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Yankees Honor David Ortiz With Pregame Ceremony, Give Him Oil Painting

The New York Yankees put aside their rivalry with the Boston Red Sox for a few minutes Thursday to honor David Ortiz. The Red Sox designated hitter started his final game at Yankee Stadium before he rides off into the sunset some time in October. And the Yankees held a pregame ceremony for the retiring All-Star featuring former New York closer Mariano Rivera. You know you're...
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David Ortiz Looks To Add To Already Great Career At Yankee Stadium Thursday Night

It’s safe to say David Ortiz has had some pretty special memories against the New York Yankees in his career. Of course, the two most memorable moments came on back-to-back nights in October 2004, when his two straight walk-off hits helped the Boston Red Sox come back to win the American League Championship Series. Ortiz will write one last chapter in the Yankees-Red Sox rivalry...
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Mo Vaughn On David Ortiz: He’s One Of Top Three Or Four Boston Athletes Ever

There’s no doubting David Ortiz’s greatness, but where does he stack up against some of the other all-time greats to play in Boston? If you ask former Boston Red Sox Mo Vaughn, he deserves to be right up there with some of the biggest legends to ever play in Beantown. “He’s probably one of the top three or four top athletes in the history of Boston sports,” Vaughn told...
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Kevin Garnett To Join Cavaliers’ Coaching Staff? The Offer’s Out There

Is it time for The Big Ticket to punch in as an NBA coach? Kevin Garnett retired last week after a successful 21-year career, and Cavaliers head coach Tyronn Lue already has extended an invitation for KG to join Cleveland’s coaching staff. “I talked to him about it,” Lue said after Cavs practice Thursday, according to ESPN.com. “I know his wife is pushing for it a lot. Brandi...
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Patriots Notes: Why One Bruins Forward Would Fit In Well With Bill Belichick

A grab bag of New England Patriots-related notes from Thursday: — Thursday’s Patriots practice was a walk-through, with players taking the field in sweats and beanies rather than shoulder pads and helmets. Linebacker Jamie Collins rocked the same team-issued Pats gear as many of his teammates, but his practice attire also included — for some unknown reason — large plastic...
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Fantasy Football Podcast: Week 4 Start Or Sit With NFL Media’s Adam Rank

  Week 4 of the NFL season presents a lot of questions for fantasy owners. Not only are we dealing with a number of injuries, but it is also a bye week in the NFL. So, how can we best rearrange our starting rosters? Adam Rank of NFL Media joins NESN.com’s Rachel Holt with this week’s insight. Listen in the player above.Filed under: Fantasy, Fantasy Football, NFL, Podcast
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Red Sox Vs. Yankees Lineup: Boston’s Stars Get Night Off After Clinching Division

Some of the Boston Red Sox’s heaviest hitters are getting a night off after helping the team clinch the American League East. The Red Sox won another division title Wednesday night despite losing to the New York Yankees 5-3 after first baseman Mark Teixeira’s walk-off grand slam. And Boston is in full playoff mode now, making sure its starters get some rest Thursday before the...
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Rob Gronkowski As Mr. Clean Is Both Hilarious And Absolutely Terrifying

If Rob Gronkowski shaved his head, dyed his eyebrows white and tossed in a gold hoop earring, he’d be a spitting image of Mr. Clean. Don’t believe us? Check out the following tweet sent out Thursday by the New England Patriots tight end. Joining forces w/ my fluffy partner in clean to tell you to enter 4 a chance to be #TheNextMrClean & win $20K at https://t.co/RX1aSs8w1R...
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Tiger Woods’ Weak Effort To Crash USA Ryder Cup Team Photo Denied Sternly

Tiger Woods might be golf royalty, but one must earn a spot in the limelight in the United States. Woods tried in vain to sneak into the United States 2016 Ryder Cup Team’s official photo on Tuesday at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, Minn. in a comical moment ahead of the start of the tournament. Woods, one of USA’s vice captains, first tried to position himself on...
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Cowboys’ Dez Bryant Missed MRI, Reportedly Unlikely To Play Week 4 With Knee Fracture

It’s been a relatively slow start to the season for Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant, and he’ll have to wait even longer to get things going. The star wideout, who’s dealing with a hairline fracture in his right knee, likely will miss the Cowboys’ Week 4 game against the San Francisco 49ers, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Bryant — who missed most of the 2015...
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Lewis Hamilton: Formula One has ‘a lot to learn from the Americans’

Formula One has lots of obstacles to overcome before it can achieve widespread adoption in the U.S. But Lewis Hamilton said some of the answers F1 is looking for can be found in American sports. F1’s fan base in the U.S. has grown recently, and that is due in large part to the three-time world champion. Hamilton, who frequents fashion shows, concerts and sporting events in the...
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Chad Johnson, Bill Belichick Explain Why Ochocinco Flopped With Patriots

Chad Johnson was one of the NFL’s best receivers during his decade with the Cincinnati Bengals, a four-time All-Pro whose production on the field equaled — and at times even exceeded — his larger-than-life presence off it. So, when Johnson wore out his welcome in Cincy after the 2010 season, New England Patriots coach Bill Belchick eagerly snatched him up, sending two late...
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Here’s How You Can Get Beers With Tom Brady, Matt Damon And Ben Affleck

Talk about a Boston sports fan’s dream. New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady’s latest fundraising efforts is sure to gain plenty of interest in attention in Boston, as the legendary signal-caller is putting up an incredible night on the town in Boston for a good cause. In a hilarious Facebook post Thursday, Brady — with his good friends Ben Affleck and Matt Damon —...
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Patriots Injury Report: Jimmy Garoppolo, Jacoby Brissett Limited In Walk-Through

FOXBORO, Mass. — The New England Patriots’ injury report remained unchanged following Thursday’s walk-through outside Gillette Stadium. The same eight players listed as limited participants Wednesday were designated as such again Thursday, including quarterbacks Jimmy Garoppolo (shoulder) and Jacoby Brissett (thumb). Here is the full injury report, as released by the team:...
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NFL Picks Week 4: Dolphins Vs. Bengals ‘Thursday Night Football’ Odds, Analysis, Predictions

Editor’s note: NESN.com’s Mike Cole, Ricky Doyle and Andre Khatchaturian deliver their NFL picks every Thursday of the season, and here’s who they like in the Miami Dolphins-Cincinnati Bengals Week 4 game, with the line from OddsShark. Miami Dolphins (1-2) vs. (-7) Cincinnati Bengals (1-2), 8:30 p.m. ETMike: Bengals. This feels like a bad matchup for the Dolphins, who opened...
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Rex Ryan Expects Negativity From Patriots Media: ‘Nobody Likes Anything In Boston’

Rex Ryan’s relationship with the New England Patriots’ media corps is nearly as contentious as his with team itself. For the second time in two years, Ryan’s mid-week conference call with New England reporters became a tense affair Wednesday after one disputed the Buffalo Bills bench boss’s claim that he is an “above-average” NFL coach. Ryan was asked about this exchange during...
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Angry Jose Aldo Seems Serious About Leaving UFC, Willing To Go To Court

Jose Aldo will have to continue to wait a bit longer to get a chance for a rematch against Conor McGregor. That is, if he still wants to stay in the UFC. The interim featherweight champion requested his release from the UFC after Dana White announced McGregor will headline UFC 205 in a lightweight championship bout against Eddie Alvarez rather than trying to unify the 145-pound...
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LeGarrette Blount Credits Blockers, Patriots ‘Family’ For Player Of The Month Award

FOXBORO, Mass. — LeGarrette Blount again credited the men blocking for him after being selected as the AFC’s Offensive Player of the Month for September. “It’s an honor, man, but it was a group effort,” the New England Patriots running back said after Wednesday’s walk-through. “It wasn’t all me. I know I get a lot of the recognition — I know I get most of the...
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Cubs 2016 World Series tickets on StubHub are crazy expensive

The Chicago Cubs are the betting favorites to win the National League pennant and the World Series. This might be the best Cubs team in a very, very long time. Expectations are high as a result, even though this team has come up short in so many key postseason moments since it last won the World Series in 1908. Every Cubs fan will want to be a part of a once-in-a-lifetime championship...
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Bill Belichick Is Just One Of The Guys With Patriots’ LeGarrette Blount

FOXBORO, Mass. — Bill Belichick doesn’t exactly come off as one of the boys with his public surly demeanor, but when it comes to LeGarrette Blount, the New England Patriots head coach addresses the running back like a teammate. Belichick could be heard calling Blount “LG” during his mic’d up segment Tuesday on “Inside The NFL”. That resonated with New York Jets wide...
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Rafael Nadal Helps Lost Child During Tennis Match, Bolsters ‘Nice Guy’ Image

Rafael Nadal reaffirmed his status as a hometown hero Wednesday by keeping tennis in proper perspective. The Tennis star briefly halted the match in which he was playing in order to allow a distressed mother to find her lost child in Mallorca, Spain. Cameras were rolling during Nadal’s act of kindness, and hte crowd crowd warmly applauded when the family united again. Rafael...
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European Ryder Cup Team Challenges Heckler To Make Putt; He Answers In Big Way

Is it too late to add Dave Johnson to Team USA’s Ryder Cup squad? There’s no chance you know who Dave Johnson is — well, you might know a Dave Johnson, but not this guy — but he should be the next American hero. Johnson stole the show at the Ryder Cup on Thursday, one day before the actual international golf tournament got under way. The (presumably) American golf fan was...
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Joe Kelly Didn’t Know Red Sox Clinched AL East When He Gave Up Grand Slam

Joe Kelly walked off the mound Wednesday night in New York thinking the Red Sox had just squandered a chance to lock up the American League East, when in reality, a celebration was about to take place inside the visitors’ clubhouse at Yankee Stadium. Kelly surrendered a walk-off grand slam to Mark Teixeira in the bottom of the ninth inning after Red Sox closer Craig Kimbrel gave...
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Fantasy Football Week 4: Start, Sit Lineup Advice For Bengals Vs. Dolphins ‘Thursday Night Football’

Week 4 of the NFL season kicks off with a “Thursday Night Football” matchup between a pair of AFC teams in the Cincinnati Bengals and Miami Dolphins. If you’re not sure which players in this game are worth starting and sitting on your fantasy football team, then you’ve come to the right place. Here’s our fantasy advice for Bengals-Dolphins. Cincinnati BengalsQuarterback...
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Terrell Suggs Wishes There Were ‘More Drew Bledsoes’ In Today’s NFL

They just don’t make ’em like Drew Bledsoe anymore. Pocket passers like Bledsoe are a dying breed in the modern NFL, with many teams instead favoring mobile quarterbacks who are more adept at evading pass rushers and making plays with their feet. Oakland Raiders QB Derek Carr falls into this category, and veteran Baltimore Ravens defensive end Terrell Suggs doesn’t sound...
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