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Red Sox Notes: Rubby De La Rosa Successfully Navigating Uncharted Waters

BOSTON — The Los Angeles Angels brought their brooms to Fenway Park on Thursday. The Angels completed a four-game sweep of the Red Sox with a 2-0 win. Matt Shoemaker flirted with a no-hitter as the Red Sox’s offense struggled for the 8,000th time — or somewhere around there — this season. The Red Sox, who have dropped five straight, sit a season-high 15 games under .500 ...
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Matt Shoemaker Flirts With No-Hitter, Shuts Down Red Sox’s Offense

BOSTON — The Red Sox’s offense has become a dating app. There’s a lot of flirting going on, even if no one’s getting any action at the end of the day. Matt Shoemaker on Thursday became the latest pitcher to flirt with a no-hitter on the Red Sox’s watch. The right-hander carried a no-no into the seventh inning as the Los Angeles Angels put the finishing touches on a four...
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Loui Eriksson, Simon Gagne Make Top Boston Bruins Story Lines (Video)

Winger Jarome Iginla’s departure from the Boston Bruins this offseason is the basis for many of the team’s top story lines going into the 2014-15 season. Loui Eriksson’s name has been popping up as a possible replacement for Iginla, but the Black and Gold’s depth on the blue line has some thinking that a trade might be the best way for the B’s to fill that hole. There...
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Avery Bradley: Celtics Could Be Playoff Contenders, ‘Make A Lot Of Noise’

Saying that the Boston Celtics’ 2013-14 season was bad would be an understatement, but there’s reason to believe that the upcoming season could be a little more promising. However, Celtics guard Avery Bradley thinks it’ll be promising enough for a playoff run. While many don’t see the ’14-15 NBA season going that much better for Boston — it’s harder to get worse than...
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Angels Defeat Red Sox 2-0, Complete Four-Game Sweep (Video)

The Los Angeles Angels completed a four-game sweep of the Boston Red Sox on Thursday night at Fenway Park with a 2-0 win. Angels pitcher Matt Shoemaker took a no-hitter into the seventh inning and earned his 12th win of the season. Boston now has lost five games in a row and will welcome the Seattle Mariners to Fenway Park on Friday night for a three-game series. The Red Sox are...
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Yoenis Cespedes Guns Down Josh Hamilton At Home Plate From Left Field (Video)

Los Angeles Angels slugger Josh Hamilton tried to score from second base in the first inning of Thursday night’s game at Fenway Park, but he was thrown out in a spectacular display of defense by Boston Red Sox left fielder Yoenis Cespedes. Howie Kendrick hit a single to left field, and to the surprise of many, the Angels sent Hamilton home. Cespedes displayed his incredible arm...
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Chris Rock Catches Foul Ball At Yankees Game, Gives It To A Kid (Video)

Sports broadcasts love to show celebrities in the stands, but it’s not very often that they’re doing something other than sitting and enjoying the game. But the folks over at YES Network managed to capture something special. Comedian Chris Rock was taking in the New York Yankees-Houston Astros matchup Thursday at Yankee Stadium with actor and fellow Yankees fan Bobby Cannavale...
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Yoenis Cespedes Leaves Red Sox’s Game Vs. Angels Due To Personal Matter

BOSTON — Red Sox left fielder Yoenis Cespedes left Thursday’s game against the Los Angeles Angels at Fenway Park before the top of the fourth inning. Cespedes’ exit was not injury related. He left the game due to a “personal matter,” according to the Red Sox. Cespedes struck out swinging against Angels starter Matt Shoemaker in his only at-bat of the contest. He also cut...
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Boston Red Sox Front Office Accepts ALS Ice Bucket Challenge (Video)

The Boston Red Sox had an opportunity to dump buckets of water on their bosses, and they gladly accepted it. But it was all for a good cause, of course. The Red Sox front office was nominated to take the Ice Bucket Challenge to raise awareness for ALS, and they accepted. The whole crew — including part-owners Larry Lucchino and Tom Werner — took the field before Thursday’s...
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Subway Emails Writers To Include Sponsor In Little League World Series Stories

Subway boasts many prominent athletes as spokespeople, including speed skater Apolo Ohno and baseball player Mike Trout, but the sandwich chain might need a refresher on how sponsorship works. After hosting a media availability segment with Ryan Howard at the Little League World Series on Thursday, Subway’s public relations department went into overdrive. A rep for the company...
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Allen Craig’s Return Could Help Fix Boston Red Sox’s Biggest Deficiency

BOSTON — The Red Sox on Thursday added a serviceable plug to their leaky offense. Allen Craig, who suffered a foot injury Aug. 1 in his first game after being acquired from the St. Louis Cardinals, returned from the 15-day disabled list. While Craig won’t singlehandedly halt Boston’s season-long offensive malaise, the slugger’s return could go a long way toward fixing the...
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Mookie Betts Stepping Up Since Latest Boston Red Sox Call-Up (Video)

Mookie Betts got his fourth consecutive start in center field Thursday against the Los Angeles Angels at Fenway Park, and for good reason. Since his call-up from Triple-A Pawtucket on Monday, Betts has shown his worth. He’s batting .273 (3-for-11) with a walk, a double and a run scored. And although those statistics come from just three games, it’s good to see that the 21-year...
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Reports: Liverpool Wants Mario Balotelli To Be On Best Behavior, Or Pay Up

Mario Balotelli must agree to to be on his best behavior if he wants to play for Liverpool. Balotelli’s agents and Liverpool negotiators are locked in talks over the Italian striker’s proposed move to Anfield, and the Reds want him to include conduct clauses in his contract, according to the Liverpool Echo, the Mirror and the Guardian. “It has been spelt out to Raiola exactly...
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Patriots Release Defensive Tackle Marcus Forston, Tight End D.J. Williams

The New England Patriots’ roster got a little smaller on Thursday. The team announced that it released defensive tackle Marcus Forston and tight end D.J. Williams. New England now has three roster spots open. Forston played in three games for the Patriots during the 2013 campaign. The 24-year-old has three total tackles in four career games. Williams played in two regular-season...
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American League Wild Card Race Heats Up As Regular Season Nears End (Video)

The American League Wild Card race is heating up. As the MLB’s regular season nears its final month, seven AL teams have their eyes on the two Wild Card spots. As of Thursday’s contests, the Oakland Athletics and the Detroit Tigers hold the one and two spots, but the Seattle Mariners, New York Yankees, Toronto Blue Jays, Cleveland Indians and Tampa Bay Rays all have some chance...
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Christian Vazquez Celebrates Birthday During Red Sox’s Homestand (Video)

Christian Vazquez has been on top of his game for the Boston Red Sox since his call-up nearly two months ago. Vazquez was called up after the Sox released A.J. Pierzynski, and has shown flashes of brilliance both on offense and behind the dish. The Sox don’t have much to celebrate right now, but NESN Nation’s Alison Smith explains in the video above why there could be a little...
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David Ortiz’s ‘Landmark Year’ Justifies Red Sox’s Approach To Contract

BOSTON — David Ortiz’s contract extension sure looks good right about now. The Red Sox will enter this offseason with an extensive checklist that includes building a more consistent and dynamic offense. Fortunately for Boston, by virtue of extending Ortiz through at least 2015 back in March, the club doesn’t also need to worry about securing the services of its most productive...
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Mike Trout Still Shattering Convention With Angels, Just As He Did In Youth

BOSTON — It’s hard not to be biased when it comes to Mike Trout. Maybe someone could watch a player grow up, from a 13-year-old dominating his hometown youth leagues to the best major leaguer on the planet, and maintain a level of detachment. But not in this case. Not with Trout, a player who was surrounded with a family and support system that assured that if he made it big...
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Goaltender Jean-Sebastien Giguere Retires After 16 NHL Seasons

Jean-Sebastien Giguere officially retired on Thursday after a 16-year NHL career. The veteran goaltender was the last active player to be drafted by the Hartford Whalers. In addition to the Whalers, he played for the Calgary Flames, Anaheim Ducks, Toronto Maple Leafs and Colorado Avalanche. Giguere is best known for his time with the Ducks, with whom he played for from 2000-01 until...
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Painful Falls, Souvenir Fights Highlight MLB Fan Fails Of 2014 (Videos)

Every now and then at sporting events, fans steal the show from the athletes. From fights over bats to spills over seats, there have been plenty of moments of failure from baseball fans this season — one most recently occurring at a Washington Nationals game, where a kid was hit in the head by a foul ball while wearing a popcorn bucket. Some fails can be a bit funny, while others...
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Allen Craig Back In Red Sox Lineup; David Ortiz Sitting In Angels Series Finale

The Boston Red Sox are trying to avoid being swept by the Los Angeles Angels, but they’ll have to do so without Big Papi. Designated hitter David Ortiz will have a routine day off Thursday for Boston’s fourth and final game against the Halos. Outfielder Allen Craig, who was activated from the disabled list Thursday, will slide into the DH spot and bat fifth. Alex Hassan was...
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Forbes: Green Bay Packers Fans Ranked No. 1 In NFL

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Red Sox-Angels Live: Boston Looks To Snap Four-Game Skid, Avoid Sweep

5:25 p.m.: Allen Craig has returned a day earlier than expected. Craig, who has been on the disabled list with a foot injury, will bat fifth and serve as the designated hitter. Craig played two rehab games at Triple-A Pawtucket this week and was expected to be activated from the DL on Friday, but Will Middlebrooks and Mike Napoli are banged up. Thus, the Red Sox decided to activate...
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Swimmer Amy Van Dyken-Rouen Walks For First Time Since ATV Accident

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Bryan Murray: Senators ‘Definitely Going To Try To Keep’ Bobby Ryan

The Ottawa Senators gave up a lot to acquire Bobby Ryan from the Anaheim Ducks before the 2013-14 NHL season, and they will make an effort to re-sign him before he’s able to hit the open market as an unrestricted free agent next summer. “I think all of these players that are going into their last year around the League, some of them will sign early because of the situation and...
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