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Report: Celtics, Andre Dawkins Agree To Terms On 10-Day Contract

Andre Dawkins reportedly has agreed to become a Boston Celtic. The Celtics and Dawkins have agreed to terms on a 10-day contract, league sources told RealGM’s Shams Charania on Wednesday. An undrafted rookie out of Duke, Dawkins originally signed with the Miami Heat but has spent the bulk of his brief NBA career in the D-League, averaging 22.9 points, 3.2 rebounds and 3.4 assists...
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January 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Dana Eveland, Boston Red Sox Agree To Minor League Contract

This embed is invalid" /> Left-handed relievers are in high demand. The Boston Red Sox thus added a low-risk option. The Red Sox agreed to a minor league contract with lefty Dana Eveland, a source told MLB Daily Dish’s Chris Cotillo. The deal reportedly is a split contract and includes an invitation to major league spring training. Eveland spent...
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January 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Patriots Used Ref-Approved Backup Balls In Second Half Vs. Colts

Controversy still swirls over the footballs the New England Patriots used in the first half of their game against the Indianapolis Colts, but according to a new report, the ones they used over the final 30 minutes met NFL standards. The Patriots swapped out their 12 original game balls for 12 backup balls at halftime of their 45-7 win in Sunday’s AFC Championship Game, a source...
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January 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Kobe Bryant Can’t Name Five Celtics, Not Done Recruiting Rajon Rondo

This embed is invalid" /> The Boston Celtics have undergone such a transformation over the past two seasons that even one of their oldest nemeses can hardly recognize them. When by the Boston Herald’s Steve Bulpett this week whether he can name five current Celtics players, Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant responded with a simple “nope.” Not a single...
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January 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Chili Davis: Red Sox’s Crowded Roster Situation ‘Going To Be A Fight’

This embed is invalid" /> The sky’s the limit for the Boston Red Sox, according to hitting coach Chili Davis. The Red Sox have a bunch of good players on their roster, which means spring training could be very interesting. Boston’s outfield is especially crowded, as several players will be vying for playing time as the club looks to bounce back...
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Women’s soccer stars lose World Cup turf war with FIFA

By Marcus Kwesi O'Mard The Abby Wambach-led group of stars which was seeking to compel FIFA to stage the 2015 Women’s World Cup on natural grass instead of artificial turf dropped its legal complaint against world soccer’s governing body Wednesday. The players accepted FIFA’s decision to play the upcoming Women’s World Cup, which Canada will host, on artificial turf less...
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Red Sox’s Dustin Pedroia ‘Motivated Like Never Before’ Going Into 2015

This embed is invalid" /> Dustin Pedroia is champing at the bit. Pedroia is coming off a disappointing season that was cut short because of hand/wrist surgery. The Boston Red Sox second baseman remains as confident as ever, though. He’s eyeing a bounce-back campaign in 2015. “I’m ready and motivated like never before,” Pedroia told the Boston...
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Brandon Browner Offers His Take On DeflateGate: ‘#InflateThis’

It’s Brandon Browner’s turn to chime in on DeflateGate. The main story — OK, the only story — leading up to the Super Bowl has centered on the New England Patriots allegedly using deflated footballs in their 45-7 rout of the Indianapolis Colts in Sunday’s AFC Championship Game. ESPN reported late Tuesday 11 of the 12 balls the Pats used were under-inflated, but Browner...
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Alex Rodriguez Training With Barry Bonds This Offseason To Aid Comeback

An improbable comeback for Alex Rodriguez requires an improbable mentor. The New York Yankees slugger needs all the help he can get as he prepares for his return to the diamond after missing the entire 2014 season while serving a 162-game suspension for his connection to the Biogenesis PED scandal, so the 39-year-old is bringing in the big guns. A-Rod has enlisted the help of San...
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Stephen A. Smith ‘Devastated’ By Patriots’ ‘DeflateGate’ Controversy

This embed is invalid" /> “DeflateGate” isn’t sitting well with Stephen A. Smith. Smith, who isn’t shy about sharing his opinion on ESPN’s “First Take,” appeared on WEEI’s “Middays with MFB” on Wednesday to discuss the New England Patriots’ alleged involvement in the NFL’s latest controversy. He couldn’t help but question...
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Celtics Continue Tough Road Trip Against Trail Blazers, Nuggets

The Boston Celtics are back in action Thursday in the second of six straight road games. Boston dropped the first game of the stretch 102-93 to the Los Angeles Clippers, but covered the 12-point spread at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. The Celtics’ road trip continues Thursday at Portland, and they then face Denver on Friday, Golden State on...
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Report: Patriots’ Footballs Were Properly Inspected Before AFC Championship

NFL officials properly inspected the New England Patriots’ footballs prior to the AFC Championship Game, according to a report Wednesday. ProFootballTalk.com reported that the balls were properly checked before the game started and all came in at the legal PSI, ranging between 12.5 PSI and 13.5 PSI. After the Patriots were suspected of deflating the...
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Lucia Villalon’s Picture With Cristiano Ronaldo Sparks Dating Rumors (Photo)

The Internet is ablaze with rumors that claim Cristiano Ronaldo is fishing in the company pond. Real Madrid Television presenter Lucia Villalon took a photo with Ronaldo last week and uploaded it to her Instagram account. When supermodel Irina Shayk confirmed her breakup with Ronaldo last Friday, many jumped to the conclusion that the Portuguese superstar...
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January 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Boston Employees Formally Banned From Criticizing Olympics Bid

Boston city employees are encouraged to speak their minds and share any thoughts they might have on the city’s bid for the 2024 Olympics — as long as said thoughts are favorable to the effort to host the games. City employees are formally banned from criticizing Boston’s bid for the 2024 Summer Games after mayor Marty Walsh signed an agreement with...
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January 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Pablo Sandoval left money on table to sign with Red Sox

By Ricky Doyle Pablo Sandoval’s free agency decision was about more than cold, hard cash. Sandoval signed a five-year, $95 million contract with the Boston Red Sox this offseason after spending his first seven seasons with the San Francisco Giants. The 28-year-old wanted a change of pace, even if it meant accepting a less lucrative deal. “No. I left more money out there. I...
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January 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Celtics Podcast: Marcus Smart Finding Stroke From 3-Point Land

Marcus Smart is an energetic, hard-nosed, defensive-minded basketball player who can’t shoot. Right? For a while, that was an accurate description of the Boston Celtics rookie. But with the way Smart’s been playing lately, that last part might no longer be true. After going just 5-for-21 from 3-point range to begin the season, Smart now owns the team’s second-highest 3-point...
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January 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Raheem Sterling: I ‘Scuffed’ Shot In ‘Lucky’ Goal Vs. Chelsea In Capital One Cup

Raheem Sterling is willing to let other talk up his most famous goal. Sterling scored a superb solo goal Tuesday in the second half of Liverpool’s draw with Chelsea in the first leg of the Capital One Cup (Football League Cup) semifinal. When discussing the goal with reporters after the game, Sterling downplayed his epic sprint and highlighted the fact...
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January 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Fomer Patriot Albert Haynesworth Pleads Guilty To Reckless Boating

Former NFL defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth won’t be back out on the water for a while. Haynesworth pleaded guilty to a reckless boating charge Tuesday in Knoxville, Tenn., the Tennessean reports. The two-time Pro Bowler and former New England Patriot faced five charges total at his arraignment, including violations of Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency laws and operating...
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January 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Patriots Podcast: ‘DeflateGate’ Debacle Puts NFL In Tricky Situation

The NFL has a gigantic mess on its hands. The two weeks leading up to the Super Bowl are supposed to be about dissecting every aspect of the big game. But this year, with the New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks preparing to grapple in Super Bowl XLIX, the hot topic is “DeflateGate.” The footballs the Patriots supplied for Sunday’s AFC Championship Game win over the Indianapolis...
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January 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Colts TE: Pats could've 'played with soap for balls and beat us'

By Anna Fogel DeflateGate is a non-issue according to the majority of people and at least one Indianapolis Colts player. The Twittersphere was buzzing after an ESPN report came out Tuesday night that said 11 of the 12 game balls the New England Patriots used in the AFC Championship Game against the Colts were under-inflated. The blistering hot takes, like one columnist calling...
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Celtics Fourth-Most Valuable NBA Team In Forbes Rankings; Lakers First

This embed is invalid" /> It takes more than a few losing seasons for a storied NBA franchise to lose its luster. Forbes Magazine released Wednesday its annual NBA team value rankings, and the Boston Celtics come in at No. 4 with an estimated value of $1.7 million. “The Celtics are one of the NBA’s most profitable teams since they pay no rent at TD Garden...
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January 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Patriots’ ‘DeflateGate’ Controversy Blowing Past Point Of Maximum Annoyance

When it comes to DeflateGate, there’s no shortage of hot air. The debate centering around the New England Patriots’ alleged tampering with footballs in the AFC Championship Game is already reaching its breaking point. Sure, it’s only been a couple of days since the Patriots put the finishing touches on a 45-7 win over the Indianapolis Colts, but stories...
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January 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: NBA could tweak rookie/sophomore game

By Zack Cox The NBA might yet again be looking to mix up the format of its annual rookie/sophomore showcase. The All-Star Weekend event, currently known as the Rising Stars Challenge, has for the past three seasons pitted two mixed teams of first- and second-year players against each other. The game has gone through numerous iterations since its inception as an all-rookie event...
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January 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Cialis Commercial Parody Should Help Patriots With Deflated Balls (Video)

Help is on the way for those suffering from deflated balls. The folks over at Benstonium.com are taking full advantage of the “DeflateGate” mess, creating a new commercial parody on the same day ESPN reported a league investigation found 11 of the 12 balls the New England Patriots used in their 45-7 rout of the Indianapolis Colts were under-inflated. The rest of the sports...
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January 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Bruins-Avalanche Preview: Boston Aims To Enter All-Star Break With Win

The Boston Bruins won the first game of their short road trip 3-1 over the Dallas Stars on Tuesday night and will head into the All-Star break after a matchup with the Colorado Avalanche on Wednesday night. It’s the second and final regular-season meeting between these teams. Colorado forward Daniel Briere scored with less than a second remaining to give his team a 2-1 victory...
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January 21, 2015  |  Discuss
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