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Ben Cherington: ‘Time To Think About’ Red Sox Being Deadline 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 Thursday...
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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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Kit Harrington Takes In Wimbledon With Liverpool’s Adam Lallana (Photos)

Jon Snow apparently is alive and well. “Game of Thrones” actor Kit Harrington made an appearance at the All England Club for Wimbledon on Thursday, and he took in the day’s matches with Liverpool midfielder Adam Lallana. Harrington has been involved in the tennis scene a lot lately. The actor provided his voice for ESPN’s Wimbledon intro and stars alongside comedian Andy...
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Blues Trade LW, Olympic Hero T.J. Oshie To Capitals In Multi-Player Deal

The St. Louis Blues shook up their core Thursday by trading top-six winger T.J. Oshie to the Washington Capitals. The Blues acquired goaltender Phoenix Copley, who was expected to be the No. 1 goalie for Washington’s AHL affiliate next season, as well as veteran winger Troy Brouwer and a 2016 third-round draft pick. Armstrong: "I'd like to thank T.J. Oshie for his time here in...
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Adam Lallana Hails Liverpool’s Nathaniel Clyne Signing As ‘Great Coup’ For Reds

Adam Lallana smiled when Nathaniel Clyne walked in that door. Lallana praised Liverpool’s signing of Clyne from Southampton on Wednesday, calling the addition of his friend a “coup” for the Reds, according to the club website. Lallana and Clyne were teammates at Southampton between 2012 to 2014 before Lallana joined Liverpool. Lallana said Liverpool has boosted its prospects...
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Jose Aldo’s Reps Get Independent Doctor To Prove Ribs Are Fractured (Photos)

Jose Aldo is out to prove he had good reason to pull out of UFC 189. The reigning featherweight champion withdrew from his title fight against Conor McGregor on Tuesday after suffering fractured ribs while training. However, UFC released a statement prior to that claiming “several doctors … determined that the champion suffered a bone bruise to his rib and cartilage injury...
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Ryan Hanigan Returns To Red Sox’s Lineup In Series Finale Vs. Blue Jays

This embed is invalid" /> Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell is wasting no time in deploying his returning catcher. Ryan Hanigan, who was activated from the 15-day disabled list before Thursday’s game against the Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre, immediately rejoined Boston’s starting lineup. The 34-year-old backstop is behind the plate and batting ninth...
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Jimmy Hayes: Chance To Play For Bruins ‘A Dream Come True’

Jimmy Hayes has always been a Boston Bruins fan. The Dorchester, Mass., native cheered for the Black and Gold as a kid and took his talents to Boston College, where he played for legendary coach Jerry York for three seasons from 2008-09 through 2010-11. He was traded to the Bruins on Wednesday in a deal that sent Reilly Smith and Marc Savard to the Florida Panthers, and the 25-year...
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Report: Cavaliers Could Put Kevin Love On Trading Block Within Next Year

Kevin Love announced Wednesday he’d be re-signing with the Cleveland Cavaliers on a contract reportedly worth $110 million over five years. But how long will Love’s tenure in Cleveland actually last? According to Sporting News, some NBA executives believe the forward could be playing elsewhere by this time next year. The Cavs felt they needed to re-sign Love this summer to...
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Javier ‘Chicharito’ Hernandez Out Of Gold Cup After Breaking Collarbone (Video)

Mexico’s national soccer team will go for gold this month without Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez. Mexico announced Thursday Hernandez won’t play in the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup after he suffered a broken collarbone in its goal-less draw against Honduras the previous night, according to ESPN. Hernandez underwent surgery on the broken bone, and his recovery timetable rules him...
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Red Sox Going With Three Catchers In Ryan Hanigan’s Return From Injury

This embed is invalid" /> The Boston Red Sox will keep three catchers on their active roster. For now. The Red Sox activated Ryan Hanigan from the 15-day disabled list before Thursday’s game against the Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre. Boston optioned right-handed reliever Jonathan Aro to Triple-A Pawtucket to make room for the veteran backstop...
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Antonio Gates suspended four games for violating drug policy

The NFL went on a suspension spree Thursday, and Antonio Gates might have been the biggest name involved. The San Diego Chargers tight end was suspended for four games for violating the league’s substance abuse policy, the NFL announced Thursday afternoon. It’s unclear at this point what Gates tested positive for. Gates did, however, seem to blame the positive test on rehab...
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Celtics Practice Notes: Rookies’ Crash Course Continues As Summer League Nears

WALTHAM, Mass. — Thursday was Day 2 of life in the NBA for the Boston Celtics’ rookie class, as the team’s summer league squad held its second round of two-a-days. With the opening game of the Utah summer circuit just four days away, the sessions thus far have been heavy on instruction. “We’re trying to adapt them to the culture that Coach (Brad) Stevens has established...
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Red Sox Prospect Brian Johnson Named International League All-Star

This embed is invalid" /> Brian Johnson’s minor league success has everyone taking notice. The Pawtucket Red Sox announced Thursday that Johnson has been elected to the International League All-Star Team for the 28th annual Triple-A All-Star Game, which will be played July 15 in Omaha, Neb. Johnson, who is considered one of the Boston Red Sox’s...
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Kings’ Slava Voynov Pleads No Contest In Domestic Abuse Case

TORRANCE, Calif. — Los Angeles Kings defenseman Slava Voynov has pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor stemming from a domestic violence incident with his wife after a Halloween party. Voynov entered the plea Thursday in Los Angeles County Superior Court to a count of corporal injury to a spouse. Under terms of the plea deal, he was sentenced to a 90-day jail term and three years...
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Shaquille O’Neal Takes Free Throw Instead Of Putt, Actually Makes It (Video)

Shaquille O’Neal gets a lot of flak for his free-throw shooting, but he might’ve redeemed himself this week. On the golf course. The former Boston Celtic participated in Wednesday’s Greenbrier Classic Pro-Am, and O’Neal elected to go to the line rather than putt on one of the holes. And he actually made it. Sure, it hit the ground first, but it still takes some precision...
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Celtics’ Colton Iverson Hoping To Leave Mark In Third Summer League Tour

WALTHAM, Mass. — The majority of players competing in the NBA’s three summer leagues are rookies — players fresh out of college who are getting their first taste of basketball at the professional level. There are also some, like Boston Celtics sophomore Marcus Smart, who are taking a second spin through the summer circuit after initially competing as recent draftees. Then,...
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Bruins Sign Defenseman Chris Breen To One-Year, Two-Way Contract

The Boston Bruins signed defenseman Chris Breen to a one-year, two-way contract worth $600,000 at the NHL level on Thursday. Breen played the entire 2014-15 season with the AHL’s Providence Bruins. He tallied 10 points (two goals, eight assists) in 52 games. Breen also added one point in five Calder Cup playoff games for the P-Bruins. The 26-year-old blueliner has nine games of...
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Jets' Richardson suspended four games for violating drug policy

Sheldon Richardson became the latest AFC East star to be hit with a suspension Thursday. The New York Jets defensive lineman was suspended four games for a violation of the NFL’s substance abuse program, the NFL announced. It’s unclear what Richardson specifically did, but as ProFootballTalk.com pointed out, it’s unlikely this is Richardson’s first violation. “I apologize...
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Best, Worst Contracts From Day 1 Of 2015 NHL Free Agency

NHL free agency is a time when teams get too excited and overspend to sign veteran players. So few teams have completed their championship puzzle by making a huge splash in free agency, and to find the most recent example of a team that succeeded in that route you have to go back to 2009 when the Chicago Blackhawks signed Marian Hossa. That hasn’t deterred teams from spending big...
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