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Red Sox Notes: Bryce Brentz Enjoys ‘Dream Come True’ In Lopsided Loss

Spring training isn’t for another five months, yet it looked Wednesday like the Boston Red Sox were in Grapefruit League mode. The Red Sox suffered a 9-1 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park, dropping Boston to 20 games below .500 (66-86). It was an ugly beginning to the Rusney Castillo era, though the Cuban outfielder was hardly to blame. The Pirates slammed three homers...
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Red Sox Still Interested In Re-Signing Koji Uehara After 2014 Season

The Boston Red Sox haven’t lost faith in Koji Uehara. Uehara’s recent rough patch might have forced the Red Sox to temporarily remove him from the closer’s role, but it did little to change Boston’s overall opinion of the veteran reliever. Re-signing Uehara, who is set to become a free agent after this season, remains an offseason priority for the Red Sox. “It hasn’t...
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Tim Wakefield, Tedy Bruschi Among Those Honored At The Tradition (Video)

The Sports Museum held its 13th annual Tradition ceremony at TD Garden on Wednesday, and there was no shortage of talent in attendance. Boston Bruins center Patrice Bergeron, former Boston Red Sox pitcher Tim Wakefield and former New England Patriots linebacker Tedy Bruschi were among those honored at the ceremony, which celebrates Boston and New England sports. Check out some memorable...
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Rusney Castillo Debuts With Red Sox: What’s Next For Cuban Outfielder?

While Rusney Castillo’s arrival is significant, his major league debut with the Boston Red Sox represented just another step — albeit a positive one — in the Cuban outfielder’s overall evolution as a baseball player. Castillo went 1-for-4 on Wednesday as the Red Sox lost 9-1 to the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park. He collected his first big league hit — a fourth-inning single...
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Patrice Bergeron: Bruins Trying To Build On Last Season’s Positives (Video)

The Boston Bruins had an impressive 2013-14 season, and center Patrice Bergeron said the team is going to keep building on that. “We have the same guys coming back,” Bergeron said Wednesday at TD Garden, where he was being honored at The Sports Museums’ “The Tradition” ceremony. “I think last year we were happy with the regular season we had. Definitely not satisfied...
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Adrian Peterson’s Mother: He’s ‘Trying Hard To Be A Good Parent’

There aren’t many people defending Adrian Peterson these days, but at least he’s got his mom. The Minnesota Vikings running back has drawn the wrath of public opinion after he was indicted last Friday on a charge of injury to a child. Things only got worse this week, as a report from KHOU-TV alleged that Peterson admitted to beating another one of his sons this past summer....
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Rusney Castillo ‘Overall Satisfied’ With Boston Red Sox Debut (Video)

The Boston Red Sox took a 9-1 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates on Wednesday, but all eyes were on Rusney Castillo despite the rout. The 27-year-old Cuban defector made his MLB debut, playing center field for the Red Sox in his first big test after being away from the game for about a year and a half. Castillo went 1-for-4 with a single he was able to leg out after Pirates second baseman...
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Rusney Castillo’s Debut A Positive In Red Sox’s Blowout Loss To Pirates

Rusney Castillo’s major league debut with the Boston Red Sox is in the books. Castillo went 1-for-4 on Wednesday as the Red Sox suffered a 9-1 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park. The Cuban outfielder’s lone hit was a fourth-inning single to second base, though Boston can feel good that a core member of the organization moving forward finally has arrived. The next week...
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Anaheim Ducks Set Up Elaborate Surprise For Season Ticket Holders (Video)

Usually, picking up season tickets for any team simply involves going to a ticket window or the like with very little fanfare. The Anaheim Ducks, however, decided to do things a little differently. The team invited 10 season ticket holders to pick up their tickets at the Honda Center, where they set up an elaborate surprise. Upon entering the building, the fans were greeted by center...
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Bryce Brentz Doubles In First Major League At-Bat With Boston Red Sox

Bryce Brentz made sure his major league debut with the Boston Red Sox didn’t fly too far under the radar. Brentz, who was recalled from Triple-A Pawtucket before Wednesday’s game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park, pinch-hit for Red Sox starter Clay Buchholz in the fifth inning. The 25-year-old outfielder ripped a double to left field off Pirates starter Francisco Liriano...
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Rusney Castillo Collects First Major League Hit With Red Sox (Video)

It took two at-bats for Rusney Castillo to collect his first major league hit. Castillo, who hit a dribbler in front of home plate in his first at-bat Wednesday, singled to second base in the fourth inning of the Boston Red Sox’s game against Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park. Pirates second baseman Neil Walker couldn’t corral the sharp grounder on a diving attempt. Your browser...
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Ryan Johansen’s Contract Talks With Blue Jackets Growing ‘Contentious’

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Talks between the Columbus Blue Jackets and leading scorer Ryan Johansen are clearly at a contentious impasse. Johansen’s agent, Kurt Overhardt, said the young star left Columbus on Wednesday afternoon — a day before the start of training camp. “(Our) talks (were) indicating that they weren’t going to allow the player be present at the facility,” Overhardt...
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Ex-Ravens DL retired to give kidney to younger brother

Ma’ake Kemoeatu takes his job as the oldest of seven siblings seriously. So much so that when his brother, former Pittsburgh Steelers guard Chris, found out he needed a kidney transplant, the then-Baltimore Ravens nose tackle retired so he could donate. Chris had suffered from kidney pain since he was a teenager and later found out that he had a form of kidney disease. Still,...
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Tony Gwynn Jr. Gets Emotional Standing Ovation From Padres Fans (Video)

San Diego Padres fans have given their fair share of ovations to a player named Gwynn. On Tuesday night, however, their round of applause took on an extra special meaning. The Philadelphia Phillies traveled to Petco Park for the first time this season on Tuesday, three months to the day after beloved Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn passed away from cancer at the age of 54. The significance...
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David Ross Realistic About Future With Boston Red Sox Beyond 2014 Season

David Ross is cognizant that his days with the Boston Red Sox could be numbered. Ross has said he’d like to play at least one more season before considering retirement. The 37-year-old catcher is open to re-signing with the Red Sox, but he’s set to hit free agency following a disappointing 2014 season. The ball is in Boston’s court. “It’s hard to know what they’re thinking...
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Pete Abraham: Red Sox Will Ease Rusney Castillo Into Big-League Role (Video)

Rusney Castillo has the potential to do big things for the Boston Red Sox. For now, though, he’s still a rookie making his Major League debut, and the organization is being careful to treat him as such. Castillo played just 11 games in Boston’s minor league system before being called up Wednesday to start against the Pittsburgh Pirates, and manager John Farrell said recently...
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Ben Cherington: Rusney Castillo Not Only Piece Of Center Field Puzzle (Video)

Boston Red Sox nation is abuzz with Rusney Castillo mania. The 27-year-old Cuban is making his much-heralded MLB debut Wednesday night against the Pittsburgh Pirates after a meteoric rise through Boston’s farm system. Ben Cherington and the Red Sox expect big things of Castillo; that’s why they signed him to a seven-year, $72.5 million contract last month. Before Wednesday...
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David Ortiz Silencing Those Who Criticized Red Sox Contract Extension

The Boston Red Sox signed David Ortiz to a contract extension during spring training. The decision has never looked better. Ortiz, who entered Wednesday hitting .263 with 32 homers and 99 RBIs, continues to be the Red Sox’s most productive offensive player. His extension with Boston wasn’t considered a slam dunk by everyone at the time it was signed, however, as there were some...
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Boston Bruins Announce 2014 Training Camp Roster

The Boston Bruins begin training camp Thursday at TD Garden with off-ice fitness testing. The first set of practices will start Friday at Ristuccia Arena in Wilmington. In addition to the veterans, rookies and prospects who will be attending camp, a few other players have been invited on a tryout basis — forwards Simon Gagne, Ville Leino, Bracken Kearns, Ethan Werek, and defensemen...
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Greg Hardy Placed On Exempt List For Duration Of Domestic Violence Case

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Panthers have removed Greg Hardy from the team’s active roster until the Pro Bowl defensive end’s domestic violence case is resolved. Carolina general manager Dave Gettleman said Hardy will continue to be paid and is allowed to be at the team facility, but will not practice. Hardy earns more than $770,000 each week during the regular season. The Panthers...
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Reports: Cardinals RB Jonathan Dwyer Arrested On Domestic Violence Charges

Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer was arrested on domestic-violence charges in Phoenix on Wednesday, first reported by Tyler Baldwin of 3TV Phoenix and later confirmed by CBS Evening News.   Cards RB Jonathan Dwyer is currently being questioned about alleged fight with wife from a while ago. She saved the records of her injuries— TylerBaldwin (@tylerbaldwin) September...
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Red Sox-Pirates Live: Rusney Castillo Makes Big League Debut For Boston

The Rusney Castillo era has begun. Castillo, who signed a seven-year, $72.5 million contract last month, officially joined the Boston Red Sox before Wednesday’s game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park. The Cuban outfielder will bat seventh and play center field in his major league debut. Castillo played in 11 minor league games — five with Triple-A Pawtucket, four with...
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LeBron James Debuts New Hairline With Sneaker Line; Twitter Reacts

LeBron James unveiled his new “Lebron 12″ sneakers for Nike on Tuesday, but that wasn’t the only new line he debuted. The shoes were supposed to be the main show, but all Twitter could talk about was the Cleveland Cavaliers star’s seemingly rejuvenated hairline. LeBron released his new shoes...AND HIS NEW HAIRLINE?! http://t.co/00Q1po46Zu—   (@SportsNation) September...
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Gloria Allred: NFL Ignored Victim Who Accused Brandon Marshall Of Domestic Violence

Brandon Marshall’s domestic violence allegations are back in the spotlight. Celebrity lawyer Gloria Allred held a press conference Wednesday afternoon in Atlanta where she blasted the NFL and commissioner Roger Goodell for their mishandling of domestic-violence cases, and specifically for ignoring previous complaints filed against Marshall dating back to 2006. Allred appeared...
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Patriots Injury Report: Julian Edelman, Shane Vereen Added

FOXBORO, Mass. — New England Patriots linebacker Jerod Mayo came out of Sunday’s Week 2 win over the Minnesota Vikings without any injuries. Mayo’s absence from practice Wednesday was not injury related. Safety Don Jones also missed practice with a hamstring injury. Wide receiver Julian Edelman (back), running back Shane Vereen (shoulder), cornerback Alfonzo Dennard (shoulder...
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