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Serena Williams’ U.S. Open Path Starts Easily As First-Round Foe Withdraws

NEW YORK — Even before Serena Williams set foot in Arthur Ashe Stadium on Monday night, her path through the U.S. Open to complete the Grand Slam became a lot easier, thanks to losses by other top women. And when it was the No. 1-seeded American’s turn to play her first-round match, she was not tested one bit by a woman who appeared overwhelmed by the opponent, the occasion and...
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David Ortiz Blasts 495th Home Run Onto Green Monster Vs. Yankees (Video)

David Ortiz is one step closer to joining the 500 club. The Boston Red Sox designated hitter launched his 495th career home run onto the Green Monster in the fourth inning of Monday night’s game against the New York Yankees. In fact, the 1-1 pitch off Ivan Nova landed pretty close to the home run counter the Red Sox put up for Ortiz. It was Ortiz’s 29th homer of 2015. Ortiz...
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Report: Lawyers For Tom Brady, NFL Expect Judge’s Deflategate Ruling Tuesday

U.S. District Court Judge Richard Berman just needs a night to sleep on his Deflategate decision. At least that’s what the lawyers for Tom Brady and the NFL reportedly believe. ProFootballTalk’s Mike Florio, himself a former lawyer, reported via a source that the New England Patriots quarterback’s representatives and the league’s attorneys expect Berman to rule Tuesday on...
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Torey Lovullo: I’ve Learned To Respect John Farrell On A Whole New Level

BOSTON — Torey Lovullo became the Boston Red Sox’s acting manager this season under some very unfortunate circumstances when John Farrell announced his lymphoma diagnosis on Aug. 14. But having Farrell’s old job has made the bench coach look at his skipper in a whole new light. “There’s a lot of extra components that, until you’re sitting in this chair, you don’t realize...
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Pete Frates’ Father, John, Provides Update On ALS Ice Bucket Challenge (Video)

Pete Frates set the internet on fire last summer with the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, so he and his family decided to bring it back again in hopes of raising more funds to fight the disease. Pete’s father, John, sat down with NESN’s Tom Caron to talk about the impact that the newest version of the challenge has made and the progress researchers are making thanks to it. In just...
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Torey Lovullo: Healthy Hanley Ramirez Could Play First Base Right Now (Video)

The wait is almost over: Hanley Ramirez could be making his debut at first base soon. That’s what Boston Red Sox interim manager Torey Lovullo thinks, at least. Speaking with members of the media before Monday’s series opener against the New York Yankees at Fenway Park, Lovullo said that if Ramirez was healthy, he believes he could play first base in a game immediately. NESN...
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Report: Tom Brady Might Have Taken One-Game Suspension For Failure To Cooperate

Tom Brady’s fate now rests in a judge’s hands after he and the NFL couldn’t settle their differences over his four-game Deflategate suspension. It appears Brady wanted to try, though. NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport cited a source briefed on Brady’s thinking entering Monday’s hearing that the New England Patriots quarterback was believed to be open to a one-game ban for failure...
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Taiwo Awoniyi Targets Development During Frankfurt Loan, Future Impact At LFC

Liverpool fans must wait the better part of a year before they can see Taiwo Awoniyi in the flesh. Liverpool signed Awoniyi on Monday from Imperial Academy in Nigeria, the Reds announced on their website. Liverpool immediately loaned Awoniyi, 18, to Bundesliga 2 (German second division) club FSV Frankfurt. #LFC complete a deal for Nigeria U23 striker Taiwo Awoniyi, who joins...
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Torey Lovullo: Hanley Ramirez Could Play First Base Before End Of Season

BOSTON — Hanley Ramirez has been playing hurt for a considerable chunk of the 2015 season, but the Boston Red Sox left fielder might have the opportunity save his body this year. Ramirez revealed Monday ahead of Boston’s game against the New York Yankees at Fenway Park that he’s been playing through a sore left shoulder — he doesn’t remember when exactly he tweaked it...
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Legal Expert: ‘More Probable Than Not’ Tom Brady Will Play In Opener

The Deflategate saga has reached a critical point. Tom Brady and the NFL couldn’t reach a settlement before Monday morning’s hearing with U.S. District Court Judge Richard Berman, meaning Berman now will rule on the New England Patriots quarterback’s four-game suspension appeal. So, what does that mean for all involved? NESN.com caught up with Sports Illustrated legal analyst...
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Jaguars Tight End Julius Thomas Could Miss Five Weeks With Surgery

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Jacksonville Jaguars tight end Julius Thomas might need surgery on his injured hand and could miss multiple games to start the regular season. General manager Dave Caldwell said Monday that Thomas will get a second opinion on his right hand, and if he needs surgery, he would be sidelined another four weeks. Caldwell says “it’s more or less just cleaning...
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Liverpool’s Dejan Lovren Admits Errors Vs. West Ham, Vows To Bounce Back

Dejan Lovren insisted he was more disappointed than anyone with his individual error in Liverpool’s defeat by West Ham United but vowed that he and his teammates will respond. “I’m the first one who is disappointed with myself,” Lovren said. “Of course for the first minute after the second goal I wanted to go under the table. What can I do? “In these moments you have...
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David Ortiz Home Run Counter Added On Top Of Green Monster (Photo)

The Boston Red Sox are nearing the end of their disappointing 2015 campaign, but the excitement is just getting started for David Ortiz. The designated hitter needed 34 home runs before this season to reach to 500 club, and he’s well on his way there. Ortiz has hit 494 in his career after launching two home runs against the New York Mets this weekend, passing Lou Gehrig and Fred...
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Patriots Release Five, Including Josh Boyce, Cutting Roster To 79 Players

FOXBORO, Mass. — The New England Patriots reduced their roster a day early. The Patriots released tight end Jimmay Mundine, linebacker Dekoda Watson, defensive tackle Joe Vellano and wide receivers Josh Boyce and Jonathan Krause on Monday. Mundine, Vellano, Boyce and Krause are subject to waivers. The five cuts bring the Patriots’ roster down to 79 players. They must get...
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Report: Brady convinced Harbaugh to return to Michigan

An early December win by the New England Patriots might have changed the face of Michigan football. Tom Brady helped convince Jim Harbaugh to return to Michigan as head coach, according to an excerpt from “Endzone: The Rise, Fall and Return of Michigan Football,” by John Bacon. It took a Patriots win to get up the guts to ask Brady, however. Check out the pertinent section...
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TC’s DraftKings Value Picks: David Ortiz Must-Start Vs. Yankees At Fenway (Video)

David Ortiz has been a different player since the All-Star break, and sits six long balls shy of the 500 home run club. Since returning from the midseason break on July 17, Ortiz has hit .333 with 10 doubles, 13 home runs, 36 RBIs and 25 runs. He also owns a 1.087 OPS in those 39 games. Monday shouldn’t be much different for Ortiz, as his Boston Red Sox take on the New York Yankees...
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Jackie Bradley Jr. Starts, Hanley Ramirez Sits For Red Sox In Yankees Opener

BOSTON — The New York Yankees are at Fenway Park for the last time in 2015, and Hanley Ramirez might miss out on all the fun. The Boston Red Sox left fielder will be on the bench Monday for the fourth straight game with what interim manager Torey Lovullo described as “shoulder fatigue.” Ramirez is not expected to hit the disabled list, but Lovullo didn’t have a timeline...
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Police: Man Fixated On Female Star Shot Outside WWE Performance Center

A shooting occurred Monday afternoon outside the WWE Performance Center in Orlando, Fla., according to police. A 29-year-old man “fixated” on a female wrestler was shot by a deputy, authorities said, according to WESH in Orlando. The man was believed to have been armed with a knife and was shot after charging deputies who were responding to a trespassing call at the training...
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Report: NFL offered to cut Brady suspension to 3 games

Tom Brady and the NFL ultimately did not reach a settlement Monday in the New England Patriots quarterback’s Deflategate suspension appeal, and according to reports, the league never even made an official offer. The NFL was willing to cut a deal with Brady, according to Gary Myers of the New York Daily News, but its reported offer was … underwhelming, to say the least. ...
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Anthony Martial Cleared To Join Man United From Monaco For Teenage-Record Fee

MANCHESTER, England — For the second straight year, Manchester United is turning to French club Monaco to solve its striker shortage in the final hours of Europe’s summer transfer window. Twelve months ago, it was Radamel Falcao. This time, it’s Anthony Martial. The French Football Federation said Monday Martial, a 19-year-old forward who has been compared to France great Thierry...
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Martavis Bryant's four-game suspension upheld

There were high hopes for Martavis Bryant in his second season, but a different kind of high will put his 2015 season on hold for now. The Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver reportedly was suspended four games last week by the NFL, and that was upheld after Bryant appealed, the team announced Monday. According to NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport, Bryant was suspended after multiple failed...
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Jared Sullinger, Tyler Zeller Have Discussed Contract Extensions With Celtics

The Boston Celtics have begun preliminary talks about potential contract extensions for big men Jared Sullinger and Tyler Zeller, according to Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge. “Obviously, those are two guys that we like moving forward,” Ainge told The Boston Globe’s Adam Himmelsbach on Monday. “So, yeah, there will be more discussions with both of them...
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Patriots’ Michael Williams: ‘I Still Don’t Know’ What Position I’ll Play

FOXBORO, Mass. — Let’s just call Michael Williams a “blocker” for now. The 6-foot-6, 304-pounder was announced as an offensive lineman and given jersey No. 74 when the New England Patriots acquired him from the Detroit Lions for a 2017 seventh-round draft pick last Tuesday. That position and number lasted approximately two minutes. Williams swapped his No. 74 jersey for...
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Zahra Schreiber, Seth Rollins’ Girlfriend, Fired By WWE For Nazi Photos

Zahra Schreiber’s social media exploits led her straight to the unemployment line. World Wrestling Entertainment fired Schreiber after controversial photos posted to the WWE Diva’s Instagram account in 2012 recently were uncovered. The photos, which have since been deleted, prominently featured Nazi swastikas. “WWE has released Zahra Schreiber due to inappropriate and offensive...
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Nick Caserio: Bill Belichick Still Going Strong, ‘Nobody Works Harder’

No one knows for sure when Bill Belichick will walk away from the New England Patriots, but it goes without saying he’ll leave a lasting impact on the organization from top to bottom. Belichick’s work obviously turned the Patriots into one of the NFL’s elite franchises. However, it’s also the work he continues to do day in and day out that should also carry on when he finally...
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