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 for a sizable raise from the $1 million deal (after meeting incentives!) he signed last offseason.
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The Miami Marlins’ executives were “outraged” on Thursday over the Red Sox lack of star power in their lineup. The Sox filled their roster with mostly minor league players with the exception of Brandon Snyder, Jackie Bradley Jr., and Ryan Lavarnway when they traveled to Jupiter to play today’s game. These three men and some of the top prospects among teams in Major League Baseball were cause for potential complaint to the Grapefruit League. Snyder, Bradley, and Lavarnway will all receive rings on Opening Day at Fenway Park, but they weren’t enough. Miami wanted Big Papi delivered on a silver platter.
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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 Boston closer to the NBA cellar. It’s soul-numbing to check the box score the next morning and pump your fist in relief that they lost. It’s gotten to the point where I’ve pretty much stopped watching the Celtics. Sorry, the development of Kelly Olynyk doesn’t quite cut it for me.
But Wednesday night’s loss to the Golden State Warriors proved the exception to the rule that is this miserable Celtics season. Even a 20-point drubbing at the hands of the Dubs couldn’t take away from the highlight of the season, which included Tupac’s doppelgänger and, most heartwarmingly, the Celtics fulfilling a New Zealand boy’s wish to see the Celtics before he loses his vision to retinitis pigmentosa.
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Marlins officials are “outraged” that the Red Sox fielded only one player from the projected starting nine Thursday in a Marlins home spring training game. The team plans to file a formal complaint with Major League Baseball, according to the Sun Sentinel.
In the lineup for the Red Sox were familiar faces Jackie Bradley Jr. and Ryan Lavarnway. Pitching for the Red Sox was Allen Webster, but that wasn’t enough for the Marlins, who actually MARKED UP the price of admission by $12 for field seats, by $11 for loge seats and by $10 for bleachers in calling it a “super premium” game. Continue reading Marlins ‘Outraged’ at Red Sox Over Spring Training Lineup »
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Even though there are 12 Patriots scheduled to be unrestricted free agents, only two were ever really serious considerations for the franchise tag. Julian Edelman and Aqib Talib were all the buzz after New England’s season ended in January. Both were key to the Patriots’ success, yet both were still deemed unworthy of the tag.
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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 court behind closed doors to hash it out, the story suddenly resurfaced when Ainge decided to share further details in a radio interview on Wednesday morning.
“He let Brad [Stevens] know and he let me know that he was going to stay in L.A. an extra day, and we didn’t think that he should,” Ainge told Boston’s CBS Sports radio station. “But it was his choice and [we told him] there may be consequences if you stay. It was that simple.”
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