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Report: Red Sox To Sign Cuban OF Rusney Castillo For Seven Years, $72.5M

The Boston Red Sox appear to be getting their man. According to multiple reports, the Red Sox are close to signing Cuban outfielder Rusney Castillo to a seven-year deal worth $72.5 million. The reported contract would be a record for a Cuban defector, surpassing the reported $68 million the Chicago White Sox gave Jose Abreu last fall. It’s unclear what the Red Sox’s immediate...
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Nationals’ Bryce Harper Goes 2-For-4 Using Yasiel Puig’s Bat (Photo)

Bryce Harper found a creative way to try and break out of his season-long slump. The Washington Nationals outfielder has battled injuries and issues at the plate in his third season the big leagues. His .265 batting average and .735 OPS are not terrible numbers, but not where most people expected them to be at this point in his career. Possibly in an effort to combat his problems...
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Report: Timberwolves To Acquire Thaddeus Young As Part Of Kevin Love Trade

Thaddeus Young’s time in the City of Brotherly Love appears to be over. The Philadelphia 76ers reportedly have a deal in place to send Young to the Minnesota Timberwolves for a 2015 first-round pick and players Luc Mbah a Moute and Alexey Shved, league sources told Yahoo! Sports. The trade will be finished on Saturday, after Minnesota officially trades Kevin Love to the Cleveland...
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Former Olympic Swimmer Walks For First Time After ATV Accident (Videos)

Six-time United States gold medal swimmer Amy Van Dyken-Rouen made a promise earlier this summer that she would walk again. Thursday afternoon, she did just that. Van Dyken-Rouen was paralyzed from the waist down two months ago when she was in a terrible ATV accident. She has spent the last two months in a rehabilitation program in an attempt to re-learn life’s basic tasks. With...
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Eagles’ DeMeco Ryans Demolishes Le’Veon Bell, Gets Flagged (Video)

Philadelphia Eagles linebacker DeMeco Ryans must not watch a lot of preseason football. If he did, he’d know that anything beyond breathing on a receiver is going to draw a penalty in this newly flag-happy NFL. And he’d know that the hit he laid Thursday night on Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell was a textbook example of what referees will be looking for this...
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Matt Williams Will Do Babe Ruth Impersonation After Nats’ Win Streak (Video)

Washington Nationals manager Matt Williams doesn’t take nothing from nobody, as he reminded the Nationals press corps a couple of weeks ago. However, the Washington skipper does have a lighter side. He displayed that comical side way back in the day when he was playing for the San Francisco Giants. The former infielder was known to do one killer Babe Ruth impersonation, which you...
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UConn’s Husky Issues Charity Challenge To UGA’s Bulldog

Question: How do you know when the Ice Bucket Challenge has officially jumped the shark? When Texas A&M’s boss Kevin Sumlin calls out rapper Rick Ross? Nah, not quite. How about when official team mascot dogs start issuing the challenge to each other? Yep — I think we’re there.Filed under: FOX Sports 1, FoxSports.com
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Evolution Of Guard Position Has Thinned Once-Talented Ranks

As a member of an offense led by a coach known for his trend-setting ways, Evan Mathis understands how quickly things can change in the NFL. So as he went back to watch some clips of great linemen from the recent past — namely those of the 1990s Dallas Cowboys, he pondered a thought that might be considered by many football purists to be downright blasphemous.Filed under: FOX Sports...
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Brooklyn Flag Football Team Ditches Redskins Team Name As Offensive

One youth flag football team will not have its name associated with the Washington Redskins anymore. The Redskins of the Saint Francis Xavier Youth Sports League in Brooklyn will drop its name after many parents complained that it was offensive toward Native Americans, the New York Daily News reported Thursday. Stanley Lehman, a league organizer, did not want the name to get in...
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Bud Bash Homers Of The Week: Chris Carter’s Three-Run Shot Propels Astros

Houston Astros first baseman Chris Carter proved again this week why he’s the best hitter you’ve probably never heard of. Carter has been one of baseball’s best power hitters over the last two seasons, though he plays for one of the league’s worst teams. He had the chance to do some damage on the big stage when he stepped up to the plate Tuesday night against New York Yankees...
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Bills Coach Doug Marrone Curses Out Team Over Practice Fights (Video)

The grind of the preseason is wearing on the Buffalo Bills. Multiple small scuffles broke out at Thursday’s practice, prompting Bills head coach Doug Marrone cut the session short, line the players up on one sideline and ream them out for what he later called a “lack of respect.” “Get your (expletive) right,” Marrone screamed at the team, per The Buffalo News. Defensive...
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Study Names Patriots Fans Fourth-Best In NFL; Packers Fans First

Think your team’s fans are the best in the NFL? Well, unless you’re a Cheesehead, you’re probably wrong. That’s according to a recent Forbes study, which anointed Green Bay Packers fans as the NFL’s best. The study, conducted by Nielsen Scarborough, ranked teams based on five criteria: three years of television ratings, stadium attendance related to capacity and merchandise...
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Report: Red Sox Appear To Be Front-Runners In Rusney Castillo Sweepstakes

The Boston Red Sox appear poised to land a big name in the international market. According to multiple reports, the Red Sox are at or near the top of favorites to land Cuban free-agent outfielder Rusney Castillo. ESPN.com reported early Friday morning that the Sox and Detroit Tigers were the front-runners to sign Castillo, and a source with direct knowledge of the situation indicated...
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Chandler Jones, Darrelle Revis Among Patriots To Watch Against Panthers

The New England Patriots have prepared all week for the Carolina Panthers like Friday night’s preseason game actually means something. The Patriots have game planned in preparation for the Panthers, even using reserve wide receivers to imitate Carolina wideouts Kelvin Benjamin and Jerricho Cotchery in practice. Because the Patriots are treating their third preseason game like...
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Red Sox Notes: Rubby De La Rosa Successfully Navigating Uncharted Waters

BOSTON — The Los Angeles Angels brought their brooms to Fenway Park on Thursday. The Angels completed a four-game sweep of the Red Sox with a 2-0 win. Matt Shoemaker flirted with a no-hitter as the Red Sox’s offense struggled for the 8,000th time — or somewhere around there — this season. The Red Sox, who have dropped five straight, sit a season-high 15 games under .500 ...
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Matt Shoemaker Flirts With No-Hitter, Shuts Down Red Sox’s Offense

BOSTON — The Red Sox’s offense has become a dating app. There’s a lot of flirting going on, even if no one’s getting any action at the end of the day. Matt Shoemaker on Thursday became the latest pitcher to flirt with a no-hitter on the Red Sox’s watch. The right-hander carried a no-no into the seventh inning as the Los Angeles Angels put the finishing touches on a four...
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Loui Eriksson, Simon Gagne Make Top Boston Bruins Story Lines (Video)

Winger Jarome Iginla’s departure from the Boston Bruins this offseason is the basis for many of the team’s top story lines going into the 2014-15 season. Loui Eriksson’s name has been popping up as a possible replacement for Iginla, but the Black and Gold’s depth on the blue line has some thinking that a trade might be the best way for the B’s to fill that hole. There...
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Avery Bradley: Celtics Could Be Playoff Contenders, ‘Make A Lot Of Noise’

Saying that the Boston Celtics’ 2013-14 season was bad would be an understatement, but there’s reason to believe that the upcoming season could be a little more promising. However, Celtics guard Avery Bradley thinks it’ll be promising enough for a playoff run. While many don’t see the ’14-15 NBA season going that much better for Boston — it’s harder to get worse than...
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Angels Defeat Red Sox 2-0, Complete Four-Game Sweep (Video)

The Los Angeles Angels completed a four-game sweep of the Boston Red Sox on Thursday night at Fenway Park with a 2-0 win. Angels pitcher Matt Shoemaker took a no-hitter into the seventh inning and earned his 12th win of the season. Boston now has lost five games in a row and will welcome the Seattle Mariners to Fenway Park on Friday night for a three-game series. The Red Sox are...
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Yoenis Cespedes Guns Down Josh Hamilton At Home Plate From Left Field (Video)

Los Angeles Angels slugger Josh Hamilton tried to score from second base in the first inning of Thursday night’s game at Fenway Park, but he was thrown out in a spectacular display of defense by Boston Red Sox left fielder Yoenis Cespedes. Howie Kendrick hit a single to left field, and to the surprise of many, the Angels sent Hamilton home. Cespedes displayed his incredible arm...
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Chris Rock Catches Foul Ball At Yankees Game, Gives It To A Kid (Video)

Sports broadcasts love to show celebrities in the stands, but it’s not very often that they’re doing something other than sitting and enjoying the game. But the folks over at YES Network managed to capture something special. Comedian Chris Rock was taking in the New York Yankees-Houston Astros matchup Thursday at Yankee Stadium with actor and fellow Yankees fan Bobby Cannavale...
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Yoenis Cespedes Leaves Red Sox’s Game Vs. Angels Due To Personal Matter

BOSTON — Red Sox left fielder Yoenis Cespedes left Thursday’s game against the Los Angeles Angels at Fenway Park before the top of the fourth inning. Cespedes’ exit was not injury related. He left the game due to a “personal matter,” according to the Red Sox. Cespedes struck out swinging against Angels starter Matt Shoemaker in his only at-bat of the contest. He also cut...
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Boston Red Sox Front Office Accepts ALS Ice Bucket Challenge (Video)

The Boston Red Sox had an opportunity to dump buckets of water on their bosses, and they gladly accepted it. But it was all for a good cause, of course. The Red Sox front office was nominated to take the Ice Bucket Challenge to raise awareness for ALS, and they accepted. The whole crew — including part-owners Larry Lucchino and Tom Werner — took the field before Thursday’s...
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Subway Emails Writers To Include Sponsor In Little League World Series Stories

Subway boasts many prominent athletes as spokespeople, including speed skater Apolo Ohno and baseball player Mike Trout, but the sandwich chain might need a refresher on how sponsorship works. After hosting a media availability segment with Ryan Howard at the Little League World Series on Thursday, Subway’s public relations department went into overdrive. A rep for the company...
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Allen Craig’s Return Could Help Fix Boston Red Sox’s Biggest Deficiency

BOSTON — The Red Sox on Thursday added a serviceable plug to their leaky offense. Allen Craig, who suffered a foot injury Aug. 1 in his first game after being acquired from the St. Louis Cardinals, returned from the 15-day disabled list. While Craig won’t singlehandedly halt Boston’s season-long offensive malaise, the slugger’s return could go a long way toward fixing the...
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