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Bobby Valentine Downplays Daniel Bard's Struggles, Fans Look to Return of Daisuke Matsuzaka

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 the best Valentine quote that sums up the day for the Red Sox. Read more at: http://www.nesn.com/2012/06/red-sox-succeed-while-turning-to-back-end-of-roster-dont-sweat-lineup-card.html Editor's note: NESN.com is going to tell the story of the...
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June 04, 2012  |  Discuss

Only Tim Thomas Knows What Tim Thomas is Thinking With Retirement Announcement (Video)

Tim Thomas is clearly a complicated, multifaceted guy. Earlier this year it was his outspoken snubbing of President Barack Obama's invitation to the White House to celebrate the Bruins' Stanley Cup championship. Now it's his retirement -- with a year left on his contract -- to focus on what he referred to as "the three F's." But will Thomas really just skip...
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June 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Video: Rajon Rondo Blasts Heat During Halftime Interview, Accuses Miami of 'Complaining'

Doris Burke probably didn't expect this kind of answer when she asked Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo a seemingly innocent question during a halftime interview. Burke was curious as to why the Celtics had so much success in transition in the first half of Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals against the Heat. The C's took a 61-47 lead to the locker room behind eight points...
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June 03, 2012  |  18 Comments

Tiger Woods' Agent Mark Steinberg Arrested For Drunken Driving

Tiger Woods had quite the day Sunday. He won the Memorial Tournament, tieing Jack Nicklaus with 73 career PGA Tour victories. But his agent balanced out the day for Tiger Woods news. Mark Steinberg, who has been Tiger's agent since 1999, was arrested Saturday night at a sobriety checkpoint in Westchester County, N.Y. The 44-year old representative of Woods blew a .18, more than...
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June 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Bill Belichick, Jacoby Ellsbury Among Boston Sports Celebrities Attending Game 4 at Garden

BOSTON -- The stars were out in full force in Boston on Sunday night for Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals. Some of city's biggest celebrities were in the building, with a heavy emphasis on some of the Hub's most popular sports stars. A host of Patriots were in attendance as Wes Welker, Rob Gronkowski, Jerod Mayo, Kevin Faulk and Bill Belichick were all in attendance...
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June 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Belgrade Lakes Golf Club Offers Difficult Challenge in Beautiful Conditions

Belgrade Lakes Golf Club is probably the premier golf course in Maine, and it definitely has the accolades to back up such a lofty claim. Located right between Long Pond and Great Pond in Belgrade, Maine, the course has been noted as "Best in State" and among the top 100 public courses in the country by Golf Magazine. Beyond its picturesque setting and world class ammenities...
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June 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Tiger Woods Wins the Memorial, Ties Jack Nicklaus With 73 Career PGA Tour Victories

Tiger Woods is once again playing great golf. After going without a PGA Tour victory for all of 2010 and 2011, Tiger picked up his second victory of 2012 on Sunday, winning the Memorial Tournament in Dublin, Ohio with a score of 9-under par. Woods won in vintage fashion, too, coming back from two strokes down with three holes to play. He started the day trailing the leader by four...
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June 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Doc Rivers Calls Tiger Woods' Chip-In at Memorial 'Unbelievable'

BOSTON -- If Celtics head coach Doc Rivers gets nervous before big games, he certainly doesn't show it. Rivers was in a joking mood in his pregame news conference Sunday night at TD Garden just an hour or so before his team tipped off with the Miami Heat in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals. The C's coach was asked about Tiger Woods' remarkable chip-in on the 16th...
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June 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Kurt Busch Tells Reporter He Wishes He Could Beat Him Up

Some athletes don't like reporters, but it's very rare for them to want to actually cause harm or injury. That's not the case for NASCAR driver Kurt Busch. Busch let his emotions get the best of him after he finished fourth in Saturday's Nationwide Series race at Dover International Speedway. Sporting News reporter Bob Pockrass asked Busch whether he changed his style...
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June 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Tim Thomas' Confusing Decision Puts Bruins in a Bind, But Tuukka Rask is Ready to Shoulder the Load

It's officially Tuukka Time for the Boston Bruins. Tim Thomas, who is entering the final year of his contract, posted on his Facebook page Sunday that he plans to take a break from hockey next season to focus on his friends, family and faith. A year removed from carrying the Bruins to a Stanley Cup, Peter Chiareli also said Thomas is worn down. After waiting until age 31 to get...
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June 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Gymnast Shawn Johnson retires

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Tom Caron and Charlie Moore Recall Jail Stint From Last Fishing Trip

The last time Charlie Moore welcomed NESN anchor Tom Caron to his program, Moore ended up in jail for unseasonal fishing. That was 1997 and Caron hadn't been back since -- until Sunday's program. There were no memories made behind bars this time, but Moore and Caron did look back at their beginnings with NESN. Only Jeremy Remy has been with the network longer than those two...
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June 03, 2012  |  Discuss

First-Time Fenway Fare Features Far More Than Franks (Video)

Being the living museum that it is, Fenway Park is among baseball's most lauded for it's food. Most notable is, of course, the Fenway Frank, but that doesn't mean that the Red Sox aren't still tinkering with the ballpark's menu from year to year. Among the additions for this year are a local oyster bar, gluten-free pizza and hot dog buns ("don't laugh...
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June 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Dustin Pedroia Taking Risk By Trying Play With Torn Adductor in Thumb, But Has Proven to Have High Pain Threshold

Dustin Pedroia is eyeing a return to the diamond on Tuesday. The Red Sox second baseman has been shelved since May 28, when he re-aggravated a thumb injury only to learn later in the week that he suffered a torn adductor on his right thumb. But after the team's 5-1 loss to the Blue Jays on Sunday, Pedroia told reporters in Toronto that he intended to return on Tuesday, when the...
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June 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Daniel Bard Watches Tape Immediately After Rough Start Versus Blue Jays (Video)

It clearly wasn't Daniel Bard's afternoon. The former reliever has been struggling of late, and Sunday may have been the low point of the former reliever's season thus far, with five runs and six walks allowed in just 1.2 innings. However, to Bard's credit, he clearly isn't shying away from the challenge in front of him. Immediately after being removed from the...
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June 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Ben Cherington, Amiel Sawdaye 'Encouraged' By Development of 2011 Draftees Matt Barnes, Jackie Bradley

A year ago, Ben Cherington was pondering his options The Red Sox general manager -- then an assistant GM -- sat in the war room, consulting with general manager Theo Epstein and amateur scouting director Amiel Sawdaye on whom to select during the 2011 MLB First-Year Player's Draft. After scooping up pitcher Matt Barnes and outfielder Jackie Bradley last year, Cherington can reflect...
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June 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Daniel Bard's Control Issues Could Signal End of Starting Experiment, Open Rotation Spot for Daisuke Matsuzaka

The thought has circulated for weeks. Since the beginning of May, as Daisuke Matsuzaka ascended up each minor league level, there was the underlying notion that the Red Sox would need to banish a starter to the bullpen upon the pitcher's return. For weeks, Boston manager Bobby Valentine dodged the questions, saying the pitching situation would eventually work itself out. Now...
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June 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Jaguars First-Round Pick Justin Blackmon Arrested on Drunken Driving Charge

Football players just can't stay out of trouble. One week after Lions defensive tackle Nick Fairley was charged with driving under the influence, another young star got tackled with the same problem. Jaguars first-round pick Justin Blackmon was arrested early Sunday morning in Stillwater, Okla., on an aggravated DUI charge. Stillwater police spokesman Capt. Randy Dickerson told...
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June 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Vote: Will Tim Thomas Play for the Bruins Next Year?

At this point, it's not exactly a secret -- Tim Thomas has decided to take the 2012-13 season off. His reasoning? He's focusing on what he calls the "three Fs" -- friends, family and faith. Thomas was a stalwart for the Bruins in their Stanley Cup run two seasons ago but had to shoulder much of the load on his own last year as his eventual replacement, backup Tuukka...
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June 03, 2012  |  Discuss
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Woz rips French Open officiating

Caroline Wozniacki was furious with the officiating during her third-round loss at the French Open, particularly on a ball she thought was out that was ruled on the line. She called the ruling a "disgrace."

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June 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Tim Thomas Confirms He Won't Play for Boston Bruins Next Season

It's official: One of Boston's biggest heroes won't be wearing the black and gold next year. Tim Thomas wrote on his Facebook page Sunday afternoon that he will sit out next year to spend more time on "friends, family and faith." He did not say if he ever plans to play again, saying, "What does this portend for the future? We'll see. … God's will...
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June 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Report: Kevin Youkilis Likely to Land With Phillies, Dodgers or Diamondbacks

Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington insists that the only trade talks involving Kevin Youkilis are ones other teams are starting. But if the veteran third baseman were to move teams, the Dodgers, Phillies and Diamondbacks are most interested, Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com reports. Cherington said Friday that reports that he was shopping Youkilis to other teams were "inaccurate...
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June 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Maine Little League Team Visits NESN Studio, Grills Dennis Eckersley (Video)

NESN called in a new level of analysts before the Red Sox' game against Toronto on Sunday. The J.G. Lord softball team from Alfred, Maine, packed into the studio. The young players asked Dennis Eckersley some hard-hitting questions and even had their own special send-off cheer for the Sox. See what they had to say with Tom Caron and the Red Sox First Pitch crew.
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June 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Hitting Coach Dave Magadan Says Dustin Pedroia Taking Swings, Getting Ready to Hit Again (Video)

The bats have been strong for the Red Sox lately, and the lineup will only be better when Dustin Pedroia comes back from his thumb injury. Pedroia has been taking swings and is getting ready to re-enter the lineup, hitting coach Dave Magadan said Sunday. Magadan gave Jenny Dell the inside scoop on Sunday on Red Sox GameDay LIVE presented by UNO.
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June 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Report: Pablo Sandoval Faces Investigation for Possible Sexual Assault Case

Talk about trouble off the field. San Francisco Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval is facing an investigation for sexual assault, as reported by FOX News Latino. April Skalland, deputy sheriff of the Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Department, said the investigation is ongoing. "No charges have been filed. He was not arrested. He was not detained," Skalland told FOX News...
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June 03, 2012  |  Discuss
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