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Jason Kidd Interested in Coaching Brooklyn Nets, to Talk to Team This Week

MIAMI — Jason Kidd is interested in the Brooklyn Nets’ coaching position and plans to talk to the team this week, a person familiar with the situation said Sunday. Kidd led the Nets to consecutive NBA Finals in 2002-03 as a player and is interested in replacing P.J. Carlesimo, the person told The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the team is not discussing its...
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June 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Bears Trade Former First-Round Pick Gabe Carimi to Buccaneers

CHICAGO — The Chicago Bears say they have agreed to trade former first-round draft pick Gabe Carimi to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The team confirmed the deal, which is pending a physical, on Sunday night. The Bears didn’t say what they were getting in return, although a person familiar with the situation said Tampa is sending a sixth-round pick to Chicago. The person spoke on...
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June 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Bruins Ready to “Be Part of Something Special” With First Original 6 Stanley Cup Final Matchup in 3 Decades (Video)

The last time two Original Six teams played each other in the Stanley Cup Final a gallon of gas was 86 cents, a Sony Walkman cost $200 and Rocky II was a hit movie in theaters. The year was 1979, and the Canadiens and Rangers played a series for the history books. The Bruins and the Blackhawks will be adding their own chapter to that history book starting Wednesday night. For the...
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June 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Brian Scalabrine Offers Up Alternate NBA 2K14 Cover Featuring ‘White Mamba’ Himself (Photo)

Maybe in an alternate universe Brian Scalabrine could make the cover of NBA 2K14 over LeBron James. It seems that alternate universe is in Scalabrine’s head. James was given the honor of appearing on his first video game cover on Thursday when it was announced that he would grace the cover of the newest installment of the NBA 2K video game series. It makes sense given the fact...
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June 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Jonny Gomes Shows Excitement for Bruins Stanley Cup Final, Wears Bruins Hat on Way to St. Petersburg (Photo)

Just about everyone in Boston is fired up for the Bruins’ Stanley Cup Final — and that includes members of the other professional Boston sports teams. The Red Sox are getting in the Stanley Cup spirit and showed it on their chartered flight to St. Petersburg, Fla. where they will match up against the Rays on Monday. Jonny Gomes did his best impression of an enforcer, wearing...
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June 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Doc Rivers Remains Quiet on Future With Celtics, Says He’d “Rather Not Say” If He’s Still in Decision-Making Process

The current Boston Celtics team as fans know it remains in limbo. Amid reports that veteran Paul Pierce could be bought out of his contract with the Celtics, and that Kevin Garnett‘s future with the team hinges on Pierce’s status, the Celtics have one more major question mark when it comes to next year’s team. Head coach Doc Rivers has yet to confirm if he will be returning...
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June 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Chipper Jones Makes ‘Joke’ on Twitter About Using Alligators to Stop Illegal Immigrants From Crossing Rio Grande

There is a saying out there that Chipper Jones might want to remember the next time he goes on Twitter — think before you tweet. The former third baseman for the Atlanta Braves sent out a tweet Saturday afternoon pondering whether or not alligators can be used to stop illegal immigrants from crossing the American-Mexican border. It appeared to be an attempt at a joke, though, with...
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June 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Jarrod Saltalamacchia’s Big Game Should Direct Eyes Toward Productive Season Catcher Is Quietly Having

BOSTON — It’s easy to forget that Jarrod Saltalamacchia led the Red Sox in home runs last season. Then again, that forgetfulness sums up Salty’s presence within Boston’s potent lineup. Saltalamacchia, who drilled two home runs in the Red Sox’ 10-5 victory over the Angels on Sunday, is one of the most gifted offensive catchers in baseball, yet his contributions often get...
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June 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Miguel Cabrera Throws Gum at Ryan Raburn After Indians Outfielder Breaks Up No-Hitter (GIF)

Pitching a no-hitter in your big-league debut would be a pretty big deal. Detroit Tigers pitcher Jose Alvarez carried a no-hitter into the fifth inning of his first big league start, but Cleveland Indians outfielder Ryan Raburn rained on Alvarez’s parade, knocking a solo home run into left field to end the no-no bid. Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera was, naturally, frustrated...
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Boston Bombing Victim Throws Out First Pitch at White Sox Game Thanks to Barack Obama (Video)

Boston Marathon bombing victim, Karen Rand, threw out the first pitch at U.S. Cellular Field before the White Sox- Athletics game on Saturday afternoon thanks to a little help from President Barack Obama. Rand, who had to have the lower part of her left leg removed as a result of her injuries, was one of the victims Obama met with just a few days after the attack. She was standing...
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Ryan Dempster Becomes Fifth Active Player to Record 2,000 Career Strikeouts

Ryan Dempster hit a notable achievement on Sunday afternoon. Dempster recorded his 2,000th career strikeout in the top of the sixth inning. Alberto Callaspo was Dempster’s 2,000th victim. Dempster now has 83 strikeouts on the season. His single-season high came in 2000 with the Marlins when the 16-year veteran recorded 209 strikeouts. He’s on pace for 210 this year. Only Andy...
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Rob Gronkowski Shaves Head for One Mission at ‘Kid’s Cancer Buzz-Off’ (Photo)

Even looming back surgery couldn’t keep Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski from shaving his head on Sunday. For a second straight year, Gronkowski had all of his hair removed at the fourth annual “Kid’s Cancer Buzz-Off” at Gillette Stadium for the One Mission, which is trying to raise money to battle pediatric cancer. “I had a blast last year,” Gronkowski told the Boston...
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Rob Gronkowski Shaves Head for One Mission at ‘Kid’s Cancer Buzz-Off’ (Photo)

Even looming back surgery couldn’t keep Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski from shaving his head on Sunday. For a second straight year, Gronkowski had all of his hair removed at the fourth annual “Kid’s Cancer Buzz-Off” at Gillette Stadium for the One Mission, which is trying to raise money to battle pediatric cancer. “I had a blast last year,” Gronkowski told the Boston...
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June 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Red Sox Use 29th-Round Draft Pick Florida Quarterback Jeff Driskel, Who Tweets He’s Not Joining Team

Jeff Driskel did not expect to be selected in this year’s MLB draft because he hasn’t played baseball since high school, but the Red Sox used a 29th-round pick on the University of Florida quarterback anyway. This isn’t entirely uncommon in the MLB draft. Just last year, the Red Sox took University of Washington linebacker Shaq Thompson in the 18th round and then Arizona State...
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June 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Joe Blanton Epitomizes Angels’ Troubles to Open 2013 Season (Video)

Sometimes it doesn’t matter how much money a team spends — it doesn’t always produce results. The Angels spent plenty of dough over the past two seasons on Josh Hamilton, Albert Pujols, C.J. Wilson and Joe Blanton, but they are still in third place in the American League West, just half a game up on the Mariners. Blanton was given a two-year, $15 million contract by the Angels...
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June 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Rafael Nadal Achieves Greatest Accomplishment in Storied Career With Latest French Open Win

The winner of the 2013 French Open is … Rafael Nadal. Overall, it was a straight forward three-set victory for the No. 3 seeded Nadal over fellow Spaniard and the No. 4 seed, David Ferrer (6-3, 6-2, 6-3), but it may have been the most historic victory of his great career. Rafa’s win was his eighth at Roland Garros, which is more than any other man at a single Grand Slam event...
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June 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Jackie Bradley Jr.’s Second Big League Stint an ‘Improvement,’ Serves as Another Valuable Learning Experience

Jackie Bradley Jr. went hitless in his final eight at-bats before being optioned back to Triple-A Pawtucket on Saturday. The 23-year-old still made some strides in his second big league call-up, though. Bradley, who hit .097 (3-for-31) while up with Boston in April, hit .250 (4-for-16) after being recalled at the end of May. He even smacked his first major league home run in the...
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June 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Tom Caron Takes Advice on Social Media, Broadcasting From Kids on ‘Red Sox Small Talk’ (Video)

Tom Caron has been in the television business for a while, but it’s never too late for some advice. Caron took the hot seat on “Red Sox Small Talk” for some direction from the kids on social media and broadcasting. The most important lessons were: Don’t cry, wear something nice and don’t move too much. Caron also discussed iPad games, told his favorite pirate joke and even...
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June 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Clay Buchholz, Wife Lindsay Start Clay Buchholz Foundation, Hosting ‘Buchholz Bowl’ on July 18 (Video)

Now that Clay Buchholz knows he’s settled on the Red Sox, he thought it was important to start a charity foundation. That’s why Buchholz and his wife, Lindsay, started the Clay Buchholz Foundation. The Clay Buchholz Foundation will raise money for “Pitching in for Kids,” which gives scholarships to underprivileged kids, and “Christopher’s Haven,” which houses children...
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June 09, 2013  |  Discuss

David Ortiz Unsure If He Would Participate in Home Run Derby, While Mike Napoli ‘Wouldn’t Enjoy’ Being in Contest

Participating in the Home Run Derby is often a risky endeavor. It’s all about thrilling the fans, but there have been multiple instances of players struggling after taking part in the midsummer long ball contest. That’s one of the reasons Mike Napoli, who has launched a few mammoth home runs this season, is a bit skeptical of participating in the competition if he is eventually...
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June 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Jacoby Ellsbury Back in Red Sox Lineup Leading Off, Playing Center Field As Shane Victorino Sits

Shane Victorino went 1-for-5 in his return to the lineup on Saturday night, but the veteran outfielder is out of the lineup on Sunday afternoon. Jacoby Ellsbury is back leading off and starting in center after having a night off. Ellsbury went 1-for-4 in the matinee portion of the day-night doubleheader on Saturday. The Red Sox are keeping the hot bats of Daniel Nava, Mike Carp...
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June 09, 2013  |  Discuss

David Ortiz Crushes Majestic, 434-Foot Home Run Off Angels Reliever Jerome Williams (Video)

The Red Sox were in control from start to finish in the second game of Saturday’s doubleheader, but David Ortiz’s mammoth home run in the sixth inning really gave them a stranglehold. Ortiz’s home run off Angels reliever Jerome Williams, which extended Boston’s lead to 7-2, was about more than just putting the game out of reach, though. It was an absolute moon shot, further...
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June 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Carl Yastrzemski’s Grandson, Mike, Drafted by Orioles in 14th Round of MLB Draft

There were certainly some notable family ties for the Red Sox when it came to this year’s MLB draft. John Farrell’s youngest son, Luke, was drafted in the sixth round on Friday. On Saturday, Carl Yastrzemski’s grandson, Mike, got his call in the 14th round (429th overall). This is actually the second time that Mike Yastrzemski has been drafted. He was selected by the Red Sox...
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June 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Red Sox-Angels Live: Ryan Dempster Gets Nod As Sox Look for Series Win Against Angels

11:28 a.m.: The lineup cards have been posted, and Shane Victorino will get the day off Sunday. Victorino, who was activated off the 15-day disabled list before the second game of Saturday’s doubleheader, really had to push his hamstring in the first inning of the win. Jonny Gomes drilled a double off the left-center field wall, and Victorino motored all the way around from first...
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June 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Rafael Nadal-David Ferrer French Open Final Match Interupted by Fan on Court With Flare (GIF)

The French Open final was interrupted briefly while a fan stormed the court with a flare. The spectator ran down the Stade Roland Garros stairs, onto the court and toward Rafael Nadal before security dragged him off and tackled him over a fence. The shirtless fan was wearing a mask and appeared to be carrying a flare. Nadal fled from the fan and appeared to be shaken up, faulting...
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June 09, 2013  |  Discuss
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