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MLB Trade Deadline Winners, Losers: Best, Worst Of 2015 Deals (Photos)

This embed is invalid" /> The 2015 Major League Baseball non-waiver trade deadline was nuts. Several big-name players switched teams this week in one of the most active deadlines in recent memory. The action started early and continued right up until the final minutes Friday, as teams across MLB were looking to get creative in order to improve, either for this...
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Jerry Seinfeld Makes Festivus Joke After Mets Acquire Yoenis Cespedes

We don’t know how long Jerry Seinfeld has been saving his latest Festivus joke, but it was pure gold. Seinfeld is a New York Mets fan, and his favorite team traded for a major bat before the Major League Baseball non-waiver trade deadline. The Mets acquired Yoenis Cespedes from the Detroit Tigers on Friday, and the creator of “Seinfeld” seemed pleased on Twitter. Oh my god...
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John Farrell: Red Sox Clubhouse ‘Drastically Different’ At 2015 Deadline

This embed is invalid" /> BOSTON — The Red Sox toned it down this season. The 2014 Major League Baseball non-waiver trade deadline marked an incredibly busy day for the Red Sox, who traded away Jon Lester, John Lackey and Andrew Miller amid a flurry of moves. This year’s deadline was a far different story. Friday felt like business as usual at Fenway Park...
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Red Sox’s Joe Kelly Needs To Challenge Hitters, Pitch More Inside (Video)

Joe Kelly’s task Saturday afternoon is to keep the Boston Red Sox’s positive momentum alive following two straight victories. But if he is to do that, he needs to pitch better than his last two outings. Kelly is coming off a no decision against the Chicago White Sox in which he lasted 3 1/3 innings. He is now 2-6 on the season with a 5.94 ERA. “I’d get him to challenge more...
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Red Sox Wrap: Mike Napoli’s Big Homer Lifts Boston To 7-5 Win Over Rays

BOSTON — The intact Red Sox scored a victory. Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington didn’t pull off any major moves before Friday’s Major League Baseball non-waiver trade deadline, saying that nothing compelling enough presented itself. Boston then went out and won a baseball game in rather dramatic fashion. The Red Sox downed the Rays 7-5 in a back-and-forth affair at Fenway...
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Wrestling World Remembers Legend ‘Rowdy’ Roddy Piper After His Death

The wrestling world lost an all-time great Thursday night. Roderick George Toombs, better known as “Rowdy” Roddy Piper and “Hot Rod,” died in his sleep at the age of 61. Piper never won a world championship, but he still was one of the most influential wrestlers in history. The World Wrestling Entertainment Hall of Famer gave fans many iconic moments both in the ring...
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Ben Cherington: ‘We Were Wrong’ About Boston Red Sox’s 2015 Potential

This embed is invalid" /> BOSTON — Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington knows he’s laying in a bed he helped make. The 2015 Red Sox have been defined by miscalculations, overzealous expectations and subpar play. Cherington didn’t run from that fact Friday while explaining Boston’s inactivity at the Major League Baseball non-waiver trade deadline. ...
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Nancy Lieberman Hired By Kings As Second Female NBA Assistant Coach

SAN FRANCISCO — New Sacramento Kings assistant Nancy Lieberman recalls a conversation with Pat Riley a couple of years back when she explained to the Miami Heat executive how much she wanted to keep coaching at basketball’s highest level. “When I said to him, `You know, I really would like to coach,’ and he said, `You would?’ and he goes, `Nancy...
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Ben Cherington, Red Sox Looking Into Options Before Next Opening Day (Video)

With the Boston Red Sox in last place in the American League East, the focus is turning toward next season. The Red Sox made one trade before the MLB non-waiver trade deadline Friday — a deal with the Oakland Athletics for Ryan Cook — but that was it. So Boston general manager Ben Cherington says he is looking into all options to build the best possible team before the start...
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UFC 190 Weigh-In Results: Ronda Rousey, Bethe Correia Make Cut (Video)

UFC 190, which is headlined by the UFC women’s bantamweight title fight between Ronda Rousey and Bethe Correia and the light heavyweight title fight between Mauricio “Shogun” Rua and Rogerio Nogueira, airs live on pay-per-view from the HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 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...
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Ben Cherington, Quiet Red Sox Use Trade Deadline To Gather Information

This embed is invalid" /> BOSTON — Let’s stick a pin in it. The Red Sox didn’t make any major moves before the 2015 Major League Baseball non-waiver trade deadline, but general manager Ben Cherington suggested before Friday’s game against the Tampa Bay Rays at Fenway Park that Boston perhaps laid the groundwork for deals to be consummated this...
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Roddy Pipper’s Bubblegum Quote In ‘They Live’ Kicked Some Serious Butt

For all the bombast Roddy Piper showed in the ring and on wrestling shows, perhaps he’ll be best remembered for one line he delivered in a sci-fi film. Piper, who died Thursday night at age 61, fought aliens in the 1988 movie “They Live” and had a simple message upon spotting some bad guys in a bank. (Warning: This was a shoot-em-up film, so the following clip might be a bit...
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Yankees, Red Sox Quiet As Rest Of AL East Makes Moves At Deadline (Video)

While the Boston Red Sox remained mostly quiet at the MLB non-waiver trade deadline, the majority of the American League East was busy adding pieces for the stretch run. The Toronto Blue Jays were one of those active teams, as they picked up Ben Revere, Mark Lowe, David Price and Troy Tulowitzki. One team that didn’t make as many moves, though, was the New York Yankees. They picked...
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Roddy Piper, WWE Legend Nicknamed ‘Rowdy’ And ‘Hot Rod,’ Dies At 61

The wrestling world lost a legend. “Rowdy” Roddy Piper — whose real name was Roderick George Toombs — died in his sleep Thursday night, his spokesperson told TMZ Sports. He was 61. Vince McMahon, WWE’s chairman and CEO, delivered this heartfelt statement upon hearing the news. Roddy Piper was one of the most entertaining, controversial and bombastic performers ever in...
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John Farrell, Red Sox ‘Gathering Information’ For Next Season (Video)

The MLB non-waiver trade deadline has come and gone without any blockbuster deals involving the Boston Red Sox. The Red Sox did acquire right-handed pitcher Ryan Cook in a trade with the Oakland Athletics, but that was the only deal. Now it’s the team’s task to finish out the regular season and see what type of talent they have going forward. “Just had a chance to talk with them...
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Red Sox Acquire Pitcher Ryan Cook From Athletics At MLB Trade Deadline

This embed is invalid" /> BOSTON — The Red Sox made a move, albeit a small one, at the 2015 Major League Baseball non-waiver trade deadline. The Red Sox acquired right-handed pitcher Ryan Cook from the Oakland Athletics before Friday’s game against the Tampa Bay Rays at Fenway Park in exchange for a player to be named later or cash considerations. The 28...
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Red Sox-Rays Odds: Boston Faces Stingy Tampa Bay As Favorites

The Boston Red Sox will be gunning for their first back-to-back wins since before the All-Star break when they host the Tampa Bay Rays on Friday night as -125 moneyline betting favorites at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. Boston’s second-half woes continued this past week as it dropped three of four at home to the Chicago White Sox, getting outscored 28-14 in the three...
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Hanley Ramirez, Pablo Sandoval Out Of Red Sox’s Starting Lineup Vs. Rays

The MLB non-waiver trade deadline has passed with only one reported trade involving the Boston Red Sox. But there still are two key omissions from their starting lineup against the Tampa Bay Rays on Friday. Pablo Sandoval, who left Thursday’s win against the Chicago White Sox in the fourth inning after getting hit by a pitch, and Hanley Ramirez, who fouled a ball off his foot...
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Watch UFC 190 Ronda Rousey-Bethe Correia Weigh-In Online (Live Stream)

Bethe Correia doesn’t appear to be intimidated by Ronda Rousey. But can she back up her smack-talk in the Octagon? We’ll find out Saturday at UFC 190 in Rio de Janeiro, where the two stars will square off in the women’s bantamweight title fight. In what should be an exciting and tense preview, Rousey and Correia will step on the scales for their...
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Sealver Siliga ‘Feeling Great’ At Patriots Training Camp After Surgery

FOXBORO, Mass. — Sealver Siliga showed his dedication to the New England Patriots as one of many who played through injuries on the way to a Super Bowl XLIX victory. Siliga initially injured his foot in September and landed on short-term injured reserve. After sitting 10 weeks, he was back on the field for the Patriots’ final four regular season games and three playoff victories...
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Paul Pierce Explains Awful First Pitch: I’m A Closer, Not A Starter (Video)

Paul Pierce usually does his best work at the end of games. That’s his story, and he’s sticking to it. The new Los Angeles Clippers swingman proved to everyone why he’s a basketball player and not a baseball player earlier this week with a miserable ceremonial first pitch before a recent Dodgers game. Pierce’s woeful first pitch ended up just  a bit short of home plate....
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Patriots Publish Emails To NFL Asking To Correct False Deflategate Reports

The New England Patriots’ attempts to convince the NFL to correct false reports before the release of the Wells Report fell on deaf ears. How do we know? They published the emails to prove it. The Patriots updated WellsReportContext.com with an email chain between vice president of media relations Stacey James, team counsel Robyn Glaser, NFL spokesman Greg Aiello and league counsel...
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Julian Edelman: Patriots QB Tom Brady ‘Always Razor-Sharp Focused’

FOXBORO, Mass. — Tom Brady and the New England Patriots returned to Gillette Stadium on Friday for their second practice of training camp, and once again, the reigning Super Bowl MVP received several thunderous ovations from fans during drills. Deflategate was the main storyline surrounding the Patriots throughout the offseason, and it’s not going away anytime soon with Brady...
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Patriots’ Jake Bequette In ‘Comfort Zone’ After Switch To Tight End

FOXBORO, Mass. — Jake Bequette is beginning to look like a tight end. Bequette, who spent four years at Arkansas and his first three years in the NFL at defensive end, was sporting No. 85 in practice Friday. It was the first time Bequette has worn his new number, since the Patriots were practicing without jerseys this spring and in their first training camp session. “I’m not...
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Bill Belichick: Danny Amendola ‘Had A Really Good Offseason’

FOXBORO, Mass. — New England Patriots wide receiver Danny Amendola hasn’t made the kind of impact in the regular season that many people expected of him when he signed in 2013. After tallying 54 receptions and two touchdowns in 12 games for the Patriots in 2013, Amendola caught just 28 passes with only one touchdown in 16 games last season. However, he did play an important role...
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