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Angry 49ers Fan Burns Colin Kaepernick Jersey While Playing National Anthem

For some reason, people are still talking about Colin Kaepernick exercising his constitutional rights to freedom of speech. In case you’ve been living under a rock this weekend, the San Francisco 49ers quarterback didn’t stand up for the national anthem before Friday’s preseason game. It’s not the first time Kaepernick has done it (some reports claim he did it all last season...
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Dustin Pedroia Vows To Get Walk-Off Hit After Return From Family Funeral Service

BOSTON — It’s usually pretty hard to keep Dustin Pedroia off the field, but some things are bigger than baseball. The Red Sox second baseman left the team before Sunday’s game against the Kansas City Royals to attend funeral services for a family member. The Red Sox didn’t put him on the bereavement list for timing reasons. “He’s left the team to attend some services...
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Phil Jackson’s Biggest Regret With Knicks? Passing On Jae Crowder

Call them a “super team” if you want, but the New York Knicks organization is a dumpster fire and has been for a long time. When team president Phil Jackson was hired in 2014, he was supposed to change that. Spoiler alert: he hasn’t. And while there are several questionable trades and signings we could put under the microscope, we’ll let Jackson explain what he thinks the...
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Dak Prescott A Fantasy Football Must-Add In Wake Of Tony Romo Injury

The Dak Prescott Era in Dallas has begun. But should it begin on your fantasy football rosters? Predicting the success of any first-year starter, especially a rookie quarterback, is a bit of a crap shoot. One thing seems certain, though: Prescott will be the Cowboys’ starting QB while Tony Romo recovers from the broken vertebrae in his back that is expected to keep him sidelined...
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Patriots Bracing For Judgement Day As Roster Cut Deadlines Draw Near

FOXBORO, Mass. — Imagine walking into your office Monday and knowing that by the beginning of next week, close to 30 of your coworkers will have by fired. That’s the reality facing every NFL player this week. NFL rosters, which began the summer with 90 players apiece, must be trimmed to 75 by Tuesday and 53 by Saturday, meaning hundreds of professional football players will...
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WWE Hall Of Fame Wrestler, Manager Mr. Fuji Dies At Age 82

The wrestling world lost one of its brightest stars Sunday. Harry Fujiwara, known to WWE fans as “Mr. Fuji,” died Sunday morning at the age of 82, WWE announced. Mr. Fuji was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2007 after 30 years as both an in-ring performer and manager. He was known for carrying small bags of salt in his pocket to throw into the eyes of his opponents during matches.
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Red Sox Vs. Royals Lineup: Dustin Pedroia Out For Series Finale At Fenway

BOSTON — The Red Sox are going to have to finish off the Kansas City Royals without their leadoff guy. Dustin Pedroia is out of Boston’s lineup Sunday due to a death in his family. However, Red Sox manager John Farrell said the red-hot second baseman didn’t go to the bereavement list because he plans to return to Fenway Park some time after the start of Monday’s game against...
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Mark Sanchez’ Days As Broncos QB Likely Over Before They Really Begin

When the Denver Broncos traded for veteran quarterback Mark Sanchez in March, it underscored just how desperate the team was. Probable future Hall of Famer Peyton Manning had ridden off into retirement following his Super Bowl 50 victory, and incumbent youngster Brock Osweiler opted for a better paycheck in Houston rather than taking a paycut to remain in Denver. But Sanchez? Ever...
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Chris Long: Elite Personal Character Is To Be Expected With Patriots

FOXBORO, Mass. — The mutual respect between New England Patriots Bill Belichick and defensive end Chris Long is evident every time they speak about one another. Belichick said earlier this month Long has “elite” personal character while also speaking at length about the pass rusher, his brother, Chicago Bears offensive lineman Kyle, and father, Pro Football Hall of Famer Howie...
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2017 World Baseball Classic Pools, Venues Revealed; USA To Play In Miami

The World Baseball Classic returns next March and will feature some of the best baseball players on the planet competing for international glory. The four pools were announced Sunday. The United States is in Pool C, which plays its group stage games in Miami. Here’s the full pool rundown. Pool A (Tokyo): Australia, China, Cuba, JapanPool B (Seoul): Chinese Taipei, Korea, the Netherlands...
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Colts Sign Ex-Patriots Running Back Stevan Ridley To Bolster Offensive Depth

The Indianapolis Colts announced the signing of former New England Patriots running back Stevan Ridley on Sunday in an attempt to bolster a struggling rushing attack. Ridley was released by the Detroit Lions last week. The LSU product missed eight games because of injuries last season as a member of the New York Jets. Injuries have forced him to miss a total of 16 games over the...
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Joe Embiid feels '100 percent,' but will he play next season?

The Philadelphia 76ers and their fans have been waiting years for Joel Embiid to make his NBA debut, and it appears that milestone might be closer than ever. Embiid recently said he feels “100 percent,” per Marc Narducci of the Philadelphia Inquirer. That is great news for Philly basketball fans. @Sixers center Joel Embiid on how he is feeling pic.twitter.com/cM6AyxuOLx ...
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Kobe Bryant Explains Competitive Attitude NBA Must Have Vs. Warriors Next Season

Recently retired Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant is one of the most competitive players the NBA has ever seen. With the Golden State Warriors assembling a super team this summer by adding free-agent superstar Kevin Durant to a roster that already included Steph Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green, many fans already are penciling in the Dubs as 2016-17 NBA champions. In...
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WATCH: Tebow jumps into water at Nick Saban's lake house

Former Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow might be trying to make it as a Major League Baseball player, but he recently took some time to visit Alabama and go to Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban’s house along with ESPN colleague Marty Smith. You can’t go to a beautiful lakeside mansion owned by the best coach in college football and not jump into the water, right? Of course...
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Xander Bogaerts Really Wanted Dustin Pedroia To Break That MLB Record

Dustin Pedroia nearly made history Saturday night. The Boston Red Sox’s second baseman entered his final at-bat with a chance to tie the major league record for most consecutive at-bats with a hit. After three terrific nights at the plate, Pedroia was sitting on 11 straight hits (with a walk mixed in Friday) before grounding out in Boston’s 8-3 win. But shortstop Xander Bogaerts...
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Dustin Pedroia Setting The World On Fire At The Plate For Red Sox

BOSTON — Dustin Pedroia is perhaps one of the most underrated players in Major League Baseball, but all eyes are on the Red Sox second baseman right now. Pedroia is a career .301 hitter, so Boston expects production from him year in and year out. However, the tear the 33-year-old is on right now is impressive even for him. Before Saturday’s 6-3 win over the Kansas City Royals...
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UFC Fight Night Vancouver Results: Demian Maia Submits Carlos Condit

Before Carlos Condit could even get things going against Demian Maia it was already too late. Maia got the fight to the ground in the opening minute of the fight and took almost no time in getting Condit’s back — the last place Condit could afford to be in this fight. Once Maia sunk in the rear naked choke it looked like Condit was going to just go to sleep, but relented after...
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UFC Fight Night Vancouver Results: Brockton’s Joe Lauzon Loses To Jim Miller

Lightweight veterans Jim Miller and Joe Lauzon delivered another action-packed war in the main card opener, and the result was the same as well, as Miller scored a hard-fought three-round decision victory. The split verdict read 29-28 twice and 28-29 for Miller, now 27-8, 1 NC; Lauzon falls to 26-13. Miller defeated Lauzon via unanimous decision in the 2012 Fight of the Year. The...
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Red Sox Notes: David Price’s Late-Season Success Helping Boston Down Stretch

BOSTON — The beginning of David Price’s season was wildly disappointing. The Red Sox gave the left-handed starter a seven-year, $217 million contract this offseason, and by May 7, Price had an ERA of 6.75. But in his 21 starts since then (beginning May 12), Price put up a 3.16 ERA and has been on a roll. And that certainly was the case in Saturday night’s 8-3 win against the...
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UFC Fight Night Vancouver Results: Paige VanZant KOs Bec Rawlings

Anyone who thought that No. 10-ranked strawweight contender Paige VanZant had left her fight game on the dance floor was mistaken, as the “Dancing with the Stars” runner-up returned to the Octagon for the first time since December of 2015 with a highlight-reel knockout of Bec Rawlings. SHE ROCKED HER!!!!! @PaigeVanZantUFC #UFCVancouver https://t.co/ap4DixEDLn — UFC (@ufc...
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Aly Raisman’s ‘Rally For Aly’ A Day To Remember For Rio Olympic Champion

Aly Raisman celebrated her return to Massachusetts in a big way this weekend. Friday night, the 22-year-old Olympic gymnastics champion hung out with David Ortiz at Fenway Park before throwing out the ceremonial first pitch, and Saturday she was cheered on by thousands of people in her hometown of Needham, Mass. at a “Rally for Aly.” NESN’s Sarah Davis broke down the terrific...
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Red Sox Wrap: Boston’s Offense Erupts In 8-3 Win Over Royals At Fenway

BOSTON — If the Red Sox were frustrated about their lack of scoring Friday, then they certainly made up for it Saturday against the Kansas City Royals. Boston had a tall task going up against Royals starter Danny Duffy, who hadn’t lost a game sine June 6 heading into Saturday’s game, but the club handled the left-hander easily. The Red Sox knocked him from the game after five...
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Mookie Betts, Hanley Ramirez Hit Back-To-Back Homers Onto Green Monster

BOSTON — The Red Sox’s offense showed up to play Saturday night. After putting up 15 hits with just three runs in a 6-3 loss to Kansas City on Friday, Boston’s batters came roaring back for their middle game against the Royals. Xander Bogaerts started things off with a huge two-run shot in the first inning, and Mookie Betts and Ramirez joined the party in the fifth inning...
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How Has Mookie Betts Transformed Into An MVP Candidate? Chili Davis Explains

When Mookie Betts left the batting cage Friday afternoon, he was sure it wasn’t going to be a good night at the plate, according to Boston Red Sox hitting coach Chili Davis. Hours later following a 5-for-5 performance, we all had a friendly reminder of why Betts has catapulted himself into the forefront of the conversation to win the American League MVP award. As Davis explains...
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Paris Prinsen Gets To Be More Than Just ‘A Cancer Survivor’ Thanks To The Jimmy Fund

Paris Prinsen is not your average 12-year-old girl. In her short life, she’s already survived cancer twice. But she’s more than just a girl who beat cancer. She’s a girl with a life to live and dreams to fulfill, and while “cancer survivor” is a very important distinction, she gets to define herself as much more than that thanks to her team of doctors, nurses and helpers...
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