Bryce Brentz thrived as a late-season call-up, only it went unnoticed to most baseball fans. That’s because Brentz didn’t make the leap to the big leagues, as his call-up instead benefited the Triple-A PawSox. Brentz, who could wind up in the bigs before long, made the jump from Double-A Portland to Pawtucket right before the …

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The New York Giants are dealing with plenty of drama this offseason. As defending Super Bowl champions, they’ve got a big target on their backs heading into this year, and a Week 1 loss to the Dallas Cowboys certainly didn’t help matters. What really could be derailing their season, however, is the loss of a …

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George Clooney may be one of the luckiest guys on the face of the earth, as his relationship with former WWE diva Stacy Keibler is reportedly still in steady shape. Keibler was once one of the WWE’s top female superstars. She flaunted her extremely long legs all around the ring, and knew how to throw …

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VANCOUVER, British Columbia — The Vancouver Canucks signed forward Alex Burrows to a four-year, $18 million contract extension Friday. The 31-year-old left wing had 28 goals and 24 assists in 80 games last season. “I never really thought about leaving,” Burrows said. “All along, I always wanted to stay in Vancouver. As soon as the …

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Editor’s note: NESN.com is going to tell the story of the 2012 Red Sox in Bobby Valentine’s words. Each game day, we will select a Valentine quote that sums up the day for the Red Sox. The Red Sox will be relying on more reinforcements. After the Pawtucket Red Sox finished their season by claiming …

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The Red Sox have seen their fair share of strange things in Toronto this season, and Friday night was no different. Daisuke Matsuzaka allowed three runs in one inning without giving up a hit, in the same city where fans have run onto the field with weird sayings on their chest. NESN Nation’s Dan Duquette …

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Managers of contenders could be chopped if teams fail to execute.

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Although he’s a Philadelphia native, Bill Cosby adopted Massachusetts as his second home after attending UMass-Amherst in the 1970s while earning his master’s degree. The comedy icon spent last Saturday at Gillette Stadium, rooting on his alma mater in its first football game as a Division I FBS school. Unfortunately, the Minutemen were beaten handily …

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The Pawtucket Red Sox won the 2012 International League Governor’s Cup on Thursday night, defeating the Charlotte Knights 4-1 to sweep the championship series 3-0. It’s the club’s third Governor’s Cup since 1973 and first since 1984. Pawtucket entered the postseason as the International League wild card, winning 79 games during the regular season and …

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Final, Yankees win 2-0: It was a well-pitched game all around, but unfortunately the Red Sox fall on the short end of the stick on Thursday. Phil Hughes picks up the win, while Felix Doubront gets stuck with the unfortunate loss. Rafael Soriano picks up the save. Mid 9th, Yankees 2-0: Last chance for the …

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