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Rafael Nadal Ousted By Dustin Brown In Wimbledon Second Round Upset

LONDON — On the final point of the first set of his latest Wimbledon disappointment, Rafael Nadal swung his mighty, lefty forehand — and whiffed, accidentally whacking his right leg with his racket. It was a painful, embarrassing mistake, symbolic of the sort of day this was. During five trips to the All England Club from 2006-11, Nadal reached the final every time. In his most...
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Cowboys’ Rolando McClain Suspended Four Games For Violating Drug Policy

IRVING, Texas — Cowboys linebacker Rolando McClain has been suspended for the first four games for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy, putting two key Dallas defenders on the sideline to start the season with pass rusher Greg Hardy’s 10-game ban. The league said in a statement Thursday that McClain would be suspended without pay and eligible to return for Dallas’...
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Red Sox Notes: Alejandro De Aza Trade Keeps Looking Better For Boston

This embed is invalid   " /> The Boston Red Sox are halfway through their regular-season slate. The Red Sox defeated the Toronto Blue Jays 12-6 in their 81st game of 2015 on Thursday night at Rogers Centre. It was an excellent bounce-back effort after Wednesday afternoon’s demoralizing loss. The Red Sox went 5-2 on their seven-game road trip against the Blue...
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Red Sox Cap Successful Road Trip With Offensive Fireworks In Toronto

This embed is invalid" /> Consider it the grand finale, if you’d like. The Boston Red Sox didn’t bother waiting until the Fourth of July or until they were back on American soil. They instead capped a successful road trip with plenty of offensive fireworks north of the border. The Red Sox exploded for a season-high 19 hits Thursday night en route...
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Red Sox Wrap: Boston Rides Huge First Inning To 12-6 Win Over Blue Jays

The Boston Red Sox’s offense flipped the script. The Red Sox scored eight runs in the first inning Thursday en route to a 12-6 win over the Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre. The emphatic victory came one day after the Blue Jays jumped all over Rick Porcello in the first inning on their way to a win on Canada Day. Wednesday’s hiccup looms large, mostly because Porcello’s struggles...
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John Gibbons Ejected After Controversial Red Sox-Blue Jays Play (Video)

This embed is invalid" /> A very strange play in the fifth inning Thursday ended with a runner cut down at the plate, a rally stymied and Toronto Blue Jays manager John Gibbons ejected from the game. Devon Travis produced a one-out single into center field off Boston Red Sox starter Wade Miley with runners at first and second. Danny Valencia attempted to score...
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Ryan Hanigan Has ‘Some Ideas’ To Fix Rick Porcello’s Woes With Red Sox

This embed is invalid" /> Rick Porcello won just two games in 11 starts while catcher Ryan Hanigan was sidelined with an injury. Both victories came over his first three outings in that span. The right-hander is winless since May 16. Thus, it’s safe to say Porcello might benefit as much as anyone in the Boston Red Sox’s rotation from having Hanigan’s...
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Blue Jays’ Matt Boyd Can’t Record Out In Red Sox’s Monster First Inning

This embed is invalid" /> Matt Boyd probably wishes he stayed in bed. The Toronto Blue Jays starter failed to record a single out Thursday as the Boston Red Sox jumped out to an 8-0 lead in the first inning of the teams’ series finale at Rogers Centre. Boyd was charged with seven earned runs on six hits, a walk and a wild pitch. The Red Sox opened the game...
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Red Sox GM: 'Time to think about' team being sellers

      This embed is invalid   " /> The Boston Red Sox aren’t ready to place a label on themselves just yet. They still could pursue major league players at the trade deadline or they could sell off pieces with an eye toward the future. Either way, it’s clear general manager Ben Cherington is at least considering the latter route with the Red Sox entering...
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Solo, Rapinoe among USWNT stars up for World Cup awards

The 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup trophy isn’t the only silverware Hope Solo, Megan Rapinoe and other members of the United States women’s national soccer team can win this weekend. Julie Johnston and Carli Lloyd join Rapinoe on the list of nominees for FIFA’s Golden Ball Award, which will go to the best player at the Women’s World Cup. FIFA announced the Golden Ball short...
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Shane Victorino’s Return Will Complicate Red Sox’s Outfield Rotation (Video)

The Boston Red Sox soon will be getting outfielder Shane Victorino back, as the veteran is closing in on a return from the disabled list. WEEI.com’s Rob Bradford joined “Red Sox Gameday LIVE” on Thursday to examine how Victorino’s return will affect the Red Sox’s outfield rotation. Check it out in the video above. Thumbnail photo via Kelley L Cox/USA TODAY Sports ImagesFiled...
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DraftKings: Chris Young, Scott Kazmir Take Mound For Tom Caron’s Squad

Kick off your Fourth of July weekend with some fantasy baseball. DraftKings offers one-day fantasy baseball games, allowing users to set a new lineup every day. Now the website is teaming up with NESN to offer fans an opportunity to challenge Red Sox host Tom Caron in the sport that he knows best. Here’s what you’re up against in TC’s lineup for Thursday, July 2: Pitchers: Chris...
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Rick Porcello’s ERA Now Worst In AL; Should Red Sox Sit Him Down? (Video)

Thursday’s Canada Day catastrophe upped Boston Red Sox pitcher Rick Porcello’s ERA to 6.08 — the worst among all American League starters. Given his ongoing struggles on the mound, how should the Red Sox proceed with the right-hander? Should they send him to the disabled list? Sit him down until after the All-Star break? Tom Caron, Dennis Eckersley and Steve Lyons tried to...
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Kelly Olynyk: Kevin Love Injury Won’t Change Way I Play Basketball

Kelly Olynyk is glad Kevin Love is progressing well in his recovery from shoulder surgery. He’s sorry he played a role in the Cleveland Cavaliers forward missing the remainder of the NBA playoffs. But once he returns to action following his one-game suspension, the Boston Celtics center says his approach to the game will be the same. “I don’t think you change the way you play...
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Reports: Boston Red Sox Agree To Sign Venezuelan Free Agents (Videos)

The 2015-16 international free agency period began Thursday. The Boston Red Sox, who are hamstrung this year after blowing past their allotted budget during the 2014-15 period, have been busy. The Red Sox agreed to sign Venezuelan outfielders Albert Guaimaro and Simon Muzziotti for $300,000 each, industry sources told MLB.com’s Jesse Sanchez. Boston also agreed to sign Venezuelan...
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Kit Harrington Takes In Wimbledon With Liverpool’s Adam Lallana (Photos)

Jon Snow apparently is alive and well. “Game of Thrones” actor Kit Harrington made an appearance at the All England Club for Wimbledon on Thursday, and he took in the day’s matches with Liverpool midfielder Adam Lallana. Harrington has been involved in the tennis scene a lot lately. The actor provided his voice for ESPN’s Wimbledon intro and stars alongside comedian Andy...
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Blues Trade LW, Olympic Hero T.J. Oshie To Capitals In Multi-Player Deal

The St. Louis Blues shook up their core Thursday by trading top-six winger T.J. Oshie to the Washington Capitals. The Blues acquired goaltender Phoenix Copley, who was expected to be the No. 1 goalie for Washington’s AHL affiliate next season, as well as veteran winger Troy Brouwer and a 2016 third-round draft pick. Armstrong: "I'd like to thank T.J. Oshie for his time here in...
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Adam Lallana Hails Liverpool’s Nathaniel Clyne Signing As ‘Great Coup’ For Reds

Adam Lallana smiled when Nathaniel Clyne walked in that door. Lallana praised Liverpool’s signing of Clyne from Southampton on Wednesday, calling the addition of his friend a “coup” for the Reds, according to the club website. Lallana and Clyne were teammates at Southampton between 2012 to 2014 before Lallana joined Liverpool. Lallana said Liverpool has boosted its prospects...
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Jose Aldo’s Reps Get Independent Doctor To Prove Ribs Are Fractured (Photos)

Jose Aldo is out to prove he had good reason to pull out of UFC 189. The reigning featherweight champion withdrew from his title fight against Conor McGregor on Tuesday after suffering fractured ribs while training. However, UFC released a statement prior to that claiming “several doctors … determined that the champion suffered a bone bruise to his rib and cartilage injury...
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Ryan Hanigan Returns To Red Sox’s Lineup In Series Finale Vs. Blue Jays

This embed is invalid" /> Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell is wasting no time in deploying his returning catcher. Ryan Hanigan, who was activated from the 15-day disabled list before Thursday’s game against the Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre, immediately rejoined Boston’s starting lineup. The 34-year-old backstop is behind the plate and batting ninth...
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Jimmy Hayes: Chance To Play For Bruins ‘A Dream Come True’

Jimmy Hayes has always been a Boston Bruins fan. The Dorchester, Mass., native cheered for the Black and Gold as a kid and took his talents to Boston College, where he played for legendary coach Jerry York for three seasons from 2008-09 through 2010-11. He was traded to the Bruins on Wednesday in a deal that sent Reilly Smith and Marc Savard to the Florida Panthers, and the 25-year...
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Report: Cavs could put Love on trading block within next year

Kevin Love announced Wednesday he’d be re-signing with the Cleveland Cavaliers on a contract reportedly worth $110 million over five years. But how long will Love’s tenure in Cleveland actually last? According to Sporting News, some NBA executives believe the forward could be playing elsewhere by this time next year. The Cavs felt they needed to re-sign Love this summer to...
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Javier ‘Chicharito’ Hernandez Out Of Gold Cup After Breaking Collarbone (Video)

Mexico’s national soccer team will go for gold this month without Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez. Mexico announced Thursday Hernandez won’t play in the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup after he suffered a broken collarbone in its goal-less draw against Honduras the previous night, according to ESPN. Hernandez underwent surgery on the broken bone, and his recovery timetable rules him...
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Red Sox Going With Three Catchers In Ryan Hanigan’s Return From Injury

This embed is invalid" /> The Boston Red Sox will keep three catchers on their active roster. For now. The Red Sox activated Ryan Hanigan from the 15-day disabled list before Thursday’s game against the Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre. Boston optioned right-handed reliever Jonathan Aro to Triple-A Pawtucket to make room for the veteran backstop...
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Antonio Gates suspended four games for violating drug policy

The NFL went on a suspension spree Thursday, and Antonio Gates might have been the biggest name involved. The San Diego Chargers tight end was suspended for four games for violating the league’s substance abuse policy, the NFL announced Thursday afternoon. It’s unclear at this point what Gates tested positive for. Gates did, however, seem to blame the positive test on rehab...
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