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Watch Katie Ledecky, Bryce Harper Share Hilarious Moment Before First Pitch

Katie Ledecky had a plan for some comedic relief before she threw out the first pitch at Nationals Park on Wednesday, but she needed to find a partner first. Luckily, Bryce Harper offered to help. Ledecky came out to the mound with all five of her medals from the Rio Games, but she needed to find a place for them before she threw out the first pitch. That place turned out to be around...
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Red Sox Wrap: Andrew Benintendi Injured In 11-Inning, 4-3 Loss To Rays

The Boston Red Sox will want to forget about this one. After jumping out to a three-run lead, starter Rick Porcello and the Red Sox allowed the Tampa Bay Rays to force extra innings Wednesday at Tropicana Field, then lost on a walk-off error in a painful 4-3 loss. Left fielder Andrew Benintendi also exited the game in the sixth inning with a left knee sprain. Here’s how this one...
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Andrew Benintendi Suffers Scary-Looking Leg Injury On Basepaths

It appears the injury bug has bitten in left field once again. Boston Red Sox left fielder Andrew Benintendi suffered a painful-looking injury in the sixth inning of Wednesday night’s game against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. Dustin Pedroia hit a ground ball to Rays shortstop Matt Duffy with runners on second and third, and Benintendi, stationed at second, got caught...
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Report: Ryan Lochte to join 'Dancing With the Stars'

Further punishments — like those given to Hope Solo — probably soon will come for Ryan Lochte, but at least he reportedly has dancing to look forward to while he’s out of the pool. The USA swimmer has gone from Olympic hero to a punchline in the matter of days after he “over-exaggerated” the events at a Rio de Janeiro gas station during the Olympics. But he might soon...
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David Ortiz’s Milestone Homer Vs. Rays Puts Amazing Career In Context

With all due respect to young studs like Mookie Betts and Andrew Benintendi, David Ortiz still runs the show around these parts. The Boston Red Sox designated hitter is enjoying an incredible final season, and he put that into great context Wednesday in his very first at-bat. Facing Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Matt Andriese in the first inning, Ortiz blasted a two-run shot to right field...
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U.S. Soccer hands Solo six month suspension for Olympic comments

Before Ryan Lochte got himself into trouble at the Olympics, Hope Solo was at the center of her own self-inflicted controversy in Rio de Janeiro. And we’re not even talking about her Zika virus jokes. Following the U.S. women’s soccer team’s stunning quarterfinal loss against Sweden at the 2016 Summer Olympics, Solo said USA “lost to a bunch of cowards,” among other...
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Red Sox Face Rays, Rest Of AL East Plenty Of Times During Postseason Push

Four of the American League East teams are above .500. Then there’s the Tampa Bay Rays. The Rays are struggling in 2016, and the Boston Red Sox have a chance to take advantage of that with eight of their remaining 37 games against Tampa Bay, including Wednesday’s game at Tropicana Field. Hear what NESN’s Tom Caron, Jim Rice and Steve Lyons had to say about the state of the...
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Slimmer Pablo Sandoval Joins Red Sox In Tampa, Reportedly Has Lost 22 Pounds

Remember this guy? Pablo Sandoval largely has been out of the picture for the Boston Red Sox in 2016 since suffering a shoulder injury that ultimately required season-ending surgery. But the veteran third baseman showed his face Wednesday, joining the team at Tropicana Field ahead of its game against the Tampa Bay Rays. Sandoval turned a few heads in the process, sporting a noticeably...
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Dale Earnhardt Jr. Out For Next Two Races As Concussion Recovery Continues

Dale Earnhardt Jr. is following doctor’s orders, and they’re telling him not to hop back in a NASCAR stock car for a while. Earnhardt will miss Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race at Michigan International Speedway, as well as the Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway, Hendrick Motorsports announced Wednesday. The 41-year-old hasn’t been in the car since July 9, and has said his...
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Cathy Joy Persevered Through Breast Cancer Thanks To Dana-Farber, Family

Cathy Joy has had many ups and downs through her treatment for stage three breast cancer, but she’s still alive today thanks to her family, dog Merrick and the Dana-Farner Cancer Institute. The 2016 WEEI/NESN Jimmy Fund Radio-Telethon will take place Aug. 29 through 30. You can donate and learn more here. Hear Cathy’s story, as seen on NESN’s “Red Sox First Pitch,” in...
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NBA Rumors: Kevin Love Trade ‘Not Even Remotely A Consideration’ For Cavs

The narrative surrounding Kevin Love sure has changed. Even as the Cleveland Cavaliers marched toward the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference this past season, speculation centered on whether they’d consider trading Kevin Love, either during the season or over the summer. The Cavs, of course, ended up winning the championship, defeating the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals...
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Nikki Ebbighausen Gets To Do What She Loves Thanks To Help Of Jimmy Fund

Everything changed for Nikki Ebbighausen after she wrapped up field hockey season as a senior in high school in 2005. Ebbighausen was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma, but she got the help she needed and recovered thanks to the doctors at the Jimmy Fund. The 2016 WEEI/NESN Jimmy Fund Radio-Telethon will take place Aug. 29 through 30. You can donate and learn more here. Hear...
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Jimmy Garoppolo Is Blocking Out Distractions As Pats Zero In On Week 1

New England Patriots quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo is doing everything he can to be ready to take the reigns for the Pats in week 1. NESN.com’s Michaela Vernava shares how Jimmy G is preparing for the Patriots third preseason game against the Carolina Panthers in the video above.
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Broncos’ Derek Wolfe Clarifies Story About Saying He’d Eat Tom Brady’s Kids

Tom Brady’s children are safe. Denver Broncos safety T.J. Ward relayed a story back in March about teammate Derek Wolfe telling an opposing player he’d eat his kids. At the time, Ward thought Brady had been the subject of Wolfe’s Mike Tyson-esque threat. But it turns out Ward actually mixed up the New England Patriots quarterback with another Pro Bowl signal caller. “OK,...
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Drew Brees Says Players Don’t Believe Anything The NFL Says Anymore

It’s not exactly a secret that the NFL and the NFL Players Association don’t see eye-to-eye very often these days. From the way the league handled Deflategate to the numerous domestic violence incidents it’s dealt with recently, you’d be hard-pressed to find many fans who are happy with commissioner Roger Goodell and the NFL. And New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees...
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DraftKings: Rick Porcello, Chris Davis Among Tom Caron’s Lineup Picks

Rick Porcello is having an incredible 2016 season, and he has a chance to add to his Cy Young-worthy statistics Wednesday night against the lowly Tampa Bay Rays. And NESN’s Tom Caron likes the Boston Red Sox right-hander’s chances to do just that, which is why he’s recommending Porcello for your DraftKings lineup. If you’re interested in giving DraftKings a whirl, visit...
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Lil Dicky, Rob Gronkowski Match NFL Tricks Vs. Seventh-Grade Gym Technique

If only the NFL’s best linebackers and defensive backs had the same football education as Lil Dicky received. The rapper-comedian recently tested his defensive skills against Rob Gronkowski in a promotional video for EA Sports’ Madden 17. Dicky and Gronkowski line up opposite one another, with the entertainer telling the New England Patriots tight end to go all out against him...
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Red Sox Vs. Rays Lineup: Hanley Ramirez Out; Rick Porcello Aims For 18th Win

Rick Porcello has been one of the better pitchers in baseball this season, and he has the opportunity Wednesday to take the lead in a major statistical category. The Boston Red Sox right-hander takes a 17-3 record into his start against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. If he can pick up the win, his 18 victories will move him past Toronto Blue Jays pitcher J.A. Happy for the...
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Bryan Stork Reportedly Mulling Retirement After Trade From Patriots

The plot continues to thicken regarding Bryan Stork’s exit from New England. It initially was reported Wednesday morning that the Patriots had released Stork, their former starting center. Then, NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport a few hours later broke the news that Stork had, in fact, been traded to the Washington Redskins before his release was made official. Now, it appears he might...
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John Mara Says Giants Knew Of Josh Brown Allegations, Re-Signed Him Anyway

If you have a problem with New York Giants kicker Josh Brown’s domestic violence allegations and short one-game suspension, then don’t look to John Mara to hear your grievances. The Giants president spoke to the media about Brown on Wednesday, saying the team has no plans to cut Brown in the wake of news about his domestic violence arrest on May 22, 2015. In fact, the Giants...
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David Ortiz Skeptical Of Ted Williams’ ‘Unhuman’ Red Seat Home Run

Have you ever looked at the red seat located in the right field bleachers at Fenway Park and thought, “How the heck could someone hit a baseball that far?” If so, you’re not alone. The red seat — section 42, row 37, seat 21 — is stationed 502 feet from home plate and marks the longest home run in Fenway Park history, struck by Boston Red Sox legend Ted Williams on June...
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Patriots’ Third Preseason Game No Different From Rest For Martellus Bennett

FOXBORO, Mass. — New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick spoke earlier this week about his belief that the media overrates the importance of a team’s third preseason game. Martellus Bennett seemed to agree with that sentiment, but for a different reason. While Belichick talked up the stark differences between New England’s upcoming exhibition matchup with the Carolina...
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Rob Gronkowski Returns To Patriots Practice After Nine-Day Absence

FOXBORO, Mass. — New England Patriots fans and fantasy football owners alike can rejoice: Rob Gronkowski returned to practice Wednesday. Gronkowski pulled up after suffering a leg injury Aug. 15. He missed five practices before returning Wednesday, when he stayed on the field during positional drills. The Patriots wore shells and shorts. — Running back Dion Lewis (PUP list),...
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Internet Roasts James Harden’s Adidas Shoe Design After Picture Leaks Online

For the love of all that we hold dear, let’s hope the design of James Harden’s new sneakers is a work-in-progress. Presumed photos of Harden’s first signature shoe, the James Harden 1 by Adidas, leaked online Wednesday, and the Internet generally reacted with a mix of horror and humor. Many commenters teed off on the shoe, which could stand alongside Stephen Curry’s “Two...
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Chargers Pull Best Contract Offer For Joey Bosa, Who Should Sign ASAP

Joey Bosa needs to fire his agent and then immediately sign with the San Diego Chargers. The third overall pick in the 2016 NFL draft out of Ohio State is the only first-round pick to be unsigned as of Wednesday, and it appears as if that won’t change anytime soon. Chargers proposed to Joey Bosa what they made clear is their best offer, source says. It was declined. Offer...
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