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Justin Masterson References ‘Major League’ In Explaining Wild Outing

This embed is invalid" /> BOSTON — Justin Masterson looked like the early version of Ricky Vaughn, minus the velocity. Masterson, who was extremely erratic in his 4 1/3 innings Wednesday, clearly recognized his similarities to the famous movie character, as he dropped a “Major League” reference while he explaining his wildness following the Boston...
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Blake Swihart Gets First RBI, Thinks Mookie Betts Is A Sparkplug (Video)

Boston Red Sox rookie catcher Blake Swihart recorded his first major-league RBI on Wednesday in the team’s 5-3 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays. His 22-year-old teammate Mookie Betts helped spark a late rally with his solo home run in the Green Monster, his third homer in just two games. Swihart talked about Betts’ ability to light a fire under the team...
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Red Sox’s Comeback Bid Vs. Rays Hurt By Three Decisions That Backfired

BOSTON — A team already limping can’t afford to shoot itself in the foot. The Red Sox didn’t do themselves any favors Wednesday in a 5-3 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays at Fenway Park. Three key decisions by manager John Farrell, while not entirely to blame for the loss, backfired as Boston suffered its fourth defeat in five games. The first decision involved starter Justin Masterson...
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Torrey Smith, Pat McAfee Among NFL Players To Weigh In On DeflateGate

As expected, a lot of people in the NFL have an opinion on the Ted Wells report, which was finally released Wednesday. New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski made his opinions loud and clear on Wednesday, and even sent warning shots to the rest of the league. Here’s a roundup of what some NFL players and media members said when the news broke: First, the known Patriots haters...
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Red Sox Wrap: Justin Masterson’s Wildness Too Much To Overcome In Loss

BOSTON — So yeah, that was a rough homestand. The Red Sox went 3-6 during their nine-game stretch at Fenway Park, capping the disappointing effort with a 4-3 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays on Wednesday night. Boston showed fight after falling behind in its series finale against Tampa Bay. But the Red Sox need to do more than “show fight” now that they’re sitting two games under...
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Cavaliers Were Going To Give Out Free Arm Slings To Support Kevin Love

CLEVELAND — The Cavaliers canceled a plan to give away 20,000 arm slings to fans to show support for injured starting forward Kevin Love, who is out for the rest of the NBA playoffs. Love underwent surgery last week after his left shoulder was dislocated when his arm was yanked from the socket by Boston center Kelly Olynyk in Cleveland’s series-clinching...
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Tom Werner: Average Time Of Game Has Decreased Most Since 1962 (Video)

Arguably the biggest strike against baseball is its pace of play. At times, the game can be painstakingly slow. But according to Boston Red Sox chairman Tom Werner, steps towards relieving that issue are already showing results. Werner appeared alongside NESN’s Tom Caron and Tim Wakefield on Wednesday during “Red Sox Gameday Live” and provided updated...
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Canadiens Lose To Lightning On Buzzer-Beating Goal, Trail 3-0 In Series (Video)

The Montreal Canadiens have been pushed to the brink of elimination in heartbreaking fashion. The Tampa Bay Lightning won Game 3 of their second-round playoff series against the Habs on a buzzer-beating goal from Tyler Johnson on Wednesday night. He leads the playoffs with eight goals in 10 games. The celebration on the Lightning bench was pretty cool, too. Tampa Bay leads the...
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Scientific Experiments, Findings Used In Wells Report On DeflateGate

The Wells Report, which contains the findings of the independent investigation into whether the New England Patriots broke any rules in using improperly inflated footballs against the Indianapolis Colts during the AFC Championship Game in January, was finally released Wednesday. One of the key parts of the report was scientific experiments and simulations, which included work done...
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Poll: Will Tom Brady Get Suspended For DeflateGate?

Ted Wells’ report dropped today and things don’t look good for New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady. Regardless on your personal stance on the matter, it seems plausible that Brady could face a suspension. So what do you think? Will Tom Brady be suspended by the NFL for DeflateGate? Vote below! Take Our Poll Click to read the entire Wells Report on DeflateGate >...
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Pedro Martinez: Manny Ramirez Spiked Shots With Viagra In 2004 (Video)

The 2004 Boston Red Sox were more than just self-proclaimed “idiots.” They were downright crazy. Pedro Martinez has been sharing hilarious stories about his former teammates while promoting his new book, “Pedro,” and no one seems wackier than Manny Ramirez. Martinez appeared on “The Late Show” with Seth Meyers on Tuesday and told a story in which Ramirez doctored alcohol...
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Yankees’ Michael Pineda Has Been Silently Dominated On The Mound This Season

After battling injuries over the first three seasons of his New York Yankees career, Michael Pineda finally looks like the exciting prospect New York was expecting to receive. The 6-foot-7 right-hander has inarguably been New York’s best starting pitcher in 2015. After eight innings of one-run ball Tuesday night vs. the Toronto Blue Jays, Pineda improved to 4-0 and lowered his...
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Pedro Martinez: Mets Ace Matt Harvey Could Become ‘Better Than I Was’

This embed is invalid" /> If you believe Pedro Martinez, New York Mets ace Matt Harvey someday will be a Hall of Famer. Harvey has been dominant this season after missing all of 2014 with Tommy John surgery. The sky is the limit for the 26-year-old right-hander, who Martinez lauded Wednesday during an interview promoting his new book, “Pedro.”...
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Jarrod Saltalamacchia: I Definitely Wanted To Return To Boston Red Sox

This embed is invalid" /> Jarrod Saltalamacchia’s mind started to wander after the catcher was designated for assignment and subsequently released by the Miami Marlins: Could a reunion be in the cards? While the Boston Red Sox reportedly aren’t considering signing Saltalamacchia, who’s a free agent, the 30-year-old catcher told WEEI.com’s Rob...
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Tom Brady, Peyton Manning Led Charge To Change Football Preparation Rule

Amid the blame games, name-calling, and actual investigation materials in Ted Wells’ report, there’s this nugget: Tom Brady and Peyton Manning joined forces in 2006 to change the NFL’s rule regarding the preparation of footballs. Here’s the skivvy: Prior to the 2006 season, home teams provided all footballs for games, including those used by the...
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Hanley Ramirez’s Injury Status Continues To Improve For Boston Red Sox

This embed is invalid" /> BOSTON — While there’s still a level of uncertainty surrounding Hanley Ramirez’s injury, it’s sounding more and more like the Red Sox have avoided a potentially disastrous fate. Ramirez, who exited Monday’s game with a left shoulder sprain after a violent collision with the left field wall, gave the Red Sox more...
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Rob Gronkowski Responds To DeflateGate Questions By Flexing (Photo)

Flexing speaks louder than words if you’re Rob Gronkowski. The New England Patriots tight end wasn’t interested in talking about anything to do with the 243-page Wells Report that was released Wednesday, but he did have one response to the DeflateGate questions. In arguably the most Gronk move of all time, he opted to show off his guns rather than talk about the tiresome controversy...
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Wells Report: Tom Brady Told Bill Belichick He Had No Knowledge Of DeflateGate

If the Wells Report’s conclusion is that it’s “more probable than not” that Tom Brady was aware of anyone on the Patriots’ equipment staff deflating footballs, then it’s more probable than not that he lied to Bill Belichick about it. Attorney Ted Wells released his DeflateGate findings Wednesday, and the 243-page report implicates Brady, equipment...
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Jarrod Saltalamacchia’s Marlins Release No Reason For Red Sox Reunion

This embed is invalid" /> Sometimes, if you poke around a yard sale long enough, you’ll come away with something good. Other times, you’ll buy something that’s cool in theory but really only ticks off your wife in the end. The case of Jarrod Saltalamacchia is no different. Yes, the Red Sox probably could use a veteran catcher, or should at least...
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Ex-Patriot Alfonzo Dennard Claimed Off Waivers By Cardinals

It didn’t take long for Alfonzo Dennard to find a new home in the NFL. The Arizona Cardinals claimed Dennard off waivers Wednesday, the team announced. Dennard was waived Tuesday by the Patriots after three years with the team. The 5-foot-10, 200-pound cornerback played in 29 games with the Patriots, starting 20. He intercepted five passes with 17 passes defended, 90 tackles and...
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Wells Report: Patriots Warned In 2004 About Improper Footballs

Before there was DeflateGate, there was PracticeBallGate. The Wells report was released Wednesday afternoon with the 243-page document concluding “it was more probable than not” that New England Patriots personnel members intentionally deflated footballs and that Tom Brady was likely “generally aware” of the rule-breaking. But this isn’t the first time the Patriots, and...
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Allen Craig Earns Another Start For Red Sox In Series Finale Vs. Rays

This embed is invalid" /> BOSTON — Allen Craig’s opportunity has arrived. Craig earned his second consecutive start Wednesday in place of the injured Hanley Ramirez. The Red Sox clearly are giving Craig a chance to run with the left field job in Ramirez’s absence, and he’ll bat sixth in the team’s series finale against the Tampa Bay Rays...
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Tom Brady Sr.: ‘League Had To Cover Themselves … This Was Framegate’

Tom Brady, Sr. has spoken again.   The father of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady spoke with USA TODAY Sports on Wednesday, and didn’t hold back his feelings towards the Wells Report that dropped Wednesday claiming Brady “was at least generally aware” of activities that led to illegally deflated footballs. “I don’t have any doubt about my son’s integrity...
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Biggest Takeaways From Wells Report: Patriots Didn’t Follow Protocol

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft isn’t happy with the Wells Report findings, and it’s easy to see why: It doesn’t look good for his team. The Wells Report determined, through a series of texts, interviews and video evidence, it is “more probable than not that New England Patriots personnel participated in violations of the NFL Playing Rules and were involved in a deliberate...
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Wells Report: Tom Brady Refused To Provide DeflateGate-Related Emails, Texts

The Wells Report and its findings on DeflateGate continue to center around Tom Brady. Ted Wells, an independent investigator for the NFL, declared it was “more probable than not” that the New England Patriots quarterback was the highest person on the ladder who knew of any potential wrongdoing on the part of locker room attendant Jim McNally and...
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