1. Anxiety Becoming a Prominent Issue Among Major League Ballplayers

    It's highly unlikely that social anxiety disorder—irrational nervousness toward big social situations and physical symptoms like muscle tension and increased heart rate—only ...

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  2. Celtics: What Will They Really Do with Rajon Rondo?

    Tuesday was an unexpectedly busy day for the NBA, which garnered several headlines leading into this Saturday's draft...

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  3. The Five Most Significant NBA Draft Moments In Boston Celtics History

    To say the Boston Celtics’ draft history is a storied one would be an enormous understatement. They have experienced agony and ecstasy, passed on future Hall of Famers and stolen others over five decades of selections...

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  4. Red Sox Head to Philly On Heels of Thrilling Sweep of Yankees

    As C.C. Sabathia continued to mow down Red Sox hitters, working in all of his pitches and consistently hitting the mid-to-high 90s with his fastball, it looked more and more inevitable to Red ...

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  5. Is Big Papi Finally Coming Around for the Red Sox?

    It’s still premature to deem any sort of triumphant return to glory materializing for David Ortiz, but the Boston Red Sox designated hitter has shown more signs of turning it ...

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  6. Yankees-Red Sox: New York a Different Team Since Last Fenway Visit

    The New York Yankees should almost be synonymous with “early-season struggles” these days. Their combined record in April since 2006 stands at 48-49, not a stellar figure for a team with as consistently deep a roster and high a payroll as them

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  7. What Will the Red Sox Do With This Rotation?

    John Smoltz is getting closer to returning from shoulder surgery, most recently pitching five strong innings for Class A Greenville in a rehab start Sunday...

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  8. Boston Red Sox: Francona's Lineup Changes Produce Powerful Results for Red Sox

    The Boston Red Sox were just 15-14 in May, going through some tough road swings and suffering from inconsistency on both sides of the ball...

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  9. Red Sox-Twins: Bad Inning Derails Lester Again

    I pointed it out last week as an alarming trend in Jon Lester’s starts this season for the Boston Red Sox, but I wasn’t totally convinced it was something he needed to fix—and ...

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  10. Everything Goes Red Sox' Way in Three-Game Sweep of Toronto; Mets Are Up Next

    The Red Sox had to at least have a feeling that good fortune was on their side heading into their first series with the Toronto Blue Jays when they found out they wouldn’t have to face Roy Halladay...

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  11. For David Ortiz, The Mission Is Home Run No. 2

    The relief, satisfaction and glee that poured through Red Sox Nation Wednesday night was palpable through our TV sets. David Ortiz finally broke out of his home run drought with a near-400-footer to center field, and sent the city into a frenzy...

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  12. Red Sox-Blue Jays: Two of the AL's Best Clash for the First Time This Season

    One prediction that was extremely low on my list at the beginning of the 2009 season is that on May 19, the Toronto Blue Jays would be in first place in the American League East...

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  13. Boston Celtics' Window of Opportunity Closing

    There will be no Eastern Conference finals for the Celtics or the City of Boston this year. No Paul Pierce-LeBron James showdown sequel. No Lakers rematch...

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  14. Red Sox-Mariners: Jon Lester in Hometown Seattle

    The Boston Red Sox sit comfortably at 21-14, despite a lack of consistency from their top two starters. Jon Lester is one of them, as his first full season under the scope of high expectations has been rough, to say the least...

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  15. Bruins Set Up For Thrilling Comeback…Or Immense Disappointment

    Five years ago, before the NHL lockout, Claude Julien led his now-former team into Boston, where the the Montreal Canadiens took the decisive game seven to complete the comeback from down three games to one...

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  16. Sidney Crosby: The Unquestioned King of the 2009 Stanley Cup Playoffs…So Far

    The Pittsburgh Penguins are officially in the Eastern Conference Finals for the second-straight season, awaiting the winner of the Boston-Carolina series...

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  17. Red Sox Get Pedroia Back for Thursday Afternoon Game Against Los Angeles Angels

    It’s only been since Sunday that Dustin Pedroia last saw playing time for the Red Sox, but to fans it felt like an eternity...

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  18. Up and Coming? The Chicago Blackhawks Are Already Here

    It took a hat trick from Patrick Kane, three more points from Jonathan Toews, four third-period goals, and seven total allowed by the great Roberto Luongo for us to realize it—but it is the truth...

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  19. Boston and Los Angeles Media Giving Manny Ramirez The Lashing He Deserves

    We’ve reached the second step of the Manny Ramirez steroid saga. The first was for the story of Ramirez’s positive test to break, along with his subsequent “explanation” and more details today...

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  20. Red Sox Injured and Inconsistent, But Just Keep On Winning Games

    An entire lineup could be assembled out of members of the Boston Red Sox who have struggled with either injuries or inconsistency in 2009. Such problems could derail a season for many major league teams, yet the Red Sox just continue to win games...

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  21. Bruins-Hurricanes: What Do We Make of This Boston Team Now?

    After being shut down by Cam Ward, beaten to almost every loose puck, and simply out-worked and out-played by the Carolina Hurricanes, the Boston Bruins entered Sunday on the brink of elimination...

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  22. No Sympathy for Manny Ramirez; Plenty for Dodger Fans

    Right now, I could not feel worse for Dodger fans. In the past, I’d almost go out of my way not to feel sorry for them...

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  23. Boston Red Sox in Danger of Losing Their Voice to Cigarettes

    As the Boston Red Sox color commentator for 21 years, Jerry Remy is a staple of the city. With his ubiquity in Red Sox Nation, he seems almost immortal...

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  24. Capitals-Penguins: Ovechkin and Crosby Hat Tricks Put Series in the Spotlight

    In one of the most anticipated playoff showdowns in years, Sidney Crosby and Alexander Ovechkin are living up to the billing of their rivalry as arguably the two greatest players in the world, and they are doing it the right way...

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  25. Royals-White Sox: Zack Greinke First to Six Wins After Complete Game Shutout

    Kansas City Royals ace Zack Greinke is mowing major leaguers down like no other right now, and the sports world is slowly catching on to the young superstar...

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