LATEST STORIES FROM NESN.COM

Freddie Freeman, Steve Delabar Win MLB All-Star Game Final Vote Over Yasiel Puig, Koji Uehara, Others

Baseball fans have chosen to send Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman and Blue Jays relief pitcher Steve Delabar to the MLB All-Star Game, casting a record-setting 79.2 million combined votes to determine the final vote winners. Freeman was in a close race with Dodgers rookie phenom Yasiel Puig on the National League side, but he was able to best Puig with a record 19.6 million...
Via NESN.com
July 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Celtics Coach Brad Stevens Visits Rajon Rondo in Louisville, Speaks With Basketball Campers

In the days since he was formally introduced as coach of the Celtics, Brad Stevens has met with Jeff Green, Jared Sullinger and Courtney Lee, to name just a few of his new players. One player he had not met with — and who showed little interest in going out of his way to meet him — was point guard Rajon Rondo. Fear not, Celtics fans, because that highly anticipated meeting reportedly...
Via NESN.com
July 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Brandon Bolden Wasn’t Able to Run Because of Sprained Ankle in Offseason, Expected to Be Healthy by Camp

Brandon Bolden missed most of the Patriots’ offseason workouts with some foot injury. Now, we know exactly how severe that injury was. Bolden, who was a reliable backup in the backfield at times last season, sprained his ankle during while lifting during the offseason and was unable to run, which is is what kept him from partaking in team drills, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN...
Via NESN.com
July 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Belize Soccer Players Were Asked to Fix Gold Cup Game Against U.S.

No outpost in the soccer world is too remote for match fixers to reach. A man approached three players from Belize’s national team and asked them to purposefully lose their next game — a CONCACAF Gold Cup group-stage game against the United States — in exchange for large sums of money. The players, Andres Makin Jr., Ian “Yolo” Gaynair and Woodrow West, declined the offer...
Via NESN.com
July 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Marcus Vick Hopes George Zimmerman Gets 30 Years in Jail, Compares Him to Michael Vick

George Zimmerman is awaiting the verdict in his murder trial and could be looking at up to 30 years in prison. Former NFL quarterback Marcus Vick is hoping he gets just that. Vick, who has developed something of a controversial reputation on Twitter, took to his computer yet again on Thursday to express his feelings on Zimmerman and the Trayvon Martin murder case. As usual he had...
Via NESN.com
July 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Sloane Stephens Winning Over American Tennis Fans With Charm, Humility

When Sloane Stephens burst on the American tennis scene, upsetting Serena Williams in the Australian Open back in January, she stunned the nation and won it over. The 20-year-old has seen the red carpet, photo shoots and celebrities and still maintains the humility of a childhood neighbor. Stephens’ No. 16 world ranking doesn’t hurt either. Despite falling short of a Wimbledon...
Via NESN.com
July 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Derek Jeter Exits First Game Back With Quad Tightness, Will Undergo MRI

NEW YORK – Derek Jeter returned to the New York Yankees for the first time this season, then left early Thursday because of a tight right quadriceps. Yankees manager Joe Girardi says Jeter will be sent for a test. Girardi says Jeter thinks he’ll be ready to play Friday night. Jeter says he doesn’t think the injury came from pushing too hard in his season debut. Jeter went...
Via NESN.com
July 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Andre Iguodala Calls Stephen Curry ‘Second Coming of Jesus Christ’

When Andre Iguodala turned down more money from the Kings and an extra year with the Nuggets to sign with the Golden State Warriors, it was assumed he just wanted the best chance to win. As it turns out, his reasons may have been more, uh, holy. Bringing his dry sense of humor to the introductory news conference to announce his signing with the Warriors on Thursday, Iguodala gushed...
Via NESN.com
July 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Andray Blatche Apparently Uses EZPass Lane, Does Not Have EZPass (Photo)

It’s always something with Andray Blatche. Fresh off an investigation into an alleged sexual assault in Philadelphia — an accusation Blatche was cleared of two months ago, according to the New York Post — Blatche was dismayed to find a pile of violation notices from EZPass in his mail. Blatche even posted a photo of the bills on Instagram, writing “Lol I get these n my mail...
Via NESN.com
July 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Ronda Rousey Says ‘You Don’t See Big in the Olympics,’ Reflects on UFC Wardrobe Malfunction

Whatever your gender, there’s an article just published Thursday on ESPNW that will probably pique your interest. Written by Slate regular Amanda Hess, the focus of the article is entirely on women’s breasts in the context of professional sports. That is to say, much of the article is study into whether large breasts pose a legitimate competitive disadvantage in sports, and the...
Via NESN.com
July 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Ilya Kovalchuk Announces Retirement at Age 30, Leaves $77 Million on Table With Decision

Ilya Kovalchuk shocked the hockey world Thursday afternoon when he announced he was hanging up his skates. The New Jersey Devils forward announced his retirement from the NHL on Thursday at the age of 30. In doing so, Kovalchuk left $77 million on the table, as he still has 12 years left on a $100 million deal. Kovalchuk would have made $34.1 million combined over the next three...
Via NESN.com
July 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Awesome Dutch Kid Leads PSV Fans in Soccer Chant (Video)

Soccer chants don’t happen on their own. They require many fans to belt them out and, most importantly, someone to lead them. A young Dutch kid stole the show Tuesday, when he led fans of local club PSV Eindhoven in a familiar chant. At some point during PSV’s exhibition victory over city rival FC Eindhoven, the kid, who was sitting on his father’s shoulders, took charge....
Via NESN.com
July 11, 2013  |  Discuss

David Ortiz Says Manny Ramirez Is ‘Totally Different Person’ Nowadays, Thinks Slugger Could Help Rangers

Manny Ramirez sounds like a changed man. Just ask David Ortiz. Ortiz, who formed a potent 3-4 combo with Ramirez in Boston from 2003 to 2008, said on WEEI’s Salk & Holley Show Wednesday that he keeps in touch with his former teammate and that he has noticed a great deal of change in the 41-year-old slugger. “He’s a totally different person,” Ortiz said. “I’m really...
Via NESN.com
July 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Miguel Montero Says Yasiel Puig Hasn’t Earned Respect, ‘Proven Anything Yet’ After Home-Plate Collision

Few rookies have received as much attention — good and bad — as the Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig. On Tuesday, Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Ian Kennedy joined the conversation, and now, it’s teammate Miguel Montero entering the fray. Montero’s discontent started with a play on Tuesday that saw Puig round third, through a stop signal from the third base coach. The rookie was easily...
Via NESN.com
July 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Claude Julien Says There ‘Was No Issue’ With Tyler Seguin, Says They Had a Good Relationship

Tyler Seguin isn’t your average 21-year-old but he took his job “as serious as any 21-year-old would,” according to Bruins head coach Claude Julien.  Julien spoke to the media Thursday and answered questions about the recently deported Seguin, who was traded to the Dallas Stars late last week. Rumors have surfaced that the deal was made because the organization had enough...
Via NESN.com
July 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Alfonzo Dennard’s Arrest Couldn’t Have Come at Worse Time for Patriots, Who Desperately Need to Repair Image

Alfonzo Dennard‘s timing couldn’t be worse. There’s never really a good time to be arrested, but if there was ever a worst time for it to happen it’s now. Dennard was taken into custody by Lincoln, Neb., police on “suspicion of DUI,” early Thursday morning. He hasn’t been convicted or even arraigned yet, but Dennard’s mere association with legal trouble just piles...
Via NESN.com
July 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Jonny Gomes Hits Fifth, Mike Carp Gets Start at First for Red Sox in Series Finale With Mariners

The Red Sox have a three-game series with a good Oakland ball club to end the first half of the season, but before they can get to that series, they have to finish things with the Mariners. Ryan Dempster will take the mound Thursday afternoon against the Seattle Mariners where the Sox look to take three of four from the M’s. The Boston lineup has done some breaking out in this...
Via NESN.com
July 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Chris Perez Had Six Ounces of Marijuana, Three Pipes Seized From Home in June Sting Operation

Being a closer in Major League Baseball is all about keeping calm under the most pressure-packed circumstances. So how has Indians reliever Chris Perez been able to coolly save 117 games over the course of his career? We may now know how he deals with that stress. Back in early June, we reported that Perez and his wife, Melanie Perez, had been charged with misdemeanor possession...
Via NESN.com
July 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Andrew Ference Gives Bruins’ Army Ranger Jacket to Matt Brown (Photos)

Andrew Ference is making it more and more difficult to see him move on, as the former Bruins defenseman continues to prove that his legacy in Boston will go far beyond his on-ice contributions. Ference signed with the Edmonton Oilers last week, ending his time with the Bruins. Over the course of that Boston career, Ference not only helped the Bruins win the Stanley Cup in 2011, but...
Via NESN.com
July 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Red Sox Have ‘Checked in’ With Giants About Bullpen Arms in Case San Francisco Decides to Sell

If there’s one thing we’re learning a few weeks before the trade deadline, it’s that the Red Sox are fishing for bullpen help. Their excursion stems from coast to coast. According to FOX Sports’ Jon Morosi, the Red Sox and Tigers have checked in with the Giants about relievers in case San Francisco decides to sell. The Giants enter Thursday with a 40-50 record, and although...
Via NESN.com
July 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Red Sox, Dodgers Urge You to Vote #HighFiveCiti for Koji Uehara and #VotePuig for Yasiel Puig

There are less than two hours left in the MLB All-Star Game Final Vote, and Koji Uehara needs your help. Actually, the Red Sox and Dodgers have aligned to send Boston reliever Uehara and Los Angeles phenom outfielder Yasiel Puig to the All-Star Game. Follow the directions in the infographic below, and click here to vote for Uehara and Puig to see them at Citi Field. Hurry, as voting...
Via NESN.com
July 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Brazilian Soccer Player Maurides Injures Himself Doing Back-Flip to Celebrate First Career Goal (Video)

It’s taken for granted that professional athletes will make mistakes during their rookie year, but Maurides couldn’t have seen this one coming. The Brazilian soccer player injured himself while celebrating his first career goal Wednesday night. His 88th minute goal gave Internacional an insurmountable 3-1 lead in its Brazilian Cup third-round meeting with America Mineiro....
Via NESN.com
July 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Doc Rivers Says Clippers ‘Realistic’ Contenders to Be ‘Winner at the End of the Year’

Doc Rivers didn’t bolt Boston to make the Clippers just another team in the Western Conference that’s fun to watch. Rivers was thinking big from the get-go, as he made clear Wednesday. “I know what I think we can be, and I think that we have a realistic chance of being the winner at the end of the year,” Rivers told USA Today. Rivers spoke after a news conference to introduce...
Via NESN.com
July 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Avery Bradley Indispensable ‘Glue’ Guy, But Value on Rebuilding Team Is Debatable (Poll)

Over the last two years, the usual No. 34, No. 5 and No. 9 jerseys at TD Garden have gradually be joined by a new digit: Zero. Avery Bradley‘s jersey has become a fan favorite, especially among a younger set of fans for whom the championship of 2008 is just a distant memory. (It doesn’t seem like that long ago, but a Celtics fan born on the day the team clinched its last championship...
Via NESN.com
July 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Brendan Rodgers Says Liverpool Is Targeting Starters in Summer Transfer Market

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers believes he has successfully strengthened his Reds squad this summer and will now target players to improve his starting XI for the rest of the transfer window. The Northern Irishman and his side kick off their preseason program with a trip to Preston North End on Saturday — the first of six friendlies which will be shown live on LFC TV Online during...
Via NESN.com
July 11, 2013  |  Discuss
SITE INFORMATION
NESN.com
Sports News - Red Sox, Bruins, Patriots, Celtics
Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.