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Report: Patriots Sign Linebacker L.J. Fort, Still Have Two Open Roster Spots

The New England Patriots are slowly filling their 90-man roster The Patriots signed linebacker L.J. Fort, a source told The Boston Globe’s Ben Volin on Tuesday. Fort previously has played with the Cleveland Browns, Denver Broncos, Seattle Seahawks and Cincinnati Bengals. He has 20 tackles, one sack and one interception in 17 career games. Fort went undrafted out of Northern Iowa...
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Liverpool Defense: Martin Skrtel The Rock Regardless Of Formation, Partners

Martin Skrtel is the surest thing, as far as Liverpool’s defense is concerned. Skrtel, 30, looks set to continue his role as an ever-present figure at the heart of Liverpool’s defense. The new, long-term contract with Liverpool in July should take the Slovakian center back’s Anfield career past the 10-year mark, reflecting his status as Liverpool’s rock in the current era...
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Gronk, Big Papi go 'country' in latest Dunkin Donuts video

David Ortiz and Rob Gronkowski are confessing their love for Dunkin Donuts iced coffee with yet another song — in another genre. Twice already this summer we’ve seen the Boston Red Sox designated hitter and New England Patriots tight end team up to sing about Dunkin’ iced. The first was a laid-back summer jam, and that was followed by a pumped-up dance hit. Now, the duo is...
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Arizona Player: Atmosphere At Oregon’s Stadium Is Like ‘Milk Screaming’

Oregon’s Autzen Stadium is among the loudest in college football. It’s so loud, in fact, that it apparently renders opponents unable to describe it using any sort of rational thought. Exhibit A: senior Arizona safety Will Parks, who had this to say when asked what it was like to play away games in Eugene. AZ's Will Parks on Autzen: "It's a bunch of milk being poured on you...
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ESPN’s Chris Mortensen Deletes Tweet Containing Incorrect Deflategate Report

It looks like Chris Mortensen finally figured out how Twitter worked. The ESPN NFL reporter has been under fire lately for his handling of an incorrect report which helped stoke the Deflategate fire. In the days following the AFC Championship Game, Mortensen reported that 11 of the New England Patriots 12 game footballs were under-inflated by about 2 pounds. The Wells Report eventually...
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Ari Fleischer: Belichick 'can get away with' shutting down media

If you were expecting Bill Belichick to break his media mold at the start of training camp, you were left sorely mistaken. The New England Patriots head coach met with reporters for the first time last week at the start of training camp and unsurprisingly stonewalled any and all Deflategate-related inquiries. It was a vintage Belichick performance, as every question was met with...
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Liverpool’s Jordon Ibe Focused On Improving, ‘Not Completely Satisfied’

It was a moment that perhaps encapsulated Jordon Ibe’s current standing in the eyes of Liverpool supporters. As the players made their way around the perimeter of Helsinki’s Olympic Stadium to thank fans following their 2-0 win over HJK on Saturday, one spectator decided to hurdle the barriers and dart towards the Reds squad. The Finnish Liverpool fanatic was focused on just...
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Florida Man Catches Fish With Bare Hands On Live Television (Video)

If you’re a fishing enthusiast you should probably head down to Tampa, Fla., where the fish are swimming in the streets. Tampa’s WFTS-TV was covering some flooding caused by heavy rains, when the camera caught a man trying to pick something up off the street. And as it turned out, he was catching a fish with his bare hands. The man even showed off his prize to a photographer...
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Bat Boy Dies After Being Hit By Bat At National Baseball Congress World Series

Tragedy struck at the National Baseball Congress World Series when a 9-year-old bat boy died after being hit in the head with a bat. Kaiser Carlile, a bat boy for the summer collegiate team the Liberal Bee Jays, was retrieving a bat in the second inning Saturday when he was struck by a follow-through swing in the on-deck circle. He was wearing a helmet, and home plate umpire and...
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Report: Patriots restructure Rob Gronkowski's contract

Surprise, surprise: The New England Patriots are unlikely to let Rob Gronkowski walk in free agency any time soon. The Patriots restructured Gronkowski’s contract, a source told ESPN’s Field Yates Tuesday. The tight end was due a $10 million option at the end of the year that would extend his contract through 2019. If the Patriots elected not to pick up that option, he would...
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Henry Owens Scouting Reports: Breaking Down Red Sox Lefty Before Debut

The Boston Red Sox, according to BaseballProspectus.com, have a 0.7 percent chance of making the playoffs, which means there really isn’t a whole lot to play for down the stretch. Or so it seems. The Red Sox are on the way to another disappointing last-place finish, which means the club once again will use August and September to take stock of what they have moving forward. One...
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A.J. Pierzynski Tries To Frame Pitch That Bounces In Front Of Plate (Video)

Remember the classic Wayne Gretzky quote, “You miss 100 percent of the shots you don’t take”? A.J. Pierzynski took that lesson to heart Monday night. In the eighth inning of the Atlanta Braves’ contest against the San Francisco Giants, Braves pitcher David Aardsma delivered an off-speed pitch that bounced in the dirt well in front of home plate and clearly was a ball. Apparently Pierzynsk...
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Last-Place Red Sox Heavy Underdogs Against AL East-Leading Yankees

The Boston Red Sox sit dead last in the AL East standings, but can put a dent in the division-leading New York Yankees’ postseason aspirations when they kick off a three-game series Tuesday against their rivals as +185 betting underdogs at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. Boston travels to the Bronx for Tuesday night’s Red Sox vs. Yankees betting matchup at Yankee Stadium...
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WWE Pays Tribute To ‘Rowdy’ Roddy Piper With Emotional Video To Open ‘RAW’

Professional wrestling lost a legend last week when “Rowdy” Roddy Piper died at age 61. “Hot Rod” died of cardiac arrest in his sleep Friday, sending the all too familiar feeling of sadness through the wrestling world over a big name gone way too soon. WWE returned to live TV on Monday night for “WWE RAW,” and the show started, fittingly, with a tribute to Piper. As “RAW”...
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Henry Owens’ Debut Signifies Importance Of Red Sox’s 2015 Stretch Run

This embed is invalid" /> The Boston Red Sox still have something to play for this season. While it’s not quite the same as pursuing an American League East crown or an AL wild card berth, much less a World Series title, the Red Sox can use the final two months of the 2015 season to make important evaluations that could play a role in their offseason decision...
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Red Sox Mailbag: Carlos Carrasco, Tyson Ross Worth Targeting In Trades

This embed is invalid" /> The Boston Red Sox sat this one out. The Red Sox usually are considered major players at the Major League Baseball non-waiver trade deadline. Even when they don’t make a huge splash, they’re typically at the heart of several rumors, with trades of varying importance seeming like legitimate possibilities leading up to July 31. This...
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Rangers’ Adrian Beltre Hits For Third Career Cycle, Ties MLB Record (Video)

ARLINGTON, Texas — Adrian Beltre came to bat in the fifth inning looking for a pitch he could hit over the wall. He got one for an impressive modern-day record. Beltre homered in his fourth at-bat to complete his third career cycle, becoming the first player since the 1930s to accomplish such a feat, in the Texas Rangers’ wild 12-9 victory over the...
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‘Arrow’ Star Stephen Amell Is Taking The Ring, Fighting WWE’s Stardust (Photo)

Stephen Amell and Stardust have been feuding all summer. Now, fans are finally getting what they want. Amell, who plays legendary DC super hero The Green Arrow on CW’s hit series “Arrow,” made the announcement via Twitter on Monday in pretty sweet fashion. Ok @StardustWWE -- you asked for it. See you next Monday. #AmellGetsRaw http://t.co/A9v9ReZHa5— Stephen Amell (@amellywood...
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Ciara’s Son Seen Hugging Russell Wilson; Toddler’s Father Isn’t Happy (Photos)

Because Drake and Meek Mill’s beef wasn’t enough, we’ve apparently got more rappers in a fight. Rapper future wasn’t very pleased this week when he saw his son, Future Zahir, hugging Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson. Normally, seeing one’s child with a professional athlete is a cool experience and photo opportunity, but Wilson is dating singer Ciara — Future...
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William ‘Refrigerator’ Perry’s 1985 Super Bowl Ring Sells For Over $200,000

Former NFL star William “Refrigerator” Perry’s 1985 Chicago Bears Super Bowl championship ring sold at auction last week and blew sale expectations out of the water. Perry originally sold the wing in 2000 and it has been re-sold several times since. It was expected to go for around $100,000 last week, but came in at a whopping $203,150, according...
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Agent: Cameron Gordon Re-Signs With Patriots, Boosting Linebacker Depth

FOXBORO, Mass. — The New England Patriots bolstered their linebacker depth by adding a familiar face. The Patriots re-signed Cameron Gordon, the linebacker’s agent, Brett Tessler, tweeted Monday. Gordon spent the 2014 season on injured reserve and was released by the Patriots on May 18. Gordon went undrafted out of Michigan last year. He played wide receiver and safety before...
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Chris Mortensen: NFL Investigating Deflategate Was A Mistake

ESPN’s Chris Mortensen appeared on The Dan Le Batard Show on ESPN Radio on Monday to explain the misreporting that many feel incited the wild goose chase that Deflategate has become. Mortensen cited sources days after the AFC Championship Game, saying 11 of 12 New England Patriots’ footballs used in the AFC Championship Game were found to be underinflated by two pounds. That...
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Community Shield 2015: Arsenal Lands Opening Salvo Vs. Chelsea Ahead Of 2015-16

Arsene Wenger and Jose Mourinho are in mid-season form a week before the 2015-16 Premier League campaign begins. Postgame fireworks between Wenger and Mourinho overshadowed Arsenal’s 1-0 win over Chelsea in the 2015 FA Community Shield on Sunday at Wembley Stadium. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlin scored the game’s only goal in the 24th minute to give Arsenal the win over Chelsea in the...
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New England Patriots Waive Two, Have Four Open Spots On 90-Man Roster

The New England Patriots have four open spots on their 90-man roster as they prepare for their second week of training camp. The Patriots waived offensive lineman Kevin Hughes and defensive tackle Vince Taylor on Monday. Hughes was waived/injured, meaning he will revert to injured reserve if he’s not picked up by another team Tuesday. Hughes left Saturday’s practice early with...
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NESN Hires Lisa Hillary As On-Air Personality

NESN, New England’s most watched sports network, announced Monday that Lisa Hillary (@LisaHillaryTV) will join NESN as an anchor/reporter for NESN’s sports news programs. The sports television veteran will join Adam Pellerin (@AdamPellerin) to form the network’s lead anchor team for “NESN Sports Today,” a live sportscast that airs every night at 10 p.m. or immediately...
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