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Olympic Winner Justin Rose Trails Jason Day On Betting Odds to Win The Barclays

Justin Rose will be looking to follow up on his gold medal victory at the Rio Olympics with his first PGA Tour win of the year when he tees off Thursday at +2200 odds to win The Barclays at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. The Barclays tournament at Bethpage State Park in Farmingdale, New York marks the start of the FedExCup playoffs, which culminate with next month’s Tour...
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Josh Norman Warns Odell Beckham Jr. About ‘Rough Year’ That 2016 Will Be

Josh Norman isn’t alone in wanting to inflict pain on Odell Beckham Jr. this season. Norman revealed to ESPN’s Kevin Van Valkenburg that several NFL players sided with him in the aftermath of the high-profile, on-field battle with Beckham late in the 2015 season. Norman changed teams during the offseason, but the bad blood between him and Beckham almost certainly will carry...
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Billy Hamilton Ranges 123 Feet To Rob Carlos Beltran Of Extra Bases

Billy Hamilton apparently can fly. The Cincinnati Reds center fielder is one of the best at his position in all of Major League Baseball, and he certainly showed that off Tuesday against Texas Rangers right fielder Carlos Beltran. It looked as though Beltran might have caught Hamilton out of position with a long fly ball, but according to Statcast, the 25-year-old covered 123 feet...
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Nate Diaz Could Face Discipline For Smoking At UFC 202 Post-Fight Presser

Nate Diaz was defeated by Conor McGregor in the main event of UFC 202 on Saturday night, which ended up being one of the most entertaining and competitive mixed-martial arts fights of all time. The loss could have been just the first bit of bad news to come out of that night for Diaz, though. He was seen smoking out of a vape pen during the post-fight press conference, and he could...
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#TeamFrateTrain Holds Ice Bucket Challenge Event To Raise ALS Awareness

Former Boston College baseball star Pete Frates was diagnosed with ALS back in 2012, and has helped spread awareness about the disease ever since. Team FrateTrain, a group of Frates’ family, friends and supporters, held its annual Southie Ice Bucket Challenge event Tuesday night at M Street Beach. Check out the video above for more on the event, and how you can support ALS research...
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Patriots Reportedly Release Veteran Wide Receiver Nate Washigton

The New England Patriots’ wide receiver picture got a bit clearer Wednesday morning. The Patriots intend to release veteran wideout Nate Washington, CSNNE.com’s Tom E. Curran reported. Washington was one of several players battling for the fifth receiver spot behind Julian Edelman, Danny Amendola, Chris Hogan and Malcolm Mitchell, and his release does not come as a surprise....
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Red Sox To Replace Pesky’s Pole, Make Other Fenway Park Changes Before 2017 Season

Fenway Park is going to get another face-lift before the 2017 season. The 104-year-old ballpark has undergone plenty of renovations in the last decade, and the Boston Red Sox just received approval to make more. The Boston Landmark Commission gave the Red Sox the go-ahead Tuesday on four of their six proposed changes, and chief among them is the replacement of Pesky’s Pole. But...
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Patriots Reportedly Release Bryan Stork; David Andrews In Line To Start At Center

In their most surprising roster move of the preseason thus far, the New England Patriots on Wednesday released center Bryan Stork, according to a report from NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport. A stunner: Former starting center Bryan Stork is being released by the #Patriots today, I'm told. Crazy. — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 24, 2016 Stork, a fourth-round pick in 2014,...
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Arsenal Transfer News: Phil Jones Pursuit Rebuffed By Manchester United

Arsenal needs a center back to be a serious contender for the Premier League title after finishing second to Leicester City last season. The club’s defensive issues were glaring in an opening weekend loss to Liverpool at the Emirates, and improvement is unlikely to happen without outside reinforcements brought in through the transfer market. One center back who seems unlikely...
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Report: Westbrook trade not in Thunder's in-season plans

Russell Westbrook signing a contract extension earlier this month didn’t guarantee he’ll be with the Oklahoma City long term. What it really did was buy the Thunder more time to see if Westbrook wants to stay that long, and to determine if it’s even the right move for the franchise. “Sources close to the situation say the Thunder’s view on Westbrook is to see what he...
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Patriots Roster Breakdown: Who’s A Lock, On The Bubble Nearing Cut Downs

The New England Patriots made roster projections a lot easier this week. They released seven players, bringing their 90-man roster down to 83, and they opened up potential spots because of injuries to Dion Lewis and Sebastian Vollmer. With the 75-man cut down less than a week away and the 53-man deadline in just nine days, let’s categorize who’s a lock, an odd-on favorite for...
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Rob Gronkowski: Usain Bolt’s ‘Make Out Game Is Off The Charts’

Usain Bolt had himself a weekend with the ladies while celebrating his 30th birthday, and one famous Casanova took notice. New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski was in the midst of promoting the release of the new “Madden NFL 17” video game — on which he graces the cover — on UNINTERRUPTED on Tuesday, but paused to give a shoutout to Bolt, a nine-time Olympic gold...
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Red Sox Notes: David Ortiz Continues Dominance Of Rays’ Chris Archer

David Ortiz will have plenty of people to thank when his storied Major League Baseball career ends. Chris Archer should be one of them. The Tampa Bay Rays pitcher isn’t having the best 2016 campaign, but he’s still one of the game’s most exciting young pitchers. If he has a nemesis, though, it’s Ortiz, and the Boston Red Sox slugger victimized him again Tuesday night. Ortiz...
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Red Sox Outfielders Keep Amazing David Ortiz: Mookie Betts’ Throw ‘Unbelievable’

David Ortiz just can’t believe his eyes. For the second night in a row, a Boston Red Sox outfielder made a spectacular play against the Tampa Bay Rays. Monday, it was Andrew Benintendi’s home run-robbing catch. Tuesday, it was an incredible throw from Mookie Betts in right field to gun down Kevin Kiermaier at third base. Ortiz hardly knew how to describe it after Tuesday’s...
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Does Clay Buchholz Deserve A Spot In Red Sox’s Rotation Amid Strong Stretch?

Clay Buchholz was just supposed to bridge the gap. But given the way he’s pitched over the last two weeks, the Boston Red Sox might have some decisions to make. Buchholz, who is filling in for the injured Steven Wright in Boston’s rotation, made his third consecutive start Tuesday. And for the third consecutive time, the right-hander put his team in a position to win, this time...
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Andrew Benintendi shares how he made great catch

Andrew Benintendi’s home run-robbing catch Monday was an immediate nominee for play of the year. But how exactly does a 22-year-old rookie outfielder pull off such a feat? The catch helped the Boston Red Sox seal a 6-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays, and prevented things from getting too close for comfort — Boston led just 3-0 at the time, and the shot would’ve plated...
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Mookie Betts' outfield assists leaves Kiermaier in disbelief

Another day, another highlight reel play from the Boston Red Sox’s outfield. On Monday night, it was Andrew Benintendi’s glove that stole the spotlight against the Tampa Bay Rays. But on Tuesday, Mookie Betts dropped jaws with his arm at Tropicana Field. Rays center fielder Kevin Kiermaier ripped a double down the right field line in the eighth inning, but the speedster tried...
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Dunkin’ Donuts Poll Results: Is Robbing A Home Run Or Turning A Triple Play More Exciting?

Boston Red Sox rookie outfielder Andrew Benintendi made one of the best catches you’ll see all season Monday night, robbing Scott Souza Jr. of a home run in the eighth inning of Boston’s 6-2 win over the Tampa Bay Rays. But was it the most exciting play of the season? Benintendi’s performance had us wondering which is the better defensive play: robbing a home run or completing...
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Red Sox Wrap: Clay Buchholz Rescues Quiet Offense In 2-1 Win Over Rays

Clay Buchholz is making the most of his latest stint in the Boston Red Sox’s starting rotation. The right-handed pitcher delivered another solid outing Tuesday night, limiting the Tampa Bay Rays to just one run to mask Boston’s poor offensive effort in a 2-1 win at Tropicana Field. Buchholz’s effort helped the Red Sox earn their 10th win in 12 days, pushing their record...
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Boston Mayor Marty Walsh Is A Cancer Survivor Thanks To The Jimmy Fund

Long before he became the mayor of Boston, Marty Walsh became a cancer survivor. Diagnosed with Burkitt’s Lymphoma as a child, Walsh remembers going to The Jimmy Fund building for the first time and the amazing care and hospitality they gave both him and his entire family. The 2016 WEEI/NESN Jimmy Fund Radio-Telethon will take place Aug. 29 through 30. You can donate and learn...
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Watch Yoan Moncada Make Slick Play At Third, Launch Huge Homer For Portland

Andrew Benintendi is stealing all the headlines these days, but his former Double-A Portland teammate also has been pretty impressive of late. Boston Red Sox prospect Yoan Moncada recently transitioned from second base to third base, a move that could help him reach the big leagues quicker. Moncada made a few nice plays at third Monday for the Sea Dogs, and he flashed the leather...
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Carter Mock Gets To Just Be A Kid Thanks To Jimmy Fund, Dana-Farber Doctors

Carter Mock is your typical 8-year-old boy: active, energetic, and in love with exploring the world around him. But when he developed a limp, doctors took a closer look and discovered a tumor in his leg. After almost a year of battling osteosarcoma and fibroblastic sarcoma that included surgery on his leg, Carter is back to being that adventurous boy full time, and he’s got a new...
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Demaryius Thomas Shuts Trash-Talking Josh Norman Up With Perfect Tweet

Josh Norman has had a whole lot to say this offseason, but he still has plenty to learn in the art of trash talking. The Washington Redskins cornerback’s latest outburst came in an extensive interview for ESPN the Magazine, in which he called NFL commissioner Roger Goodell “straight horrible.” Norman also took a shot at Demaryius Thomas, claiming he locked up the Denver...
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Henry Fenollosa’s Alive Today Because Of Amazing Doctors At Jimmy Fund

We’ve heard many stories of courageous battles against cancer during the WEEI/NESN Jimmy Fund Radio-Telethon over the years, including Henry Fenollosa’s. Henry had a neuroblastoma on his spinal cord, but he says he’s alive because of the doctors at the Jimmy Fund. The 2016 WEEI/NESN Jimmy Fund Radio-Telethon will take place Aug. 29 through 30. You can donate and learn more...
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Roberto Aguayo already getting heckled by fans at practice

Roberto Aguayo is in a tough spot. Not only is the Tampa Bay Buccaneers kicker dealing with immense pressure by virtue of being drafted in the second round of the 2016 NFL Draft. He also is struggling mightily in practice, which has some Bucs fans already turning against him. Don't ever recall a Bucs kicker booed at practice. Half the fans seemed to have been heckling Aguayo...
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