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Red Sox Wrap: Boston Crumbles In 10th Inning Of 12-8 Loss To Astros

BOSTON — The Red Sox traded punches with arguably the best team in the American League. It ended with Boston hitting the canvas in extra innings. The Red Sox, who rallied in both the seventh and eighth innings Friday, suffered a 12-8 loss to the Houston Astros in 10 innings in the teams’ series opener at Fenway Park. The contest marked the first of eight consecutive home games...
Via NESN.com
38 minutes ago  |  Discuss

David Ortiz Drilled In Helmet By Throw; Ball Flies Into Stands (Video)

This embed is invalid" /> David Ortiz has a mean headbutt. Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve attempted to turn a double play in the fifth inning of Friday night’s game against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park. His bid was unsuccessful because his throw to first base smoked Ortiz in the helmet and ricocheted all the way into the stands along...
Via NESN.com
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: Three teams achieve separation in Aldridge chase

LaMarcus Aldridge is taking his well-deserved time to make a decision about where he’ll sign in free agency. According to Ken Berger of CBS Sports, the power forward has essentially narrowed his choices to three teams: the San Antonio Spurs, Phoenix Suns and Portland Trail Blazers. The Spurs, Suns and Blazers have separated themselves in the chase for LaMarcus Aldridge, two...
Via Sportsnaut
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

WWE SmackDown Results and July 2 Recap

Smackdown opens with Seth Rollins, flanked by J&J Security. Jimmy Uso is back on commentary this week, and I’m already in hell. Rollins says in today’s fast-paced culture, everyone’s always in a hurry to get where they’re going. It’s too bad none of you can get there in style. His boys, J&J epitomize style and will be riding around in a brand-new 2015 Cadillac CTS...
Via The Camel Clutch Blog
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Jeanie Buss: Brother Jim will step down if Lakers don't make deep run within two seasons

Lakers fans complaining about the way Jim Buss runs the team may finally get their wish. Jeanie Buss, a Lakers president and part-owner, said on the radio that her brother will step down if the Lakers do not make a deep run in the playoffs over the next two seasons. Jeanie, who spoke with KPCC...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Serena Williams wags finger at Wimbledon crowd, says, 'Don’t try me'

Serena Williams delivered a strong message to the Wimbledon crowd during her third-round match at the tournament Friday. During the third set of her comeback win over hometown player Heather Watson, Williams was down 5-4 and leading 15-30 as she tried to get a break to get back on serve. There was a long rally...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: Rajon Rondo headed to Sacramento Kings

The Sacramento Kings appeared to be the only team interested in free agent Rajon Rondo, and the point guard is officially going to become a member of the squad. According to Marc Spears of Yahoo Sports, Rondo will sign a one-year deal with the Kings. Rajon Rondo to sign one-year, $10 million deal with Kings, source told Yahoo — Marc J. Spears (@SpearsNBAYahoo) July 3, 2015...
Via Sportsnaut
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

DeAndre Jordan to Dallas: The Los Angeles Clippers are literally mad men

Straight from the Mad Men era, in 1960, singer Brenda Lee said the words DeAndre Jordan carried inside himself these past few weeks: What is free agency, in any sport, other than a very public revelation of a basic emotional reality? Like politicians, athletes also carry the Brenda Lee verse as their personal anthem: “I want to be wanted.” The Dallas Mavericks understood...
Via Crossover Chronicles
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Photo: Karl Anthony-Towns Spending 4th of July With His “Second Dad”, John Calipari

Karl-Anthony Towns is no longer a player in the Kentucky men’s basketball program, as the star big man has moved on to the NBA.  Unsurprisingly, his relationship with Wildcats’ coach John Calipari remains in tact. The Minnesota Timberwolves’ No. 1 pick is spending his 4th of July weekend with Calipari, whom Towns calls his “second dad.”    Spending my 4th of July...
Via College Spun
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Brandon Saad, Ryan O’Reilly sign long-term contracts with Columbus, Buffalo

A pair of young NHL stars signed long-term contracts Friday. Right winger Brandon Saad signed a six-year contract worth a reported $36 million with the Columbus Blue Jackets. He was acquired from the Chicago Blackhawks in a multi-player trade earlier in the week. .@BSaad20: "I know (#CBJ) has a lot of talented guys. They're tough to play against & I'm happy to be a part of...
Via NESN.com
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Watch: John Kruk sings with Davisson Brothers Band for ESPN July 4th baseball coverage

ESPN was already planning providing baseball fans with plenty this holiday weekend, showing a tripleheader on Friday and its usual Sunday Night Baseball telecast. John Kruk was set to be part of the festivities as part of his usual duties with the Sunday night broadcast team. But what about MLB games, Kruk and the former All-Star singing country music? Now it’s looking like a...
Via Awful Announcing
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Are the Angels now the worst organization in baseball?

Are the Angels now the worst organization in baseball? It seems almost impossible that any franchise could ever step to the Marlins and dare displace them atop the dysfunction power rankings. Yet somehow in the last six months and culminating in the resignation of Jerry Dipoto, Arte Moreno and company have shown the world that when it comes to reprehensible behavior, they go to...
Via The Outside Corner
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Remember when the Cincinnati Bearcats were the scariest team in America?

There was a time when the scariest basketball team in college basketball was the Cincinnati Bearcats. We reflect and pay homage. The post Remember When The Cincinnati Bearcats Were The Scariest Team In America? appeared first on The Sports Fan Journal.
Via The Sports Fan Journal
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Charles Woodson, Eddie George Both Think Ohio State-Michigan Game Should Start “No Earlier” Than 3:30 p.m.

If you’re a fan of either Ohio State or Michigan, you likely have an opinion on when the game between the Buckeyes and the Wolverines should start every year.  At noon, like it has traditionally been? At 3:30 p.m., like it’s occasionally been in recent years? Or at night, like it’s never been but maybe should be because night games are awesome?  Former Michigan star Charles...
Via College Spun
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: DeAndre Jordan 'on verge' of accepting Mavs' offer

The DeAndre Jordan sweepstakes might be coming to a close. According to ESPN’s Marc Stein, the Mavericks have positioned themselves in front of the Los Angeles Clippers as the favorite to land Jordan. ESPN sources say DeAndre Jordan is on verge of accepting Mavs' four-year, $80M+ max offer. Dallas firmly in lead and decision likely today — Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) July...
Via Sportsnaut
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

A-Rod, Yankees settle dispute over home run milestone bonus

The 4th of July holiday may be just around the corner, but Alex Rodriguez and the New York Yankees appear hellbent on tying up a lot of loose ends related to the team’s designated hitter before the holiday weekend, as the team issued a press release indicating the parties have settled a dispute over a...Read More The post Alex Rodriguez, Yankees settle dispute over home run milestone...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Dez Bryant deal with Cowboys could be announced Monday

Earlier this week we reported on a rumor that a new long-term deal between Dez Bryant and the Dallas Cowboys was imminent. Now it sounds like the deal is done and it may only be a few days before the news is announced. According to a report by Mike Fisher at CBS, the Cowboys will share the details with the public after the holiday weekend: “… sources tell me his wait is almost...
Via cover32
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Linda Cohn trashes the Nets on a hot mic

Much of the focus this NBA offseason has been on the Knicks and Lakers hilariously striking out on every free agent they’re pursuing, but what about the Brooklyn Nets not doing anything? That was the question Linda Cohn had on SportsCenter when she was caught with a hot mic, and well…she has a point! Let’s be honest here – the hockey-loving Cohn is probably just irritated...
Via Awful Announcing
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Five reasons the Browns should play Johnny Manziel

Heading into the 2015 NFL Season, there aren’t many expectations for the Cleveland Browns to compete. They surprised the league last year for the first half of the season, but fell back to earth and ended up missing the playoffs once again. Cleveland has quite a few question marks surrounding their roster, and it all starts with the quarterback position. Johnny Manziel was one...
Via This Given Sunday
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jays need rookies to keep producing for success in 2015

The Toronto Blue Jays (42-39, 1 GB in the AL East) entered this season in a full-blown youth movement. Yes, the team still had important veteran players, but the club opened with six rookies on its 25-man-roster. Three of those rookies didn’t make it very long. Miguel Castro, pegged as the closer early in the season, started off hot, but struggled and was quickly optioned...
Via The Outside Corner
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Petersen, Patterson, Purple, Perseverance: Can Washington Follow TCU’s Path?

One team is coached by a Patterson, the other by a Petersen. They’ve both had quarterbacks step away from football, burned out and in need of adjustments beyond the theater of competitive athletics. They’ve both endured ugly off-field incidents and general friction with players who were supposed to be anchors of their defense. They have been forced to endure a lot of adversity...
Via The Student Section
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Yankees get A-Rod's 3,000th hit ball for $150,000 donation

The long and sordid saga revolving around the ultimate fate of the ball Alex Rodriguez deposited into the outfield seats at Yankee Stadium for his 3,000th hit has finally reached a resolution. Zack Hample, a “professional ballhawk” who was uncooperative at best after procuring the baseball after A-Rod’s solo shot in the first inning on...Read More The post Yankees get A-Rod’s...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

This Michigan State Hype Video Will Get Fans Jacked For 2015-2016

The Michigan State Spartans, led by head coach Mark Dantonio, are now one of the premier college football programs in the country. But can they take the next step and compete for a national championship? In 2015, MSU returns a number of starters, including quarterback Connor Cook, and plans on giving Ohio State a run for its money in the BIg Ten. This week, a YouTube account named...
Via College Spun
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Jimmy Butler on Derrick Rose: ‘I don’t think we have any issues’

Jimmy Butler and Derrick Rose are going to be teammates with the Chicago Bulls for at least two more seasons. Does that mean they will be become best friends during that time? No, but no one said they need to. In an interview with Rolling Stone’s Seerat Sohi, Butler was asked about the recent report...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Russell Wilson 'would definitely consider' playing for Mariners

Russell Wilson made an appearance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” on Thursday night. And among the jokes and silliness typical of shows like Kimmel’s late-night gabfest, the Seattle Seahawks quarterback — currently mired in contract negotiations that are progressing slowly at best or at a virtual standstill at worst — hinted that he would seriously contemplate...Read More The...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Best pitching duels of the day: July 3

It’s a rare two-duel day, as there are two flat out fantastic pitching matchups. The secondary games might be a bit on the softer side, but there is no shortage of heavy hitters on this day. Check ’em out: Chris Archer (TBR) vs. Masahiro Tanaka (NYY) 7:05 p.m. ET It’s really nice that both of these standout duels are scheduled so both can be watched almost one after...
Via The Sports Post
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

2015 Women’s World Cup Final: The Rematch

​ Is this what you’ve all been waiting for? On Sunday July 5, the United States women’s national team squares off against Japan in the 2015 Women’s World Cup final; a rematch from 2011. Of course, it was the Japanese who rose to victory that year after winning a penalty shootout 3–1. Think about that for a moment. 3–1. On penalties. They got their revenge in London...
Via The Sports Post
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Sacramento Kings continue to be an utter disaster

The Sacramento Kings are not having a good last few weeks. What with All-Star center DeMarcus Cousins demanding a trade, owner Vivek Ranadive publicly feuding with his head coach and vice president of basketball operations Vlade Divac making an underwhelming draft pick, things haven’t been swell in Sactown. Now the team’s strategy for free agency has gone completely off the rails...
Via Rumors and Rants
19 hours ago  |  Discuss
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