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Vin Scully’s Call Of Angel Pagan Body Slamming A Field Invader Is Amazing

It’s moments like these where we’ll miss Vin Scully the most. The 88-year-old retiring Los Angeles Dodgers broadcaster was in the booth when L.A. lost to the San Francisco Giants on Friday night, and fortunately for us he captured the moment when a few people ran onto the field. The fans ran to position players and handed them white flowers, apparently to raise awareness for...
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Patriots Keys Vs. Bills: How New England Can Beat Buffalo In Week 3

Could Rex Ryan’s last stand at Gillette Stadium come Sunday afternoon? It’s possible. The Buffalo Bills are 1-2, and while a loss to the New England Patriots likely won’t get Ryan fired, it could lead to his dismissal at some point. The pressure is on Ryan this week, since Tom Brady isn’t starting at quarterback for the Patriots because of a four-game suspension. Ryan himself has...
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Red Sox Notes: Rick Porcello Solidifies Role As Boston’s Top Starter

BOSTON — The Red Sox haven’t mapped out their rotation for the American League Division Series quite yet, but Rick Porcello almost certainly will be the No. 1 guy. The right-hander didn’t turn in his best outing against the Toronto Blue Jays on Friday, but it still was good enough to give the Red Sox a 5-3 win. And that’s been the most important part of Porcello’s presence...
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David Ortiz’s Teammates, Coaches Marvel At Red Sox Slugger’s Clutch Gene

BOSTON — When David Ortiz retires, he might have a promising second career ahead of him writing fairy tales. The Red Sox designated hitter is nearing the end of a magical final season that has gone better than anyone ever expected — at 40 years old, he’s putting up one of the best statistical campaigns of his career. That meant expectations already were high for Big Papi...
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Red Sox Excelled Down Stretch, Had Best Month Of Season In September

The Boston Red Sox played their best baseball when they needed it the most this season. The Red Sox are heading back to the playoffs as the American League East champions thanks in large part to their 19-8 record in September, including their 5-3 win over the Toronto Blue Jays on Friday. Hear what NESN’s Tom Caron, Steve Lyons and Jim Rice said about Boston’s September run in...
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MLB Postseason Picture: Rangers Clinch Home-Field Andvantage Throughout

The best record in the American League for the 2016 season officially belongs to the Texas Rangers. The Rangers clinched home-field advantage throughout the playoffs — the AL champion will have home field in the World Series after winning the All-Star Game — Friday with their win over the Tampa Bay Rays. That means they’ll face the AL Wild Card Game winner, which could still...
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Red Sox Will Face Indians In ALDS As Rangers Clinch AL’s No. 1 Seed

The Boston Red Sox’s reunion with Terry Francona and the Cleveland Indians officially is on. The Texas Rangers beat the Tampa Bay Rays 3-1 on Friday night, in the process clinching the No. 1 overall seed in the American League entering the playoffs. That means the Red Sox, the AL East champs and currently the No. 2 seed, are guaranteed a best-of-five American League Division Series...
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Ryan Spooner Lifts Bruins To Preseason Win Vs. Red Wings With Overtime Goal

While the Boston Bruins shined in the World Cup of Hockey, they didn’t exactly enjoy the greatest start to the 2016-17 season in their first two preseason games. But they got win No. 1 under their belts Friday thanks to Ryan Spooner. Spooner scored the game-winning goal at the :34 mark in overtime to lift Boston to a 2-1 road victory over the Detroit Red Wings. "34 seconds...
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Red Sox Wrap: David Ortiz Plays Hero In Boston’s 5-3 Win Vs. Blue Jays

BOSTON — David Ortiz started his final regular-season series at Fenway Park off with a bang. Big Papi gave Boston its first run against the Toronto Blue Jays on Friday with an RBI single in the first, and he made even more noise in the seventh inning with a go-ahead home run. He also helped Rick Porcello, who wasn’t at his sharpest Friday, earn a no-decision in the Red Sox...
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Ben Simmons Injury: Joel Embiid, Sports World React To Devastating News

When it comes to foot injuries, no team has worse luck than the Philadelphia 76ers. Ben Simmons, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2016 NBA Draft, suffered a fracture in his right foot during a practice scrimmage Friday, and there’s currently no timetable for his return. Simmons joins an unfortunate list of recent 76ers draft picks who have dealt with foot injuries. Jahlil Okafor,...
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David Ortiz sends Fenway crowd into frenzy with go-ahead homer

David Ortiz hinted at his flair for the dramatic early in the Boston Red Sox’s game against the Toronto Blue Jays on Friday. Turns out he was just getting started. Ortiz, playing in his final regular season series at Fenway Park, was honored in a special pregame ceremony and quickly delighted the crowd with an RBI single in the first inning. But the 40-year-old slugger saved...
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Skip Bayless: Spygate Means Bill Belichick Can’t Be Greatest Coach Ever

Skip Bayless usually only has glowing things to say about Tom Brady, but the same certainly can’t be said for Bill Belichick. Bayless, “Undisputed” partner Shannon Sharpe and guest Rob Parker had a pretty lengthy discussion about the New England Patriots on Friday’s show in the wake of Eric Mangini’s recent comments that he regrets his role in Spygate. Mangini, of course...
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Patriots Fan Burns ESPN Over Tom Brady Video Request: ‘You All Started Deflategate’

New England Patriots fans’ love for Tom Brady only might be matched by their hate for ESPN — a point proven to great effect Friday. Patriots supporter Billy Lacey filmed Brady, who’s finishing up his four-game Deflategate suspension this week, throwing passes in Milton, Mass., and posted video of it on Twitter. @jeffphowe Tom Brady throwing passes at Milton Academy for...
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Brock Holt Will Have Bigger Role At Third In Playoffs, John Farrell Says

BOSTON — Travis Shaw has had a tough time holding on to his job this season, and he’s all but lost it to Brock Holt at this point. Holt has been seeing a lot of playing time at third base of late, and it left many wondering if he’d start at the hot corner during the playoffs. And Red Sox manager John Farrell essentially confirmed he would before Friday’s game against the...
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David Ortiz Fittingly Begins Fenway Farewell With RBI Single In First At-Bat

BOSTON — In case you haven’t heard, David Ortiz has a knack for shining in big moments. His first at-bat Friday wasn’t exactly a clutch situation, as it came in the first inning of the Boston Red Sox’s series opener against the Toronto Blue Jays at Fenway Park. But all eyes still were on Big Papi, as it was the first plate appearance of his final regular season series ever...
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Rory McIlroy Quiets Hazeltine Crowd With Bow, But USA Leads Ryder Cup

Hazeltine felt more like being inside Duke’s Cameron Indoor Stadium on Friday with the rowdy American fans giving Team USA a massive home-course advantage during the morning session. But, nobody should be surprised by how Europe responded in the afternoon. Team USA has a 5 to 3 advantage after Day 1 at the Ryder Cup in Chaska, Minn., thanks to its 4-0 sweep of the morning foursomes...
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David Ortiz Reveals The Story Behind His Favorite Fenway Park At-Bat

BOSTON — David Ortiz had 4,328 plate appearances in 1,011 career games at Fenway Park entering Friday, so you’d understand if they all blended in a bit. But there’s one particular at-bat that stands out in Ortiz’s mind. When asked Friday to choose his most memorable at-bat ever at Fenway, the Boston Red Sox slugger hesitated only slightly before choosing his answer: His...
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Here’s The Cool Painting David Ortiz Received In Red Sox’s Pregame Ceremony

BOSTON — David Ortiz won’t be lacking in artwork as he enters retirement. The Boston Red Sox designated hitter began the final regular season series of his career Friday at Fenway Park against the Toronto Blue Jays. Ahead of that contest, the Red Sox honored their soon-to-be retired slugger by presenting him with a special gift during a pregame ceremony. Ortiz receieved a painting...
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Tom Werner: Red Sox Played Terrific Baseball All Year, Deserved To Win AL East

The Boston Red Sox are the 2016 American League East champions. Let that sink in for a moment. Yes, we’ve known that since Wednesday when an odd set of circumstances led to the Red Sox clinching the division, but it still must feel pretty sweet for Boston as it returns to Fenway Park for one last regular-season series before the postseason. “Well, it was a great accomplishment...
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David Ortiz, Mookie Betts Finalists For Players Choice Player Of The Year Award

The Boston Red Sox got some love from players throughout Major League Baseball. The MLB Players Association announced the finalists for its Players Choice Awards on Friday, and Red Sox are under consideration for three different honors. Most notably, David Ortiz and right fielder Mookie Betts are finalists for Player of the Year, along with Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve...
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John Farrell: Red Sox Earned The Right To Celebrate After Clinching AL East

We’ve all had a few days now to process the weird events that took place at Yankee Stadium on Wednesday. The Boston Red Sox found out near the end of their game against the Yankees that they already had clinched the American League East, and since they were up by three at the time, it appeared they were in for quite the celebration in New York. But a Mark Teixeira grand slam changed...
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Big Papi Trivia: How Many Home Runs Has David Ortiz Hit At Fenway Park?

It’s David Ortiz’s last homestand at Fenway Park so we wanted to know if fans know how many home runs Big Papi hit at America’s Most Beloved Ballpark. Watch the video above to see fans get stumped and join Budweiser at The Baseball Tavern near Fenway Park before every Boston Red Sox home game this weekend for a chance to be selected as the Budweiser Fan of the Game. Winners...
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What Do Red Sox Fans Think Of Hanley Ramirez’s Bounce-Back Season?

Heading into the 2016 season, there were question marks surrounding Hanley Ramirez after a not-so-great start to his Boston Red Sox return. But he’s turned things around pretty quickly and has been one of Boston’s biggest offensive contributors this season. So, what do some of those fans think about his 2016 season so far? NESN’s Nikki Reyes asked them in this week’s Budweiser...
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Trevor Siemian, Terrelle Pryor Among Smart Week 4 Fantasy Football Starts

With the start of the rotating bye weeks and more and more star players getting bitten by the injury bug, many fantasy football owners probably find themselves in a bind this week. Luckily for you, NESN’s Adam Pellerin dished out some advice on Friday’s “NESN Live,” presented by Cross Insurance. Pellerin recommended giving Denver Broncos quarterback Trevor Siemian, New...
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David Ortiz’s Farewell Live: Big Papi Kicks Off Final Regular Season Series

6 p.m. ET: The curtain is closing on David Ortiz’s storied career. In the regular season, that is. The Boston Red Sox slugger will play the final three regular season games of his career against the Toronto Blue Jays, beginning Friday night at a rain-soaked Fenway Park. Preparations already began with Ortiz’s likeness being mowed into the Red Sox’s outfield. A tarp still...
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