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Jose Altuve Shows Off Jump Swing, Makes Contact On Pitch Over His Head (GIF)

Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve could have used a stepladder Monday night. The 5-foot-5 All-Star is having a monster season, leading the league in batting average (.345) and hits (221) while ranking third in steals (54). But he’s also the shortest active player in Major League Baseball, so sometimes he has to get a little wild and crazy in the batter’s box to make...
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Rangers’ Guilder Rodriguez Collects First MLB Hits After 13 Seasons In Minors

The wait was well worth it for Texas Rangers utility infielder Guilder Rodriguez. The 31-year-old played 13 seasons and 1,095 games in the minor leagues before the Rangers called him up earlier in September. Rodriguez’s 1000-plus games with ten different teams in the minors were the most games played without an appearance in the bigs, but Monday night, his perseverance paid off...
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Fantasy Football: Donald Brown Highlights Week 4 Waiver Wire Adds

With three NFL weeks in the books, you should have a good idea of what your fantasy team will look like going forward. Injuries, suspensions and non-exempt commissioner’s lists have already taken a toll on the fantasy world this season. That’s the bad news. The good news is that three weeks of NFL action is usually enough to determine your team’s strengths and weaknesses....
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Adam Silver: NBA Will Take ‘Fresh Look’ At Domestic Violence Policies

NEW YORK — NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said Monday his league will “take a fresh look” at its domestic violence procedures in the wake of the NFL’s rash of incidents. Silver said during a community service event in Staten Island that the league has been discussing with the NBA Players Association ways to further educate players and provide programs to them and their families...
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Stephen Gostkowski Shows Off Bowling Skills At Splitsville (Video)

When Stephen Gostkowski isn’t booming 50-yard field goals on Sundays, he likes to bowl. In fact, the New England Patriots kicker used to be a part of a bowling league in North Attleboro, Mass., several years ago, and he used to bowl with former Patriots linebacker Tedy Bruschi. Gostkowski and several Patriots players from past and present were on hand at the grand opening of...
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Staples Center Ice Found Its Way To All Of LA Kings’ Road Game 7’s

The Los Angeles Kings might have received some superstitious help during their Stanley Cup run this past spring. Staples Center event crew supervisor Joe Laughlin did everything in his power to make sure there was some Staples Center ice sprayed onto the playing surfaces in San Jose, Anaheim and Chicago during the Kings’ Game 7s at each arena. How did he do this? According to LA...
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Claude Julien: Simon Gagne Is ‘Getting Better All The Time’ (Video)

Simon Gagne hasn’t played an NHL game since April 2013. Still, that’s not stopping him from making a strong push to make the Boston Bruins roster this training camp. With preseason games beginning Tuesday at Montreal for the Bruins, Gagne has a huge couple of weeks coming up as he tries to impress the coaching staff and crack Boston’s roster. So far, head coach Claude Julien...
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Tom Brady Jokes About Tuck Rule Facebook Post: ‘Great Day For Patriots’

Tom Brady and the New England Patriots squeaked past the Oakland Raiders with a 16-9 win Sunday, but it certainly wasn’t the first time they’ve had a close call against the team in Black and Silver. We’re referring, of course, to the infamous “Tuck Rule” game in 2002, when an obscure call in the AFC Divisional playoffs allowed New England escape with a 16-13 win. Brady...
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2014-15 Philadelphia Flyers Preview: Steve Mason Key To Playoff Chances

The Philadelphia Flyers gambled on Steven Mason as a starting goaltender last season and the move paid off. The former Calder Trophy winner, whose performance had suffered greatly since his 2008-09 rookie campaign, posted a solid 33-18-7 record with a 2.16 goals against average and a .917 save percentage to help the Flyers make the playoffs last season. Mason has resurrected his...
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John Rocker On ‘Survivor’ Experience: ‘It Was Worse Than I Expected’

The CBS show “Survivor” will feature a familiar face to baseball fans this season. Former Atlanta Braves closer John Rocker will be in the competitive reality series, which begins its 29th season on Sept. 24. The pitcher, who made over $5 million in his baseball career, had to survive in a remote area in Nicaragua as part of the show. While we’ll have to watch the show to find...
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PHOTO: Metta World Peace's new shoes feature panda heads

The last we heard from Metta World Peace, he signed a contract with the Sichuan Blue Whales in China and announced he’d go by the name “Panda’s Friend” throughout his stay in China. Now, to kick off his new career overseas, the man with a history of names has released new basketball shoes featuring a stuffed panda head along with two panda arms. “Welcome to Metta’s...
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James Harrison Says He’s Returning To Steelers In Instagram Post (Video)

Less than a month ago, free agent linebacker James Harrison used a Facebook post to announce his NFL retirement. On Monday night, Harrison used a different social media application to foreshadow his return. The 36-year-old, who spent the majority of his career with the Pittsburgh Steelers, posted a video on Instagram that shows him asking his kids if they’d want him to return...
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Braves Fire Longtime GM Frank Wren After Team Misses Out On Playoffs

ATLANTA — For nearly a quarter-century, the Atlanta Braves have been all about stability. That changed Monday. In their first major off-the-field firing since 1990, the Braves dismissed general manager Frank Wren less than 24 hours after being eliminated from the National League playoff race. The move came with a week remaining in the regular season. Former Cleveland and Texas...
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Tom Werner Elected To New Committee To Examine Pace Of Play In MLB

As baseball games get increasingly longer and the demographics of the audience get older, Major League Baseball is trying to address its pace-of-play problem. Bud Selig released a statement announcing the appointment of a new committee designed to examine the pace of the game. “We have the greatest game in the world, but we are always looking for ways to improve it,” Selig’s statement...
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Who Will Be The Amica Pitcher Of The Week?

Vote for the Amica Pitcher of the Week and give yourself a chance to win a $100 gift card to the Yawkey Way Team Store. Voting begins every Monday, and winners are picked every Saturday, so make sure to come back every week to give yourself another chance to win. First read the official rules, then completely fill out the form below for your chance to win. Tuesday: Clay Buchholz...
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Qatar: We’ll Host 2022 FIFA World Cup In ‘Summer or Winter’

Qatar organizers dismissed any chance of the 2022 FIFA World Cup being taken away from the Gulf nation after a warning on Monday by a FIFA executive committee member. Theo Zwanziger was quoted in his native Germany as saying that he believed the World Cup will not be played in Qatar because of the heat. Discussions about shifting the tournament dates from the searing summer heat...
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Report: Darko Milicic Retires From Basketball To Launch Kickboxing Career

Darko Milicic is hanging up his basketball sneakers and putting on a pair of boxing gloves instead. The former No. 2 overall pick in the 2003 NBA draft will sign a contract on Wednesday to be a professional kickboxer in his native Serbia, according to NBA Serbia. Milicic, who’s only 29, hasn’t played in the NBA since 2012, when he played in just one game for five minutes with...
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NFL Injury Update: Dennis Pitta, Danny Woodhead Go Down In Week 3

In case you haven’t heard, injuries are part of the game in the NFL. Week 3 didn’t feature the laundry list of big names that went down in Week 2, but, as will likely be the case every week, a number of notable players suffered notable injuries on Sunday. Virtually none of the 32 teams in the league make it through the year unscathed, and several clubs are already feeling the...
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Daniel Paille: Canadiens ‘Good Test’ For Bruins In Preseason Opener

WILMINGTON, Mass. — Be it preseason, regular season or postseason — games in Montreal just have a little something extra for the Boston Bruins. The Bell Centre will be the site of the Bruins’ preseason opener Tuesday night, and despite the game’s lack of impact on the standings, the B’s know what to expect. “I’m sure it’ll still be loud,” Daniel Paille told reporters after...
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NESN To Launch ‘NESN Sports Update,’ A Fast-Paced Morning Sports News Show

Sept. 22, 2014 — NESN, New England’s most watched sports network, announced plans to expand its sports news programming by launching a new show called NESN Sports Update that will air every morning (Mon. – Sun.) from 5:00 am to 9:00 a.m. beginning Monday, Nov. 3, 2014. The show will also re-air between noon and 2 pm on weekdays when a live event is not scheduled. The fast-paced...
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German Soccer Player Scores 90-Yard Goal, Breaks Bundesliga Record (Video)

Moritz Stoppelkamp only has scored two goals in his Bundesliga (Germany’s first division) career. The other one didn’t break any records. Stoppelkamp, 27, scored the longest goal in Bundesliga history Saturday. The SC Paderborn winger sealed his team’s 2-0 win over Hannover with 90-yard (82-meter) strike. Goalkeeper Ron-Robert Zieler was in Paderpborn’s penalty area, as Hannover...
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Bruins Training Camp Notes: David Pastrnak, Gregory Campbell Still Absent

WILMINGTON, Mass. — The Boston Bruins took the ice at Ristuccia Arena on Monday for their final training camp sessions ahead of Tuesday’s preseason opener. Forwards David Pastrnak (shoulder) and Gregory Campbell (mid-core) both were absent from practice after also sitting out Sunday night’s Black & Gold scrimmage. Defenseman Linus Arnesson (groin), the Bruins’ second...
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Bruins Player Preview: Torey Krug’s Expected Role, Projected Season Stats

Editor’s note: NESN.com will preview every NHL-level Bruins player over the next few weeks, leading to the Oct. 8 season opener. Click here for the full schedule and to read other player profiles. Torey Krug is one of the best young defensemen in the NHL, but he has yet to report to Boston Bruins training camp. The former Michigan State blueliner, who became a breakout star during...
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Eagles Fans Threw Cheesesteaks, Hot Dog Buns At Chris Baker After Ejection (Video)

Things got hostile in Philadelphia after Washington Redskins defensive lineman Chris Baker was ejected from Sunday’s game against the Eagles for an objectionable hit. Eagles fans reportedly tossed food at the lineman as he made his way to the tunnel, with one bystander reporting that a cup filled with “cheesesteak innards” made its way to the field along with a hot dog, according...
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Julian Edelman On Pats’ Struggling Offense: ‘We’re Just Not Clicking’

After another dismal offensive performance on Sunday, the New England Patriots’ primary weakness this year has become something that is usually a strength. Despite the team being 2-1, the Patriots offense hasn’t had the explosiveness it did in years past. New England is 27th in yards per game after finishing seventh last season. The Patriots have received some solid production...
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