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Cavaliers Eliminate Celtics, Clinch Series Sweep With 101-93 Win In Game 4

BOSTON — And with that, the Celtics’ stunningly successful 2014-15 season comes to a close. The Cleveland Cavaliers again proved to be too much for the boys in green Sunday at TD Garden, clinching a sweep of their first-round playoff series with a 101-93 win in Game 4. TRYING IT ALL Head coach Brad Stevens elected to mix up his starting lineup for Game 4, inserting Jae Crowder...
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LeBron Watch: James’ Near Triple-Double Propels Cavaliers To Sweep Of Celtics

BOSTON — LeBron James didn’t dominate Game 4 of the Cavaliers’ first-round playoff series against the Celtics, but it was enough to help Cleveland finish off a sweep with a 101-93 win at TD Garden. James was two assists shy of a triple-double and made an effort to get teammates involved after struggling with his outside shot (9-for-23 from the field, 1-for-7 from beyond the...
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J.R. Smith Ejected After Vicious Swing At Jae Crowder’s Face (Video)

BOSTON — J.R. Smith might be getting a call from the NBA soon. The Cleveland Cavaliers guard was ejected in the third quarter of Sunday’s Game 4 after hitting Boston Celtics guard Jae Crowder in the face. This embed is invalid" /> Crowder had to be helped off the floor, and the Celtics announced shortly after that he would not return to the game...
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Chelsea Survives Chippy Draw With Arsenal, Nears Premier League Title

LONDON — Chelsea’s pursuit of the Premier League trophy will go into May after the runaway leaders drew 0-0 at Arsenal on Sunday with a cautious, ultra-defensive display. By protecting a 10-point lead over Manchester City and Arsenal, Chelsea can secure its first title in five years by beating Leicester on Wednesday and Crystal Palace next Sunday. “It’s a big step to where...
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WATCH: Perkins, Crowder get into it after dirty screen

BOSTON — The Celtics and Cleveland Cavaliers have played a very physical first-round series, but the action didn’t get out of hand until the second quarter of Game 4. With 1:44 remaining in the first half, Kendrick Perkins went to set a screen for LeBron James and decked Celtics guard Jae Crowder to the floor.   This embed is invalid   " /> Crowder got up...
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Mookie Betts Boosted Base-Running Ability At Peyton Manning’s Workout Facility

One of the defining plays of the Boston Red Sox’s young season might have never happened without the indirect help of Peyton Manning. Red Sox outfielder Mookie Betts helped improve his speed and base-running ability at Manning’s D1 Sports Training facility in Nashville, Tenn., this offseason, according to The Boston Herald’s Jason Mastrodonato. “Pretty much just all the things...
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Dustin Pedroia Feels ‘Back To Normal’ After Offseason Wrist Surgery (Video)

A disappointing 2014 campaign from the Boston Red Sox might have been a blessing in disguise for Dustin Pedroia. The second baseman hadn’t been 100 percent since the beginning of the 2013 season, when he injured his thumb sliding into first base on Opening Day. Though the Red Sox went on to win the World Series, Pedroia had less time to recover from...
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Kris Humphries’ Tweet On Ex-Father-In-Law Bruce Jenner Goes All Wrong

Kris Humphries, by all accounts, was happy to escape the reality-TV limelight after his drawn-out divorce from Kim Kardashian was finalized two years ago. Humphries threw himself back into the fray Friday night with one tweet. After Bruce Jenner, Humphries’ former father-in-law, revealed to the world he’s a transgender woman, the former Boston Celtics...
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WATCH: Kevin Love leaves Game 4 with shoulder injury

BOSTON — Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love suffered what appeared to be a serious shoulder injury Sunday at TD Garden. Love was battling Boston Celtics center Kelly Olynyk for a rebound when Olynyk clamped down on Love’s left arm. Olynyk was called for a foul on the play, and Love immediately ran off the court and down the tunnel to the locker room, holding his left shoulder...
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Bill Belichick Caught Checking Out Chrissy Teigen; John Legend Fires Back

Bill Belichick skirted controversy Saturday night at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner. The New England Patriots coach upped his fashion game by wearing a tuxedo to the high-end gathering, which features celebrities, dignitaries and, of course, President Obama. One famous person who evidently caught Belichick’s eye — and who could blame him? — was model Chrissy Teigen...
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Red Sox Call Up Heath Hembree, Option Matt Barnes To Pawtucket (Video)

The Boston Red Sox made a roster move before Sunday’s game against the Baltimore Orioles, sending pitcher Matt Barnes to Triple-A Pawtucket while calling up another reliever in Heath Hembree. While Barnes primarily is a starter in the minor leagues, he appeared in relief for the Red Sox in their 5-4 loss to Baltimore on Saturday. The right-hander spun...
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Report: Marcus Smart overslept, could get less playing time

BOSTON — Marcus Smart might see his role diminished for the Celtics as they look to stave off elimination Sunday at TD Garden. Smart arrived late to the team’s shootaround ahead of Game 4 of Boston’s first-round playoff series with the Cleveland Cavaliers after oversleeping, head coach Brad Stevens said in his pregame news conference. Stevens said the rookie point guard...
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Leah Still Scores First Touchdown Of 2015 Season For Temple (Video)

On a beautiful day in North Philadelphia, Leah Still brought even more sunshine to Temple’s spring football game. Leah, daughter of Cincinnati Bengals defensive lineman Devon Still, was at the Owls’ practice facility Saturday to help kick off college football season. Her father, a Camden, N.J., native, caught a swing pass and handed off to Leah, who dashed 50 yards for the score...
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DraftKings: Brock Holt, Jose Altuve Get Starting Spots In Tom Caron’s Lineup

It’s time for some more Sunday afternoon 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 for a shot at winning the ultimate Green Monster...
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Brock Holt Returns To Red Sox Lineup; David Ortiz Sits In Orioles Series Finale

The Boston Red Sox dropped a tough game Saturday, as the Baltimore Orioles walked off with a 5-4 win in the 10th inning at Camden Yards. But they still have a chance to take the series with a win Sunday. Red Sox slugger David Ortiz will sit for the series finale, while Hanley Ramirez will slide into the designated hitter spot and bat cleanup. Third baseman...
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UFC 186: Demetrious Johnson Earns Submission Win Over Kyoji Horiguchi

It was another 24 minutes and 59 seconds of dominance Saturday night at Bell Centre in Montreal, as UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson retained his title for the sixth time, submitting a game, but overmatched Kyoji Horiguchi in the UFC 186 main event. The finish was the latest ever in UFC history. Horiguchi wore off any nervous energy at the start with several kicks, allowing...
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Rain Postpones NASCAR’s Toyota Owners 400; Postponed To Sunday

RICHMOND, Va. — Weather disrupted NASCAR’s top series for a second consecutive week when Saturday night’s Sprint Cup Series race was postponed because of persistent rain at Richmond International Raceway. NASCAR rescheduled the event for Sunday at 1 p.m. It’s the first time this season the series has been unable to race because of rain, but completing...
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Scott Caldwell Scores First Goal, Powers Revolution To 4-0 Win Over RSL

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Scott Caldwell scored his first MLS goal and had an assist and the New England Revolution beat Real Salt Lake 4-0 on Saturday. New England (4-2-2) extended its undefeated streak to six games, while Real Salt Lake (2-2-3) lost its second straight. Chris Tierney opened the scoring in the 39th minute. He faked a left-footed shot from...
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Allen Craig: ‘I Was Trying To Be Aggressive And Make A Play For Koji’ (Video)

Saturday was not Allen Craig’s night. With two outs and runners on second and third in a tie game in the top of the ninth, Craig struck out on a bad swing, failing at an opportunity to give the Boston Red Sox a lead. Then, in the 10th inning, Craig dove for a looping liner off the bat of Baltimore’s Adam Jones. While his read looked good, Craig ultimately...
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Red Sox-Orioles Notes: Mike Napoli Notches First Homer, 3-Hit Game Of Season

Mike Napoli led the Boston Red Sox with six home runs in spring training, and it took him 18 games to hit his first homer of the regular season. Boston’s first baseman belted a two-run homer off the right field foul pole at Camden Yards to tie the score 2-2 in the top of the second inning in Saturday night’s 5-4 loss to the Baltimore Orioles. Napoli made contact with the end...
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Red Sox Wrap: Baltimore Snaps Five-Game Losing Skid With Walk-Off Win

The Boston Red Sox’s comeback fell short Saturday night at Camden Yards with a 5-4 loss in 10 innings to the Baltimore Orioles. Boston tied the game 3-3 in the ninth inning and took the lead when Xander Bogaerts hit a solo home run in the top of the 10th inning. However, the Orioles scored two runs in the bottom of the inning, including a walk-off homer by David Lough. The win...
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Freddie Gray Protests Reach Camden Yards During Red Sox Game (Videos)

A large group of protestors in the Baltimore area found their way to Camden Yards Saturday night during the game between the Boston Red Sox and Baltimore Orioles. According to reports, the demonstration was in protest of the death of 25-year-old African-American man Freddie Gray, who suffered extreme spinal injuries earlier this month after being arrested by Baltimore police. Gray...
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Koji Uehara Says His Arm Strength Is Finally Back To Normal (Video)

Koji Uehara has been very good since coming off the disabled list April 13, so it may come as a surprise that he’s only now really starting to feel better. Uehara spoke with The Boston Globe’s Peter Abraham before Saturday’s game in Baltimore, and the two talked about some of the nuances of Uehara’s pitch selection thus far. The 40-year-old closer...
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Brock Holt Knows His Role, Even When Not Regularly In Lineup (Video)

Brock Holt has the highest batting average of any Red Sox position player this season. His .424 average is more than 100 points better than the next closest teammate, though it has come in limited playing time. That limited playing time was the topic of conversation before Saturday’s game, as NESN’s Adam Pellerin and Hall of Famer Jim Rice discussed Holt’s contributions to...
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Celtics Starting Lineup Change Expected For Pivotal Game 4 Vs. Cavs

The Boston Celtics have employed the same starting lineup for 21 of their last 23 games, but a shakeup likely is in store for their pivotal Game 4 matchup with the Cleveland Cavaliers. “When the Celtics opened practice to the media on Saturday, players were stretching to end the session,” ESPN.com’s Chris Forsberg wrote. “Among those in the green practice shirts that typically...
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