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Maple Leafs Fans Chant 'Let's Go Blue Jays' As Toronto Gets Blown Out Once Again (Video)

It's been a rough year for the Toronto Maple Leafs and their fans, but there is good news: Baseball season is on the way. The Leafs got their doors blown off again on Thursday night, losing 7-1 to the Philadelphia Flyers, and that had fans turning their attention toward the upcoming Blue Jays season. Fans started chanting "Let's go Blue Jays!" during the game, a...
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March 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Michael Jordan's Struggles as NBA Owner Tough to Comprehend Given NBA Legend's Background

Michael Jordan is one of the biggest celebrities on the planet. That type of thing tends to happen when you're the greatest basketball player to ever live and a highly successful business mogul. However, Jordan's attempts to combine the two of those endeavors -- as an NBA owner -- have been disastrous thus far. He became a minority owner of the Wizards shortly after his playing...
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March 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Bruins Mailbag: Tim Thomas Should Get Some Much-Needed Rest Before Playoffs

The Bruins appear to be snapping out of the funk they were mired in for much of the second half of the season. And they may just have things going in the right direction at just the right time with the postseason just around the corner. Boston headed into a clash with Washington on Thursday having won five of its last six games, solidifying their hold on the top spot in the Northeast...
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March 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Liverpool Travels to Newcastle Looking to End Premier League Slump

Liverpool heads to the Northeast of England on the back of a disastrous slump in league form. Having won just one of its last six games, Sunday's game against Newcastle will once again be a difficult task if LFC is to change its fortunes. The Magpies have been one of the surprise teams this season, and under manager Alan Pardew it sits sixth in the Premier League -- eight points...
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Bruins Bear, Larry Bird and David Ortiz Highlight Boston Sports Icons in Commercials (Videos)

A commercial can be very memorable depending on who is the star of said commercial, but all of these commercials star famous icons in Boston sports. Athletes from every generation want to be in a great commercial, such as the commercials featuring Larry Bird and Michael Jordan squaring off, toe-to-toe, over some fries. Or better yet, Tom Brady entering a Jets huddle because he is...
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March 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Fireman Ed Gives Blessing to Tim Tebow Trade, Setting Up Match Made in Jets Heaven

If there are any Jets who are still apprehensive about the Tim Tebow trade, they can now cast their doubts aside. Their fearless leader has chimed in, and he has given the move his stamp of approval. The team's most famous (and insufferable) fan, Fireman Ed, has given the Tebow trade his blessing, even if it does turn up the heat on incumbent starter Mark Sanchez. "You got...
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March 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Felix Doubront Closing in on Starting Job, Pedro Ciriaco Playing His Way onto Red Sox Roster (Podcast)

The Red Sox are officially less than a week away from Opening Day, and the roster is finally beginning to take shape. Felix Doubront and Alfredo Aceves wowed on the mound on Thursday, both showing off some excellent stuff. Aceves threw six innings giving up just one earned run against the Blue Jays, while Doubront impressed with a shutout through six innings albeit against lesser...
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Doc Rivers Could Have Sensitive Issue on His Hands If He Elects to Rest Celtics Veterans Down the Stretch

BOSTON -- One of these days, Kevin Garnett may have to sit out a game. Garnett won't like it -- he has played in 47 out of a possible 50 games this season, after all, and has appeared in more than 90 percent of his team's games in 12 separate seasons -- but eventually Celtics coach Doc Rivers is going to have to break the bad news to his veteran non-center. If it becomes...
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March 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Celtics Live Blog: Glass-Crashing Timberwolves Take on C's in Minnesota

8 a.m. ET: The veteran-laden, rebounding-challenged Celtics face their polar opposite on Friday when they visit the young, rebound-grabbing Timberwolves. The Celtics (28-22) are riding a three-game win streak and look to keep pace with the Philadelphia 76ers in the race for the fourth seed in the Eastern Conference. The Timberwolves (25-27) also harbor playoff aspirations, but they...
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March 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Patriots Mailbag: Matt Forte Not Realistic Possibility, Patriots May Look to Trade for Defensive Help Come Draft Day

This is the final mailbag for March, which means the owners meetings are over and draft hype is about to get crazy. The Patriots have done a good job to this point in the team-building process, though they still have some areas to address, particularly with a front-line player on the edge of the defense. With a pair of picks in each of the first two rounds, they're more than...
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Red Sox Live Blog: Daniel Bard's Last Chance To Earn Spot in Rotation

8 a.m. ET -- It's a very crucial start for Daniel Bard. After a roller coaster spring training -- and the shining starts from pitchers Felix Doubront and Alfredo Aceves on Thursday -- the pressure is on the 26-year-old to hold the fort against the Twins and solidify his spot in the Red Sox' rotation. He yielded five runs and walked three batters in his previous outing against...
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March 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Vote: If You Won the Mega Millions Jackpot, in Which Sports League Would You Most Want to Purchase a Team?

An estimated $540 million is being let loose in the Mega Millions Jackpot and will be headed for someone's bank account, as soon as they announce the winning numbers on Friday evening. But if you won this money would you spend it on on a sports franchise and, if so, which league would you buy it from? MLB franchises might be a little overpriced for these winnings. The average...
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March 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Felix Doubront, Alfredo Aceves Stengthen Cases for Starting Rotation, Daniel Bard Ready for Own Showcase (Video)

Felix Doubront and Alfredo Aceves were on the mound for the Red Sox on Thursday, making their cases for a spot in the starting rotation. Both pitchers performed well in a pressure spot. Aceves impressed over six innings giving up just one earned run, while Doubront tossed six shutout innings albeit against minor-league talent. The two certainly strengthened their cases on Thursday...
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March 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Bruins Fail to Clinch Playoff Spot, Still Strengthen Lead in Division After Rallying for Point in Shootout Loss to Capitals

BOSTON – The Bruins didn't get exactly what they wanted on Thursday night, but they didn't come away completely empty handed either. Boston could have clinched a playoff spot with a victory over Washington, but had to settle for inching a bit closer with a single point in the 3-2 shootout loss. Even managing that was a bit of a feat after the Capitals finally broke a scoreless...
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March 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Adam McQuaid Injured on 'Reckless' Hit into Boards, Bruins Don't Believe Jason Chimera Had Intent to Injure on Play

BOSTON – The Bruins began the night down a defenseman with Dennis Seidenberg sidelined with a leg infection. They lost another key defender before the first period ended. With six minutes left in the opening frame, Adam McQuaid went back to retrieve a puck behind the Boston net and was hit hard into the boards by Washington forward Jason Chimera. McQuaid turned just before contact...
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March 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Darnell McDonald, Hanley Ramirez Featured in 'Game of Thrones' Promo Spot for MLB Opening Day (Video)

Summer is coming. MLB wants to remind everyone that Opening Day (for 28 of 30 teams) is right around the corner, so it's teaming up with HBO's Game of Thrones in a cross-promotion effort that will give you gooesbumps. Footage from the 2011 season is interspersed with shots from HBO's drama complete with a classical score to set the tone. The video features highlights...
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March 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Miami Heat Have Best Odds to Win NBA Championship, Celtics Rank Ninth at 35-1

When the Duke Blue Devils were shockingly knocked out of the NCAA tournament in the second round, the wheels began turning for freshman guard Austin Rivers. Much like the one-and-done style his team suffered two weeks ago, the son of Boston Celtics coach Doc Rivers announced earlier this week his intention to enter the NBA Draft and wants to be selected as a lottery pick in the first...
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March 29, 2012  |  Discuss

John Cena Favored to Take Care of Business Against Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson at Wrestlemania 28

It's been a year in the making and now the clash comes to a head: John Cena and The Rock will be alone in the squared circle at Wrestlemania 28 to settle their differences. Their beef goes all the way back to Wrestlemania 27 as The Rock interfered with Cena's match and cost him the title against The Miz. The next night, Cena issued a challenge and after a year of anticipation...
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March 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Joe Corvo Returns to Bruins Lineup, But Shoring Up Blueliner's Game Still a Work in Progress

BOSTON – For the first 70 games of the season, Joe Corvo was a fixture on the Bruins defense. He was one of just a handful of players to dress for every game to that point, but had struggled for much of the season. With the depth added at the deadline with the acquisition of veteran blueliners Greg Zanon and Mike Mottau, Corvo found himself suddenly out of the mix, a healthy scratch...
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March 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Andrew Ference Helps Salvage 'Moot Point' Against Washington as Bruins Miss Out on Clinching (Video)

The Bruins needed two points to clinch a spot in the playoffs on Thursday night. They only managed one. It was a dramatic way to earn a point, for sure, but it was nonetheless only one point. No matter how great it was that Andrew Ference tied the game with little time remaining, the ultimate victory went to the desperate Capitals. Still, NESN Nation's Dan Duquette is awarding...
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March 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Adam McQuaid's New Look 'An Eye-Catcher,' But Defenseman Willing to Sacrifice Style for Good Cause

BOSTON – No good horror movie ever goes without a sequel. So it’s only natural that last year’s scariest nightmare has returned. Yes, Adam McQuaid’s bizarre shaved-head mullet combination is back. The rugged defenseman was one of many Bruins to participate in Wednesday’s Cuts for a Cause event to raise money for the Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center...
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March 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Chelsea's Reconstruction Plans Should Not Include Cristiano Ronaldo

Chelsea is already thinking about next year when it comes to personnel. It has been a less than stellar season for the English team, despite being the only Premier League team left in the UEFA Champions League. In the league, the team is struggling to qualify to next year's Champions League, and the biggest complaint has been the offense. Fernando Torres is an international punch...
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March 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Bill Belichick, Patriots Out in Force at Alabama's Pro Day

In a move that would surprise no one, Patriots head coach Bill Belichick showed up to Alabama's pro day Thursday, but Belichick also brought reinforcements, which was intriguing. Belichick and Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban have been friends in the same football wolf pack for years now, and Alabama has turned out an impressive set of pros in recent years. Therefore, it made...
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March 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Brad Marchand Says Adam McQuaid Should 'Wear a Hat for the Rest of His Life' After Recent Haircut (Video)

Brad Marchand has some advice for his teammate Adam McQuaid after the two recently got haircuts during the fifth annual "Cuts for a Cause." Many Bruins players auctioned off the chance for fans to help give them a haircut, and McQuaid's trademark mullet was a large part of the proceedings. NESN.com's Ben Barker caught up with Marchand to talk haircuts during the...
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March 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Chat Live With Boston College Hockey Forward Chris Kreider Monday at 1 p.m. ET

Boston College junior Chris Kreider is having a heck of a season. But the sniper's campaign can get a whole lot better if he and his Eagles teammates bag another national title next week when they head down to the Frozen Four in Tampa Bay. Join Chris on Monday, April 2 when he chats live on NESN.com. Chat Live With Boston College Hockey Forward Chris Kreider Monday at 1 p.m. ET
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March 29, 2012  |  Discuss
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