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Red Sox Rookies Kick Off Boston’s New Youth Movement With Impact Effort

BOSTON — Youth was served Wednesday night at Fenway Park. The Red Sox started five rookies against the Chicago White Sox after designating veteran catcher A.J. Pierzynski for assignment and calling up catching prospect Christian Vazquez earlier in the day. It marked the beginning of a new approach that proved successful, as Boston’s young guns provided a much-needed spark en...
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Red Sox Notes: Mookie Betts’ Energy Already Paying Dividends For Boston

BOSTON — The Red Sox someday might look back — even if it’s not this season — at July 9, 2014, as a key date in team history. The Red Sox started five rookies Wednesday against the Chicago White Sox at Fenway Park. They provided energy as Boston came back from a four-run deficit in the eighth inning to earn a 5-4, walk-off win. The Red Sox still sit 11 games below .500 (40...
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Malcolm Subban Looking To Improve In Second Year In Providence (Video)

Not all Subbans are enemies of the Boston Bruins. In fact, one may have a promising future with the team. Malcolm Subban, younger brother of Montreal Canadiens defenseman P.K. Subban, is looking forward to his second year with the Providence Bruins and will likely be their starting goalie. Subban had a solid 33 games in Providence last season, but he told NESN’s Jamie Erdahl during...
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Bruins’ Front Office Scoping Out Young Talent In Development Camp (Video)

Just because NHL development camps don’t necessarily have much effect on the upcoming regular season doesn’t mean they’re not important. The Boston Bruins began theirs on Wednesday, and already young players are trying to show their best stuff to the B’s front office and management. “Is it unrealistic to believe that they’re all going to play for the Boston Bruins? Probably...
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Jackie Bradley Jr. Makes Insane Diving Catch In Red Sox’s Win (Video)

BOSTON — Jackie Bradley Jr. added to his Gold Glove candidacy Wednesday night at Fenway Park. Bradley made an insane diving catch in the second inning of the Red Sox’s improbable comeback win over the Chicago White Sox. He robbed Tyler Flowers of extra bases and prevented a run from scoring, which was important because the Red Sox later rallied for a walk-off victory. “I don’t...
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Red Sox Break Through White Sox Bullpen In Walk-Off Win (Video)

Chicago White Sox manager Robin Ventura should not have taken out starting pitcher Chris Sale against the Boston Red Sox on Wednesday night. Sale was getting the job done, pitching 7 2/3 innings, giving up just four hits and striking out six. He didn’t earn a run until the White Sox turned to the bullpen. That’s when Boston broke through. “(Sale) is an All-Star calibur pitcher...
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Brock Holt Caps Red Sox’s Improbable Comeback With Walk-Off Hit (Video)

BOSTON — The Red Sox dug into the archives Wednesday for a 2013-esque win. The Red Sox rallied from a four-run deficit in the eighth inning to defeat the Chicago White Sox 5-4 at Fenway Park. Brock Holt capped the improbable comeback with a walk-off single in the ninth inning that scored Daniel Nava. Boston’s offense was held in check for most of the game by Chicago starter Chris...
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Paul Pierce Rocks Boston Red Sox Hat At World Series Of Poker (Photos)

Former Boston Celtic Paul Pierce may have been traded away to the Brooklyn Nets, but Boston allegiances are hard to shake. So it’s not really surprising that Pierce showed up the first day of the World Series of Poker on Tuesday wearing a Boston Red Sox hat with “Truth” embroidered on the side. .@paulpierce34's @redsox hat at #WSOP is so sick. ?s: How many ppl have 1...
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Six Celtics Score In Double-Figures In Summer League Win Over Pistons

The Boston Celtics squeaked by with a 92-90 win Wednesday during their NBA Summer League game against the Detroit Pistons in Orlando, Fla., after Kentavious Caldwell-Pope missed a 3-pointer at the buzzer. The victory was a complete team effort, as six Celtics scored in double-figures. Kelly Olynyk led the way with 16 points on 6-of-16 shooting and also had a team-high nine rebounds...
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Ben Cherington: Red Sox In ‘Unusual’ Situation As Trade Deadline Nears

BOSTON — General manager Ben Cherington has been with the Red Sox organization in some capacity since 1999. He has seen mostly highs, some lows and other points that fall somewhere in-between. But even Cherington is a bit thrown off by the current state of affairs. “We’re in an unusual and perhaps unique position,” Cherington said before Wednesday’s game against the Chicago...
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Netherlands-Argentina 0-0 game spoils semifinal spectacle

The 2014 FIFA World Cup semifinal between the Netherlands and Argentina bored most of the soccer world to sleep on Wednesday, but who is to blame? Netherlands head coach Louis van Gaal? Argentina head coach Alejandro Sabella? Argentina superstar Lionel Messi? Tuesday’s Brazil-Germany game for setting an impossibly high bar as far as shock value is concerned? None deserve all of...
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Report: Cavs Pursuing Kevin Love, Contingent On Signing LeBron James

The Cleveland Cavaliers are trying to stack their roster. Yahoo! Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski reported that the Cavs are pursuing a trade for Minnesota Timberwolves star Kevin Love, “contingent on the signing of LeBron James.” In fact, sources also told Fox Sports Ohio that the Cavs discussed trade scenarios directly with James’ agent, Rich Paul. Though there’s no knowing...
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Reports: LeBron James Leaves Meeting With Heat Without Making Decision

The LeBron James free-agency circus isn’t over yet, folks. The superstar met with Miami Heat president Pat Riley in Las Vegas on Wednesday, but he reportedly left that meeting without making a decision about his future, sources told ESPN’s Brian Windhorst. LeBron James has met with Heat officials and has not yet made a free agent decision, sources told ESPN— Brian Windhorst...
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Christian Vazquez ‘Very Happy’ About Getting Called Up To Boston Red Sox

BOSTON — Catcher Christian Vazquez said recently he thought he was major league-ready. The Red Sox evidently agree. Vazquez, one of the Red Sox’s top prospects, was promoted Wednesday from Triple-A Pawtucket to Boston as the club designated veteran catcher A.J. Pierzynski for assignment. It was news that Vazquez was thrilled to hear. “I’m happy,” a smiling Vazquez said...
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Belgian Fan Lands Modeling Gig After Being Photographed At World Cup (Photos)

Well, one Belgian fan certainly had a productive 2014 FIFA World Cup. Sure, Belgium fell to Argentina 1-0 in a quarterfinal matchup, but 17-year-old Axelle Despiegelaere is leaving Brazil a winner. The beautiful blonde, who was decked out in her country’s colors of red, black and yellow, was simply rooting on her team when they were taking on Russia on June 22 when some photos...
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David Ross: ‘We’re Going To Be Better Off Having (Vazquez)’ (Video)

At 37 years old, there was only so much more that Boston Red Sox catcher A.J. Pierzynski could do for the team. That’s why the Red Sox decided to look forward and call up catching prospect Christian Vazquez from Triple-A Pawtucket while designating Pierzynski for assignment. The move should pay off for the Sox in the long run, and catcher David Ross agrees. Ross has already started...
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Red Sox-White Sox Live: Rubby De La Rosa Battles Chris Sale At Fenway

6:55 p.m.: The Red Sox’s starting lineup will feature five rookies — Xander Bogaerts, Jackie Bradley Jr., Brock Holt, Mookie Betts and Christian Vazquez — for the first time since 1987. The complete lineups are below. Boston Red Sox (39-51) Brock Holt, SS Dustin Pedroia, 2B David Ortiz, DH Mike Napoli, 1B Jonny Gomes, LF Xander Bogaerts, 3B Jackie Bradley Jr., CF Mookie Betts...
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Anaheim Ducks Sign Veteran Forward Dany Heatley To One-Year Contract

The Anaheim Ducks signed free agent forward Dany Heatley to a one-year contract, the team announced Wednesday. Financial details of the deal were not disclosed, but TSN’s Darren Dreger reports that it is reportedly for $1 million. The veteran left winger has spent the last three seasons with Minnesota, scoring 47 goals and 102 points with the Wild. But Heatley scored a career...
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Brazil’s Loss Brings To Mind Top 10 Embarrassing Routs In Sports History

Brazil’s national soccer team earned a spot in the history books — but not for any good reason. The Brazilians were routed by Germany 7-1 in the 2014 FIFA World Cup semifinals, causing fans of the host nation to weep and stew about what might have been. As the aftershock of the shameful loss continues, let’s look back at 10 other humiliating blowouts in sports history. Check...
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Christian Vazquez’s MLB Debut Gives Sox Chance To See Future (Video)

Boston Red Sox catcher A.J. Pierzynski was only signed through the 2014 season, so by designating him for assignment Wednesday, Boston will get the opportunity to look into the future. Catcher Christian Vazquez was called up from Triple-A Pawtucket and will get the start behind the plate for starting pitcher Rubby De La Rosa against the Chicago White Sox on Wednesday. Vazquez has...
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Red Sox Starting To Take Forward-Looking Approach With Personnel Moves

BOSTON — There was no white flag waving in the Red Sox’s clubhouse, manager John Farrell didn’t recite a eulogy while speaking with reporters and no one wore black to signify the death of Boston’s World Series defense. But Wednesday marked the unofficial beginning of the Red Sox looking toward the future. The Red Sox designated veteran catcher A.J. Pierzynski for assignment...
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Koji Uehara Added To AL All-Star Roster, Replaces Masahiro Tanaka

The Boston Red Sox will officially be sending two players to the 2014 MLB All-Star Game in Minneapolis. As expected, closer Koji Uehara was added to the American League roster on Wednesday, replacing the injured Masahiro Tanaka, who was placed on the 15-day disabled list by the New York Yankees shortly before the league made the announcement. .@RedSox closer Koji Uehara will replace...
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Brock Holt Emerging As Reliable Utility Player For Red Sox (Video)

As a team, the Boston Red Sox haven’t been doing so hot this season, but certain individuals have stepped up to the plate. Brock Holt is one of those individuals. Holt was named the team’s leadoff hitter in May, and he’s kept the hits coming — literally. NESN Nation’s Alison Smith gives the details on the Red Sox’s all-around utility man in the video above.Filed under...
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Moving Trucks Spotted Outside LeBron James’ Miami Home (Photos)

LeBron James couldn’t have picked a worse week to have some moving trucks show up outside of his Miami home. With free agency rumors swirling aggressively about James’ potential return to Cleveland, some optimistic Cavaliers fans presumably started salivating when ESPN’s Jorge Sedano tweeted a picture of exotic car transportation trucks outside of the superstar’s house...
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Bruins Prospect Zane Gothberg Eyes NCAA Title; Other Notes From Development Camp

WILMINGTON, Mass. — North Dakota’s Zane Gothberg is one of the top goaltenders in college hockey, and after a disappointing end to the 2013-14 season, he’s highly motivated to claim the national title that has eluded him so far. “The biggest thing is going back to school and getting the national championship,” Gothberg said Wednesday at the Boston Bruins development camp...
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