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Michael Jordan Donates $2M To Help Police-Community Relations In Wake Of Shootings

“I can no longer stay silent.” That was the line that resonated most in the statement Michael Jordan released Monday through The Undefeated. In it, the NBA legend expressed his sadness over the recent rash of shooting deaths of African-Americans and police officers and also announced he would be donating a total of $2 million to two organizations with the hope of improving relations...
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WR Greg Jennings Announces Retirement From NFL After 10 Seasons

Wide receiver Greg Jennings announced his retirement from the NFL on Monday after spending 10 seasons in the league. The two-time Pro Bowler spent his first seven seasons with the Green Bay Packers before playing two seasons with the Minnesota Vikings. He ends his career after spending one season with the Miami Dolphins and quarterback Ryan Tannehill. Speaking of Ryan Tannehill...
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Usain Bolt, Justin Gatlin In War Of Words Over ‘Disrespect’ As Rio Olympics Loom

We’ll learn in a few weeks’ time whether Justin Gatlin will pay a heavy price for poking the bear that is Usain Bolt. The rival sprinters have engaged in a low-intensity war of words ahead of the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, according to Agence France Presse. A hamstring injury prevented Bolt from competing at Jamaica’s Olympic trials, but he received both a medical...
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Julian Edelman Spotted With Victoria’s Secret Model Adriana Lima In Nantucket

Julian Edelman has a new woman in his life, according to the folks over at TMZ Sports. TMZ posted photos Monday morning of the New England Patriots wide receiver walking and holding hands with Victoria’s Secret model Adriana Lima over the weekend at Nantucket’s Straight Wharf. Julian Edelman is dating Adriana Lima: https://t.co/TBab8FF7k6 pic.twitter.com/r0w8xX8GxS — Only...
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MLB Trade Rumors: Red Sox Not Done, Still Trying To ‘Do Something Big’

Is Dave Dombrowski gearing up to make a splash at the first trade deadline of his Boston Red Sox tenure? The Red Sox president of baseball operations has been one baseball’s busiest men in the last month. The trade deadline is still a week away, and Dombrowski already has acquired pitchers Brad Ziegler and Drew Pomeranz in addition to bolstering the club’s depth by trading for...
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Ronda Rousey Among Four Potential Challengers For Amanda Nunes’ Belt

The UFC women’s bantamweight division has had four different champions in the last 10 months. As chaotic as that sounds, finding the next contender to challenge Amanda Nunes for the title belt is also a complicated situation because of Holly Holm’s loss to Valentina Shevchenko via unanimous decision at UFC Fight Night Chicago on Saturday. There are a handful of fighters who feel...
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MLB Rumors: White Sox’s Todd Frazier On Trading Block; Mets Interested?

Todd Frazier’s tenure with the Chicago White Sox could end up being a brief one. The White Sox are fielding offers for the 30-year-old third baseman — and every other position player on their roster outside shortstop Tim Anderson — The Boston Globe’s Nick Cafardo reported Sunday. Cafardo wrote in his Sunday notes column that Frazier “has emerged as a major power piece”...
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NFL reportedly determines Peyton Manning didn't use PEDs

Peyton Manning didn’t do anything wrong … at least not according to the NFL. The league quietly (and relatively quickly) concluded its investigation into an Al-Jazeera report that alleged human growth hormone was shipped to his home, and the league determined Manning didn’t use HGH or any other PED, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Monday. After a seven-month investigation...
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David Ortiz Wore 2013 Boston Marathon Medal During Sunday’s Red Sox Game

David Ortiz’s wardrobe for Sunday’s Boston Red Sox-Minnesota Twins game at Fenway Park included a unique accessory. Ortiz, who did not play in the game, was spotted in the dugout wearing a 2013 Boston Marathon medal. ‘‘A friend of mine that ran the marathon gave it to me,’’ the Red Sox designated hitter told reporters, via The Associated Press. ‘‘I wear my jewelry...
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‘Magnificent Seven’ USA Gymnasts Use 1996 Olympics Triumph As Platform For Life

The “Magnificent Seven” USA women’s gymnastics team won the gold medal at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta. After becoming national heroes together, they spent the next two decades authoring their own individual stories with which many Americans can identify personally. All the while, they stayed close to the sport that they mastered. On Friday, NBCOlympics.com provided...
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A-Rod: Ortiz deserves Fenway statue, street named after him

Ted Williams, Carl Yastrzemski, Johnny Pesky, Bobby Doerr and Dom DiMaggio all have been immortalized with statues outside Fenway Park — fitting recognition for five Boston Red Sox legends. Alex Rodriguez believes David Ortiz should receive the same honor after his storied major league career concludes this fall. “No one else can speak for that team like he can,” Rodriguez...
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Report: Yankees, Cubs in 'final stages' of Chapman trade

The Chicago Cubs appear to be very close to adding some much-needed help to their bullpen. According to multiple reports, the Cubs are closing in on acquiring New York Yankees left-hander Aroldis Chapman. News of a potential agreement between the two clubs started to surface Sunday night, and it certainly seems like the deal could be completed Monday. The New York Post’s Joel...
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Red Sox Home Favorites Against Tigers For Series Opener At Fenway

The Boston Red Sox will be looking to keep pace with the American League East-leading Baltimore Orioles on Monday as they open a three-game series against the Detroit Tigers as -145 favorites on the baseball betting lines at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. Boston eked out an 8-7 win on Sunday to wrap up a four-game set with the Minnesota Twins, and it remains 1 1/2 games...
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Robert Redford, Diehard Red Sox Fan, Wore No. 9 In ‘The Natural’ For Ted Williams

Actor Robert Redford grew up 3,000 miles from Boston, but watching Ted Williams turned him into a Boston Red Sox fan — and even helped inspire arguably his most recognizable role. Speaking with The Boston Globe last week, Redford said his character in “The Natural,” Roy Hobbs, wore No. 9 and hit a home run in his final at-bat because of Teddy Ballgame, who did both during...
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Join Budweiser At Woburn Jake And Joe’s On Friday For Red Sox Watch Party

The Boston Red Sox will be on the road Friday night, and so will Budweiser, which will be at Jake and Joe’s in Woburn, Mass., for buds and baseball. Watch the Red Sox battle the Los Angeles Angels and enter for the chance to win tickets to a future game in Boston. You might even make it on a future showing of “Friday Night Fenway,” a pregame show that runs on NESN during every...
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Reliever Brad Ziegler Has Been ‘A Godsend’ For Red Sox, John Farrell Says

BOSTON — There hasn’t been much stability in the Red Sox’s pitching staff this season, but they managed to find a little bit in the Southwest. The Red Sox acquired reliever Brad Ziegler from the Arizona Diamondbacks on July 8 for minor league right-hander Jose Almonte and infielder Luis Alejandro Basabe, and so far, the 36-year-old submariner has lit a spark under Boston...
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Red Sox Luckily Didn’t Part Ways With David Ortiz In 2003 Despite DH’s Wishes

David Ortiz has always loved Boston, but he didn’t particularly enjoy his early time with the Red Sox. Everyone knows about how the Red Sox took a flier on the designated hitter in 2003 after the Minnesota Twins released him. As the story goes, Red Sox ace Pedro Martinez made a recommendation, and Boston ultimately signed the Dominican Republic product and the rest is quite literally...
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Patriots Sign Safety Vinnie Sunseri, Offensive Lineman Kyler Kerbyson

The New England Patriots added two more players to their roster Sunday, officially signing safety Vinnie Sunseri and offensive lineman Kyler Kerbyson. A fifth-round draft pick of the New Orleans Saints in 2014, Sunseri has been plagued by injury during his brief NFL career. The Alabama product played in nine games as a rookie before suffering a season-ending broken arm, then missed...
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Fantasy Football Rankings: Patriots 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 Chargers. Some teams don’t even have one draft-worthy player in fantasy football. The New England Patriots aren’t one of those teams. The Patriots are loaded with...
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Daily Fantasy Golf Picks For PGA Championship: Jason Day, Phil Mickelson Lead Way

It’s been just over a week since Henrik Stenson out-dueled Phil Mickelson to win the British Open, but it’s already time for another golf major. The PGA Championship takes over Baltusrol Golf Club in Springfield, N.J., this week for the final golf major of the year. Mickelson won the last PGA Championship at Baltusrol in 2005, but there are plenty of younger golfers ready...
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MLB Rumors: Cubs, Yankees Working On Trade Involving Aroldis Chapman

Aroldis Chapman’s stay in New York might be a short one. The New York Yankees and Chicago Cubs are working on a deal that would send Chapman to Chicago in exchange for infield prospect Gleyber Torres, according to Today’s Knuckleball’s Jon Heyman. No deal has been finalized, but sources confirmed to FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal on Sunday that the teams are discussing a Torres...
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Ken Griffey Jr. Thinks David Ortiz ‘Absolutely’ Is A Hall Of Famer

David Ortiz’s Hall of Fame chances have been a topic of debate long before the Boston Red Sox slugger announced the 2016 season would be his last, but Big Papi got an endorsement from one of the greatest baseball players of all time. Ken Griffey Jr. was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame on Sunday with former New York Mets catcher Mike Piazza, but in his news conference Saturday...
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Red Sox Notes: Rick Porcello Better Than Stat Line In Win Over Twins

BOSTON — Rick Porcello pitched a great game against the Minnesota Twins on Sunday, but you wouldn’t necessarily know it by looking at his stat line. The Red Sox starter won another game at Fenway Park — his 10th consecutive home win, even — but the 8-7 score and Porcello’s five runs allowed (four earned) on six hits don’t really tell the whole story. Porcello caught...
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WWE Battleground 2016 Live: Results, Analysis, Best Moments From Pay-Per-View

Dean Ambrose already defended his WWE championship twice this week, but his most important fight of all comes Sunday night at WWE Battleground. The WWE champ and new face of Smackdown Live puts his title on the line against his former Shield partners and new Raw headliners Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns in the main event from Verizon Center in Washington D.C. The action all gets...
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Fenway Park Continues To Feel Like Home Sweet Home For Rick Porcello

Rick Porcello is on track to have one of the best seasons in his Major League Baseball career, and Fenway Park continues to be a big reason why. Porcello now is 10-0 with a 3.21 ERA with 60 strikeouts and only 10 walks in 70 innings pitched at home this season after the Boston Red Sox’s 8-7 win over the Minnesota Twins on Sunday. Hear Porcello talk about his performance against...
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