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UNH Track Athlete Cameron Lyle Ends Collegiate Career to Donate Bone Marrow (Video)

University of New Hampshire senior Cameron Lyle thought nothing of going to a bone marrow registry two years ago. However, what was considered a one-in-five-million chance of happening has occurred. Lyle has been found as a match for a 28-year-old man suffering from lymphoblastic leukemia. Without the transplant, the man would have only had six months left to live. Lyle’s case...
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April 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Red Sox Reward Fans With Free Admission to Either Wednesday’s or Thursday’s Game (Photo)

A first pitch temperature of 42 degrees coupled with a lengthy rain delay and lackluster performance made for a long night at Fenway on Tuesday. The Red Sox decided to reward fans who attended Tuesday night’s game against Oakland with free admission to Wednesday’s 4 o’clock matinee against the Athletics or Thursday night’s game against Houston. All fans have to do is show...
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April 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Bruins Focusing on Team Heading into Playoffs, Looking for Consistency from Lineups (Video)

After Tuesday, the Bruins have three games before playoffs start, and they are trying to get their minds right to make a run. The B’s have struggled in the last few games, winning just one out of the last five. According to Milan Lucic, the team’s priorities heading down the stretch are building momentum and finding consistency in their lineups. Lucic told Naoko Funayama that...
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April 23, 2013  |  Discuss

NESNplus Channel Listings for Thursday, April 25: Red Sox-Astros on NESN, Bruins-Lightning on NESNplus

The Red Sox and Bruins will both be playing on Thursday evening, and NESN will bring fans coverage of both games. The Red Sox take on the Astros at Fenway Park on NESN, with pregame coverage starting at 5:30 p.m. ET with Red Sox First Pitch. The Bruins will face off against the Lightning at TD Garden on NESNplus, with pregame coverage beginning at 6:30 p.m. with Bruins Face-Off LIVE...
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April 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Bruins Fans Anxiously Waiting to Find Out Who Team’s First-Round Playoff Opponent Will Be (Video)

The Bruins are headed to the postseason, but who they meet there is anybody’s guess at the moment. With teams still scrambling for the final few tickets to the playoff dance, not to mention the Bruins and Canadiens (and maybe even the Maple Leafs) fighting for the Northeast division, the final postseason picture is a big jumble heading into the final few games. NESN Nation’s...
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April 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Bay State Breakers Outlast Westwood to Advance to TD Bank Mini One-on-One Finals

The Bay State Breakers are headed to the finals of the TD Bank Mini 1-on-1 tournament after beating Westwood in the semifinal of the Girls 10 and Under division. After consecutive saves by each team’s goalie, the Bay State Breakers topped Westwood when Olivia O’Brien sneaked her third shot past Westwood goalie Caroline Mcdonough. Bay State goalie Camryn McCrystal recorded a...
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April 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Jaromir Jagr’s Record-Tying Game-Winning Goal Against Panthers Is Captain Morgan Legendary Moment (Video)

Jaromir Jagr‘s career has long since passed into “legendary” territory, but the veteran added one more notch to his belt this past weekend. With his goal against the Florida Panthers on Sunday, Jagr tied Phil Esposito in the record books as the all-time leader in game-winning goals — and any time that name is uttered around Boston, people take notice. Jagr’s record-tying...
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Mike Napoli’s Recent Tear Earns Red Sox First Baseman Ketel One Honorable Moment

Mike Napoli entered Tuesday night leading all of baseball in RBIs, and a big part of that is due to his recent play at Fenway Park. The first-year Red Sox first baseman has wasted no time getting suited to his new digs, and the big numbers that he put up as a visitor to Boston have continued to shine through now that he’s in the home whites. Napoli has driven in right runs over...
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Philadelphia Flyers Honor Boston Marathon Bombing Victims With Emotional Pregame Ceremony Against Bruins

The Bruins matched up against the Philadelphia Flyers on Tuesday night in Philly, and the host team honored the city of Boston in a touching pregame ceremony. The Flyers’ pregame tribute included inspiring photos from last week’s tragedy following the bombings at the Boston Marathon. Singer Lauren Hart performed the National Anthem and God Bless America before the game. Check...
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Patrice Bergeron Deserves to Win Selke Trophy Again After Another Stellar Season of Two-Way Hockey (Video)

As the NHL season concludes its final week of the regular season, it is time to start debating some award winners. On Tuesday, Billy Jaffe, Dale Arnold and Barry Pederson debated as to which coaches and players would take home hardware at the conclusion of the season. The Jack Adams trophy has a clear-cut favorite according to The Instigators, and Patrice Bergeron deserves strong...
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Brian Scalabrine Goes Undercover at NBA Store in New York as Celtics Fan Employee Named ‘Justin’ (Video)

Former Celtics forward Brian Scalabrine has always been known for his humor. The fan favorite was at it again Tuesday as he pretended to be an NBA Store employee. Scalabrine posed as “Justin,” an employee who just happened to be a pretty big Celtics fan. Scal pushed Boston merchandise to various patrons in the store and surprisingly, there were not many fans who recognized...
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John Lackey Pitches First Game in Double-A Since Injury, Could Make Next Start for Red Sox

John Lackey could be making a start for the Red Sox sooner rather than later. The right-hander made his first start in a rehab stint for Double-A Portland on Monday, pitching for the first time since suffering a strained bicep in his first start on April 6. Lackey threw 67 pitches, giving up three hits, striking out five batters and walking two. Red Sox manager John Farrell has said...
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April 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Vote: What Position Should the Patriots Address in the 2013 Draft?

As the 2013 NFL draft approaches, speculation and predictions about the Patriots’ decisions are inevitable. With needs at cornerback, wide receiver, linebacker and defensive end, the Pats could make any number of selections to benefit the team. Players like Brandon Spikes and Rob Ninkovich have contracts coming to an end after the season, and it’s possible the Patriots could...
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April 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Mike Brown Agrees With Cavaliers on Four-Year Deal, Reunites With Old Club

It appears that Mike Brown will have a second go-around with the Cleveland Cavaliers. Brown, who started his NBA head coaching career with the Cavs in 2005, was reported to be intrigued with the possibility of reuniting with his old team and now has reportedly agreed to a four-year contract worth $20 million with a team option, according to Brian Windhorst and Chris Broussard...
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April 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Jaromir Jagr’s Return to Philadelphia Underscores Forward’s Positive Impact Around League (Video)

Jaromir Jagr has been a spark plug for the Bruins since he arrived in Boston, and on Tuesday night, he will have a chance to revisit a city where he had a similar impact last season. The 19-year NHL vet has played for six teams over the course of his storied career, with some stints with some teams lasting longer than others. Through it all, however, Jagr has found a way to more...
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April 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Patriots Look to Pass Rusher for Help on Defense in Final 2013 NFL Mock Draft

The 2013 edition of the NFL draft is finally upon us. All of the workouts are over, the evaluations are done and now we play the waiting game. Only 29 of the 32 NFL teams currently have first-round picks, but that doesn’t mean 29 teams will be making picks on Thursday night. In 2012 only 27 teams ended up picking in the first round, but in 2011 31 of the 32 teams selected a player...
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April 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Lightning Will Auction Off Game Helmets From Thursday’s Game to Benefit The One Fund Boston

Add the Tampa Bay Lightning to the list of sports teams or organizations who are helping in the effort to help Boston bounce back after last week’s tragic events. The Bolts are in Boston on Thursday, and when they take the ice against the B’s, they’ll be wearing special Boston Strong ribbon stickers, according to the Tampa Bay Times. Also according to the report, the Lightning...
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April 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Derek Jeter’s Broken Ankle Complications Puts Yankees’ Playoff Chances in Question

The New York Yankees’ injury-plagued season took another hit Thursday when the team announced that shortstop Derek Jeter not only wouldn’t be back in May as was said, but also that he suffered a setback with his ankle injury and wouldn’t return until after the All-Star Break. Jeter broke his ankle in the ALCS against the Tigers, and throughout spring the team said they expected...
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April 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Chael Sonnen Gives Strange Interview, Asks to Touch Sage Steele’s Hair on ‘SportsCenter’ (Video)

Chael Sonnen is looking to do what no other person has done since 2009, defeat Jon “Bones” Jones in a UFC fight. Sonnen, 36, will get that chance this Saturday as the headlining fight at UFC 159 with Jones’ light heavyweight world title on the line. Before the two share the octagon at UFC 159 in Newark, N.J., Sonnen appeared on SportsCenter to promote the fight. In an interview...
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Jaguars Officially Unveil New Uniforms Featuring Two-Tone Helmet, New Looks for Vikings, Dolphins Also Leaked (Photos)

The Jacksonville Jaguars officially debuted their new set of uniforms on Tuesday, and they’re … different. The new jerseys received a visual overhaul but still maintained the black, teal, gold and white color scheme Jacksonville has sported since the team’s inception in 1995 — though the new threads do feature more gold than the previous set. The helmets, however, are like...
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April 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Former Red Sox Members, Current Athletics’ Josh Reddick, Brandon Moss Visit Young Boston Marathon Victim

BOSTON — Josh Reddick and Brandon Moss of the Oakland Athletics visited an 11-year-old boy Monday who was injured a week ago in the bombings at the Boston Marathon. Moss and Reddick, who both previously played for the Red Sox, are in town for the start of a three-game series Monday night against the Red Sox. The duo spent time off the field at Boston’s Children’s Hospital,...
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Pacers’ Paul George Wins NBA Most Improved Player Award, Coach Says He Has ‘No Ceiling’ (Photo)

INDIANAPOLIS — Pacers forward Paul George spent the past summer turning himself into a better player. Now he’s planning to dedicate himself to becoming the NBA’s best all-around player. A few minutes after accepting the league’s Most Improved Player Award, the 6-foot-9 swingman promised to work even harder to attain the biggest rewards of all — an NBA title and perhaps...
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April 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Paul George’s Improvement Goes Hand in Hand With Pacers’ Steady, Understated Excellence

Danny Granger suited up for only five games in the regular season, and the Indiana Pacers’ leading scorer from a year ago will not back at any point in these playoffs. At one time, Granger was the standout player on a bad-to-middling team, but now his main relevance to the Pacers is to reveal which observers have or have not been paying attention. Through no fault of his own, the...
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Nicolas Gaitan Orchestrates Unbelievable Benfica Team Goal in Three Seconds (Video)

Plays this quick and clean seldom exist outside of the video game world, but Benfica’s attacking line might have just locked up this season’s “Goal of the Year” honors. In the 75th minute of a Portuguese Liga matchup between longtime Lisbon rivals Benfica and Sporting CP, Nicolas Gaitan fielded the ball well inside Lisbon’s defensive zone.  The 25-year-old attacker continued...
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April 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Flyers Wearing ‘Boston Strong’ Ribbon Patches, Will Auction Off Jerseys to Benefit The One Fund (Photo)

The sports world has shown its support for the city of Boston in the week since last Monday’s horrific events, and those tributes continue to pile up. There will be another one Monday night in Philadelphia. The Flyers will be the latest team to show its support for the Hub in advance of their game with the Bruins. NESN’s Jack Edwards tweeted Tuesday that Philadelphia will pay...
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April 23, 2013  |  Discuss
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