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Fab Melo Brings Far More Unknowns to Celtics Than Jared Sullinger

Jared Sullinger has some medical issues. Perhaps you have heard about them. If you managed to get through any mention of the former Ohio State power forward without some mention of the worrisome disk in his back, be proud. In the lead-up to Thursday's NBA draft, "medically red-flagged by the NBA" became Sullinger's unofficial middle name. The same occurred with...
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Does Franklin Morales Deserve a Permanent Spot in the Red Sox Rotation?

Franklin Morales had a brilliant performance Thursday night against the Seattle Mariners and has very quickly injected himself into the conversation for a more permanent starting job. Sure, his latest gem was against the hapless Mariners -- who currently rank at or near the bottom of the league in most offensive categories -- but it was still a gem nonetheless. Morales has had his...
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Celtics Address Need for Size While More or Less Drafting 'Best Available' Players

Jared Sullinger and Fab Melo were better players than Perry Jones III. That was the implicit message the Celtics sent by taking Sullinger and Melo in Thursday's NBA draft, then saying after the picks that they held true to their philosophy of drafting the best available player rather than drafting for need. Whether that turns out to be true depends on the state of Sullinger&...
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Vote: Will Jared Sullinger or Fab Melo Have a Better NBA Career?

The Celtics rolled the dice at Thursday's NBA draft, selecting two players who have excellent potential, but also some risk. The C's picked Ohio State's Jared Sullinger, who was once considered a top five pick but who slid amidst questions about his health. Sullinger's bad back drew a medical red flag, causing some teams to shy away from the proven forward -- much...
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Mario Balotelli Crashes Party at World-Class Lounge With Goals Against Germany (Video)

The time is now for Mario Balotelli. His electrifying goals in Italy's 2-1 victory against Germany was a definitive coming-of-age moment for the enigmatic striker. The goals, of course, were brilliant. His first tally came in the 20th minute when Germany foolishly allowed Andrea Pirlo time to survey the field. The Italian maestro hit a perfect diagonal ball to left-back Giorgio...
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Dwyane Wade Will Not Play in London Olympics As Result of Knee Surgery

MIAMI -- Dwyane Wade needs surgery on his ailing left knee and will not play in next month's London Olympics. The Miami Heat guard called USA Basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo and Olympic coach Mike Krzyzewski on Thursday to break the news, which was not totally unexpected after Wade played through pain in the postseason. He appeared in all 23 Heat playoff games despite the...
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Patrik Elias Finds Missing Stanley Cup Puck in His Equipment Bag

Los Angeles Kings fans can rest easy knowing that the missing Stanley Cup puck has finally been found. New Jersey Devils forward Patrik Elias found the puck in his equipment bag, ending the Kings' frantic search for their piece of history. Elias was the person most likely to have the puck, as he was seen scooping it up off the ice while the Kings celebrated their Cup victory...
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Robert Kraft's Desire to Put an NFL Franchise in London Doesn't Make Much Sense

Patriots owner Robert Kraft is pushing hard to get an NFL franchise in London, saying that it would be a good experience for the teams and the people of the city, as American football is beginning to take off in the UK. That may be true, but putting an NFL team overseas is not a good idea. First of all, we're talking about a six-hour flight one way for the Patriots and a 12-hour...
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Bryce Harper, brewery team up

Harper's camp got in touch with the brewery who makes "Clown Question Bro" beer and now some of the profits will go to a fallen policewoman's memorial fund.

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Report: Panthers Are Front-Runners to Land Roberto Luongo

Roberto Luongo's days in Vancouver are likely over, and a return to the Sunshine State could be on the horizon. TSN's Bob McKenzie tweeted Thursday that his colleague Darren Dreger reports that the Florida Panthers are the front-runners to land the veteran netminder. According to McKenzie, Dreger says that dialogue continues between the two clubs, which is something that...
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NESN Is Proud to Support Camp Sunshine, Its Goal to Help Alleviate Strain of Those Who Face Life-Threatening Illnesses

NESN is a proud supporter of Camp Sunshine, which provides respite, support and joy to children with life-threatening illnesses and their families. Check out the video above to hear more about the great cause.
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Report: Suns Serious Contenders to Pursue Ray Allen

Now that the NBA draft is out of the way, Danny Ainge and the Celtics can turn their attention to locking up their free-agent veterans. The C's could have some competition when it comes to Ray Allen, though, as the Phoenix Suns have surfaced as serious contenders to pursue the veteran guard, according to Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski. This report comes on the heels of...
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Jared Knight Recounts Awkwardness of Watching Former Coach Dale Hunter Knock Future Team Out of Playoffs

WILMINGTON, Mass. -- Jared Knight never wavered from rooting for the team he hopes to soon play for, but he admitted that watching this past spring's NHL playoffs did create a bit of an awkward situation. The Bruins forward prospect began the year playing his fourth season for London of the Ontario Hockey League. It was also his fourth season playing for London coach Dale Hunter...
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Bernard James, Military Veteran, Honored With 'USA' Chant Upon Being Drafted by Cavaliers (Video)

Thursday's NBA draft was entertaining throughout, but hands down the most awesome moment came in the second round with the Cleveland Cavaliers on the clock. The Cavs drafted Bernard James out of Florida State with the 34th overall pick. No big deal, right? Well, James happens to be a military veteran who served six years in the Air Force -- which included three tours in Iraq...
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Portugal Indebted to Beautiful Fans for Run to Euro 2012 Semifinal (Photos)

As part of our coverage of the 2012 UEFA European Championships, NESN.com will showcase fans from participating countries. Portugal was drawn into the "Group of Death" at Euro 2012, experts predicting it to fail to qualify for the knockout rounds. Instead, the Portuguese not only advanced from their group, but made it within inches of reaching the final. The team was based...
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Rafael Nadal's Upset Loss at Wimbledon Clears Way for Novak Djokovic

On July 4, Novak Djokovic will celebrate the one-year anniversary of becoming the World No. 1 tennis player. Djokovic entered The Championships in 2011 as the No. 2 and left as the No. 1, as well as the winner of the tournament. With the win he became the first player to overtake Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal as the world's top tennis player since 2004 and the first other than...
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David Ortiz Misses Out on Milestone in Day One of the Pursuit For 400 Career Home Runs

There was no milestone in this one. A day after launching his 399th career home run at Fenway Park, David Ortiz missed out on reaching the 400-homer plateau in his first game against the Mariners, finishing 1-for-4 with a single. Only two players have blasted their 400th career homers in Seattle –– Dave Kingman and Manny Ramirez. Ramirez rifled a three-run shot on May 15, 2005...
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Doc Rivers Focused on Positives After Celtics Fail to Land Son Austin

Austin Rivers may not be suiting up in Celtic green next season, but his father, Celtics head coach Doc Rivers, isn't going to dwell on the negatives of Thursday's NBA Draft Though the Celtics weren't able to trade up for Austin Rivers, Doc Rivers' joy for his son far outweighed any disappointment he may have had about not being able to coach him next season. "...
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Malcolm Subban Feeling Pressure of Boston, Dougie Hamilton Impressive in First Bruins Practice (Video)

Malcolm Subban is the fresh face in the Bruins locker room, and fans showed him their excitement during his first practice in black and gold on Thursday. Subban and the rest of the B's prospects took the ice in Boston for a developmental camp. Subban got the big applause on the day, welcoming him to his new home, but top prospect Dougie Hamilton was also in attendance and impressed...
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Red Sox Offense Continues to Find Trouble With Young Aces Like Felix Hernandez, Stephen Strasburg

The Red Sox haven't fared well against the cream of the crop. Despite entering Thursday's 1-0 loss to the Mariners having scored 38 runs through five games, the offense cooled off considerably and couldn't muster up any contact against Seattle starter Felix Hernandez. So much so that Hernandez enjoyed his best start of the season, tossing a complete-game shutout with...
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Felix Hernandez Makes Sure Red Sox Stay 'Shut Out in Seattle' With Dominant Start (Video)

So much for that high-powered Red Sox offense. Felix Hernandez silenced the Red Sox bats on Thursday night, going the distance to pick up his sixth win of the year while tying a career high with 13 strikeouts. He needed every one of them, too, considering Franklin Morales matched him blow for blow in the early innings before giving way to the Red Sox bullpen. NESN Nation's Dan...
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Celtics' Decision Not to Trade Draft Picks Pays Off With Selection of Two Quality Players

In Danny Ainge's tenure, the Celtics front office has never been known for trepidation on draft night. As trade rumors became more frequent in the run-up to Thursday's NBA draft, it only made sense that Boston might somehow be involved. The Celtics not only were led by an executive with Ainge's aggressive track record, they also had two first-round picks, which is often...
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Fanklin Morales' Efficiency, Dominance Deserving of Permanent Spot in Red Sox Rotation

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. I know it's still early, but Franklin Morales has earned it. While the majority of the Red Sox starting rotation continues in their search for consistency, Morales has epitomized the...
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Thomas Robinson's Feel-Good Story Starts New Chapter After Emotional NBA Draft Night

Sometimes, you have to remind yourself that basketball is just a game. Others, you realize how much more than a game it is to some. The latter was in full display on Thursday night, when Thomas Robinson was drafted by the Sacramento Kings with the sixth overall pick. Failing to fight back tears, Robinson embraced his nine-year-old sister after his selection and relished the moment...
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Brandon Workman Working His Way Through Red Sox Farm System (Video)

Brandon Workman is a talented pitcher just trying to work his way through the minor leagues, much like any other big league hopeful. Workman has been hustling through the Red Sox farm system, now residing at Single-A Salem, and looks like a pretty decent pitcher thus far through the minors. Workman and his coaches reflected on his journey thus far and are looking ahead at what the...
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