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Marcus Mariota, Jameis Winston Not The Only Promising QBs In NFL Draft

Contrary to popular belief, the 2015 NFL draft will not end after Marcus Mariota and Jameis Winston come off the board. The Oregon Heisman Trophy winner and Florida State product easily are the top two projected quarterbacks in the draft, and both are expected to go in the top 10. We’ve heard plenty of hype about them, but the QB pool doesn’t stop...
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February 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Patriots’ Combine Day 3 Interviews Include Defensive Tackle Malcom Brown

INDIANAPOLIS — The New England Patriots could be looking for Vince Wilfork’s eventual successor in the 2015 NFL draft. The Patriots have a formal interview scheduled with Texas defensive tackle Malcom Brown on Saturday night at the NFL Scouting Combine. The 6-foot-2, 319-pound defender is a versatile prospect who played nose tackle in his early career with the Longhorns and...
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Isaiah Thomas’ Name Comes From Lakers-Fan Dad Losing Bet In 1988 NBA Finals

Boston Celtics fans, especially those who rooted for the team in the 1980s, have been put in a tough position. They now have to cheer for a player named Isaiah Thomas. Contrary to what an inordinate number of fans still believe, the Celtics’ new star point guard is not related to Isiah Thomas, the Hall of Fame guard for the Bad Boys-era Detroit Pistons...
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Pete Carroll: Patriots threw on second down at the goal line

By Doug Kyed Head coach Pete Carroll and the Seattle Seahawks were either going to look like geniuses or idiots in what wound up being their final offensive play of their season. It turned out to be the latter when Malcolm Butler picked off quarterback Russell Wilson’s pass, but New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick disagreed with the media’s criticism of Carroll...
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Francisco Liriano: I Talked With Red Sox Before Signing With Pirates

This embed is invalid" /> Francisco Liriano apparently took the best deal available. But according to the pitcher, it wasn’t the only deal available. Liriano recently told Dan Zangrilli of 93.7 The Fan in Pittsburgh that he had discussions with the Boston Red Sox, Kansas City Royals, Minnesota Twins and Houston Astros before signing a three-year...
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David Ortiz Adds To His Presidential Selfie Collection (Photo)

If taking pictures with presidents was a sport, David Ortiz would be the MVP — something he’s used to being. The Boston Red Sox slugger is responsible for one of the best selfies to come out of 2014, as he snapped a quick photo with President Barack Obama during the team’s White House visit back in 2014. But that’s not the only presidential selfie on Big Papi’s résumé...
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Wade Miley: Pitching At Fenway Park With Red Sox ‘A Dream Come True’

This embed is invalid" /> FORT MYERS, Fla. — Wade Miley’s next start at Fenway Park will be his first. It’ll also be special. The Boston Red Sox acquired Miley from the Arizona Diamondbacks in December as part of their rotation rebuild. The 28-year-old left-hander is looking to bounce back from a lackluster 2014 in the desert, and he’s fully...
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Jameis Winston vows to win Super Bowl next year

By Doug Kyed INDIANAPOLIS — Jameis Winston isn’t interested in competing with fellow quarterback Marcus Mariota to be the No. 1 overall pick in the 2015 NFL draft. The Florida State product is aiming much higher. Winston, who says his shoulder is fine, and that he had an MRI just like any other quarterback at the NFL Scouting Combine, wants to win a Super Bowl in his rookie...
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Celtics’ Isaiah Thomas Updates Twitter Avatar: ‘Welcome To Boston’ (Photo)

Isaiah Thomas is ready to work, Boston. The Celtics’ new star point guard wasted little time getting acquainted with his new home Friday, a day after he was traded by the Phoenix Suns in a deadline deal. Thomas even changed his Twitter avatar, which we’re pretty sure now makes the trade official. Thomas also has a pretty cool bio on his Twitter page...
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Report: Jameis Winston Shows ‘Weakness’ In Throwing Shoulder At Combine

A mysterious “weakness” observed in Jameis Winston’s throwing shoulder at the NFL combine has prompted a closer look. Winston had an electromyography on his right shoulder, ESPN.com reported Friday, citing team and league sources. The weakness can be caused by a “nerve problem” and corrected through therapy, according to the report. Winston, who...
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John Farrell blows off talk about Pablo Sandoval's weight

By Ricky Doyle FORT MYERS, Fla. — Why expect a flamingo when you’re promised a panda? Pablo Sandoval’s weight has generated some buzz in recent days because of an unflattering photo that surfaced from one of his workouts at the Boston Red Sox’s spring training complex. Sandoval’s weight is a non-issue for the Red Sox, though, as the organization knew exactly what it was...
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Bruins-Blues Preview: Malcolm Subban To Make NHL Debut For Boston

The suspense is over: Boston Bruins goaltender Malcolm Subban will make his NHL debut Friday night against the St. Louis Blues, head coach Claude Julien confirmed. Bruins No. 1 goalie Tuukka Rask has made 15 straight starts and appeared in 24 of the last 25 games. Rask needs a rest and this is the right game for that with the a tough matchup against the Chicago Blackhawks on Sunday...
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Red Sox Turn Pablo Sandoval’s Unflattering Picture Into Joke With #PandaPose

The Panda Pose is all the rage right now. Pablo Sandoval found himself on the receiving end of heavy criticism — see what we did there — when an unflattering photo of the new Boston Red Sox third baseman surfaced earlier this week. Sandoval has already fired back at the haters, while adding that the photo “caught me at a bad angle,” and now his teammates are coming to his...
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Shane Victorino Has Inside Track On Red Sox’s Starting Right Field Job

This embed is invalid" /> FORT MYERS, Fla. — Shane Victorino holds the keys. While Rusney Castillo and Mookie Betts figure to compete for significant roles in the Red Sox’s crowded outfield, manager John Farrell indicated Friday that Shane Victorino has the inside track on Boston’s starting right field job. “If Shane Victorino is fully capable...
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Jeff Fisher: NFL committee to discuss football inflation

By Doug Kyed The NFL pretended that they took football inflation extremely seriously when they launched their DeflateGate investigation. It turns out that’s far from the truth as more details have come pouring out over the NFL’s process. NFL VP of officiating Dean Blandino even admitted before the Super Bowl that officials don’t log the footballs’ PSI before games....
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LeBron James: ‘Heavy Heart’ Hearing Of Chris Bosh’s Health Troubles

Chris Bosh and LeBron James no longer are teammates, but they’re still brothers off the court. James reached out to his former teammate Friday amid news that Bosh could miss the rest of the season or more for the Miami Heat, pending the results of medical tests. The Heat reportedly fear multiple blood clots in Bosh’s lungs, which would make his basketball...
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Harlem Globetrotters Poke Fun At DeflateGate During Recent Games (Video)

Everyone’s got their DeflateGate jokes, even the Harlem Globetrotters. The Globetrotters weren’t going to let the never-ending National Football League soap opera go by without a little ridicule, as they’ve worked a DeflateGate nod into their recent games. According to MassLive.com, the Globetrotters gave their take on the deflated football situation in a recent game at the...
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Amica Coverage Play Of The Week: Smith And Pastrnak Or B’s Veterans?

NESN.com staff will pick the two or three best Amica Coverage Plays of the previous week for games played from Friday night to Thursday night. Voting will begin every Friday at 10 a.m. ET and conclude Monday. Vote for the Coverage Play of the Week and you will be entered for a chance to win a team jersey courtesy of the Pro Shop at TD Garden. First read the official rules, then...
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Bruins’ Top Priority At NHL Trade Deadline Should Be Top-4 Defenseman

The Boston Bruins have a few needs as the March 2 NHL trade deadline nears. Those needs include a depth forward who could improve the struggling fourth line and a top-six forward who could play right wing on the first line with David Krejci and Milan Lucic. Even though the Bruins have scored at a lesser rate at even strength and on the power play compared to last season, their top...
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Red Sox Spring Training 2015 Primer: Things To Watch At Boston’s Camp

This embed is invalid" /> FORT MYERS, Fla. — Pitchers and catchers have reported to Boston Red Sox spring training. It’s officially a new season. Many Red Sox players — not just pitchers and catchers — have arrived in Fort Myers over the last couple of weeks, but Friday marked the official beginning of camp. The Red Sox have plenty of fresh...
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Danny Ainge on Isaiah Thomas: 'Always wanted' him on Celtics

By Ben Watanabe Danny Ainge’s first call of the transaction window for the 2014-15 NBA season involved Isaiah Thomas. So did one of his last. Shortly before Thursday’s 3 p.m. ET trade deadline, Ainge was able to swing a deal to bring Thomas to the Boston Celtics from the Phoenix Suns. In doing so, the Celtics’ president of basketball operations was able to acquire a player...
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MLB Announces New Speed-Up Initiatives, Replay Guidelines For 2015 Season

They say speed kills, but Major League Baseball is hoping picking up the pace will help increase the sport’s popularity. MLB on Friday announced new initiatives for the 2015 season aimed at speeding up the pace of play. The league changes mostly center around keeping batters in the box during at-bats, keeping managers in the dugout during replay challenges...
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Chris Bosh could miss rest of season with blood clots in lungs

By Ben Watanabe The Miami Heat’s high spirits over a winning NBA trade deadline was tempered Thursday by some sobering news. As the Heat prepared to welcome guard Goran Dragic, they also faced the prospect of losing their best player for the remainder of the season. Chris Bosh, who was admitted to a Miami-area hospital Thursday after feeling “under the weather,” could miss...
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Bob Knight Screams At Fans Blocking His View During Live Broadcast (Video)

If you’re not an avid fan of the American Athletic Conference, Thursday nights and ESPN2, you might wonder what Bob Knight is up to these days. The mercurial college basketball coaching legend continues to do analyst work for ESPN, but he’s been removed from the spotlight in recent years. Now, his work is pretty much limited to doing AAC games once a week, according to Yahoo...
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Kevin Durant’s Tipped Pass Turns Into Weird Alley-Oop Vs. Mavericks (Video)

Nothing seemed to go right for the Dallas Mavericks on Thursday night — not even when they made plays that normally would result in sure turnovers. En route to a 104-89 win over the Mavs, Kevin Durant and Mitch McGary hooked up for an unconventional highlight for the Oklahoma City Thunder. When Durant tried to whip a pass across the court, Dallas center Tyson Chandler was there...
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