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Juan Nieves: ‘It Takes Time’ To Build Good Major League Pitchers (Video)

Boston Red Sox fans have been underwhelmed by the team’s young pitching staff, but pitching coach Juan Nieves had some reassuring words for those naysayers. Nieves chatted with NESN’s Adam Pellerin before Boston’s contest against the Baltimore Orioles on Saturday, and he went through his process of evaluating a pitcher. “It’s hard to evaluate a guy in a game,” Nieves...
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Allen Craig ‘Confident’ He’ll Overcome Struggles With Red Sox In 2015

Allen Craig was having a bad season with the St. Cardinals. It has only gotten worse with the Boston Red Sox. Craig, who was acquired in the trade that sent John Lackey to the Cardinals, entered Saturday’s game against the Baltimore Orioles at Camden Yards hitting .114 (8-for-70) with 29 strikeouts in 23 games with the Red Sox. The 2013 All-Star was hitting .217 with a .606 OPS...
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Raheem Sterling’s Goal Lone Bright Spot In Liverpool’s Loss To West Ham (Video)

Raheem Sterling’s goal was the only thing that brought smiles to the faces of Liverpool fans Saturday. Sterling scored a laser-strike in the Reds’ 3-1 loss to West Ham. In the 26th minute, Mario Balotelli tried to turn and shoot, but West Ham defender James Tomkins blocked the Italian’s effort. The ball then rolled to sterling, who blasted it past goalkeeper Adrian into the...
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John Farrell: Rusney Castillo’s Defensive Reads Are ‘Spot On’ (Video)

In two games with the Boston Red Sox so far, outfielder Rusney Castillo is 2-for-8 at the plate with two infield singles. But in Friday’s game against the Baltimore Orioles, the 27-year-old made his presence felt with his defense. Castillo showed off his strong arm in center field by throwing a rocket and nailing Alejandro De Aza at home plate for his first outfield assist...
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Report: Red Sox Scouted James Shields’ Start For Royals Against Tigers

The Boston Red Sox had their eyes on Saturday’s American League Central showdown between the Kansas City Royals and Detroit Tigers. According to FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal, the Red Sox scouted Royals starter James Shields, who is set to become a free agent after this season. Shields, of course, figures to be one of the best pitchers available on the open market. Rosenthal notes...
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Red Sox-Orioles Live: Rusney Castillo Playing Third Game With Boston

The Boston Red Sox are ready for another round with the American League East champions. The Red Sox stumbled their way through three games against the Pittsburgh Pirates earlier this week. The Sox swept the sweep right out of their minds, though, as Boston opened a three-game series against the Baltimore Orioles with a 5-3 win Friday at Camden Yards. David Ortiz (again) was the hero...
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Eastern Michigan Center Forgets How To Snap Against Michigan State (Video)

To say Eastern Michigan had a rough day against Michigan State would be an enormous understatement. The Eagles gained one yard — yes, just one yard — in the first half against the Spartans and allowed a whopping 49 points. Before the game ended, Eastern Michigan’s center summed up the entire day with one more miserable play. It was a fitting end to an embarrassing 73-14...
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Nikica Jelavic Scores Amazing Bicycle-Kick Goal In Newcastle-Hull City (GIF)

Newcastle fans were expected to bring the fireworks to St. James’ Park on Saturday. Hull City striker Nikica Jelavic brought them instead. Jelavic scored a Premier League “Goal of the Season” contender in his team’s 2-2 draw against the Magpies. The Croatian met Ahmed Elmohamady’s cross with an acrobatic bicycle kick, which blasted past goalkeeper Tim Krul into the Newcastle...
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Tom Brady reminds Raiders about 'tuck rule' play

If you’re an Oakland Raiders fan, chances are you want to forget the infamous “Tuck Rule Game” that took place in 2002. Tom Brady, however, would like to refresh your memory. The Facebook page of the New England Patriots’ star quarterback posted a photo of the controversial playoff game and wrote, “Tomorrow is my 6th time playing the Raiders. What’s your favorite Patriots...
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Jacoby Ellsbury Out With Hamstring Injury, Could Be Done For Season

NEW YORK — Jacoby Ellsbury is out of the New York Yankees lineup a day after straining his right hamstring, and the team’s most consistent player this year may be done for the season. “I am still going to do everything I can to be back as soon as possible,” Ellsbury said Saturday. “I will talk to the team and we will be on the same page with this. But I will still try to...
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Christian Vazquez’s Emergence Lightens Red Sox’s Full Offseason Plate

The Boston Red Sox will enter the offseason with a full plate. It would be even fuller if not for an important development behind the dish. Catcher Christian Vazquez has been as advertised since earning his first major league call-up back on July 9. The Red Sox, who were forced to look for Jarrod Saltalamacchia’s replacement last offseason, will enter this winter knowing they have...
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Rusney Castillo In Lineup, Yoenis Cespedes Out For Red Sox Vs. O’s

After getting back on the winning track Friday night against the Baltimore Orioles, the Boston Red Sox will keep their new Cuban star Rusney Castillo in the lineup for the second game of the series on Saturday night. Castillo is 2-for-8 in his first two starts, but has shown strong potential defensively after gunning down Alejandro De Aza at home plate in the Red Sox win. Rusney...
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Apple CEO Tim Cook Responds To Customer’s ‘Roll Tide’ With ‘War Eagle’ (Video)

On Friday in Palo Alto, Calif., people waited in line for the new release of the iPhone 6. Apple CEO Tim Cook was even on hand for the special occasion greeting people. One iPhone fan who was clearly an Alabama fan, knew that Cook was a noted Auburn alum and decided to get his attention by shouting “Roll Tide!” It worked. Not only did he get his attention, but Cook lashed back...
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Tampa Bay Lightning Have Most Unique Billboard Of New Season (Photo)

It’s that time of year. People who live in hockey cities see billboards plastered with images of their favorite players telling them to buy tickets. The Tampa Bay Lightning decided to take a creative approach with two of their billboards on Interstate-275. The two billboards are located directly in front of each other on opposite sides of the freeway. On the left side, forward...
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Braves Fan Makes Amazing Home Run Catch With Popcorn Bucket (Video)

When a home run ball is launched off a bat and headed toward the seats, the instinctive reaction for fans is to raise a glove or bare hand in the air to catch the souvenir. This Atlanta Braves fan catches his souvenirs a little differently, though. During Friday night’s game between the Atlanta Braves and New York Mets at Turner Field, Lucas Duda smacked a dinger to right field...
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Dining Playbook: Training Camp With Joe Faro

Joe Faro, owner of Tuscan Kitchen & Market, knows his Italian food. He goes to Italy often to get new ideas for his restaurant. Check out what he’s learned in the video above. Thumbnail photo via Kirby Lee/USA TODAY Sports ImagesFiled under: Dining Playbook, NESN Video
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Dining Playbook: Training Camp With Adam McQuaid

Adam McQuaid is known for dropping his gloves and fighting, but during more peaceful hours, he likes to cook breakfast. Check out the Boston Bruins’ tough guy cook up a delicious breakfast meal.Filed under: Dining Playbook, NESN Video
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Dining Playbook Review: Russell House Tavern

Heather and Vin are a couple of movers and shakers in the world, but they took a night off to enjoy some great food at Russell House Tavern at Harvard Square in Cambridge. See what they thought about the place in the video above.Filed under: Dining Playbook, NESN Video, VIP Seat
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Dining Playbook: Get A Postgame Beer At Harry’s Bar And Grill In Brighton

Need an ice cold beer after the game? Then, Harry’s Bar and Grill in Brighton is a great spot to get a brew and some other great specials. “Dining Playbook” also highlights a suburban Cask ‘N Flagon in Marshfield and a classy pregame spot next to the TD Garden called Ward 8.Filed under: Before, During, and After the Game, Dining Playbook, NESN Video
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Dining Playbook: Meet Michael Feighery

Michael Feighery came to America with $50 in his pocket and started working as a butcher’s assistant in Manhattan. Now, he’s the president of Smith & Wollensky. Hear about his rags to riches story in the video above.Filed under: Dining Playbook, NESN Video
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Dining Playbook: Training Camp With Serie Keezer

Serie Keezer is the executive chef at Finz in Salem, and he joined Billy on this week’s episode of “Dining Playbook” to show us his cooking talents. Check out the video above to watch Keezer make his delicious Caribbean jerk pan-seared scallops with pumpkin guacamole.Filed under: Dining Playbook, NESN Video, Training Camp
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Little Girl Throws Back Derek Jeter Foul Ball, Horrifies All (Video)

Catching a foul ball at a baseball game is pretty rare and doesn’t happen every day. Catching a foul ball hit off the bat of Derek Jeter in his final month of playing baseball? Even rarer. That’s what one fan caught on Friday night during the New York Yankees game against the Toronto Blue Jays. After catching the ball, the man celebrated and gave the ball to his daughter like...
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Pitt DB Comes Away With Easiest Interception Of His Career Vs. Iowa (Video)

So it’s going to be this kind of day for the Iowa Hawkeyes. On the opening drive of Saturday’s Iowa-Pittsburgh game, Hawkeyes quarterback Jake Hudock threw a gem of a pass downfield to wide receiver Damond Powell, who then proceeded to turn what would have been a huge gain into the gift of all gifts for the Panthers. The ball deflected right off of Powell’s hands and landed...
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Bruins Training Camp Notes: David Pastrnak Leaves Ice Early After Taking Hit

WILMINGTON, Mass. — Boston Bruins forward prospect David Pastrnak was hit by defenseman Matt Bartkowski in the first half of Group B’s skate Saturday and the 18-year-old rookie didn’t return to the ice. There was no update on Pastrnak’s status from the team at the end of Group B’s practice. Pastrnak, who Boston selected in the first round of the 2014 NHL draft, had been...
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Anthony Ranaudo Wins Amica Pitcher Of The Week

The long ball has doomed Anthony Ranaudo during his short tenure in the bigs. The Boston Red Sox right-hander looked more or less solid during the 4-0 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday night at PNC Park, but in what has become the trend for the young pitcher, a couple of pitches proved to be the difference. Ranaudo gave up a two-run homer to Russell Martin in the second inning...
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