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Bud Bash Homers Of The Week: Grady Sizemore Collects First HR Since 2011

The 2014 MLB season kicked off with a bang this week, as sluggers from around the league left the yard in dramatic fashion. Grady Sizemore of the Boston Red Sox spanked his first MLB tall-jack since 2011 while Coco Crisp of the Oakland A’s smacked one over the fence for a walk-off win on the West Coast. Check out the five Bud Bash Homers of the Week below, presented by the Budweiser...
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April 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Watch Boston Red Sox World Series Ring Ceremony (Live Stream)

Your browser does not support iframes. The Boston Red Sox will receive their 2013 World Series rings in a pregame ceremony Friday afternoon. Watch the full ceremony live right here beginning at 1 p.m., courtesy of MLB.comFiled under: Boston Red Sox, Live Blog, Live Stream, NESN Staff, Top Stories
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April 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Shane Victorino (Flu) Unlikely To Attend Red Sox’s Fenway Park Opener

BOSTON — The Boston Red Sox’s World Series ring ceremony likely will be missing one of 2013′s most valuable contributors. Outfielder Shane Victorino, who currently is on the 15-day disabled list with a strained hamstring, was among those missing from the Red Sox’s clubhouse Friday morning. According to Red Sox manager John Farrell, Victorino still is battling the flu and...
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April 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Buffalo Bills Acquire WR Mike Williams From Tampa Buccaneers

The Buffalo Bills have acquired wide receiver Mike Williams from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in exchange for a sixth-round pick, according to ESPN’s James Walker. Filed to ESPN: #Bills trade a sixth-round pick to #Buccaneers in exchange for WR Mike Williams, according to a league source.— James Walker (@JamesWalkerNFL) April 04, 2014 The fifth-year receiver has appeared frequently...
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Boston Bruins Stanley Cup Playoff Tickets Now On Sale

Boston Bruins fans will be happy to know that individual tickets and single-game suite rentals for the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs are now on sale. Individual tickets can be purchased at the TD Garden box office, online at bostonbruins.com, through the Bruins mobile app or by calling Ticketmaster at 1-800-745-3000. Single-game rentals for suites, which can accommodate...
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April 04, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Young Pirates fan saves dad's face with nice catch

A note to fathers attending a Major League baseball game: always let your son bring a glove. A young Pittsburgh Pirates fan put his mitt to good use in Thursday’s game against the Chicago Cubs, saving his father from a nasty injury by sticking his glove up just in time to snag a foul ball headed for his dad’s noggin. The boy’s father made a somewhat halfhearted attempt to...
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Wichita State’s Cleanthony Early Face-Plants During Dunk Contest (Video)

Wichita State’s Cleanthony Early made a horrible error on the court Thursday night. The 2014 NCAA basketball slam dunk competition was held at Moody Coliseum in University Park, Texas, giving college hoops stars the opportunity to show off their jams and slams. Although he’s previously proven himself to be a master of the dunk, Early was not so skilled this time around. The...
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Report: Tennessee Titans To Release Running Back Chris Johnson

Another day, another NFL star on the move. The Tennessee Titans will reportedly release Chris Johnson today, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. No great surprise, but Titans are releasing RB Chris Johnson today, per source close to situation. Johnson will be a free agent. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 4, 2014 Johnson’s release comes just days after the Philadelphia...
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White House Not Pleased With David Ortiz-Barack Obama Selfie

The White House was not impressed with Samsung’s role in David Ortiz’s selfie with President Barack Obama. Ortiz is one of the most popular players in Major League Baseball, so it makes sense that he currently has a deal with Samsung as a social media ambassador. While Ortiz has said his selfie was unplanned, others are speculating as to whether Samsung set up the picture...
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Patrick Chung To New England Patriots An Unexpected But Sound Signing

Bill Belichick still finds a way to surprise as head coach of the New England Patriots. No one saw Patrick Chung — of all the available free agents — signing with the Patriots this offseason. But on Thursday, the 2009 second-round draft pick re-signed with the team that drafted him. The transaction was met with guffaws. Chung played in an era when Patriots fans didn’t look...
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Ben Bishop’s Blunders In Net Result In Two Goals In 15 Seconds (Video)

It’s safe to say that Thursday night’s game will not be included on Ben Bishop’s Vezina Trophy demo tape. The Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender has been one of the NHL’s best this season, but he’d probably like one 15-second span against the Calgary Flames to be stricken from his memory. Two boneheaded passes by Bishop from behind his own net directly led to two absolute...
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U.S. Winter Olympians Visit White House, Dance On South Lawn (Photos)

The 2014 Winter Olympics are long over, but the U.S. Olympians just recently visited the White House, where they shook some hands, took a few pictures and danced. As you can see below, virtually all of this year’s favorite Olympians were there. Women’s hockey player Julie Chu and snowboarder Sage Kotsenburg were among the medalists in attendance — Kotsenburg took home the...
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AJ McCarron More Likely Pick For Patriots Than Johnny Manziel (Mailbag)

The New England Patriots have so many needs in the 2014 NFL draft that it’s difficult to sort out what the team might address first. The Patriots could use a successor to Tom Brady at quarterback, a running back, wide receiver, tight end, guard, center, pass rusher, defensive tackle, cover linebacker and safety. The Patriots appear set at cornerback, but Darrelle Revis’ only...
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Report: Pete Carroll, Seahawks Reach Agreement On Contract Extension

RENTON, Wash. – The Seattle Seahawks have called a news conference for Friday morning amid a report they have reached a contract extension with coach Pete Carroll. NFL Network reported Thursday night, citing a “source,” that Carroll and the Seahawks had reached agreement on a contract extension. Carroll’s original five-year deal with Seattle was set to expire after the 2014...
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Red Sox Have Enjoyed Decade Of Dominance On Opening Day At Fenway (Gallery)

The Boston Red Sox will begin their 2014 home schedule Friday against an unfamiliar opponent, as the National League’s Milwaukee Brewers visit for Opening Day at Fenway Park. The team in the visitors’ dugout hasn’t mattered much for the Red Sox in recent home openers, though. Since breaking the Curse of the Bambino in 2004, the Sox have won their first home game in nine consecutive...
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Red Sox-Brewers Live: Boston Ready For World Series Ring Ceremony At Fenway

8 a.m. ET: The Boston Red Sox are ready to bring the party back to Fenway Park. It’s been a little more than five months since the Red Sox celebrated their third World Series title in 10 years in front of the Fenway Faithful. The Red Sox — fresh off two victories over the Baltimore Orioles to begin the 2014 season — now return home to receive their 2013 World Series rings and...
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Green Monster, Roof Deck Highlight Fenway Park Seating Options (Photos)

It’s that time of the year again in Boston. Another harsh New England winter finally has begun to fade just in time for the Red Sox take the field for Opening Day at Fenway Park. In honor of the Sox’s home opener we took a look at the five seating areas (note: we left club and premium seating off the list) from which to take in a game at one of America’s most storied sporting...
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Celtics-Sixers Live: Rajon Rondo Faces Off Against Promising Rookie Michael Carter-Williams

8 a.m. ET: Sorry, NBA rules indeed require that this game be played. There hasn’t been much for either of these teams to feel positive about this season. The Boston Celtics (23-52) and Philadelphia 76ers (16-59) are in contention for high draft picks, with the Sixers’ recent 26-game losing streak greatly increasing their chances at the No. 1 overall draft pick. There are 15 teams...
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David Letterman Drew World’s Best Athletes To Late-Night TV (Photos)

David Letterman announced Thursday that he plans to retire from late-night television next year after 33 years on the air. Throughout his tenure as the longest-running late-night TV host, Letterman has interviewed celebrities of all kinds, including some of the world’s most influential athletes. Letterman interviewed a 23-year-old Michael Jordan on the brink of his first Air Jordan...
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Koji Uehara Celebrates Birthday In Style; Other Notes From Red Sox’s Win

The Red Sox now will be even happier when they receive their 2013 World Series rings at Fenway Park on Friday. Boston took two of three from the Baltimore Orioles to start the 2014 season. The Red Sox, who lost to the Orioles on Opening Day on Monday, earned wins in the final two games of the season-opening series. Boston’s offense pounded out 14 hits in Thursday’s 4-3 win, with...
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Xander Bogaerts, Red Sox Offer Glimpse Of Bright Future Against Orioles

Thursday’s recipe for success might soon become a fixture on the Boston Red Sox’s menu. Xander Bogaerts, Will Middlebrooks and Jackie Bradley Jr. — three players whom the Red Sox believe will be integral parts of the organization’s future success — all made major contributions Thursday as Boston wrapped up its season-opening series with a 4-3 victory over the Baltimore...
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April 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Leafs Keep Playoff Hopes Alive With Overtime Win Over Bruins (Video)

The Toronto Maple Leafs faced a must-win game Thursday night against the rival Boston Bruins at Air Canada Centre. After Toronto opened a 3-1 third-period lead, Boston made a comeback and tied the score to force overtime. But the Leafs showed some impressive resilience and character to overcome their nemesis and beat the Bruins 4-3. According to Sports Club Stats, Toronto now has...
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April 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Xander Bogaerts Has First Career Three-Hit Game In Red Sox Win (Video)

Boston Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts has started the 2014 season in fine form with a three-game hitting streak that includes five hits in nine at-bats. The rookie went 3-for-4 with two runs scored to notch his first three-hit game as a major leaguer in the Red Sox’s 4-3 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Thursday night at Camden Yards. Check out the video above to watch...
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April 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Bruins Mount Impressive Comeback But Lose To Leafs In Overtime (Video)

The Boston Bruins mounted an impressive comeback in Thursday night’s game against the Toronto Maple Leafs that was similar to the one we saw in Game 7 of last season’s first-round playoff series. With the Bruins trailing by two goals, Milan Lucic and Patrice Bergeron scored in the third period to force overtime. But the result was different this time, as Toronto won in the extra...
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Henry Owens Tosses No-Hitter In Portland Sea Dogs’ Season Opener

Henry Owens on Thursday showed why he’s considered the top pitching prospect in the Boston Red Sox organization. Owens tossed a six-inning no-hitter as the Portland Sea Dogs — the Red Sox’s Double-A affiliate — kicked off their 2014 season with a rain-shortened, 5-0 victory over the Reading Fightin Phils. Owens struck out nine and walked two over six no-hit innings before...
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April 03, 2014  |  Discuss
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