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Liverpool-Manchester City Live: Yankee Stadium Hosts International Champions Cup

5 p.m. ET: Liverpool and Manchester City, the top two finishers in the Premier League in 2013-14, meet Wednesday at Yankee Stadium in New York City. The game is both teams’ second in the International Champions Cup — a prestigious preseason tournament that is being staged in the United States. Both are looking to win, as the result could set an early tone for this season’s...
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David Ortiz Gets Day Off; Brandon Workman On Hill For Red Sox Vs. Jays

It’s been an eventful few days to say the least in Red Sox nation. As Thursday’s 4 p.m. MLB trade deadline approaches, Boston has already dealt pitcher Jake Peavy to the San Francisco Giants and reportedly sent righthander Felix Doubront to the Chicago Cubs, while trade rumors surrounding ace Jon Lester continue to fly. The Sox still have a game to play against the Toronto Blue...
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Alfonzo Dennard: Darrelle Revis, Brandon Browner ‘Very Good Role Models’

FOXBORO, Mass. — Alfonzo Dennard might have lost his starting cornerback job on the New England Patriots defense when the team signed Darrelle Revis and Brandon Browner this offseason, yet the third-year pro still was glowing when talking about their impact and influence. Dennard returned to practice on Tuesday after spending the the first four training camp sessions working on...
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Reports: Felix Doubront Traded From Red Sox To Chicago Cubs

Felix Doubront has gotten his wish. The Boston Red Sox traded 26-year-old left-hander to the Chicago Cubs on Wednesday, according to multiple reports. Jon Morosi of FOX Sports was the first to report the deal, followed shortly after by CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman and Yahoo! Sports’ Jeff Passan. In return, the Red Sox will receive a player to be named later or cash, according to multiple...
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Report: Jameis Winston Stopped By Police At Gunpoint During 2012 Incident

Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston’s legal run-ins have been well-documented over the past couple of years, and now, one more can be added to the list. According to a police report obtained by Rachel Axon of USA Today, the Seminoles signal-caller and teammate Chris Casher were stopped by FSU police at gunpoint and handcuffed for carrying a pellet gun on campus during an incident...
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Report: Jameis Winston Stopped By Police At Gunpoint During 2012 Incident

Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston’s legal run-ins have been well-documented over the past couple of years, and now, one more can be added to the list. According to a police report obtained by Rachel Axon of USA Today, the Seminoles signal-caller and teammate Chris Casher were stopped by FSU police at gunpoint and handcuffed for carrying a pellet gun on campus during an incident...
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NFL To Josh Gordon: ‘You Are Responsible For What Is In Your Body’

Facing a potential year-long suspension from the NFL after testing positive for marijuana, Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon has a plan to plead his case. Judging by recent comments, it appears the NFL is having none of Gordon’s plan. Gordon’s legal team will argue at a hearing Friday that the Browns wideout tested positive as a result of second-hand smoke. In an email...
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Brandon Browner On Chippy Practice: ‘I Need To Be Liked’ By Patriots Teammates

FOXBORO, Mass. — Brandon Browner walked a fine line during Wednesday’s practice between some friendly competition and all-out war between the offense and defense. After the cornerback and wide receivers coach Chad O’Shea got into a heated exchange, it was smart to split up the defensive backs and wide receivers for a few practice periods. Browner made amends with O’Shea...
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Reports: Indians Trade Justin Masterson To Cardinals For Outfield Prospect

Justin Masterson is on the move, according to multiple reports. The Cleveland Indians right-hander has been traded to the St. Louis Cardinals, Peter Gammons and Joel Sherman reported Wednesday afternoon. In return, the Indians will receive outfield prospect James Ramsey, according to Sherman. Ramsey, who is ranked as the Cardinals’ No. 6 prospect on MLB.com, is hitting .300 with...
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Eleven Dodgers, D-backs Minor Leaguers Suspended After Wild Brawl

A major brawl in a Triple-A game instigated by rehabbing Los Angeles Dodgers infielder Erisbel Arruebarrena against the Arizona Diamondbacks’ top minor league affiliate has resulted in the suspension of 11 players. The benches cleared twice during Arruebarrena’s at-bat for the Albuquerque Isotopes in the second inning Saturday night. The second time, Arruebarrena took exception...
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Patriots Training Camp Observations: Brandon Browner Gets Heated, Shines

FOXBORO, Mass. — Brandon Browner was tired of giving up receptions, so he turned up the intensity and had his best practice to date for the New England Patriots. The cornerback beat wide receiver Kenbrell Thompkins in their first 1-on-1 matchup, then, in a physical showdown, Thompkins knocked Browner down and made a reception in their second face-off. Browner beat Thompkins again...
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Report: Anthony Bennett Pulled From Event, Possibly Due To Kevin Love Trade

Anthony Bennett attributed much of his rookie-year struggles to a shoulder injury that prevented him from working out last summer. Back in shape and fresh off a strong summer league showing, the last thing anybody should be asking Bennett to do is to stay off the court for a month, right? Well, about that … It appears Bennett’s agent and the Cleveland Cavaliers are doing everything...
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Patriots Training Camp Attendance: Tommy Kelly Returns To Contact Drills

FOXBORO, Mass. — Tommy Kelly increased his practice participation once again on Wednesday during New England Patriots training camp. Kelly participated in 1-on-1 and 11-on-11 drills for the first time this summer. Kelly was in full uniform and looks primed to come off the physically unable to perform list after increasing his level of contact at practice. Wide receiver Josh Boyce...
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Twins sign 240-pound undrafted pitcher with 100-MPH fastball

SAN FRANCISCO — In one of their craziest scouting experiences, the Minnesota Twins have reached a deal with a 24-year-old pitching prospect who has thrown 100 mile per hour fastballs but has never been drafted. Brandon Poulson was pitching earlier this month for the Healdsburg Prune Packers in a collegiate summer league. His manager was Joey Gomes, the brother of big leaguer Jonny...
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Dozens Of Fans Storm Field At Real Madrid-AS Roma Friendly (Video)

Security guard at the Cotton Bowl would not be a desirable job to have Wednesday morning. The legendary stadium played host Tuesday night to an international friendly between Real Madrid and AS Roma — a game that included a lengthy delay caused when a seemingly endless parade of fans began streaming onto the field in the 87th minute. Though security accosted some immediately...
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Red Sox Trade Deadline: Boston’s 10 Most Untouchable Assets (Photos)

The Red Sox’s goal is to immediately turn things around while simultaneously building for long-term success. It really should be the goal of every organization, but Boston already has a leg up given its surplus of exciting, young players. It’s been a disappointing season for the Red Sox, who entered Wednesday — one day before Major League Baseball’s non-waiver trade deadline...
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Cubs Catcher John Baker Pitches, Scores Winning Run In Wild Win (Video)

When John Baker showed up at Wrigley Field on Tuesday, his expectations probably weren’t too high. After all, the Cubs backup catcher had appeared in just 47 games in 2014 and likely expected another night off as his Chicago Cubs took on the Colorado Rockies. Boy, was he wrong. Baker ended up playing a remarkably key role in the longest game in Cubs history, a 6-hour, 27-minute...
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Carl Crawford: ‘I Thought I Was Stuck In Boston For Seven Years’

Carl Crawford made a decision in December of 2010. The decision Crawford made was to sign a contract with the Boston Red Sox, a contract that would give Crawford $142 million over seven seasons to play baseball for the Red Sox. Despite that being Crawford’s own decision, he’s not sounding like he was forced to sign with the Sox. Crawford hasn’t been shy when it comes to complaining...
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Vote: Who Will Be Celtics’ Starting Point Guard When Next Season Opens?

For the first time in seven years, the Boston Celtics could have a new man handling the point guard duties. While the Celtics remain adamant that Rajon Rondo will not be traded, others believe the writing is on the wall for the four-time All-Star. The team’s drafting of Marcus Smart creates an apparent logjam at point guard, where the 28-year-old Rondo is entering his final season...
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Patrick Peterson-Richard Sherman Twitter War Continues After Contract News

The Arizona Cardinals and cornerback Patrick Peterson came to terms on a new contract extension on Tuesday, a well-deserved raise for one of the game’s best defensive backs. Unsurprisingly, the news sparked the latest battle in one of the NFL’s best Twitter wars. Peterson is a very rich man now after he signed a five-year, $70 million contract with the Cardinals. That contract...
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Jack White Throws Out Saddest First Pitch Ever At Tigers Game (Photo)

Jack White’s depressing tour of Major League Baseball rolls on. After White made a mopey-faced appearance at Wrigley Field last week, the former White Stripes frontman traveled back to his native Detroit to throw out the first pitch at Tuesday’s Tigers-White Sox game. And, boy, was he pumped up about it. Speaking of #Tigers, musician Jack White threw out the first pitch. http...
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Alex Rios’ Missed Fly Ball Clocks Leonys Martin In The Head (Video)

The Boston Red Sox have been really bad this season, but at least they’re not the Texas Rangers. The Rangers owned Major League Baseball’s worst record at 42-64 heading into Tuesday night’s contest against the New York Yankees, and they did little to improve on that dubious distinction, falling to New York 12-11 for their sixth loss in eight games. As if losing wasn’t bad...
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Celtics Rookie James Young Cleared To Play After Car Accident

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Former Kentucky guard James Young says he is “good to go” after a concussion that kept the Boston Celtics first-round draft pick from playing in the NBA’s summer league. Young sustained the concussion and whiplash in a car accident before the NBA draft in June. The Celtics chose the 6-foot-6 swingman with its second first-round pick — No. 17 overall ...
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Patriots Fans Among Top Five In NFL In Financial, Social Media Support

The New England Patriots have enjoyed an unprecedented run of success over the last decade and a half. The Pats have missed the NFL playoffs just twice since winning their first Super Bowl during the 2001 season, and have won 10 or more regular season games in 11 consecutive seasons. With that success comes a great deal of benefits, one of the most important being a passionate and...
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MLB Trade Deadline Live: All Eyes On Futures Of David Price, Jon Lester

10 a.m.: The Major League Baseball trade deadline doesn’t arrive until Thursday afternoon, but baseball’s midseason hot stove is already kicked all the way up to high. The deadline is still more than a day away, but there are already plenty of rumors flying around the league, and a lot of those rumors center around starting pitching. Two of baseball’s best left-handers —...
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