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Fantasy Football Rankings: Patriots Players You Should Draft, Avoid This Season

Editor’s note: To help you prepare for your fantasy football draft, NESN.com will profile each NFL team and analyze which players are worth picking and which players aren’t worth your time. Today, we look at the Chargers. Some teams don’t even have one draft-worthy player in fantasy football. The New England Patriots aren’t one of those teams. The Patriots are loaded with...
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Daily Fantasy Golf Picks For PGA Championship: Jason Day, Phil Mickelson Lead Way

It’s been just over a week since Henrik Stenson out-dueled Phil Mickelson to win the British Open, but it’s already time for another golf major. The PGA Championship takes over Baltusrol Golf Club in Springfield, N.J., this week for the final golf major of the year. Mickelson won the last PGA Championship at Baltusrol in 2005, but there are plenty of younger golfers ready...
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MLB Rumors: Cubs, Yankees Working On Trade Involving Aroldis Chapman

Aroldis Chapman’s stay in New York might be a short one. The New York Yankees and Chicago Cubs are working on a deal that would send Chapman to Chicago in exchange for infield prospect Gleyber Torres, according to Today’s Knuckleball’s Jon Heyman. No deal has been finalized, but sources confirmed to FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal on Sunday that the teams are discussing a Torres...
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Ken Griffey Jr. Thinks David Ortiz ‘Absolutely’ Is A Hall Of Famer

David Ortiz’s Hall of Fame chances have been a topic of debate long before the Boston Red Sox slugger announced the 2016 season would be his last, but Big Papi got an endorsement from one of the greatest baseball players of all time. Ken Griffey Jr. was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame on Sunday with former New York Mets catcher Mike Piazza, but in his news conference Saturday...
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Red Sox Notes: Rick Porcello Better Than Stat Line In Win Over Twins

BOSTON — Rick Porcello pitched a great game against the Minnesota Twins on Sunday, but you wouldn’t necessarily know it by looking at his stat line. The Red Sox starter won another game at Fenway Park — his 10th consecutive home win, even — but the 8-7 score and Porcello’s five runs allowed (four earned) on six hits don’t really tell the whole story. Porcello caught...
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WWE Battleground 2016 Live: Results, Analysis, Best Moments From Pay-Per-View

Dean Ambrose already defended his WWE championship twice this week, but his most important fight of all comes Sunday night at WWE Battleground. The WWE champ and new face of Smackdown Live puts his title on the line against his former Shield partners and new Raw headliners Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns in the main event from Verizon Center in Washington D.C. The action all gets...
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Fenway Park Continues To Feel Like Home Sweet Home For Rick Porcello

Rick Porcello is on track to have one of the best seasons in his Major League Baseball career, and Fenway Park continues to be a big reason why. Porcello now is 10-0 with a 3.21 ERA with 60 strikeouts and only 10 walks in 70 innings pitched at home this season after the Boston Red Sox’s 8-7 win over the Minnesota Twins on Sunday. Hear Porcello talk about his performance against...
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Add Blocked Toilets, Other Issues In Olympic Village To List Of Rio 2016 Problems

The problems in Rio de Janeiro continue to multiply ahead of the 2016 Summer Olympics. And if you don’t believe us, just ask Australia. Instead of staying in the Olympic Village, Australia’s athletes have set up temporary bases in hotels due to “blocked toilets, leaking pipes and exposed wiring,” former Olympic pentathlete Kitty Chiller said in a statement Sunday, via...
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Nebraska, Michigan State Punters Sam Foltz, Mike Sadler Killed In Car Crash

A single-car accident in Wisconsin claimed the lives of Nebraska punter Sam Foltz, 22 years old, and former Michigan State punter Mike Sadler, 24, who was driving the vehicle, on Saturday night. LSU kicker Colby Delahoussaye, who also was in the car, needed stitches and suffered leg burns in the accident, LSU SID Michael Bonnette told ESPN. The kickers were returning from Kohl’s...
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Red Sox Wrap: Rick Porcello Earns 10th Win At Fenway With 8-7 Victory Vs. Twins

BOSTON — It was closer than it should’ve been, but the Red Sox will take a win any way they can. The Red Sox beat the Minnesota Twins 8-7 on Sunday to wind up with a series split after dropping the middle two games. Rick Porcello was pitching at the top of his game once again — his stat line didn’t reflect how well he pitched — and Boston was sending homers all over the...
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Joe Kelly Becoming ‘A Bit More Natural’ In New Role As Red Sox Reliever

The Boston Red Sox are calling on Joe Kelly to do something he hasn’t done at the major league level since 2013. But he’s starting to get the hang of it. Kelly was recalled from Triple-A Pawtucket on Sunday but will serve as a reliever after spending the last two-plus seasons as a starter. The 28-year-old right-hander pitched well over five relief appearances for the PawSox,...
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Tour De France 2016 Results: Chris Froome Captures Third Career Title

Chris Froome did whatever it took to earn Tour De France victory, and it paid off. The British cyclist didn’t win the 2016 race’s final stage Sunday, but he rode well enough earn an overall win at the 2016 Tour De France and secure his third career title. Froome finished with a cumulative time of 89 hours, six minutes and one second over the course’s 21 stages that saw him...
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David Price Not Satisfied With Results This Season, But Confidence Remains

David Price has yet to live up to expectations, and no one knows this more than the Boston Red Sox left-hander himself. Price had another subpar outing Saturday, allowing five runs on 11 hits in Boston’s eventual 11-9 loss to the Minnesota Twins at Fenway Park. The 30-year-old ace is taking full responsibility for what has been a mostly underwhelming 2016 campaign, but he’s still...
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Chris Sale Receives Suspension, Fine For Cutting Up White Sox Jerseys

It looks as though Chris Sale won’t be making his next start, either. The Chicago White Sox ace, who was scratched from his start Saturday for cutting up the throwback uniforms the team was supposed to wear after an argument with management, received a five-day suspension from the South Side club Sunday. The White Sox announced they also fined Sale an undisclosed amount. ...
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Tom Brady Can’t Even Have Teammates Over For A Catch During Suspension

Tom Brady will be with the New England Patriots when training camp begins next week, but a hard reality will set in once the regular season begins. Brady, of course, will sit out New England’s first four games while serving his suspension for Deflategate. The Patriots quarterback can’t be at the team’s facilities from Sept. 4 until Oct. 3, but apparently his punishment goes...
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Jason Varitek Gave Alex Rodriguez A Faceful Of Glove 12 Years Ago Today

We’re not sure how Alex Rodriguez will fare when the New York Yankees battle the San Francisco Giants on Sunday, but we’re almost positive he’ll have a better day than the one he had exactly 12 years ago. That day, July 24, 2004, saw a matchup at Fenway Park between the Yankees and the Boston Red Sox, back when the teams’ bitter rivalry was at its peak. It also produced one...
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David Ortiz Sits For Red Sox-Twins Finale; Hanley Ramirez Starts As Designated Hitter

BOSTON — The Red Sox can overcome dropping two straight to the Minnesota Twins and still split their series at Fenway, but they’ll be doing so with a little less pop in their lineup. David Ortiz is out of the Red Sox’s lineup Sunday for a pre-planned day of rest and treatment. The designated hitter has pain in his heels that’s nagged him for multiple seasons and requires...
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DraftKings: Dustin Pedroia, Edwin Encarnacion Among Tom Caron’s Lineup Picks

Dustin Pedroia has been racking up the hits recently, and more could be on the way Sunday. The Red Sox second baseman has eight hits in his last three games and is 5-for-10 with a double and a home run in his career against Tommy Milone, who is starting Sunday for the Minnesota Twins against Boston. For that reason, NESN’s Tom Caron believes Pedroia is a good pick for your DraftKings...
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Russia Won’t Be Fully Banned From Olympics For Doping Scandal, IOC Decides

Russia faces heavy sanctions after being implicated in a widespread doping scandal, but it has avoided the ultimate punishment. The International Olympic Committee announced Sunday it won’t completely ban all Russian athletes from participating in the 2016 Olympics in Rio, which begin Aug. 5. Russia faced the possibility of a complete ban after the World Anti-Doping Agency released...
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Red Sox Recall Joe Kelly From Triple-A Pawtucket To Serve As Reliever

Joe Kelly is back in the majors, albeit serving in a different role. The Boston Red Sox on Sunday recalled the 28-year-old right-hander from Triple-A Pawtucket, filling the roster spot opened up by Heath Hembree’s demotion to the PawSox. Kelly, who hasn’t pitched in a big league game since June 1, is expected to serve as a reliever for Boston, a role he hasn’t performed in...
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Roger Goodell Visited A Virtual Reality Lab To ‘Learn About Empathy’

Critics of Roger Goodell — and there are a lot of them — probably think the NFL commissioner operates in an alternate universe. For a brief moment recently, that actually was true. According to SB Nation, Goodell took a break from handing his players suspensions to visit Stanford University, where he tried his hand with virtual reality devices at the Virtual Human Interaction...
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Report: Lesnar, Jones tested positive for same substance

Brock Lesnar might have a bit of a tougher time defending his recent comments about Jon Jones. Lesnar defeated Mark Hunt in UFC 200’s heavyweight bout but recently was told he potentially failed two drug tests. As it turns out, the drug Lesnar tested positive for was hydroxy-clomiphene, a source confirmed to MMAFighting.com. That’s the same anti-estrogen agent that Jones tested...
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Fantasy Football Rankings: Chargers Players You Should Draft, Avoid This Season

Editor’s note: To help you prepare for your fantasy football draft, NESN.com will profile each NFL team and analyze which players are worth picking and which players aren’t worth your time. Today, we look at the Chargers. The San Diego Chargers weren’t a very good team last season, but they’ve got a few players who certainly can help you contend in your fantasy football leagues...
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Red Sox Notes: David Price Laments ‘Awful’ Season; Heath Hembree Optioned To Triple-A

BOSTON — David Price had yet another rough outing in perhaps one of the weirdest games we’ll see all season. It’s hard to say all of Price’s 11 hits and five earned runs against the Minnesota Twins on Saturday were a product of poor pitching, as the wind at Fenway Park was like something out of “The Wizard of Oz” for the first couple of innings. Price’s first run allowed...
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Red Sox Wrap: All-Around Rough Pitching Gives Boston 11-9 Loss To Twins

BOSTON — Saturday’s Red Sox game against the Minnesota Twins certainly didn’t unfold the way anyone expected it to. After high winds made for a bad start for both teams, the Red Sox seemed to have plenty of cushion with an 8-5 lead going into the seventh inning. However, some bad relief performances put the Twins ahead 10-8, and they never let go of the lead en route to an...
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