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Steven Wright, Not Joe Kelly, To Start Saturday For Red Sox Vs. Yankees

This embed is invalid" /> PHILADELPHIA — Saturday’s forecast in the Bronx calls for knuckleballs. Steven Wright will start for the Boston Red Sox on Saturday against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium, manager John Farrell said before Wednesday’s game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. Joe Kelly, who was the other candidate...
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Isaiah Thomas Keen On Catching Mayweather-Pacquiao, Even If During Playoffs

Isaiah Thomas already knows exactly where he’ll be the night of May 2. Unless his Boston Celtics have a playoff game in that exact night, the point guard will be in Las Vegas supporting his good friend, Floyd Mayweather, as Mayweather steps into the ring against Manny Pacquiao in the most highly anticipated boxing match in years. “If I can make it, I’m there,” Thomas told...
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Jack Nicklaus calls shot, sinks hole-in-one at Masters Par 3

By Pat Bradley As if you needed another reason to love Jack Nicklaus. The Golden Bear appeared Wednesday on ESPN’s “SportsCenter” with Scott Van Pelt before competing in the Masters’ annual Par 3 Contest. As he signed off, Nicklaus tipped off Van Pelt that he might put on a show. “Maybe a hole-in-one,” the 75-year-old golf legend suggested. Van Pelt replied that he’d...
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Philippe Coutinho Arrows LFC Past Blackburn Into FA Cup Semis (Video)

Philippe Coutinho’s latest magic trick might have saved Liverpool’s season. Coutinho scored a well-taken goal Wednesday in Liverpool’s 1-0 win over Blackburn Rovers in the FA Cup quarterfinals. Coutinho cracked Blackburn’s code at the right time, as Liverpool avoided an upset and booked a trip to Wembley Stadium where it will take on Aston Villa in the semifinals on April...
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Patriots Mock Draft: Patriots Address Cornerback Need In First Round

The New England Patriots might have to take a calculated risk in the first round of the 2015 NFL draft. If the Patriots take a defensive tackle, then they could miss out on one of the top cornerback prospects, all of whom seem to be rising up draft boards. A player like UConn’s Byron Jones might have fallen to the Patriots in the second round, but then he destroyed the combine...
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Mike Napoli Starts At First, As David Ortiz Sits For Red Sox Vs. Phillies

An early-season interleague series is allowing David Ortiz a little break just as the season is starting. Ortiz got the start at first base on Opening Day for the Boston Red Sox, but he’ll sit to start game No. 2 on Wednesday night against the Philadelphia Phillies. Ortiz actually gets two days off as the teams had an off day Tuesday. With Ortiz out of the lineup, Mike Napoli gets...
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Watch The Masters Par 3 Challenge Online (Live Stream)

Masters week is in full swing, and while the first round isn’t set to begin until Thursday morning, Wednesday presents a different challenge for the players. The Par 3 Contest at Augusta National teed off at noon ET, and golf fans who can’t wait for the tournament can see the tournament live online starting at 3 p.m. Once again, the Masters is providing a live stream of the event...
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Revisiting Boston’s Strength, Resiliency Following Marathon Tragedy (Photos)

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was found guilty Wednesday on all 30 counts in relation to the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, closing the latest chapter in one of the biggest stories in Boston history. The verdict was handed inside federal court and Tsarnaev will await sentencing. Regardless, it’s at least some closure for the victims and families affected by the actions of the 21-year-old and...
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Joao Teixeira To Chase LFC ‘Dream’ In 2015-16 Following Brighton Loan Success

Joao Carlos Teixeira almost already has completed part one of his master plan for his Liverpool career and he almost has finished part two. Teixeira will try to check off part three, the fufillment of his dream, next season. Teixeira told the Guardian on Tuesday he has grown as a player this season while on loan from Liverpool at Brighton Hove & Albian...
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Dzhokhar Tsarnaev found guilty in Boston Marathon bombing

After two days and over 11 hours of deliberation, the jury has found Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev guilty of capital offenses Wednesday. Tsarnaev, 21, faced 30 charges, 17 of which carried the possibility of the death penalty, for his role in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing. Three people were killed and more than 200 injured by the blasts set near the finish...
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Aaron Hernandez Trial Jurors Receive List Of 439 Exhibits During Deliberations

FALL RIVER, Mass. — Jurors in the murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez have received a list of the 439 exhibits they have to sift through as they decide whether to convict him in the shooting death of another man. The 12-member jury sent a note Wednesday morning during its first full day of deliberations asking for the list...
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DraftKings: Compete Against Tom Caron For Chance To Win Red Sox Tickets

Baseball is back, and life is good again. Life would be better with some Patriots’ Day Boston Red Sox tickets in your hands, though, and that possibility could become a reality thanks to DraftKings. Opening Day has come and gone, but the fantasy baseball fun with Tom Caron is just beginning. DraftKings offers one-day fantasy baseball games, allowing users to set a new lineup...
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Eric Berry’s Brother Says Safety ‘Doing Really Good’ With Cancer Treatments

Eric Berry’s brother has some good news about the Kansas City Chiefs safety’s cancer treatments. Berry was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma in December after doctors found a mass in his chest. But younger brother Evan, who’s a defensive back at Berry’s alma mater Tennessee, said everything has been going smoothly. “He’s doing really good...
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Report: Aqib Talib investigated for aggravated assault

By Mike Cole Aqib Talib looks to be in trouble with the law. The Denver Broncos cornerback is being investigated, along with his brother, for a possible aggravated assault charge, WFAA in Dallas reported Wednesday. Talib and his brother weren’t arrested but Dallas Police Department sources told WFAA the two men were questioned at the scene. They were then allowed to leave, but...
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Sebastian Kehl Strikes Dortmund Into German Cup Semis With Volley (GIF)

Sebastian Kehl doesn’t score very often, but when he does … wow. Kehl scored one of the 2014-15 season’s best goals Tuesday in a DFB-Pokal (German Cup) quarterfinal game between Borussia Dortmund and Hoffenheim. Kehl’s extra-time volley helped Dortmund earn a 3-2 win, book its place in the semifinals and further salvage a season that looked like a lost one just three months...
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Ras-I Dowling Among Biggest Patriots Draft Busts Of Bill Belichick Era

New England Patriots fans have every right to be scared heading into the 2015 NFL draft. Cornerback and wide receiver rank as two of the Patriots’ biggest needs, and head coach Bill Belichick doesn’t exactly have the greatest track record of drafting those two positions. Wide receivers and cornerbacks kept popping up as NESN.com compiled the list of biggest Patriots draft...
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Police: NBA’s Morris Twins Assaulted Man For ‘Inappropriate’ Texts To Mom

Markieff Morris and Marcus Morris, both of the Phoenix Suns, are under investigation by police for their role in an alleged assault on an acquaintance, AZcentral reports. The Morris twins allegedly took part in committing felony aggravated assault on Erik Hood, a former mentor of the twins from Philadelphia, for sending “inappropriate” text messages...
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Patrice Bergeron, Tuukka Rask Showcase Jaw-Dropping Skills In GoPro Video

You might already know this, but NHL players are good at what they do. Like really, really good. A series of videos produced by the folks who make GoPro cameras has furthered reinforced the aforementioned notion, as the cameras have been placed on various NHL players to give an up-close-and-personal looks at their ridiculous skills. Most recently, GoPro released a video featuring...
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Bruins-Capitals Preview: Goalie Showdown Expected In Washington

The Boston Bruins still control their own destiny in the Eastern Conference playoff race, but they don’t have any easy matchups in their three remaining regular-season games. The first challenge is Wednesday night against the Washington Capitals, an opponent with two wins by a combined score of 6-0 in two previous meetings with Boston this season. “This is a good time of the...
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Clippers’ Eric Bledsoe Ejected After Getting Call In His Favor (Video)

A weird thing happened Tuesday night in Atlanta. Phoenix Suns guard Eric Bledsoe was ejected midway through the third quarter against the Hawks after arguing with a referee. That’s nothing unusual, really, but it’s the nature of the play that was a bit bizarre. Bledsoe’s’ tantrum actually came after the Hawks were whistled for a foul as he attempted to carry the ball up the...
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Bruins Must Solve Capitals Goalie Braden Holtby To Improve Playoff Positon

The Boston Bruins enter Wednesday night’s road game against the Washington Capitals in almost a must-win situation. They are tied with the Ottawa Senators in the Eastern Conference wild-card playoff race with 95 points and this is Boston’s game in hand over Ottawa. Making matters more difficult for Boston is Wednesday’s opposing goaltender. Capitals netminder Braden Holtby...
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Celtics Podcast: LeBron James, Cavs Would Be Boston’s Reward If No. 7 Seed

As the NBA season comes to a close, the Boston Celtics are in prime position to reach the playoffs, as they control their own destiny. NESN.com Celtics beat writer Zack Cox joined with NESN.com’s Ashley Allen to discuss Jared Sullinger’s miraculous return from a broken foot, as well as look at the Celtics playoff chances. Also, NESN.com’s Ben Watanabe talks to Bobby Skoff...
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Report: Wes Welker Hosted By Dolphins On Free-Agent Visit

Wes Welker reportedly could move from one New England Patriots rival to another. The Miami Dolphins are hosting Welker on a free-agent visit Wednesday, the Palm Beach Post’s Andrew Abramson reported. Welker went undrafted out of Texas Tech in 2004 and was signed by the San Diego Chargers. He was cut shortly after training camp and scooped up by the Dolphins, where he played for...
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Patriots’ NFL Draft Fits: Devin Smith, Tyler Lockett Among Best Receivers

For the umpteenth offseason in a row, the New England Patriots need a wide receiver. Perhaps the 10th time will be the charm for the Patriots, who haven’t hit on a college wide receiver (a convenient way to exclude Julian Edelman, who really shouldn’t count since there was no film of him catching passes to study) since drafting Deion Branch and David Givens in the 2002 NFL draft...
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One Direction’s Niall Horan To Caddy For Rory McIlroy In Par 3 Contest

For the first time ever, Rory McIlroy’s caddy might outshine the world No.1  golfer. In a move that will make teenage girls actually want to tune into golf, McIlroy has chosen fellow Northern Irishman and One Direction member Niall Horan as his caddy for the Masters Par 3 Contest on Wednesday. Tennis star Caroline Wozniacki caddied for McIlroy last season, but one messy breakup...
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