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Tony Stewart lends plane to injured Justin Wilson's family

By NESN Staff Tony Stewart was nowhere near Pocono Raceway on Sunday, when IndyCar driver Justin Wilson suffered a serious head injury in an on-track incident. But the three-time NASCAR champion still found a way to make his presence known in Long Pond, Pa. With Wilson airlifted to Lehigh Valley Hospital in Allentown, Pa., Stewart donated his private plane to Wilson’s family...
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August 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Ex-Patriots Receiver Randy Moss Not Ruling Out NFL Return: ‘You Never Know’

Randy Moss hasn’t lost the desire to strap on the shoulder pads. The former New England Patriots wide receiver said Sunday of FOX’s NFL pregame show that he has not ruled out a potential return to football. “I have been retired for the last two years, but you never know,” Moss said, via ESPN.com. “But it’s the love of the game that I still have inside of me.” When asked...
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August 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Terrell Suggs Accused Of Dirty Hit On Sam Bradford With Shot At Knees (Video)

Terrell Suggs doesn’t have many fans in the Philadelphia Eagles’ locker room at the moment. The Baltimore Ravens linebacker is under fire from the Eagles after a controversial hit on Eagles quarterback Sam Bradford on Saturday night. Suggs was flagged for hitting Bradford after the quarterback handed off, and to make matters worse, Suggs went low for the hit. This...
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August 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Celtics’ Kelly Olynyk Suffers Knee Injury Playing For Team Canada (Video)

Athletes representing their home countries in international play always carries a risk for injury, and that’s exactly what happened Sunday to Boston Celtics center Kelly Olynyk. Olynyk was playing for his native Canada in the Tuto Marchand Cup when he became tangled up with an Argentinian player and went down in a heap with an apparent left knee injury. @WolstatSun Here's the...
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August 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Undertaker Mocks Brock Lesnar’s Laugh, Leads To Hilarious Memes (Photos)

The Undertaker and Brock Lesnar had their highly anticipated rematch at SummerSlam on Sunday night in what was an all-out brawl. The match featured the two monsters slugging it out and taking some painful-looking bumps, including Lesnar sending the Undertaker through a table. That all led to a screwy finish at the end of the match, which leaves the door open for a rubber match between...
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August 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Six Potential ‘Big And Powerful’ Celtics Targets Amid Trade Speculation (Photos)

Danny Ainge could be up to his old tricks once again. The Boston Celtics’ president of basketball operations reportedly is looking to make a “big and powerful” trade, according to The Boston Herald’s Steve Bulpett. He also reportedly wants to maintain flexibility in the deal and could look to a third team to help complete a trade. Other than that snippet, we know absolutely...
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August 24, 2015  |  Discuss

WWE SummerSlam Report Card: Grades, Likes, Dislikes Of Wild 2015 Event

This embed is invalid" /> WWE SummerSlam 2015 had its moments. The main event ended in controversy, the title-versus-title match ended with a twist, new Tag Team champions were crowned and one of the evening’s best performers wasn’t even a WWE superstar. WWE swung from the heels with its four-hour, 10-match presentation Sunday night at Barclays Center in...
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August 24, 2015  |  Discuss

WWE’s Zack Ryder Shoots For Fastest SportsCenter Interview Ever (Video)

This embed is invalid" /> Zack Ryder is known as WWE’s Internet Champion. Perhaps he also should be considered SportsCenter Champion after the ESPN interview he did Sunday before WWE SummerSlam. Jonathan Coachman, who was a WWE commentator before becoming an ESPN anchor, caught up with Ryder in an attempt to conduct the fastest interview in “SportsCenter”...
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August 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Stephen Amell Shows Off Scrapes, Bruises After WWE SummerSlam (Photo)

Stephen Amell’s first WWE match wasn’t without some scrapes and bruises. Amell, star of the hit TV series “Arrow,” tweeted a photo Sunday night shortly after teaming with Neville to defeat Stardust and King Barrett at WWE SummerSlam. It showed the celebrity’s battle wounds. Worth it. http://t.co/wopCPDmP4U— Stephen Amell (@amellywood) August 24, 2015 While it’s unclear...
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August 24, 2015  |  Discuss

UFC Fight Night Saskatoon Results: Max Holloway Wins After Charles Oliveira Injury

A highly-anticipated clash between featherweight contenders Max Holloway and Charles Oliveira ended in anticlimactic fashion Sunday at SaskTel Centre in Saskatoon, with Holloway winning via first-round TKO in the UFC Fight Night main event when Oliveira couldn’t continue due to injury. The victory was the seventh straight for Waianae, Hawaii’s Holloway, the fifth-ranked contender...
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August 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Eduardo Rodriguez Jokes He Made ‘A Christiano Ronaldo Pass’ After Getting Hit (Video)

Eduardo Rodriguez had a scary moment early in Sunday’s game, taking a batted ball off his lower leg and appearing to be in pain. He ultimately stayed in the game though and pitched fairly well in the Boston Red Sox’s 8-6 loss to the Kansas City Royals. He joked in his postgame press conference that he was just trying to make a “Christiano Ronaldo pass” with the ball, but...
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August 24, 2015  |  Discuss

WWE SummerSlam Recap: Results Of Eventful 2015 Show At Barclays Center

This embed is invalid" /> WWE SummerSlam 2015 is in the books. World Wrestling Entertainment’s second-biggest annual event — behind WrestleMania, of course — invaded Barclays Center on Sunday night and provided a bunch of interesting moments. The stacked card featured 10 matches — three title matches — involving 38 superstars. It was four...
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August 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Cris Carter Tells NFL Rookies To ‘Get A Fall Guy’ For Legal Trouble (Video)

We’d say NFL Hall of Famer and ESPN commentator Cris Carter is the moron of the day, but the league he used to play for is right there with him. Apparently taking air out of a football is a national controversy that demands punishment, but if you get into actual trouble and break the law, you should just stay out of dodge and get a fall guy. At least that’s what Carter, who continually...
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August 23, 2015  |  Discuss

WWE SummerSlam: Undertaker-Brock Lesnar Main Event Ends In Controversy

This embed is invalid" /> WWE SummerSlam 2015 ended in controversy. The Undertaker officially defeated Brock Lesnar via submission in the main event at Barclays Center. But replays show Lesnar probably should have emerged victorious in the WrestleMania 30 rematch. The superstars beat the crap out of each other in front of an electric crowd in Brooklyn, N.Y. The...
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August 23, 2015  |  Discuss

IndyCar Driver Justin Wilson In Coma After Severe Head Injury Suffered In Crash

IndyCar driver Justin Wilson is in critical condition Sunday night after he was hit with debris from Sage Karam’s crash at Pocono Raceway during Sunday’s race. He suffered a severe head injury and is in a coma. He was airlifted to a local hospital, according to FOX Sports. IndyCar released a statement on Wilson’s condition. Medical update on @justin_wilson #INDYCAR #PrayersForJustin...
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August 23, 2015  |  Discuss

WWE SummerSlam: Jon Stewart Helps Seth Rollins Beat John Cena (Videos)

Jon Stewart did more than just host WWE SummerSlam. Stewart was picked to preside over World Wrestling Entertainment’s second-biggest annual event Sunday night at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. The former host of “The Daily Show” used the unique opportunity to help former enemy Seth Rollins defeat John Cena to retain the WWE World Heavyweight title and win the United States...
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August 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Browns’ Joe Thomas: Deflategate A ‘Witch Hunt,’ Tom Brady Not A Cheater

Count Joe Thomas among Tom Brady’s supporters. In an interview with ESPN, the Cleveland Browns’ Pro Bowl left tackle called NFL commissioner Roger Goodell’s continuous displays of power “ridiculous witch hunts” and ripped his defamation of the New England Patriots’ quarterback. “I would equate what (Brady) did to driving 66 (mph) in a 65 speed zone — and getting the...
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August 23, 2015  |  Discuss

SummerSlam: Arrow’s Stephen Amell Leaps Out Of Ring, Defeats Stardust (Videos)

The Stephen Amell-Stardust feud finally came to a head Sunday at WWE’s SummerSlam. The Emerald Archer did not disappoint. After months of back and forth, Amell — who plays DC comics super hero The Green Arrow on CW’s hit TV show “Arrow” — made good on the promise he made on “Monday Night RAW” two weeks ago. First, he made his entrance in style in a suit that looks...
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August 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Joe Gomez, Alberto Moreno Vie For Role As Liverpool’s Starting Left Back

The start of the 2015-16 Premier League season has exceeded Joe Gomez’s expectations while serving as a well-received reality check for Alberto Moreno. Moreno, 23, is older, more experienced and more familiar with life at Liverpool than Gomez, 18, but he trails his teenage teammate in the competition for the job as Liverpool’s starting left back. Gomez played all 90 minutes in...
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August 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Jackie Bradley Jr. Continues To Provide Offense In Red Sox’s Loss To Royals

BOSTON — Jackie Bradley Jr.’s resurgence at the plate over the last month has been one of the most encouraging developments of the season for the Boston Red Sox. Bradley, hitting from the eighth spot in the lineup, went 3-for-4 with two doubles, two runs scored and 2 RBI in Sunday’s 8-6 loss to the Kansas City Royals at Fenway Park. “He’s right where he needs to be. Jackie...
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August 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Eduardo Rodriguez’s Solid Outing Not Enough In Red Sox’s Loss To Royals

BOSTON — Day games have not been kind to Eduardo Rodriguez this season. The Boston Red Sox starter entered Sunday’s game against the Kansas City Royals at Fenway Park with a 1-4 record and a 10.67 earned run average in day games, compared to a 6-1 mark and a 1.67 ERA in night games. Rodriguez, despite the wet, foggy weather, pitched pretty well Sunday. He gave up four runs...
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August 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Brock Lesnar, Undertaker Once Had Unique Exchange At UFC 121 (Video)

This embed is invalid" /> Brock Lesnar and The Undertaker will square off Sunday night in the main event at WWE SummerSlam. Their clash at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., hardly marks their first confrontation, though. No, we’re not talking about WrestleMania 30, when Lesnar conquered The Undertaker’s undefeated streak, handing The Phenom his first loss...
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August 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Red Sox Wrap: Ninth Inning Trouble Costs Boston In Series Finale Vs. Royals

BOSTON — The Boston Red Sox had victory within their grasp Sunday afternoon, but they couldn’t secure one final out in the ninth inning and lost 8-4 to the Kansas City Royals at Fenway Park. Boston took a 6-4 lead into the ninth inning, but reliever Junichi Tazawa gave up six hits and four runs. The Red Sox weren’t able to make up the deficit in the bottom half of the frame...
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August 23, 2015  |  Discuss

WWE SummerSlam Live: Results, Coverage Of Huge 2015 Event In Brooklyn

5 p.m. ET: The biggest event of the summer is upon us. World Wrestling Entertainment will invade Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., on Sunday night for WWE SummerSlam 2015. SummerSlam, of course, is WWE’s second-biggest annual event behind WrestleMania. So yeah, this is kind of a big deal, regardless of whether or not you dig wrestling. Fortunately, NESN.com will have you covered...
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August 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Lionel Messi’s Penalty-Kick Woes Continue Into New Barcelona Season (Video)

Lionel Messi is a better goal scorer when the ball is in motion than when it lies stationary just 12 yards away from the opponents’ goal. Messi missed a penalty kick Sunday in Barcelona’s win over Athletic Bilbao in the first round of the 2015-16 La Liga (Spanish first division) season. Goalkeeper Gorka Iraizoz denied Messi’s spot-kick in the 31st minute. Messi penalty misery...
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August 23, 2015  |  Discuss
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