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Yankees Rookie Yangervis Solarte Starts Impressive 5-4-3 Triple Play

Alex Rodriguez’s absence from this year’s lineup had many New York Yankees fans worried about who would fill his shoes, but 26-year-old rookie Yangervis Solarte already is making a name for himself at third base. Solarte acted fast in the second inning of Thursday night’s game when Tampa Bay Rays shortstop Sean Rodriguez slammed a ground ball down the third base line. Solarte...
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Adam Eaton Robs David Ortiz Of Home Run In White Sox-Red Sox Game (Video)

Chicago White Sox center fielder Adam Eaton clearly realized runs would be at a premium with Jon Lester and Chris Sale squaring off. Eaton robbed David Ortiz of a home run in the first inning of Thursday’s Red Sox-White Sox game at U.S. Cellular Field. Ortiz acknowledged Eaton’s tremendous leaping grab by applauding the center fielder’s effort upon rounding first base. The...
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Marc Fucarile, Boston Marathon Bombing Survivor, Marries At Fenway Park

Marc Fucarile lost his right leg and suffered a severe burn on his left leg in the Boston Marathon bombing last year, but he defied the odds by walking on his wedding day. Guests arrived on duck boats Thursday as Fucarile married his childhood sweetheart, Jen Regan, at Fenway Park. The longtime couple, who have a 6-year-old son, was given an all-expenses-paid wedding of their dreams...
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Jonny Gomes Can’t Explain Red Sox’s First Home Game After Marathon Bombing

The Red Sox’s first home game at Fenway Park after last year’s Boston Marathon bombing was an iconic moment in the team’s 2013 World Series run. Outfielder Jonny Gomes still has a hard time putting into words exactly what happened that day. Daniel Nava smacked a three-run homer in the eighth inning of the Red Sox’s game against the Kansas City Royals on April 20, 2013 ...
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Ryan Getzlaf’s Brother Tweets Picture Of Ducks Star’s Stitches (Photo)

Anaheim Ducks captain Ryan Getzlaf took a slapshot to the face off Dallas Stars center Tyler Seguin’s stick during the final seconds of Wednesday night’s Stanley Cup playoff game. The puck nailed Getzlaf in the jaw right below his lip, requiring him to receive stitches, but he’s expected to play in Game 2 on Friday night as the Ducks try to protect their 1-0 series lead. Getzlaf’s...
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Matt Moore’s Injury Might Have Hurt Rays’ Chances Of Winning AL East

This was set up to possibly be the finest season in Tampa Bay Rays history. The franchise went all-in for its first World Series title when it decided not to trade ace David Price this offseason in a minor surprise. The Rays looked like legitimate contenders because of their rotation, considered one of the best in baseball. Here is what the rotation was projected as: Price, Matt...
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Koji Uehara Fittingly Available For Red Sox On National High Five Day

Koji Uehara’s return to the Boston Red Sox couldn’t come at a more fitting time. Uehara, who hasn’t pitched since April 9 because of shoulder tightness, is available for Thursday’s series finale against the Chicago White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field, according to Red Sox manager John Farrell. The energetic closer didn’t complete his recovery a minute too soon, either, as...
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Donovan McNabb Serves One-Day Jail Sentence In Arizona Jail For 2013 DUI

MESA, Ariz. — Former NFL quarterback Donovan McNabb has been released from an Arizona jail after serving a one-day sentence for a DUI arrest late last year. Records released by West Mesa Justice Court show the 37-year-old McNabb served his time Wednesday and was released Thursday morning. McNabb was arrested Dec. 15 on the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community. He pleaded guilty...
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Detroit Red Wings Captain Henrik Zetterberg Skates, Team Arrives in Boston

Detroit Red Wings captain and left winger Henrik Zetterberg skated with the team for the first time since before the Olympic break Thursday. Zetterberg underwent back surgery on February 21, and expects to play in the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs, if the Red Wings advance. If he were to return in Round 1, it would come late in the series. “I think that time-wise we...
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Tim Howard Re-Signs With Everton, ‘Perfect Role Model’ Hailed By Roberto Martinez

Tim Howard’s tenure in the Everton goal is likely to extend beyond the 10-year mark. Howard signed a new contract with Everton Thursday, which could keep him at the Premier League club until 2018. BREAKING: Tim Howard signs contract extension until 2018. #WeAreEvertonians http://t.co/CjcZ0AY4cx—   (@Everton) April 17, 2014 Everton manager Roberto Martinez praised Howard effusively...
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Red Sox Injury Updates: Will Middlebrooks Sent Back To Boston With Flu

The Boston Red Sox and Chicago White Sox will put the finishing touches on their three-game series Thursday at U.S. Cellular Field. Jon Lester and Chris Sale will battle in one of the season’s most intriguing pitching matchups so far. The Red Sox, who snapped a three-game losing streak with a 14-inning win Wednesday, will begin a seven-game homestand Friday at Fenway Park. Boston...
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WATCH: Singer butchers 'O Canada' at Lightning-Canadiens

The Tampa Bay Lightning hoped to start the Stanley Cup playoffs strong in Game 1 against the Montreal Canadiens on Wednesday, but Lightning anthem singer Max DeFrancesco’s painful rendition of “O Canada” may have destroyed his team’s competitive edge before the game even started. DeFrancesco appeared nervous as he squeaked out the first few notes, cracking several...
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Red Sox-White Sox Live: Jon Lester, Chris Sale Battle In Matchup Of Lefty Aces

6:05 p.m.: Mike Napoli will return to the Red Sox’s starting lineup. Napoli, who dislocated his finger in the ninth inning of Tuesday’s loss while sliding into second base, sat out Wednesday’s game and was listed as day to day. He’ll return Thursday, though, and that should provide a boost to an offense that has struggled to post runs. Dustin Pedroia, who returned to the...
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Secret Service threatened Mr. Met's life regarding prez visit

Most people probably wouldn’t think of Mr. Met, the lovable New York Mets mascot, as someone the Secret Service would have it in for, but one former wearer of the suit says they once threatened his life. A.J. Mass was Mr. Met from 1994 to 1997, and his memoir “Yes, It’s Hot in Here: Adventures in the Weird, Woolly World of Sports Mascots” was released Tuesday. In the book...
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Rajon Rondo Thanks Celtics Fans For Their Support In Email (Photo)

If this ends up being the final image of Rajon Rondo as a member of the Boston Celtics, at least fans know he appreciated them. One day after the point guard honored Boston Marathon bombing victims with his footwear while sitting out the season finale with a hamstring injury, Rondo and the Celtics issued a thank you to fans in an email Thursday. The email repeated a message that...
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Jeff Bauman Appears On ‘Dennis & Callahan,’ Discusses His Book (Video)

Boston Marathon bombing survivor Jeff Bauman called into WEEI’s “Dennis & Callahan” Thursday morning to discuss his book “Stronger,” which he cowrote with author Bret Witter, as well as some of his memories from the marathon. Bauman is the man from the iconic photo, the man with no legs being pushed in a wheelchair by the cowboy hat-clad Carlos Arredondo. He’s also...
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Mike Napoli Returns To Red Sox’s Lineup Against Chris Sale, White Sox

Mike Napoli will return to the Boston Red Sox’s starting lineup for Thursday’s series finale against the Chicago White Sox. Napoli, who left Tuesday’s game in the ninth inning after dislocating his left ring finger while sliding head-first into second base, sat out Wednesday’s game in Chicago, but he’ll be back at first base and batting cleanup for Thursday’s clash at...
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Brad Stevens: Celtics Locker Room ‘Never Really Severed’ Despite Frequent Losing

BOSTON — Gerald Wallace conversed quietly with Jeff Green in the corner, snickering occasionally at some whispered joke. Jerryd Bayless lounged beside Rajon Rondo, who himself was seated next to wide-eyed rookie Phil Pressey. All around the Celtics’ locker room Wednesday night, before the ball went up for the last time in the first season of the post-Paul Pierce rebuild, players...
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LaMichael James Could Fit Patriots’ Need At Running Back If Traded

The New England Patriots are heading into the 2014 NFL draft with a need at running back, which they could fill by working out a trade with the San Francisco 49ers. The 49ers are shopping running back LaMichael James, a league source told The Sacramento Bee’s Matt Barrows. James was a second-round pick in 2012, but he’s been stuck behind Frank Gore and Kendall Hunter on the...
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Bruins’ Loui Eriksson Excited For First Playoff Game Since 2008

BOSTON — Loui Eriksson was among the best Bruins after the Winter Olympic break, and he will enter his first playoff run since 2007-08 playing his best hockey of the season when the Black and Gold take on the Detroit Red Wings in Friday night’s Game 1. “It’s definitely been a challenging season for me, especially in the beginning with the injuries and concussions and everything...
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Bruins Podcast: Jack Edwards Breaks Down B’s-Red Wings First-Round Series

At long last, the wait is over. Boston Bruins playoff hockey is about to start. The Bruins’ dominance in the final couple of months of the regular season has had fans clamoring for what could be come playoff time. Well it’s finally playoff time, and after a long break, the B’s will finally hit the ice on Friday night in their first-round Stanley Cup playoff series against the...
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Patriots Have Countless First-Round Options In NFL Draft (Podcast)

New England Patriots fans need to learn to expect the unexpected when it comes to Bill Belichick’s draft strategy. Anytime it seems that Belichick has been figured out, he changes the script. No one expected the Patriots to trade up to grab defensive end Chandler Jones in 2012, and after years of selecting short, shifty cornerbacks, the Patriots shocked the world by taking 6...
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New Boston Bruins Playoff Commercial Will Get Fans Ready For Playoffs (Video)

The Boston Bruins released a new playoff commercial Wednesday, and it’s enough to make any hockey fan hyped up for the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs, which for the Bruins begins on Friday at the TD Garden. The video features footage of the Bruins walking through the team tunnel and some regular season highlights set to a voice-over of Rudyard Kipling’s poem “The...
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Bruins Win Stanley Cup In Michael J. Fox’s ‘Puck Cakes’ Bracket (Photo)

Score another one for the Boston Bruins. Just two days after EA Sports’ “NHL 14″ video game simulator predicted a Stanley Cup victory for Boston in this year’s playoffs, Michael J. Fox followed suit by picking the B’s to defeat the Anaheim Ducks and take home the hardware in 2014. This is how it's gonna go. @NHL #PuckCakes http://t.co/p5ddyl5xy5— Michael J. Fox (...
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Sepp Blatter: Fight Racism In Soccer By Deducting Points, Not Closing Stadiums

Sepp Blatter has problems with soccer’s strategy for combating racism. The FIFA president says partial- or full-stadium bans amount to an “excessive” and “collective” punishment of innocent fans. “Football without a crowd is like a concert without sound,” Blatter wrote in his column in FIFA Weekly, according to Sky Sports. “Games behind closed doors are also included...
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