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Did Olynyk cost Celtics a chance at landing Love?

By Zack Cox Kevin Love was not in a forgiving mood Sunday night, but could his anger at Kelly Olynyk spill over into potential free-agent negotiations this summer? That’s the question Yahoo! Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski explored after Love suffered a dislocated shoulder during a tie-up with Olynyk in the first quarter of the Cleveland Cavaliers’ 101-93 Game 4 win over the Boston...
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April 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Mavs Coach Rick Carlisle Tapes Mouth Shut To Avoid Criticizing Refs (Video)

Rick Carlisle did some proactive censoring of himself Sunday. The Dallas Mavericks head coach hasn’t been a big fan of the officiating in his team’s first-round NBA playoffs series with the Houston Rockets. Carlisle also is sick of being fined for expressing his opinion on the referees, so he’s doing all he can to make sure he doesn’t shoot off at the mouth and eventually...
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April 27, 2015  |  Discuss

LeBron James Faces Toughest Test In Years As Cavs Advance With Questions

BOSTON — Not since the 2006-07 season, when LeBron James carried an average Cleveland Cavaliers team to the NBA Finals almost by himself, has the four-time league MVP’s challenge of reaching basketball’s summit been so difficult. James’ Cavaliers closed out a first-round sweep of the Boston Celtics with a 101-93 Game 4 win Sunday afternoon. It was the first time since 2012...
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April 27, 2015  |  Discuss

NFL Mock Draft 5.0: Patriots Finally Select First-Round Wide Receiver

Bill Belichick has ignored New England Patriots fans’ pleas to draft a first-round wide receiver for years, so it would be fitting if the head coach finally pulled the trigger when they’ve now soured on the idea. Patriots fans think their team has bigger needs this offseason at cornerback, defensive tackle, linebacker and even running back. But it might make sense to finally...
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April 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Paul Pierce burns Raptors fans with epic troll job

By Zack Cox. Paul Pierce is enemy No. 1 right now among Toronto Raptors fans — and he’s loving every minute of it. A few hours after his Washington Wizards eviscerated the higher-seeded Raptors in a four-game sweep of their first-round playoff series, Pierce kept the punches coming on his Facebook page. Paul! Don’t hurt ’em! Pierce scored a game-high 20 points to...
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April 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Wladimir Klitschko Defeats Bryant Jennings By Decision (Videos)

Wladimir Klitschko defended his boxing heavyweight world championship when he defeated Bryant Jennings by unanimous decision Saturday. The bout marked 18 consecutive title defenses for Klitschko, third-most all time. Two judges scored the fight 116-112, while a third scored it 118-109. Check out highlights below. Klitschko forgot who he was fighting for a moment. Here’s...
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April 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Celtics No Match For LeBron James, Cavaliers In Playoff Sweep (Video)

The Cleveland Cavaliers finished off the Boston Celtics on Sunday, capping off a sweep of their first-round playoff series with a 101-93 win at TD Garden. NESN.com Celtics beat writer Zack Cox joined WEEI.com’s Julian Edlow and Jared Weiss of CLNS Radio of the Garden Report postgame show to break down an eventful Game 4 and look back at what exactly was the Celtics’ downfall...
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April 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Alex Gordon Dives Into Stands In Potential Catch Of The Year (Video)

Move over, Derek Jeter. Alex Gordon has the newest dive-into-the-stands catch everyone’s talking about. Gordon tracked this ball down in left field, leaping over the admittedly short fence to make one heck of a catch. This embed is invalid" /> He also annihilated that fan in the Luke Appling jersey, so, that’s a cool story if you’re that guy...
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April 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Jon ‘Bones’ Jones Suspected Of Hit-And-Run; Might Not Defend Title

Jon ‘Bones’ Jones may not get to defend his UFC light heavyweight title against Anthony Johnson next month. The 27-year-old fighter is wanted for questioning in New Mexico after a woman was left injured following a hit-and-run accident. I just got off the phone w/ Albuquerque Information Police Officer Simon Drobik here's what he said:— David Kano...
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April 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Celtics Notes: Evan Turner ‘For Sure’ Wants Cavs’ J.R. Smith Suspended

BOSTON — As the Cleveland Cavaliers turn their focus toward the second round of the NBA playoffs, they await word on whether they’ll have the services of J.R. Smith when Game 1 of that series rolls around. Smith was ejected Sunday from Cleveland’s Game 4 win over the Boston Celtics after he caught Celtics forward Jae Crowder in the face with a spinning backhand. Crowder went...
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April 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Former NBA No. 2 Overall Pick Darko Milicic Chugs Beer, Tries To Feed Tattoos (Video)

This is what Darko Milicic’s life has come to. We have no idea what’s going on in the video above, other than the fact that it’s Darko Milicic — the No. 2 overall pick of the Detroit Pistons in the 2003 NBA Draft — chugging a beer with no hands. It also appears Darko might be a tad bit…intoxicated in this clip, given that he appears to try and give each of the tattooed...
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April 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Tristan Thompson Shoved Into Stands, Takes Out Entire Row Of Fans (Video)

Sunday’s Game 4 between the Boston Celtics and Cleveland Cavaliers got pretty physical before the final buzzer sounded. The Cavaliers defeated the Celtics 101-93, but the C’s certainly didn’t go down without a fight. Kevin Love was injured on a physical play with Kelly Olynyk, Kendrick Perkins and Jae Crowder were in fisticuffs at one point, and Crowder was knocked down by...
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April 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Celtics Disagree With Cavs, Back Kelly Olynyk After Kevin Love Injury

BOSTON — The Celtics and Cleveland Cavaliers came away from Sunday’s game with very different opinions on one of the afternoon’s most important plays. Celtics center Kelly Olynyk got tangled up with Cavs forward Kevin Love during a first-quarter battle for a rebound, causing Love to suffer a dislocated shoulder. Love, whose status for the Eastern Conference semifinals now...
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April 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Celtics’ Physicality Was Big Test For LeBron, Cavaliers Despite Sweep (Video)

A team has never looked so good getting swept out of the playoffs. The Boston Celtics left everything on the court Sunday afternoon, and despite their best intentions and a few missing Cavaliers players, lost 101-93, completing Cleveland’s sweep in the opening round of the NBA playoffs. In a controversial moment, Celtics forward Kelly Olynyk got tied up with Cavaliers forward Kevin...
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April 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Cavaliers Notes: LeBron James Respects Celtics Coaches; OK With Physical Play

BOSTON — LeBron James, like many others around the NBA, has a lot of respect for Celtics head coach Brad Stevens for the job he’s done with a young, inexperienced team. “I highly respect their coaching staff and especially their head coach,” James said after his Cleveland Cavaliers completed a first-round sweep with a 101-93 win Sunday at TD Garden. “A very well-coached...
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April 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Kendrick Perkins On Being Booed By Celtics Fans: ‘I Know They Still Love Me’

BOSTON — Before being traded during the 2010-11 season, Kendrick Perkins became a fan favorite among Boston fans for his physical play and great defense on two Celtics teams that reached the NBA Finals. In Sunday’s Game 4, Perkins, who’s now a member of the Cleveland Cavaliers, was booed for the first time at TD Garden after decking C’s guard Jae Crowder to the floor with...
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April 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Wade Miley Just The Latest Red Sox Starter To Struggle (Video)

Wade Miley couldn’t get out of the third inning Sunday. Though his performance was cringeworthy, he was just the latest Red Sox starting pitcher to struggle. If pitching stats were part of poker, the Sox’s rotation almost would have had a straight — In the last week, they’ve given up one (Clay Buchholz), three (Justin Masterson), four (Rick Porcello...
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April 26, 2015  |  Discuss

JR Smith 'nervous as hell' about possible suspension

By Nicholas Goss J.R. Smith’s status for the start of the Cleveland Cavaliers’ second-round playoff series is in question after he was ejected in Sunday’s Game 4 win over the Boston Celtics. Smith and Celtics guard Jae Crowder were battling underneath the basket and Smith swung his arm and hit Crowder’s face. The referees reviewed the incident on replay and determined it...
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April 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Red Sox-Orioles Notes: Hanley Ramirez Provides Power Jolt In Loss

Keep flexing, Hanley Ramirez. The Boston Red Sox will need that power all season. Ramirez hit his seventh and eighth home runs of the season in Sunday afternoon’s 18-7 loss to the Baltimore Orioles. He’s second in Major League Baseball in homers behind Seattle Mariners outfielder Nelson Cruz, who has nine on the season. Ramirez is now batting .300 with a 1.002 OPS, which ranks...
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April 26, 2015  |  Discuss

LeBron James Might Not Respect Celtics, But Evan Turner Respects Him

BOSTON — After a physical, chippy and at times outright dirty Game 4 on Sunday at TD Garden, LeBron James did not have many kind words for the Boston Celtics. When asked following the Cleveland Cavaliers’ 101-93, playoff series-clinching win about his respect for the Celtics, James lauded coach Brad Stevens and his staff but made no mention of the players he’d spent the past...
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April 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Kevin Love On Tangle With Kelly Olynyk: ‘No Doubt In My Mind That He Did It On Purpose’

BOSTON — Kevin Love dislocated his left shoulder when he got tangled up with Celtics center Kelly Olynyk in the first quarter of Sunday’s Game 4. Love, with his arm in a sling, didn’t hold back when asked about the play in the Cavaliers locker room after his team swept Boston with a 101-93 win at TD Garden. “It feels OK, I dislocated it in the first quarter,” Love said...
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April 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Usher, The Rock Catch Celtics-Cavaliers Game 4 In Boston (Photos)

LeBron James wasn’t the only star in Boston on Saturday. WWE superstar Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and music star Usher were both at TD Garden Saturday afternoon, taking in Game 4 of the Boston Celtics and Cleveland Cavaliers playoff series that saw the Cavs sweep the Boston Celtics with a 101-93 win. The Rock is in town to shoot his new movie “Central Intelligence,” which...
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April 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Red Sox-Yankees Brawls Highlight Top 10 Craziest Baseball Fights (Videos)

Major League baseball dished out six suspensions Saturday after the Kansas City Royals and Chicago White Sox were involved in a nasty, bench-clearing brawl, adding to a long legacy of baseball fights. While the Royals-White Sox throwdown was the first big one of the 2015 season, it’s far from the first in the history of the sport. In fact, fights are as much a part of baseball...
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April 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Red Sox Wrap: Rotation Struggles Continue As Orioles Win 18-7

Those clamoring for the Boston Red Sox to acquire starting pitching help will use Sunday afternoon’s drubbing as Exhibit A. The Boston Red Sox’s rotation continued to receive a pounding Sunday afternoon, as the Baltimore Orioles took the game and series with a 18-7 win. The game quickly got out of hand in the third inning when Red Sox starting pitcher Wade Miley loaded the...
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April 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Cavaliers Eliminate Celtics, Clinch Series Sweep With 101-93 Win In Game 4

BOSTON — And with that, the Celtics’ stunningly successful 2014-15 season comes to a close. The Cleveland Cavaliers again proved to be too much for the boys in green Sunday at TD Garden, clinching a sweep of their first-round playoff series with a 101-93 win in Game 4. TRYING IT ALL Head coach Brad Stevens elected to mix up his starting lineup for Game 4, inserting Jae Crowder...
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April 26, 2015  |  Discuss
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