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Rubby De La Rosa Freaks Out, Sails Pitch Over Catcher For Weird Balk (Video)

Rubby De La Rosa is enjoying a pretty decent season with the Arizona Diamondbacks, and he continued that success with another solid outing Tuesday night. Well, if you ignore that time he randomly stepped off the mound and chucked the ball over his catcher’s head. De La Rosa toed the rubber in the first inning of Arizona’s contest against the Colorado Rockies and was about to...
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Kelly Olynyk Returns From Injury To Notch Double-Double For Team Canada (Video)

Kelly Olynyk was back on the court this week for Team Canada. The Boston Celtics center, who suffered an apparent knee injury last week in an exhibition game against Argentina, returned to action for Tuesday’s rematch, which came during the first round of the 2015 FIBA Americas Championship in Mexico City. Olynyk went just 4-for-13 from the floor (and 0-for-4 from 3-point range...
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Young Royals Fan Crushes Ice Cream Cone, Makes An Absolute Mess (Video)

The Kansas City Royals sit comfortably in first place in the American League Central, so you’ll forgive their fans if they want to treat themselves every once in a while. One young Royals supporter took that to heart Tuesday night, and it was a sight to behold. Television cameras at Kauffman Stadium caught the young fan enjoying a massive waffle cone of what appeared to be mint...
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Elvis Andrus Steals Home After Padres Apparently Forgot About Him (Video)

The San Diego Padres learned the hard way you can’t forget about Elvis Andrus. The Texas Rangers shortstop pulled off one of the most exciting plays in baseball Tuesday night when he executed a straight steal of home plate. With the Rangers leading 7-4 in the top of the seventh, Andrus took advantage of Padres pitcher Kevin Quackenbush. The reliever temporarily forgot about Andrus...
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Blue Jays’ Ryan Goins Makes Great Catch, Also Hits Walk-Off Home Run (Video)

Your Tuesday probably paled in comparison to that of Ryan Goins. The Toronto Blue Jays second baseman had one of the best games of his young career Tuesday night against the Cleveland Indians, as he played the role of hero in the Blue Jays’ torrid march to the playoffs. Goins’ heroics began in the second inning. Cleveland’s Lonnie Chisenhall got out in front of a pitch from...
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Vince Wilfork Wears Overalls, Just About Nothing Else On ‘Hard Knocks’ (Videos)

HBO’s current season of “Hard Knocks” has pulled its weight so far, it largely has Vince Wilfork to thank. The Houston Texans defensive lineman has been one of the more entertaining stars of the show so far. On Tuesday morning, though, we got a hint that he might take things from hilarity to downright absurdity in the latest episode. How well is @wilfork75 adjusting to...
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Patriots Mailbag: Dont’a Hightower Headlines NFL’s Best Linebacker Corps

Find a person who’s excited about Thursday night’s New England Patriots preseason finale, and I’ll show you a liar. Don’t get me wrong. I’m very excited about the end of the preseason, because it means the start of real football. But the NFL could and probably should eliminate the fourth preseason game. What is it accomplishing, exactly? The NFL forces its teams to cut...
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WWE Legend Jimmy Snuka Charged With Murder In 1983 Death Of Girlfriend

Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka’s exploits in the ring ultimately will be overshadowed by an ugly incident outside it. The famed WWE wrestler was charged by a Lehigh County (Penn.) grand jury with third-degree murder and involuntary manslaughter in the 1983 death of his then-girlfriend, Nancy Argentino. On May 10, 1983, authorities found the 23-year-old Argentino unconscious at a...
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Ronda Rousey Makes Marine’s Day, Accepts Awesome Ball Proposal (Video)

If it’s not a minor league baseball player leaving a ticket every game at will call for UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey, it’s a Marine asking her out on a date. On Tuesday, Rousey made Jarrod Haschert’s dream come true, telling TMZ Sports that she will accept his invitation to the U.S. Marine Corps Ball on Dec. 11. Luckily for Haschert, Rousey’s next scheduled...
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Tom Brady Sarcastically Assesses Tumultuous Offseason At Patriots Event

Tom Brady didn’t get to fully enjoy his fourth Super Bowl title. I know, boo hoo, let’s all feel bad for the millionaire quarterback who gets to go home to a supermodel. But seriously, Brady has had the Deflategate cloud hanging over his head since the New England Patriots punched a ticket to the Super Bowl by beating the Indianapolis Colts in the AFC Championship Game. Over...
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Red Sox Notes: Error, Botched Double Steal Hurt Rick Porcello’s Terrific Start

Rick Porcello pitched one heck of a game Tuesday night against the New York Yankees. But the Boston Red Sox offense, as well as the guys behind him, weren’t there when he needed them. The 26-year-old right-hander pitched eight innings, allowing three runs (one earned) on five hits with one walk and a career-high 13 strikeouts. But an error by first baseman Travis Shaw and a botched...
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Rick Porcello Ties A Pedro Martinez Red Sox Record In Loss To Yankees (Video)

Rick Porcello had one heck of a night against the New York Yankees on Tuesday, striking out a career-high 13 batters. Unfortunately, it wasn’t enough to earn a win, as the Boston Red Sox took the 3-1 loss at Fenway Park. Despite the loss, Porcello’s performance was one for the record books. Porcello's 13 strikeouts tonight match most by a Red Sox against the Yankees in a game...
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Ronda Rousey’s Sports Bra From UFC 168 On eBay For $10K (Photo)

Do you like Ronda Rousey? Do you like memorabilia? Do you have $10,000? If so, you’re in luck. The 28-year-old’s fight-worn sports bra from UFC 168 is available on eBay with the starting bid set for $9,999.99. It’s a pretty penny to pay for some used undergarments, but given the skyrocketing nature of Rousey’s career, winning this auction might be more like a wise stock investment...
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Red Sox Wrap: Rick Porcello’s Strong Outing Gets Spoiled In 3-1 Loss To Yankees

BOSTON — Rick Porcello spun another gem for the Boston Red Sox, but he couldn’t get the W in the club’s 3-1 loss to the New York Yankees. The right-hander earned a career-high 13 strikeouts and was pitching at the top of his game, but one error in the fifth inning gave the Yankees a lead and ultimately put a damper on Porcello’s work. Let’s go over how it all happened....
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Robert Kraft: Deflategate 'most overblown story' in NFL

Robert Kraft is known for his sense of fashion, so it came as no surprise that the New England Patriots owner was wearing his thoughts on his sleeve Tuesday. The 74-year-old unabashedly let the world know how he felt about the ongoing Deflategate saga while addressing the fans at Tuesday’s Patriot Gala. Patriots owner Robert Kraft, addressing gala crowd at Gillette, calls...
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U.S. Open: Caroline Wozniacki, Roger Federer Avoid Dreaded Early Upsets

NEW YORK — Caroline Wozniacki crashed John Isner’s post-match news conference, needling her good friend for arriving late to his interview session and delaying the start of hers. The fourth-seeded Wozniacki was in quite a hurry Tuesday, when she needed just 67 minutes to win at the U.S. Open against an opponent making her Grand Slam debut. Those sorts of lopsided victories have...
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Jordan Spieth In Awe Of Fenway Park: ‘Greatest Ballpark In The World’ (Video)

With the Deutsche Bank Championship in town this weekend, the No. 2 golfer in the world enjoyed an off day at Fenway Park. Jordan Spieth was on hand Tuesday night, throwing out the ceremonial first pitch before the Boston Red Sox’s middle game against the New York Yankees. Spieth took some time beforehand to chat with NESN’s own Guerin Austin, however, where he admitted stepping...
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Jordan Spieth Throws Out First Pitch At Red Sox-Yankees Game (Video)

Jordan Spieth apparently is more than just the world’s best golfer. The two-time major winner tried his hand at professional baseball when he threw out the first pitch at Fenway Park on Tuesday ahead of the Boston Red Sox’s game against the New York Yankees. Spieth’s pitch to Red Sox starter Joe Kelly was high, but at least it was over the plate. The 22-year-old wasn’t the...
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Where Should Mookie Betts, Jackie Bradley Jr. And Rusney Castillo Play? (Video)

Boston Red Sox interim manager Torey Lovullo raised a few eyebrows Tuesday when talking about the team’s outfield. Though Mookie Betts has been the team’s everyday center fielder this season and Rusney Castillo has played almost exclusively in right field, Lovullo said no decisions have been set in stone on where Betts, Castillo and Jackie Bradley Jr. will play going forward...
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James Harrison: Roger Goodell Will Beat Tom Brady In Deflategate Ruling

James Harrison doesn’t like Tom Brady’s chances. U.S. District Court Judge Richard Berman expects to rule this week on Brady’s four-game suspension appeal, and some say the New England Patriots quarterback has made a stronger case than NFL commissioner Roger Goodell. But Harrison, who hasn’t been shy about expressing his hatred for Goodell in the past, can’t help but think...
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Lovullo: I don’t see Hanley Ramirez playing left field again in 2015

BOSTON — The Boston Red Sox’s outfield just got a lot less crowded. Interim manager Torey Lovullo said ahead of Boston’s game against the New York Yankees on Tuesday that he does not foresee Hanley Ramirez playing in the outfield again this season. This came shortly after Alejandro De Aza was traded to the San Francisco Giants at Monday’s Major League Baseball waiver...
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Patriots Claim Wide Receiver DaVaris Daniels, Cut Roster To 75 Players

FOXBORO, Mass. — The New England Patriots added another wide receiver Tuesday in a series of roster moves. After trading a conditional 2018 seventh-round draft pick to the New Orleans Saints for wide receiver Jalen Saunders, the Patriots claimed DaVaris Daniels off waivers from the Minnesota Vikings, the Boston Herald reported. Daniels, who’s 6-foot-1, 201 pounds, went undrafted...
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Danny Amendola’s advice to those on roster bubble? ‘Control what you can’

FOXBORO, Mass. — As a near lock to make the New England Patriots’ 53-man roster, Danny Amendola has the luxury of treating this preseason as a warm-up rather than an audition. The 29-year-old wide receiver wasn’t always so lucky, however. Entering the NFL as an undrafted rookie in 2008, Amendola began each of his first two professional seasons on the practice squad, first...
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Royals’ Kelvin Herrera, Alex Rios Out With Chickenpox; Others Infected?

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City Royals All-Star pitcher Kelvin Herrera and right fielder Alex Rios have been diagnosed with chickenpox, raising concerns that others on the American League Central-leading team may have been exposed. Team officials said Tuesday that Herrera and Rios likely will miss a couple of weeks as the season wraps up. Both players were sent home from Tampa Bay...
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Liverpool Loans Tiago Ilori To Aston Villa For Remainder Of 2015-16

Tiago Ilori will spend yet another season away from Anfield. Liverpool loaned Ilori to Aston Villa on Tuesday for the rest of 2015-16, the Reds announced on their website. Ilori will join the Premier League club with hopes of kick-starting his career in English soccer. Ilori joined Liverpool from Sporting Lisbon in summer 2013 but failed to play a single competitive game for the...
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