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Klay Thompson Returns To Practice For Warriors, Expected For NBA Finals

OAKLAND, Calif. — Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson has returned to practice after suffering a concussion last week. Thompson was a full participant in Monday’s practice, a major step in the All-Star shooting guard’s recovery. The Warriors say Thompson still needs to receive final clearance from doctors to play against the Cleveland Cavaliers...
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Call Me Caitlyn: A Look At Bruce Jenner Through The Years (Photos)

Look out, World, Caitlyn Jenner is taking you by storm. Jenner, formerly known as Bruce, shocked the world when she confirmed rumors earlier this year that she was, in fact, a transgender woman. As Bruce, Jenner was an Olympic gold medalist and considered one of the greatest pure American athletes of all time. With his dashing good looks and national pride...
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Marcus Smart Proved Character After College Outburst, Former Teammate Says

WALTHAM, Mass. — It was after the lowest moment of Marcus Smart’s basketball career that LeBryan Nash learned just how strong his former college teammate is. Smart and Nash both were players at Oklahoma State when, during a game at Texas Tech last February, the former shoved a fan sitting behind one basket. Smart was a highly ranked NBA prospect at the time, and the incident...
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Celtics Notes: Virginia’s Justin Anderson Already Has Championship Aspirations

WALTHAM, Mass. — Justin Anderson won’t play his first NBA game for another five months or so, but the 21-year-old already has the Larry O’Brien Trophy in his crosshairs. “At the end of the day,” Anderson said after Monday after completing a pre-draft workout with the Boston Celtics, “it’s about me being on the best team that I can be to try to compete for a championship...
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Rob Gronkowski’s Life Is A Party, But Should He Grow Up? Not At All

Let’s start by making something abundantly clear: I don’t care what Rob Gronkowski does in his spare time, as long as he’s healthy and performing on the football field. Gronk being Gronk is the new Manny being Manny, but with wilder, goofier antics and far better dance moves. We love everything he does, and we extend his figurative leash because when he’s on the field, he’s...
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Join Budweiser At Jillian’s In June For Chance To Win Fan Of The Game

Join Budweiser at Jillian’s Lucky Strike before every Boston Red Sox home game in June for a chance to be selected the Budweiser Fan of the Game. Winners will receive four right field roof tickets at the Budweiser Brewhouse, four Bud baseball jerseys and a shot of their group on the center field scoreboard. Fans 21 and over can participate. Budweiser, brewed the hard way! Great...
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Vince Wilfork Throws Passes To J.J. Watt At Houston Texans’ OTAs (Video)

A former New England Patriot might have a shot at landing the Houston Texans’ starting quarterback job, and we’re not talking about Ryan Mallett or Brian Hoyer. Nose tackle Vince Wilfork tried his hand at throwing some passes to defensive end J.J. Watt during organized team activities this week, and we might just have our new favorite offensive tandem. This embed...
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Lionel Messi: My Barcelona Partnership With Neymar, Luis Suarez Can Improve

Lionel Messi’s latest words should strike fear into the hearts of fans of any team other than F.C. Barcelona. Messi told Squawka on Monday his partnership with teammates Neymar and Luis Suarez can reach a higher level than its current astronomical one. Messi, Neymar and Suarez have fired Barcelona to the brink of a rare treble, which they can secure with...
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Justin Anderson, Rondae Hollis-Jefferson Square Off In Intense Celtics Workout

WALTHAM, Mass. — The atmosphere was heated Monday at the Boston Celtics’ practice facility as the team held its latest round of pre-draft workouts. “There were some strong bodies in there (Monday),” Celtics director of player personnel Austin Ainge said of the session, which featured five forwards and one guard. “It was kind of a bloodbath. A very physical, defensive-minded...
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AL All-Star Game Voting Update: Kansas City Royals Dominating Ballot

This embed is invalid" /> It’s safe to say fans in Kansas City are fired up about their Royals. MLB.com released a second update Monday to the MLB All-Star Game voting results for the American League. The Royals currently have five players positioned to start the Midsummer Classic at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati. Royals catcher Salvador...
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Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal Advance To Faceoff In French Open Quarters

PARIS — From the moment the French Open draw was made more than a week ago, this is the match the tennis world has been awaiting: No. 1 Novak Djokovic against nine-time champion Rafael Nadal. Except instead of the final, Wednesday’s blockbuster will come in the quarterfinals. “The match that everybody anticipated or expected,” Djokovic said. ...
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Ex-Packers Coach Mike Sherman Named High School Head Coach On Cape Cod

Mike Sherman has coached under the bright lights at the NFL level, but this fall, he’ll do his work under Friday night lights. The former Green Bay Packers coach has agreed to be the new head coach at Nauset Regional High School on Cape Cod in Eastham, Mass. In addition to his time with the Packers, Sherman most recently served as Miami Dolphins offensive...
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Ronaldinho Scores Sneaky Goal In Liga MX Final; Referee Disallows It (Videos)

Ronaldinho is in the twighlight of his career but he still wants to win as much as ever. Ronaldinho scored the sneakiest of goals Sunday in the Liga MX Clausura final between his Queretaro side and Santos Laguna, but the referee disallowed it and punished him instead. Queretaro was leading the second game of the two-leg final 3-0 in the 66th minute when Ronaldinho stole the ball...
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Red Sox Must Look In Mirror Upon Returning Home After Awful Road Trip

This embed is invalid" /> The meeting of the minds didn’t work — on Day 1, at least. Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell met with five veteran players for 45 minutes in his office before Sunday’s game against the Texas Rangers at Globe Life Park. The discussion, which reinforced the importance of playing aggressively, initially looked poised...
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Marcus Smart, Now NBA Veteran, Imparting Wisdom On Former College Mentor

WALTHAM, Mass. — It wasn’t so long ago that Marcus Smart was an 18-year-old freshman preparing to begin his collegiate basketball career at Oklahoma State and looking to the Cowboys’ veteran players for guidance. “(With Smart) being our point guard, I had to tune him up,” fellow Oklahoma State product LeBryan Nash said Monday. “Like, ‘Yeah, you’re going to have to...
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Caitlyn Jenner To Receive Arthur Ashe Courage Award At ESPY’s

Caitlyn Jenner, formerly known as Bruce Jenner, will receive the 2015 Arthur Ashe Courage Award at July’s ESPY Awards. The award is presented annually to individuals whose contributions transcend sports. ESPN’s Jim Miller was the first to report the announcement, and the worldwide leader quickly confirmed. “Almost 40 years ago, Bruce Jenner’s Olympic success came as a result...
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Rams Players Sleep On Streets To Raise Homelessness Awareness (Video)

Considering the immense financial security that comes with an NFL roster spot, it’s safe to say most players never consider the prospect of going homeless. That is, unless you’re St. Louis Rams defensive ends Chris Long and William Hayes, who now know what it’s like to live on the streets. In order to raise awareness and understand the struggles that homeless people face...
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SEC to block transfers with domestic violence, sexual assault history

  Take note, Roger Goodell.   Southeastern Conference presidents and chancellors joined forces to adopt a new policy that prevents student-athletes with domestic violence or sexual assault histories from transferring to their schools. The new policy was first proposed by the University of Georgia and states “a transfer student-athlete who has been subject to official...
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Who Will Be The Amica Pitcher Of The Week?

Vote for the Amica Pitcher of the Week and give yourself a chance to win a $100 gift card to the Yawkey Way Team Store. Voting begins every Monday, and winners are picked every Saturday, so make sure to come back every week to give yourself another chance to win. First read the official rules, then completely fill out the form below for your chance to win. Monday: Rained out Tuesday...
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Rob Gronkowski to critics: What have I done besides dance?

  Rob Gronkowski doesn’t really care if you don’t approve of his partying ways.   The New England Patriots tight end was interviewed by DuJour Magazine recently, and the 26-year-old Super Bowl champ said he didn’t think his penchant for having fun was worthy of the criticism he sometimes receives. The way Gronkowski sees it, his antics don’t get in the way...
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Patriots Depth Chart Reset: Experience Gives Logan Ryan Edge At Cornerback

Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots aren’t just spewing rhetoric when they say they’ve turned the page on the 2014 season. There was extensive turnover between the Super Bowl XLIX-winning Patriots and the team built for the 2015 season, and as captain Matthew Slater said last week, this team will have to forge their own identity. Patriots stars and mainstays like Vince...
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Lionel Messi To Debut Adidas ‘Messi 15′ Cleats In Champions League Final (Video, Photos)

Lionel Messi will showcase what Adidas hopes is its next hit product on European soccer’s biggest stage. Lionel Messi will wear his new signature cleats by Adidas on Saturday in the UEFA Champions League Final, the sportswear company announced Monday. Messi will don the new, light-blue soccer shoes, as he attempts to lead Barcelona past Juventus and win club soccer’s biggest...
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LSU Outfielder Makes Ridiculous Catch, Doubles Off Runner At First (Video)

Andrew Stevenson just made the play of the NCAA Tournament, and they’re not even to Omaha yet. Stevenson, the center fielder for LSU is considered one of the best defensive outfielders in all of college baseball. Anyone doubting that claim should have their minds changed just by watching the catch the outfielder made Monday afternoon. Stevenson made a remarkable catch in the right...
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Red Sox-Twins Game Rained Out; Day-Night Doubleheader Scheduled For Wednesday

The Boston Red Sox might have caught a break Monday, thanks to Mother Nature. The Red Sox’s series opener with the Minnesota Twins at Fenway Park has been postponed due to rain, the team announced Monday morning. The game will be made up Wednesday afternoon at 1:35 p.m. ET. as part of a day-night doubleheader. Fans with tickets for Monday night’s game...
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Gronk Donates Cleats To HS Player, Tells Him To ‘Stay Hyped, Get Chicks’ (Photo)

Rob Gronkowski is truly the gift that keeps on giving. The New England Patriots tight end has been having a decent offseason partying, living it up on the ultimate bros weekend and partying some more, but he’s also found some time in between all the frivolity to get into the charitable spirit. Gronk took to Twitter recently to announce that he would be giving away some of his...
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