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Red Sox Notes: Jean Machi Nearly Blows Save Again In Boston’s 4-3 Win

BOSTON — The Boston Red Sox took the first game of their series against the New York Yankees on Monday, but it nearly didn’t happen that way. The contest was an exciting one through eight innings. The Red Sox and Yankees traded leads. David Ortiz hit his 495th career homer, a solo shot, in the fourth inning after Mookie Betts hit a two-run jack in the third. It was close,...
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Red Sox Trade Outfielder Alejandro De Aza To Giants For Minor League Pitcher

The Boston Red Sox have traded outfielder Alejandro De Aza and cash considerations to the San Francisco Giants in exchange for minor league left-handed pitcher Luis Ysla. The 23-year-old will report to High-A Salem. He pitched for San Francisco’s High-A affiliate in San Jose, going 3-6 with a 6.21 ERA in 33 games, including nine starts.  In his last 18 relief appearances, Ysla...
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Jets Cheating Scandal Might Have Aided Tom Brady In Settlement Hearing

A New York Jets employee was suspended for tampering with footballs in 2009, and he wasn’t a player. A Jets equipment employee was suspended in 2009 after “he ‘attempted to use unapproved equipment to prep the K(icking) Balls prior to’ a game against the Patriots,” the NFL Players Association noted in their lawsuit filed against the NFL on July 30 regarding New England...
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Dunkin’ Donuts Poll Results: Which Team Will Win The AL East? (Video)

The New York Yankees and Toronto Blue Jays are locked in a tight race for the AL East. Toronto has been the hottest team in baseball for the past five weeks, while New York has maintained steady play from Day 1. The Jays currently hold a 1.5 game lead over New York, but will it stay that way? We asked fans to vote on who they thought would win the division in the Dunkin’ Donuts...
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Bruins Notes: Matt Beleskey, Zac Rinaldo Among Nine Skaters At Informal Practice

The Boston Bruins were back on the ice Monday. Bruins captain Zdeno Chara held his first “captain’s practice” of the fall, and was joined by eight other members of the team. Here’s the full list of players who attended Monday’s optional skate: Forwards: Patrice Bergeron, Brad Marchand, David Pastrnak, Matt Beleskey, Zac Rinaldo, Noel AcciariDefensemen: Zdeno Chara, Dennis...
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Report: Trent Richardson, Kenbrell Thompkins Cut By Oakland Raiders

Trent Richardson is looking for a job. Again. The former No. 3 overall draft pick reportedly was cut by the Oakland Raiders on Monday, according to ESPN. He played one preseason game, tallying 19 yards on five carries. He missed the beginning of training camp while battling pneumonia. Richardson tallied 950 rushing yards and 11 touchdowns, plus 51 catches for 367 yards and one more...
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Red Sox Wrap: David Ortiz Hits Homer No. 495 In 4-3 Win Over Yankees

BOSTON — There’s never a dull moment in a game between the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees. The rivals met at Fenway Park on Monday to start a three-game series in what ended up being an evenly matched contest. But David Ortiz continued his climb to 500 home runs with a solo shot in the fourth inning to give Boston the lead, and the team didn’t let go of it even with...
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Sting Opens WWE’s ‘RAW,’ Will Fight Seth Rollins For World Heavyweight Title (Videos)

Sting is back, and he’s not letting Seth Rollins just walk all over the WWE. The Vigilante opened WWE’s “Monday Night RAW” and staked his claim to the World Heavyweight championship, which he stole from Rollins a week ago on “RAW” after ruining his statue unveiling. Rollins officially will defend his world title against Sting in a “Night of Champions” event on Sept...
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Jonny Gomes Traded To AL Central-Leading Royals From Atlanta Braves

ATLANTA — The American League Central-leading Kansas City Royals have reached a deal to get outfielder Jonny Gomes from the Atlanta Braves. Terms of the deal weren’t immediately disclosed. Gomes left Monday night’s game in Atlanta against the Miami Marlins after the fifth inning, hugged his teammates in the dugout and began packing up his belongings in the clubhouse. The 34...
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Cubs Acquire Austin Jackson In Trade With Mariners To Boost Outfield Depth

HOUSTON — The Chicago Cubs acquired outfielder Austin Jackson from the Seattle Mariners on Monday, boosting their depth for their run at a possible playoff spot. The Cubs sent a player to be named and an international draft slot to the Mariners. The Cubs, who also got cash back in the deal, then designated infielder Mike Olt for assignment to make room on the roster for Jackson...
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Serena Williams’ U.S. Open Path Starts Easily As First-Round Foe Withdraws

NEW YORK — Even before Serena Williams set foot in Arthur Ashe Stadium on Monday night, her path through the U.S. Open to complete the Grand Slam became a lot easier, thanks to losses by other top women. And when it was the No. 1-seeded American’s turn to play her first-round match, she was not tested one bit by a woman who appeared overwhelmed by the opponent, the occasion and...
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David Ortiz Blasts 495th Home Run Onto Green Monster Vs. Yankees (Video)

David Ortiz is one step closer to joining the 500 club. The Boston Red Sox designated hitter launched his 495th career home run onto the Green Monster in the fourth inning of Monday night’s game against the New York Yankees. In fact, the 1-1 pitch off Ivan Nova landed pretty close to the home run counter the Red Sox put up for Ortiz. It was Ortiz’s 29th homer of 2015. Ortiz...
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Report: Lawyers For Tom Brady, NFL Expect Judge’s Deflategate Ruling Tuesday

U.S. District Court Judge Richard Berman just needs a night to sleep on his Deflategate decision. At least that’s what the lawyers for Tom Brady and the NFL reportedly believe. ProFootballTalk’s Mike Florio, himself a former lawyer, reported via a source that the New England Patriots quarterback’s representatives and the league’s attorneys expect Berman to rule Tuesday on...
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Torey Lovullo: I’ve Learned To Respect John Farrell On A Whole New Level

BOSTON — Torey Lovullo became the Boston Red Sox’s acting manager this season under some very unfortunate circumstances when John Farrell announced his lymphoma diagnosis on Aug. 14. But having Farrell’s old job has made the bench coach look at his skipper in a whole new light. “There’s a lot of extra components that, until you’re sitting in this chair, you don’t realize...
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Pete Frates’ Father, John, Provides Update On ALS Ice Bucket Challenge (Video)

Pete Frates set the internet on fire last summer with the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, so he and his family decided to bring it back again in hopes of raising more funds to fight the disease. Pete’s father, John, sat down with NESN’s Tom Caron to talk about the impact that the newest version of the challenge has made and the progress researchers are making thanks to it. In just...
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Torey Lovullo: Healthy Hanley Ramirez Could Play First Base Right Now (Video)

The wait is almost over: Hanley Ramirez could be making his debut at first base soon. That’s what Boston Red Sox interim manager Torey Lovullo thinks, at least. Speaking with members of the media before Monday’s series opener against the New York Yankees at Fenway Park, Lovullo said that if Ramirez was healthy, he believes he could play first base in a game immediately. NESN...
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Report: Tom Brady Might Have Taken One-Game Suspension For Failure To Cooperate

Tom Brady’s fate now rests in a judge’s hands after he and the NFL couldn’t settle their differences over his four-game Deflategate suspension. It appears Brady wanted to try, though. NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport cited a source briefed on Brady’s thinking entering Monday’s hearing that the New England Patriots quarterback was believed to be open to a one-game ban for failure...
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Taiwo Awoniyi Targets Development During Frankfurt Loan, Future Impact At LFC

Liverpool fans must wait the better part of a year before they can see Taiwo Awoniyi in the flesh. Liverpool signed Awoniyi on Monday from Imperial Academy in Nigeria, the Reds announced on their website. Liverpool immediately loaned Awoniyi, 18, to Bundesliga 2 (German second division) club FSV Frankfurt. #LFC complete a deal for Nigeria U23 striker Taiwo Awoniyi, who joins...
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Torey Lovullo: Hanley Ramirez Could Play First Base Before End Of Season

BOSTON — Hanley Ramirez has been playing hurt for a considerable chunk of the 2015 season, but the Boston Red Sox left fielder might have the opportunity save his body this year. Ramirez revealed Monday ahead of Boston’s game against the New York Yankees at Fenway Park that he’s been playing through a sore left shoulder — he doesn’t remember when exactly he tweaked it...
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Legal Expert: ‘More Probable Than Not’ Tom Brady Will Play In Opener

The Deflategate saga has reached a critical point. Tom Brady and the NFL couldn’t reach a settlement before Monday morning’s hearing with U.S. District Court Judge Richard Berman, meaning Berman now will rule on the New England Patriots quarterback’s four-game suspension appeal. So, what does that mean for all involved? NESN.com caught up with Sports Illustrated legal analyst...
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Jaguars Tight End Julius Thomas Could Miss Five Weeks With Surgery

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Jacksonville Jaguars tight end Julius Thomas might need surgery on his injured hand and could miss multiple games to start the regular season. General manager Dave Caldwell said Monday that Thomas will get a second opinion on his right hand, and if he needs surgery, he would be sidelined another four weeks. Caldwell says “it’s more or less just cleaning...
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Liverpool’s Dejan Lovren Admits Errors Vs. West Ham, Vows To Bounce Back

Dejan Lovren insisted he was more disappointed than anyone with his individual error in Liverpool’s defeat by West Ham United but vowed that he and his teammates will respond. “I’m the first one who is disappointed with myself,” Lovren said. “Of course for the first minute after the second goal I wanted to go under the table. What can I do? “In these moments you have...
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David Ortiz Home Run Counter Added On Top Of Green Monster (Photo)

The Boston Red Sox are nearing the end of their disappointing 2015 campaign, but the excitement is just getting started for David Ortiz. The designated hitter needed 34 home runs before this season to reach to 500 club, and he’s well on his way there. Ortiz has hit 494 in his career after launching two home runs against the New York Mets this weekend, passing Lou Gehrig and Fred...
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Patriots Release Five, Including Josh Boyce, Cutting Roster To 79 Players

FOXBORO, Mass. — The New England Patriots reduced their roster a day early. The Patriots released tight end Jimmay Mundine, linebacker Dekoda Watson, defensive tackle Joe Vellano and wide receivers Josh Boyce and Jonathan Krause on Monday. Mundine, Vellano, Boyce and Krause are subject to waivers. The five cuts bring the Patriots’ roster down to 79 players. They must get...
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Report: Brady convinced Harbaugh to return to Michigan

An early December win by the New England Patriots might have changed the face of Michigan football. Tom Brady helped convince Jim Harbaugh to return to Michigan as head coach, according to an excerpt from “Endzone: The Rise, Fall and Return of Michigan Football,” by John Bacon. It took a Patriots win to get up the guts to ask Brady, however. Check out the pertinent section...
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