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Bira Dembele, Michael Timlin Need 22 Stitches After Clash Of Heads (Video)

Bira Dembele and Michael Timlin are all right for now, but soccer’s concussion debate shows no signs of easing. Dembele and Timlin were involved in a gruesome clash of heads Sunday in Stevenage’s 1-1 draw with Southend United in a Football League Two (English fourth division) playoff semifinal. Timlin was substituted immediately after receiving treatment on the field, but Dembele...
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Paul Pierce Received Two Write-In Votes In Poland’s Presidential Election

Paul Pierce now can add Polish presidential candidate to his long list of accomplishments. Sort of. The Washington Wizards forward received two write-in votes in the first round of Poland’s presidential election Sunday. Bartosz Bielecki, a Polish writer for ESPN Truehoop’s TruthAboutIt.net, and fellow NBA blogger Przemek Kujawiński shared their...
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Patriots Sign Kevin Hughes, Announce Kyle Arrington, Fred Davis Moves

While the New England Patriots await punishment for DeflateGate, they were busy making roster moves. The Patriots signed offensive lineman Kevin Hughes and tight end Fred Davis, and they released veteran cornerback Kyle Arrington. The Davis and Arrington transactions previously were reported. Hughes originally signed with the St. Louis Rams as an undrafted free agent out of Southeastern...
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Ex-Patriots QB Ryan Mallett On Wells Report: ‘I Play For The Texans’

If former New England Patriots backup quarterback Ryan Mallett knows anything about deflated footballs, he’s not saying. Mallett was asked about the Wells Report on Monday and feigned ignorance. “What’s that?” he asked, via the Houston Chronicle’s John McClain. “I play for the Texans.” Mallett was selected 74th overall by the Patriots in the 2011 NFL Draft. He played...
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LeBron James, David Blatt And Cavaliers Are Saying Some Hilarious Things

Let’s just get this out of the way off the top: The Cleveland Cavaliers are a terrific basketball team with terrific basketball players and a coach who can, at the very least, wear a suit and stand on his feet for the better part of 48 minutes. So there’s that. They’re good, and there’s nothing they can say away from the court that will change those facts. But man, are they’re...
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Pablo Sandoval gets World Series ring in private ceremony

By Sam Galanis The Boston Red Sox’s trip to the San Francisco Bay Area gave Pablo Sandoval a chance to pick up some of his belongings. The San Francisco Giants gave their former third baseman his 2014 World Series ring in a private presentation Sunday night. Sandoval’s Red Sox are in town for a three-game series with the Oakland Athletics that begins Monday. Last night...
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Reports: Burnley’s Danny Ings Prefers To Join Liverpool As Free Agent

Danny Ings soon could be the newest piece of Liverpool’s reconstructed strike force. Ings’ long-rumored summer transfer from Burnley to Liverpool is moving toward completion, The Liverpool Echo and The Lancashire Telegraph reported Monday. Burnley has been relegated from the Premier League, and Ings almost certainly will leave as a free agent this summer. Liverpool could offer...
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Aaron Hernandez indicted for shooting former friend in face

By NESN Staff Aaron Hernadez is facing a new charge in connection to the 2012 double murder in Boston’s South End. The former New England Patriots tight end has been indicted for shooting a former friend in the face in Florida in 2013, Suffolk District Attorney Daniel F. Conley’s office told the Boston Globe on Monday. Hernandez has been charged under the state’s witness...
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Michael Schumacher’s Wife Sells Jet, Vacation Home As His Condition Stays Unchanged

Michael Schumacher’s wife Corinna Betsch seems to be accepting the fact that her husband likely never will be the same. The legendary Formula One driver remains paralyzed and unable to speak after a devastating ski accident in December 2013. Now, Betsch has sold Schumacher’s private jet and Norwegian vacation home. Betsch has taken over the family’s...
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White Sox Prospect Hits Moving Train With Mammoth Home Run (Video)

Chicago White Sox prospect Courtney Hawkins can brag about this one for a while. The Sox’s No. 9 prospect hit a home run Sunday afternoon that could very well be in a different state right now. Hawkins launched his fifth blast of the season during Double-A Birmingham’s 10-4 win over Montgomery that was probably more impressive than any home run he’ll ever hit in his career...
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Five issues with 'Deflategate' evidence in Wells Report

By Doug Kyed While we wait for the NFL to hand down punishment in Deflategate, let’s take a look at how the league prevented Ted Wells from definitively pinning any wrongdoing on the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship Game. If the NFL is going to punish Tom Brady severely, then it will do so despite flawed data and a lack of concrete evidence the Patriots quarterback...
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Jermaine Beckford Slips, Scores Long-Range Goal In English Playoffs (Video)

Jermaine Beckford accidently ensured the best goal scored in English soccer last weekend came from the lower divisions instead of the Premier League. Beckford scored from nearly 50 yards out in Preston North End’s 3-0 win over Chesterfield on Sunday. Beckford’s strike came at the tail end of the victory, from which Preston North End secured a place in the League One (English...
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Report: Tom Brady Expected To Appeal Likely Suspension Down Two Or Three Games

It sounds like the NFL is preparing to come down hard on Tom Brady, but it’s unclear how much time he’d ultimately miss. It’s now been widely reported that the league is preparing to suspend the New England Patriots quarterback after he was implicated in the Wells Report for his alleged role in DeflateGate. Bleacher Report NFL writer Jason Cole reported...
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Stars GM Jim Nill: ‘There’s Nobody That Wants To Fight Jamie Benn’

Casual hockey fans might not know a lot about Jamie Benn. He’s the captain and first-line left winger for the Dallas Stars, and he’s become one of the NHL’s top 10 players over the last two seasons. His power forward-type of game that blends outstanding offensive skill and physical play makes him one of the most difficult players to defend. Benn, who played in all 82 games...
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Red Sox Remain Slim Underdogs For Series Against Struggling Athletics

The Boston Red Sox will be looking to claim their first series victory on the road in over a month when they travel to Oakland to take on the Athletics as narrow +106 moneyline underdogs at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com on Monday night. The Red Sox halted a three-game losing streak Sunday, claiming a 6-3 victory over the Blue Jays in Toronto. The...
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Pep Guardiola Vows To Remain At Bayern Munich, Rejects Man City Rumors

Pep Guardiola isn’t ready to jump off Bayern Munich’s hot seat in order to test himself in the heat of the Premier League. Guardiola said at a press conference Monday he will remain as Bayern Munich’s coach next season. Guardiola’s comments refuted recent reports, which claim he is close to agreeing to replace Manuel Pellegrini as Manchester City’s manager next term. ...
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Kris Bryant Returns To Empty Dugout After First Career Home Run (Video)

Kris Bryant hit his first career home run Saturday, but the celebration was short-lived. Well, actually, there was no celebration, at least not initially. The Cubs’ super prospect finally broke through, hitting his first career home run in his 22nd game since being recalled earlier this season. Bryant — who hit 55 home runs in 181 minor league games over parts of three seasons...
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Capitals’ Alexander Ovechkin Guarantees Game 7 Win Vs. Rangers (Video)

Alexander Ovechkin has never played in an Eastern Conference final, but he’s very confident it will happen this season. The Washington Capitals captain channeled his inner Mark Messier after losing Game 6 on Sunday night and guaranteed a win in Tuesday’s Game 7 at Madison Square Garden. Alex Ovechkin still confident: "The character of this group, it shows a lot. We gonna come...
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Brady Poppinga: LeSean McCoy Example Of How Not To Handle Being Traded

When LeSean Mccoy was traded from the Philadelphia Eagles to the Buffalo Bills, the running back almost immediately went on a mission to take down Eagles coach Chip Kelly. McCoy even called Kelly out for parting ways with “all the good black players,” insinuating that the coach was racist before adding that he had “no hatred toward him, nothing to...
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Patriots Linebacker Roster Reset: Matt Wells Adds Coverage Skills, Speed

The New England Patriots took a non-traditional route adding linebackers through the 2015 NFL Draft. The Patriots selected three hybrid defenders who could contribute at linebacker or in other roles. Third-round pick Geneo Grissom played outside linebacker at Oklahoma in 2014, but he moved around the front seven during his college career, even playing some interior defensive line...
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Phillies Fan Barehands Foul Ball With Baby Strapped To His Chest (Videos)

Talk about the best Mother’s Day ever. During the fourth inning of Sunday’s New York Mets-Philadelphia Phillies game at Citizens Bank Park, Mets infielder Daniel Murphy fouled a ball into the stands behind home plate gave us a new hero in the form of this Phillies fan father. As it turned out, that dad’s barehanded catch actually made for the perfect day. Comcast SportsNet’s...
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Dwight Howard Has Enough Of Heckler, Invites Fan To ‘Come Out Here’ (Video)

Dwight Howard has something of a reputation for being soft, but he’s apparently more than willing to take on fans. The Houston Rockets center had his big-boy pants on during Sunday night’s playoff game with the Los Angeles Clippers, and finally had enough with those vaunted Clippers fan hecklers. A flustered Howard let his emotions get the best of him, inviting a heckler to “come...
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Who Will Be The Amica Pitcher Of The Week?

Vote for the Amica Pitcher of the Week and give yourself a chance to win a $100 gift card to the Yawkey Way Team Store. Voting begins every Monday, and winners are picked every Saturday, so make sure to come back every week to give yourself another chance to win. First read the official rules, then completely fill out the form below for your chance to win. Monday: Rick Porcello...
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Reports: Bruins Goalie Niklas Svedberg Signs With KHL Team Salavat

The Boston Bruins need to find a new backup for No. 1 goalie Tuukka Rask. Niklas Svedberg, who served as Rask’s backup this season, has signed with KHL team Salavat Yulaev. Igor Eronko of R-Sport first reported the story Sunday, and Svedberg’s agent confirmed his client has signed a one-year contract with Salavat. Svedberg played in just 18 games for the Bruins this season...
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DraftKings: Andrew McCutchen, Hanley Ramirez Star In Tom Caron’s Lineup

Mondays are the worst, so why not give yourself a chance to win prizes and make it better? 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...
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