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Brock Holt Continues To Thrive In Super-Sub Role For Red Sox (Video)

Calling Brock Holt a Swiss Army Knife might be an understatement at this point. The Boston Red Sox utility man is well known for his ability to fill in at any position and provide solid production. This season, though, Holt is taking his versatility to a whole different level. Mookie Betts got the day off Saturday, leaving Holt to take over in center field...
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2015 NHL Draft Lottery Results: Edmonton Oilers Win No. 1 Pick; Bruins To Pick 14th

The Edmonton Oilers will select first overall for the fourth time in the last six years after winning the 2015 NHL Draft Lottery. #Oilers drafts 2010 - Hall 1st 2011 - Nugent Hopkins 1st 2012 - Yakupov 1st 2013 - Nurse 7th 2014 - Draisaitl 3rd 2015 - McDavid 1st— Tim Wharnsby (@TimWharnsby) April 19, 2015 The Buffalo Sabres will pick second after finishing in 30th place this season...
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Cubs Fan Catches Ball In Her Beer Cup, Chugs Beer Like A Champ (Video)

It’s America’s two favorite pastimes: baseball and beer. On Saturday, one Chicago Cubs fan combined those things in the best way possible. During Chicago’s matchup with the San Diego Padres at Wrigley Field, a foul ball off the bat of Padres hitter Yonder Alonso somehow found its way into a young woman’s beer. If that wasn’t awesome enough, she proceeded raise her cup in...
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Celtics Practice Notes: Isaiah Thomas Believes C’s Can Steal Game 1

WALTHAM, Mass. — As the Boston Celtics prepare for their first-round playoff matchup with the Cleveland Cavaliers, they have stressed the importance of staying within themselves and sticking to their system. Against an opponent like Cleveland that owns such a considerable advantage in talent, Celtics coach Brad Stevens said his squad simply needs to focus on what it does well...
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Red Sox Wrap: Boston’s Offense Struggles In 4-1 Loss To Baltimore

BOSTON — The Red Sox lost 4-1 to the Baltimore Orioles on Saturday afternoon at Fenway Park. Boston’s offense struggled with seven hits and a season-low one run scored. The No. 4 through No. 9 spots in the Sox lineup combined for just one hit and six strikeouts. The loss drops the Red Sox to 7-4 on the season, but they remain one game ahead of the Tampa Bay Rays for first place...
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Pete Rose joining FOX as baseball analyst

  Pete Rose is getting back into baseball. This time, though, he’ll be behind a television camera.   Major League Baseball’s all-time hit leader has signed on with FOX to serve as a guest analyst on FOX and FOX Sports 1’s pregame shows. He’ll also make guest appearances on other FOX Sports shows such as “America’s Pregame” and “FOX Sports Live.” ...
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Isaiah Thomas Will Be X-Factor In Celtics’ Playoff Series With Cavs (Video)

Celtics beat writer Zack Cox was joined by Jared Weiss of CLNS Radio on Friday to preview Boston’s opening-round playoff series against the Cleveland Cavaliers. Click the player above to hear what they had to say. Thumbnail photo via David Butler II/USA TODAY Sports ImagesFiled under: Boston Celtics, NESN Staff, Top Stories
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Providence Men’s Hockey Honored At Red Sox Game For NCAA Title (Video)

The whirlwind victory tour continues for the Providence men’s hockey team. A day after the U.S. Senate passed a resolution honoring the Friars, the team traveled north to take part in the Boston Red Sox’s pregame festivities at Fenway Park. The Providence squad posed with their trophy near the Green Monster and even got throw out the first pitch before Boston’s game against...
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Paul Pierce Comes Up Clutch, Helps Wizards Beat Raptors In Overtime

TORONTO — Paul Pierce scored five of his 20 points in overtime, Nene had 12 points and 13 rebounds, and the Washington Wizards beat the Toronto Raptors 93-86 on Saturday in Game 1 of their first-round playoff series. Pierce hit a 3-pointer, his fourth of the game, to begin the extra session, further tormenting a Raptors team he eliminated with the Brooklyn...
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Orioles’ Ryan Flaherty, Maine Native, Enjoys Happy Homecoming (Video)

Ryan Flaherty is glad to be back in New England. Especially when there’s no snow on the ground. The Baltimore Orioles infielder is a native of Portland, Maine, where he attended Deering High School and was named the state’s Gatorade High School Player of the Year during his senior year. Flaherty then traveled south, making his big-league debut with the O’s in 2012. The 28...
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DraftKings: Xander Bogaerts, Bryce Harper In Tom Caron’s Daily Fantasy Lineup

There is never a bad day for fantasy sports. 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 — with Boston Red Sox tickets on the...
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Isaiah Thomas once peed himself to avoid subbing out

You typically have to be at least 54 inches tall to ride a roller coaster, 57 inches tall to get out of a booster seat, and at least six feet tall to play in the NBA. OK, so the latter isn’t an actual rule, but more of a forgone conclusion that if you don’t hit that minimum height suggestion, you won’t get a crack at most rosters beyond high school. Unless you’re Isaiah...
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Shane Victorino In Red Sox Lineup Vs. Orioles, Mookie Betts Sits

Shane Victorino is back in the Boston Red Sox lineup Saturday after what looked like a very painful crash into the right field wall Friday night. Victorino initially stayed in the game, but was eventually pinch hit for by Daniel Nava. Mookie Betts will be the only Boston regular out of the lineup when the Sox take the field against the Baltimore Orioles Saturday. Betts gets the afternoon...
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Dining Playbook: Where They Ate Season 2, Episode 8

NESN’s Dining Playbook features two of America’s favorite pastimes: food and sports with help from the region’s best known hosts, athletes and tastemakers. Emmy award winning duo Billy Costa and Jenny Johnson leverage their considerable following and bring NESN viewers a fresh new approach to enjoying the best of what the region has to offer. Host: Cask ‘n Flagon This week’s...
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Greg Schwartz To Run Boston Marathon, Overcome Disability (Video)

Greg Schwartz represents everyone with a disability striving to achieve their goals. Schwartz was born with a mental disability, and when he was released from the NICU, doctors told his mother he would probably never crawl, walk, or talk. But on Monday, Schwartz will continue defying the odds when he fulfills his dream of running the Boston Marathon. In...
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Five Things Celtics Must Do To Have Shot At Upsetting Cavaliers (Photos)

What are the Boston Celtics chances of beating the Cleveland Cavaliers in their first-round playoff series? In most people’s minds, not particularly good. But the Celtics, who enter the postseason as the No. 7 seed in the Eastern Conference, are not simply pushovers. In fact, with the exception of the Cavs, no team in the East had a better record than Boston over the final two...
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Xander Bogerts Continues Hot Start With Walkoff Hit In Red Sox Win Over Orioles

BOSTON — Xander Bogaerts came into the 2015 Red Sox season with a lot to prove and he’s off to a fantastic start at the plate through the first 10 games. The 22-year-old shortstop leads the Sox with a .395 batting average, which was bolstered by a 2-for-4 performance Friday night against the Baltimore Orioles at Fenway Park. His last hit was a walkoff single in the ninth inning...
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2015 NHL Draft Lottery: Bruins Have 1 Percent Chance Of Winning No. 1 Pick

The Boston Bruins will be one of 14 teams to participate in the 2015 NHL Draft Lottery after missing the Stanley Cup playoffs for the first time since the 2006-07 season. This year’s lottery is set to be a major event because the 2015 draft class includes two potential franchise-cornerstone players — Connor McDavid of the Erie Otters and Jack Eichel of Boston University — who have...
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Celtics Focused On Making LeBron James’ Life Difficult In Playoff Series

WALTHAM, Mass. — You’d never accuse these Boston Celtics of not respecting their opponent. As Game 1 of the Celtics’ first-round playoff matchup with the Cleveland Cavaliers creeps closer, head coach Brad Stevens lauded the Cavs’ loaded lineup, with the highest praise reserved for their star, LeBron James. “LeBron, (Kevin) Love, (Kyrie) Irving — those guys are all capable...
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Red Sox Bullpen Gives Excellent Performance In Win Over Orioles

BOSTON — The Red Sox bullpen has been hard at work in the early part of this season with the team’s starting rotation unable to consistently go deep into games. Joe Kelly pitched pretty well in Friday night’s game against the Baltimore Orioles at Fenway Park, but he wasn’t as efficient as would have liked. His pitch count was high early on, and he left the game after throwing...
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Ryan Hanigan: Joe Kelly’s Pitch Count A Factor For Red Sox Vs. Orioles (Video)

Joe Kelly needed just 93 pitches to breeze through seven innings in his 2015 debut. His second outing was a different story. The Boston Red Sox pitcher lasted 5 2/3 innings Friday night against the Baltimore Orioles before being pulled in the sixth for reliever Edward Mujica. Kelly gave up two runs on four hits, two walks and three strikeouts and threw a total of 118 pitches. Kelly...
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John Farrell ‘A Little Surprised’ Ubaldo Jimenez Was Ejected From Red Sox-Orioles

BOSTON — Baltimore Orioles pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez was cruising in Friday night’s game against the Red Sox until his outing ended early because of an ejection. Jimenez was ejected after hitting Red Sox third baseman Pablo Sandoval up high in the fourth inning. Home plate umpire Jordan Baker wasted no time and immediately threw the 31-year-old right-hander out of the game. Jimenez...
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Celtics’ Game 6, Eric Church Concert At TD Garden Scheduled For Same Night

It’s safe to say the Boston Celtics’ run to the playoffs was a bit unexpected. Even, it appears, for event planners at their own arena. The Celtics won the last six games of their regular season to storm into the NBA playoffs as the Eastern Conference’s No. 7 seed after starting the campaign near the league’s basement. They’ll face off against...
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Providence Hockey Team Honored By U.S. Senate For Championship Season

Providence men’s hockey’s improbable run to its first-ever NCAA championship will go down in history, even among the highest ranks of national government. The United States Senate made sure of that Friday, unanimously approving a resolution honoring the Friars for their historic title performance, which was capped by a 4-3 win over favored Boston University...
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Red Sox Wrap: Xander Bogaerts Plays Late Hero In 3-2 Win Over Orioles

BOSTON — The Red Sox’s first game against the Baltimore Orioles this season was quite the dramatic one. After Orioles pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez was ejected in the fourth inning Friday night for hitting Boston third baseman Pablo Sandoval, shortstop Xander Bogaerts blooped a single to right field in the ninth inning that scored Mike Napoli from second base and gave the Sox a walk...
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