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Joe Kelly Regresses To Early-Season Form Vs. Twins After Two Strong Starts

Things had been going so well for Joe Kelly. The Boston Red Sox right-hander entered the week on the heels of consecutive quality starts, having allowed just three total runs over his previous 13 1/3 innings. It appeared to be a sign that Kelly, who’d routinely been smacked around earlier in the season, finally was turning a corner. Then, Monday happened. Kelly staggered through...
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John Farrell Wants To See MLB-Approved Gripping Substance For Pitchers

John Farrell thinks Major League Baseball needs to write down one of its unwritten rules. After Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Will Smith and Baltimore Orioles pitcher Brian Matusz both were ejected last week and suspended eight games for having a foreign substance on their arms, the great debate about grip-enhancers was brought up once again. And the Boston...
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Red Sox Wrap: Twins Torch Joe Kelly, Stomp Sox 7-2 On Memorial Day

The Boston Red Sox’s hot streak came to a screeching halt Monday in Minnesota. The Twins hung a touchdown on the visiting Red Sox in the opening two innings and coasted the rest of the way en route to a 7-2 win in the teams’ Memorial Day matinee. GAME IN A WORD Brief. Red Sox starter Joe Kelly lasted just 1 2/3 innings in the loss — the shortest start of his career — and...
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Report: Paul Pierce could opt out of contract, join Clippers

  While Celtics fans would love to see Paul Pierce finish out his career in Boston, many seem to think that won’t be the case.   There’s reportedly a belief around the NBA that Pierce will opt out of his final season with the Washington Wizards to play for the Los Angeles Clippers, NBA.com’s David Aldridge reported Monday. The move would reunite Pierce with his...
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Coca-Cola 600 Honors Widow Of ‘American Sniper’ Subject Chris Kyle

Memorial Day is a time to remember those who have died while serving the United States, and NASCAR did just that at the Coca-Cola 600. Taya Kyle, the widow of Navy SEAL war hero Chris Kyle, was honored at Charlotte Motor Speedway before Sunday’s race. Kyle, whose late husband’s story was made popular by his autobiography “American Sniper” and Clint...
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Jerry Remy: Twins Series Should Be ‘Excellent Test’ For Red Sox (Video)

The Boston Red Sox have been struggling this season, but a good series against the Minnesota Twins could set them in the right direction. After a slow start to the season, the Twins had gone an impressive 15-6 in May ahead of Monday’s Memorial Day matchup against the Sox at Target Field, where they’ve put together a 14-6 record so far. Both their offense...
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NFL Could Host Regular Season Games In Mexico, Germany By 2017

The NFL wants to go global, and the target date is as soon as possible. During last week’s NFL Spring Meeting, league commissioner Roger Goodell mentioned the possibility of the NFL playing international games outside of the United Kingdom, but he didn’t offer a timetable. Mark Waller, the vice president of NFL International, filled in the blanks recently...
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Blake Swihart Plans To Give Memorial Day Jersey To Veteran Brother (Video)

If there’s anyone on the Boston Red Sox who knows a thing or two about what Memorial Day means, it’s Blake Swihart. As is tradition around the MLB, the Red Sox will be wearing special camouflage hats and jerseys for Monday’s holiday to commemorate those who lost their lives while serving in the armed forces. And the rookie Red Sox catcher plans...
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Isaiah Thomas: Danny Ainge wants my input on free agents

It sounds like Isaiah Thomas will be adding the title of NBA recruiter to his resume this summer. The Boston Celtics plan to be big players in free agency this offseason, and Danny Ainge, the team’s president of basketball operations, is seeking the help of his No. 1 scorer. “Danny said if there’s any free agent out there I’m interested in, to let him know,” Thomas...
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Ray McDonald Arrested On Suspicion Of Domestic Violence, Child Endangerment

Ray McDonald has found himself in trouble with the law for the third time in one year. The Chicago Bears defensive end was arrested in Santa Clara, Calif., early Monday morning on suspicion of domestic violence and child endangerment, police have confirmed. NBC Bay Area’s Damian Trujilo first reported the news. McDonald's mother, LaBrina, told NBC...
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Red Sox Mailbag: Shane Victorino’s Injury A Time To Reassess Outfield?

This embed is invalid" /> The United States Postal Service shuts down on Memorial Day. But two people continue to deliver the mail: Yours truly and, of course, Karl Malone. Thus, Monday marked a perfect opportunity to slap down another Boston Red Sox mailbag. If anything, there was a little extra incentive to do it on the holiday because there might...
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Norfolk, Mass., Bar Supports Tom Brady By Brewing ‘Free Brady’ Beer

In the wake of the NFL’s suspension of Tom Brady for his role in Deflategate, the support around New England for the Patriots’ franchise quarterback has come from everywhere. We’ve seen sit-ins at NFL headquarters, a catchy melody from a former “American Idol” contestant and now local bar has thrown its hat into the ring. Chuck Horne, owner...
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Who Will Be The Amica Pitcher Of The Week?

Vote for the Amica Pitcher of the Week and give yourself a chance to win a $100 gift card to the Yawkey Way Team Store. Voting begins every Monday, and winners are picked every Saturday, so make sure to come back every week to give yourself another chance to win. First read the official rules, then completely fill out the form below for your chance to win. Monday: Joe Kelly vs....
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Former Devil Martin Brodeur Selling New Jersey Townhouse (Photos)

Martin Brodeur’s place in NHL history lies in New Jersey, but he’ll only be there in spirit for now. The former Devils goaltender is selling his West Orange, N.J., townhouse as he starts the next chapter of his career as an assistant general manager for the St. Louis Blues. Brodeur retired in January after spending part of the 2014-15 season with the Blues. Brodeur’s townhouse...
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Red Sox Sporting Camouflage Hats, Jerseys In Honor Of Memorial Day (Photo)

The Boston Red Sox and the other 29 Major League Baseball teams will be donning special camouflage-accented jerseys and caps Monday in honor of Memorial Day. Here’s the look the Sox will be sporting for their matinee meeting with the Twins in Minnesota: #RedSox will wear special jerseys and hats in recognition of #MemorialDay today. http://t.co/jbEv77m5hE— Boston Red Sox (...
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Pablo Sandoval Back In Red Sox’s Lineup For Series Opener Vs. Twins

Boston’s favorite Kung Fu Panda is back. Third baseman Pablo Sandoval is back in the Red Sox’s starting lineup for the first time since May 19 for Boston’s Memorial Day contest against the Twins in Minnesota. Sandoval delivered a pinch-hit RBI single in Sunday’s 6-1 win over the Los Angeles Angels and also pinch hit on May 21 against the Texas Rangers...
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Report: Adrian Peterson won't attend OTAs, still wants trade

  MINNEAPOLIS — The Minnesota Vikings will open their optional team practices this week without Adrian Peterson.   The star running back has told coach Mike Zimmer that he will not attend the three days of team work that begin Tuesday, a person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press on Sunday night. The person requested anonymity because he was...
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Mascot creates controversy with 'Police Lives Matter' sign

  Most of time, sports and politics don’t mix. This was one of those times.   About a week ago, the St. Louis Cardinals’ mascot, Fredbird, made headlines when he posed for a picture while holding a “Police Lives Matter” sign. Well played @Cardinals & @TeamFredbird. #PoliceLivesMatter #Ferguson @stlcountypd @FPD_PUBLIC_INFO @StlPoliceWives http://t...
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DraftKings: Dallas Keuchel, Nolan Arenado Star In Tom Caron’s Lineup

You could win big playing fantasy baseball this Memorial Day, and you’ll still have plenty of time for grilling. DraftKings offers one-day fantasy baseball games, allowing users to set a new lineup every day for the chance to win tons of cash prizes. This year, DraftKings has partnered with NESN to give fans a unique opportunity: Compete against Tom Caron in the sport he knows...
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LeBron James Powers Cavaliers To OT Win Over Hawks, 3-0 Series Lead

CLEVELAND — LeBron James shook off an atrocious shooting start, withstood Atlanta’s gritty comeback and battled cramps and injuries to record a triple-double, and the Cleveland Cavaliers took a 3-0 lead in the Eastern Conference finals with a 114-111 overtime victory on Sunday night. James missed his first 10 shots, but finished with 37 points, 18...
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'Free Tom Brady' rally draws about 150 Patriots fans

  New England Patriots fans will do anything to support their quarterback. For a decent handful, that meant ditching their Memorial Day weekend plans.   About 150 people gathered in a parking lot outside Gillette Stadium on Sunday morning as part of a “Free Tom Brady” rally to protest the quarterback’s suspension for his role in Deflategate. “You can’t win...
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Lightning Lock Down Rangers In 2-0 Game 5 Win, Take 3-2 Series Lead

NEW YORK — Scoring goals made the Tampa Bay Lightning one of the NHL’s most entertaining teams this season. Playing defense for the first time in three games has them within a victory of the Stanley Cup finals for the second time in franchise history. Steven Stamkos set up Valtteri Filppula’s go-ahead goal and scored another and the Lightning pushed...
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Red Sox Scout: ‘Nobody Could Have Predicted How Good (Mike Trout) Would Be’

This embed is invalid" /> You’re probably aware of “The Brady 6” — the documentary detailing the six quarterbacks selected ahead of Tom Brady in the 2000 NFL draft — but perhaps someday we’ll learn more about “The Trout 24.” As crazy as it sounds, Trout — hands down the best player in Major League Baseball — was selected 25th overall...
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Dunkin’ Donuts Poll Results: Will The Angels Catch The Astros? (Video)

The Houston Astros have the second-best record in Major League Baseball. No, that’s not a typo. Through 45 games, Houston sits at 29-16, 6.5 games ahead of the second place Los Angeles Angels (22-22). Can the Halos catch them? Find out the results of the poll in the video above. Thumbnail photo via Rick Osentoski/USA TODAY Sports ImagesFiled under: Dunkin' Donuts, Dunkin' Poll...
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Roger Federer Rolls At French Open, Angry About Fan’s On-Court Selfie

PARIS — Roger Federer was not amused. As Federer finished an interview after his first-round French Open victory Sunday, an overzealous fan left his seat and approached the 17-time major champion right there on the main stadium court in search of the most modern of mementos – a cellphone selfie. At first, Federer seemed startled. Then he looked uncomfortable...
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