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Marcus Smart was struck in the head by Karl-Anthony Towns, and it looked a bit scary for a minute. Thankfully Smart wasn’t injured, and contributed 24 points in the Boston Celtics’ 145-136 overtime win over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday night. Celtics fans know the guard is gritty and puts his body on the line …

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Dustin Johnson has left countless bettors wishing they placed their wagers elsewhere. The world No. 1 player and reigning Masters champion bogeyed three of his final four holes Friday en route to missing the cut by two strokes at Augusta. Johnson, who finished with 5-over par 149, now is the 11th defending champion to miss …

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Trading up the NFL Draft board comes with at an obvious price, and one NFL insider questions whether the New England Patriots will be able to justify it. The Patriots, as you’ve probably heard, have been rumored in trading up in order to land their quarterback of the future. Whether New England would draft Trey …

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It’s far easier to write off Cam Newton after his underwhelming 2020 with the New England Patriots than it is to envision a bounce-back performance in 2021. After all, Newton is entering his age 32-campaign and has dealt with injuries in recent years, thanks in large to the punishment he’s absorbed as a duel-threat quarterback. …

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Dustin Johnson will not be competing this weekend at The Masters. The professional golfer, who won the tournament in 2020, shot 75 in Round 2 on Friday and will miss the cut. Johnson bogeyed three of his final four holes. Johnson didn’t look quite himself Friday, which was unusual for him given his dominance at …

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David Price opted out of the 2020 Major League Baseball season due to the COVID-19 pandemic. And Friday, he received a World Series ring with the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Dodgers, as you likely remember, defeated the Tampa Bay Rays in October in the Fall Classic. Friday marked the home opener at Dodger Stadium when …

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When Jeremy Swayman reached out to his goalie coach up in Maine, Alfie Michaud, earlier this week to tell him he was making his NHL debut, only one of the parties was nervous. And it wasn’t Sawyman. “I know I was nervous. Talking to Sway, he wasn’t nervous at all, he was really excited about …

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To trade up, or not to trade up: That is the question facing the New England Patriots in the first round of the 2021 NFL Draft. The Patriots own the 15th overall pick, which should allow Bill Belichick to add another impact player as he reshuffles New England’s roster after a 7-9 season. All five …

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The battle between Trevor Bauer and Major League Baseball just got even more interesting. Multiple baseballs from Bauer’s start Wednesday were sent to MLB for investigation, The Athletic reported Thursday night. According to the report, the baseballs had visible markings and were sticky. It’s long been acknowledged MLB pitchers put foreign substances on the baseball …

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The Boston Bruins find themselves right in the thick of the East Division playoff picture with the April 12 NHL trade deadline right around the corner.   Rumors have linked a number of players in potential trades to Boston. We’ll examine a few possible Bruins trade targets and offer a verdict on whether the team should …

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