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LeBron James Branded Heroin Circulating the Streets of Philadelphia (Photo)

Some athletes are immortalized by having a burger, sandwich or drink named after them. Miami Heat star LeBron James recently received a somewhat similar honor when cops found over 100 bags of heroin with his name stamped on the front. According to police, a "major heroin dealer" from Philadelphia was busted last week with 140 packets of heroin. Each packet, however, was...
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October 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Report: Zdeno Chara to Make Decision on Playing Overseas 'Within the Week'

Zdeno Chara hasn't been in any hurry to join the NHL players who have already taken their talents overseas. It might not be long before the Bruins captain finally makes a move, though. Chara's agent, Matt Keator, said that the defenseman will be making a decision on playing overseas "within the week," according to CSNNE.com. There's been various reports when...
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October 02, 2012  |  Discuss

LSU-Florida, Georgia-South Carolina Highlight Week 6 College Football Matchups

The first week of October brings a tantalizing menu of games in college football, as five matchups will pit Top 25 teams against each other. Each contest will not only shape the picture within each respective conference but also the BCS race as well. LSU Tigers at Florida Gators LSU -3 This game has become a more uncertain proposition than anyone could have anticipated at the beginning...
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October 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Providence Looking to Make Strides This Season in Hockey East After Adding Depth to Roster (Video)

After finishing in the bottom half of the Hockey East conference last season, the 2012-13 Providence Friars have a lot to prove in the coming year. Providence went 10-14-3 in the Hockey East last year and didn't fare much better out of conference (4-6-1). The Friars bring back Ross Mauermann, who led the team last season in points scored. Mauermann and company are hoping to make...
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October 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Derek Holland's Twitter Account Being Investigated by MLB After Hacker Allegedly Uses Homophobic Slur

Derek Holland appears to be the latest athlete victimized by a Twitter hacker. Holland's Twitter account is being investigated by Major League Baseball after a homophobic slur was directed at a heckler on Sunday, according to The Associated Press. Holland, who pitched Sunday against the Angels, claims the offensive tweet was the work of a hacker, which once again highlights the...
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October 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan Receive John Elway's Endorsement Because 'America Needs a Comeback Team'

About every four years, sports heroes and politicians get awfully chummy. No matter which team or party you support, it's always interesting to see who endorses what party and why. This week, NFL legend John Elway announced his support of Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan, according to a press release on Romney's Website. "Governor Romney is a proven leader with the experience...
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October 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Tom Thibodeau Agrees to Four-Year Contract Extension With Bulls

CHICAGO -- The Chicago Bulls have given coach Tom Thibodeau a four-year contract extension through the 2016-17 season. General manager Gar Forman announced the move Monday. The Bulls had exercised the team's option for next season this past spring. The new deal takes effect after this season. Thibodeau was the NBA's Coach of the Year for the 2010-11 season and the runner...
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October 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Red Sox Live Blog: Jon Lester Looks to Wrap Up Season on Positive Note, Continue Second-Half Improvement

8 a.m.: Among the positives the Boston Red Sox are looking to take out of 2012 and into 2013 are that they do have some solid options among starting pitchers to choose from. In fact, it's easy to make an argument that between Jon Lester, Clay Buchholz, Felix Doubront and John Lackey that four-fifths of the rotation is already set for next season. Well, after having a mostly spectacular...
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October 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Matt Ryan Developing Into Elite Quarterback, Has Falcons on Brink of Greatness as Super Bowl Contender

The term "elite" seems to be thrown around far too often in the NFL. This quarterback, that running back, plenty of players have the chance to reach that coveted status among the best in football. But only a select few ever truly reach that peak during their careers. This season, there are a handful of players inching ever closer to claiming that coveted reputation. Right...
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October 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Red Sox Cautious With Wrist Injuries to Will Middlebrooks, Daniel Nava After Carl Crawford Woes

Wrist issues have plagued Red Sox players this season. In early August, the team placed Daniel Nava on the disabled list with a sprained wrist. Nearly a week after, Red Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks broke his wrist when he was drilled by a fastball. Middlebrooks was making strides toward recovery this week, taking his first swings off a tee since the injury. He's able to...
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October 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Former NHLPA Executive Director Paul Kelly Discusses Current NHL Lockout, Probabilty of 2012 Season (Video)

More talks have been scheduled for Tuesday between the NHL and NHLPA, serving as yet another opportunity for the two sides to discuss the issues at hand in order to stop another lockout. After a weekend focused on the "minor issues" the two sides can begin the negotiations for player revenues, and take their attention and use it on the biggest differences. Former NHLPA...
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October 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Former NHLPA Executive Director Paul Kelly Discusses Current NHL Lockout, Probabilty of 2012 Season (Video)

More talks have been scheduled for Tuesday between the NHL and NHLPA, serving as yet another opportunity for the two sides to discuss the issues at hand in order to stop another lockout. After a weekend focused on the "minor issues" the two sides can begin the negotiations for player revenues, and take their attention and use it on the biggest differences. Former NHLPA...
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October 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Report: Dustin Pedroia Fractured Finger Will Keep Him Out for Remainder of 2012 Season

The 2012 Red Sox' injury bug continues. Dustin Pedroia has an avulsion fracture on his left ring finger according to Gordon Edes of ESPN Boston. The injury will keep him out for the last two games of the season. Pedroia hurt his finger on Sunday sliding into second base against the Orioles. Pedroia batted .288 on the season with 15 home runs and 64 RBIs in 139 total games. This...
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October 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Elizabeth Warren Says Bobby Valentine Deserves Another Season in Senate Debate

You'd think by now politicians would know enough not to opine on sports. Back during the Republican primaries in January, Newt Gingrich responded to a debate question inquiring what he would be doing with his weekend evening if he wasn't on the campaign trail. His answer was that he would be watching the NCAA Division I basketball championship game, which seemed like a reasonably...
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October 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Red Sox Simply Playing Out Their Hand as Depleted Lineup Inches Closer to Season's End

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. The Red Sox are fielding weaker lineups by the day. With Dustin Pedroia and Jacoby Ellsbury out, Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine was forced to start six players -- Pedro Ciriaco, Mauro Gomez...
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October 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Bryce Harper Celebrates With Nine-Year-Old After Nationals Clinch NL East With Braves Loss

While Washington fans will be celebrating Monday night, baseball fans north of the border may be in mourning. It took 31-years and a move to a different country, but the Washington Nationals are finally NL East champions once again. The Nats clinched the division title despite a loss to the Phillies when the second-place Braves lost to Pittsburgh 2-1. It's the Washington-Montreal...
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October 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Yankees Score Nine Times in One Inning to Blast Past Red Sox Lineup Needing 'Bueller? Bueller?' Roll Call (Video)

Nine times. The Yankees scored nine times in the bottom of the second inning Monday, putting the game out of reach very quickly against Clay Buchholz and the Red Sox. Nine runs is a big deficit for any team to overcome, but the task seemed especially daunting considering the lineup Boston trotted out this time around. It was the kind of lineup that would almost need a roll call in...
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October 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Jay Cutler Walks Away From Mike Tice on Sidelines Unhappy With Slow Play Calls (Video)

Jay Cutler is a brat. When things don't go Cutler's way, he reacts like a bratty child by either screaming at, shoving or walking away from whatever is bothering him. Cutler was at it again on Monday night when he was unhappy with offensive coordinator Mike Tice's play calls coming in slow. When Tice walked over to Cutler to talk about it on the Bears' bench, Cutler...
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October 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Real NFL Refs Thank Fans With Banner at Bears-Cowboys Game (Photo)

Few things in life are completely positive for all-involved parties -- the return of the real NFL refs is one of those rare examples. The NFL officials have the media, fans and social media to thank for the uproar they caused last Monday night after the blown simultaneous possession call in the Packers-Seahawks game. Because of that play and the reaction to it, the real refs have...
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October 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Iman Shumpert Sports Incredible Flat-Top Afro for New York Knicks (Photo)

Iman Shumpert is the coolest person in the NBA. The New York Knicks guard sported an awesome flat-top afro and tweeted a photo of it on Monday. His 'do trumped all the serious news, like Andrew Bynum missing three weeks as a precaution after undergoing a knee procedure. Seriously, one look at Shumpert's hairstyle makes any discussion of platelet-rich plasma injections impossible...
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October 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Chipper Jones' Final Season Should End With World Series Victory If Braves Can Survive Wild Card Game (Video)

The 2012 MLB postseason is wide open, and anything could happen over the next few weeks before baseball crowns a champion. Those last days of the playoffs will also be the last of Chipper Jones' career, as the longtime Atlanta Brave prepares to hang up his cleats at the end of this season. NESN Nation's Dan Duquette asked our Twitter followers how they think these final games...
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October 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Will Middlebrooks Takes Batting Practice For First Time Since Suffering Broken Wrist

Will Middlebrooks' rehab is progressing rather smoothly. Just days after taking his first swings off a tee since suffering a broken wrist on Aug. 6, the Red Sox third baseman participated in batting practice. Despite being shelved for the season, it marked a significant step for the 24-year-old. Through 75 games this season, Middlebrooks has whacked 15 home runs and 54 RBIs while...
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October 01, 2012  |  Discuss
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Red Sox fan reels in HR for Yankees

Jeffrey Maier, he's not. But on fan found himself on the wrong end of a controversial home run call at Yankee Stadium on Monday night. The strange part? That the offender appeared to be a Red Sox fan, helping out the Yankees in their own building. In the second inning of Monday's game, a man wearing a Dustin Pedroia jersey reached over the right-field wall at Yankee Stadium...
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October 01, 2012  |  22 Comments

Cubs Tickets Cost Just 19 Cents on stubhub For Last Homestand of Season at Wrigley Field

Ever had the dream of visiting the friendly confines of Wrigley Field in October with the potential for history to be made? If your goal was to see the Cubs lose their 100th game for the first time since 1966 and only the third time in their long history, doing so wouldn't have put a dent in your wallet. Tickets to Monday night's Astros-Cubs game at Wrigley were listed as...
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October 01, 2012  |  1 Comment

MLB Tiebreaker Scenarios for Postseason Leave Plenty to Play for in Final Games

If there is a pen and paper next to you, get it ready. Wednesday marks the last day of the MLB regular season, with the new Wild Card play-in games scheduled for Friday Oct. 5. As of Monday night, the playoff picture continues to be as foggy as a cool New England morning -- especially in the AL. The Yankees and Orioles are tied for the lead in the AL East. New York hosts the Red...
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October 01, 2012  |  Discuss
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