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Cubs’ John Baker Unleashes Epic Celebration After Drawing Walk (GIF)

After seeing John Baker’s celebration, it’s safe to say that walks aren’t celebrated nearly enough in the sport of baseball. Tensions ran high during Thursday afternoon’s Chicago Cubs-Cincinnati Reds matchup after Reds closer Arnoldis Chapman tossed consecutive pitches near the head of Nate Schierholtz, culminating in a benches-clearing incident in the ninth inning of a...
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LeBron announces return to Cavs, says he's 'coming home'

LeBron James has finally made his decision, and he is heading back to Cleveland. James broke the news on Friday afternoon on SportsIllustrated.com that he will indeed be signing with the Cleveland Cavaliers. James, an Ohio native, broke Cavaliers fans’ hearts in 2010 when he left the Cavaliers for the Miami Heat. He’s now trying to right that perceived wrong by heading back to...
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Boston Bruins Prospects: Ranking Top Players At Every Position

The Boston Bruins have a deep prospect pool with several players ready to make an impact at the NHL level as soon as the 2014-15 season. This kind of depth allows the B’s to replace injured veterans with NHL-ready players who will seamlessly fit into their system because the Providence Bruins play the same type of defense-first hockey that Boston head coach Claude Julien preaches...
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Brandon Dubinsky, Blue Jackets Come To Terms On Six-Year Extension

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Columbus Blue Jackets have signed center Brandon Dubinsky to a six-year contract extension worth a reported $35.1 million through the 2020-21 season. The 28-year-old Dubinsky, acquired two years ago in the blockbuster deal with the New York Rangers for Rick Nash, has scored 18 goals with 52 assists with a plus-7 plus/minus rating in 105 games the past two...
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Report: Derek Jeter Is A Secret Owner Of Men’s Underwear Company

Derek Jeter has made more than $250 million in his baseball career, but even he apparently feels the need to keep his options open after baseball. Luckily for him, he’s got an underwear company to fall back on once he retires following this season. The New York Post discovered that Jeter is a “secret owner” of an men’s underwear company called Frigo RevolutionWear specializing...
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Mets Fan Goes Ballistic When Team Fails To Score Late Runs Against Braves (GIF)

Fans of the New York Mets have dealt with years of frustration. Thursday night, one fan at Citi Field had his anger reach a boiling point. The Atlanta Braves held a two-run lead over New York in the eighth inning, but the Mets were on the comeback trail. With outfielder Juan Lagares at the plate with runners at second and third, the Amazin’s appeared primed to get right back in...
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NESN 30: Pedro Martinez Strikes Out 17 Yankees In One-Hit Masterpiece

Pedro Martinez pitched plenty of gems in his history-making 1999 season, but none were better than his outing on Sept. 10 in the Bronx. Martinez took the hill against the New York Yankees that night and was just about unhittable. New York’s Chili Davis broke through with a solo home run in the second inning, but that was all the Yankees would get all night. Martinez retired the...
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Ryan Donato, Ryan Fitzgerald Share Common Bond With Bruins Ties (Video)

Ryan Donato and Ryan Fitzgerald are trying to carve out successful careers of their own, but it’s hard not to deny their impressive hockey heritage. Both young players are working at honing their skills this week at Boston Bruins development camp, and they’re no strangers to the black and gold. Donato and Fitzgerald grew up with fathers in the NHL, and both of their dads —...
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Josh Donaldson, Justin Morneau Added To Final Home Run Derby Roster

The captains of the 2014 Gillette Home Run Derby in Minnesota have finalized their rosters for the competition. National League shortstop Troy Tulowitzki added his Colorado Rockies teammate Justin Morneau — who has 13 homers this year — to the already impressive lineup that includes Giancarlo Stanton, Yasiel Puig and Todd Frazier. American League captain Jose Bautista named third...
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Danny Ainge: Celtics Had Other Options With $10.3M Trade Exception

Danny Ainge is being lauded for his role in Thursday’s three-team trade, which landed the Boston Celtics Tyler Zeller, Marcus Thornton and a first-round draft pick at marginal cost. Ainge, the Celtics’ president of basketball operations, was not without other options, though, he told reporters Thursday. Before using a $10.3 million trade exception to take on Zeller and Thornton’s...
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Celtics Draft Picks Marcus Smart, James Young Officially Sign

Marcus Smart and James Young have inked contracts with the Boston Celtics, the team announced Thursday night. Smart, the No. 6 overall pick, and Young, the 17th pick, were taken by the Celtics in the 2014 NBA draft on June 26. Per team policy, terms were not disclosed. However, given the Celtics’ history signing their picks and the rookie salary scale imposed by the league, it...
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Luis Suarez Leaving Liverpool As Barcelona Transfer Agreement Reached

The Luis Suarez era in Liverpool officially has come to an end. Liverpool announced Friday that the transfer of Suarez to Barcelona has been completed. According to The Associated Press, Suarez will sign a five-year contract with Barcelona next week. “We would like to thank Luis for his contribution and the role he played in helping bring Champions League football back to Anfield...
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Report: LeBron James’ Agent Pushed Cavaliers’ Trade With Celtics, Nets

Watching the LeBron James free agent saga play out from afar, Danny Ainge pounced on an opportunity to capitalize on the hysteria. With James’ agent, Rich Paul, pushing the belief that James was on the verge of signing with the Cleveland Cavaliers, the Cavs worked frantically to clear salary cap space, Yahoo! Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski reports. Paul’s pushing enabled the Celtics...
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Report: LeBron James’ Still Upset About Dan Gilbert’s 2010 Letter

LeBron James apparently is still unhappy about something that happened four years ago, and that’s why it’s taking him so long to make a decision. ESPN.com reports that James’ free-agent decision is being hung up because he still has an issue with a letter written by Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert when James left the Cavs for the Miami Heat back in 2010. Shortly after...
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Packers Unlikely To Retire Brett Favre’s Number In 2014 Because Of Possible Boos

Brett Favre will have his No. 4 retired by the Green Bay Packers at some point, but there’s still some apprehension with how things ended for the all-time great. The Packers and Favre are both on the same page in wanting the former quarterback to return to Green Bay soon, but part of the reason it hasn’t happened yet is because both sides are unsure about the kind of reception...
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LeBron James’ (In)Decision Leads To Humorous ‘LeBron’s Lawn’ Twitter Account

The Internet is a funny place, and it’s a place where fiction becomes perceived reality very quickly. We saw both of those notions come together on Thursday afternoon thanks to, of course, LeBron James. The all-world basketball player has become an all-world annoyance this week as he continues to drag his feet when it comes to his decision on where he’ll play basketball next...
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Red Sox Notes: Mike Carp Giving Boston Comfort In Late-Game Situations

BOSTON — The Red Sox won three games during their 10-game homestand. All three were walk-off victories. Mike Carp delivered a walk-off single in the bottom of the 10th inning Thursday as the Red Sox capped their lengthy stretch at Fenway Park with a thrilling win over the Chicago White Sox. Boston certainly expected better than a 3-7 record entering the homestand, but back-to-back...
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Boston Bruins Will Likely Turn To Trade Market To Fill In Holes (Video)

The Boston Bruins lost some key players this offseason in Jarome Iginla, Shawn Thornton and Chad Johnson, but they haven’t done much in the way of filling their holes. So what’s next for the team? With a lack of viable free agents and a stacked blue line, the B’s will likely be hitting the trade market. Injuries to veterans gave their young defensemen some good experience...
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Larry Lucchino Expects Boston Red Sox To Make Moves Before Trade Deadline

Boston Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington shouldered blame Wednesday for not putting the club into a position to succeed in 2014. President and CEO Larry Lucchino joined in accepting responsibility Thursday, while also discussing a number of other interesting topics with The Boston Globe’s Dan Shaughnessy. “There’s plenty of decision-making that we look back on and we wish...
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Korean Baseball Player Makes Painful Face-First Slide Into Third (Video)

Sliding is a baseball basic, but that doesn’t mean it can’t go horribly wrong every once in a while. Jae-gyun Hwang of Korea’s Lotte Giants demonstrated exactly how not to slide during a game Thursday, as he took a face-first digger into third base. It’s pretty painful to watch, especially in slow motion. And to add insult to actual injury, Hwang was ruled (very) out. Photo...
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Grady Sizemore Returns To Majors After Getting Called Up By Phillies

Grady Sizemore is back in the majors. The Philadelphia Phillies called up Sizemore from Triple-A Lehigh Valley on Thursday, ending a brief minor league stint for the veteran outfielder, who was released by the Boston Red Sox last month. Sizemore, who signed with Boston over the offseason after missing the last two full seasons because of injuries, hit .216 with two homers, 15 RBIs...
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Shane Victorino Restarts Minor League Rehab Assignment With Low-A Lowell

BOSTON — Shane Victorino restarted his minor league rehab assignment Thursday with Single-A Lowell. Victorino, who hasn’t appeared in a game with the Red Sox since May 23, went 0-for-2 with two strikeouts. He also played five innings in right field and is expected to play four consecutive days — with the workload ramping up each day — before being reevaluated. The plan is...
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Yankees’ Masahiro Tanaka Out Six Weeks With Partially Torn Arm Ligament

The hits just keep coming for the New York Yankees. Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said Thursday that ace Masahiro Tanaka has a partial tear in the ulnar collateral ligament in his throwing arm. Tanaka originally had been placed on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday. For now, Tanaka will receive a platelet-rich plasma injection and likely do at least six weeks of rehab. But...
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Jon Lester Enters Break Having Best Season Of His Career For Red Sox

BOSTON — Take a good, long look. Jon Lester is at his peak. Lester can stroll into next week’s Major League Baseball All-Star Game at Target Field in Minnesota and tell everyone unequivocally he’s having the best season of his illustrious nine-year career. The Red Sox ace closed out his excellent first half with another sparkling performance Thursday as Boston ended its 10...
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Red Sox Rookies Trying To Get Boston Back On Track In 2014 (Video)

Even though it isn’t translating into overall success as it did last season, the Boston Red Sox are still the walk-off kings of the MLB. After their eighth walk-off win of the season Wednesday against the Chicago White Sox — which has them tied with the New York Mets for most in the league — Sox rookie Jackie Bradley Jr. expressed what it was like to be part of those dramatic...
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