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Yoenis Cespedes Crushes 3-Run HR Off Felix Hernandez (Video)

Yoenis Cespedes continued to drive in runs for the Boston Red Sox on Friday night by blasting a three-run homer off Seattle Mariners ace Felix Hernandez. Your browser does not support iframes. The ball actually cleared the Green Monster and landed near the Cask ‘n Flagon outside of Fenway Park. Landing spot of that @ynscspds HR. #RedSox http://t.co/hBBs6Zxuq5— Boston Red Sox...
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Report: NFL, M.I.A. Settle Over Middle Finger At Super Bowl Halftime Show

The two-year battle between the NFL and M.I.A. is over. ProFootballTalk reported that the two sides reached a confidential settlement Friday in the dispute over the Sri Lankan rapper’s two-minute performance with Madonna during Super Bowl XLVI, during which she flashed the middle finger. Though we won’t learn how much money M.I.A. forked over to the league, the NFL was said...
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Doug McDermott Struggles Singing ‘Take Me Out To The Ballgame’ At Wrigley (Video)

Doug McDermott is a tremendous basketball player, and we recently found out that his singing skills are not on the same level. The former All-American from Creighton sung “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” during the seventh inning stretch at Thursday night’s game between the Chicago Cubs and San Francisco Giants at Wrigley Field. He showed some rookie nerves during his rendition...
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Chandler Jones, Julian Edelman Stand Out In Patriots’ Win Over Panthers

FOXBORO, Mass. — The New England Patriots could be in for a fun season after destroying the Carolina Panthers’ starters in the all-important third preseason game. Tom Brady and the Patriots’ first-team offense looked all but unstoppable, and Darrelle Revis and New England’s first-team defense didn’t allow a score. The Patriots’ offense doesn’t have tight end Rob Gronkowski...
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Buffalo Bills Add More Problems; Players Fight At Practice Two Days In A Row

Fighting happens during practices in the NFL, but having two scuffles between teammates two days in a row is cause for some concern. That’s what the Buffalo Bills are dealing with. As reported by The Buffalo News’ Tim Graham, Wednesday saw a full-on brawl that started with undrafted rookie defensive end Bryan Johnson ripping off center Eric Wood’s helmet and delivering some punches...
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Chiefs OT Donald Stephenson Suspended Four Games For PEDs Violation

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Chiefs offensive tackle Donald Stephenson was suspended by the NFL for the first four games of the regular season Friday for violating the league’s performance-enhancing substance policy, a massive blow to an already unsteady offensive line. Stephenson remains eligible to participate in all preseason practices and games, including Saturday night’s contest...
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Red Sox’s John Farrell: Rusney Castillo An ‘Exciting, Athletic Player’

BOSTON — Red Sox manager John Farrell was tight-lipped Friday regarding Rusney Castillo. Castillo, a 27-year-old Cuban outfielder, reportedly agreed to a seven-year, $72.5 million contract with the Red Sox. Farrell answered vaguely when pressed on the topic before Boston’s game against the Seattle Mariners at Fenway Park, but he did acknowledge Castillo’s big league potential...
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Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment CEO Tim Leiweke To Step Down

TORONTO — The CEO of Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment will step down next year. The company announced Thursday that Tim Leiweke will stay until June 30 or a successor is appointed. The MLSE properties include the Toronto Maple Leafs, Raptors and Toronto FC. Leiweke, who joined the group in April 2013, says he plans to own and operate his own business. In his short tenure,...
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Rusney Castillo Benefits From MLB Success Of Other Cuban Players (Video)

If Cuban outfielder Rusney Castillo’s reported seven-year, $72.5 million deal with the Boston Red Sox holds up, he likely has Yoenis Cespedes, Yasiel Puig and Jose Abreu to thank. The terms would be the highest total dollar amount for a free-agent amateur, and that’s probably due to the success of the MLB’s most recent Cuban defectors. Cespedes was the first big star to come...
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Magazine ranks Blackhawks as best logo in NHL

“The Hockey News” magazine has run an offseason ranking of the best logos in the NHL. There were a few surprises, chief among them being the Arizona Coyotes ranking No. 2 on the list. The Coyotes have used their current logo and color scheme since the 2003-04 season. It’s an OK, but not great logo. In fact, some people like their original Coyote logo (1996-97 through 2002-03...
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NESN’s Gary Striewski Struggles With Red Sox Foundation Bow Tie (Video)

NESN’s reporters wore red bow ties for the Boston Red Sox Foundation for Friday’s game against the Seattle Mariners at Fenway Park, but there was just one problem. None of them knew how to tie a bow tie. Tom Caron and Jim Rice enlisted the help of others to make theirs look perfect, but sideline reporter Gary Striewski insisted on tying his on his own. The results were hilarious...
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Report: Manny Machado to have season-ending surgery

The Baltimore Orioles are on track to win the AL East division for the first time since 1997, but they might have to embark on a World Series run without one of their best players. Third baseman Manny Machado, who’s battled injuries throughout his brief MLB career, might not play again in 2014 because of a knee issue. Source: Manny Machado expected to have surgery on knee within...
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Washington Post Announces That It Won’t Use ‘Redskins’ In Editorials

As dissent towards the Washington Redskins’ name grows, more members of the media have been opting to not use the name in their coverage of the team. The Washington Post editorial board is the latest to do just that. The newspaper announced Friday that the slur will no longer be used in editorials. “We don’t believe that fans who are attached to the name have racist feeling...
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Rusney Castillo’s Reported Deal Will Give Red Sox Offseason Flexibility

The Boston Red Sox aren’t wasting any time in retooling for 2015. The Red Sox on Friday reportedly agreed to a seven-year, $72.5 million contract with 27-year-old Cuban outfielder Rusney Castillo. While the deal crowds Boston’s outfield, it also opens up a world of possibilities for the Red Sox as they gear up for an interesting offseason. The Red Sox faced an outfield logjam...
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Roberto Luongo Accepts Ice Bucket Challenge, Nominates John Tortorella, Mike Milbury (Video)

Florida Panthers goaltender Roberto Luongo accepted the Ice Bucket Challenge on Friday to raise awareness for ALS after being nominated by former Vancouver Canucks teammate Eddie Lack. Luongo took part in the challenge wearing some kind of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles suit, and also nominated three former head coaches Mike Milbury, Mike Keenan and John Tortorella. Filed under: Florida...
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NFL Fines Saints TE Jimmy Graham $30K For Goal Post Dunk Celebrations

The NFL is often mocked as the “No Fun League,” and its recent punishment handed out to New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham is one reason why. NFL fined Saints TE Jimmy Graham $30,000 for dunking footballs over the goalpost.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 22, 2014 Graham dunked on the goal post twice during his team’s Week 2 preseason game against the Tennessee...
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Red Sox Can Exploit Winning Record Against Mariners (Video)

The Boston Red Sox are closing out an 11-game homestand this weekend against the Seattle Mariners, and it could be the right matchup at just the right time. The Sox have lost five straight, but this series could be a turning point for the team. NESN Nation’s Alison Smith explains why in the video above.Filed under: Boston Red Sox, NESN Nation, NESN Video, Top Stories
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Report: Suns Make Late Kevin Love Trade Pitch, Offer Eric Bledsoe To T’Wolves

The Phoenix Suns are hoping that Flip Saunders is not a man of his word. Like everyone else, the Suns are aware that the Minnesota Timberwolves have had a trade agreement involving Kevin Love in place for the better part of the month. Just a day away from being able to deal Love to the Cleveland Cavaliers as part of a three-way trade involving the Philadelphia 76ers, the Wolves received...
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Red Sox-Mariners Live: Yoenis Cespedes Returns Against Felix Hernandez

5:15 p.m.: Yoenis Cespedes is in the Red Sox’s starting lineup. Cespedes left Thursday’s game against the Angels before the fourth inning because of a personal matter. Red Sox manager John Farrell later said that it was a family medical emergency, though the skipper wouldn’t offer any additional details out of respect for Cespedes’ privacy. Cespedes will play left field and...
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Patriots-Panthers Live: Julian Edelman Puts In Early Work At Gillette Stadium

4:38 p.m. ET: The New England Patriots are set to take on the Carolina Panthers in a little less than an hour, but Julian Edelman already put in some early work down on the Gillette Stadium game field. Edelman was catching passes from a Patriots equipment assistant. The Patriots wide receiver practiced one-handed grabs, over-the-shoulder catches and shoestring grabs. Here’s...
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Red Sox Look To Solve Felix Hernandez In Series Opener With Mariners

The Boston Red Sox had one of their weakest offensive showings of the season on Thursday, and they’ll likely have their hands full on Friday night, too. The Red Sox will open a three-game series with the Seattle Mariners at Fenway Park, and Mariners ace Felix Hernandez will get the ball. One night after being one-hit by Matt Shoemaker and the Los Angeles Angels, the Sox now have...
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NESN to Air Silver Oak Jumper Tournament on Sunday, August 24 at 8 P.M.

Aug. 22, 2014 – Celebrating 30 years in 2014, NESN, New England’s most watched sports network, continues to look for distinctive New England based events to cover. On Sunday, August 24 at 8:00 pm, NESN will air the 2014 Silver Oak Jumper Tournament, New England’s premier competitive show jumping event which was ranked the 13th best horse show in North America by the North...
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Rugby Player Knocks Himself Out With Massive Hit (Video)

What happens when two massive rugby players run straight into each other at top speed? Exactly what you’d expect. A player named Misa (wearing green in the video below) went in for an open-field tackle on Saimon Lomaloma during a recent Auckland Rugby League game but ended up — in the words of the play-by-play announcer — in “gaga land” after Lomaloma lowered his shoulder...
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Red Sox Prospect Henry Owens Named To Eastern League Year-End All-Star Team

The accolades continue to pile up for Boston Red Sox prospect Henry Owens. The 22-year-old pitcher on Friday was named to the Eastern League’s year-end All-Star team for the work he did as a member of the Portland Sea Dogs. Owens only spent part of the season in Double-A Portland before being promoted to Triple-A Pawtucket. With the Sea Dogs, though, the left-hander was dominant...
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Mo’ne Davis Signed Little League Baseball Sells For $510 On eBay (Photo)

We understand that Mo’ne Davis was the undisputed star of this year’s Little League World Series, but this is a little ridiculous. A baseball signed by Davis, who last week became the first girl to pitch a shutout at the World Series, sold in an eBay auction Wednesday for a whopping final bid of $510. This Mo'ne Davis signed baseball sold for $510 on eBay http://t.co...
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