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Revolution add U.S. World Cup star Jermaine Jones 08.24.14 at 6:25 pm ET
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The Revolution have added U.S. World Cup star Jermaine Jones, the team announced Sunday. The 32-year-old midfielder played every minute for the U.S. at this year’s World Cup and scored a beautiful goal in the team’s 2-2 draw against Portugal.

According to the team, the Chicago Fire also expressed interest in Jones, and both the Revs and Fire had the available salary budget and designated roster spot to accommodate the move. Jones was assigned to the Revs following a blind draw between the two clubs.

“This is a great opportunity for us to add one of the best players in the United States to our club,” Jonathan Kraft said in a press release. “We thought Jermaine was the best player for the U.S. in the World Cup and we are excited to welcome him to New England. Robert and I have always said that any major DP signing would need to make an impact, on and off the field, and we believe the addition of Jermaine will do just that. When we learned that he was interested in signing with MLS, we immediately informed the league of our interest. He is a dynamic player and is certain to have a tremendous impact on our team and in our community. We look forward to his many contributions.”

“I’m very excited to come to MLS and join the Revolution,” Jones said. “New England is an exciting team on the rise, and I believe I can come in and help the team make a push toward MLS Cup. Playing with the U.S. National Team has given me a great connection with the American fans and I’m looking forward to playing in front of them every weekend. I’m ready to get started with the Revs.”

The Johnny Manziel Tour hits Fenway Park 07.10.14 at 4:33 am ET
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It was no surprise that at some point Browns quarterback — and, recently, one of the nation’s most prolific partygoers — Johnny Manziel was going to swing on by Fenway Park. He has, after all, form a relationship with Fenway Sports Group.

You know what also wasn’t a surprise? When he did show up at a Red Sox game Wednesday night he did so in the company of an entourage of attractive young ladies.

 

 

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Clippers players stage silent protest while President Barack Obama, Michael Jordan, LeBron James blast Clippers owner Donald Sterling 04.27.14 at 5:44 pm ET
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After Clippers owner Donald Sterling allegedly told a woman that he didn’t want her to bring African-Americans to games, players of the NBA team staged a silent protest by wearing their shirts inside-out during pregame shootaround to hide the team logo. Clippers players also featured black arm bands and/or wristbands and wore black socks.

From The Associated Press:

“It’s just us, only us. We’re all we got,” Clippers star guard Chris Paul could be heard shouting to teammates before they ran out.

The Warriors’ sellout crowd of 19,596, decked out in gold shirts, booed the Clippers – as they always do – during introductions.

Sterling’s wife, Shelly, was sitting courtside across from the Clippers’ bench. Commissioner Adam Silver had said Donald Sterling would not be at the game.

Clippers coach Doc Rivers said before the game that he would remain the only one to speak for the team on this, saying players want to remain focused on basketball. Even he, though, acknowledged that has not been easy since TMZ released the alleged recording of Sterling on Saturday.

“Our message is to play,” Rivers said. “Our message is that we’re going to let no one and nothing stop us from what we want to do. And I think that’s a good message. I really do. I think that’s the message we’re trying to send. And if we can pull this off all the way, I think that would be a terrific message.”

The reaction to Sterling’s comments has been far-reaching, as other NBA players and teams have had to take stock of the owner’s alleged comments. Charlotte Bobcats owner Michael Jordan released a statement saying that he was “completely outraged” by Sterling, while Heat star LeBron James said “there’s no room in the NBA for Donald Sterling.”

Even President Barack Obama. weighed in on the matter while on a state visit to Malaysia.

“When ignorant folks want to advertise their ignorance, you don’t really have to do anything, you just let them talk. That’s what happened here,” the President said in a press conference in Malaysia (as documented by CNN).

For more on the reaction to Sterling, click here.

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Video: WEEI at the 118th Boston Marathon 04.22.14 at 8:46 am ET
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WEEI talked to fans and runners at the 118th Boston Marathon, and Dennis & Callahan and Dale & Holley broadcasted live from the finish line.

Photos: Marathon Monday 2014 04.21.14 at 12:41 pm ET
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WEEI was all over the place on Marathon Monday, from the starting line to the finish line to Fenway Park. To see all our photos from the day, click here.

Area around Boston Marathon finish line evacuated due to suspicious backpacks 04.15.14 at 7:48 pm ET
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According to the Boston Police Dept., the area around the Boston Marathon finish line on Boylston Street has been cordoned off after police discovered suspicious backpacks.

According to WBZ-TV, a man was seen with one of the backpacks, yelling “Boston Strong,” just prior to the area was evacuated. The report also states the man was barefoot and wore a long black veil.

The Copley Station Green Line has been closed while an investigation of the scene is taken place.

Check back for more information …

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Dale & Holley receive warm welcome back tweets 04.02.14 at 12:28 pm ET
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Tuesday’s announcement that Dale Arnold would be reuniting with Michael Holley to form WEEI’s new afternoon show was welcome news to loyal listeners — once they confirmed that it was not an April Fools’ joke.

The pairing of the former midday hosts was greeted by some well-known personalities as well.

NHL Network host (and former NESN personality) Kathryn Tappen tweeted her support.

Added MLB Network (and former NESN Red Sox) reporter Heidi Watney: Great team!

Former Revolution star Taylor Twellman tweeted:

 

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Alex Rodriguez reportedly drops lawsuit against MLB, MLBPA 02.07.14 at 4:52 pm ET
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Alex Rodriguez has dropped his lawsuit against MLB, Bud Selig and the MLB Players Association, according to multiple reports.

Rodriguez filed the lawsuit on Jan. 13, two days after independent arbitrator Fredric Horowitz reduced his 211-game suspension to 162 games. MLB and the MLBPA both said in statements that they disagreed with Horowitz’€™s ruling — for different reasons — but that they respected the arbitration process and recognized Horowitz’€™s decision as final.

Because Rodriguez’s dismissal was voluntary, he has the option to refile the lawsuit at a later date if he wants.

 

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Poll: Boston Sports Person of 2013 12.26.13 at 9:54 am ET
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It’s been another memorable season in Boston sports. Now it’s time to decide which person stood out and should be recognized as the 2013 Boston Sports Person of the Year. Here are the eight individuals whose accomplishments made them worthy of being on our final list. Cast your vote until New Year’s Eve.

Who is the Boston Sports Person of the Year for 2013?

  • David Ortiz, Red Sox (57%, 731 Votes)
  • Koji Uehara, Red Sox (21%, 273 Votes)
  • John Farrell, Red Sox (11%, 137 Votes)
  • Tom Brady, Patriots (6%, 79 Votes)
  • Bill Belichick, Patriots (2%, 30 Votes)
  • Andre Williams, Boston College football (1%, 19 Votes)
  • Zdeno Chara, Bruins (1%, 8 Votes)
  • Tuukka Rask, Bruins (1%, 6 Votes)

Total Voters: 1,277

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Jerry Remy issues statement: ‘We are heartbroken’ 08.17.13 at 4:17 pm ET
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NESN analyst Jerry Remy, in a statement issued on his twitter account, offered his initial public response to the arrest of his son, Jared Remy, on charges that he murdered his girlfriend, Jennifer Martel:

My thoughts and prayers go out to Jenn Martel and her family. Words cannot describe my wife’s and my grief.

Son or not, I am at a loss for words articulating my disgust and remorse over this senseless and tragic act.

We are heartbroken,

Jerry Remy.

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