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J.J. Redick Needs to Stop in the Name of Love, May Need to Stop Farting (Caption Contest)

J.J. Redick drew the ire of an official during a game in the Magic's playoff series with the Pacers, and we wanted to know what NESN readers thought the caption for the moment should be. Check out the winners of Sunday's #NESNCaption Caption Contest below. Michael Patrick Duffy: "STOP! In the name of Loveee." Joe Nee: "It was him!! He farted!!" Tanner...
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May 07, 2012  |  Discuss

Who Should Be Manager on Red Sox All-Fenway Team?

There are few positions more important in the city of Boston than manager of the Boston Red Sox. Over the last 100 years, many Sox skippers called Fenway Park home. Some were able to lead their teams to fantastic seasons while others have been easily forgotten after leading the team to unfavorable campaigns. Check out the nominees for best manager on the Red Sox' All-Fenway team...
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May 07, 2012  |  Discuss

Cole Hamels Is 'Fake Tough,' Beaning of Bryce Harper Was 'Chicken ,' According to Mike Rizzo

The Washington Nationals don't like it when you intentionally hit one of the cornerstones of their franchise with a pitch. Just ask general manager Mike Rizzo. The Nats GM blasted Phillies pitcher Cole Hamels on Monday morning after the Philly left-hander drilled Bryce Harper with a pitch in the first inning on Sunday night. After the game, Hamels admitted that he intentionally...
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May 07, 2012  |  Discuss

Red Sox Need Someone (Anyone) to Step Up and Other Thoughts From the Week in Baseball

The Red Sox are 0-for-May, and that's concerning all by itself, even if the month is "only" five games old. Add in the fact that those losses came against the A's and Orioles, then you find concern starting to creep in. Granted the O's aren't exactly doormats anymore (more on that in a bit), but it borders on unacceptable to go 1-5 in a homestand against...
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May 07, 2012  |  Discuss

Mike Moustakas Brings Hot Bat Into Series Against Red Sox, While Eric Hosmer's Struggles Continue

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. At 9-18, the Kansas City Royals could be described as anything but hot. But despite the team's slow start, third baseman Mike Moustakas continues to be a bright spot. Moustakas is KC's...
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May 07, 2012  |  Discuss

Cole Hamels' Beanball on Bryce Harper, Honest Comments Show Old-School Baseball Not Completely Dead

We're taught growing up that honesty is the best policy. Yet somewhere along the line, we come to expect anything but the truth. That's what makes Cole Hamels' comments following Sunday's game against the Nationals so unique. Hamels admitted to plunking Nats phenom Bryce Harper in the back in the first inning, perhaps leading to some discipline, but most definitely...
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May 07, 2012  |  Discuss

Shawn Thornton's Penalty Shot, Milan Lucic's Hit on Ryan Miller Among Top 10 Moments of Bruins Season

The Bruins' season didn't last as long or end as joyously as their previous campaign. But that doesn't mean there weren't some memorable moments from this year, both on and off the ice. The Bruins opened the season by celebrating last year's success with the raising of a new banner to the Garden rafters and provided plenty of highlights in the months that followed...
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May 07, 2012  |  Discuss

Woman Wanders Onto Court During Nuggets-Lakers Game, Reportedly Looking for Kenyon Martin (Video)

Just how far would you go to stalk Kenyon Martin? If you're Savannah McMillan-Christmas , you wander onto the court of an NBA playoff game looking for him, even if he doesn't play for the two teams on the court. That's what happened on Sunday night, apparently, as McMillan-Christmas just wandered out onto the court during Game 4 between the Lakers and Nuggets. According...
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May 07, 2012  |  Discuss

Join NESN.com Patriots Reporter Jeff Howe for Twitter Q&A on Monday at 3 p.m.

Now that the NFL draft is complete, the focus turns to the start of training camp. Before you know it, the 2012 season will be kicking off, and the Patriots once again have the look of a contender. There's still a lot that can happen between now and the season opener, though. After all, the Pats just added wide receiver Jabar Gaffney and running back Joseph Addai, and Matt Light...
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May 07, 2012  |  Discuss

Zombie Outbreak Infests North Shore, Thousands of Fit New Englanders Survive (Video)

The Amesbury Sports Park was taken over by zombies this weekend. Don't run for your The Walking Dead survival kit, because it was only temporary. Run for Your Lives -- a 5k run complete with mud, obstacles and, of course, zombies -- featured thousands of runners this past Saturday and Sunday in Amesbury, Mass. All runners were given three flag football style flags, if you made...
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May 07, 2012  |  Discuss

Celtics Continue to Succeed With Gritty Performances Giving Hope for One More Run

The Celtics just continue to win. The C's had a fair amount of skeptics heading into this season, and while they struggled at times, Doc Rivers' bunch still willed their way to the playoffs. Now, it looks as if they've saved a little extra for when it matters most, as the Celtics continue to overcome adversity in their first-roud series with the Hawks. Regardless, they...
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Impact of Harmon Killebrew stretched beyond diamond

Perhaps the greatest compliment you can pay Hall of Fame slugger Harmon Killebrew is to simply state he was a baseball player. He wasn't necessarily flashy, though his majestic home runs were a thing of beauty. But the 6-foot, 195-pound Killebrew, who didn't fit the physical mode that we've come to expect from baseball players in today's game, was the type of player...
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Rajon Rondo Outdoes Game 3 Triple-Double by Directing Efficient Celtics Offense in Game 4 Win Over Hawks

BOSTON -- The "triple-double" has been blown up beyond the respect it really deserves. Much like the blocked shot, which will always be most associated with Bill Russell even though the statistic did not exist in Russell's era, the greatest triple-double threats ever, Oscar Robertson and Magic Johnson, played before the thing even had a name. The triple-double has led...
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May 07, 2012  |  Discuss

Red Sox Live Blog: Felix Doubront Gets the Ball as Sox Kick Off Series With Royals

8 a.m. ET: After a disappointing homestand, the Red Sox are hoping to sustain their momentum on the road against the Royals. Monday's game will mark a notable homecoming for Red Sox shortstop Mike Aviles and pitching coach Bob McClure, each of whom spent the majority of the last few years in Kansas City. In four years with the Royals, Aviles hit 24 homers with 122 RBIs with a...
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May 07, 2012  |  Discuss

Soccer Mailbag: Liverpool's Losses, Pep Guardiola's Greatness, That Shinji Kagawa to Manchester United Rumor and More

It's about that time of the season. Title races are won, trophies are lifted, players and coaches take laps of honor, and fans storm fields in celebration. These emotional scenes are what the game is all about. Fans thank their heroes for their service to their club. Players and coaches return the favor and show much they appreciate their support. It doesn't always happen...
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May 07, 2012  |  Discuss
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Metta World Peace to appear on Conan

The enigmatic (and currently suspended) Los Angeles Lakers star will stop by for a chat with Conan O'Brien on Monday night's show.

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ESPN's Ric Bucher to Appear on 'Dennis and Callahan' Monday Morning

NBA analyst Ric Bucher will appear on The Dennis and Callahan Show Monday morning. Bucher is an analyst for ESPN, a columnist for ESPN.com and a senior writer for ESPN The Magazine. He will join the show's hosts in discussing the Celtics' blowout win over the Atlanta Hawks in Game 4 of their Eastern Conference playoff series, including Boston's health concerns looking...
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May 07, 2012  |  Discuss

Red Sox Have Options After 17-Inning Loss -- Just Not Where They Want Them

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. When Darnell McDonald came in to pitch the 17th inning for the Red Sox on Sunday, he was truly a final option. But the Red Sox aren't play 17-inning games every day, and they have so much...
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May 07, 2012  |  Discuss

Doc Rivers Able to Limit Minutes of Key Players Thanks to Blowout Victory

BOSTON -- Doc Rivers was not thrilled with the minutes that his key players were forced to play in Boston’s Game 3 overtime victory against the Hawks. But on Sunday night, Rivers was able to cut down on those minutes significantly as the Celtics blew out the Hawks, cruising to a 101-79 victory. Because the Celtics jumped out to an early lead and expanded it to 23 points by halftime...
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May 07, 2012  |  Discuss

Celtics Defy Expectations by Running Past Younger, More Athletic Hawks in Easy Victory

BOSTON -- The Celtics are not supposed to be able to keep up with the Hawks. The Boston players' legs are supposed to be too old, their offensive system too focused on grinding half-court sets, to stay even with the younger, faster and more athletic Hawks. The Hawks were supposed to run at will against the Celtics, and if they succeeded, they would eventually run the Celtics...
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Paul Pierce's Big Night in Game 4 Almost Did Not Happen Because of Tweaked Knee

BOSTON -- Just about everyone in a Celtics uniform could boast about a solid performance on Sunday after Boston dismantled the Hawks in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference playoff series. To reserve guard Keyon Dooling, however, the alpha dog in the Celtics' pack was undisputed. "The difference in this game in the first half was, we had Paul Pierce," Dooling said. Pierce...
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May 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Danny Woodhead, Robert Kraft, Andre Tippett Check Out Sports as Science at Gillette Stadium (Video)

From the velocity of a pitch to the angle of a kicker's foot on a ball, science plays a big role in sports. That role was on display at Gillette Stadium on Sunday when boys and girls from around the area brought science projects they made to show the relationship between science and sports. Patriots owner Robert Kraft, New England running back Danny Woodhead, Pats legend Andre...
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May 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Rico Petrocelli, Charlie Moore Form Dangerous Fishing Tandem (Video)

Even great hitters have trouble getting their stuff going sometimes. When former Red Sox infielder Rico Petrocelli joins Charlie Moore for a fishing excursion, they hit some snags early when trying to catch the big ones. The duo eventually makes it happen, but not without a few laughs. See them reel in some fish together on Charlie Moore Outdoors.
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May 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Clay Buchholz Says He Has to Figure Out How to Remedy Pitching Problems (Video)

Clay Buchholz had another day to forget Sunday. The Red Sox starter compiled only 3 2/3 innings before the bullpen took over. He gave up five earned runs on seven hits and four walks. Buchholz seemed determined to figure out what went wrong after Sunday’s loss. He shared his thoughts during Red Sox Clubhouse Uncut.
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May 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Dustin Pedroia Lauds Bullpen's Effort as Red Sox Offense Falls Short (Video)

Dustin Pedroia was putting the blame on the Red Sox after the Orioles outlasted the home team in Sunday's 17-inning win. But Pedroia tipped his cap to the bullpen, too. He talks about the relievers' performance and also what it felt like to see Marlon Byrd cut down at the plate as the Sox tried to win the game in extra innings. See what he had to say after the game in Red Sox Final.
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May 06, 2012  |  Discuss
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