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Isaiah Thomas: Danny Ainge wants my input on free agents

By Zack Cox It sounds like Isaiah Thomas will be adding the title of NBA recruiter to his resume this summer. The Boston Celtics plan to be big players in free agency this offseason, and Danny Ainge, the team’s president of basketball operations, is seeking the help of his No. 1 scorer. “Danny said if there’s any free agent out there I’m interested in, to let him know...
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May 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Ray McDonald Arrested On Suspicion Of Domestic Violence, Child Endangerment

Ray McDonald has found himself in trouble with the law for the third time in one year. The Chicago Bears defensive end was arrested in Santa Clara, Calif., early Monday morning on suspicion of domestic violence and child endangerment, police have confirmed. NBC Bay Area’s Damian Trujilo first reported the news. McDonald's mother, LaBrina, told NBC...
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May 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Red Sox Mailbag: Shane Victorino’s Injury A Time To Reassess Outfield?

This embed is invalid" /> The United States Postal Service shuts down on Memorial Day. But two people continue to deliver the mail: Yours truly and, of course, Karl Malone. Thus, Monday marked a perfect opportunity to slap down another Boston Red Sox mailbag. If anything, there was a little extra incentive to do it on the holiday because there might...
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May 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Norfolk, Mass., Bar Supports Tom Brady By Brewing ‘Free Brady’ Beer

In the wake of the NFL’s suspension of Tom Brady for his role in Deflategate, the support around New England for the Patriots’ franchise quarterback has come from everywhere. We’ve seen sit-ins at NFL headquarters, a catchy melody from a former “American Idol” contestant and now local bar has thrown its hat into the ring. Chuck Horne, owner...
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May 25, 2015  |  Discuss

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. Monday: Joe Kelly vs....
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May 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Former Devil Martin Brodeur Selling New Jersey Townhouse (Photos)

Martin Brodeur’s place in NHL history lies in New Jersey, but he’ll only be there in spirit for now. The former Devils goaltender is selling his West Orange, N.J., townhouse as he starts the next chapter of his career as an assistant general manager for the St. Louis Blues. Brodeur retired in January after spending part of the 2014-15 season with the Blues. Brodeur’s townhouse...
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May 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Red Sox Sporting Camouflage Hats, Jerseys In Honor Of Memorial Day (Photo)

The Boston Red Sox and the other 29 Major League Baseball teams will be donning special camouflage-accented jerseys and caps Monday in honor of Memorial Day. Here’s the look the Sox will be sporting for their matinee meeting with the Twins in Minnesota: #RedSox will wear special jerseys and hats in recognition of #MemorialDay today. http://t.co/jbEv77m5hE— Boston Red Sox (...
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May 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Pablo Sandoval Back In Red Sox’s Lineup For Series Opener Vs. Twins

Boston’s favorite Kung Fu Panda is back. Third baseman Pablo Sandoval is back in the Red Sox’s starting lineup for the first time since May 19 for Boston’s Memorial Day contest against the Twins in Minnesota. Sandoval delivered a pinch-hit RBI single in Sunday’s 6-1 win over the Los Angeles Angels and also pinch hit on May 21 against the Texas Rangers...
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May 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Adrian Peterson won't attend OTAs, still wants trade

By The Associated Press The Minnesota Vikings will open their optional team practices this week without Adrian Peterson. The star running back has told coach Mike Zimmer that he will not attend the three days of team work that begin Tuesday, a person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press on Sunday night. The person requested anonymity because he was not authorized...
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May 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Mascot creates controversy with 'Police Lives Matter' sign

By Darren Hartwell Most of time, sports and politics don’t mix. This was one of those times. About a week ago, the St. Louis Cardinals’ mascot, Fredbird, made headlines when he posed for a picture while holding a “Police Lives Matter” sign. Well played @Cardinals & @TeamFredbird. #PoliceLivesMatter #Ferguson @stlcountypd @FPD_PUBLIC_INFO @StlPoliceWives pic.twitter...
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May 25, 2015  |  Discuss

DraftKings: Dallas Keuchel, Nolan Arenado Star In Tom Caron’s Lineup

You could win big playing fantasy baseball this Memorial Day, and you’ll still have plenty of time for grilling. DraftKings offers one-day fantasy baseball games, allowing users to set a new lineup every day for the chance to win tons of cash prizes. This year, DraftKings has partnered with NESN to give fans a unique opportunity: Compete against Tom Caron in the sport he knows...
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May 25, 2015  |  Discuss

LeBron James Powers Cavaliers To OT Win Over Hawks, 3-0 Series Lead

CLEVELAND — LeBron James shook off an atrocious shooting start, withstood Atlanta’s gritty comeback and battled cramps and injuries to record a triple-double, and the Cleveland Cavaliers took a 3-0 lead in the Eastern Conference finals with a 114-111 overtime victory on Sunday night. James missed his first 10 shots, but finished with 37 points, 18...
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May 25, 2015  |  Discuss

'Free Tom Brady' rally draws about 150 Patriots fans

By Darren Hartwell New England Patriots fans will do anything to support their quarterback. For a decent handful, that meant ditching their Memorial Day weekend plans. About 150 people gathered in a parking lot outside Gillette Stadium on Sunday morning as part of a “Free Tom Brady” rally to protest the quarterback’s suspension for his role in Deflategate. “You can...
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May 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Lightning Lock Down Rangers In 2-0 Game 5 Win, Take 3-2 Series Lead

NEW YORK — Scoring goals made the Tampa Bay Lightning one of the NHL’s most entertaining teams this season. Playing defense for the first time in three games has them within a victory of the Stanley Cup finals for the second time in franchise history. Steven Stamkos set up Valtteri Filppula’s go-ahead goal and scored another and the Lightning pushed...
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May 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Red Sox Scout: ‘Nobody Could Have Predicted How Good (Mike Trout) Would Be’

This embed is invalid" /> You’re probably aware of “The Brady 6” — the documentary detailing the six quarterbacks selected ahead of Tom Brady in the 2000 NFL draft — but perhaps someday we’ll learn more about “The Trout 24.” As crazy as it sounds, Trout — hands down the best player in Major League Baseball — was selected 25th overall...
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May 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Dunkin’ Donuts Poll Results: Will The Angels Catch The Astros? (Video)

The Houston Astros have the second-best record in Major League Baseball. No, that’s not a typo. Through 45 games, Houston sits at 29-16, 6.5 games ahead of the second place Los Angeles Angels (22-22). Can the Halos catch them? Find out the results of the poll in the video above. Thumbnail photo via Rick Osentoski/USA TODAY Sports ImagesFiled under: Dunkin' Donuts, Dunkin' Poll...
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May 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Roger Federer Rolls At French Open, Angry About Fan’s On-Court Selfie

PARIS — Roger Federer was not amused. As Federer finished an interview after his first-round French Open victory Sunday, an overzealous fan left his seat and approached the 17-time major champion right there on the main stadium court in search of the most modern of mementos – a cellphone selfie. At first, Federer seemed startled. Then he looked uncomfortable...
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May 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Pat Tillman, Hobey Baker Among Athletes Who Lost Their Lives At War (Photos)

Hitting the game-winning shot is incredible, and takes a special skill and mindset to accomplish, but it’s not heroic. Veteran. Bomb. Blitz. Trenches. No man’s land. These are just a few of the words and phrases taken from military life and applied to our athletes. In today’s culture, athletes are often synonymous with heroes of war — at least if we took the phrases used...
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May 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Red Sox Notes: Xander Bogaerts Justifying John Farrell’s Lineup Change

BOSTON — The Red Sox have figured out how to play winning baseball. One day after snapping a three-game losing streak with an 8-3 win, the Red Sox made it two straight victories by defeating the Los Angeles Angels 6-1 at Fenway Park. Boston’s win in Sunday’s series finale was one of the team’s most complete efforts of the season, as everything seemed to click for the Sox...
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May 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Wade Miley Looking As Advertised After Shaky First Month With Red Sox

This embed is invalid" /> BOSTON — Pump the brakes on the buyer’s remorse. This is the Wade Miley the Red Sox signed up for back in December. Miley twirled a gem Sunday as the Red Sox defeated the Los Angeles Angels 6-1 at Fenway Park. It’ll obviously be a while before Boston knows whether it made the correct move in trading pitching prospects...
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May 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Brendan Rodgers Apologizes To Liverpool Fans For Stoke City Embarrassment

Brendan Rodgers is willing to bear the brunt of criticism, following Liverpool’s worst domestic-league loss in over half a century. Stoke City routed Liverpool 6-1 on Sunday at the Brittania Stadium, forcing Liverpool to enter the offseason with new-found senses of pain and embarrassment. Liverpool manager Rodgers apologized to his team’s fans, saying...
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May 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Pablo Sandoval Abandons Switch-Hitting For One At-Bat In Red Sox’s Win

This embed is invalid" /> BOSTON — John Farrell left the door open a crack. Pablo Sandoval shut it. Sandoval batted left-handed against a left-handed pitcher for just the fifth time in his eight-year career Sunday as the Red Sox defeated the Los Angeles Angels 6-1 at Fenway Park. It might not be a sign of things to come, though, as Sandoval said...
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May 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Pablo Sandoval’s Bat Critical Component Of Red Sox’s Success (Video)

 Amid offensive struggles, losing Pablo Sandoval’s bat last Tuesday was a big blow to the Boston Red Sox’s offense. The Sox’s prized third baseman still hasn’t returned to the starting lineup, but he managed to drive in a run pinch-hitting for Brock Holt as part of Boston’s three-run, eighth-inning rally. When he returns full-time, questions...
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May 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Chelsea Lifts Premier League Trophy As Champion Of 2014-15 Season (Videos)

Stamford Bridge hosted the biggest party of the 2014-15 English soccer season Sunday, as Chelsea lifted the Premier League trophy in front of their fans. Chelsea captain John Terry held the trophy aloft following the Blues’ 3-1 win over Sunderland in their last game of 2014-15. Chelsea clinched this season’s Premier League title when it beat Crystal Palace on May 3 but had to...
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May 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Mike Napoli’s Streak Traces Back To Kid Signing Bat In Red Sox’s Dugout

This embed is invalid" /> BOSTON — Sometimes, good things happen to good people. Perhaps that would explain Mike Napoli’s hot streak. Napoli, who’s typically considered a consummate professional, often asks kids visiting the Red Sox’s dugout before games to sign his bat. It’s his way of providing young fans with a unique ballpark experience...
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May 24, 2015  |  Discuss
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