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Tim Duncan Proving Better Than LeBron James at Making His Teammates Better During NBA Finals (Podcast)

Coming into the NBA Finals, a lot of the talk centered around LeBron James raising his game and making sure the Heat would have the best chance to win. Instead, a different superstar has taken his game to the next level, as Tim Duncan is the one making his teammates better and performing at an elite level. Duncan’s Spurs have easily contained James through the first three games...
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June 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Tom Brady’s ‘Fire’ at Patriots Practice Inspiring Danny Amendola to Be Better

FOXBORO, Mass. – Put Tom Brady in front of a microphone or a crowded room and he’s as cool as a cucumber. Nobody is more relaxed. But, get him out on the football field and he’s as fiery as they come. Danny Amendola got his first real dose of that side of Brady on Tuesday after making a nice catch during the first day of Patriots minicamp. And he seemed to enjoy it, too...
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Theo Epstein Unwilling to Pick Side for Bruins-Blackhawks Stanley Cup Final, But Ready for ‘Heck of a Series’

Theo Epstein is very meticulous — both in his baseball decisions and how he handles the media. So when the Cubs president of baseball operations was asked to discuss the Stanley Cup Final, he chose his words wisely. Epstein grew up in Brookline, Mass., and had an illustrious run as general manager of the Red Sox. It’d be understandable if his allegiance was solely with the Bruins...
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Argentine Soccer Player Javier Mascherano Kicks Medical Cart Driver for Going Too Fast, Gets Red Card (Video)

Javier Mascherano has been known as one of world soccer’s most fiery characters for some time. That won’t change anytime soon. Of the many red cards Mascherano has seen in his career, the one he earned on Tuesday must be the most absurd. The 29-year old was sent off near the end of Argentina’s FIFA World Cup qualifier against Ecuador for kicking the driver of the medical cart...
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Tom Brady Says ‘I Don’t Worry About Much These Days’ When Asked About Tim Tebow Causing Distraction

FOXBORO, Mass. — If anyone is worried that Tom Brady will get bogged down by Tebowmania, stop right now. Brady had the perfect answer when asked if Tim Tebow would cause a distraction in Foxboro: “I don’t worry about much these days.” “I’ve been around long enough to see all different kinds of things happen like trades, people being cut, guys join the team, all the media...
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Red Sox-Rays Live: Alfredo Aceves to Make Spot Start As Sox, Rays Close Out Series

5:33 p.m.: Tuesday’s lineup cards have been posted. Have a look below. Red Sox (40-26) Jacoby Ellsbury, CF Daniel Nava, RF Dustin Pedroia, 2B David Ortiz, DH Mike Napoli, 1B Mike Carp, LF Jarrod Saltalamacchia, C Will Middlebrooks, 3B Stephen Drew, SS Alfredo Aceves, RHP (2-1, 6.57 ERA) Rays (35-29) Matt Joyce, RF Ben Zobrist, 2B Kelly Johnson, LF Evan Longoria, 3B James Loney...
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Dunkin’ Donuts Holding Contest to Give Away 10 Pairs of Bruins Tickets

Many die-hard Bruins fans can only dream of witnessing their beloved team take on the Chicago Blackhawks in the Stanley Cup Final. Well, Dunkin’ Donuts is making this dream a reality for 10 lucky contestants. Dunkin’ Donuts is currently holding the “Send Me to the Bruins Game Contest,” which gives fans age 18 and up a chance to win a pair of tickets to Game 3 of the Stanley...
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Report: John Tortorella Interviews With Canucks, Alain Vigneault Speaks With Rangers

A head coaching switcheroo of sorts may be in the works in the NHL, and Bruins fans are very familiar with both coaches involved. Former New York Rangers coach John Tortorella interviewed about the Vancouver Canucks’ coaching vacancy on Tuesday, Katie Strang of ESPN.com reports, while the Rangers spoke with former Canucks boss Alain Vigneault about taking over Tortorella’s old...
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Tom Brady Compares Chemistry With Danny Amendola to Rob Gronkowski, Aaron Hernandez

FOXBORO, Mass. — Tom Brady didn’t have any trouble with chemistry in high school, at least not if his quarterback play is any indication. Brady has developed chemistry with a bevy of receivers during his 13-year NFL career, including the likes of Deion Branch, Randy Moss and Wes Welker. He always seems to easily transition from one receiver to another, and it appears things with...
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Adrian Wilson Says He’s Leaning on Devin McCourty to Pick Up Patriots’ Defense

Many of Adrian Wilson‘s teammates have praised the veteran safety for his work ethic and leadership skills out on the field. It’s easy to see why — Wilson takes football very seriously. Wilson may lead by example, but he’s also trying to pick up the intricacies of the Patriots’ defense from his teammates. “I think it’s a good mix [of players],” Wilson said. “Guys...
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Shane Victorino, Jose Iglesias Out of Lineup for Rubber Match in Tampa Bay

While most Bostonians have their eyes fixed on the Windy City, the Red Sox will wrap up their series in the Sunshine State. After the Sox came away with a win after 14 innings Monday, the Rays responded with a 8-3 win the following night, setting up a rubber match at Tropicana Field on Wednesday. Will Middlebrooks will get another chance in the No. 8 slot for Boston after going 1...
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Lavelle Hawkins, Kenbrell Thompkins’ Extra Work at Wide Receiver Among Minicamp Observations

It’s a good thing the Patriots brought in a ton of wide receivers over the offseason. Because injuries are keeping many of New England’s new acquisitions at the position off the field. Aaron Dobson, Donald Jones, Josh Boyce and Mark Harrison were all on the field but not practicing and Julian Edelman was not spotted again. That means a lot of extra work for Lavelle Hawkins, Kenbrell...
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Jon Lester’s Downturn Is Difficult to Explain, May Be Due to Recurring Mechanical Issue

For years, if you asked any left-handed batter in the American League who they least enjoyed facing, the answer was almost always Lester. That, of course, was due to the action on the 29-year-old’s infamous cut fastball, which Lester liked to start at a left-handed batter’s hip and move to the inside corner. Going back to Lester’s final four starts of the 2011 season, however...
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Patrice Bergeron, Zdeno Chara Can Cement Place as Bruins Legends With Another Stanley Cup

The TD Garden rafters might as well serve as a museum. The history collected in the banners above the Garden ice and parquet serve as collective reminders of how much success the building’s inhabitants have seen over the year. While the Celtics are fairly liberal with retiring numbers, the Bruins are a little more selective. It should come as no surprise that there’s more often...
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Tax Man Targets Lionel Messi, His Father, Says They Owe Spain $5.3 Million in Back Taxes

MADRID — A Spanish prosecutor filed a fraud complaint on Wednesday against Lionel Messi, alleging the Barcelona and Argentina star tried to conceal the extent of his real earnings and that he owes 4 million euros ($5.3 million) in back taxes. The complaint was lodged by Raquel Amado, a state prosecutor for the northeastern region of Catalonia. In it, Amado says that from 2006-2009...
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Danny Green, Kawhi Leonard Making Spurs, Long One of NBA’s Least-Likable Teams, Almost Worth Rooting For

You never liked the San Antonio Spurs that much. At least, you never really liked them if you had a soul. As a decent and honorable human being, you cringed whenever Bruce Bowen not-so-subtly snuck his foot into the landing area of an opposing jump shooter, and you winced when Manu Ginobili barreled into the lane, long hair flapping behind him, just knowing he was going to flop his...
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Michael Jenkins Says Patriots’ Playbook Comes Easy With Hard Work, Extra Time

FOXBORO, Mass. – Michael Jenkins doesn’t have many wide receivers who have been in the Patriots’ system in the past to lean on. But he’s still seeming to pick up the offense pretty quickly. Jenkins and Danny Amendola have been working with Tom Brady the most since the beginning of OTAs. It might be unfair to call them the starters at this point, but they are getting the most...
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Penguins Give Head Coach Dan Bylsma Two-Year Contract Extension

PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Penguins and coach Dan Bylsma have agreed to a two-year contract extension through 2016. General manager Ray Shero announced the deal Wednesday morning, less than a week after the Eastern Conference’s top seed was swept by Boston in the conference finals. Assistant coaches Tony Granato and Todd Reirden will also be retained. Goaltending coach Gilles...
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Michael Bradley, Geoff Cameron Redefined American Midfield and Other Notable Aspects of U.S. Soccer’s Win Over Panama

The U.S. Men’s National Soccer Team hit its stride a year and a day before the start of the 2014 FIFA World Cup finals in Brazil. The Americans defeated Panama by a score of 2-0 in front of a raucous crowd in Seattle, Wash., thanks to goals from Jozy Altidore and Eddie Johnson. The resurgent forwards were among those players who came up big, as the U.S. delivered its most complete...
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Tim Tebow No. 5 Patriots Jersey Available for $99 Online (Photo)

Patriots fans can own a Tim Tebow game jersey even though there’s a chance he may never own one himself. Tebow, who was signed by the Pats earlier this week to a two-year, league minimum deal, is expected to take No. 5 for the Pats, as fellow quarterback Ryan Mallett wears No. 15, Tebow’s number with the Jets, Broncos and Florida Gators. Check out his jersey below, available...
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Chris Kluwe, Donte Stallworth Among Players Featured on NFLPA LGBT-Themed T-Shirts (Photo)

Much like the trend that brought Will & Grace and Queer Eye for the Straight Guy to popular culture in the late ’90s, it seems that LGBT-themed clothing has become all the rage in the sports world. Just Tuesday, we brought you the story of Nike’s LGBT rainbow sneakers. June represents LGBT pride month, and to celebrate the NFL Players Association has released a line of seven...
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Jaromir Jagr’s Goal Against Blackhawks in 1992 Cup Final Remembered 21 Years Later (Video)

Jaromir Jagr has scored, if you count the playoffs as well, 759 goals in his NHL career. Of all of those scores, one against the Chicago Blackhawks is among the very best. Jagr is back in the Stanley Cup Final 21 years after he and the Penguins swept the Blackhawks in 1992. This time, however, Jagr will look to hoist the Cup with the Bruins. Despite the two-decade layoff from the...
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Donte Stallworth Says ‘My Butt Caught on Fire’ When Hot Air Balloon Hit a Power Line

ASHBURN, Va. — Donte Stallworth has a simple way of explaining what it’s like to be riding in a hot air balloon that clips a power line: “It felt exactly like the cartoons,” he said. “When you see people getting electrocuted on cartoons, that’s exactly what it felt like.” Except that it’s not funny. The veteran NFL receiver suffered serious burns in the accident three...
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Doc Rivers Leaving Celtics Would Be Disastrous, But No Reason to Believe Coach Is Gone Yet

Ever since Ron Artest hit that improbable 3-pointer and Pau Gasol swiped that rebound away from Rajon Rondo in Game 7 the 2010 NBA Finals, Doc Rivers‘ status as the Celtics’ head coach has been on a year-to-year basis. Most people within and around the Celtics organization recognize this — the five-year contract he signed in 2011 notwithstanding — so they have gotten used...
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Heat, Spurs Both Capable of Taking Odds Into Own Hands Regardless of Opponents’ Defense

The wheels are in motion for the most significant power shift in recent basketball history; the San Antonio Spurs — in all of their veteran glory — have taken a 2-1 Finals lead over LeBron James and the Miami Heat. Might the Big Three and co., the NBA betting favorites since the confetti fell at their 2012 championship parade, not be big enough for Texas? The NBA moneyline, which...
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