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Red Sox Notes: Will Middlebrooks ‘Day-To-Day’ After Injuring Hamstring

BOSTON — The Red Sox played their American League-leading 48th one-run game Tuesday. Their record in such games dropped to an even .500 (24-24). The Red Sox suffered a 4-3 loss to the Los Angeles Angels at Fenway Park. The Sox battled back to tie the game at three apiece but fell after the Halos produced a run with two outs in the ninth inning. It was just last week that Boston...
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Mookie Betts’ Outfield Defense A Work In Progress For Boston Red Sox

BOSTON — Mookie Betts still is navigating through unfamiliar territory. Some turbulence should be expected. Betts, drafted as a second baseman in 2011, has been learning the outfield for roughly three months. He has adapted well to the position change, largely because of his natural talent, but there are going to be growing pains. The Red Sox were offered a reminder during Tuesday’s...
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Allen Webster Trending Upward, Gaining Confidence With Boston Red Sox

BOSTON — Allen Webster is trending in the right direction. Webster didn’t factor into the decision Tuesday as the Red Sox fell 4-3 to the Los Angeles Angels at Fenway Park. The 24-year-old lasted six innings for the third consecutive start, however, and Boston can feel good about his progress since joining the major league squad on July 26. “I thought he threw a number of good...
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Jackie Bradley Jr., Anthony Ranaudo Make Impact In Pawtucket Win (Video)

The big league team couldn’t get it done Tuesday night, but their minor league team certainly did. The Boston Red Sox took a 4-3 loss to the Los Angeles Angels in the ninth inning of their contest at Fenway park, but the Triple-A Pawtucket Red Sox delivered a 7-0 beating to the Lehigh Valley IronPigs. Outfielder Jackie Bradley Jr. contributed to the PawSox victory, going 2-for...
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Red Sox Open To Trading Prospects ‘For The Right Player’ This Offseason

BOSTON — The Red Sox have stockpiled quality prospects, giving them a ton of flexibility this offseason. The Red Sox have been hesitant to trade their prospects over the last couple of years. General manager Ben Cherington noted Tuesday at Fenway Park, however, that he’s not opposed to dealing away young talent if a good opportunity presents itself. “I don’t think we’ve...
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Matt Leinart, JaMarcus Russell Dream About College Days In Dish Ad (Video)

Not every top prospect succeeds in the NFL, no matter how successful their college campaigns were. Quarterbacks Matt Leinart and JaMarcus Russell understand this fact all too well. Leinart, the 2004 Heisman Trophy winner for USC, and Russell, the No. 1 pick in the 2007 NFL draft out of LSU, came into the league with impressive college statistics under their belts, but neither of...
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Will Middlebrooks’ Unbelievable Play Against Angels Overturned (Video)

Will Middlebrooks robbed John McDonald on Monday. He nearly took a hit away from Albert Pujols on Tuesday. Pujols ripped a ball down the third base line in the third inning of the Boston Red Sox’s game against the Los Angeles Angels at Fenway Park. Middlebrooks made a sensational play, although the Angels successfully challenged the initial out call. Middlebrooks showed great reaction...
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Redskins Enter Field Before MNF Game With Hands Up For Michael Brown (Photo)

The Washington Redskins wanted to make a statement about the events taking place in Ferguson, Mo., and they used “Monday Night Football” as a stage to do so. Washington ran onto FedExField prior to their game against the Cleveland Browns, and some players put their hands up to show their support of Michael Brown, the unarmed 18-year-old who was shot and killed by a police officer...
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Kole Calhoun Robs Brock Holt Of Home Run With Incredible Catch (Video)

Brock Holt has been robbing major league hitters all season. He received a taste of his own medicine Tuesday. Holt tattooed a fly ball back toward the right field wall in the second inning of the Boston Red Sox’s game against the Los Angeles Angels at Fenway Park. The deep drive looked destined to land in the Angels’ bullpen, but Kole Calhoun had other plans. Calhoun raced back...
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Brock Holt’s Permanent Defensive Position Still Undetermined (Video)

Brock Holt has clearly established himself as an everyday player in the Boston Red Sox lineup after dominating all season both offensively and defensively. Holt is on a 12-game hitting streak as of Tuesday, the longest one by any Red Sox player this season, where he’s hitting .302 with 11 runs. He has filled the void in the leadoff spot left by center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury,...
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Jimmy Fund Teen Program, Red Sox Help Young Cancer Patients Cope (Video)

Cancer is always brutal, but it’s especially tough for kids, whose lives can be severely altered because of it. The Jimmy Fund’s Just for Teens Program helps kids connect with each other and with Boston Red Sox players like David Ross and Will Middlebrooks. It’s just one of the ways the Jimmy Fund has made lives easier for those with cancer. Learn more about the program in...
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Tyler Smith’s Uphill Battle With Leukemia Inspirational To His Family (Video)

Tyler Smith has seen days that no 13-year-old should ever experience. However, he has defeated his uphill battle with leukemia, which included a brush with death that still gives his mother nightmares. Now, Smith is healthy, playing sports and being a great role model for his younger brother, Alden.Filed under: Andre Khatchaturian, Jimmy Fund, NESN Video, Top Stories
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Barry Nelson’s Positive Attitude Has Helped Him Battle Cancer (Video)

Barry Nelson didn’t think he would die when he found out he had cancer. After not being able to walk last year, Nelson’s positive outlook along with the support from the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Jimmy Fund has helped him battle cancer. Now, not only can he walk, but he can also ride his bike. Hear Nelson’s story in the video above.Filed under: Andre Khatchaturian, Jimmy...
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Despite Leg Amputation, Currivan Alouidor Has Plenty Of Fight In Him (Video)

Things haven’t been easy for Currivan Alouidor. After beating a form of cancer called osteosarcoma, the tumor resurfaced three years after recovery. The second bout with cancer forced Alouidor to have his leg amputated, but he is now cancer free and has plenty of fight left in him thanks to the Jimmy Fund.Filed under: Andre Khatchaturian, Jimmy Fund, NESN Video, Top Stories
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James Rodriguez Scores First Goal For Real Madrid In Super Cup (Video)

It didn’t take long for James Rodriguez to score his first goal for Real Madrid. Rodriguez scored in the 80th minute of Real Madrid’s 1-1 draw with Atletico Madrid in the first leg of the 2014 Spanish Super Cup on Tuesday. Rodriguez only entered the game at halftime, replacing the incomparable Cristiano Ronaldo. Rodriguez gave Real Madrid the advantage when he collected a loose...
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Abby Morgan Fighting Rare, Incurable Disease With Head Held High (Video)

Abby Morgan is an art teacher who was diagnosed with a rare type of sarcoma at the age of 28. Only about one in a million people are afflicted with the cancer, and Morgan received the ominous diagnosis. There is no cure for the disease, but Morgan hopes to be the first to beat the cancer with her head held up high.Filed under: Andre Khatchaturian, Jimmy Fund, NESN Video, Top Stories
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Ohio State Quarterback Braxton Miller Out For 2014 With Shoulder Injury

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio State star quarterback Braxton Miller will miss the 2014 season, dealing a severe blow to the fifth-ranked Buckeyes’ national title hopes. Ohio State confirmed late Tuesday afternoon that Miller reinjured his throwing shoulder and will need surgery. The two-time Big Ten player of the year left practice in pain Monday after making a short throw. “My goal...
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Vote: Did Cesc Fabregas Or Jordan Henderson Make More Perfect Pass? (GIFs)

The 2014-15 Premier League season is underway, and so is one of its first great debates. Liverpool’s Jordan Henderson and Chelsea’s Cesc Fabregas, made sensational passes, which created goals for their respective teams in the the Premier League’s opening round of games. The assists turned heads around the soccer world for the flawless technique and accuracy with which both...
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Red Sox-Angels Live: Allen Webster Faces Jered Weaver At Fenway Park

6:55 p.m.: Yoenis Cespedes is out of the Red Sox’s starting lineup. Cespedes’ absence is a routine off day, according to manager John Farrell. Cespedes, of course, suffered a hand contusion during Boston’s recent road trip, but that wasn’t a factor in Farrell’s decision. Daniel Nava will man left field with Cespedes out. Brock Holt will patrol right field while Mookie Betts...
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Ben Cherington Confident That Xander Bogaerts Will Bounce Back (Video)

Life hasn’t been all sunshine and rainbows for Xander Bogaerts these days. After a remarkable performance in last season’s postseason run, the Boston Red Sox shortstop has had a dismal offensive season in 2014. In fact, Bogaerts’ August has been even more atrocious. This month he’s only hitting .107 with just four RBIs and a whopping 16 strikeouts in 15 games. With the recent...
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Rusney Castillo Sweepstakes Heating Up: Should Red Sox Sign Cuban OF?

Cuban outfielder Rusney Castillo is exactly the type of investment the Boston Red Sox should consider. Castillo, a 27-year-old free agent, is expected to make a decision soon regarding his future in Major League Baseball. Multiple reports have indicated that the Red Sox plan to aggressively pursue Castillo, and general manager Ben Cherington said Tuesday that the club has talked...
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Xander Bogaerts’ Shaky 2014 Creating Unforeseen Change In Perception

BOSTON — First impressions are powerful. But they aren’t everything. Just ask Jackie Bradley Jr., whose .419/.507/.613 slash line over 28 spring training games in 2013 earned him a major league roster spot earlier than the Red Sox anticipated. He has since produced a .210/.286/.300 slash line while striking out 142 times in 149 regular-season games, raising questions about whether...
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Charitable Roger Clemens Offering One-Of-A-Kind Auction Item At Fenway Park

The Dana-Farber Cancer Institute considers former Boston Red Sox pitcher Roger Clemens as one of its most charitable athletes. His efforts and time that he sacrificed to help out children at the institute are still appreciated. Clemens is back at again, and he’s offering a one-of-a-kind auction experience, all for charity. He’s giving a fan and 10 friends an opportunity to hit...
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Claudia Williams: Ted Williams Always Kept Jimmy Fund Near Heart (Video)

Boston Red Sox legend Ted Williams was a key component of the Jimmy Fund during the charity’s early days in the late 1940s. His daughter, Claudia Williams, recently wrote a book called “Ted Williams, My Father: A Memoir” where she tells many stories about her dad. One of those stories involved the Splendid Splinter’s touching encounter with a sick child and their interaction...
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Daniel Paille: Athletes Have Responsibility To Give Back To Community (Video)

Boston Bruins forward Daniel Paille feels strongly about charitable donations, and he believes as an athlete, it’s his responsibility to give back to the community in any way.Filed under: Andre Khatchaturian, Boston Bruins, Jimmy Fund, NESN Video, Top Stories
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