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Dining Playbook: Brock Holt Talks Gameday Meals (Video)

Red Sox third baseman Brock Holt surely works up an appetite in the field, and he recently dished on his favorite foods to Billy Costa on “Dining Playbook.” Check it out in the video above.Filed under: Dining Playbook, NESN Video
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David Ortiz Returns To Lineup As Red Sox Look To Avoid Sweep

The Boston Red Sox will have David Ortiz’s bat at their disposal Thursday night as they look to salvage the finale of their three-game series in Pittsburgh. Ortiz, who has not played since leaving Sunday’s game against the Kansas City Royals due to a family emergency, will start at first base and bat third against Pirates right-hander — and 2011 No. 1 overall draft pick ...
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Dining Playbook: Christian Vazquez Dishes On Food Preferences (Video)

Red Sox catcher Christian Vazquez has established himself as a valuable part of the Sox’s defense, and he took some time out to chat with Jenny Johnson about what fuels him before games. Check it out in the video above. Thumbnail photo via Kim Klement/USA TODAY SportsFiled under: Dining Playbook, NESN Video
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Ronaldinho Misses Penalty Kick Badly In Queretaro Debut (GIF)

Ronaldinho said he came to Mexico to win “titles and girls.” We should remind the Brazilian soccer star that scoring goals is an important part of both endeavors. Ronaldinho missed a penalty kick in his debut with Mexican soccer team Queretaro on Wednesday. The miss consigned Queretaro to a 1-0 loss in the first leg of its Copa MX (Mexican Cup) series against Tigres. Queretaro...
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Peyton Manning Jokes That Legalized Pot Is Helping His Pizza Business

Peyton Manning isn’t complaining about Colorado’s recent legalization of marijuana. The Denver Broncos quarterback — who you’ve likely seen in countless Papa John’s commercials — happens to own 21 of those pizzerias in the state. Sports Illustrated’s Peter King recently caught up with Manning and asked him how things were in the pizza business. “There’s some different...
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Teemu Selanne Tears Into Ducks Coach Bruce Boudreau In New Book

The Anaheim Ducks are scheduled to retire Teemu Selanne’s number this January. That ceremony might be a bit awkward now. Selanne, who retired from the NHL after last season, penned a book entitled “Teemu” that hit shelves Thursday in his native Finland. Upon reading excerpts from it, it’s clear Selanne’s final few years in Anaheim were far from enjoyable for the future...
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NESN’s ‘Dining Playbook’ To Host Inaugural Gala The Castle At Boston Park Plaza

The first season of “Dining Playbook” has showcased some of Boston’s best food and restaurants, and now Billy and Jenny invite you to celebrate New Engaland’s top restaurants for pre- and post-sporting event dining at the show’s inaugural gala. Learn more about the event in the video above.Filed under: Dining Playbook, NESN Staff
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Dining Playbook: Training Camp With Wil Gilson (Video)

Chef and restaurant owner Wil Gilson knows his way around a lobster, and on this week’s “Dining Playbook,” Gilson explained how to choose, smash and cook the perfect lobster. Check out the tips from the Puritan & Co. owner in the video above.Filed under: Dining Playbook, NESN Video, Training Camp
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Dining Playbook: Training Camp With Evan DeLuty (Video)

Evan DeLuty’s executive chef talents have been on display at Boston-area restaurants like Stella and 29 Sudbury, and he joined this week’s episode of “Dining Playbook” to show Jenny how to make one of Julian Edelman’s favorite dishes. DeLuty showed how to whip up beef tenderloin with potatoes and arugula salad — check it out in the video above.Filed under: Dining Playbook...
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Vanishing Soccer Player Falls Into Hole During Goal Celebration (Video)

The second goal Joel scored Wednesday was an average breakaway but the Cameroonian soccer player’s goal celebration was straight out of Harry Houdini’s playbook. Joel, a striker for Brazilian club Coritiba, fell into a hole after scoring a late goal in his team’s 3-1 win over Sao Paulo in Brazil’s Serie A (first division). In the 86th minute, Joel broke free, rounded Sao...
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St. Andrews Royal & Ancient Golf Club votes to allow women

Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews, one of the most renowned courses in the world, will begin admitting female members for the first time in its 260-year history. Approximately 1,500 of the Scottish club’s roughly 2,400 members voted Thursday to lift the ban on women golfers that has been in place since the club’s inception in 1754. “I am very pleased indeed to announce...
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Dining Playbook: Sailing On The Charles River (Video)

There’s certainly nothing more relaxing on a breezy summer day than hitting the water, right? In the latest episode of “Dining Playbook,” Billy and Jenny headed out to Boston Community Boating on the Charles river to learn all about sailing. Check out the adventure in the video above.Filed under: Dining Playbook, NESN Video, Shape Up
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Dining Playbook: Meet Salvatore Lupoli (Video)

Sal Lupoli is best known in the Boston area for his chain of pizzerias and high-end restaurants. In this week’s “Dining Playbook,” Billy and Jenny stopped by Salvatore’s on Washington Street in Boston to check out the food. They also had a chance to sit down with Lupoli himself. Hear what he had to say in the video above.Filed under: Dining Playbook, NESN Video
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Peter Chiarelli: Bruins Have Four Forward Spots Open In Training Camp

BOSTON — The Bruins began training camp Thursday at TD Garden and there are more roster spots open than in year’s past following the offseason departures of veterans Jarome Iginla and Shawn Thornton via free agency. Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli said Thursday that four forward spots are up for grabs during camp. With top-six winger Reilly Smith and offensive defenseman...
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Peter Chiarelli: Bruins Want Absent Torey Krug, Reilly Smith ‘In Our Mix’

BOSTON — The Bruins began training camp Thursday at TD Garden with off-ice testing, but much of the buzz surrounded two players who weren’t there. Defenseman Torey Krug and right winger Reilly Smith are unsigned as restricted free agents. Neither is eligible for arbitration and cannot negotiate with other teams (no offer sheets) because they played less than 10 games in their...
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Conference USA Featured In NESNplus Saturday College Football Slate

NESNplus will be home to a college football doubleheader this Saturday. North Texas takes on Football Championship Subdivision opponent Nicholls State at 3:30 p.m. ET, and Appalachian State and Southern Mississippi do battle in the nightcap at 7 p.m. Check out the list below for the NESNplus channel in your area. Channel listings subject to change. 2014 NESNplus CHANNEL LISTINGS...
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Bruins’ Gregory Campbell Won’t Skate Friday With Minor Mid-Core Issue

BOSTON — Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli said Thursday that fourth-line center Gregory Campbell will not participate in practice Friday when the team starts skating for the first time in training camp at Ristuccia Arena in Wilmington. “Campbell, he’s got some minor mid-core stuff. He’ll be slow to start,” Chiarelli said. “(Milan) Lucic a little slow, he’s on...
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NFL Week 3 TV Schedule Map: Seahawks-Broncos Super Bowl Highlights Slate

There’s a Super Bowl rematch in the NFL’s Week 3, and much of the country will get to see two of the league’s best do battle. The Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahakws will meet for the first time since Seattle rolled to the Super Bowl title, and it won’t be hard to find the game on TV. The matchup in Seattle will be broadcast as CBS’ premier late game and can be seen all...
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Simon Gagne ‘Really Excited’ To Be In Bruins Training Camp

BOSTON — Simon Gagne has been a thorn in the Bruins’ side throughout his playoff career, so it was different for him to walk into TD Garden for the start of training camp Thursday and not face the wrath of the local fans. “I was walking in this morning by the entrance and that was the first time I didn’t hear any (rude stuff from fans), but it was a nice entry at the Garden...
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Tom Brady’s Focus On Julian Edelman, Rob Gronkowski Not A Concern (Podcast)

As the 1-1 New England Patriots head into their Week 3 matchup against the Oakland Raiders, the team’s offensive performance is raising questions. In the season-opening loss to the Miami Dolphins, Tom Brady completed just 2 of 18 passes on attempts of 15 yards or more. A rough outing in Week 2 erased excuses of that simply being an “off day.” The Patriots head into Week 3...
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Doug Martin, Gerald McCoy Not Expected To Play For Bucs Vs. Falcons

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers might hurting on both sides of the ball when they travel to the Georgia Dome on Thursday night. Running back Doug Martin and defensive tackle Gerald McCoy both are not expected to play against the Atlanta Falcons, according to NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport. Martin missed last week with a knee injury — and gained just nine yards on nine carries in Week 1 ...
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Soccer Podcast: Man City-Chelsea Preview, Liverpool’s Penalty-Kick Masters

Two of the leading contenders for the 2014-15 Premier League title meet Sunday when Manchester City hosts Chelsea. The teams face off for the first time this season, and the soccer world will watch attentively with hopes of finding clues as to which of the favorites will prevail when the title race concludes in May. Viewers also might see something strange: Chelsea’s all-time leading...
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Tom Brady Not To Blame For ‘Forcing’ Passes To Favorite Patriots Receivers

FOXBORO, Mass. — Tom Brady stood at the podium on Wednesday during his weekly news conference and shouldered the blame for failing to spread the ball around to his various receivers. Brady, never one to throw teammates under the bus publicly, told the media “I’ve got to do a better job finding the other guys.” To quote the late, great Robin Williams’ scene from “Good...
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Report: Jonathan Dwyer Allegedly Punched Wife In Face, Hit Son With Shoe

Some unsavory details have emerged about the arrest of Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer. According to a police report obtained by ESPN.com, Dwyer allegedly head-butted his wife, breaking her nose; then punched her in the face and hit his 1-year-old son in the stomach with a shoe over a two-day span in July. The boy reportedly was not injured. The 25-year-old Dwyer,...
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Ben Cherington: Rusney Castillo Can Be ‘Very Good Major League Outfielder’

There’s not a lot for the Boston Red Sox to play for right now, but there’s plenty of evaluation to be done by the team’s front office. General manager Ben Cherington likely will have a close eye on his club in the season’s final two weeks. He and the baseball operations department will have to monitor a handful of young players, and the most intriguing player may be outfielder...
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