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Red Sox Notes: Boston Lands In First Place In AL East With Sweep Of Yankees

BOSTON — Sweeping the New York Yankees? Good for the Red Sox. Being in first place in the American League East as a result? Even better. The first Red Sox-Yankees series of the season was jam-packed full of drama: a game-winning home run for David Ortiz on Friday, followed by an 8-0 drubbing of New York on Saturday and then Sunday’s thriller, which had plenty of lead changes...
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Ultimate Red Sox Show: John Farrell On Importance Of Shifts In Baseball

Shifts have been in Major League Baseball for years, but some want to ban them from the game completely. But that’s an issue for another day. Shifts are here to stay for now, at least, so teams need to figure out when to use them and how to beat them at the plate. Hear Boston manager John Farrell talk about shifts in the video from “Ultimate Red Sox Show” above.
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Red Sox Wrap: Christian Vazquez’s Monster Homer Gives Boston 8-7 Win Vs. Yankees

BOSTON — There wasn’t a dull moment in the Red Sox’s series against the New York Yankees at Fenway Park. Sunday’s thriller was full of dingers and some exciting offense — at the expense of the pitching, though — and this one ultimately went to the Red Sox thanks to a two-run homer off the bat of catcher Christian Vazquez to give Boston an 8-7 win. Red Sox starter David...
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Watch Christian Vazquez’s Massive Home Run Over Green Monster Vs. Yankees

Christian Vazquez is known for his defense, but he brought his bat with him to Fenway Park on Sunday night, too. The Boston Red Sox catcher hit a towering home run over the Green Monster in the bottom of the seventh inning of Sunday’s game against the New York Yankees to put the home team up 8-6 at the time. That home run might never land.
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WWE Payback Results: Roman Reigns Retains Title In Phenomenal Main Event

OK, so Roman Reigns still is Roman Reigns, but he put on one heck of a show alongside A.J. Styles in the WWE Payback main event Sunday night. The WWE world heavyweight title match appeared to be a dud early on, as Styles originally beat Reigns via a countout. Unfortunately for the challenger, the title holder can’t lose the championship via countout in a regular match, so Reigns...
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Pitcher Carson Smith To Be Activated For Red Sox’s Series Vs. White Sox

BOSTON — The Red Sox’s bullpen will be getting deeper very soon. Carson Smith pitched a second outing in Double-A Portland on Saturday, finishing his two-appearance rehab stint with two strikeouts and no hits or walks over 1 2/3 scoreless innings. And he’ll be activated before Tuesday’s game against the White Sox in Chicago. “It’s felt like an eternity,” Smith said...
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Alex Rodriguez Picks Worst Possible Way To Dry Bat In Yankees-Red Sox Game

Millions of people saw Alex Rodriguez pick a rather unfortunate way to dry his baseball bat during the New York Yankees’ “Sunday Night Baseball” game against the Boston Red Sox. The Yankees designated hitter hit a towering home run during the contest, but the moment the Internet is talking about is when he dried off his bat in a, shall we say, interesting way. And apparently...
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Brooks Orpik Suspended Three Games By NHL After Brutal Hit On Olli Maatta

Brooks Orpik only received a two-minute minor for interference after his brutal high hit on the Pittsburgh Penguins’ Olli Maatta in Saturday’s Game 2 of the Penguins and Washington Capitals’ second-round Stanley Cup playoff series, but he received a much harsher penalty from the league the following day. The NHL suspended Orpik three games for interference after a dangerous...
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John Farrell: Red Sox Have To Get Clay Buchholz Back On Track In Rotation

BOSTON — There were plenty of questions about the Red Sox’s rotation behind David Price going into the 2016 season, but overall, things have been better than expected. Price has been shaky at home, but there’s no reason to think he’ll be a concern long-term, especially with an American League-leading 46 strikeouts going into Sunday’s game against the New York Yankees...
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Curt Schilling Responds To ESPN Apparently Removing 2004 ALCS Game 6 From Documentary

Curt Schilling’s relationship with ESPN continues to deteriorate. The former Boston Red Sox pitcher was fired by the network on April 20, one day after he shared an anti-transgender meme on Facebook. But regardless of Schilling’s politics, you can’t argue his Major League Baseball bio, which includes three world series and countless other memorable memories on the mound,...
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David Price Gets First Taste Of Red Sox-Yankees Rivalry At Fenway

BOSTON — David Price has faced the New York Yankees plenty of times in his career, but never in a Red Sox uniform. The left-hander will get to experience the Red Sox-Yankees rivalry for the first time Sunday when he starts for Boston at Fenway Park. Price has quite the act to follow, too, as Saturday’s starter Rick Porcello held the Yankees scoreless over seven innings in the...
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Stephen Curry has 'slim' chance to play Game 2

Stephen Curry didn’t play Sunday when his Golden State Warriors opened their second-round NBA playoff series against the Portland Trail Blazers at Oracle Arena. It’s possible that he returns this round, though. Warriors head coach Steve Kerr commented on his point guard’s injury before Game 1. Steve Kerr said Steph Curry (knee) did some stationary shooting yesterday. Out...
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Liverpool Loses 3-1 To Swansea In Premier League Action

Liverpool succumbed to a 3-1 defeat against Swansea City on their return to Barclays Premier League duty at the Liberty Stadium on Sunday afternoon. The home team dominated the opening 45 minutes in Wales and deservedly took a two-goal advantage into the interval courtesy of strikes from Andre Ayew and Jack Cork. Substitute Christian Benteke threatened to start a comeback shortly...
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Bill Belichick On Not Drafting Running Back: ‘Can’t Control What You Can’t Control’

FOXBORO, Mass. — Despite re-signing LeGarrette Blount, running back still was viewed as the biggest immediate need on the New England Patriots’ roster heading into the 2016 NFL Draft. It was slightly head-scratching, then, to see the Patriots come out of the draft without a player at the position. Patriots head coach Bill Belichick was asked if it was a matter of the right guy...
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WATCH: President Obama pokes fun at Ted Cruz for ‘basketball ring’ comment

President Barack Obama attended his final White House Correspondents’ Dinner on Saturday night, and in his speech, he poked fun at several different people. One of them was Ted Cruz, a Texas senator running for president in the Republican party. Cruz recently took some criticism for calling a basketball hoop a “basketball ring,” which is a huge gaffe in a basketball-crazy...
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Chauncey Billups: Celtics Better Destination For Kevin Durant Than Lakers

Oklahoma City Thunder superstar Kevin Durant is able to become an unrestricted free agent this summer, and there would be no shortage of suitors if the All-Star forward hit the market. The Boston Celtics reportedly believe Durant will give them a visit if he reaches free agency, and they arguably represent his best landing spot if he leaves the Western Conference. But are the Celtics...
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2016 NFL Draft Grades: Analysis For All 32 Teams After Seven Rounds

The 2016 NFL Draft concluded Saturday, and that means it’s time to hand out grades for all 32 teams. There were a lot of draft trades this season, including ones that involved the top two picks in the first round. These teams gave up a lot of quality assets to move up, which puts even more pressure on the young players they selected. Here’s a look at how each team fared in this...
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Red Sox Notes: Jackie Bradley Jr.’s Success Product Of Belief In Himself

BOSTON — Plenty of people gave up on Jackie Bradley Jr. as a hitter before the end of the 2015 season, but the Red Sox didn’t. And neither did Jackie Bradley Jr. The Red Sox center fielder once again showed his importance at the plate in Boston’s 8-0 win over the New York Yankees on Saturday, going 3-for-3 and plating three runs with a double and two triples. And for Bradley...
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Bill Belichick, Patriots Not Ruling Out Joe Thuney Playing Offensive Tackle

FOXBORO, Mass. — What position will New England Patriots rookie offensive lineman Joe Thuney play in the NFL? Ask three different people, including the man himself, and you’ll get three different answers. Thuney mostly played offensive tackle at North Carolina State, but the Patriots’ 2016 78th overall pick said he’s more comfortable playing guard or center in the NFL because...
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Red Sox Wrap: Rick Porcello, Jackie Bradley Jr. Shine In 8-0 Win Vs. Yankees

BOSTON — The Red Sox earned their first series win at Fenway Park, and it came in an 8-0 beatdown of their rival New York Yankees. Starter Rick Porcello was scoreless through seven innings, and center fielder Jackie Bradley Jr. led Boston’s explosive offense with three extra-base hits, including two triples. Overall, this is a game the Red Sox are going to be pleased with....
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Kevin Faulk’s Tom Brady Jersey Gets Bill Belichick Stamp Of Approval

FOXBORO, Mass. — Bill Belichick’s lips turned up in a smirk when asked about Kevin Faulk’s decision to wear a Tom Brady jersey when announcing the New England Patriots’ third-round pick in the 2016 NFL Draft. Smiles can be found few and far between during Belichick’s news conferences, but he was in an unusually good mood Saturday after the draft concluded. “Love Kevin...
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Theo Epstein Helps Retell Story Of Doug Mirabelli Trade For Its Anniversary

If you were a conscious Red Sox fan in 2006, then you remember what unfolded when backup catcher Doug Mirabelli was traded back to Boston from the San Diego Padres. But you probably haven’t heard the story from everyone who was involved. The Hardball Times’ Tim Healey published an oral history of the trade Friday ahead of its 10-year anniversary, which comes on Sunday. In it...
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2016 NHL Draft Lottery Results: Leafs Win No. 1 Pick, Jets Pick Second, Blue Jackets Third

The Toronto Maple Leafs acquired a huge piece to help their rebuild when they won the 2016 NHL Draft Lottery on Saturday night. It’s the first time the Leafs will pick first since 1985, when they took Wendel Clark. The top prospect in the 2016 draft class is American center Auston Matthews. The Leafs probably will take him given their need for a No. 1 center. Toronto has 12 selections...
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David Ortiz Fulfilled Promise To Sick Child With Game-Winning Homer Vs. Yankees

BOSTON — When David Ortiz says he’s going to do something, he does it. The Red Sox designated hitter smacked a go-ahead two-run homer onto the Green Monster in the eighth inning of Friday’s 4-2 win over the New York Yankees, and it turns out Ortiz made good on a promise in the process. Former Red Sox first baseman Kevin Millar had told Big Papi before the game about a boy named...
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Patriots Undrafted Free Agent Tracker: D.J. Foster Reportedly Signs

FOXBORO, Mass. — The 2016 NFL Draft has concluded, and the undrafted free-agent signings are coming in fast. Arizona State running back/wide receiver D.J. Foster signed with the Patriots, according to Chris Peterson of NBC12 Sports in Phoenix. Foster played running back in his first three seasons at Arizona State before moving to wide receiver. He finished his college career with...
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