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Red Sox Wrap: Joe Kelly Outduels Jacob deGrom As Sox Top Mets Again

August certainly has been kind to Joe Kelly. Kelly guided the Boston Red Sox to a 3-1 win over the New York Mets on Saturday at Citi Field to go a perfect 6-for-6 in starts this month. The Red Sox now have won two straight against the National League East-leading Mets, beating New York’s two top pitchers in the process in Matt Harvey and Saturday’s starter, Jacob deGrom. GAME...
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Julio Jones, Falcons agree on 5-year contract extension

Julio Jones is one of the best wide receivers in the NFL, and the Atlanta Falcons have ensured he will remain a key part of their offense for the long-term. The two sides have agreed on a five-year contract extension worth $71.25 million with $47 million guaranteed, ESPN’s Chris Mortensen reported Saturday. After suffering a season-ending knee injury in 2013, Jones bounced...
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WATCH: James Rodriguez scores unreal goals

Real Madrid and James Rodriguez didn’t need much time to return to form in the new season. James scored a pair of stunning goals Saturday in Real Madrid’s 5-0 win over Real Betis the teams’ second La Liga (Spanish first division) game of 2015-16. The Real Madrid midfielder scored both within 10 minutes of each side of halftime, showcasing his mix of skill and imagination....
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WATCH: Blue Jays' Edwin Encarnacion blasts three homers, extends hit streak

The Toronto Blue Jays are an offensive machine, and the latest display of their power was provided by designated hitter Edwin Encarnacion. He blasted three home runs and tallied nine RBI in a 15-1 win over the Detroit Tigers on Saturday afternoon. Encarnacion’s first homer, a three-run shot to left field, extended his hit streak to 24 games. It’s the longest hit streak for...
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Did Philippe Coutinho Deserve Red Card In LFC’s Loss To West Ham? (Video)

Liverpool fans are more used to seeing Philippe Coutinho leave the field in triumph rather than shame. Coutinho was sent off in Liverpool’s loss to West Ham on Saturday at Anfield. Referee Kevin Friend issued Coutinho his second yellow card of the game in the 53rd minute for his challenge on West Ham’s Dimitri Payet. Coutinho’s tackle appeared to be the result of Payet turning...
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WATCH: Rays outfielder fooled by Tropicana Field catwalk

Tampa Bay Rays center fielder Kevin Kiermaier climbed the outfield wall at Tropicana Field on Friday night, and instead of coming down with the ball, he landed with a little embarrassment. He was anticipating the hard hit ball by Kansas City Royals designated hitter Kendrys Morales would land close enough to the wall where he could rob a home run, but the ball traveled so high...
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Crystal Palace Shocks Chelsea, Beats Premier League Champ At Stamford Bridge

LONDON — More than just a blip in form, Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea Premier League title defense is in trouble after only four games. There’s a long way to go but a 2-1 home loss to Crystal Palace on Saturday left the champions trailing irresistible leader Manchester City by eight points and added the gloom around Stamford Bridge. This stadium once seemed to be impenetrable for...
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Red Sox’s Blake Swihart Has Made Most Of Big-League Opportunity (Video)

Things haven’t exactly gone as planned for Blake Swihart this season. In a good way. The rookie catcher was thrown in the fire early in the season when he was called up from Triple-A Pawtucket to fill in for injured catchers Christian Vazquez and Ryan Hanigan. Swihart has had his ups and downs, but for the most part, he’s been pretty impressive for a 23-year-old kid. Not only...
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Tim Wakefield: Joe Kelly Pitching Better With Improved Mechanics (Video)

Sometimes, you just need to get back to basics. Joe Kelly has struggled for much of the Boston Red Sox’s 2015 campaign, but he’s been on fire recently. The right-handed hurler is 4-0 in his last four starts with an impressive 1.82 ERA, allowing just five runs over 24 2/3 innings while striking out 20 batters. So what’s been the difference between the Kelly we saw earlier in...
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WATCH: Kenny Chesney joins 'Free Tom Brady' movement

It’s tough to attend any New England event nowadays and not hear at least a few “Free Tom Brady” chants. Kenny Chesney is in Foxboro this weekend to headline the annual New England Country Music Festival — or “CountryFest,” as it’s commonly known. And since the two-night concert is held in the Patriots’ home stadium, it came as no surprise when Chesney proclaimed...
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Watch American Pharoah At The Travers Stakes Online (Live Stream)

American Pharoah is back on the race track. The Triple Crown winner will return to action Saturday afternoon in the 146th Travers Stakes in Saratoga, N.Y. American Pharoah, ridden by jockey Victor Espinoza, is the odds-on favorite but will be tested by a field that includes Frosted, Texas Red and Upstart. Post time is scheduled for 5:46 p.m. ET, but coverage starts at 4 p.m. Click...
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Patriots-Panthers Film Review: Jabaal Sheard, Rob Ninkovich Used Creatively

Watch out, AFC, the New England Patriots’ new-look defense is beginning to take shape. The Patriots accomplished what they needed to in the all-important third preseason game by finding what works on defense and potentially seeing a glimpse of how good the unit can be in 2015. The Patriots’ starting secondary helped limit Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton through the air...
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Liverpool-West Ham Verdict: Reds Cut Selves, Expose Cracks In Foundation

Strong foundations should help structure above to withstand all sorts of tumult. Liverpool’s Premier League loss to West Ham on Saturday sparks fresh concerns about the Reds’ underpinnings. Liverpool’s litany of reasons for encouragement in early 2015-16 evaporated on the spot at Anfield, allowing West Ham to coast to victory. The sense of dread, which prevailed at the end...
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TC’s DraftKings Value Picks: Alejandro De Aza Aims To Deliver Vs. Mets

Alejandro De Aza has delivered when his number has been called since joining the Boston Red Sox. The utility outfielder might not play every night, but he’s certainly making the most of his opportunities since the Baltimore Orioles shipped him to Boston in June. De Aza is hitting at a .303 clip in a Red Sox uniform with a .503 slugging percentage and a .854 OPS. The 31-year-old hasn’t...
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David Ortiz, Hanley Ramirez, Rusney Castillo All Sit For Red Sox Vs. Mets

The Boston Red Sox will be without a number of their regulars when they take the field Saturday afternoon at Citi Field. David Ortiz, Hanley Ramirez and Rusney Castillo all were left out of the starting lineup Boston’s visit to the New York Mets. Ortiz (heel) and Ramirez (shoulder) both are dealing with injuries, but Castillo’s absence is a bit surprising. Instead, Alejandro De...
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Brendan Rodgers Vows Liverpool Will Bounce Back From West Ham Defeat

Brendan Rodgers admitted Liverpool was disappointing, as it failed to recover from conceding an early goal in its 3-0 defeat against West Ham United on Saturday. “We were disappointing today,” Rodgers said at his postgame press conference. “We arrived into the game with confidence high but when you give away a goal so early in the game, it gave West Ham the boost and the lift...
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WATCH: Isaiah Thomas blocks Trevor Ariza in exhibition

If you’ve ever seen Isaiah Thomas play, you know not to be fooled by his diminutive stature. Apparently Trevor Ariza has yet to get that memo. Thomas laced them up for the Seattle Pro-Am squad in an exhibition game against the Drew League on Friday night, and it didn’t take long for him to provide one of the highlights of the summer. Ariza drove baseline and elevated for...
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Dining Playbook: Where They Ate Season 2, Episode 21

Dining PlaybookSeason 2 Episode 21 NESN’s Dining Playbook features two of America’s favorite pastimes: food and sports with help from the region’s best known hosts, athletes and tastemakers. Emmy award winning duo Billy Costa and Jenny Johnson leverage their considerable following and bring NESN viewers a fresh new approach to enjoying the best of what the region has to offer...
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WATCH: Braves’ Jonny Gomes channels Luis Tiant in relief

Jonny Gomes is one of the more entertaining players in baseball. So when the Atlanta Braves were forced to call on him as an emergency relief pitcher Friday night, you’d better believe he put on a show. The Braves already had gone through five pitchers in eight innings and trailed the New York Yankees by nine runs when they recruited Gomes to come off the bench in the ninth...
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Liverpool-West Ham Report: Reds Dig Early Hole, Stay Down In Premier League Loss

Liverpool has fallen victim to the law of the averages, as the best aspects of the Reds’ 2015-16 season abandoned them, and the worst of last season reared their ugly heads once again. West Ham defeated Liverpool 3-0 on Saturday at Anfield, ending the Reds’ unbeaten start to the season. Manuel Lanzini and Mark Noble scored first-half goals for West Ham, and Diafra Sakho added...
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Rick Porcello Wins Amica Pitcher Of The Week For Blanking White Sox

Rick Porcello is back. The Boston Red Sox right-hander was masterful Wednesday night in his first game back from the disabled list. Porcello blanked the Chicago White Sox through seven innings at U.S. Cellular Field, allowing just five hits and issuing no walks while striking out five in Boston’s 3-0 win. That performance was enough to earn Porcello Amica Pitcher of the Week. The...
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WATCH: Bournemouth’s Callum Wilson scores gorgeous goal

Callum Wilson is at the top of his game. The Bournemouth striker helped his club record its first-ever Premier League win last weekend when he netted a hat trick in a 4-3 win against West Ham. Wilson was back at it Saturday, putting the Cherries on the board against Leicester City with a beautiful bicycle-kick goal in the 24th minute.     This embed is invalid   " />...
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Rousey-Holm moved to UFC 193 Nov. 14 in Australia

Mark your calendars, folks. Ronda Rousey will be back in the Octagon earlier than expected. UFC president Dana White announced Friday that Rousey’s women’s bantamweight title fight against Holly Holm, originally scheduled for Jan. 2, now will headline UFC 193 on Nov. 14 at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne, Australia. “Ronda Rousey was huge for us in Brazil,” White said Friday...
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Report: James Develin Could Miss 6-8 Weeks; Ex-NFL Doctor Says Longer

The New England Patriots are hopeful James Develin can return to the field in 2015, but a former NFL team doctor is a bit less optimistic. The Patriots fullback is scheduled to have surgery on a broken right tibia he suffered in Friday night’s preseason game against the Carolina Panthers and is expected to have a 6-8 week recovery, a team source told ESPN’s Mike Reiss early Saturday...
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Tarell Brown, Dominique Easley Shine In Patriots’ Defensive Passing Stats

The New England Patriots might have found their starting secondary in the third week of preseason. Malcolm Butler is a lock to start at left cornerback, and Tarell Brown appears ready to go at right cornerback in the “regular” defense, then moving inside in nickel. Bradley Fletcher, who has had two consecutive impressive performances and earned a compliment from Bill Belichick...
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