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Lakers’ Incredible Kobe Bryant Tribute Before Final Game Will Give You Chills

Kobe Bryant’s NBA career will come to an end Wednesday night, but not before one last tribute from the team and city he’s called home for the past 20 years. The surefire Basketball Hall of Famer stepped onto the Staples Center floor for the final time as a player Wednesday, and the Lakers honored him with a touching tribute prior to their season finale against the Utah Jazz...
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Celtics Wrap: C’s Stage Incredible Comeback, Stun Heat 98-88 In Finale

BOSTON — Regular NBA games last 48 minutes, and no team is more grateful for that than the Celtics. The C’s looked all but cooked Wednesday night at TD Garden, trailing by as many as 26 points in the first half to the Miami Heat. But with members of Boston’s 1966, 1976 and 1986 championship teams urging them on from the sideline, the Celtics staged a comeback for the ages,...
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Red Sox Wrap: Joe Kelly Keeps Damage To Minimum In 4-2 Win Vs. Orioles

BOSTON — If Tuesday’s game was a disaster, then Wednesday’s series finale against the Baltimore Orioles was a breath of fresh air. The Red Sox didn’t make as much noise offensively, but they still spread it throughout the lineup to chip away at the lead the Orioles gained on Chris Davis’ two-run home run in the third inning. Red Sox starter Joe Kelly had a few scares but...
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President Obama Is Jumping For Joy Over Warriors, Kobe Bryant Farewell

Even the leader of the free world can’t wait for the incredible slate of NBA games Wednesday night. The Golden State Warriors will look for win No. 73 on Wednesday, which would clinch them the best regular-season NBA record of all time, and basketball legend Kobe Bryant will take the floor one last time with the Los Angeles Lakers. It’s the night NBA fans, and sports fans in...
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Details surrounding Dominique Easley's release revealed

There reportedly wasn’t one single transgression that led to Dominique Easley’s release by the New England Patriots on Wednesday. Instead, multiple issues reportedly added up, and the Patriots cut bait with their 2014 first-round draft pick after just 22 games and 25 tackles. Easley struggled with “maturity and his responsibilities of being a professional athlete,” The Boston...
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Donald Trump Mentions Joe Paterno In Incredibly Weird Pittsburgh Speech

Donald Trump, who is no stranger to saying controversial things, was back at it in Pittsburgh on Wednesday night, and this one is guaranteed to leave you scratching your head. Pittsburgh is the home of the Pitt Panthers, but Trump decided to mention deceased former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno in an extremely weird and confusing nine-second clip. Trump begins quest for...
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Report: Celtics nixed trade involving Tobias Harris, Jae Crowder

Jae Crowder has made immense strides on the court this season, enough for him to be considered an outside candidate for the NBA’s Most Improved Player award. And it appears the Boston Celtics think very highly of their starting swingman. The Orlando Magic traded forward Tobias Harris to the Detroit Pistons ahead of the league’s Feb. 18 trade deadline, but Orlando also had discussions...
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Agent Drew Rosenhaus Cuts Ties With Johnny Manziel Unless He Gets Treatment

Johnny Manziel will be dumped by a second agent this offseason if he doesn’t receive treatment. High-profile agent Drew Rosenhaus told ESPN’s Adam Schefter on Wednesday that he was terminating his relationship with the former Cleveland Browns quarterback unless he underwent treatment. “I have terminated the standard representation with Johnny Manziel in the hopes of helping...
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David Ortiz Off To Historic Start For Red Sox In Final Season Before Retiring

David Ortiz’s farewell season couldn’t have started much better at the plate. The Boston Red Sox designated hitter has hit three home runs in the first seven games of his final Major League Baseball season. To put that into perspective, the last player 40 or older to hit three homers over such a stretch was Hank Aaron in 1974. Hear NESN’s Tom Caron, Steve Lyons and Dennis...
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Pablo Sandoval Has Conditioning Plan; John Farrell, Red Sox Give Full Support

BOSTON — Red Sox fans might be fed up with third baseman Pablo Sandoval, but his team has his back. The Red Sox placed Sandoval on the 15-day disabled list with a left shoulder strain before Wednesday’s game against the Baltimore Orioles. And although it’s definitely not the best series of events for a guy who started his season on the bench after losing the starting third...
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Bill Walton Reveals Celtics’ Amazing Bet About Dunking On Manute Bol

Bill Walton is a man of endless stories, each more awesome, wacky and hilarious than the last. This tale certainly fits those criteria. Walton joined the Boston Celtics in 1985 to become part of a dominant club that won 67 games en route to an NBA championship. The Basketball Hall of Famer recently published a memoir, “Back From The Dead,” that chronicles his incredible recovery...
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2016 NFL Draft Profile: Jihad Ward Offers Ideal Size On Defensive Line

Editor’s note: NESN.com will profile intriguing prospects in the days leading up to the 2016 NFL Draft. Next up: Illinois defensive lineman Jihad Ward. Jihad Ward, defensive lineman, Illinois6-foot-5, 297 poundsProjected round: Fourth2015 stats: 54 tackles, 2.5 sacks, 4.5 tackles for loss, two passes defensed, two forced fumbles, one fumble recoveryTesting numbers: 5.09-second...
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Mike Trout Honors Kobe Bryant’s Final Game With Sweet Batting Gloves, Cleats

Mike Trout officially joined the Kobe Bryant retirement party. Trout honored Bryant before the Los Angeles Lakers legend’s final game Wednesday by busting out special batting gloves and cleats. The Los Angeles Angels outfielder even wore the purple and gold batting gloves during his game against the Oakland Athletics at O.co Coliseum. Here's a closer look at @MikeTrout's @kobebryant...
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DraftKings: Carlos Beltran, John Lackey Among Tom Caron’s Value Picks

Another day with plenty of upside in DraftKings daily fantasy sports. Carlos Beltran and the New York Yankees face Toronto Blue Jays starter J.A. Happ in a matchup that Beltran probably can’t wait to get started. The 38-year-old outfielder historically has hit Happ well, going 7-for-24 with three home runs, a double and six RBIs plus two walks — good for a 1.042 OPS — making...
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Dominique Easley released by Patriots due to off-field issues

It was fair to question why the New England Patriots released Dominique Easley on Wednesday, giving up on a first-round draft pick after just two seasons. It appears Easley was released due to off-field issues, not for his performance on the defensive line. CSNNE.com’s Tom E. Curran reported Easley was released because of “philosophical differences on following injury programs...
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Tom Werner, Members Of Home Base Program To Receive Distinguished Public Service Award

The U.S. Navy will present the Boston Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital’s Home Base Program with its highest possible award for a civilian organization prior to Wednesday’s game at Fenway Park. The program, which helps post-9/11 veterans heal from post-traumatic stress disorder and other invisible wounds of war, will be presented with the Distinguished Public...
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Ryan Hanigan, Joe Kelly Start In Red Sox’s Series Finale Vs. Orioles

BOSTON — Joe Kelly is on the mound for the Red Sox on Wednesday, which means Ryan Hanigan is behind the plate. The Boston backstop is Kelly’s personal catcher this season, so Blake Swihart will get the night off for the series finale against the Baltimore Orioles. Hanigan will slide right into Swihart’s No. 8 spot in the batting order. As for Kelly, he’s going to be looking...
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Seth Meyers Trolls Kobe Bryant On ‘Late Night’ Ahead Of Final Game

Finally, somebody remembered we’re supposed to give Kobe Bryant a hard time. In the midst of the Los Angeles Lakers legend’s final season, Bryant has been showered with gifts and praise. Wednesday, he’ll play the final game of his 20-year career. But “Late Night” host Seth Meyers remembered what being a fan of any team but the Lakers is all about: throwing a (often not...
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Claude Julien, Don Sweeney To Speak Thursday At Bruins Press Conference

It has been four days since the Boston Bruins’ season ended with a blowout loss to the Ottawa Senators, and neither the media nor the general public have heard a peep from any of the team’s higher-ups. That will change Thursday. Bruins coach Claude Julien and general manager Don Sweeney will hold a joint news conference at 10 a.m. ET on Thursday at TD Garden, the team announced...
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Pablo Sandoval Hits DL With Left Shoulder Strain; Josh Rutledge Recalled

BOSTON — Pablo Sandoval is going to be spending some more time on the bench after opening his season there. Red Sox manager John Farrell announced Wednesday that the team placed the third baseman on the 15-day disabled list with a left shoulder strain. Infielder Josh Rutledge was recalled from Triple-A Pawtucket as a result. “He reported (Wednesday) with left shoulder strain...
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Von Miller trolls Cam Newton with water polo photo

Von Miller just won’t let Cam Newton or the Carolina Panthers move on from Super Bowl 50, one strip sack at a time. The Broncos linebacker has had some fun with Newton and Carolina since Denver’s Super Bowl win, and he was back at it Wednesday. A photo of Newton playing water polo made the rounds on social media earlier in the week, and Miller decided to make a few artistic...
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Mike Tyson A Fan Of Conor McGregor: ‘He Sucks The Air Out Of The Room’

Mike Tyson is buying what Conor McGregor is selling. McGregor’s mixed martial arts dominance came to a screeching halt with his loss to Nate Diaz last month at UFC 196. But as Tyson can attest, there’s still no one in MMA quite like McGregor, as people seem to gravitate toward the UFC featherweight champion. “Conor is very charismatic,” Tyson recently told Fighters Only Magazine...
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Celtics Playoff Scenarios: What’s At Stake In Season Finale Vs. Heat?

The 2015-16 NBA regular season will come to a dramatic conclusion Wednesday, and we mean dramatic. All but two of the league’s 30 teams are in action Wednesday as they close out their seasons. The spotlight will be Kobe Bryant as he plays his final NBA game for the Los Angeles Lakers and the Golden State Warriors as they shoot for a record 73 wins, but there’s also plenty of...
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Alex Khokhlachev’s Agent: Claude Julien Didn’t Give Young Bruin A Chance

Alex Khokhlachev’s agent believes his client has not gotten a fair shake during his tenure with the Boston Bruins. Khokhlachev, a 22-year-old forward, has been one of the Providence Bruins’ top performers over the past three seasons, racking up 59 goals and 107 assists in his first 183 games at the American Hockey League level. Those impressive stats have earned him only the...
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Byron Scott Predicts ‘Lots Of Shots In A Lot Of Minutes’ In Kobe Bryant’s Finale

By now, you’ve probably heard that Kobe Bryant’s career ends Wednesday night when his Los Angeles Lakers play their final regular-season game against the Utah Jazz at Staples Center. The NBA record for shots attempted in one game is 49 by Chicago Bulls legend Michael Jordan on Jan. 16, 1993. Jordan scored 64 points in that game despite the Bulls losing 128-124 to the young Orlando...
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