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Kentucky Suspends Four Football Players After Airsoft Pistol Incident

Four University of Kentucky football players will be sitting out Saturday’s game against South Carolina after being involved in an incident involving an airsoft pellet gun late Sunday night. Running back Stanley “Boom” Williams, wide receiver Dorian Baker, quarterback Drew Barker and defensive end Tymere Dubose have all been suspended for one game and will also receive ...
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Rajon Rondo Targeting Opening-Night Return For Celtics (Video)

Rajon Rondo is not content to sit back and wait for anything, even if he promised a more patient version of himself at media day Monday. His latest injury is no different. Boston Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge said the team would be cautious with Rondo’s recovery from a broken left hand, which could force the four-time All-Star to miss at least the first...
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Jarrod Dyson Steals Third, Celebrates, Scores Game-Tying Run In Ninth (Video)

The Kansas City Royals did a whole lot of dancing after defeating the Oakland A’s in the American League wild-card thriller Tuesday night, but Jarrod Dyson got the party started a little early on the basepaths. After the Royals rallied to score three runs in the eighth inning to cut the A’s lead to one, the speedster came in the game in the bottom of the ninth inning to pinch...
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George Brett Looks Stunned After Royals’ Comeback Wild Card Victory (GIF)

If you didn’t stay awake to experience the spectacular finish to Tuesday’s American League wild card game, look no further than Kansas City Royals legend George Brett’s reaction to sum things up. The intense matchup between the Royals and Oakland Athletics extended into the 12th inning after the Royals stormed back from a 7-3 deficit. The A’s scored a run in the top half...
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NBA Pacific Division Preview: Clippers Poised To Finally Break Through

As the 2014-15 NBA season approaches, NESN.com will be taking a preseason look at each of the league’s six divisions. Up next on the docket is the Pacific Division, where Doc Rivers’ Los Angeles Clippers — finally free of the Donald Sterling mess — will look to dethrone the West’s elite. Teams are listed in predicted order of finish (last year’s result in parentheses...
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Tom Brady: Patriots Need Mental Toughness, ‘No Magic Play’ To Snap Skid

The New England Patriots are struggling in a way rarely seen in Tom Brady’s NFL career. Now, Brady and the team must search for answers. That search has been ongoing all season, but it probably will be kicked up a notch or two after New England’s embarrassing 41-14 on Monday night to the Kansas City Chiefs. With that loss, the Patriots now sit at 2-2 and find themselves in the...
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Liverpool-Basel Live: Reds Aiming For Champions League Knockout Rounds

8 a.m. ET: Liverpool can take steps toward UEFA Champions League success Wednesday when it travels to Switzerland to face FC Basel 1893. Liverpool can make it a perfect six points from two Champions League Group B games with a win in Basel. Victory also will ease a prevailing sense of disappointment following Saturday’s draw against local rival Everton in Premier League play. Liverpool...
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Pedro Martinez Rips Ned Yost, Says Manager Would Have Been ‘Ugly Goat’ In Loss

The Kansas City Royals are moving on, but it was no thanks to manager Ned Yost. Kansas City stormed back for an improbable win over the Oakland Athletics on Tuesday night in the American League wild card game. It’s likely no one was happier than the Royals’ skipper who made a couple of head-scratching moves. None was more controversial than Yost’s decision to pull starting...
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Royals Rally Past A’s In Wild Card Thriller, Will Play Angels In ALDS

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City Royals had waited 29 years to reach the postseason. They weren’t going down without a fight. Salvador Perez singled down the left-field line with two outs in the 12th inning, allowing Christian Colon to score from second base and giving the long-suffering Royals a 9-8 victory over the Oakland Athletics in a wild American League wild-card game...
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Bruins Player Preview: Brad Marchand’s Expected Role, Projected Season Stats

Editor’s note: NESN.com will preview every NHL-level Bruins player over the next few weeks, leading to the Oct. 8 season opener. Click here for the full schedule and to read other player profiles. Brad Marchand is a valuable player for the Boston Bruins because he makes a positive impact in all three zones. The second-line right winger consistently scores more than 20 goals, battles...
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Bruins-Islanders Notes: Top-Line Chemistry Still Work In Progress

BOSTON — Chemistry in the NHL normally isn’t developed in only a couple of games, and we’re seeing that with the Bruins’ top line. Milan Lucic, David Krejci and Loui Eriksson skated as a line for the first time in the preseason during Tuesday night’s 5-3 loss to the New York Islanders, and it was clear that more game time is needed for this trio to start clicking. “Hopefully...
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Claude Julien: Brad Marchand ‘Seems To Be In Really Good Shape’ (Video)

Pretty much every Boston Bruin can’t wait for the 2014-15 regular season to start. Chief among them is winger Brad Marchand, who is looking to rebound after struggling in the playoffs last season. Marchand certainly got off to a good start Tuesday night, depositing a breakaway goal in Boston’s 5-3 preseason loss to the New York Islanders at TD Garden. Marchand’s night wasn’t...
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Website Photoshops Michael Strahan’s Teeth Onto Female Celebrities (Photos)

Michael Strahan is just as famous for his trademark smile as he is for his Hall of Fame career as an NFL defensive lineman. The former New York Giant’s gap-toothed grin is charming on him, but the folks over at Mandatory wondered what it would look like on various female celebrities. They photoshopped Strahan’s chompers onto the likes of Beyonce, Jennifer Lawrence and Sofia...
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Ryan Lochte: Phelps made dumb decision, will learn from it

If Ryan Lochte thinks you made a dumb decision, then you probably made a very dumb decision. The Olympic swimmer spoke out about fellow Olympian Michael Phelps’ second DUI, and his statement was much more logical than interviews he has given in the past. In fact, he summed up the situation perfectly. “I’m not concerned…he just makes dumb decisions,” Lochte said via FOX...
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Zdeno Chara: Tom Brady Is ‘Going To Be Fine,’ Will Prove Doubters Wrong

It seems like everyone has something critical to say about Tom Brady these days. At least another prominent member of the Boston sports scene has his back. Brady had one of the worst outings of his career Monday night in a 41-14 blowout loss to the Kansas City Chiefs, leading many to question whether the end could be near for the 37-year-old quarterback. Zdeno Chara turns 37 next...
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Vote: Who Deserves The Most Blame For The Patriots’ Disappointing Start?

Times are tough at Gillette Stadium these days. The New England Patriots are 2-2 after losing 41-14 on Monday Night Football to the Kansas City Chiefs. The loss was the team’s second-worst defeat since Bill Belichick took over as head coach in 2000. Media and fans alike have offered a variety of reasons for why New England is struggling, but perhaps no one has taken more criticism...
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Evan Turner Adjusting To New Role For Celtics With Rajon Rondo Out

WALTHAM, Mass. — Boston Celtics head coach Brad Stevens came right out and said it Tuesday: the players he will call on to replace Rajon Rondo are not a very experienced bunch. Top draft pick Marcus Smart will see a great deal of time at the position, as will Phil Pressey, who proved to be a solid fill-in for Rondo after going undrafted last season. The third man in the point...
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Wolves’ Kevin Martin Claims He Just Learned Kevin Love Got Traded

Either Kevin Martin is a really good liar, or he literally lives under a rock. The Minnesota Timberwolves’ guard spoke at the team’s media day on Monday, and as you might expect, he was asked about the departure of All-Star forward Kevin Love. “I didn’t know Kevin Love got traded until yesterday,” Martin said — apparently with a straight face — via the Minnesota Star...
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Celtics Rookie James Young Finds Role Model In Teammate Jeff Green

WALTHAM, Mass. — Being a rookie isn’t easy. For someone like James Young, who’s just a month removed from his 19th birthday and preparing to compete against guys a decade his senior, it’s even more difficult. Young was the fourth-youngest player selected in the 2014 NBA draft — the Boston Celtics grabbed him at No. 17 overall — and entered Celtics training camp this week...
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Donovan McNabb Makes Hasty Tom Brady Comment; Jay Glazer Fights Back (Video)

Everyone in New England is freaking out, as is custom in the region the day after a sloppy Patriots loss, and Donovan McNabb is buying into it. After a poor performance from Tom Brady in the team’s 41-14 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs on Monday night, the former Philadelphia Eagles quarterback made some bold statements on “FOX Sports Live” about Tom Terrific. “Tom Brady...
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MLB Awards 2014: Handing Out AL, NL Trophies To Season’s Best (Photos)

The 2014 Major League Baseball regular season is over. Now, business is about to pick up in the form of playoff hardball. The postseason should be interesting, especially since the league will crown a new champion this year. But baseball debates aren’t limited to the action on the field from here on out. The regular season provided enough material for continued bickering. MLB award...
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Patriots’ Poor Coaching Among Three Takeaways From Loss To Chiefs

New England Patriots players have shouldered the blame for any key loss over the past 14 seasons, but it might be time to look at coaching – and that begins with Bill Belichick. The Patriots had four All-Pros, seven first-round draft picks and two second-rounders starting on defense Monday night in their 41-14 loss to the Chiefs. The Patriots have talent and smarts, so there...
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Brendan Rodgers: Daniel Sturridge Not Yet Fit For England Duty

If Brendan Rodgers has his way, Daniel Sturridge won’t play for his country this month. Sturridge, 24, injured his thigh while on duty with England’s national team in early September and has missed Liverpool’s last five games. Sturridge is inching toward a full recovery, but Wednesday’s Champions League game against Basel will come too soon for him to return to action. While...
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David Ortiz Makes Fangraphs’ List Of Most Extreme Home Runs Of 2014 (GIFs)

David Ortiz made Fangraphs’ list of the most extreme home runs of the 2014 Major League Baseball season, but it’s not for a feat you’d expect. The Boston Red Sox slugger actually hit the shortest home run of the year with a 318-foot shot against the Houston Astros at Fenway Park. And although it’s a bit surprising considering Big Papi is usually in the business of hitting...
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Bruins-Islanders Live: Torey Krug, Reilly Smith Not In Lineup

6:25 p.m.: The Boston Bruins return to TD Garden for their fifth preseason game Tuesday night against the New York Islanders. The B’s are 2-2 in preseason play following a 3-1 win over the Detroit Red Wings on Saturday. The focus of Tuesday’s game is position battles, specifically on the bottom-two forward lines and the third pairing. Matt Fraser, Jordan Caron, Craig Cunningham...
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