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Red Sox Notes: Xander Bogaerts’ X-Rays Negative Following Early Exit

This embed is invalid" /> The Boston Red Sox took a step forward Thursday in Texas after three steps backward in Minnesota. The Red Sox snapped a three-game losing streak in their series opener against the Rangers at Globe Life Park. Eduardo Rodriguez tossed a gem in his major league debut, giving Boston something to feel good about. Rodriguez’s...
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Eduardo Rodriguez, Red Sox Celebrate Rookie’s Win On Instagram (Video)

Eduardo Rodriguez was on cloud nine following his first major league win. Rodriguez posted a video on Instagram shortly after earning the victory Thursday in the Boston Red Sox’s 5-1 win over the Texas Rangers at Globe Life Park. The left-hander tossed 7 2/3 shutout innings in his major league debut, perhaps setting him up for another start with Boston in the next week. David...
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David Ortiz’s ‘Plan B’ After Break With Red Sox? ‘Come Back And Rake’

This embed is invalid" /> You don’t carve out a Hall of Fame-caliber career without having a few tricks up your sleeve. The Boston Red Sox are counting on David Ortiz to rest up, work on his swing and use his veteran knowhow to turn his season around. For Ortiz, who is expected to sit for a couple of games amid his early-season struggles, performing...
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Eduardo Rodriguez: MLB Debut With Boston Red Sox Way Better Than Dream

This embed is invalid" /> Eduardo Rodriguez literally could not envision a better scenario. Rodriguez dominated Thursday in his major league debut as the Boston Red Sox defeated the Texas Rangers 5-1 at Globe Life Park. The 22-year-old said after the game he went to sleep early Wednesday and dreamed about his upcoming start, but it didn’t compare...
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Hanley Ramirez Credits Dustin Pedroia Video Session For Return Of Power

This embed is invalid" /> Dustin Pedroia might singlehandedly turn around the Boston Red Sox’s offense. Not only did Pedroia collect three hits Thursday in the Red Sox’s 5-1 win over the Texas Rangers at Globe Life Park to extend his hitting streak to eight games. The second baseman also identified a flaw in Hanley Ramirez’s stride during pregame...
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Eduardo Rodriguez Leaves No Doubt His Next Start Should Be With Red Sox

Eduardo Rodriguez just forced the issue. Rodriguez’s major league debut needed to be fantastic for the Boston Red Sox to consider him for another start in their next turn through the rotation. Mission accomplished, as the left-hander absolutely dazzled Thursday as the Red Sox defeated the Texas Rangers 5-1 at Globe Life Park. “He’s done nothing to hurt that cause, I can tell...
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Red Sox Wrap: Eduardo Rodriguez Dazzles, Earns Win In Big League Debut

The Boston Red Sox’s rotation might have just added a new member. Eduardo Rodriguez made his major league debut Thursday and completely shut down the Texas Rangers as the Red Sox cruised to a 5-1 win at Globe Life Park in Arlington. Rodriguez’s effort helped snap a three-game losing streak — stopper, anyone? — and perhaps could provide a spark to a Red Sox team that desperately...
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Report: Dwyane Wade, Miami Heat At Impasse In Contract Talks

MIAMI — For the first time, the relationship between Dwyane Wade and the Miami Heat seems murky at best. And his future with the team is now in doubt. Contract talks between Wade and the Heat are at “an impasse” and the three-time NBA champion is preparing himself for possibly leaving the team this summer, a person with knowledge of the negotiations told The Associated Press...
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Jerry Remy Discusses David Ortiz’s Absence From Red Sox’s Lineup (Video)

David Ortiz’s recent slump at the plate, combined with a flu bug he’s dealing with, has resulted in the designated hitter exiting the lineup for Thursday night’s road game against the Texas Rangers. A day off, or a couple of them, could help Ortiz find ways to improve at the plate and return to 100-percent health. Check out the “Red Sox Gameday Live” video above to watch...
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Xander Bogaerts Exits Red Sox-Rangers Game With Left Forearm Contusion

This embed is invalid" /> Boston Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts exited Thursday’s game against the Texas Rangers at Globe Life Park with a left forearm contusion, the club announced. Rangers starter Nick Martinez hit Bogaerts with a pitch on the left forearm in the second inning. Bogaerts initially remained in the game, but Carlos Peguero pinch...
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Justin Masterson Recalls 2008 Major League Debut With Boston Red Sox

This embed is invalid" /> Justin Masterson can relate to Eduardo Rodriguez’s first major league call-up. Rodriguez made his big league debut Thursday in a spot-start as the Boston Red Sox faced the Texas Rangers at Globe Life Park. Masterson, an eight-year veteran, made his major league debut with the Red Sox more than seven years ago, but the 30...
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Ronda Rousey Responds To Bethe Correia’s Suicide Comment

Ronda Rousey versus Bethe Correia is the main event at UFC 190, one of the most anticipated mixed martial arts events of 2015. The trash talk leading up to the fight has gone too far. Correia made a suicide comment in an interview earlier this week during which she talked about a few events from Rousey’s past. “I want to knock her out, show to everyone that she is a lie,...
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John Farrell Explains David Ortiz’s Absence From Red Sox’s Lineup (Video)

David Ortiz is not in the Boston Red Sox’s lineup Thursday night against the Texas Rangers. “He’s battling some minor illness, in addition to just trying to give him a little bit of a breather to get a little jump started here,” Red Sox manager John Farrell told reporters before Thursday’s game. “It’s an opportunity over the next couple of days to do some extra work...
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David Ortiz Says He’s Battling Flu Amid Absence From Red Sox’s Lineup

This embed is invalid" /> David Ortiz’s absence from the Boston Red Sox’s starting lineup sure has people talking. Red Sox manager John Farrell said before Thursday’s game against the Texas Rangers that Ortiz likely will sit for a couple of games while working on his swing in the cage and garnering a bit of a breather. Ortiz told reporters he’s...
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Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson A Fan Of UFC Fighter Conor McGregor

You can’t talk about UFC’s best fighters and not mention Connor McGregor. The 26-year-old currently is preparing for what might be the most important fight of his career next month against Jose Aldo in UFC 189. One person who’s very excited for this bout is Dwayne Johnson, who many people know as “The Rock” from WWE. “I love the guy,” Johnson said of McGregor in a...
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Carlos Peguero Trade Adds Left-Handed Pop To Red Sox’s Outfield Equation

This embed is invalid" /> Carlos Peguero isn’t going to save the Boston Red Sox’s 2015 season. That’s not the point of Wednesday’s trade. Acquiring Peguero from the Texas Rangers is a “why not?” transaction for the Red Sox, who desperately need another left-handed bat. Peguero could sink or swim in his new duds, but Boston needed to relinquish...
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USA Soccer To Vote Against Sepp Blatter In FIFA Presidential Election

The United States Soccer Federation is firmly in the “anyone but Sepp Blatter” camp. U.S. Soccer intends to vote against Blatter in FIFA’s presidential election Friday, according to Sam Borden of the New York Times. “Gulati will instruct the United States delegate to vote against the longtime incumbent, Sepp Blatter, and vote instead for the only...
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UMass’ Maxie Esho Once Joined Kevin Garnett In Adidas Commercial (Video)

WALTHAM, Mass. — Thousands of young basketball players grew up idolizing Kevin Garnett. Very few ever had a chance to meet The Big Ticket in person. UMass product Maxie Esho was one of those lucky few. Esho, a 6-foot-8 forward prospect who hails from the Washington, D.C., area but attended prep school at Lee Academy in Maine, participated in a pre-draft workout Thursday with the...
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San Jose Sharks Officially Hire Pete DeBoer As Next Head Coach

SAN JOSE, Calif. — The San Jose Sharks have officially hired former New Jersey and Florida coach Peter DeBoer to replace the departed Todd McLellan. The team made the announcement at a news conference Thursday. The decision to hire DeBoer ends a lengthy search that started April 20 when the team and McLellan announced that he would not be back for an eighth season in San Jose....
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DraftKings: Ian Kinsler, Brock Holt Highlight Tom Caron’s Lineup

It’s always a good day to play some fantasy baseball, and today is no exception. DraftKings offers one-day fantasy baseball games, allowing users to set a new lineup every day for the chance to win tons of cash prizes. This year, DraftKings has partnered with NESN to give fans a unique opportunity: Compete against Tom Caron in the sport he knows best. Here’s what you’re up...
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Daniel Nava Placed On 15-Day DL As Red Sox Make Flurry Of Roster Moves

This embed is invalid" /> The Boston Red Sox shifted around some pieces before Thursday’s game against the Texas Rangers. The Red Sox placed outfielder/first baseman Daniel Nava on the 15-day disabled list (retroactive to May 26) with a left thumb strain. Boston also optioned right-handed reliever Heath Hembree to Triple-A Pawtucket and designated...
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Vikings RB Adrian Peterson Goes On Twitter Rant About Contract

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson is back in the news this week after skipping OTAs. Peterson played in just one game last season after being indicted in September on charges of reckless or negligent injury to a child. He’s been involved in a few trade rumors since the 2014 season ended, but the Vikings don’t appear to be willing to part ways. In fact, new Vikings...
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Hanley Ramirez Explains Slump: ‘I’m Not Getting Any Mistakes Right Now’

This embed is invalid" /> Hanley Ramirez looked in April like someone poised to hit 4,000 home runs and rack up 10,000 RBIs within a menacing Boston Red Sox offense. Now, he looks like someone who might never homer again. Ramirez entered Thursday with only one RBI in 22 games this month, leaving outsiders to wonder whether his left shoulder is fully...
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Chip Kelly: Tim Tebow’s A QB; Eagles Not Looking At Other Positions For Him

Tim Tebow addressed the media for the first time as a member of the Philadelphia Eagles on Thursday, and he did so as the team’s fourth quarterback. Eagles coach Chip Kelly told the media point blank at organized team activities that Philadelphia expects Tebow to be a signal-caller behind Sam Bradford, Mark Sanchez and Matt Barkley. Many wondered if...
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Cliff Alexander Searching For Redemption After Rocky Tenure At Kansas

WALTHAM, Mass. — Cliff Alexander is just looking for a second chance. A 6-foot-8 forward out of Kansas, Alexander was considered one of the nation’s top recruits before he began his career with the Jayhawks last fall. He even beat out a fellow Chicago native, Duke’s Jahlil Okafor, for the title of Mr. Basketball USA. Okafor, now a surefire top-five pick, lived up to the hype...
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