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LSU’s Jordan Mickey Wants NBA Teams To Focus On His Stats, Not His Height

WALTHAM, Mass. — To 6-foot-8 NBA draft prospect Jordan Mickey, height is just a number. And he’s more interested in another number: 3.65. That’s the number of shots Mickey blocked per game during his sophomore season at LSU, a mark that ranked first in all of Division I. It’s also what the 20-year-old big man pointed toward when asked how he’d respond to critics who...
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Jared Dudley Says ‘Most Players Don’t Want To Play With’ Kobe Bryant

Grab your thermometers, we’ve got a hot take alert! Milwaukee Bucks forward Jared Dudley spent the day at ESPN on Wednesday, and one of his stops included a controversial segment on Colin Cowherd’s radio program “The Herd.” Dudley had a lot to say about some of the most controversial and criticized players in the NBA, including Kobe Bryant, Carmelo...
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Steven Gerrard Leads LFC Players’ Rendition Of Kolo, Yaya Toure Song (Video)

Did news of Kolo Toure’s contract extension cheer up Liverpool players following the sour end to their 2014-15 season? The answer probably is no, but it seems like it might be a possibility after video emerged of Liverpool players performing the Kolo and Yaya Toure song and dance routine while on their postseason party in Dubai. Steven Gerrard, Martin...
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Sevilla Downs Dnipro In Europa League Final, Wins Record Fourth Title

WARSAW, Poland — Sevilla won the UEFA Europa League for a record fourth time on Wednesday, with two goals from Carlos Bacca earning a 3-2 win over Ukraine’s Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk in the final. The Spanish club came back from a goal down early in the first half to lead 2-1 through goals from first Grzegorz Krychowiak then Bacca, before a free-kick from...
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Rob Gronkowski Visits 7-Year-Old Boy Shot In Dorchester At Hospital (Video)

Rob Gronkowski typically puts smiles on people’s faces, but one of those smiles shone a little bit brighter Wednesday. Devan Silva received a special surprise Wednesday when the New England Patriots star came to visit him and other patients at Boston Children’s Hospital after delivering a $406,000 check from Dunkin’ Donuts. The 7-year-old was shot in the back last weekend while...
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Red Sox Acquire Outfielder Carlos Peguero From Texas Rangers For Cash

The Boston Red Sox announced Wednesday that the team has acquired outfielder Carlos Peguero from the Texas Rangers in exchange for cash considerations. In order to clear room on the roster, Anthony Varvaro has been transferred to the 60-day DL. Peguero, 28, has played parts of five seasons in the majors with Seattle, Kansas City, and Texas. The left-handed...
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Ex-FIFA Official Chuck Blazer Paid $6K Per Month For Cats’ Apartment

Attention crazy cat people: the bar has been raised. If you weren’t aware of the current pickle FIFA has found itself in, it comes down to this: a number of high-ranking officials were arrested on Tuesday on numerous charges ranging from corruption to racketeering. Chuck Blazer likely would have been one of those arrested had he not left the organization...
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USA Soccer, CONCACAF losers in FIFA’s ‘World Cup of fraud’

  American soccer is more valuable than we think, and it would be much bigger today than it currently is if corrupt officials hadn’t been stealing from the till for the last quarter century.   Damming allegations from federal authorities in the United States and Switzerland followed Wednesday’s FIFA arrests, which are shaking the soccer world and producing this...
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Report: Tom Brady suspension appeal date not set yet

Uncertainty continues to swirl around Tom Brady’s four-game suspension. A date hasn’t been set for Brady’s suspension appeal, a source with knowledge of the situation told ProFootballTalk. The deadline to set a date is May 27, but the NFL and NFL players association can agree to postpone it. The NFLPA hopes to complete the appeal in June, PFT reports. That would leave time...
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Bobby Portis Brings Kevin Garnett-Esque Intensity Into 2015 NBA Draft

WALTHAM, Mass. — If you were to ask an NBA evaluator to describe Bobby Portis, the first three or four adjectives out of his mouth likely would be some synonyms of “toughness.” Tenacity. Physicality. Intensity. Relentlessness. For the 6-foot-11 Arkansas product, who visited the Boston Celtics’ practice facility Wednesday for his first pre-draft workout, 100 mph is the only...
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Red Sox-Twins Notes: Dustin Pedroia Launches Two Home Runs In 6-4 Loss

Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia did his best to spark his team in Wednesday’s game against the Minnesota Twins at Target Field. The power he’s shown at the plate this season has been impressive, and he displayed more of it in Wednesday’s 6-4 loss with a pair of two-run homers, one in the third inning and another in the fifth, to increase his total to seven on...
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Blake Swihart: Losing Is Frustrating, But ‘It’s A Long Season’ (Video)

Blake Swihart is trying to stay positive. The Red Sox catcher understandably was frustrated after Boston was swept by the Minnesota Twins with a 6-4 loss Wednesday, but he told reporters on NESN’s “Red Sox Final” that the team still has a long road ahead. “You always want to win,” Swihart said. “So it’s frustrating when we’re not getting...
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Red Sox Starter Rick Porcello Hurt By Long Ball In Loss To Twins

Boston Red Sox starter Rick Porcello has been a ground ball pitcher throughout his career, but it was the long ball that hurt him in Wednesday’s 6-4 loss to the Minnesota Twins. Porcello gave up two home runs, bringing his total to 11 on the season. He’s allowed at least one home run in seven of his 10 starts this season. The Red Sox gave Porcello a 2-0 lead when second baseman...
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ESPN’s Buster Olney: Red Sox Have ‘Most Fixable Problems’ In AL East

Even though the Boston Red Sox are sitting in last place in the American League East, they actually might not have it as bad as the other teams in the division. ESPN baseball analyst Buster Olney joined WEEI’s “Middays with MFB” on Wednesday to talk about the state of the Red Sox. Olney said that even though things aren’t going so hot right now...
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Dunkin’ Donuts Poll Results: Should Relievers Be Allowed To Warmup? (Video)

Change isn’t always good. The fans have spoken, and 73 percent of voters believe relievers should be allowed to throw warmup pitches when entering the game from the bullpen. Proposals to do away with the warmup tosses have been rumored as another potential way to speed up the game, but fans are just fine with the extra couple of minutes the relievers take. Check out more in the...
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Red Sox Wrap: Rick Porcello Struggles As Twins Sweep Sox With 6-4 Win

The Boston Red Sox were swept by the Minnesota Twins at Target Field on Wednesday. The Twins earned a 6-4 victory and won the three-game series by a combined score of 15-7. The loss drops the Red Sox to 21-26 at the bottom of the American League East Division. That said, the Sox are still just 3.5 games out of first place. Here’s a closer look at the series finale. GAME IN A WORD...
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Celtics’ Heap Of 2015 Draft Picks Presents New Challenges, Advantages

WALTHAM, Mass. — The Boston Celtics owned two of the top 17 picks in the 2014 NBA draft. This year, they have just one selection in the top 17 but another three in the bottom 43. The size and scope of Boston’s 2015 draft haul (the 16th, 28th, 33rd and 45th picks, to be exact) means the Celtics’ war room will be a very busy place over the next month. “We do have four...
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Vikings’ Mike Zimmer: Adrian Peterson ‘Can Play For Us Or He Cannot Play’

The Minnesota Vikings appear willing to play hardball with running back Adrian Peterson. Peterson and the Vikings are at odds over where he’ll play football this season. The running back reportedly wants out, and the Vikings have insisted they plan on keeping him in Minnesota. The result, thus far, has been Peterson skipping OTAs. Vikings head coach Mike...
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Texans ‘Hard Knocks’ Season Could Give Rare Glimpse Into Patriot Way

The odds of Bill Belichick ever agreeing to appear on “Hard Knocks” are slim to none, but the upcoming season of the HBO show could give fans a glimpse into how the New England Patriots conduct business. The Houston Texans reportedly were named the “Hard Knocks” team for the 2015 season, and Belichick’s influence is scattered throughout the organization. Texans head coach...
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DeSean Jackson Skips Redskins OTAs, Goes To Cavaliers Game Instead (Photos)

DeSean Jackson was surrounded by red and gold jerseys Tuesday, but they didn’t belong to the Washington Redskins. The Redskins wide receiver wasn’t in attendance for his team’s first day of organized team activities. Normally, this wouldn’t be that big of a deal, as OTAs are completely voluntary under the new collective bargaining agreement and Jackson even told Washington...
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Austin Ainge: Marcus Smart’s NBA Draft Workout With Celtics Was ‘Horrible’

WALTHAM, Mass. — Have you ever bombed a job interview? Just left a terrible first impression on a prospective employer? Marcus Smart has. That’s right: Before the Boston Celtics point guard became the sixth overall pick, a second-team All-Rookie selection and a key part of the franchise’s future, he was an NBA draft hopeful who fell flat on his face in a pre-draft workout...
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FIFA Arrests Likely To Help Sepp Blatter Win Fifth Term As President Of World Soccer

Sepp Blatter should be calm right now. After all, the FIFA arrests might have sealed his victory in the upcoming presidential elections. Much of the soccer world awoke Wednesday to news seven FIFA officials were among 14 people arrested on suspicion of participating in a long-running, multi-million-dollar bribery scheme in North, Central and South America...
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Jerry Remy: ‘Athletic’ Rusney Castillo Must Master Mental Part Of MLB (Video)

The Boston Red Sox knew they were getting a raw talent when they brought in Rusney Castillo, but that’s been even more evident during his short time with the big league club. The Cuban defector is a great baseball player, but as NESN’s Jerry Remy said on “Red Sox Gameday Live” prior to Wednesday’s game against the Minnesota Twins, he’ll need...
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DraftKings: Zack Greinke, Adrian Gonzalez Lead Tom Caron’s Lineup

Hump day already? Don’t forget to celebrate with some fantasy baseball. 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. Here’s what you’re up against in TC’s...
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Bruins Prospect Ryan Donato To Continue Development At Harvard In 2015-16

Ryan Donato’s dream of being part of the Boston Bruins organization came true when the Original Six club picked him in the second round of the 2014 NHL Draft. After playing in the USHL and USPHL for a good portion of the 2014-15 season, Donato will take his talents to Harvard for the 2015-16 campaign and join other Bruins prospects such as Danton Heinen (Denver University) and...
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