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Red Sox Notes: Boston’s Bullpen A Potential Issue For Struggling Club?

This embed is invalid" /> So much for that momentum. The Red Sox let a boost of energy slip away, as Boston failed to parlay Eduardo Rodriguez’s series-opening gem into anything more substantial Friday in a 7-4 loss to the Texas Rangers at Globe Life Park. Josh Hamilton homered twice as the Rangers handed the Red Sox their fourth loss in five games...
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Brian Johnson Throws Six Perfect Innings In Dominant Effort For PawSox

This embed is invalid" /> One day after Eduardo Rodriguez shined in his major league debut with the Red Sox, another left-hander showed why he, too, might find his way to Boston before long. Brian Johnson tossed six perfect innings Friday as the Pawtucket Red Sox defeated the Louisville Bats 1-0 at McCoy Stadium. Johnson was removed after six frames...
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David Ortiz Ready For Red Sox Return After Stint In ‘Ortiz Laboratory’

This embed is invalid" /> David Ortiz has emerged from the drawing board. All signs point toward the slugger returning to the Boston Red Sox’s starting lineup Saturday, manager John Farrell said after Friday’s 7-4 loss. Ortiz sat out the first two games of Boston’s series against the Texas Rangers to work on his swing and catch a mental breather...
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Steven Wright Falls Victim To ‘Nature Of The Beast’ In Red Sox’s Loss

This embed is invalid" /> True Life: I’m a knuckleballer. The latest episode of Steven Wright’s tenure in the Red Sox’s rotation was much like the first two in that he gave Boston a chance to win. It’s really all anyone can ask of Wright, who’s been as advertised since taking Justin Masterson’s spot, and Friday’s 7-4 loss to the Texas...
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Red Sox’s Wade Miley Participates In Cow-Milking Competition (Video)

Wade Miley will attempt to grab the bull by the horns Saturday when he starts for the Boston Red Sox against the Texas Rangers at Globe Life Park. On Friday, the left-hander took the cow by the udders. Miley faced off against Rangers reliever Ross Ohlendorf in a pregame cow-milking contest in Arlington. Ohlendorf pulled out a close victory, but Miley gave him a run for his...
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Brock Holt Slides To Make Excellent Snowcone Catch For Red Sox (Video)

Brock Holt just needs a glove, playing time and a few opportunities. Holt has a knack for making defensive plays regardless of where he’s stationed on the diamond. The Boston Red Sox’s versatile utility man started Friday’s game against the Texas Rangers in left field with Hanley Ramirez serving as the designated hitter, and he wasted little time in leaving his mark. Filed...
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Alain Vigneault: Rangers D-Man Ryan McDonagh Played On Broken Foot

Many NHL players play through pain and injury in the Stanley Cup playoffs, and Ryan McDonagh is the latest example. The Rangers captain and No. 1 defenseman left Friday night’s Eastern Conference Final Game 7 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning early in the first period. He returned later in the period, but it was clear he wasn’t at full strength. Rangers head coach Alain Vigneault...
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Mike Napoli, John Farrell Ejected In Red Sox’s Loss To Rangers (Video)

The Boston Red Sox lost both their manager and their first baseman prematurely Friday. John Farrell and Mike Napoli were ejected in the eighth inning of the Red Sox’s 7-4 loss to the Texas Rangers at Globe Life Park for arguing balls and strikes. Farrell and Napoli both shouted from the dugout after Napoli struck out looking against Rangers reliever Ross Ohlendorf, prompting home...
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Tom Brady declines to speak at Best Buddies Football Challenge

BOSTON — It was business as usual for Tom Brady on Friday, save for one usual task. The New England Patriots signal-caller participated in organized team activities during the afternoon then took a trip up to Harvard Stadium to quarterback for both teams in the Best Buddies Football Challenge. Brady typically speaks to the media at halftime of the charity event but declined to...
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Lightning reach Stanley Cup Final with Game 7 win

The Tampa Bay Lightning advanced to the 2015 Stanley Cup Final on Friday night by becoming the first team ever to win a Game 7 against the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden. Tampa Bay’s 2-0 victory ends a streak of seven straight Game 7 wins for the Rangers on home ice and prevents New York from returning to the Cup Final, where it lost to the Los Angeles Kings in five...
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Red Sox Wrap: Josh Hamilton Smokes Two Homers As Rangers Earn 7-4 Win

The Boston Red Sox are back on the losing path. Josh Hamilton launched two home runs Friday as the Texas Rangers earned a 7-4 win at Globe Life Park. It was a vintage performance by the veteran outfielder, who continues to endear himself to any Rangers fans who felt betrayed by him signing with the Los Angels Angels before the 2013 season. The Red Sox have lost four of five on their...
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Dustin Pedroia: ‘I’m Not A Hitting Coach’ Despite Recent Red Sox Trend

This embed is invalid" /> Dustin Pedroia isn’t ready to add a new title to his resume. Pedroia has been more than an All-Star-caliber second baseman of late, as he helped two Boston Red Sox teammates — Mike Napoli and Hanley Ramirez — identify flaws in their offensive approach through video review. But Boston’s newest hitting consultant downplayed...
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French Open 2015: Roger Federer, Maria Sharapova Ease Into 4th Round

PARIS (AP) One of Roger Federer’s 5-year-old twin daughters had her nose buried in a comic book. The other was glued to a mobile phone. Shame, really, that they didn’t look up, because the tennis their father wove on the French Open center court verged on art. The canvas for Federer’s strokes, the backhand as smooth as a cat’s paw and the forehand with crackle and pop, was...
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Aaron Hernandez’s College Car Up For Sale On eBay (Photos)

Do you have an extra $5,000 to spend or need a new car? A 2001 Mercury Grand Prix that former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez owned during his college days at the University of Florida could be yours. The car is currently for sale on the popular auction site eBay, and as of this writing, there’s one bid for $4,999. According to the item description, there’s...
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Pablo Sandoval Gives Chris Rose Fashion Advice On MLB Network (Video)

It’s always entertaining when Kevin Millar catches up with a Boston Red Sox player on MLB Network’s “Intentional Talk.” Pablo Sandoval’s appearance Thursday lived up to the hype. Millar chatted with Sandoval before the Red Sox defeated the Texas Rangers 5-1 in the teams’ series opener at Globe Life Park. Sandoval answered several “rapid fire” questions toward the...
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Byron Maxwell Guarantees Eagles Will Play In Super Bowl 50

You have to admire the confidence of new Philadelphia Eagles defensive back Byron Maxwell. The Eagles have never won a Super Bowl despite having played in two, most recently in a 24-21 loss to the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XXXIX. Maxwell, a veteran of two Super Bowls as a member of the Seattle Seahawks, is pretty confident the Eagles will reach Super Bowl 50, so much so...
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Eduardo Rodriguez Joins List Of Best MLB Debuts In Red Sox History (Photos)

Eduardo Rodriguez’s major league debut with the Boston Red Sox was historic. Rodriguez, who worked into the eighth inning Thursday against the Texas Rangers at Globe Life Park, became the first pitcher in Red Sox history to go at least 7 2/3 frames, allow no runs, surrender three hits or fewer and strike out at least seven batters in his big league debut. He’s just 22 years old...
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Eduardo Rodriguez To Remain In Boston Red Sox’s Major League Rotation

This embed is invalid" /> The Boston Red Sox will stick with six starters for at least one more turn through their rotation. Eduardo Rodriguez, who baffled the Texas Rangers in his major league debut Thursday, will remain in Boston’s big league rotation for the time being, manager John Farrell said before Friday’s game at Globe Life Park. The 22...
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Report: Simon Gagne Hopes To Return To NHL Next Season

Simon Gagne is hoping to extend his NHL career. Veteran F Simon Gagne told Sportsnet he hasn't decided to retire and will be training this summer in hopes of landing an NHL job next fall.— Damien Cox (@DamoSpin) May 28, 2015 The veteran forward signed a one-year contract with the Boston Bruins last October and tallied four points (three goals, one assist) in 23 games. Gagne took...
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Report: Tom Brady’s suspension appeal hearing set for June 23

The date has reportedly been set. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, citing a league source, Tom Brady’s appeal for his four-game suspension for his role in Deflategate will take place Tuesday, June 23. There’s a chance it could be continued June 25, Schefter added. Tom Brady’s appeal hearing will be held June 23, and possibly continued June 25, a league source told ESPN...
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Warriors’ Klay Thompson Diagnosed With Concussion, Status For Game 1 Unclear

OAKLAND, Calif. — Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson has been diagnosed with a concussion and will not practice until he is symptom free. The Warriors announced the diagnosis Friday after Thompson went through neurological tests earlier in the day. The All-Star guard took a knee to the head from Houston Rockets forward Trevor Ariza in the fourth quarter of Golden State...
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Xander Bogaerts In Red Sox’s Starting Lineup Day After Suffering Injury

This embed is invalid" /> Xander Bogaerts is good to go. Bogaerts exited Thursday’s 5-1 win in the fourth inning with a left arm contusion after being hit by a pitch from Texas Rangers starter Nick Martinez in the second inning. X-rays performed at Globe Life Park were negative and Bogaerts was considered day to day, but the shortstop is right back...
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UFC Fight Night: Carlos Condit-Thiago Alves Official Weigh-In Results

UFC Fight Night, which is headlined by the welterweight bout between Carlos Condit and Thiago Alves and the featherweight bout between Charles Oliveira and Nik Lentz, airs live on FOX Sports 1 from the Goiania Arena in Goiania, Brazil beginning at 10 p.m. ET/ 7 p.m. PT. Four prelim bouts will air live on FOX Sports 1 at 8 p.m. ET/ 5 p.m. PT, and two early prelims may be viewed on...
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Report: Falcons Linebacker Prince Shembo Accused Of Killing Girlfriend’s Dog

We’re not even done with OTAs, but there’s already a front-runner for the most disturbing NFL news story of 2015. Atlanta Falcons linebacker Prince Shembo has been accused with killing his girlfriend’s dog. According to Tony Thomas of WSB in Atlanta, Gwinnett Police have filed felony animal cruelty charges against Shembo, alleging he kicked the dog...
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DraftKings: Bryce Harper, Evan Gattis Lead Tom Caron’s Lineup

It’s Friday, Friday, gotta get down with fantasy baseball on Friday. DraftKings offers one-day fantasy baseball games, allowing users to set a new lineup every day for the chance to win tons of cash prizes. This year, DraftKings has partnered with NESN to give fans a unique opportunity: Compete against Tom Caron in the sport he knows best. Here’s what you’re up against in...
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