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Toronto Raptors GM Masai Ujiri Shouts Expletive At Brooklyn Nets, Apologizes

Toronto Raptors general manager Masai Ujiri had to apologize at a halftime press conference on Saturday after he called out the Brooklyn Nets at a pregame fan rally. Ujiri shouted “F— Brooklyn!” outside Air Canada Centre before the Raptors took on the Nets in their first-round game of the Eastern Conference playoff series, ESPNNewYork.com reported. Ujiri met with reporters...
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Watertown Police Chief Ed Deveau Talks About Watertown Police 5K (Video)

The events of one year ago this week changed Watertown, Mass., forever, and to commemorate the end of the days-long manhunt that ended in the city, the Watertown Police Department held a 5K road race on Saturday. Watertown police chief Ed Deveau joined Tom Caron and Tim Wakefield on “Red Sox First Pitch” to talk about the event. Check it out in the video above.Filed under: Boston...
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Tedy Bruschi’s Team Takes On Boston Marathon (Video)

Former New England Patriots linebacker Tedy Bruschi finished the Boston Marathon two years ago, and made a pact with his wife that they would never run it again. But after the events on April 15, 2013, Bruschi vowed to finish the marathon again with his team. Bruschi started Tedy’s Team after he had a stroke at the age of 31. As he recovered, Bruschi committed himself to being...
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Tom Caron, Tim Wakefield Talk Xander Bogaerts’ Day Off (Video)

After playing the last 17 games, Boston Red Sox rookie shortstop Xander Bogaerts is out of the lineup for Saturday’s day game against the Baltimore Orioles. Bogaerts has had a solid start to the season, batting .271 with 2 2B, 3 RBI and 11 BB. Perhaps a day off will give the 21-year-old a chance to regroup and get back on the field. Check out what Tom Caron and Tim Wakefield had...
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Bruins Practice Report: Kevan Miller, Matt Bartkowski Return; Chris Kelly Absent

BOSTON — The Bruins returned to practice Saturday afternoon looking for ways to generate more scoring chances against a stingy Detroit Red Wings defense that kept the B’s scoreless by clogging the middle of the ice and dominating puck possession. The shutout loss was Boston’s first in the playoffs since Game 1 of the 2011 first-round series against the Montreal Canadiens. Game...
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Giancarlo Stanton’s Walk-Off Grand Slam Makes Red Sox Fans Drool (Video)

Many Red Sox fans have fantasized about Boston landing Miami Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton. Those fantasies heightened a bit Friday. Stanton launched a walk-off grand slam against the Seattle Mariners, giving him six home runs and 26 RBIs through 17 games. Stanton’s blast also prompted many Red Sox fans — as well as fans of other teams — to hop on Twitter and profess their...
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New Balance Offers Special Boston Marathon Running Shoe (Video)

Boston was forever changed on April 15, 2013, when two bombs exploded at the finish line of the Boston Marathon. One year later, the city is stronger than ever, and the annual race is again set to broadcast on the world stage. Sports apparel company New Balance was founded in Boston on the day of the marathon in 1972, so the day holds special significance. This year, New Balance’s...
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Globe Bar, Lir Among Places To Go Before, During, After Games

If you’re looking for a place to eat before a Boston sporting event, you might want to check out Globe Bar and Cafe on Boylston Street. The restaurant offers an array of seating options, including al fresco dining and group rentals. Check out where else to eat before, during and after a game in the video above.Filed under: Before, During, and After the Game, Dining Playbook, NESN Video
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Xander Bogaerts’ Rest Day Comes At Perfect Time (Video)

It was a tough decision for Red Sox manager John Farrell to give shortstop Xander Bogaerts the day off Saturday, especially considering that the Sox are dealing with so many injuries. In the long run, though, Farrell’s decision could pay dividends. NESN Nation’s Alison Smith breaks it down in the video above.Filed under: Boston Red Sox, NESN Nation, NESN Video
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John Farrell: Will Middlebrooks Faces ‘Big Day’ In Recovery From Injury

BOSTON — Red Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks arrived at the ballpark Saturday ready for an important day in his injury rehab. Middlebrooks, who was placed on the 15-day disabled list on April 6 with a Grade 1 calf strain, worked out in the Fenway Park outfield before Saturday’s game against the Baltimore Orioles. Red Sox manager John Farrell said Middlebrooks’ health status...
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Boston Man Draws Inspiration From Marathon With T-Shirt Company (Video)

To get to the Boston Marathon finish line, runners must go right on Hereford Street, then left on Boylston Street. Boston resident John Stoller drew inspiration from this small set of directions in his training for the Boston Marathon when he created his T-shirt line. Stoller talks with “Dining Playbook” host Billy Acosta about his T-shirt company in the video above.Filed under...
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Red Sox-Orioles Live: Felix Doubront Goes Up Against Bud Norris In Day Baseball

12:12 p.m.: Will Middlebrooks, who currently is on the disabled list with a calf strain, worked out on the field before Saturday’s game. John Farrell labeled Saturday a “big day” in Middlebrooks’ progression, as the third baseman could begin a rehab assignment Monday or Tuesday if all goes well. Shane Victorino, who hasn’t played yet this season because of a hamstring strain...
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Xander Bogaerts Gets Day Off In Red Sox’s Matinee Showdown With Orioles

BOSTON — Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts has started all 17 games this season. He’ll receive a day off Saturday. Jonathan Herrera (shortstop) and Brock Holt (third base) will man the left side of the Red Sox’s infield for Boston’s matinee showdown against the Baltimore Orioles at Fenway Park. Holt, who was recalled from Triple-A Pawtucket on Friday, will bat seventh and...
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Astros Prospect Takes Fastball To Face, Swells Up Like Balloon (Photo)

Houston Astros prospect Delino DeShields Jr. suffered a serious blow to the face on Friday. The center fielder for the Double-A Corpus Christi team was hit by a fastball on the right side of his face during an evening game in Frisco, Texas, MLB.com reported. Although DeShields was able to walk off the field on his own, he was still taken to the hospital to be treated. A friend later...
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Clay Buchholz Wins Amica Pitcher Of The Week

Clay Buchholz took the mound for the third time this season on Wednesday against the Chicago White Sox, and the right-hander put his first tally in the wins column for the season. After two losses this year, Buchholz earned Amica Pitcher of the Week honors with his outing against the White Sox on Wednesday. Buchholz pitched six innings in a win against John Danks, allowing just three...
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Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak Says Kobe Bryant Needs To Practice Patience

Los Angeles Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak sat down for a 45-minute press conference on Friday, closing out the franchise’s worst season since its move to LA. Although Kobe Bryant was in Paris celebrating his anniversary with his wife, Kupchak had some words of advice on patience for the guard. “I’ve already used the word patience I think once or twice, so if [Bryant...
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Powerade Releases Incredibly Inspirational FIFA World Cup Ad (Video)

Nico Calabria is the youngest member of the U.S. Amputee Soccer Team, and has overcome his fair share of obstacles in life. His story is now being told in an inspirational ad for Powerade as part of the company’s 2014 FIFA World Cup campaign. Calabria was born with only one leg, but began kicking a ball around as a toddler, using a prosthetic. He eventually ditched the prosthetic...
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Former Army Ranger Fears He Shot Fallen NFL Star Pat Tillman

When former NFL player-turned-Army Ranger Pat Tillman was killed in the friendly-fire incident of April 22, 2004, there were obvious holes in the story of what happened that tragic day in Afghanistan. Ten years later, one of Tillman’s former platoon-mates is saying he might have been the one who shot him. “It is possible, in my mind, that I hit him,” Steven Elliott said to...
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Boston Again Falls Victim To Replay Flub; Other Notes From Red Sox’s Loss

BOSTON — Fenway Park hasn’t been kind to the Red Sox so far this season. The Red Sox fell to 2-5 at home Friday by dropping the first game of a four-game set against the Baltimore Orioles. John Lackey struggled for the second straight start, and Boston saw its two-game winning streak snapped in its first game back at Fenway after a seven-game road trip. The Red Sox don’t have...
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MBTA Transit Officer Dic Donohue’s Recovery Aided By Boston Athletes (Video)

On the night of April 19, 2013, MBTA Transit Officer Dic Donohue took a bullet to his femoral artery during the chaotic gunfire that erupted in Watertown, Mass. during the manhunt for the Boston Marathon bombing suspects. He almost bled out and suffered a long recovery. But Donohue and his wife Kim tell a story of how support from the city of Boston, its athletes in particular,...
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Pavel Datsyuk’s Late Third-Period Goal Powers Red Wings Past Bruins (Video)

The Boston Bruins fell to the Detroit Red Wings 1-0 in Game 1 of their first-round series at TD Garden on Friday night. Pavel Datsyuk scored the lone goal with 3:01 remaining in the third period to give the Red Wings the early series lead, but as NESN’s Jack Edwards said after the game, “this is why they play a best-of-seven series.” Detroit was on the receiving end of some...
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Jonny Gomes: Marathon Resilience Shows Boston ‘Not An Area To Mess With’

BOSTON — It didn’t take long for outfielder Jonny Gomes to learn an important fact about Boston. Gomes, who has been with the Red Sox less than two seasons, witnessed Boston bounce back stronger than ever after last April’s Marathon bombing. The veteran outfielder couldn’t help but marvel at the city’s resilience. “It’s not a real good area to mess with,” Gomes said...
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Brock Holt’s Red-Hot Bat Carries Over From Pawtucket To Boston (Video)

Brock Holt found out he had gotten the call to Boston around 2 p.m. today, which meant he didn’t arrive to Fenway Park until roughly about two hours before the first pitch of the series opener against the Baltimore Orioles. It was a hectic afternoon for the third baseman, but you wouldn’t have thought so given his cool and collected performance. Holt, who was called up from Triple...
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Ducks Forward Corey Perry Spears Jamie Benn Below The Belt (GIF)

The first-round playoff series between the Anaheim Ducks and Dallas Stars has been chippy to say the least in its early going. During the first period of Friday night’s game, Ducks forward Corey Perry only added to the heightened physical play when he took exception to a check from behind courtesy of Stars forward Jamie Benn. Perry wasted no time retaliating, as he delivered a...
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Ryan Getzlaf Sports Jaw Protector For Game Two Against Stars (Photo)

In Game 1 of the first round playoff series between the Dallas Stars and the Anaheim Ducks, Ducks’ star Ryan Getzlaf took a Tyler Seguin slapshot directly to the face. Getzlaf missed the waning moments of his team’s victory in the opening game, but he wouldn’t miss any more than that. He had the gash stitched up and should be no worse for wear when his team fights for a 2-0...
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