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Brock Holt: Representing Red Sox In 2015 All-Star Game ‘Pretty Surreal’

This embed is invalid" /> The Boston Red Sox knew they were receiving an All-Star in exchange for Mark Melancon, among others, back in December 2012. But to say this is what they envisioned would be asinine. Brock Holt, a throw-in in the trade that brought two-time All-Star closer Joel Hanrahan to Boston from the Pittsburgh Pirates, on Monday punched his ticket...
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Floyd Mayweather Officially Stripped Of Welterweight Title

Floyd Mayweather officially has been stripped of his welterweight title. Reports surfaced that the World Boxing Organization planned to take action if Mayweather, who is in violation of WBO rules by holding multiple titles simultaneously, did not pay sanctioning fees and relinquish the title of his own accord by last Friday at 4:30 p.m. The WBO made the announcement Monday in a...
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Royals’ Kauffman Stadium Dugouts Flood Amid Severe Storm, Tornado Warning (Photos)

The Kansas City Royals grounds crew has a lot of work to do. Amid severe thunderstorms and a tornado warning that produced the beginnings of at least one funnel cloud, incredible amounts of rain hit Kansas City’s Kauffman Stadium on Monday. Royals All-Star catcher Salvador Perez posted a video to Instagram showing water rushing down the dugout steps into the hallway that leads...
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MLB All-Star Game Snubs: A-Rod, Clay Buchholz Among Slighted (Photos)

This embed is invalid" /> You know what? The 2015 Major League Baseball All-Star Game rosters aren’t too shabby. Sure, there are some undeserving players going to Cincinnati. And yeah, there are some studs positioned to soak up this year’s Midsummer Classic from their living room couches. But, all things considered, the fans, the managers and the players...
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How To Watch Wimbledon Online: Quarterfinal Action (Live Stream)

Tennis’ third grand slam is getting interesting. The 2015 Wimbledon Championship began last month in England, with the best players in the world aiming to win the prestigious tournament. Serena Williams continued her quest for a calendar Grand Slam by knocking off older sister Venus on Monday, while men’s favorite Novak Djokovic’s match was suspended. Women’s Quarterfinal...
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Serena Williams Advances To Quarters, Takes Down Sister Venus At Wimbledon

LONDON — Decades ago, when the Williams sisters were kids in California, taking tennis lessons from Dad on a municipal court and imagining playing at Grand Slam tournaments one day, it was Venus — older, taller, stronger — who usually beat Serena. Never a fan of losing to her sibling — who would be? — Serena cheated a tad every so often, lying about whether Venus’ shots...
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Jon Lester Records First Career Hit Off Former Red Sox John Lackey (Video)

Jon Lester is hitless no more. The former Red Sox pitcher had been 0-for-66 in his career at the plate, but that changed Monday night. Lester’s Chicago Cubs were facing off against fellow former Red Sox pitcher John Lackey and his St. Louis Cardinals. When Lester dug in for his first at-bat of the game in the second inning, he sent a 1-2 fastball right back at Lackey. The ball...
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Ned Yost: Red Sox’s Brock Holt ‘Very Deserving’ Of All-Star Selection

This embed is invalid" /> It’s safe to say Brock Holt has earned the respect of Major League Baseball. Holt was selected Monday to the 2015 MLB All-Star Game at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati. He is the Boston Red Sox’s lone representative — shortstop Xander Bogaerts is on the Final Vote ballot — and American League manager Ned Yost thinks the...
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MLB All-Star Game Final Vote 2015: Red Sox’s Xander Bogaerts On Ballot

This embed is invalid" /> Brock Holt was selected to the 2015 Major League Baseball All-Star Game as the Boston Red Sox’s lone representative. But there’s still a chance teammate Xander Bogaerts could join him at the MLB Midsummer Classic at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati. Bogaerts was one of five American League candidates presented by...
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MLB All-Star Game Rosters Announced; Brock Holt To Represent Red Sox

Major League Baseball announced its 2015 All-Star Game pitchers and reserves. The American League and National League starters, who were voted in by the fans, were revealed Sunday night. The rest of the rosters and this year’s Final Vote candidates were unveiled Monday. Utility man Brock Holt was selected as the Red Sox’s lone representative. Boston shortstop Xander Bogaerts...
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James Milner Raring To Begin LFC Career, Unfazed By Weight Of No. 7 Jersey

James Milner has a big jersey to fill at Liverpool FC, but that’s no problem. He’s already in seventh heaven at Anfield. Milner officially joined Liverpool on Monday, completing his free transfer from Manchester City, the Reds announced on their website. Milner, 29, then conducted his first interview as a Liverpool player, telling the club’s in-house television station why...
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Did Boston Red Sox Almost Trade Manny Ramirez To New York Mets In 2005?

This embed is invalid" /> Manny Ramirez’s career could have ended much differently. The Boston Red Sox and New York Mets discussed a trade involving Ramirez in 2005, according to Newsday’s David Lennon. The Mets pushed hard to acquire Ramirez at the Major League Baseball winter meetings in 2004, only to reignite their pursuit months later with the trade deadline...
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Brendan Rodgers: Sean O’Driscoll, Pepijn Lijnders To Coach LFC Into ‘Technical Direction’

Brendan Rodgers remains at the helm of Liverpool F.C. but he’s steering the Reds in a new direction following the arrivals of new lieutenants Sean O’Driscoll and Pepijn Lijnders. Liverpool appointed O’Driscoll and Lijnders to Rodgers’ staff Monday as assistant manager and first team development coach, respectively, the club announced on its website. O’Driscoll and Lijnders...
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Mike Napoli: Struggles With Boston Red Sox Are ‘Taking A Toll On Me’

This embed is invalid" /> Mike Napoli is entering — or already has entered — a make-or-break point in his Boston Red Sox tenure. While the Red Sox still have faith in Napoli’s ability to turn around his dismal 2015 season, the first baseman needs to start producing or else Boston could consider alternatives. The club already made a statement Sunday by sitting...
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Reports: David West Takes $11M Pay Cut To Sign With Spurs For Veteran Minimum

David West has made his priorities crystal clear. The veteran forward, who opted out of a contract with the Indiana Pacers that would have paid him $12.6 million this coming season, instead has agreed to sign with the San Antonio Spurs on a deal worth $1.4 million — the veteran minimum — according to multiple reports. David Aldridge of NBA.com was the first to report the news...
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Red Sox’s Jackie Bradley Jr. Added To International League All-Star Team

This embed is invalid" /> Jackie Bradley Jr. is a minor league All-Star. Bradley was added to the International League All-Star team Monday. The outfielder was the leading vote-getter in fan balloting, but he was in the majors with the Boston Red Sox at the time the team was announced. Now back with Triple-A Pawtucket, Bradley has accepted his spot on the All...
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Baseball Prospectus: Red Sox Have Three Of The Top 15 Prospects In MLB

This embed is invalid" /> Major League Baseball has witnessed the emergence of several prospects this season, with the Boston Red Sox receiving contributions from highly touted farmhands Blake Swihart and Eduardo Rodriguez. But while Swihart and Rodriguez are among those who have graduated from prospect status through their early-season big league endeavors,...
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Andrea Pirlo Joins New York City FC From Juventus, Brings Pass Mastery To MLS

NEW YORK — Star midfielder Andrea Pirlo joined Major League Soccer’s New York City FC from Juventus on Monday, a little more than a month after winning a fifth consecutive Italian league title. The 36-year-old playmaker arrives as a free transfer. He is the team’s third designated player, following David Villa and Frank Lampard. On July 21, Pirlo will join New York City, which...
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Marcus Smart: Brandon Bass Set Example For Celtics, ‘Does All The Little Things’

Brandon Bass reportedly agreed to a free-agent contract with the Los Angeles Lakers over the weekend, ending the forward’s four-season run with the Boston Celtics. His presence in the Celtics’ locker room certainly will be missed. “Brandon Bass is a great player,” point guard Marcus Smart told reporters Monday in Utah, via MassLive.com. “He does all the little things that...
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Bryce Harper skipping HR Derby because of dad's injury

First, it was Giancarlo Stanton. Now, it’s Bryce Harper. The 2015 Home Run Derby will be without another of Major League Baseball’s best home run hitters after Washington Nationals star Bryce Harper said he won’t be participating. The 22-year-old outfielder told reporters Monday he made the decision because his father is recovering from a rotator cuff injury and won’t be...
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Brad Keselowski Eaten, Mark Cuban Shoots Guns In ‘Sharknado 3′ (Video)

The Discovery Channel’s “Shark Week” is one of the most anticipated TV events each summer, and with its start Sunday, one might assume it would be the week’s only shark-related news. Think again, sports fans. Apparently, two movies (not to mention genres) weren’t enough, and the sci-fi action comedy “Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!” is coming. In an official extended trailer...
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Carli Lloyd, Hope Solo Deserving Winners Of Golden Ball, Gloves At Women’s World Cup

To the victors go the spoils, so the saying goes. Carli Lloyd, Hope Solo and their fans should have no problem with that. Lloyd won the Golden Ball Award at the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup, FIFA announced Sunday following the United States’ 5-2 win over Japan in the final. Lloyd scored a record-breaking hat trick against Japan to finish joint top scorer (tied with Germany’s...
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Police Release Video Of FSU QB De’Andre Johnson Punching Woman At Bar

De’Andre Johnson looks to be in big trouble. The Florida State quarterback was arrested and suspended indefinitely from the team last week after being accused of punching a woman at a Tallahassee bar. On Monday, the Florida State Attorney’s office released surveillance video of Johnson punching the woman at Yiannis on June 24. Johnson eventually charged with misdemeanor battery...
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Conor McGregor: ‘I Would Most Certainly Dismantle’ Floyd Mayweather (Video)

No one has ever beaten Floyd Mayweather in his professional boxing career, but Conor McGregor is willing to give it a shot. The UFC fighter appeared on “Conan” ahead of his UFC 189 fight with Chad Mendes, and talk show host Conan O’Brien brought up the fact that McGregor and Mayweather are in the same weight class. The Irishman’s response was classic. “If you’re asking...
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Bruins Sign Jimmy Hayes To 3-Year Contract, Brett Connolly To 1-Year Deal

The Boston Bruins announced three signings Monday afternoon. Right winger Jimmy Hayes has signed a three-year contract worth $6.9 million ($2.3 million salary cap hit). Right winger Brett Connolly signed a one-year deal worth $1.025 million and forward Brandon DeFazio signed a one-year, two-way contract worth $575,000 at the NHL level. Hayes was acquired by the Bruins from the Panthers...
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