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Alejandro De Aza Turning Heads As Hanley Ramirez’s Left Field Replacement

Alejandro De Aza has been a revelation for the Boston Red Sox in relief of the injured Hanley Ramirez. Making his fifth consecutive start in left field Monday night, the former Baltimore Oriole went 3-for-4 with a triple as the Red Sox knocked off the Toronto Blue Jays 3-1 at Rogers Centre. Acquired as additional outfield body following injuries to Shane Victorino and Daniel Nava...
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Poll: Whose Draft Was Most Surprising — Celtics Or Bruins?

Both the Boston Celtics and Boston Bruins had surprising and controversial draft days. On the basketball side, Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge was unable to make any draft day deals after the team was rumored in a plethora of potential trades involving both quality players and higher draft choices. Ainge had previously stated that the last thing he wanted to...
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Red Sox Wrap: Clay Buchholz Shuts Down Blue Jays As Boston Takes Opener

The Boston Red Sox earned their third win in four games against American League East opponents Monday, riding a masterful performance by Clay Buchholz to a 3-1 win over the the Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre. GAME IN A WORD Momentum-building. After taking two out of three against the first-place Tampa Bay Rays, the Red Sox shut down a Blue Jays offense that has scored nearly...
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Clay Buchholz Is Red Sox’s Best Defense Against Potent Blue Jays Offense (Video)

Boston Red Sox ace Clay Buchholz has not only been the team’s best pitcher in 2015, but also has a track record of dominance against the Toronto Blue Jays at the Rogers Centre. In 14 career starts in Toronto, Buchholz owns a 9-3 record with a 2.30 ERA. Buchholz has already faced Toronto three times this season, and though the team is just 1-2 in his starts against the Blue Jays...
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Report: Brian Johnson’s Early Exit From PawSox Start Not Injury-Related

Brian Johnson, one of the Boston Red Sox’s top-rated pitching prospects, left a minor league start Monday before recording a single out. Johnson threw five pitches for the Triple-A Pawtucket Red Sox against the Rochester Red Wings — all balls — before being examined by the team trainer and exiting the game. .@Brian_Johnson35 lifted after throwing 5 pitches in Rochester. Dalier...
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Orioles Blending Youth, Experience Perfectly En Route To AL East Lead (Video)

Despite a 96-win campaign resulting in a trip to the ALCS last season, the Baltimore Orioles weren’t a consensus favorite to take the American League East Division again in 2015. Early returns favored that line of thinking, but with the majority of the team now back and healthy, Baltimore is silently asserting its grip atop the division. The Boston Globe’s Nick Cafardo was one...
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Carl Willis: Red Sox’s Eduardo Rodriguez Was Tipping Pitches In Loss To Orioles

Eduardo Rodriguez was perfect through three innings last Thursday. Then, he fell apart. The Boston Red Sox rookie faced all nine Baltimore Orioles batters in the fourth inning, allowing six to score and recording just two outs before being pulled from the game, which Baltimore went on to win 8-6. It was the second time in three starts Rodriguez had been shelled, and Red Sox pitching...
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Patriots Training Camp Opens July 29; Preseason Opener August 13

Fear not, Patriots fans: football season is a month away. Training camp begins Monday, July 29, with the first public practice set for July 30 on the fields behind Gillette Stadium. The team will practice once per day and has confirmed practices scheduled from Thursday, July 30 through Sunday, August 2. The practices are expected to be held in the morning, but times have not yet...
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Hanley Ramirez Travels To Toronto; Red Sox Hope For Return This Week

Hanley Ramirez’s injured hand forced him to miss a fifth consecutive game Monday night, but a return to action should come sooner rather than later for the Boston Red Sox left fielder. An MRI on Ramirez’s hand on Monday revealed only a bad bruise, manager John Farrell told reporters in Toronto. Farrell added that he hopes to have Ramirez back in the lineup at some point during...
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Report: Marcus Smart Wasn’t Offered In Celtics’ Draft Night Trade Proposals

The Boston Celtics made a furious push to move up in last week’s NBA draft, even shopping their top pick in last year’s draft, point guard Marcus Smart. That was the story at the time, at least. But while nobody in the Celtics’ front office will deny trying to trade up — president of basketball operations Danny Ainge admitted as much immediately after the draft — “several...
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LeBron James, Dwyane Wade Opt Out Of Contracts, Become Free Agents

LeBron James is opting out of his contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers. Again. This comes as no surprise to the Cavaliers, who have expected James to opt out for several months, according to ESPN. With the Cavaliers’ incredible number of free agents, James will wait until his teammates (specifically Kevin Love) have signed, adding his own influence to the roster moves before he...
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L.A. Galaxy To Introduce Steven Gerrard As Latest Signing On July 4

Steven Gerrard will begin his American soccer adventure on the Fourth of July. The Los Angeles Galaxy announced on Monday they will introduce Gerrard to fans as their newest player on July 4 at halftime of their Major League Soccer game against Toronto FC at The StubHub Center, according to MLSSoccer.com. Gerrard officially join the Galaxy on July 8. He’ll begin practicing with...
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Reports: Celtics To Meet With Free Agents Greg Monroe, Al-Farouq Aminu

NBA free agency officially begins at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday, and the Boston Celtics plan to be highly active. While that fact has been known for quite some time, we now are getting a clearer picture of who exactly the Celtics will be targeting this summer. Detroit Pistons big man Greg Monroe over the weekend told The Advocate that Boston is among the teams he’ll be visiting this...
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Eagles Center Fires Back At Steve Weatherford’s Comments On Philly QBs

Steve Weatherford caused a little stir in Philadelphia this weekend, and the Eagles are firing back. The New York Giants punter made some comments about his NFC East division rivals’ quarterback situation on CBS Sports Network’s “Boomer & Carton” recently, and they did not sit well with Eagles center Jason Kelce. Among other things, Weatherford said he wouldn’t ...
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Kim Sears, Andy Murray’s Wife, Is Queen Of The WAGs At Wimbledon (Photos)

Andy Murray definitely found himself an ace with Kim Sears. The British tennis star and his beautiful wife have been together since 2005, and they tied the knot in April. Sears isn’t new to the tennis world, however, as the daughter of well-known professional tennis coach Nigel Sears. So if Murray and Sears ever have children, it’s fair to assume they’ll be on a court from...
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Boston 2024 Officials Reveal Revised Plan For Summer Olympic Bid

Boston 2024 announced the new plan for its Summer Olympic bid during a press conference Monday, per the Boston Herald. The plan looks to cost around $4.6 billion, including $765 million in tax-funded upgrades to roads and trains, but the group estimates a total of $4.8 billion in final revenue from sponsors, licensing, broadcasting rights and ticket sales. The new version, however...
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Kobe Bryant Chooses Championships Over Friends: ‘Banners Hang Forever’

Every good baseball fan has watched “The Sandlot,” but it appears even basketball icons enjoy the movie, too. ESPN’s Jemele Hill asked Kobe Bryant last weekend about reports that he’s not a good friend, and his response seemed to resemble a famous line from the film. When asked about not being a good friend, Kobe Bryant responds, "Friends come and go but banners hang forever...
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Celtics Summer League Roster: Marcus Smart, Terry Rozier Headline Squad

The Boston Celtics begin summer league practice Wednesday, and we now have a good idea of the roster they’ll be sending to Las Vegas and Utah. While several summer league participants have been known for weeks now, Mark Murphy of the Boston Herald over the weekend shared a list of 12 players who will be attending: Marcus Smart James Young Chris Babb Terry Rozier R.J. Hunter Jordan...
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Report: Sergio Ramos Tells Real Madrid He Wants To Join Manchester United

Sergio Ramos has a red-hot desire to leave Real Madrid for Manchester United. Ramos told Real Madrid on Monday he wants the club to sell him to Manchester United during the summer transfer window, Sky Sports and The Mail report. Ramos is unsettled at Real Madrid amid a contract dispute and the star defender only is interested in joining the Reds, according to the reports. News of...
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Williams Sisters, Novak Djokovic Win First Round Matches At Wimbledon

LONDON — Serena Williams knew she had to do something — fast. Trailing 3-1 to a qualifier on the first day of Wimbledon, the top-ranked player was not about to drop the opening set as she did four times during her run to the French Open title. “She came out so fast, I was like, `Oh my God, if I don’t start I’m going to be down a set,'” Williams said. “And I was tired...
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L.A. Kings Terminate Forward Mike Richards’ Contract For ‘Breach’

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. — The Los Angeles Kings have terminated Mike Richards’ contract, claiming the forward committed a “material breach” of its terms. The Kings announced their newest tactic Monday in their attempt to get out from under Richards’ enormous deal. The Kings refused to say why they’re terminating Richards’ deal, which carries an annual salary cap hit of ...
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Red Sox Podcast: Should Blake Swihart Remain Boston’s Starting Catcher?

It’s tough to put a finger on these Boston Red Sox, other than to say the season hasn’t been as successful as they’d hoped entering the year. But there have been some silver linings. Take catcher Blake Swihart’s maturation, for instance. Ryan Hanigan is set to return from a hand injury this week, creating an interesting situation behind the plate involving Swihart, Hanigan...
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Hanley Ramirez Sits For Fifth Straight Game As Red Sox Open Series In Toronto

Hanley Ramirez is out of the Boston Red Sox’s lineup for the fifth straight game, but it looks as though he could avoid the disabled list. The left fielder left St. Petersburg, Fla., to get an MRI in Boston ahead of the Red Sox’s 5-3 win over the Tampa Bay Rays on Sunday, leading many to believe that the team could be forced to make some roster moves. But even though Ramirez...
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Celtics Rookie Jersey Numbers: Terry Rozier Looks To Reverse No. 12 Curse

One day before introducing their four 2015 draftees to the media, the Boston Celtics announced Monday which uniform number each will be wearing this season. Here they are, per Marc D’Amico of Celtics.com: — Boston’s top pick, point guard Terry Rozier, will sport No. 12, as the No. 0 he wore at Louisville already belongs to Celtics guard Avery Bradley. That number hasn’t...
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Nicklas Lidstrom, Sergei Fedorov Headline 2015 Hockey Hall Of Fame Class

Two legendary Detroit Red Wings players are among the four NHL players elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame class of 2015 on Monday. Red Wings defenseman Nicklas Lidstrom, a seven-time Norris Trophy winner and four-time champion, as well as Red Wings forward Sergei Fedorov, a Hart Trophy winner and four-time champion, were the latest players from Detroit’s 1990s/early 2000s dynasty...
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