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Rusney Castillo Feeling More Comfortable Offensively, Gets Results (Video)

Rusney Castillo is starting to find his way offensively. The Boston Red Sox right fielder has a .375 batting average over the past seven days. His best game came Thursday night when he went 2-for-4 with a home run and two runs, as the Red Sox beat the Chicago White Sox, 8-2. The Shane Victorino trade is giving Castillo a chance to play, and he is taking full advantage of that...
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Red Sox Notes: Steven Wright Shines For Boston In Best Outing Of Career

BOSTON — Steven Wright turned in the best performance of his major league career Thursday night, and he picked the perfect time to do it. After the Boston Red Sox dropped the first three game of their series with the Chicago White Sox in humiliating fashion, Wright was able to serve as an unlikely stopper. The knuckleballer notched career highs in strikeouts (eight) and innings...
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Patriots Fans Continue To Postpone Their Honeymoon to Support Tom Brady

The last time we checked in with Paul and Kellie Goodrow, the couple was making headlines at the “Free Tom Brady” rally back in May. The Watertown, Mass., couple’s wedding was back on May 9, but they still haven’t gone on their honeymoon. Why, you ask? Well, it’s their way to support New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady. The couple plans on postponing their honeymoon...
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Red Sox Wrap: Boston Smacks Around Chris Sale To Halt Skid, Salvage Finale

BOSTON — Who would have thought the Red Sox’s best game in a week would come against one of the best pitchers the American League has to offer. Well, that’s exactly what happened Thursday night at Fenway Park, as Boston shelled Chicago White Sox ace Chris Sale to win 8-2 and salvage the finale of what up to that point had been a thoroughly forgettable four-game series. GAME...
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Vince Wilfork’s Wife, Bianca, Has Positive Message For Patriots Fans

Vince Wilfork and his wife, Bianca, had quite the offseason. After winning his second Super Bowl with the New England Patriots, Wilfork and his wife were seen singing karaoke and surprising fans down in the Bahamas. But football is back, and the Wilforks were always regular faces once training camp started in Foxboro — Vince on the field and Bianca watching on the sidelines. However...
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Fans Of Tom Brady, Patriots Smash Cell Phones In Sign Of Solidarity

It looks like cell phones are the next casualties in Deflategate. In a sign of solidarity for New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, some Patriots fans are destroying their cell phones by smashing them on the ground. This new trend even has a name — “Bradying.” This started after Tom Brady’s four-game suspension for his alleged role in Deflategate was upheld, and new...
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Pablo Sandoval Leaves Red Sox-White Sox Game After Strike-Three Hit-By-Pitch

BOSTON — For the second time in two nights, Pablo Sandoval did not complete a full nine innings for the Boston Red Sox. After being removed from Wednesday’s game due to dehydration, the third baseman left Thursday’s contest in the fourth inning after a fastball from Chicago White Sox pitcher Chris Sale struck him in the forearm. Josh Rutledge immediately took third baseman...
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'Miracle on Ice' goalie selling Olympic gear for $5.7 million

Why would you want to play college hockey? To make the 1980 U.S. Olympic team and one day sell your game-worn gear for over $5 million, of course. Well, that might not be the exact quote from “Miracle,” but it looks like that’s how the scenario will play out for “Miracle on Ice” goaltender Jim Craig. The Winthrop, Mass., native is looking to sell 19 items from the 1980...
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Jets’ Sheldon Richardson Arrested, Fled Police With Loaded Gun At 143 MPH

Sheldon Richardson, already suspended four games to begin the 2015 season for failing a drug test because of marijuana use, made a promise to reporters at New York Jets training camp Thursday: He wouldn’t make the same mistake twice. An hour later, a police report alleged that the star defensive tackle had made a much bigger one. Charges officially were filed against Richardson...
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Mike Napoli Showing Improvement In Second Half Of Season (Video)

Not much has gone right so far for the Boston Red Sox in the second half of the season. But there is one player who is showing signs of improvement. Mike Napoli is hitting .364 over his last seven games with two home runs. One of those homers came in last night’s 9-2 loss to the Chicago White Sox. “There’s a lot of talk that clubs are interested in Mike Napoli,” NESN’s...
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Sandoval downplays talk about weight, conditioning, defense

BOSTON — After Pablo Sandoval was removed from Wednesday’s game due to dehydration, Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell said Sandoval’s conditioning is a matter that “continues to be addressed.” The 5-foot-11, 255-pound third baseman’s weight has been a point of discussion throughout his major league career, but Sandoval insisted Thursday that he has not gained any...
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Pablo Sandoval Back In Red Sox’s Lineup After ‘Hot’ Couple Of Days (Video)

Boston Red Sox third baseman Pablo Sandoval’s conditioning has come up as an issue after he left Wednesday’s 9-2 loss to the Chicago White Sox due to dehydration. Sandoval attempted to score from first on a Ryan Hanigan single, but he was thrown out at the plate. A few innings later he left the game. Sandoval is back in the lineup for Thursday’s game against the White Sox and...
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Giants Don’t Know How Many Fingers Jason Pierre-Paul Has Remaining

New York Giants co-owner John Mara says he wants Jason Pierre-Paul to “come home” to the team, but there is one slight problem. Pierre-Paul reportedly suffered injuries to his hands during a fireworks accident over Fourth of July weekend, and he had his right index finger amputated as a result. Now the Giants are unsure of his physical condition as training camp begins. “We...
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Report: Pedro Martinez Gave Joe Kelly, Eduardo Rodriguez Pitching Lesson

Pedro Martinez spent quite a bit of time at Fenway Park this week, and the visit to his old stomping grounds apparently included more than just number retirement festivities. One Boston Red Sox official told Peter Gammons that the newly enshrined Hall of Famer also took a few minutes to hand out some pearls of pitching wisdom to Red Sox pitchers Joe Kelly and Eduardo Rodriguez...
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Catcher Blake Swihart Back In Red Sox’s Lineup In Finale Vs. White Sox

Blake Swihart is back behind the dish Thursday night for the finale of the Boston Red Sox’s four-game set with the Chicago White Sox. Swihart has struggled at the plate in five games since returning from a foot injury that led to a stint on the disabled list earlier this month, gathering just three hits in his last 19 at-bats (.167 batting average). The 23-year-old backstop also...
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Daniel Nava Designated For Assignment In Flurry Of Red Sox Roster Moves

BOSTON — Daniel Nava’s tenure with the Red Sox might have reached its end. The Red Sox on Thursday designated the 32-year-old outfielder for assignment after three straight subpar outings by Boston’s starting pitchers created a need for bullpen arms. Reliever Tommy Layne also was optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket as right-handers Jean Machi and Jonathan Aro were added to the...
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Rickie Fowler Hits Walk-Off Hole-In-One At Quicken Loans National (Videos)

A hole-in-one is a rare feat in golf, even for the pros. But two different players getting aces in the same round of a PGA Tour tournament? Now that’s almost unheard of. Well, that was until Thursday at the Quicken Loans National. Rickie Fowler already was having a good first round when he came to the ninth hole (his 18th) at Robert Trent Jones Golf Club in Gainesville, Va....
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Cardinals' Jen Welter is 'tired of hearing about Tom Brady's balls'

The Arizona Cardinals made history by hiring Jen Welter as an inside linebackers coach through training camp and the preseason, making her the first known female coach in the NFL. And Welter isn’t too happy that all anyone can talk about is New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and his ongoing battle with the NFL. Welter said as much when asked for her opinion Wednesday...
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Red Sox To Host ‘Picnic In The Park’ Featuring Boston Pops Jazz Band

Fans looking to stick around Fenway Park after this Sunday’s Boston Red Sox-Tampa Bay Rays game will have an opportunity to take in the smooth stylings of the Boston Pops Jazz Band. The Pops will headline the 10th annual “Picnic at the Park,” which benefits the Red Sox Scholars and RBI programs. The event will take place 45 minutes after the conclusion of Sunday’s game —...
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Jake Gyllenhaal In Talks To Play Jeff Bauman In Boston Marathon Bombing Movie

Actor Jake Gyllenhaal reportedly is considering a role in an upcoming movie about the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings, according to Variety. The “Southpaw” actor would portray Boston Marathon survivor Jeff Bauman in Lionsgate’s upcoming film “Survivor,” which is based on Bauman’s best-selling book about his experiences before, during and after the bombings — including...
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Dont’a Hightower’s Patriots Training Camp Appearance A Welcome Surprise

FOXBORO, Mass. — Fears that Dont’a Hightower could miss the beginning of the New England Patriots’ 2015 season were put to rest Thursday when he made a surprise appearance at training camp. Hightower played on a torn labrum for the final two months of the Patriots’ Super Bowl XLIX-winning season, and offseason shoulder surgery was expected to keep him out six to seven months...
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Tiger Woods’ Shot Drills Greenside Fan Directly In Leg (Video)

Tiger Woods is not only endangering his world golf ranking every time he steps on the course, he’s now putting fans at risk, too. The former world No. 1 (getting harder and harder to believe) is already off to a wretched start this weekend at the Quicken Loans National. Woods started his first round with a bogey and things haven’t gotten any better. Woods’ second shot at the...
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Bethe Correia Bull-Rushes Ronda Rousey In Intense UFC 190 Face-Off (Video)

Ronda Rousey openly questioned Bethe Correia’s heart earlier this week. Apparently, Correia had something to say on the matter. As the fighters took the media-day stage Thursday in Rio de Janiero, Correia charged toward Rousey, full of words and fury. Not exactly #FriendshipDay in Rio #UFC190 amp.twimg.com/v/9ada5cef-60d…— UFC (@ufc) July 30, 2015 Rousey stayed silent during...
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Jimmy Garoppolo Learning From Tom Brady But Focusing On His Own Game

FOXBORO, Mass.  — Jimmy Garoppolo has a lot on his plate, but he’s taking everything in stride. The New England Patriots backup quarterback still doesn’t know if he’ll end up starting four games next season after the NFL Players Association filed an appeal in federal court Wednesday of Tom Brady’s suspension. But in the meantime, Garoppolo gets to better his play by...
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Doc Rivers Could Barely Watch Paul Pierce’s ‘Awful’ First Pitch (Video)

Doc Rivers feels for Paul Pierce, but that doesn’t mean he won’t make fun of him. It has nothing to do with basketball, of course. Rivers’ sympathy for one of his newest players centers around a ceremonial first pitch of all things. Pierce showed he lacks much baseball skill earlier this week when the new Los Angeles Clippers swingman threw out the first pitch at a Dodgers...
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