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Red Sox Place Shane Victorino On 15-Day DL; Recall Matt Barnes From Triple-A

The Boston Red Sox placed outfielder Shane Victorino on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to April 23, the team announced Saturday. They also recalled right-handed pitcher Matt Barnes from Triple-A Pawtucket. Victorino left Wednesday night’s game against the Tampa Bay Rays in the fifth inning because of right hamstring tightness. He’s batting .143 (5-for-35) with zero...
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Brock Holt Sits, Allen Craig Starts For Injured Shane Victorino Vs. O’s

Brock Holt has arguably been the best player on the Red Sox roster this season. In 10 games, Holt is batting a scorching .424 and hit his first home run of the season Friday night’s 7-5 Red Sox win. Despite the hot start, will not be in Boston’s starting lineup Saturday vs the Baltimore Orioles. John Farrell doesn’t like having to keep Holt out of the lineup, but sees it as...
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Patrice Bergeron: Selke Trophy Nomination ‘Another Huge Honor’

BOSTON — Bruins center Patrice Bergeron is the best two-way forward in the NHL. Therefore, his nomination for the Frank J. Selke Trophy, which is awarded annually to the league’s best defensive forward, was the least surprising storyline to come out of the recent awards announcements. “It’s definitely another huge honor,” Bergeron said Thursday at TD Garden. “It always...
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Brendan Rodgers: LFC Needs Striker To Rival Daniel Sturridge, Insure Against Injury

Daniel Sturridge will have to fight to retain his status as Liverpool’s main striker next season. Manager Brendan Rodgers said Saturday Liverpool needs to sign another striker, who can rival Sturridge for top billing in the Reds’ attack in 2015-16 and beyond, according to the Liverpool Echo. Injuries have sidelined Sturridge and reduced Liverpool’s attacking threat for most...
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Watford Goes Bonkers On Bus Celebrating Premier League Promotion (Video)

Here’s a look at that special feeling a group has when it finds it out will compete on one of the soccer world’s biggest stages in a few months’ time. Players from Watford FC were on their team bus Saturday when they learned they had secured promotion to England’s Premier League from the Championship (second division). Watford is the first of three current Championship teams...
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Don Garber: MLS To Expand Beyond 24 Teams, Shun Promotion, Relegtion

NEW YORK — Having committed to reach 24 teams by the end of the decade, Major League Soccer intends to develop additional expansion plans within six months. MLS launched with 12 teams in 1996 and cut to 10 in 2002. There are 20 this year following the additions of New York City and Orlando, and the league already has announced Atlanta and a second Los...
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Tarek Elrich’s Scores ‘Goal Of The Year’ Candidate In Australia’s A-League (Video)

The goal Tarek Elrich scored Saturday was so good, it’s making headlines not only down under but also up above and everywhere in between. Elrich scored a goal of the year contender for Adelaide United in its 4-1 win over Melbourne City in Australia’s A-League (first division). Elrich scored after embarking on a stunning 75-yard solo dribble, which started well inside his own...
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UFC 186 Predictions: Demetrious Johnson-Kyoji Horiguchi Highlight Eventful Card

Cover your starches with gravy, boys and girls, it’s time for another French-Canadian version of the Downes Side! Find a comfortable place to lay down because these predictions are going hit you harder than a serving of poutine and a six pack of Molson. If you’re looking for action that can match that calorie count, you’ve come to the right place. UFC 186 comes to you live...
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Steven Gerrard Plays 500th Premier Legue Game, Joins 11 Others (Photo)

Steven Gerrard has reached another milestone in his glittering Premier League career. Gerrard played his 500th Premier League game Saturday, going 90 minutes in Liverpool’s goal-less draw with West Bromwich Albion. Gerrard became only the 12th player in Premier League history (since 1992) to hit the 500-game mark — a testament to his excellence and longevity. Welcome to the...
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Milan Lucic, Boston Bruins Mourn Passing Of Forward’s Father

Boston Bruins forward Milan Lucic announced Saturday afternoon via a team statement that his father, Dobro Lucic, passed away Wednesday in Vancouver. “I learned on Wednesday, April 22 that my father passed away unexpectedly in Vancouver,” Lucic said in the release. “My family and I am very grateful for the outpouring of support from the hockey community, friends and fans from...
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Four Royals, Two White Sox Receive Suspensions For Involvement In Brawl

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Seven members of the Kansas City Royals and Chicago White Sox have been fined and six have been suspended by Major League Baseball for their roles in a brawl this week. Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura was suspended seven games, fellow starter Edinson Volquez suspended five games, and outfielder Lorenzo Cain and reliever Kelvin Herrera...
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Liverpool-West Brom Wrap: Reds Stutter-Step To Goal-Less Draw With Baggies

Liverpool hopes to outpace its rivals in the sprint to finish line of the 2014-15 Premier League season, but its stutter-step against West Bromwhich Albion at the start of the final stretch cold prove costly. Liverpool played West Brom to a goal-less draw Saturday in an utterly forgettable Premier League game at the Hawthorns. The teams needed three points to advance their respective...
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Hanley Ramirez Can’t Keep His Helmet On; Helmet Gets Own Twitter Account

Hanley Ramirez might want to invest in some better fitting headgear. Ramirez and designated hitter David Ortiz went back-to-back against the Baltimore Orioles last night en route to a 7-5 Boston Red Sox win, and the left fielder’s solo shot was so powerful that he swung out of his helmet. When you’re @HanleyRamirez, wearing a helmet on a home run...
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Stephen A. Smith blasts Brady for missing White House visit

  Stephen A. Smith has a bone to pick with Tom Brady.   The ESPN personality tore the New England Patriots quarterback to shreds on Sirius FM’s “The Stephen A. Smith Show” on Friday for skipping the White House ceremony honoring the team for its 2014 Super Bowl win, citing a family commitment. Smith believes Brady disrespected the office of the president and...
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Jim Rice To Jim Palmer: ‘Quit Complaining And Let The Guys Go Out And Play’ (Video)

Jim Rice thinks Jim Palmer is throwing stones in a glass house. Palmer, a Hall of Fame pitcher for the Baltimore Orioles, made headlines recently when he criticized Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz after he was ejected for arguing balls and strikes against the O’s. He continued his tirade against Big Papi before Friday’s meeting between the two...
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Red Sox-Orioles Notes: Boston’s Offense Continues Strong Start To Season

The Boston Red Sox are on pace to score a ton of runs this season and Friday night’s 7-5 win over the Baltimore Orioles at Camden Yards was a good example of why. After being held scoreless through four innings, the Sox offense woke up in the fifth inning with a solo home run from Hanley Ramirez and a three-run homer from David Ortiz. Ramirez has been as good as advertised offensively...
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Ex-Olympian Bruce Jenner: ‘For All Intents And Purposes, I Am A Woman’ (Video)

Bruce Jenner, who won a gold medal in the 1976 Olympic men’s decathlon, revealed to ABC News’ Diane Sawyer that he is in fact a transgender woman. “For all intents and purposes, I’m a woman,” Jenner said in an interview that aired Friday night. “People look at me differently. They see you as this macho male, but my heart and my soul and everything that I do in life,...
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Rangers Eliminate Penguins, Advance To Round 2 With OT Win In Game 5

NEW YORK — The New York Rangers used Carl Hagelin’s overtime goal and spectacular goaltending by Henrik Lundqvist for a 2-1 victory over Pittsburgh on Friday night to advance in the Eastern Conference playoffs. Hagelin skated out from behind the net and put a wrist shot on the short side behind Marc-Andre Fleury, who was equally as brilliant as Lundqvist. Hagelin’s teammates...
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Red Sox Wrap: Three Home Runs Power Boston’s Offense In 7-5 Win Over Orioles

The Boston Red Sox moved into a first-place tie with the New York Yankees following their 7-5 road win over the Baltimore Orioles on Friday night. The Sox are now 3-2 against the Orioles this season and 6-4 away from Fenway Park. Here’s a recap of Boston’s win. GAME IN A WORD Power. The Red Sox scored all seven of their runs via the long ball. David Ortiz and Brock Holt each...
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President Obama Wanted Bill Belichick In Hoodie For White House Visit (Video)

President Obama evidently was thinking what we all were Thursday: I hope Bill Belichick rocks a hoodie to the White House. A behind-the-scenes video, released by the White House, revealed a conversation between the Commander in Chief and the New England Patriots coach, in which Obama jokingly expressed disappointment in Belichick’s choice of a suit over his infamous game-day attire...
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Jerry Remy: Rick Porcello Must Find Sinkerball, ‘Keep Infielders Busy’ (Video)

Rick Porcello is looking for a bounce-back performance Friday night against the Baltimore Orioles. The right-hander got knocked around pretty good in his last start that also came against the O’s, giving up eight runs on 12 hits in the Red Sox’s 8-3 loss. Porcello gave up two long home runs in the loss, which is uncharacteristic for the ground-ball pitcher, who hasn’t allowed more...
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Reports: Angels Near Trade That Would Return Josh Hamilton To Rangers

The Josh Hamilton saga could end soon for the Los Angeles Angels. The Angels are close to trading the troubled 33-year-old outfielder back to the Texas Rangers, MLB.com’s T.R. Sullivan first reported Friday. Multiple outlets quickly confirmed the news, with Fox Sports’ Jon Morosi reporting the teams are discussing players and money, not a straight Hamilton...
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Tom Brady Buys Apple Watch Day After Missing White House Visit (Photo)

Tom Brady couldn’t make it to the White House, but he could make it to the Apple store. The New England Patriots quarterback missed out on his team being honored by President Barack Obama on Thursday because of a prior family commitment. But it was apparently just a one-day commitment as Brady was spotted at an Apple store in New York City buying an Apple watch. Looks like Tom...
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Rusney Castillo Could Return To Pawtucket Red Sox Lineup Next Week

Rusney Castillo’s 2015 season got off to a rocky start when he suffered a right shoulder injury nearly two weeks ago. Castillo is progressing in his recovery, and Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell told reporters in Baltimore on Friday that Castillo could return to minor league action soon. Rusney Castillo (on minor league DL) could DH for Pawtucket on Wednesday.— Pete Abraham...
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John Farrell Finding Spot In Lineup For Brock Holt Because Of His ‘Presence’

Brock Holt will get another chance to flash some leather at shortstop Friday night against the Baltimore Orioles. The utility man has done it all for the Boston Red Sox, manning seemingly every position on the diamond at one point or another, and producing stellar results in the process. Holt shined at shortstop while filling in for Xander Bogaerts on Tuesday night, and manager John...
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