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Jason Terry, Courtney Lee Vow to End Scoring Woes for Celtics Bench

WALTHAM, Mass. -- Jason Terry does not come across as one for statistics. The 35-year-old combo guard seems to be more into counting game-turning 3-pointers and making bold boasts with his body ink. The former Sixth Man of the Year recently saw one stat he took seriously, though. A week before opening his first training camp with the Boston Celtics, Terry was told exactly how many...
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September 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Brandon Bolden's Emergence Provides Patriots With Long Desired Running Game

When Stevan Ridley busted out for 125 yards in a Week 1 win in Tennessee, the Patriots long-standing running back problem seemed to be solved. Now, there appears to be another legitimate back in New England's stable. Brandon Bolden, an undrafted rookie out of Mississippi, exploded onto the scene with an aggressive running style and quick bursts on the outside that paved the way...
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Doc Rivers Thinks Taking Flopping Calls Out of Officials' Hands Is Good Move

WALTHAM, Mass. -- As a member of the NBA's competition committee, Doc Rivers presumably is still working on passing a rule that stipulates the Celtics start every game with 10 free points. In the meantime, he has helped address an issue that is of even more importance to the league at large. Players exaggerating contact in an attempt to draw fouls -- otherwise known as "...
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Europeans Come Back From Six Point Deficit to Shock Americans to Retain Ryder Cup (Video)

MEDINAH, Ill. - Europe has retained the Ryder Cup, completing an improbable comeback from a 4-point deficit. Martin Kaymer delivered the crucial 14th point with a 1-up victory over Steve Stricker. When Kaymer rolled in the 6-foot putt to clinch the match Sunday, he threw up his arms in triumph and shook his fists. His teammates, surrounding the green, roared and grabbed anyone within...
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Zach Stewart's Rough Outing Results in Red Sox Reaching 90-Loss Plateau

Editor's note: NESN.com is going to tell the story of the 2012 Red Sox in Bobby Valentine's words. Each game day, we will select a Valentine quote that sums up the day for the Red Sox. For the first time since 1966, the Red Sox have tallied a 90-loss season. It's the fourth time in the last 80 years that Boston has reached the plateau. And on Sunday afternoon, the Red...
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Jerry Remy Serves as Translator for Wally the Green Monster, Can't Figure Out Favorite Color (Video)

Out of all of the colors in the rainbow, what do you think Wally the Green Monster's favorite is? Figuring out that answer was one of the tough tasks for Jerry Remy on Red Sox Small Talk as he translated responses from Wally the Green Monster. Being green, it would make sense that it'd be his favorite color, but not so fast. Is it that Wally doesn't like green or that...
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Washington Upset Over No. 8 Stanford Proves Pac 12's Stance as Power Conference

When it comes to college football, the Big 10 and SEC get most of the publicity for being the country's power conferences but if you like staying up late, the Pac 12 has been getting it done and is a lot deeper than in past years. Everyone knows about Oregon. Chip Kelly and the "blur" offense have been in the national spotlight for years and the Ducks probably would...
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Vote: Which of Tom Brady's Weapons Had the Most Impressive Performance in the Patriots' Win Over the Bills?

The Patriots' offense put on a second-half clinic on Sunday, lead by Tom Brady. Brady wasn't without help though, getting great performances from Rob Gronkowski, Wes Welker and running backs Brandon Bolden and Stevan Ridley. Gronkowski made a great catch on a rarely competed deep ball from Brady, but struggled for the remainder of the first half, letting a couple passes bounce...
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Alex Morgan Goes Easy on Conan O'Brien, Still Trounces Him 'Just Dance 4' (Video)

Alex Morgan tried to be a good winner, but Conan O'Brien made it difficult. The soccer star and the comedian squared off last week in a game of Just Dance 4, and the result was predictably hillarious. Morgan appeared as a guest on O'Brien's show during a "Clueless Gamer" segment, where he reviews video games despite not having an interest in them. Olympic gold...
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Zach Stewart Struggles in Start, Orioles Inch Closer to Playoff Berth with Sweep of Sox (Video)

The Red Sox reached another milestone on Sunday afternoon. However, in a year of disappointments, this milestone was once again a negative one. For the first time since 1966, Boston reached the 90-loss plateau, with a 6-3 defeat at the hands of Baltimore. The O's got off to a fast start, hammering Red Sox starter Zach Stewart in his short outing. Stewart allowed three first-inning...
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Red Sox Approaching Miserable Milestone, Worst Season in 40-Plus Years (Video)

The Red Sox are having their worst season in a long time. A very long time. If Boston loses one of their final four games of 2012, they will have amassed 90 losses for the first time since 1966. The franchise hasn't lost more than 90 since 1965 when dropped 100 games. There is a chance that Boston comes out victorious in at least one of their last games, but it will be tough...
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Billy Beane is a Front-Runner for Executive of the Year for Piecing Together Amazing A's (Video)

The Oakland A's don't have an impressive roster, but they do have an impressive record. Some of that credit goes to general manager Billy Beane. Oakland is on the brink of making the postseason, even after Beane traded several key players during the offseason. Somehow, the A's are winning games with players many haven't even heard of -- including a handful of former...
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Bud Selig, Major League Baseball Strongest of Four Major Sports Leagues in US Following NFL Referee Debacle

Is it crazy to think that right now, Bud Selig can be considered the best commissioner of the major sports leagues in the country? After three weeks of NFL games being officiated by replacement referees and a season in question, it's absolutely fair to say that Selig is the cream of the crop. While the rest of the sporting world celebrates over the new deal signed by the owners...
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Santonio Holmes Fumbles Ball Away For 49ers Touchdown After Suffering Non-Contact Knee Injury (Video)

Not even the prayers of Tim Tebow could save this Jets season. Last week, Darrelle Revis went down with a season-ending knee injury, and on Sunday it looked like Santonio Holmes might have suffered a similar fate. At least when Darrelle Revis went down it didn't immediately result in a touchdown. Holmes caught a Mark Sanchez pass and immediately crumpled to the ground holding...
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Mike Trout Becomes First Rookie Ever With 30 Home Runs, 40 Stolen Bases

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Angels center fielder Mike Trout has become the first major league rookie ever with 30 home runs and 40 stolen bases. Trout hit his 30th homer Sunday, a two-out solo shot in the seventh inning at Texas off Yu Darvish. The 21-year-old Trout had a leadoff walk to start the game, then quickly got his 48th stolen base. Only two players in the majors have ever had...
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Mark Teixeira Due Back Monday as Yankees Battle Red Sox for Playoff Spot

TORONTO -- Mark Teixeira is expected to rejoin the Yankees on Monday to face the Boston Red Sox in the final series of the regular season. Teixeira injured his left calf Aug. 27. He returned Sept. 8 at Baltimore but aggravated the injury diving into first base on a game-ending groundout and has not played since. Teixeira played in an instructional league game in Florida on Saturday...
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Tim Tebow Goes From Blocking to Throwing, Promptly Gets His Receiver Injured (Video)

Tim Tebow enthusiasts have been calling for the Jets' No. 15 to take over at quarterback since the moment he was signed by New York. On Sunday, Tebow finally spelled Mark Sanchez for the first time. At first he just came into the game with Sanchez under center, lining up out wide and blocking the 49ers' Aldon Smith on one play and Ahmad Brooks on another as Sanchez worked...
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Snoop Lion's Soccer Skills Miss Mark, Rapper Can't Score on Wide-Open Goal (Video)

Snoop Lion proved you can't teach an old Dogg new tricks. The rap star showed that his soccer skills need work when he twice failed to score from the penalty spot. Should we even mention that there was no goalkeeper? Snoop Lion, formerly known as Snoop Dogg, appeared on ESPN's campus Wednesday to show off what hours of playing video-game soccer have taught him. He promised...
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Rajon Rondo Declines to Say Ray Allen's Name, Refers to Former Celtics Teammate as 'Number 20'

WALTHAM, Mass. -- Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce and the rest of the Celtics insist that they harbor no ill will toward Ray Allen for signing with the rival Miami Heat this summer. Rajon Rondo might say the same, if he could bring himself to even say Allen's name. The Celtics point guard declined to refer to the league's most accomplished 3-point shooter by name on Sunday, calling...
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Rajon Rondo Tries to Adjust Attitude Yet Stay Confident As He Emerges as Celtics' Leader

WALTHAM, Mass. -- The agony of defeat had not even had time to wear off when Rajon Rondo plopped into a seat next to Kevin Garnett on the team bus. The Celtics had just lost to the Miami Heat in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals and there were murmurs that Garnett, who was at the end of his contract, might consider retirement after 17 professional seasons. Rondo, who had never...
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Rory McIlroy Gets Time Zones Mixed Up, Nearly Misses Tee Time at Ryder Cup

MEDINAH, Ill. -- This wasn't the start Europe planned. Already facing a big deficit at the Ryder Cup, Rory McIlroy needed a police escort to the first tee after mixing up his time zones. Watching TV, he saw the tee time for his singles match against Keegan Bradley listed at 12:25 p.m. One problem: That was Eastern time. Medinah Country Club, outside Chicago, is in the Central...
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Mark Melancon Says Becoming More 'Fiery' Is What Has Fueled Shutdown September

When the Red Sox acquired Mark Melancon last December in a trade with the Astros, they expected him to be a vital piece of the bullpen. But Melancon has been far from the lights-out closer who shined in Houston. Through his first 33 games for the Red Sox, which were interrupted with a nearly two-month-long detour to Pawtucket, Melancon had a 7.71 ERA. This September, however, he...
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Ben Zobrist Shows Off Juggling Skills in Front of Thousands of Fans (Video)

You knew Ben Zobrist could hit and play basically any position. But did you know that he can juggle, too? Zobrist started at shortstop in Tampa Bay's Saturday matchup against the White Sox and was in perfect position on a ball hit by Dayan Viciedo. But a routine play turned into quite the affair. Zobrist had the ball go off of his glove, then off of the top of his hat, then back...
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Ryan Howard Out for Rest of Season After Dropping Lead Pipe on Toe

Major League Baseball has had a slew of weird injuries, but Ryan Howard may have won the award for the weirdest. The Phillies slugger broke a toe Saturday after reportedly dropping a lead pipe on it, and he won't play in any of the team's final four games of the season, according to Todd Zolecki of MLB.com. Ryan Howard broke a toe when he dropped that led pipe he swings in...
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Jacoby Ellsbury Back in Lineup as Boston Tries to Salvage Final Game of Orioles Series

Editor's note: The temperature gauge is a Bill James-created statistic that measures how hot or cold hitters are. We will spotlight Red Sox and opposing team temperatures on game days. Jacoby Ellsbury will lead off and play center field for the Red Sox in Sunday afternoon's matchup against the Orioles, a good addition for a Boston lineup that has cooled off as of late. Ellsbury...
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September 30, 2012  |  Discuss
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