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Tom Brady, Rory McIlroy To Play Round At Augusta National Together

Two of sports’ most successful stars will be sharing the same golf course very soon. New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady will continue his own Super Bowl celebration by playing a round of golf at Augusta National with four-time major winner Rory McIlroy, according to the Golf Channel’s Todd Lewis. Next week @McIlroyRory will play Augusta National...
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Claude Julien: Patrice Bergeron In Line To Be Bruins’ Next Captain

It probably goes without saying, but Patrice Bergeron is in line to be the next captain of the Boston Bruins. Bruins coach Claude Julien acknowledged Wednesday that Bergeron is the logical choice to be the next guy to wear the C once current captain Zdeno Chara moves on or retires, assuming Bergeron’s still in Boston. Considering Bergeron just signed...
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LeBron James Wants None Of Your Help Getting Up After Hard Foul (Video)

We’ve now seen a couple occasions recently of NBA players taking some liberties with LeBron James. The game’s biggest star found himself on the receiving end of a kick to the family jewels from Houston’s James Harden on Sunday, and then James was the recipient of a hard foul Wednesday night against the Toronto Raptors. James tried to cut into the lane and get to the basket...
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Alex Rodriguez Mocked, Ridiculed On Front Page Of New York Post (Photo)

It’s going to be a long season for Alex Rodriguez. The New York Yankees third baseman returned to game action for the first time since 2013 on Wednesday. Rodriguez, who missed all of 2014 serving a 162-game suspension for performance-enhancing drug use, made his spring training debut against the Philadelphia Phillies. All in all, it wasn’t a bad showing for Rodriguez, he went...
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MRA’s New England Food Show Comes To Boston March 15-17 (Video)

The Massachusetts Restaurant Association’s annual New England Food Show is coming to town. The event will be at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center from March 15-17, and there’ll be plenty of great food to check out with over 350 exhibitors. Check it out in the video above, and go to nefs-expo.com for more information.Filed under: Dining...
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Anatomy Of A Game-Winner: Tyler Zeller, Celtics Break Down Buzzer-Beater

BOSTON — Tyler Zeller made sure an otherwise uneventful Celtics game Wednesday night at least had an exciting finish, hitting a layup as time expired to lead Boston past the Utah Jazz 85-84. Much more goes into a game-winning shot than just the shot itself, however. After the game, Zeller and his teammates gave an in-depth look at how the big man’s bucket came to be. THE PRECURSOR...
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FindMassMoney.com Helps Mass. Residents Collect Unclaimed Property (Video)

Did you know there’s over $2 billion in unclaimed property in Massachusetts? If you want to find out if any of it belongs to you, all you have to do it go to findmassmoney.com.Filed under: Dining Playbook, NESN Video
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America East Roundup: UAlbany Dispatches Maine 83-66 In First Round

The University of Albany is hoping to return to the NCAA tournament for a third straight year. It got off to a good start Wednesday night. The No. 1 seeded Great Danes (22-8, 15-1 America East) jumped out to an early 17-point lead and coasted to an 83-66 win over No. 8 seed Maine (3-27, 2-14) in the first round of the America East tournament. UAlbany guard...
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MLS Avoids Player Strike, Agrees In Principle To Five-Year Labor Contract

Major League Soccer and its players’ union agreed in principle to a five-year labor contract, averting a possible strike ahead of Friday’s season opener. The deal, the culmination of talks that began last weekend in Washington, D.C., was announced Wednesday night and would replace the contract that expired Jan. 31. Under the agreement, players 28 and...
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Bill Belichick Works Out Combine Star, Amateur Film Director Chris Conley

Bill Belichick’s southern scouting road trip continued Wednesday as he worked out NFL draft prospects at Georgia. After the New England Patriots head coach spent Tuesday at Auburn, Belichick put wide receiver Chris Conley, center David Andrews and the rest of the Georgia prospects through the ringer. My man @_Flight_31 getting some work in with Bill Belichick #NewEnglandPatriots...
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Panthers Call Up Two Goalies To Replace Roberto Luongo, Al Montoya

SUNRISE, Fla. — Dan Ellis has not logged a single minute in the NHL all season. And he might now be the key to the Florida Panthers’ postseason hopes. The Panthers will be without goaltenders Roberto Luongo and Al Montoya for at least one game and possibly longer after both got hurt against the Toronto Maple Leafs on Tuesday night, setting off a chain...
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WATCH: Westbrook throws down huge dunk in return

Russell Westbrook’s new mask has given him superpowers. The Oklahoma City Thunder guard returned to the court for the first time Wednesday night against the Philadelphia 76ers, four days after undergoing surgery for a fractured cheek. He wore a special protective mask for the occasion, and it did not slow him down. Quit the opposite, in fact. We understand he’s playing the...
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Tyler Zeller Buzzer-Beater Pushes Celtics Past Jazz In Defensive Battle

BOSTON —  It sure wasn’t pretty, but the Celtics will take it. The C’s and Utah Jazz put on one of the least attractive basketball displays we’ve seen all season Wednesday night at TD Garden, but a Tyler Zeller buzzer-beater proved to be the difference in an 85-84 Celtics win. The shot came after Jazz forward Gordon Hayward nailed a go-ahead jumper with 1.7 seconds to...
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Bean responds to Murphy's homosexuality comments

New York Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy found himself in some hot water Wednesday for comments he made about homosexuality.   The club was hosting Billy Bean, a former MLB outfielder/first baseman who came out after his retirement, so reporters asked Murphy, a devout Christian, about his opinion on Bean. Murphy said, per NJ.com, that he disagrees with Bean’s “lifestyle”...
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Report: Peyton Manning's contract incentives tied to Super Bowl

  Peyton Manning will have to earn his full paycheck this season.   The Denver Broncos quarterback reportedly has agreed to take a $4 million pay cut in 2015 and earn $15 million in base salary. According to ESPN’s Chris Mortensen and Jeff Legwold, however, Manning’s contract includes two incentives that could let him earn the full $19 million: $2 million for...
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Alex Rodriguez Singles In First At-Bat In Yankees Spring Debut (Video)

TAMPA, Fla. — Alex Rodriguez lined a single to left field in his return to the New York Yankees’ lineup after an absence of 524 days. He went 1 for 2 with a walk in a 3-1 spring-training loss to the Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday, another step forward as he tries to resume his drug-scarred career. Your browser does not support iframes. A-Rod was greeted by a 10-second mix...
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Celtics’ Marcus Smart Voted Eastern Conference Rookie Of The Month

Boston Celtics rookie Marcus Smart enjoyed his best month as a pro in February, and the NBA took notice. The league announced Wednesday that Smart has been recognized as the Eastern Conference Rookie of the Month. Andrew Wiggins of the Minnesota Timberwolves took home the honor in the West. The @Celtics' @smart_MS3 & @MNTimberwolves' @22wiggins named @Kia NBA Rookies of...
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Diamondbacks’ New ‘Churro Dog’ Has 1,117 Calories, Is Amazing (Photo)

Going to an Arizona Diamondbacks game has never been sweeter. We’ve seen our fair share of crazy concession foods at professional sports venues, but Arizona’s Chase Field upped the ante Wednesday when it unveiled the Churro Dog. New to Chase Field this year: the Churro Dog. http://t.co/drUK3rITxX— Arizona Diamondbacks (@Dbacks) March 04, 2015 That’s...
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Joel Hanrahan Released By Tigers, Needs Second Tommy John Surgery

SARASOTA, Fla. — The Detroit Tigers have released Joel Hanrahan from a minor league contract and said the right-hander will have his second Tommy John surgery on March 18. Hanrahan had his right elbow ligament replaced in May 2013 while with the Boston Red Sox, when he also had his right flexor tendon repaired. Detroit signed him to a $1 million, one...
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Judge Rules Florida Shooting Can’t Be Brought Up In Aaron Hernandez Trial

FALL RIVER, Mass. — Prosecutors in the Massachusetts murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez will not be allowed to introduce evidence about the shooting of Hernandez’s friend in Florida a few months before the killing, a judge ruled Wednesday. Hernandez is on trial for the June 2013 killing of Odin Lloyd, who was dating the...
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Liverpool-Burnley Verdict: Revived Reds Breeze Past Clarets At Anfield

Liverpool labored to a narrow victory over Burnley on Boxing day. The Reds cruised past the same opponents Wednesday, further demonstrating the extent of their dramatic turnaround in the last three months. Liverpool’s 2-0 win over Burnley was both comprehensive and deserved. Liverpool controlled the game from start to finish, and victory was never in...
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Peyton Manning ‘Excited’ To Be With Broncos Despite Reported $4M Pay Cut

Peyton Manning might have to start doing a few extra Papa John’s commercials. Manning and the Denver Broncos are close to agreeing on a contract that would pay the 38-year-old quarterback $15 million in base salary in 2015, sources told ESPN’s Jeff Legwold and Chris Mortenson on Wednesday. That would constitute a $4 million pay cut for Manning, who...
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Tom Brady, Peyton Manning Face Mashup Is The Stuff Of Nightmares (Photo)

Haven’t you always wondered what it would look like if Tom Brady and Peyton Manning were morphed into one person? No? Well, AOL Sports did it anyway. The site created its own “NFL Combine” where it actually combined photos of NFL players rather than testing their agility. Most of the results, including the photo of the New England Patriots and Denver Broncos quarterbacks...
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Kelly Olynyk Available To Play For Celtics Vs. Jazz After 18-Game Absence

This embed is invalid" /> BOSTON — After missing more than a month with an ankle injury, Kelly Olynyk finally is ready to return to action for the Celtics. Head coach Brad Stevens confirmed before Wednesday’s game that Olynyk would be available off the bench as the Celtics host the Utah Jazz at TD Garden. The second-year center severely sprained his ankle...
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Dice-K begins comeback bid, makes first start in Japan

  Daisuke Matsuzaka is making a comeback.   The former Boston Red Sox pitcher made his first start Wednesday with the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks of Japan’s Pacific League. Matsuzaka had two strikeouts, two walks and allowed four hits on 57 pitches over three scoreless innings in the team’s 3-0 win over the Hanshin Tigers. “It’s been a long time since I pitched...
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