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Red Sox Notes: Boston Could Use Six-Man Starting Rotation In September

It’s hard to imagine a more nauseating outcome. The Boston Red Sox suffered a 7-0 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays on Saturday at Tropicana Field. The offense produced only one hit, Allen Webster struggled and Dustin Pedroia left with concussion-like symptoms. Talk about a disaster. The Red Sox entered the contest having won three of their previous four games following an eight-game...
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Portland Sea Dogs Set Franchise Record With 87th Win Of 2014 Season

The Portland Sea Dogs are the beasts of the Eastern League. The Sea Dogs defeated the Harrisburg Senators 5-1 on Saturday night at Hadlock Field. The win was Portland’s 87th of 2014, setting a single-season franchise record. The previous record of 86 wins was held by the 1995 Sea Dogs, who at the time were still affiliated with the Florida Marlins organization. Portland became...
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Rays’ Logan Forsythe: ‘I Hate That (Dustin Pedroia’s Injury) Happened’

Tampa Bay Rays utility man Logan Forsythe was apologetic following Saturday’s game. Forsythe elbowed Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia in the head on a play at second base in the bottom of the second inning. Pedroia, who looked visibly woozy, exited the game and, according to Red Sox manager John Farrell, experienced concussion-like symptoms. “As soon as I was sliding...
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Dustin Pedroia Experiences Concussion-Like Symptoms After Elbow To Head

Dustin Pedroia’s injury was the most bothersome aspect of the Boston Red Sox’s 7-0 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. Pedroia wobbled off the field in the bottom of the second inning Saturday after being elbowed in the head by Logan Forsythe on a play at second base. It’s unclear at this point whether the blow will be enough to send Pedroia to the disabled list...
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Red Sox, Orioles Complete Four-Player Trade Involving Kelly Johnson

The Boston Red Sox and Baltimore Orioles completed a four-player trade Saturday. The Red Sox acquired infielder/outfielder Jemile Weeks and minor league infielder Ivan De Jesus Jr. from the Orioles in exchange for infielder/outfielder Kelly Johnson and minor league third baseman Michael Almanzar. Weeks, a first-round pick (12th overall) in 2008, once was a highly regarded prospect...
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Report: Patriots Work Out 12 Players, Including QB Jeff Mathews

The New England Patriots reportedly took a closer look at 12 free agents on Saturday while they were cutting their roster from 75 to 53 players. The Patriots worked out quarterbacks Jeff Mathews and McLeod Bethel-Thompson, wide receivers Armon Binns and Rashad Lawrence, safety Omar Brown, cornerbacks Deveron Carr and Aaron Hester, defensive tackles Jermelle Cudjo and Hebron Fangupo...
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Red Sox’s Rusney Castillo Will Make Minor-League Debut In GCL (Video)

Boston Red Sox outfielder Rusney Castillo will make his minor-league debut in the Gulf Coast League finals Sunday in Fort Myers, Fla. The 27-year-old signed with the Red Sox earlier this month, but he hasn’t played in two years. It’s also possible that he could play for the Portland SeaDogs in double-A before arriving to the major leagues. Check out the video above for an update...
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Dining Playbook Review: Citizen Public House

This week’s “Dining Playbook” review features Citizen Public House near Fenway Park in Boston. For the complete review, check out the video above.Filed under: Dining Playbook, NESN Staff, Video
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Dining Playbook Giveaway

This week’s “Dining Playbook” giveaway features GEM, an amazing place to catch a bite to eat and dance in downtown Boston. Check out the video above for more information.Filed under: Dining Playbook, NESN Staff, Video
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Dustin Pedroia Elbowed In Head By Logan Forsythe, Exits Game With Injury

Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia exited Saturday’s game against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field with an apparent head injury. Pedroia was elbowed in the head by Logan Forsythe on a play at second base in the bottom of the second inning. Forsythe was diving head-first into second while tagging up on Ryan Hanigan’s sacrifice fly when he lifted his right arm and...
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Dining Playbook: Before, During And After The Game

Looking for great places to eat before, during and after Boston Red Sox games? In this week’s edition of “Dining Playbook,” Billy and Jenny show us awesome restaurants around the Prudential Center where Sox fans can enjoy a variety of awesome dishes. Check it out in the video above.Filed under: Before, During, and After the Game, NESN Staff, Video
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Dining Playbook: Jenny Visits Fenway Park Organist

In this week’s episode of “Dining Playbook,” Jenny visits the Fenway Park organist and learns which songs he plays and how he got the job 12 years ago. Check it out in the video above.Filed under: Dining Playbook, NESN Staff, Video
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Jermaine Jones Debuts In Revolution’s Win Over Toronto FC

TORONTO — Lee Nguyen, Kelyn Rowe and Teal Bunbury scored in the New England Revolution’s 3-0 victory over Toronto FC on Saturday. New England (10-12-3) is 3-1-1 since ending an eight-game losing streak. The Revolution also ended their road losing streak at five games. Nguyen and Rowe scored in the first half off Toronto turnovers. Bunbury, the son of former Canadian international...
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Red Sox Send Allen Webster To Mound vs. Rays (Video)

Allen Webster will start for the Boston Red Sox in Saturday night’s game against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. The 23-year-old starter is 3-2 with a 5.87 earned run average, 18 strikeouts and 20 walks. Webster will look to bounce back from his previous outing, when he gave six earned runs in a loss to the Seattle Mariners. Check out the video below to watch Red Sox pitching...
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Xander Bogaerts Returns To Red Sox Lineup, Will Bat 8th (Video)

Xander Bogaerts is back in the Boston Red Sox’s lineup for their game Saturday night against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. The rookie shortstop spent the last week on the disabled list after being hit in the head by a pitch from Seattle Mariners ace Felix Hernandez on Aug. 22. Bogaerts will play shortstop and bat eighth in the Boston lineup. Check out the video below for...
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Jason Day, Ryan Palmer Share Deutsche Bank Championship Lead

NORTON, Mass. — Jason Day thought he might be able to pull away from the field Saturday at the Deutsche Bank Championship. Nine holes later, the second FedEx Cup playoff event was wide open. Day made three bogeys in swirling wind on the back nine at the TPC Boston, including the final hole. That gave him a 3-under 68 and a share of the lead with Ryan Palmer, who had a 71. After...
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Yoenis Cespedes’ Advice To Rusney Castillo: ‘Don’t Get Overwhelmed’

The bright lights of Fenway Park await Rusney Castillo. The Cuban outfielder’s impending arrival to the Boston Red Sox will be filled with promise, expectations and, inherently, a great deal of pressure. Those familiar with Castillo, including Red Sox outfielder and fellow Cuban defector Yoenis Cespedes, are confident in the 27-year-old’s ability to adapt to life as a Major League...
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Boston College Opens 2014 College Football Season With 30-7 Win Over UMass

Boston College took a positive step toward building on last season’s success with a 30-7 win over in-state rivals UMass at Gillette Stadium on Saturday. It was the season opener for both schools. The Minutemen kept the score close for much of the game and trailed only 6-0 at halftime. The Eagles’ offense exploded for 24 points in the second half en route to an easy win. Eagles...
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WATCH: Youngstown State screws up, gives us 'buttpunt'

The first really embarrassing moment of the 2014 college football season happened in Saturday’s game between Youngstown State and Illinois. Youngstown State punter Joey Cejudo took the snap and ran toward the right sideline before deciding to punt the ball down field. Except the ball traveled in the opposite direction because Cejudo kicked the ball into one of his offensive linemen...
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VIDEO: Nebraska Receiver Makes Amazing Behind-The-Back Catch On Sideline

The 2014 college football season is less than a week old, and Nebraska wide receiver Jordan Westerkamp already has provided a “catch of the year” candidate. During Saturday’s game between the Corn Huskers and Florida Atlantic, Westerkamp showed incredible hand-eye coordination to catch a pass behind his back after the ball was tipped by an opponent. Check out the play in the...
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Red Sox-Rays Live: Allen Webster Looks To Bounce Back From Rough Outing

6:33 p.m.: Xander Bogaerts is back. Bogaerts was activated from the seven-day concussion disabled list before Saturday’s game. The shortstop was sidelined after getting hit in the head by a pitch Aug. 22. Bogaerts will bat eighth in his return. Brock Holt will play third base with Will Middlebrooks sitting out. Saturday’s complete lineups are below. Boston Red Sox (59-75) Brock...
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Anthony Ranaudo Optioned To Greenville; Red Sox Activate Xander Bogaerts

Anthony Ranaudo has three wins in three career starts with the Boston Red Sox. Each victory has been followed by a demotion. Ranaudo was optioned to Single-A Greenville as the Red Sox activated shortstop Xander Bogaerts from the seven-day concussion disabled list before Saturday’s game against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. The Red Sox chose to keep infielder Carlos Rivero...
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Brendan Rodgers: Liverpool will Not be The Mario Balotelli Show

Mario Balotelli dominates headlines wherever he goes, and that was no different earlier this week when the Italian striker completed a transfer to Liverpool from AC Milan. However, Reds manager Brendan Rodgers does not believe Balotelli will be a distraction. “This is not the Mario Balotelli show. He’s a good player, and a talented player, but he has a lot of work to do here...
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Steve Beauharnais, Danny Aiken Among Patriots’ Most Surprising Roster Cuts

The New England Patriots’ initial 53-man roster is set, but it’s far from finalized. Over the next eight days, the Patriots will continue to make transactions before next Sunday’s Week 1 matchup against the Miami Dolphins. Bill Belichick and the Patriots’ front office’s job isn’t done for the day, either. Now that they have dropped 22 players from their active roster...
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Liverpool Midfielder Adam Lallana Could Debut Vs. Tottenham

Liverpool midfielder Adam Lallana could make his debut Sunday when the Reds travel to White Hart Lane to play Premier League opponent Tottenham. “Adam will be in the squad, for sure,” Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers said earlier in the week, via the club’s website. “He has looked fantastic in training. Lallana was one of Liverpool’s marquee summer signings after completing...
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