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Red Sox Notes: Albert Pujols Soaking Up David Ortiz’s Greatness One Final Time

Los Angeles Angels first baseman Albert Pujols is relishing his final chance to face his good friend David Ortiz on the baseball field. Pujols, 36, grew up near the Seattle Mariners’ baseball academy in the Dominican Republic, and used to go watch the players there practice as a kid. Among those players was Ortiz (then known as David Arias), a teenager signed as an amateur free...
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Red Sox Wrap: Rick Porcello Stellar Again As Boston Snaps Losing Skid

That was exactly what the doctor ordered. After a heartbreaking loss on Thursday, Rick Porcello made the Red Sox great again Friday, if only for a night, while the offense picked up a bit with six runs (including two home runs) in a 6-2 victory over the Los Angeles Angels. Let’s take a closer look at how it happened. GAME IN A WORD Dominant. Rick Porcello pitched a complete game...
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MLB Rumors: Jay Bruce Could Be Traded To Dodgers In Blockbuster Three-Team Deal

If it feels like Jay Bruce has been on the trade market forever, it’s because he has been. The never-ending “will the Reds trade Bruce?” chatter might finally be coming to a close, however. Cincinnati’s All-Star outfielder is drawing interest from several contenders as Monday’s non-waiver trade deadline approaches. Chief among those teams: The Los Angeles Dodgers. L.A....
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Red Sox Vs. Angels Lineup: Ryan Hanigan, Aaron Hill Return Vs. Tim Lincecum

The Boston Red Sox haven’t been more desperate for a win this season than they are Friday night. Boston blew a lead in the bottom of the ninth inning early Friday morning east coast time, handing a 2-1 victory to the Los Angeles Angels to kick off their 11-game road trip and wasting a brilliant eight-inning shutout from David Price in the process. It was the team’s fourth loss...
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UFC 201 Weigh-in Results: Robbie Lawler, Tyron Woodley Set For Clash

UFC 201, which is headlined by the UFC welterweight title fight between Robbie Lawler and Tyron Woodley, and the women’s strawweight clash between Rose Namajunas and Karolina Kowalkiewicz, airs live on pay-per-view from Philips Arena in Atlanta on Saturday at 10 p.m. ET. Four prelim bouts will air live on FS2 at 8 p.m., and the event’s first two prelims will air exclusively...
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Brewers’ Jonathan Lucroy An Option For Red Sox At MLB Trade Deadline?

For all of the talk about the Red Sox’s pitching needs, it’s rather interesting that one of the players most associated with Boston leading up to the Major League Baseball non-waiver trade deadline resides behind the dish rather than on the mound. Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy has been the subject of trade rumors in recent weeks with Milwaukee sitting near the bottom of the...
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Jabaal Sheard Eats Two-Pound Steak Faster, For Better Cause Than Anyone Else

The New England Patriots began training camp this week, but Jabaal Sheard already is in midseason form; steak-eating form, that is. The Patriots defensive end set a new plate-to-stomach record Tuesday at Smokey Bones Bar & Fire Grill in Tyngsboro, Mass., when he ate a two-pound rib-eye steak in just 50 minutes. Better than the taste was the fact that Sheard did it for a good...
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Will Jordan Spieth Be Penalized After Impressive Shot Off Cart Path?

Jordan Spieth has had a rocky relationship with water this season. Spieth had his second straight Masters title within reach earlier this year before hitting back-to-back shots into the water on the 12th hole. Fast forward to Friday’s second round of the PGA Championship and Spieth once again hit a ball into the water, although this situation was a bit different. Spieth hit...
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Kevin Faulk ‘Great Choice’ For Patriots Hall Of Fame, Says Bill Belichick

Kevin Faulk will be fitted for his New England Patriots Hall of Fame jacket on Friday, one of the final steps before he’s officially enshrined in August. “Great choice. Kevin did a tremendous job,” Patriots head coach Bill Belichick said before Friday’s training camp practice. “He was here when I got here, so I didn’t draft him, but he basically spent his whole career...
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Tom Brady’s Frustration In Patriots Practice Was ‘Funny’ To Jamie Collins

FOXBORO, Mass. — The New England Patriots’ defense got the best of Tom Brady on Friday, and linebacker Jamie Collins enjoyed a chuckle. The Patriots quarterback slammed his helmet down in frustration after 7-on-7 drills, when he finished the session with two incomplete passes. “It’s funny to me,” Collins said Friday after practice. “You know me. I like to be in my own...
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Watch Lionel Richie Sing Peyton Manning Into Retirement In DirecTV’s Funny Commercials

Peyton Manning’s life after football will move slowly, thanks to Lionel Richie. The singer and retired NFL superstar team up in a series of new commercials for DirecTV’s NFL Sunday ticket. Richie provides the soundtrack, as manning Manning turns what used to be game day into the lazy Sunday watching football so many of us enjoy. Manning has the retirement uniform down. Now...
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Martellus Bennett, Rob Gronkowski Making Each Other Better In Patriots Camp

FOXBORO, Mass. — Martellus Bennett was one of the New England Patriots’ best offseason additions. The veteran tight end was acquired through a trade with the Chicago Bears in March, and he brings size, strength and receiving depth to the Pats offense. Bennett is quite talented in his own right, but it helps to play alongside the best tight end in the game in Rob Gronkowski....
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Jacoby Brissett Relays Best Advice From Fellow Patriots QB Tom Brady

FOXBORO, Mass. — When pressed for the best advice he’s received from fellow New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, Jimmy Garoppolo came up blank Thursday. Garoppolo hemmed and hawed and eventually told the reporter he would get back to him about it. Jacoby Brissett was better prepared Friday. “‘One day at a time'” Brissett relayed. “Just watching him and Jimmy operate...
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Bennett compares chemistry with Pats QBs to his love life

FOXBORO, Mass. — One thing is clear four months into Martellus Bennett’s tenure with the New England Patriots: The tight end is a character. Bennett, whose Instagram bio lists him as a “Visionary Architect” and “Creative Director of Awesomeness” had a few creative quips when asked about his short time with the Patriots on Friday after training camp. The tight end/visionary...
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Can Ichiro Suzuki Play Until Age 50? Let’s Hope Japanese Baseball Icon Tries

Forget “four more years!” Baseball fans should aim chants of “eight more years!” at Ichiro Suzuki whenever they get the chance to do so in 2016. In an interview with ESPN’s Marly Rivera, Suziki, 42, revealed Friday that he’d like to extend his professional baseball career well into the next decade. “I want to keep playing until I am at least 50,” Suziki said. Was...
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Dont’a Hightower Believes Patriots Defense Can Accomplish ‘A Lot’

FOXBORO, Mass. — The last time we saw the New England Patriots defense, it allowed 20 points to the Denver Broncos in the AFC Championship Game in January. It gave up just three points in the second half of that loss. The Patriots’ defense was very good last season. It ranked 10th in points allowed, second in sacks, fifth in turnover differential, eighth in passes defended and...
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LeBron James Reportedly Advised Justin Bieber To Skip $5M GOP Convention Show

Justin Bieber almost was $5 million richer thanks to a Cleveland event during the Republican National Convention, but he reportedly punted on the show after some advice from the city’s biggest star. The Biebs apparently had a few “Beliebers” at the RNC, leading promoters of an outside event to offer the singer $5 million to perform for 45 minutes, CAA, which represents...
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Brad Keselowski: ‘Only So Many Hits … Before Someone Gets Killed’

Brad Keselowski has taken a lot of hard hits throughout his NASCAR career, and he says there’s only so much more he can take. Keselowski was lucky to escape serious injury after crashing head-on into a wall at Watkins Glen International during a testing session Tuesday. The 32-year-old acknowledged Friday at Pocono Raceway that, thanks to the improved safety features, he was able...
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Patriots Training Camp Observations: Tom Brady Slams Helmet In Frustration

FOXBORO, Mass. — The New England Patriots are only two days into training camp, but judging by Tom Brady’s demeanor, you’d think it was the middle of January. The Patriots quarterback, who is suspended for the first four games of the season, slammed his helmet down in frustration midway through Friday’s training camp session after firing two consecutive incomplete passes...
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Bill Belichick Praises Versatility Rob Ninkovich Brings To Patriots Defense

FOXBORO, Mass. — Versatility is one of the most important skills any player in any sport can bring to his or her team. For defensive players in the NFL, it’s almost a requirement. There are so many different defensive schemes and packages, which put players into different roles each game. Patriots head coach Bill Belichick has added several of these versatile players to his...
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Patriots Practice Attendance: Jamie Collins Debuts At Training Camp

FOXBORO, Mass. — New England Patriots fans can breathe a sigh of relief. Linebacker Jamie Collins made his training camp debut Friday after missing Thursday’s practice. The linebacker was absent Thursday for undisclosed reasons, though head coach Bill Belichick said there are “no issues.” Running back Dion Lewis and guard Tre’ Jackson, both of whom are on the physically...
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Cris ‘Cyborg’ Justino Spreads Ronda Rousey Pregnancy Rumor On Twitter

Cris “Cyborg” Justino has more than 100,000 Twitter followers. If she tweets a rumor, it’s going to be seen by a lot of eyes, even if it’s not necessarily true. Thus, when Cyborg tweeted Thursday about whether Ronda Rousey is pregnant, people started talking. I keep hearing the rumor @RondaRousey is expecting and no longer fighting #ufc205 if true congrats on the new...
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UFC 201 Odds: Welterweight Champion Robbie Lawler Favored Vs. Tyron Woodley

Tyron Woodley will look to extend his win streak to three fights and claim the UFC welterweight title when he faces reigning champion Robbie Lawler on Saturday at UFC 201 as a +150 betting underdog at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. It has been 18 months since Woodley last stepped into the octagon at UFC 183, where he battled Kelvin Gastelum to a split-decision victory...
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Vikings Quarterback Suffered Ankle Injury While Breaking Into Own Home

Taylor Heinicke might want to invest in Netflix. The Minnesota Vikings backup quarterback revealed Thursday that he suffered a leg injury a couple of weeks ago while trying to break into his own home following a late-night trip to the movies. “I was locked out of my house after a late-night movie,’’ Heinicke told the St. Paul Pioneer Press. “I came back and there’s no one...
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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (A.K.A. Michael Jordan) Roasts Donald Trump At DNC

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar rarely demonstrated his humor during his basketball career, but his sense of humor was on full display Thursday night — at Donald Trump’s expense. The NBA legend started his speech at the Democratic National Convention by introducing himself as “Michael Jordan.” Abdul-Jabbar told the crowd he did so because Trump, the Republican nominee for U.S. president...
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