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Carlos Perez Crushes Walk-Off Homer For Angels In MLB Debut (Video)

Carlos Perez had a better day than you did Tuesday. The Los Angeles Angels rookie catcher was recalled from Triple-A Salt Lake on Monday and earned a hit in his first major league at-bat in Tuesday’s game against the Seattle Mariners. But Perez wasn’t done there. With the scored tied in the ninth inning, the 24-year-old Venezuelan launched walk-off solo home run off Dominic...
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Red Sox Notes: Blake Swihart Earns Rick Porcello’s Praise Behind Plate

This embed is invalid" /> BOSTON — You could say the Red Sox’s 2-0 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday was a big win. Maybe it won’t mean much in the grand scheme of things. And maybe it’ll be forgotten by most before long. But the Red Sox needed something positive after dropping four straight and losing their left fielder, Hanley Ramirez...
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TNT’s Ernie Johnson Gave Away His Emmy To Stuart Scott’s Daughters (Video)

Ernie Johnson is one of the best studio hosts in television, tasked with keeping Shaquille O’Neal, Kenny Smith and Charles Barkley in line and on topic during TNT’s NBA broadcasts. Tuesday night, Johnson was recognized for his work with an Emmy for best studio host. Instead of accepting the award, though, he did something amazing: gave it away. Johnson invited the daughters of...
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Mookie Betts Goes All 1975 With Classic Performance In Red Sox’s Win

BOSTON — Mookie Betts evidently was feeling nostalgic. Betts, a trendsetter in every sense, embraced the Red Sox’s throwback uniforms and the pressure of a four-game losing streak Tuesday by blasting two solo homers in Boston’s 2-0 win over the Tampa Bay Rays at Fenway Park. It was a Jim Rice-esque performance on a night when the Sox celebrated the 40th anniversary of their...
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Rick Porcello Has Been Boston’s Best Pitcher, And It’s Not Even Close (Video)

Rick Porcello: slump buster. The Boston Red Sox’s newest $20 million man is finally starting to look like it. The Sox have only won two games in their previous seven, and Porcello was the starting pitcher for both of them. In fact, of Porcello’s six starts this season, five have come following a loss and two have come the day after the Red Sox gave...
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Rick Porcello Emerging As Red Sox’s Staff Leader Amid Outside Pressure

BOSTON — Leave the shovels at home. There will be no holes to dig out of on Rick Porcello’s watch. Porcello helped the Red Sox snap a four-game losing streak Tuesday by blanking the Tampa Bay Rays for seven innings in a 2-0 win at Fenway Park. It was the second straight start in which Porcello played the role of stopper, giving the Sox reason to believe a leader is emerging within...
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La'el Collins reportedly has 'airtight alibi' in murder case

Ex-LSU offensive lineman La’el Collins has reportedly told Louisiana police that he has an “airtight alibi” regarding his whereabouts the night of Brittney Mills’ murder, according to TMZ.   Mills, who was pregnant, was killed shortly before the NFL Draft. Collins was projected to be taken in the first round of the draft, but was passed over all together after he was called...
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Floyd Mayweather Sued For $20 Million By Ex-Girlfriend He Abused

Have a problem with Floyd Mayweather, Manny Pacquiao, or their lackluster fight last weekend? Get in line. After two other lawsuits involving the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight were filed Tuesday morning, a third surfaced Tuesday afternoon. Floyd Mayweather is being sued by Josie Harris, the mother of his children, according to documents obtained by Deadspin...
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Red Sox Wrap: Mookie Betts’ Two Solo Homers Propel Boston To 2-0 Win

This embed is invalid" /> BOSTON — The Red Sox never played from behind. That’s because they blanked the Tampa Bay Rays. Boston has dug itself a hole frequently this season, but Rick Porcello made sure the club would have no such issues Tuesday as the Red Sox snapped a four-game losing streak with a 2-0 win at Fenway Park. Mookie Betts provided...
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Red Sox Wear Throwback Jerseys As Boston Honors 1975 Team (Photos)

BOSTON — Do not adjust your television set. The Red Sox turned back the clock Tuesday night. The Red Sox celebrated the 40th anniversary of their 1975 American League champion team by wearing throwback uniforms for their game against the Tampa Bay Rays. The old school duds were just a taste of the awesome festivities that took place at Fenway Park. 1975 throwbacks are lined up...
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Ben Cherington Breaks Down How Team Stays Calm When Things Go Wrong

The Boston Red Sox aren’t in the best position. Expectations were lofty for the team after their lucrative offseason acquisitions, but through 26 games the team sits two games below .500 with a 12-14 record — the exact same record the team had last season through 26 games, when they finished 20 games below .500 (71-91) and last in the American League...
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Man Who Sold Guns To Aaron Hernandez Sentenced To Two Years Prison

BOSTON — A man who shipped guns to former New England Patriots player and convicted killer Aaron Hernandez was sentenced Tuesday to two years in federal prison. Oscar Hernandez Jr., no relation to Aaron, had pleaded guilty to charges including gun conspiracy and lying to a grand jury. In a January plea deal, he admitted shipping several guns from Florida...
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John Henry Confident In Red Sox Despite Boston’s ‘Disappointing’ Stretch

This embed is invalid" /> BOSTON — Red Sox principal owner John Henry took stock of his team’s performance Tuesday. The Red Sox entered the middle game of their series against the Tampa Bay Rays at Fenway Park in the midst of a four-game losing streak, dropping their record to 12-14. Henry hasn’t lost confidence, by any means, but he’s a bit...
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Allen Craig Facing Key Phase With Red Sox After Hanley Ramirez Injury

This embed is invalid" /> BOSTON — All right, Allen Craig. The ball’s in your court. The biggest defense of Craig’s unproductive tenure with the Red Sox has been that the veteran slugger simply hasn’t received consistent at-bats. Well, that could change if left fielder Hanley Ramirez misses any time with a shoulder injury, meaning Craig is...
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Tim Wakefield: Role Players Capable Of Filling In For Hanley Ramirez (Video)

It’s time for some members of the Boston Red Sox to step up. The Sox’s lineup took a huge blow Monday night when Hanley Ramirez suffered a mild left shoulder sprain after crashing into a wall in foul territory that will sideline him for at least some time. The slugger has carried the team’s offense up to this point, batting .283 and leading the team with 10 home runs, 22 RBIs...
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Chip Kelly, Eagles Don’t Love Sam Bradford, But That’s OK In Today’s NFL

Sam Bradford is not the quarterback of Chip Kelly’s dreams. Neither, apparently, was Nick Foles, who the Eagles traded to acquire Bradford this offseason. But according to FootballbyFootball.com‘s Matt Chatham, that could actually be a good thing. The way Chatham explains it, most players in the NFL are not the ideal player their team would live to have at that position. Accepting...
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Brandon Prust Apologizes For Ripping Referee: ‘I Crossed The Line’

Brandon Prust is doing some backpedaling. The Montreal Canadiens winger apologized Tuesday for comments he made regarding referee Brad Watson following the Habs’ Game 2 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning. Prust tore into Watson after the 6-2 beatdown, claiming that the ref provoked him and “tries to play God,” during his emotional and frustrated rant. “First off, I’d like...
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Ex-Red Sox Catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia Released By Miami Marlins

This embed is invalid" /> MIAMI — The Miami Marlins have released catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia, making him a free agent. The move Tuesday came eight days after Saltalamacchia was designated for assignment. The Marlins parted ways with the veteran even though he has nearly two seasons left on the three-year, $21 million contract he signed before...
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HBO's Lampley feels 'terrible' for those who paid for fight

If you dished out the 100 bucks to watch the Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao fight on pay-per-view — or had the cash lying around for tickets — then at least one person from HBO feels your pain.   HBO boxing commentator Jim Lampley said on “The Rich Eisen Show” on Tuesday that he feels “terrible” for anyone who spent money on the megafight now that we know that Pacquiao...
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Watch The Boston Red Sox’s Pregame Ceremony Honoring The 1975 Team

This season marks the 40th anniversary of the Boston Red Sox’s 1975 American League pennant-winning season. The team took the Cincinnati Reds to the brink in the World Series, ultimately falling in seven games. That season featured some of the most iconic players in Red Sox history, including Carl Yastrzemski, Carlton Fisk, and a trio of young outfielders named Fred Lynn, Jim Rice...
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Red Sox Receive ‘Encouraging’ News Regarding Hanley Ramirez’s Injury

This embed is invalid" /> BOSTON — The initial outlook on Hanley Ramirez’s injury is promising despite limited details. Ramirez, who suffered a shoulder injury Monday while crashing into the wall at Fenway Park during the first inning of the Boston Red Sox’s 5-1 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays, isn’t in Tuesday’s starting lineup and still could...
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Tom Brady Congratulates Stephen Curry On MVP In Facebook Post (Photo)

Tom Brady used his highly entertaining Facebook account Tuesday to offer props to a fellow Under Armour endorser: Golden State Warriors star and recently crowned NBA MVP Stephen Curry. The NBA has been Curry’s oyster this spring. In addition to him taking home the league’s highest individual honor, his Warriors finished with league’s best regular-season record and have yet...
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Manager: Jon Jones Might Not Fight In UFC Again After Hit-And-Run Arrest

Jon “Bones” Jones’ UFC career might be over after his recent brush with the law. The former light heavyweight champion and brother of New England Patriots defensive end Chandler Jones was suspended and stripped of his title last week after being arrested for allegedly fleeing the scene of a hit-and-run accident involving a 25-year-old pregnant woman...
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Patriots Release Deontae Skinner, Tyler Ott, Alfonzo Dennard

The New England Patriots are clearing room for undrafted free agents. The Patriots released cornerback Alfonzo Dennard, long snapper Tyler Ott and linebacker Deontae Skinner on Tuesday. Dennard was a seventh-round draft pick who started 20 games in three seasons with the Patriots. He played just six games with four starts last season before he was placed on injured reserve with a...
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Report: Patriots Have ‘Reached Out,’ ‘Shown Interest’ In La’el Collins

The New England Patriots reportedly are among the NFL teams showing interest in undrafted offensive tackle La’el Collins. The Patriots have “reached out” to Collins, The Advocate’s Nick Underhill and Ross Dellenger reported Tuesday. The Bills and Dolphins also have contacted Collins. Collins went undrafted after he was questioned by police in the death of a pregnant woman...
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