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Red Sox Rookies Learning How to Assimiliate Into Major League Lifestyle (Video)

Being in Major League Baseball isn’t just all about playing the sport. Of course talent for the game is important, but upon arriving in The Show rookies need to know how to conduct themselves to avoid the pitfalls that can come with a high-profile lifestyle. That’s one of the facets of the baseball life that the Red Sox address during their annual winter rookie camp, happening...
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January 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Seattle-Area Natives Jason Terry, Avery Bradley Excited to See NBA Possibly Return to Emerald City

BOSTON — Avery Bradley was 17 years old when the SuperSonics moved away. The Tacoma, Wash., native recalled the beloved franchise’s relocation being “hard,” because the Seattle fanbase maintained its dedication even after the organization had fallen into disrepair on and off the court. Jason Terry, who was born and raised in Seattle, had a blunter word to describe the tenor...
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January 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Rajon Rondo Annoyed With NBA, Referees, Media, Feels They Contribute to Negative Reputation

BOSTON — Rajon Rondo is not one to mask his emotions, so he did not try to hide how perturbed he was when he was told Wednesday about the length of Carmelo Anthony‘s suspension. As Rondo prepared to make his return from a one-game suspension for bumping a referee and then, in the league’s words, “failing to cooperate with a league investigation,” he was informed that the...
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January 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Jeff Green Commemorates One-Year Anniversary of Heart Surgery With Explosive, Emotional Performance

BOSTON — Jeff Green remembers his first steps. He remembers the pain of those few tentative steps, then how out of breath he was when he finally cracked the imposing 10-step barrier. Every moment and milestone of his recovery is seared into his brain as part of what he calls the “wonderful journey” that he is still living through. The key word there is “living.” One year...
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January 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Richard Ben Cramer, Noted Biographer of Ted Williams, Passes Away at Age 62

Richard Ben Cramer, a noted biographer who is perhaps most famous in the sports world for his 1986 Esquire profile of Ted Williams and 2000 biography of Joe DiMaggio, passed away on Monday. Born and raised in Rochester, N.Y., Cramer graduated from Johns Hopkins University in 1971, writing for the student newspaper during his time there. After failing to land a desired job with The...
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Report: Bruins to Open Season Jan. 19 Against Rangers at TD Garden

Get ready for hockey. According to a source of The Boston Globe, the Bruins will open their abbreviated 48-game post-lockout season Jan. 19 against the New York Rangers at the TD Garden. The game is said to be a 7 p.m. start, although that had not been confirmed. Since after that point the Celtics do not have another home game scheduled until Jan. 24, a Jan. 21 game against the Maple...
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January 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Vote: Will the Patriots Cover Their -9.5 Point Spread Against the Texans on Sunday?

Las Vegas odds makers learned their lesson from the Patriots-Texans matchup earlier in the season. When New England and Houston matched up in Foxboro in Week 14, the Patriots were just 5.5-point favorites before beating the Texans 42-14. This week, the Patriots are 9.5-point favorites over Houston, but is that enough? Since New England embarrassed the Texans on Dec. 9, the Patriots...
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January 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Javier Vazquez Again Being Scouted By Red Sox in Puerto Rico

The Red Sox appear to have some serious interest in Javier Vazquez. The 36-year-old right-hander is spending this offseason pitching in the Puerto Rican Winter League and, after spending the 2012 season out of baseball, is seriously raising his stock suiting up for Criollos de Caguas. The Red Sox had scouts in Puerto Rico for Vazquez’s last start, in which he was clocked throwing...
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Report: Brian Kelly Met With Eagles After BCS National Championship Game

Apparently the Philadelphia Eagles are only interested in college coaches named Kelly raised in New England. After being spurned by Chip Kelly of Oregon, the Eagles are now pursuing Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly, according to ESPN.com. The two sides met after the Fighting Irish lost to Alabama in the BCS National Championship Game, and plan to meet again once Kelly is back from...
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Washington D.C., Mayor Says Redskins Name Change Must Be Discussed

For years now, a name change for the Washington Redskins has been discussed, but so far, the controversial name stands. That may change if the team ever decides to relocate to within Washington, D.C. Currently team headquarters are in Ashburn, Va., while their stadium, Fedex Field, is in Landover, Md. The Mayor of Washington, Vincent C. Gray, said that if the team would be willing...
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Carmelo Anthony Suspended One Game for Confrontation With Kevin Garnett

The New York Knicks will be without their star player on Thursday in Indiana. Carmelo Anthony was suspended one game without pay for a confrontation with Kevin Garnett after Monday night’s game. Anthony followed Garnett to the Madison Square Garden tunnel, near the players’ locker room and by the Celtics’ bus. The two players had a spat during the game, and both received technical...
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Tyler Seguin Tried to Wash Clothes in Dishwasher, Lived Like Slob Reports Swiss Tabloid

With all the success Tyler Seguin has had in his young career, sometimes it’s easy to forget that the Bruins’ forward will only turn 21 at the end of this month. In that same vein, when Seguin went overseas to join Swiss squad EHC Biel, it was the first time he had ever lived on his own outside of some sort of structured environment. So, how did the young Bruin take to his first...
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Pep Guardiola Snubs Cristiano Ronaldo at Ballon d’OR Ceremony (Video)

So much for letting bygones be bygones. Pep Guardiola ensured that the rivalry between FC Barcelona and Real Madrid extends into the unlikeliest of places. The former Barcelona manager reportedly snubbed Cristiano Ronaldo at the FIFA Ballon d’Or gala on Monday. The Real Madrid superstar and Ballon d’Or finalist was heading to his seat, which was located in the row behind Guardiola’s...
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January 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Jeremy Jacobs Apologizes That Hockey Has Been Gone for Too Long in Statement About End of NHL Lockout

In total, the NHL lockout lasted 113 days before the NHL and its players’ association reached an agreement on Jan. 6. On Wednesday, Bruins owner Jeremy Jacobs and NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman addressed the media to declare that the National Hockey League’s Board of Governors unanimously ratified the new Collective Bargaining Agreement. The final step to the start of the NHL...
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J.J. Watt Wears Craig Biggio Jersey to News Conference, Thinks Second Baseman Should Be in Hall of Fame (Photo)

J.J. Watt has only been in the Houston area for two years now, but apparently he’s a big Craig Biggio fan. The star defensive end wore a Biggio Houston Astros jersey to his news conference on Wednesday and said he believes the second baseman should be in the Baseball Hall of Fame, according to the Texans’ Twitter account. Biggio led the 2013 hall of fame class in voting, but...
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January 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Rob Ryan Will Wait Longer Than Five Seconds, But Still Well Deserving of Running NFL Defenses

When Rob Ryan joined the Cowboys’ coaching staff in 2011, he was expected to fix what was then the NFL’s second-worst defense. The complete defensive transformation that owner Jerry Jones expected when hiring Ryan didn’t exactly take place during his two years in Dallas, but the progress made can’t be denied upon his exit. Ryan was fired on Monday night, as the Cowboys try...
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David Beckham Moving Family to London, Will Determine Soccer Future by Jan. 19

David Beckham is returning to England, but don’t expect his last soccer adventure to take place in the land of his first. The former England captain is in the process of moving his family from Los Angeles to London. They will remain there regardless of where Beckham next plays, according to the BBC. “The schooling of Beckham’s four children is a priority but he is still weighing...
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January 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Vote: Would You Elect Barry Bonds or Roger Clemens Into the Baseball Hall of Fame?

On Wednesday it was announced that no players would be inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame this year. Of course, it goes without saying that this notable absence is due to the high level of suspicion surrounding the Steroids Era and this class of tainted players, in particular. Of a group that also included names like Rafael Palmeiro, Mike Piazza and Jeff Bagwell, undoubtedly...
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January 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Metta World Peace Wipes Face With Towel Soaked in Steve Nash’s Armpit Sweat (Video)

The majority of basketball fans wish bad things upon Metta World Peace, but hoping the Laker gets armpit sweat rubbed all over his face is a little much — and quite disturbing. But, since it did happen, let’s all take a moment to watch video evidence and laugh at the artist formerly known as Ron Artest.
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January 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Celtics-Knicks Hostilities Only Add to Intrigue of Atlantic Division Race (Podcast)

Kevin Garnett and Carmelo Anthony don’t seem to like each other, and that’s good news for the Celtics-Knicks rivalry. After hostilities were renewed between the two teams on Monday night — and with a Celtics victory in hand — things are suddenly looking mighty interesting in the Atlantic division. While New York might have looked like a runaway favorite to capture a top-three...
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January 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Ray Bourque Reflects on Playing in Shortened Season, Notes Impact of Quick Training Camp (Video)

This season is going to be an interesting one for the NHL, as a shortened slate will make each game more meaningful and each divisional matchup that much more intense. One guy who knows a thing or two about the madness that is a 48-game season is former Bruins captain Ray Bourque. Bourque, of course, played in a 48-game season during the lockout-shortened campaign of 1994-95. Bourque...
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January 09, 2013  |  Discuss

NHL News Conference Live: Gary Bettman Expected to Meet With Media Soon

3:55 p.m.: In just a few minutes we’ll hear from a man who is likely very relieved right this instance. NHL commissioner Gary Bettman will address the media at 4 p.m. after Wednesday’s board of governors meeting where the new collective bargaining agreement was reportedly ratified by the NHL owners. That continues the process of returning hockey to arenas across North America...
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January 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Rolando McClain Signs Citation With ‘ Y’all,’ Gets Arrested

Well, it looks like Rolando McClain will have a new nickname at every visiting stadium he plays in from now on. The 23-year-old Raiders linebacker was arrested on Tuesday for giving a false name to a law enforcement officer, according to DecaturDaily.com. The name he gave: “[Expletive] Y’all.” (Is that Irish?) During a traffic stop on the Central Parkway in Decatur, Ala., McClain...
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January 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Vote: Is Dougie Hamilton Ready to Make An Impact on the Bruins?

While most Bruins players spent this fall flying overseas to play hockey or waiting in the U.S. for the NHL lockout to end, top defense prospect Dougie Hamilton was getting some work in. Hamilton played in the Ontario Hockey League throughout the fall and was just as good as everyone expected. Now, with the NHL season about to get under way this month, plenty of Bruins fans are wondering...
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January 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Roberto Luongo Still ‘Very Much in the Hunt’ to Join Maple Leafs Despite GM Brian Burke’s Firing

Roberto Luongo figures to be on the move at some point, and the Maple Leafs could still be in play. Luongo has been the subject of trade rumors for some time now, with Cory Schneider taking over as the Canucks’ No. 1 goaltender. The latest team to be linked to the three-time All-Star is the Leafs, who happened to fire general manager Brian Burke on Wednesday. But while Luongo has...
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January 09, 2013  |  Discuss
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