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Hanley Ramirez’s Epic Grand Slam Bat Flip Would Make Jose Bautista Proud

BOSTON — Hanley Ramirez has hit a few home runs in his day, so he knows how to celebrate when he lets one fly. The Red Sox slugger did just that Wednesday in the fifth inning of Boston’s contest against the Tampa Bay Rays at Fenway Park. With the bases loaded, two outs and the Sox trailing by three, Ramirez launched Drew Smyly’s first pitch of the at-bat to deep center field...
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Could Yoan Moncada Be Answer To Boston Red Sox’s Third Base Issues?

The Boston Red Sox have a hole in their lineup. Travis Shaw and Aaron Hill have underperformed of late, leaving the Red Sox searching for answers at third base. Perhaps Shaw and Hill will snap out of their respective skids and stabilize the hot corner for Boston, but for now, manager John Farrell is hamstrung when it comes to filling out his lineup card. That brings us to Yoan Moncada...
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Skip Bayless Believes In Tim Tebow’s Baseball Dream (To No One’s Surprise)

Tim Tebow drew mixed reviews for his performance during Tuesday’s baseball showcase, but Skip Bayless thought the (former?) NFL quarterback did enough to warrant a contract from a Major League Baseball organization. This isn’t to say Bayless believes Tebow will crack a big league roster anytime soon. He said he gives the polarizing quarterback a “long shot shot” at someday...
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Red Sox Wrap: Clutch Hits Rescue Bullpen In 8-6 Comeback Win Over Rays

BOSTON — The Red Sox’s bullpen is not in a great place right now. Fortunately, Boston’s bats masked those deficiencies Wednesday afternoon. After watching their relief unit blow yet another late-inning lead, the Red Sox got the last laugh, plating two runs in the bottom of the eighth inning en route to an eventful 8-6 win over the Tampa Bay Rays at Fenway Park. The win gave...
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2017 NFL Draft Reportedly Will Be Held In Philadelphia

The NFL draft reportedly is returning to the City of Brotherly Love for the first time since 1961. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the 2017 NFL Draft will be held in Philadelphia. The exact hosting venue is unclear, but an announcement is expected to come Thursday. Back in April, ESPN reported Philly was the leading contender to host the 2017 draft. On Thursday, it will...
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Mario Balotelli Leaves Liverpool, Joins Nice On Transfer Deadline Day

Liverpool Football Club can confirm Mario Balotelli has joined French club OGC Nice on a permanent deal. The Italy forward, who moved to Anfield in August 2014, has finalized a deadline day switch to the Ligue 1 club. "Bonjour Nice, Garibaldi m'a envoyé. Merci @ogcnice"@FinallyMario sur #Instagram pic.twitter.com/fSz0L9CZTL — OGC Nice (@ogcnice) August 31, 2016 Balotelli...
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Noah Syndergaard Takes Stand Against The Wave At Mets’ Citi Field

At a time of heightened tensions over stadium posture, Noah Syndergaard has entered the conversation. The New York Mets pitcher used Twitter on Wednesday to speak out against the wave at Major League ballparks. Syndergaard said it’s time to end the stadium spectacle. Very happy we won….but I want the name and address of the person who started the "Wave" tonight. #banthewave...
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MLB Rumors: Jonathan Papelbon Won’t Sign Before Postseason Deadline

The Boston Red Sox need bullpen help — especially in the back end — but it appears Jonathan Papelbon isn’t their man. Papelbon has been courted by many teams, the Red Sox included, since the Washington Nationals released him on Aug. 13. But the free agent reliever won’t sign with Boston or any other team before midnight Wednesday, a major league source told WEEI.com’s Rob...
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Tom Brady Supports Jimmy Garoppolo, But Is He Obligated To Mentor Him?

Tom Brady quelled all rumors about a rift with quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo when he addressed the media Tuesday. But NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport says that just because there is no drama between the two quarterbacks, it doesn’t mean that Brady is obligated to mentor Garoppolo. Hear what Rapoport told NESN.com’s Michaela Vernava about the Brady-Garoppolo dynamic in the video above...
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Teddy Bridgewater Replacement: 10 Best QB Options For Vikings To Consider

The Minnesota Vikings are scrambling. Teddy Bridgewater’s 2016 season ended before it ever began Tuesday, as the 23-year-old quarterback suffered a dislocated knee and a torn ACL during a non-contact drill at practice. The Vikings now must decide whether to roll with veteran backup Shaun Hill or consider other options to run their offense. Hill is 36 years old and has been used...
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Former NFLer Fred Taylor Claims He Unknowingly Played Hurt During Career

Former Jacksonville Jaguars running back Fred Taylor levied some serious accusations against the NFL and team doctors Wednesday, claiming he unknowingly played hurt during his 13-year career. Yikes. Check out the video above for more on Taylor’s claims, which include playing with a broken clavicle and injured shoulders.
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Transfer Deadline: David Luiz Nears Shock Chelsea Return From PSG For $50M

David Luiz seems to love taking the Eurostar in search of his next job. The Brazilian soccer star appears set to re-join Chelsea FC from Paris Saint-Germain in a transfer-deadline-day move worth around £38 million ($50 million), The BBC, The Telegraph’s Matt Law and The Guardian’s Dominic Fifield reported Wednesday. Chelsea and PSG have agreed to the transfer fee, and Luiz...
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Patriots QB Tom Brady To Be Michigan’s Honorary Captain Week 3 Vs. Colorado

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is a proud Michigan alum and enjoys being part of the program. He will have a little more free time than normal to start the upcoming NFL season because of his four-game suspension stemming from Deflategate, and he’s going to use some of it to travel west and take in a Michigan football game. .@CoachJim4UM tells @richeisen that...
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Who Will Red Sox Add To Expanded Roster? Five Players Who Could Make Impact

BOSTON — For the first time in three years, the Red Sox are gearing up for an exciting stretch run. With just over a month left in the regular season, Boston is in the thick of the playoff hunt, entering Wednesday two games behind the Toronto Blue Jays in the American League East and one game ahead of the Baltimore Orioles for the top AL wild card spot. The Red Sox’s postseason...
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Report: Tom Brady Will Travel With Patriots For Giants Preseason Game

Unless Tom Brady is just hitching a free ride with the New England Patriots to visit his new $20 million New York apartment, it seems the quarterback is playing Thursday. Brady is traveling with the Patriots for Thursday’s preseason matchup against the Giants, CSNNE.com’s Tom E. Curran reported Wednesday. Jimmy Garoppolo and rookie Jacoby Brissett also will make the trip, according...
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Tim Tebow’s Baseball Scouting Report Basically Sums Up QB’s NFL Career

If you’re looking for a snapshot of Tim Tebow’s football career, look no further than his baseball showcase. Tebow worked out for Major League Baseball teams Tuesday in Los Angeles and his performance drew mixed reviews. The 29-year-old reportedly showed the same terrible arm that failed him as an NFL quarterback, but he demonstrated enough power, strength, passion and determination...
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Tony Stewart Rips Colin Kaepernick On Twitter, Gets Roasted Instead

Even in the latter years of his career, Tony Stewart’s style hasn’t sat well with some. Stewart rarely lets the possible consequences stop him from sounding off on certain topics. Stewart spoke out again, after Colin Kaepernick’s recent debacle with not standing up while the national anthem is played. The NASCAR driver took to Twitter on Monday to voice his opinion on Kaepernick’s...
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Add Life-Sized David Ortiz LEGO Statue To List Of Retirement Tributes For Slugger

The list of tributes for David Ortiz continues to grow and grow. On Tuesday, the Boston Red Sox designated hitter made the trip to Sterling, Mass., to see his likeness in a corn maze. He also recently got a chance to see his likeness made in a life-size LEGO statue. Ortiz and his son D’Angelo recently got to preview the LEGO statue, which will be on display at Fenway Park in...
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Yoan Moncada’s chances of joining Red Sox look very good

BOSTON — It sure sounds like Andrew Benintendi won’t be the only hot Double-A Portland prospect to make his Major League Baseball debut for the Red Sox this season. With MLB rosters expanding to 40 players on Sept. 1, the buzz in Boston has centered around Yoan Moncada, the team’s highly-touted infield prospect who is hitting .285 with 11 home runs and a .935 OPS at the Double...
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Young Red Sox Fan Heroically Catches Foul Ball, Saves Older Man From Danger

A young Boston Red Sox fan sprouted into a hero in one of the oldest venues in Major League Baseball. The fan, who we speculate is around nine or 10 years old, caught a foul ball Tuesday at Fenway Park during the Red Sox’s loss to the Tampa Bay Rays. Matt Duffy fouled off a pitch early in the contest, and the fan snared it in his glove — just a moment before it hit an older fan...
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DraftKings: David Ortiz, Corey Kluber Among Tom Caron’s Lineup Picks

The Boston Red Sox have had their collective struggles with Tampa Bay Rays starter Drew Smyly, but David Ortiz unsurprisingly hasn’t had any problems. The Red Sox designated hitter is a .357 career hitter against the Rays starter with a home run and a pair of RBIs. That sort of past success is good enough to land Big Papi a spot among Tom Caron’s best DraftKings lineup picks...
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Travis Pastrana To Compete In Race Of Champions In Miami At Marlins Park

In 2017 Race Of Champions will make its stateside debut in Miami at Marlins Park, and it will have on of the biggest names in extreme sports competing in it. ROC announced Wednesday 10-time X Games gold medalist Travis Pastrana will compete in #ROCMiami. Pastrana is the fourth driver that’s been confirmed for the event so far, along with Formula One’s Sebastian Vettel, NASCAR’s...
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Red Sox Vs. Rays Lineup: Steven Wright On Mound; Brad Ziegler Out With Flu

BOSTON — Steven Wright will be hoping his second start since coming off the disabled list goes better than his first. The right-handed knuckleballer surrendered five runs over six innings last Friday in his first outing since Aug. 5. He’ll seek different results Wednesday against the Tampa Bay Rays in the teams’ matinee series finale at Fenway Park. Amazingly enough, this...
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Bruins Roster Rest: Projected Forward Lines After Dominic Moore Signing

The Boston Bruins signed veteran center Dominic Moore to a one-year contract worth $900,000 on Tuesday. The move gives head coach Claude Julien quite a few centers to worth with when training camp and the preseason begin. In addition to having two legitimate top-six centers in Patrice Bergeron and David Krejci, the B’s signed free-agent center David Backes in July and need to find...
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Frozen Fenway 2017 Tickets On Sale Thursday; College Hockey, Ice Skating Opportunities

Winter sports enthusiasts should prepare to act in order to enjoy a unique experience at Fenway Park. Tickets for Frozen Fenway 2017 go on sale at Noon ET on Thursday on on redsox.com/frozenfenway. Fenway Park will open its doors from Jan. 4 – 16, 2017 for a thrilling slate of events. Frozen Fenway 2017 will feature two Hockey East men’s college hockey doubleheaders. Saturday...
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