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Report: Robert Kraft, Mayor Walsh Discussing Revs Stadium In Boston

Even if Boston doesn’t host the 2024 Olympics, it’s possible a new sports venue could be coming to town. New England Revolution owner Robert Kraft and Boston Mayor Marty Walsh have met “several times” to discuss building a new stadium for the Revs in Boston, The Boston Globe reported Friday. It appears a proposal is on the table, too. A source told...
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May 29, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Stephen Curry rides a mini-horse

By Mike Cole For better or worse, in 2015, an NBA superstar riding a mini horse is sports news. Full disclaimer: We use both the words “sports” and “news” very liberally in this sense. Regardless, NBA MVP Stephen Curry took the Internet by storm Friday for a remarkably short piece of video that, out of context, is really kind of ridiculous. Actually, even with context...
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Matt Chatham: Adrian Peterson’s Rant Sheds Light On Power Imbalance

Adrian Peterson has quite the bone to pick with NFL contracts. The Minnesota Vikings running back, who has stayed away from OTAs this week, unleashed a string of tweets Thursday afternoon, arguing why NFL players should have the same type of guaranteed contracts that players in others sports receive. While Peterson might be “the worst possible spokesman right now,” according...
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Did Chip Kelly, Eagles Have Another Motive In Signing Tim Tebow?

It looked like Tim Tebow’s dreams of an NFL comeback finally had died. Then Chip Kelly came calling. Tebow signed a one-year contract with the Philadelphia Eagles in late April, reviving an NFL career that appeared to die on the New England Patriots’ practice fields in summer 2013. Tebow is one of four quarterbacks on the Eagles’ depth chart, so...
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New NHL Stanley Cup Final Commercial Is Goosebump-Inducing Wonder (Video)

If you’re a hockey fan and you’re not moved by the NHL’s newest commercial, it might be time to see a doctor. The NHL takes a lot of flak for a lot of the things it’s done in recent years, but it’s tough to argue with the fact that the NHL knows how to make a commercial. This year, it’s no different as the league’s new Stanley Cup Final spot is an all-time great. The...
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Bruins Sign 2013 Draft Pick Anton Blidh To Entry-Level Contract

The Boston Bruins have signed prospect Anton Blidh to an entry-level contract, the team announced Friday. I'm very proud and happy to have signed my first NHL contract with the @NHLBruins— Anton Blidh (@bliddan) May 29, 2015 Blidh, who was drafted by Boston in the sixth round (180th overall) of the 2013 NHL draft, scored five goals with zero assists in 48 games for Frolunda-HC...
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Scout: A-Rod 'looks like he doesn't give a (expletive)'

By Mike Cole All Alex Rodriguez had to do in order to be successful again was to stop caring. That might sound like a bad thing, but one advanced scout thinks the New York Yankees slugger has been able to revitalize his offensive game in large part because he stopped caring about all of the other things that come with being A-Rod. “He has the easiest swing I’ve ever seen from...
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Metta World Peace gets ejected after five fouls in one minute

It wasn’t quite the “Malice at the Palace,” but fans in Italy recently caught a glimpse of the old Ron Artest. Artest, aka Metta World Peace, aka The Panda’s Friend, still is playing basketball these days with Pallacanestro Cantù in Italy’s Lega Basket Serie A. The back of Ron Artest's... I mean Metta World Peace's... I mean The Panda's Friend's jersey in Italy....
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FIFA Congress Receives Bomb Threat Ahead Of Presidential Elections

A scary moment added to an already tense atmosphere in Zurich, Switzerland. Police in Zurich say a bomb threat was made Friday morning at the venue of the FIFA Congress, where international soccer’s governing body planned to hold its presidential elections later in the day. The anonymous threat was made via telephone at around 11 a.m. local time, according...
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Fan Gets Face Full Of Nachos, Courtesy Of Prince Fielder Foul Ball (Video)

Getting a souvenir is one of the best things about going to a baseball game — unless it’s a facefull of cheese. Usually, you’re hoping to come away from the old ballgame with a souvenir baseball or something like that. Maybe if you’re lucky, you’ll get an old broken bat or a pair of batting gloves. However, a Texas Rangers fan walked away from Globe Life Park on Thursday...
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Celtics Pre-Draft Workouts: Northeastern’s Scott Eatherton Earns Invite

WALTHAM, Mass. — The Boston Celtics invited in another six NBA prospects Friday for the team’s fourth round of pre-draft workouts. This latest group featured no blue-chippers, as Wisconsin-Green Bay point guard Keifer Sykes (No. 80) was the only one of the six ranked on DraftExpress’ Top 100 Prospects list. Sykes was a two-time Horizon League Player of the Year and averaged...
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Matthew Slater: Patriots Using OTAs To Bond With New Teammates

FOXBORO, Mass. — Many familiar faces parted from the New England Patriots between their Super Bowl XLIX victory and the offseason training program, and now it’s time for the team to forge a new identity. Players like Darrelle Revis, Brandon Browner, Shane Vereen and Vince Wilfork are gone, and Bradley Fletcher, Robert McClain, Travaris Cadet and Malcom Brown are in their stead...
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Rangers-Lightning Game 7 preview

By Nicholas Goss An Eastern Conference champion will be crowned Friday night when the New York Rangers host the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 7 at Madison Square Garden. The Lightning had an opportunity to clinch a Stanley Cup Final berth in Game 6 on Tuesday night, but the defending East champs used a 5-goal third period for a 7-3 road win. The Western Conference Final between...
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Spelling Bee’s Best Moments Include LeBron James Fan, Drake Name Drop (Videos)

Spelling words correctly can be annoying at best and excruciatingly painful at worst. But watching other people try to do it? Now there’s a good time. With the Stanley Cup Playoffs in a pre-Game 7 lull and the NBA Finals on the distant horizon, the stage belonged Thursday to the 2015 Scripps National Spelling Bee. Needless to say, it didn’t disappoint. Gokul Venkatachalam and Vanya...
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Eduardo Rodriguez Executes Simple Pitching Plan To Perfection In Debut

If you like watching good pitching, then you had to have loved what you saw out of Boston Red Sox rookie Eduardo Rodriguez on Thursday night. Making his major league debut, the 22-year-old Rodriguez displayed the polish and smarts of a veteran hurler but did so with electric stuff. It was an encouraging look for Red Sox fans at what the future could hold with Rodriguez taking the...
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Brandon Spikes Ready To Be ‘Better’ With Patriots, Unblocks Twitter Followers

No one ever accused Brandon Spikes of being boring. The colorful linebacker is back with the New England Patriots after a one-year stint with the team’s AFC East rival, the Buffalo Bills. Spikes, if you recall, had an unceremonious exit from New England before the 2014 season, venting his frustrations in some rather controversial tweets. The 27-year-old...
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Red Sox Notes: Xander Bogaerts’ X-Rays Negative Following Early Exit

This embed is invalid" /> The Boston Red Sox took a step forward Thursday in Texas after three steps backward in Minnesota. The Red Sox snapped a three-game losing streak in their series opener against the Rangers at Globe Life Park. Eduardo Rodriguez tossed a gem in his major league debut, giving Boston something to feel good about. Rodriguez’s...
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Eduardo Rodriguez, Red Sox Celebrate Rookie’s Win On Instagram (Video)

Eduardo Rodriguez was on cloud nine following his first major league win. Rodriguez posted a video on Instagram shortly after earning the victory Thursday in the Boston Red Sox’s 5-1 win over the Texas Rangers at Globe Life Park. The left-hander tossed 7 2/3 shutout innings in his major league debut, perhaps setting him up for another start with Boston in the next week. David...
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David Ortiz’s ‘Plan B’ After Break With Red Sox? ‘Come Back And Rake’

This embed is invalid" /> You don’t carve out a Hall of Fame-caliber career without having a few tricks up your sleeve. The Boston Red Sox are counting on David Ortiz to rest up, work on his swing and use his veteran knowhow to turn his season around. For Ortiz, who is expected to sit for a couple of games amid his early-season struggles, performing...
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Eduardo Rodriguez: MLB Debut With Boston Red Sox Way Better Than Dream

This embed is invalid" /> Eduardo Rodriguez literally could not envision a better scenario. Rodriguez dominated Thursday in his major league debut as the Boston Red Sox defeated the Texas Rangers 5-1 at Globe Life Park. The 22-year-old said after the game he went to sleep early Wednesday and dreamed about his upcoming start, but it didn’t compare...
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Hanley Ramirez Credits Dustin Pedroia Video Session For Return Of Power

This embed is invalid" /> Dustin Pedroia might singlehandedly turn around the Boston Red Sox’s offense. Not only did Pedroia collect three hits Thursday in the Red Sox’s 5-1 win over the Texas Rangers at Globe Life Park to extend his hitting streak to eight games. The second baseman also identified a flaw in Hanley Ramirez’s stride during pregame...
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Eduardo Rodriguez Leaves No Doubt His Next Start Should Be With Red Sox

Eduardo Rodriguez just forced the issue. Rodriguez’s major league debut needed to be fantastic for the Boston Red Sox to consider him for another start in their next turn through the rotation. Mission accomplished, as the left-hander absolutely dazzled Thursday as the Red Sox defeated the Texas Rangers 5-1 at Globe Life Park. “He’s done nothing to hurt that cause, I can tell...
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Red Sox Wrap: Eduardo Rodriguez Dazzles, Earns Win In Big League Debut

The Boston Red Sox’s rotation might have just added a new member. Eduardo Rodriguez made his major league debut Thursday and completely shut down the Texas Rangers as the Red Sox cruised to a 5-1 win at Globe Life Park in Arlington. Rodriguez’s effort helped snap a three-game losing streak — stopper, anyone? — and perhaps could provide a spark to a Red Sox team that desperately...
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May 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Dwyane Wade, Miami Heat At Impasse In Contract Talks

MIAMI — For the first time, the relationship between Dwyane Wade and the Miami Heat seems murky at best. And his future with the team is now in doubt. Contract talks between Wade and the Heat are at “an impasse” and the three-time NBA champion is preparing himself for possibly leaving the team this summer, a person with knowledge of the negotiations told The Associated Press...
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Jerry Remy Discusses David Ortiz’s Absence From Red Sox’s Lineup (Video)

David Ortiz’s recent slump at the plate, combined with a flu bug he’s dealing with, has resulted in the designated hitter exiting the lineup for Thursday night’s road game against the Texas Rangers. A day off, or a couple of them, could help Ortiz find ways to improve at the plate and return to 100-percent health. Check out the “Red Sox Gameday Live” video above to watch...
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May 28, 2015  |  Discuss
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