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2015 NBA Mock Draft: First-Round Predictions For All 30 Teams Pre-Lottery

The NBA playoffs have provided lots of excitement with thrilling buzzer beaters and fantastic individual performances. For fans of teams that have already been eliminated from the postseason or are in the draft lottery, the real excitement is on the horizon with the draft combine, lottery and team workouts coming up over the next few weeks. Here’s our first edition 2015 NBA Mock...
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May 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Jockey's whip might have cost Derby winner Preakness shot

Victor Espinoza gets results. How he gets those results, however, have the jockey under fire. Kentucky Derby winner American Pharoah was examined by 12 state-approved veterinarians after concerns were raised over the frequency with which Espinoza whipped the horse down the stretch at Churchill Downs. Although no marks were found, the whipping bordered close enough on abuse to warrant...
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May 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Peyton Manning Sings ‘Folsom Prison Blues’ On Stage With Dierks Bentley (Video)

Peyton Manning might be one of the greatest quarterbacks in NFL history, but golly, he is an awful singer. The Denver Broncos quarterback is having a much more relaxing offseason than his suspended rival in Foxboro, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, and that continued recently at a benefit gala in Indianapolis. Manning recently hosted the Celebration of Caring Fundraiser...
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Tiger Woods Pens Heartfelt Letter To Boy Who Attempted Suicide (Photo)

Tiger Woods is dealing with plenty of his own problems, but that didn’t stop him from reaching out to a boy in much more dire straights. It all started when professional golfer Sophie Gustafson, who struggles with a stutter, was mentoring a 12-year-old boy named Dillon. Dillon was being bullied in school for his own stuttering issues to the point where...
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Rebuilding The Celtics: Cracking Rotation Unlikely For Phil Pressey

As the Boston Celtics head into the offseason, NESN.com takes a closer look at each player on the roster in an effort to determine who will stick around for next season and who will be playing elsewhere. Next up: Phil Pressey. Pressey is the closest thing the Celtics have to a traditional point guard. The problem for him is who he plays behind. Starting point guard Marcus Smart...
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May 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Aaron Rodgers wins $50,000 for charity on 'Celebrity Jeopardy!'

By Darren Hartwell If you think Aaron Rodgers’ future is in jeopardy, well, you might be right. We’re talking, of course, about “Celebrity Jeopardy!”, which the Green Bay Packers quarterback made an appearance on Tuesday night. Rodgers faced stiff competition in Kevin O’Leary from ABC’s “Shark Tank” and astronaut Mark Kelly but outlasted the field, finishing...
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Elway supports Patriots penalty: Integrity of Game is No.1

By Mike Cole Add John Elway to list of pro football movers and shakers who have no problems with the discipline for Tom Brady. The Denver Broncos general manager has voiced his support for the NFL after it suspended Brady four games in addition to fining and stripping the New England Patriots of draft picks following the release of the Wells Report. “The integrity of the game...
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Giancarlo Stanton’s 467-Foot Homer Literally Leaves Dodger Stadium (Video)

Mere mortals hit homers into the bleachers. Giancarlo Stanton hits them out of the park. Literally. The Miami Marlins slugger entered Tuesday night’s game against the Los Angeles Dodgers with some monster blasts already under his belt this season. Stanton put all those to shame in the first inning, hitting a mammoth homer off pitcher Mike Bolsinger that, according to multiple...
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Justin Masterson’s Latest Slip-Up Could Trigger Red Sox Rotation Change

It might be a while before Justin Masterson starts another game for the Boston Red Sox. The right-hander turned in his worst outing in a season of lackluster ones Tuesday night, lasting just 2 1/3 innings in a 9-2 loss to the Oakland A’s at O.co Coliseum. “It wasn’t fun tonight, I’ll say that much,” Masterson told reporters after taking his second loss in as many starts...
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Red Sox Wrap: Justin Masterson Shelled As Sox Fall To A’s 9-2 In Oakland

No extra innings were needed Tuesday night in Oakland. The A’s jumped all over the Boston Red Sox in the first inning and coasted the rest of the way en route to a 9-2 shellacking at O.co Coliseum. GAME IN A WORD Yikes. Red Sox right-hander Justin Masterson desperately needed a strong — or at least decent — outing after walking six batters in a loss to the Tampa Bay Rays last...
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David Ortiz: Tom Brady’s Legacy Won’t Be Tarnished By DeflateGate

David Ortiz gave a short and sweet take Monday on the NFL’s decision to suspend Tom Brady for four games. “They (bleeped) up on that one,” the Boston Red Sox slugger told reporters in Oakland. DeflateGate again was a topic of conversation Tuesday in the Red Sox’s clubhouse, and Ortiz took the opportunity to have a more in-depth discussion about how the deflated-football controversy...
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May 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Lightning Eliminate Canadiens In Game 6, Advance To Eastern Conference Final

TAMPA, Fla. — Nikita Kucherov had two goals and an assist, and the Tampa Bay Lightning advanced to the Eastern Conference final with a 4-1 victory over the Montreal Canadiens on Tuesday night. Steven Stamkos scored his third goal of the playoffs for the Lightning, who closed out the second-round series in six games after Montreal fought off elimination in Games 4 and 5. “This...
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Report: Brady to use prominent lawyer in Deflategate appeal

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is preparing to appeal his four-game suspension from the NFL for his role in DeflateGate, and he’s hired the right lawyer for the job. According to multiple reports, Jeffrey Kessler is likely to be the main man behind Brady’s defense. The NFL's legal nemesis is on the case. Jeffrey Kessler added to Tom Brady legal team, would expect...
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Cristiano Ronaldo donates nearly $8 million to Nepal earthquake relief

By Marcus Kwesi O'Mard Cristiano Ronaldo isn’t content just to lead the world in goal scoring. He’s also out front in a much-needed humanitarian effort. Ronaldo donated €7 million ($7.8 million) to help victims of last month’s devastating earthquake in Nepal, French magazine So Foot reports, according to CBS Sports. Ronaldo, who wears the No. 7 jersey for Real Madrid and...
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PawSox Appear To Support Tom Brady With Twitter, Facebook Change (Photos)

It looks like we can count the Pawtucket Red Sox in as the newest members of Team Tom Brady. The Boston Red Sox’s Triple-A affiliate appeared to show its support for the New England Patriots quarterback Tuesday night by switching its Twitter and Facebook avatars to a No. 12 jersey. The PawSox didn’t expressly state that the change was a way of backing Brady — maybe they...
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Tom Brady’s DeflateGate Suspension Impacts Patriots’ Super Bow, AFC East Odds

The announcement this week of Tom Brady’s four-game suspension for his role in last season’s DeflateGate scandal is bad news for the New England Patriots, both on the field and on the Super Bowl 50 odds at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. After sitting at 6/1 on the Super Bowl 50 odds following their 28-24 victory in Super Bowl XLIX, the Patriots’ odds of successfully...
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Reports: Raheem Sterling Preparing To Sell Property, House Hunting In London

Raheem Sterling soon could be on the move, as far as houses are concerned. Sterling has taken early steps to sell his current house near Liverpool and find new lodgings in London, The Mail and The Mirror reported Monday. Sterling’s property shuffle could hint at a potential summer transfer from Liverpool to a club in England’s capital city. “England international Sterling has...
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Tom Brady Patriots Merchandise Sales On Rise Thanks To DeflateGate

New England Patriots fans are showing their support for suspended quarterback Tom Brady in many different ways. Some people have gone as far as getting arrested for protesting at NFL offices in New York City. Other people are finding legal ways to support Brady, including the purchases of Patriots merchandise, per CNBC’s Jessica Golden. “According to Fanatics, the largest...
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May 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Shane Victorino Looks To Rebound As Red Sox Go For Third Straight Win

Manager John Farrell is sticking with his same lineup Tuesday night as the Boston Red Sox look to extend their winning streak to three games. One player who will be hoping for a rebound is right fielder Shane Victorino, who went hitless in four plate appearances in Monday’s 5-4, 11-inning win over the Oakland A’s. It was Victorino’s first game back in the lineup following...
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Barcelona’s Luis Suarez Shakes Mehdi Benatia With Outrageous Flick (Video)

Luis Suarez should apologize to Mehdi Benatia but he probably won’t. Suarez outwitted Benatia with a sublime piece of skill Tuesday in Barcelona’s 3-2 loss to Bayern Munich in the UEFA Champions League. Suarez and Barcelona weren’t winners on the day, but they comfortably won the two-game semifinal series thanks to the Uruguayan’s heroics, both big and small. Bayern Munich...
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Chris Archer, Jacoby Ellsbury Lead Tom Caron’s Fantasy Lineup

If your Tuesday could use a pick-me-up, look no further than fantasy baseball. 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 best. Here’s what you’re up against...
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Pelicans Fire Head Coach Monty Williams Despite Reaching NBA Playoffs

METAIRIE, La. — The New Orleans Pelicans fired head coach Monty Williams on Tuesday, parting ways with a coach who had a strong relationship with the franchise’s marquee player, Anthony Davis. The decision came only weeks after owner Tom Benson congratulated Williams and the entire basketball operations staff for “a job well done” after a season in which New Orleans qualified...
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Vince Wilfork Defends Tom Brady: ‘Tommy Boy, You Always Family’ (Photo)

Tom Brady has the support of New England Patriots, current and former. The Patriots showed they’re standing by their quarterback in the wake of his four-game suspension Tuesday by changing their Twitter and Facebook profile pictures to an image of the back of Brady’s No. 12 jersey. Now, former teammate Vince Wilfork is becoming the latest person to show his love for Brady...
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Jack Eichel Scores Overtime Goal In Team USA’s Win Over Slovakia (Video)

Jack Eichel is expected to be the No. 2 pick in the 2015 NHL Draft, but he’s already displaying his extraordinary talent against NHL players at the 2015 IIHF World Championships in the Czech Republic. The Boston University forward scored the game-winning goal in overtime of Team USA’s preliminary round game against Slovakia on Tuesday. Eichel did a good job protecting the puck...
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Bobby Bowden: Jameis Winston ‘An Embarrassment’ To Florida State

People at Florida State take Bobby Bowden very, very seriously. Oakland Raiders quarterback and FSU product Christian Ponder even named his daughter after the former Seminoles coach. That’s why Bowden’s latest comments about Jameis Winston might not bode too well for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who selected the quarterback with the first pick in the...
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May 12, 2015  |  Discuss
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