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Brandon Saad Signs 6-Year Contract With Blue Jackets; Ryan O’Reilly Signs 7-Year Deal With Sabres

A pair of young NHL stars signed long-term contracts Friday. Right winger Brandon Saad signed a six-year contract worth a reported $36 million with the Columbus Blue Jackets. He was acquired from the Chicago Blackhawks in a multi-player trade earlier in the week. .@BSaad20: "I know (#CBJ) has a lot of talented guys. They're tough to play against & I'm happy to be a part of the...
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Report: Mavericks, Wesley Matthews Agree On Four-Year, Free-Agent Deal

DALLAS — Free agent guard Wesley Matthews and the Mavericks have agreed on a four-year deal with financial terms that will depend on whether center DeAndre Jordan decides to join him in Dallas. A person with knowledge of the deal says Matthews and the Mavericks reached an agreement in principle late Thursday night and will wait on the decision from Jordan, who is apparently choosing...
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Bucks, Greg Monroe Agree On Three-Year, $50 Million Free Agent Deal

As one of the most coveted centers on the free agent market, Greg Monroe had his choice of destinations. The large-market Los Angeles Lakers and New York Knicks wanted him. So did the Portland Trail Blazers. In the end, Monroe wanted the best chance to reach the playoffs for the first time in his career. For the first time in a long time, the Milwaukee Bucks provided the surest...
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Oilers Sign No. 1 Pick Connor McDavid To Three-Year, Entry-Level Contract

EDMONTON, Alberta — Connor McDavid played 66 junior games for the Erie Otters this season and seven more at the world junior championship. Even when the hockey stopped, there was more to do. McDavid went to Quebec City for the CHL awards, Buffalo for the NHL scouting combine, Edmonton for a visit and finally South Florida for the NHL draft. This week...
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NHL Free Agents 2015: Best Players Still Available At Every Position

The first two days of NHL free agency have come and gone, but there are still many players still unsigned who could make a positive impact next season. Most of the forwards available would likely play bottom-six roles, but those are very important because you need to be able to roll four lines, or pretty close to it, to win a Stanley Cup. The group of defensemen still unsigned is...
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Red Sox-Astros Odds: Boston Favored Over Red-Hot Houston In Weekend Clash

The Boston Red Sox will be gunning for a third straight series win when they kick off a three-game holiday weekend set with the Houston Astros on Friday as -125 moneyline betting favorites at sports books monitored by OddsShark.com. The Red Sox kept pace in the tight American League East race by taking three of four from the Blue Jays in Toronto this past week. A 12-6 win over the...
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Allan Houston Selling Lavish Sports-Themed Mansion For Nearly $20M (Photos)

The New York Knicks are in a pretty bad place these days, but one of their former stars appears to be doing just fine. Former Knicks sharpshooter Allan Houston is selling his 19,300-square-foot mansion in Westchester County for $19.9 million, the Wall Street Journal reports. The sprawling home, which sits on 10 acres of land in the exclusive gated community Conyers Farm, is a sports...
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Jason Williams Still Can Ball, Shows Off Sweet Moves At Orlando Pro-Am (Video)

The start of NBA free agency hasn’t exactly been sweet for the Sacramento Kings. May we suggest bringing back some “White Chocolate”? We’re referring, of course, to Jason Williams, who quickly became a fan favorite during his brief tenure on the Kings at the start of his NBA career. Williams is approaching 40 and hasn’t played an NBA game since 2011, but recent video evidence...
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Minor Leaguer Eschews Glove To Make Ridiculous Barehanded Catch (Video)

For Reed Harper, a baseball glove is just a suggestion. Harper plays shortstop for the Carolina Mudcats, the Class A-Advanced affiliate of the Atlanta Braves. The 24-year-old could have used the leather contraption in Thursday night’s game against the Winston-Salem Dash. But when a Winston-Salem batter hit a fly ball to shallow left field, Harper decided on a different option...
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Bubba Watson To Paint Over Confederate Flag On His General Lee Car

Bubba Watson is joining the ranks of Americans doing their part to remove the confederate flag from society. The professional golfer announced Thursday he’ll be painting an American flag over the Confederate flag on the top of his General Lee, the 1969 Dodge Charger used by the Duke brothers in the 1980s TV show “The Dukes of Hazzard.” All men ARE created equal, I believe...
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Rafael Nadal Ousted By Dustin Brown In Wimbledon Second Round Upset

LONDON — On the final point of the first set of his latest Wimbledon disappointment, Rafael Nadal swung his mighty, lefty forehand — and whiffed, accidentally whacking his right leg with his racket. It was a painful, embarrassing mistake, symbolic of the sort of day this was. During five trips to the All England Club from 2006-11, Nadal reached the final every time. In his most...
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Cowboys’ Rolando McClain Suspended Four Games For Violating Drug Policy

IRVING, Texas — Cowboys linebacker Rolando McClain has been suspended for the first four games for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy, putting two key Dallas defenders on the sideline to start the season with pass rusher Greg Hardy’s 10-game ban. The league said in a statement Thursday that McClain would be suspended without pay and eligible to return for Dallas’...
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Red Sox Notes: Alejandro De Aza Trade Keeps Looking Better For Boston

This embed is invalid   " /> The Boston Red Sox are halfway through their regular-season slate. The Red Sox defeated the Toronto Blue Jays 12-6 in their 81st game of 2015 on Thursday night at Rogers Centre. It was an excellent bounce-back effort after Wednesday afternoon’s demoralizing loss. The Red Sox went 5-2 on their seven-game road trip against the Blue...
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Red Sox Cap Successful Road Trip With Offensive Fireworks In Toronto

This embed is invalid" /> Consider it the grand finale, if you’d like. The Boston Red Sox didn’t bother waiting until the Fourth of July or until they were back on American soil. They instead capped a successful road trip with plenty of offensive fireworks north of the border. The Red Sox exploded for a season-high 19 hits Thursday night en route...
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Red Sox Wrap: Boston Rides Huge First Inning To 12-6 Win Over Blue Jays

The Boston Red Sox’s offense flipped the script. The Red Sox scored eight runs in the first inning Thursday en route to a 12-6 win over the Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre. The emphatic victory came one day after the Blue Jays jumped all over Rick Porcello in the first inning on their way to a win on Canada Day. Wednesday’s hiccup looms large, mostly because Porcello’s struggles...
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John Gibbons Ejected After Controversial Red Sox-Blue Jays Play (Video)

This embed is invalid" /> A very strange play in the fifth inning Thursday ended with a runner cut down at the plate, a rally stymied and Toronto Blue Jays manager John Gibbons ejected from the game. Devon Travis produced a one-out single into center field off Boston Red Sox starter Wade Miley with runners at first and second. Danny Valencia attempted to score...
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Ryan Hanigan Has ‘Some Ideas’ To Fix Rick Porcello’s Woes With Red Sox

This embed is invalid" /> Rick Porcello won just two games in 11 starts while catcher Ryan Hanigan was sidelined with an injury. Both victories came over his first three outings in that span. The right-hander is winless since May 16. Thus, it’s safe to say Porcello might benefit as much as anyone in the Boston Red Sox’s rotation from having Hanigan’s...
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Blue Jays’ Matt Boyd Can’t Record Out In Red Sox’s Monster First Inning

This embed is invalid" /> Matt Boyd probably wishes he stayed in bed. The Toronto Blue Jays starter failed to record a single out Thursday as the Boston Red Sox jumped out to an 8-0 lead in the first inning of the teams’ series finale at Rogers Centre. Boyd was charged with seven earned runs on six hits, a walk and a wild pitch. The Red Sox opened the game...
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Red Sox GM: 'Time to think about' team being sellers

      This embed is invalid   " /> The Boston Red Sox aren’t ready to place a label on themselves just yet. They still could pursue major league players at the trade deadline or they could sell off pieces with an eye toward the future. Either way, it’s clear general manager Ben Cherington is at least considering the latter route with the Red Sox entering...
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Solo, Rapinoe among USWNT stars up for World Cup awards

The 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup trophy isn’t the only silverware Hope Solo, Megan Rapinoe and other members of the United States women’s national soccer team can win this weekend. Julie Johnston and Carli Lloyd join Rapinoe on the list of nominees for FIFA’s Golden Ball Award, which will go to the best player at the Women’s World Cup. FIFA announced the Golden Ball short...
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Shane Victorino’s Return Will Complicate Red Sox’s Outfield Rotation (Video)

The Boston Red Sox soon will be getting outfielder Shane Victorino back, as the veteran is closing in on a return from the disabled list. WEEI.com’s Rob Bradford joined “Red Sox Gameday LIVE” on Thursday to examine how Victorino’s return will affect the Red Sox’s outfield rotation. Check it out in the video above. Thumbnail photo via Kelley L Cox/USA TODAY Sports ImagesFiled...
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DraftKings: Chris Young, Scott Kazmir Take Mound For Tom Caron’s Squad

Kick off your Fourth of July weekend with some fantasy baseball. DraftKings offers one-day fantasy baseball games, allowing users to set a new lineup every day. Now the website is teaming up with NESN to offer fans an opportunity to challenge Red Sox host Tom Caron in the sport that he knows best. Here’s what you’re up against in TC’s lineup for Thursday, July 2: Pitchers: Chris...
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Rick Porcello’s ERA Now Worst In AL; Should Red Sox Sit Him Down? (Video)

Thursday’s Canada Day catastrophe upped Boston Red Sox pitcher Rick Porcello’s ERA to 6.08 — the worst among all American League starters. Given his ongoing struggles on the mound, how should the Red Sox proceed with the right-hander? Should they send him to the disabled list? Sit him down until after the All-Star break? Tom Caron, Dennis Eckersley and Steve Lyons tried to...
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Kelly Olynyk: Kevin Love Injury Won’t Change Way I Play Basketball

Kelly Olynyk is glad Kevin Love is progressing well in his recovery from shoulder surgery. He’s sorry he played a role in the Cleveland Cavaliers forward missing the remainder of the NBA playoffs. But once he returns to action following his one-game suspension, the Boston Celtics center says his approach to the game will be the same. “I don’t think you change the way you play...
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Reports: Boston Red Sox Agree To Sign Venezuelan Free Agents (Videos)

The 2015-16 international free agency period began Thursday. The Boston Red Sox, who are hamstrung this year after blowing past their allotted budget during the 2014-15 period, have been busy. The Red Sox agreed to sign Venezuelan outfielders Albert Guaimaro and Simon Muzziotti for $300,000 each, industry sources told MLB.com’s Jesse Sanchez. Boston also agreed to sign Venezuelan...
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