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Top Rank Threatens Legal Action Against Mayweather-Pacquiao Piracy

The Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao fight made Saturday a great day for live-streaming apps like Periscope, but they might have more troublesome days ahead. President of fight co-promoter Top Rank Inc. Todd duBoef told The Los Angeles Times on Sunday that he plans to pursue legal action against those who pirated the fight and the platforms they used to...
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Why No. 17 At TPC Sawgrass Is The Most Intimidating Hole In Golf (Videos)

Golfers accustomed to seeing green either turn red or go white when facing the blue expanse of the 17th hole at TPC Sawgrass. Sure, it’s just 137 yards or so to the pin, but it seems like an ocean away, both to the eyes and the mind. Worst of all, golfers at this week’s Players Championship will have the entire round to think about tackling the most intimidating hole in the game...
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Julian Edelman Welcomes Cinco De Mayo With Great Bill Belichick Tweet (Photo)

It’s Cinco de Mayo, and Julian Edelman is ready to party. The New England Patriots wide receiver — who has become quite the active social media user — took to Twitter on Tuesday to celebrate the Mexican holiday, and the result was awesome. Why? Because it included the ultimate party animal: Bill Belichick. #FiestaTyme #Cincodemayo http://t.co/LwBLS2txGD—...
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Pedro Martinez Would Take Curt Schilling, Derek Lowe Over Himself In Big Game

There’s been plenty of “ace” talk surrounding the 2015 Boston Red Sox, but there were no such conversations centering around the 2004 team. Well, that’s not entirely true. Much of the conversation in 2004, however, revolved around the fact that the Red Sox seemingly had an abundance of aces in Pedro Martinez, Curt Schilling and even Derek Lowe. Martinez, who recently was...
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Report: Ty Lawson Could Still Be Trade Target For Celtics This Offseason

The Boston Celtics appear to be set at the point guard position, but they reportedly would not be opposed to adding another this offseason. Denver Nuggets point guard Ty Lawson, whom the Celtics pursued at this year’s trade deadline, still is a candidate to end up in Boston, according to Grantland’s Zach Lowe. “But don’t count out the Celtics just because they have (Isaiah...
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Jabaal Sheard Could Excel With Patriots In Return To Natural Position

FOXBORO, Mass. — Jabaal Sheard has finally found stability with the New England Patriots. Sheard, who was signed over the offseason as a free agent, started his career with the Cleveland Browns as a 4-3 defensive end before the team switched to a 3-4, moving him to outside linebacker in 2013. He played under three defensive coordinators and found his greatest success under Dick...
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Pettine: Manziel isn't favorite for Browns' starting QB job

  Johnny Manziel will need more than an apology to find his way onto a football field this fall.   Cleveland Browns head coach Mike Pettine indicated as much Monday during a radio interview with 92.3 The Fan in Cleveland, telling the hosts it’s “fair to say” Josh McCown will be the favorite to earn the starting quarterback job entering training camp. Of course...
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Rebuilding The Celtics: Fan Favorite Luigi Datome’s Future Uncertain

As the Boston Celtics head into the offseason, NESN.com takes a closer look at each player on the roster in an effort to determine who will stick around for next season and who will be playing elsewhere. Next up: Luigi Datome. It’s hard not to like Gigi Datome. The 27-year-old, man-bunned, coffee-drinking, sharpshooting Italian has all the key ingredients to becoming a cult...
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Jimmy Kimmel Opens Up About Being Part Of Pacquiao’s Entourage (Video)

Jimmy Kimmel had a more interesting weekend than you. The late-night host, who earned a coveted spot in Manny Pacquiao’s entourage during his fight against Floyd Mayweather on Saturday night, opened up about his somewhat awkward, mostly hilarious experience on Monday’s show. Kimmel had Pacquiao on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” in the days leading up to the bout where he asked the...
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Report: David Ortiz Had Suspension Appeal Heard; Ruling Will Take Couple Days

It’s now a waiting game for David Ortiz. The Boston Red Sox designated hitter reportedly had his suspension appeal heard by Major League Baseball on Monday, a source told WEEI’s Rob Bradford. The ruling is expected to come in a couple of days. Ortiz was ejected from the Red Sox’s April 19 game against the Baltimore Orioles for arguing check-swing...
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Tiger Woods Admits He Hasn’t Slept Since Breakup With Lindsey Vonn

On the golf course, things are looking up for Tiger Woods. Off the links, not so much. After a brutal start to 2015 and a long hiatus, Woods showed promise with a top-20 finish at this year’s Masters Tournament. The 39-year-old’s life took a turn for the worse Sunday, however, when skier Lindsey Vonn announced that she and Woods had ended their three...
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Dining Playbook: Stephanie’s On Newbury Owner Stephanie Sokolove

Not surprisingly, the success of Stephanie’s on Newbury all starts with Stephanie. Stephanie Sokolove, owner of the renowned Boston restaurant, stopped by this week’s episode of “Dining Playbook” to give Billy Costa a tour of the newly renovated bar area. Check it out in the video above and visit stephaniesonnewbury.com for more information.Filed under: Dining Playbook, NESN Video
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Report: La’el Collins Had Dinner With Rex Ryan, Will Meet With Dolphins

La’el Collins is trying to focus on football again. The former LSU offensive lineman and projected first round draft pick has been through a whirlwind this past week after being questioned by Baton Rouge, La., police in the death of a 29-year-old woman and her unborn child. Police confirmed to The Advocate that Collins had a relationship with Mills —...
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Mayweather reportedly willing to give rematch to Pacquiao

  It took forever for Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao to finally come to terms on their first fight, but it sounds like Round 2 might quickly come together.   Mayweather-Pacquiao wasn’t the thriller so many hoped it would be, but the overhyped bout between the two men pushing 40 made record amounts of money. So it should come as no surprise that both fighters...
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Larry Bird Enjoyed Very Brief Baseball Career Before Joining Celtics

There’s nothing better than a good Larry Bird story to brighten up your Tuesday morning. This latest tale comes courtesy of The Indianapolis Star’s Dana Hunsinger Benbow, who detailed Monday how Bird’s illustrious collegiate career at Indiana State also included a fleeting foray into baseball. As Benbow tells it, the soon-to-be Boston Celtics star, then fresh off a national...
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Dining Playbook Review: Townsman In Downtown Boston

Looking for a new restaurant to try in downtown Boston? Look no further than Townsman. The brasserie-inspired restaurant was the subject of this week’s “Dining Playbook” Review, showing off everything from the unique crudo-hamachi to the classic Townsman burger. Check it out in the video above and visit townsmanboston.com for more information.Filed under: Dining Playbook...
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Dining Playbook: Blackbird, Kane, Catalyst Have Boston’s Best Doughnuts

Who doesn’t love a good doughnut? The answer is no one, and if you live in the Boston area, you’re in luck. This week’s episode of “Dining Playbook” checked out three local haunts that offer the best doughnuts around, from Blackbird Doughnuts in the South End to Kane’s Donuts in the Financial District to Catalyst in Cambridge’s Kendall Square. Check out the deliciousness...
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Dining Playbook VIP Seat: Navy Yard Bistro

Mary and Joan were in for a treat on this edition of “VIP Seat.” The pair got to check out Navy Yard Bistro in historic Charlestown, Mass., where they enjoyed the friendly atmosphere and delicious dishes. Check it out in the video above and visit navyyardbistro.com for more information.Filed under: Dining Playbook, NESN Video, VIP Seat
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Dining Playbook: Shape Up At George Foreman III’s ‘The Club’

Everyone’s getting into the boxing spirit these days. Jenny Johnson was the latest to catch the fever on this week’s episode of “Dining Playbook,” getting in a workout at George Foreman’s III’s boxing gym, “The Club.” See how she fared in the video above and visit everybodyfights.com for more information.Filed under: Dining Playbook, NESN Video
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Dining Playbook Top Nosh: Pasta Bolognese, Buffalo Wings Among Favorites

It’s all about the meat in this week’s edition of Top Nosh. In a new interactive segment on “Dining Playbook,” Billy Costa and Jenny Johnson are asking for your help in tracking down some of the best food in the region that will then be featured on the show. It’s as easy as posting your favorite meals on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram with the hashtag #TopNosh. Among...
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Dining Playbook: Jenny Cooks With Stephanie’s On Newbury CEO Leo Fonseca

Stephanie’s On Newbury has a new item on the menu, and it’s delicious. The restaurant’s CEO, Leo Fonseca, joined Jenny Johnson on this week’s edition of “Dining Playbook” to whip up a new take on a classic salmon dish. Check it out in the video above, and visit stephaniesonnewbury.com for more information.Filed under: Dining Playbook, NESN Video
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DraftKings: Buster Posey, Miguel Cabrera Lead Tom Caron’s Fantasy Lineup

It’s time to keep the ball rolling with a little more 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. To see what...
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Will Ferrell Brings Back Harry Caray For ‘Letterman’ Appearance (Video)

Will Ferrell crashed the “Late Show With David Letterman” on Monday night and did so with one of the best characters he’s ever done. Ferrell made a surprise appearance, but he did so in character as former Chicago Cubs play-by-play man Harry Caray. During his time at “Saturday Night Live,” some of Ferrrell’s most memorable skits featured him impersonating the legendary...
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Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao As ‘Punch-Out!!’ Game Is Fantastic (Video)

The supposed “Fight of the Century” between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao disappointed lots of fans while costing them lots of money. On the bright side, though, it did produce one awesome by-product. Just hours after the May 2 superfight that saw Mayweather emerge victorious in 12 captivating but mostly uneventful rounds, the YouTube channel Noober Goober Gaming decided...
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Report: Patriots Releasing Alfonzo Dennard After Three Seasons

The New England Patriots and cornerback Alfonzo Dennard are reportedly parting ways. NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport reported Tuesday morning that the Patriots are releasing Dennard, a 2012 seventh-round draft pick. Dennard played in six four games for the Patriots last season (with four starts) and was placed on injured reserve in December. Dennard never played in more than 13 games...
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