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Red Sox-Astros Live: Jake Peavy Looking To Lead Sox To Fourth Straight Win

4:10 p.m.: Brett Olberholtzer delivers a first-pitch ball to Brock Holt, and the Sox are underway at Minute Maid Park. 3:54 p.m.: Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Jake Peavy desperately needs a win, and so do the Sox. Peavy has 10 no-decisions on the season — the most in the MLB – and only one win. He’ll be looking to turn things around and give the Sox their fourth straight...
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David Luiz Gets Heartwarming Letter From Child, Has Great Response (Photo)

Sports fans often lose perspective on the more important things in life after their team loses a huge game. We saw this happen when Brazil was routed 7-1 at the hands of Germany in the 2014 FIFA World Cup semifinals on Tuesday, as fans at the stadium looked like they had just witnessed their houses burn down. One little girl from Brazil, however, seems to possess wisdom well beyond...
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ESPN To Air Exclusive Tiger Woods Broadcast At 2014 British Open

Tiger Woods makes his long-awaited return to a major tournament this Thursday at the 2014 British Open and fans will have the opportunity to see all Tiger, all the time thanks to ESPN. The World Wide Leader is offering an exclusive Tiger stream on ESPN3 and yes, Woods will even have his own commentators. The Tiger-dedicated broadcast may seem ridiculous, but in all reality, it makes...
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Mississippi State, Kansas State ADs Schedule Football Games On Twitter

Twitter is now becoming a venue for athletic directors to book college football games. Mississippi State’s Scott Stricklin and Kansas State’s John Currie had a brief exchange on the social media website Friday, where they agreed to have their football teams play each other in 2018 and 2019. At the end of a video supporting a charity for breast cancer research, Currie said, ...
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Brazil-Netherlands 2014 World Cup Live: Scores, Highlights, Analysis

3 p.m. ET: Brazil and the Netherlands might not be very keen on playing the 2014 FIFA World Cup third-place game on Saturday, but both teams have to win it. Brazil and the Netherlands face off at the Estadio Nacional in Brasilia, Brazil. More-so than the title of “third place,” the teams are playing for pride, redemption and their own legacy. Brazil’s 64-year dream of winning...
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Jean Segura Leaves Brewers, Returns Home After Nine-Month-Old Son Dies

MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee Brewers shortstop Jean Segura is returning home to the Dominican Republic after the death of his 9-month old son. The team broke the news to Segura after Friday night’s game, a 7-6 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals. He was placed on the bereavement list Saturday. Segura’s mother attended Friday’s game and told several of the wives of Brewers players. “Obviously...
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Jon Lester Wins Amica Pitcher Of The Week

It’s hard to find a better Boston Red Sox pitcher than Jon Lester these days. Lester takes home Amica Pitcher of the Week honors for the second straight week after turning in a dominant performance against the Chicago White Sox on Thursday. While Lester wasn’t rewarded with a win, the lefthanded ace did everything he could to keep his team in the game. After giving up an RBI...
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Utah Jazz Retain Gordon Hayward, Match Hornets’ $63M Offer Sheet

AP – The Utah Jazz matched the Charlotte Hornets’ four-year, $63 million offer for restricted free agent Gordon Hayward. Hayward’s agent, Mark Bartelstein, confirmed Utah’s move on Saturday. It was first reported by Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports. “I think it’s certainly a gigantic statement of how the Jazz value Gordon,” Bartelstein said. The Jazz had until late...
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Brock Holt At Shortstop; Stephen Drew Out For Red Sox Against Astros

Brock Holt has been a busy man lately, and that isn’t about to change this weekend. The do-it-all utility man will make his second career start at shortstop on Saturday, replacing Stephen Drew and batting leadoff for the Boston Red Sox as they take on the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park. Holt and rookie catcher Christian Vazquez helped spark Boston to an 8-3 win in the series...
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Grady Sizemore Records Hit In First Game With Philadelphia Phillies (Video)

Nothing has ever come easy for Grady Sizemore. After missing two full seasons due to injuries and being designated for assignment by the Boston Red Sox in mid-June, the outfielder was back in a major league lineup on Friday night. Sizemore batted leadoff and played center field for the Philadelphia Phillies, going 1-for-4 with a run scored in the Phillies’ 6-2 victory over the...
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Futures At Fenway: Lowell Spinners Players To Keep Eye On At 2014 Event

A host of Boston Red Sox prospects have been swinging through Fenway Park of late, as the major league club has opted to go young amid its rollercoaster 2014 season. Sunday will provide an opportunity for some other lower-level prospects to visit the place they ultimately hope to call home. The Lowell Spinners will host the Mahoning Valley Scrappers in the 2014 “Futures at Fenway”...
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Marlins’ Giancarlo Stanton The Favorite To Win 2014 MLB Home Run Derby

When a player is tied for the National League lead in home runs, it’s no surprise to see him favored in a home run hitting contest. Bovada pinned Miami Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton, who has 21 home runs on the season, as the favorite to win the 2014 MLB Home Run Derby at Target Field with 5-2 odds. The guy he’s sharing the home run lead with, Colorado Rockies shortstop...
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Ubaldo Jimenez Sprains Ankle In Parking Lot Of Apartment; Lands on DL

BALTIMORE — Ubaldo Jimenez’s miserable season worsened Friday when the Baltimore Orioles right-hander was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a sprained right ankle. Jimenez twisted his ankle in a parking lot at his apartment complex on Wednesday. “We were looking at it today and it’s pretty puffy, taped up,” Orioles manager Buck Showalter said Friday. “We were hoping...
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New York Times gets clever with its LeBron return front page

Newspapers all over America had catchy and clever headlines on Saturday to signify LeBron James’ return to the Cleveland Cavaliers. But the New York Times may have outdone everyone else on the front page of their sports section. The column box featuring all of the day’s sports transactions is centered on the page with a bunch of white space surrounding it. Of course, the biggest...
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Vince Carter, Grizzlies Agree To Reported Three-Year, $12.2M Contract

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The Memphis Grizzlies have signed eight-time All-Star Vince Carter to a multi-year contract. Carter averaged 11.9 points in 81 games, all off the bench, last season for the Dallas Mavericks. The 37-year-old guard has scored 20.2 points per game over his 16-year career. Sources told ESPN.com’s Marc Stein that the terms of the deal are for three years, $12.2 million...
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Reports: Pau Gasol, Chicago Bulls Close To Striking Deal

When Pau Gasol turned down a two-year contract offer worth more than $10 million from the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday, it seemed clear that he’d be heading out of town for the 2014-15 season. According to reports, the Lakers big man is very close to choosing his new destination. Gasol and the Chicago Bulls are closing in on a sign-and-trade deal that would send Gasol to Chicago...
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Jon Lester Contract: 10 Reasons Red Sox, Pitcher Should Pursue Deal Now

Jon Lester and the Boston Red Sox want to strike a deal. Major League Baseball’s All-Star break marks a perfect time to get it done. Lester, who is set to become a free agent after this season, has stated several times that he’d like to remain in Boston beyond 2014. The Red Sox have expressed the same sentiment, acknowledging the ace is an important part of both their present...
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Red Sox Notes: Brock Holt Becoming True Iron Man For Boston In 2014

The Boston Red Sox look determined to finish the first half on a positive note. The Red Sox, owners of two straight walk-off wins to conclude their recent homestand, rolled over the Houston Astros 8-3 in Friday’s series opener at Minute Maid Park. The Sox now hold a three-game winning streak. Perhaps the sudden turnaround is a sign of things to come, or perhaps it’s a nice little...
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Christian Vazquez’s Emphatic Arrival Keeps Red Sox’s Momentum Rolling

The Boston Red Sox are 3-0 in the Christian Vazquez era. OK, maybe the 23-year-old catcher isn’t directly responsible for the Red Sox’s three-game winning streak, especially since he went hitless Wednesday and didn’t play Thursday. But Vazquez, who was called up when A.J. Pierzynski was designated assignment, sure had his fingerprints all over Friday’s 8-3 win over the Houston...
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John Lackey Records Out With Nifty Glove Flip In Red Sox’s Win (Video)

John Lackey became the Red Sox’s first 10-game winner Friday. He also displayed some nifty glove work. Houston Astros infielder Marwin Gonzalez attempted to drop down a bunt in the third inning with the Red Sox leading 2-0. Lackey wasn’t prepared to relinquish a single, however, so he stormed off the mound and took matters into his own hands. Lackey scooped the ball with his...
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Mike Carp, Burke Badenhop Combine For Awkward Out In Red Sox Win (Video)

Mike Carp and Burke Badenhop showed why these Boston Red Sox are worth watching even when the score is one-sided. Carp and Badenhop combined for a very unique out in the seventh inning of the Red Sox’s 8-3 win over the Houston Astros in Friday’s series opener at Minute Maid Park. Both players got dirty on the play, which ultimately retired Matt Dominguez for the final out of...
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Erik Jones Earns Second Career Win At NASCAR Trucks Series Race in Iowa

NEWTON, Iowa — Erik Jones led for 131 of 200 laps and won the NASCAR Trucks series race in Iowa on Friday night, giving Kyle Busch Motorsports its seventh win in nine races this season. It’s the second career win for the 18-year-old Jones and the sixth victory of 2014 for the No. 51 truck — with five of those coming with Busch behind the wheel. Ryan Blaney was second, followed...
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Chad Johnson Gives Official A Hug After First CFL Touchdown (Photo)

When Chad Johnson plays football, there’s always an added element of entertainment involved. At least that’s the way it was for Ochocinco’s 11 seasons in the NFL. Apparently, nothing had changed. Johnson caught his first Canadian Football League touchdown for the Montreal Alouettes on Friday — a 46-yard snag — then proceeded to hug one of the officials in the end zone...
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Lionel Messi Leads Argentina Into World Cup Final Vs. Germany (Photos)

Argentina survived 120 scoreless minutes and penalty kicks to beat the Netherlands and advance to Sunday’s 2014 FIFA World Cup final against Germany. Argentina has been heavily reliant on all-world captain Lionel Messi, but its star hasn’t scored a goal since the group stage. Still, Argentina has kept winning, proving in the process that it’s much more than Messi. As we eagerly...
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Lamar Odom Released By Knicks For Being ‘Unable To Uphold’ NBA Standards

Lamar Odom has had better days. In fact, this will probably go down as one of his worst. Odom was waived by the New York Knicks on Friday, after the team signed him late last season when Phil Jackson was hired as president of basketball operations. Phil Jackson: "Unfortunately, Lamar was unable to uphold the standards to return as an NBA player."— Ken Berger (@KBergCBS...
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