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Watch Blackhawks-Lightning Game 1 Of 2015 Stanley Cup Final (Live Stream)

The battle for the best trophy in sports begins Wednesday night when the Tampa Bay Lightning host the Chicago Blackhawks in Game 1 of the 2015 Stanley Cup Final. The Blackhawks are aiming to make history by becoming the first team to win three Stanley Cup championships in the salary cap era (2005 to the present), while the Lightning are hoping to start a dynasty of their own with...
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June 03, 2015  |  Discuss

DraftKings: Corey Kluber, Joc Pederson Lead Tom Caron’s Fantasy Lineup

There’s all sorts of baseball on the slate for Wednesday. DraftKings offers one-day fantasy baseball games, allowing users to set a new lineup every day for the chance to win tons of cash prizes. This year, DraftKings has partnered with NESN to give fans a unique opportunity: Compete against Tom Caron in the sport he knows best. Here’s what you’re up against in TC’s lineup...
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June 03, 2015  |  Discuss

‘Fallout 4′ Trailer Includes Fenway Park As Part Of Post-Apocalyptic Boston (Video)

“Fallout” has reached Fenway. The gaming community was abuzz Wednesday morning as the highly anticipated “Fallout 4″ trailer hit the Internet. The “Fallout” video game series is a role-playing video game set in a post-apocalyptic world. The fourth installment of the game appears to be set largely in Boston and includes some famous Boston landmarks like the USS Constitution...
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June 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Rob Gronkowski To Appear On ‘Family Feud’ With Father, Brothers

The Gronkowski family is coming to daytime television. Rob Gronkowski’s brother Chris told 98.5 The Sports Hub on Tuesday that the New England Patriots tight end, the three oldest brothers and their father will be filming an episode of “Family Feud” over the weekend. The second-oldest Gronkowski sibling didn’t reveal who they’d be facing or...
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June 03, 2015  |  Discuss

2015 NBA Mock Draft: Best Fits In First Round Pre-NBA Finals Edition

The NBA Finals begin Thursday night when LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers take on new league MVP Steph Curry and the Golden State Warriors in Oakland. For the other 28 teams, the next two weeks will include more scouting and preparation for the NBA Draft, which is Thursday, June 25. Here’s the second edition of NESN.com’s 2015 NBA mock draft. 1) Minnesota Timberwolves...
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June 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Pablo Sandoval Out, Eduardo Rodriguez On Mound For Red Sox’s Game 1

Let’s play two! The Boston Red Sox’s Monday contest against the Minnesota Twins was postponed due to rain, so the Sox will make that game up Wednesday as part of a day/night doubleheader at Fenway Park. The first game gets underway at 1:35 p.m. ET, and Pablo Sandoval will watch it from the bench, as Brock Holt takes his place at third base and bats...
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June 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Celtics, Olimpia Milano Schedule Preseason NBA Global Games Matchup In Italy

Despite their up-and-down fortunes in recent seasons, the Boston Celtics remain a popular team worldwide — and international audiences will get to see the Green up close in 2015. The Celtics will play decorated Italian club Olimpia Milano in a preseason matchup Oct. 6 in Milan, the NBA jointly announced Wednesday with Euroleague Basketball and RCS Sport...
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June 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Reports: Red Sox Acquire Alejandro De Aza From Orioles For Cash Considerations

The Boston Red Sox outfield just got a little more crowded. The Red Sox acquired outfielder Alejandro De Aza from the Baltimore Orioles on Wednesday in exchange for cash considerations, according to multiple reports. FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal broke the story. De Aza was designated for assignment by the Orioles on May 27 after a slow start to the season...
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June 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Celtics Pre-Draft Workouts: C’s Host UMass Duo, French Big, D-II Stud

WALTHAM, Mass. — A sextet of lesser-known NBA prospects visited the Boston Celtics’ practice facility Wednesday morning. The most highly touted of the attendees was French big man Alpha Kaba, a 6-foot-10 19-year-old who’s projected as a second-round pick in the upcoming 2015 NBA Draft. Kaba made his professional debut this season for Élan Béarnais Pau-Orthez in France...
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June 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Matt Chatham: NFL’s Desire To Grow Will Overshadows Other Pressing Issues

The NFL has many, many issues, but sometimes, the only one it seems to worry about is figuring out how to grow its product. This growth obviously comes in a variety of ways, but it’s no secret the league wants to physically grow, in terms of teams and in terms of footprint. There’s been talk for years about relocating or adding a team (or teams) to...
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June 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Patriots’ Tom Brady Had NFL’s Third-Highest Selling Jersey In May

Tom Brady’s popularity has taken a major hit since he was suspended four games for his role in Deflategate. Or so we’ve been told. ESPN’s Darren Rovell revealed the NFL’s top-selling jerseys for the month of May based on sales from the NFL’s official online store, and two prominent rookies topped the list: Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota...
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June 03, 2015  |  Discuss

2015 NHL Draft: Connor McDavid, Dylan Strome Lead Canadian Prospect Rankings

Three Canadian players are expected to be selected in the top five of the 2015 NHL Draft. That group includes center Connor McDavid, the best prospect since Sidney Crosby, as well as centers Dylan Strome and Mitch Marner. These players headline a very impressive class of Canadian forwards who project to be first-round picks. Canadian players made up 47.4 percent of all draftees in...
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June 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Dunkin’ Donuts Poll Results: Do Days Off From Rainouts Help Pitchers?

No one likes a rainout. Except, perhaps, a starting pitcher looking for an extra day off. The Boston Red Sox’s series opener against the Minnesota Twins was postponed Monday due to rain, meaning that the teams will play a doubleheader Wednesday to finish the series. The rainout threw a slight wrench in the Red Sox’s rotation, as Clay Buchholz was slated to pitch Monday but was...
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June 03, 2015  |  Discuss

John Cena Invites Child With ‘I’m Beating Cancer’ Sign Into Ring (Video)

John Cena (or at least his character) takes a lot of grief among the Internet wrestling community and “smart fans” for his gimmick and schtick. He wins too much, he doesn’t sell opponents’ moves and really, in the eyes of many, he’s just become stale. However, he remains the face of the WWE empire, largely because of the work he does away from the ring and the impact he...
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June 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Rangers’ Joey Gallo Crushes Homer, Has 4 RBIs In Dominant MLB Debut (Videos)

Joey Gallo and Kris Bryant both project to be very good players in the major leagues. Unlike Bryant, though, Gallo wasted literally zero time in showing it. The Texas Rangers prospect started the season in Double-A but recently was promoted to the bigs, and he made his MLB debut Tuesday against the Chicago White Sox. So what did he do in his very first at bat? Lace a two-run single...
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June 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Sandy Leon: Clay Buchholz’s Control Key To Strong Outing For Red Sox (Video)

Clay Buchholz is grabbing the bull by the horns, and it’s working. The Boston Red Sox right-hander put forth another masterful performance Tuesday night against the Minnesota Twins, allowing just three hits and no runs while walking two and striking out eight. It was the fourth consecutive start in which Buchholz has allowed two runs or less, and the 30-year-old now has pitched...
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June 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Lloyd McClendon Ejected, Goes Around Diamond To Argue With Umps (Video)

Lloyd McClendon got his money’s worth and then some on Tuesday night. The fiery Seattle Mariners manager is known for some of the greatest manager blowups in baseball history, and he added to that in a big way with his team taking on the New York Yankees. In the process, he sent a pretty loud message that he has his team’s back. Mike Montgomery was on the mound for Seattle and...
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June 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Tom Brady, Ronda Rousey Top ‘Entourage’ Athlete Power Rankings (Photos)

If you want to see a bunch of star athletes in one place, you’ll have to attend the ESPY Awards. Or just go see the new “Entourage” movie. The film based on the popular HBO show hits theaters Wednesday, and the list of athletes who will make cameos is pretty impressive. Anyone who’s seen the trailer knows Ronda Rousey plays a significant role, and New England Patriots fans...
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June 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Red Sox Notes: Rusney Castillo Makes First Major Contributions Of 2015

This embed is invalid" /> BOSTON — Tuesday wasn’t a normal day at Fenway Park. Maybe it was because the Red Sox returned home in shambles after a 1-6 road trip. Maybe it was because principal owner John Henry held court before the game to address Boston’s disarray. Heck, maybe it was the weather. Whatever the case, it felt like a day in which...
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June 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Josh Hamilton Suffered Hamstring Injury During Walk-Off Hit Vs. Red Sox

This embed is invalid" /> ARLINGTON, Texas — Josh Hamilton was out of the Rangers’ lineup Tuesday because of tightness in his left hamstring. Hamilton told reporters he felt the injury occur when he hit first base and was halfway to second base during his walk-off double Sunday against the Boston Red Sox at Globe Life Park. Hamilton, who considered...
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June 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Xander Bogaerts Sparks ‘Probably (Red Sox’s) Biggest Win Of The Year’

This embed is invalid" /> BOSTON — Xander Bogaerts’ enthusiasm is through the roof. It’s understandable. The Red Sox sit six games under .500 (23-29) ever after defeating the Minnesota Twins 1-0 in Tuesday’s series opener at Fenway Park. Boston struggled to produce offensively in the victory, suggesting its biggest issue still exists. But with...
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June 03, 2015  |  Discuss

John Farrell Discusses The Value of Mentoring At Red Sox Event (Video)

NESN’s Tom Caron led the 11th annual Champions of Mentoring breakfast on Tuesday at Fenway Park, and special guests included Governor Charlie Baker and Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell. The event focused on the importance of mentoring, and Farrell had the opportunity to speak about what the topic has meant to him and how the last month of baseball, in which the Sox have struggled...
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June 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Drew Bledsoe defends Tom Brady over Deflategate

Once upon a time, some kid named Tom Brady stole Drew Bledsoe’s job. Now, 14 years later, the former New England Patriots quarterback is still defending him. Bledsoe spoke to NESN’s Michaela Vernava at Tuscan Kitchen in Burlington, Mass., at a private dinner promoting his new wine, Doubleback. “It’s really kind of crazy because it’s being treated without any comment...
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June 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Clay Buchholz Quietly Flashing Ace Potential As Red Sox Seek Stability

This embed is invalid" /> BOSTON — Right on cue, Mr. Buchholz. Red Sox principal owner John Henry voiced little concern about Boston’s pitching situation while addressing the club’s early-season issues before Tuesday’s game at Fenway Park. Perhaps Henry’s optimism had something to do with Buchholz’s recent success, which the right-hander...
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June 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Red Sox Wrap: Clay Buchholz Twirls Absolute Gem In 1-0 Win Over Twins

BOSTON — Quick and effective. The Red Sox began their seven-game homestand Tuesday with a 1-0 win over the Minnesota Twins at Fenway Park. The game evolved into a pitchers’ duel and moved at a brisk pace, with Boston ultimately delivering a timely hit late in the ballgame. The Sox had lost three straight and entered the contest on the heels of a 1-6 road trip through Minnesota...
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June 02, 2015  |  Discuss
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