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Clay Buchholz Downplays Anything Unique, Continues To Deliver (Video)

Boston Red Sox pitcher Clay Buchholz tossed another gem Monday, his third consecutive fantastic start. Buchholz went eight strong innings, striking out five and allowing just one run to score in a 3-1 win over the Toronto Blue Jays. In his last three outings, the right-hander has pitched 22 innings allowing just two total runs. He spoke with reporters after the game in Toronto, as...
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Report: Red Sox Inquired About Josh Donaldson In Offseason, Were Shot Down

Josh Donaldson has been one of the stars of this Major League Baseball season, helping power a Toronto Blue Jays offense that leads the majors in runs scored. The Boston Red Sox might view the third baseman as the one that got away. Jason Mastrodonato of the Boston Herald reported Monday that before signing third baseman Pablo Sandoval to a five-year, $95 million contract this...
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Former Florida St. Mascot Killed In Knife Fight Over Gumbo Recipe

A man who formerly played Florida State University mascot Chief Osceola was stabbed last week, and later died from the injuries. Caleb Halley, 34, died last Thursday after he was wounded in an altercation with Orlando Thompson, whom he worked with at a restaurant, two days earlier. An argument between Halley and Thompson began over how much spice should be used in a gumbo soup recipe...
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Former Florida St. Mascot Killed In Knife Fight Over Gumbo Recipe

A man who formerly played Florida State University mascot Chief Osceola was stabbed last week, and later died from the injuries. Caleb Halley, 34, died last Thursday after he was wounded in an altercation with Orlando Thompson, whom he worked with at a restaurant, two days earlier. An argument between Halley and Thompson began over how much spice should be used in a gumbo soup recipe...
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Red Sox Notes: Why This June Was Best Of Clay Buchholz’s Career

Clay Buchholz’s ERA in the month of April this season was 5.76. By any standard, that’s not very good. In May, that mark fell to 3.31 — a definite improvement, but still not ace material. It wasn’t until this month that the Boston Red Sox left-hander finally found his groove. Buchholz posted a 2.21 ERA in the month of June, going 4-0 while the Red Sox won five of his six...
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Alejandro De Aza Turning Heads As Hanley Ramirez’s Left Field Replacement

Alejandro De Aza has been a revelation for the Boston Red Sox in relief of the injured Hanley Ramirez. Making his fifth consecutive start in left field Monday night, the former Baltimore Oriole went 3-for-4 with a triple as the Red Sox knocked off the Toronto Blue Jays 3-1 at Rogers Centre. Acquired as additional outfield body following injuries to Shane Victorino and Daniel Nava...
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Poll: Whose Draft Was Most Surprising — Celtics Or Bruins?

Both the Boston Celtics and Boston Bruins had surprising and controversial draft days. On the basketball side, Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge was unable to make any draft day deals after the team was rumored in a plethora of potential trades involving both quality players and higher draft choices. Ainge had previously stated that the last thing he wanted to...
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Red Sox Wrap: Clay Buchholz Shuts Down Blue Jays As Boston Takes Opener

The Boston Red Sox earned their third win in four games against American League East opponents Monday, riding a masterful performance by Clay Buchholz to a 3-1 win over the the Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre. GAME IN A WORD Momentum-building. After taking two out of three against the first-place Tampa Bay Rays, the Red Sox shut down a Blue Jays offense that has scored nearly...
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Clay Buchholz Is Red Sox’s Best Defense Against Potent Blue Jays Offense (Video)

Boston Red Sox ace Clay Buchholz has not only been the team’s best pitcher in 2015, but also has a track record of dominance against the Toronto Blue Jays at the Rogers Centre. In 14 career starts in Toronto, Buchholz owns a 9-3 record with a 2.30 ERA. Buchholz has already faced Toronto three times this season, and though the team is just 1-2 in his starts against the Blue Jays...
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Report: Brian Johnson’s Early Exit From PawSox Start Not Injury-Related

Brian Johnson, one of the Boston Red Sox’s top-rated pitching prospects, left a minor league start Monday before recording a single out. Johnson threw five pitches for the Triple-A Pawtucket Red Sox against the Rochester Red Wings — all balls — before being examined by the team trainer and exiting the game. .@Brian_Johnson35 lifted after throwing 5 pitches in Rochester. Dalier...
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Orioles Blending Youth, Experience Perfectly En Route To AL East Lead (Video)

Despite a 96-win campaign resulting in a trip to the ALCS last season, the Baltimore Orioles weren’t a consensus favorite to take the American League East Division again in 2015. Early returns favored that line of thinking, but with the majority of the team now back and healthy, Baltimore is silently asserting its grip atop the division. The Boston Globe’s Nick Cafardo was one...
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Carl Willis: Red Sox’s Eduardo Rodriguez Was Tipping Pitches In Loss To Orioles

Eduardo Rodriguez was perfect through three innings last Thursday. Then, he fell apart. The Boston Red Sox rookie faced all nine Baltimore Orioles batters in the fourth inning, allowing six to score and recording just two outs before being pulled from the game, which Baltimore went on to win 8-6. It was the second time in three starts Rodriguez had been shelled, and Red Sox pitching...
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Patriots Training Camp Opens July 29; Preseason Opener August 13

Fear not, Patriots fans: football season is a month away. Training camp begins Monday, July 29, with the first public practice set for July 30 on the fields behind Gillette Stadium. The team will practice once per day and has confirmed practices scheduled from Thursday, July 30 through Sunday, August 2. The practices are expected to be held in the morning, but times have not yet...
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Hanley Ramirez Travels To Toronto; Red Sox Hope For Return This Week

Hanley Ramirez’s injured hand forced him to miss a fifth consecutive game Monday night, but a return to action should come sooner rather than later for the Boston Red Sox left fielder. An MRI on Ramirez’s hand on Monday revealed only a bad bruise, manager John Farrell told reporters in Toronto. Farrell added that he hopes to have Ramirez back in the lineup at some point during...
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Report: Marcus Smart Wasn’t Offered In Celtics’ Draft Night Trade Proposals

The Boston Celtics made a furious push to move up in last week’s NBA draft, even shopping their top pick in last year’s draft, point guard Marcus Smart. That was the story at the time, at least. But while nobody in the Celtics’ front office will deny trying to trade up — president of basketball operations Danny Ainge admitted as much immediately after the draft — “several...
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LeBron James, Dwyane Wade Opt Out Of Contracts, Become Free Agents

LeBron James is opting out of his contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers. Again. This comes as no surprise to the Cavaliers, who have expected James to opt out for several months, according to ESPN. With the Cavaliers’ incredible number of free agents, James will wait until his teammates (specifically Kevin Love) have signed, adding his own influence to the roster moves before he...
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L.A. Galaxy To Introduce Steven Gerrard As Latest Signing On July 4

Steven Gerrard will begin his American soccer adventure on the Fourth of July. The Los Angeles Galaxy announced on Monday they will introduce Gerrard to fans as their newest player on July 4 at halftime of their Major League Soccer game against Toronto FC at The StubHub Center, according to MLSSoccer.com. Gerrard officially join the Galaxy on July 8. He’ll begin practicing with...
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Reports: Celtics To Meet With Free Agents Greg Monroe, Al-Farouq Aminu

NBA free agency officially begins at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday, and the Boston Celtics plan to be highly active. While that fact has been known for quite some time, we now are getting a clearer picture of who exactly the Celtics will be targeting this summer. Detroit Pistons big man Greg Monroe over the weekend told The Advocate that Boston is among the teams he’ll be visiting this...
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Eagles Center Fires Back At Steve Weatherford’s Comments On Philly QBs

Steve Weatherford caused a little stir in Philadelphia this weekend, and the Eagles are firing back. The New York Giants punter made some comments about his NFC East division rivals’ quarterback situation on CBS Sports Network’s “Boomer & Carton” recently, and they did not sit well with Eagles center Jason Kelce. Among other things, Weatherford said he wouldn’t ...
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Kim Sears, Andy Murray’s Wife, Is Queen Of The WAGs At Wimbledon (Photos)

Andy Murray definitely found himself an ace with Kim Sears. The British tennis star and his beautiful wife have been together since 2005, and they tied the knot in April. Sears isn’t new to the tennis world, however, as the daughter of well-known professional tennis coach Nigel Sears. So if Murray and Sears ever have children, it’s fair to assume they’ll be on a court from...
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Boston 2024 Officials Reveal Revised Plan For Summer Olympic Bid

Boston 2024 announced the new plan for its Summer Olympic bid during a press conference Monday, per the Boston Herald. The plan looks to cost around $4.6 billion, including $765 million in tax-funded upgrades to roads and trains, but the group estimates a total of $4.8 billion in final revenue from sponsors, licensing, broadcasting rights and ticket sales. The new version, however...
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Kobe Bryant Chooses Championships Over Friends: ‘Banners Hang Forever’

Every good baseball fan has watched “The Sandlot,” but it appears even basketball icons enjoy the movie, too. ESPN’s Jemele Hill asked Kobe Bryant last weekend about reports that he’s not a good friend, and his response seemed to resemble a famous line from the film. When asked about not being a good friend, Kobe Bryant responds, "Friends come and go but banners hang forever...
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Celtics Summer League Roster: Marcus Smart, Terry Rozier Headline Squad

The Boston Celtics begin summer league practice Wednesday, and we now have a good idea of the roster they’ll be sending to Las Vegas and Utah. While several summer league participants have been known for weeks now, Mark Murphy of the Boston Herald over the weekend shared a list of 12 players who will be attending: Marcus Smart James Young Chris Babb Terry Rozier R.J. Hunter Jordan...
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Report: Sergio Ramos Tells Real Madrid He Wants To Join Manchester United

Sergio Ramos has a red-hot desire to leave Real Madrid for Manchester United. Ramos told Real Madrid on Monday he wants the club to sell him to Manchester United during the summer transfer window, Sky Sports and The Mail report. Ramos is unsettled at Real Madrid amid a contract dispute and the star defender only is interested in joining the Reds, according to the reports. News of...
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Williams Sisters, Novak Djokovic Win First Round Matches At Wimbledon

LONDON — Serena Williams knew she had to do something — fast. Trailing 3-1 to a qualifier on the first day of Wimbledon, the top-ranked player was not about to drop the opening set as she did four times during her run to the French Open title. “She came out so fast, I was like, `Oh my God, if I don’t start I’m going to be down a set,'” Williams said. “And I was tired...
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