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Baseball Prospectus: Red Sox Have Three Of The Top 15 Prospects In MLB

This embed is invalid" /> Major League Baseball has witnessed the emergence of several prospects this season, with the Boston Red Sox receiving contributions from highly touted farmhands Blake Swihart and Eduardo Rodriguez. But while Swihart and Rodriguez are among those who have graduated from prospect status through their early-season big league endeavors,...
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Andrea Pirlo Joins New York City FC From Juventus, Brings Pass Mastery To MLS

NEW YORK — Star midfielder Andrea Pirlo joined Major League Soccer’s New York City FC from Juventus on Monday, a little more than a month after winning a fifth consecutive Italian league title. The 36-year-old playmaker arrives as a free transfer. He is the team’s third designated player, following David Villa and Frank Lampard. On July 21, Pirlo will join New York City, which...
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Marcus Smart: Brandon Bass Set Example For Celtics, ‘Does All The Little Things’

Brandon Bass reportedly agreed to a free-agent contract with the Los Angeles Lakers over the weekend, ending the forward’s four-season run with the Boston Celtics. His presence in the Celtics’ locker room certainly will be missed. “Brandon Bass is a great player,” point guard Marcus Smart told reporters Monday in Utah, via MassLive.com. “He does all the little things that...
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Bryce Harper skipping HR Derby because of dad's injury

First, it was Giancarlo Stanton. Now, it’s Bryce Harper. The 2015 Home Run Derby will be without another of Major League Baseball’s best home run hitters after Washington Nationals star Bryce Harper said he won’t be participating. The 22-year-old outfielder told reporters Monday he made the decision because his father is recovering from a rotator cuff injury and won’t be...
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Brad Keselowski Eaten, Mark Cuban Shoots Guns In ‘Sharknado 3′ (Video)

The Discovery Channel’s “Shark Week” is one of the most anticipated TV events each summer, and with its start Sunday, one might assume it would be the week’s only shark-related news. Think again, sports fans. Apparently, two movies (not to mention genres) weren’t enough, and the sci-fi action comedy “Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!” is coming. In an official extended trailer...
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Carli Lloyd, Hope Solo Deserving Winners Of Golden Ball, Gloves At Women’s World Cup

To the victors go the spoils, so the saying goes. Carli Lloyd, Hope Solo and their fans should have no problem with that. Lloyd won the Golden Ball Award at the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup, FIFA announced Sunday following the United States’ 5-2 win over Japan in the final. Lloyd scored a record-breaking hat trick against Japan to finish joint top scorer (tied with Germany’s...
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Police Release Video Of FSU QB De’Andre Johnson Punching Woman At Bar

De’Andre Johnson looks to be in big trouble. The Florida State quarterback was arrested and suspended indefinitely from the team last week after being accused of punching a woman at a Tallahassee bar. On Monday, the Florida State Attorney’s office released surveillance video of Johnson punching the woman at Yiannis on June 24. Johnson eventually charged with misdemeanor battery...
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Conor McGregor: ‘I Would Most Certainly Dismantle’ Floyd Mayweather (Video)

No one has ever beaten Floyd Mayweather in his professional boxing career, but Conor McGregor is willing to give it a shot. The UFC fighter appeared on “Conan” ahead of his UFC 189 fight with Chad Mendes, and talk show host Conan O’Brien brought up the fact that McGregor and Mayweather are in the same weight class. The Irishman’s response was classic. “If you’re asking...
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Bruins Sign Jimmy Hayes To 3-Year Contract, Brett Connolly To 1-Year Deal

The Boston Bruins announced three signings Monday afternoon. Right winger Jimmy Hayes has signed a three-year contract worth $6.9 million ($2.3 million salary cap hit). Right winger Brett Connolly signed a one-year deal worth $1.025 million and forward Brandon DeFazio signed a one-year, two-way contract worth $575,000 at the NHL level. Hayes was acquired by the Bruins from the Panthers...
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Kelly Olynyk Joining Celtics In Utah Despite Not Playing In Summer League

Kelly Olynyk is attending Boston Celtics summer league for a third consecutive year. Sort of. Olynyk, who’s entering his third NBA season, won’t actually be playing in any summer league games this time around, but he did accompany the Celtics’ contingent to Salt Lake City over the weekend and will continue to practice with the team. “You’ve got access to impeccable facilities...
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Report: DeAndre Jordan Grew Tired Of Chris Paul’s ‘Barking,’ High-Five Snubs

Chris Paul and DeAndre Jordan combined for easy baskets countless times with the Los Angeles Clippers. Despite that apparent chemistry, though, it sounds as if their relationship was rocky at best. Jordan surprised some when he opted to leave the Clippers and sign with the Dallas Mavericks over the weekend. The big man had built quite a nice career as one of the primary inhabitants...
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Carli Lloyd Gives Abby Wambach Captain’s Armband In Women’s World Cup Final

Carli Lloyd scored the fastest hat trick in Women’s World Cup history during the United States’ 5-2 victory over Japan on Sunday, but one of her most memorable moments had nothing to do with her amazing goal-scoring skills. The World Cup hero was taken out of the match during the 78th minute to give women’s soccer legend Abby Wambach an opportunity to compete in her final...
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U.S. Women’s Team Earns $2M For World Cup Win; German Men Earned $35M

The United States women’s national soccer team put on a stunning performance in its 5-2 World Cup win over Japan on Sunday. You could even argue that it was one of the best games in sports history. But the women aren’t getting paid like it was. According to The Guardian, Team USA will get paid $2 million for its third Women’s World Cup win, a fraction of the $35 million the...
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Parachuters Landing In Fenway Park Is The Wildest Video You’ll See All Day

As part of the pregame festivities for Saturday’s Boston Red Sox-Houston Astros game, members of the U.S. Navy Parachute Team, “The Leap Frogs,” jumped from a plane high above Boston and touched down on the outfield grass at Fenway Park. Several of the parachuters were strapped with cameras for the descent, resulting in some seriously breathtaking views of the city on a beautiful...
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Brandon Bass’ Under-The-Radar Contributions To Celtics Should Be Celebrated

Brandon Bass’ departure from the Boston Celtics did not come as a surprise. In fact, it came far later than many expected. Ever since the Celtics dismantled the Big Three two summers ago, officially swapping championship aspirations for plans for the future, one knew Bass was not long for Boston. When reports surface Sunday that he was set to sign a free-agent contract with the...
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NHLPA Unveils List Of 23 Players Who’ve Filed For Arbitration, Including Braden Holtby

The NHL Players’ Association released a list of 23 players Sunday who have filed for arbitration. Arbitration hearings begin July 20 and last through Aug. 4. Most players reach a deal with their respective teams before the arbitration hearing begins. The most notable players who have filed are Detroit Red Wings forward Gustav Nyquist, New York Rangers center Derek Stepan and Washington...
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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. Tuesday: Wade Miley vs...
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Marcus Smart eager to show full skill set with injury behind him

Marcus Smart’s rookie campaign was successful enough to earn him a second-team All-Rookie nod and 38 starts at point guard for the Boston Celtics. That, Smart says, represented only a fraction of his true potential. An ankle injury suffered during Smart’s fifth NBA game sidelined him for the better part of a month, and while the 21-year-old went on to play in 67 of Boston’s...
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Clay Buchholz Wins Amica Pitcher Of The Week For Gem Vs. Blue Jays

Boston Red Sox pitcher Clay Buchholz’s name has come up in All-Star talks, so it should come as no surprise that the right-hander’s start against the Toronto Blue Jays on June 29 earned him his second straight Amica Pitcher of the Week. Buchholz pitched eight innings of one-run ball in Boston’s 3-1 win, allowing just five hits while striking out five and walking none. The...
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Report: Khloe Kardashian Dating James Harden, Dumping Lamar Odom

The NBA free-agency period already has seen many exciting roster moves, and it appears Khloe Kardashian has gotten in on the action, too. The reality TV star has traded former Mavericks forward Lamar Odom for NBA superstar James Harden, per The Daily Beast. The move makes sense strategically, as Team Kardashian will add about 23 more points per game, although Kardashian’s divorce...
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Floyd Mayweather Likely To Be Stripped Of Welterweight Title By WBO

Once upon a time, Floyd Mayweather was going to vacate his welterweight title to give younger boxers a shot at the belt. Now, the World Boxing Organization might do it for him. Mayweather announced after his victory over Manny Pacquiao on May 2 that he’d relinquish his belts, saying “other fighters need to get a chance. I’m not greedy. I’m a world champion at two different...
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Austin Dillon’s Daytona Wreck Made For Incredible, Terrifying Images (Photos)

Austin Dillon is lucky to be alive, but he wasted little time focusing his attention on what he loves the most: racing. The hot-shot NASCAR driver endured one of the nastiest wrecks in recent history early Monday morning at the Coke Zero 400 as he crossed the start-finish line at Daytona International Speedway. As the drivers crossed the finish line, someone got into Dillon and sent...
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Report: Cavaliers Considering Trade For Joe Johnson, Have Ultimate Chip

The Cleveland Cavaliers could be close to bolstering their offensive production on the wing, and it would cost them none of their NBA Finals core to do so. The Cavs are considering trading for Joe Johnson of the Brooklyn Nets, ESPN.com’s Brian Windhorst reports. In exchange, the Nets would receive center Brendan Haywood’s non-guaranteed contract and possibly injured big man Anderson...
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Reports: Giants’ Jason Pierre-Paul Injures Hand In July 4 Fireworks Accident

Jason Pierre-Paul learned the hard way how dangerous fireworks can be. The New York Giants defensive end injured his hands in a fireworks accident over Fourth of July weekend, according to multiple reports. According to ESPN.com, Pierre-Paul was hospitalized with the injuries, but sources told ESPN the injuries aren’t expected to be career-threatening. According to the ESPN.com...
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Rory McIlroy Ruptures Ankle Ligament Playing Soccer; Status For Open In Doubt

Rory McIlroy probably will think twice before playing some soccer during golf season next time. The reigning Open Championship winner is unlikely to defend his title in two weeks at St. Andrew’s after he ruptured an ankle ligament in a “soccer kickabout” on Saturday, he announced via Instagram on Monday morning. The world No. 1 didn’t give any...
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