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NBA Trade Rumors: Celtics ‘Will Not Give Up Much’ For Jahlil Okafor

The Boston Celtics want Jahlil Okafor in green. That much is not a secret, nor has is been, for several months. President of basketball operations Danny Ainge reportedly made a “godfather” offer for Okafor at the trade deadline — one the Sixers probably now wish they’d taken. Why? Because while the Celtics, and certainly other teams, still are very interested in Okafor, they...
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Fantasy Football Rankings: Raiders Players You Should Draft, Avoid This Season

Editor’s note: To help you prepare for your fantasy football draft, NESN.com will profile each NFL team and analyze which players are worth picking and which players aren’t worth your time. Today, we look at the Raiders. The Oakland Raiders are a team on the rise in the AFC West, and their players could help you contend in your fantasy football leagues. In advance of the upcoming...
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Patrick Chung Isn’t Worried About Jimmy Garoppolo Stepping Into Tom Brady’s Shoes

The New England Patriots will be without starting quarterback Tom Brady for the first month of the 2016 season, but in one of the most Patriots comments ever, one of their starting safeties isn’t even slightly worried. Patrick Chung caught up with NESN’s Courtney Cox at the No Backing Down Gala on Friday and gave his thoughts on the man stepping in for Brady, third-year QB Jimmy...
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Red Sox Notes: Eduardo Rodriguez Sharp Vs. Twins Despite Earning Loss

BOSTON — The Red Sox came out on the wrong side of a 2-1 win for the Minnesota Twins, but Eduardo Rodriguez’s night was their consolation prize. The left-hander was once again at the top of his game Friday in his second outing since returning from Triple-A Pawtucket, giving up two runs on six hits while striking out eight and walking only one over 5 1/3 innings. Rodriguez even...
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Mookie Betts Injury: Red Sox Outfielder Day To Day With Knee Soreness

The Boston Red Sox lost another important player to injury Friday night, but they’re hoping to have dodged a bullet this time. All-Star right fielder Mookie Betts left Friday’s 2-1 loss to the Minnesota Twins in the fourth inning with knee soreness, something Sox manager John Farrell told the media postgame that Betts had been dealing with since returning from the All-Star break...
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Red Sox Wrap: Boston Can’t Complete Comeback In 2-1 Loss To Twins

BOSTON — The Red Sox could almost taste the comeback win over the Minnesota Twins on Friday, but it just didn’t happen. Left-hander Eduardo Rodriguez continued to pitch well in his second start since returning from Pawtucket, but Boston’s offense didn’t show up for him. Even with the bases loaded and no outs in the bottom of the ninth, the Red Sox couldn’t plate any runners...
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John Farrell: Dustin Pedroia ‘The Heartbeat’ Of Red Sox’s Lineup

Dustin Pedroia has battled through several injuries to his hands, wrists and legs over the past few seasons that led to decreased production at the plate. Finally healthy, the 32-year-old Boston Red Sox second baseman is reminding everyone what he’s capable of. Pedey quietly is batting .304 out of the No. 2 hole in Boston’s lineup entering Friday, serving as a catalyst into the...
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Eduardo Rodriguez’s New Pitching Stance, Improved Slider Making World Of Difference

Eduardo Rodriguez had a bad start to his season, but a trip to the minor leagues seems to have remedied a few lingering issues for the 23-year-old Southpaw. The Boston Red Sox’s prized young lefty was 1-3 with a horrific 8.59 ERA through his first six starts this season, but when he returned July 16 against the New York Yankees, he delivered in a big way: seven innings of four...
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Mookie Betts Hits Second Leadoff Home Run In Two Days Vs. Twins

BOSTON — Mookie Betts hasn’t been wasting any time getting the Red Sox on the board. The right fielder hit his second leadoff home run in as many days Friday against the Minnesota Twins, sending an 0-1 fastball from Kyle Gibson to the top of the Green Monster to give the Red Sox an early lead. Betts was slacking a bit from Thursday, as he hit that solo shot on the first pitch...
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Eduardo Rodriguez Looks To Build On Strong Start Vs. Struggling Twins

BOSTON — Eduardo Rodriguez is coming off his best outing of the season, and he’ll get a chance to start a hot streak against the worst team in the American League. The left-hander threw seven innings of one-run ball against the New York Yankees on July 16, a stark contrast from the numbers he was putting up before being optioned to Triple-A. Rodriguez will face off against a...
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MLB Trade Rumors: White Sox Listening On Sale/Quintana; Red Sox Interested

The Chicago White Sox are at least contemplating a major overhaul, and the Boston Red Sox are among the potential suitors. The White Sox haven’t made any decisions yet, but longtime MLB insider Jon Heyman reported Friday on TodaysKnuckleball.com that the White Sox are at least listening to offers on pitchers Chris Sale and Jose Quintana. “The Red Sox, who already have made four...
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Report: Patriots Sign O-Lineman Kyler Kerbyson; Two Roster Spots Still Open

The New England Patriots entered Friday three players shy of the 90 they are allowed to bring to training camp. They reportedly filled one of those open spots Friday afternoon by signing undrafted offensive lineman Kyler Kerbyson. Aaron Wilson of the National Football Post, citing a source, was the first to report the signing, which raised the number of players on New England’s...
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Here’s A Bunch Of Ken Griffey Jr. Highlights For You To Enjoy On HOF Weekend

Let’s face it: It’s roughly a million degrees outside, it’s Friday afternoon, and the clock obviously is dragging. The last thing you want to be doing right now is anything productive. All you’re trying to do is get to the weekend. And we’re here to help. Baseball’s Hall of Fame induction weekend is upon us, and the great Ken Griffey Jr. will be enshrined alongside Mike...
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Patriots Positional Preview: Jimmy Garoppolo’s Time To Shine Has Arrived

As the New England Patriots count down the final days before training camp begins July 27, NESN.com is taking a position-by-position look at this year’s team. We finish things off today with an examination of New England’s quarterback situation. Tom Brady’s announcement last week that he would accept his four-game Deflategate suspension alleviated some of the uncertainty surrounding...
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Georginio Wijnaldum Transfer: Dutch Midfielder Joins Liverpool From Newcastle

Liverpool Football Club on Friday completed the signing of Netherlands international Georginio Wijnaldum from Newcastle United. The 25-year-old has signed a long-term deal with the Reds to seal a return to the Premier League and will now jet out to join the club’s ongoing tour of the United States. “I’m really excited because Liverpool is a big club with a great history and...
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Minnesota United Goalie Blames Jelly In Hilarious Response To Own Goal

Peanut butter and jelly time lingered long enough to make Sammy Ndjock to score the own goal heard ’round the world. At least that’s the excuse the Minnesota United goalkeeper gave Thursday in a comedic video response to the own goal he scored on Bournemouth’s behalf. Ndjock’s own goal has gone viral across the Internet, and Minnesota United has helped him make the most...
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Red Sox Activate Junichi Tazawa From DL, Option Noe Ramirez To Triple-A

The Boston Red Sox’s battered bullpen received a boost Friday with the announcement that right-hander Junichi Tazawa had been activated from the 15-day disabled list. Tazawa, who was placed on the DL with a shoulder impingement July 14, has not pitched since allowing two runs on three hits in one inning during a July 3 win over the Los Angeles Angels. In the days since, Boston...
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Sabres’ Evander Kane Arrested On Misdemeanor Trespassing Charge

Buffalo Sabres winger Evander Kane turned himself in to police Friday on charges stemming from a June incident at a Buffalo bar. #Sabres forward @evanderkane_9 getting cuffed in downtown Buffalo. Photo by @kwiatkowskiBN https://t.co/T53wUWMhTp pic.twitter.com/WFNWcesvAP — Aaron Besecker (@AaronBesecker) July 22, 2016 Kane will be charged with misdemeanor criminal trespass...
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Dennis Green, Former Vikings, Cardinals Coach, Dies Of Cardiac Arrest At Age 67

Longtime NFL head coach Dennis Green died Friday morning at age 67. Green’s death was the result of cardiac arrest, a friend of the coach’s confirmed to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Former Vikings and Cardinals coach Dennis Green died early this morning after suffering cardiac arrest, per friend Ray Anderson. He was 67. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) July 22, 2016 Green...
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MLB Trade Rumors: Red Sox Not Done, Still Looking For Pitching Help

No team in Major League Baseball has been as busy in the trade market as the Boston Red Sox, but believe it or not, there might be more on the way from the Sox. ESPN.com’s Jim Bowden on Friday wrote a column placing the buyer or seller tag on every MLB team ahead of the Aug. 1 non-waiver trade deadline. The Red Sox, who recently overtook the Baltimore Orioles for first place in...
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Sam Allardyce Hired As England Manager To Lift Soccer Team From Rock Bottom

Sam Allardyce is the man tasked with restoring pride to England’s national soccer team. The Football Association appointed Allardyce as England manager on Friday, filling one of the most high-profile jobs in the soccer world with a no-nonsense character familiar to Premier League observers everywhere. Allardyce replaces Roy Hodgson, who stepped down last month following England’s...
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Cowboys Rookie Ezekiel Elliott Reportedly Accused Of Domestic Assault

Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott was accused of assaulting a woman early Friday morning, according to a police report obtained by TMZ Sports. The woman, who claimed to be an ex-girlfriend of Elliott, told Columbus, Ohio, police the NFL rookie assaulted her while “while sitting in the driver’s seat of her parked vehicle,” per the report. Elliott reportedly denied...
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Josh Norman Responds To Odell Beckham Trash Talk, Sets Stage For Epic Rematch

Of the most overlooked transactions of the NFL offseason might be Josh Norman’s decision to sign with the Washington Redskins. Not necessarily because of what it does on the field, though he’ll certainly help, rather Norman signing on the ‘Skins means the cornerback and New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. will match up at least two times per season. You’ll likely...
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Dwight Howard Sang Beyoncé Songs At Free-Throw Line To Forget His Struggles

Perhaps if Beyoncé made more songs, Dwight Howard would be a better free-throw shooter. Like many big men, Howard has struggled from the free-throw line throughout his NBA career. One of the many tricks he employed with hopes of improving shooting from the free-throw line was singing Beyonce songs. Howard revealed the method to ESPN’s Tom Haberstroh in an article published Thursday...
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College Football Odds: Sportsbooks Like Clemson’s Chances In 2016 Season

The Clemson Tigers emerged as a force in college football a year ago with 14 wins en route to their first ACC conference title in four years and a berth in the College Football Playoff. The Tigers now are preparing for the upcoming season perched as -125 favorites to win OVER 10.5 games at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. Clemson came up short in its clash with Alabama in...
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