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Jurors Were ‘Shocked’ Aaron Hernandez’s Defense Put Him At The Scene

Aaron Hernandez’s defense team did something surprising in its closing arguments last week in admitting the former New England Patriots tight end was at the scene of Odin Lloyd’s murder, and many wondered if that fact could do him in. And it turns out it did. After Hernandez was convicted of first-degree murder Wednesday, some of the jury spoke to the...
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Red Sox Notes: Brandon Workman Receives PRP Injection In Injured Elbow

BOSTON — Just how good — or bad — are the Red Sox? Boston’s 6-3 record following its first home series of 2015 suggests the team could do damage this season. As does the Red Sox’s offense, which has had several impressive performances to date. But the starting rotation has stumbled since Clay Buchholz’s disaster in the Bronx, leaving us to wonder, as many did before...
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Champions League Wrap: Porto Shocks Bayern 3-1; Barcelona Downs PSG 3-1

The first leg of the 2014-15 UEFA Champions League quarterfinals continued Wednesday, with a big upset stealing the spotlight. German powerhouse Bayern Munich, winner of five Champions League titles, kicked off its quest for No. 6 against FC Porto. Meanwhile, Spanish titan Barcelona continued its mission to get back into the semifinals by taking on Paris...
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Celtics-Cavaliers Playoffs Schedule: Game 1 Set For Sunday In Cleveland

The Boston Celtics and Cleveland Cavaliers will begin their first-round playoff series Sunday, the Celtics announced Wednesday. Tipoff time for Game 1, which will be played at Cleveland’s Quicken Loans Arena and broadcast on ABC, has not been announced. It will be just the second nationally televised game of the season for the Celtics, who enter the playoffs as the No. 7 seed in...
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Guarding LeBron James: Celtics Face Tall Task In Defending Cavs Star

BOSTON — The forthcoming first-round playoff series between the Celtics and Cleveland Cavaliers will be Boston’s fifth against a LeBron James-led opponent. It’ll be the first, however, that James’ team will enter as the prohibitive, overwhelming favorite. In each of their four previous postseason meetings — two Celtics wins over James’ Cavs; two losses to James’ Miami...
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Red Sox’s True Colors Hard To Decipher After First Home Series Of 2015

This embed is invalid" /> BOSTON — For better or worse, this could be the 2015 Red Sox. The Red Sox took two of three this week from the Washington Nationals at Fenway Park. Boston offered a glimpse into the good, the bad and the ugly during the three-game set, leaving the optimists and the pessimists to duke it out as the Red Sox turn their attention...
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Jordan Spieth, Girlfriend Annie Verret Bring Excitement To Golf World (Photos)

Things are looking pretty good for Jordan Spieth these days. A native of Dallas, Texas, the 21-year-old phenom burst onto the scene over the weekend with a dominant victory at the Masters Championship. Spieth never trailed through four rounds at Augusta National and finished at an astonishing 18 under, tying a young Tiger Woods’ 1997 performance as the lowest score in tournament...
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Alex Morgan, Hope Solo Highlight U.S. Soccer Women’s World Cup Roster

With less than two months until play begins, U.S. Soccer has announced its roster for the 2015 women’s World Cup. The roster is comprised almost entirely of familiar faces that even the most casual of soccer fans will recognize. Most notably, goaltender Hope Solo, 33, will once again be in net for the United States after her month-long suspension was...
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Pawtucket Red Sox Release Details For New Providence Stadium (Video)

The Pawtucket Red Sox are on the move, and the city of Providence has big plans for the team’s new home. The team was sold in February to an ownership group headed by Boston Red Sox president Larry Lucchino, and the group made clear its intentions to move the PawSox south to Providence within the next few years. On Wednesday the group officially unveiled plans to build an $85...
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Cam Neely: Boston Bruins Still Have ‘A Good Group Of Core Players’

BOSTON — The Bruins are coming off a disappointing season in which they missed the Stanley Cup playoffs for the first time since the 2006-07 campaign. After firing general manager Peter Chiarelli and three scouts Wednesday, one of the next items on the offseason agenda is figuring out what changes must be made to the roster to improve the team’s chances of competing for a Stanley...
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Pacquiao has speed bag with Mayweather's face on it

By Sam Galanis Manny Pacquiao’s big fight against Floyd Mayweather is two and a half weeks away, but he’s already getting some practice punching his opponent’s face. The Filipino boxer was gifted a new speed bag with Mayweather’s mug painted on it by famous attorney Robert Shapiro, who’s best known for being on the defense team in O.J. Simpson’s murder trial. ...
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Isaiah Thomas Making Most Of Unwanted Role As Celtics’ Sixth Man

BOSTON — Isaiah Thomas won’t sugarcoat it: He hates coming off the bench. Hates it. If given the chance to start, Thomas would take it in a second. That’s not going to happen anytime soon, though. The Celtics point guard has been too valuable to his team in a reserve role, and the team itself has enjoyed too much success for coach Brad Stevens to mess with a good thing this...
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Watch Manny Pacquiao’s Hollywood Media Day Workout (Live Stream)

Manny Pacquiao will be working out for the media starting at 6 p.m. ET. The Filipino boxer should be entertaining if he speaks to the media — which, at this point, is still to be determined — given his last 24 hours alone. Photos surfaced recently of Pacquiao’s new speed bag, which features a photo of his May 2 opponent, Floyd Mayweather, on it. Pacquiao’s trainer Freddie...
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Cam Neely: Bruins Will Consider External And Internal Candidates For Next GM

The Boston Bruins need a new general manager after they fired Peter Chiarelli on Wednesday, and the search for the next guy will include candidates from within and outside the organization. “Obviously we’re going to have both internal and external interviews to replace Peter’s role as General Manager,” Bruins president Cam Neely said Wednesday at a press conference. “The...
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Watch Boston Celtics-Milwaukee Bucks Game Online (Live Stream)

The Boston Celtics wrap up their regular-season schedule Wednesday with a visit to the Milwaukee Bucks. Tipoff is scheduled for 8 p.m. ET, and NBC Sports Live Extra is streaming the game online and through its app for Xfinity and Time Warner Cable customers. You can watch it by clicking the photo below. Photo via Benny Sieu/USA TODAY Sports ImagesFiled under: Live Stream, NESN Staff
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Bruins Owner Jeremy Jacobs Gives ‘Full Support’ On Peter Chiarelli Decision

The Boston Bruins announced Wednesday morning that they had relieved general manager Peter Chiarelli of his duties. Following an afternoon press conference with team president Cam Neely and CEO Charlie Jacobs, Bruins owner Jeremy Jacobs released the following statement regarding the Chiarelli decision: “Peter Chiarelli has done a tremendous job for the...
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Red Sox Wrap: Wade Miley Knocked Around By Nationals In Fenway Debut

This embed is invalid" /> BOSTON — The Red Sox settled for two of three. The Red Sox had a chance Wednesday to sweep their first home series of a season since 2001, but the Washington Nationals, who were extremely sloppy in the first two games, showed up to play in the finale. The Nationals produced 12 hits en route to a 10-5 win. The Red Sox showed...
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Tom Brady Mocks His First Pitch, Will Stick To Throwing Footballs (Photo)

Tom Brady learned an important lesson this week: He definitely should stick to football. The New England Patriots quarterback had the honor of tossing out the first pitch at the Boston Red Sox’s home opener Monday, and it didn’t go so hot. Brady’s pitch bounced in the dirt, and luckily, Red Sox slugger David Ortiz helped him save face by making a...
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Boston Bruins Fire Scouts Mike Chiarelli, Denis Lenlanc, Jukka Holtari

The Boston Bruins have fired amateur scouts Mike Chiarelli and Denis Leblanc, as well as European head scout Jukka Holtari, the team announced Wednesday. Earlier on Wednesday, the Bruins fired general manager Peter Chiarelli, who spent nine seasons with the club. Boston missed the playoffs this season for the first time 2006-07, which was Chiarelli’s first campaign as GM.    
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Cam Neely: Next GM Will Decide Claude Julien’s Fate As Bruins Head Coach

BOSTON — The Bruins made a few organizational moves Wednesday by firing general manager Peter Chiarelli and three scouts. One person whose future remains uncertain is head coach Claude Julien. Bruins CEO Charlie Jacobs and team president Cam Neely said at a press conference Wednesday that Julien’s future with the club will be decided by the next general manager. “It hasn...
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Fenway Park Observes Moment Of Silence For Boston Marathon Bombing Victims (Video)

BOSTON — The Boston Red Sox, the Washington Nationals and everyone else at Fenway Park stood as one Wednesday afternoon. The entire ballpark observed a moment of silence at 2:49 p.m. ET in honor of those affected by the Boston Marathon bombings. The tragedy occurred two years Wednesday yet remains fresh in the minds of many. Boston Marathon survivors Jeff Bauman and...
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Report: Tevin Coleman To Meet With Patriots After Impressive Pro Day

Tevin Coleman had to wait to show off his speed to NFL scouts. The Indiana running back didn’t work out at the NFL Scouting Combine because of a broken toe. Coleman proved he was worth the wait by running a 4.35-second 40-yard dash at his pro day Wednesday. The New England Patriots will meet with Coleman on Wednesday, DraftInsider.net’s Tony Pauline reported. Coleman, a projected...
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Byron Jones, Bud Dupree Among Best Athletes In 2015 NFL Draft

Speed kills in the NFL, and a fast 40-yard dash can mean a higher draft slot and increased salary for prospects. With the help of Zach Whitman’s fantastic SPARQ metric, which measures a player’s athleticism using weight, forty-yard dash, ten-yard split, short shuttle, 3-cone drill, bench press, vertical jump, and broad jump, NESN.com compiled the best athletes in the 2015...
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Rex Ryan Calls Out Jace Amaro For Saying Jets ‘Weren’t Accountable’ In 2014

Rex Ryan is coming for Jace Amaro. The New York Jets tight end made headlines last week when he blamed the club’s 4-12 season in 2014 on a lack of accountability. Amaro added that things are much different now under new coach Todd Bowles. “He’s not really playing around with everyone being late. We had an issue with that last year,” Amaro said...
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Mookie Betts Almost Played Third Base For Red Sox Against Nationals

This embed is invalid" /> BOSTON — Mookie Betts, who keeps finding ways to make an impact, nearly played third base for the first time in his major league career Tuesday against the Washington Nationals at Fenway Park. The Boston Red Sox were left scrambling after third baseman Pablo Sandoval exited before the sixth inning with a foot injury. Manager...
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