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Youngsters Live Out Dreams Of Playing In Boston In Futures At Fenway (Video)

Win or lose almost didn’t matter for many of the players on the Lowell Spinners during the Futures at Fenway game Sunday. Playing in Fenway Park was a dream of many of the players on the Boston Red Sox’s Single-A affiliate, so just sitting in the dugout was good enough for some. “It’s unreal,” Spinners center fielder Danny Mars said. “Words can’t even describe it. This...
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Peter Chiarelli Open To David Pastrnak Making Bruins Roster Next Season (Video)

First round draft pick David Pastrnak is turning out to be everything the Boston Bruins wanted and more. The 18-year-old Czech Republic native impressed just about everyone during the Bruins’ development camp, which came to an end Sunday. B’s general manager Peter Chiarelli even said he was open to the idea the winger making Boston’s roster at some point next season. ...
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Luol Deng Agrees To Two-Year, $20 Million Deal With Miami Heat

Free agent forward Luol Deng agreed Sunday to a $20 million, two-year deal with the Miami Heat, said Herb Rudoy, one of Deng’s agents. The deal includes a player option for the 2015-16 season, Rudoy said. Deng is entering his 11th NBA season, having spent almost his entire career with the Chicago Bulls. He appeared in 40 games with the Cleveland Cavaliers after a trade last season...
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Streaker Runs Onto Field During Germany-Argentina World Cup Game (Video)

If you’re looking to be world-famous, running on the field during a World Cup final is a pretty good way to achieve that. Or at least that was the mindset of one YouTube prankster. Russian comedian Vitaly Zdorovetskiy got his 15 minutes of fame Sunday when he rushed the field semi-clothed during the 2014 FIFA World Cup final matchup between Argentina and Germany. Zdorovetskiy...
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Brad Keselowski Sweeps; RFR Drivers Make Top 15 In New Hampshire’s Sprint Cup Race

LOUDON, N.H. — Brad Keselowski hopped out of his car and grabbed an oversized broom to give a playful sweep of all the confetti already collected around his Ford. He completed a flawless weekend at New Hampshire Motor Speedway and won Sunday under a green-white checkered finish. Keselowski followed up Saturday’s Nationwide Series victory with his first Sprint Cup win at New Hampshire...
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Germany defeats Argentina 1-0 to win 2014 FIFA World Cup

It’s fitting that Mario Gotze wasn’t born when Germans last celebrated a FIFA World Cup triumph. It’s a different world than the one that watched West Germany win the World Cup in 1990. Germany now is unified and sits atop the soccer world thanks to its 22-year-old hero and its “Golden Generation” of stars. Gotze’s 113th-minute volley powered Germany past Argentina by...
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Red Sox Prospect Henry Owens Pitches Scoreless Inning In Futures Game

Left-hander Henry Owens, one of the top Boston Red Sox prospects, started for the U.S. team in the 2014 All-Star Futures Game and put forth a solid performance. Owens tossed a scoreless inning at Target Field in Minneapolis, allowing one hit and striking out one on 19 pitches. While the 21-year-old’s control wasn’t 100 percent, he still showed off three nice pitches: a 90...
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Red Sox Notes: Brock Holt Torches Astros Pitching Again In Career Day

Brock Holt gives the people what they want. Holt grew up in Stephenville, Texas, so it was no surprise that he had a strong cheering contingent on hand when the Boston Red Sox visited Houston — about a four-hour drive – for a three-game set this weekend. It was worth the trip. Holt abused the Astros’ pitching staff, going a combined 10-for-15 with three extra-base hits and...
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Lowell Spinners Doomed By Late Rally In Futures At Fenway Showcase

The Lowell Spinners saw a one-run win turn into a blowout loss in a matter of minutes Sunday at Fenway Park. The Boston Red Sox’s short-season Class-A affiliate, hosting the Mahoning Valley Scrappers in the annual “Futures at Fenway” showcase, came unglued with two outs in the ninth inning, allowing six runs in the final frame en route to a 6-1 loss. Right-handers Kevin McAvoy...
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Clay Buchholz’s Stellar Showing Comes At Crucial Juncture For Red Sox

Clay Buchholz will not be making the trip to Minnesota this week for Major League Baseball’s All-Star festivities. His brutal showing in April and May squashed any hopes of that months ago. The performance the Boston Red Sox right-hander put on Sunday in Houston, however, certainly was All-Star worthy. Buchholz was masterful on the mound against the Astros, tossing a complete...
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Clay Buchholz Will Start First In Rotation After All-Star Break (Video)

Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell revealed his plans for the starting rotation following the All-Star break, and his answer might surprise you. Farrell told reporters on Sunday that he’d be starting Clay Buchholz first, then Rubby De La Rosa, Jon Lester, John Lackey and Jake Peavy. Boston’s skipper said he set it this way because of probable matchups and because he wanted the...
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John Farrell Disappointed By Boston’s Record, Surprised By Brock Holt (Video)

This year’s Boston Red Sox aren’t very different from last season’s World Series champions, except for one major thing: their record. The Red Sox are 43-52 after Sunday’s win over the Houston Astros, which is good for last place in the American League East. At the start of last year’s All-Star break, they were sitting pretty at the top at 59-38. That’s precisely why manager...
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Netherlands’ Dirk Kuyt Gets Head Stapled On Field, Continues Playing (Photos)

Playing for third place in the 2014 FIFA World Cup couldn’t have been the most fun, but that didn’t mean the mean the athletes weren’t going to play their hardest. Netherlands veteran utility man Dirk Kuyt certainly showed that in his country’s third-place match against host nation Brazil on Saturday. Kuyt sustained a nasty gash to his head while jumping for a header with...
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John Farrell: Red Sox Looking At Today, Not Second Half Of Season (Video)

To say the Boston Red Sox have been less successful in 2014 than they were in 2013 is an understatement. But that doesn’t mean necessarily mean they have to majorly change their strategy after the All-Star break. “I don’t think the first half was any more trying than a year ago,” Red Sox manager John Farrell said. “There’s a different set of circumstances and challenges...
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David Ross On Christian Vazquez: ‘I’m Excited To Have Him Here’ (Video)

Christian Vazquez likely has a lot on his plate these days since getting the call to the Boston Red Sox from Triple-A Pawtucket on Wednesday. Luckily for Vazquez, he has the benefit of a veteran presence at his position. 37-year-old catcher David Ross has seen a lot over his 13 major league seasons, so he’s in a great position to act as a mentor to the 23-year-old Vazquez. Ross...
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LeBron: World Cup final is 'bigger' than NBA Finals

RIO DE JANEIRO — Just a few hours after arriving in Brazil, LeBron James sized up the 2014 FIFA World Cup final and said it trumps the NBA finals. “This is the highest you can get,” James said Saturday, a day after announcing he was returning to play for the Cleveland Cavaliers. “This is bigger than the NBA finals in the sense that it’s the world and you have so many countries...
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Christian Vazquez Shines For Red Sox In Second Major League Game (Video)

Christian Vazquez has had quite the last few days. Just two days after making his major league debut at Fenway Park, the 23-year-old catcher found himself back in the Boston Red Sox lineup on Friday against the Houston Astros. If Vazquez was nervous about performing on the big stage, he didn’t show it. The Puerto Rican native collected his first major league hit and then some...
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NESN30: Ted Williams Returns To Fenway For 1999 All-Star Game (Video)

Major League Baseball’s All-Star Game is always a special event, but it’s hard to top the scene that played out at Fenway Park on July 13, 1999. Fenway played host to one of the greatest moments in baseball history at the 70th Midsummer Classic when 80-year-old Sox legend Ted Williams emerged from the outfield on a golf cart to a thunderous standing ovation from the Fenway faithful...
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Red Sox-Astros Live: Clay Buchholz Hopes To End Boston’s First Half On High Note

1:10 p.m.: The first half of the 2014 season hasn’t exactly gone as planned for the Boston Red Sox. One year removed from a World Series title, the Sox enter Sunday’s game tied with the Tampa Bay Rays for last place in the American League East with a 42-52 record. Not all is lost in Boston, however, as an infusion of promising young players like outfielder Mookie Betts and catcher...
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Don Sweeney: ‘Size And Strength’ Among Adjustments For Bruins Prospects (Video)

This year’s Boston Bruins development camp is filled with young draft picks, such as 18-year-olds David Pastrnak and Ryan Donato and 17-year-old Anders Bjork. Not all of this year’s attendees are fresh faces, however, as 21-year-old goaltender Zane Gothberg is returning to Wilmington, Mass., for his fifth development camp. Gothberg’s “veteran” presence can be useful to...
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David Pastrnak Turning Heads At Boston Bruins Development Camp (Video)

There’s a reason the Boston Bruins took winger David Pastrnak with the 25th overall pick in the 2014 NHL draft, and it’s starting to show already at this year’s development camp. Pastrnak has gotten off to a fast start at the team’s camp, which kicked off on Wednesday and runs through Sunday. The 18-year-old Czech Republic native even drew comparisons to Tyler Seguin, the...
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Germany-Argentina 2014 World Cup Final Live: Scores, Highlights, Analysis

Noon ET: The eyes of the soccer world turn … no. Scratch that. The eyes of the world turn their attention to the Estadio do Maracana in Rio de Janiero on Sunday for the 2014 FIFA World Cup Final. Germany and Argentina will play for the right to call itself “world champion” and immortalize itself in sporting and cultural consciousness. The dominant narrative for the 2014 World...
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Christian Vazquez Back In Red Sox Lineup Vs. Astros; Jackie Bradley Jr. Batting Sixth

After coming to life in an 8-3 win over the Houston Astros on Friday, the Boston Red Sox offense left nine men on base on Saturday en route to a 3-2 loss. Rookie catcher Christian Vazquez was a big reason for Boston’s success on Friday, and he will be back in the lineup batting ninth and catching for the team’s series finale on Sunday. Also returning to the lineup is shortstop...
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Collin Cowgill Gets Drilled In Face During Failed Bunt Attempt (GIF)

Los Angeles Angels outfielder Collin Cowgill looked like he took a Mike Tyson uppercut to his nose on Saturday night. Cowgill attempted to lay down a sacrifice bunt to move a runner to third base in the eighth inning in a game against the Texas Rangers. Things did not go as planned, though. Pitcher Matt West’s 95-mph fastball sailed up and in and drilled Cowgill right on the...
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Report: Paul Pierce, Wizards Agree On Two-Year, $11M Contract

WASHINGTON — Paul Pierce turns 37 in October and isn’t quite the offensive force he was when he was leading the Boston Celtics to the championship seven years ago. Yet the old man showed last year in Brooklyn that he still knows how to knock down a clutch shot and grind out a playoff series victory, which made the up-and-coming Washington Wizards eager to add the man known as...
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