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After Win Streak Snapped, Red Sox Starting Rotation Continues to Push One Another

Ryan Dempster ran into some trouble during the first game of the Red Sox’ Sunday double header, giving up four runs in seven innings. That number snapped the Sox’ starting rotation streak of allowing three or fewer runs. Dempster said the starter group aims to push one another with each outing to give the team a chance to win. Sunday afternoon’s game just came up short. Hear...
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April 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Sports Broadcaster Al Michaels Arrested in California for Alleged DUI, Ordered to Appear in Court in June

SANTA MONICA — NBC Sports announcer Al Michaels was arrested over the weekend in Southern California on suspicion of drunken driving, authorities said Sunday. Michaels was pulled over at about 9:30 p.m. Friday after officers manning a DUI checkpoint witnessed him make an illegal U-turn, Santa Monica police Sgt. Richard Lewis said. Michaels, the play-by-play man for “Sunday Night...
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April 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Wellesley Raiders Top South Shore Kings for TD Bank Mini One-on-One Title

After weeks of competition, the Wellesley Raiders have come out on top as winners of the Boys 8 and Under TD Bank Mini 1-on-1 Championship. Wellesley’s Benjamin Clarke recorded a shutout in the win over the South Shore Kings. Jackson Claflin sealed the win with two impressive top-shelf goals over the shoulder of Andy Hassey. The raiders took home the title. See the highlights of...
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April 21, 2013  |  Discuss

After Draining Week, Bruins Players Give Shirts Off Their Backs to Boston Marathon First Responders (Video)

The city of Boston had a trying week, and the Bruins did what they could to bring a smile to sports fans in the area. The B’s got their first win in five games, and took part in the annual “Shirts Off Their Backs” after the game. Typically, the players would take off their game jerseys and give them to select season ticketholders, but in light of the week’s events, those...
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April 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Red Sox-Royals Live: Allen Webster Ready to Make Big League Debut in Second Game of Doubleheader

6:18 p.m.: The lineups are in. Check them out below. Red Sox (12-5) Jacoby Ellsbury, CF Daniel Nava, RF Dustin Pedroia, 2B Mike Napoli, 1B Jarrod Saltalamacchia, DH Will Middlebrooks, 3B Mike Carp, LF David Ross, C Pedro Ciriaco, SS Allen Webster, RHP Royals (9-7) Alex Gordon, LF Alcides Escobar, SS Billy Butler, DH Eric Hosmer, 1B Lorenzo Cain, CF Mike Moustakas, 3B Jeff Francoeur...
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April 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Daniel Nava Admits He Considered Retirement ‘a Couple of Times,’ Felt He ‘Needed to Be Realistic’

Daniel Nava is off to a red-hot start this season, which makes it hard to believe that he once considered walking away from baseball. “Yeah, I did, a couple of times,” Nava said when asked if he ever considered retiring, according to WEEI.com. Nava’s baseball journey has been interesting to say the least. Nava went undrafted out of college, and he then played in the Golden...
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April 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Mats Sundin is the Swedish-Born Player With the Most Career NHL Goals

Mats Sundin retired from the NHL in 2009, but he still has the most career NHL goals out of any player with 564. Sundin was initially drafted first overall in the 1989 NHL entry draft and played his first four seasons in the NHL with the Quebec Nordiques. The Swedish-born player played most of his career with the Toronto Maple Leafs, and excluding his rookie season, the shortened lockout...
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April 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Darrelle Revis Passes Tampa Bay Physical, Jets Trade Him to Bucs

The final obstacle in a trade of New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis has been overcome. On Sunday, Revis flew to Tampa Bay and underwent a physical with the Buccaneers that included a comprehensive checkup on his knee. Per ESPN New York, Revis passed the physical, making a trade to the Bucs official. After much back-and-forth between the team, Revis and Revis’s agent, the...
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April 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Bruins Cap Emotional Week With Win, Their Latest Contribution to Boston’s Healing Efforts

BOSTON — The Bruins’ dressing room was a busy place Sunday afternoon, and for the first time in a while, it was a jovial place. The B’s seemed excited, happy and perhaps most importantly, relieved. One of the most trying weeks in most of their professional careers came to an end Sunday afternoon with a 3-0 win over the Florida Panthers. It was a busy week of uncertainty, a...
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John Lackey May Only Need One Rehab Start, Meaning Right-Hander’s Return Could Come Soon

John Lackey‘s return doesn’t seem that far away. Lackey, who was placed on the disabled list after suffering a strained right biceps in his first start of the season on April 6, is scheduled to make a rehab start at Double-A Portland on Monday. Red Sox manager John Farrell said that might be all the right-hander needs before rejoining the club. “He felt great coming out of...
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April 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Juan Mata Hand Delivers New 2013-2014 Chelsea Jersey to Lucky Fan at Work (Video)

Some days, work feels like a never-ending uphill battle against the clock, filled with constant stress and anxiety. Other days, Juan Mata visits the office to deliver the official 2013-2014 Chelsea jersey and hangs out for a quick kick-around in the parking lot. Recently Adidas kicked off a bold advertising campaign for next year’s Chelsea home uniforms by issuing a challenge...
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April 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Jaromir Jagr Jump Starts Bruins Offense on Roof Shot (Video)

NESN.com staff will pick the two or three best Amica Coverage Plays of the previous week for games played from Friday night to Thursday night. Voting will begin every Friday morning and conclude on Monday. There wasn’t much Jacob Markstrom could do about this one. Jaromir Jagr scored Boston’s first goal of the day on Sunday afternoon on a roof shot past Markstrom. The...
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April 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Jamar Taylor Goes No. 29 Overall in Seven-Round Patriots Mock Draft

As the draft approaches and official visits are out of the way, we know many players that the Patriots have had contact with in the 2013 class, but that doesn’t always matter with New England. With little action left in free agency, the team’s needs are clearer, and there are likely only four or five positions the team should be picking from in the first two rounds. The Patriots...
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April 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Dustin Pedroia Says Jonny Gomes Is Funniest Player on Red Sox, Jose Iglesias Best Singer (Video)

Dustin Pedroia is used to holding court in front of the media before and after Red Sox games, but he’s not used to these types of questions. Pedroia answered the tough questions that kids on Red Sox Small Talk threw at him including: Who’s the best singer on the Red Sox? Who’s the funniest player on the team? And do you like the snow? Pedroia said that newcomer Jonny Gomes...
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April 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Allen Webster Named by Scouts as Best Pitcher in International League, Flashes 97 MPH Fastball (Video)

Red Sox fans attending Game 2 of Sunday’s day-night doubleheader will be lucky enough to watch Allen Webster‘s major league debut. Webster is the top pitcher in the International League, according to scouts that Nick Cafardo has spoken to. He flashes a 97 mph fastball and a “tremendous” changeup that he doesn’t waste. Webster was acquired in the deal that sent Josh Beckett...
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April 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Luis Suarez Rescues Liverpool Draw Against Chelsea, Late Goal Takes Season’s Tally to 30

Luis Suarez stole the headlines six minutes into injury-time with a header to earn Liverpool a point on Rafael Benitez‘s return to Anfield. It had looked as though Benitez would leave with three points after Eden Hazard restored Chelsea’s lead with a well-taken penalty following earlier goals from Oscar and Daniel Sturridge. But Suarez had other ideas. The Uruguayan had hand...
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April 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Jonny Gomes’ Bat Features Names of Tragedy Victims Along With ‘Boston Strong’ Message (Photo)

A number of athletes have used their equipment to pay their respects to the victims of this past week’s tragic events. On Sunday, Jonny Gomes will use his bat to pay homage. Will Middlebrooks tweeted a photo prior to the first game of the Red Sox’ doubleheader against the Royals. It’s supposedly of the lumber that Gomes will use. The bat features the names of the four people...
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April 21, 2013  |  1 Comment

New England Revolution, New York Red Bulls Fans Unite for Joint Supporters’ March to Match (Video)

The New England Revolution and New York Red Bulls are long-time foes on the soccer field, but supporters’ groups from both clubs put those feelings aside on Saturday. Revolution fans and Red Bulls fans staged a joint “March to the Match,” walking and signing their way into Red Bull Arena in unison. The Revolution were playing their first MLS game since the Boston Marathon...
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April 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Panthers Wear Boston Strong T-Shirts, First Responder Hats During Pregame, Warmups (Video)

While Boston fans will obviously be cheering on their Bruins on Sunday afternoon, the Panthers earned some respect by paying tribute to the area before their matchup with the B’s. Florida wore Boston Strong t-shirts before the game in their locker room, according to NESN’s Mike Cole. They also took a page out of the Bruins’ book by wearing local first responder hats for pregame...
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April 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Daniel Nava Gets Start in Right Field in Game 1 of Day-Night Doubleheader

After honoring Boston’s real heroes before Saturday afternoon’s Royals-Red Sox game during the pregame ceremonies, Daniel Nava wound up being the hero of the game, hitting a three-run home run in the bottom of the eighth inning to put Boston ahead. Nava will bat second and start in right field for the Red Sox in Game 1 of the day-night doubleheader against Kansas City. Shane...
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April 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Red Sox-Royals Live: Ryan Dempster Looks for First Win of 2013 in First Game of Red Sox’ Doubleheader

10:50 a.m.: The Red Sox’ lineup has been posted, and Shane Victorino is not in the starting nine. Victorino left Saturday’s game in the eighth inning with back tightness. He was scheduled to be reevaluated on Sunday morning, and manager John Farrell ultimately decided to give him the matinee tilt off. We’ll see if Victorino finds himself in the Red Sox’ Game 2 lineup. With...
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Terrelle Owens Wants to Play for Bears in 2013 Under Marc Trestman

Terrell Owens is 39 years old and hasn’t played a regular season NFL game in two full years, but he’s still hoping to latch on in the NFL — with the Chicago Bears specifically. Owens was in Chicago recently to participate in a charity basketball game and spent some time working out with NFL linebacker turned Illinois State Senator Napoleon Harris. Owens thinks his history with...
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April 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Which Swedish-Born Player Has the Most Career NHL Goals?

Carl! Good to see you! Carl Soderberg has arrived, and the flashy Swedish forward is giving Bruins fans reason for even more optimism heading into the postseason. Not since P.J. Axelsson donned the Black and Gold has the city’s puckheads been this excited for a Swede to suit up on Causeway Street. Soderberg comes from a tremendously talented hockey country that has given the NHL...
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April 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Bruins-Panthers Live: B’s Right Back to Work Looking to Turn Things Around Against Panthers

9 a.m.: As the Bruins will surely tell you, there truly is no rest for the weary. The B’s, who are 0-3-1 in their last four, have another short turnaround as they prepare to take on the Florida Panthers on Sunday afternoon. Boston was originally scheduled to have Saturday off, but given Friday’s events in the Boston area, that game was postponed until Saturday afternoon. That...
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April 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Darrelle Revis Granted Permission to Visit, Undergo Physical With Buccaneers, Which Means Trade May Be Near

The Patriots may not need to worry about facing Darrelle Revis twice a year soon. The Jets cornerback was granted permission to meet with the Buccaneers and undergo a physical, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN. Schefter tweeted that permission for Revis to take a physical for Tampa Bay “never would have been granted” if the Jets and Bucs couldn’t work out a trade. A trade...
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April 21, 2013  |  Discuss
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