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MLB Postseason Picture: Red Sox Would Play Indians If Season Ended Monday

The Boston Red Sox had an opportunity to clinch the American League East on Tuesday night in the Bronx, but the New York Yankees continued to play spoiler. A night after New York came from behind to defeat the Toronto Blue Jays and cut Boston’s magic number to clinch the AL East to just one, the Yankees struck again with three home runs off Red Sox ace David Price to take home...
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Mookie Betts Explains What Happened On Wild Catch-Turned-Double Play

Mookie Betts made one of the weirder plays of the season Tuesday night in the Bronx. It was also one of the most impressive. The Boston Red Sox’s right fielder lost a liner off the bat of Chase Headley in the Yankee Stadium lights and went into his slide a bit prematurely. He somehow managed to reach across and over his body and make the catch anyway before jumping up and quickly...
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Red Sox Notes: David Price’s Rough Outing Still Is No Reason To Panic

Those hoping David Price and the Boston Red Sox never would lose again were sorely disappointed Tuesday. It was a night of broken streaks in the Bronx, as the New York Yankees beat the Red Sox 6-4 to end Boston’s 11-game run while also handing Price his first loss in his last 10 starts. Price’s outing was anything but pretty. He gave up six runs in 6 1/3 innings and tied a...
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Dunkin’ Donuts Poll Results: Will Red Sox Finish With Best Record In AL?

The Boston Red Sox entered Tuesday’s game against the New York Yankees with a half-game lead over the Texas Rangers for the best record in the American League. With less than a week remaining in the regular season, we asked fans if they thought Boston would wind up with home field advantage throughout the American League playoffs in the Dunkin Donuts poll question. Check out how...
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J.J. Watt Injury: Texans Star Reportedly Hurt Back Vs. Patriots, Could Miss Season

Houston, you have a problem. The Houston Texans defense reportedly is suffering a major blow this week, after news broke that star defensive end J.J. Watt is likely headed to injured reserve after re-injuring his back, per NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport. Watt, 27, had surgery for a herniated disc in July and missed all of preseason, but was on the field in Week 1 and hasn’t missed...
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WATCH: Yankees fan loses ring during proposal attempt

No division titles were clinched at Yankee Stadium on Tuesday night, but there still was plenty of action to keep the home crowd entertained. The Boston Red Sox’s matchup with the rival New York Yankees temporarily took a back seat in the fifth inning, when a Yankees fan’s proposal to his girlfriend went horribly wrong. Just as the Jumbotron began showing the young couple...
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Red Sox Wrap: Yankees Play Spoiler, Snap Boston’s Streak In 6-4 Loss

It had to end at some point. The seemingly invincible Boston Red Sox finally became vincible Tuesday night, falling 6-4 to the New York Yankees in the Bronx to bring their season-long 11-game winning streak to an end. David Price got roughed up to take his first loss in 10 starts, squandering a comeback attempt by Boston’s offense with an opportunity to clinch the American...
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Here’s What David Ortiz Plans To Do If Yankee Fans Actually Moon Him

There’s been a bit of buzz over how some New York Yankees want to say goodbye to David Ortiz. New York is all but eliminated from postseason contention, so this week’s series against the Boston Red Sox is the last time they’ll face the vaunted Big Papi. In order to say goodbye to the man who’s been more of a big pain in the ass, a contingent of Yankees fans started a movement...
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David Ortiz OK with tamer Red Sox-Yankees rivalry

The Boston Red Sox began their final series against their division rival Tuesday night, but no one’s expecting either team to lay the smackdown. Indeed, the Red Sox’s rivalry with the New York Yankees has mellowed out over the past few years, as both teams have gone through their fair share of struggles. It’s a far cry from the late 1990s and early 2000s, when bad blood...
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So What Happens If The Red Sox Clinch The AL East? ‘Nothing Changes’

The Boston Red Sox enter Tuesday’s game against the New York Yankees with a minuscule magic number of one. Should they take home a win at Yankee Stadium — or if the Toronto Blue Jays lose — they’ll be the American League East champions. So, if that accomplishment is achieved with five games remaining in the regular season, what happens next? “Nothing changes,”reliever...
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David Ortiz Plays For All Dominicans — Yes, Even If They’re Yankee Fans

David Ortiz isn’t shy about his heritage. Though he’s now an American citizen, he’s never forgotten about his home in the Dominican Republic and the people living both there and in the United States. There’s a huge population of Dominicans living in New York, and Ortiz spoke about his appreciation of them — even if they root for the New York Yankees — before Tuesday...
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DraftKings: David Ortiz, Xander Bogaerts Among Tom Caron’s Lineup Picks

In case you thought David Ortiz’s magical final season would slow down at any point, think again. The Boston Red Sox’s 40-year-old designated hitter is batting .370 in 19 games this month, adding six home runs and 22 RBIs with a 1.140 OPS. That’s enough for NESN’s Tom Caron to get Ortiz in his DraftKings lineup Tuesday against the New York Yankees. If you’re interested...
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Patriots’ Week 4 Quarterback Picture Coming Into Focus After Latest Report

The New England Patriots expect to have at least one of their two active quarterbacks healthy for this Sunday’s game against the Buffalo Bills, according to a report from ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Schefter reported Tuesday the Patriots are “all but certain” to have either Jimmy Garoppolo or Jacoby Brissett at their disposal in Week 4, if not both, adding that it would be ...
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Drew Pomeranz scratched from start, relegated to bullpen role

It appears Drew Pomeranz’s heavy innings workload finally is catching up to him. The Boston Red Sox left-hander has been scratched from his scheduled start Thursday due to forearm soreness, manager John Farrell announced Tuesday. Additionally, Farrell said any future appearances from Pomeranz this season will be out of the bullpen. “He’s come out of his last start a little...
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Fantasy Football Podcast: Week 4 Waiver Wire Targets

Week 4 is the first bye week in the NFL regular season. On top of injuries to key players, it means fantasy football owners will have to make some big decisions with their rosters. DJ Foster of FOX Sports joins NESN.com’s Rachel Holt to discuss what players to target on the waiver wire, which team looks like a lock in a survivor league, and what quarterback should have a solid...
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Isaiah Thomas focused on extending his career

WALTHAM, Mass. — Like any professional athlete, Isaiah Thomas is motivated by success. Unlike some professional athletes, he appears willing to try pretty much anything to attain it. Thomas had plenty of reasons to be motivated this offseason. His Boston Celtics lost to the Atlanta Hawks in the first round of last season’s NBA playoffs, then lost out on the Kevin Durant free...
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Clint Dempsey To Miss Key World Cup Qualifiers, MLS Games Due To Heart Problem

Copa America 2016 proved to be Clint Dempsey’s apex this year, and that doesn’t necessarily bode well for the USA soccer team. The Seattle Sounders announced Tuesday that Dempsey will sit out the rest of 2016 due to his irregular heartbeat. Dempsey will miss the Sounders’ pursuit of MLS Cup and Team USA’s exhibition games against Cuba (on. Oct. 7), New Zealand (Oct. 11) and...
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David Ross dreaming of a Red Sox-Cubs World Series

Yes, David Ross has thought about it. Ross played for the Boston Red Sox in 2013 and 2014 before spending the last two seasons with the Chicago Cubs. The veteran catcher has some fond memories from his time in Boston, as do a few of his Chicago teammates, so as the Cubs and Red Sox stand atop their respective leagues with the Major League Baseball postseason approaching, Ross can’t...
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Red Sox Vs. Yankees Lineup: David Price Eyeing Division-Clinching Win

The Boston Red Sox can wrap up an American League East title Tuesday night at the home of their longtime division rival. The Red Sox will kick off a three-game series with the New York Yankees in the Bronx, and can clinch their first division crown since 2013 with a win or a Toronto Blue Jays loss to the Baltimore Orioles. David Price can help Boston accomplish that goal, as the...
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David Ortiz Has Feasted On Short Right Field Porch At Yankee Stadium

The David Ortiz farewell tour arrives at its final road stop in the Bronx this week when the Boston Red Sox take on the New York Yankees as the Sox try to clinch the American League East. And how sweet would it be to see Big Papi say goodbye to New York with a champagne shower in the clubhouse celebrating a divisional crown? It’ll certainly cap off a wonderful career for Ortiz...
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Sam Allardyce Fired As England Manager Over Scandal, Sting Operation

Sam Allardyce’s dream job has turned to dust after just 67 days. The Football Association fired Allardyce from his role as manager of England’s national soccer team Tuesday over scandalous comments he made to reporters, whom he believed were businessmen from the Far East. The FA announced their decision to part ways with Allardyce in a statement. Statement on The FA's decision...
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Patriots’ Defense Fixed On Slowing Down Bills’ LeSean McCoy, Tyrod Taylor

FOXBORO, Mass. — The New England Patriots have run over, around and through each of their last two opponents. This Sunday, they’ll face a Buffalo Bills team that has the ability to do the same to them. The Bills got 110 rushing yards from LeSean McCoy and another 76 from quarterback Tyrod Taylor in Week 3 as they cruised past the Arizona Cardinals to pick up their first win of...
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Tom Brady, Roger Goodell Ranked Among Most Influential Figures In Sports

The three pillars of the New England Patriots organization all cracked Sporting News’ recently released ranking of the 50 most influential sports figures — and the Patriots’ greatest nemesis topped the list. The publication tabbed NFL commissioner Roger Goodell as the person who has the greatest influence on the current sports landscape, ahead of the likes of NBA counterpart...
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Fantasy Football Focus: Bye Week Shuffling Begins In Week 4

With Week 3 of the NFL season in the books, fantasy football owners are searching once again for running backs to step in during the NFL’s first bye week. In the video above, NESN.com’s Rachel Holt and FOXSports.com’s Ryan Fowler discuss the best running backs to plug and play in the first bye week. They also discuss whether Carson Wentz and Trevor Siemian are viable longterm...
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Arnold Palmer’s Public Memorial To Be After Ryder Cup; He’d Want It That Way

Arnold Palmer wouldn’t want anything to interrupt one of his favorite golf tournaments, not even his own farewell. Palmer’s family has decided to hold a public memorial service for him on Oct. 4 in  in his home town of Latrobe, Pa., The Florida Times-Union’s Garry Smits reported Tuesday. The legendary golfer died Sunday, but his family decided to schedule a public service...
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