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Red Sox Notes: Mookie Betts’ Wheels Help Spark Boston’s Huge Finish

The Boston Red Sox clearly aren’t content just rolling over and dying. The Red Sox, who snapped an eight-game losing streak Monday against the Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre, earned their second straight extra-inning win Tuesday. The Sox scored seven runs in the 11th inning en route to an 11-7 victory over the Jays. The win pushed Boston’s record to 58-74. Obviously, it...
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Allen Craig: ‘It Felt Great’ To Hit First Home Run In Red Sox Uniform

A foot injury prevented Allen Craig from hitting the ground running with the Boston Red Sox. The outfielder/first baseman offered a glimpse Tuesday of what he’s all about. Craig, who was acquired from the St. Louis Cardinals at the Major League Baseball non-waiver trade deadline, hit his first home run in a Red Sox uniform as Boston defeated the Toronto Blue Jays 11-7 in 11 innings...
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Red Sox’s Extra-Inning Explosion A Sign Of Boston’s Spoiler Potential

The Boston Red Sox could become a very annoying team down the stretch. That’s a compliment. Several veteran players on the Red Sox acknowledged recently that this season has been extremely frustrating, especially given last year’s World Series run. No one within Boston’s clubhouse appears to be mailing it in, however, and the Red Sox absolutely have the potential to dash other...
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WATCH: Mike Napoli crushes home run into upper deck

Mike Napoli nearly sent a baseball back across the border Tuesday. Napoli absolutely pulverized a three-run homer in the 11th inning of the Boston Red Sox’s 11-7 win over the Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre. The blast, which landed in the fifth deck, traveled an estimated 452 feet. Napoli’s home run is only the 17th ever hit into the fifth deck at Rogers Centre, according...
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UMass Fans Give Boston College’s Doug Flutie Statue A Makeover (Photo)

The Minutemen have fired their shots. In anticipation of the “Battle for the Bay State” football game, one UMass fan — or maybe a few — decided to switch Doug Flutie’s allegiances. The statue of the legendary Boston College quarterback was discovered Tuesday morning wearing a UMass jersey. Someone put a @UMASSFootball jersey on the @DougFlutie Statue @BostonCollege...
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Deven Marrero Among Red Sox Prospects To Play In Arizona Fall League

Six Boston Red Sox minor leaguers are lined up to play in the Arizona Fall League (AFL) in 2014. The AFL rosters were announced Tuesday. Infielders Deven Marrero and Sean Coyle, as well as pitchers Keith Couch, Aaron Kurcz, Robby Scott and Madison Younginer, are among the Red Sox farmhands who will suit up for the Surprise Saguaros. The Saguaros are comprised of players from the...
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Seattle Seahawks Fan Has Prosthetic Eye With Team’s Logo On It (Photo)

There are sports fans, and then there are sports fans who support their team with a level of dedication that leaves you in awe. Bill VandenBush is the latter. VandenBush lost his right eye and vocal cords in a terrible explosion in Vietnam, but he makes the best of it. Namely, by using a prosthetic eye with his favorite team’s logo in the pupil. "VandenBush has two artificial...
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CBS Sports To Launch ‘We Need To Talk,’ First All-Female Sports Show

After much speculation, CBS Sports announced Tuesday that they’ll be debuting the first-ever all-female sports show. “We Need To Talk” will be hosted, produced, and directed by women. Leslie Visser, Amy Trask, Tracy Wolfson, Dana Jacobson and Allie LaForce will host the show, which premieres Tuesday, Sept. 30 at 10 p.m. ET on CBS Sports Network. “From the moment news of...
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Jerry Remy On Koji Uehara: Every Closer Goes Through Bad Stretches (Video)

Even someone as typically dominant as Koji Uehara is susceptible to a bit of a downturn. The Boston Red Sox closer has struggled mightily of late, blowing two saves and surrendering seven earned runs on 10 hits over 3 1/3 innings during his last four outings. Uehara’s recent collapses have been puzzling for everyone involved, as it is unknown for certain whether the struggles stem...
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Reports: Seahawks Fined Over $300K For Violating No-Contact Practice Rules

The NFL is making the Seattle Seahawks and Pete Carroll open their wallets. ESPN’s Chris Mortensen reported that sources said the defending Super Bowl champs and their coach were collectively fined more than $300,000 and docked two double practices in 2015 for violating the league’s no-contact rules for offseason practices. Mortensen broke the fines down, reporting that Carroll...
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John Farrell Searching For Answers After Koji Uehara Struggles Continue (Video)

The recent struggles of Boston Red Sox closer Koji Uehara have prompted plenty of questions, but not many answers. The 39-year-old, who blew his second consecutive save opportunity Monday night before the Red Sox came back to defeat the Toronto Blue Jays 4-3 in 10 innings, has given up seven runs on 10 hits over 3 1/3 innings during his last four outings. It’s becoming more and...
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Report: USC’s Josh Shaw Named In Burglary Report, Not Considered Suspect

USC cornerback Josh Shaw’s claim that he sustained two high ankle sprains after jumping from a second-floor balcony to save his 7-year-old nephew from drowning in a pool Saturday is losing its credibility with every new report. Law enforcement sources told TMZ that Shaw was named in a burglary report from that same Saturday but was not considered a suspect. Police received a report...
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Shane Victorino Preparing To Be Boston Red Sox’s Starting RF In 2015

Shane Victorino is focused on what he can control. The Boston Red Sox’s outfield has become a very crowded place in recent weeks with the acquisitions of Yoenis Cespedes, Allen Craig and Rusney Castillo. Victorino, who is sidelined for the remainder of 2014 after undergoing back surgery, understands the reality of the situation but isn’t changing his tune with regards to 2015...
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Patriots Down After Bill Belichick Breaks News Of Logan Mankins Trade

FOXBORO, Mass. — The mood of the New England Patriots locker room was down on Tuesday with one of the team’s captains on his way to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Patriots’ players were clearly affected by the news that starting left guard Logan Mankins was traded to the Buccaneers for a fourth-round draft pick and tight end Tim Wright. “We understand it’s a business...
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MK Dons Dump Manchester United Out Of League Cup In Shocking Upset

Manchester United continues to head in the wrong direction. Milton Keynes Dons beat Manchester United 4-0 on Tuesday, eliminating the Red Devils from the League Cup in the second round of the competition. MK Dons strikers Will Griggs and Benik Afobe each scored two goals, as the hosts consigned Manchester United to its earliest League Cup exit since 1995. Manchester United manager...
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Red Sox-Blue Jays Live: Rubby De La Rosa, R.A. Dickey Meet In Toronto

5:20 p.m.: David Ortiz again is out of the Red Sox’s starting lineup. Ortiz fouled a ball off his right foot in the fourth inning of Sunday’s loss to the Seattle Mariners. The slugger said Monday he initially thought he broke his foot given how painful the experience was, but John Farrell said he doesn’t anticipate the injury being a long-term issue. Mike Napoli will serve...
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USC Investigating Cornerback Josh Shaw’s Story About Saving Nephew

USC cornerback Josh Shaw told the school’s athletics’ website that he sustained two high ankle sprains after he jumped from a second-floor balcony to save his 7-year-old nephew from drowning in a pool in Palmdale, Calif., on Saturday. But USC has since received calls about the story and is investigating its veracity. “I’m going to refrain from talking about the situation...
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Brady Quinn Announces On Twitter He’s Been Cut By Miami Dolphins

DAVIE, Fla. — Quarterback Brady Quinn says he has been released by the Miami Dolphins. Quinn announced the move Tuesday afternoon on Twitter, about an hour before the Dolphins had to meet an NFL deadline and officially pare their roster down to 75 players. They started the day with 88 spots on the roster. Quinn says his time with the Dolphins “was short lived but I enjoyed every...
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Jermaine Jones Vows To Kick Butt In Leadership Role With Revolution

Jermaine Jones has no qualms about doing what he does best. The New England Revolution unveiled Jones as their newest player on Tuesday. Jones told a press told a press conference that he plans to lead by example and take more drastic measures (if necessary) in order to help his new teammates improve their performances and results. “Who knows me knows I’m not a guy who likes...
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Rams’ Chris Long Fires Back At ESPN Over Michael Sam Shower Story

St. Louis Rams defensive end Chris Long gets it. With the Rams’ final roster cuts looming on Tuesday, ESPN delivered a report from St. Louis team headquarters about whether or not Sam, the first openly gay player to be selected in the NFL draft, will make the team. Well, it started out that way anyway. Things took a weird turn when ESPN’s Josina Anderson began discussing Sam’s...
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Bill Belichick: Logan Mankins Is ‘The Best Guard I Ever Coached’

Bill Belichick admitted that the decision to release New England Patriots All-Pro guard Logan Mankins wasn’t an easy one. The Patriots traded Mankins to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for tight end Tim Wright and a 2015 fourth-round draft pick on Tuesday. Belichick released a heartfelt statement on the Mankins trade. “Logan Mankins is everything we would ever want in a football player...
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Minor League Manager Loses Shoes, Throws Helmet Into Crowd During Tirade (Video)

Life in the minor leagues isn’t easy, especially as the season starts to wind down and the games mean less for teams out of contention. The Winston-Salem Dash are one of those teams just playing out the string, and that might have been a reason Dash manager Tommy Thompson recently lost his mind. The skipper of the Chicago White Sox’s Single-A affiliate had a huge meltdown on...
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Manchester United Signs Angel di Maria For $99M, Smashes British Transfer Record

MANCHESTER, England — Manchester United broke the British transfer-fee record by signing Angel Di Maria from Real Madrid for £59.7 million pounds ($99 million) on Tuesday, extending a summer spending spree that was sparked by its most disappointing season in a generation. Di Maria, 26, joined on a five-year contract, taking United’s spending to about £130 million ($215 million...
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David Ortiz Sits Again As Red Sox Go For Second Straight Win In Toronto

The Boston Red Sox will be without David Ortiz for a second straight game. Ortiz, who fouled a ball off his right foot during Sunday’s game, will not be in the starting lineup Tuesday night as the Red Sox visit the Toronto Blue Jays. The designated hitter also sat out Monday, watching the Red Sox squander a three-run, ninth-inning against the Blue Jays lead before winning 4...
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Yankees’ Recent Winning Streak Sparked By Lucky Horse Head Mask

The New York Yankees are playing better baseball lately, and their five-game winning streak has coincided with plenty of horsing around. New York obviously has played better in the last week or so, and the Bombers have a source of inspiration, albeit a pretty weird one. Yahoo! Sports detailed the Yankees’ good-luck charm, a realistic latex horse head mask. According to the story...
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