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LeSean McCoy Responds To 20-Cent Tip Debacle, Says Bad Service Was Reason

Every story has two sides, and Philadelphia Eagles running back LeSean McCoy is now sharing his — sort of. McCoy has taken some heat from a local burger joint recently for leaving a 20-cent tip on a $61.56 tab. The Philly restuarant, PYT, called out the Eagles star by posting the receipt on Facebook, but McCoy told Les Bowen of the Philadelphia Daily News that bad service was...
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September 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Patriots Film Review: 3-4 Defense Didn’t Work Against Dolphins

I tried to talk myself into the New England Patriots’ switch to a 3-4 defensive alignment. I thought stout play by the Patriots’ linebackers could bail out Chandler Jones’ lack of ideal size at defensive end. I thought the combination of two 320-plus pound defenders — Vince Wilfork and Sealver Siliga — would be enough to eat up space to clog rushing lanes. I thought it...
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September 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Miguel Cabrera Throws ‘Touchdown’ Pass To Calvin Johnson (Video)

Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson apparently just catches passes wherever he goes. A day after lighting up the New York Giants to the tune of 164 yards and two touchdowns during the Lions’ 35-14 win in their season opener, Megatron headed down the street to Comerica Park take in a little baseball. He was on hand during Tuesday’s Kansas City Royals-Detroit Tigers matchup...
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September 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Floyd Mayweather Says NFL Went Too Hard On Ray Rice With Suspension

Ray Rice doesn’t have many supporters after video of him punching his now-wife surfaced on Monday. He does, however, have one prominent name backing him, but that might not be the best thing. Boxer Floyd Mayweather has put himself in Rice’s corner, and is even going as far as to say what Rice did wasn’t that bad. He’s also not a fan of the NFL suspending Rice. “I think...
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September 10, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Brad Marchand still wants to play in Boston

Boston Bruins winger Brad Marchand had an up-and-down season in 2014 that ended with a rough playoff showing. It wasn’t unlike Tyler Seguin the year before, as the phenom struggled to find consistency. The Bruins traded Seguin on July 4 last summer, and some thought the same fate could be in store for Marchand this past summer. However, general manager Peter Chiarelli insisted...
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September 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Ravens Owner Admits ‘Mistake’ In Ray Rice Investigation, Apologizes To Fans

The Baltimore Ravens did a lackluster job while investigating the Ray Rice situation, and the team admitted as much Tuesday night. Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti wrote an almost 900-word letter to Ravens fans in which he apologized for how they handled the incident involving Rice and his  now-wife Janay Palmer at an Atlantic City casino in February. The Ravens did nothing to discipline...
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September 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Ravens Owner Admits ‘Mistake’ In Ray Rice Investigation, Apologizes To Fans

The Baltimore Ravens did a lackluster job while investigating the Ray Rice situation, and the team admitted as much Tuesday night. Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti wrote an almost 900-word letter to Ravens fans in which he apologized for how they handled the incident involving Rice and his  now-wife Janay Palmer at an Atlantic City casino in February. The Ravens did nothing to discipline...
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September 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox Notes: Anthony Ranaudo’s Loss Snaps Boston’s Birthday Streak

BOSTON — Anthony Ranaudo’s 25th birthday wasn’t quite as celebratory as he would have liked. Ranaudo stumbled through the worst start of his young career Tuesday as the Boston Red Sox were dealt a 4-1 loss by the Baltimore Orioles at Fenway Park. It was the second consecutive loss for Ranaudo, who had won three straight starts to open his major league career. Let’s see brush...
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September 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Matt Barnes Calm, Cool, Collected In Major League Debut With Red Sox

BOSTON — Matt Barnes patiently waited as the Red Sox continuously called down to Triple-A Pawtucket for young arms this season. The 24-year-old finally received his opportunity and didn’t disappoint. Barnes, who was called up Monday, made his major league debut Tuesday as the Red Sox suffered a 4-1 loss to the Baltimore Orioles at Fenway Park. He tossed three scoreless innings...
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September 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Dustin Pedroia, Red Sox Weighing Surgery: ‘It’s Tough’ Battling Injury

BOSTON — Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia has three options for the remainder of 2014: Play, rest or undergo season-ending surgery. An MRI performed Tuesday revealed further inflammation in Pedroia’s left hand/wrist area. Red Sox manager John Farrell didn’t rule out shutting down Pedroia for the season while discussing the injury before Tuesday’s game against the Baltimore...
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September 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Dustin Pedroia: I Would ‘Never Pack It In’ With Wrist Injury (Video)

The Boston Red Sox might shut down Dustin Pedroia for the season with a hand/wrist injury, but that’s not necessarily what the second baseman wants. Pedroia spoke after Tuesday’s 4-1 loss to the Baltimore Orioles, saying that sitting for the remainder of the season or even getting minor surgery were both options at this point. But when asked if packing it in would be the “smartest...
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September 10, 2014  |  Discuss

NFLPA Elects To Delay Vote On League’s New Drug Policy Proposal

NEW YORK — The 32 player representatives to the union have delayed a vote on the NFL’s proposal for changes to the drug policy that potentially could implement HGH testing. After a conference call of about one hour Tuesday night during which the proposal was discussed, the player reps opted to take no action. The proposal was not delivered to the union until midday. “There...
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September 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Luol Deng Has Awesome Response To Hawks GM Danny Ferry’s Racist Email

Atlanta Hawks general manager Danny Ferry found himself in hot water Monday after reports surfaced that he had made “offensive and racist” remarks about Luol Deng in a scouting report two years ago. Deng’s response on Tuesday, though, was about as cool as it gets. Ferry reportedly read aloud a scouting report which mentioned that Deng “has a little African in him” and...
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September 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Five-Time NBA All-Star Chauncey Billups Retiring After 17 Seasons

After 17 seasons in the NBA, Chauncey Billups is calling it quits. The former Detroit Pistons star became and unrestricted free agent when the team declined his team option this offseason. Billups told Yahoo! Sports on Tuesday that he had “a couple of opportunities to play” this season, but ultimately, he chose retirement. “It’s just time. I know when it’s time,” Billups...
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September 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Rusney Castillo Goes 1-For-4 In Pawtucket’s Playoff Win Over Durham

Rusney Castillo went 1-for-4 in his debut with Triple-A Pawtucket. Castillo collected an infield single, struck out twice, lined out to right field and was caught stealing Tuesday as the PawSox defeated the Durham Bulls 3-2 in Game 1 of the Governors’ Cup finals. Castillo, who recently signed a seven-year, $72.5 million contract with the Boston Red Sox, made stops in the Gulf Coast...
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September 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Jimmy Fund 2014 Radio-Telethon Raises More Than $3.3M For Dana-Farber

For the 13th consecutive year, the Jimmy Fund partnered with the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and WEEI/NESN to hold its annual Radio Telethon Aug. 19-20. Once again, the Telethon was a smashing success. The Boston Red Sox, the Jimmy Fund, NESN and WEEI announced Tuesday that the 36-hour event raised more than $3.3 million for adult and pediatric cancer care and research at the Dana...
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September 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Will Middlebrooks Exits Red Sox’s Game Against Orioles Due To Illness

BOSTON — There’s clearly something going around the Red Sox’s clubhouse. Will Middlebrooks left Tuesday’s game against the Baltimore Orioles at Fenway Park before the start of the sixth inning due to illness, according to the Red Sox. Middlebrooks, who was replaced by Carlos Rivero at third base, is the third Boston player to battle illness in recent days. Mike Napoli left...
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Youth Football Coach Attacked With Brass Knuckles; Wife Fires Gun To Defend Him

WICHITA, Kan. — Police say an argument between parents and a coach at a junior football league practice in Kansas escalated into a fight involving gunfire. Police say one man complained that his son was not getting enough playing time during Monday evening’s practice at Linwood Park in Wichita. Then six men surrounded the coach and started punching him. Police say one of the...
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September 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Utah Football Team Gets Overly Excited About New White Helmets (Video)

It’s cool to get new uniforms, but perhaps no one will ever get more excited about it than Utah’s football team. The Utes unveiled their latest uniform change Monday, and it was the addition of white helmets, which the team hasn’t worn since the 1970s. The helmets look exactly like the previous ones, except, well, they’re white. Nevertheless, the players lost their minds...
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September 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox Facing ‘Key Time’ In Evaluating Club’s Young Starting Pitchers

BOSTON — Open auditions continue for the Red Sox. The Red Sox’s 2015 starting rotation could look significantly different than the one being used by Boston over the final few weeks of the 2014 season. That reality doesn’t detract from the importance of the current evaluation period. “This is a completely different environment than spring training. This is the best gauge that...
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September 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Rusney Castillo Looking To Help PawSox Win Governors’ Cup (Video)

The Pawtucket Red Sox have their eyes on the International League Governors’ Cup, but some of their biggest weapons are playing with the big league Sox in Boston. However, they added some pop to the lineup Tuesday. Outfielder Rusney Castillo joined the PawSox for their first Governors’ Cup final game against the Tampa Bay Rays affiliate Durham Bulls. He’s slated to remain...
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September 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Andrew Miller Open To Rejoining Red Sox In Free Agency For Right Deal

Andrew Miller is sitting on a winning lottery ticket. The left-hander has every right to cash it in this offseason. Miller, who was traded from the Boston Red Sox to the Baltimore Orioles for pitching prospect Eduardo Rodriguez before the Major League Baseball non-waiver trade deadline, has enjoyed a career year with free agency looming. While the 29-year-old is open to returning...
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September 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Ben Cherington: Red Sox Will Assure Dustin Pedroia Is Ready For 2015 (Video)

Looking toward 2015 has been a running theme throughout the Boston Red Sox’s 2014 season, and that will certainly apply to Dustin Pedroia’s latest injury. General manager Ben Cherington said Tuesday that the Red Sox will keep next year in mind when deciding whether to shut Pedroia down with a left wrist injury, even if the scrappy second baseman wants to play. “We just have...
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September 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Roger Goodell: NFL never got 'opportunity' to see Rice video

Roger Goodell is sticking to the NFL’s story. Speaking publicly for the first time since he suspended Ray Rice indefinitely, the NFL commissioner reiterated the league’s claim that they hadn’t seen the elevator video of Rice punching his then-fiancée in the face. “We had not seen any video tape of what occurred in the elevator,” Goodell told “CBS This Morning” co...
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September 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox Show Promise For Future With Young Rookies (Video)

Red Sox fans are likely already looking to the future as their hometown team sits in last place in the American League East, and luckily for them, the future for Boston looks bright. Mookie Betts and Xander Bogaerts have been making waves in the bigs this season, and NESN Nation’s Alison Smith has more in the video above on how they are contributing to the team.Filed under: Boston...
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September 09, 2014  |  Discuss
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