Now Playing Tracks

Rangers’ Guilder Rodriguez Collects First MLB Hits After 13 Seasons In Minors

Rangers’ Guilder Rodriguez Collects First MLB Hits After 13 Seasons In Minors

1411472657_espn

The wait was well worth it for Texas Rangers utility infielder Guilder Rodriguez.

The 31-year-old played 13 seasons and 1,095 games in the minor leagues before the Rangers called him up earlier in September. Rodriguez’s 1000-plus games with ten different teams in the minors were the most games played without an appearance in the bigs, but Monday night, his perseverance paid off in a big way.

Maki…

View On WordPress

Fantasy Football: Donald Brown Highlights Week 4 Waiver Wire Adds

Donald Brown

Donald BrownWith three NFL weeks in the books, you should have a good idea of what your fantasy team will look like going forward.

Injuries, suspensions and non-exempt commissioner’s lists have already taken a toll on the fantasy world this season. That’s the bad news. The good news is that three weeks of NFL action is usually enough to determine your team’s strengths and weaknesses. By now, you should have…

View On WordPress

Stephen Gostkowski Shows Off Bowling Skills At Splitsville (Video)

Splitsville

http://cms.springboardplatform.com/embed_iframe/899/video/993707/nesn003/nesn.com/10

When Stephen Gostkowski isn’t booming 50-yard field goals on Sundays, he likes to bowl.

In fact, the New England Patriots kicker used to be a part of a bowling league in North Attleboro, Mass., several years ago, and he used to bowl with former Patriots linebacker Tedy Bruschi.

Gostkowski and several Patriots…

View On WordPress

Staples Center Ice Found Its Way To All Of LA Kings’ Road Game 7’s

Staples Center Ice Found Its Way To All Of LA Kings’ Road Game 7’s

Los Angeles Kings

Los Angeles KingsThe Los Angeles Kings might have received some superstitious help during their Stanley Cup run this past spring.

Staples Center event crew supervisor Joe Laughlin did everything in his power to make sure there was some Staples Center ice sprayed onto the playing surfaces in San Jose, Anaheim and Chicago during the Kings’ Game 7s at each arena.

How did he do this?

According to LA Kings Insider,…

View On WordPress

Claude Julien: Simon Gagne Is ‘Getting Better All The Time’ (Video)

Claude Julien: Simon Gagne Is ‘Getting Better All The Time’ (Video)

Simon Gagne

http://cms.springboardplatform.com/embed_iframe/899/video/993703/nesn003/nesn.com/10

Simon Gagne hasn’t played an NHL game since April 2013.

Still, that’s not stopping him from making a strong push to make the Boston Bruins roster this training camp.

With preseason games beginning Tuesday at Montreal for the Bruins, Gagne has a huge couple of weeks coming up as he tries to impress the coaching…

View On WordPress

Tom Brady Jokes About Tuck Rule Facebook Post: ‘Great Day For Patriots’

Tom Brady Jokes About Tuck Rule Facebook Post: ‘Great Day For Patriots’

Tom Brady

Tom BradyTom Brady and the New England Patriots squeaked past the Oakland Raiders with a 16-9 win Sunday, but it certainly wasn’t the first time they’ve had a close call against the team in Black and Silver.

We’re referring, of course, to the infamous “Tuck Rule” game in 2002, when an obscure call in the AFC Divisional playoffs allowed New England escape with a 16-13 win. Brady garnered a few headlines…

View On WordPress

2014-15 Philadelphia Flyers Preview: Steve Mason Key To Playoff Chances

Andrew MacDonald

Andrew MacDonaldThe Philadelphia Flyers gambled on Steven Mason as a starting goaltender last season and the move paid off.

The former Calder Trophy winner, whose performance had suffered greatly since his 2008-09 rookie campaign, posted a solid 33-18-7 record with a 2.16 goals against average and a .917 save percentage to help the Flyers make the playoffs last season.

Mason has resurrected his career in Philly,…

View On WordPress

John Rocker On ‘Survivor’ Experience: ‘It Was Worse Than I Expected’

John Rocker On ‘Survivor’ Experience: ‘It Was Worse Than I Expected’

John Rocker

John RockerThe CBS show “Survivor” will feature a familiar face to baseball fans this season.

Former Atlanta Braves closer John Rocker will be in the competitive reality series, which begins its 29th season on Sept. 24.

The pitcher, who made over $5 million in his baseball career, had to survive in a remote area in Nicaragua as part of the show. While we’ll have to watch the show to find out how long Rocker…

View On WordPress

Metta World Peace’s Odd New Shoes Feature Stuffed Panda Head (Photo)

Metta World Peace’s Odd New Shoes Feature Stuffed Panda Head (Photo)

Metta Shoes

The last we heard from Metta World Peace, he signed a contract with the Sichuan Blue Whales in China and announced he’d go by the name “Panda’s Friend” throughout his stay in China.

Now, to kick off his new career overseas, the man with a history of names has released new basketball shoes featuring a stuffed panda head along with two panda arms.

“Welcome to Metta’s World China! Available in…

View On WordPress

James Harrison Says He’s Returning To Steelers In Instagram Post (Video)

James Harrison Says He’s Returning To Steelers In Instagram Post (Video)

James Harrison

Less than a month ago, free agent linebacker James Harrison used a Facebook post to announce his NFL retirement.

On Monday night, Harrison used a different social media application to foreshadow his return.

The 36-year-old, who spent the majority of his career with the Pittsburgh Steelers, posted a video on Instagram that shows him asking his kids if they’d want him to return to the NFL if he…

View On WordPress

Tom Werner Elected To New Committee To Examine Pace Of Play In MLB

Tom Werner

Tom WernerAs baseball games get increasingly longer and the demographics of the audience get older, Major League Baseball is trying to address its pace-of-play problem.

Bud Selig released a statement announcing the appointment of a new committee designed to examine the pace of the game.

“We have the greatest game in the world, but we are always looking for ways to improve it,” Selig’s statement read.…

View On WordPress

Qatar: We’ll Host 2022 FIFA World Cup In ‘Summer or Winter’

Qatar: We’ll Host 2022 FIFA World Cup In ‘Summer or Winter’ @NESNSoccer

Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al Thani, Sheikha Moza Bint Nasser al-Misnad, Sepp Blatter

Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al Thani, Sheikha Moza Bint Nasser al-Misnad, Sepp BlatterQatar organizers dismissed any chance of the 2022 FIFA World Cup being taken away from the Gulf nation after a warning on Monday by a FIFA executive committee member.

Theo Zwanziger was quoted in his native Germany as saying that he believed the World Cup will not be played in Qatar because of the heat.

Discussions about shifting the tournament dates from the searing summer heat are continuing as…

View On WordPress

To Tumblr, Love Pixel Union