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Doc Rivers Unsure Brittney Griner Could Make NBA Team If Drafted, But Thinks It Would Be ‘Really Cool’

BOSTON — Doc Rivers admits he does not watch a whole lot of women’s basketball. Between coaching his own team and closely following high school, AAU and college basketball thanks to his son Austin‘s stellar play over the last few years, Rivers spends plenty of time watching the men’s version of the game. The Celtics coach did find it intriguing, though, when a reporter mentioned...
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April 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Red Sox May Feature More Aggressive Baserunning Attack for 2013 Campaign (Video)

On Sunday, Shane Victorino was thrown out trying to score from second on a passed ball. Although it was an aggressive baserunning play by the outfielder that just didn’t work it, it might also be a harbinger of what’s to come in 2013 for the Red Sox. Manager John Farrell has made it no secret that he likes his teams to be aggressive on the bases when it’s the right time. So...
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Byron Scott Should Not Have to Defend Job Status, as Cavaliers Have Suffered Poor Health During Tenure

BOSTON — The vultures are circling Byron Scott. The third-year coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers was at TD Garden on Friday, preparing to lead his injury-ravaged, last-place team against the Celtics. A day earlier, he had been asked to address his job status, and while he declined to defend his body of work, a quick glance at his win-loss record with the Cavs  made it easy to understand...
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John Farrell Ready to Assume Role of ‘Villain or the Bad Guy’ When Red Sox Square Off With Blue Jays

John Farrell isn’t a very well-liked guy in Toronto these days, and that will be abundantly clear throughout the Red Sox’ weekend series with the Blue Jays. Farrell, who spent two seasons as Toronto’s skipper before arriving in Boston, is likely to hear boos throughout the series at Rogers Centre, as some Jays fans have gone as far as to label the Red Sox manager a “scoundrel”...
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Paul Pierce Makes Celtics Take Second Team Photo With Ball Boys After Official Team Photo Taken (Photo)

BOSTON — After the Celtics had finished taking their official team photo on Friday, their captain called every player back as they dispersed. Paul Pierce insisted his teammates return to the risers set up at halfcourt of the parquet for a second team photo, this one including the team’s ball boys. The smiling Celtics joined the guys who rebound and shag balls from them during...
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Robinson Cano’s Hiring of Jay-Z Will Spark Trend, Increase All-Star’s Popularity Beyond Baseball

Everything Jay-Z touches turns to gold. That bodes well for Robinson Cano. Cano was apparently so intrigued by the prospect of joining the hip-hop mogul’s new agency, Roc Nation Sports, that he dumped baseball’s most powerful, outspoken, popular and demanding agent, Scott Boras. The decision could increase the Yankees’ chances of signing Cano to a new deal — as Jay-Z is an...
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Felix Doubront’s Pitch Efficiency Will Be Critical for Sophomore to Take Next Step in 2013

Felix Doubront‘s starts felt like Groundhog Day throughout much of 2012. Like most of the Red Sox’ pitchers, he tended to let the big inning get to him, but at times the young left-hander looked brilliant, using his vast repertoire, mid-90s velocity and devastating movement to great effect. But no matter how well or how poorly he was pitching, by the fifth inning you’d look...
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Report: Dontrelle Willis Agrees to Sign With Atlantic League’s Long Island Ducks, Joins Vladimir Guerrero

The ‘D’ in D-Train may stands for “Ducks” this season. Dontrelle Willis will join Vladimir Guerrero and pitch for the independent league Long Island Ducks in 2013, according Jerry Crasnick of ESPN. The 31-year-old lefty posted a 72-69 record in his nine-year MLB career with the Florida Marlins, Detroit Tigers, Arizona Diamondbacks and Cincinnati Reds. However, after beginning...
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Carl Soderberg’s Swedish Elite League Team Eliminated From Playoffs, Center Could Be Boston-Bound

The Bruins have owned the rights to center Carl Soderberg since 2007. Now, there’s a chance they may actually see him Stateside. Earlier this season, reports indicated that the B’s were planning to finally sign the 6-foot-3 Swedish forward, once his Swedish Elite League team, Linkopings HC, was eliminated from the playoffs. Good news B’s fans: Skelleftea AIK just won four...
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John Farrell Being Called ‘a Scoundrel’ in Toronto, Blue Jays Fans Encouraged to Boo Red Sox Manager

The welcome (home) party John Farrell has received since leaving the Blue Jays and (re-) joining the Red Sox in the offseason has been an all-out bender, as Red Sox Nation couldn’t be happier to have Farrell leading the local nine this summer and beyond. But how are the folks north of the border in Toronto reacting to Farrell fleeing Hogtown after just two seasons? Not good, according...
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Submit Your ‘Fan Stories’ for a Chance to Be Featured on NESN During an Upcoming Red Sox Home Game

Every Red Sox fan has a reason for going to a game at Fenway Park. Jerry Remy would like to hear your story and for the best ones, he’ll even buy you a hot dog. This season during every Red Sox home game on NESN, fans will be selected to appear on our game telecast, tell viewers why they’re at the game and bring a sign asking Jerry to “Buy Them a Hot Dog.” Before each selected...
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Felix Doubront Gets First Start of the Year Against Blue Jays in Toronto

Daniel Nava is staying in the No. 2 slot. The outfielder will once again be batting second between Jacoby Ellsbury and Dustin Pedroia and will serve as the team’s DH against Josh Johnson and the Blue Jays. The lone Sox player with significant experience against Johnson is Shane Victorino, who is 12-for-38 (.316) with two doubles and two RBIs against the righty. Red Sox Jacoby...
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Blidi Wreh-Wilson Would Give Patriots Long, Athletic Corner Needed to Improve Secondary

When the Patriots drafted Ras-I Dowling at the beginning of the second round two years ago, they knew they were getting a tall, long and athletic corner who could help their defense. What they didn’t know was that he would only be healthy enough to play nine games in his first two seasons. So, with Dowling’s health still uncertain going forward, the Patriots may be tempted to...
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Zach Redmond Shows Off Gruesome Scar After Skate Split His Leg Wide Open (Photo)

Scars are just as much a part of hockey as pucks, pads and swear words. Zach Redmond, who was cut by teammate Antti Miettinen’s skate during a practice at PNC Arena in Raleigh on Feb. 21, has made a “miraculous” recovery, Jets team physician  Dr. Peter MacDonald told the Winnipeg Free Press. And he’s got the cool scar to prove it, as seen below. #NHLJets Zach Redmond shows...
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Devin McCourty Calls Rutgers President Robert Barchi ‘Clown’ for Forcing Tim Pernetti to Resign

Rutgers athletic department looks like a circus right about now, full with clowns and all apparently. Patriots defensive back and Rutgers alum Devin McCourty took out his frustrations about the current state of his alma mater’s athletic program on Twitter on Friday, even going as far as to call school president Robert Barchi a “clown.” So RU made Pernetti resign but they are...
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Michigan’s Trey Burke Captures Associated Press Player of the Year

From burying a 30-foot jumper to force overtime against Kansas in the Sweet 16 to carrying the Wolverines to their first Final Four appearance in 20 years, Trey Burke‘s sophomore moments have been beyond memorable. But his road of success doesn’t stop there. Burke, who is averaging 18.8 points and 6.8 assists in his second year with Michigan, has been honored with the John R...
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Jaromir Jagr Says He Tried to Sign With Canadiens in Offseason

Cover your ears, B’s fans: The newest member of the Bruins, who looked like such a perfect fit for Boston in his first game Thursday night, was trying to make himself a Montreal Canadien this past summer. Jaromir Jagr said after practice Friday that he tried to work out a deal with the Habs this past offseason, but the Canadiens weren’t interested, and he signed a one-year, ...
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Josh Hamilton Says Comments About Rangers Playing in ‘Football Town’ Have Been ‘Absolute Nightmare’ for Him

Josh Hamilton is headed back to Arlington, Texas, the place where his baseball career came back to life and where he put up some of his biggest numbers. But the slugger, who signed with Los Angeles this offseason, isn’t expecting a warm welcome — and he knows exactly why. Shortly after Hamilton signed with the Angels, he angered much of Texas by calling Dallas “a football town...
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Tiger Woods Given Custom Green Nike Shoes for The Masters (Photos)

The way he’s been playing, Tiger Woods has a great shot at earning yet another green jacket at the 2013 Masters. If and when he rocks that legendary coat, he’ll have a sweet pair of custom-made Nike kicks to go with it. Nike recently sent Tiger some personalized green shoes, dubbed on his Facebook page as “Custom Swag from Nike Golf,” as he and the rest of the world’s best...
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Evander Kane Tosses Alexei Emelin’s Helmet During Fight in Jets-Canadiens Game (Video)

Alexei Emelin needs to use better judgement when picking his battles. The Canadiens defenseman, who was pummeled by Zdeno Chara in a game against the Bruins back on March 3, antagonized Winnipeg’s Evander Kane into a fight Thursday night. Kane didn’t take kindly to the instigating, and he proceeded to rip Emelin’s helmet off, toss it violently to the ice and land several hard...
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Report: Rick Pitino Will Be Inducted Into Basketball Hall of Fame, Becomes 89th Coach Elected

Rick Pitino has been a part of something special with the Louisville Cardinals in 2013, and his impressive resume will carry him to the Basketball Hall of Fame. Pitino, who is one of  the winningest active coaches in college basketball, has more exciting news than just winning the Big East conference championship, a Final Four Bid, with a potential national championship in the cards...
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Charles Woodson Says He Remains Unemployed Because Teams Consider Him ‘Ancient’

Charles Woodson was once a perennial Pro Bowler with the Raiders and Packers, but now he can’t seem to find a job. Why is such a highly decorated player not even drawing a sniff of interest from NFL teams? Woodson, who would be entering his 16th pro season, says his age is scaring clubs off. “I’m 36, so of course I’m considered ancient in the game right now, and teams are...
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Brendon Ayanbadejo Says Groundwork Being Laid for Up to Four Gay NFL Players to Come Out

Brendon Ayanbadejo doesn’t have an NFL team to call home any longer, but that won’t keep him from continuing campaign for gay-rights advocacy in football. The Ravens released Ayanbadejo on Thursday night after five years with the team. But even newly unemployed, Ayanbadejo was still focusing most of his attention on the LGBT issues in the NFL. Ayanbadejo discussed the fight for...
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Kevin Ware Jokes With David Letterman, Reads Top 10 List About Broken Leg on ‘Late Show’ (Video)

Kevin Ware‘s injury has officially progressed to the laughter stage. The Louisville guard is coming back from his gruesome broken leg, and that included an appearance on The Late Show With David Letterman this week. Ware showed that he can joke just about as well as he can play basketball, having fun with David Letterman before delivering a Top 10 list about the injury. Ware and...
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Lyle Overbay Calls Beating Red Sox ‘More Satisfying for Me Than Anything Else’ As Yankees Win

Lyle Overbay was a simple cut at the end of Red Sox’ spring training, an extra player as the team trimmed its ranks to 25 for Opening Day. That’s how the Red Sox probably see it, at least, but for Overbay, who was scooped up by the Yankees to start at first base, it was a little more than that. Overbay, 36, is trying to prove that he still can play at a big league level, and...
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