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Report: Red Sox Among Teams Showing Interest in Hiroki Kuroda

The Red Sox got an up-close-and-personal look at right-handed pitcher Hiroki Kuroda this past summer, and they apparently liked what they saw. FOXSports.com’s Jon Morosi reports that the Red Sox are among several teams showing interest the veteran pitcher, having “reached out” to Kuroda. The 37-year-old spent the 2012 season pitching for the Yankees, after spending the first...
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November 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Jeff Green Comparisons to James Worthy Natural Since Celtics Forward Patterned Game After Worthy, Among Others

Jeff Green is no James Worthy. Green made that clear during the preseason, when he declared that anyone who drew comparisons between the two multi-dimensional forwards had to ask permission of the seven-time All-Star first. The Green-Worthy talk has subsided somewhat now that Green has slowed down from a stellar preseason. He was averaging only 7.8 points and a career-low 21.8 minutes...
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November 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Falcons’ Schedule, Not ‘Pedigree,’ Likely to Play Biggest Factor in Team’s Chance at 16-0 (Video)

Roddy White thinks the Falcons can go undefeated, but his reasoning behind that belief isn’t so perfect. The Falcons wide receiver is pointing to the team’s “pedigree” as a reason why they can go 16-0, along with the united nature of the team’s locker room. It might not be the wisest thing to tempt the football gods before a big divisional matchup, but that’s exactly...
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Aqib Talib’s Presence Should at Least Ensure Patriots’ Defense Stops Giving Up So Many Big Plays (Video)

A lot of Patriots fans don’t know what to expect from the recently acquired Aqib Talib, but former NFL head coach and current FOX NFL analyst Brian Billick knows one thing they likely won’t see much more of — big plays. Talib, acquired from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers just prior to the trade deadline, should help solidify New England’s struggling secondary upon his arrival....
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November 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Bobby Valentine, Peter Gammons to Speak at Salem State University on Thursday at 8 p.m.

You never quite know what Bobby Valentine is going to say, so Salem State University could be in store for some interesting conversations on Thursday. Valentine will join NESN’s Peter Gammons in speaking at the university as part of its popular public lecture series. The Salem State series this year is celebrating 30 years of bringing nationally and internationally recognized people...
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November 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Arthritis Foundation Hosting Sports Connect Event Nov. 29 Featuring Boston Media Personalities

On Nov. 29, join some of your favorite Boston media personalities at the Sports Connection, your ticket to the Inside Track presented by the Arthritis Foundation. The second annual event will be held at the Fairmont Copley Plaza hotel in Boston. NESN’s Tom Caron will host a panel with writers and on-air personalities including NPR’s Bill Littlefield, WCRN’s Upton Bell, The...
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November 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Giants Fan Dies After Being Beaten During Celebration for Team’s World Series Win

San Francisco Giants fans got rowdy following their team’s World Series win over the Detroit Tigers, and at least one fan has lost his life in the aftermath. CBS San Francisco reports that 37-year-old Sean Moffitt has passed away, due to injuries he suffered during Giants fans’ celebration of last week’s world championship. Giants fans took to the streets following the decisive...
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Report: Red Sox Interested in Possibly Acquiring Justin Masterson, Shin-Soo Choo

There are rumblings of a potential trade between the Red Sox and Indians. FOXSports’ Jon Paul Morosi reports the Red Sox have shown interest in acquiring starter Justin Masterson –– who started his career in Boston’s farm system –– and outfielder Shin-Soo Choo from the Indians. Red Sox manager John Farrell is already familiar with Masterson’s work. As a pitching coach...
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Cristiano Ronaldo Sings and Beat-Boxes, Pepe Actually Smiles, As Real Madrid Stars Make Music (Video)

Maybe Cristiano Ronaldo and Pepe get bored waiting for El (next) Clasico to come around. That’s the only way we can explain their recent visit to a music studio. Nike Soccer cameras watched the two Real Madrid stars as they tried their hands at making music. Ronaldo spoke of spending so much time and energy focusing on soccer that he needs to take an occasional break. Apparently...
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Antonio Cromartie Believes Jets ‘Definitely Going to Make the Playoffs,’ Which Isn’t Unrealistic

Confidence can be contagious. There’s no real proof to back up that idiom, but if the sentiment is true, then Antonio Cromartie might be the cure the Jets need. Cromartie, one of the most confident defenders the NFL has to offer, expressed some optimistic thoughts on the Jets postseason chances on Thursday afternoon. So optimistic, in fact, he went as far as to say the underachieving...
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Juan Nieves’ Relationship With John Farrell Should Ensure Red Sox Pitchers Are All on Same Page (Video)

The Red Sox’ decision to hire Juan Nieves as their new pitching coach caught many by surprise, as Rick Peterson‘s name was constantly floated around in connection with the job. But perhaps we shouldn’t be all that shocked by the move. NESN’s Tom Caron caught up with The Boston Globe’s Pete Abraham to discuss the Nieves hiring, and Abraham pointed to manager John Farrell‘s...
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Brian Cashman Reiterates That Yankees Won’t Trade Alex Rodriguez

Brian Cashman really wants everyone to stop asking him about Alex Rodriguez. The Yankees general manager reiterated on Wednesday that the Yankees will not be trading Rodriguez, despite any previous rumor of the contrary. “I’ve already been on record right after the postseason, we’re not trading Alex. So hopefully the Alex stuff stops,” Cashman told reporters at the GM meetings...
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MLB Looking Into Trimming September Rosters Or Implementing Limit on Amount of Players Teams Can Use Per Game

It would appear that Bud Selig and the MLB offices have seen enough of the current playoff roster rules — and as a result the monstrous September rosters are likely coming to an end. During the general manager meetings, MLB executive vice president Joe Torre discussed the idea of trimming the September rosters, which currently increase from 25 to 40 for the last month of the season...
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November 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Dwight Howard’s Deterioration at Free Throw Line Becoming More Serious as Lakers Continue to Struggle

Dwight Howard wheeled toward the official, incredulous that the whistle had not been blown. The Lakers center felt he was fouled and took his issue directly to the man in stripes — even as the other nine players took off for the opposite end of the court and Enes Kanter, the man Howard was supposed to be guarding, slammed home a dunk. That moment in Los Angeles’ loss to the Utah...
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Tim Tebow Unhappy with ‘Spot Duty’ in Jets Offense, Blames Limited Playing Time for Lack of ‘Feel’ With Offense

Tim Tebow hasn’t been given much time to assert his presence in the Jets offense. One season after totaling 18 touchdowns with a playoff-bound Broncos team, Tebow has been relegated to spot duty in Rex Ryan‘s offense this year. And the 25-year-old isn’t pleased with his new role. “I think when you’re getting the ball a lot during the game you can get the rhythm of the game...
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NESN Hires Leah Hextall as On-Air Personality

Nov. 8, 2012 — NESN, New England’s most watched sports network, announced today that Leah Hextall will join NESN as an anchor/reporter. The Brandon, Man., Canada, native joins Adam Pellerin and Jaime Erdahl as new additions to NESN’s on-air team. Hextall comes to NESN from CTV, Canada’s most-watched broadcast network, where she has served as a sports anchor/reporter since...
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Roberto Mancini Thinks Manchester City’s Champions League Dream ‘Is Over,’ Spreads Blame for European Struggles

Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini admitted Wednesday that his team has no chance of qualifying for the next round of the UEFA Champions League after its 2-2 draw against Ajax. “Unfortunately, we added just one point and now I think the Champions League is over,” said the coach, referring to his team’s chances to occupy one of the two places that give access to the knockout...
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November 08, 2012  |  Discuss
GAGA FOR GAGA

UConn player has Halloween snafu

Connecticut Huskies women's basketball player Caroline Doty, 23, had a late-night run-in with police on Halloween while dressed as Lady Gaga and...trick-or-treating?

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NESN Named Ninth Most Valuable Sports Business in the World

NESN, New England’s most watched sports network, has been named the ninth most valuable sports business brand in the world by Forbes. NESN joined a top-10 list that also included such global brands as Nike and ESPN. “This designation validates our strategy of investing in technology, content and talent — a strategy that is enabled by the support of our owners, Fenway Sports...
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Report: Red Sox Considering Former Yankee Tino Martinez for Hitting Coach Vacancy

The Red Sox could be looking at a former Yankee to turn around their fortunes. ESPNBoston.com reports the Red Sox had preliminary talks with ex-Yankees first baseman Tino Martinez for the hitting coach vacancy. A day earlier, Boston skipper John Farrell expressed interest in possibly hiring two hitting coaches. The candidates would be replacing Dave Magadan, who took the same position...
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Northeastern Prepares for Season Opener With Final Tune-Up in ‘Huskies Unleashed’ (Video)

Northeastern will host Boston University in its season opener on Friday. But before looking ahead, fans are encouraged to check out the Huskies’ offseason, which was very eventful. NU released a four-part video series to document the basketball team’s eight-day summer trip to Canada. While north of the border, the Huskies faced some fierce competition and came together as a team...
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Milan Lucic Shows Off Acting Skills, Drops ‘It’s Not You, It’s Me’ Line in New Credit Union Commercial (Video)

What’s Milan Lucic doing with his lockout? He’s trying out the whole acting thing, of course. While many NHL players are overseas sharpening their game during the lockout, Lucic is among those who have decided to stay in North America to ride out the work stoppage. In addition to sitting in on some of the NHLPA meetings, the Bruins winger is also doing some acting. Lucic tweeted...
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Jordan Henderson Focused on Anzhi Threat, LFC Midfielder Ready to Make Most of Europa League Opportunity

Jordan Henderson is eager to seize his chance to impress Brendan Rodgers and stake a claim for a regular starting berth in the first team when the Reds face a tough test against Anzhi Makhachkala Thursday. The 22-year-old has started two out of Liverpool’s three UEFA Europa League group games so far and came off the bench as the Reds edged past Anzhi at Anfield to establish a two...
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November 08, 2012  |  Discuss
DO YA THINK HE'S SEXY?

Rod Stewart cries after soccer club's big upset

It is said that soccer fans are the most emotionally involved and passionate spectators in all of sports. If there were any arguments to the contrary, Rod Stewart‘s emotional breakdown may change your mind. Stewart attended the Champions League matchup between Celtic and European soccer powerhouse Barcelona to cheer on the Celts. The game — which also marked the 125th anniversary...
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Charles Tillman Should Be Applauded, Not Criticized, for Potentially Missing Game to See Child’s Birth

There are some moments in a man’s life that are cherished. Believe it or not, however, some might say that playing the Houston Texans in Week 10 of the NFL schedule is not one of those moments, at least not compared to say, seeing the birth of a child. With that obviously in mind, Bears cornerback Charles Tillman has already said that if his wife goes into labor this weekend, Tillman...
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November 08, 2012  |  Discuss
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