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Red Sox Notes: Shane Victorino Hits Ground Running In Return To Lineup

This embed is invalid" /> BOSTON — Independence Day has been kind to the Red Sox. Clay Buchholz and the Red Sox defeated the Houston Astros 6-1 in a Fourth of July matinee Saturday at Fenway Park, improving Boston’s all-time record on America’s birthday to 91-67. Maybe it’s a coincidence. Maybe the Red Sox are just that damn patriotic. Either way, Boston...
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Women’s World Cup Schedule 2015: Date, Time, TV Channel For Each Game

Oh Canada, this should be quite a tournament. Our neighbors to the north will host the Women’s World Cup from June 6 through July 5, with games played in Vancouver, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Ottawa, Montreal and Moncton. The Americans are among the tournament favorites, although they must advance out of a tough group first. Watch the tournament on FOX Sports channels or online, and come...
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Xander Bogaerts Deflects All-Star Talk, But Admits Nod ‘Would Be Big’

This embed is invalid" /> BOSTON — Sure, Xander Bogaerts wants to be an All-Star. Who doesn’t? But with the Red Sox sitting in last place in the American League East with seven games remaining in the first half, the 22-year-old shortstop is focused more on entering the break on a high note than on whether he’ll punch his ticket to the Midsummer...
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Clay Buchholz Strengthens All-Star Case With Another Gem For Red Sox

This embed is invalid" /> BOSTON — The stars are aligned for Clay Buchholz to punch his ticket to Cincinnati. Buchholz, whose career has been filled with both peaks and valleys, continued his amazing 2015 turnaround Saturday with a complete-game gem in the Boston Red Sox’s 6-1 win over the Houston Astros at Fenway Park. The performance continued an impressive...
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Bryce Harper Crushes Majestic Home Run With USA-Themed Bat (Video)

He’s got the hair, the swagger, and now he’s bringing the Fourth of July fireworks. Bryce Harper hit the most patriotic home run you’ll see Saturday. The 22-year-old phenom stepped to the plate with his American flag-themed Washington Nationals jersey and a star-spangled bat on his shoulder with a runner on in the bottom of the first inning Saturday. Bryce Harper's bat. ...
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Red Sox Wrap: Clay Buchholz Brilliant In Boston’s 6-1 Win Over Astros

This embed is invalid" /> BOSTON — This Fourth of July was a good one for the Red Sox. The Red Sox defeated the Houston Astros 6-1 on Saturday afternoon at Fenway Park. Clay Buchholz dazzled en route to his seventh win of 2015. Boston needed a strong performance from Buchholz after its bullpen was taxed in Friday night’s series-opening, extra-inning loss...
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How To Watch USA-Japan Women’s World Cup Final Online (Live Stream)

It’s the rematch that’s been four years in the making: Team USA faces Japan on Sunday at a shot for redemption and glory, but most importantly for a chance at the Women’s World Cup championship. In 2011, the Americans lost to Japan in penalty kicks, a heartbreaking way to lose. This time around, the U.S. looks more poised to bring home the crown than ever. Team USA has now...
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WATCH: Pablo Sandoval falls over railing during catch

  This embed is invalid   " /> BOSTON — Don’t mistake this Panda for being clumsy. He’s acrobatic, if anything. Boston Red Sox third baseman Pablo Sandoval tumbled over the railing and into the visitors’ dugout at Fenway Park while making a great catch in the fourth inning of Saturday’s game against the Houston Astros. The grab drew a standing ovation...
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Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest: Joey Chestnut Upset In Bid For Ninth Title (Video)

The King has been dethroned. Joey “Jaws” Chestnut was upset at the annual Fourth of July Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest on Saturday by 23-year-old Matt Stonie, who ate 62 hot dogs and buns en route to the win. Chestnut only managed 60 hot dogs and buns in the 10-minute competition. This embed is invalid" /> This embed is invalid...
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Clay Buchholz not worried about trade rumors

Clay Buchholz isn’t concerned about whether he’ll follow in the footsteps of Jon Lester, John Lackey and Jake Peavy, among others. Not every July rumor carries weight. Buchholz, the only member of the Boston Red Sox’s 2014 Opening Day rotation to not be traded at last season’s Major League Baseball non-waiver trade deadline, realizes his name could be tossed around in speculation...
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Phoenix Suns Unveil LaMarcus Aldridge Banner; All-Star Signs With Spurs (Photos)

Well, this is awkward. LaMarcus Aldridge, the prize of NBA free agency, agreed to sign with the San Antonio Spurs on Saturday. Aldridge reportedly was deciding between signing with San Antonio or the Phoenix Suns. With all the hype regarding Aldridge’s potential decision, Phoenix mayor Greg Stanton decided to pitch in with the recruiting efforts. Hey @aldridge_12, check out what...
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Red Sox, Astros Wear USA-Themed Uniforms For Fourth Of July (Photos)

This embed is invalid" /> BOSTON — The Red Sox celebrated the Fourth of July in style. Both the Red Sox and Houston Astros wore USA-inspired uniforms Saturday afternoon at Fenway Park in honor of America’s birthday. Each team sported unique hats and donned jerseys that featured stars in the numbers and an Old Glory patch on the right sleeve. Stars &...
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John Farrell, Red Sox Working To Eliminate Inexcusable Mental Mistakes

This embed is invalid" /> BOSTON — The Red Sox haven’t exactly played fundamentally sound baseball this season. There have been several instances of late in which the Red Sox have made mental mistakes. It hasn’t always cost them, but it looks bad for an underachieving team in last place in the American League East. “As each one of those situations comes...
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LaMarcus Aldridge Agrees To Maximum Contract With San Antonio Spurs

The prize of the 2015 NBA free agency class has landed: LaMarcus Aldridge is signing with the San Antonio Spurs. Yahoo! Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski was first to report the deal, while Aldridge took to Twitter and confirmed the deal himself shortly thereafter. Free agent LaMarcus Aldridge will sign with the San Antonio Spurs, league sources tell Yahoo Sports.— Adrian Wojnarowski...
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Shane Victorino Returns To Red Sox’s Lineup For Fourth Of July Matinee

This embed is invalid" /> BOSTON — Shane Victorino is back. Victorino, who was activated from the disabled list before Friday’s game, returns to the Red Sox’s starting lineup Saturday afternoon at Fenway Park. The 34-year-old will play right field and bat eighth for Boston’s Fourth of July showdown with the Houston Astros. Victorino hasn’t played since...
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Steven Wright Rejoins Boston Red Sox; Noe Ramirez Optioned To Pawtucket

This embed is invalid" /> BOSTON — Steven Wright’s back-and-forth season continues. The Red Sox recalled Wright from Triple-A Pawtucket before Saturday’s game against the Houston Astros at Fenway Park. Boston optioned Noe Ramirez to Pawtucket to make room on the active roster. Wright remains a valuable asset to the Red Sox, as the club can call upon the...
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Red Sox Notes: Mookie Betts Pushes Envelope Too Far In Loss To Astros

BOSTON — A return home only killed the momentum. The Red Sox began an eight-game homestand Friday with a 12-8, 10-inning loss to the Houston Astros at Fenway Park. Boston won five of its previous seven games on the road before suffering the defeat. The most disheartening aspect of Boston’s extra-inning loss was that the offense was up to par. The Red Sox rallied to tie the game...
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Junichi Tazawa’s Absence Hurts Boston Red Sox In Momentum-Killing Loss

This embed is invalid" /> BOSTON — Junichi Tazawa was unavailable. That explains a lot. Tazawa’s absence from the Red Sox’s series opener against the Houston Astros at Fenway Park raised eyebrows, as Boston sure could have used the reliable right-handed reliever in its 12-8, extra-inning loss. But while there were two situations — the eighth inning and...
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Red Sox Wrap: Boston Crumbles In 10th Inning Of 12-8 Loss To Astros

BOSTON — The Red Sox traded punches with arguably the best team in the American League. It ended with Boston hitting the canvas in extra innings. The Red Sox, who rallied in both the seventh and eighth innings Friday, suffered a 12-8 loss to the Houston Astros in 10 innings in the teams’ series opener at Fenway Park. The contest marked the first of eight consecutive home games...
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David Ortiz Drilled In Helmet By Throw; Ball Flies Into Stands (Video)

This embed is invalid" /> David Ortiz has a mean headbutt. Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve attempted to turn a double play in the fifth inning of Friday night’s game against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park. His bid was unsuccessful because his throw to first base smoked Ortiz in the helmet and ricocheted all the way into the stands along...
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David Ortiz: MLB All-Star Game Voting Needs To Be Taken More Seriously

This embed is invalid" /> David Ortiz is keeping an eye on Major League Baseball’s 2015 All-Star Game voting, even though it’s unlikely he’ll punch his ticket to the Midsummer Classic. The Boston Red Sox slugger doesn’t like what he’s seeing. The Kansas City Royals have dominated fan voting, creating a scenario in which the defending American League...
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Ben Cherington, Red Sox Still In Process Of Evaluating Playoff Chances

This embed is invalid" /> Ben Cherington is waiting to see how things unfold. The Boston Red Sox general manager hasn’t committed to buying or selling with the Major League Baseball non-waiver trade deadline less than a month away. He’s instead assessing his team’s chances of playing its way into playoff contention — much like he did last July — before...
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DraftKings: Brock Holt, Jay Bruce Highlight Tom Caron’s Lineup

There aren’t many combos better than baseball and a holiday weekend. DraftKings, the official fantasy partner of the Boston Red Sox, offers one-day fantasy baseball games, allowing users to set a new lineup every day. Now the website is teaming up with NESN to offer fans an opportunity to challenge Red Sox host Tom Caron in the sport that he knows best. Don’t miss your opportunity...
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Justin Masterson, Red Sox Look To Carry Momentum Into Opener Vs. Astros

This embed is invalid" /> BOSTON — The Red Sox are riding high for a change. While it’s been a disappointing season for Boston to this point, the Red Sox showed life on their recent seven-game road trip. Boston went 5-2 against the Tampa Bay Rays and Toronto Blue Jays, giving the club some momentum as it prepares to close out the first half with an eight...
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Blake Swihart Placed On DL As Boston Red Sox Make Several Roster Moves

BOSTON — The three-catcher situation lasted exactly one day. The Red Sox placed catcher Blake Swihart on the 15-day disabled list before Friday’s game against the Houston Astros at Fenway Park. The move was one of several made by Boston, as outfielder Shane Victorino was activated from the 15-day DL, outfielder Jackie Bradley Jr. was optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket and right-handed...
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