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Floyd Mayweather Sued For $20 Million By Ex-Girlfriend He Abused

Have a problem with Floyd Mayweather, Manny Pacquiao, or their lackluster fight last weekend? Get in line. After two other lawsuits involving the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight were filed Tuesday morning, a third surfaced Tuesday afternoon. Floyd Mayweather is being sued by Josie Harris, the mother of his children, according to documents obtained by Deadspin...
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Red Sox Wrap: Mookie Betts’ Two Solo Homers Propel Boston To 2-0 Win

This embed is invalid" /> BOSTON — The Red Sox never played from behind. That’s because they blanked the Tampa Bay Rays. Boston has dug itself a hole frequently this season, but Rick Porcello made sure the club would have no such issues Tuesday as the Red Sox snapped a four-game losing streak with a 2-0 win at Fenway Park. Mookie Betts provided...
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Red Sox Wear Throwback Jerseys As Boston Honors 1975 Team (Photos)

BOSTON — Do not adjust your television set. The Red Sox turned back the clock Tuesday night. The Red Sox celebrated the 40th anniversary of their 1975 American League champion team by wearing throwback uniforms for their game against the Tampa Bay Rays. The old school duds were just a taste of the awesome festivities that took place at Fenway Park. 1975 throwbacks are lined up...
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Ben Cherington Breaks Down How Team Stays Calm When Things Go Wrong

The Boston Red Sox aren’t in the best position. Expectations were lofty for the team after their lucrative offseason acquisitions, but through 26 games the team sits two games below .500 with a 12-14 record — the exact same record the team had last season through 26 games, when they finished 20 games below .500 (71-91) and last in the American League...
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Man Who Sold Guns To Aaron Hernandez Sentenced To Two Years Prison

BOSTON — A man who shipped guns to former New England Patriots player and convicted killer Aaron Hernandez was sentenced Tuesday to two years in federal prison. Oscar Hernandez Jr., no relation to Aaron, had pleaded guilty to charges including gun conspiracy and lying to a grand jury. In a January plea deal, he admitted shipping several guns from Florida...
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John Henry Confident In Red Sox Despite Boston’s ‘Disappointing’ Stretch

This embed is invalid" /> BOSTON — Red Sox principal owner John Henry took stock of his team’s performance Tuesday. The Red Sox entered the middle game of their series against the Tampa Bay Rays at Fenway Park in the midst of a four-game losing streak, dropping their record to 12-14. Henry hasn’t lost confidence, by any means, but he’s a bit...
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Allen Craig Facing Key Phase With Red Sox After Hanley Ramirez Injury

This embed is invalid" /> BOSTON — All right, Allen Craig. The ball’s in your court. The biggest defense of Craig’s unproductive tenure with the Red Sox has been that the veteran slugger simply hasn’t received consistent at-bats. Well, that could change if left fielder Hanley Ramirez misses any time with a shoulder injury, meaning Craig is...
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Tim Wakefield: Role Players Capable Of Filling In For Hanley Ramirez (Video)

It’s time for some members of the Boston Red Sox to step up. The Sox’s lineup took a huge blow Monday night when Hanley Ramirez suffered a mild left shoulder sprain after crashing into a wall in foul territory that will sideline him for at least some time. The slugger has carried the team’s offense up to this point, batting .283 and leading the team with 10 home runs, 22 RBIs...
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Chip Kelly, Eagles Don’t Love Sam Bradford, But That’s OK In Today’s NFL

Sam Bradford is not the quarterback of Chip Kelly’s dreams. Neither, apparently, was Nick Foles, who the Eagles traded to acquire Bradford this offseason. But according to FootballbyFootball.com‘s Matt Chatham, that could actually be a good thing. The way Chatham explains it, most players in the NFL are not the ideal player their team would live to have at that position. Accepting...
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Brandon Prust Apologizes For Ripping Referee: ‘I Crossed The Line’

Brandon Prust is doing some backpedaling. The Montreal Canadiens winger apologized Tuesday for comments he made regarding referee Brad Watson following the Habs’ Game 2 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning. Prust tore into Watson after the 6-2 beatdown, claiming that the ref provoked him and “tries to play God,” during his emotional and frustrated rant. “First off, I’d like...
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Ex-Red Sox Catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia Released By Miami Marlins

This embed is invalid" /> MIAMI — The Miami Marlins have released catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia, making him a free agent. The move Tuesday came eight days after Saltalamacchia was designated for assignment. The Marlins parted ways with the veteran even though he has nearly two seasons left on the three-year, $21 million contract he signed before...
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HBO’s Jim Lampley Feels ‘Terrible’ For Those Who Paid For Mayweather-Pacquiao

If you dished out the 100 bucks to watch the Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao fight on pay-per-view — or had the cash lying around for tickets — then at least one person from HBO feels your pain. HBO boxing commentator Jim Lampley said on “The Rich Eisen Show” on Tuesday that he feels “terrible” for anyone who spent money on the megafight now...
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Watch The Boston Red Sox’s Pregame Ceremony Honoring The 1975 Team

This season marks the 40th anniversary of the Boston Red Sox’s 1975 American League pennant-winning season. The team took the Cincinnati Reds to the brink in the World Series, ultimately falling in seven games. That season featured some of the most iconic players in Red Sox history, including Carl Yastrzemski, Carlton Fisk, and a trio of young outfielders named Fred Lynn, Jim Rice...
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Red Sox Receive ‘Encouraging’ News Regarding Hanley Ramirez’s Injury

This embed is invalid" /> BOSTON — The initial outlook on Hanley Ramirez’s injury is promising despite limited details. Ramirez, who suffered a shoulder injury Monday while crashing into the wall at Fenway Park during the first inning of the Boston Red Sox’s 5-1 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays, isn’t in Tuesday’s starting lineup and still could...
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Tom Brady Congratulates Stephen Curry On MVP In Facebook Post (Photo)

Tom Brady used his highly entertaining Facebook account Tuesday to offer props to a fellow Under Armour endorser: Golden State Warriors star and recently crowned NBA MVP Stephen Curry. The NBA has been Curry’s oyster this spring. In addition to him taking home the league’s highest individual honor, his Warriors finished with league’s best regular-season record and have yet...
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Manager: Jon Jones Might Not Fight In UFC Again After Hit-And-Run Arrest

Jon “Bones” Jones’ UFC career might be over after his recent brush with the law. The former light heavyweight champion and brother of New England Patriots defensive end Chandler Jones was suspended and stripped of his title last week after being arrested for allegedly fleeing the scene of a hit-and-run accident involving a 25-year-old pregnant woman...
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Patriots Release Deontae Skinner, Tyler Ott, Alfonzo Dennard

The New England Patriots are clearing room for undrafted free agents. The Patriots released cornerback Alfonzo Dennard, long snapper Tyler Ott and linebacker Deontae Skinner on Tuesday. Dennard was a seventh-round draft pick who started 20 games in three seasons with the Patriots. He played just six games with four starts last season before he was placed on injured reserve with a...
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Report: Patriots Have ‘Reached Out,’ ‘Shown Interest’ In La’el Collins

The New England Patriots reportedly are among the NFL teams showing interest in undrafted offensive tackle La’el Collins. The Patriots have “reached out” to Collins, The Advocate’s Nick Underhill and Ross Dellenger reported Tuesday. The Bills and Dolphins also have contacted Collins. Collins went undrafted after he was questioned by police in the death of a pregnant woman...
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Isiah Thomas Hired As President Of WNBA’s New York Liberty

Isiah Thomas is working for Madison Square Garden Chairman James Dolan again — this time to run the WNBA’s New York Liberty. Thomas will serve as the Liberty’s president, with responsibility for basketball and business operations, the team said Tuesday. He also has an ownership interest in the franchise. “Over the last couple of months Jim and I talked,” Thomas told The...
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Bruins Draft Pick Zane McIntyre Escorts His No. 1 Fan To Her Senior Prom

University of North Dakota goaltender Zane McIntyre had a stellar junior season this year, but his greatest play of the year might have come off the ice. McIntyre, a sixth-round draft pick by the Boston Bruins in 2010, led UND to a Frozen Four appearance with a 29-10-3 record and a .929 save percentage, earning him a selection as one of three finalists for the 2015 Hobey Baker...
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Allen Craig Starts For Red Sox In Place Of Injured Hanley Ramirez Vs. Rays

The Boston Red Sox begin life without Hanley Ramirez on Tuesday night. It’s unclear how long the Sox will be without their left fielder — manager John Farrell said Ramirez is day to day with the shoulder injury — and Allen Craig will be in the lineup in left Tuesday night against the Tampa Bay Rays. Ramirez left Monday’s game in the first inning...
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Top Rank threatens to sue over Mayweather-Pacquiao piracy

  The Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao fight made Saturday a great day for live-streaming apps like Periscope, but they might have more troublesome days ahead.   President of fight co-promoter Top Rank Inc. Todd duBoef told The Los Angeles Times on Sunday that he plans to pursue legal action against those who pirated the fight and the platforms they used to pirate it...
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Why No. 17 At TPC Sawgrass Is The Most Intimidating Hole In Golf (Videos)

Golfers accustomed to seeing green either turn red or go white when facing the blue expanse of the 17th hole at TPC Sawgrass. Sure, it’s just 137 yards or so to the pin, but it seems like an ocean away, both to the eyes and the mind. Worst of all, golfers at this week’s Players Championship will have the entire round to think about tackling the most intimidating hole in the game...
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Julian Edelman Welcomes Cinco De Mayo With Great Bill Belichick Tweet (Photo)

It’s Cinco de Mayo, and Julian Edelman is ready to party. The New England Patriots wide receiver — who has become quite the active social media user — took to Twitter on Tuesday to celebrate the Mexican holiday, and the result was awesome. Why? Because it included the ultimate party animal: Bill Belichick. #FiestaTyme #Cincodemayo http://t.co/LwBLS2txGD—...
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Pedro Martinez Would Take Curt Schilling, Derek Lowe Over Himself In Big Game

There’s been plenty of “ace” talk surrounding the 2015 Boston Red Sox, but there were no such conversations centering around the 2004 team. Well, that’s not entirely true. Much of the conversation in 2004, however, revolved around the fact that the Red Sox seemingly had an abundance of aces in Pedro Martinez, Curt Schilling and even Derek Lowe. Martinez, who recently was...
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