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Rob Gronkowski Plays Life-Size Game Of Operation At Mass. General (Photo)

Paging Dr. Gronk. New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski made an appearance at the annual Massachusetts General Hospital Employee Summer Picnic on Wednesday with teammates Matthew Slater and Chris Jones, and they had a chance to help perform a surgery. Sort of. There were no scalpels involved, but Gronkowski put on a scrub cap and played a life...
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June 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Mike Napoli Out Of Red Sox’s Lineup Vs. O’s; Brock Holt Shifts To First

Mike Napoli is taking a seat. The Boston Red Sox first baseman is out of the team’s lineup against the Baltimore Orioles on Wednesday after swinging for the golden sombrero in Boston’s 6-4 loss Tuesday. Manager John Farrell already had bumped Napoli to the No. 8 spot against the O’s, but his 0-for-4, four-strikeout effort earned him a spot on the...
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June 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Steve Gerrard Ponders Costly, ‘Cruel’ Slip Vs. Chelsea In 2014 ‘Every Day’

April 27, 2014 is a date which will live in infamy in the hearts of Liverpool fans, and Steven Gerrard remembers it like it was yesterday. Gerrard spoke to BT Sports on Wednesday about that fateful day, in which Liverpool lost to Chelsea 2-0 at Anfield and suffered an ultimately fatal blow to its hopes of winning its first domestic title since 1990. Gerrard’s...
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June 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: LeBron James won't re-recruit Kevin Love

By Zack Cox If Kevin Love returns to Cleveland next season, it won’t be LeBron James’ doing. James “won’t be re-recruiting” Love this summer as the 6-foot-10 forward tests free agency, Chris Haynes of Northeast Ohio Media Group reported Wednesday. LeBron James won't be re-recruiting Kevin Love, I'm told. He believes Love understands he can be a part of something special...
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June 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Celtics Hoping To Woo Kevin Love With Paul Pierce, Robin Lopez

ESPN.com’s Marc Stein reported Wednesday that Kevin Love has opted out of his contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers and will become a free agent. That was not surprising. What was surprising was this: Sources: If Kevin Love goes forward with visits in July, expect Boston to sell him on pursuing group of Love, Robin Lopez and...Paul Pierce.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA)...
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June 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Foxboro Country Club Backs Tom Brady, Puts No. 12 Flag On Each Hole (Photo)

After his appeal Tuesday, Tom Brady’s fate rests in Roger Goodell’s hands. At least the entire New England region has Brady’s back. Foxboro Country Club, located a little more than five miles down the road from Gillette Stadium, became the latest entity to show its support for the Patriots quarterback by changing all 18 of its pin flags to No....
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June 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Kevin Love Opts Out Of Contract With Cavs, Will Become Free Agent

Kevin Love is hitting the open market. The 6-foot-10 forward has decided to opt out of the final year of his contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers, sources told ESPN.com’s Marc Stein on Wednesday. He’ll become an unrestricted free agent July 1. Now, this does not mean Love’s time in Cleveland is definitely over. He could very well re-sign with the Cavs and rejoin LeBron James...
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June 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Josh Donaldson Leaps Into Stands For Amazing Catch In Perfect Game Bid (Video)

Marco Estrada came oh-so-close to spinning a perfect game Wednesday. He would have had Josh Donaldson to thank. The Toronto Blue Jays pitcher hadn’t allowed a single baserunner entering the eighth inning against the Tampa Bay Rays. Rays outfielder David DeJesus started the inning hoping to change that, but lofted a soft pop-up toward the stands to the left of third base. That...
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June 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Adam Schefter: Punters, Backup QBs On Other Teams Also Deflate Footballs

The “everybody does it” excuse has been a popular one during the Deflategate saga, and according to Adam Schefter, there’s truth to it. When the Wells Report implicated quarterback Tom Brady in the case of the New England Patriots deflating footballs during the 2014 AFC Championship Game, folks were quick to point out that Brady wasn’t the first...
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June 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Willie Cauley-Stein: ‘I’d Be Hype’ If Celtics Traded Up To Draft Me

Rumors have swirled for weeks now about the Boston Celtics potentially trading up in this week’s NBA draft to select Kentucky’s Willie Cauley-Stein. Speaking with reporters in New York the day before the draft, the 7-foot-1 big man said he wouldn’t mind that at all. WCS on rumors Boston could trade up to get him: "I'd be hype if I ended up there" with James Young. Likes Brad...
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Roberto Firmino’s Trick Shots Exciting Ahead Of Liverpool Transfer (Videos)

Roberto Firmino has skills. Here’s proof. Videos of Firmino hitting trick shots with his feet came to prominence Wednesday after transferred from Hoffenheim to Liverpool earlier in the day. Firmino hits shots in two Vine videos, which showcase his considerable foot skills. The first takes place during a recent practice session with Brazil’s national team. Firmino blasts a shot...
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June 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Boston Marathon Bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev: ‘Sorry For The Lives That I’ve Taken’

Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was silent throughout his entire trial. He finally broke his silence Wednesday. Tsarnaev spoke at his formal sentencing Wednesday, his first public comments since the Boston Marathon bombings in 2013. He was found guilty on all 30 counts and sentenced to death in May. He was given a chance to speak Wednesday, and in addition to admitting what...
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Kristin Cavallari’s Fantasy Advice About Jay Cutler Is Very Questionable (Video)

Kristin Cavallari was just trying to support her husband. In the process, though, she provided what might be the worst fantasy football advice ever. Cavallari, the wife of Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler, was ambushed by a TMZ Sports reporter who asked her one burning question: Where should Cutler be taken in a fantasy football draft? Her answer: The...
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June 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Brady's case at hearing wasn't overly impressive to NFL

By NESN Staff This shouldn’t come as much surprise, but it sounds like the NFL wasn’t totally blown away by Tom Brady’s testimony Tuesday. Brady, according to a report from ESPN’s Adam Schefter, was his own best ally at his suspension appeal hearing by giving “explanations in all areas,” but ProFootballTalk.com reported Wednesday that Brady’s performance wasn’t...
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June 24, 2015  |  Discuss

LeBron James Vows Improvement, Thanks Fans In Return To Social Media (Photo)

LeBron James ended his self-imposed social media exile Tuesday, posting on his official Facebook page for the first time since before the NBA playoffs began. His comeback post? A photo of his sons riding a roller coaster accompanied by a message thanking his fans and promising improvement in the upcoming season. James led the Cleveland Cavaliers to the NBA Finals in his first season...
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June 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Don Sweeney: Dougie Hamilton A ‘Foundational Player’ For Boston Bruins

Dougie Hamilton’s next contract is the dominant storyline involving the Boston Bruins leading up to the start of free agency July 1. The 21-year-old defenseman will become a restricted free agent if he’s unsigned by that date. Becoming an RFA also would allow Hamilton to sign an offer sheet with a rival club. In that scenario, Boston would have the right to match the offer sheet...
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June 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Liverpool Signs Roberto Firmino From Hoffenheim For Reported $46M (Photos)

Roberto Firmino is coming to Anfield. Liverpool signed Firmino from Hoffenheim on Wednesday, the Premier League club announced on its website. “Liverpool Football Club are delighted to announce the signing of Roberto Firmino from Hoffenheim, subject to a medical which will take place immediately following the player’s participation in Copa America 2015...
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June 24, 2015  |  Discuss

New York Knicks’ No. 4 Draft Pick Winds Up On Craiglist In Hilarious Ad

The Boston Celtics are interested in trading up in Thursday’s NBA draft, and apparently, they don’t have to lose much to do so. A hilarious Craigslist ad surfaced Tuesday offering up the New York Knicks’ No. 4 pick in exchange for “a few aging veterans who are familiar with basic shapes like squares and triangles.” All teams have to do is give...
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June 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Indians Manager Terry Francona Claims He Ate 17 Popsicles In One Night

Terry Francona is going to great lengths to keep cool this summer. While preparing for Wednesday’s game against the Detroit Tigers, the Cleveland Indians manager told a strange and rather shocking story about … popsicles. From MLB.com’s August Fagerstrom: The story of Terry Francona eating 17 fruit popsicles in one night: http://t.co/57QDb9Jqwm—...
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Boston Bruins To Play Winnipeg Jets In 2015-16 Home Opener On Oct. 8

The Boston Bruins announced Wednesday they will play the Winnipeg Jets in their 2015-16 home opener at TD Garden on Thursday, Oct. 8, at 7 p.m. ET. The rest of the NHL’s 2015-16 schedule will be revealed Thursday. The Jets also are the opponent for the New Jersey Devils’ home opener. Boston earned a 2-1 overtime win over Winnipeg in the Jets’ only trip to TD Garden last...
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June 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Yankees 'aren't ruling out' run at Cole Hamels

By Mike Cole The New York Yankees always are lurking. The Yankees reportedly were out of the hunt for Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Cole Hamels earlier this season, but according to a Newsday report, the Yankees can’t yet be ruled out when it comes to dealing for the left-hander. Newsday’s David Lennon, citing a source, wrote Wednesday that “Despite the significant cost...
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June 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Jordan Spieth Flashes U.S. Open Trophy, Green Jacket In Epic Humblebrag (Photo)

Jordan Spieth has plenty of reasons to brag, but the young Texan isn’t exactly the arrogant type. Yet he’s still not above showing off his hardware. Spieth earned a dramatic victory at the U.S. Open on Sunday to win his second consecutive major and become just the sixth golfer ever to win the Masters and the U.S. Open in the same year. That’s quite...
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June 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Lightning Goalie Ben Bishop Hits Four Homers In Rays Batting Practice (Video)

If this whole hockey thing doesn’t work out for Ben Bishop, then Major League Baseball would be happy to have him. The Tampa Bay goaltender was one of four Lightning players to take batting practice with the Rays on Tuesday, but Bishop happened to launch four home runs — including back-to-back jacks — into the stands at Tropicana Field. Teammates Brian Boyle and Alex Killorn...
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Aaron Ekblad: Matchups With Bruins Were ‘Really Tough Games’ (Video)

Florida Panthers defenseman Aaron Ekblad was the best rookie defenseman in the NHL this season, and that earned him a trip to Las Vegas as a finalist for the Calder Trophy, an award given annually to the league’s most outstanding rookie. Ekblad played against the Boston Bruins five times this season, and several of those games were important in the playoff race as both teams fought...
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June 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Celtics Included Kelly Olynyk In Proposed Marcus Smart-To-76ers Trade

More details about the reportedly proposed Boston Celtics-Philadelphia 76ers trade have emerged, and it appears Marcus Smart was not the only young player the Celtics were willing to part with. Jake Fischer of SI.com reported Wednesday, citing a league source, that the Celtics also included 24-year-old center Kelly Olynyk and another unspecified player along with Smart and the No...
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June 24, 2015  |  Discuss
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