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Cardinals Catcher Uses ‘Wolf Of Wall Street’ Scene As Walk-Up Song (Video)

Tony Cruz doesn’t get the chance to hit very often, but when he does, he certainly makes the most of it. Cruz is the backup catcher to St. Louis Cardinals All-Star Yadier Molina, who was placed on the 15-day disabled list on July 10 with an injured thumb. Molina’s injury has allowed Cruz to see some extended time, which is great news for sports fans everywhere, because it has...
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Chase Headley Arrives Mid-Game, Hits Walkoff Single In Yankees Debut (Video)

If first impressions are really important as everyone says they are, Chase Headley is going to get along just fine in New York. The veteran third baseman was traded to the Bronx Bombers on Tuesday, as New York bolstered its lineup by taking a shot Headley. So far, so good, as Headley made an immediate impact with his new club. Headley didn’t appear in the Yankees’ dugout until...
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LeBron James Sends Cupcakes To Neighbors To Apologize For ‘Hectic’ Return

When LeBron James announced his return to the Cleveland Cavaliers, he brought more than his talents back to Northeast Ohio. In the days leading up to James’ decision, fans gathered in swarms around his house in Bath Township, Ohio, to wait for his announcement. Their presence created so much of a disturbance in the neighborhood that LeBron felt the need to apologize to his neighbors...
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Report: Ryan O’Reilly, Avalanche Avoid Arbitration With Two-Year, $12M Contract

Ryan O’Reilly and the Colorado Avalanche both came to their senses, and one of the game’s best young players is staying in Denver for a couple of years. O’Reilly and the Avs came to terms on a two-year deal worth $12 million, according to multiple reports. The new contract means the two sides will avoid arbitration and puts to end a drawn-out contract dispute. TSN’s Darren...
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Football At Fenway: NESN Will Re-Air Liverpool-AC Roma At Midnight

Two of Europe’s best soccer teams will square off at historic Fenway Park on Wednesday night in a can’t-miss event. Luckily for you, there are multiple chances to watch. Liverpool and AC Roma will participate in the much-anticipated “Football at Fenway” exhibition match that will air at 7:30 p.m. on NBC Sports. For those who missed it or just want to re-live the action...
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Jeff Fisher: Michael Sam Has ‘Absolutely Not’ Been A Distraction

The Michael Sam distraction show continued Wednesday morning with Sam’s head coach going to bat for the St. Louis Rams rookie. Sam has been in the news this week after former NFL head coach Tony Dungy said he wouldn’t have drafted the defensive end because Dungy felt Sam would be an unneeded distraction. Dungy tried to clarify those comments Tuesday, and Sam himself has chimed...
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Belichick: Gronkowski 'cleared to play,' will not be put on PUP

Rob Gronkowski will be on the field for the first day of New England Patriots training camp on Thursday. Patriots head coach Bill Belichick said Gronkowski will not start the summer on the physically unable to perform list because “he’s been cleared to play.” The All-Pro tight end tore his ACL in Week 14 of the 2013 NFL season in the Patriots’ 27-26 win over the Cleveland...
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Clippers CEO: Doc Rivers Will Quit If Donald Sterling Remains Owner

LOS ANGELES — The interim CEO of the Los Angeles Clippers testified Tuesday that coach Doc Rivers told him he will quit if Donald Sterling remains the owner of the team. CEO Richard Parsons testified at a trial to determine whether Sterling’s wife, Shelly, can sell the team for $2 billion to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer as the NBA looks to force Donald Sterling from the...
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Broncos Owner Pat Bowlen Steps Down After Revealing He Has Alzheimer’s

When the Denver Broncos take the field to begin training camp on Thursday, they will do so with heavy hearts. Broncos owner Pat Bowlen has given up control of the team after revealing that he is battling Alzheimer’s disease. The Denver Post first reported the news. Bowlen, who turned 70 in February, has placed his ownership in the Pat Bowlen Trust, which is owned by non-family...
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Red Sox Notes: David Ross Dealing With Foot Injury Despite Solid Effort

The Boston Red Sox suffered their first loss of the second half Tuesday. The Red Sox entered Tuesday’s game against the Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre riding a five-game winning streak that began before the All-Star break. The streak reached its pinnacle Monday, when Boston produced 14 runs on 18 hits while obliterating Toronto. But all good things must come to an end. Jake...
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Jake Peavy’s ‘Frustrating’ 2014 Perfectly Summarized In Red Sox’s Loss

If you’ve seen one, you’ve seen them all. It often feels that way when Jake Peavy takes the mound nowadays, as a similar plotline typically plays out en route to a Boston Red Sox loss. Tuesday’s start against the Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre was no different in that regard despite the Red Sox carrying a ton of offensive momentum into the contest. The Red Sox didn’t...
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NESN 30: David Ortiz’s Post-Marathon Bombing Speech Fuels Boston (Video)

Boston was in mourning following the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, but the city turned to sports to help heal. Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz, a mainstay in the Boston sports scene since 2003, only added to that notion when he took the microphone before his team’s first home game following the tragedy. His infamous phrase – “This is our (expletive) city” — would...
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Dustin Pedroia: Jake Peavy ‘Is A Bulldog Out There’ Despite Record (Video)

Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Jake Peavy has the worst luck. Boston’s 7-3 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays on Tuesday put another L on Peavy’s record, which now stands at 1-9. And it’s not for lack of trying on Peavy’s part. His 2.91 run support average was the lowest in the American League going into Tuesday’s game, and his team only made that worse, as they failed to score...
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Red Sox Fall Back Into Old Habit In Streak-Snapping Loss To Blue Jays

The Boston Red Sox fell back into an old habit Tuesday. The Red Sox, whose offense has improved significantly of late, squandered several scoring opportunities en route to suffering a 7-3 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre. The defeat snapped Boston’s winning streak at five games. “We created a number of opportunities through the first five (innings),” Red Sox manager...
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Liverpool FC Practices At Fenway Park Ahead Of Game Against AS Roma

BOSTON — Liverpool returned to Fenway Park on Tuesday evening to prepare for Wednesday’s “Football at Fenway” game against Serie A (Italy first division) side AS Roma. This is the first time since 2012 that the Premier League club will play at America’s most beloved ballpark. That game also was against Roma, which the Italians won 2-1. “There’s a real sense of nostalgia...
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Marshawn Lynch Apparently Uses Velvet Ropes For His Parked Lamborghini

Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch doesn’t want anyone to touch his Lamborghini. Beast Mode was in Oakland, Calif., shooting an unspecified film, and he had to park his Aventador LP 700-4 Roadster in the street. To keep it safe (we guess?) Lynch surrounded the car with a couple of velvet ropes. @FieldGulls beastmode's Lambo, complete with velvet ropes. http://t.co...
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Steven Gerrard’s England Retirement Will Benefit Liverpool In 2014-15 Season

BOSTON — Steven Gerrard is one of the best English players of this generation, but his retirement from international competition should benefit Liverpool in its quest for a 19th league title and sixth European crown next season. The Reds captain announced earlier this week that his England career is over. He most recently captained England at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. Taking...
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Michael Sam On Tony Dungy: ‘Everyone Is Entitled To Their Own Opinions’

Michael Sam certainly knows how to handle himself around the press for someone who’s such a “distraction.” Former NFL Coach Tony Dungy made comments Sunday that came under fire, mostly due to their vagueness. Dungy said he wouldn’t have drafted Sam “not because I don’t believe Michael Sam should have a chance to play, but I wouldn’t want to deal with all of it.”...
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Chase Headley Trade: Yankees Wise To Buy Very Low In Deal With Padres

The San Diego Padres tried to ride a heater to the Penthouse Suite. In the end, they’re walking away from the table with a couple of uninspiring vouchers to the buffet. The Padres traded third baseman Chase Headley to the New York Yankees on Tuesday in exchange for infielder Yangervis Solarte and minor league pitcher Rafael De Paula. It’s a lackluster haul for the Padres, who...
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Joe Allen Nears ‘Big Dream’ Of Playing In Champions League With Liverpool

BOSTON — Joe Allen less than two months away from scoring one of the goals of his life. Allen is likely to feature regularly for Liverpool during the 2014-15 season, and the Welsh midfielder couldn’t be more excited about competing in the UEFA Champions League. “That’s been a big dream of mine, so I’m really looking forward to experiencing that this year,” Allen said...
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MLB Batting Leader Troy Tulowitzki Placed On 15-Day Disabled List

DENVER — Major league batting leader Troy Tulowitzki has been placed on the 15-day disabled list by the Colorado Rockies because of a left hip flexor strain. The 29-year-old All-Star shortstop was hurt while running out a grounder at Pittsburgh on Saturday night. He was held out of the next two games before being placed on the disabled list, retroactive to Sunday. This is Tulowitzki’s...
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Brock Holt Unaware He’s Close To Qualifying For Batting Title Race (Video)

Brock Holt has been on a tear all season long for the Boston Red Sox, but because he joined the team with the season already underway, he still hasn’t accumulated enough plate appearances to qualify for the batting title race. His .326 average would put him fifth in the American League, just eight percentage points behind leader Jose Altuve of the Houston Astros. That said, he’s...
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Jets Offering Season Ticket Holders Rewards For Being Well-Behaved

The New York Jets have joined the Denver Broncos and Kansas City Chiefs in making their season tickets paperless, but they’ve also added a rather interesting rewards program. This upcoming season, Jets season ticket holders can earn points essentially for going to games at MetLife Stadium and not getting kicked out. They don’t need to purchase anything at the stadium. They...
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David Ortiz Jokes About Being Bigger Than Carl Yastrzemski (Video)

David Ortiz passed a Boston Red Sox legend on the all-time home run list Monday night after belting two home runs during his team’s 14-1 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays. Ortiz’s 453rd home run put him at 36th all-time, which put him ahead of Carl Yastrzemski, and after the game he joked that he’s “bigger than him.” Of course, he later said that he’s only physically...
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Patrick Kane Plays In Buffalo Men’s League Game, Casually Dominates (Photo)

It wasn’t your average Monday night at the ice rink for a pair of Buffalo men’s league hockey teams when Patrick Kane stopped by and offered his services. The Chicago Blackhawks star, who recently signed an eight-year, $84 million extension with the team, took his talents to a much smaller stage as he suited up for the Piranhas Hockey Club of the Performax Hockey League in his...
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