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Florida Athletic Director Refutes Claims About Aaron Hernandez’s Drug History

Aaron Hernandez admitted to NFL teams during the 2010 draft process that he had failed drug tests while at the University of Florida. Media reports right after the draft took that number closer to six. Now, amid all the speculation surrounding Hernandez’s past, Florida athletic director Jeremy Foley has finally come out in response to the reports of the Gators’ negligence, according...
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June 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Will Middlebrooks Optioned to Pawtucket, Red Sox Call Up Utility Man Brandon Snyder

The Red Sox have recently had trouble finding regular at-bats for the trio of Stephen Drew, Jose Iglesias and Will Middlebrooks. With Drew playing very well at shortstop and Iglesias and Middlebrooks being young players who need regular plate appearances to develop, something had to give. Just before 4 p.m. Tuesday, the Red Sox announced that they had optioned Middlebrooks to Triple...
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June 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Mark Sanchez Dances in Vine Video After Wine Tasting With California Socialite (Video)

Ah, this is more like it. This NFL offseason had been all too devoid of ridiculous New York Jets news. On Tuesday, a woman named Alana Kari posted a number of Vine videos showing snapshots from a night out in Napa Valley, Calif., which included wine tasting, a fancy dinner and a limo. Mark Sanchez was also there. For the record, Kari appears to be some sort of California socialite...
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June 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Andrew Ference Shaves Off Playoff Beard in Unique Fashion (Video)

The Bruins lost the Stanley Cup in a heart-breaking way Monday night, as the Chicago Blackhawks shocked the B’s with a come-from-behind win in Game 6 to hoist the Cup on TD Garden ice. For at least one member of the Bruins, the best way to get over the unfortunate setback is to just continue to move on. B’s defenseman Andrew Ference is already looking forward to getting ready...
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June 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Flyers Buy Out Ilya Bryzgalov, Paul Holmgren Calls Move ‘Very Difficult Business Decision’

The Flyers surprised no one Tuesday with a roster move that just about everybody saw coming. Philadelphia has wasted no time using its compliance buyouts, and the club announced Tuesday that it has bought out the contract of goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov. This is the second of two compliance buyouts for the Flyers, the first of which was used on forward Daniel Briere. “I met with Ilya...
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June 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Sports Illustrated Cover Features Dave Bolland Beating Tuukka Rask, Andrew Ference for Game-Winning Goal (Photo)

The Bruins lost in heart-breaking fashion on Monday night and Sports Illustrated won’t let their fans forget it. In typical SI fashion, the magazine perfectly captured the emotion and determination of Dave Bolland‘s game-winning goal in Game 6 on Monday night. Using a shot taken from the B’s net cam behind goalie Tuukka Rask, you can see the expression on Andrew Ference’s...
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June 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Blackhawks Proved to Be Better Team As They Reward Chicago Fans With Another Stanley Cup

Editor’s note: In the spirit of sports brotherhood—and trash talk—RedEye and the New England Sports Network have created a columnist exchange. Chicago versus Boston. Blackhawks versus Bruins. Bag Boy versus NESN hockey writer Mike Cole.  The better team played better when it mattered most, and that’s why the Chicago Blackhawks are running around hitting up Chicago’s finest...
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June 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Iago Aspas Says Joining Liverpool From Celta Vigo ‘Was an Easy Choice’

Spanish forward Iago Aspas completed his transfer to Liverpool on Sunday night and declared “It was an easy choice.” The 25-year-old sealed a switch to Anfield from La Liga outfit Celta Vigo, becoming Brendan Rodgers’ third signing of the summer. “It wasn’t a tough decision at all,” Aspas told Liverpoolfc.com. “I’m really happy to have come to a big club like this...
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June 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Celtics No Longer Want to Pay Elite Coach’s Salary, Look to Go Young, Low-Profile

The days of the Celtics having the most highly paid coach in the NBA are over, at least for a while. The Celtics never really wanted to rid themselves of Doc Rivers‘ $7 million salary, preferring to keep one of the league’s best coaches whatever the cost. Now that Rivers is gone, though, the Celtics plan to look at several younger, low-profile candidates as his replacement, Yahoo...
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June 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Tyler Seguin Gains Lifetime Lessons from Inspirational Teammates, Adversity in Emotional Third Season

BOSTON – Tyler Seguin didn’t have to look too far and wide to learn a few hockey and life lessons this season. In one corner of his locker room was Patrice Bergeron, the heart and soul of this team at age 27. The center was forced out of a hockey game (keyword “forced”) with what doctors feared was a spleen injury, only to return two days later because it was just a broken...
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June 25, 2013  |  Discuss

LeBron James’ Second Championship Inspires Song Comparing Him to Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson (Audio)

LeBron James didn’t mute the comparisons between himself and Michael Jordan by winning his second NBA title. If anything, he only made them louder. With James and the Heat claiming the championship with their Game 7 win over the San Antonio Spurs on Thursday, a rapper in West Philadelphia was inspired to put James in the same class as Jordan and Magic Johnson. The song by Leaf...
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June 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Yankee Great Bernie Williams Selling New York Mansion With Recording Studio, Gym for $3.5 Million (Photos)

The year 1999 was a good one for former Yankee Bernie Williams. He had a great season at the plate and he helped New York win its third title with him in the outfield. Williams also had a mansion built for him to boot. But now Williams is retired and he is looking to move. So he has listed his 8,734-square-foot Armonk, N.Y. mansion on the market for $3.5 million. His mansion has...
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June 25, 2013  |  Discuss

LeBron James Watched Old Michael Jordan, Bulls Finals Games During Title Run (Video)

Over the past year, the debate as to who’s better, LeBron James or Michael Jordan, has only intensified. Jordan certainly had more titles and career accolades, but many are making an argument that James is the more dominant player. But from James’ perspective, who better to learn from than the master and winner of six NBA titles? After winning his second career Larry O’Brien...
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June 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Draftstreet.com Is Giving NESN Fans a Chance to Win $300 in Fantasy Baseball Contest

If you missed out on the DraftStreet promotions in the past, there is no need to worry because they are back. DraftStreet is at the forefront of this new trend in the fantasy world and is giving a great promotion: a free one-day fantasy league with $300 in prizes exclusively for NESN fans. This free contest will be Pick ‘em style drafting. The way Pick ‘Em leagues work is you...
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June 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Duncan Keith Celebrates Game 6 Win by Putting 6-Week-Old Infant in Stanley Cup (Photo)

When the playoff began, Duncan Keith wasn’t even a father. Keith’s wife gave birth to a baby boy, Colton, between Games 3 and 4 of the Chicago Blackhawks’ first-round series against the Minnesota Wild, making Keith a father for the first time. Of course, that playoff run ended with a Stanley Cup for Chicago on Monday night, so Keith celebrated in the most appropriate way possible...
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June 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Celtics Will Take Time Hiring Doc Rivers’ Replacement as Coach, Could Take Until Mid-July

Anybody looking for a quick fix to the Celtics’ opening for a head coach to help them move on from the Doc Rivers era will be disappointed. The Celtics are in no rush. With the NBA Draft just days away and summer league tipping off in a matter of weeks, the Celtics plan to take their time with hiring a new coach. Do not expect Rivers’ replacement to arrive before mid-July, when...
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June 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Aaron Hernandez’s Attorney Says Patriots’ Tight End Has Been Subject of ‘Rumors,’ ‘False Reports’

Aaron Hernandez‘s attorney has finally spoken out about his client’s legal troubles. Michael Fee of Ropes and Gray LLP, released the following statement on Monday night, disputing some media claims about Hernandez’s legal troubles and trying to clarify a few things. “Over the past week, our client, Aaron Hernandez, has been the subject of a relentless flood of rumors, misinformation...
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June 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Grant Hill Convinced Doc Rivers to Take Clippers Job, Told Him Organization Has Changed

Doc Rivers was understandably skeptical when the Los Angeles Clippers initially expressed interest in prying him away from the Celtics. Rivers spent one awful year with the Clippers as a player in the 1991-92 season, when the team went through three head coaches, several minor player revolts and still somehow made the playoffs, where they lost to the Utah Jazz in the first round...
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June 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Scottie Pippen Punched Autograph-Seeker in Face, Kicked Him ‘Repeatedly’ (Photo)

On Monday, it emerged that, over the weekend, NBA Hall of Famer Scottie Pippen had been involved in an altercation outside a Malibu, Calif. restaurant. According to the report, the other person involved in the altercation had to be taken to the hospital, while Pippen left the scene before speaking to police. Some time on Monday, Pippen did talk with police, according to TMZ. The...
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June 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Toronto Sun Front Page Thanks Blackhawks for Defeating Bruins in Stanley Cup

If any city knows what Bruins fans are feeling like right now, it’s Toronto. Bruins fans are heartbroken after the B’s squandered a lead late in the third period of Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final, giving up two goals by the Blackhawks in 17 seconds. Meanwhile, up in Canada, Maple Leaf fans are still aching from their team’s epic collapse in Game 7 of the first round of the...
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June 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Bill Cowher Involved in Car Accident in NYC’s Upper East Side, Careens Into Scaffolding

Bill Cowher, known for his hard-hitting Pittsburgh Steelers teams, was delivered a blow on Sunday. The former coach was involved in a car accident while driving on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. Cowher was driving north on Park Avenue in a black Mercedes when he was cut off by a woman driving a Ford Fusion trying to turn left on 92nd St., according to the New York Daily News. Cowher...
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June 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Chicago Sun-Times Cover Features Patrick Kane With Stanley Cup, ‘Refill!’ Caption (Photos)

With all the storylines involved in this Stanley Cup, newspapers in both Chicago and Boston likely had some pretty witty headlines in the chamber for if and when their local boys hoisted the Cup. On Tuesday, the Chicago Sun-Times featured Patrick Kane on its cover with the caption “refill!” which either makes a reference to the team’s second Cup win in four years or to the...
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June 25, 2013  |  Discuss
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Mayo addresses Hernandez situation

Patriots linebacker Jarod Mayo on how the team is handling the Aaron Hernandez situation: "We always talk about ignoring the noise, and we’re doing the same now."

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June 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Red Sox-Rockies: Colorado Takes on Ryan Dempster in Rare Trip to Fenway

8 a.m. ET: For the first time since the 2007 World Series, the Colorado Rockies will take the field at Fenway Park on Tuesday. The Red Sox have met the Rockies just once since sweeping them to win their most recent championship — a three-game series at Coors Field in 2010 — and outside of two-time All-Star Troy Tulowitzki and longtime Minnesota Twin Michael Cuddyer, much of the...
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June 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Bruins Did Boston Proud With Incredible Run That Was About More Than Stanley Cup Chase

BOSTON — The Bruins were supposed to win. With all due respect to the Chicago Blackhawks, a fine organization and a terrific hockey club, the Stanley Cup was supposed to come to Boston. While a big piece of shiny silver will never, ever come close to making up for what happened on a sunny Monday in April on Boylston Street, a Bruins’ Stanley Cup win would have continued the ongoing...
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June 25, 2013  |  Discuss
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