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Red Sox Notes: Home-Field Advantage Slipping Away After Boston’s Swept In New York

The Boston Red Sox’s series in New York was a lot to take in. Tuesday saw the Yankees snap the Red Sox’s 11-game win streak before the New York won again in walk-off fashion Wednesday. However, the Red Sox also clinched the American League East on Wednesday and lost again 5-1 on Thursday while the Yankees officially were eliminated from playoff contention. It was weird, yes...
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Here’s What Happens If The 2016 MLB Postseason Race Ends In A Tie

After the Boston Red Sox were crowned American League East champions Wednesday night, every division in Major League Baseball had been clinched. But that doesn’t mean the postseason seeding is even close to being determined yet. It’s still possible for division winners in both the AL and the National League to wind up tied with each other once the regular season ends Oct. 2....
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Xander Bogaerts, Red Sox Look To Improve Playoff Seeding This Weekend

The Boston Red Sox clinched the American League East this week, but they also were swept by the New York Yankees and are in danger of falling as low as the No. 3 seed. So it was a bit of a mixed bag when it comes to the postseason picture, although Boston can rest assured that it will be playing in October. Hear what shortstop Xander Bogaerts had to say after Thursday’s 5-1 loss...
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MLB Postseason Picture: Wild-Card Races Coming Down To Wire In Both Leagues

The official Major League Baseball postseason picture didn’t change Thursday, although there still were a couple of notable developments. The Texas Rangers now have a two-game lead over the Boston Red Sox for the No. 1 seed in the American League, and the Cleveland Indians only are a 1/2 game behind the Sox for the No. 2 seed. The Toronto Blue Jays and Baltimore Orioles also are...
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Patrice Bergeron, Brad Marchard lift Canada to World Cup of Hockey title

Canada was the official World Cup of Hockey winner, although the Boston Bruins should get credit for the assist. It appeared as though Canada and Europe were headed for a decisive Game 3 with the Europeans up by a goal with less that three minutes remaining Thursday, but Patrice Bergeron evened the score and Brad Marchand later scored a short-handed goal with under a minute remaining...
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David Ortiz’s Top Moments Of Red Sox-Yankees Rivalry Include Clutch Hits, Milestones

There’s no doubt David Ortiz is a huge part of the resurgence of the Boston Red Sox-New York Yankees rivalry, and there are plenty of moments in his career to prove it. The rivalry was reignited in a big way in the early 2000’s, when Ortiz and the Red Sox met the Yankees in the 2003 and 2004 American League Championship Series, the latter of which ended in Boston’s first World...
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David Ortiz’s Face Was Mowed Into Fenway’s Outfield Grass, And It’s Awesome

David Ortiz probably couldn’t cover much ground if he had to play in the outfield. But in the Boston Red Sox’s final regular-season series at Fenway Park this weekend, he’ll quite literally cover half of center field. Ahead of this weekend’s series against the Toronto Blue Jays, the Fenway Park grounds crew mowed Big Papi’s likeness into the outfield grass, and aerial shots...
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Red Sox Wrap: Offense Can’t Get Going Without Starters In 5-1 Loss To Yankees

The Boston Red Sox certainly didn’t look like the American League East champions Thursday. Boston dropped its series finale against the New York Yankees 5-1 after trotting out a lineup devoid of a handful of its starters. Starter Henry Owens actually pitched a solid game despite not getting through the fifth inning, but some hiccups from the bullpen and a lack of offensive power...
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Dunkin’ Donuts Poll Results: Which AL Division Winner Is Red Sox’s Bigger Threat?

If the 2016 Major League Baseball season ended before Thursday’s games, the Boston Red Sox would match up with the Cleveland Indians in the American League Division Series. On paper, that looks like a good thing for Boston considering all the injuries Cleveland’s dealing with, but did the fans agree? We asked them which other AL division winner — either the Indians or Texas...
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Ryder Cup Power Rankings: Rory McIlroy Leads Way; Dustin Johnson Top American

The 2016 Ryder Cup finally is here, and the United States appears to have one of its best chances to win the coveted prize for the first time since 2008. Europe is 6-1 in the Ryder Cup ever since Justin Leonard’s memorable putt lifted Team USA to victory in 1999, and it still has experienced firepower with Rory McIlroy, Justin Rose and Sergio Garcia on the roster. But Darren...
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Yankees honor David Ortiz with pregame ceremony, gift

The New York Yankees put aside their rivalry with the Boston Red Sox for a few minutes Thursday to honor David Ortiz. The Red Sox designated hitter started his final game at Yankee Stadium before he rides off into the sunset some time in October. And the Yankees held a pregame ceremony for the retiring All-Star featuring former New York closer Mariano Rivera. You know you're...
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David Ortiz Looks To Add To Already Great Career At Yankee Stadium Thursday Night

It’s safe to say David Ortiz has had some pretty special memories against the New York Yankees in his career. Of course, the two most memorable moments came on back-to-back nights in October 2004, when his two straight walk-off hits helped the Boston Red Sox come back to win the American League Championship Series. Ortiz will write one last chapter in the Yankees-Red Sox rivalry...
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Mo Vaughn On David Ortiz: He’s One Of Top Three Or Four Boston Athletes Ever

There’s no doubting David Ortiz’s greatness, but where does he stack up against some of the other all-time greats to play in Boston? If you ask former Boston Red Sox Mo Vaughn, he deserves to be right up there with some of the biggest legends to ever play in Beantown. “He’s probably one of the top three or four top athletes in the history of Boston sports,” Vaughn told...
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Kevin Garnett To Join Cavaliers’ Coaching Staff? The Offer’s Out There

Is it time for The Big Ticket to punch in as an NBA coach? Kevin Garnett retired last week after a successful 21-year career, and Cavaliers head coach Tyronn Lue already has extended an invitation for KG to join Cleveland’s coaching staff. “I talked to him about it,” Lue said after Cavs practice Thursday, according to ESPN.com. “I know his wife is pushing for it a lot. Brandi...
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Patriots Notes: Why One Bruins Forward Would Fit In Well With Bill Belichick

A grab bag of New England Patriots-related notes from Thursday: — Thursday’s Patriots practice was a walk-through, with players taking the field in sweats and beanies rather than shoulder pads and helmets. Linebacker Jamie Collins rocked the same team-issued Pats gear as many of his teammates, but his practice attire also included — for some unknown reason — large plastic...
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Fantasy Football Podcast: Week 4 Start Or Sit With NFL Media’s Adam Rank

  Week 4 of the NFL season presents a lot of questions for fantasy owners. Not only are we dealing with a number of injuries, but it is also a bye week in the NFL. So, how can we best rearrange our starting rosters? Adam Rank of NFL Media joins NESN.com’s Rachel Holt with this week’s insight. Listen in the player above.Filed under: Fantasy, Fantasy Football, NFL, Podcast
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Red Sox Vs. Yankees Lineup: Boston’s Stars Get Night Off After Clinching Division

Some of the Boston Red Sox’s heaviest hitters are getting a night off after helping the team clinch the American League East. The Red Sox won another division title Wednesday night despite losing to the New York Yankees 5-3 after first baseman Mark Teixeira’s walk-off grand slam. And Boston is in full playoff mode now, making sure its starters get some rest Thursday before the...
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Rob Gronkowski As Mr. Clean Is Both Hilarious And Absolutely Terrifying

If Rob Gronkowski shaved his head, dyed his eyebrows white and tossed in a gold hoop earring, he’d be a spitting image of Mr. Clean. Don’t believe us? Check out the following tweet sent out Thursday by the New England Patriots tight end. Joining forces w/ my fluffy partner in clean to tell you to enter 4 a chance to be #TheNextMrClean & win $20K at https://t.co/RX1aSs8w1R...
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Tiger Woods’ Weak Effort To Crash USA Ryder Cup Team Photo Denied Sternly

Tiger Woods might be golf royalty, but one must earn a spot in the limelight in the United States. Woods tried in vain to sneak into the United States 2016 Ryder Cup Team’s official photo on Tuesday at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, Minn. in a comical moment ahead of the start of the tournament. Woods, one of USA’s vice captains, first tried to position himself on...
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Cowboys’ Dez Bryant Missed MRI, Reportedly Unlikely To Play Week 4 With Knee Fracture

It’s been a relatively slow start to the season for Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant, and he’ll have to wait even longer to get things going. The star wideout, who’s dealing with a hairline fracture in his right knee, likely will miss the Cowboys’ Week 4 game against the San Francisco 49ers, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Bryant — who missed most of the 2015...
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Lewis Hamilton: Formula One has ‘a lot to learn from the Americans’

Formula One has lots of obstacles to overcome before it can achieve widespread adoption in the U.S. But Lewis Hamilton said some of the answers F1 is looking for can be found in American sports. F1’s fan base in the U.S. has grown recently, and that is due in large part to the three-time world champion. Hamilton, who frequents fashion shows, concerts and sporting events in the...
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Chad Johnson, Bill Belichick Explain Why Ochocinco Flopped With Patriots

Chad Johnson was one of the NFL’s best receivers during his decade with the Cincinnati Bengals, a four-time All-Pro whose production on the field equaled — and at times even exceeded — his larger-than-life presence off it. So, when Johnson wore out his welcome in Cincy after the 2010 season, New England Patriots coach Bill Belchick eagerly snatched him up, sending two late...
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Here’s How You Can Get Beers With Tom Brady, Matt Damon And Ben Affleck

Talk about a Boston sports fan’s dream. New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady’s latest fundraising efforts is sure to gain plenty of interest in attention in Boston, as the legendary signal-caller is putting up an incredible night on the town in Boston for a good cause. In a hilarious Facebook post Thursday, Brady — with his good friends Ben Affleck and Matt Damon —...
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Patriots Injury Report: Jimmy Garoppolo, Jacoby Brissett Limited In Walk-Through

FOXBORO, Mass. — The New England Patriots’ injury report remained unchanged following Thursday’s walk-through outside Gillette Stadium. The same eight players listed as limited participants Wednesday were designated as such again Thursday, including quarterbacks Jimmy Garoppolo (shoulder) and Jacoby Brissett (thumb). Here is the full injury report, as released by the team:...
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NFL Picks Week 4: Dolphins Vs. Bengals ‘Thursday Night Football’ Odds, Analysis, Predictions

Editor’s note: NESN.com’s Mike Cole, Ricky Doyle and Andre Khatchaturian deliver their NFL picks every Thursday of the season, and here’s who they like in the Miami Dolphins-Cincinnati Bengals Week 4 game, with the line from OddsShark. Miami Dolphins (1-2) vs. (-7) Cincinnati Bengals (1-2), 8:30 p.m. ETMike: Bengals. This feels like a bad matchup for the Dolphins, who opened...
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