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Rick Porcello Shoulders Blame For Red Sox’s Frustrating Loss To Angels

This embed is invalid" /> BOSTON — On Friday, it was Rick Porcello’s turn. Exactly one week after Red Sox manager John Farrell shouldered the blame for a 2-1 loss to the Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field, Porcello stood in front of reporters in Boston’s clubhouse and took the heat for a 12-5 loss to the Los Angeles Angels at Fenway Park. “I...
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Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson Surprises Fan, Ministers His Wedding (Photos)

Former WWE star turned actor Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is one the coolest celebrities out there, but he took that awesomeness to an entirely new level on Thursday. Nick Mundy, correspondent for YouTube channel “Screen Junkies” (You’ve probably heard of their “Honest Trailers” series) and huge fan of The Rock, got married this week. What he didn’t know is that he was...
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Dustin Pedroia: ‘Everybody’s Pissed’ About Red Sox’s Ongoing Struggles

This embed is invalid" /> BOSTON — It’s going to take more than a players-only meeting for the Red Sox to turn things around. Dustin Pedroia and David Ortiz tried to rally the troops behind closed doors following a loss to the Toronto Blue Jays during Boston’s recent road trip. The Red Sox still haven’t gained traction, however, leaving Pedroia...
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Dustin Pedroia: Red Sox Are ‘Just Not Playing Very Good’ (Video)

Presto chango isn’t going to work. Neither is abra kadabra, or any other magic word. The Boston Red Sox aren’t playing well, and only the 25 guys in the clubhouse can change that. Nothing more, nothing less. But it doesn’t mean players aren’t frustrated. “We’re playing hard, but we’re just not playing very good,” Dustin Pedroia told reporters...
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Rangers Dominate Lightning In 5-1 Game 4 Win, Even East Final 2-2

TAMPA, Fla. — Henrik Lundqvist stopped 38 shots to rebound from two subpar performances and help the New York Rangers shut down the Tampa Bay Lightning 5-1 on Friday night in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals. Rick Nash had two goals and an assist, and former Lightning captain Martin St. Louis ended a playoff scoring drought with a third-period goal for New York. The Rangers...
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Cavs beat Hawks without Kyrie Irving, take 2-0 lead

ATLANTA — LeBron James scored 30 points and the Cleveland Cavaliers took total command of the Eastern Conference final even without injured star Kyrie Irving, routing the Atlanta Hawks 94-82 on Friday night for a 2-0 lead with the series heading to Ohio. The Cavaliers made it a blowout with a dominating third quarter. James scored 11 points, the Hawks shot just 32 percent (7 of...
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UFC 187 Weigh-In Results For Johnson-Cormier, Rest Of Main Card

The main card for UFC 187 should provide mixed martial arts fans with several fantastic fights Saturday night at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The main event is a fight between Anthony Johnson (19-4) and Daniel Cormier (15-1) with the UFC light heavyweight title on the line. Both men participated in Friday’s weigh-in and measured at more than 200 pounds. The other notable...
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Red Sox Wrap: Rick Porcello Crumbles In Big Inning As Boston Loses 12-5

This embed is invalid" /> BOSTON — The offense and pitching just can’t get on the same page. The Red Sox scored five runs — seems like a million given their run production lately — on 10 hits Friday, yet they suffered a 12-5 loss to the Los Angeles Angels in their series opener at Fenway Park. Boston has dropped 13 of 20 games this month, during...
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Dunkin’ Donuts Poll: Mike Trout or Bryce Harper?

One is a 22-year-old two-time All Star and the 2012 National League Rookie of the Year; the other is a 23-year-old three-time All-Star, defending American League MVP, and the 2012 American League Rookie of the Year. Yes, we’re talking about Bryce Harper of the Washington Nationals and Mike Trout of the Los Angeles Angels. Both players have been overwhelmingly...
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Hanley Ramirez Exits Red Sox’s Game Vs. Angels With Left Hand Soreness

This embed is invalid" /> BOSTON — Hanley Ramirez has been dealt another blow. Ramirez exited Friday’s game against the Los Angeles Angels at Fenway Park with left hand soreness, according to the Boston Red Sox. Daniel Nava replaced Ramirez in left field before the start of the sixth inning. Angels starter Garrett Richards hit Ramirez in the hand...
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Mike Trout Avoids Brock Holt’s Tag With Amazing Swim Move Slide (Video)

Mike Trout is pretty good at baseball. But you already knew that. Trout, who is widely considered the best player on the planet, showcased his athleticism Friday with an amazing slide in the Los Angeles Angels’ game against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park. The play looked like something out of “The Matrix,” though a challenge was required to overturn the call. Trout...
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One Minor Change Has Transformed Red Sox’s Pitching Staff (Video)

Rick Porcello arguably has been the Boston Red Sox’s best pitcher, but he’s been even better over the past two weeks. New Sox pitching coach Carl Willis is largely to thank for that. Willis has worked with pitchers specifically on commanding their fastballs and pitching to their own strengths, rather than the weaknesses of opposing batters. That small...
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Sixth Annual ‘Run To Home Base’ Coming To Fenway Park In July (Video)

Memorial Day is much more than just the unofficial start of summer. Remembering our country’s veterans is first and foremost this weekend, and there’s no better way than looking forward to the sixth annual Run to Home Base event. Boston Red Sox chairman Tom Werner is one of the instrumental people in the development of the program, and took some time...
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Rusney Castillo’s Call-Up Not A Moment Too Soon For Sputtering Red Sox

This embed is invalid" /> BOSTON — One player might not completely flip the script. But he can help change the narrative. The Red Sox’s 2015 plot has been eerily similar to the one that played out last season, when Boston finished with a 71-91 record and in last place in the American League East. The club desperately needs an infusion of energy...
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Rusney Castillo Callup ‘Unrelated’ To Shane Victorino’s Injuries (Video)

Rusney Castillo has arrived, but it has nothing to do with any Shane Victorino has (or hasn’t) done. Speaking with NESN’s Tom Caron on “Friday Night Fenway” before Friday’s game against the Los Angeles Angels, Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell elaborated on the timing of Castillo’s callup to the big leagues. Castillo is in Boston’s lineup...
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Red Sox Injury Updates: Pablo Sandoval, Shane Victorino Still Battling

This embed is invalid" /> BOSTON — Pablo Sandoval and Shane Victorino remained out of the Red Sox’s starting lineup Friday. Red Sox manager John Farrell indicated before Friday’s game against the Los Angeles Angels at Fenway Park that Sandoval and Victorino were continuing to battle their respective injuries. Both players still are considered...
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Mark Wahlberg: Tom Brady ‘An American Hero’ Who’ll Probably Win More Super Bowls

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady’s likeability might be at an all-time low, but one celebrity fan whose support for the four-time Super Bowl winner has remained strong throughout the Deflategate situation is actor and producer Mark Wahlberg. Wahlberg did a radio interview on “The Dan Patrick Show” on Friday and most of the conversation focused on the Boston native’s...
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UFC 187: Watch Daniel Cormier-Anthony Johnson Weigh-In Live Online

The wait finally is over. Daniel Cormier and Anthony Johnson will go toe-to-toe Saturday night in Las Vegas for the UFC heavweight title. That’s not the only title fight on the docket, though, as Chris Weidman and Vitor Belfort will square off for the middleweight title earlier in the night. In preparation for those huge showdowns, the fighters will step on the scales Friday for...
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Rusney Castillo Downplays Outside Pressure, Focused On Job With Red Sox

This embed is invalid" /> BOSTON — It’s been a whirlwind week for Rusney Castillo. You’d never know it based on his demeanor. The Red Sox promoted Castillo, whose wife gave birth earlier this week, before Friday’s game against the Los Angeles Angels at Fenway Park. Castillo is tasked with sparking Boston’s struggling offense, yet the Cuban...
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Fist-Bumping Bruins Fan Liam Fitzgerald Wins ‘Man Of The Year’ Award

Nine-year-old Boston Bruins fan and cancer survivor Liam Fitzgerald is an inspiration to so many people. After raising more than $150,000 dollars for cancer research, Fitzgerald won the “Man of the Year” award from the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society on Thursday. “The candidates for the award usually compete in honor of children who are cancer survivors,” Caryn Switaj of...
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Michael Jordan, Other Famous Bald People Re-Imagined With Hair (Photos)

Michael Jordan does not have hair. If he did have hair, though, he would look weird. So would Bruce Willis, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and a bunch of other celebrities whose skulls we’ve just gotten used to seeing. This embed is invalid" /> The great fear of all men (and women) is that they will eventually lose their hair. It’s a fair concern...
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Rusney Castillo Makes 2015 Debut For Red Sox In Right Field Vs. Angels

It was only a matter of time: Rusney Castillo is set to make his 2015 big-league debut. The Boston Red Sox outfielder has been recalled from Triple-A Pawtucket, and he’ll be in the lineup Friday night as the Sox open a three-game series against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. Castillo will hit eighth and play right field. With the Red Sox offense sputtering, they can use all...
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Report: Goodell will not recuse himself from Brady appeal

Roger Goodell wants to be the judge, jury and executioner in Tom Brady’s suspension appeal. The NFL rejected the NFL Players Association’s request that Goodell recuse himself as arbitrator in Brady’s appeal, CBS Sports’ Jason La Canfora reported Friday. NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith said Friday on ESPN that the union would “increase the volume” of their request...
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Lawyer: Aaron Hernandez Low On Cash; ‘There Are No Piles Of Money’

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. — Former NFL player and convicted killer Aaron Hernandez is running out of money after hiring a platoon of lawyers for all his criminal cases, his attorney said. Attorney John Fitzpatrick told a judge in New Bedford on Thursday that Hernandez was paid for only one year of his now-terminated $40 million contract with the New England...
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NFLPA exec: Wells Report delivered what the NFL wanted

Roger Goodell has had time to review the NFL Players Association’s request he recuse himself from being arbitrator in Tom Brady’s appeal. The NFL commissioner hasn’t responded yet, however, according to NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith. Smith said on ESPN’s “Outside the Lines” on Friday the NFLPA will “increase the volume” of their request if the NFL doesn’t...
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