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Brock Holt Flashes Do-It-All Utility On ‘Red Sox All-Access’ (Video)

Brock Holt is a man of many talents. This much was proven in 2014, when the Boston Red Sox utility man pretty much did it all by playing every field position except pitcher and catcher. Holt is back at Red Sox spring training hoping to contribute in any way he can, both on and off the field. NESN’s new show, “Red Sox All-Access,” documents the jack-of-all-trades doing just...
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Report: Patriots Host Center Stefan Wisniewski On Free-Agent Visit

The New England Patriots could look to upgrade their interior offensive line through free agency. The Patriots hosted former Oakland Raiders offensive lineman Stefan Wisniewski on a free agent-visit this week, NFL Media’s Albert Breer reported Wednesday. Wisniewski has started the past three seasons at center but began his career at guard. He started 13 games at left guard as a...
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MLB Players Want To Trade Lives With Tom Brady, According To ESPN Poll

This embed is invalid" /> Want more evidence Tom Brady’s life is a fairytale? ESPN recently polled Major League Baseball players anonymously regarding several topics, including overrated/underrated players, World Series contenders and pace of play. It also asked some of the 117 respondents who they’d like to be in life, and the New England Patriots...
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Bruins Forward Patrice Bergeron Nominated For Bill Masterton Trophy

Patrice Bergeron is the Boston Bruins nominee for the 2015 Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy as voted by the Boston chapter of the Professional Hockey Writers Association (PHWA). One player from each of the 30 NHL teams is nominated for the award, which will be handed out to one winner during the 2015 NHL Awards ceremony in Las Vegas in June. The Bill Masterton Trophy is given annually...
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Allen Craig Hits Stand-Up, Inside-The-Park Home Run Vs. Blue Jays (Video)

All it took was a hard line drive and a lucky bounce to get the normally not-so-fleet-footed Allen Craig around the bases. The Boston Red Sox outfielder hit a stand-up, inside-the-park home run in the bottom of the fourth inning Wednesday to get the home team on the board against the Toronto Blue Jays. Craig smacked a liner toward the right field corner, where it careened off the...
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Comedian Bill Burr Trolls Montreal With Presale Code For Upcoming Show

Bill Burr grew up in Canton, Mass., and is an avid support of the Boston Bruins. So when he needed to promote a couple of upcoming shows in Montreal, he decided to have some fun with Canadiens fans. The comedian tweeted out a presale code Wednesday for a comedy Festival in July, and it’s sure to make any Habs fans who are interested in going cringe. Montreal!! pre-sale for JFL...
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Report: Stevan Ridley Visiting Jets One Day After Visit To Dolphins

Stevan Ridley is touring the AFC East. The former New England Patriots running back and current free agent reportedly is visiting the New York Jets on Wednesday, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter. He visited the Miami Dolphins on Tuesday. The 26-year-old spent his entire career with the Pats after they drafted him in 2011. Ridley’s best season in New England...
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UConn Coaches Prohibited From Final Four In Protest Of Indiana Law

Connecticut governor Dannel Malloy is prohibiting state employees from traveling to Indiana, and the UConn men’s basketball team is happily obliging. Kevin Ollie and his staff will be boycotting the Final Four and the annual National Association of Basketball Coaches convention in Indianapolis, the university announced Tuesday night. The travel ban and...
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Brett Connolly Feels Ready To Play, Hasn’t Been Ruled Out Of Bruins-Red Wings

WILMINGTON, Mass. — Brett Connolly took contact at Wednesday’s practice in another positive step toward making his debut for the Boston Bruins. Connolly fractured a finger in his first practice with the team after the Bruins acquired him from the Tampa Bay Lightning on trade deadline day. The 22-year-old right winger has practiced with the team for about a week and according...
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Raheem Sterling To Liverpool Fans: ‘I’m No Greedy 20-Year-Old’ (Video)

Raheem Sterling wants to set the record straight about his contract stand-off with Liverpool. Sterling told the BBC on Wednesday money isn’t driving his current refusal to commit his future to Liverpool by signing a long-term contract. Sterling, 20, says taking care of his family and succeeding on the field are far more important to him than financial considerations. “It...
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Bruins Practice Report: Brett Connolly Takes Contact; Lines Mixed Up A Bit

WILMINGTON, Mass. — The Bruins practiced Wednesday with a few different line combinations than what they have used in the previous four games since David Krejci returned to the lineup last Thursday. Krejci left the Patrice Bergeron line and returned to his natural center spot alongside Carl Soderberg and Loui Eriksson. Reilly Smith left the Soderberg/Eriksson duo and moved back...
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AL Pitcher: Red Sox’s Wade Miley Would Be An Awesome Reality TV Star

This embed is invalid" /> Joe Kelly might be a future comedian. But another member of the Boston Red Sox’s starting rotation might someday become a television star. ESPN recently polled Major League Baseball players anonymously — as it does every spring — about several topics, some of which are more lighthearted than others. There were 117 respondents...
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Baseball Reference Lets You Add Facial Hair To Players For April Fools’ (Photos)

April Fools’ Day bits are typically the worst. Baseball Reference is proving that isn’t always the case, though. The popular baseball statistics websites made us giggle when they created a player page for Will Ferrell following his spring training stint, and they busted out the jokes once again on Wednesday. The site got into the holiday spirit by rolling out its “Tonsorial...
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Julian Edelman Adds To April Fools’ Day With Claim He’s Joining Red Sox

This embed is invalid" /> Fresh off a Super Bowl title, Julian Edelman decided it’s time to pursue a World Series ring. OK, so not really. But the New England Patriots wide receiver joined Wednesday’s April Fools’ Day fun by claiming on Twitter he’s joining the Boston Red Sox. Obviously, Edelman isn’t really taking his talents to Fenway Park...
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Colts Unveil ‘New’ Uniforms, Which Appear To Be April Fools’ Joke (Photos)

The Indianapolis Colts tried their hand at a pretty elaborate April Fools’ Day joke — or at least we hope it’s a joke. The Colts made a ripple in the NFL waters Wednesday when they released a new all-white uniform set. Like, seriously, all white. Everything on the uniform is white. All white everything. #WHITEOUT GALLERY: indcolts.co/whiteout http://t.co/LErkGi3wpm— Indianapolis...
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Reports: Rolando McClain Turns Down Patriots’ Offer, Signing With Cowboys

The New England Patriots were spurned by another free agent. Linebacker Rolando McClain, who reportedly visited the Patriots on Monday, has agreed to a one-year contract with the Dallas Cowboys, ESPN’s Ed Werder reported. McClain’s contract is worth $3 million with an additional $1 million in incentives. The Patriots also offered McClain a one-year, $4 million contract, a source...
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Aaron Hernandez Murder Trial Live Stream: Testimony Heard In Bristol Superior Court

The murder trial of former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez continues in Bristol County Superior Court. Hernandez is accused of killing Dorchester man Odin Lloyd in 2013. Two other alleged accomplices will be tried separately. Hernandez, 25, has pleaded not guilty. Watch a live stream of the trial below. Thumbnail photo via Twitter/@projoFiled under: Live Stream, New...
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U.S. Olympic Committee Denies It Will Drop Boston’s 2024 Bid

The United States Olympic Committee has no plans to drop Boston’s bid to host the 2024 Summer Games, the committee said Tuesday. The USOC denied the report that was published Tuesday by The Wall Street Journal, citing anonymous sources, that suggested the committee could abandon Boston if local support for the Games doesn’t improve. The report also said Olympic officials...
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Patriots’ 2015 NFL Draft Fits: Jay Ajayi Among Top Running Backs

It might be time for the New England Patriots to re-load at running back. The Patriots planned ahead in 2011, when they doubled up at running back by selecting Shane Vereen and Stevan Ridley in the NFL draft. Kevin Faulk and BenJarvus Green-Ellis still were kicking around, but the Patriots knew they needed an injection of youth to plan for the future. Both picks worked out great...
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Report: LeBron James Calls’ Cavs Plays; Head Coach David Blatt Repeats Call

Here’s a shocker: It sounds like LeBron James is running the show in Cleveland. It should come as no real surprise that the Cleveland Cavaliers superstar apparently is calling the team’s offensive sets — not first-year head coach David Blatt. In a podcast with Grantland’s Bill Simmons, ESPN NBA writer Brian Windhorst revealed James is the one making...
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Mike Tyson’s Abandoned Ohio Mansion To Be Turned Into Church (Photos)

Mike Tyson’s abandoned Ohio mansion won’t be abandoned for long. The larger-than-life estate was home to the former heavyweight champion of the world during the late 1980s and early 1990s, but now, it’s set to accommodate many more people. The massive space, which has had many owners since Tyson, will be converted into a church, according to TMZ Sports. Pastor Nick Dejacimo...
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Report: Marcus Mariota Not Planning To Attend NFL Draft, Will Be In Hawaii

Roger Goodell could be mighty lonely on stage after the first two picks in the 2015 NFL Draft. That’s because Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota plans to remain in Hawaii rather than attend the draft in Chicago, ESPN.com’s Adam Schefter reports, citing league sources. Mariota and Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston are widely expected to go Nos...
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Seahawks’ Bruce Irvin Makes Clueless April Fools’ Joke About Drunk Driving

There usually are two categories when it comes to April Fools’ Day jokes: most are either lame or just kind of stupid. There’s rarely any middle ground. While New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady falls into the former category with his body cast Facebook post, Seattle Seahawks linebacker Bruce Irvin is catching flak for the latter, thanks to a questionable drunk driving...
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Loui Eriksson’s 200-Foot Game Invaluable To Bruins During Playoff Push

BOSTON — Loui Eriksson is proving to be a very valuable forward for the Bruins this season. After suffering two concussions during the 2013-14 campaign, his first with the Bruins, it was going to take time for Eriksson to return to normal. Now that he’s healthy and in the lineup consistently, Eriksson is becoming what the Bruins envisioned: one of the team’s most dependable...
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Tom Brady posts Photoshop as April Fools' joke on Facebook

You didn’t think Tom Brady would let a chance for an April Fools’ Day Facebook post to just pass by, did you? The New England Patriots quarterback has been posting to Facebook at a rate similar to your aunt, and that included an April Fools post Wednesday morning. With Brady’s Bahamas vacation getting plenty of attention — especially here in New England — the quarterback...
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