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Watch Boston Breakers-Portland Thorns FC Online (Live Stream)

The FIFA Women’s World Cup is less than a month away, and some of the top players in the U.S. are gearing up. The Boston Breakers will battle the Portland Thorns on Saturday at 4 p.m. in a game that features three current members of the U.S. women’s national team. Breakers goalkeeper Alyssa Naeher is a backup netminder for the Americans, while the Thorns boast U.S. midfielder...
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May 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Dominic Moore’s Late Goal Lifts Rangers To 2-1 Win Over Lightning (Video)

The semifinal round of the Stanley Cup playoffs kicked off with a bang Saturday. After nearly 58 minutes of hard-fought play, the New York Rangers and the Tampa Bay Lightning appeared headed for overtime in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Final at Madison Square Garden. But Kevin Hayes had other plans. At the 17:35 mark of the third period, the Rangers winger wheeled around on...
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May 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Southampton’s Sadio Mane Scores Premier League’s Fastest Hat Trick (Videos)

SOUTHAMPTON, England — Sadio Mane netted the fastest hat trick in Premier League history on Saturday, grabbing goals in the 13th, 14th and 16th minutes as Southampton beat Aston Villa 6-1. The Senegal international’s treble was wrapped up in 2 minutes, 56 seconds — beating the record of 4:33 set by Liverpool’s Robbie Fowler against Arsenal in 1994, two years after the Premier...
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May 16, 2015  |  Discuss

UFC Fight Night Results: Frankie Edgar Bests Urijah Faber In Unanimous Decision

In a 145-pound SuperFight between two of MMA’s lighter weight pioneers on Saturday, former WEC featherweight champion Urijah Faber just couldn’t catch up with the speed and activity level of former UFC lightweight king Frankie Edgar, who kept his spot at the top of the division intact with a shutout five-round unanimous decision win at the Mall of Asia Arena in Manila, Philippines...
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May 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Dining Playbook: Jenny Takes A Lenox Helicopter Tour

Think you’ve seen all Boston has to offer? Wait until you hop on the Lenox Hotel’s helicopter tour. Jenny Johnson did just that on “Dining Playbook,” checking out the hotel’s unique travel package with Now City Tours that offers people the opportunity to fly high above Boston and enjoy some arresting views. The can’t-miss package also includes a night’s stay at a luxury...
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May 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Eastern Standard, Brass Union, Moonshine 152 Among Spots To Visit (Video)

In town for a Boston Red Sox game and looking for a place to eat? “Dining Playbook” has you covered. First, there’s Eastern Standard, which is located just across the street from Fenway Park and is a great spot to grab some apps and drinks before the game. From there, hop in a cab and head over to Brass Union in Somerville’s Union Square, which features dueling shuffleboard...
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May 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Dining Playbook VIP Seat: Giulia In Cambridge

Rich and Riccardo got the chance to check out a delicious Italian restaurant in Cambridge, and they weren’t disappointed. The two recently visited Giulia as part of Dining Playbook’s “VIP Seat” and joined Billy Costa at NESN headquarters to break it all down on this week’s episode. Check it out in the video above and visit giuliarestaurant.com for more information. Thumbnail...
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May 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Dining Playbook Review: Brewer’s Fork

If you’re looking for a great new place to eat in Charlestown, look no further than Brewer’s Fork. Located just steps away from the Charlestown Navy Yard, it boasts a delicious, diverse menu centered around a large wood fired oven. Check it out in the video above and visit brewersfork.com for more information. Thumbnail photo via Facebook/Brewer’s ForkFiled under: Dining...
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Dining Playbook: Herb Chambers Gives Tour Of Mercedes Flagship Location

Billy Costa and Jenny Johnson specialize in food on “Dining Playbook,” but they also know a good car when they see one. Those vehicles were aplenty on this week’s episode, as Billy and Jenny headed to Lynnfield, Mass., to visit Herb Chambers’ flagship location for Mercedes Benz cars. Chambers himself stopped by to give the two a tour of the state-of-the-art facility. Check...
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Craig Breslow Dishes On Strike 3 Foundation, Favorite Burrito (Video)

Craig Breslow is a busy man, both on and off the diamond. The Boston Red Sox relief pitcher already has made 13 appearances for the club this season and sports a 3.24 ERA with 15 strikeouts. While he’s not busy mowing down batters on the mound, though, Breslow is working for a good cause. Breslow’s Strike 3 Foundation, which he founded in 2008 to help raise money for pediatric...
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UFC Fight Night: Frankie Edgar-Urijah Faber Post-Game Press Conference (Live Stream)

Frankie Edgar and Urijah Faber left everything in the Octagon on Saturday morning. Now hear what they have to say. Edgar defeated Faber in five rounds by decision at Fight Night Manila in a thrilling fight in the Phillippines that also included an emotional last fight for Mark Munoz. Check out the fighters’ reactions and more in the event’s press conference below. Thumbnail...
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Dining Playbook: Where They Ate Season 2, Episode 11

NESN’s Dining Playbook features two of America’s favorite pastimes: food and sports with help from the region’s best known hosts, athletes and tastemakers. Emmy award winning duo Billy Costa and Jenny Johnson will leverage their considerable following and bring NESN viewers a fresh new approach to enjoying the best of what the region has to offer. Host: Herb Chambers Mercedes...
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May 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Miesha Tate would fight Cyborg: 'I'm not scared of anyone'

By NESN Staff It might be a while before fans get the fight they have been waiting for in Ronda Rousey vs. Cris Justino. In the meantime, however, it appears Rousey’s rival is willing to take “Cyborg” on. UFC bantamweight star Miesha Tate joined flyweight Demetrious Johnson for a Q&A session on Saturday morning ahead of Fight Night Manila, and she was asked if she’d...
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May 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Joe Kelly Might Be Turning Corner After ‘Strong’ Start For Red Sox (Video)

Joe Kelly has been a bit up and down this season, but there’s no doubt that Thursday’s performance fell into the former category. The Boston Red Sox right-hander came up big against the Seattle Mariners, allowing just one run over 6 1/3 innings in his team’s 2-1 win at Safeco Field. The effort certainly was a promising one for Kelly, who had allowed five earned runs or more...
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Paul Pierce Considering Retirement After Wizards’ Heartbreaking Loss

Time might have run out on Paul Pierce. It did so in the most literal sense Friday night, when Pierce’s miraculous 3-pointer at the buzzer was waved off after replay in the Washington Wizards’ crushing Game 6 loss at home to the Atlanta Hawks. The loss put a gut-wrenching end to Pierce’s 17th season in the NBA. After the game, the 37-year-old wondered...
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Stephen Curry Drills 62-Foot Shot To Beat Third Quarter Buzzer (Video)

Basketball doesn’t have a four-point shot. But if it did, Stephen Curry’s buzzer-beater Friday night should have counted for five. Curry and the Golden State Warriors held a slim five-point lead over the Memphis Grizzlies in Game 6 of their NBA playoff series with time running out in the third quarter. The Grizzlies were very much in the game, until Curry did this. ...
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Red Sox Notes: Junichi Tazawa ‘Caught In-Between’ Against Nelson Cruz

“I own that one.” Those four words from John Farrell summed up the Boston Red Sox manager’s mindset following his team’s 2-1, walk-off loss to the Seattle Mariners on Friday at Safeco Field. The skipper completely shouldered the blame for what he described as a “terrible decision” in the ninth inning of the defeat. Farrell’s decision to call upon Junichi Tazawa and...
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Report: Red Sox nearing deal with Cuban infielder

By Ricky Doyle The Boston Red Sox reportedly are on the verge of tapping back into the international market. The Red Sox are close to finalizing a minor league contract with Cuban infielder Yoilan Cerse, a source told MLB.com’s Jesse Sanchez. CSNNE.com’s Sean McAdam, citing an industry source, confirmed Sanchez’s report Friday night, adding that only a physical exam and paperwork...
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May 16, 2015  |  Discuss

John Farrell’s Self-Blame Shouldn’t Mask Boston Red Sox’s Bigger Issue

This embed is invalid" /> It was nice of manager John Farrell to shoulder the blame for what he described as a “terrible decision” in the Boston Red Sox’s walk-off loss to the Seattle Mariners. But it wasn’t necessary. While Farrell certainly pulled the wrong strings in the ninth inning of Friday’s 2-1 defeat at Safeco Field, the real issue...
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John Farrell Shoulders Blame For ‘Terrible Decision’ In Red Sox’s Loss

This embed is invalid" /> John Farrell pointed a finger after the Boston Red Sox’s walk-off loss to the Seattle Mariners. And it was pointed directly at himself. The Red Sox manager shouldered the blame Friday following Boston’s 2-1 defeat for what he repeatedly described as a “terrible decision” in the bottom of the ninth inning. The decision...
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Red Sox Wrap: Clay Buchholz’s Gem Spoiled In Walk-Off Loss To Mariners

The Boston Red Sox couldn’t make it three in a row. The Red Sox’s offense again struggled Friday as the Seattle Mariners walked off with a 2-1 win at Safeco Field. Nelson Cruz delivered the knockout blow on another frustrating night for Boston’s bats. GAME IN A WORD Gut-wrenching. Clay Buchholz pitched his best game of the season yet has nothing to show for it. While the Red...
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Warriors Eliminate Grizzlies With Game 6 Win, Advance To Western Conference Final

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Stephen Curry scored 32 points, including a 62-footer to end the third quarter, and the Golden State Warriors advanced to their first Western Conference finals since 1976 by beating the Memphis Grizzlies 108-95 on Friday night. They advanced with some of the best shooting in the NBA postseason since 1985, becoming the first team since that year to hit 14 or more...
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Rusney Castillo Flexes Muscle With Two-Homer Effort For PawSox (Videos)

You think Rusney Castillo wants to join the Boston Red Sox? Castillo, who currently is stationed at Triple-A Pawtucket, made some major noise at the plate Friday as the PawSox suffered a 6-5, 13-inning loss to the Columbus Clippers at McCoy Stadium. Castillo, batting second and playing center field, launched two home runs in the extra-inning defeat. He crushed a three-run homer to...
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David Ross: Blake Swihart Faces ‘Learning Curve’ In Jump To Red Sox

This embed is invalid" /> Blake Swihart has been a major league catcher for all of two weeks. There will be growing pains. Just ask David Ross, a 14-year veteran who signed with the Chicago Cubs over the offseason after spending the last two seasons with the Boston Red Sox. Ross told WEEI.com’s Rob Bradford by phone earlier this week he couldn...
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May 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Smokestack At Great American Ballpark Catches Fire During Reds-Giants (Video)

One of the smokestacks at Great American Ballpark caught on fire during Friday night’s game between the Cincinnati Reds and San Francisco Giants. This embed is invalid" /> Fans in the bleachers near the area were evacuated as the Cincinnati Fire Department was called in to put out the fire. Firefighters putting out the fire now. GABP played 'We...
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May 15, 2015  |  Discuss
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