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Ty Law Honored By Robert Kraft, Tedy Bruschi At Patriots HOF Induction (Video)

As one of the best cornerbacks in NFL history, Ty Law was more than deserving to be inducted into the New England Patriots Hall of Fame on Friday. Law spent 10 of his 15 career seasons with the Pats and helped lead them to their three Super Bowl championships. Patriots owner Robert Kraft and former Patriots linebacker Tedy Bruschi had nothing but kind words for Law during his induction...
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Xander Bogaerts Happy To Be Red Sox’s Starting Shortstop Again (Video)

Xander Bogaerts is back in his element. When the Boston Red Sox signed Stephen Drew, Bogaerts got bumped from shortstop to third base. It was tough for Bogaerts, who seemed to be settling in to playing short in the majors, and he struggled being in the new position full time. But with Drew traded to the New York Yankees, Bogaerts got the start at short against the Yankees on Friday...
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Mookie Betts’ Spectacular Catch Boosts Outfielder’s Rising Confidence (Video)

BOSTON — Mookie Betts is not quite ready to declare himself a full-fledged major-league outfielder. He knows he still has plenty of ground to cover before he can say that. But a few more catches like the one he made Friday, and other people might start to say it for him. Betts saved a run and possibly a Red Sox victory with a tremendous, leaping catch in deep center field in the...
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Yoenis Cespedes Prepared To Become All-Around Force For Boston Red Sox

BOSTON — Red Sox newcomer Yoenis Cespedes is ready for liftoff. Cespedes, acquired from the Oakland Athletics in exchange for Jon Lester and Jonny Gomes, gives the Red Sox a level of explosiveness that the club lacked before Thursday’s flurry of trade deadline moves. The 28-year-old outfielder is looking to display his immense tools with an eye toward helping Boston overcome...
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Redskins Selling T-Shirt For Preseason Matchup With Patriots (Photo)

It’s normal to be excited for football season, but the Washington Redskins took that feeling to a whole new level. The Redskins meet the New England Patriots for joint practices Aug. 4 through Aug. 6, leading up to their Aug. 7 preseason home opener. And the team is so pumped for preseason that they’re selling T-shirts to celebrate the matchup. Photo via Redskins Team Store A...
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Darrelle Revis: Tom Brady And I ‘Just Trying To Get Each Other Better’

FOXBORO, Mass. — Tom Brady has battled back and forth with his newly improved defense throughout training camp, but Darrelle Revis stopped short of calling it a competition between the two units. It’s tough to tell who’s had more success so far on the New England Patriots practice field. Brady will throw a touchdown over Revis’ head, and the newly signed cornerback will...
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Jon Lester: ‘We’ll See Where That Relationship (With Red Sox) Goes’ (Videos)

Former Boston Red Sox ace Jon Lester has always been the type of guy to live in the moment when it comes to baseball, and that obviously hasn’t changed since he was traded to the Oakland Athletics on Thursday. Lester had his first press conference as a member of the A’s on Friday — along with outfielder Jonny Gomes — and he spoke candidly about contract negotiations with...
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Ty Law, Robert Kraft Dance Like Old Times At Patriots Hall Of Fame Ceremony (Video)

Cornerback Ty Law was inducted into the New England Patriots Hall of Fame on Friday evening at Gillette Stadium, and he showed up to the ceremony bearing gifts. Law surprised Patriots owner Robert Kraft with a couple of pairs of custom Air Force 1’s, which the two strapped on and began dancing in for fans in attendance. Krafts awkward moves might not land him a spot on “Dancing...
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Ty Law’s Induction Into Patriots Hall Of Fame Full Of Laughter, Affection

Ty Law entered the New England Patriots Hall of Fame on Friday as an appreciative man, thanking owner Robert Kraft repeatedly for “the chance to succeed.” He didn’t write anything down prior to his speech, saying that it wasn’t how he did things. He did, however, make fans in attendance laugh throughout the night with his entertaining stories and complete candor, and even...
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Patriots Training Camp Observations: Tom Brady Gets Night Off

FOXBORO, Mass. — Bill Belichick gave the veterans, and Tom Brady in particular, the night off on Friday during the New England Patriots’ annual practice under the lights at Gillette Stadium. Season ticket holders and Foxboro and South Walpole, Mass., residents didn’t get to see Brady drop back from under center during Friday’s practice. Brady and the starters didn’t take...
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Charlie Moore Visits Fenway To Talk Johnny Damon, Summer Of Fun (Video)

The Summer of Fun continues on “Charlie Moore Outdoors,” and the latest episode features former Boston Red Sox outfielder Johnny Damon. Damon and Moore took their antics to the golf course and, of course, went fishing. Damon talked about his time in Boston and how he felt returning to Fenway Park as a member of the New York Yankees. Moore visited Fenway Park on Friday to chat...
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Mookie Betts Taking Latest Major League Call Up Day By Day (Video)

The Boston Red Sox are showing even more of a reliance on their young guys after Thursday’s trade deadline madness. Outfielder Mookie Betts, pitcher Anthony Ranaudo and third baseman Will Middlebrooks were all called up from Triple-A Pawtucket and started Friday’s game against the New York Yankees. And although they’re being given big league responsibilities, Betts assured...
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Allen Craig ‘Really Excited’ To Help Red Sox’s Offense, Play At Fenway

BOSTON — The importance of first impressions can’t be overstated. Just ask Allen Craig. Craig, who joined his new Red Sox teammates before Friday’s game against the New York Yankees, expressed excitement over joining a lineup anchored by David Ortiz and fellow newcomer Yoenis Cespedes. He also conveyed enthusiasm over playing at Fenway Park, which left its mark on the former...
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Yoenis Cespedes: ‘It’s No Secret’ That The Red Sox Are A Great Team (Video)

In being traded from the Oakland Athletics to the Boston Red Sox on Thursday, outfielder Yoenis Cespedes went from a team that some favor to win this year’s World Series to a team sitting in the basement of the American League East. But Cespedes doesn’t think that Boston’s current record is a good reflection of the type of team they’ve been in recent history. “Oakland...
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Cardinals’ John Lackey Says He’ll Honor Contract, Pitch For League Minimum In 2015

John Lackey has officially been a St. Louis Cardinal for just a shade over 24 hours, but he’s already committing to his new ballclub for another year. The Cardinals acquired the right-hander from the Boston Red Sox on Thursday, and with Lackey, came his funky contract. When Lackey signed with Boston as a free agent before the 2010 season, the Red Sox tacked on a club option for...
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Patriots Training Camp Attendance: Michael Hoomanawanui, Bryan Stork Absent

FOXBORO, Mass. — The New England Patriots’ depth at tight end remains shallow as Michael Hoomanawanui is absent for his fourth straight practice. Hoomanawanui, wide receivers Aaron Dobson and Jeremy Gallon, running back Tyler Gaffney, linebackers Cameron Gordon and Deontae Skinner, center Bryan Stork, offensive lineman Chris Martin and defensive tackle Dominique Easley are not...
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Anaheim Ducks To Retire Teemu Selanne’s No. 8 Before Game Vs. Jets

ANAHEIM, Calif. — The Anaheim Ducks will retire Teemu Selanne’s No. 8 jersey in a ceremony on Jan. 11. The Ducks announced plans for the franchise’s first number retirement Friday. Anaheim will raise Selanne’s jersey to the Honda Center rafters on “Teemu Tribute Night” when they host the Winnipeg Jets, Selanne’s first NHL team. “Teemu is our franchise icon and deserves...
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Red Sox Roster Breakdown: Making Sense Of Boston’s Post-Deadline Squad

BOSTON — The Red Sox’s clubhouse felt like a foreign land before Friday’s game against the New York Yankees at Fenway Park. Lockers were moved, new faces were scattered and a different feel filled the air. The Red Sox made four trades Thursday before Major League Baseball’s 4 p.m. ET non-waiver trade deadline. Boston shipped away major leaguers and landed major leaguers,...
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Charlie Moore Joins Red Sox Pregame Ahead Of Boston-New York (Photo)

Charlie Moore is swapping the fishing pole for a glove Friday night. The star of “Charlie Moore Outdoors” will take in the Boston Red Sox-New York Yankees game at Fenway Park, but he won’t just be sitting in the stands. The Mad Fisherman joined Tom Caron and Steve Lyons during Red Sox pregame. Check out Charlie hanging at Fenway in the photo below. Filed under: Boston Red Sox...
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Eagles CB calls Pats 'cheaters'

Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Cary Williams doesn’t like practicing with other teams, especially not the New England Patriots. The Pats and Eagles will be holding joint practices at Gillette Stadium on Aug. 12 and 13 ahead of their Aug. 15 preseason game. But Williams already had a few things to say about it. “They are cheaters,” Williams said via CSN Philly. “They are...
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Red Sox-Yankees Live: Anthony Ranaudo, Allen Craig Make Debuts With New-Look Sox

5 p.m. ET: Anthony Ranaudo and Allen Craig get to share the spotlight in their first games as members of the Boston Red Sox on Friday. Ranaudo, a 24-year-old right-handed pitcher who has come up through the Red Sox system, will make his major-league debut against the New York Yankees. Craig will suit up for the first time since being acquired in a trade deadline deal Thursday. As...
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Phil Hughes Tries To Catch Invisible Liner On Double To Left-Center (GIF)

Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Phil Hughes was this close to snaring a liner that was hit nowhere near him Wednesday night. During the bottom of the sixth inning, Kansas City Royals slugger Salvador Perez roped a double into left-center field, which was obvious to everyone at Kauffman Stadium except for Hughes. The right-hander saw a completely different scenario go down as he...
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Bobby Orr, Johnny Damon Among Some Of Charlie Moore’s Great Guests (Photos)

There’s never a dull moment in the life of Charlie Moore. The Mad Fisherman has visited everywhere from Martha’s Vineyard to the Space Coast of Florida. Along the way, Charlie has encountered many of the world’s greatest athletes and sports stars. From Tim Wakefield to Bobby Orr, Mad Fish always seems to have someone special on “Charlie Moore Outdoors.” Check out some...
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Mike Carp Designated For Assignment; Mookie Betts Called Up By Red Sox

BOSTON — The Mike Carp era, what there was of it, is over. The Red Sox designated Carp for assignment Friday, removing another member of the 2013 World Series championship team from the 2014 roster. Boston now must trade Carp, release him or place him on waivers within the next 10 days. Carp batted .268 with nine home runs and 52 runs batted in over the last two seasons with...
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Roger Goodell Defends Two-Game Suspension For Ray Rice’s ‘Horrible Mistake’

CANTON, Ohio — NFL commissioner Roger Goodell defended the league on Friday against criticism that it was too lenient in suspending Ray Rice two games for his “horrible mistake.” “We just can’t make up the discipline,” Goodell said. “It has to be consistent with other cases. And it was in this matter.” Goodell stressed that the Baltimore Ravens’ running back...
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