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ESPN’s Real Plus-Minus Model Predicts Celtics To Be No. 2 In East Next Season

The Boston Celtics won 48 games last season but lost in the first round of the NBA playoffs. It still was a pretty successful season for the C’s, especially when you consider the injuries that hit their roster in Round 1 versus the Atlanta Hawks. Boston bolstered its roster with the addition of free-agent center Al Horford in July. The Green also drafted University of California...
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UFC Fighter Nick Diaz Attacked In Las Vegas Casino; Guess Who Won Brawl?

Nick Diaz doesn’t seem like the type to start fights outside of the octagon, but it’s a safe bet he’s capable of ending them. The UFC fighter was attacked Wednesday at the Bellagio Casino in Las Vegas after enjoying himself at Hyde nightclub, according to TMZ. What started as an altercation escalated into a huge brawl on the casino floor. “A rep for the club tells us the...
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NHL Trade Rumors: Panthers, Coyotes Working On Multi-Player Trade Involving Lawson Crouse

The Florida Panthers drafted Lawson Crouse with the No. 11 pick in the 2015 NHL draft, and it looked like he’d play a pivotal role in their future as a big, strong power forward. Well, he’s never even going to play a game for the Panthers. Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet is reporting the Panthers and Arizona Coyotes are working on a trade that would involve Crouse and veteran...
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Rob Gronkowski Wonders If Cowboys Stole Patriots’ ‘Do Your Job’ Mantra

The New England Patriots’ slogan of “Do Your Job” has produced pretty successful results, including a Super Bowl XLIX title. It appears the Dallas Cowboys are looking to adopt, or steal the slogan, depending on which way you look at it. Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski pointed it out on Twitter. Hmm, the Cowboys' new slogan sounds familiar …. What are your thoughts...
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Patriots Mailbag: Tight Ends Can Offset Potential Lack Of Receiver Depth

The New England Patriots’ 2016 regular season opener is 17 grueling days away, not that we’re counting or anything. Training camp is over, so now we have two more preseason games, two more cutdown dates and a week of practice until the Patriots travel to Arizona to take on the Cardinals. Let’s get into this week’s mailbag to get you through the dog days of the Patriots...
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What Tim Tebow’s baseball past says about MLB hopes

Tim Tebow has been aiming high his entire life. But this might be his most ambitious goal yet. The 29-year-old will take the field on Aug. 30 not as a quarterback but as a baseball player, holding a workout for reportedly more than 20 Major League Baseball teams — including the Boston Red Sox — in an attempt to kick-start a career on the diamond. It’s a dramatic career...
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Currivan Alouidor Is Thriving After Surviving Cancer Thanks To Jimmy Fund’s Help

Currivan Alouidor hasn’t just survived cancer — he’s thrived. Currivan was diagnosed with osteosarcoma, but he survived it thanks to the all-around treatment at the Jimmy Fund, which wouldn’t have been possible without generous donations throughout the years. The 2016 WEEI/NESN Jimmy Fund Radio-Telethon will take place Aug. 29 through 30. You can donate and learn more...
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Rick Porcello Has Another Solid Outing Despite Allowing Late Home Run

Rick Porcello’s statistics have been impressive all season, but especially in his last 11 starts. The Boston Red Sox right-hander has gone 9-1 with a 2.40 ERA, 10 walks and 64 strikeouts in 78 2/3 innings during that stretch, although he left Tropicana Field with a no decision Wednesday night after the Tampa Bay Rays’ 4-3 win in 11 innings. Hear what Porcello had to say about...
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Red Sox Notes: Rusney Castillo Among Possible Left Field Depth Options

We don’t envy anyone who’s played left field for the Boston Red Sox in 2016. The Red Sox have had unusually bad luck with injuries at the position, as eight different players have made appearances in left this season. Boston appeared to have found its answer in rookie phenom Andrew Benintendi, but injury bug struck again Wednesday night, when the 22-year-old sprained his left...
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Watch Katie Ledecky, Bryce Harper Share Hilarious Moment Before First Pitch

Katie Ledecky had a plan for some comedic relief before she threw out the first pitch at Nationals Park on Wednesday, but she needed to find a partner first. Luckily, Bryce Harper offered to help. Ledecky came out to the mound with all five of her medals from the Rio Games, but she needed to find a place for them before she threw out the first pitch. That place turned out to be around...
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Red Sox Wrap: Andrew Benintendi Injured In 11-Inning, 4-3 Loss To Rays

The Boston Red Sox will want to forget about this one. After jumping out to a three-run lead, starter Rick Porcello and the Red Sox allowed the Tampa Bay Rays to force extra innings Wednesday at Tropicana Field, then lost on a walk-off error in a painful 4-3 loss. Left fielder Andrew Benintendi also exited the game in the sixth inning with a left knee sprain. Here’s how this one...
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Andrew Benintendi Suffers Scary-Looking Leg Injury On Basepaths

It appears the injury bug has bitten in left field once again. Boston Red Sox left fielder Andrew Benintendi suffered a painful-looking injury in the sixth inning of Wednesday night’s game against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. Dustin Pedroia hit a ground ball to Rays shortstop Matt Duffy with runners on second and third, and Benintendi, stationed at second, got caught...
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Report: Ryan Lochte to join 'Dancing With the Stars'

Further punishments — like those given to Hope Solo — probably soon will come for Ryan Lochte, but at least he reportedly has dancing to look forward to while he’s out of the pool. The USA swimmer has gone from Olympic hero to a punchline in the matter of days after he “over-exaggerated” the events at a Rio de Janeiro gas station during the Olympics. But he might soon...
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David Ortiz’s Milestone Homer Vs. Rays Puts Amazing Career In Context

With all due respect to young studs like Mookie Betts and Andrew Benintendi, David Ortiz still runs the show around these parts. The Boston Red Sox designated hitter is enjoying an incredible final season, and he put that into great context Wednesday in his very first at-bat. Facing Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Matt Andriese in the first inning, Ortiz blasted a two-run shot to right field...
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U.S. Soccer hands Solo six month suspension for Olympic comments

Before Ryan Lochte got himself into trouble at the Olympics, Hope Solo was at the center of her own self-inflicted controversy in Rio de Janeiro. And we’re not even talking about her Zika virus jokes. Following the U.S. women’s soccer team’s stunning quarterfinal loss against Sweden at the 2016 Summer Olympics, Solo said USA “lost to a bunch of cowards,” among other...
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Red Sox Face Rays, Rest Of AL East Plenty Of Times During Postseason Push

Four of the American League East teams are above .500. Then there’s the Tampa Bay Rays. The Rays are struggling in 2016, and the Boston Red Sox have a chance to take advantage of that with eight of their remaining 37 games against Tampa Bay, including Wednesday’s game at Tropicana Field. Hear what NESN’s Tom Caron, Jim Rice and Steve Lyons had to say about the state of the...
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Slimmer Pablo Sandoval Joins Red Sox In Tampa, Reportedly Has Lost 22 Pounds

Remember this guy? Pablo Sandoval largely has been out of the picture for the Boston Red Sox in 2016 since suffering a shoulder injury that ultimately required season-ending surgery. But the veteran third baseman showed his face Wednesday, joining the team at Tropicana Field ahead of its game against the Tampa Bay Rays. Sandoval turned a few heads in the process, sporting a noticeably...
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Dale Earnhardt Jr. Out For Next Two Races As Concussion Recovery Continues

Dale Earnhardt Jr. is following doctor’s orders, and they’re telling him not to hop back in a NASCAR stock car for a while. Earnhardt will miss Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race at Michigan International Speedway, as well as the Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway, Hendrick Motorsports announced Wednesday. The 41-year-old hasn’t been in the car since July 9, and has said his...
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Cathy Joy Persevered Through Breast Cancer Thanks To Dana-Farber, Family

Cathy Joy has had many ups and downs through her treatment for stage three breast cancer, but she’s still alive today thanks to her family, dog Merrick and the Dana-Farner Cancer Institute. The 2016 WEEI/NESN Jimmy Fund Radio-Telethon will take place Aug. 29 through 30. You can donate and learn more here. Hear Cathy’s story, as seen on NESN’s “Red Sox First Pitch,” in...
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NBA Rumors: Kevin Love Trade ‘Not Even Remotely A Consideration’ For Cavs

The narrative surrounding Kevin Love sure has changed. Even as the Cleveland Cavaliers marched toward the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference this past season, speculation centered on whether they’d consider trading Kevin Love, either during the season or over the summer. The Cavs, of course, ended up winning the championship, defeating the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals...
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Nikki Ebbighausen Gets To Do What She Loves Thanks To Help Of Jimmy Fund

Everything changed for Nikki Ebbighausen after she wrapped up field hockey season as a senior in high school in 2005. Ebbighausen was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma, but she got the help she needed and recovered thanks to the doctors at the Jimmy Fund. The 2016 WEEI/NESN Jimmy Fund Radio-Telethon will take place Aug. 29 through 30. You can donate and learn more here. Hear...
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Jimmy Garoppolo Is Blocking Out Distractions As Pats Zero In On Week 1

New England Patriots quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo is doing everything he can to be ready to take the reigns for the Pats in week 1. NESN.com’s Michaela Vernava shares how Jimmy G is preparing for the Patriots third preseason game against the Carolina Panthers in the video above.
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Broncos’ Derek Wolfe Clarifies Story About Saying He’d Eat Tom Brady’s Kids

Tom Brady’s children are safe. Denver Broncos safety T.J. Ward relayed a story back in March about teammate Derek Wolfe telling an opposing player he’d eat his kids. At the time, Ward thought Brady had been the subject of Wolfe’s Mike Tyson-esque threat. But it turns out Ward actually mixed up the New England Patriots quarterback with another Pro Bowl signal caller. “OK,...
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Drew Brees Says Players Don’t Believe Anything The NFL Says Anymore

It’s not exactly a secret that the NFL and the NFL Players Association don’t see eye-to-eye very often these days. From the way the league handled Deflategate to the numerous domestic violence incidents it’s dealt with recently, you’d be hard-pressed to find many fans who are happy with commissioner Roger Goodell and the NFL. And New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees...
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DraftKings: Rick Porcello, Chris Davis Among Tom Caron’s Lineup Picks

Rick Porcello is having an incredible 2016 season, and he has a chance to add to his Cy Young-worthy statistics Wednesday night against the lowly Tampa Bay Rays. And NESN’s Tom Caron likes the Boston Red Sox right-hander’s chances to do just that, which is why he’s recommending Porcello for your DraftKings lineup. If you’re interested in giving DraftKings a whirl, visit...
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