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Sue Paterno Defends Late Husband’s Character in Letter to Former Penn State Players

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Breaking more than a year of silence, Sue Paterno is defending her late husband as a “moral, disciplined” man who never twisted the truth to avoid bad publicity. The wife of the former Penn State coach is fighting back against the accusations against Joe Paterno that followed the Jerry Sandusky scandal. Her campaign started with a letter sent Friday to...
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February 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Tim Lincecum Cuts Hair, Now Looks More Like Joseph Gordon-Levitt Than Mitch From ‘Dazed and Confused’ (Photo)

For years now, Tim Lincecum has been sporting some rockin’ hair. Often saying it was one of the few things in life he could control, Lincecum’s black locks were a big part of his image — no matter how much he looked like Wiley Wiggins playing Mitch in the film Dazed and Confused. Well, now Lincecum has a new look. On Friday, Lincecum showed up to a Giants team event sporting...
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February 08, 2013  |  Discuss

John Lackey Shows Up to Fort Myers Early, Intent on Changing Red Sox Legacy (Video)

John Lackey‘s time so far in Boston may not have worked out quite as planned, but the big right-hander looks intent on changing his legacy in Beantown. Now about 16 months removed from Tommy John surrgery, for the first time in quite a while Lackey is completely healthy, and he’s showed up to Red Sox camp in Fort Myers early to get in some extra work. Moreover, Lackey showed...
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Anquan Boldin Plans to Retire if Released by Ravens, Which Might Put Damper on Patriots’ Offseason Plans

The Patriots’ offseason began at least two weeks before they were hoping this year, but with that time allowed them some time to weigh options. One likely option for Bill Belichick to consider was that of now Super Bowl champion wide receiver Anquan Boldin. Boldin was a key cog in the Ravens’ win in Super Bowl XLVII, but his $6 million cap figure for next season is just the sort...
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Don Orsillo, Jerry Remy, Jenny Dell to Embark on Four-Day NESN Spring Training Kickoff Tour

Spring training is approaching, which means Don Orsillo, Jerry Remy and Jenny Dell will soon be going down to Fort Myers to cover the Red Sox as they prepare for an exciting season. But before NESN’s on-air trio heads for warmer temperatures, they will spend four days touring New England and meeting with fans. The NESN Spring Training Kickoff Tour will take place Tuesday, Feb....
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February 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Kyle Lohse Would Be an Expensive Luxury, So Red Sox Should Stay on Sidelines When It Comes to Pitcher

Kyle Lohse had a career year in 2012, and he thus deserves to be properly compensated. But just because no team has taken the bait yet doesn’t mean the Red Sox should suddenly hop into the mix. ESPN’s Jim Bowden last week listed the Red Sox among the teams he thinks make the most sense for Lohse. The Angels, Rangers, Brewers and Orioles were the other teams. While Bowden made...
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Rajon Rondo’s ACL Tear May Not Be As Bad As Feared, But That Still Doesn’t Help Timeline for Celtics Fans

Two Sundays ago, things were about as bad as they could get for Celtics fans. The Heat were in the building, Ray Allen was looking good in Miami red, and Boston was coming off a six-game losing streak where the C’s looked like they had clearly lost interest in learning how to play together or caring about winning. Before game time, Rajon Rondo was scratched from the lineup, and...
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Tim Thomas Trade Adds to Bruins’ Cap Space, But Big Move May Not Be Imminent

It’s been fairly evident all along that Tim Thomas wasn’t going to play for the Bruins (or anyone else) this season. The team knew that, and so did the rest of hockey. So it may have been a little puzzling as to why the B’s unloaded Thomas to the New York Islanders for a conditional second-round pick on Thursday afternoon. But it all makes sense when you take into account salary...
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Jed Hoyer Responds to Curt Schilling’s Claims, Says It’d Be ‘Preposterous’ to Think He or Theo Epstein Was Involved

Curt Schilling never mentioned Jed Hoyer or Theo Epstein when making his bold claims on Thursday, but Hoyer decided to clear the air before fingers start getting pointed. Schilling claimed during an appearance on ESPN Radio on Wednesday that he had been approached about using PEDs while recovering from an injury by someone working for the Red Sox in 2008. Schilling said those who...
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Kevin Garnett Thanks Cold Weather for Craig Sager Finally Dressing in an Acceptable Manner (Video)

Plenty of people cringe whenever Craig Sager comes on camera. The sideline reporter’s garish outfits and loud colors don’t leave anyone thinking he has a grip on good fashion. Sager’s style, which was once funny and possibly an acceptable way to amuse children, has riled some of the NBA’s more fashion-conscious stars (of which there are an increasing number). That includes...
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Bruins Push Start Time of Saturday Game With Lightning Back to 7 p.m.

Nemo has turned Saturday matinee hockey into Saturday night hockey. The Bruins and the NHL announced Friday that their Saturday game with the Tampa Bay Lightning, originally scheduled for 1 p.m., will now start at 7 p.m. at TD Garden. The decision comes as Boston and the rest of New England brace for Blizzard Nemo, which is expected to dump up to 2 feet of snow (and maybe more in...
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Scott Boras to Open Private Sports Fitness Center in South Florida, Presumably to Help Steer Clients Away From PEDs

Scott Boras is not only the most prominent agent in baseball, but he’s also a very polarizing figure. It appears he has the best intentions with his upcoming endeavor, though. Boras plans to open a private, multimillion dollar sports fitness center for his clients who train in South Florida, according to FOXSports.com’s Ken Rosenthal. The center is expected to be open by next...
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Red Sox Become First MLB Team to Launch Japanese Twitter Account

The Red Sox have always been very mindful of their international audience, and following the club on social media just became a whole lot easier for those who speak Japanese. The Red Sox on Friday launched a new, Japanese language Twitter account (@redsoxjp), which will include translations of the team’s English language social media content, regular interviews with Sox players...
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Peter Chiarelli Admits Bruins Will Discuss Extension With Tuukka Rask During Season

Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli stepped out of character Thursday, and in the process, revealed that the B’s are trying to keep one of their franchise cornerstones in town for a while. The GM spoke with the media on a conference call after trading Tim Thomas to the New York Islanders, and he got into what sort of role the play of Tuukka Rask had on the deal. Rask, the Bruins’...
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Tiger Woods’ Driver Has Other Golfers Messing Up His Game in New Nike Commercial (Video)

Tiger Woods‘ latest commercial brings a little flavor to the average Joe golfers of the world. After Woods and Rory McIlroy‘s appearance together was a hit, Woods is making a new pitch for his Nike VR_S Covert driver. In the commercial, Wood’s followers take a whack and test out the new club, which brings heavy distance and may cause conflicts for players leading the way on...
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Report: Jon Lester Hasn’t Been Approached by Red Sox About Contract Extension

Jon Lester is still under contract for 2013, and the Red Sox have a $13 million club option on the left-hander for 2014. Beyond that, the picture is unclear. Lester said that he hasn’t been approached by the Red Sox about a contract extension, according to WEEI.com’s Rob Bradford. This doesn’t mean that Lester won’t receive a extension, or that the Red Sox won’t approach...
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John Harbaugh Says Brother Jim Harbaugh ‘Was the Favorite,’ Hasn’t Spoken to Him Since Super Bowl (Video)

John Harbaugh got the better of his younger brother, Jim, in the Super Bowl this year. But that doesn’t mean there are any hard feelings between the two — unless David Letterman can create some. John, head coach for the Ravens, headed to The David Letterman Show this week to bask in his Super Bowl win, and Letterman wanted to know whether the loss had created any animosity. John...
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February 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Curt Schilling Says Alex Rodriguez Is ‘Done,’ Would Be ‘Surprised’ If Yankees Star Returned to Baseball

While much of the attention around Curt Schilling’s recent ESPN interview is on what Schilling said about his Red Sox days, those weren’t the only comments the pitcher made about baseball’s performance-enhancing drug culture. Schilling, who turned quite a few heads by talking about PEDs and the Red Sox this week, also had thoughts about the recent fall of Alex Rodriguez. The...
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Clayton Kershaw, Dodgers Have ‘Mutual Interest’ in Contract Extension, According to General Manager Ned Colletti

For a few of baseball’s elite pitchers, visions of dollar signs likely accompanied the news of Felix Hernandez reportedly signing a record-breaking, seven-year, $175 million contract extension with the Mariners. One pitcher who could soon find himself on the receiving end of a huge payday is Clayton Kershaw, and Dodgers general manager Ned Colletti admitted that there is “mutual...
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Oscar Mayer Sends Dhani Jones Out on Road to Learn Art of Tailgating (Video)

document.getElementById('wpcom-iframe-form-5a69ca77b6a05eb36fd87effe9036940').submit(); Tailgating’s a pretty awesome experience. In anticipation of the big game, there’s nothing quite like firing up the grill, tossing back some cold beverages and throwing a football around. In that spirit, Dhani Jones gets one of the best jobs in the world, going around to different...
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Former Red Sox Reliever Rich Hill Joins Terry Francona, Indians on Minor-League Deal

Rich Hill‘s three-year stint with the Red Sox wasn’t anything to marvel at, but the local kid is now joining a familiar friend in Cleveland. The Indians announced on Thursday that they have signed Hill to a minor-league deal with a non-roster invite to big league camp. The Milton, Mass., native will join former Sox manager Terry Francona, who is set to embark on his first season...
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Colin Kaepernick Adds Tribal Tattoo to His Body Collection After Super Bowl Loss

Colin Kapernick is getting over his Super Bowl loss via ink. The 49ers quarterback, whose tattoos has been the subject of some scrutiny, recently added some impressive tattoos to his frame. Around the words “Against All Odds,” which was added to the 25-year-old’s frame not too long ago, Kaepernick added a tribal design, according to USA Today. His newly-acquired print was...
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Pedro Martinez Back in Red Sox Duds, Looks Ready for Baseball As Spring Training Approaches (Photo)

The Red Sox truck has arrived in Florida at last, meaning spring training and all the fun and expectations that come with it can finally begin. But current Red Sox players and team personnel aren’t the only ones popping up in Florida this week as baseball shakes off winter — old pitching hand Pedro Martinez is also around. The former Sox legend has signed up to work as a special...
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Chris Paul Launches Fragrance ‘Untouchable’ From Avon With Help of Son (Video)

It would be really easy to make a joke here about the Clippers stinking. But they’re actually good this year, so instead we’re going to make a joke about how Avon is something that our moms sell each other over lunch when they’re not having Tupperware parties. Anyway, Chris Paul is now at the celebrity star basketball player level where he gets to have his own perfume — er...
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February 08, 2013  |  Discuss
SWEET TREATS

Doc Rivers, Celtics had cupcake party

To celebrate his 400th career regular-season win, Celtics coach Doc Rivers had cupcakes delivered before the team beat the Lakers on Thursday.

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February 08, 2013  |  Discuss
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