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Raptors’ Lou Williams Beats Out Isaiah Thomas For Sixth Man Of The Year

Isaiah Thomas has been arguably the Boston Celtics’ most important player this season, but his efforts off the bench were not enough to earn him any hardware. The Celtics point guard finished second Monday in voting for the NBA’s Sixth Man of the Year Award, losing out to Toronto Raptors guard Lou Williams. Williams garnered first-place votes on 78 of the 130 ballots cast to...
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Mookie Betts’ Red Sox Home Opener Explained By ‘Sport Science’ (Video)

Mookie Betts stole the show in the Boston Red Sox’s home opener. Betts completely took over the game in a span of two innings April 13 against the Washington Nationals at Fenway Park. The 22-year-old’s performance was so impressive that ESPN’s “Sport Science” decided to examine the effort in greater detail. Betts robbed Bryce Harper of a home run, stole two bases on one...
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Caroline Rotich, Lelisa Desisa Among 119th Boston Marathon Winners

The cold and the wind didn’t stop some of the world’s top runners in the 119th running of the Boston Marathon on Monday. Caroline Rotich of Kenya claimed the women’s title with a time of 2:24:55. It was an exciting finish in the elite women’s division, as Rotich sprinted past Ethiopia’s Mare Dibaba down the final stretch of Boylston Street to earn her first victory in...
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Are These The Los Angeles Clippers’ New Uniforms? (Photos)

The Los Angeles Clippers might be undergoing a rather significant redesign next season. Paul Lukas of Uni-Watch, the foremost authority on all uniform-related matters, released several photos over the weekend of what sources tell him are the Clippers’ new duds. The three most noticeable changes are the revamped logos, the inclusion of black and the unorthodox designs of...
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Rob Bradford: Mookie Betts Should Recover Quickly From Recent Slump (Video)

The MLB season is a marathon, not a sprint. Mookie Betts has found that out recently, entering a bit of a funk after starting the year on fire. The Boston Red Sox outfielder amassed eight hits through his first seven games — including two home runs — but has mustered just one base-knock in his last four contests. Yet the 22-year-old has made noticeable strides at the plate since...
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Flames-Canucks Series Getting Nasty With Another Fight-Filled Night (Videos)

If you haven’t been watching the Stanley Cup playoffs series between the Vancouver Canucks and Calgary Flames, you’re missing one of this season’s most intense series. The Canucks and Flames have a bitter rivalry that’s escalated in recent years, and with the NHL’s new playoff seeding system, it was just a matter of time before they met in the playoffs. Thank goodness we...
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Hanley Ramirez Exits Boston Red Sox’s Patriots’ Day Game With Illness

This embed is invalid" /> BOSTON — Hanley Ramirez’s Patriots’ Day came to a screeching halt. Ramirez exited Monday’s game against the Baltimore Orioles at Fenway Park before the third inning due to illness, according to the Boston Red Sox. Allen Craig took over in left field in Ramirez’s absence. Ramirez, who drilled his fifth home run of...
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David Ortiz Tweets Good-Luck Message To Boston Marathon Runners

Marathon Monday is a special day in Massachusetts, and perhaps nobody knows that better than David Ortiz. The Boston Red Sox go hand-in-hand with the Boston Marathon, as their annual Patriots’ Day game starts during the race around 11 a.m., the earliest game in Major League Baseball. And the connection between the two events became even stronger after...
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DeAndre Jordan geeks out at Batman Exhibit

By NESN Staff DeAndre Jordan is coming for your job, Ben Affleck. The Los Angeles Clippers center is one of the biggest Batman fans around, and that might be an understatement. Bleacher Report recently made Jordan’s day, and quite possibly his life, as they took him to the Batman Exhibit at the Warner Bros. VIP Studio Tour Hollywood. Jordan channeled his inner Bruce Wayne...
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Jon Lester’s Issues Throwing To First Base Could Be Costly For Cubs (Video)

It hasn’t exactly been a breeze in the Windy City for Jon Lester so far. The Chicago Cubs pitcher has struggled out of the gate with his new team, going 0-2 with a 6.89 ERA through his first three starts. The 31-year-old has a proven track record, however, and chances are he’ll turn things around in the near future. More concerning, though, is Lester’s...
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Reports: Todd Gurley To Visit Patriots After Knee OK’d At Combine Recheck

The New England Patriots could use consecutive first-round draft picks on prospects with a busted knee. The Patriots selected defensive tackle Dominique Easley, who missed most of his senior season at Florida with a torn ACL, with the No. 29 overall pick in the 2014 NFL draft, and now they’re reportedly showing interest in Georgia running back Todd Gurley. Gurley tore his left...
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Raptors GM fined $35K for comment about Paul Pierce

By The Associated Press Toronto Raptors general manager Masai Ujiri was fined $35,000 and the team docked $25,000 by the NBA on Sunday for his expletive Saturday talking about Washington forward Paul Pierce when addressing fans before the Raptors’ playoff opener. “People want me to say something about Paul Pierce, but we don’t give a (expletive) about ‘it,’ ” Ujiri...
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49ers Lineman: Jim Harbaugh ‘Might Be Clinically Insane,’ Pushed Team Too Far

The reported issues between Jim Harbaugh and the San Francisco 49ers might have been legitimate. Harbaugh left the Niners in December to take the head coaching job with the University of Michigan, and if recent comments from San Francisco lineman Adam Boone are any indication, Harbaugh’s former players might have celebrated his departure. Boone went on...
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Report: Brady was first Patriot to show up to voluntary workouts

By Doug Kyed When the New England Patriots showed up Monday for the first day of offseason workouts, they reportedly were met by their starting quarterback. Tom Brady was the first Patriots player to arrive for voluntary offseason workouts, a source at Gillette Stadium told WEEI.com’s Christopher Price. Brady showed up at the stadium bright and early at 7 a.m. The Patriots...
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Kyrie Irving’s ‘Superman’ Shots Don’t Bother Brad Stevens, Celtics (Videos)

Kyrie Irving was nothing short of fantastic in his NBA playoff debut. The Cleveland Cavaliers point guard dropped 30 points on the Boston Celtics on Sunday, making dazzling shot after dazzling shot as the Cavs took Game 1 of the first-round playoffs series 113-100. This embed is invalid" /> Like we said, dazzling. Yet those type of highlight-reel shots...
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Brock Holt Starting To Force Way Into Red Sox’s Lineup Through Success

This embed is invalid" /> BOSTON — Brock Holt’s doing it again. An opportunity presented itself last season and Holt ran with it, eventually earning a spot in the Boston Red Sox’s starting lineup through his versatility and consistent performance. Now, even with a lineup spot tougher to come by, the energetic super utility player again is forcing...
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2015 NHL Mock Draft Post-Lottery Edition: Predicting First 14 Picks

The build up to the 2015 NHL Draft in June quickly is ramping up after Saturday’s draft lottery during which the Edmonton Oilers won the No. 1 overall pick for the fourth time in the last six seasons. A lot has been made of top prospects Connor McDavid and Jack Eichel, and rightly so because they are fantastic players, but this draft class is extraordinarily deep and full of potential...
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Tim Tebow Proved He’s A Worthless Backup Quarterback With The Patriots

Sorry, Sam Bradford. Your team reportedly is signing the worst backup quarterback in the NFL. I know. I watched Tim Tebow bounce footballs to unfortunate wide receivers two summers ago while the newest Philadelphia Eagles quarterback was with the New England Patriots. I still feel bad for Kamar Aiken and Quentin Sims. Both receivers were big and fast enough to be 2013’s version...
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DraftKings: David Ortiz, Nelson Cruz Power Tom Caron’s Fantasy Lineup

There’s plenty of fantasy baseball to go around Monday. DraftKings offers one-day fantasy baseball games, allowing users to set a new lineup every day for the chance to win tons of cash prizes. This year, DraftKings has partnered with NESN to give fans a unique opportunity: Compete against Tom Caron in the sport he knows best. To see what you’re up...
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Watch The Boston Marathon Live Online (Live Stream)

And they’re off! The 2015 Boston Marathon officially is underway, with the men’s and women’s wheelchair entrants and the first women’s hitting the pavement in Hopkinton, Mass., on a cold, damp Patriots’ Day. The Boston Athletic Association is live streaming the 119th running of the race, with all the action kicking off at 9:30 a.m. ET. Check it out below. Thumbnail photo...
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Tony Romo Makes DeflateGate Joke During ACM Awards Appearance (Video)

This probably won’t sit well with New England Patriots fans. The country music world came together for one of its biggest nights Sunday for the 50th Academy of Country Music awards show. The star-studded event was held at AT&T Stadium, the home of the Dallas Cowboys. America’s Team was well-represented, too, with Cowboys cheerleaders on stage to hand out the trophies, along...
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Podcast: Tim Tebow Returns To NFL; Red Sox Starting Pitching Raises Concerns

Tim Tebow is reportedly coming back to the NFL, which is both awesome and terrible. With Tebow set to sign with the Philadelphia Eagles, NESN.com’s Mike Cole and Ben Watanabe discuss whether his return is the best or worst thing to happen to the NFL in a Patriots’ Day podcast. Plus, LeBron James’ annoying dominance, the state of the Boston Red Sox’s pitching rotation and...
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Brock Holt Replacing Pablo Sandoval In Red Sox’s Patriots’ Day Lineup

Brock Holt and his hot bat aren’t going anywhere at the moment. The Boston Red Sox utility man will be in the lineup for the second straight day for his team’s Patriots’ Day matinee against the Baltimore Orioles. Holt — who is batting .500 (12-for-24) on the season and owns a six-game hitting streak — will replace Pablo Sandoval at third base...
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Blackhawks’ Pregame On-Ice Projection Show Is Absolutely Incredible (Video)

The new fad in sports pregame presentations is laser projections, and the Chicago Blackhawks might have kicked that up a level Sunday. The Hawks played their first Stanley Cup playoffs home game of the season Sunday afternoon when they hosted the Nashville Predators in Game 3. Prior to the game — an eventual Chicago win — an incredible laser projection took center stage. It...
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Who Will Be The Amica Pitcher Of The Week?

Vote for the Amica Pitcher of the Week and give yourself a chance to win a $100 gift card to the Yawkey Way Team Store. Voting begins every Monday, and winners are picked every Saturday, so make sure to come back every week to give yourself another chance to win. First read the official rules, then completely fill out the form below for your chance to win. Monday: Justin Masterson vs...
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April 20, 2015  |  Discuss
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