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Ozzie Guillen Says He’s Interested in Tigers’ Manager Position, Would be His ‘Dream’ to Manage Miguel Cabrera

Ozzie Guillen is looking to get back on the wagon. After a brief managing stint with the Miami Marlins in 2012 and seven season as skipper with the Chicago White Sox, Guillen has been a free agent, so to speak — and he’s got his eye on the open spot in Detroit. Guillen took to Twitter to respond to a fan and express his interest in joining the Detroit Tigers organization. Translated...
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October 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Matt Duchene Scores Another Great Goal with Behind-the-Net Spin vs. Hurricanes (Video)

Matt Duchene has been one of the NHL’s best players in the early part of the season with six goals and three assists in nine games entering the Colorado Avalanche’s matchup against the Carolina Hurricanes on Friday night. The former third overall draft pick scored his seventh goal of the year after doing a nifty spin move behind the net to get the puck on his forehand. It was...
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October 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Upper Deck Selling Poster of LeBron James’ Vicious Alley-Oop Dunk Over Jason Terry for $899 (Photo)

LeBron James‘ posterization of Jason Terry will live forever — in poster form. During the 2012-13 season on the way to another NBA championship with the Heat, James laid down a thunderous alley-oop slam over then-Celtic Terry at TD Garden. Sports memorabilia company Upper Deck captured the moment from last season in the form of a chronological 30×15 photo poster titled “Posterized...
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October 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Cardinals Starter Joe Kelly Prepares for World Series Game 3 Start by Playing ‘Call of Duty’

Joe Kelly will make his first World Series start in Game 3 on Saturday against the Red Sox, but the 25-year-old will be spending his Friday night the way many 25-year-old guys do — playing video games. The right-hander told reporters on Friday after the team’s workout what his pregame plan is. “I’m more of a first-person shooter guy,” he said via Yahoo! Sports. “To tell...
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October 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Andrew Bogut Agrees to Three-Year, $43 Million Extension With Golden State Warriors

The Golden State Warriors are a popular preseason pick to take the next step as a team and win the Western Conference in 2013-14. The team has built a roster that features several quality young players, including Stephen Curry, Harrison Barnes and Klay Thompson. One veteran who is immensely important to the Warriors’ success is center Andrew Bogut, and according to Adrian Wojnarowski...
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October 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Thierry Henry’s Beautiful Goal-Scoring Ability Gets Flipbook Treatment by KickTV (Video)

Thierry Henry‘s game is like a work of art in itself, and now the New York Red Bulls striker’s most captivating goals have been turned into an actual art piece. The folks over at KickTV re-imagined some of Henry’s best goals from Major League Soccer and some of his most memorable from the English Premiere League and turned them into an animated flipbook. The video features...
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October 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Did David Krejci or the Bruins’ Long Stretch Forward Win the Amica Coverage Play of the Week?

NESN.com staff will pick the two or three best Amica Coverage Plays of the previous week for games played from Friday night to Thursday night. Voting will begin every Friday morning at 10 a.m. ET and conclude on Monday.  Vote for the Coverage Play of the Week and enter to win a $100 gift certificate to the Pro Shop at TD Garden. First read the official rules, then completely fill...
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October 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Red Sox Will Start Clay Buchholz in Game 4, David Ortiz and Daniel Nava to Start Game 3 vs. Cardinals

The Red Sox’ starting rotation and lineup became a little more clear on Friday as the team prepares for Game 3 of the World Series against the Cardinals at Busch Stadium. After it was uncertain if Clay Buchholz‘s would be able to pitch one of the next two games of this series, Red Sox manager John Farrell told reporters on Friday that “he’s starting Sunday,” which is Game...
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October 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Suns Trade Marcin Gortat to Wizards for Emeka Okafor in Five-Player Deal

The first notable trade of the NBA preseason has reportedly been made by the Phoenix Suns and the Washington Wizards, two teams with playoff droughts of three years or longer. Marc Stein of ESPN was the first to report, and tweeted out some of the details involved with the deal. Proposed deal will send Gortat, Shannon Brown and Kendall Marshall to Wizards and Suns on course to receive...
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October 25, 2013  |  Discuss

John Scott Has In-Person Hearing with NHL For Illegal Hit on Bruins’ Loui Eriksson

John Scott has been suspended indefinitely by the NHL for his illegal hit to the head on Boston Bruins forward Loui Eriksson from Wednesday’s game in Buffalo, and now he will meet with the league’s Department of Player Safety for an in-person hearing. John Scott in-person hearing on Thursday for Illegal Check to the Head of Loui Eriksson.— NHL Player Safety (@NHLPlayerSafety...
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October 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Rob Gronkowski Could Have Big Game Against Dolphins As Miami Linebackers Have Struggled to Cover Top Tight Ends

FOXBORO, Mass. — Last week was Rob Gronkowski‘s comeback party. This week could be his coming-out party. It’s tough to poke holes in the Dolphins’ defense, but if there’s one weakness in the otherwise impressive unit, it’s the linebackers. Starters Phillip Wheeler, Dannell Ellerbe and Koa Misi have struggled in coverage this season, especially against top-tier tight ends...
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October 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Boston College Football, Red Sox Game 3 Pregame on NESNplus, Bruins-Devils Pregame on NESN

Talk about another fabulous weekend for Boston sports. On Saturday, the Red Sox take on the Cardinals in Game 3 of the World Series while the Bruins host the Devils at TD Garden. If college football’s your thing, the Boston College Eagles take on ACC rival North Carolina, too. NESNplus will be carrying both the BC-UNC football game (3:30 p.m. ET) and Red Sox Game 3 pregame coverage...
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October 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Dustin Pedroia, Jacoby Ellsbury, Shane Victorino Among MLB’s 2013 Gold Glove Finalists

Major League Baseball announced the finalists for the AL and NL Gold Glove Awards on Friday. Two players from the Red Sox outfield made the list from their respective positions, Jacoby Ellsbury (center field) and Shane Victorino (right field). Second baseman Dustin Pedroia is also among the list of finalists. Ellsbury is looking for his second Gold Glove win after earning the award...
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October 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Week 8 Start ‘Em, Sit ‘Em: Players With Great Matchups Who Fantasy Football Owners Must Start

Six teams on a bye week and the multitude of NFL stars battling injuries has made the start ‘em, sit ‘em decisions in Week 8 among the toughest that fantasy football owners have faced all season. The flex options are going to be difficult to figure out on Sunday because a lot of the players who will occupy those spots in your lineups are backups and third-string guys getting...
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October 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Bill Sharman’s Attention to Detail Set Stage for Controlled Chaos of Fastbreak Style for Celtics, Lakers

Saying Bill Sharman disliked losing is like saying fish dislike walking. It’s not really about their sentiment, but their physical inability to tolerate the act. The definitive story of Sharman’s competitive nature comes from the final year of his 11-season playing career. Some snot-nosed rookie named Jerry West just kept draining jump shots in the face of Sharman, then on his...
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October 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Aqib Talib, Danny Amendola Listed as Questionable on Injury Report for Patriots-Dolphins Game

FOXBORO, Mass. — We won’t know until Sunday whether Aqib Talib and Danny Amendola are good to go for Sunday’s game against the Dolphins. Both players are listed as questionable on the practice report. Amendola is dealing with concussion and groin injury. Talib has a hip injury. Both players practiced all week. Tommy Kelly (knee) and Leon Washington (ankle) are listed...
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October 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Tommy Kelly Limps With Sleeve on Knee and Other Notes From Patriots Locker Room

FOXBORO, Mass. — For those impatiently awaiting Tommy Kelly‘s return to the field, it could be a while. The big defensive tackle limped through the Patriots’ locker room on Friday with a sleeve on his knee. He declined to speak to reporters. Kelly went down Week 5 against the Bengals with a non-contact knee injury. Since he hasn’t been placed on injured reserve, there...
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October 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Jake Peavy, Clay Buchholz Must Answer Lingering Questions in St. Louis for Red Sox to Regain Control in Series (Podcast)

With two World Series games in the books, the Red Sox and Cardinals are in a dead heat. Poor fielding doomed the Cards in Game 1, but it was Boston’s defensive lapses in Game 2 that allowed the visitors to knot up the series at one apiece. Now, the teams will head to Busch Stadium for three games under National League rules, which will certainly result in a number of lineup adjustments...
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October 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Danny Amendola Says He’s ‘Ready to Go,’ ‘Looking Forward to Sunday’ As Patriots Prepare for Dolphins

FOXBORO, Mass. — The Patriots are slowly getting all their pieces back on offense. Rob Gronkowski returned last week against the Jets and now it sounds like, if it’s up to him, Danny Amendola will be back against the Dolphins. “I’m feeling good and ready to go,” Amendola said on Friday in the Patriots’ locker room. Amendola missed last week’s game after suffering...
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October 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Bill Sharman, Celtics’ First Great Shooter and Groundbreaking Coach, Dies at 87

Basketball fans in Boston and Los Angeles had reason to mourn Friday at news of the passing of Bill Sharman, a pivotal figure in the rise of both cities’ NBA franchises. Sharman died Friday at his home in Redondo Beach, Calif., his wife, Joyce, told The Los Angeles Times. He was 87. When Bill Russell joined the Celtics in 1956, the team had two of the NBA’s biggest superstars...
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October 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Celtics Have 15th-Cheapest NBA Ticket on Secondary Market; Heat, Lakers Christmas Matchup Most Expensive Single Game

It will cost basketball fans more to attend a Bobcats, Magic, Suns or Raptors game this season than to attend a Celtics game, according to a report on secondary ticket prices for the coming NBA season. The rebuilding Celtics have the 15th-lowest ticket price on the secondary market, according to data compiled by Vivid Seats. The $150 average ticket price and $85 median ticket price...
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October 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Yadier Molina Apparently Plays Role of Nostradamus and Other Notes From Game 2 of World Series

Come on, you knew this was coming. Despite the Red Sox looking far superior in Game 1 of the World Series, the Cardinals were able to show in Game 2 that this series really is going to be the hard-fought battle that we all expected. The two teams are simply too evenly matched for one squad to run away with things. The Red Sox, to their credit, were on the verge of grabbing a 2-0...
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October 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Avery Bradley, Celtics Have Held Contract Talks, Danny Ainge Says

The Celtics and Avery Bradley have held a mutual detente on contract talks for most of the offseason and preseason, but that may have changed in recent days. Although the fourth-year guard is eligible for restricted free agency after this season, Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge has maintained that the team is unlikely to get a deal done before the Oct. 31 deadline...
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October 25, 2013  |  Discuss

12-Year-Old Football Player Suspended for Kicking Opponent in Head (Video)

An act of aggression on the Pop Warner field will sideline one 12-year-old for a game. After a play was blown dead during a Kansas City area youth football game, one player refused to stop, instead throwing his opponent down and deliberately kicking him in the head. Video of the incident, which took place on Oct. 5, was picked up by local news outlet KCTV5, and the player in question...
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October 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Mike Miller May Sue Miami Heat for Introducing Him to Con Man Who Scammed Him Out of $1.7 Million

The Miami Heat’s first hint that Haider Zafar was not the financial genius he claimed to be should have come when he failed to make a $3 million payment for courtside season tickets — or even well before that, according to Mike Miller. Miller is now mulling a lawsuit against the Heat for introducing him to Zafar, an alleged fraud who stole millions from Miller and other players...
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October 25, 2013  |  Discuss
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