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Nick Van Exel’s Son Convicted of Murder After Shooting Friend in 2010

DALLAS — A North Texas jury has found the 22-year-old son of former NBA player Nick Van Exel guilty of murder in the shooting death of a longtime friend. A Dallas County jury deliberated about 2 1/2 hours before returning its guilty verdict Thursday against Nickey Maxwell Van Exel. The penalty phase begins Friday. Prosecutors had sought a capital murder conviction. They say Van...
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February 02, 2013  |  Discuss

49ers ‘It Gets Better’ Gay Rights Ad Gets Pulled After Isaac Sopoaga, Ahmad Brooks Deny Making It

The San Francisco 49ers haven’t done the best job of promoting gay rights while down in New Orleans for the Super Bowl. First, defensive tackle Isaac Sopoaga and linebacker Ahmad Brooks didn’t recall making a gay rights “It Gets Better” advertisement. When showed the commercial, they told the USA Today they had no idea it was to support LGBT youths, and instead thought it...
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February 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Tim Tebow’s Mother, Insensitive Groupon Ad Highlight Super Bowl’s Most Controversial Commercials (Video)

The Super Bowl is one of the few times during the year when people actually get excited about commercials, rather than annoyed. Expectations for these advertisements are at an all-time high, and while they can’t all be winners, there are some very clear losers. Companies aim to receive the most attention possible through their Super Bowl commercials, but sometimes that publicity...
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February 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Bruins-Maple Leafs Live: B’s Look to Get Back on Track in First Meeting With Toronto

8 a.m. ET: The Bruins were horrible defensively on Thursday night on Buffalo, and they’ll get their first chance to rectify that on Saturday night against another division rival. The B’s look to put the 7-4 loss to the Sabres behind them when they travel north to Toronto to take on the Maple Leafs. Claude Julien was disgusted with the way his team played defensively in the loss...
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February 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Bruins Preparing to Fight On in Absence of Shawn Thornton’s Physical Presence (Video)

Let’s be honest here. The 6-foot-8 John Scott absolutely pummeled 6-foot-2 Shawn Thornton during the Sabres’ win over the Bruins on Thursday. As a consequence, Thornton suffered a concussion and will miss at least the next seven to 10 days. So, the Bruins will have to march on without one of their key physical presences, but the players like Gregory Campbell and Zdeno Chara,...
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February 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Jason Terry, Courtney Lee Responding to Rajon Rondo’s Absence As Celtics’ Backcourt Steps Up

BOSTON — Jason Terry and Leandro Barbosa were working at a feverish pace, driving to the hole and firing shots with abandon, when a timeout brought a momentary reprieve from the chaos. “What are we running?” they asked Doc Rivers on the bench. “I have no idea,” the coach replied. Whatever it was, it was working. That was enough for Rivers. For the third straight game, the...
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February 01, 2013  |  Discuss
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High schooler has great baseball name

This young man looks like he was born for baseball. Not only is he a prospect recruited by colleges, but he has a perfect name.

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February 01, 2013  |  7 Comments

Jeff Green’s Huge Fourth Quarter Dunk Punctuates Celtics’ Win Over Magic (Video)

The Celtics won big on Friday, trampling the Magic 97-84. During the fourth quarter of the game Jeff Green did what Jeff Green does, putting home a monster dunk to the delight of the TD Garden crowd. The slam put the Celtics up by 21 at that point, en route to the team’s third consecutive win without point guard Rajon Rondo, and first without rookie wonder Jared Sullinger. Check...
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February 01, 2013  |  Discuss

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Bruins’ Season Will Continue to Be Filled With Fights Say ‘The Instigators’ (Video)

This shortened season has already provided us with a multitude of fights from the Bruins — almost double the amount of fights they had last year — but the question remains if this is a trend that will remain consistent or if the altercations will decrease. It is hard to say if the spike in clashes is due to extra energy the guys have from the lockout or if it is a result of teams...
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February 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Brad Park’s Game 7 Heroics Against Buffalo Sabres Named Captain Morgan Legendary Moment (Video)

The Boston Bruins may not have come away with a victory after Thursday’s game against the Buffalo Sabres, but that doesn’t mean we can’t remember one of the most exciting games between the two teams. Boston Bruins defenseman Brad Park nailed the game-winning shot in sudden death overtime in Game 7 of Boston’s 1983 playoff series against the Sabres to advance to the Stanley...
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Mark Dennehy Goes For 100th Career Win With Merrimack, Motivates Team With Pregame Speech (Video)

UMass-Lowell may have an 11-game unbeaten streak, but the Merrimack Warriors are trying to earn win No. 100 for head coach Mark Dennehy on Friday night. With Hockey East getting tough at this time of the year, points are at a  premium. That’s why a good pregame speech as motivation is an important thing, and NESN went inside the Merrimack locker room to see how Dennehy does it...
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February 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Mark Dennehy Goes For 100th Career With With Merrimack, Motivates Team With Pregame Speech (Video)

UMass-Lowell may have a 11-game unbeaten streak, but the Merrimack Warriors are trying to earn win No. 100 for head coach Mark Dennehy on Friday night. With Hockey East getting tough at this time of the year, points are at a a premium. That’s why a good pregame speech as motivation is an important thing, and NESN went inside the Merrimack locker room to see how Dennehy does it...
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February 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Courtney Lee’s Supposed Unhappiness, Calls for Doc Rivers’ Job Show How Valuable Established Media Still Is

BOSTON — Courtney Lee is the same place before every game. The Celtics shooting guard sits at his locker, surrounded by empty stalls, having gotten in all the practice shots he needed earlier in the day. After each game, he dresses quietly, pausing to answer questions from the few reporters who break away from the scrums around Paul Pierce or Kevin Garnett. Lee, in other words...
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February 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Courtney Lee’s Supposed Unhappiness, Calls for Doc Rivers’ Job Rumors Show the Sloppy Side of Reporting

BOSTON — Courtney Lee is the same place before every game. The Celtics shooting guard sits at his locker, surrounded by empty stalls, having gotten in all the practice shots he needed earlier in the day. After each game, he dresses quietly, pausing to answer questions from the few reporters who break away from the scrums around Paul Pierce or Kevin Garnett. Lee, in other words...
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February 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Team USA Full of Talent and Inspiration, Prepares for Deaf Olympics (Video)

With the latest sports news focusing on the Alex Rodriguez and Lance Armstrong scandals, it is refreshing to hear of a group of local hockey players who share an inspiring story. While most of us tend to take for granted the sounds of hockey, the men of Team USA preparing to play in this April’s Deaf Olympic Games, have developed their own ways to succeed. Some of New England...
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February 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Rob Gronkowski Photographed Shirtless, Partying in New Orleans Bar

There is just something about the Super Bowl that makes Rob Gronknowski want to take off his shirt and dance. After last year’s devastating loss to the New York Giants, Gronkowski was photographed dancing at the Patriots’ postgame party, and he’s at it again this year in New Orleans. The Patriots may not have made it to the Super Bowl this year, but Gronkowski’s party antics...
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February 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Vote: How Many Hockey East Teams Will Make the NCAA Tournament?

Hockey East is a pretty crazy place right now, and it’s only about to get crazier with the NCAA tournament swiftly coming up. The number of points separating first and sixth place in Hockey East is just five points, while the difference between third and 10th is only three. Boston College looked to be the early dominant force, but after reeling off a 10-game winning streak they’re...
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February 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Rajon Rondo’s Torn ACL Could Force Celtics to Shuffle Players at Trade Deadline

For much of the 2012-13 season, it appeared as though the Boston Celtics might be able to hang on to their spot among the Eastern Conference’s elite, that no longer seems to be the case. Not on the NBA moneyline, at least, where their odds of winning the NBA championship have dipped to 30-1. This, we’ll remind you, is a team whose been a mainstay within the NBA futures’ top...
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February 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Alex Rodriguez Joins Carl Crawford, Albert Pujols on List of Awful MLB Contracts Entering 2013 Season (Photos)

Alex Rodriguez has been making news lately for all the wrong reasons. With a hip issue and now PED allegations to boot, it’s probably safe to assume the Yankees aren’t too thrilled about paying the slugger $114 million over the next five years. Rodriguez’s contract isn’t the only awful one in baseball, though. In fact, there are plenty of terrible contracts floating around...
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February 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Roger Goodell Not Welcome at 10 New Orleans Restaurants During Super Bowl Week in Wake of Bountygate

The bounty scandal and the Saints’ disappointing season may be over, but the people of New Orleans aren’t quite ready to forgive Roger Goodell. The NFL commissioner may have stated that he couldn’t feel more welcomed in New Orleans in his annual state of the league press conference on Friday, but he isn’t exactly welcome everywhere in the city. At least 10 restaurants in...
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February 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Ronaiah Tuiasosopo Shares His ‘Lennay Kekua’ Voice With Dr. Phil McGraw (Audio)

The Manti Te’o story gets weirder by the day. On Thursday, Dr. Phil McGraw released his first half of an interview with Ronaiah Tuiasosopo, the mastermind behind “Lennay Kekua.” Tuiasosopo confessed his feelings for the former Notre Dame linebacker and admitted that it was him through all of the voice mails and calls in general with Te’o. But it didn’t stop there, as...
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February 01, 2013  |  11 Comments

What Time Is the Super Bowl On? Webpage Created by NFL.com to Answer Every Fan’s Most Pressing Question

It’s Sunday afternoon. The buffalo chicken dip has reached its final stage of preparation. “Guy who has too many prop bets” has just arrived rocking a warm 18 pack of Miller High Life. “Girl who loves the commercials way too much” won’t shut up about what song she hopes Beyonce sings during the halftime show. It’s time to get this game started, already. But what time...
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February 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Celtics Forward Jared Sullinger Will Miss Rest of Season With Back Injury

The Celtics’ injury woes continued Friday with another crippling season-ending injury. Yahoo! Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski reports that Celtics rookie forward Jared Sullinger will miss the rest of the season with a back injury. Celtics rookie Jared Sullinger will miss the rest of the season with a back injury, league sources tell Y! Sports. He will need surgery.— Adrian Wojnarowski...
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February 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Ray Lewis Praising God, Jay-Z Appearance Highlights Best Super Bowl XLVII Prop Bets (Photos)

While it’s entertaining to watch the Super Bowl game itself and analyze the statistics, it’s even more gratifying to check out what is happening off the scoreboard. Remember how embarrassing it was to see Christina Aguilera mess up the national anthem in Super Bowl XLV, or when Janet Jackson showed some skin in her halftime performance with Justin Timberlake in Super Bowl XXXVII...
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February 01, 2013  |  Discuss
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