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Victorino to Get MRI on Balky Hamstring

Don’t unpack in Pawtucket quite yet, Jackie Bradley Jr. You may be on your way back to Boston before you know it. On Saturday, in the final game of spring training for the Boston Red Sox, right fielder Shane Victorino tweaked his hamstring rounding first base against the Minnesota Twins. The likely #2 hitter for […]

Eagles Release WR DeSean Jackson; Should Patriots Sign Him?

Amid reports of his connections to gangs and other off-field and locker room issues, Pro Bowl wide receiver DeSean Jackson has been released by the Philadelphia Eagles. The move comes after weeks of rumors and speculation, including a strangely playful photo from Jackson’s Twitter account of coach Chip Kelly (presumably to prove their wondrous relationship), […]

NFL to Flag Celebratory Goal Post Dunks

Starting next season, the NFL will no longer allow players to dunk the ball over the goal post crossbar in celebration of scoring a touchdown. Insert obligatory joke about the NFL standing for the “No Fun League” here. Awful acronym jokes aside, I am disappointed that I won’t be seeing any celebratory dunks this coming […]

Red Sox, Ortiz Reportedly Agree to One-Year Extension

When David Ortiz eventually retires, he might want to consider a second career as a lobbyist in Washington D.C. For now, though, he won’t have to worry about life after baseball for at least another year, having successfully lobbied Ben Cherington and company for an extension to be with the Red Sox through 2015. There are conflicting […]

Former Red Sox SS Iglesias Out Until All-Star Break; FA Drew to Tigers?

According to reports, former Red Sox shortstop Jose Iglesias will be out until at least the All-Star break, and potentially the entire 2014 season, with injuries to both of his shins. Iglesias, who was sent to the Detroit Tigers as part of the three-team trade that brought Jake Peavy to Boston, was set to take […]

Patriots Sign Revis for One-Year, $12M

The pipe dream has come true. The New England Patriots wasted no time after Darrelle Revis was released by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Wednesday afternoon, swooping in to sign the former Jets cornerback to a one-year, $12 million contract. No, seriously: CB Darrelle Revis and the New England Patriots have reached agreement on a […]

I Dream of Revis: Former Jets CB to Patriots?

The rumors have been swirling for a while now: the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are getting rid of cornerback Darrelle Revis, and the New England Patriots are interested in taking him off their hands. I’ve tried laughing it off as another of those ridiculous offseason “stories” that have no real journalistic basis. I didn’t want to […]

DeMarcus Ware Joining Aqib Talib with Broncos?

Talk about adding insult to injury. A few hours after signing away the Patriots top cornerback, Aqib Talib, it appears the Denver Broncos are the front runners to sign Pro Bowl defensive end DeMarcus Ware, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter: Former Cowboys DE DeMarcuus Ware will be flying to Denver today to visit the Broncos, […]

Edelman to Test Free Agency After No Deal With Patriots

For those Patriots fans who subscribe to the “We need more weapons on offense” theory, now is the time you should stop reading. It appears as if quarterback Tom Brady is at risk of losing his top pass target for the second year in a row. One year after Wes Welker defected to the Denver […]

Rondo Passes Bill Russell on All-Time Celtics Assists List

Sunday night was a milestone for Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo, and it wasn’t because he once again dominated the floor like he did before his ACL injury. Sure, Rondo put on a show against the Detroit Pistons by racking up 18 (!) assists to go along with 11 points, 2 rebounds, 3 steals, and […]

MLB Fines Red Sox for Lineup vs. Marlins

This might explain why Red Sox owner John Henry decided to tweet his frustration about the entire ordeal with the Marlins. According to Alex Speier’s sources, Major League Baseball levied a fine against the Red Sox for the lineup they fielded against the Miami Marlins last Thursday. League rules stipulate that a minimum of four […]

John Henry Zings Marlins on Twitter

One wouldn’t expect a spring training game between the Red Sox and the Marlins to be eventful. They play in different leagues, don’t have a history of being rivals, and couldn’t be on further ends of the success spectrum. Then again, not every spring training game gets a “super premium” designation; apparently tempers run hot […]

Patriots and Edelman Discuss New Contract

According to reports by ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the New England Patriots and wide receiver Julian Edelman had discussions Thursday about a new contract. After leading the Patriots in receiving last season, Edelman is set to become a free agent. Thanks to his 105 catches for 1,056 yards and six touchdowns in 2013, he is certainly due […]

Louis Corbett and the Tupac Doppelganger: The Highlight of the 2013-14 Celtics Season

Other than the merciful end of the season, there isn’t much to look forward to as a Boston Celtics fan. The Celtics are 20-41, good (bad?) for the fourth worst record in the league. Even if you fully support tanking for the 2014 NBA draft, it’s hard to revel in each additional loss that brings […]

The Never-Ending BirthdayGate: Rondo Ignored Ainge, Consequences by Skipping Flight

In the never-ending saga of BirthdayGate, when Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo skipping the team flight to Sacramento in order to celebrate his birthday with family in L.A., Boston continues to hold a clinic on how not to run a PR department. Seemingly over and done with once Rondo and Celtics GM Danny Ainge held […]