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David Ortiz Home Run Counter Added On Top Of Green Monster (Photo)

The Boston Red Sox are nearing the end of their disappointing 2015 campaign, but the excitement is just getting started for David Ortiz. The designated hitter needed 34 home runs before this season to reach to 500 club, and he’s well on his way there. Ortiz has hit 494 in his career after launching two home runs against the New York Mets this weekend, passing Lou Gehrig and Fred...
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August 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Patriots Release Five, Including Josh Boyce, Cutting Roster To 79 Players

FOXBORO, Mass. — The New England Patriots reduced their roster a day early. The Patriots released tight end Jimmay Mundine, linebacker Dekoda Watson, defensive tackle Joe Vellano and wide receivers Josh Boyce and Jonathan Krause on Monday. Mundine, Vellano, Boyce and Krause are subject to waivers. The five cuts bring the Patriots’ roster down to 79 players. They must get...
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August 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Brady convinced Harbaugh to return to Michigan

By Doug Kyed An early December win by the New England Patriots might have changed the face of Michigan football. Tom Brady helped convince Jim Harbaugh to return to Michigan as head coach, according to an excerpt from “Endzone: The Rise, Fall and Return of Michigan Football,” by John Bacon. It took a Patriots win to get up the guts to ask Brady, however. Check out the pertinent...
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TC’s DraftKings Value Picks: David Ortiz Must-Start Vs. Yankees At Fenway (Video)

David Ortiz has been a different player since the All-Star break, and sits six long balls shy of the 500 home run club. Since returning from the midseason break on July 17, Ortiz has hit .333 with 10 doubles, 13 home runs, 36 RBIs and 25 runs. He also owns a 1.087 OPS in those 39 games. Monday shouldn’t be much different for Ortiz, as his Boston Red Sox take on the New York Yankees...
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Jackie Bradley Jr. Starts, Hanley Ramirez Sits For Red Sox In Yankees Opener

BOSTON — The New York Yankees are at Fenway Park for the last time in 2015, and Hanley Ramirez might miss out on all the fun. The Boston Red Sox left fielder will be on the bench Monday for the fourth straight game with what interim manager Torey Lovullo described as “shoulder fatigue.” Ramirez is not expected to hit the disabled list, but Lovullo didn’t have a timeline...
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Police: Man Fixated On Female Star Shot Outside WWE Performance Center

A shooting occurred Monday afternoon outside the WWE Performance Center in Orlando, Fla., according to police. A 29-year-old man “fixated” on a female wrestler was shot by a deputy, authorities said, according to WESH in Orlando. The man was believed to have been armed with a knife and was shot after charging deputies who were responding to a trespassing call at the training...
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Report: NFL offered to cut Brady suspension to 3 games

By Zack Cox Tom Brady and the NFL ultimately did not reach a settlement Monday in the New England Patriots quarterback’s Deflategate suspension appeal, and according to reports, the league never even made an official offer. The NFL was willing to cut a deal with Brady, according to Gary Myers of the New York Daily News, but its reported offer was ... underwhelming, to say the...
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Anthony Martial Cleared To Join Man United From Monaco For Teenage-Record Fee

MANCHESTER, England — For the second straight year, Manchester United is turning to French club Monaco to solve its striker shortage in the final hours of Europe’s summer transfer window. Twelve months ago, it was Radamel Falcao. This time, it’s Anthony Martial. The French Football Federation said Monday Martial, a 19-year-old forward who has been compared to France great Thierry...
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Martavis Bryant's four-game suspension upheld

By Mike Cole There were high hopes for Martavis Bryant in his second season, but a different kind of high will put his 2015 season on hold for now. The Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver reportedly was suspended four games last week by the NFL, and that was upheld after Bryant appealed, the team announced Monday. According to NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport, Bryant was suspended after...
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Jared Sullinger, Tyler Zeller Have Discussed Contract Extensions With Celtics

The Boston Celtics have begun preliminary talks about potential contract extensions for big men Jared Sullinger and Tyler Zeller, according to Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge. “Obviously, those are two guys that we like moving forward,” Ainge told The Boston Globe’s Adam Himmelsbach on Monday. “So, yeah, there will be more discussions with both of them...
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Patriots’ Michael Williams: ‘I Still Don’t Know’ What Position I’ll Play

FOXBORO, Mass. — Let’s just call Michael Williams a “blocker” for now. The 6-foot-6, 304-pounder was announced as an offensive lineman and given jersey No. 74 when the New England Patriots acquired him from the Detroit Lions for a 2017 seventh-round draft pick last Tuesday. That position and number lasted approximately two minutes. Williams swapped his No. 74 jersey for...
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Zahra Schreiber, Seth Rollins’ Girlfriend, Fired By WWE For Nazi Photos

Zahra Schreiber’s social media exploits led her straight to the unemployment line. World Wrestling Entertainment fired Schreiber after controversial photos posted to the WWE Diva’s Instagram account in 2012 recently were uncovered. The photos, which have since been deleted, prominently featured Nazi swastikas. “WWE has released Zahra Schreiber due to inappropriate and offensive...
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Nick Caserio: Bill Belichick Still Going Strong, ‘Nobody Works Harder’

No one knows for sure when Bill Belichick will walk away from the New England Patriots, but it goes without saying he’ll leave a lasting impact on the organization from top to bottom. Belichick’s work obviously turned the Patriots into one of the NFL’s elite franchises. However, it’s also the work he continues to do day in and day out that should also carry on when he finally...
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Isaiah Thomas rips list that ranks him 88th-best in NBA

By Zack Cox Sports Illustrated on Monday released the first half of its Top 100 NBA Players ranking, and one Boston Celtics guard wasn’t pleased with his position on the list. Isaiah Thomas, who checked in at No. 88, took to Twitter to express his displeasure with the rankings, calling them “a joke.” Sports illustrated Rankings are a JOKE lol. Feels like back in HS when...
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Liverpool Sells Fabio Borini To Sunderland In Reported $15M Transfer

Liverpool finally has bid “arrivederci” to Fabio Borini. Liverpool sold Borini to Sunderland, the Premier League clubs announced Monday. #LFC can confirm Fabio Borini has completed a permanent transfer to Sunderland http://t.co/iOKKIMhdz0 pic.twitter.com/aCFoR6dlPL — Liverpool FC (@LFC) August 31, 2015 BREAKING NEWS: Fabio Borini returns to Wearside signing a four...
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Hulk Hogan ‘Embarrassed’ About Racist Rant, Considered Suicide (Video)

Hulk Hogan has been wrestling with his emotions of late. Hogan, whose real name is Terry Bollea, recently landed in hot water because of a secretly recorded tape in which he made racist comments about his daughter Brooke’s boyfriend. The wrestling icon since has apologized, and he said in an interview that aired Monday on ABC’s “Good Morning America” that he even considered...
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Dining Playbook: Abby Park With Chef Tony

In the latest episode of Dining Playbook, co-host Billy Costa visited Abby Park in Milton and talked about the restaurant with executive chef Tony Derienzo. Check it out in the video above and visit abbypark.com for a menu and other information.Filed under: Diego Maradona, Dining Playbook, NESN Video, Top Stories
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Bill Belichick Explains Darrelle Revis-Aqib Talib Decision In ‘Do Your Job’ (Video)

When Aqib Talib signed with the Denver Broncos, it looked as if the New England Patriots’ secondary took a major hit — and then Darrelle Revis became available. Talib put Patriots fans into panic last year when he left New England to sign with the Broncos prior to the 2014 season. The decision left a giant hole in the Patriots’ secondary, a hole that needed to be filled if...
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Bill Belichick: Malcolm Butler ‘Made A Huge Jump From Year One To Year Two’

FOXBORO, Mass. — Think Malcolm Butler was good last year? Bill Belichick says he’ll be even better this season. The New England Patriots cornerback is in a much different place, now in his second season in the NFL. Butler entered the league as an undrafted free agent who only signed a contract with the Patriots after impressing in a rookie minicamp tryout. Now he’s a surefire...
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Red Sox Look To Play Spoiler As Yankees Begin Series At Fenway Park

The Boston Red Sox will look to do damage to their archrival’s Amercan League East pennant hopes when they open a three-game series against the New York Yankees on Monday as slight -125 moneyline favorites at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. The Red Sox are coming off a disappointing 5-4 loss on Sunday to the National League East-leading New York Mets after having upset the...
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Dining Playbook: Training Camp With Legal Sea Foods’ Rich Vellante

If you want tasty seafood, any one of Legal Sea Foods’ 23 locations, including many in and around the Boston area, is a good choice. In the latest episode of Dining Playbook, Jenny talked with Legal Sea Food executive chef Rich Vellante. Check it out in the video above and visit legalseafood.com for a menu and other information.Filed under: NESN Video, Top Stories, Training Camp
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Dining Playbook: Australian Football Visits Catalyst In Kendall Square

The Boston Demons have brought the fun of Australian Football to New England, and when they want a good meal, the team heads to Catalyst in Kendall Square for some tasty Australian beef. It’s the perfect food for a pre-practice meal. Check it out in the video above and visit bostondemons.com for more information.Filed under: Dining Playbook, Top Stories
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Dining Playbook Review: Mare Oyster Bar

Mare Oyster Bar in Boston is a unique dining experience with stunning seafood dishes. Check it out in the video above and visit mareoysterbar.com to make a reservation or find more information.Filed under: Dining Playbook, NESN Video, Review, Top Stories
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August 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Transfer Deadline Live: Man United, Real Madrid In Talks Over David De Gea Transfer

Monday, 1 p.m. ET: There’s little chance David de Gea will spend the season in the stands at Old Trafford watching Manchester United play. Manchester United and Real Madrid are in advanced negotiations over a transfer, which would take de Gea from the English to the Spanish soccer giant. Real Madrid will pay Manchester United €35 million (£26 million/$40 million) to release...
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August 31, 2015  |  Discuss

J.J. Watt 'heartbroken' over Jennifer Aniston's marriage

By Ricky Doyle It’s on to the next chapter for J.J. Watt. Watt has a not-so-secret celebrity crush on actress Jennifer Aniston, so news of her recent marriage to actor Justin Theroux caught the Houston Texans defensive end off guard, to say the least. “She got married a couple weeks ago,” Watt joked Sunday during Houston’s preseason game against the New Orleans Saints...
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August 31, 2015  |  Discuss
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