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Pablo Sandoval Returns, Mike Napoli Hits Eighth As Red Sox Host Orioles

There’s plenty of rain in the forecast, but if the Boston Red Sox do play Monday night, Pablo Sandoval will rejoin them. The Red Sox third baseman is back in the lineup and hitting seventh as Boston opens a two-game set with the Baltimore Orioles at Fenway Park, weather permitting. The forecast calls for thunderstorms into Tuesday night. Regardless, having Sandoval penciled back...
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June 23, 2015  |  Discuss

NBA Draft Podcast: Is Bobby Portis Best Bet For Celtics’ No. 16 Pick?

Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to NBA draft week. With one of the most important nights on the league calendar less than 48 hours away, Kevin O’Connor of SB Nation joined NESN.com Celtics beat writer Zack Cox on the podcast to preview how Boston might use its four picks. Hint: Arkansas forward Bobby Portis is involved. O’Connor also explained why Wisconsin’s Sam Dekker wouldn’t...
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June 23, 2015  |  Discuss

WSJ: Mets Fans Have MLB’s Worst Grammar; Red Sox Fans In Middle Of Pack

New York Mets fans just can’t catch a break. Back in April, the Wall Street Journal enlisted the help of automated-proofreading company Grammarly to find out Washington Redskins fans have the NFL’s worst spelling, grammar and punctuation by scanning the comments on the news section of each team’s website and calculating the mistakes per 100 words...
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June 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Bruins, Goaltender Zane McIntyre Agree To 2-Year Entry-Level Contract

The Boston Bruins announced they have agreed to a two-year entry-level-contract with goaltender Zane McIntyre. McIntyre, who was selected by the Bruins in the sixth round of the 2010 NHL Draft, played three seasons at the University of North Dakota. He was college hockey’s best goaltender this past season and was a finalist for the Hobey Baker Award. McIntyre went 29-10-3 with...
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June 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Danny Ainge Has High Hopes For Celtics’ Young Core This Season

WALTHAM, Mass. — Much of Danny Ainge’s news conference Tuesday was spent discussing the Boston Celtics’ approach to the upcoming NBA draft. But Ainge, the Celtics’ president of basketball operations, did take a moment to touch on his team’s current roster — and, in particular, its bevy of young players. “I think they’re progressing a lot,” Ainge said of the team...
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June 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Sacramento Kings Looking To Sign Rajon Rondo, Trade Rudy Gay

The highlight of Adrian Wojnarowski’s piece Tuesday for Yahoo! Sports was the apparently untenable relationship between Sacramento Kings star DeMarcus Cousins and coach George Karl, and Karl’s reported desire to ship Cousins out of town. But also included in the article were several other interesting tidbits, including one Boston Celtics fans might enjoy. According to Wojnarowski’s...
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June 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Jimmy Fallon Zings Tiger Woods For Awful U.S. Open Performance (Video)

Tiger Woods has had a rough time trying to make waves on the PGA Tour since undergoing back surgery last March, and his U.S. Open performance Thursday only amplified that. Woods missed the cut in the tournament after shooting an 80 in the first round. And while the 14-time major winner likely wants to forget about it, “Tonight Show” host Jimmy Fallon wasn’t about to let that...
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June 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Lou Holtz’s Mansion Destroyed In Fire Caused By Lightning Strike (Video)

Lou Holtz’s Florida mansion was heavily damaged in a thunderstorm over the weekend. The ESPN analyst’s home, located in Orlando’s Lake Nona Golf and Country Club, caught fire early Sunday morning after an apparent lightning strike. The two-alarm blaze burned through the roof of the 11,000-square-foot mansion and caused extensive damage to much of...
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June 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Danny Ainge wants Celtics to move up in draft

By Zack Cox WALTHAM, Mass. — With the 2015 NBA Draft just two days away, the Boston Celtics currently own the Nos. 16, 28, 33 and 45 picks. Will they actually use all four of those selections? Not if Danny Ainge has his way. The Celtics' president of basketball operations said Tuesday in a pre-draft meeting with reporters that the team is actively seeking ways of moving up in...
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June 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Wambach, Rapinoe: Team USA victims of yellow-card injustice

By Marcus Kwesi O'Mard Abby Wambach and Megan Rapinoe have taken dim views of the refereeing in the United States’ win over Colombia on Monday night in the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup. After Team USA’s 2-0 win over Colombia, Wambach and Rapinoe suggested in an interview with USA TODAY referee Stephanie Frappart might have issued yellow cards to Rapinoe and Lauren Holiday...
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June 23, 2015  |  Discuss

2015 NHL Awards: Predictions For Hart, Selke, Norris And More

The 2015 NHL Awards ceremony is Wednesday night in Las Vegas, where the league will hand out its most prestigious individual honors. Patrice Bergeron is the only Boston Bruins player among the finalists for this season’s awards. He’s the clear favorite for the Selke Trophy, but many of the other awards races aren’t as close. Check out my predictions below. Hart Trophy Finalists...
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June 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Robert Kraft Wrote Statement In Support Of Tom Brady’s Character

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft wasn’t in the room Tuesday, but he was still able to support quarterback Tom Brady in his suspension appeal. Kraft is out of the country so he wasn’t in attendance Tuesday for Brady’s suspension appeal hearing at the NFL league offices where the Super Bowl MVP gave his side of the story in the ongoing Deflategate fallout. Despite his...
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June 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Red Sox-Orioles Odds: Boston A Slim Favorite For Series Vs. Baltimore

The Boston Red Sox will look for their fourth win in their last five outings when they return home from a five-game road trip Tuesday to face the American League East rival Baltimore Orioles as narrow -115 moneyline favorites at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. The Red Sox have received some welcome offensive production in the last week, outscoring...
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June 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Phillies, Rangers having 'ongoing dialogue' on Hamels

By Mike Cole Cole Hamels has been the most talked-about trade chip in Major League Baseball over the last few months, and it sounds like those talks are about to heat up again. FOX Sports MLB reporter Jon Morosi reported Tuesday afternoon that the Philadelphia Phillies and Texas Rangers are having “ongoing dialogue” about a trade for the Phillies ace. Citing sources, Morosi...
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June 23, 2015  |  Discuss

DeMarcus Cousins Wasn’t The Only NBA Star To Call George Karl A Snake

George Karl has a new team, but apparently he’s up to the same old tricks. The Sacramento Kings head coach made headlines Tuesday when Yahoo! Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski reported that Karl was trying to convince the Kings’ front office to trade Cousins. Shortly after Woj’s report, Cousins deftly used emojis to express his feelings for Karl.
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June 23, 2015  |  Discuss

NHL, NHLPA Announce $71.4 Million Salary Cap For 2015-16 Season

After months of rumors, speculation and projections, we finally have official salary cap ceiling and floor figures for the 2015-16 NHL season. The league and the NHLPA announced Tuesday that the upper limit is $71.4 million and the floor is $52.8 million. This is good news for teams regularly close to the cap ceiling, such as the Boston Bruins. There were fears that the cap wasn’t...
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June 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Celtics offered Smart, picks to 76ers for Noel, No. 3

By Zak Cox If a new report is to believed, the Boston Celtics considered trading point guard Marcus Smart less than a year after drafting him sixth overall. In an attempt to move up in this Thursday’s NBA draft, the Celtics offered a package of Smart and the Nos. 16 and 28 picks to the Philadelphia 76ers for center Nerlens Noel and the third overall selection, league executives...
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June 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Phillies’ Freddy Galvis Lays Down Incredibly Perfect Drag Bunt (Videos)

Sometimes we get carried away with hyperbole when discussing sports highlights. But seriously. Freddy Galvis dropped the most perfect bunt ever Monday night. The Philadelphia Phillies shortstop came to bat in the fourth inning against the New York Yankees with runners on first and second and nobody out. He then tried to bunt for a hit, with amazingly successful results. Let’s...
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June 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Tom Brady’s Suspension Far From First Controversial NFL Punishment (Photos)

Whether you love Tom Brady or hate him, chances are you have an opinion on the New England Patriots quarterback’s four-game suspension for his involvement in Deflategate. Commissioner Roger Goodell will give his final opinion on the suspension after he hears Brady’s appeal Tuesday, but the ruling won’t quiet down all of the hot takes. While many Brady opponents believed the...
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June 23, 2015  |  Discuss

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. Tuesday: Joe Kelly vs....
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June 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Baseball, softball finalists for return in 2020 Olympics

By Darren Hartwell Baseball and softball are one step away from ending a 12-year Olympic hiatus. Organizers of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics on Monday nominated the two sports together as one of eight finalists to make their return to the Summer Games. The other finalists were bowling, karate, roller sports, sports climbing, squash, surfing and martial arts. Baseball, softball...
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June 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Storm Clouds Above Wrigley Field Create Eerie, Post-Apocalyptic Scene (Photos)

The Chicago Cubs didn’t win the World Series on Monday night, but it still looked like the world was ending. The Cubs squared off against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Wrigley Field with a storm looming in the forecast. The two squads managed to get the game in, but that didn’t stop some storm clouds from producing a downright spooky scene above Chicago...
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June 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Kings’ Jarret Stoll Charged With Felony Cocaine Possession Following Arrest

LAS VEGAS — Los Angeles Kings center Jarret Stoll has been charged with felony cocaine possession stemming from his April 17 arrest at a Las Vegas Strip pool. The Clark County district attorney’s office charged 32-year-old Stoll on Monday with one count of possession of a controlled substance. Security guards at MGM Grand’s Wet Republic pool complex...
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June 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Rex Ryan Once Went To Jail After Breaking Brother Rob’s Nose

When Rex Ryan was introduced as the Buffalo Bills’ head coach in January, he expressed his desire to “build a bully” out of the AFC East squad. Apparently he’ll draw from first-hand experience. Ryan and his family were the subjects of an endlessly entertaining story published in the Buffalo News, which draws on anecdotes from Rex, his brother Rob...
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June 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Kings Coach George Karl Pushing Team To Trade DeMarcus Cousins

Sacramento Kings head coach George Karl reportedly has had enough of DeMarcus Cousins. Karl, who took over the Kings midway through last season, is actively pushing the team to trade the All-Star center, Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports reported early Tuesday morning. From Wojnarowski: “Despite Sacramento Kings management’s public insistence that DeMarcus Cousins is unavailable...
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June 23, 2015  |  Discuss
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