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Blue Jays’ Munenori Kawasaki Declares His Love For David Ortiz (Video)

Toronto Blue Jays infielder Munenori Kawasaki is quite the character. Kawasaki spent 11 seasons in Japan before coming to play in the States in 2012, and he’s been solid for the Jays this season, batting .272 in 33 games. But he has provided even more entertainment off the field. During Tuesday’s game against the Boston Red Sox, slugger David Ortiz gave Kawasaki a bear hug as...
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Two Saints Players Stuck Sharing One Bed In Training Camp Hotel Room (Photos)

A couple of New Orleans Saints players are getting cozy at training camp — but it’s not like they have any other choice. Receiver Andy Tanner and fullback Austin Johnson are just two young guys hoping to make the Saints’ final roster, but they’ll have to accomplish that dream with just one bed in the room they are sharing at the historic Greenbrier Resort in West Virginia...
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Cavaliers Sign No. 1 Pick Andrew Wiggins, Who Can’t Be Traded For 30 Days

CLEVELAND — Andrew Wiggins has an NBA home. Maybe a temporary one. The Cavaliers signed the No. 1 overall draft pick Thursday, a deal that prevents Wiggins from being traded for 30 days. Wiggins has been linked to a possible blockbuster trade with Minnesota for All-Star forward Kevin Love. But any deal now involving Wiggins can’t be finalized for at least 30 days. The Cavs...
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Kristoffer Peterson Smiles Throughout Liverpool’s 2014 US Tour

BOSTON — Liverpool’s Kristoffer (or Kris) Peterson probably won’t play first-team soccer every week in 2014-15 but he might continue walking on air until May, regardless. Peterson was a late addition to Liverpool’s travelling squad for its visit to Boston and 2014 U.S. Tour. Peterson’s standout performances in Liverpool’s first two preseason games — against Brondby...
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Jim Johnson Designated For Assignment By Oakland Athletics

OAKLAND, Calif. — The Oakland Athletics have designated right-hander Jim Johnson for assignment before Thursday’s game against the Houston Astros. Johnson, acquired in a trade with the Baltimore Orioles, was 4-2 with a 6.92 ERA in 38 games with the A’s. Brought in to replace Grant Balfour as the team’s closer, Johnson faltered early, blowing his first two chances before losing...
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New ‘NHL 15′ Video Game Features Include ‘Superstar Skill Stick’

The “NHL 15″ video game by EA Sports — which is set for a Sept. 9 release across most major consoles — will include several exciting new gameplay features for fans with an Xbox One or Playstation 4. One of those features is the “superstar skill stick,” which gives users more control over their favorite NHL players. With the right analog stick, gamers can stick handle...
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Fred Davis Arrested For Assault After Throwing Dirt, Flowers At Ex-Girlfriend

Fred Davis is in trouble with the law once again. The free agent tight end was arrested for assault Thursday stemming from an incident that took place on June 2. He was charged with a DUI back in February. According to a police report, Davis started an altercation with an ex-girlfriend in a Washington, D.C. restaurant. The ex, who was out to dinner with a male companion, said that...
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Yankees Acquire Chris Capuano From Rockies For Cash Considerations

Chris Capuano is returning to the American League East. The New York Yankees acquired the left-handed pitcher from the Colorado Rockies for cash considerations, the team announced Thursday. Capuano began the 2013-14 season with the Boston Red Sox, going 1-1 with a 4.55 ERA and 29 strikeouts in 28 relief appearances. The Red Sox released the 35-year-old on July 1, and he signed a...
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Bruins’ Kevan Miller Working Hard During Offseason In Southern California (Video)

Kevan Miller works harder than most NHL players to stay in shape and improve his game during the summer months. As a native of Southern California, the 26-year-old defenseman returned to the Los Angeles area following the Bruins’ exit from the 2014 Stanley Cup playoffs. Miller made his NHL debut last season and became a regular on the B’s blue line, tallying six points (one goal...
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Brett Favre Loses His Wedding Ring While Playing Beach Volleyball (Photo)

Brett Favre is making the most out of retirement, and is still making news while doing so. Now that his playing days are over, some of Favre’s favorite hobbies include beard-growing, giving away free headphones and, yes, playing beach volleyball. Favre has been attending his daughter’s volleyball games recently, and even decided to get in on some of the action on Saturday. Just...
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Memorable Moments Of Patrice Bergeron’s Bruins Career (Videos)

Patrice Bergeron arguably has been the most valuable player on the Boston Bruins over the last few seasons. As a top-six center, Bergeron does a little bit of everything for the B’s. He scores goals, plays Selke Trophy-caliber defense, contributes to both special teams units and provides exceptional leadership. The two-way forward also has scored many clutch goals for the Bruins...
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Danny Ainge, Celtics Playing It Safe With Offseason Moves (Podcast)

If you’re not a fan of the Boston Celtics, you could say this has been a boring offseason for the green team. If you are a fan of the Celtics, it’s been downright depressing. It has become increasingly obvious that Kevin Love is not walking through that door, unless by “that door” you mean the one leading to the visitor’s locker room at TD Garden. The closest the Celtics...
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Lars Eller, Montreal Canadiens Avoid Arbitration With Four-Year Deal

MONTREAL– The Montreal Canadiens avoided arbitration with center Lars Eller, agreeing to a four-year contract on Thursday. Eller was scheduled to have an arbitration hearing on Friday. “Very happy to be part of the Montreal Canadiens for 4 more years,” Eller wrote on Twitter. “We are very pleased to have agreed upon a long term agreement with Lars Eller,” general manager...
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Red Sox Notes: Rubby De La Rosa Continues To Struggle Away From Fenway

Rubby De La Rosa has been a very solid pitcher this season — at Fenway Park. In four starts on his home mound, the Boston Red Sox right-hander boasts a 3-0 record, 1.38 ERA and .180 batting average against. His stats away from Fenway, however, are a much different story. De La Rosa entered Thursday with a 4.42 ERA in road starts, and the Toronto Blue Jays continued that trend...
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Ray Rice Joins Michael Vick On List Of Controversial NFL Suspensions (Photos)

The NFL suspended Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice for the first two games of the 2014 NFL season on Thursday for violating the league’s personal conduct policy. The news comes after Rice got into an altercation with then-fiancée Janay Palmer at an Atlantic City hotel in February. Rice allegedly struck Palmer unconscious while in a casino elevator, as video later surfaced...
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Steve Lyons: Tough Decisions Looming For Boston Red Sox Organization

The Boston Red Sox provided some reason for optimism in the month of July, getting hot around the All-Star break and even moving out of last place briefly. That hope has dwindled of late, though, as the Red Sox dropped their series finale against the Toronto Blue Jays 8-0, and now sit nine games behind the AL-East leading Baltimore Orioles. It’s not where the squad imagined they...
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Liverpool On Course To Win ‘Football At Fenway’ Despite Roma Loss

BOSTON — Beating Roma wasn’t the purpose of Liverpool FC’s week-long trip to Boston. Nor did the Reds come to America to win the international champions cup. Liverpool manger Brendan Rodgers has one primary goal for his team’s 2014 U.S. Tour: defeating Southampton on August 17 at Anfield. There’s a lot of buzz surrounding Liverpool’s Boston visit and U.S. Tour. Amid...
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Elle Duncan Tests Soccer Fans’ Knowledge Ahead Of Football At Fenway (Video)

Football at Fenway might be over, but NESN Live’s Elle Duncan had the chance to quiz soccer fans on their knowledge before the big game. How many of them knew how big a soccer net is? How many knew what a “scouser” is? Elle took them all to task, and you can check it out in the fun video above.Filed under: Elle Duncan, Liverpool FC, NESN Live, NESN Video, Soccer, Top Stories
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Red Sox’s Offense Hits New Low In Blowout Loss To Blue Jays

The Boston Red Sox broke up Marcus Stroman’s no-hit bid Thursday afternoon with no outs in the top of the seventh. And … that’s about it. Shane Victorino’s bloop single was the only hit the Red Sox managed against the rookie right-hander — or any Toronto Blue Jays pitcher, for that matter — who tossed seven scoreless innings to lead the Jays to an 8-0 victory at Rogers...
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Joe Sacco: ‘It’s An Exciting Time To Be Part Of The Bruins Organization’

Joe Sacco is coming home to Boston, and he’s looking forward to being part of the Bruins’ future success as an assistant coach on Claude Julien’s staff. “Well, it’s obviously an exciting time to be part of the Bruins organization right now and the success that they’ve had in the past number of years,” Sacco said during a conference call Thursday, a few hours after the...
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Chris Bosh Settling In Miami, Selling Enormous California Estate (Photos)

It looks as though Chris Bosh is settling in Miami. After signing a five-year deal for $118 million with the Heat, the two-time NBA champion is putting his California estate up for sale. The Los Angeles mansion — located in the affluent Pacific Palisades neighborhood —  is being listed with a price of $14.5 million. Bosh originally bought the home for $9.4 million back in...
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John Farrell: David Ortiz ‘Day To Day’ After Tweaking Back Against Blue Jays

A frustrating Thursday afternoon for the Boston Red Sox got a whole lot worse in the final inning. David Ortiz was forced to exit the game with two outs in the top of the ninth after checking his swing on a pitch from Toronto Blue Jays reliever Rob Rasmussen. Jonny Gomes entered mid-at-bat and flied out to left field to close out an 8-0 loss for the Red Sox. Red Sox manager John...
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Vince Wilfork Not Limited By Achilles During Patriots Training Camp

FOXBORO, Mass. — There were concerns that at 32 years old and 325 pounds, Vince Wilfork might never be the same player after tearing his Achilles, but it’s been smooth sailing for the big man so far this offseason. Wilfork said he has no limitations as the New England Patriots began training camp on Thursday. Wilfork tore his right Achilles tendon in Week 4 of the 2013 season...
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Report: Chuck Knoblauch Arrested After Allegedly Assaulting Ex-Wife

Former Major League Baseball second baseman Chuck Knoblauch is in trouble once again. Knoblauch was arrested Wednesday night in Houston after allegedly assaulting his ex-wife, Cheri, according to reports. Knoblauch was charged with assault of a family member. He was released after posting a $10,000 bail. Knoblauch was also arrested and convicted of hitting another ex-wife, Stacey...
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Seattle Mariners Bring Back Kendrys Morales In Trade With Twins

Kendrys Morales is returning to Seattle. The Mariners acquired the first baseman/designated hitter from the Minnesota Twins on Thursday in exchange for right-handed relief pitcher Stephen Pryor, the team announced Thursday. The Mariners hope Morales can provide a much-needed boost to their offense as he led the team in batting average (.272), hits (167), doubles (34) and RBIs ...
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