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Report: Patriots Trade No. 32 Overall Pick To Houston Texans

FOXBORO, Mass. — New England Patriots fans have to wait another night for their team to add a player in the 2015 NFL Draft. The Patriots traded the 32nd overall pick to the Houston Texans, a source told The Boston Globe’s Shalise Manza Young. The Texans hold the 19th pick in the second round, which is the 51st overall selection. UConn cornerback Byron Jones was selected 27th...
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Bulls Trample Bucks 120-66 In Clincher, Will Face Cavs In East Semis

MILWAUKEE — Mike Dunleavy scored 20 points, and the Chicago Bulls came close to an NBA playoff record, finally putting away the Milwaukee Bucks with a 120-66 victory in Game 6 to clinch their first-round series Thursday night. The Bulls, who move on to face the Cleveland Cavaliers in the second round, finished four points away from the NBA playoff record for largest margin of victory...
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Browns Draft Pick Danny Shelton Lifts Up Roger Goodell On Stage (Video)

Danny Shelton sure knows how to make an entrance. On Thursday, the Cleveland Browns made Shelton, an defensive tackle out of Washington, the 12th overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft. Shelton’s bright-blue vest and traditional Samoan garb immediately set him apart from the rest of the draft hopefuls in attendance, but it was his greeting to commissioner Roger Goodell that made his...
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49ers break from tradition, unveil black alternate uniforms

By NESN Staff Since their inception in 1946, the San Francisco 49ers have worn nothing but red, white and gold. That’ll change this season. The 49ers on Thursday unveiled the new, black alternate uniforms they’ll debut later this year. Introducing the first alternate uniform in team history. #49ersRGB http://t.co/LqWbZcA2Mm pic.twitter.com/sSfLHO3DFN — San Francisco...
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Roger Goodell Messes Up Marcus Mariota’s Name In Draft Night Fail (Video)

Roger, you had one job. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell took on his annual duty Thursday night of announcing each pick in the first round of the NFL Draft. The commish got through selection No. 1 fine — quarterback Jameis Winston to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers — but the second overall pick tripped him up. After a few minutes of wild trade speculation, the Tennessee Titans decided...
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Oklahoma City Thunder Hire Florida’s Billy Donovan As New Head Coach

OKLAHOMA CITY — The Thunder hired Florida’s Billy Donovan as their coach Thursday, hoping he will help the franchise win an NBA championship in Oklahoma City. “We warmly welcome Billy and his family to Oklahoma City,” team chairman Clayton Bennett said. “He is the perfect fit for our organization and for our community and we look forward to a long and successful relationship...
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Wes Welker: Cognitive Tests On Head ‘Came Out All Good’

Wes Welker is comfortable suiting up for another season despite concussion concerns. The former New England Patriots and Denver Broncos receiver told 9News.com’s Mike Klis that he saw concussion expert Dr. Stanley Herring after the 2014 season concluded and was cleared for 2015. “I knew there were concerns out there but on top of that I wanted to know for my own peace of mind...
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Celtics Notes: Jared Sullinger’s Weight Still A Concern For Danny Ainge

WALTHAM, Mass. — Jared Sullinger rebounded nicely this season in his surprise return from a fractured foot, turning in one of his best games of the season in the Boston Celtics’ Game 4 playoff loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers. The forward’s conditioning remains a issue in the eyes of Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge, however. Ainge, who called out Sullinger...
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Hanley Ramirez, Pablo Sandoval Saving Red Sox From Unsettling Scenario

This embed is invalid" /> The Hanley Ramirez and Pablo Sandoval signings ultimately will be judged based on whether they help the Boston Red Sox return to World Series glory. And frankly, that’s how it should be. But as both players wrap up their first month with the Red Sox — or in Ramirez’s case, the first month of his second stint with the...
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Liga MX Trolls MLS After Club America Beats Montreal Impact In Final

Mexico’s top soccer league didn’t wait long to rub its latest CONCACAF Champions League in Major League Soccer’s noses. Liga MX trolled MLS on Thursday night, following Club America’s 4-2 win over the Montreal Impact in the second leg of the CONCACAF Champions League final. Liga MX used Twitter to send MLS a Spanish-language message about its participation (or lack thereof...
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2015 NFL Draft Live: Patriots Reportedly Want To Trade Down From No. 32 Overall

7 p.m. ET: The 2015 NFL Draft is one hour away, but the New England Patriots won’t pick until around 11:30 p.m. — if they keep the 32nd overall pick. The Patriots want to trade down, NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport reported Thursday. The Patriots have completely traded out of the first round just twice under Bill Belichick. The best players in the draft class are likely to be gone...
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Reports: Chandler Jones’ Fifth-Year Option Picked Up By Patriots

The New England Patriots reportedly locked up both of their 2012 NFL Draft picks for the 2016 season. The Patriots picked up defensive end Chandler Jones’ 2016 contract option, CBSSports.com’s Will Brinson reported Thursday. The Boston Herald’s Jeff Howe later confirmed the news. The Patriots reportedly picked up linebacker Dont’a Hightower’s 2016 option Thursday night...
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NFL Draft Tracker 2015: See All 32 First-Round Picks As They Happen

The 2015 NFL Draft kicks off Thursday night in Chicago. Follow along with every first-round pick as it happens right here. 1. Tampa Bay Buccaneers 2. Tennessee Titans 3. Jacksonville Jaguars 4. Oakland Raiders 5. Washington Redskins 6. New York Jets 7. Chicago Bears 8. Atlanta Falcons 9. New York Giants 10. St. Louis Rams 11. Minnesota Vikings 12. Cleveland Browns 13. New Orleans...
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Jimmy Fallon Brings Back Puppies To Predict Kentucky Derby Winner (Video)

The puppies are picking the horses. It’s anybody’s guess who will be crowned the 2015 Kentucky Derby winner, as the field is as stacked as ever this year. So, when in doubt, leave it to Jimmy Fallon and some adorable pups to predict the winner of the race. In arguably his cutest segment on the show, Fallon brought out a group of puppies on “The Tonight Show” with each one...
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Stanford Scratched From Kentucky Derby; Frammento Takes 20th Spot

The gates won’t open at the Kentucky Derby until Saturday, but there’s already an early scratch. Owners Stonestreet Stables, Susan Magnier, Michael Tabor and Derrick Smith told Churchill Downs on Thursday that their horse, Stanford, would be a scratch for this weekends race, per KentuckyDerby.com. Mossarosa’s Frammento will take Stanford’s No. 20...
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Red Sox Mailbag: Time For Henry Owens Or Brian Johnson To Join Boston?

This embed is invalid" /> New week. Same questions. While the Boston Red Sox have been rather inconsistent this season, one consistency that has emerged relates to the NESN.com mailbag. People, for the most part, are very concerned about Boston’s rotation, which entered Thursday sporting a major league-worst 5.75 ERA. The level of concern can be...
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Lionel Messi’s ‘Panenka’ Penalty Kick ‘Best Ever,’ Inventor Says (GIF)

Here’s yet one more thing Lionel Messi can do well on the soccer field. The “Panenka” penalty-kick goal Lionel Messi scored for Barcelona against Getafe on Tuesday has been hailed as the best of its kind by the man for whom that type of goal is named: Antonin Panenka. Panenka on Thursday described what made Messi’s “Panenka” or chipped, penalty kick, so good, according...
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Tom Brady, David Ortiz’s How-Old.net Results Will Make You Chuckle (Photos)

How-Old.net either made your day or completely ruined it. There’s really no in between. The addicting site by Microsoft that guesses how old you are provides hours of entertainment, so after we stopped feeling sorry for ourselves — NINE years older, really Internet site? — we decided to have some fun at others’ expense. We took some of the biggest names in New England sports...
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Celtics’ Marcus Smart Finishes Fifth In NBA Rookie Of The Year Voting

Minnesota Timberwolves forward Andrew Wiggins took home this season’s NBA Rookie of the Year Award with a whopping 110 votes, but Marcus Smart’s efforts didn’t go completely unnoticed. The Boston Celtics point guard finished fifth in the award voting behind Chicago Bulls forward Nikola Mirotic, Phildelphia 76ers center Nerlens Noel and Orlando Magic...
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Gregery Mertens’ Death Mourned By Belgian Premier League Stars

Gregery Mertens’ untimely death shocked Belgian soccer, and England’s Premier League is feeling the reverberations. Chelsea’s Thibaut Courtois, Everton’s Romelu Lukaku and Manchester United’s Adnan Januzaj shared messages of condolences Thursday, following the death of Mertens, who suffered and on-field heart attack during a game Monday and died three days later. Belgians...
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Beat writers to defy NFL's request to not tip draft picks

By Mike Cole If you’re on Twitter and want to be surprised by the picks at Thursday’s NFL draft, you might want to mute the beat reporters you follow. The rising popularity of social media in recent years has taken some fun out of the draft for those who want to be surprised when NFL commissioner Roger Goodell calls out the picks. Reporters have taken to reporting teams’...
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Suge Knight hopes Mayweather will pay his $10M bail

By NESN Staff Suge Knight is in jail while he awaits trial for murder, but he’s hoping he won’t be there for long. The Death Row Records co-founder and former CEO had a follow-up arraignment Thursday in Los Angeles, where he’s accused of killing local businessman Terry Carter in a hit-and-run. Knight received a July 7 trial date, but he believes a friend will pay his $10...
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Shane Victorino Shows Support For Marcus Mariota Before 2015 NFL Draft

Boston Red Sox outfielder Shane Victorino has a rooting interest in the 2015 NFL Draft. Victorino been in touch with University of Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota in recent months. Mariota, who is projected to go early in the first round of Thursday’s draft, has tremendous NFL potential after winning the Heisman Trophy in his junior season with the Ducks, but the duo’s Hawaiian...
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Danny Ainge: Celtics ‘Need To Have A Busy Summer’ This Offseason

WALTHAM, Mass. — Get your fireworks ready. The Boston Celtics are shooting for the stars this summer. After watching his team get swept out of the playoffs by the heavily favored Cleveland Cavaliers, Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge is ready to get back to work. “I feel like we need to have a busy summer,” Ainge said Thursday. “And we will have a busy...
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Report: Timberwolves’ Andrew Wiggins To Be Named NBA Rookie Of The Year

MINNEAPOLIS — Andrew Wiggins started his NBA career at the front of his rookie class. He finished his first season there, too. The Minnesota Timberwolves’ forward will be named Rookie of the Year on Thursday, a person with knowledge of the announcement told The Associated Press on Wednesday night. The person requested anonymity because an official announcement...
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