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Dustin Pedroia Returns To Red Sox’s Lineup; Daniel Nava At First Base

Dustin Pedroia will return to the Boston Red Sox’s starting lineup Wednesday in Chicago. Pedroia, who missed Sunday’s game against the New York Yankees because of a sore left wrist, didn’t find his way into Tuesday’s game against the Chicago White Sox until the ninth inning — he entered as a pinch runner for Mike Napoli, who dislocated his finger while sliding into second...
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Facebook Figures Out Which NHL Team Each State Supports (Photo)

Not every NHL fan has the privilege of watching their team compete in the Stanley Cup playoffs, but many will still pick a team to root for. Thanks to Facebook, we (sort of) know where their allegiance now lies. Facebook made a map based on which team had the most likes in each U.S. state and Canadian province. While it may not be the most scientific study, the results seem as...
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Report: Patriots Hosting QB Jimmy Garoppolo On Pre-Draft Visit

The New England Patriots continued to host top quarterback prospects on pre-draft visits this week. Eastern Illinois’ Jimmy Garoppolo came to Foxboro to meet with the Patriots earlier in the week, ESPN.com’s Mike Reiss reported Wednesday. The FCS product is projected as a second- or third-round pick in the 2014 NFL draft by The Sports Xchange, though some analysts have him...
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Flyers Encourage Fans To Unfriend Rangers Fans On Facebook

Do you have too many friends on Facebook? The Philadelphia Flyers are suggesting that their fans unfriend New York Rangers fans on Facebook ahead of the two rivals’ first-round series that begins Thursday night at Madison Square Garden. Need to do some spring cleaning on your Facebook friend list? We suggest you start here: nhlflye.rs/1hNHlwy #ClutchTime— Philadelphia Flyers...
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Boston Red Sox On Verge Of Biggest Skid Since 2012 (Video)

The Boston Red Sox have gotten off to a shaky start this season, and are on the verge of losing their fourth consecutive game. Though the Sox’s record has been up and down, NESN Nation’s Alison Smith explains why there’s no need to hit the panic button just yet. Check it out in the video above.Filed under: Boston Red Sox, NESN Nation, Top Stories
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Daisuke Matsuzaka Called Up By New York Mets To Replace John Lannan

NEW YORK — The New York Mets have called up pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka to replace John Lannan on their big league roster. Matsuzaka’s contract was selected Wednesday from Triple-A Las Vegas. New York sent Lannan outright to Triple-A. Matsuzaka, a 33-year-old right-hander, went 3-3 with a 4.42 ERA in seven starts for the Mets last year. He posted a 2.25 ERA in two starts for Las...
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Winnipeg Jets Sign Head Coach Paul Maurice To Four-Year Contract Extension

WINNIPEG, Manitoba — The Winnipeg Jets confirmed Paul Maurice as their new head coach for the next four years Wednesday Maurice took the Jets to an 18-12-5 record over 35 games after Claude Noel was fired. “He’s an impressive hockey coach but he’s an impressive person as well,” general manager Kevin Cheveldayoff said of Maurice, who took over in mid-January. “He walked...
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Patriots Celebrate 14th Anniversary Of Drafting Tom Brady (Photo)

On April 16, 2000, the New England Patriots grabbed one of the biggest steals in NFL draft history. The Patriots picked Michigan quarterback Tom Brady with the 199th overall pick on the second day of the draft — the event was only two days back then. It was the perfect way for Bill Belichick to celebrate his 48th birthday. The Patriots celebrated Brady’s 14th anniversary with...
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Milwaukee Bucks Sell Franchise To New York Executives For $550 Million

MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee Bucks owner Herb Kohl has reached a deal to sell the franchise to New York investment firm executives Marc Lasry and Wesley Edens for about $550 million. Kohl announced the deal Wednesday at the BMO Harris Bradley Center hours before the team was to play its final game of a dismal season. The deal is subject to approval by the NBA and its Board of Governors...
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Bruins Hoping To Apply Lessons Learned In Difficult First-Round Battles

WILMINGTON, Mass. — Boston Bruins winger Milan Lucic admitted last spring that he could sense change was on the way. The Bruins were trailing 4-1 in the third period of what looked to be a Game 7 disaster in a first-round series against the Toronto Maple Leafs. Had the B’s lost that deciding game — the culmination of blowing a 3-1 series lead — the club would not doubt look...
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Wahlburgers Restaurant To Open New Fenway Location

Bostonians will no longer need to trek down to Hingham to get their Wahlburgers fix. The restaurant, which is owned by brothers Mark, Donnie and Paul Wahlberg, announced plans Wednesday to open a new location near Fenway Park. The burger joint also has its sights on opening franchises in Philadelphia, Toronto and Lynnfield, Mass. “These are the next steps in building Wahlburgers...
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Reports: Chris Johnson, New York Jets Agree To Two-Year Contract

The New York Jets’ offense just got a whole lot faster. Former Tennessee Titans running back Chris Johnson has reached an agreement with the New York Jets on a two-year deal, multiple outlets reported Wednesday. Johnson, who was released by the Titans on April 4 after six seasons with the club, visited the Jets on Tuesday and did not meet with any other NFL team over the course...
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Forum Restaurant Employee To Run Boston Marathon With Something To Prove

Erinn Fleming is a manager at the Forum Restaurant and Bar on Boylston Street in Boston, and was working during the 2013 Boston Marathon when two bombs turned a busy work day into a scene of mass confusion. Fleming wasn’t exactly sure what had happened, but she knew there were people in need and did all she could to help. “I really didn’t have time to think,” she told FOXSports...
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Boston Marathon Bombings Turned Class Into Chaos For BU Professor

Boston University journalism professor Michelle Johnson was busy during Marathon Monday last year. Johnson was coordinating the Boston University News Service’s coverage of the event from a classroom-turned-newsroom, checking in with around 20 students spread throughout the course. By 2 p.m., the elite runners had all crossed the finish line and the news team was wrapping up its...
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Zinedine Zidane: Steven Gerrard ‘Deserves’ Premier League Title

The soccer gods should reward Steven Gerrard for his talent and loyalty to Liverpool with a Premier League championship, according to Zinedine Zidane. The French soccer legend praised Gerrard’s career, saying his efforts over the last 16-plus seasons warrant a Premier League title. “He has had a great career winning many things — but it would be a big shame for him if he was...
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Brooklyn Minor League Team To Host ‘Salute To Seinfeld’ Night In July

Heading to the Brooklyn Cyclones game on July 5? You might want to dust off that puffy shirt. The New York Mets’ Single-A affiliate will honor the 25th anniversary of the first-ever “Seinfeld” episode this summer by hosting a “Salute to Seinfeld” night at MCU Park in Brooklyn. To kick things off, the Cyclones will temporarily rename the park Vandelay Industries Park in...
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Seth Rogen Calls Aaron Rodgers ‘Eli’s Brother’ In ‘Neighbors’ Promo (Video)

Aaron Rodgers has been showing off his acting chops in State Farm Insurance commercials fairly often for the last few years. So often, that if someone isn’t a huge sports fan, they might not know Rodgers is the Green Bay Packers quarterback in his day job. Well, that’s probably not true, but in a funny new promotional video for the upcoming movie “Neighbors,” actor Seth Rogan...
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Bill Belichick’s Best Moments From Past Year Compiled To Celebrate Birthday

The 2014 NFL season was a taxing one for the New England Patriots, and through it all, Bill Belichick had his usual funny and dour moments with the media. To celebrate Belichick’s 62nd birthday, let’s go through some of the Patriots head coach’s top moments from the past year. Sept. 23, 2013: Belichick was continuously asked about tight end Rob Gronkowski and wide receiver...
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Chicago Fans Sing ‘Sweet Caroline’ To Honor Marathon Anniversary (Video)

Tuesday marked the one-year anniversary of the tragic bombing at the finish line of the Boston Marathon. While the city of Boston recognized the anniversary with various tributes, the Boston Red Sox were in Chicago for a three-game series against the White Sox. In a touching moment of recognition during the seventh inning stretch, many fans sang “Sweet Caroline,” a Fenway Park...
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Peyton Manning: Denver Broncos Need To ‘Re-Establish Their Identity’

The Denver Broncos were one of the best teams in the NFL in 2013. They defeated the New England Patriots handily in the AFC championship game. They added top free agents like cornerback Aqib Talib, linebacker DeMarcus Ware and wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders in the offseason. They look poised for another Super Bowl run in 2014. Don’t try telling any of this to Peyton Manning. Speaking...
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Rejuvenated Red Wings Still No Match For Bruins’ Depth, Talent

It’s that time of year when my focus is committed to the Stanley Cup playoffs. My Twitter feed is occupied by the tweets from similar-minded folks and conversations become lively debates. During a recent playoffs conversation with a friend, who happens to be a former player, I told him that the Detroit Red Wings could beat the Boston Bruins in the first round. He responded...
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Daniel Sturridge Suffering From Hamstring Strain, Could Face Norwich City on Sunday

Liverpool received positive news Wednesday, when scans confirmed that Daniel Sturridge’s hamstring injury was less severe than previously feared. Manager Brendan Rodgers substituted Joe Allen for Sturridge after 66 minutes in Liverpool’s 3-2 victory over Manchester City on Sunday, and Sturridge was grimacing as he limped off the field. But the “small strain” Sturridge suffered...
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Man Who Left Backpack At Boston Marathon Finish Line Is Arraigned

A man charged creating a disturbance Tuesday after two unattended backpacks were discovered at the Boston Marathon finish line was arraigned Wednesday in Boston Municipal Court. The man, identified as 25-year-old Kevin Edson of Wakefield, Mass., was seen walking barefoot down Boylston Street Tuesday night and setting a large backpack down at the finish line. The street was evacuated...
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Niklas Kronwall Is Key To Detroit Red Wings’ Blue-Line Success (Video)

For two decades, future Hockey Hall of Famers Niklas Lidstrom was a stalwart on the blue line for the Detroit Red Wings. Lidstrom’s retirement in 2012 left a void, but new Wings No. 1 defenseman Niklas Kronwall has proven more than capable of filling it. The 33-year-old Kronwall has grown into a leadership role in Detroit, but he’ll be one of few experienced defensemen at coach...
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Johnny Manziel Brings Maxim Model Kyndal Kyaire To Texas Rangers Game (Photos)

As the NFL draft rapidly approaches, it looks like Johnny Manziel is managing to keep his mind off of his draft status. The potential No. 1 draft pick was recently spotted at a Texas Rangers game, but it wasn’t only Manziel who received attention. Johnny Football’s date to the game was Kyndal Kyaire, a Maxim model and apparent baseball fan. While it’s undetermined whether...
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