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Red Sox Wrap: Joe Kelly Beat Up By Yankees In Tense 8-5 Loss At Fenway

BOSTON — The New York Yankees swept the hometown club right out of the ballpark. The Bronx Bombers beat up on the Red Sox early Sunday en route to an 8-5 win at Fenway Park. Boston fought back later in the contest, but it wasn’t nearly enough to avoid a three-game sweep. The Red Sox have lost three straight for the first time in 2015. They’ll also close the book on their...
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Frank Olivo, Infamous Santa Pelted By Eagles Fans’ Snowballs, Dies

Frank Olivo has passed away at the age of 66. In 1968, Olivo attended the last Philadelphia Eagles home game of the season, where the team was set to have a halftime show featuring Santa Claus walking on the field, waving to fans. On that fabled day though, the real Santa got stuck in New Jersey. Olivo had worn a Santa suit to the game and was spotted by...
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Hanley Ramirez Angry After Being Hit By Pitch From Adam Warren (Video)

BOSTON — Hanley Ramirez knows how to channel his inner Lou Ferrigno. Ramirez turned into The Incredible Hulk on Sunday after New York Yankees starter Adam Warren drilled the Red Sox slugger with a pitch in the sixth inning of the teams’ game at Fenway Park. Ramirez stared back at Warren, ripped his hand away from Yankees catcher Brian McCann and flung his bat toward the side...
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Blake Swihart’s Upside Made Catching Decision An Easy Call For Red Sox

This embed is invalid" /> BOSTON — Ryan Hanigan’s injury led to a think tank, albeit a brief one. The Red Sox needed to decide whether to call up Blake Swihart, a 23-year-old rookie with zero major league experience, or Humberto Quintero, a 35-year-old journeyman who’s tasted the majors in a dozen seasons, to take the reins as Boston’s starting...
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Report: Warriors’ Stephen Curry Wins NBA’s Most Valuable Player Award

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry will be named the league’s 2014-15 Most Valuable Player, sources told CSN Bay Area’s Monte Poole. Poole also notes that the award is expected to be announced this week, potentially as early as Monday. Curry is the first MVP in Warriors franchise history. He finished ahead of Houston Rockets guard James Harden...
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‘Marlins Man’ Soaks In Red Sox-Yankees Rivalry At Fenway Park (Photos)

This embed is invalid" /> A celebrity graced Fenway Park with his presence Sunday. And I’m not just talking about James Taylor. The Miami Marlins superfan known as “Marlins Man” stopped by Fenway to catch the series finale between the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees. “Marlins Man,” as you might recall, made waves last October while attending...
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Brock Holt Influence Again Displayed In Red Sox Acquiring Luis Jimenez

This embed is invalid" /> BOSTON — Brock Holt is becoming more ingrained in the Red Sox’s decision-making. And the Holt effect stretches across multiple levels of the organization. While the Red Sox aren’t necessarily building around Holt, they are taking into consideration the super utility player’s versatility and success in their roster...
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Blake Swihart Again In Red Sox’s Lineup For Series Finale Vs. Yankees

This embed is invalid" /> BOSTON — The Red Sox are leaning on catcher Blake Swihart early in his call-up. Swihart will start for the second consecutive game Sunday as the Red Sox wrap up a three-game series against the New York Yankees at Fenway Park. The 23-year-old made his major league debut Saturday and left a mark despite Boston suffering a...
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Anthony Varvaro Claimed Off Waivers By Cubs After Being DFA By Red Sox

This embed is invalid" /> The Chicago Cubs continue to bring aboard former Boston Red Sox. The Cubs claimed reliever Anthony Varvaro off waivers from the Red Sox, the Cubs announced Sunday before their game against the Milwaukee Brewers. The right-hander was designated for assignment by Boston earlier this week amid a series of roster moves. The Red...
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Falcons Draftee Grady Jarrett’s House Nearly Burns Down At Draft Party

Grady Jarrett’s dream’s of making it to the NFL finally came true on Saturday when the former Clemson defensive tackle was drafted by the Atlanta Falcons with the 137th overall pick. That joyful moment was somewhat subdued, though, because Jarrett’s house caught fire Friday evening with Jarrett and 50 family members inside during a draft party. Fortunately...
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Lindsey Vonn and Tiger Woods have broken up

  Tiger Woods and Lindsey Vonn apparently have called it quits.   The Olympic skier announced on her Facebook page Sunday that she and the 14-time major champion have broken up, declaring it a mutual decision.   This embed is invalid   " /> Woods’ relationship with Vonn garnered plenty of attention when they first announced they were dating...
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Red Sox Move Ryan Hanigan To 60-Day DL, Claim Luis Jimenez Off Waivers

Ryan Hanigan officially is out for the foreseeable future. The Boston Red Sox announced Sunday that they moved the catcher from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day DL after he underwent successful surgery on his fractured right hand the day before. Hanigan isn’t expected to return until after the All-Star break. Boston filled Hanigan’s spot on the...
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‘SNL’ Cold Open Spoofs Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao Fight (Video)

Plenty of people dished out the money to watch Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao’s matchup on pay-per-view, but those who didn’t might have been lucky enough to catch coverage of the event on “Saturday Night Live.” The NBC sketch comedy show created its own version of the fight for its cold open Saturday, starring Jay Pharoah as Mayweather and Aidy Bryant as Pacquiao. “SNL”...
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Chelsea Captures Premier League Title With 1-0 Win Over Crystal Palace

LONDON — The five-year drought is over. Chelsea is Premier League champion again — with three games to spare. Chelsea secured the title with a scrappy 1-0 victory over Crystal Palace on Sunday that encapsulated the recent cautious pragmatism of Jose Mourinho’s team. But it was a trophy that was really won in the opening months of the season, with...
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WATCH: Two games end with baserunners hit by batted balls

Two Major League Baseball rivals were bailed out of jams in a rather unorthodox way Saturday night. Both the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Francisco Giants were able to avoid ninth-inning comebacks by their opponents thanks to baserunners being hit by batted balls for the final out. The Giants were the first to do it when Los Angeles Angels outfielder Matt Joyce hit Taylor Featherston...
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Pacquiao had injured shoulder, considered postponing fight

  Manny Pacquiao failed to land enough meaningful blows against Floyd Mayweather on Saturday night, and there might have been a reason why.   After the fight at MGM Grand in Las Vegas, which Mayweather won by unanimous decision, there was talk of Pacquiao suffering a shoulder injury before the bout. The Filipino boxer and trainer Freddie Roach confirmed to reporters...
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Patriots Redeem Day 2 Reaches With Late Values In 2015 NFL Draft

The Boston Red Sox should consider adding Bill Belichick to their starting staff. The New England Patriots head coach proved he still throws a nasty curve. Belichick lulled the NFL and its followers into believing his Patriots were going chalk in the NFL Draft Thursday night, when they kept the 32nd overall pick and selected Texas defensive tackle Malcom Brown, the best player...
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Floyd Mayweather to give up titles before final fight

Floyd Mayweather has one fight left on his contract with Showtime, and although we don’t know who will try to put a blemish on Mayweather’s unbeaten record, we do know one thing: It’ll be a non-title fight. After defeating Manny Pacquiao by unanimous decision in “the fight of the century” Saturday, the 38-year-old boxer announced that he’ll relinquish his titles...
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Blake Swihart: Major League Debut “Was A Lot Of Fun” (Video)

Blake Swihart’s much-anticipated Major League debut came a bit sooner than expected for the Boston Red Sox, but despite the early arrival, Swihart is ready to contribute. Hear what the 23-year-old catcher had to say to reporters about his collecting his first big-league hit and what it was like playing in the majors following Boston’s 4-2 loss to the New York Yankees on Saturday...
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Revolution Hand Red Bulls First Loss Of Season, Extend Unbeaten Streak

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Charlie Davies and Teal Bunbury each scored and the New England Revolution then held off the previously unbeaten New York Red Bulls 2-1 on Saturday night. Davies gave the Revolution (5-2-2) an early lead with a diving header in the ninth minute, finishing from just inside the 6-yard box on London Woodberry’s cross. Lee Nguyen and Scott Caldwell’s nifty two...
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Denzel Washington, Jay-Z Among Celebs At Mayweather-Pacquiao (Photos)

Mayweather-Pacquiao might not have lived up to the hype, but it certainly brought celebrities out in droves. Everyone from New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft to music superstar Beyoncé were in attendance. Take a look at some of the other celebrities who came out for the fight below. Tom Brady was in attendance. As was his boss, Robert Kraft. The two shared a laugh. Of course...
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Manny Pacquiao after loss: 'I thought I won the fight'

Manny Pacquiao lost to Floyd Mayweather by unanimous decision Saturday night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. He didn’t agree with the outcome. Minutes after the final bell, Pacquiao told Max Kellerman in his post-fight interview “I thought I won the fight.” This embed is invalid   " /> You could argue that Pacquiao landed the most memorable...
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Floyd Mayweather’s Entourage Includes The Burger King (Photos)

Apparently when you’re Floyd “Money” Mayweather, you can always have it your way. Mayweather is famous for his entourage, but Saturday’s fight took it to new levels. Mayweather brought Burger King’s mascot, the Burger King, with him. This embed is invalid" /> People couldn’t believe it. Can we talk about the Burger King Guy behind Mayweather...
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Tom Brady Spotted At Mayweather-Pacquiao Following Kentucky Derby (Photo)

Tom Brady has made his way to Vegas. The New England Patriots quarterback was spotted on TV making his way into MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas looking suave as ever Saturday night before Mayweather-Pacquiao, joining a few of his favorite targets on the football field. Tom Brady has arrived at the fight http://t.co/PnfQbfwv9C— Ryan Hannable (@RyanHannable) May 03, 2015 Brady...
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Mayweather-Pacquiao Undercard Results: Lomachenko, Santa Cruz Earn Impressive Wins

Saturday night’s main event between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao is creating historic buzz in the sports world, but it’s not the only fight scheduled to take place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Vasyl Lomachenko versus Gamalier Rodriguez and Leo Santa Cruz versus Jose Cayetano were the televised bouts on the undercard Saturday. Lomachenko earned a knockout...
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