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Dustin Pedroia Looks to Continue Hitting Streak As Red Sox Take On Mariners at Fenway Park

Dustin Pedroia will put his major league-best 14-game hitting streak on the line on Monday night when the Red Sox welcome the Seattle Mariners to Fenway Park for a two-game set. Weather may play a role in the series opener, but if they do get the game in, Pedroia will man his customary second spot in the Boston lineup. Pedroia carries the aforementioned 14-game hit streak into the...
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May 14, 2012  |  Discuss

Kenny Dalglish Deserves More Time to Succeed as Liverpool FC Manager

Liverpool's strange, contradictory season has come to a close, and manager Kenny Dalglish is under fire. The captain steered the barge into port, and it has taken an obvious pounding during the long voyage. But it also snagged a nice catch along the way. Dalglish has brought a sense of unity and stability to Liverpool that has helped the club endure some of the roughest of times...
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Rob Gronkowski, Rob Ninkovich to Co-Host Joe Andruzzi and Friends Golf Tournament

Grab your clubs and head on down to Quincy. The Patriots' Rob Gronkowski and Rob Ninkovich will be co-hosting the Joe Andruzzi and Friends Golf Tournament at Granite Links in Quincy on June 18. Other New England area athletes are expect to attend as well, and all proceeds from the event will benefit the Joe Andruzzi Foundation. The charity provides financial assistance for cancer...
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Wes Welker Says He Won't Miss Any Games in 2012 Due to Contract Situation

Patriots wide receiver Wes Welker firmly stated Monday that his contract situation will not spiral out of control. Welker told WEEI's Mut and Merloni that he's got "9.5 million reasons" why he won't be missing any games during the 2012 season. The Patriots placed the franchise tag on Welker in March, and both sides have said they want to reach a long-term extension...
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Mark Cuban Gets Paid $1,000 to Draw Picture of a Cat

Mark Cuban doesn't need any more money, but he's finding new ways to earn a couple of bucks. One of those new ways involves drawing a cat. It sounds crazy, but Cuban actually raked in a $1,000 check for drawing a picture of two stick-figure cats kissing each other, according to TMZ. The transaction is reportedly part of what was initially a joke. Cuban -- the Dallas Mavericks...
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Report: Liverpool Set for Talks With Momo Diame, Midfielder Could Join Reds on Free Transfer

Wigan midfielder Momo Diame could become a Liverpool FC player when the summer transfer window opens. The Reds are set to hold contract talks with the 24-year-old in the next week, according to the Daily Star. "Diame is out of contract after rejecting a new deal, and the Reds are set to get him on a free," the report says. "The powerful midfielder, who joined Latics...
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Consul General of Japan to Present Red Sox With Cherry Tree During Pregame Ceremony

The Red Sox have had a unique relationship with Japan and its people, and that relationship will continue to flourish on Monday night. The Consul General of Japan present the Red Sox with a cherry tree during a pregame ceremony at Fenway Park on Monday prior to the Sox-Mariners game. The presentation is part of the Greater Boston-Japan Cherry Blossom Festival marking the 100th anniversary...
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Dale Hunter Steps Down as Capitals Head Coach, Will Head Back to OHL London

Dale Hunter took the Capitals further into the playoffs this year than most hockey fans ever imagined. But if Washington intends to take another step forward next season, it'll have to do so with a new man behind the bench. Hunter stepped down as head coach of the Capitals on Monday, just two days after his team was eliminated by the Rangers in Game 7 of their Eastern Conference...
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Derek Lowe Speechless After Red Sox Replace Pitcher's Stolen World Series Ring

Derek Lowe is a very talkative guy, but even he couldn't muster up words following a classy gesture by the Red Sox organization. John Henry, Larry Lucchino and Tom Werner presented Lowe with a 2004 World Series ring to replace the one that was stolen from his Florida home last month, and the Indians hurler couldn't have been any more pleased. "You know me, I can talk...
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Daniel Nava Sizzling at Plate As Red Sox Open Quick Two-Game Series With Mariners

Editor's note: The temperature gauge is a Bill James-created statistic that measures how hot or cold hitters are. We will spotlight Red Sox and opposing team temperatures on game days. Daniel Nava is doing all that he can to make sure he stays in the bigs with a quick start to his latest stint in the majors. Nava was called up last week after a strong start to the season at Pawtucket...
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Dont'a Hightower, Chandler Jones Expected to Have Immediate Impact on Patriots' Defense

News around the NFL is dwindling, and the dead-zone between the NFL draft and the start of training camp is in full effect. But the New England Patriots got a chance to see their rookies in action at the team's rookie minicamp this past weekend. A pair of first round picks, linebacker Dont'a Hightower and defensive end Chandler Jones, were the headliners, and the Patriots...
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Sports Fans React Positively to First Live Premier League Soccer Game on NESN

Sports fans, both in New England and around the country, witnessed a notable first on Sunday. NESN aired Arsenal's thrilling 3-2 win over West West Bromwich Albion. It marked the first live broadcast of Premier League soccer in the network's history. Dubbed "Survival Sunday" in some quarters, the final round of the Premier League season saw each of the 10 games...
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North Reading's Frank Carey, Everett's Alex Naumann Among MIAA Coaches of the Year

The second annual MIAA Coach of the Year/Student Athlete Banquet will be held on May 30, during which a number of talented leaders will be awarded for their hard work. Here's a look at the coaches who will be named "Coach of the Year" for their respective sport. Coach School Sport Robert Mahoney Academy of Notre Dame Girls Volleyball Amelia Davis Algonquin Regional...
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POSITION SUMMARY: Working as part of the Creative Services team, the Associate Editor is responsible for archiving and supplying game highlights, placing spots to tape, delivering graphics packages and editing promotional, marketing and sales material. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES • Identify highlights and edit topical Red Sox and Bruins spots • Customize promo spots...
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LeBron James Hogs Microphone Just Like Ball, Continues to Lose Hair (Caption Contest)

LeBron James won his third MVP Award this past weekend, and his Heat teammates were on hand to celebrate the occasion. We wanted to know what NESN readers thought the caption should be for this photo of the ceremony. Check out the winners of Sunday's #NESNCaption Caption Contest below. Stephen Graziano: "Wade: Your not even MVP of this team." Doug Sampson: "You...
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Chris Bosh Out Indefinitely With Strained Abdominal Muscle

MIAMI -- The Miami Heat say Chris Bosh will be sidelined indefinitely because of a strained abdominal muscle. An MRI exam performed Monday confirmed the diagnosis. Bosh was hurt late in the first half of the Heat's 95-86 victory over Indiana on Sunday in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference semifinal series. Game 2 of the series is Tuesday night. Bosh's minutes will likely...
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Is Felix Hernandez the Most Intimidating Starter in the Majors?

The Red Sox have dodged a bullet in their series with the Mariners because they don't have to face Felix Hernandez. Hernandez, who was named the American League Cy Young in 2010, has been lights out again this season, boasting a 2.29 ERA through eight starts. His record, meanwhile, sits at 3-2 -- a typical record win-loss record for him given the Mariners' offensive inefficiency...
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Josh Beckett Has Something to Prove and Other Thoughts From the Week in Baseball

The Red Sox are just halfway through their season-high stretch of 20 games in 20 days, and we're still not sure what to make of this team. The Sox are just 4-6 in that stretch with the first 10 games of the run much easier than the second half. That part, of course, is not good. However, they're welcoming the Mariners to town starting Monday for a two-game set on the heels...
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Join NESN.com Patriots Reporter Jeff Howe for Twitter Q&A on Monday at Noon

The Patriots just wrapped up their rookie camp, and a number of players got some valuable experience. Before you know it, New England will be kicking off its actual training camp. There's still some time between now and then, though. And while we may not have any real football action to watch, there's always time to talk football. Fortunately, NESN.com Patriots beat writer...
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Judge Refuses to Strike Andy Pettitte Testimony in Roger Clemens Case

WASHINGTON -- The judge in the Roger Clemens perjury case has rejected a defense motion to strike testimony from Andy Pettitte on a contested conversation about human growth hormone. Pettitte, a former Clemens teammate, testified two weeks ago that Clemens said he had used HGH - only to say under cross-examination he might have misunderstood their conversation. Pettitte agreed with...
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Jacoby Ellsbury's Return, Will Middlebrooks' Spark Among Reasons to Believe Red Sox Can Win World Series (Photos)

The Red Sox have won three in a row. But even that winning streak brings Boston's record to just 15-19, meaning the Sox' backs are still up against the wall. However, there's still plenty of reasons to believe the Red Sox can still make a World Series run in 2012. Things haven't exactly been pretty for the hometown team thus far, and there's still some things...
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Metta World Peace Won't Shake James Harden's Hand, Says He Doesn't Shake Substitutes' Hands

With a name like Metta World Peace, you would think that the Lakers forward would be more than willing to make up for his vicious elbow to the head of James Harden. World Peace, however, will be for anything but that when the two teams square off in the Western Conference semifinals. After clocking Harden with an elbow a couple of weeks ago -- an incident that earned World Peace...
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Kevin Garnett Has Been Key to Celtics' Success While Turning Back the Clock

If you've watched Kevin Garnett in these playoffs --especially Game 6 of the first round and Game 1 of the second round -- you'd think you had stepped into a time machine. The Celtics big man is playing like it's 2008 right now, and it's come at the opportune time for the C's. With nagging injuries to Ray Allen, Paul Pierce and Avery Bradley, Garnett has stepped...
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Celtics Live Blog: Kevin Garnett Tries to Follow Up Immense Series Opener With Strong Game 2

8 a.m. ET: Kevin Garnett delivered such a strong performance in the series opener against the 76ers, Celtics fans have to be eager to see what he can do for an encore. The Celtics host Game 2 of their Eastern Conference semifinal series Monday at the TD Garden. They needed every ounce of the effort Garnett, Rajon Rondo and others gave them in the first game, when they edged the resilient...
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Red Sox Live Blog: Jon Lester Looks to Keep Red Sox’ Momentum Going Against Seattle Mariners

8 a.m. ET: The Red Sox (15-19) are carrying a three-game winning streak into their series against the Mariners (16-20) and remain hungry for more. The team will have Jon Lester, who is 1-3 with a 4.29 ERA this season, on the mound to continue the pitching staff's momentum. During Lester's last start, he endured his share of struggles, throwing 109 pitches over five innings...
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