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Red Sox Scout: ‘Nobody Could Have Predicted How Good (Mike Trout) Would Be’

This embed is invalid" /> You’re probably aware of “The Brady 6” — the documentary detailing the six quarterbacks selected ahead of Tom Brady in the 2000 NFL draft — but perhaps someday we’ll learn more about “The Trout 24.” As crazy as it sounds, Trout — hands down the best player in Major League Baseball — was selected 25th overall...
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Dunkin’ Donuts Poll Results: Will The Angels Catch The Astros? (Video)

The Houston Astros have the second-best record in Major League Baseball. No, that’s not a typo. Through 45 games, Houston sits at 29-16, 6.5 games ahead of the second place Los Angeles Angels (22-22). Can the Halos catch them? Find out the results of the poll in the video above. Thumbnail photo via Rick Osentoski/USA TODAY Sports ImagesFiled under: Dunkin' Donuts, Dunkin' Poll...
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Roger Federer Rolls At French Open, Angry About Fan’s On-Court Selfie

PARIS — Roger Federer was not amused. As Federer finished an interview after his first-round French Open victory Sunday, an overzealous fan left his seat and approached the 17-time major champion right there on the main stadium court in search of the most modern of mementos – a cellphone selfie. At first, Federer seemed startled. Then he looked uncomfortable...
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Pat Tillman, Hobey Baker Among Athletes Who Lost Their Lives At War (Photos)

Hitting the game-winning shot is incredible, and takes a special skill and mindset to accomplish, but it’s not heroic. Veteran. Bomb. Blitz. Trenches. No man’s land. These are just a few of the words and phrases taken from military life and applied to our athletes. In today’s culture, athletes are often synonymous with heroes of war — at least if we took the phrases used...
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Red Sox Notes: Xander Bogaerts Justifying John Farrell’s Lineup Change

BOSTON — The Red Sox have figured out how to play winning baseball. One day after snapping a three-game losing streak with an 8-3 win, the Red Sox made it two straight victories by defeating the Los Angeles Angels 6-1 at Fenway Park. Boston’s win in Sunday’s series finale was one of the team’s most complete efforts of the season, as everything seemed to click for the Sox...
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Wade Miley Looking As Advertised After Shaky First Month With Red Sox

This embed is invalid" /> BOSTON — Pump the brakes on the buyer’s remorse. This is the Wade Miley the Red Sox signed up for back in December. Miley twirled a gem Sunday as the Red Sox defeated the Los Angeles Angels 6-1 at Fenway Park. It’ll obviously be a while before Boston knows whether it made the correct move in trading pitching prospects...
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Brendan Rodgers Apologizes To Liverpool Fans For Stoke City Embarrassment

Brendan Rodgers is willing to bear the brunt of criticism, following Liverpool’s worst domestic-league loss in over half a century. Stoke City routed Liverpool 6-1 on Sunday at the Brittania Stadium, forcing Liverpool to enter the offseason with new-found senses of pain and embarrassment. Liverpool manager Rodgers apologized to his team’s fans, saying...
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Pablo Sandoval Abandons Switch-Hitting For One At-Bat In Red Sox’s Win

This embed is invalid" /> BOSTON — John Farrell left the door open a crack. Pablo Sandoval shut it. Sandoval batted left-handed against a left-handed pitcher for just the fifth time in his eight-year career Sunday as the Red Sox defeated the Los Angeles Angels 6-1 at Fenway Park. It might not be a sign of things to come, though, as Sandoval said...
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Pablo Sandoval’s Bat Critical Component Of Red Sox’s Success (Video)

 Amid offensive struggles, losing Pablo Sandoval’s bat last Tuesday was a big blow to the Boston Red Sox’s offense. The Sox’s prized third baseman still hasn’t returned to the starting lineup, but he managed to drive in a run pinch-hitting for Brock Holt as part of Boston’s three-run, eighth-inning rally. When he returns full-time, questions...
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Chelsea Lifts Premier League Trophy As Champion Of 2014-15 Season (Videos)

Stamford Bridge hosted the biggest party of the 2014-15 English soccer season Sunday, as Chelsea lifted the Premier League trophy in front of their fans. Chelsea captain John Terry held the trophy aloft following the Blues’ 3-1 win over Sunderland in their last game of 2014-15. Chelsea clinched this season’s Premier League title when it beat Crystal Palace on May 3 but had to...
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Mike Napoli’s Streak Traces Back To Kid Signing Bat In Red Sox’s Dugout

This embed is invalid" /> BOSTON — Sometimes, good things happen to good people. Perhaps that would explain Mike Napoli’s hot streak. Napoli, who’s typically considered a consummate professional, often asks kids visiting the Red Sox’s dugout before games to sign his bat. It’s his way of providing young fans with a unique ballpark experience...
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Liverpool Stoke City Wrap: Reds Suffer Widespread Letdown In Season-Ending Loss

Steven Gerrard headlined a generation of Liverpool players and fans, who have just discovered what little joy there is in six. Stoke City hammered Liverpool 6-1 Sunday in the teams’ final game of the 2014-15 Premier League season. Not even Steven Gerrard’s goal-scoring farewell could mask the scale of Stoke City’s dominance or Liverpool’s end-of-season capitulation. Stoke...
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Red Sox Wrap: Mike Napoli Continues Hot Streak In 6-1 Win Over Angels

This embed is invalid" /> BOSTON — The level is dropping on the Red Sox panic meter. The Red Sox finished their homestand strong Sunday with a 6-1 win over the Los Angeles Angels at Fenway Park. Boston, which had dropped three straight before Saturday, now heads out on the road riding a two-game winning streak. Sunday’s series-clinching victory...
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Mike Napoli Hits Longest Fenway Park Homer Of 2015 Vs. Angels (Video)

BOSTON — Get this man a calling card. He keeps dialing long distance. Mike Napoli went yard again Sunday in the Red Sox’s series finale against the Los Angeles Angels. The slugger’s second-inning home run off Hector Santiago wasn’t your average blast, though. At 450 feet, it was the longest homer at Fenway Park this season, according to ESPN Stats & Info. Napoli...
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Angels Coach Gary DiSarcina: L.A.’s Struggles Mirror Red Sox’s (Video)

Los Angeles Angels third base coach Gary DiSarcina sees plenty of similarities between his team and the Boston Red Sox. The former Pawtucket Red Sox manager chatted with NESN’s Tom Caron ahead of Sunday’s game between the two teams and noted that the Halos’ struggles at the plate are a lot like Boston’s. “It’s been a struggle so far,” DiSarcina...
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Anthony Varvaro Returned To Red Sox, Placed On 15-Day Disabled List

This embed is invalid" /> BOSTON — Anthony Varvaro is back. Kind of. Varvaro was returned to the Red Sox before Sunday’s game against the Los Angeles Angels at Fenway Park. The right-handed reliever was placed on the 15-day disabled list (retroactive to April 29) with a right flexor strain and is scheduled to undergo surgery this week. Varvaro...
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Boston Red Sox Find Success Vs. Angels With Switched Up Lineup (Video)

The Boston Red Sox have struggled mightily offensively of late, but that certainly wasn’t the case Saturday night. Boston rebounded against the Los Angeles Angels in the middle game of their series at Fenway Park, taking an 8-3 win just one day after being crushed by the Halos 12-5. And a big part of that was manager John Farrell’s decision to switch...
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Steven Gerrard Scores Goal In Final Game Game For Liverpool FC (Video)

Steven Gerrard ended his Liverpool career with a flourish. Gerrard scored Liverpool’s only goal its 6-1 loss to Stoke City on Sunday. Gerrard struck in his final game for Liverpool, making some fans smile on an otherwise dismal day. Steven Gerrard's last Premier League game by numbers: 46 passes completed 4 shots 3 chances created 1 goal Farewell http://t.co/ZYAU88Z4nY— Squawka...
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Orioles Pitcher Brian Matusz Ejected For Foreign Substance On Arm (Video)

Baltimore Orioles pitcher Brian Matusz ran into a little trouble during extra innings of Saturday’s game against the Miami Marlins. It wasn’t because of poor performance, but rather for the possible performance enhancer on his right forearm. Marlins manager Dan Jennings, who earned his first career win Saturday night, didn’t waste any time violating one of the unwritten...
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David Ortiz Breaks Bat Over Knee During Red Sox-Angels Game (Video)

David Ortiz’s frustration boiled over. Ortiz, who went 0-for-4 and left seven men on base in Saturday’s game against the Los Angeles Angels at Fenway Park, was visibly upset in the sixth inning after flying out to right field with a runner on first. Ortiz snapped his bat over his knee upon returning to the Red Sox’s dugout. It’s been that kind of season for Ortiz and the...
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John Farrell: Shane Victorino ‘Disappointed,’ ‘Frustrated’ By DL Stint

This embed is invalid" /> BOSTON — Shane Victorino isn’t too thrilled about landing on the disabled list. The Red Sox placed Victorino on the 15-day DL with a left calf injury before Sunday’s game against the Los Angeles Angels at Fenway Park. Red Sox manager John Farrell admitted Victorino wasn’t exactly receptive to the news, as it continues...
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DraftKings: Michael Brantley, Dustin Pedroia Make Tom Caron’s Lineup

The long weekend is almost over, but there’s still plenty of time to win big playing fantasy baseball. DraftKings offers one-day fantasy baseball games, allowing users to set a new lineup every day for the chance to win tons of cash prizes. This year, DraftKings has partnered with NESN to give fans a unique opportunity: Compete against Tom Caron in the sport he knows best. Here’s...
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Liverpool Debuts All-Black Third Uniform For 2015-16 By New Balance (Photo)

Liverpool switched to black in order to give fans a glimpse of its future. Liverpool debuted its all-black third uniform for 2015-16 Saturday in its Premier League loss to Stoke City. New Balance manufactures the black strip, which Liverpool will wear in some games next season. PICTURES: Liverpool's new third kit. #LFC http://t.co/vMex2glB8o— YNWATV™...
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Mookie Betts Back In Red Sox Lineup Vs. Angels As Shane Victorino Hits DL

The Boston Red Sox will be looking to take the series against the Los Angeles Angels on Sunday after bouncing back with an 8-3 win Saturday, and they’re switching up the lineup yet again. Mookie Betts is back after a day off, and he’ll slide in to the No. 2 spot in the order. Dustin Pedroia will keep the leadoff role while the young center fielder...
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Shane Victorino Placed On Disabled List; Red Sox Call Up Jeff Bianchi

This embed is invalid" /> BOSTON — Shane Victorino is back on the shelf. The Red Sox placed Victorino on the 15-day disabled list Sunday with a left calf injury. Boston recalled utility man Jeff Bianchi from Triple-A Pawtucket to fill Victorino’s spot on the active roster. It’s been less than two weeks since Victorino returned from the DL following...
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