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Red Sox Notes: David Ortiz Joins Ted Williams, Johnny Damon With Feats

BOSTON — One inning is all it takes. The Red Sox jumped out to a 3-0 lead Wednesday against the Los Angeles Angels at Fenway Park. Clay Buchholz imploded in the fifth inning, though, and the Sox walked away 8-3 losers. The Red Sox have lost four straight and five of their last six. They’ve dropped 15 of their last 20 games against the Angels. The Angels will look to complete...
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Andrew Miller: ‘It’s Just Been A Blast’ Playing For Baltimore Orioles

Former Red Sox reliever Andrew Miller said after being traded to the Baltimore Orioles that he enjoyed his time in Boston. The left-hander doesn’t hate his new home, either. Miller, who was dealt to the O’s hours before the Major League Baseball non-waiver trade deadline, told CSNBaltimore.com this week that his experience in Baltimore has been very positive thus far. “It...
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Clay Buchholz’s Implosion Versus Angels Adds To Head-Scratching Season

BOSTON — The Clay Buchholz narrative could turn you blue in the face. Buchholz’s season has been a repetition of inhales and exhales — inhales when he takes the mounds, exhales when he doesn’t implode — for the Red Sox, as it’s nearly possible to predict which version of the right-hander will show up on a given night. There’s no denying Buchholz can be filthy when all...
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Rubby De La Rosa Returns To Mound For Red Sox On Thursday (Video)

The Boston Red Sox will be hoping to avoid a four-game sweep by the Los Angeles Angels on Thursday night, and they will send Rubby De La Rosa to the mound for his 13th start of the season. De La Rosa is 4-4 with a 3.79 earned run average and 50 strikeouts in 71 and 1/3 innings this season. He earned a no-decision in his last start on Aug. 16 against the Houston Astros. The Angels...
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Red Sox Lose 8-3, Drop Third Straight To Angels (Video)

Clay Buchholz appeared to be putting together a third consecutive quality outing, but the veteran right-hander fell apart in the fifth inning of Wednesday’s game against the Los Angeles Angels. The Red Sox gave up five runs in the fifth frame en route to an 8-3 loss at Fenway Park. Boston has lost the first three games of this four-game series that concludes Thursday night. Check...
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NFL Ref Mike Carey Avoided Washington Games For Seven Seasons Due To Name

Mike Carey was an NFL official for 19 seasons, but if you look at the games he officiated during his final seven, you might notice something missing. Carey didn’t officiate a single Washington Redskins game after 2006. “The league respectfully honored my request not to officiate Washington,” Carey told the Washington Post’s Mike Wise. “It happened sometime after I refereed...
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Alternate Kits For The 2014-15 Premier League Season (Photos)

A club’s third kit is never as popular as their home or away kits, and some clubs don’t even have an alternate jersey. Of the 20 teams competing in the Premier League this season, 11 have alternate uniforms, but only six teams have made theirs available to the public so far, including Liverpool and Manchester United. The rest of the teams should reveal their third kits within...
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Reports: Celtics Sign Penn State’s Tim Frazier, Two Others To Camp Roster

The Boston Celtics have filled out their training camp roster with a few little-known invitees who will most likely be auditioning for D-League roles. Tim Frazier, who went undrafted out of Penn State, will join the Celtics for camp, according to the PSU basketball program’s Twitter account. He will be accompanied by Rodney McGruder and Christian Watford, both of whom went undrafted...
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Away Kits For The 2014-15 Premier League Season (Photos)

Away kits are changed far more than home kits. Football clubs usually stick with a traditional style for their home uniforms, but experiment a little with their away and alternate uniforms. There are some that are good, and there are some that aren’t so good. A few away kits are even inspired by the club’s away jerseys from decades ago, like Chelsea’s, which is nearly all...
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Home Kits For The 2014-15 Premier League Season (Photos)

Every season brings about exciting new things, and kits are one of them. Before the 2014-15 Premier League season kicked off, the league’s 20 clubs revealed their uniforms for the new year. The first that are always shown of course are the home kits. Some team’s home kits were completely different from any previous season, and other’s were similar but with slight modifications...
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Mo’ne Davis Gives Up Three Runs In Philadelphia’s LLWS Loss To Las Vegas

The world learned Wednesday that Little League sensation Mo’ne Davis is, in fact, human. The 13-year-old pitcher for Philadelphia’s Taney Dragons was pulled in the third inning after giving up three runs to Las Vegas’ Mountain Ridge in the Little League World Series. Her last LLWS start was a complete game shutout. The undefeated Las Vegas was coming off of a 13-2 rout of...
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Jon Lester, Jonny Gomes Do Ice Bucket Challenge; Ben Cherington Next? (Video)

Jon Lester and Jonny Gomes accepted David Ortiz’s challenge. Lester and Gomes, both of whom were traded from the Boston Red Sox to the Oakland Athletics before the Major League Baseball non-waiver trade deadline, on Wednesday participated in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. They did so in emphatic fashion. The duo had been challenged by Ortiz, who was challenged by former Red Sox...
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Report: Steelers’ LeGarrette Blount, Le’Veon Bell Charged With Marijuana Possession

Pittsburgh Steelers running backs Le’Veon Bell and LeGarrette Blount are both coming off solid 2013 seasons, but the Steelers will likely have to start 2014 without them. CBS Pittsburgh’s Colin Dunlap reported that Bell and Blount were arrested Wednesday in Ross Township, Penn., for marijuana possession. The two were in a black Camaro with an unidentified female when a motorcycle...
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John Farrell: Smokeless Tobacco Has Been ‘Norm In The Baseball Culture’

BOSTON — Red Sox manager John Farrell knows some of his players use smokeless tobacco. He also knows those players are assuming a huge risk. Former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling, who used chewing tobacco throughout his career, revealed Wednesday that he’s battling mouth cancer — something he passionately believes is the result of his unhealthy habit. Farrell hopes players...
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Angels’ Garrett Richards Leaves Game Against Red Sox With Apparent Leg Injury

BOSTON — Once the shock of Garrett Richards’ freak injury wore off, it was almost as sobering to consider what it could mean to the Los Angeles Angels’ season. Richards went down awkwardly while trying to cover first base in the bottom of the second inning Wednesday at Fenway Park. Replays appeared to show a right knee injury, although the specific nature of the injury was...
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Bob Costas Botches First Pitch At Cardinals Game, Asks For Mulligan (Video)

NBC and MLB Network anchor Bob Costas didn’t like his ceremonial first pitch at Tuesday night’s game between the St. Louis Cardinals and Cincinnati Reds at Busch Stadium, so he asked for a mulligan. His initial toss wasn’t awful — certainly not as bad as 50 Cent’s at Citi Field earlier in the summer — so it really didn’t make sense to ask for another try. But the Cardinals...
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Red Sox Not Viewing Will Middlebrooks’ Latest Injury As Long Term (Video)

Boston Red Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks tweaked his hamstring during the fourth inning of Tuesday’s contest against the Los Angeles Angels, but the Sox aren’t expecting the oft-injured infielder to be out for long. Boston manager John Farrell said that Middlebrooks would be day-to-day, and The Boston Globe’s Peter Abraham noted that the third baseman was moving around...
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Clarke MacArthur Signs Five-Year Extension With Ottawa Senators

OTTAWA — The Ottawa Senators have signed forward Clarke MacArthur to a $23.25-million, five-year extension. The deal runs through the end of the 2019-20 season and has an average annual value of $4.65 million, the team said in a release. MacArthur, a 29-year-old, scored a career-high 24 goals and had 31 assists in 79 games last season. He also set career highs with a plus-12 rating...
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Alberto Moreno Bids Tearful ‘Farewell’ To Sevilla As Liverpool Career Begins

Alberto Moreno’s Liverpool career can begin, now that he took advantage of a unique chance to say goodbye to the only club he has known. Moreno, 22, bid a tearful farewell to Sevilla during a press conference Wednesday. Liverpool officially acquired Moreno on Saturday, but he returned to the Spanish club to say goodbye to his friends and the public. “I want to offer my thanks...
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John Farrell: Curt Schilling’s Mouth Cancer Should Add Awareness In MLB (Video)

Former Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling’s recent battle with mouth cancer has opened more eyes about the use of tobacco in Major League Baseball. Red Sox manager John Farrell spoke about this issue before Wednesday’s game against the Los Angeles Angels at Fenway Park. “Hopefully…through Curt’s journey and the unfortunate passing of Tony Gwynn — these are two All...
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Red Sox Ownership Makes Generous Donation To Jimmy Fund (Video)

Boston Red Sox chairman Tom Werner joined the “Dale and Holley” radio show on WEEI on Wednesday afternoon and made a generous $115,000 donation on behalf of the team’s ownership to the Jimmy Fund. The WEEI/NESN Jimmy Fund Radio Telethon is currently ongoing, and this year’s event has helped raise over $2 million as of this writing. Shortly before Werner’s appearance on...
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Red Sox-Angels Live: Clay Buchholz Battles Garrett Richards In Boston

6:40 p.m.: Will Middlebrooks and Mike Napoli are out of the Red Sox’s starting lineup. Middlebrooks left Tuesday’s game in the fourth inning because of right hamstring tightness. The third baseman currently is day-to-day. Red Sox manager John Farrell said before Wednesday’s game that he doesn’t expect Middlebrooks’ ailment to be a long-term issue. Mike Napoli is dealing...
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David Ortiz Leading Red Sox’s Stumbling Offense (Video)

  The 2014 Boston Red Sox sit near the bottom of the barrel in most of Major League Baseball’s offensive stats categories, but there’s one Sox player who’s breaking out of the mold this season — David Ortiz. Despite his team’s struggles on offense, Big Papi is trucking along, crushing home runs. With his 30th homer of the season on the horizon, Ortiz would match his...
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2 Chainz Coaches Streetball Team To $25,000 Victory At Miami Tourney

Rapper 2 Chainz made his coaching debut at a streetball tournament in Miami, and the former college basketball player led Team Atlanta to a $25,000 victory. The South Beach Invitational was sponsored by New York City’s famous Rucker Park and featured six celebrity coaches, including rappers French Montana, Pusha T and Jadakiss. But it was 2 Chainz’s squad, which featured NBA...
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Joe Thornton No Longer Sharks Captain, San Jose To Enter Training Camp With No Captains

Joe Thornton is no longer the captain of the San Jose Sharks. Sharks general manager Doug Wilson and head coach Todd McLellan announced Wednesday that the team will not have a captain to begin training camp in September, along with zero alternate captains. And McLellan confirms #SJSharks will have no captain or assistants when training camp starts.— David Pollak (@PollakOnSharks...
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