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Barack Obama Joins Twitter; Cubs Feel Left Out When He Doesn’t Follow Them

President Barack Obama doesn’t miss a chance to talk about his favorite sports teams, but that didn’t keep the Chicago Cubs from feeling a little left out Monday. The president finally joined Twitter on Monday morning with his own account, quickly becoming one of the most popular Twitter accounts out there. Billed as “the official government account...
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May 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Patriots Release Linebacker Cameron Gordon, Opening Spot On Roster

The New England Patriots are making a flurry of roster moves Monday. After reportedly releasing cornerback Chimdi Chekwa and signing linebacker Brandon Spikes, the Patriots waived Cameron Gordon, according to his agent, Brett Tessler. Gordon spent the 2014 season on injured reserve after signing as an undrafted free agent out of Michigan last spring. Gordon’s release leaves just...
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LeBron James: Paul Pierce made me a better player

By Sam Galanis Paul Pierce’s NBA career may very well be over after the Washington Wizards' playoff exit, but he certainly made an impression on plenty of players around the league. And one of them is LeBron James. The Cleveland Cavaliers star said in an interview with The Plain Dealer on Sunday that he gives Pierce credit for making him the player he is today. James also added...
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Phil Jones’ Crawling Header In Arsenal-Man United Delights Fans (Videos)

Phil Jones has been a social media users’ favorite for some time and he further endeared himself to them with a unique piece of defending in a high-profile Premier League game. Jones performed a crawling, and eventually diving, header in the 1-1 draw between Manchester United and Arsenal at Old Trafford on Saturday. Jones’ determined intervention prevented Arsenal striker Olivier...
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Doc Rivers’ Speech To Clippers: Getting Heart Broken Is Worth It (Video)

Doc Rivers knows a thing or two about losing. The Los Angeles Clippers coach watched his team blow a 3-1 series lead against the Houston Rockets on Sunday, as the Clips exited the second round of the NBA playoffs after a 113-100 loss in Game 7. But Rivers didn’t want his players to get down on themselves. In fact, he told the Clippers in a touching postgame speech that heartbreak...
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Avery Bradley: ‘I Would Love It’ If Paul Pierce Returned To Celtics

Paul Pierce has reached a crossroads in his career, and he’s got some difficult decisions to make, starting with whether he still wants to play basketball. If Pierce does want to continue his remarkable career, Boston Celtics guard Avery Bradley is hopeful Pierce once again dons Celtics green before he hangs ’em up. “I would love it if he came back...
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Who Will Be The Amica Pitcher Of The Week?

Vote for the Amica Pitcher of the Week and give yourself a chance to win a $100 gift card to the Yawkey Way Team Store. Voting begins every Monday, and winners are picked every Saturday, so make sure to come back every week to give yourself another chance to win. First read the official rules, then completely fill out the form below for your chance to win. Tuesday: Wade Miley vs...
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Red Sox Look To Stop Slipping World Series Odds In Series Vs. Rangers

The Boston Red Sox will be looking to halt their sliding World Series odds at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com when they return home Tuesday to take on the Texas Rangers in the opener of a six-game homestand. Boston takes the field for Tuesday’s Rangers vs. Red Sox betting matchup at Fenway Park after posting a 5-5 record during a 10-game swing...
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Paul Pierce: Garnett 'crushed' Joakim Noah with trash talk

By Mike Cole There’s no denying Kevin Garnett’s place among sports’ greatest trash-talkers. There’s also no denying his rivalry with Joakim Noah. Garnett and Noah have done battle numerous times over the years, and according to Paul Pierce, the disdain began very early. Pierce told Bleacher Report in a must-read oral history of Garnett’s career that KG first got under...
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Report: Brandon Spikes returns to Patriots on one-year deal

By Doug Kyed The New England Patriots brought back an old friend Monday morning. Linebacker Brandon Spikes signed a one-year contract to return to the Patriots, ESPN’s Field Yates and Adam Schefter reported. Spikes was selected by the Patriots in the second round of the 2010 NFL Draft and spent four seasons in New England before playing for the Buffalo Bills in 2014. Spikes...
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Adam Jones, Orioles Called Out At WWE ‘Payback’ Pay-Per-View (Video)

Adam Jones and the Baltimore Orioles laid the smackdown on the Los Angeles Angels on Sunday, but they were knocked down a few pegs just hours later. Jones, an avid pro wrestling fan, took full advantage of the WWE being in Baltimore on Sunday night, as the O’s center fielder and a couple of teammates hit up WWE’s “Payback” pay-per-view event at Baltimore’s Royal Farms Arena...
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Report: Patriots Release Chimdi Chekwa Two Months After Signing Him

It’s probably safe to say Chimdi Chekwa’s time with the New England Patriots won’t be remembered. ProFootballTalk.com reported Monday morning that the Patriots released Chekwa before he even made an appearance with the club. The Patriots signed the cornerback on March 11. New England signed Chekwa after four seasons with the Oakland Raiders. The 2011...
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Robert Kraft: Tom Brady told me he's innocent

By Doug Kyed New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft continues to lash out against the NFL for their Deflategate punishment because he has unwavering trust in his quarterback. Kraft, who’s already in San Francisco for the NFL Spring Meeting, where he’ll be face-to-face with commissioner Roger Goodell and the other 31 team owners, told theMMQB.com’s Peter King that he believes...
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Red Sox’s So-So Road Trip Yields Mixed Bag Of Improvement, Frustration

This embed is invalid" /> That was interesting. The Red Sox began their 10-game road trip against the Toronto Blue Jays, Oakland Athletics and Seattle Mariners sitting two games under .500 (13-15). They’ll return home to Fenway Park in the same state (18-20), as Boston went 5-5 during the excursion, which ended Sunday with a 5-0 loss at Safeco Field...
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Red Sox Notes: Steven Wright Lives ‘Life Of A Knuckleballer’ In Loss

This embed is invalid" /> Sorry, Steven Wright. Not today. While Wright pitched well Sunday against the Seattle Mariners, James Paxton pitched even better. The Boston Red Sox’s bats were silenced in a 5-0 loss at Safeco Field. It was a disappointing end to a so-so road trip for the Red Sox, who went 5-5 during their 10-game swing through Toronto...
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May 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Paul Pierce’s Playoff Performance Wowed Old Celtics Boss Danny Ainge

Admit it, Boston Celtics fans: You were loving every second of Paul Pierce’s brief but eventful run through this year’s NBA playoffs. Pierce’s old boss certainly was. “I’ve really had a lot of fun watching Paul in the playoffs,” Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge told the Boston Herald before the Atlanta Hawks eliminated Pierce’s Washington Wizards...
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Derrick Gordon, Former UMass Guard, Announces Transfer To Seton Hall

Former UMass basketball player Derrick Gordon announced via Twitter on Sunday that he will be transferring to Seton Hall. It's been a long recruiting process...But happy to say I will be going to Seton Hall University!!!...Can't wait to play for Coach Willard..— Derrick Gordon (@flash2gordon) May 17, 2015 Gordon, a 6-foot-3 shooting guard from Plainfield, N.J., garnered headlines...
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Rusney Castillo Call-Up Could Help Infuse Energy Into Red Sox’s Offense

This embed is invalid" /> This whole thing looks eerily familiar. While most would agree this year’s version of the Boston Red Sox’s offense features more talent than last year’s unsuccessful lineup, the club is learning that success at the plate isn’t guaranteed. Sure, the Red Sox have assembled a talented bunch, but Boston currently looks...
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Dustin Pedroia: Red Sox ‘Can’t Get Frustrated’ Over Offensive Struggles

The Boston Red Sox’s bats are as cold as can be at the moment, but Dustin Pedroia isn’t about to panic just yet. “You can’t get frustrated,” the second baseman told reporters in Seattle after the Mariners shut out the Red Sox 5-0 on Sunday. “We had some good at-bats. We hit the ball hard. We just didn’t get any hits, or didn’t put it all together.” Perhaps a return...
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Danny Ainge, Celtics Garner High Praise From Fellow NBA Executives

The Boston Celtics’ rapid turnaround has not gone unnoticed among NBA circles. The Boston Herald’s Steve Bulpett caught up with a number of NBA executives over the weekend at the league’s draft combine in Chicago to get their takes on the job Danny Ainge and his staff have done over these past few years in Boston. Here’s a sampling: — Indiana Pacers president (and Celtics...
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Red Sox’s Yoan Moncada To Make Pro Debut Monday At Single-A Greenville

This embed is invalid" /> Yoan Moncada’s ascent is about to begin. Moncada, who is widely considered the Boston Red Sox’s top prospect, will make his professional debut Monday at Single-A Greenville. The 19-year-old infielder has spent the last month-plus in extended spring training in Fort Myers, Fla. Moncada signed a contract with the Red Sox...
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‘Saturday Night Live’ Spoofs Tom Brady, Deflategate On ‘Weekend Update’ (Video)

It was only a matter of time. Deflategate, everybody’s least favorite NFL offseason storyline, was given the “Saturday Night Live” treatment this weekend, with Taran Killam turning on the charm as Tom Brady and “Weekend Update” host Michael Che trying desperately to ask the quarterback “the hard questions.” Needless to say, Che wasn’t particularly successful. Pretty...
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Rockets Top Clippers In Game 7, Advance To First West Finals Since 1997

HOUSTON — James Harden scored 31 points, Dwight Howard had 16 points and 15 rebounds and the Houston Rockets never trailed in a 113-100 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on Sunday, sending them to the Western Conference finals for the first time since 1997. It’s the ninth time in NBA history that a team has overcome a 3-1 series deficit to win a playoff series. The Rockets...
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Red Sox Wrap: Boston’s Offense Again Silenced In 5-0 Loss To Mariners

Ten games. Five wins. Five losses. That’s the Red Sox’s road trip in its most basic form, and the excursion was every bit as sporadic as Boston’s .500 record indicates. The Sox ended the trip Sunday with a 5-0 loss to the Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field. The Red Sox showed some encouraging signs — pitching improvement chief among them — but they continuously faltered at...
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Ducks’ Frederik Andersen Robs Patrick Kane With Insane Stick Save (Video)

Patrick Kane has been an offensive force for the Chicago Blackhawks in these Stanley Cup playoffs, racking up seven goals and 13 points in 10 games against the Nashville Predators and Minnesota Wild. Color Frederick Andersen unimpressed. In Game 1 of the Western Conference finals between the Blackhawks and Anaheim Ducks, Andersen robbed Kane of his eighth goal of the postseason with...
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May 17, 2015  |  Discuss
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