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Red Sox Hitting Offensive Stride As Weather Warms Up (Video)

The Boston Red Sox are finally starting to click on offense and score some runs as the weather heats up. The Sox have struggled to manage .500 this season, but a sweep of the Oakland Athletics could be just what the Sox need to kick it into high gear as summer approaches. NESN Nation’s Alison Smith breaks it down in the video above.Filed under: Boston Red Sox, NESN Nation, NESN Video
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May 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox’s Jon Lester Defeats Athletics With Career-High 15 Strikeouts (Video)

Jon Lester struck out 15 Oakland Athletics batters in the Boston Red Sox’s 6-3 victory Saturday afternoon at Fenway Park, setting a new career high. The veteran left-hander pitched eight innings and allowed only one hit, two walks and zero earned runs. Check out the video above to watch Lester talk about his amazing performance.Filed under: Boston Red Sox, NESN Video, Red Sox First...
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Bruins’ Adam McQuaid Undergoes Ankle Surgery, Expected Recovery Time 8 Weeks

The Boston Bruins announced Sunday afternoon that defenseman Adam McQuaid underwent a successful arthroscopic surgery on his right ankle Thursday. The expected recovery time is eight weeks. McQuaid missed 52 of Boston’s 82 regular-season games and hasn’t played in any of the team’s seven playoff games. He tallied six points (one goal, five assists) in 30 games. The 27-year...
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Brendan Rodgers: Steven Gerrard, Liverpool Will ‘Move On’ From Chelsea Slip

Brendan Rodgers isn’t worried about Steven Gerrard’s mindset. On Friday, Rodgers said Gerrard had already bounced back from last weekend’s costly error against Chelsea and is ready to lead Liverpool against Crystal Palace on Monday. “No, not at all,” Rodgers said when asked if Gerrard was still feeling down, according to LiverpoolFC.com. “Stevie was like us all — we...
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John Farrell Marvels At Fenway Crowd Reacting To Bruins-Canadiens Game

BOSTON — The Red Sox weren’t the only team generating cheers at Fenway Park on Saturday. As the Fenway Faithful soaked up Jon Lester’s gem against the Oakland Athletics, there also were plenty of fans closely monitoring the Boston Bruins-Montreal Canadiens playoff game taking place at TD Garden. This became obvious through the crowd’s reaction every time the Bruins scored...
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Edward Mujica Injury Update: Boston Red Sox Not Placing Reliever On DL

BOSTON — Red Sox reliever Edward Mujica has avoided the disabled list. Mujica felt oblique discomfort while warming up in the bullpen before the ninth inning of Saturday’s game against the Oakland Athletics at Fenway Park. The ailment prompted the Red Sox to call upon Chris Capuano — and eventually Koji Uehara — on Saturday, but Mujica said Sunday morning he feels better...
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Fan Killed By Toilet Thrown From Stands At Brazilian Soccer Game (Video)

Paulo Ricardo Gomes da Silva was killed Friday when a thrown toilet bowl landed on him. Gomes da Silva was walking outside of the Arruda Stadium in Recife after a Campeonato Brasileiro Serie B (Brazilian second division) game between Santa Cruz and visiting Parana. Fans ripped three toilet bowls out of the stadium bathrooms and threw them from the stands onto the street, according...
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Mike Napoli Out Of Boston Red Sox’s Lineup Against Oakland Athletics

BOSTON — Mike Napoli will get the day off Sunday. Napoli is out of the Red Sox’s lineup for Boston’s series finale against the Oakland Athletics at Fenway Park. Red Sox manager John Farrell said it’s a routine off day for Napoli but noted the slugger is dealing with some physical ailments, most notably a lingering finger issue stemming from a dislocation the first baseman...
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Doc Rivers Celebrates Clippers’ Game 7 Win With Locker Room Speech (Video)

It’s been a roller coaster week for the Los Angeles Clippers, but the team ended on a high note. The Clips beat the Golden State Warriors 126-121 in Game 7 of their first-round NBA playoff series on Saturday, and Clippers head coach Doc Rivers could breathe a sigh of relief. Rivers could barely contain his excitement on the sidelines as his team wrapped up the series. ...
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Red Sox-Athletics Live: John Lackey Prepares To Face A’s Ace Sonny Gray

11:45 a.m.: Mike Napoli will be out of the Red Sox’s lineup for Sunday’s series finale. Napoli’s absence is a routine off day, although the first baseman is dealing with some physical issues, according to Red Sox manager John Farrell. Napoli, who dislocated his finger earlier this season, has been getting his finger taped up in the dugout during games, and Farrell thought it...
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Chris Buescher Finishes Second, Trevor Bayne Battles For 10th Place At Talladega

LINCOLN, Ala. — Trevor Bayne, driver of the No. 6 AdvoCare Ford Mustang earned his seventh top-10 finish of the 2014 NASCAR Nationwide Series season on Saturday afternoon at Talladega Superspeedway, after coming home with a 10th-place finish. However, the result did not come easy for Bayne and the No. 6 team, as damage sustained in a Lap 61 incident forced the team to pit numerous...
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Richard Sherman, Other Athletes Hit The Red Carpet At The White House (Photos)

The White House Correspondents’ Dinner always attracts a lot of celebrities, and this year, athletes were well represented. From Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman to Olympians Lindsey Vonn and Sage Kotsenburg, dozens of current and former athletes showed up on the red carpet in Washington looking their best. Check out photos of the star-studded affair below. .@nationaljournal...
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Subban responds to racist tweets with class

Boston Bruins fans may not like Montreal Canadiens defenseman P.K. Subban when he’s on the ice, but off it, he harbors no animosity toward the B’s fanbase. When some people took to Twitter to send racist tweets about Subban after his overtime game-winner in Game 1, Subban recognized that they don’t represent who Boston fans really are and had nothing but kind words for the...
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May 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Boston Bruins’ Mental Toughness Was Big Part Of Game 2 Comeback (Video)

When you’re down by two goals with time running out in the third period, it’s easy for a hockey team to hang their heads. To overcome such a deficit takes a mentally tough team, and that’s exactly what the Boston Bruins are. “This was truly about team believability in themselves, in one another, leadership, and we are not going to go to Montreal down 0-2,” NESN’s Andy...
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Montreal Canadiens Can’t Overcome Bruins Despite Good Performance (Video)

There’s no doubt that the Montreal Canadiens are a great team, but taking on the Boston Bruins is no easy task. The Habs thought that the Bruins outplayed them in Game 1 of their playoff series, but that they were lucky enough to get that overtime goal to take the win. And if the B’s outplayed them in Game 1, then they definitely outplayed them in Game 2 on Saturday, scoring...
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Claude Julien: Game 2 ‘Indicative Of What Our Team’s All About’ (Video)

The Bruins won Game 2 of their second-round playoff series against the Montreal Canadiens in exciting fashion. The B’s rallied from a two-goal deficit in the third period to score four unanswered goals, evening the series at a game apiece. “We just knew that we had to focus on getting that first (goal in the third period), and anything can happen after that,” Bruins winger...
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Chicago Bears’ Kyle Long Spends The Day With A Young Fan Who Was Bullied

Chicago Bears offensive guard Kyle Long is a big guy with an even bigger heart. Long started a conversation via Twitter last month with Bears fan Frank Oyston, who informed Long that his nine-year-old son Andrew was being bullied at school and on the bus. “I had reached out to Kyle on Twitter and told him that my son had been bullied on the bus at school, and he was having a...
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NBA to appoint CEO to supervise Clippers

NEW YORK — The NBA says it will appoint a chief executive officer to supervise the Los Angeles Clippers’ operations. On Tuesday, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver banned Clippers owner Donald Sterling for life for racist comments made on an audio recording, fined him $2.5 million and urged league owners to force him to sell the team. Mike Bass, the NBA executive vice president of...
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Edward Mujica Sidelined With Discomfort; Other Notes From Red Sox’s Win

BOSTON — The Red Sox are back to within one game of reaching the .500 mark. The Red Sox fell to 13-16 following a doubleheader sweep against the Tampa Bay Rays on Thursday, but Boston has responded to the adversity by winning back-to-back games over the Oakland Athletics. Jon Lester was absolutely sensational Saturday as the Red Sox earned a 6-3 victory over the A’s. He wasn’t...
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Jon Lester Fans Career-High 15 Batters In Stellar Performance (Video)

Jon Lester pitched a career game Saturday against the Oakland Athletics at Fenway Park, striking out 15 and allowing just one hit and two walks over eight spectacular innings. The 15 K’s were a personal best for Lester, who was the first Red Sox pitcher to strike out at least 15 batters since Pedro Martinez struck out 16 Tampa Bay Devil Rays on April 8, 2001. His record is also...
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Bruins’ Reilly Smith Playing Like Veteran In First Stanley Cup Playoffs

BOSTON — Reilly Smith is taking part in the first Stanley Cup playoffs of his career, but you wouldn’t know that by watching him play. Smith scored the game-winning goal in the Bruins’ 5-3 Game 2 victory over the rival Montreal Canadiens on Saturday afternoon at TD Garden. “He plays like a veteran,” said Bruins head coach Claude Julien. “And he’s very calm in those...
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Daniel Paille Mic’d Up For Reilly Smith’s Go-Ahead Goal Against Canadiens (Video)

Reilly Smith’s go-ahead goal with 3:32 remaining in the third period of Game 2 against the Montreal Canadiens sent the TD Garden crowd into a frenzy, but the fans weren’t the only ones celebrating hard. Boston Bruins winger Daniel Paille was mic’d up during Smith’s goal and his reaction did not disappoint. Paille was on his feet for the entire play and he was jumping up and...
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Jonny Gomes’ Grand Slam Sends Red Sox Down Winning Path Against A’s

BOSTON — The Red Sox have dug themselves a hole several times this season. Jonny Gomes wasn’t prepared to go down that path again Saturday versus the Oakland Athletics at Fenway Park. Gomes launched a grand slam into the Monster seats in the first inning of Boston’s 6-3 win. The blast supplemented an incredible pitching performance by Red Sox starter Jon Lester and set the...
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Carl Soderberg: Crowd During Third Period Reminscent Of Maple Leafs Game 7 Thriller (Video)

After the second period of Saturday’s second-round playoff series game against the Montreal Canadiens, the Boston Bruins collected themselves and vowed to stay focused. It’s one thing to say it, but the Bruins executed their plan. After the game, Carl Soderberg told NESN’s Jack Edwards they knew what they had to do in the third period, and he knew they would be able to erase...
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California Chrome Goes In With Best Odds, Wins 2014 Kentucky Derby

After going in as the favorite horse with 2-1 odds, California Chrome has won the 2014 Kentucky Derby. California Chrome is the first Kentucky Derby horse that trainer Art Sherman has trained. This is the second Kentucky Derby win for jockey Victor Espinoza, who won on War Emblem in 2002. California Chrome is the first California-bred horse to win the Derby since 1962, coming in...
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May 03, 2014  |  Discuss
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