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Marcus Smart Ready To ‘Put In Work’ With Celtics’ Summer League Team

WALTHAM, Mass. — The last week or so — or everything since Oklahoma State’s season ended in March, actually — has not been about basketball for Marcus Smart. Not really. Smart has had a basketball either in his hands and on his mind plenty, to be sure. His body and his game were analyzed inside and out during the pre-draft process, to the extent every measurable element of...
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July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Shawn Thornton, Panthers Agree On Reported Two-Year, $2.4M Contract

Shawn Thornton has found a new home. The former Boston Bruins enforcer agreed to terms on a contract with the Florida Panthers on Tuesday, the first day of NHL free agency. Thornton’s contract will be a two-year deal worth a total of $2.4 million, according to Hockey Night in Canada’s Elliotte Friedman. Thornton, a fan favorite during his seven years in Boston, played 64 games...
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July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Belgian Prime Minister Challenges Barack Obama To World Cup Beer Bet

Belgian prime minister Elio Di Rupo is a vocal supporter of the Red Devils and will be passionately rooting for his country to defeat Team USA in the Round of 16 at the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Di Rupo took to Twitter prior to Tuesday’s tilt between Belgium and the United States and asked president Barack Obama if he’d be willing to bet some beers over the game. Hey @BarackObama...
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July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Ryan Miller, Canucks Agree On 3-Year Free-Agent Contract

The Vancouver Canucks want to make the playoffs next season, and they took a huge step toward accomplishing that goal by signing veteran goaltender Ryan Miller to a three-year contract on the first day of NHL free agency Tuesday. Ryan Miller's deal with VAN is three years with an AAV of $6M.— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) July 01, 2014 The Canucks once had the best goalie tandem...
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Serena Williams Withdraws From Doubles Match After Appearing Disoriented (GIFs)

Serena Williams was forced to pull out of her Wimbledon doubles match with sister Venus Williams after just three games on Tuesday after appearing disoriented on court. The world No. 1 looked off during warmups, as she struggled to catch balls thrown to her, hit balls to her desired target and she also had trouble picking them up from the ground, as well. After the odd warmup,...
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July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Paul Stastny, Blues Agree On 4-Year, $28 Million Free-Agent Contract

The St. Louis Blues addressed their No. 1 offseason need by signing veteran center Paul Stastny to a four-year, $28 million contract when NHL free agency opened Tuesday. Paul is the third Stastny that will play for the Blues. His father, Peter, and brother Yan have already donned the Blue Note. #stlblues— St. Louis Blues (@StLouisBlues) July 01, 2014 TSN’s Pierre LeBrun was the...
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2014 NHL Free Agency: NHL Releases Full List Of 2014 Free Agents

The 2014 NHL free agent period has officially begun. The NHL kicked off this year’s free agency at noon on Tuesday by releasing a full list of players who are free agents this offseason. The list is divided into three groups — Group 2 (restricted free agents), Group 3 (unrestricted free agents) and Group 6 (players who are unrestricted free agents after not receiving a qualifying...
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Report: Former Bruins Goalie Chad Johnson, Islanders Agree On Two-Year Contract

Chad Johnson was not re-signed by the Boston Bruins after the 2013-14 season, and it didn’t take him long to find a new home when NHL free agency began Tuesday. The veteran goalie has agreed to a two-year contract with the New York Islanders, per Arthur Staple of Newsday. The Boston Globe’s Amalie Benjamin reported the terms of the deal: Terms for Chad Johnson with Islanders...
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July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Mike Tyson Delivers Rousing Pump-Up Speech To Team USA (Video)

Mike Tyson has World Cup fever. Or, more specifically, he has Team USA fever. FOX Sports caught up with Iron Mike on Tuesday ahead of the U.S. men’s national team’s Round of 16 matchup with Belgium and asked the former heavyweight champ to deliver some words of encouragement to his soccer-playing countrymen. Here’s what Tyson came up with: Wait, what was that part about...
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Texas Tech Cheerleader Hunts Lions, Elephants In Africa (Photos)

Kendall Jones is a 19-year old cheerleader at Texas Tech University. Sounds like your typical all-American girl, right? Except she’s not. When Jones isn’t cheering for the Red Raiders, she’s hunting big game in Africa. Lions, elephants, hippos — you name it. While she might be great at her hobby, not everyone is impressed with her pastime. Jones has posted pictures of herself...
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Sixth Annual Joe Andruzzi & Friends Golf Tournament Raises Over $250K

New England pro athletes and celebrities teed off to raise money for cancer patients and their families at Pinehills Golf Club (Plymouth, Mass.) on Monday, June 30 for the Sixth Annual Joe Andruzzi & Friends Golf Tournament. Hosted by three-time Super Bowl Champion and cancer survivor Joe Andruzzi, his wife Jen Andruzzi, executive director of the Joe Andruzzi Foundation (JAF...
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Report: Christian Ehrhoff, Penguins Agree On 1-Year, $4 Million Contract

The Pittsburgh Penguins have significantly upgraded their blue line by coming to terms with free-agent defenseman Christian Ehrhoff on a one-year deal worth $4 million, per TSN’s Bob McKenzie. Christian Ehrhoff has agreed to terms on a one-year deal at $4M with PIT. #TSN #FAF— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) July 01, 2014 The Penguins likely will lose veteran defensemen Matt Niskanen...
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Red Sox Announce Signings Of 11 Picks From 2014 MLB Draft

The Boston Red Sox announced Tuesday the signings of 11 players selected in the 2014 first-year player draft. The list of newly signed draftees signed includes four pitchers, three catchers, two outfielders and two infielders: Reed Reilly, RHP (seventh round) Ben Moore, C (eighth round) Cole Sturgeon, OF (10th round) Jordan Procyshen, C (14th round) Trenton Kemp, CF (15th round...
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232 Kids With Cancer Chant ‘I Believe That We Will Win’ For USMNT (Video)

Just in case you weren’t already buying into the “I believe that we can win” mantra that has become synonymous with the United States men’s soccer team, a group of young kids battling cancer will undoubtedly convince you to believe. A group of 232 American children at Camp Sunshine, a summer camp for kids with cancer based in Atlanta, have joined the rest of the nation in...
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July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Maria Sharapova Suffers Upset In Fourth Round At 2014 Wimbledon

LONDON — Five-time major champion Maria Sharapova bowed out in the fourth round at Wimbledon on Tuesday, losing 7-6 (4), 4-6, 6-4 to Angelique Kerber of Germany. Sharapova, the 2004 Wimbledon champion, had lost only seven games in her three previous matches at the All England Club this year. She saved six match points against Kerber, but on the seventh sent a backhand long. The...
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July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Brazil’s Magical World Cup Atmosphere Full Of Passion, Patriotism

Editor’s Note: NESN.com’s Nate Waters was in Brazil for two weeks for the 2014 FIFA World Cup. In his last blog, Nate shares what it was like to see soccer’s biggest tournament from a Brazilian perspective. Great soccer players say that when their feet cross the line, they jog onto the freshly cut grass and glance down at the name on their chest. Nothing else in the world...
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July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Chilean Striker Immortalizes World Cup Miss With Back Tattoo (Photos)

Chile came mere inches away Saturday from pulling off the upset of the 2014 World Cup. Or, in the words of Maurico Pinilla, “one centimeter from glory.” Chile and host nation — and tournament favorite — Brazil were tied 1-1 in the 119th minute of their Round of 16 matchup when a rocket from Pinilla, a Chilean substitute, beat the Brazilian keeper but rang off the crossbar...
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July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Argentina-Switzerland 2014 World Cup Live: Scores, Highlights, Analysis

Pregame: Here are the lineups: 11:30 a.m. ET: The Round of 16 of the 2014 FIFA World Cup continues on Tuesday when Argentina and Switzerland face off for a place in the quarterfinals. Argentina is one of the favorites to win the World Cup. It reached the knockout rounds of the competition by finishing first in Group F. Argentina defeated Bosnia-Herzegovina, Iran and Nigeria...
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July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Former Bills QB Kevin Kolb Arrested For Boating While Drunk In Texas

Things have gone from bad to worse for Kevin Kolb. After a serious concussion led to his eventual release from the Buffalo Bills, Kolb made headlines Saturday when he was arrested for boating while drunk in Texas. The quarterback spent close to 12 hours in jail before being released on a personal recognizance bond. The arrest is the latest in a string of bad luck for the former Arizona...
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Blue Jays to wear special red jerseys to celebrate Canada Day

Tuesday will likely be marked by countless displays of American pride, as Team USA takes on Belgium in the Round of 16 at the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Don’t try telling that to our friendly neighbors to the north. July 1 also happens to be Canada Day, which means that Americans won’t be the only ones in North America showing off their patriotic spirit as Canadians celebrate the...
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July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Darrelle Revis: Winning Super Bowl Was No. 1 Priority In Free Agency (Video)

Darrelle Revis unquestionably is one of the best cornerbacks in the NFL, but he hasn’t been able to turn his individual success into team glory yet. That was Revis’ prime concern as he entered free agency for the second time during his seven-year NFL career. Revis signed a one-year, $12 million contract this offseason to win a Super Bowl with the New England Patriots. “I think...
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Report: Ottawa Senators Trade Jason Spezza To Dallas Stars

NHL free agency begins on Tuesday, but it was a blockbuster trade that was the day’s first big move. The Ottawa Senators traded center Jason Spezza to the Dallas Stars on Tuesday morning, according to multiple reports.The Dallas Morning News’ Mike Heika reported that Alex Chiasson, Nick Paul, Alex Guptill and a 2015 second-round pick will head back to Ottawa in exchange for...
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July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Aaron Hernandez Featured In 2014 Florida Gators Wall Calendar (Photo)

Florida Gators fans who own the football team’s wall calendar for 2014 are about to get a surprise on Tuesday when they turn the page from June to July. That’s because former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez is Mr. July. @CutlerRidgeLAZ Check out this huge whoops from the UF marketing department: pic.twitter.com/iveDlTT3ud — Jimi Kunkel (@JimiKunkel) June 30...
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July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: LeBron James, Big Three Will Give Pat Riley Time To Improve Heat

Perhaps no NBA team has more work to do this offseason than the Miami Heat — a strange concept for a squad that has reached the Finals four years running. The decision by LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh (as well as Udonis Haslem) to opt out of their contracts left the Heat’s roster completely gutted when free agency opened Tuesday. How gutted? Norris Cole is the lone...
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July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Rajai Davis Hits Walk-Off Grand Slam To Hand A’s Stunning Loss (Video)

The Oakland Athletics seemed poised to earn their major league-best 52nd victory when they took a comfortable 4-1 lead into the ninth inning against the Detroit Tigers on Monday night. Rajai Davis changed all that with one swing of the bat. In one of the most dramatic plays possible on a baseball diamond, Davis came up with the bases loaded and one out and lifted a pitch from A...
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July 01, 2014  |  Discuss
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