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  1. Jason Collins throws out first pitch at Boston Red Sox game

    Jason Collins, the first active athlete to come out as being gay in one of the four U.S. major professional sports leagues, threw out the ceremonial first pitch at Fenway Park on Thursday night before the Red Sox played the Texas Rangers.

    Story | Conversation | June 06, 2013
  2. Derrick Rose hopes President Obama is hosting the Chicago Bulls t...

    Nick Friedell

    President Obama is a big fan of the way the Miami Heat run a break, but when the postseason dictates more half-court sets, Obama believes the Chicago Bulls will have a chance.

    Story | Conversation | March 02, 2012
  3. Week ahead: The President and the road

    Jeff Caplan

    It's not every day you start the week with a visit to the White House. The reigning NBA champion Dallas Mavericks are in Washington D.C. and will meet President Barack Obama today before taking off for Detroit and the first multi-city road trip of th...

    Blog | January 09, 2012
  4. Boston to build Bill Russell statue pushed by President Barack Ob...

    Chris Forsberg

    Boston is building a statue of Celtics legend Bill Russell months after President Barack Obama suggested the city needed one.

    Story | Conversation | May 04, 2011
  5. Obama thanks Celtics for Thibs

    Chris Forsberg

    BOSTON -- Poor Boston Celtics. Members of the team got a rare chance to rub elbows with President Barack Obama on Tuesday night and all the leader of the free world wanted to talk about was Tom Thibodeau and the Chicago Bulls. Read the full story....

    Blog | March 09, 2011
  6. President Barack Obama thanks Boston Celtics for 'giving' Tom Thi...

    Chris Forsberg

    The Boston Celtics got a rare chance to rub elbows with President Obama on Tuesday night and all the leader of the free world wanted to talk about was Tom Thibodeau and the Chicago Bulls.

    Story | Conversation | March 09, 2011
  7. Bill Simmons: Who made the grade at the NBA trading deadline?

    Bill Simmons

    Bill Simmons hands out his report card for the NBA's trade deadline, giving kudos to the Knicks but worrying about Kendrick Perkins' departure from the Celtics.

    Story | Conversation | February 25, 2011
  8. Transcript of Obama's comments on Russell

    ESPNBoston.com

    In addition to making a push for the city of Boston to erect a statue of Bill Russell at the Medal of Freedom ceremony, President Barack Obama cited Russell as "someone who stood up for the rights and dignity of all men" -- not to mention calling him...

    Blog | February 15, 2011
  9. C's on Medal recipient Russell

    Greg Payne

    Chip Somodevilla/Getty ImagesCeltics legend Bill Russell delivers his trademark laugh alongside president Barack Obama.WALTHAM, Mass. -- Celtics legend Bill Russell was among a group of 15 honorees awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom Tuesday b...

    Blog | February 15, 2011
  10. Bill Russell, Stan Musial receive Medal of Freedom

    resident Barack Obama recognized a pair of Hall of Fame athletes along with a former president and a civil rights hero Tuesday with the Medal of Freedom.

    Story | Conversation | February 15, 2011
  11. Boston Celtics' Doc Rivers can relate to Cleveland Cavaliers' los...

    Chris Forsberg

    Celtics coach Doc Rivers can relate to the Cavaliers' long losing streak.

    Story | Conversation | January 24, 2011
  12. Los Angeles Lakers to meet President Barack Obama next week

    President Barack Obama will honor the NBA champion Los Angeles Lakers next week, the White House said Thursday.

    Story | Conversation | December 09, 2010
  13. St. Louis Cardinals' Stan Musial, Boston Celtics' Bill Russell am...

    Cardinals Hall of Famer Stan "The Man" Musial and Celtics legend Bill Russell are among the 2010 winners of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor.

    Story | Conversation | November 17, 2010
  14. Shaquille O'Neal finds perfect spot to end career: Boston

    Roy S. Johnson

    Shaq's stop in Boston gives him a chance make us forget about his season and a half of disruption in Phoenix and his year of irrelevance in Cleveland.

    Story | Conversation | August 11, 2010
  15. In Case You Missed It: The Day In Sports

    Nathaniel S. Butler/Getty Images Wall, Turner Go 1-2 to Start NBA Draft Kentucky's John Wall and Ohio State's Evan Turner were selected #1 and #2 respectively, headlining the 2010 NBA Draft class. Georgia Tech's Derrick Favors, Syracuse's Wesley ...

    Blog | June 24, 2010
  16. President congratulates Los Angeles Lakers on winning title

    President Barack Obama congratulated the Lakers on winning the championship.

    Story | Conversation | June 18, 2010