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BOSTON — It’s a unique circumstance that surfaces around this time every season: With their playoff fates already determined, NBA teams opt to relegate their stars to the bench, giving them some much-needed rest before the grueling postseason begins. To rest or not to rest has been an especially hot topic this season, as the Golden State Warriors have …

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There will be no playoff hockey on Causeway Street this year, but will there be the same batch of Boston Bruins when the team takes the ice next fall? NESN.com Bruins insider Zack Cox joined Elle Duncan on NESN Live to discuss the future of the B’s, including whether we’ll see head coach Claude Julien …

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BOSTON — As the Golden State Warriors sit on the edge of history, just one win away from a record 73 wins, it’s hard to find many teams that rival what they’ve accomplished. But the legendary Bill Walton has a certain team in mind: a team that may have just helped get the Warriors to …

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BOSTON — David Ortiz didn’t get his walk-off home run in Monday’s home opener against the Baltimore Orioles, so he started Tuesday’s contest off with a bang. The Red Sox designated hitter put a two-run homer off Orioles starter Mike Wright into Baltimore’s bullpen in the first inning to give Boston an early lead. It was …

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Hanley Ramirez’s (lack of) defense — and whether the Boston Red Sox could hide it — was a major story line last offseason. But a week into the 2016 season, Ramirez already is putting those concerns to rest. After going errorless in spring training earlier this year, Ramirez has been outstanding through six regular season …

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Craig Kimbrel’s first appearance with the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park didn’t go as planned, but everyone has rough outings from time to time. It’s all about how you bounce back, and Kimbrel might get a chance to do just that as early as Tuesday night against the Baltimore Orioles. “It’s interesting because with Dennis (Eckersley) sitting …

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BOSTON — The Red Sox already have shown during this young season that they can battle back, and they’re going to keep doing that as long as they need to. In just six games so far, Boston already has two come-from-behind wins and two losses in which they were close to coming back — including …

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Everything was set up perfectly for the Boston Celtics: They were tied for the Eastern Conference’s No. 3 seed with the Atlanta Hawks with just three games to go, and home-court advantage for the first round of the playoffs was within their grasp. But then they collapsed late in Saturday’s loss to the Hawks. And it …

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BOSTON — Craig Kimbrel essentially lost the game for the Red Sox during their home opener Monday, but he’s not packing it in. The Red Sox closer walked two batters before sacrificing a long home run to Baltimore Orioles first baseman Chris Davis in the ninth inning. Needless to say, Kimbrel wasn’t happy about coming …

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Johnny Manziel’s apparent new roommate has failed another drug test. Cleveland Browns suspended wide receiver Josh Gordon tested positive for marijuana and dilute in an NFL drug test last month, FOX Sports’ Mike Garafolo reported Monday, citing a source. This news comes as Gordon seeks reinstatement from NFL commissioner Roger Goodell following a positive test for alcohol, which led …

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