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Mike Carp Has ‘Fun’ In Pitching Debut; Other Notes From Red Sox’s Loss

BOSTON — Things got ugly for the Red Sox on Thursday. Very ugly. The Red Sox were pulverized by the New York Yankees in the teams’ series finale at Fenway Park. Boston committed five errors and produced just four hits in a 14-5 loss. The Red Sox now head to Toronto for three games against the Blue Jays. Let’s first go over some notes from Thursday’s disaster. – Felix Doubront...
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Red Sox Beating Themselves With Sloppy Defense, Shaky Starting Pitching

BOSTON — It wouldn’t be surprising if the Red Sox cracked a couple of cold ones on the flight to Toronto. Boston committed five errors and received another poor starting pitching performance Thursday as the New York Yankees steamrolled Felix Doubront and the Red Sox 14-5 in the series finale at Fenway Park. It was one of the Red Sox’s ugliest performances in some time. “I...
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Boston Bruins’ Top Line Picks Perfect Time To Break Out In Game 4 Win

The Boston Bruins’ forward depth is a point of pride, but there are times they lean on their top talent like every other team. Yet the Bruins’ top line entered Game 4 on Thursday against the Detroit Red Wings having tallied just one goal through the first three games. That skid ended, as they finally broke through as Milan Lucic scored the game-tying goal, and Jarome Iginla netted...
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Brock Holt Optioned To Pawtucket; Will Middlebrooks Ready To Return

BOSTON — Brock Holt’s reward for playing well in his seven games with the Red Sox is a trip back to the minors. The Red Sox have optioned Holt to Triple-A Pawtucket to make room for third baseman Will Middlebrooks, according to manager John Farrell. Middlebrooks has been on the disabled list since April 6 because of a calf strain he suffered during pregame sprints. Holt hit ...
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CC Sabathia Propels Yankees To 14-5 Win Over Red Sox (Video)

The New York Yankees defeated the Boston Red Sox 14-5 Thursday night at Fenway Park behind a stellar offensive performance and a strong game from starting pitcher CC Sabathia. Sabathia gave up just three hits, two earned runs and struck out eight batters in six innings pitched. The victory improves his record to 3-2 on the season. Check out the video above to watch Sabathia’s...
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Cubs’ Wrigley Field Cake Wasn’t Eaten, Was Thrown In Dumpster (Photo)

Remember that 400-pound Wrigley Field cake that the Chicago Cubs had made for the historic ballpark’s 100th birthday? Well, here it is as of Thursday morning: After the game at Wrigley against the Arizona Diamondbacks on Wednesday, the cake was taken to a Cubs charity fundraiser at the Field Museum. That’s where the dumpster comes in. Deadspin found photos on Reddit from the...
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Jarome Iginla Scores Game 4 Winner In OT, Gives Bruins 3-1 Series Lead (Video)

The Boston Bruins have taken a commanding 3-1 first-round series lead with a 3-2 overtime win in Thursday night’s Game 4 against the Detroit Red Wings. After the Red Wings opened a 2-0 lead in the second period, the Bruins fought back to tie the game in the third period to force overtime. Boston proceeded to dominate the extra period with consistent offensive zone pressure and...
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Wally The Green Monster Performs ‘Wally Wave’ With Fenway Fans (Video)

The Wally Wave is taking over Fenway Park. Wally the Green Monster knows how to start a party, even when it requires bringing together Boston Red Sox fans and New York Yankees fans. The loveable Red Sox mascot has gotten everyone on the same page for years, and his new dance, the Wally Wave, has had everyone at Fenway rocking out this season. Wally and several fans — including...
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Jason Collins Featured On Cover Of TIME’s Most Influential People (Photo)

Brooklyn Nets center Jason Collins is featured on a cover of TIME’s 2014 Most Influential People issue. Former first daughter Chelsea Clinton wrote an article for the piece that describes her experiences with Collins dating back to when she attended school alongside him at Stanford University. “I met Jason Collins when we were freshmen at Stanford,” Clinton wrote. “Jason...
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NFL Will Discuss Expanded Playoffs, Longer PATs At Owners’ Meetings

NEW YORK — The NFL will discuss expanded playoffs at the owners’ meetings next month in Atlanta. Commissioner Roger Goodell told a gathering of Associated Press Sports Editors on Thursday that a vote is uncertain on the proposal to add two teams to the postseason. Should the owners vote on the increase in May, Goodell said the 14-team playoffs could be implemented for the upcoming...
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Sammy Sosa Wants To Make Amends With Cubs After 10 Years Of Tension

After the Chicago Cubs neglected to invite Sammy Sosa to Wrigley Field’s 100th anniversary celebration on Wednesday, the retired slugger expressed his desire to reconcile with the Cubs organization. “I should have been there; I would have liked to have been there,” Sosa told ESPN Deportes. “The Cubs know where to find me, and I hope to have the chance to clear up any...
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Shane Victorino’s Return Strengthens Boston Red Sox In Several Ways

BOSTON — Shane Victorino’s return should strengthen the Red Sox in several ways. Victorino, who was activated from the 15-day disabled list Thursday, will greatly improve the Red Sox’s outfield defense, provide offensive consistency and add a little extra energy to a team that has endured some struggles while opening its World Series defense. In essence, the 33-year-old will...
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Michael Pineda suspended 10 games for using pine tar

Major League Baseball suspended New York Yankees starting pitcher Michael Pineda 10 games on Thursday for using a foreign substance in Wednesday’s game against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park. The 25-year-old was ejected in the second inning after the umpire checked out the substance. Pineda confirmed the substance was pine tar in his postgame comments in the visiting locker...
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John Lackey Gave Best Performance Of Season In Win Over Yankees (Video)

John Lackey was brilliant in the Boston Red Sox’s 5-1 victory over the New York Yankees on Wednesday night at Fenway Park. The veteran starter gave up just one earned run and struck out 11 batters in eight innings of work for his third victory of the year. Check out the video above for Don Orsillo and Jerry Remy’s take on Lackey’s last start.Filed under: Boston Red Sox, NESN...
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Patrick Kane gets asked if he's ever scored an OT game-winner

Patrick Kane’s Stanley Cup-winning goal in overtime against the Philadelphia Flyers in 2010 was a beauty. As For The Win pointed out, even sports fans who aren’t necessarily NHL fans have probably seen it on some type of highlight reel. Kane is well-known for scoring that goal. So when Peggy Kusinski of NBC Chicago asked Kane if Wednesday night’s overtime game winner against...
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Will Middlebrooks Expected To Rejoin Boston Red Sox’s Lineup In Toronto

BOSTON — The Red Sox’s lineup finally is taking shape. Outfielder Shane Victorino was activated off the 15-day disabled list before Thursday’s game against the New York Yankees, and third baseman Will Middlebrooks isn’t far behind. Middlebrooks is expected to be activated off the DL this weekend when the Red Sox play the Blue Jays in Toronto, according to Boston manager John...
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Bobcats’ Josh McRoberts Fined For Hard Hit To Lebron James’ Neck

Charlotte Bobcats forward Josh McRoberts’ wallet just got a little lighter thanks to a nasty hit to LeBron James’ neck during Wednesday night’s Game 2 against the Miami Heat. The NBA fined McRoberts $20,000 for the hit, which was initially ruled a personal foul but was upgraded to a Flagrant 2 foul. The ruling was announced Thursday. The foul occurred with 50 seconds remaining...
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Dave McGillivray Ran His 42nd Boston Marathon After Hours For Team MR8

Boston Athletic Association race director Dave McGillivray ran his 42nd Boston Marathon on Monday for Team MR8 to benefit the Martin W. Richard Charitable Foundation, but he started a few hours after all the other runners had finished. McGillivray began running the course at 7 p.m. after a long day of supervising marathon procedures. He was accompanied by fellow members of the...
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John Farrell: Michael Pineda Pine Tar Incident Shouldn’t Cause Rule Change

BOSTON — New York Yankees starter Michael Pineda was suspended 10 games Thursday for his use of pine tar in the second inning of Wednesday’s Red Sox-Yankees game at Fenway Park. But while the suspension closes the book on this particular situation, it hardly ends the debate over what forms of “cheating” are acceptable across Major League Baseball, and to what extent. Red...
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Minor-League Team To Wear ‘Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air’ Jerseys (Photo)

Minor-league teams have been unveiling some crazy specially-designed uniforms lately, but the State College Spikes may have the best ones so far. As part of their promotional schedule, the Spikes will be hosting a meet and greet on June 29 with Alfonzo Ribeiro, who played Carlton Banks on “Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.” They’re also playing the Philadelphia Phillies’ short-season...
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Red Sox-Yankees Live: Shane Victorino Returns From DL For Series Finale

5:29 p.m.: The feeling around the Red Sox in the wake of Michael Pineda’s 10-game suspension continues to be that the pitcher simply was too blatant in his use of pine tar. John Farrell insisted he doesn’t have an opinion as to whether Pineda’s suspension was too long or too short, instead saying the consequences are to be expected when a pitcher goes that far in pushing the...
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Jeff Green Runner-Up For NBA Sportsmanship Award Behind Mike Conley (Video)

Jeff Green had a disappointing season on the court, but he did manage to make an impact in another way. Green was named one of six divisional winners for the 2014 Joe Dumars Trophy, which honors players who reflect good sportsmanship. The Boston Celtics forward finished second in the overall voting to Memphis Grizzlies guard Mike Conley. As a divisional winner, Green can choose a...
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Tiger Woods And Elin Nordegren Watch Son’s Tee-Ball Game With Lindsay Vonn

Things seem to be looking up for the Woods family. TMZ Sports spotted Tiger Woods taking in his son Charlie’s tee-ball game with his ex-wife Elin Nordegren and his current girlfriend Lindsay Vonn. The unlikely trio sat together at a Florida field, and a source said that Woods and Nordegren were “civil…even friendly at times.” Things between Woods and Nordegren obviously...
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Patriots’ Best Option In 2014 NFL Draft Is To Trade Down (Podcast)

The New England Patriots would be wise to trade down in the 2014 NFL draft. The Patriots have many needs to fill, but none are so glaring that they need to reach for one specific position. Many of the Patriots’ best fits in this year’s class — at defensive tackle, offensive line, running back and pass rusher — likely will still be available when the Patriots are set to...
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Penguins Coach Dan Bylsma Calls Team’s Effort ‘Troubling’ After Game 4 Loss

Losing is never easy to get over, but it’s a bit more acceptable when a team is beaten by a better opponent. The toughest part about losing is when it happens after maximum effort wasn’t given, and for Pittsburgh Penguins head coach Dan Bylsma, there’s a concern about his team’s effort after it lost Game 4 of its first-round series to the Columbus Blue Jackets in overtime...
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