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How To Watch 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup On TV, Live Stream In USA

The beautiful game will be front and center this month, as the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup takes place in Canada. The United States women’s national soccer team is among the favorites to win the tournament. The nation will tune in to watch the “Girls of Summer” pursue their first world championship since 1999. FOX Sports networks will cover the...
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June 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Roger Goodell Won’t Back Down, Will Hear Tom Brady’s Suspension Appeal

Roger Goodell is going to continue his role as judge, jury and executioner. The NFL commissioner wrote a letter to the players’ association Tuesday firmly stating that he’ll reside over Tom Brady’s appeal of his suspension. The New England Patriots quarterback received a four-game ban as punishment for his role in Deflategate. “The NFLPA argues...
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June 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Red Sox Return Home Looking For Offensive Breakout Versus Surging Twins

The Boston Red Sox are hoping a return to Fenway Park can help turn around what’s been a lost season to this point. The Red Sox have struggled mightily all season, and that reached a new level on their most recent road trip. The Sox went just 1-6 during stops in both Minnesota and Texas, and they limped home to a rain-soaked Boston sitting in last place in the American League...
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June 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Brad Stevens ‘In No Rush’ To Replace Darren Erman On Celtics’ Staff

WALTHAM, Mass. — After all but confirming reports that assistant Darren Erman had accepted a job with the New Orleans Pelicans, Boston Celtics coach Brad Stevens said he is in no hurry to fill the void on his staff. “I’ve (replaced assistants) pretty much every summer I’ve been a coach,” Stevens said Tuesday after running five prospects through a pre-draft workout. ...
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June 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Nick Saban’s Daughter’s Wedding Was So Alabama It Hurts (Photos, Video)

Roll Tide! Kristen Saban, the daughter of Alabama football coach Nick Saban, married longtime sweetheart Adam Setan on Saturday in the most Alabam-tastic way possible. Part of the wedding was held at Bryant-Denny Stadium, the Crimson Tide’s football field, because of course it did. The bride and groom steamrolled across the turf in a Rolls-Royce, as crimson and white fireworks...
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June 02, 2015  |  Discuss

DraftKings: Max Scherzer, Freddie Freeman Star In Tom Caron’s Lineup

New England weather got you down? Then you should play some fantasy baseball with a chance to win big. DraftKings offers one-day fantasy baseball games, allowing users to set a new lineup every day for the chance to win tons of cash prizes. This year, DraftKings has partnered with NESN to give fans a unique opportunity: Compete against Tom Caron in the sport he knows best. Here...
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June 02, 2015  |  Discuss

American Pharaoh Gears Up For Belmont Stakes, Triple Crown Glory (Video)

With the Triple Crown in sight, there’s no time for American Pharaoh to horse around. American Pharaoh, with jockey Martin Garcia on board, braved the elements Monday in Louisville, Ky., and completed a five-furlong breeze over a track at Churchill Downs in preparation for Saturday’s Belmont Stakes in Elmont, N.Y. Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert admitted he gets nervous going...
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2015 NHL Draft Rankings: Best American Prospects In Deep Class

The 2015 NHL draft class is loaded with excellent depth and talent, and that includes a plethora of highly skilled prospects from the United States. U.S. players made up 25.1 percent of all draftees in 2013, and that number rose to 30.5 percent last year. We should see a similar or higher percentage in June, and this year’s group of American prospects has extra excitement surrounding...
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June 02, 2015  |  Discuss

John Oliver’s Bud Light Tweet Is Perfect Reaction To Sepp Blatter Resignation

John Oliver is about to do something few in the world have ever done: enjoy a Bud Light Lime. Oliver has been one of those leading the charge against FIFA and all of its corruption, exposing the world’s largest soccer organization for all of its shady business in recent years. On his show, “Last Week Tonight,” Oliver has launched a pair of scathing takedowns. In his most recent...
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June 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Sepp Blatter’s Ouster As FIFA President Means Nothing Without His Reforms

It’s far too early for a victory dance, as FIFA’s problems are much bigger than Sepp Blatter. Blatter announced Tuesday he’ll step down as FIFA President as soon as an Extraordinary Congress elects his successor. Blatter will continue in his current role until at least December, and what he does in his final days as FIFA president will shape the organization...
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Video Footage, 911 Call Of Jon Jones’ Alleged Hit-And-Run Released

Things continue to look worse for Jon Jones. The former UFC light heavyweight champion was stripped of his title and suspended indefinitely after he was arrested for his involvement in a hit-and-run accident in late April. Jones is currently facing a felony charge for fleeing the scene on foot after he allegedly ran a red light and hit a car that was being driven by a 25-year...
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Kevin Garnett Nearly Joined Phoenix Suns, Not Celtics, In 2007 Trade

The true unsung hero of the Boston Celtics’ 2008 NBA championship squad might have been Shawn Marion. Wait, what? True, Marion never has played a game for the Celtics in his 16 years-and-counting in the NBA, but, as Dan LeBatard explained in his Sunday column for the Miami Herald, the veteran forward’s unwavering desire to get paid was what prevented Kevin Garnett from joining...
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June 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Dan Marino: Brady one of best QBs ever despite Deflategate

By Sam Galanis Tom Brady has the endorsement of one of the best quarterbacks of all time. Miami Dolphins legend Dan Marino joined WEEI’s “Middays with MFB” on Tuesday to discuss Deflategate. And Marino stuck up for Brady, saying the New England Patriots quarterback being implicated as the reason the team’s footballs were underinflated in the 2014 AFC Championship Game...
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June 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Roger Federer Upset By Stan Wawrinka In French Open Quarterfinals

PARIS — Stumbling on his way to the net, Roger Federer dropped his racket and fell to his knees on the red clay. Hardly the sort of grace and precision the world has come to expect from the 17-time Grand Slam champion. There were other unusual sights in Federer’s 6-4, 6-3, 7-6 (4) loss to Stan Wawrinka, his pal and Swiss Davis Cup teammate, in the French...
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June 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Sepp Blatter To Resign As FIFA President, Calls For New Elections, Reforms

Sepp Blatter will stand down from his post as FIFA President. Blatter has called for an Extraordinary Congress and new presidential elections at FIFA, he announced at a press conference Tuesday. Blatter will not run again for the position he has held since 1998, and FIFA’s Extraordinary Congress will elect a new president. FIFA will hold its presidential...
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Sepp Blatter Steps Down As FIFA President Days After Reelection

Sepp Blatter shocked the world Tuesday afternoon. Just days after being reelected for a fifth term as FIFA president, Blatter stepped down from the position he’s held since 1998. Blatter called for a congress to be organized to elect his successor. The 79-year-old was reelected after running against the Jordanian Prince Ali Bin al-Hussein, who eventually withdrew from running after...
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Jake Peavy Shows Off Awesome Ranch, Tons Of Red Sox Memorabilia (Video)

Jake Peavy owns a Boston duck boat and a San Francisco cable car, so it probably should come as no surprise that those aren’t the only insane things that reside on his property. The San Francisco Giants pitcher showed off his Alabama ranch, named Southern Falls Plantation, for Major League Baseball recently, and it looks like the perfect place to escape in the offseason. The 5...
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Wes Welker Backs Tom Brady In Deflategate, Open To Rejoining Patriots

Wes Welker is a 34-year-old free agent who has suffered multiple concussions. But he’s not ready to call it quits just yet. The former New England Patriots wide receiver did a Boston media tour Tuesday morning, appearing on 98.5 The Sports Hub’s “Toucher & Rich” radio show before stopping by WEEI’s “Middays With MFB.” Always the entertaining...
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June 02, 2015  |  Discuss

2015 Stanley Cup Final preview: Blackhawks vs. Lightning

By Nicholas Goss The 2015 Stanley Cup Final is a matchup that showcases what the NHL is quickly becoming: a fast-paced, skilled game where puck possession and good transition play are the keys to success. The Chicago Blackhawks and Tampa Bay Lightning advancing to this stage is no accident, and they should provide an exciting, lengthy series. There also are a few historical elements...
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June 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Graphic Shows Best NBA Players By Number; 12 Former Celtics Make List (Photo)

If you need to be reminded of the Boston Celtics’ history of greatness, then look no further than Mitchell & Ness’ latest jersey graphic. The clothing company compiled a list of the greatest NBA players by jersey number, spanning from Robert Parish’s No. 00 to Minneapolis Lakers legend George Mikan’s No. 99. Twelve former Celtics made the cut...
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June 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Steve Williams: 'There's no chance' Tiger Woods did PEDs

By Mike Cole Tiger Woods and former caddie Steve Williams suffered an ugly breakup in 2011, which clearly left its mark. According to Williams, Woods fired him over the phone, ending what had been a successful relationship, a relationship that spanned over some of Woods’ most successful seasons. Williams — who had retired but announced Monday he’d be returning to caddie...
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June 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Celtics Pre-Draft Workouts: Andrew Harrison, Olivier Hanlan Visit C’s

WALTHAM, Mass. — The Boston Celtics invited five NBA guard prospects in for a pre-draft workout Tuesday. Headlining the session was Kentucky’s Andrew Harrison, who checks in a No. 37 on DraftExpress’ Top 100 Prospects list and is projected as a late first-round pick. The 20-year-old is the more highly regarded of the Wildcats’ Harrison twins, as his brother, Aaron, has a...
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Report: Aaron Hernandez’s Lawyers Want To Question Juror From Murder Trial

Aaron Hernandez and his team of lawyers aren’t going down without a fight. The former New England Patriots tight end’s defense team has filed four motions at the Bristol County Superior Courthouse, one of which called for a juror from Hernandez’s murder trial to be questioned, FOX 25 reported Monday. According to FOX 25 legal analyst Brad Bailey,...
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June 02, 2015  |  Discuss

‘Entourage’ Movie Could Add To List Of Worst Athlete Actors (Gallery)

Whether it was Lamar Odom and his calves, Chris Bosh and his liquor or LeBron James (alongside Matt Damon) making a plea “for the kids,” athletes have always played a big role as guest stars on “Entourage.” With the HBO series hitting the big screen for a movie to be released Wednesday, it means the show’s longstanding habit of using sports stars in cameos will continue...
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June 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Celtics Assistant Darren Erman To Be Hired As Pelicans Associate Head Coach

Boston Celtics defensive guru Darren Erman reportedly is leaving the team to join the staff of new New Orleans Pelicans head coach Alvin Gentry. ESPN.com’s Marc Stein first reportedly early Tuesday morning, citing league sources, that the Pelicans were “in advanced negotiations” with Erman. Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports a few hours later reported, also per league sources...
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June 02, 2015  |  Discuss
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