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Ryan Dempster Looks to Capitalize on Favorable Matchup As Red Sox Vie to Finish Off Rays

The Red Sox provided the best kind of winning over the weekend, taking Saturday’s game with a 10th-inning infield hit and cruising to Sunday’s victory behind a top-shelf performance from Clay Buchholz. On Monday, as Fenway Park and all surrounding Boston locales celebrate Marathon Monday and Patriots Day, Ryan Dempster will get a chance to cap off the Sox’ strong series while...
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April 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Mike Rice Still Coaching 12-Year-Old Daughter’s AAU Team Despite Being Fired From Rutgers for Abusing Players

Mike Rice‘s coaching antics were too much for NCAA basketball to allow, but apparently it’s alright for him to coach 12-year-old girls in AAU basketball. Rice was spotted this weekend still coaching his daughter’s AAU team in Neptune, N.J., according to Deadspin. Rice was as wild as ever, yelling at coaches and players, according to HoopsCritic.com. On Sunday afternoon, Rice...
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April 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Fan Stories Section for Monday, April 15: Field Box 11

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 Remy to “Buy Them a Hot Dog.” Send us your story at NESN.com/Stories. Marathon Monday is one of the best days to be a sports fan in Boston, and it will be extra special for our Fan Story participants watching...
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NOT AWKWARD AT ALL

Tebow shows up early for workout

Despite persistent trade rumors swirling around him, Jets backup quarterback Tim Tebow showed up for the team's offseason workout day at 6:00 a.m. on Monday morning.

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Helmet Lawsuit Nets Colorado Family $11.5 Million After Jury Finds Riddell Did Not Warn Wearers of Concussions

A Colorado family successfully sued Riddell for failing to warn wearers of concussion dangers. The family was awarded $11.5 million in the lawsuit and Riddell will have to pay 27 percent, or $3.1 million, according to The Associated Press. The other 73 percent of responsibility lands on Rhett Ridolfi‘s coaches, who won’t have to pay up since they’re government employees. Ridolfi...
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Red Sox-Rays Live: Ryan Dempster Aims for First Win in Boston Marathon, Jackie Robinson Day Matinee

8 a.m. ET: Good morning, folks, I certainly hope you’re the early bird type. Is it still a series sweep if one game of a four-game set is postponed? Either way, the Boston Red Sox (7-4) are staring down the opportunity to take three consecutive contests against their division rival Tampa Bay (no longer Devil) Rays (4-7), which would go a long way to establishing themselves as a...
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Emmanuel Sanders to Stay With Steelers After Pittsburgh Matches New England Offer

PITTSBURGH — Emmanuel Sanders is sticking with the Pittsburgh Steelers. The team announced Sunday that it matched the $2.5 million offer the New England Patriots made to the restricted free agent wide receiver last week. Pittsburgh would have received a third-round pick from the Patriots if it let Sanders go to New England. Instead Sanders will likely be second on the depth chart...
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Report: Head Coach Doug Collins Informs Sixers He Won’t Return After Season

Philadelphia 76ers head coach Doug Collins has informed the team’s management that he won’t return to finish out the last year of his contract next season. Per Yahoo! Sports, Collins will resign at the end of the 2013 season. While it seems to be the end of coaching on the sidelines for Collins, according to the Yahoo! Sports source, it’s possible that he could return to...
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Carl Soderberg Will Upgrade Bruins’ Offense, Could Slide Onto Third Line (Video)

Carl Soderberg is official a Bruin, and he is already eligible to play for the remainder of the season. The star Swedish forward led the Swedish Elite League in scoring with 31 goals prior to his arrival in Boston. His presence should give a boost to the current lackluster Bruins offense, and it’s possible that he could slide right into the Bruins’ 3rd line. Check out the video...
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Bill Russell Says Jackie Robinson ‘Was a Hero’ to Him, Inspired Him to Pursue Head Coaching Job

When Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier in major league baseball, Celtics hall of famer Bill Russell was only 13 years old. That event stayed with Russell throughout his basketball career, and Russell even got the chance to meet Robinson early on. That meeting was pivotal, Russell told Melissa Harris-Perry on her show. “That was one of the few times I could hardly speak...
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AUSSIE AUSSIE AUSSIE

Scott first Australian to win Masters

The Masters were decided in dramatic fashion yet again this year as Australia's Adam Scott defeated Argentina's Angel Carbrera on the second hole of a playoff. 

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Andrew Bailey Has Golden Opportunity to Audition for Closer’s Role As Joel Hanrahan Battles Hamstring Issue

A lot has happened since the last mailbag. The Red Sox experienced their first major hiccups of 2013 when they dropped back-to-back contests to the Orioles. They’ve since bounced back, though, notching two wins against the Rays – one being a walk-off and the other almost including a no-hitter from Clay Buchholz. Let’s not forget Boston’s current closer situation, either....
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Adam Scott, Stevie Williams With Emphatic High Five on 72nd Hole at The Masters (Animation)

Adam Scott sunk a birdie on the 18th hole of the final round of The Masters to take a one-stroke lead. Following the putt, the Australian golfer found his caddie Stevie Williams, which ended in an enthused high five. Williams has been in his share of big moments while he served as Tiger Woods‘ caddy, but through his high-fiving experience, has yet to grasp the concept of not...
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Will Middlebrooks Willing to Accept an Error to Keep No-Hitter Going

Clay Buchholz almost had himself a no-hitter on Sunday against the Tampa Bay Rays. The right-hander didn’t give up his first hit until the eighth inning of the Red Sox’ 5-0 win. The stellar outing was backed up by solid defensive play by the Sox’ position players, including third baseman Will Middlebrooks. Middlebrooks told reporters after the game that he would have done everything...
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Report: Premier League Strugglers Reading, Wigan Offer Full-Time Unpaid ‘Dream Jobs’

Relegation-threatened teams in the English Premier League are usually pretty creative when it comes to finding ways to save money, but this remedy just seems cruel. Last-placed Reading FC followed in the footsteps of Wigan Athletic (18th of 20 teams) recently, when it posted a job opening online for a year-long postgraduate internship position with the club’s performance analysis...
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Clay Buchholz Continues Stretch of Dominance by Being Almost Unhittable in Red Sox’ Win

Clay Buchholz was almost unhittable on Sunday. Check that. Clay Buchholz has been almost unhittable this season. Buchholz put hearts in throats on Sunday when he carried a no-hitter into the eighth inning of what was eventually a 5-0 Red Sox win. The bid for a no-no was broken up when Kelly Johnson led off the eighth with a broken-bat single into right field, but it hardly takes...
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Lionel Messi Posts Rare Picture of Infant Son Thiago, Girlfriend Antonella Roccuzzo on Facebook (Photo)

Lionel Messi is one of the most famous people on the planet, so it’s understandable that he wants shield his family from the limelight. But the soccer superstar gave the world a rare look into his private life on Saturday. On Saturday, he posted a picture of his infant son Thiago and girlfriend Antonella Roccuzzo on Facebook for all the world to see. The FC Barcelona forward got...
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Brendan Rodgers Amazed by ‘Fight, Spirit and Quality’ Jamie Carragher Shows Every Day

Brendan Rodgers was a guest on Sky Sports’ Goals on Sunday program on Sunday, and the boss discussed a range of topics including Luis Suarez‘s Player of the Year chances and Jamie Carragher‘s retirement. The manager also spoke about loan striker Andy Carroll, who found the net for West Ham against Southampton on Saturday to clinch a 1-1 draw for the London side. We’ve transcribed...
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Carlos Quentin Drops Appeal, Starts Serving Suspension for Inciting Brawl With Zack Greinke

SAN DIEGO — San Diego Padres slugger Carlos Quentin has dropped his appeal and is beginning an eight-game suspension for rushing the mound and inciting a brawl in which Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Zack Greinke broke his left collarbone. With the suspension starting with Sunday’s game against Colorado, Quentin will miss the Padres’ three-game series at Dodger Stadium beginning...
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Kobe Bryant ‘Keeping Track of All Doubters and Haters’ Throughout Injury (Photo)

Kobe Bryant is taking a page out of LeBron James‘ notebook, and he’ll be using that notebook to keep track of all the people sending hate his way. Bryant has been taking to social media to vent his frustrations since tearing his left Achilles tendon on Friday night, and he’s letting all his doubters know that he plans to rise to the challenge of returning next season. The...
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EXPERT INSIGHT

Kobe's trainer talks about injury

Kobe Bryant's trainer Tim Grover spoke about Kobe's torn achilles tendon and whether or not it was the result of playing so many minutes.

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AMATEUR WEATHERMAN

LeBron's Instagram makes local storm report

Saturday’s forecast in South Beach was Cloudy with a chance of rain — and oh did it rain. LeBron James just so happened to be caught up in the brutal flood that ran through the streets of the Coral Bay, Fla., area Saturday afternoon. And, of course, the reigning MVP had to keep us informed of what was going on by tweeting an Instagram picture of the flooding. The National Weather...
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Tim Wakefield Looks Forward to Opportunity as Honorary Captain of Red Sox Foundation (Video)

Tim Wakefield was named honorary captain of the Red Sox foundation on Friday. With Wakefield’s new position within the organization, he said he’s looking forward to sitting in on some meetings and coming up with some new creative ideas to raise money. The knuckleballer said every player in on the Red Sox and in Major League Baseball knows the importance of giving back both in...
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Jon Lester Focuses on Opposing Lineups, But Opposing Pitchers Magnify Lefty’s Early-Season Effectiveness

Jon Lester has always stressed the importance of pitching against the opposing lineup rather than the opposing pitcher. A glimpse of the star-studded cast Lester has gone up against this season, however, only magnifies just how solid the lefty has been. Lester failed to pick up a win for the first time this season on Saturday, but he still matched the reigning AL Cy Young, David...
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UNCALLED FOR

FC Dallas player hit by beer bottle after scoring game-winning goal

While Millwall fans shocked and disgusted the world with their Wembley Stadium rampage, one FC Dallas fan joined them in the hall of shame on Saturday night. A beer bottle struck FC Dallas defender George John in the head moments after he scored what turned out to be the game-winning goal against the L.A. Galaxy. MLSSoccer reports the bottle was thrown by a fan sitting in the north...
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