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Ex-NBA Star Vin Baker Works At Starbucks After Battle With Alcoholism

If you are in need of a coffee and are in North Kingstown, R.I., there’s a four-time NBA All-Star who can help you with that. Vin Baker played 13 seasons in the NBA — two of which were with the Boston Celtics — and earned almost $100 million. But Baker struggled with alcoholism and finances toward the end of his career, resulting in the loss of most of his earnings. So where...
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July 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Mookie Betts Placed On 7-Day Concussion DL; Jackie Bradley Jr. Recalled

BOSTON — Mookie Betts did indeed suffer a concussion during his tumble into the Boston Red Sox’s bullpen, manager John Farrell confirmed Wednesday afternoon. As a result, the Red Sox have placed the center fielder on the seven-day concussion disabled list and recalled outfielder Jackie Bradley Jr. from Triple-A Pawtucket to fill the open roster slot. “Obviously, it was confirmed...
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Report: NFLPA Wants Ruling On Tom Brady Appeal By Week 1 Or Injunction

The NFL Players Association reportedly doesn’t want to waste any time in getting a ruling once they file their appeal for Tom Brady’s four-game suspension. The NFLPA will ask the judge presiding over the lawsuit to either make a ruling by September 4 or to issue an injunction, which would allow Brady to play while the court case is ongoing, a source ProFootballTalk on Wednesday...
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Brock Holt Leading Off In Red Sox Lineup After Mookie Betts’ Injury

With Mookie Betts on the seven-day concussion list, the Boston Red Sox had to shuffle their lineup Wednesday as they continue their four-game series against the Chicago White Sox. Betts took a hard fall into the bullpen trying to catch a Jose Abreu home run during Boston’s 9-4 loss Tuesday, so Brock Holt will return to action and lead off after hyperextending his knee Sunday. Holt...
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Bruins, Canadiens Taking Epic Rivalry Outdoors On Winter Classic Stage

FOXBORO, Mass. — There’s no better rivalry in the history of hockey than the Boston Bruins and Montreal Canadiens. They’ve played more than 900 times, have squared off in a record 34 playoff series and own a combined 30 Stanley Cup championships. These Original Six teams have met on just about every stage imaginable, but one setting they’ve never played in is outdoors. That...
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Brady, agent contacted AT&T in attempt to retrieve deleted texts

By Doug Kyed Tom Brady’s agent, Don Yee, went on the offensive Wednesday. Just one day after NFL commissioner Roger Goodell upheld Brady’s four-game suspension, Yee went on the record with CSNNE.com’s Tom Curran and CBSSports.com’s Jason La Canfora. Yee detailed the steps he and Brady took to inform the NFL why there was a gap in the Patriots quarterback’s texting...
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Spectators Pitch In To Buy Gear For Haitian Special Olympics Soccer Team

When Haiti’s soccer team took the field at UCLA on Saturday during the first day of the Special Olympics, something was very clear to the crowd. It was a match to determine the Haitians’ competition in the elimination rounds, and despite the fact their opponents weren’t far more talented, the Haitian team was being beaten badly. And from their white plain T-shirts, non-uniform...
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Bruins-Canadiens Winter Classic details announced

By Nicholas Goss FOXBORO, Mass. — One of the staples of the Winter Classic spectacle is the alumni game featuring former players of the two teams involved in the outdoor game. The Boston Bruins and Montreal Canadiens will meet in the 2016 Winter Classic on Jan. 1, 2016 at Gillette Stadium, the home of the NFL’s New England Patriots. It will be the venue for the alumni game...
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TC’s DraftKings Value Picks: Xander Bogaerts’ Hits Keep On Coming

Xander Bogaerts has been on fire since his All-Star Game snub, and NESN’s Tom Caron believes that will pay off big in his DraftKings daily fantasy baseball lineup. The Boston Red Sox shortstop is one of TC’s three value picks, and it seems like a smart choice. Bogaerts is batting .360 in 12 games in Boston’s second half. Think you know better than TC? Visit DraftKings and challenge...
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Boston Mayor Marty Walsh Tweets Support For Tom Brady, Patriots

Tom Brady now is moving toward what could be a lengthy legal battle with the NFL, but he has the City of Boston on his side. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell upheld the New England Patriots quarterback’s four-game suspension Tuesday, and Brady later authorized the NFL Players Association to appeal his case in federal court. And Brady has a government friend in Boston mayor Marty...
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Watch Bruins Winter Classic Press Conference Online (Live Stream)

The 2016 Winter Classic will take place at Gillette Stadium as the Boston Bruins are set to host the Montreal Canadiens. Watch the official announcement of the game below in the live stream below: Filed under: Boston Bruins, Live Stream, Montreal Canadiens, NHL
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NFL Asks Police To Protect Roger Goodell’s Maine Home From Patriots Fans

Roger Goodell’s decision to uphold Tom Brady’s four-game suspension unsurprisingly hasn’t gone over so well with New England Patriots fans. So just how much did Goodell upset the fan base? Enough that the NFL decided to take extra steps to protect its commissioner’s property. The league on Tuesday contacted local police in Scarborough, Maine, asking them to “keep an...
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Bethe Correia: I’ll Knock Ronda Rousey Out In First Round Of UFC 190

RIO DE JANEIRO — With a calm voice but a supremely confident air, Bethe Correia said Monday she and her coaches have studied weaknesses in Ronda Rousey’s game, and she now knows exactly how to realize her dream to be a UFC champion. “Saturday she will see a fighter who is 10 times more evolved in the game than Ronda,” Correia said in her native Portuguese, during a conference...
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Matthew Slater Backs Tom Brady, Calls Him ‘The Heartbeat Of This Team’

FOXBOROUGH — Bill Belichick set the tone for his players Wednesday by explicitly telling reporters the decision to uphold Tom Brady’s four-game suspension had “already been addressed” by team owner Robert Kraft. But that didn’t stop New England Patriots captain Matthew Slater from making one thing clear: He and the team have Brady’s back. “I think it’s safe to...
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Devin McCourty: Tom Brady Has Patriots’ Belief and Support

FOXBORO, Mass. — Devin McCourty was back to work Wednesday, and as a New England Patriots captain, that meant being asked questions the safety understandably didn’t want to answer. McCourty was fresh off his conditioning test — don’t worry, he passed — when he stepped to the podium and had the unfortunate task of following a heated Robert Kraft and typically tight-lipped Bill...
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Bill Belichick Transcript: Patriots Coach Offers Little On Tom Brady Suspension

In perhaps the least surprising development of NFL commissioner Roger Goodell upholding Tom Brady’s four-game suspension, New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick had very little to offer on the matter. But if you missed any of Belichick’s riveting press conference from Gillette Stadium on Wednesday, you can check out the full transcript below: Bill Belichick: It’s good to...
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Pedro Martinez: Remember Retired No. 45 As Symbol Of ‘Fun’ For Red Sox

This embed is invalid" /> BOSTON — Pedro had a blast. He implores you to do the same. The Boston Red Sox retired Pedro Martinez’s No. 45 during a ceremony Tuesday night at Fenway Park, after which the Hall of Fame pitcher was asked what he’d like fans to think of when they look up and see his number stationed alongside the likes of Ted Williams, Carl Yastrzemski...
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Paul Pierce’s First Pitch At Dodgers Game Proves Why He Plays Basketball (Video)

Paul Pierce is basketball player, not a baseball player. Now that we’ve got that out of the way, let’s make fun of his throwing ability anyway, OK? The newly acquired Los Angeles Clippers swingman has to be giddy he’s back in Southern California, near his hometown of Inglewood, Calif. He’s on something of a SoCal reunion tour, which included a trip to the Dodgers game Tuesday...
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Celtics Rank Eighth On Kevin Durant’s Possible 2016 Free Agent Destinations

Kevin Durant will be a free agent at the end of next season, and there’s a chance he could wind up in green. Maybe. Sporting News ranked the Boston Celtics eighth on its list of possible destinations for the Oklahoma City Thunder forward come 2016. The Celtics’ 2014-15 playoff berth, as well as their ability to offer an NBA maximum contract, could make Boston an attractive place...
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Robert Kraft’s Apology To Patriots Fans Better Late Than Never

FOXBORO, Mass. — Robert Kraft learned an important lesson this week: Never trust NFL commissioner Roger Goodell to do the right thing. Kraft, in a surprise statement Wednesday at Gillette Stadium, apologized to New England Patriots fans and explained why he accepted the NFL’s punishment for Deflategate in May. As Kraft said, it was “the harshest penalty in the history of the...
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David Ortiz’s Selfie With Pedro Martinez Is Pretty Much Perfect (Photo)

David Ortiz did what every Boston Red Sox fan in attendance Tuesday night wanted to do when he got a selfie with the man of the hour. The Red Sox designated hitter played a key role in Pedro Martinez’s number retirement ceremony at Fenway Park. It was Ortiz who made the final call for Martinez’s No. 45 to be unveiled on the right field facade, a fitting tribute given the two...
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Ronda Rousey Expects UFC 190 To Be One Of Three Upcoming Title Fights

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil — Ronda Rousey says she doesn’t know how to relax, and her schedule proves it. The UFC women’s bantamweight champion, who has been in Rio de Janeiro for just over a week preparing for Saturday’s UFC 190 grudge match against seventh-ranked Bethe Correia (9-0-0) at HSBC Arena, said she’s planning at least three title defenses in the next few months...
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Winter Classic Logo Unveiled As Well As Possible Bruins, Canadiens Logos?

Gillette Stadium was the center of the New England sports universe Wednesday. Patriots training camp started with a bang as owner Robert Kraft lambasted the NFL over its handling of the Tom Brady suspension appeal. It’s a huge story, of course, and one that’s probably going to overshadow a little Boston Bruins news. Members of the Bruins and Montreal Canadiens organizations are...
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Bill Belichick Mum On Tom Brady Ruling: ‘That’s Already Been Addressed’

FOXBOROUGH — Robert Kraft had just thrown down the gauntlet, calling out the NFL and commissioner Roger Goodell in a powerful rebuke. So how did Bill Belichick follow up? “It’s good to see everyone back here.” Those were the New England Patriots head coach’s opening remarks to the media at a press conference Wednesday morning, after Kraft’s extensive statement on Deflategate...
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Robert Kraft Apologizes To Fans, Blasts NFL Over Tom Brady’s Suspension

FOXBORO, Mass. — Robert Kraft lit into NFL commissioner Roger Goodell in a surprise appearance at Gillette Stadium on Wednesday. Kraft made a six-minute statement, apologizing to fans for accepting the NFL’s punishment in May because he believed it would help exonerate quarterback Tom Brady. Instead, Goodell upheld Brady’s four-game suspension on Tuesday. Read Kraft’s full...
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