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Celtics Owners ‘Fully Support’ Adam Silver’s Lifetime Ban Of Donald Sterling

Adam Silver acted with clear authority Tuesday afternoon, handing down a lifetime ban on Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling after a racist rant by the 80-year-old owner came to light over the weekend. The Boston Celtics have stayed on the sidelines, as have owners throughout the league, awaiting Silver’s ruling. Once the punishment was announced, the team voiced its support...
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John Lackey Gets Start For Red Sox In 2014 Debut vs. Tampa Bay Rays

The Boston Red Sox are nearly a month through their 2014 season but have yet to play their American League East rivals, the Tampa Bay Rays. That will change on Tuesday night, when the Sox take on the Rays in the first of their 19-game season series at Fenway Park. Getting the start on the hill for Boston is John Lackey, who shut down the New York Yankees last Wednesday by allowing...
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Adam Silver’s Fury Shines Through In Banning Donald Sterling For Life

The first thing you noticed was the anger. There was fire in Adam Silver’s eyes as he took the podium on Tuesday afternoon. He was nearly shaking with rage. He used the word “distraught” multiple times to describe his feelings — not at what he was forced to do, but that anyone under his survey could possibly hold such disgusting morals as Donald Sterling does. Silver was...
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Clippers Website Shows Solidarity After Donald Sterling’s Ban (Photo)

The Los Angeles Clippers have been through a lot in the last week. While in the midst of a grueling NBA playoff battle with the Golden State Warriors, the Clippers have had to deal with racist remarks made by their owner, Donald Sterling, in an audio tape released last weekend. On Tuesday, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver responded to Sterling’s remarks by banning Sterling for life...
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Donald Sterling ‘May Not Attend Any NBA Games’ As Part Of Lifetime Ban

As expected, NBA commissioner Adam Silver came down hard on Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling. Sterling received a lifetime ban from the NBA on Tuesday, following a racially charged rant that was leaked to the public over the weekend. He was also fined $2.5 million — the maximum amount allowed on the NBA Constitution. Check out the NBA’s statement, which was issued...
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Boston Red Sox Begin Homestand At Perfect Time (Video)

The Fenway Faithful will get their Red Sox back in the house for a little while starting Tuesday night when the team takes on the Tampa Bay Rays. The Sox haven’s seen much success at home this season, but things are on the up and up as the Sox head back to Boston. NESN Nation’s Alison Smith breaks it down in the video above.Filed under: Boston Red Sox, NESN Nation, NESN Video, Top Stories
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Magic Johnson: NBA Showed ‘Great Leadership’ In Banning Donald Sterling

Donald Sterling will never set foot in Staples Center again. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver held a press conference at 2 p.m. on Tuesday to announce a lifetime ban for the Los Angeles Clippers owner in the wake of the racist remarks that Sterling made last weekend. Sterling will also be fined $2.5 million, the maximum amount allowed under NBA bylaws. Several prominent figures took...
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Nick Caserio: Wide Receivers Among Strengths Of 2014 NFL Draft

The 2014 NFL draft is considered one of the best in recent memory, and the class of wide receivers is considered especially deep. New England Patriots director of player personnel Nick Caserio went through his defining characteristics of the 2014 draft class on Tuesday at Gillette Stadium. “I’d the underclassmen are a huge part of it,” Caserio said. “Obviously, the largest...
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Korean Baseball Player Slides Into Home With Batter Still Swinging (Video)

What would you do to get to home plate in the top of the ninth inning in a one-run game? Imagine that the bases are loaded, there are two outs and a full count. A professional baseball player in Korea found himself in that exact position in a game on Tuesday between the Lotte Giants and the NC Dinos, and his decision was to take off from third base and slide into home plate as his...
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UMass Ranked Worst Team In Division 1 College Football By USA Today

The transition to Division I football has not been kind for the University of Massachusetts. Since making the leap from Division I-AA to the NCAA’s Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) in 2011, the Minutemen have won just two games in two years and are already on their second coach in as many seasons. According to USA TODAY’s Paul Myerberg, the future doesn’t look much brighter...
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Adam Silver Press Conference: NBA Commissioner To Announce League’s Findings

1:30 p.m.: Donald Sterling is in hot water. Adam Silver is set to announce just how hot that water is. The NBA has scheduled a 2 p.m. ET press conference to discuss the findings of a league investigation into racist comments made by Sterling, the owner of the Los Angeles Clippers, in a recording released last weekend. The rant, in which Sterling tells an assistant that he does not...
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Dani Alves Leads Soccer Stars’ Banana-Eating Anti-Racism Campaign (Photos)

Dani Alves sparked a global anti-racism campaign on social media with a simple act of defiance during a Spanish soccer game on Sunday. Alves, a black Brazilian, ate a banana which a Villarreal fan thew onto the field in a shameful attempt at racially abusing the FC Barcelona fullback. The extra potassium might have helped Alves, as he helped Barcelona achieve a comeback victory to...
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Daniel Paille Cleared To Return; Claude Julien Not Tipping Hand About Lineup

BOSTON — Bruins winger Daniel Paille has been cleared to return to the Boston lineup. Whether he’s back in the lineup when the B’s finally start their second-round Stanley Cup playoff series is unknown, though. Paille was a full participant in Tuesday’s practice at TD Garden. The winger, who has been out since April 12 with a concussion, was wearing a gold sweater, skating...
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Nick Caserio: Patriots Won’t Pass On Good Player In Draft To Fill Need

The New England Patriots selected two wide receivers last year, but they could address the position again in the 2014 NFL draft. Director of player personnel Nick Caserio said the Patriots don’t want to pass on a good player just because it might not fill an immediate need. Caserio pointed to when the Patriots selected offensive tackle Nate Solder No. 17 overall in the 2011 draft...
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Report: Paul George’s Home Robbed During Pacers-Hawks Game, $15K Taken

Paul George and the Indiana Pacers just can’t catch a break. The Indiana Pacers suffered an ugly 107-97 loss on home court to the Atlanta Pacers on Monday night, putting themselves one game away from elimination in the first round of the NBA playoffs. The problems extended beyond the court for the Pacers’ star player, though, as Indianapolis’ WRTV reports that George’s home...
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Coach Julien hated Bruins, now enjoys rivalry vs. Montreal

BOSTON — There once was a time where Bruins coach Claude Julien couldn’t stand the team that now signs his paycheck. It might be easy to forget given how much success Julien has had behind the Boston bench that he once served as the Montreal Canadiens’ head coach. Julien spent parts of three seasons with the Habs where he got a real good look at the historic Bruins-Canadiens...
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Bruins Practice Report: Dennis Seidenberg Returns, Participates In Formal Session

BOSTON — The Bruins announced on Dec. 29 that defenseman Dennis Seidenberg would miss the rest of the season with a torn ACL and MCL in his right knee. Four months to that day, Seidenberg was back on the ice for Bruins practice. Seidenberg practiced Tuesday at TD Garden for the first time since suffering the knee injury. He took part in most of the drills at practice on Tuesday...
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Lance Stephenson’s Ugly Dunk Fail Sums Up Indiana Pacers’ Woes (Video)

Things are not going well for the Indiana Pacers in the NBA playoffs this year. The top-seeded Pacers dropped another game to the upstart Atlanta Hawks on Monday night, giving the Hawks a 3-2 series lead and pushing Indiana to one game away from a historic first-round upset. The Pacers’ struggles have been going on for quite some time, but shooting guard Lance Stephenson was able up...
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Gronk: No guarantee to return Week 1 after torn ACL

Rob Gronkowski wouldn’t commit to a Week 1 return nearly four months after undergoing knee surgery to repair a torn ACL. The New England Patriots tight end gave a typical Gronk update to his recovery. “Oh man, that’s too far away,” Gronkowski said Tuesday about Week 1 on the “Hill-Man Show” on WAAF-FM. “I’m just improving every day right now. I’m working hard every...
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Bayern Munich-Real Madrid Live: Heavyweights Clash In Champions League Semifinals

Noon ET: Bayern Munich and Real Madrid, two of world soccer’s perennial titans, meet in Munich on Tuesday with a place in the 2013-14 UEFA Champions League final at stake. Host Bayern Munich must overturn Real Madrid’s one-goal advantage if it hopes to become the first team to successfully defend its Champions League title. Real Madrid is in good position to reach its first...
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Chip Kelly: Releasing DeSean Jackson Was ‘Purely A Football Decision’

When the Philadelphia Eagles released DeSean Jackson on March 28, rumors and reports that the move was triggered by Jackson’s alleged gang ties started flying in. The Eagles did their best to quiet those rumors on Monday. Speaking publicly for the first time since Jackson’s release, Eagles head coach Chip Kelly insisted to reporters that the team’s choice to release the...
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Report: Doc Rivers Will Leave Clippers If Donald Sterling Remains Owner

Los Angeles Clippers fans have waited so long for their team to be relevant — in a good way, for once — and just when they have a team worth rooting for, it could all be unraveling thanks to their bigoted owner. Doc Rivers will not return as the team’s head coach and president if Donald Sterling remains owner of the Clippers, Yahoo Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski reports. It would...
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Report: Celtics Hire Fired Warriors Assistant Darren Erman To Lead NBA Scouting

Danny Ainge, Brad Stevens and the Boston Celtics appear to have gained from the bizarre dysfunction surrounding Mark Jackson’s coaching staff with the Golden State Warriors. Darren Erman, who was fired by the Warriors in early April, has been hired by the Celtics as director of NBA scouting, Yahoo Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski reports. Erman was previously with the Celtics in a...
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Rob Ninkovich: Bill Belichick Open With Players, Messes With Media

New England Patriots defensive end Rob Ninkovich sees a much different Bill Belichick than the general public. Ninkovich gave a glimpse into the real Belichick on Monday to Sirius XM NFL Radio co-hosts Bruce Murray and Rich Gannon. Ninkovich said his head coach is funny and open with players when they have questions — so, much different than how Belichick treats the media....
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Evgeni Malkin’s Hat Trick Saves Penguins From Epic Collapse (Video)

The Columbus Blue Jackets staged a furious comeback in Game 6 of their Stanley Cup playoff series against the Pittsburgh Penguins on Monday night. They’d be heading for a Game 7 if it wasn’t for Evgeni Malkin. The Penguins assistant captain put on a show in the game’s early stages, needing just two periods to score three goals and put his team ahead 4-0. Each goal was highlight...
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