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Claude Julien to Coach Winthrop Squirt Team to Benefit Boston Bruins Foundation

Throughout most of October, Bruins fans could buy raffle tickets to have head coach Claude Julien manage a youth team for a day, and the winner has been announced. The contest ended on Oct. 22 -- all proceeds from the $5 tickets will go to benefit the Boston Bruins Foundation -- and the Winthrop Squirt B youth team of Valley Hockey League's Squirt North American...
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October 24, 2012  |  Discuss

Celtics Are Favorites in Atlantic Division for NBA Title, Nets, Knicks Also in Contention

The competition in the Atlantic Division could be the most intriguing in the Eastern Conference, as there are four teams in the running for the title. The Philadelphia 76ers and Brooklyn Nets were two of the most active teams in the offseason and should be improved. Meanwhile, the Boston Celtics added depth, while the New York Knicks boosted their roster too. The...
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October 24, 2012  |  Discuss

Buckeyes Marching Band Goes 'Back to the Future' in Bizarre Halftime Show (Video)

As if a marching-band halftime show wasn't enough to keep a crown engaged, apparently they need a narrative now, too. Okay, we get it, Michigan had a pretty successful run against the Buckeyes in the '90s. So the Ohio State University Marching Band took a, let's just say interesting way of illustrating that point. On Sunday, (during a game against Michigan...
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October 24, 2012  |  Discuss

Four-Year-Old Cardinals Fan Cries Over St. Louis' NLCS Defeat (Video)

Cats and kids. Those are the two subjects the Internet has provided infinite videos of. Well, one Cardinals-fan family recently put their four-year-old to bed during the fifth inning of Game 7 of the NLCS, and, suffice to say, the child was not pleased that his team was down 7-0 in an eventual 9-0 loss to the Giants, eliminating them from the postseason. Luckily one of the parents...
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October 24, 2012  |  Discuss

Report: Kris Joseph Earns Celtics' 15th, Final Roster Spot for 2012-13 Season

The Boston Celtics' roster is complete. According to DJ Bean of WEEI.com, forward Kris Joseph has earned the 15th roster spot for the Celtics. The 6-foot-7 rookie has averaged 10.8 minutes, 4.6 points and 1.9 rebounds per game in eight preseason games. Boston selected Joseph in the second round of the 2012 NBA daft with the 51st overall pick. The former Syracuse...
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October 24, 2012  |  Discuss

Islanders Officially Moving From Long Island to Brooklyn for 2015-16 Season

Starting in 2015, Brooklyn will be the home to two major sports franchises. The Islanders are moving to Brooklyn after their lease at the Nassau Coliseum expires following the 2014-15 season. The former Long Island-based team has agreed to play at the Barclays Center for 25 years, starting in 2015 where they'll share a home with the new Brooklyn Nets. Unlike...
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October 24, 2012  |  Discuss

Doc Rivers Recalls Ben Wilson's Murder Stirring Anger, Sadness in Chicago (Video)

WALTHAM, Mass. -- One of the first things Doc Rivers remembers about Ben Wilson's death is the anger. Wilson was only 17 years old and the first high school player in Chicago history to be ranked No. 1 in the nation when he was gunned down outside a convenience store in 1984. As a combo guard nicknamed "Magic Johnson with a jump shot," Wilson was supposed to have...
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October 24, 2012  |  Discuss

Vote: Will Bobby Valentine or Ozzie Guillen Get an MLB Managerial Job First?

It's a new managerial era in Major League Baseball. With the dismissals of Bobby Valentine and Ozzie Guillen from the Red Sox and Marlins, respectively, there's an undeniable trend in the sport in terms of hiring managers. No longer are the Billy Martin-like, outspoken and thoroughly controversial skipper en vogue. Rather, there's a clear movement towards "players...
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October 24, 2012  |  Discuss

Devin McCourty Leaning on Patrick Chung, Steve Gregory in Embracing Transition to Safety

Devin McCourty may not be the shutdown cornerback many anticipated after a Pro Bowl rookie season. But he's still a damn good defensive back. McCourty was forced back into the safety role in the Patriots' secondary on Sunday, a position played at times toward the end of the 2011 season. But even with some prior knowledge, McCourty is still very inexperienced...
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October 24, 2012  |  Discuss

Report: 2016 Copa America to Be Held in United States, Include U.S.A, Mexico, Other CONCACAF Teams

Lionel Messi, Neymar, Radamel Falcao and other leading lights of South American soccer will play meaningful games on United States soil. Copa America, the international soccer tournament tournament which crowns South America's champion, will be held in the U.S. in 2016, according to ESPN's Jorge Ramos. CONFIRMADO - Copa America 2016 en Estadios Unidos con 6 equipos de #CONCACAF...
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October 24, 2012  |  Discuss

Rajon Rondo, Doc Rivers 'Just Going to Let Ray Keep Talking'

WALTHAM, Mass. -- Ray Allen has been busy this week filling in the members of the Miami media about what went down behind the scenes -- in his view, anyway -- during his time with the Celtics. The new member of the Heat told reporters that the Celtics put him in a position where "we had to move" and that they used him mainly as a "decoy" toward the end of...
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October 24, 2012  |  Discuss

Richard Sherman Changes Name to 'Optimus Prime' on Twitter in Preparation to Cover 'Megatron' Calvin Johnson

Richard Sherman is quickly becoming one of the brashest young players in the league. Two weeks ago, the Seahawks' second-year cornerback made headlines after taunting Tom Brady following Seattle's last-minute win over New England. Now, the Stanford product is turning his attention to one of the best wide receivers in the league. Sherman changed his name...
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October 24, 2012  |  Discuss

Jose Enrique Excited by Liverpool's New Style of Play, Fit-Again Fullback Sees Spanish Influence

Jose Enrique says Liverpool's performances so far this season have deserved better reward, as the Spanish defender prepares to complete a full recovery from injury. A niggling knee problem has restricted Enrique to six appearances during the current campaign, with teammate Glen Johnson switching across to left-back in his absence. But a watching brief has given...
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October 24, 2012  |  Discuss

Visanthe Shiancoe Excited About Return to Practice Field, Ready to Contribute for Patriots

Visanthe Shiancoe hadn't stepped onto the football field for the Patriots this season. That changed Tuesday afternoon. The 32-year-old tight end has been on short-term injured reserved with an undisclosed injury since the Patriots first signed him back on Sept. 5. But on Tuesday, the nine-year veteran finally returned the practice field, and he couldn't...
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October 24, 2012  |  Discuss

Brandon Lloyd Intrigued by 'Pageantry' of Playing in London, But Will See Sights in His Own Time (Video)

Brandon Lloyd has been to London once before, and just like last time, this weekend will be all about business. Lloyd tore up the field at Wembley Stadium during his first trip across the pond two years ago. He caught seven passes for 169 yards and a touchdown as his then Broncos fell 24-16 to the 49ers. Lloyd is hoping for similar success this time around, especially after such...
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October 24, 2012  |  Discuss

Rex Ryan Says He Wants Apology From Reggie Bush

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- Rex Ryan already said he's sorry. He thinks it's about time Reggie Bush did, too. The New York Jets coach is still bothered by the Miami Dolphins running back's comments a few weeks ago that Darrelle Revis' season-ending knee injury was a case of "what goes around comes around." Ryan drew the ire of the Dolphins star...
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October 24, 2012  |  Discuss

Northeastern's Trip to Canada Already Paying Big Dividends in Terms of Camaraderie (Video)

Northeastern's season opener is just over two weeks away, but the team chemistry is already apparent. A big reason for the camaraderie is the team's recent trip to Canada. The Huskies went north of the border to hone their skills, but the eight-day tour also brought the squad closer together. In fact, fans have a chance to witness the team bonding via Northeastern...
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October 24, 2012  |  Discuss

Miguel Cabrera Will Be Ready for World Series to Start While Islanders, Patriots Prepare for Big Moves (Video)

The Detroit Tigers and San Francisco Giants will be kicking off Game 1 of the World Series on Wednesday night, and for Detroit it will mark their first meaningful game in a week. Some fans might be worried that the Tigers won't be ready after their long layoff, but NESN Nation's Dan Duquette isn't one of them. In fact, he's pretty sure that Miguel Cabrera and Prince...
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October 24, 2012  |  Discuss

Red Sox Expected to Employ 'Aggressive Style' From Base Running to Pitching

BOSTON –– John Farrell isn't afraid of the tough conversations. As manager of the Blue Jays, he was willing to challenge legendary shortstop Omar Vizquel's assessment of his managerial style. Farrell hopes that aggressive personality will continue to translate onto the field. "I do know this -- an aggressive style is what we want, and that takes...
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October 24, 2012  |  Discuss

John Farrell Given Freedom as He Builds Staff, Says He'll Consider Current Red Sox Coaches

BOSTON -- John Farrell wants to bring stability to the Red Sox, and that starts with the coaching staff. While Farrell has reportedly brought Torey Lovullo from Toronto to become his bench coach, he said he's still discussing the rest of the team's coaching vacancies with Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington. "I wouldn't say we're really...
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October 24, 2012  |  Discuss

Bobby Valentine's Comments About David Ortiz Shocking, Especially Given Veteran's Leadership and Support (Podcast)

The Red Sox were busy introducing the new man in charge on Tuesday. Meanwhile, John Farrell's predecessor was making headlines of his own. Shortly after the Sox introduced Farrell as the team's new manager, former Boston skipper Bobby Valentine sat down with NBC Sports Network's Bob Costas for his first sit-down interview since leaving the club earlier...
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October 24, 2012  |  Discuss

Officials to Use Pink Penalty Flags in Jets-Dolphins Game to Support Breast Cancer Awareness (Photo)

The NFL will put the finishing touches on a month-long effort to raise awareness for breast cancer this weekend, and they'll do so with one more tribute. On-field officials in this Sunday's game between the Jets and Dolphins will use pink penalty flags instead of the traditional yellow, according to league PR representative Brian McCarthy via Twitter. According...
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October 24, 2012  |  Discuss

Carlton Fisk Arrested on Suspicion of DUI After Being Found Asleep Behind the Wheel in Cornfield

NEW LENOX, Ill. -- Hall of Fame catcher Carlton Fisk faces charges of driving under the influence and other misdemeanors after being found asleep in his pickup truck in a cornfield, police in suburban Chicago said Tuesday. New Lenox Deputy Chief Robert Pawlisz said officers found Fisk, 64, behind the wheel late Monday with an open bottle of vodka on the truck's...
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October 24, 2012  |  Discuss

Red Sox Not Ready to Commit to Jose Iglesias, Could Go Out of Organization to Fill Shortstop Void

Editor's note: Didier Morais will review each position for the Red Sox for the 2013 season. Before the Red Sox hired manager John Farrell, the team's shortstop situation was already an uncertainty. Mike Aviles, Jose Iglesias and possibly Pedro Ciriaco were considered the candidates for the Opening Day gig. But as soon as the Red Sox traded Aviles to the Blue Jays as compensation...
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October 24, 2012  |  Discuss
NO CLASS

Professor's taunt motivated Rodgers

The reigning NFL MVP says a college professor laughing at his chances of making it to the NFL put a chip on his shoulder that helped him become who he is today. 

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October 24, 2012  |  Discuss
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