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Rob Gronkowski Limited With Knee In First Patriots Training Camp Practice

FOXBORO, Mass. – Rob Gronkowski looked bionic in the New England Patriots’ first training camp practice with a padded shield on his left forearm and a sleeve on his right knee. The Patriots tight end was on the field on Thursday, however, which is an extremely positive sign. Gronkowski was limited in practice, participating in individual drills, but sitting out when the team...
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Jimmy Graham Gets Pranked With Ugly Hotel Room At Training Camp (Video)

New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham entered the beginning of training camp Wednesday fresh off a season where he scored a career-high 16 touchdowns and landed a new four-year, $40 million contract. When he first saw the hotel room he’ll be living in during camp at the Greenbrier Resort in West Virginia, though, his mood was likely dampened. Check out the room Graham will...
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Red Sox-Blue Jays Live: Rubby De La Rosa Searches For First Road Win In Series Finale

The Boston Red Sox will look to get back to their winning ways Thursday afternoon as they wrap up their four-game series with the Toronto Blue Jays at the Rogers Centre. Rubby De La Rosa will take the mound for Boston, who has dropped its last two games after winning the series opener. De La Rosa has been tough at Fenway Park this season, going 3-0 with a 1.38 ERA in four starts...
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Bruins Sign D-Man David Warsofsky To One-Year, Two-Way Contract

The Boston Bruins have signed defenseman David Warsofsky to a one-year, two-way contract, the team announced Thursday. His salary at the NHL level is $600,000. The 24-year-old spent most of the 2013-14 season with the Providence Bruins of the AHL. He tallied 32 points (six goals, 26 assists) in 54 games for the P-Bruins. Warsofsky also played six games with Boston, posting two points...
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Frank Caliendo Reads LeBron James’ Essay In Morgan Freeman’s Voice (Video)

LeBron James’ announcement that he was returning to the Cleveland Cavaliers was so perfectly executed, almost nothing could have improved it. Almost nothing, that is, except for Morgan Freeman narrating it. Alas, the Oscar-winning actor was not around to read it, so the next best thing is Frank Caliendo reading James’ essay while impersonating Freeman’s voice. The result is...
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Liverpool’s Jose Enrique Tries Out Batting Cage After Fenway Game (Video)

Liverpool FC left back Jose Enrique played just 45 minutes of his team’s game at Fenway Park on Wednesday, handing off duties to Jack Robinson at halftime. So, after the Reds dropped a 1-0 decision to AS Roma, Enrique apparently went looking for a bit more exercise. That search brought the 28-year-old Spaniard to the Boston Red Sox’s batting cage, where he proceeded to take...
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Anthony Rizzo Promises Cancer Patient He’ll Hit Home Run, Hits Two (Video)

Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo entered Tuesday night’s game against the San Diego Padres with 23 home runs, tied for first in the National League with Miami Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton. Rizzo homered twice, taking over the National League lead and putting himself fourth in all of baseball in long balls. What he did before the game, though, might be the most impressive...
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Ray Allen Joining Cavs Would Mean More Than Just Riding LeBron James’ Coattails

In nature, they’re called “symbionts,” organisms that help each other not just survive, but thrive. In the NBA, they’re called Ray Allen and LeBron James. There is a sense, perhaps somewhat deserved, that Allen’s newfound interest in signing with the Cleveland Cavaliers is a little too convenient. It can’t be played of as coincidental, that’s for sure, not after multiple...
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Red Sox, Jon Lester Tabling Contract Negotiations Until After Season

Any resolution to Jon Lester’s contract situation will have to wait until the fall. Boston Red Sox principal owner John Henry said Wednesday in an email to the Boston Herald that negotiations between the team and the All-Star left-hander regarding a new deal have been tabled until the end of the season. “I’m not going to discuss Jon’s situation out of respect for both Jon...
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Boston Bruins Hire BU Alum Joe Sacco As Assistant Coach

The Boston Bruins announced the hiring of Joe Sacco as assistant coach on Thursday. Sacco will replace former B’s assistant Geoff Ward, who will coach in Germany next season. The Medford, Mass., native played college hockey at Boston University before enjoying a 13-year NHL career with five different teams. His most recent coaching job was with the Buffalo Sabres as an assistant...
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Report: Ravens RB Ray Rice Suspended For First Two Games Of Season

The Baltimore Ravens will begin the season without the services of Ray Rice, but the running back will only miss two weeks. The NFL officially will suspend Rice for two games on Thursday for violating the league’s personal conduct policy, according to multiple reports. ESPN.com reports via sources that Rice will also be fined $58,000, and the league will ask Rice to take counseling...
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2004 Red Sox-Yankees Brawl Still Memorable 10 Years Later (Video)

The 2004 season was a special one for Boston Red Sox and for obvious reasons. Oct. 27, 2004 will always be remembered as the day the Sox ended decades and decades of suffering for their fans by winning their first World Series in 86 years. Many still feel, however, that 2004 really started to become something special on July 24 of that season. The Red Sox hosted the Yankees on a...
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Tigers Acquire All-Star Closer Joakim Soria In Trade With Rangers

NEW YORK — The first-place Detroit Tigers reinforced the back end of their shaky bullpen Wednesday night, acquiring closer Joakim Soria from the Texas Rangers for pitching prospects Corey Knebel and Jake Thompson. The trade was completed during Texas’ rain-shortened 2-1 loss to the New York Yankees. Soria said he was informed of the pending deal during the delay, and the Rangers...
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Bills WR Sammy Watkins Makes Ridiculous One-Handed Catch (Video)

Buffalo Bills rookie wide receiver Sammy Watkins is pretty talented. His incredible skills were on display early in Bills camp, when Watkins made a terrific catch that had coaches and teammates shaking their heads. The fourth pick in the 2014 NFL draft appeared to slip in the end zone following a double move during practice, but he was able to quickly recover and snag the ball...
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VIDEO: Patrice Bergeron’s 30 Goals From 2013-14 Bruins Season

Patrice Bergeron receives a ton of praise for his defensive excellence, and rightly so because he’s the best two-way forward in the NHL. With that said, the Boston Bruins center also has impressive offensive talent, and that was on display last season when he scored 30 goals — the second-highest single-season total of his career and second time he’s reached the 30-goal mark...
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Dustin Pedroia Sits; Brock Holt Returns As Red Sox Finish Series With Blue Jays

Dustin Pedroia is scuffling in a big way, and the Boston Red Sox second baseman is getting a day off. Pedroia is not in the starting lineup for the Sox’s series finale with the Toronto Blue Jays on Thursday afternoon in Toronto. He’ll be replaced at second base by Brock Holt, as Holt returns from getting a rare night off on Wednesday night. Pedroia is in one of the worst slumps...
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Yankees’ Ground Crew Struggles Mightily With Tarp During Downpour (Video)

There’s a line in the movie “Bull Durham” that sums up baseball in succinct matter saying, “Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose, sometimes it rains.” The New York Yankees’ ground crew on Wednesday night was reminded that the rain part can be quite a doozy. Torrential downpours invaded the Bronx on Wednesday night, as the deluge swept through Yankee Stadium during the...
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Mark McGwire Done With Jose Canseco, Drives Canseco To Twitter Meltdown

There once was a time when Mark McGwire and Jose Canseco were close friends. In fact, they were like brothers — or “Bash Brothers” as they were called in their days with the Oakland Athletics. Canseco then infamously accused McGwire of being a steroid user in Canseco’s 2005 book, allegations that helped bring  McGwire’s baseball world crashing down. McGwire eventually...
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Report: Ray Allen Leaning Toward Returning With Cleveland Cavaliers

NBA legend Ray Allen apparently feels he has at least one more season in his 39-year-old legs. The Boston Globe cites an NBA source that says Allen is leaning toward returning for another season. According to the report, Allen would join LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers after the two spent the last two seasons in Miami. Allen reportedly considered retirement, but James has...
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Brendan Rodgers Lauds ‘Fantastic’ Support From Fans At Fenway Park

BOSTON — Wednesday night’s tilt at Fenway Park was a de facto home game for Liverpool FC. Buoyed by the support of Fenway Sports Group — owners of both the English soccer club and the Boston Red Sox — Liverpool supporters came out in droves for the third installment of “Football at Fenway.” Red blanketed the outfield bleachers and much of the rest of the ballpark, and...
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Fans From All Over Come To Watch Liverpool Play At Fenway (Video)

Liverpool FC stopped at Fenway Park on Wednesday to take on AS Roma, and fans came from every corner of the world to watch their beloved teams. NESN’s Jamie Erdahl chatted with fans from as far away as England and Kuwait before the game, and Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers said that the fans’ excitement made for an excellent match. “It was a great atmosphere,” Rodgers said...
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Brendan Rodgers: Fabio Borini’s Bruised Shoulder ‘Not As Bad As First Thought’

BOSTON — Brendan Rodgers doesn’t want any of his players injuring themselves, especially those who might earn Liverpool a cash windfall in the near future. Yet, it happened Wednesday at Boston’s Fenway Park when Fabio Borini suffered an apparent right shoulder injury early in his team’s 1-0 loss to AS Roma. Borini fell awkwardly in the ninth minute of the contest and headed...
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Red Sox Fail To Score At The Right Time In Loss To Blue Jays (Video)

Scoring three runs in the first inning is a great start to a baseball game, but the Boston Red Sox couldn’t turn that start into a win against the Toronto Blue Jays on Wednesday. The Jays followed up in the first with three runs of their own to knot the score. Third baseman Xander Bogaerts put Boston ahead with an RBI double in the fifth but made a costly throwing error in the...
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Football At Fenway 2014: Last-Minute Goal Pushes Roma Past Liverpool (Photos)

The home of the Boston Red Sox became the home of the world’s most popular sport for one night, as Fenway Park was transformed Wednesday into a soccer pitch for the third edition of Football at Fenway. Fans of Liverpool and AS Roma packed the ballpark to see the European giants battle one another in an international friendly — the first of the 2014-15 season for both sides. The...
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Clay Buchholz, Red Sox Victims Of Blown Opportunities In Loss To Blue Jays

Clay Buchholz was far from at his best Wednesday night, but there were oh-so-many moments in the Red Sox’s 6-4 loss to the Blue Jays when he should not have had to be. There was the top of the fourth inning, when the Red Sox put runners on second and third base with no outs, only to come away without a single run. There was Xander Bogaerts’ throwing error in the sixth, which...
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