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Red Sox Notes: David Ortiz Reaches ‘Super Papi’ Status With Latest Feat

Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell raised an interesting question with one of his postgame comments Friday. “I’d hate to think where we’d be without him,” Farrell said of David Ortiz, who hit two home runs, including a game-winner in the 10th inning, as the Red Sox defeated the Baltimore Orioles 5-3 at Camden Yards. The Red Sox are 20 games below .500 (67-87). They’re...
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Rusney Castillo Already Showing Defensive Potential For Boston Red Sox

Rusney Castillo was far more active in his second rodeo. While Castillo’s second game with the Boston Red Sox yielded only an infield single offensively, the Cuban outfielder was tested early and often defensively. It was a stark contrast from Castillo’s major league debut — in which he recorded one putout — but the 27-year-old was up to the challenge as the Red Sox defeated...
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David Ortiz’s New Red Sox Milestone Sets Table For More Clutch Heroics

Spaghetti and meatballs. Peanut butter and jelly. David Ortiz and clutch home runs. Ortiz showed again Friday that him and late-game heroics go hand-in-hand. The nine-time All-Star launched a go-ahead, two-run homer — his second blast of the game — in the 10th inning as the Boston Red Sox defeated the Baltimore Orioles 5-3 in the teams’ series opener at Camden Yards. It was...
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Rex Chapman Arrested For Allegedly Stealing $14K Worth Of Apple Products

Former NBA guard Rex Chapman was arrested Friday for allegedly stealing $14,000 worth of Apple products from a store in Scottsdale, Ariz. Chapman, 46, was stopped by police in northeast Scottsdale and taken into custody. He is being held on nine counts of organized retail theft and five counts of trafficking stolen property. Busted: #NBA vet Rex Chapman arrested for stealing from...
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Flames President Brian Burke: Violent Athletes Don’t Deserve Paychecks

The NFL’s domestic violence scandals prompted by the graphic Ray Rice video are the hot topic right now, so naturally, the issue has come up in conversation with other professional sports leagues. Calgary Flames president Brian Burke gave his opinion at the Global Business Forum, deeming domestic violence “unacceptable.” Burke believes that professional athletes that act out...
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2014-15 St. Louis Blues Preview: Unproven Goaltending Tandem A Concern

The St. Louis Blues were hoping the trade-deadline acquisition of former Vezina Trophy-winning goalie Ryan Miller would help them reach the 2014 Stanley Cup Final, but the move turned out to be a disaster. Miller struggled at the end of the regular season and in the Blues’ six-game Round 1 playoff series loss to the Chicago Blackhawks. He left the team in free agency to join the...
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Rusney Castillo Makes Nice Grab, Adds First Assist With Red Sox (Video)

Rusney Castillo passed his first real defensive test. Castillo, who didn’t see much action in center field in his major league debut Wednesday against the Pittsburgh Pirates, was a busy man Friday against the Baltimore Orioles at Camden Yards. The Cuban outfielder made a sliding catch and recorded his first outfield assist with the Boston Red Sox. Castillo was challenged right...
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Dodgers Send Rookie Joc Pederson On Coffee Run In Full Uniform (Photo)

Joc Pederson is one of the best prospects in Major League Baseball, but that didn’t stop his teammates from sending him out on a rookie errand during his September call-up. The Los Angeles Dodgers sent the 22-year-old outfielder on a Starbucks run while they were in Chicago for their series against the Cubs, and they made him do it in full uniform. That just goes to show that...
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David Ortiz Passes Ted Williams, Sets New Red Sox Record With Big 2014

David Ortiz is Mr. 30-100. Ortiz collected his 100th RBI of the season in the fourth inning of Friday’s game against the Baltimore Orioles at Camden Yards by launching his 33rd home run of 2014. Ortiz now has eight seasons with 30 home runs and 100 RBIs, passing Ted Williams (seven) for the most such seasons in Boston Red Sox history. Ortiz, who signed with Boston before the 2003...
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Josh Gordon’s Suspension Reduced To 10 Games Under New NFL Drug Policy

BEREA, Ohio — Josh Gordon’s tangled ordeal, full of legal twists and turns, has finally been straightened out. Cleveland’s star wide receiver was reinstated into the NFL and had his one-year suspension reduced to 10 games Friday after the league announced changes to its drug policy. The decision ends months of personal torment for the Pro Bowler, who had been banned for repeated...
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Rich Peverley still not cleared

Rich Peverley has been working hard to return to hockey after collapsing on the bench on March 10 due to an irregular heartbeat, but as training camp starts, he’s still not ready to skate. As the Dallas Stars took the ice at the Forth Worth Convention Center, Peverley was in the building but spent his time bonding with the fans who had come out to watch the practice. Rich Peverley...
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Bruins Player Preview: Reilly Smith’s Expected Role, Projected Season Stats

Editor’s note: NESN.com will preview every NHL-level Bruins player over the next few weeks, leading to the Oct. 8 season opener. Click here for the full schedule and to read other player profiles. Reilly Smith is expected to be a key part of the Boston Bruins offense this season, but he needs to sign a contract first. The 23-year-old winger is a restricted free agent and hasn...
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Roger Goodell: NFL Will Implement New Conduct Policies By Super Bowl

NEW YORK — Commissioner Roger Goodell says the NFL wants to implement new personal conduct policies by the Super Bowl. Goodell was short on specifics at a news conference Friday, his first public statements in more than a week about the rash of NFL players involved in domestic violence cases. More defiant than contrite as he was hammered with questions, Goodell said he has not...
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Rusney Castillo To Play In Arizona Fall League, Puerto Rico Winter League

Rusney Castillo’s work will extend into the offseason. Castillo, who signed a seven-year, $72.5 million contract with the Boston Red Sox last month, will play in both the Arizona Fall League and the Puerto Rico Winter League after the 2014 Major League Baseball season ends, according to manager John Farrell. The current plan calls for Castillo to garner at least 200 at-bats before...
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Rusney Castillo’s Speed Likely As Advertised, Power Still A Question (Video)

The Boston Red Sox essentially took a seven-year, $72.5 million gamble when they signed Cuban outfielder Rusney Castillo, but so far, there’s a good chance he could be the real deal. The Boston Globe’s Pete Abraham joined “Red Sox Gameday Live” to discuss Castillo’s talents, and he figures that Boston’s newest weapon has the skills to be the club’s leadoff hitter of...
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Red Sox Trying To Get Good Look At Garin Cecchini In Latest Call-Up (Video)

With the minor league seasons over and the Boston Red Sox sitting entirely out of playoff contention, this is a great opportunity for the big league club to take a look at their young talent. Garin Cecchini is one of those players that the team wants to check out. The third baseman is getting his first start with the Red Sox against the Baltimore Orioles on Friday, as manager...
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Red Sox-Orioles Live: Rusney Castillo, Garin Cecchini In Action Vs. O’s

Friday’s matchup at Camden Yards will pit two teams on opposite ends of the spectrum against each other. On one side, there’s the Boston Red Sox, who enter the series opener 21 games under .500 (66-87) and on the heels of a sweep against the Pittsburgh Pirates. On the other side, there’s the Baltimore Orioles, who just clinched their first American League East title since 1997...
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Flyers Captain Claude Giroux To Miss Two Weeks With Lower Body Injury

The Philadelphia Flyers are already off to a rough start and it’s only day one. Fifteen minutes into the first practice of their training camp, captain Claude Giroux sustained a lower body injury. The infamous butt-grabbing center took two line rushes before injuring his groin, screaming and skating off the ice Friday morning. Initial reports made it seem like it was nothing...
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Red Sox Among MLB Teams Using Brain Training In Scouting, Development

Well, 90 percent of baseball is half mental. Right, Yogi? As Major League Baseball teams search for ways to gain a leg up on the competition, the Boston Red Sox are among those deploying neuroscience in the hopes of assessing and developing how hitters’ brains function. The idea is to improve how a hitter reads and reacts to a pitch — with pitchers’ velocity increasing and...
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Minnesota Authorities Seeking Protective Order For Adrian Peterson’s Son

MINNEAPOLIS — Authorities in Minnesota have filed a petition seeking a protective order for the son of Vikings running back Adrian Peterson. The petition asks a judge to block Peterson from using any corporal punishment or physical discipline on the 4-year-old boy. It also would block any unauthorized or unsupervised contact. Peterson faces a charge of injury to a child in Texas...
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Roberto Luongo Pokes Fun At Himself With Bruins-Related Tweet (Photo)

With NHL training camps kicking off this week, many players step onto the ice with a fresh slate hoping to produce and help their team win the Stanley Cup. Florida Panthers goalie Roberto Luongo, however, seemingly likes to dwell on past misfortunes. The former Vancouver Canuck posted a picture of himself on Twitter allowing a goal against the Boston Bruins in a brilliant, self-deprecating...
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Roberto Luongo Pokes Fun At Himself With Bruins-Related Tweet (Photo)

With NHL training camps kicking off this week, many players step onto the ice with a fresh slate hoping to produce and help their team win the Stanley Cup. Florida Panthers goalie Roberto Luongo, however, seemingly likes to dwell on past misfortunes. The former Vancouver Canuck posted a picture of himself on Twitter allowing a goal against the Boston Bruins in a brilliant, self-deprecating...
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Roberto Luongo pokes fun at himself with funny tweet

With NHL training camps kicking off this week, many players step onto the ice with a fresh slate hoping to produce and help their team win the Stanley Cup. Florida Panthers goalie Roberto Luongo, however, seemingly likes to dwell on past misfortunes. The former Vancouver Canuck posted a picture of himself on Twitter allowing a goal against the Boston Bruins in a brilliant, self-deprecating...
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Mark Jackson Personally Calling People Who Buy His Wife’s New Single

Mark Jackson has taken social media marketing to new heights. After his wife, Desiree Coleman Jackson, released a new single called “Strip,” the former Golden State Warriors head coach tweeted that he would personally call anyone who bought the song. Tweet me a pic of my wife Desiree Coleman Jackson’s new single “STRIP” purchased with ur phone #. I will personally call...
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Clay Buchholz Hopes To Be Final Pitcher Derek Jeter Ever Faces In MLB

Clay Buchholz has a chance to be the last pitcher Derek Jeter ever faces in Major League Baseball. Buchholz is scheduled to pitch the Boston Red Sox’s final game of the season Sept. 28 against the New York Yankees at Fenway Park. The contest will mark the final game in Jeter’s illustrious career, meaning there’s some extra incentive for Buchholz, who grew up idolizing the Yankees...
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