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Reports: Jae Crowder, Celtics Agree To Terms On Five-Year, $35M Contract

Jae Crowder is here to stay. The 6-foot-6 small forward late Wednesday night agreed to terms on a five-year, $35 million contract with the Boston Celtics, league sources told Real GM’s Shams Charania. Adam Himmelsbach of The Boston Globe confirmed the report, and the Boston Herald’s Steve Bulpett reported the contract is fully guaranteed. Crowder, whom the Celtics acquired from...
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Bruins’ Acquisitions Of Matt Beleskey, Jimmy Hayes Add Size, Scoring

The Boston Bruins made a splash on the first day of NHL free agency. They acquired two top-nine forwards by trading for Florida Panthers right winger Jimmy Hayes and signing free-agent left winger Matt Beleskey to a five-year, $19 million contract on Wednesday. The additions of Beleskey and Hayes provide more size and offensive skill to a Bruins team that struggled offensively last...
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Indians’ Carlos Corrasco Loses No-Hitter With Two Outs, Two Strikes In 9th (Video)

Cleveland just can’t catch a break (but you already knew that). Carlos Carrasco turned in a dominant start on Wednesday against the Tampa Bay Rays, the third consecutive day a Cleveland Indians pitcher went at least five no-hit innings. But with two outs and two strikes in the bottom of the ninth inning, Carrasco surrendered a base hit to Rays DH Joey Butler that barely tipped...
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England Loses World Cup Semifinal To Japan On Own Goal In Extra Time (Video)

The 2015 Women’s World Cup Final will be a rematch. The United States will play Japan after the Japanese defeated England 2-1 in Wednesday’s World Cup semifinal. The match between England and Japan ended in the most heart-breaking fashion, however. With the game in stoppage time and the score tied at 1, English defender Laura Bassett sent an own-goal into the net, icing a 2-1...
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Bruins Sign Ryan Spooner To Two-Year Contract, Jeremy Smith To One-Year Deal

The Boston Bruins re-signed two of their restricted free agents on Wednesday. The team announced center Ryan Spooner has signed a two-year contract worth $1.9 million. A salary cap hit of $950,000 for Spooner is tremendous value for the B’s. Boston also signed goaltender Jeremy Smith to a one-year, two-way deal worth $600,000 at the NHL level. Spooner, 23, didn’t make a strong...
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Poll: What’s Your Reaction To Everything Bruins GM Don Sweeney Has Done?

Trader Donny wasn’t done last week. After dealing Milan Lucic and Dougie Hamilton last Friday at the NHL Draft, Boston Bruins general manager Don Sweeney made a few more splashes on Wednesday, reportedly signing Anaheim Ducks forward Matt Beleskey to a five-year, $19 million contract and trading forward Reilly Smith and the contract of center Marc Savard to the Florida Panthers...
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Free Agent Matt Beleskey Tweets He’s ‘Thrilled’ To Join Boston Bruins

The Boston Bruins have added a top-nine winger to their roster on the first day of NHL free agency. TSN’s Darren Dreger has reported the B’s have agreed to a 5-year, $19 million contract ($3.8 million salary cap hit) with unrestricted free agent left winger Matt Beleskey on Wednesday. The Bruins have not announced the deal, but Beleskey did send out a tweet confirming the move...
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Amir Johnson, Jonas Jerebko Not Splashy, But Solid Pickups For Celtics

This is the way it’s going to be, Boston Celtics fans. As quickly became evident in the early hours of NBA free agency, the Celtics more than likely will not be able to convince any top- or even second-tier free agents to take up residence on Causeway Street this summer. Instead, they’ll have to make do with what’s left, which is exactly what they did Wednesday, reportedly...
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WImbledon: Venus, Serena Williams Win Second Matches, Could Play Each Other

LONDON — Venus Williams is no longer the player she once was, on account of the passage of time and the day-to-day ups and downs of an energy-sapping condition. At age 35, 21 years removed from her first professional tournament, Williams still possesses a dangerous serve, along with the muscle memory that comes with seven Grand Slam singles titles, five at Wimbledon. And so while...
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Angels GM Tells Media He Quit After Feud With Mike Scioscia; Team Won’t Confirm

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Los Angeles Angels general manager Jerry Dipoto says he has resigned, but the team is refusing to confirm his departure. Dipoto told the Los Angeles Times and the Orange County Register on Wednesday that he has quit after 3 1/2 years with the Angels, but manager Mike Scioscia and Angels spokesman Tim Mead repeatedly declined to acknowledge any changes ahead of...
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Bruins Trade Reilly Smith, Marc Savard To Panthers For Jimmy Hayes

The Boston Bruins have made another trade. The B’s have acquired Boston native Jimmy Hayes from the Florida Panthers in exchange for right winger Reilly Smith and center Marc Savard. Hayes is a 25-year-old restricted free agent listed at 6-foot-6, 221 pounds. He tallied 35 points (19 goals, 16 assists) in 72 games for the Panthers last season. Hayes gives the Bruins much-needed...
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Red Sox Face Questions About Rotation After Rick Porcello Falters Again

After Rick Porcello gave up seven earned runs, including three home runs, in just two innings against the Toronto Blue Jays on Wednesday, there’s only one question to answer: What now? The Boston Red Sox pitcher was shelled in his Canada Day appearance in Toronto, continuing a winless streak that officially entered its second month. Porcello hasn’t won a decision since May 16...
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Rick Porcello Doesn’t Feel Lost: ‘I’m Throwing A Lot Of Fat Pitches’ (Video)

Rick Porcello had another tough outing on Wednesday, giving up seven runs in just two innings of work. In his last eight starts, Porcello has pitched 44 innings, given up 59 hits, 40 runs (including eight home runs), good for an 8.18 ERA. With numbers like those, it would be reasonable to suggest Rick Porcello might be lost on the mound, as one reporter in Toronto did after Wednesday’s...
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Celtics Release Final Summer League Roster; Syracuse Product C.J. Fair Added

UPDATE (5:30 p.m. ET Wednesday): The Boston Celtics on Wednesday released their official summer league roster, with only one tweak made from the one reported Tuesday. Celtics guard Chris Babb will not be joining the team in Utah and Las Vegas, while former Syracuse guard C.J. Fair will. Fair played this past season with the Fort Wayne Mad Ants of the D-League. ORIGINAL STORY:...
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Red Sox Notes: Boston Shows Weak Links In Pitching Staff In Toronto

The Boston Red Sox’s 11-2 loss against the Toronto Blue Jays was one they’ll definitely want to forget about. But if there was one (sort of) positive, it’s that it was painfully obvious what the team needs to fix. Starter Rick Porcello stunk right out of the gate Wednesday, giving up five runs, including two home runs, in the top of the first inning. The right-hander hasn’t...
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Report: Celtics Have Not Reached Out To Greg Monroe, Gerald Green, Robin Lopez

The Boston Celtics and Greg Monroe long have been linked. But according to a new report, the Celtics apparently were in no rush to negotiate with the former Detroit Pistons big man. As of roughly 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, the team had not reached out to Monroe, guard Gerald Green or center Robin Lopez, according to the Boston Herald’s Steve Bulpett. All three have been mentioned as...
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Nike Reveals ‘Ordem 3,’ Official Game Ball For 2015-16 EPL Season (Photos)

Soccer world, meet Ordem 3 — the most important character in the 2015-16 Premier League season. Nike has revealed designs for the Ordem 3, the official game ball of the upcoming Premier League campaign, Sky Sports reported Wednesday. Nike claims the Ordem 3 is the most advanced ball it has ever designed. “(The Ordem 3) delivers accurate flight, consistent touch and maximum visibility...
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Are Tiger Woods And Amanda Boyd Dating? Golfer’s Agent Strongly Denies It

Tiger Woods’ love life is back in the news, and it’s a sordid tale that his agent wholeheartedly denies. Mark Steinberg, the golfer’s rep, told Fox411 a report that Woods cheated on Lindsey Vonn with Jason Dufner’s ex-wife is “absolutely 100 percent false” and a “complete lie and fabrication.” The National Enquirer, of all places, reported that Woods now is dating...
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Nathaniel Clyne Targets Trophies At LFC After Transferring From Southampton

Nathaniel Clyne knows what he wants from his Liverpool career and trusts Brendan Rodgers to help him reach his goals. Clyne officially joined Liverpool on Wednesday after completing his long-rumored transfer from Southampton, the Reds announced on their website. Clyne, who reportedly cost around £12.5 million ($20 million) is expected to become Liverpool’s starting right back...
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Reports: Celtics Agree To Contracts With Amir Johnson, Jonas Jerebko

The Boston Celtics’ first two free-agency moves of the summer came in rapid succession Wednesday afternoon. First, Yahoo! Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski reported the Celtics had agreed to terms with former Toronto Raptors forward Amir Johnson on a two-year, $24 million contract — a report that quickly was confirmed by a host of other outlets. Then, Sam Amick of USA Today reported...
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Red Sox Wrap: Rick Porcello Implodes Early In 11-2 Loss To Blue Jays

The Boston Red Sox were on a roll going into Wednesday afternoon’s Canada Day matchup against the Toronto Blue Jays. It didn’t take long for that momentum to crumble. Maybe it was some sort of Canadian magic, but the potent Blue Jays lineup was back after failing to get much done the first two games of the series. They came out swinging early and tagged a struggling Rick Porcello...
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Terry Rozier Draft Pick ‘Kind Of Puzzled’ Celtics Guard Marcus Smart

If the Boston Celtics’ decision to use the 16th overall pick in last week’s NBA draft on Louisville guard Terry Rozier came as a surprise to you, you weren’t alone. The selection initially confused Marcus Smart, too. The second-year Celtics guard, whom the defensive-minded Rozier has been compared to, told reporters Wednesday that he was not expecting the C’s to use their...
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Report: Rajon Rondo wants 'all of' Kings' $10M cap space

With a coach and owner reportedly feuding over whether they should trade their star player — just two years after the franchise came close to shipping out of town — the Sacramento Kings are kind of a mess right now. That hasn’t scared off Rajon Rondo, though. Rondo is reportedly interested in signed with the Kings as a free agent, and the former All-Star point guard apparently...
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Boston Red Sox Announce Family Events For July At Fenway Park

School’s officially out, and the Boston Red Sox have plenty of family fun planned for the month of July. The Red Sox are continuing their “Calling All Kids” initiative with Hood Milk through the month of July, and it kicks off with an Independence Day celebration. A fireworks show complete with patriotic music will take place 15 minutes after Boston’s 7:10 p.m. game against...
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Kevin Love Returning To Cavaliers On Reported Five-Year, $110M Contract

Kevin Love is staying in Cleveland, and he took a page out of LeBron James’ playbook to make the announcement. Love is a free agent, but he’s decided to stay in Cleveland, he announced Wednesday afternoon in a post on The Players’ Tribune website. The 26-year-old declared “I’m going to back to Cleveland,” saying he wants to finish what he helped start in his first season...
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