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Andrew Bynum ‘Out Indefinitely’ For Pacers With Swelling In Knee

Andrew Bynum was never expected to be a centerpiece of the Indiana Pacers’ championship hopes, but they hoped the veteran big man could at least provide them with some size off the bench. It’s looking less likely that even that modest plan will come to fruition. Bynum has continued to experience soreness and swelling in his right knee and will be out indefinitely, the Pacers...
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March 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Coach K Visits Mercer Locker Room To Congratulate Team On Upset (Photo)

The biggest upset of the NCAA tournament so far is 14th-seeded Mercer, a small school from Georgia, upsetting No. 3 Duke 78-71 in the second round of the East Region on Friday. Even if you’re not a Blue Devils fan — and that’s a lot of you, judging by the Twitter reaction after the Bears’ stunning victory — you have to admit Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski is a classy...
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March 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Tennessee Dominates UMass, Reaches Third Round Of NCAA Tournament

Tennessee dominated Massachusetts in the second round of the Midwest Region on Friday with an 86-67 victory to reach the third round of the NCAA Tournament. The No. 11 seed Volunteers have won seven of their last eight games, two of which were in this tournament. They will play No. 14 seed Mercer on Sunday after the Atlantic Sun Conference school upset No. 3 Duke earlier on Friday...
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March 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Celtics-Nets Live: Paul Pierce, Rolling Brooklyn Welcome Boston

6 p.m. ET: It’s late in the season, and it’s all starting to come together for Paul Pierce and his team. Boston Celtics fans got used to this story every spring, but this time around, their beloved former captain is surging toward the postseason for a different club. In their final meeting of the season, the Brooklyn Nets (35-31) will welcome the Celtics (23-46), who aren...
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March 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Stephen Drew Willing To Sign One-Year Deal With Detroit Tigers

Stephen Drew might be willing to back off his previous requests in order to join the Detroit Tigers. Drew is willing to accept a one-year contract with the Tigers, a person familiar with the shortstop’s thinking told John Lowe of the Detroit Free Press on Friday. Drew, who remains a free agent, rejected a one-year, $14.1 million qualifying offer from the Boston Red Sox at the beginning...
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March 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Leafs Goalie James Reimer Will Ask For Trade After Season

James Reimer has been used primarily as a backup goaltender this season after the Toronto Maple Leafs acquired Jonathan Bernier in the offseason to be the starter. According to TSN’s Darren Dreger, the 26-year-old netminder will ask for a trade after the season. Well, Randy Carlyle has really done it now. @DarrenDreger says James Reimer will "respectfully request a trade" this...
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March 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Jon Lester: Contract Talks With Red Sox ‘Going In The Right Direction’

David Ortiz reportedly is closing in on a contract extension with the Boston Red Sox. Jon Lester might not be too far behind. Lester told reporters in Clearwater, Fla., on Friday that while he isn’t exactly closing in on a deal with the Red Sox, he is optimistic about the way conversations between the two sides have gone thus far. “I know they’ve been pretty busy with dealing...
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March 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Tigers Acquire Andrew Romine From Angels To Help Replace Jose Iglesias

The Detroit Tigers have quickly moved to help replace injured shortstop Jose Iglesias, acquiring Andrew Romine from the Los Angeles Angels for left-hander Jose Alvarez. The American League Central champions dealt for Romine on Friday, a day after they learned Iglesias could miss the season because of stress fractures in both legs. Romine, 28, played in 47 games for the Angels last...
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March 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Ryan Lavarnway Blocking Out Trade Rumors, Would ‘Love’ To Stay With Red Sox

Ryan Lavarnway is without a defined role in the Red Sox organization, creating plenty of speculation about whether Boston might consider dealing the 26-year-old. CSNNE.com reported that the Red Sox are shopping Lavarnway, who has been trying to add first base to his repertoire this spring training because of Boston’s crowded catching situation. Lavarnway is attempting to block...
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March 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Twitter Explodes Over Duke’s Loss To Mercer In Massive NCAA Tournament Upset

In case you missed it, Twitter went crazy when Duke was eliminated from the NCAA tournament in a massive upset to No. 14 seed Mercer. Synchronized mouth covering. http://t.co/xSf4hWa8Oi— Josh Gold-Smith (@GoldAndOrSmith) March 21, 2014 Duke is hated 2x as much as any other team in our emotional toll tracker. Lots of people are dancing in their chairs nyti.ms/PYh4WG— NYT Sports...
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Bruins Won’t Rule Out Dennis Seidenberg Returning During Playoffs

Is there really a chance Boston Bruins defenseman Dennis Seidenberg could return before next season? Three of the organization’s most important decision makers aren’t necessarily ruling out. Bruins president Cam Neely, general manager Peter Chiarelli and head coach Claude Julien have been asked whether there’s a chance Seidenberg could return at some point during the playoffs...
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March 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Roddy White Owes Falcons Fan Season Tickets After Mercer Beats Duke

Roddy White promised an Atlanta Falcons fan season tickets at the 50-yard line if Mercer beat Duke in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. Now it’s time for White to pay up. No. 14 Mercer beat No. 3 Duke 78-71 on Friday. White made the promise to Dylan Holt on Tuesday. @DHoyt77 if mercer beat duke I will give you season tickets 50 yard line first row— Roddy White (@roddywhiteTV...
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March 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Aroldis Chapman Gets Metal Staples In His Head (Photo)

That’s one way to patch up a head. Aroldis Chapman took a liner off his face earlier this week, breaking a bone in his face. The Cincinnati Reds closer needed a metal plate permanently inserted into his forehead, and, by the looks of it, doctors took the long way in. Check out some photos the hurler posted on Instagram from his hospital bed. Filed under: MLB, NESN Staff, Top Stories
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March 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Duke Burned By Lehigh On Twitter After Upset Loss To Mercer

Friday wasn’t the first time Duke has experienced an embarrassingly early exit in the NCAA tournament. In fact, it happened just two years ago. In 2012, a Blue Devils team that featured Seth Curry, Austin Rivers and the Plumlee brothers entered the Big Dance as a No. 2 seed only to be immediately dismissed by No. 15 seed Lehigh, which had never before won a game in the tournament...
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March 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Patriots’ Competition For Kenny Britt Includes Seahawks, Panthers

The New England Patriots have competition for wide receiver Kenny Britt’s services in free agency. Britt has visited the Buffalo Bills, St. Louis Rams, Washington Redskins and Patriots, and now he’s drawing interest from the Seattle Seahawks and Carolina Panthers, Pro Football Talk reported. Britt caught just 11 passes for 96 yards in 2013, but he once showed promise as a potential...
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March 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Steve Smith Pulled Over By Cops During Radio Interview

NFL player Steve Smith had to put a radio interview on hold Thursday while he dealt with law enforcement. Steve Smith was driving while chatting with hosts of “The Dan Le Batard Show” on ESPN Radio when he was pulled over by the police. “Oh, see you guys got me in trouble,” Smith said in the middle of answering a question. “I’m getting pulled over by the police.”...
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March 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: David Ortiz, Sox close to contract extension

David Ortiz and the Boston Red Sox might have a big announcement before Opening Day. Ortiz is close to a one-year contract extension with the Red Sox, according to The Boston Globe’s Peter Abraham. An announcement regarding a deal reportedly is expected in the coming days. Sources told The Boston Globe that Ortiz, whose contract is set to expire after the 2014 season, is seeking...
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March 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: DeSean Jackson Drawing Trade Interest From Panthers, Raiders

Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson is drawing a lot of trade interest despite his $10.5 million salary in 2014. The Carolina Panthers and Oakland Raiders are the latest teams to inquire about the three-time Pro Bowl selection, NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport reported Thursday. The New England Patriots, San Francisco 49ers and New York Jets have already shown interest in...
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March 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Tom Brady, Gisele Bundchen Enjoying Offseason In Costa Rica (Photos)

Gisele Bundchen and Tom Brady sure know how to spend the offseason. Since the end of the New England Patriots’ season, the couple has put their Los Angeles mansion on the market and enjoyed a paddleboarding-filled vacation in the Bahamas. Now, they’re back on the beach — this time, in Costa Rica, according to Terez Owens. Check out some photos of the super model and quarterback...
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March 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Mercer Celebrates Upset Of Duke With Wild On-Court Dance Party (GIF)

Mercer pulled off the biggest upset of the NCAA tournament so far on Friday, taking advantage of a late scoring run to topple No. 3 seed Duke. It was the first tournament appearance in nearly 20 years for the 14th-seeded Bears — they hadn’t been dancing since 1985 — so the win was definitely cause for a celebration. Senior Kevin Canevari was more than happy to get that party...
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March 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Craig Breslow Expects To Be Ready For Opening Day Despite Slow Spring

Reliever Craig Breslow expects to be ready when the Boston Red Sox kick off their World Series defense with an Opening Day clash against the Baltimore Orioles. Breslow, who dealt with shoulder weakness last spring, has been brought along very slowly this spring because of last season’s heavy workload. Both Breslow and the Red Sox insist there’s no injury despite the left-hander...
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March 21, 2014  |  Discuss

SPHL Goalie Does ‘The Wobble’ In Full Gear During Intermission (Video)

When a goaltender in the Southern Professional Hockey League has time to kill during a game, things can get a little weird — or wobbly. Columbus Cottonmouths goalie Andrew Loewen played second fiddle to Shannon Szabados last Saturday when she became the first woman to suit up in an SPHL game. During Loewen’s time off the ice, he joined the Cottonmouths dance team, in full pads...
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March 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Bruins-Avalanche Live: B’s Put Winning Streak On Line Against Impressive Avs

1:30 p.m.: This one should be good. With most of the sports world’s eyes on March Madness this weekend, the Boston Bruins and Colorado Avalanche will kick off their respective weekends with a can’t-miss matchup between two of the NHL’s top teams. The B’s continue their three-game road trip with a stop in Denver where they will put a 10-game winning streak on the line against...
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March 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Ales Hemsky Scores Filthy Goal For Senators Against Lightning (Video)

The Ottawa Senators lost to the Tampa Bay Lightning 5-4 on Thursday night, but Senators winger Ales Hemsky scored a goal that deserves some serious recognition. Hemsky breezed by Radko Gudas by sliding the puck back and through his legs before sneaking it past Lightning goalie Ben Bishop. The ease with which Hemsky scored is about as perfect as it gets in the NHL. The Senators...
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March 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Trevor Gretzky Brings To Mind Great Father-Son Sports Duos (Photos)

Sons of sports stars have it tough. No matter how good 21-year-old Trevor Gretzky is at his sport of choice, baseball, the prospect likely will never reach the acclaim of his father, Wayne Gretzky, one of the greatest hockey players of all time. But the younger Gretzky at least is moving along in a major sport, something not all sports star offspring can say. With very few of the...
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March 21, 2014  |  Discuss
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