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Masahiro Tanaka Placed On 15-Day DL, Likely Out At Least One Month

New York Yankees ace Masahiro Tanaka has been placed on the 15-day DL with a mild Grade 1 strain of his right forearm and tendinitis in his right wrist. He is tentatively schedule to miss a month. With Tanaka shut down for 7-10 days, Cashman said "Let's conservatively say he's down for a month." Said it could be a little less or more.— Mark Feinsand...
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April 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Red Sox Wrap: Blue Jays Win 11-8 In Exciting, High-Scoring Affair

BOSTON — If you enjoy offense, Tuesday night’s game at Fenway Park between the Red Sox and Toronto Blue Jays was an exciting one to attend. These teams combined for 19 runs and 30 hits in an 11-8 win for the Blue Jays, which snaps their four-game losing skid. Boston and Toronto have totaled 30 runs and 36 hits through the first two matchups of this three-game series. Here’s...
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April 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Did Josh Hamilton Tamper His Way Out Of Los Angeles And Back To Texas?

The Josh Hamilton drama keeps getting weirder. Hamilton told reporters that he sent a video of himself hitting “full-go” on March 9 to the Texas Rangers, his former (and now current) team, via The Orange County Telegram. If that sounds fishy, that’s because it is. First of all, it immediately sounds alarms of tampering. Hamilton reportedly sent the...
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April 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Didier Drogba, Chelsea Sink Trick Shot In Response To ‘Boring’ Jibes (Video)

Didier Drogba and six of his Chelsea teammates heard those voices, who call their brand of soccer “boring.” The Blues now have shot back … literally. Drogba and his cohorts sunk a trick shot Tuesday during a light-hearted moment at Chelsea’s practice facility. Drogba recorded the shot and subsequent jubilant celebration and posted it to his Instagram account. Branislav...
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Red Wings’ Kronwall suspended for Game 7 against Lightning

By Anna Fogel The Detroit Red Wings will be without their top defenseman for Game 7 against the Tampa Bay Lightning. Niklas Kronwall has been suspended one game for his hit on Tampa Bay Lightning forward Nikita Kucherov, the NHL’s Department of Player Safety announced Tuesday. Kronwall laid out Kucherov with a vicious hit that knocked the forward’s helmet off late in...
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April 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Luis Suarez Scores Stunning Volley For Barcelona; Lionel Messi Assists (Video)

Getafe learned the hard way why Barcelona’s forward line of Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar is the most feared attacking unit in the soccer world. Suarez scored a sensational, volleyed goal Tuesday in Barcelona’s 6-0 win over Getafe in La Liga (Spain’s first division). Messi set up Suarez’s 25-minute goal with a perfect pass over the top of Getafe’s line of defense...
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April 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Ben Cherington Discusses State Of The Red Sox, Importance of Depth (Video)

Boston Red Sox general manager Ben Cherinton joined NESN’s Tom Caron Tuesday on “Red Sox Gameday Live,” discussing everything from the team’s depth in the outfield, to the impact the minor league players have made during their brief stints in Boston. “We were talking in spring training about ‘how do all these outfielders fit,'” Cherington said. “And sure enough we’re...
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NBA: Referees made mistakes in final minutes of Nets-Hawks

By NESN Staff The Brooklyn Nets surprisingly have taken two of the first four games in their first-round playoff series with the top-seeded Atlanta Hawks. They had a bit of help from the zebras in their second win, however. The NBA released a report Tuesday, via the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, stating the referees made four incorrect calls or non-calls in the final two minutes...
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Bo Jackson Launches 331-Foot Drive In Charity Golf Tournament (Video)

Is there anything Bo can’t do? Legendary two-sport athlete Bo Jackson unleashed a 331.5-foot monster drive at the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Challenge charity golf tournament Monday. As you might have assumed, it was good enough for the former Auburn running back and outfielder to win the celebrity division of the “Longest Drive” competition. Auburn football coach Gus Malzahn...
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Red Sox Announce Return Of Popular ‘Tickets For Troops’ Program June 25

The Boston Red Sox announced Tuesday the return of “Tickets for Troops,” the program which gives fans the opportunity to donate their tickets to members of the United States Armed Forces for a select game. According to the team, that game will come June 25 when the Red Sox take on the Baltimore Orioles at 1:35 p.m. Last year, more than 1,400 tickets were donated by season ticket...
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April 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Liverpool-Hull City Wrap: Reds Fall Flat, Stay Down In Shock Loss To Tigers

Liverpool fans, like those of other clubs and sports, have conditioned themselves to expect the unexpected. However, what surprises some of them might have the opposite effect on others, who tend to dig deeper into a given subject. Liverpool lost 1-0 to Hull City on Tuesday in a Premier League game at the KC Stadium. The loss, Liverpool’s 10th of the...
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April 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Dustin Pedroia: ‘We’d Like To Be More Consistent’ (Video)

From one second baseman to another, Boston Red Sox veteran Dustin Pedroia sits down and talks with NESN broadcaster and former Sox infielder Jerry Remy on the struggles of the team over the first month of the season. “We’d just like to be more consistent,” Pedroia admitted to Remy. “That’s the name of this game.” Pedroia also said that there are things the team specifically...
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Police seek to question prospect in death of pregnant woman

By NESN Staff Just two days ahead of the NFL draft, police are looking to question projected first-round pick La’el Collins in the shooting death of a pregnant Louisiana woman. Baton Rouge, La., police told ESPN’s Adam Schefter on Tuesday that Collins is not a suspect in the murder of 29-year-old Brittany Mills, but they believe he can assist in the investigation. Mills is...
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Rangers’ Twitter Account Boycotting Capital Letters Ahead Of Capitals Series

The New York Rangers are giving their caps lock key a break as they prepare for their second-round series against the Washington Capitals. The Blueshirts’ Twitter account has stopped using capital letters ahead of the team’s upcoming series against the Caps, and they’ve even gone so far as to lowercase their username and bio. Get it? It’s because, well, you get it. The bad...
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April 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Manny Pacquiao Arrives In Las Vegas, Hosts Rally For Hundreds Of Fans

Pac-Man is in the building. Manny Pacquiao arrived in Las Vegas on Tuesday, and his promoters hosted a fan rally at the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino. Promoter Bob Arum announced the plans only one day earlier, after announcing last week that Pacquiao won’t participate in the arrival ceremony at the MGM Grand ahead of Saturday’s fight against Floyd...
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April 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Ray Lewis, Former Raven, Pleads For Peace In Baltimore Riots (Video)

Maybe Ray Lewis is the voice Baltimore needs. Say what you will about Lewis’ shady past, but the former Baltimore Raven is praised as a respected community leader in the Baltimore area. He’s also a future Hall of Fame inductee that brought two Super Bowl titles to the franchise. Now, he hopes to bring peace. If you’ve somehow missed it, the city of Baltimore is crumbling and...
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Urban Meyer: Tim Tebow’s ‘Only Problem’ Is Media Attention He Attracts

Tim Tebow could have been so much more if the media didn’t have to get involved in his career. Or at least that’s what Urban Meyer thinks. The Ohio State coach — who coached Tebow during his time at Florida — appeared on “The Dan Patrick Show” on Tuesday, and he heaped praise on his former quarterback, who’s now a backup for the Philadelphia...
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Boston Red Sox Recall Outfielder Jackie Bradley Jr. From Pawtucket

BOSTON — Jackie Bradley Jr. is back with the Red Sox. The 25-year-old center fielder was recalled by Boston from Triple-A Pawtucket on Tuesday. “We needed to add another position player,” Red Sox manager John Farrell said. “Mike Napoli is still day-to-day. With last night’s outing of Joe Kelly and the way we came through last night, I feel like our bullpen is caught up...
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Miguel Herrera: Javier ‘Chicharito’ Hernandez Improving, Needs Smaller Club

Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez should step down from the top level in order to show the soccer world how good he is, according to Mexico national team head coach Miguel Herrera. Herrera told Spanish newspaper Marca on Monday Chicharito should play for a club that is smaller than Real Madrid or Manchester United. “Maybe he should go to a smaller, but still important club, where...
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Vince Wilfork on Houston BBQ: 'We have a GOOD problem'

By NESN Staff Vince Wilfork appears to have traded in his old barbecue smoker for a shiny, new Houston model. The former New England Patriots defensive tackle elected to sign with the Houston Texans this offseason, and he’s already taking advantage of his new locale. You may remember Wilfork’s old smoker from when his wife caught him dancing and barbecuing last Memorial Day.
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April 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Rebuilding The Celtics: Chris Babb A Potential Trade Chip This Offseason

As the Boston Celtics head into the offseason, NESN.com takes a closer look at each player on the roster in an effort to determine who will stick around for next season and who will be playing elsewhere.  First up: Chris Babb. Since it seemed like the best idea to compile this list in alphabetical order, we kick things off with the 15th and final man on the Celtics’ roster...
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April 28, 2015  |  Discuss

MLB announces significant scheduling changes for Orioles

By Mike Cole The Baltimore Orioles and Major League Baseball are taking near-unprecedented steps to avoid danger in Baltimore. The Orioles and MLB announced schedule changes as Baltimore remains very much in turmoil with riots and protests still ongoing across the city. The unpredictable nature of the events caused the O’s to postpone games Monday and Tuesday versus the Chicago...
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April 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Pablo Sandoval In; Mike Napoli Out As Red Sox Tangle With Blue Jays

Pablo Sandoval won’t miss any time after leaving Monday’s game with an injury. In fact, the Boston Red Sox third baseman is in the lineup on Tuesday as Boston hosts the Toronto Blue Jays in the second of a three-game series at Fenway Park. Sandoval left the series opener with a sore neck after hurting himself while diving for a ball. Sandoval had one...
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Tom Brady Will Be At Super Bowl 50 As NFL Honors Super Bowl MVPs

Regardless of what happens during the New England Patriots’ 2015 season, Tom Brady will be at Super Bowl 50. The Pats quarterback posted a photo Tuesday of a letter from NFL commissioner Roger Goodell telling Brady that he’d be one of the 43 Super Bowl Most Valuable Players to be honored with a pregame ceremony at the Super Bowl at Levi’s Stadium...
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April 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Dolphins’ Dion Jordan Suspended For 2015 For Violating Substance Abuse Policy

The Miami Dolphins are losing a top draft pick to suspension. Defensive end Dion Jordan has been suspended for the 2015 season for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy for a third time, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Tuesday. Jordan was selected by the Dolphins third overall in the 2013 draft. According to Schefter, Jordan did not fail a drug...
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April 28, 2015  |  Discuss
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