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Dave Dombrowski To Hire New Red Sox GM, But Won’t ‘Blow Up’ Front Office

BOSTON — The Red Sox’s hiring of Dave Dombrowski triggered the end of the Ben Cherington era in Boston, and Dombrowski said Wednesday he plans to hire a new general manager to take over Cherington’s role. Dombrowski, Red Sox principal owner John Farrell and chairman Tom Werner all expressed disappointment that Cherington declined to remain with the team but noted that his...
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August 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Ben Cherington Press Conference Live Stream: Red Sox GM Departs

Ben Cherington will not stay on as general manager of the Boston Red Sox. He addresses the media about his departure Wednesday at Fenway Park. Watch a live stream of his press conference below. Thumbnail photo via Mark L. Baer/USA TODAY Sports ImagesFiled under: Boston Red Sox, Live Stream, Top Stories
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Duron Harmon Viewed As One Of The Patriots’ Five Best Defensive Backs?

FOXBORO, Mass. — New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick takes a slightly unconventional, yet astute, approach to building his defense. If one position is weaker than another, he simply picks the best 11 players and does his best to make it work. The Patriots experimented with using multiple safeties on the field at the same time last season, deploying Patrick Chung, Devin...
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Reports: Chelsea To Snatch Pedro From Barcelona Bench, Man United’s Reach

Chelsea is close to signing Pedro from Barcelona in an effort to kick-start its season and gazzump a rival. Pedro is nearing an agreement to join Chelsea from Barcelona in a transfer worth around £21 million ($33 million), The Telegraph’s Matt Law and The Independent’s James Orr reported Wednesday. Pedro reportedly has traveled from Barcelona to London, where he will undergo...
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Brad Stevens Talks Supporting Jimmy Fund, His Own Family’s Battle With Cancer (Video)

Boston Celtics head coach Brad Stevens joined WEEI midday show “Merloni and Fauria” during the WEEI/NESN Jimmy Fund Radio-Telethon on Wednesday. Stevens talked about his own family’s battle with cancer, among other topics. You can donate to the WEEI/NESN Jimmy Fund Radio-Telethon and learn more here, or call toll free to donate at 877-738-1234. Watch Stevens’ interview in...
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Eli Manning: I Never Said I Wanted To Be NFL’s Highest-Paid Player

If Eli Manning wants to be the NFL’s highest-paid player, then that’s news to him. NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport reported Tuesday that the New York Giants quarterback was looking to top Green Bay Packers signal-caller Aaron Rodgers’ five-year, $110 million contract, which is the highest salary in the league. But Manning said that’s not the case. “It’s never been said, it’s...
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Steph Curry: President Obama talked trash during golf outing

By Darren Hartwell When you win an NBA MVP award and a championship in the same season, you earn the right to play golf with the President of the United States. But that doesn’t guarantee he’ll go easy on you. Stephen Curry found that out the hard way over the weekend, when he and two-time NBA champion Ray Allen joined Barack Obama for a round at Farm Neck Golf Club in Martha’s...
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Patrice Bergeron Ranked No. 20 On ‘The Hockey News’ Top 50 NHL Players List

August typically is the slowest news month for the NHL because free agent and trade rumors slow down and training camps still are a few weeks away. It’s also a time when a lot of lists are done, including ones that rank the best players in the league. “The Hockey News” magazine recently revealed its annual list of the top 50 NHL players as part of its new yearbook, and one...
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Red Sox Introduce Dave Dombrowski As President Of Baseball Ops (Live Stream)

The Boston Red Sox will introduce new president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski at a press conference Wednesday afternoon at Fenway Park. It’s currently scheduled for 2 p.m. ET, and NESN.com will provide a live stream of the event in the video above. Dombrowski joins the Red Sox after spending the last 14-plus seasons with the Detroit Tigers as their president and general...
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Patriots Roster Projection: Defensive Line Versatility Allows Extra Safety

Bill Belichick’s infatuation with versatility should come in handy when the New England Patriots are forced to make tough cuts at the end of the summer. The Patriots must whittle their roster down from 90 to 75 players on Sept. 1 and again down to 53 on Sept. 5. Belichick praised rookie defensive linemen Geneo Grissom and Trey Flowers for their versatility this week, and that...
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Christian Benteke Joins Daniel Sturridge Among Reds Who Scored On Anfield Debuts

Christian Benteke became the 14th Liverpool player this century to score on his Anfield debut, and we’ve profiled the last five to do it before the Belgian, whose tap in sealed the points versus Bournemouth on Monday night. Jordan Rossiter vs. Middlesbrough — Sept. 23, 2014 Liverpool won an epic penalty shoot-out (14-13) against Boro in the League Cup Third Round last term, but...
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Judge: ‘I Have A Little Trouble With’ Tom Brady’s Four-Game Suspension

Tom Brady had a solid practice against the New Orleans Saints on Wednesday, according to those on hand in West Virginia, but it seems he had an even better day in court despite not being there. “Colts did better against Pats than the NFL did today against (NFL Players association attorney) Jeff Kessler,” Yahoo! Sports’ Dan Wetzel tweeted after the hearing concluded. “Today...
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Judge: Brady's 'awareness' does not relate to Deflategate game

By Doug Kyed There seems to be a gaping hole in the NFL’s case against New England Patriots Tom Brady, and U.S. District Court Judge Richard Berman has taken notice. The NFL contends Brady was “generally aware” of football deflation. Any circumstantial evidence Brady was “generally aware” of nefarious deeds only relates to games during the regular season, however, and...
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August 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Boston Crowned ‘Best-Dressed’ Sports City In America; Pittsburgh Second

Boston’s professional sports teams have won a lot of games over the past few years, and they’ve looked really good doing it. There’s no debating the first part of that sentence. But ESPN’s “Uni Watch” validated the second part Wednesday, crowning The Hub as the “best-dressed” sports city in the country. So what exactly does that mean? Author Paul Lukas used a...
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August 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Dana-Farber Patient Angel Fetene Sings ‘Let It Go’ From ‘Frozen’ (Video)

Dana-Farber patient Angel Fetene visited WEEI midday show “Merloni and Fauria” during the WEEI/NESN Jimmy Fund Radio-Telethon on Wednesday. Before leaving the studio, she gave a fantastic rendition of the popular song “Let It Go” from Disney movie “Frozen.” Watch Angel sing in the video above. You can donate to the WEEI/NESN Jimmy Fund Radio-Telethon and learn more here...
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Tom Brady To Donate $50,000 To Jimmy Fund To Help Cancer Research (Video)

Tom Brady’s having a busy Wednesday, but that didn’t stop him from contributing to the WEEI/NESN Jimmy Fund Radio-Telethon. The New England Patriots quarterback is in West Virginia for joint practices with the New Orleans Saints, while the NFL Players Association represents him in New York for the final day of settlement talks with the NFL. But Brady took some time before practice...
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Tom Brady required to attend Aug. 31 hearing if no settlement

By Doug Kyed Jimmy Garoppolo can pencil in another heavy workload on Aug. 31. U.S. District Court Judge Richard Berman said Wednesday that Tom Brady and NFL commissioner Roger Goodell will be required to attend another hearing Aug. 31 if no settlement can be reached on the New England Patriots quarterback’s suspension appeal, CSNNE.com’s Tom E. Curran reported. The sides...
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Boston Celtics Guard Isaiah Thomas Works Out With Floyd Mayweather

The trade that brought Isaiah Thomas to the Boston Celtics was one of the best in-season moves of the 2014-15 NBA campaign. The Boston Celtics guard currently is preparing for the upcoming season, and that included a recent run with undefeated boxing champion Floyd Mayweather. 4mile run with @FloydMayweather at 545am #TBE— Isaiah Thomas (@Isaiah_Thomas) August 18, 2015 This is...
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Panthers’ Kelvin Benjamin Carted Off Field With Apparent Knee Injury (Video)

The Carolina Panthers were the latest team to get a major injury scare Wednesday. Second-year wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin went down with an apparent left knee injury in 1-on-1 drills during Carolina’s joint practice session with the Miami Dolphins. A video of the play appears to show Benjamin falling to the turf after attempting to make a cut while running a route. He remained...
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Bill Belichick: ‘I Don’t Know’ How Tom Brady’s Absences Affect QB’s Rhythm

Bill Belichick had little interest Wednesday in discussing Tom Brady’s recent absences from New England Patriots practices. Brady missed practice Tuesday to meet with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell and U.S. Magistrate Judge James C. Francis at an undisclosed location in New York to discuss a possible settlement for the Patriots quarterback’s four-game suspension appeal, ESPN...
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Henrik, Daniel Sedin Play H-O-R-S-E In Throwback Grizzlies Jerseys (Video)

Vancouver Canucks forwards Henrik and Daniel Sedin have been two of the NHL’s best players for about a decade. The twins recently competed in a game of H-O-R-S-E in the first episode in Season 2 of “Sedin vs. Sedin.” Luckily for them, they chose hockey over basketball growing up in Sweden. The best part of this video might be the throwback jerseys worn by both brothers. These...
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Brian Cushing Dominates Alfred Blue, Wins ‘Hard Knocks’ Episode 2 (Videos)

If you missed Episode 2 of HBO’s latest season of “Hard Knocks” on Tuesday night, we have a very important message to pass along: Please don’t mess with Brian Cushing. The Houston Texans linebacker often gets lost in a defense dominated by large personalities like J.J. Watt and Vince Wilfork. Yet Cushing, a former NFL Rookie of the Year and Pro Bowler, is no slouch, especially...
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Former Red Sox Ace Curt Schilling Discusses His Cancer Treatment (Video)

Curt Schilling joined WEEI morning show “Dennis and Callahan” during the WEEI/NESN Jimmy Fund Radio-Telethon on Wednesday. The former Boston Red Sox pitcher talked about his treatment after being diagnosed with cancer in 2014. You can donate to the WEEI/NESN Jimmy Fund Radio-Telethon and learn more here, or call toll free to donate at 877-738-1234. Watch Schilling’s interview...
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Tom Brady Hearing Live: Brady Opts To Practice During Second Round Of Settlement

9:37 a.m.: There’ll be another round of settlement talks at federal court in New York on Wednesday over Tom Brady’s four-game suspension for his alleged involvement in Deflategate, but the New England Patriots quarterback will be on the practice field. Brady headed to West Virginia for joint practices with the New Orleans Saints after settlement talks were “going nowhere...
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Deflategate Starting To Drag At Tom Brady’s Preseason Preparations (Podcast)

The New England Patriots’ season doesn’t start until Sept. 10, but already Tom Brady is off to a bad start. As Brady misses yet another practice Wednesday to appear in court, the ongoing Deflategate legal battle is beginning to affect the quarterback’s training camp preparations. NESN.com Patriots beat writer Doug Kyed joined Michaela Vernava to discuss the impact the court...
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August 19, 2015  |  Discuss
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