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Mets’ Daniel Murphy Says He Disagrees With Homosexual ‘Lifestyle’

NEWARK, N.J. — New York Mets infielder Daniel Murphy says he disagrees with the “lifestyle” of people who are gay. The Mets hosted Billy Bean, a former major leaguer who came out after retiring and is MLB’s first ambassador for inclusion, to talk at spring training. Murphy spoke to NJ Advance Media afterward. “I disagree with his lifestyle,...
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March 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Brett Connolly Leaves Bruins Practice Early After Taking Shot To Hand

New Boston Bruins forward Brett Connolly might have to wait a while before he can show his new team what he brings to the table. Connolly left practice early Wednesday after taking a Dennis Seidenberg shot to his right hand. It was just Connolly’s second practice with the team after being acquired Monday morning from the Tampa Bay Lightning for a pair...
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WATCH: Russian youth hockey teams brawl in handshake line

By Mike Cole Russian hockey players usually don’t have reputations for being fighters. Maybe it’s because they get it all out of their system as kids. At a Russian youth hockey game last month, tempers flared between both teams, at least according to the Google translation of a random YouTube video that surfaced on a Russian website. According to little bits and pieces of information...
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David Wright Confronts Noah Syndergaard For Eating During Scrimmage

There are some things you don’t do in the big leagues, and it seems eating during an intrasquad scrimmage is one of those things. New York Mets third baseman David Wright took it upon himself to have a word with prized Mets pitching prospect Noah Syndergaard on Tuesday after Wright caught the pitcher eating lunch in the team’s air-conditioned clubhouse...
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Herschel Walker proud of championship cheerleader son

By NESN Staff Athletics run in the family for Herschel Walker’s clan, just not in the way you might think. The former NFL star’s son isn’t crushing it on the gridiron, but he is making waves in the world of cheerleading. TMZ Sports recently caught up with the older Walker in Washington D.C., where he was boasting about his son Christian’s cheerleading accomplishments....
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Jets Among Possible Free-Agent Landing Spots For Darrelle Revis, Devin McCourty

New England Patriots fans, do not panic, freak out or overreact. Cornerback Darrelle Revis and safety Devin McCourty still could return to the Patriots. The Patriots have to spend cash this offseason, and what better way to use those resources than in locking up two defenders who helped propel New England to their fourth Super Bowl title? But if Revis and McCourty don’t return...
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Murray State Pitcher Has One Of Most Insane Leg Kicks Ever Seen (Photo)

John Lollar is more flexible than you. Lollar is a pitcher for the Murray State baseball team, and he’s ascended to relative baseball Internet fame thanks to what he’s able to do with his left leg, specifically during his windup. Jeff Drummond was able to capture Lollar’s crazy windup on film, and it should put yoga instructors (not to mention Orlando Hernandez) to shame. Lollar’s...
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A’s Switch-Pitcher Pat Venditte Effective From Both Sides Of Mound (Video)

Pat Venditte wasn’t able to crack the major league roster in his first stop, but his second try got off to a good start Tuesday. Venditte is a “switch-pitcher,” who’s able to throw with both arms and changes in the middle of innings depending on the matchup, is in Oakland Athletics camp this season after seven seasons in the Yankees’ organization. Venditte got as high as...
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Mookie Betts, Xander Bogaerts Entertain In ‘Know Your Teammates’ (Video)

Xander Bogaerts is the spring training champ no more. The Boston Red Sox shortstop was the big winner of the 2014 Slapshot Classic down in Fort Myers last year, but his bragging rights have expired, as he didn’t fare as well in this season’s spring training competition. Bogaerts went up against Mookie Betts, who didn’t quite shoot to the top of the leaderboard in “Know...
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Bill Belichick Attends Kentucky Game, Gets Hug From Charles Barkley (Video)

Bill Belichick’s trip through the South included a stop to see college basketball’s top powerhouse. On Tuesday afternoon, Belichick was in Alabama for Auburn’s pro day, apparently keeping a close eye on Tigers wide receiver Sammie Coates. On Tuesday night, however, it was time to unwind a little bit as the New England Patriots head coach took in a hoops matchup at the University...
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Rob Housler Among Five Potential Free-Agent Tight Ends For Patriots

It would take a crazy person to believe the New England Patriots could upgrade their starting tight end. Their depth is another story, however. The Patriots have the best starting tight end in (the history of?) the NFL in Rob Gronkowski, but Michael Hoomanawanui is an average blocker and rarely-utilized receiver, James Develin is a fullback and Tim Wright wasn’t trusted down the...
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Panthers sign emergency goalie during game due to injuries

By Mike Cole Robb Tallas has 99 career NHL appearances to his name, and he came dangerously close to adding No. 100 — as a 41-year-old. The Florida Panthers goaltending coach nearly was called on for action Tuesday night as the Panthers hosted the Toronto Maple Leafs. Tallas was signed to an emergency contract after both of the Panthers’ goalies — Roberto Luongo and Al Montoya...
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Upcoming ‘Charlie Moore Outdoors’ Features Steve DeOssie, Mad Fish Off (Video)

Things are about to get crazy on NESN’s “Charlie Moore Outdoors.” The latest episodes of the Mad Fisherman’s show feature a former Super Bowl champ and a fishing competition that’ll put Moore to the test. In the first new episode, former Boston College and New England Patriots long snapper Steve DeOssie joined Moore on the lake, and Charlie helped him reel in a big one...
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Aaron Hernandez’s Rental Car Contained Odin Lloyd’s Fingerprints, Trooper Says

FALL RIVER, Mass. — A state police trooper who specializes in fingerprint analysis testified Tuesday in the murder trial of Aaron Hernandez that the fingerprints of the former NFL player and his alleged victim, Odin Lloyd, were found inside a car that was allegedly used to drive Lloyd to his death. Prosecutors say Hernandez, then a New England Patriots...
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March 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Celtics Notes: LeBron Passes Ray Allen; Isaiah Thomas Talks Carrying

Tuesday night was one to forget for the Boston Celtics, who suffered their worst loss of the season at the hands of the Cleveland Cavaliers. It was a memorable one for LeBron James, however. James poured in 27 points in a 110-79 shellacking of the Celtics to move past his former teammate, Ray Allen, and into 21st place on the NBA’s all-time scoring list. “It was very humbling...
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Brad Stevens Blasts Celtics’ ‘Individual Basketball’ After Rock-Bottom Loss

Against one the NBA’s best Tuesday night, the Boston Celtics were at their very worst. The Celtics had won seven of their previous 11 games and nearly upset the high-powered Golden State Warriors two night earlier, but they appeared overmatched in every way against a Cleveland Cavaliers team that could very well earn the Eastern Conference’s bid to the NBA Finals this spring...
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Brett Connolly Practices With Bruins; Max Talbot Set To Arrive In Boston

Brett Connolly arrived in Boston on Tuesday morning, and he went straight to work with the Bruins. The 22-year-old winger, who the B’s acquired from the Tampa Bay Lightning on Monday, practiced with his new team and already is enjoying his time in Black and Gold. “This is different, for sure — but it’s exciting, obviously,” Connolly said after...
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Northeastern’s Aaron Civale Ks David Ortiz, Hanley Ramirez, Mike Napoli (Video)

It can be pretty intimidating for local college pitchers to go up against the Boston Red Sox’s lineup during their spring training exhibition games, but it was no sweat off Aaron Civale’s back. The Northeastern sophomore and East Windsor, Conn., native set designated hitter David Ortiz and left fielder Hanley Ramirez down swinging in the first inning of their contest with...
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Celtics Dealt Harsh Reality Check In Blowout Loss To Cavaliers

You could make the argument that the Boston Celtics should have won their game Sunday against the Golden State Warriors after taking a 26-point lead. Tuesday’s matchup with the Cleveland Cavaliers? Not so much. LeBron James and the Cavs dominated the Celtics in every way imaginable, leaving zero doubt as they coasted to a 110-79 victory at Quicken Loans Arena. It was the worst...
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Red Sox, BC Eagles Wear No. 3 Jerseys To Honor Pete Frates (Photos)

With Boston College in town for an exhibition game Tuesday, the Boston Red Sox took the opportunity to honor former Eagles baseball player Pete Frates. Every Red Sox and BC Eagle wore Frates’ No. 3 jersey in the spring training matchup at JetBlue Park in Fort Myers, Fla. Frates, who suffers from ALS, created the ‘Ice Bucket Challenge’ to raise...
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Grizzlies Suspend Tony Allen One Game For ‘Violating Team Policy’

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Memphis Grizzlies guard Tony Allen was suspended for Tuesday night’s game against the Utah Jazz for violating team policy. Grizzlies coach Dave Joerger announced the one-game suspension in his media availability before the game. Joerger did not elaborate on the policy Allen violated. He said it was an isolated incident, and he expects...
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Report: Eagles Trade LeSean McCoy To Bills For Linebacker Kiko Alonso

It’s looks as though we have our first blockbuster trade of the NFL offseason. The Philadelphia Eagles allegedly agreed to trade running back LeSean McCoy to the Buffalo Bills in exchange for linebacker Kiko Alonso, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Tuesday. The deal can’t be finalized until March 10. McCoy started slow in 2014, but finished the season...
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Brad Stevens: LeBron 'looks like the MVP to me'

By Zack Cox This race for this season’s NBA Most Valuable Player Award seems to have narrowed itself down to five players. After Tuesday night’s matchup with the Cleveland Cavaliers, the Boston Celtics will have played against two of them in a three-day span. First, it was Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry, who dropped 37 points on the Celtics in a come-from...
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Allen Craig Takes ‘Know Your Teammates’ Lead In Matchup With Joe Kelly (Video)

Allen Craig has only been with the Boston Red Sox for half a season, but that didn’t stop him from dominating the competition in “Know Your Teammates” trivia. The Boston outfielder went head-to-head with pitcher and former St. Louis Cardinals teammate Joe Kelly in the game on “Red Sox from Fort Myers,” and although Kelly put up a valiant effort, Craig shot to the top...
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Paul Pierce Shares Story Behind Favorite Game-Winning Shot (Video)

Paul Pierce has spent this week illustrating exactly how it feels to attempt a game-winning buzzer-beater in an NBA game. On Monday, Pierce shared the story of his most painful miss, which came in 2000 loss to the Toronto Raptors during the formative years of his Boston Celtics career. His Tuesday column for The Players’ Tribune was a bit more upbeat. In the latter, Pierce described...
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March 03, 2015  |  Discuss
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