay Palmer’s Reaction, Aftermath Of Punch (Video)

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — A video released Friday shows Ray Rice’s then-fiancée crying and kissing him while they are both handcuffed and being taken to jail by police officers after Rice punched her in a casino elevator. The video was obtained by ABC News through a public records request filed with the New Jersey Gaming Enforcement Division. Rice’s attorney fought to keep the...
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Claude Julien: ‘I’m Not Happy At All’ With Way Bruins Are Playing (Video)

Claude Julien didn’t mince words after the Boston Bruins’ 2-1 loss to the Winnipeg Jets on Friday. The Bruins head coach said after the game that despite the fact that he’s seen improvements in his team, he’s unsatisfied with the way the B’s are playing overall. “I think we know we’re playing better, but there’s still some areas there...
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Episode 6 Of ‘Behind The B’ Documents Bruins’ California Road Trip (Video)

The Boston Bruins began December with a difficult road trip to California to take on three Stanley Cup-caliber opponents in the Anaheim Ducks, Los Angeles Kings and San Jose Sharks. The latest episode of “Behind the B’ provides fans with an in-depth look of the road trip, both on and off the ice. The return of Bruins captain and No. 1 defenseman Zdeno Chara after a 19-game absence...
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Jameer Nelson Excited To Join Forces With Avery Bradley After Past Battles

BOSTON — Jameer Nelson and Avery Bradley will wear the same Celtics uniform beginning this weekend, but it wasn’t so long ago that the 11-year veteran was the closest thing to a rival Bradley had. Celtics fans might remember the infamous “don’t pick me up” game from back in 2012, when Bradley made it his personal mission to pester Nelson, then with the Orlando Magic, from...
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Brad Stevens: Rajon Rondo Had ‘Tremendous Impact’ On Celtics Franchise

BOSTON — Brad Stevens looked uncomfortable. Due to the larger than usual media corps at Friday’s game, the Celtics coach moved his pregame question-and-answer session from a back hallway in TD Garden to an impromptu press conference room. Instead of being huddled with reporters, Stevens stood behind a microphone on a small riser, looking down on his interviewers. As awkward as...
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Four Takeaways From Boston Bruins’ 2-1 Loss To Winnipeg Jets

The Boston Bruins lost 2-1 to the Winnipeg Jets on Friday night, dropping their record to 2-5-2 against Western Conference teams on the road. Boston’s inability to win back-to-back games has become a frustrating trend this season. The B’s have just two win streaks of three or more games this season and are 7-9-0 after victories. It’s difficult to move up the standings with...
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Dustin Byfuglien Dooms Bruins On Jets’ Second-Period Goal (Video)

The Boston Bruins seemed to be moving in the right direction after Torey Krug tied things up with the Winnipeg Jets, but a last-minute goal in the second period ended up doing them in. Krug struck early in the second period for the Bruins, and from there, the Black and Gold improved on a first period where the Jets outshot them 16-4. In fact, they successfully held Winnipeg off...
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Celtics Notes: Kelly Olynyk Keeps Rolling As C’s Start New Era Off Right

BOSTON — For their first game after losing a franchise cornerstone, Friday night could not have gone much better for the Celtics. Roughly 24 hours after Rajon Rondo was dealt to the Dallas Mavericks, the Celtics took to the TD Garden parquet and raced away from the Minnesota Timberwolves in a 114-98 win. – Kelly Olynyk was awesome once again, scoring a team-high 21 points...
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Bruins-Jets 3 Stars: Torey Krug Scores Boston’s Only Goal In 2-1 Loss

The Boston Bruins were unable to close out their Western Conference road trip with a win Friday night against the Winnipeg Jets. Boston’s 2-1 loss evened the season series between the teams and gave the Original Six club three of a possible six points from the road trip. The Bruins will return home for a Sunday night matchup with the Buffalo Sabres, who’ve won seven of their...
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Red Sox Trade Will Middlebrooks To Padres For Catcher Ryan Hanigan

This embed is invalid" /> Two of this offseason’s busiest teams crossed paths Friday. The Red Sox and Padres confirmed a trade that sends catcher Ryan Hanigan to Boston and third baseman Will Middlebrooks to San Diego. A source told Yahoo! Sports Jeff Passan of the deal earlier in the day. WEEI.com’s Rob Bradford, who heard the same thing from...
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Agent: Reliever Craig Breslow, Red Sox Agree To One-Year, $2M Contract

Craig Breslow will return to the Boston Red Sox on a one-year, $2 million contract, the left-handed reliever’s agent, Bob Baratta, told ESPN Boston on Friday night. Baratta said the deal is pending a physical. WEEI cited an industry source in first reporting Friday that Breslow and the Red Sox had agreed to terms. The Red Sox haven’t confirmed any agreement...
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Reporter asks Rajon Rondo awkward question about trade

The Dallas Mavericks held a press conference for newly acquired players Rajon Rondo and Dwight Powell on Friday, and things got awkward fast. On the very first question, a reporter asked Rondo why he chose to come to Dallas. Rondo, of course, didn’t really have a say in the matter, as he and Powell were traded there from the Boston Celtics on Thursday. The point guard’s reaction...
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Torey Krug Gets Bruins On Board Vs. Jets With Second-Period Goal (Video)

The Boston Bruins were in desperate need of some offense Friday after being outshot by the Winnipeg Jets 16-4 in the first period of their matchup. Torey Krug gave them what they needed. The young Bruins defenseman got the B’s on the board in the second period against the Jets, tying the score and giving his team a boost. Chris Kelly took a shot, but...
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Rajon Rondo ‘Dying To Get A Ring Again’ With Mavericks After Trade

DALLAS — Rajon Rondo wants another NBA championship ring and another parade, and he knew it probably wouldn’t happen anytime soon with the rebuilding Boston Celtics. When Rondo was on his way to Dallas with Mavericks owner Mark Cuban as the centerpiece of a five-player trade, championship talk dominated the conversation. The deal sends the four-time...
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Danny Ainge Bit Hard, Made Difficult Decision To Trade Rajon Rondo

BOSTON — It’s been a tough 18 months for Danny Ainge. The last piece of the Boston Celtics’ 2008 championship team he built is gone, with Rajon Rondo traded to the Dallas Mavericks. After trading away Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett two summers ago, Ainge held out hope he could hold onto the last of his franchise cornerstones. In the end, he couldn’t...
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Return Of David Krejci, Zdeno Chara Puts Bruins Back In Regular Roles (Video)

To say the Boston Bruins needed Zdeno Chara and David Krejci back is an understatement. Without their best defenseman and their first-line center, the rest of the Bruins had to take on bigger roles than they’re used to. But now that the two are back from their respective injuries, things are starting to fall back into place for the Bruins. “Dennis Seidenberg...
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