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Red Sox’s Rusney Castillo Lays Out Twice To Rob Twins’ Kurt Suzuki (Video)

Minnesota Twins catcher Kurt Suzuki might have enjoyed a 3-for-4 night Tuesday had it not been for Rusney Castillo. The Boston Red Sox right fielder put Friday’s horror show behind him by robbing Suzuki not once, but twice in the Red Sox’s 2-1 loss at Target Field. Here’s a look at Castillo’s first highlight-reel grab, which came with no outs in the sixth inning: The Cuban...
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David Blatt: ‘Growing Up I Was A Red Sox Fan,’ Unfazed By Cleveland’s Title Drought

“God hates Cleveland.” That’s both the common lament among native Cleveland fans, and the rebuttal for those reminding said fans that Cleveland won’t win. It’s not just that Cleveland as a city has not won a professional sports championship in 51 years. It’s about the way Cleveland constantly is dealt stomach-punch, gut-wrenching losses. The...
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Red Sox Wrap: Boston’s Bats Stay Dormant In Rain-Delayed Loss To Twins

On a damp Tuesday night in Minnesota, the Boston Red Sox’s offense again found itself stuck in the mud. After waiting out an 81-minute rain delay, the Red Sox could muster just a single run as they dropped the second game of their series with the Twins 2-1 at Target Field. GAME IN A WORD Familiar. The Red Sox spoiled another strong outing by a starting pitcher, failing to earn...
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LeBron James, Cavaliers Clinch First Finals Appearance Since 2007 (Video)

CLEVELAND — LeBron James scored 23 points, Kyrie Irving returned after missing two games and the Cleveland Cavaliers reserved a spot in the NBA Finals with a 118-88 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday night to win the Eastern Conference title. By sweeping the top-seeded Hawks, the Cavs earned their second trip to the finals, where they will face...
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Rory McIlroy’s Luxrurious Home In Northern Ireland On Sale For $3.8M (Photos)

Looking for a home that can support your brand new helicopter, function as a Jet-Ski freeway and provide your family with top of the line golfing opportunities all in one? Well you’re in luck! Four-time major winner Rory McIlroy has put his Northern Ireland mansion on the open market, and for the mere price of $3.8 million it could all be yours. The 7,200 square foot home comes...
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Lowell Spinners Honor Pete Frates With ‘Ice Bucket Bobble’ Promotion (Photo)

The Lowell Spinners are teaming up with Pete Frates for a special ALS awareness night. Last summer, Frates, a former baseball star at Boston College who was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) in 2012, ignited a movement which traveled across the country. Frates presented the public with one simple task: dump a bucket of ice water over your head in order to raise...
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Clay Buchholz Looking To Continue Hot Streak Vs. Minnesota Twins (Video)

Clay Buchholz finally seems to have turned things around. After a shaky start to his season, Buchholz has gone 1-1 in his last three outings, sporting a 2.49 ERA. Buchholz was a tough-luck loser in his last start when he received just two runs of support after allowing three runs (two earned) in 7 1/3 innings. He also took home a no-decision in the start...
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John Farrell: ‘There Is No Lack Of Confidence In David (Ortiz)’ (Video)

David Ortiz is entering Tuesday night’s game against the Minnesota Twins with zero hits in his last 16 at-bats. As a result of his most recent slump — and the .221 batting average he’s sporting — Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell dropped Ortiz to fifth in the batting order for the first time since 2012. It’s another change to a Red Sox lineup...
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David Ortiz: Bump To Fifth In Order ‘Shows You Guys That I’m Not Superman’

David Ortiz seems to be making the best of an unfamiliar situation. Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell’s latest lineup tweak Tuesday featured Ortiz batting fifth — a spot the veteran designated hitter hadn’t occupied since May 6, 2012. Ortiz typically hits out of the No. 3 hole, but his recent struggles at the plate (.207/.286/.329 slash line in May) prompted Farrell to...
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Andre Wisdom Signs New, Long-Term Contract With Liverpool

Liverpool will put Andre Wisdom’s new-found experience to use next season and beyond. Wisdom signed a new, long-term contract with Liverpool on Tuesday, the club announced on its website. Andre Wisdom has also signed a new long-term contract with #LFC the club are pleased to announce. http://t.co/tFtTd2GN6n— Liverpool FC (@LFC) May 26, 2015 Wisdom’s...
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Eugenie Bouchard Suffers First Opening-Round Loss At French Open

PARIS — The losses keep mounting for Eugenie Bouchard, who was so good last year and is having so much trouble nowadays. Exiting in the first round of a Grand Slam tournament for the first time in her nascent career, No. 6 Bouchard became the highest-seeded player bounced from the French Open, losing 6-4, 6-4 on Tuesday to 44th-ranked Kristina Mladenovic...
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Kolo Toure Re-Signs With Liverpool, Pens One-Year Contract Extension

Kolo Toure will be available to help right Liverpool’s ship next season. Toure signed a new contract with Liverpool on Tuesday, the club announced on its website. Toure will take his Anfield career into a third season, having signed a one-year extension, according to The Telegraph and the BBC. Toure, 34, joined Liverpool in 2013 on a free transfer. The...
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Americans Jack Sock, John Isner Oust Competition On Clay At French Open

PARIS — Ah, the French Open, the time of year when a certain question is asked repeatedly by American tennis fans: Why can’t the country’s players, particularly the men, find success on red clay? Now comes along Jack Sock, a 22-year-old born in Nebraska and currently residing in Florida, who unabashedly calls the slow stuff “my favorite surface.” “This just suits my game...
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DraftKings: Josh Donaldson, Dustin Pedroia Power Tom Caron’s Lineup

There’s no better way to recover from Memorial Day Weekend than with some fantasy baseball. DraftKings offers one-day fantasy baseball games, allowing users to set a new lineup every day for the chance to win tons of cash prizes. This year, DraftKings has partnered with NESN to give fans a unique opportunity: Compete against Tom Caron in the sport he knows best. Here’s what you’re...
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David Ortiz Slips To Fifth In Red Sox’s Lineup; Rusney Castillo Returns

David Ortiz has a new spot in the Boston Red Sox’s lineup. With the club trying to bounce back from a 7-2 Memorial Day loss to the Minnesota Twins, the Red Sox have once again shaken up the batting order Tuesday, and that includes dropping Ortiz into the five hole. Ortiz is having a rough season so far, as he’s batting an un-Papi-like .221 with a ...
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Frederik Andersen’s Recent Play Shouldn’t Be Huge Concern For Ducks

The Anaheim Ducks escaped with a Game 5 overtime win Monday night against the Chicago Blackhawks to move within a single victory of a Stanley Cup Final appearance. The Ducks appeared to be comfortably headed to a 3-2 series advantage in the Western Conference Final with a 4-2 lead in the final two minutes of Game 5. But the Blackhawks, like they’ve done so many times in recent...
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Real Madrid Stars Salute Carlo Ancelotti After Real Madrid Firing (Photos)

Carlo Ancelotti leaves Real Madrid with the enduring respect of some of the soccer world’s brightest stars. Sergio Ramos, James Rodriguez, Toni Kroos and other Real Madrid players paid tribute to Carlo Ancelotti on social media after he was fired from his job as head coach Monday. Ramos and his teammates joined Cristiano Ronaldo, who publicly hailed Ancelotti...
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Terry Francona Was Mistaken For Kevin Love Fan In His Own Apartment Building

Kevin Love has been in Cleveland for less than a year, but apparently, he’s already more recognizable than Terry Francona. The Cleveland Indians manager, who joined the team ahead of the 2013 season, went to the Cleveland Cavaliers’ Eastern Conference final game against the Atlanta Hawks on Sunday and had a great story about Love for the Akron Beacon...
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Reports: Rafa Benitez Close To Replacing Carlo Ancelotti As Real Madrid Coach

Rafael “Rafa” Benitez could be less than seven days away from finally landing his sweetheart. Benitez leads the list of candidates to replace Carlo Ancelotti as Real Madrid’s head coach and is in advanced discussions over the job with the Spanish giant, Sky Sports and the BBC reported Tuesday. Benitez currently coaches Napoli, but his contract expires...
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Mike Napoli’s Breakout Earns Him American League Player Of The Week Honors

Things changed in a hurry for Mike Napoli over the last week. The Boston Red Sox first baseman continued a painful cold streak to open the week, but he got red-hot to end the weekend against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. Napoli got so hot, in fact, he was named the American League Player of the Week on Tuesday. Napoli led all major leaguers with a 1.190 OPS and 25 total bases...
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Willie McGinest, Houston Antwine Elected Into Patriots Hall Of Fame

New England Patriots fans will have a chance to honor Willie McGinest this summer when he’s inducted into the team’s Hall of Fame. McGinest was elected into the Patriots Hall of Fame on Tuesday. The three-time Super Bowl champion is the 24th person to enter the Patriots Hall of Fame. Defensive lineman Houston Antwine also will be inducted into the Patriots Hall of Fame this...
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Report: Patriots Sign Receiver Zach D’Orazio, Filling 90-Man Roster

The New England Patriots reportedly filled their 90-man roster before organized team activities began Tuesday. The Patriots signed rookie wide receiver Zach D’Orazio, a league source told National Football Post’s Aaron Wilson. D’Orazio went undrafted out of Akron after declaring for the draft after his junior season. The 6-foot-1, 213-pound receiver caught 62 passes for 658...
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Ben Roethlisberger: NFL Season Opener ‘Not The Same’ Without Tom Brady

It sounds like we can count Ben Roethlisberger among those who don’t want to see Tom Brady miss any time to begin the 2015 NFL season. Roethlisberger and the Pittsburgh Steelers will open the season in Foxboro in the New England Patriots’ first game of their Super Bowl title defense. As it stands right now, the Patriots will be without Brady after he...
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Joe Horn Backs Tom Brady, Thinks Bill Belichick Should Be Suspended One Year

Joe Horn isn’t one to keep his mouth shut. The former New Orleans Saints wide receiver has quite the outspoken personality, which everyone learned when he busted out his famous cell phone touchdown celebration in 2003. Horn recently sat down for an interview with TheFootballGirl.com, and the topic of Deflategate came up, because of course. We’ve seen...
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Rangers-Lightning Game 6: Prediction for elimination game

The Tampa Bay Lightning are one win away from their second trip to the Stanley Cup Final in franchise history. Securing their fourth win of the Eastern Conference Final won’t be easy against a New York Rangers team that thrives in do-or-die situations. The Rangers are 6-1 in games in which they were facing elimination since the start of the 2014 Stanley Cup playoffs. That run...
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