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Celtics Notes: Kendrick Perkins ‘Proud’ Of Celtics, Happy To See ‘Gino Time’

BOSTON — Kendrick Perkins came out on the wrong end of “Gino Time” on Sunday. The former Celtics big man, now a Cleveland Cavaliers reserve, watched from the visiting bench as his old squad capped off a 117-78 rout of the Cavs by blaring the beloved TD Garden anthem, reserved only for blowouts. “It was different,” said Perkins, who won an NBA championship with the Celtics...
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Raheem Sterling Wants Liverpool Fans To Make Song, Chant For Him

Raheem Sterling is jealous of teammates Philippe Coutinho and Steven Gerrard. Sterling told the Times of London Magazine on Sunday he wants Liverpool fans to make up a song or chant in his honor, according to Sky Sports. Sterling enjoys hearing songs dedicated to Gerrard and Coutinho during games at Anfield and he wants Kopites to give him the musical treatment too. “Of course...
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Mookie Betts, Hanley Ramirez Back In Lineup For Series Finale Vs. Yankees

The Boston Red Sox likely are feeling more refreshed for Sunday’s contest against the New York Yankees, so their lineup is getting some power back as they look to complete a series sweep of their rivals. Outfielders Mookie Betts and Hanley Ramirez are back in the batting order after Friday’s 19-inning affair forced them to the bench for Saturday...
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Dutch Soccer Coach Full Of Rage, Punches Hole In Own Dugout (Video)

Robert Maaskant is having a tough time as a coach. Perhaps he should try boxing, instead? Maaskant, head coach of Dutch soccer club NAC Breda, punched a hole in his dugout Saturday after his team conceded two goals in two minutes against FC Dordrecht in the Eredivisie (Netherlands’ first division). NAC Breda put Maaskant in a good mood earlier on, having opened up a two-goal lead...
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Celtics Steamroll Star-Less Cavaliers 117-78, Move To Brink Of Playoffs

BOSTON — When this season began, most believed it would take a miracle for the Celtics to make the playoffs. Now, it’ll take one to keep them out. The Celtics thoroughly dismantled a seriously short-staffed Cleveland Cavaliers team on Sunday, waltzing to a 117-78 win at TD Garden. The win reduced Boston’s magic number to one, meaning that any Celtics win or Indiana Pacers...
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Robert Lewandowski Scores Spinning Volley For Bayern Vs. Frankfurt (Video)

Robert Lewandowski made sure Bayern Munich didn’t need a full complement of players in order to beat Eintracht Frankfurt on Saturday. Lewandowski scored two goals in Bayern Munich’s 3-0 win in the Bundesliga (Germany’s first division), and his first was one of the best we’ve seen this season. The game was goal-less in the 15th minute when Thomas Muller headed the ball toward...
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Selfie sticks banned at Kentucky Derby with new rules

By NESN Staff Churchill Downs is fighting the good fight and cracking down on one of the nation’s biggest emerging issues: selfie sticks. The Kentucky Derby is less than three weeks away, and if someone attending the Derby wants to take a selfie, they’re going to have to do it the old-fashioned way. According to The Courier-Journal, the famous racetrack is banning selfie...
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Celtics Owner Wyc Grousbeck ‘Would Love’ To Face LeBron James In Playoffs

If the current standings hold, the Boston Celtics and Cleveland Cavaliers, as the Nos. 7 and 2 seeds in the Eastern Conference, respectively, would square off in the opening round of the NBA playoffs. That scenario would be just fine with Celtics owner Wyc Grousbeck. “I would love to play (Cavs star LeBron James) in the playoffs somehow,” Grousbeck said this weekend in an interview...
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Darrelle Revis Claims His Instagram Was Hacked After Response To Patriots Fans

Darrelle Revis is the latest professional athlete to claim to be a victim of a social media hacking. Some curious comments appeared on the New York Jets cornerback’s Instagram page Saturday night. There was nothing screwy about any photos or anything like that, but a mini-feud broke out in the comments. As anyone who’s ever spent a minute on Instagram will tell you, the comments...
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German Denis Scores Stunning Bicycle-Kick Goal In Italian Soccer Game (Video)

Veteran striker German Denis took the message Atalanta fans sent their team to heart. Denis scored a sensational, bicycle-kick goal Sunday in Atalanta’s 2-1 win over Sassuolo on Sunday in Serie A (Italy’s first divisino). Denis’ stunning strike helped his team earn a much-needed win and satisfy the wishes of their fans, who only wanted Atalanta to give them something of which...
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Manchester United Defeats Manchester City, Ends Manchester Derby Drought

Manchester United ended a four-game losing run against Manchester City in style Sunday, beating their local rival 4-2 in the Premier League to signal a power shift back to the red half of the city. Manchester United United’s sixth straight league win came despite the soon-to-be-deposed champions going ahead through Sergio Aguero’s eighth-minute opener. Ashley Young and Marouane...
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Scoring Decrease, Injuries Among Bruins’ Biggest Problems In 2014-15

The Boston Bruins collected 96 points during the 2014-15 NHL season, which would have been enough in any other season to qualify for the Stanley Cup playoffs. However, the incredible parity seen in the league this season, combined with injuries and other problems for the B’s, halted the Original Six club’s postseason appearance streak at seven seasons. What went wrong for the...
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Jaromir Jagr agrees to new one-year deal with Panthers

By Mike Cole Jaromir Jagr is going nowhere. The Florida Panthers have announced that the 43-year-old has agreed to a new one-year contract with the team. The decision was made after just 20 games, as the Panthers acquired Jagr from the New Jersey Devils prior to the NHL deadline. In those 20 games, Jagr scored six goals and added 12 assists, appearing to be rejuvenated by playing...
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Celtics Can Clinch Playoff Spot With Win Over Cavaliers, Pacers Loss

BOSTON — By the end of the day Sunday, the Celtics could be playoff-bound. The magic number for Boston, which entered the day in seventh place in the Eastern Conference, sits at two. That means if the Celtics beat the Cleveland Cavaliers in their Sunday matinee and the Indiana Pacers lose to the Oklahoma City Thunder in their 6 p.m. matchup, the C’s would clinch a playoff spot...
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Report: Kings Locked Darryl Sutter Out Of Locker Room After Recent Loss

Darryl Sutter’s act might be getting old in Los Angeles. The Kings have had plenty of success under Sutter — including two Stanley Cup wins — but there might have been a sizable rift between the coach and his players as the Kings ultimately missed the playoffs this season. Two sources told the New York Post’s Larry Brooks that Kings players locked Sutter out of the locker...
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Maple Leafs fire GM Dave Nonis, head coach Peter Horachek

By Mike Cole Sweeping changes were expected for the Toronto Maple Leafs after an abysmal season, and the club is wasting little time. General manager Dave Nonis and head coach Peter Horachek were fired Sunday, the team announced. Most of the coaching staff was also let go as part of the ongoing efforts to clean house in one of the NHL’s most passionate markets. One person who...
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2015 NHL Draft Lottery Odds: Sabres, Coyotes Have Best Chance At No. 1 Pick

For teams that missed the 2015 Stanley Cup playoffs, there’s one more event to take part in: the NHL Draft Lottery. The lottery, which the league has not officially given a date yet, has been one of the sport’s most popular topics all season because of the two generational talents at the top of the class. Those players are Erie Otters forward Connor McDavid and Boston University...
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2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs Schedule: TV Info, Dates For Every First-Round Series

The challenge of winning the greatest trophy in sports starts Wednesday when the 2015 Stanley Cup playoffs opens with eight teams and four matchups on the schedule. This postseason figures to be more unpredictable than in years past because there’s no clear favorite in each conference and seven teams have earned a spot after missing the playoffs last season. That includes the...
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Joe Maddon, Cubs Say They Aren’t Worried About Jon Lester’s Throwing Yips

Jon Lester has a case of the yips, but the Chicago Cubs aren’t worried — at least not yet. The Cubs spent a lot of money this winter to sign the left-handed ace to a long-term contract. They did so, however, knowing what many around baseball have known for the past few years, which is Lester struggles mightily with throwing to bases. The issues have manifested in a couple different...
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Schilling writes powerful letter about dangers of tobacco

By Mike Cole Curt Schilling now realizes a decision he made as a 16-year-old kid was one of the worst of his life. Schilling’s known for many things at this point in his life. He’s known for being a bulldog of a pitcher, unafraid to take the ball in - and usually win - any big game. He’s known as a failed businessman for what happened with his video game company in Rhode...
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Soldier Surprises Parents With Return Home At Coyotes Game (Video)

The best thing that happened Saturday night at the Arizona Coyotes-Anaheim Ducks game occurred before the puck was dropped. The Coyotes and Ducks played a relatively meaningless game in the desert, a game that was overshadowed by a very special return. U.S. Army Sergeant Dan Urman stole the show as he made a surprise return home and did so in spectacular fashion. Urman’s parents...
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Greg Norman feels 'sorry' for Tiger Woods

By Mike Cole Greg Norman just can’t help but feel sorry for Tiger Woods. It’s unlikely that Woods, a 14-time major winner will add to his legendary resume this weekend at the Masters, where he’ll enter the final round Sunday 10 strokes behind leader Jordan Spieth. Barring a miracle, Woods will remain shut out at golf’s biggest tournaments since winning the 2008 U.S. Open...
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Frozen Four Notes: Jon Gillies, Jack Eichel Headline All-Tournament Team

BOSTON — Providence toppled Boston University in a thrilling national championship game Saturday night, scoring the final two goals to seal a 4-3, come-from-behind victory at TD Garden. The tight nature of the contest was reflected in the All-Tournament team, which was evenly split between PC and BU. Goalie Jon Gillies (the tournament’s Most Outstanding Player), forward Mark...
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Jon Gillies Backstops Providence To First Title, Denies BU In Final

BOSTON — The Providence College Friars were the final team to earn entry into the 2015 NCAA tournament. Then, they went ahead and won the whole darn thing. When the clock hit triple zeros Saturday night at TD Garden, the scoreboard read: Providence 4, Boston University — and its haul of trophies, and its lofty ranking, and its Jack Eichel — 3. “We beat a terrific opponent...
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2015 Stanley Cup Playoff First-Round Matchups Set

The 2015 Stanley Cup playoffs begin Wednesday, April 15, and there are several exciting first-round series for NHL fans to follow over the next few weeks. The Western Conference is quite hard to predict because there is no clear favorite. The Anaheim Ducks secured the No. 1 seed on the final day of the regular season, but questions at the goaltender position and the blue line are...
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