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Pat Riley Puzzled by 'Disdain' Toward Heat After Winning Title, Calls It 'Surprising'

Pat Riley has no idea why everyone hates his team. Riley, who you would think would be used to being hated by now, has been surprised by the amount of vitriol has been directed at his Miami Heat club after winning the NBA title. "The unexpected was the absolute national, I think, disdain," Riley told The Dan LeBatard Show on 790 The Ticket in Miami. "That was surprising...
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July 03, 2012  |  1 Comment

Erin Andrews to Make FOX Sports Debut at MLB All-Star Game (Photos)

Erin Andrews has officially made the leap from ESPN to FOX Sports, and it won't take long for fans to see her in action. Andrews will make her FOX Sports debut during the MLB All-Star Game on July 10, according to FOX Sports vice president of communications Dan Bell. She will serve as the field/dugout reporter for the American League. Bell also announced on Twitter Monday that...
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July 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Report: Celtics' Pursuit of Ray Allen Put On Hold As Veteran Guard to Visit Heat, Clippers

If Doc Rivers really thinks the Celtics will re-sign guard Ray Allen, that faith from the C's head coach may start being tested very soon. NBA.com reports that the team has put its pursuit of the future Hall of Famer on hold, as Allen is reportedly set to visit the Heat and then the Clippers later this week. According to the report, Allen will meet with Miami on Thursday and...
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July 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Jarrod Saltalamacchia Knows Importance of Staying Hydrated During Dog Days of Summer

When the Red Sox squared off against the Miami Marlins on June 20, it was one of the hottest days of the year in Boston. The temperature started off in the high 90s and briefly cracked triple digits. With the exception of the ninth inning in that 15-5 victory, Red Sox backstop Jarrod Saltalamacchia was forced to crouch down to catch pitchers Felix Doubront and Clayton Mortensen all...
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July 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Red Sox Live Blog: David Ortiz Still Searching for Lucky No. 400 in Oakland

8 a.m.: Daisuke Matsuzaka didn't have the best stuff on Monday night, and the final box score showed it. A 6-1 loss to the Oakland A's has the Red Sox reeling and needing a big performance from Jon Lester in Game 2 of the series. Lester enter Tuesday night's affair with a number of inconsistent outings over the past few weeks and looking to lock down more rhythm early...
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July 03, 2012  |  Discuss
THIS IS THE END?

Report: Nets, Magic discussing trade

The Dwight Howard Saga may be reaching its conclusion, as the Nets and Magic are reportedly discussing a monster trade involving the center.

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July 03, 2012  |  Discuss

NCAA Football 13 Video Game Allows Players to Put Tim Tebow, Other Heisman Winners On Any Team (Video)

When it comes to the world of sports-themed video games, it would appear that the sky is the limit. In the new NCAA Football 13 from EA Sports, you can mix it up and put a Heisman Trophy winner on any team you want. That means Tim Tebow is a free agent and could play for anybody -- even rival SEC schools. Check out an ad for the game, showing the conflicting emotions Tebow can cause.
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July 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Dougie Hamilton, Jared Knight Must Be Mentally Prepared to Join Bruins Roster (Video)

Dougie Hamilton has instilled a new level of excitement in Bruins fans, as they await his arrival at the pro club sometime this year. Petere Chiarelli discussed Hamilton, Jared Knight and some of the other youngsters chances at making the roster come training camp and what the players must do after developmental camp to really improve their chances. Check out the video above to see...
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July 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Daisuke Matsuzaka's Collapse Indicative That Franklin Morales, Aaron Cook More Deserving of Starting Role

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. The expression on Daisuke Matsuzaka's face said it all. He appeared disappointed, somber and utterly befuddled as manager Bobby Valentine slowly sauntered to the mound with an outstretched...
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July 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Maria Sharapova Out in the Fourth Round of Wimbledon, Tournament Becomes a Little Less Attractive -- to Watch

The last time a woman won the Fench Open and Wimbledon back-to-back was Serena Williams a decade ago in 2002. The tennis world is still wanting for such a feat, as last month's Open winner, Maria Sharapova, bowed out of Wimbledon early Monday, losing her fourth round match to Sabine Lisicki of Germany in straight sets. Dirk Nowitzki was even in the crowd cheering his country...
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July 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Hornets, Cavaliers Walk Away Winners at NBA Draft With Hawks, Nuggets As Losers (Photos)

Every year at the NBA Draft, there seems to be an obvious winner and loser. Just a day after the world's youngest stars joined the most famous and prestigious basketball league in the world, the winners and losers can easily be determined. While everyone knew that Anthony Davis was going first, the rest of the draft was a big question mark and made for an exciting night. This...
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July 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Josh Reddick's 'Blast From the Past' Pours Salt Into Wound of Red Sox Loss (Video)

Before you say it, yes, we used to have guys like Josh Reddick. When you look back on his time in Boston, though, was there any indication that our Josh Reddick was going to turn into this one? In any case, the Oakland version was in the zone on Monday night, launching a home run and sending the A's on their way to victory over the Red Sox. NESN Nation's Dan Duquette is giving...
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July 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Red Sox Fans Frustrated With Lack of Representation at Upcoming All-Star Game (Video)

The Red Sox roster is stacked full of perennial All-Stars, but unfortunately there will only be one this year able to use that title. David Ortiz is the lone Red Sox player headed to Kansas City this year to represent the team at the Midsummer Classic, marking the first time in over a decade the team has only sported a single All-Star. But were any of the other Sox really snubbed...
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July 03, 2012  |  Discuss

David Ortiz Doesn't Have Anything Against Journalists, After All (Video)

David Ortiz is making yet another All Star appearance in an All Star Career. This time, he'll have a little less company joining him in Kansas City, as no other Red Sox are currently slated to attend the game, but Ortiz does call it an "honor" to represent the American League. In his talk with the Gameday Live team, Ortiz also talked about his comments about the media...
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July 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Dodgers Host 'Star Wars' Night at Dodger Stadium (Photo)

Even though it has very little to do with baseball, Star Wars seems to be all the rage at MLB stadiums these days. Last month, Arizona Diamondbacks FOX Sports announcers Mark Grace and Daaron Sutton dressed up as Stormtroopers to promote the team's "Star Wars Night" at Chase Field. And Monday evening, the Dodgers hosted a similar fan event at Dodger Stadium, only this...
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July 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Erin Andrews Poses With Athletes, Celebrities Everywhere From Red Carpet to Sidelines (Photos)

Erin Andrews is leaving ESPN and starting a new chapter in her career. Sports fans won't have time to miss Andrews, though, as she confirmed via Twitter that she will be joining FOX Sports. Andrews made the decision to leave ESPN after her contract expired in June. Andrews was a sideline reporter for college football and co-hosted College Gameday while at ESPN. She was a favorite...
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July 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Jarrod Parker, Jarrod Saltalamacchia Proving Benefits of Alternative First Name Spelling (Video)

What's in a name? That's what fans might be wondering after watching Jarrod Saltalamacchia square off against Jarrod Parker in Monday night's Red Sox-A's contest. Is there something about spelling "Jared" differently that grants people special baseball skills? After all, can you think of any Jared's having success in the big leagues right now? NESN Nation...
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July 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Cody Ross Proves to Be a Quick Healer in Return From Foot Injury (Video)

Cody Ross spent a couple of the best years of his career in the Bay Area, coming over to the San Francisco Giants in a midseason 2010 trade. Of course, Ross played a huge role to helping to Giants to their first World Series title since they switched coasts, and he clearly has some pleasant memories of his time in the shadow of the Bay Bridge. Playing Monday night on the opposite...
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July 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Josh Hamilton Photobombs Rangers Fan Photo Before Game (Photo)

Josh Hamilton is one of the best hitters in the major leagues -- if not the best -- but sometimes people take pictures at the ballpark without him as the focal point. That didn't stop Hamilton from injecting himself into the background of one fan photo before a Rangers game, as he photobombed some unsuspecting Rangers fans who were trying to take a picture on the Texas dugout...
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July 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Steve Ott, John Scott Have Sabres Loaded for Bear As Rivalry with Bruins Could Reach New Heights

Last season, the Buffalo Sabres had no answer when Bruins forward Milan Lucic bowled over Sabres netminder Ryan Miller at the Garden on Nov. 12. The Sabres were roundly condemned throughout the hockey world for their lack of response in defense of their goalie, who was sidelined for several weeks while the team fell into a lengthy tailspin that kept them out of a playoff spot. On...
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July 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Boston Celtics Dancer Hopefuls Get Their Groove On at Audition (Video)

The next crop of Celtics dancers stepped onto center court this weekend at the Celtics practice facility in Waltham, Mass. looking to lock down a spot on the 2012-13 team. The dancer hopefuls turned out in record numbers to show off some of their best moves and attempting to join the team. The tryouts were held on Saturday afternoon at the C's practice facility. Check out the...
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July 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Celtics Dancer Hopefuls Take Center Court to Show Off Moves During Tryouts at C's Practice Facility (Photos)

The Boston Celtics came up just short of another trip to the NBA Finals this season. And every step of the way, the Celtics dancers were there to cheer on Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett and the C's. The next crop of Celtics dancers stepped onto center court this week at the Celtics practice facility in Waltham, Mass. looking to lock down a spot on the 2012-13 team. The dancer hopefuls...
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July 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Carey Price, Martin Brodeur Carry Big Risks with New Deals, But Canadiens and Devils Had Little Choice

Carey Price wasn't going to leave Montreal once the Canadiens filed for arbitration last month. Despite expressing a desire to test the free agent waters, it was hard to imagine Martin Brodeur playing anywhere else but New Jersey. On Monday, both goalies agreed to terms to stay with the only NHL clubs they've ever played for. But keeping these keepers was costly, and comes...
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July 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Dougie Hamilton, Malcolm Subban Looking Forward to Applying Lessons Learned in Bruins Development Camp

WILMINGTON, Mass. -- Summer school is over, but the real education is just beginning. The Bruins wrapped up their sixth annual development camp Monday at Ristuccia Arena, closing the five-day camp with more power-skating drills in the morning followed by a final scrimmage. The White team prevailed 4-2 in that one to sweep the scrimmages that closed out the final two days of the camp...
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July 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Report: Joe Johnson Dealt to Brooklyn Nets in Hopes of Joining Forces With Deron Williams

The Brooklyn Nets may be taking an alternate approach to the Dwight Howard sweepstakes. On Monday, the Nets agreed in principle to a trade with the Atlanta Hawks to acquire guard Joe Johnson, according to ESPN. In return, the Hawks will receive a bevy of expiring contracts and role players as well as a future first-round pick. The deal, as it was arranged of Monday afternoon, would...
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July 02, 2012  |  Discuss
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