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Red Sox Fan Struggles With Poncho During Boston’s Win Vs. Rays (Video)

The struggle was real for a Boston Red Sox fan and his poncho Saturday afternoon at Fenway Park. History has shown us ponchos are tricky contraptions that are not meant to be taken lightly. But as the weather took a turn for the worse during Boston’s 11-7 win over the Tampa Bay Rays, one Red Sox fan forgot that important lesson. The fan’s epic struggle provided Red Sox...
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Charlie Davies Scores Twice, Leads Revolution To Win Vs. Toronto FC

FOXBORO, Mass. — Charlie Davies scored twice, Lee Nguyen added a penalty kick and the New England Revolution beat 10-man Toronto FC 3-1 on Saturday night. Davies opened the scoring for the Revolution (8-9-7) in the 35th minute with a point-blank finish off Kelyn Rowe’s cross. Jozy Altidore was sent off four minutes later for violent conduct. He kicked in frustration at Revolution...
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Junior Seau’s Daughter Now Allowed To Speak At Hall Of Fame Induction

It turns out Sydney Seau will have the chance to honor her late father, Junior Seau, when he is inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame next Saturday. “Sydney will be given a chance to share thoughts about her father immediately following the unveiling of his bronzed bust,” the Hall of Fame said in a statement, via ESPN.com. “The unveiling, which typically features just...
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Travis Shaw’s Presence With Boston Red Sox Has John Farrell Feeling Old

This embed is invalid" /> BOSTON — Cheer up, John. You’re not that old. Travis Shaw powered the Red Sox to an 11-7 win over the Tampa Bay Rays on Saturday at Fenway Park. Boston manager John Farrell was asked after the victory whether he sees any similarities personality-wise between Shaw and the 25-year-old’s father, Jeff Shaw, with whom the skipper played...
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Travis Shaw Gives Red Sox Something To Think About With Monster Effort

This embed is invalid" /> BOSTON — Travis Shaw might as well hold up a sign that says, “Hey guys, look at me.” Shaw, recalled from Triple-A Pawtucket before Saturday’s game against the Tampa Bay Rays, showed up to Fenway Park not knowing whether he’d be in the Boston Red Sox’s starting lineup. The 25-year-old left knowing he made the most of his opportunity...
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Hakeem Olajuwon, Dikembe Mutombo Appear In NBA Africa Game (Video)

JOHANNESBURG — The NBA put on a show in its first exhibition game in Africa on Saturday — starting with a dunk straight from the tip-off by Luc Mbah a Moute. That had the crowd roaring early at Ellis Park Arena in downtown Johannesburg. It got even louder when African NBA legends Hakeem Olajuwon and Dikembe Mutombo stripped off their business suits...
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Vince Wilfork Keeps Promise, Introduces Daughter To Teammate J.J. Watt

Vince Wilfork made a promise to his daughter, and he didn’t forget it. When Wilfork signed with the Houston Texans in the offseason after spending 11 seasons with the New England Patriots, he promised his daughter, Destiny, she could meet Texans defensive end J.J. Watt. It took a few months, but Wilfork followed through on that promise Saturday. “One of the reasons I came...
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Larry Lucchino Ready To Step Back From Red Sox President/CEO Position

This embed is invalid" /> The Boston Red Sox front office is undergoing a change. Larry Lucchino is prepared to step down from his position as president/CEO of the Red Sox, according to The Boston Globe’s Dan Shaughnessy. “I’ll be 70 in September,” Lucchino told Shaughnessy. “That’s sort of why I’m ready to step back.” Red Sox principal...
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UFC 190 Live: Ronda Rousey-Bethe Correia Round By Round, Card Results

The wait is over. The much-anticipated UFC 190 from HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, kicks off Saturday night with the main event featuring Ronda Rousey and Bethe Correia in the women’s bantamweight championship fight. Both women have engaged in trash talk for months, and now it’s finally time to settle the score in the octagon. Rousey is defending her title and expected...
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Xander Bogaerts, Red Sox Offense Come Up Big Against Rays (Video)

The Boston Red Sox’s offense has been inconsistent at times this season, but there’s no doubt it is capable of efforts like Saturday afternoon. The Red Sox had 16 hits in an 11-7 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays at Fenway Park. One player who stepped up at the plate was shortstop Xander Bogaerts. He had four hits and raised his batting average to .319. “We scored a lot of runs...
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Las Vegas Mob Museum to open FIFA corruption exhibit

The organized, criminal activities of certain FIFA officials will be immortalized next month in their rightful place: The Mob Museum. The National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement in Las Vegas, commonly known as the “Mob Museum,” will open a permanent exhibit in September devoted to the recent FIFA scandal and other soccer ills called “The ‘Beautiful Game...
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Travis Shaw Hits First Two Big League Homers In Red Sox’s Win (Video)

This embed is invalid" /> BOSTON — A triple wasn’t enough for Travis Shaw. Shaw, who hit his first career major league home run Saturday in the third inning of the Boston Red Sox’s 11-7 win over the Tampa Bay Rays at Fenway Park, stepped to the plate in the eighth inning needing just a triple for the cycle. The 25-year-old took things a step further, launching...
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Frank Lampard Debuts With New York City FC, Plays In MLS At Last (Video)

Frank Lampard enraged some New York City F.C. fans by delaying his arrival at the Major League Soccer team, but hard feelings now appear to have subsided. Lampard received a raucous ovation from NYCFC fans Saturday when he entered a MLS game for the first time. This embed is invalid" /> Lampard played the final 22-plus minutes in what ultimately...
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Red Sox Wrap: Travis Shaw’s Huge Day Powers Boston To 11-7 Win Over Rays

BOSTON — Hey now, Travis Shaw. Shaw, who was recalled from Triple-A Pawtucket before Saturday’s game against the Tampa Bay Rays at Fenway Park, had a huge day filling in for third baseman Pablo Sandoval. The 25-year-old drilled the first two home runs of his major league career as the Red Sox rolled to an 11-7 win. GAME IN A WORD Inspired. The Red Sox could just pack it in this...
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Patriots Release Three, Including Veteran Cornerback Derek Cox

FOXBORO, Mass. — The New England Patriots already began reshuffling their roster three days into training camp. The Patriots released cornerbacks Derek Cox and Justin Green and linebacker D.J. Lynch on Saturday, the team announced. All three players were absent for Day 3 of minicamp Saturday morning. Both Cox and Lynch left Friday’s practice midway through the two-hour session...
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Miguel Herrera apologizes for costly Philly airport fight

Miguel Herrera’s head finally has cooled, but it’s far too late to save the most high-profile job of his career. Herrera issued a public apology Saturday for the altercation with a reporter, which cost him his job as head coach of Mexico’s national team. Herrera expressed his sadness at the incident and it’s fallout but also included a number of caveats in his apology. ...
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Tom Caron: XXL

I got the call April 10th. I was halfway out the door when I heard the diagnosis, the strange-looking mass they had removed from my chest tested positive for lymphoma. I’d have to make an appointment with an oncologist. First, I had to get to work. It was a Friday afternoon and the Boston Red Sox were in New York to face the Yankees. It was the first week of the baseball season...
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Bernard Pollard backs Tom Brady, disagrees with suspension

The last time Tom Brady missed a regular season game, he had Bernard Pollard to thank. Pollard preemptively ended Brady’s season in 2008 when his hit tore the New England Patriots quarterback’s ACL. Now, Brady could sit out for the first time since that injury if his four-game suspension for his alleged role in Deflategate holds up. Pollard isn’t exactly well-liked in New...
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Philippe Coutinho Marks Preseason Return With Goal In LFC’s Win Over Helsinki

Philippe Coutinho returned to action with a goal to help Liverpool to a 2-0 victory over HJK Helsinki in Finland on Saturday in its latest preseason encounter. Coutinho, 23, made his first appearance of the summer for the Reds following an extended break and came closest to breaking the deadlock when his first-half drive was deflected onto the crossbar. However, after substitute...
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Patriots Rookie Jordan Richards’ Intelligence Impressing Devin McCourty

FOXBORO, Mass. — The nickname “Coach” might eventually follow Jordan Richards to the New England Patriots. The rookie defensive back from Stanford already is impressing his new teammates, including fellow safety and captain Devin McCourty. “I think the thing that sticks out the most about him is I think he’s a very smart guy,” McCourty said. “I think he’s a guy that’s...
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Steven Wright Earns Amica Pitcher Of The Week For Win Vs. White Sox

The Boston Red Sox already had lost three straight to the Chicago White Sox and fell into an early hole to start Game Four on Thursday night. Enter Steven Wright. After surrendering a two-run homer to Jose Abreu in the first inning, the Red Sox knuckleballer battened down the hatches and held the White Sox scoreless for the next six innings to help Boston earn an 8-2 win. Wright...
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Liverpool Signs Allan Rodrigues de Souza, 18, From Brazil’s Internacional

Allan Rodrigues de Souza has joined Liverpool’s growing contingent of Brazilian players. Liverpool signed Allan, 18, from Brazilian club Internacional on Saturday. The Reds announced the acquisition of the teenage midfielder on Twitter. #LFC have secured Allan for the future and he's currently spending time with the Reds with the permission of his club, Internacional.— Liverpool...
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Blount won't talk about reported failed conditioning test

FOXBORO, Mass. — LeGarrette Blount had no desire to talk about conditioning Saturday in his return to New England Patriots practice. Blount landed on the non-football injury list earlier this week after reportedly failing his conditioning test. He practiced Saturday in the Patriots’ first full-pads session of training camp. “I don’t know,” Blount said when asked why...
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Lindsay Buchholz: ‘Picnic In The Park’ A ‘Red Sox Family Favorite’ (Video)

Want to meet members of the Boston Red Sox on their home field while enjoying great food and live entertainment? If so, you should stick around after Sunday’s game against the Tampa Bay Rays. Starting 45 minutes after that 1:35 p.m ET contest ends, the Fenway Park will play host to the 10th annual “Picnic in the Park,” a unique event that benefits the Red Sox Scholars and...
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David Ortiz Declares ‘I’m Back’ Upon Improving Vs. Lefties For Red Sox

This embed is invalid" /> BOSTON — Consider it a renaissance. Consider it a silver lining in a disappointing season for the Red Sox. Consider it a reminder that David Ortiz still can hit a baseball better than most humans, even those who throw with their left arm. Ortiz has been much better against left-handers of late, with the latest example coming Friday...
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