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Brandon Marshall Issues Crazy, Car-Inspired Challenge To Antonio Brown

Brandon Marshall is ready to put his wheels on the line. Marshall issued a bold challenge to Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown via Instagram on Wednesday. The New York Jets wideout is so confident he’ll have more receiving yards than Brown this season that he’s willing to gamble his Porsche for Brown’s Rolls-Royce. One has to think Marshall already caught wind...
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Jack Nicklaus Puzzled By Tiger Woods’ Woes, Golf Absence (Like The Rest Of Us)

Although Jack Nicklaus is infinitely wise about golf, not even he knows what’s keeping Tiger Woods off the links. Nicklaus told United Press International on Wednesday that he doesn’t know why Woods hasn’t yet returned to competitive golf. Woods withdrew from the 2016 PGA Championship and announced Tuesday that he’ll sit out the rest of the PGA season, as he recovers from...
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MLB Rumors: Jonathan Lucroy Trade Talks ‘Intensifying’; Tigers Interested

Jonathan Lucroy should be the most talked about name as Monday’s non-waiver MLB trade deadline approaches. The Milwaukee Brewers catcher was selected as a National League All-Star and is having a tremendous season at the plate and defensively. But with the Brewers going nowhere, it’s possible he might be traded. His value might never be higher. Perhaps that’s why trade talks...
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Report: Title contender planning to poach Curry from Warriors

The Golden State Warriors will have 29 teams gunning for them this season, but like any superteam, they could end up being their own biggest enemy if everyone isn’t on the same page. The addition of Kevin Durant gives the Warriors a potentially dominant quartet, as Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green all are superstars in their own right. But Golden State has been...
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MLB Trade Rumors: Royals Closer Wade Davis ‘Interests’ Dodgers

The Los Angeles Dodgers are in a fierce race against the San Francisco Giants for the National League West division title, and like most contending teams, they appear to be looking for bullpen help ahead of Monday’s non-waiver MLB trade deadline. Jon Heyman of Today’s Knuckleball reported Wednesday that Kansas City Royals closer Wade Davis “is someone who interests the Dodgers...
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MLB Rumors: Nationals Have Inquired About Jose Bautista Trade With Blue Jays

The Washington Nationals figure to be in the National League pennant race all season, and they appear to be looking for reinforcements to help them in this quest. What kind of reinforcements? Well, one superstar outfielder with the Toronto Blue Jays appears to be on their radar ahead of Monday’s non-waiver MLB trade deadline. Ok, this one is crazy and seems unlikely, but:...
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Shark Bites Warren Sapp In ‘Epic Battle’ Over Lobster, Leaves Huge Gash

Warren Sapp struggled to find anyone as dangerous as him on the football field, but the sea has proven to be a more level playing field. A shark bit the pro football hall of famer Wednesday in the Florida Keys, according to The Tampa Bay Times’ Greg Auman. Sapp was reaching into the water for a lobster when a shark, which apparently wanted the same crustacean, bit him … hard...
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NFL Player Props Odds: Tom Brady, Rob Gronkowski Sit Behind Favorites

With a four-game suspension to Tom Brady looming to start the season, the quarterback’s top target sits well back of the favorites on the odds to lead the NFL in receiving yards in 2016 at +4000 at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. Tight end Rob Gronkowski has enjoyed an impressive comeback since suffering a serious knee injury in 2013, tallying over 1,100 receiving yards...
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Did Joey Votto reject kid who asked for his batting gloves?

Joey Votto’s heel turn continued Wednesday night at AT&T Park. The Cincinnati Reds first baseman has messed with fans a few times this season, earning himself a reputation as one of Major League Baseball’s biggest villains. He apparently added to that reputation during the finale of the Reds’ three-game series against the San Francisco Giants by refusing to give in to...
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For Sale? Five Trades That Need To Happen Before MLB Trade Deadline

If Major League Baseball’s non-waiver trade deadline already had passed, the 2016 trade season would be a bit of a disappointment, as we’ve yet to see any major fireworks. Fortunately for you, the deadline isn’t until Monday, so there’s still plenty of time for MLB clubs to shake things up. That doesn’t necessarily mean big splashes are coming, as this year’s pitching...
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Fantasy Football Rankings: Dolphins Players You Should Draft, Avoid This Season

Editor’s note: To help you prepare for your fantasy football draft, NESN.com will profile each NFL team and analyze which players are worth picking and which players aren’t worth your time. Today, we look at the Dolphins. The Miami Dolphins welcome some new faces for the 2016 season, which they hope ends somewhere other than the AFC East basement. Despite all their talent, the...
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UFC 201 Preview: Robbie Lawler Fights Tyron Woodley In Third Title Defense

Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz are all the talk in the UFC’s welterweight division these days, but in case you forgot, Robbie Lawler holds the title belt and has had it for a long time. Lawler aims to defend his title for the third time on Saturday night when he takes on Tyron Woodley in the main event at UFC 201 in Atlanta. Woodley hasn’t fought since defeating Kelvin Gastelum...
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Reports: Julian Edelman Faces Paternity Controversy After Model Files Suit

A few days after rumors swirled around Julian Edelman’s dating life, the New England Patriots wide receiver reportedly is facing a paternity suit. Swedish model Ella Rose filed a suit, which says Edelman is the father of her unborn child, in L.A. County Superior Court, sources told TMZ Sports on Wednesday. Edelman has acknowledged he is the father of the unborn baby girl ...
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How Nick Foles’ Release Just Made Ryan Fitzpatrick A Nice Chunk Of Change

Nick Foles might be the dumbest man in American, but at least one other NFL quarterback should be thanking him for it. Foles, the Los Angeles Rams quarterback, reportedly was released by the team Wednesday at his request. The 27-year-old was set to make up to $8.75 million this season, per Spotrac, but has been upset since the team selected quarterback Jared Goff with the No. 1 overall...
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Matt Damon Has Great David Ortiz Story, Say’s He’s Best Red Sox Ever

Boston’s own Matt Damon, an avid Red Sox fan, appeared on The Rich Eisen Show on Tuesday, and the two of course discussed several topics in Boston sports. Among those topics was New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady — as if Ben Affleck’s recent Deflategate rant didn’t hit the nail on the head already — and Red Sox retiring designated hitter David Ortiz. Damon tells...
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Celtics Sign No. 3 Pick Jaylen Brown, Make Four Other Deals Official

Welcome to Boston, Jaylen Brown. The Celtics announced Wednesday that they officially signed five more players, including Brown, the No. 3 overall pick in the 2016 NBA Draft. The other four players — Gerald Green, Tyler Zeller, Demetrius Jackson and Ben Bentil — all were rumored to have signed with the C’s over the weekend. Boston didn’t disclose any information about...
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The Jets Finally Came To Their Senses And Re-Signed Ryan Fitzpatrick

Oh look, the New York Jets found a quarterback. Ryan Fitzpatrick will be returning to The Meadowlands for one more season after agreeing to a one-year, $12 million contract that is fully guaranteed, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Fitzpatrick and the Jets had been in a standoff all offseason over a new contract for the QB, after the team reportedly offered him a less-than-stellar...
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Dustin Pedroia, Red Sox Blocking Out Noise, Trying To Stay ‘In The Middle’

The Boston Red Sox’s recent nine-game homestand couldn’t have started much better through three contests, but the rest of that stretch was a different story. The Red Sox split four games against the lowly Minnesota Twins, and followed that with three straight losses to the Detroit Tigers. A stretch like that can start creating some outside noise, but the Red Sox are trying their...
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Patriots Training Camp: Schedule, Parking Info And Everything You Need To Know

The New England Patriots open training camp for the 2016 season on Thursday, so we’ve put together a handy guide with everything you need to know while attending practices. SCHEDULE Here’s a look at this week’s schedule, via Patriots.com. It is free to attend practices. PARKINGParking at Patriot Place is free for fans attending training camp. A map of the facility, including...
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Red Sox Notes: Eduardo Rodriguez Shows Progress, But Pitching Staff Must Improve

BOSTON — The Red Sox haven’t found a way to sync up their arms and bats over a six-game stretch that has seen them earn just one win. Manager John Farrell has a simple, if obvious solution: Improve the arms. Eduardo Rodriguez was the latest Red Sox pitcher who failed to pick up a win, allowing three runs on nine hits over 5 2/3 innings and taking a no-decision in an eventual...
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Conor McGregor Throws Verbal Jabs At Nate Diaz On Episode Of ‘Conan’

Conor McGregor hasn’t been quite as vocal leading up to his rematch with Nate Diaz at UFC 202. A loss in the first showdown at UFC 196 seems to have McGregor as motivated as ever. It doesn’t mean McGregor is going to be totally silent before the Aug. 20 bout, though. In fact, The Notorious landed a couple of verbal jabs during Tuesday night’s episode of “Conan.” Check out...
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PGA Championship Predictions: Sergio Garcia, Jason Day Among Bold Claims

The golf gods came through with a British Open for the ages at Royal Troon. So what will they have in store for us at the year’s final major? The best golfers in the world are in Springfield, N.J., this week for the PGA Championship, which is being played at one of America’s most well-known courses — Baltusrol. Defending PGA Championship winner Jason Day still is ranked No...
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Red Sox’s Road-Heavy Slate A Reason To Worry? Not For Dustin Pedroia

BOSTON — Get used to seeing the Red Sox in their road grays a whole lot more going forward. The Sox’s nine-game homestand ended Wednesday with a 4-3 loss to the Detroit Tigers at Fenway Park. From Boston, they’ll jet straight to the West Coast to begin an 11-game road trip that includes stops in Anaheim, Seattle and Los Angeles. Boston’s West Coast swing is just the beginning...
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Patriots’ Alan Branch To Open Training Camp On Non-Football Injury List

FOXBORO, Mass. — Add one more player to the New England Patriots’ pre-training camp injury list. Defensive tackle Alan Branch will begin training camp on the non-football injury list, according to Wednesday’s NFL transaction wire. Branch didn’t participate in voluntary organized team activities this spring but was on the field for minicamp. Branch won’t practice Thursday...
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Skip Bayless Is Fired Up About Bill Belichick’s Patriots QB Announcement

Bill Belichick announced Wednesday that Tom Brady will be the New England Patriots’ starting quarterback once his four-game Deflategate suspension ends Week 5. The announcement was merely a formality and perhaps an attempt by the Patriots head coach to nip any potential quarterback controversy in the bud, but polarizing sports commentator Skip Bayless seemed a little fired up...
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