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Fan Dies After Fall From Turner Field Upper Deck At Braves-Yankees Game

ATLANTA — A fan died after falling from the upper deck into the lower-level stands at Turner Field on Saturday night during a game between the Atlanta Braves and the New York Yankees. Lt. Charles Hampton of the Atlanta Police Department homicide unit confirmed the death hours after the fall in the seventh inning. Hampton said the man was in his early...
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American Pharoah upset at Travers Stakes

American Pharoah’s Triple Crown magic ran out Saturday when he finished second to Keen Ice at the 146th Travers Stakes in Saratoga, N.Y. Keen Ice entered the race with 16-1 odds and used a strong push down the stretch to pull off the upset. The result ended American Pharoah’s eight-race win streak that began in his second career race. He was the fourth Triple Crown winner...
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Revolution Beat Union 1-0 On Diego Fagundez Goal For Third Straight Win

CHESTER, Pa. — Diego Fagundez became the youngest player to score 25 career MLS goals and the New England Revolution beat the Philadelphia Union 1-0 on Saturday for their third straight victory. Fagundez, who is 20 years, 6 months, 15 days old, signed with the Revolution on Nov. 15, 2010, and is in his fifth MLS season. The Revolution (10-9-7) scored in the 51st minute when Charlie...
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Randall Cobb suffers shoulder injury vs. Eagles

The Packers recently lost No. 1 receiver Jordy Nelson to a season-ending ACL injury, which made Cobb the team’s new top target in the passing game. Cobb tallied 91 receptions for 1,287 yards and 12 touchdowns last season. Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers didn’t play Saturday night, and we probably won’t see him again until Week 1. Thumbnail photo via Jeff Hanisch/USA TODAY...
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Punches Thrown, Multiple Ejections In Ravens-Redskins Fight (Video)

Emotions were high in Saturday night’s preseason game between the Baltimore Ravens and Washington Redskins. Late in the first quarter, a fierce collision on a reception by Ravens wide receiver Kamar Aiken sparked a fight that led to punches being thrown and multiple players being ejected, including Ravens receiver Steve Smith. Even the two head coaches, Baltimore’s John Harbaugh...
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Cordarrelle Patterson Returns Kickoff 107 Yards For Touchdown (Video)

Cordarrelle Patterson shouldn’t be drafted in most fantasy football leagues, but the Minnesota Vikings wide receiver still is capable of filling the highlight reel as a kick returner. He did that in Saturday’s preseason game against the Dallas Cowboys with an amazing 107-yard kickoff return for a touchdown. Patterson had one last tackler to evade at midfield and then it was...
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Red Sox Notes: Boston Considering Six-Man Rotation To Rest Young Arms

Don’t look now, but the Boston Red Sox are rolling. Yes, it almost certainly will be too little, too late, but Saturday’s 3-1 victory over the National League East-leading New York Mets was Boston’s third straight win and 10th in their last 15 games. The opposing starters for those three games? Three guys named Chris Sale, Matt Harvey and Jacob deGrom. “I think we came...
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Joe Kelly Joins Impressive Red Sox Company With Outstanding August

Joe Kelly will be sad to see September. After a nearly yearlong struggle that culminated in him being sent to the minors in late June, the Boston Red Sox right-hander took the month of August by storm. Saturday’s 3-1 defeat of the New York Mets was Kelly’s sixth victory in as many starts this month, making him the first Red Sox pitcher since Pedro Martinez in 1999 to record six...
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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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