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Red Sox Notes: Mike Napoli Shocks Himself With Crazy Display Of Power

This embed is invalid" /> The Boston Red Sox spent roughly three hours Monday night punishing a little white ball with red laces all over JetBlue Park. Boston’s offense pounded 19 hits en route to a 14-2 win over the Minnesota Twins. The Red Sox will officially clinch the 2015 Chairman’s Cup with one more victory over their Lee County brethren...
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Gerald Wallace Steps Up For Celtics In Must-Win Matchup With Hornets

After seeing the Los Angeles Clippers lay waste to his Boston Celtics on Sunday, head coach Brad Stevens knew something had to change. “We emphasized getting back to a defensive identity (Monday),” Stevens told reporters after Monday’s 116-104 win over the Charlotte Hornets. “That was our only emphasis of the day. We said if we do that, the offense will take care of itself...
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NHL Analyst Brian Engblom Hit In Head With Puck, Returns To Game (Video)

PITTSBURGH — NBC Sports Network analyst Brian Engblom needed stitches after taking a puck to his forehead late in the second period of the Pittsburgh Penguins’ 3-2 shootout victory over the San Jose Sharks on Sunday night. Penguins star Sidney Crosby tipped Brenden Dillon’s outlet pass over the glass with 1:42 left in the period. The puck deflected right at Engblom, who was...
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Report: Armond Armstead’s Heart Attack Led To Retirement From Patriots

New England Patriots defensive lineman Armond Armstead retired last July at just 23 years old. In a statement released by the team, coach Bill Belichick said Armstead had dealt with an “unusual” amount of adversity. Now we have an idea of what Armstead was going through. According to the Sacramento Bee, the former USC star is filing a lawsuit against...
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Celtics Notes: Evan Turner Stays Hot; C’s-Pistons Moved To ESPN

Evan Turner is heating up at the right time. After a brutal slump that plagued the Boston Celtics guard from the beginning of February to mid-March, Turner has been a reliable scorer for the C’s during their home-stretch push for the playoffs. Turner has scored in double figures in five of his last seven games — including a triple-double last Monday in Brooklyn — and shot...
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Kentucky, Duke Pegged As Early Final Four Favorites In NCAA Tournament

The Wisconsin Badgers will be looking to avenge their loss to Kentucky in last year’s Final Four when they take on the undefeated Wildcats as five-point underdogs at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark in Saturday’s NCAA Tournament national semifinal in Indianapolis. The Badgers earned a Final Four berth for a second straight year with a convincing 85...
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Avery Bradley Powers Celtics Past Hornets In East Bubble Battle

In a battle of two teams fighting for the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference, the Boston Celtics got the better of the Charlotte Hornets on Monday. The Celtics led by double digits for the majority of the night and held off a late Hornets rally to lock down a 116-104 win at Charlotte’s Times Warner Cable Arena. The victory, which came one night after a blowout loss to...
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Brandon Magee, NFL Linebacker Now With Red Sox, Learns From Bo Jackson

This embed is invalid" /> Brandon Magee is flying by the seat of his pants. Magee, an NFL linebacker who was released by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last week, recently reported to Boston Red Sox minor league spring training. The 24-year-old, who was selected by the Red Sox in the 23rd round of the 2012 draft, is keeping an open mind when it comes to...
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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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