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UFC Fight Night Brasilia Results: Cris Cyborg Pulverizes Lina Lansberg In Main Event

Lina Lansberg lasted until the second round Saturday at UFC Fight Night Brasilia, but she still was no match for Cris Cyborg. Cyborg dominated the bout from start to finish in front of her hometown fans in Brazil, and she ultimately picked up a TKO victory at 2:29 in Round 2. Cris Cyborg getting the job done in Brasilia, Brazil. https://t.co/MYIGnkcUwl — Chamatkar Sandhu ...
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Red Sox Notes: Rick Porcello First Boston Pitcher To Win 22 Games Since Pedro Martinez

In case you haven’t heard, this Rick Porcello guy has been having a pretty good season. The Red Sox starter helped lead Boston to its 10th straight win Saturday with a 6-4 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. And because Porcello earned the decision, he became the first Red Sox pitcher to win 22 games since Pedro Martinez won 23 in 1999. Now, no one is about to...
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Mookie Betts breaks out ‘Jump On It’ dance

Another day, another victory dance. The Boston Red Sox’s outfield has given fans something to look forward to after every win thanks to their creative celebratory dances. And just one night after Mookie Betts debuted “The Carlton,” the right fielder moved on to the “Jump On It” dance after Saturday’s 6-4 win over the Tampa Bay Rays. Jump on it! Jump on it! #WINDANCEREPEAT...
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Red Sox Continue Their Winning Ways With Another Victory Vs. Rays

Winning never gets tiring. The Boston Red Sox now have won 10 straight games after they beat the Tampa Bay Rays 6-4 on Saturday night. But, more importantly, Boston clinched a playoff spot with the victory, although it still has its eyes on the American League East crown. Hear NESN’s Steve Lyons, Dennis Eckersley and Tom Caron discuss Boston’s success in the video from “Red...
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LSU-Auburn Ends In Absolute Chaos When Last-Send Touchdown Gets Overturned

For a moment, it appeared Les Miles and No. 18 LSU pulled off an incredible last-second victory Saturday over Auburn. With one second remaining, LSU quarterback Danny Etling found wide receiver D.J. Chark for what appeared to be the game-winning touchdown at Jordan-Hare Stadium. However, upon further review, the TD was overturned because LSU didn’t snap the ball in time. ...
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Red Sox clinch playoff spot, guaranteed at least Wild Card

After two consecutive seasons of finishing dead last in the American League East, the Boston Red Sox are back in the postseason. The Red Sox beat the Tampa Bay Rays 6-4 on Saturday to clinch an American League playoff berth. They still have some work to do to clinch the AL East, though, as their magic number is three. It’s a little confusing, as the Red Sox’s magic number...
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Red Sox Wrap: Dustin Pedroia’s Grand Slam Vs. Rays Gives Boston 10th Straight Win

The Boston Red Sox are just a little bit hot right now. The Red Sox played Game 2 of their series against the Tampa Bay Rays on Saturday, and it didn’t start as expected. AL Cy Young contender Rick Porcello gave up three runs in the third to give the Rays a lead, and Boston was playing catch-up for a while. However, Dustin Pedroia totally changed that with a grand slam in the seventh...
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Woman Takes Kickoff Right Off Face At LSU-Auburn, Becomes Internet Sensation

If you though catching kickoffs was an easy job, think again. One woman found that out the hard way Saturday, when she tried to catch a kickoff during the LSU-Auburn game at Jordan-Hare Stadium. Instead, the ball went right off her face in what looked like a pretty painful moment. Oh boy. Have at it internet world. https://t.co/D0wKxioNzC — Derek Tyson (@DerekTysonESPN) September...
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Watch Dustin Pedroia Crush A Grand Slam To Put Red Sox Ahead Of Rays

If Dustin Pedroia heard all the chatter about how the Boston Red Sox perform with the bases loaded, then it certainly didn’t faze him Saturday night. The Red Sox had the bases juiced with two outs when Pedroia came up to bat in the seventh inning against the Tampa Bay Rays. But instead of squandering the opportunity, as the Red Sox have been wont to do in 2016, the second baseman...
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Bruins Training Camp Notes: Frank Vatrano To Have Surgery On Left Foot

One day after the Bruins received some good news on the injury front, Boston learned one of its top young players could miss the next three months. Forward Frank Vatrano will undergo surgery Monday to repair torn ligaments in his left leg, Bruins general manager Don Sweeney announced Saturday. Sweeney said the injury occurred while he was training, and the recovery is expected to...
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Pablo Sandoval Could Play In October If Necessary, John Farrell Says

Could Pablo Sandoval play for the Boston Red Sox again in 2016? Maybe, but probably not. That very definitive answer came from Red Sox manager John Farrell ahead of Saturday’s game against the Tampa Bay Rays, where Sandoval was present and practicing with the team. The third baseman played in just three games for the Red Sox in 2016 before being shut down for the year with surgery...
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Could David Ortiz, Mookie Betts Spoil Each Other’s AL MVP Chances?

The Boston Red Sox went from two consecutive last-place seasons to being the front-runners in the American League East, and there are a few players who could be rewarded for it. However, they might end up hurting each other’s chances instead. David Ortiz and Mookie Betts both are in the running for the American League MVP award, but that might not work out for the Red Sox in the...
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David Ortiz Looks To Continue Success At Tropicana Field This Weekend

David Ortiz seems to enjoy playing at Tropicana Field. The Boston Red Sox designated hitter now has hit 35 career home runs at Tropicana Field, which is the most by a visiting player in stadium history, following his two-run blast Friday against the Tampa Bay Rays. Hear NESN’s Dave O’Brien and Jerry Remy talk about Ortiz in the video from “Red Sox Gameday Live” above.
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Rick Porcello Has Chance To Make History Vs. Rays With 22nd Win Of Season

Rick Porcello can join some elite company Saturday night when he faces the Tampa Bay Rays. The Boston Red Sox right-hander has a chance to earn his 22nd win of the season, which is an accomplishment 22 pitchers have reached in team history. Hear NESN’s Dennis Eckersley, Steve Lyons and Tom Caron preview Porcello’s outing in the video from “Red Sox First Pitch” above.
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Will Steve Clevenger’s Offensive Tweets About Charlotte Cost Him MLB Career?

Not only have Steve Clevenger’s thumbs cost him a lot of money. They also have risked his future as a Major League Baseball player. The Seattle Mariners on Friday suspended Clevenger without pay for the remainder of the season in response to offensive messages he shared on Twitter about the ongoing protests in Charlotte, N.C. Clevenger, a backup catcher, is unlikely to appeal...
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Red Sox Vs. Rays Lineup: Rick Porcello Starts As Boston Looks To Win 10 Straight

The Boston Red Sox have a chance to win their 10th consecutive game, and they’re sending out their best pitcher to do the job. Rick Porcello is on the mound against the Tampa Bay Rays on Saturday, and the right-hander has been dominant in 2016. Porcello is 21-4 with a 3.08 ERA in 31 starts this season and is a contender for the American League Cy Young Award. The 27-year-old also...
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What Bill Belichick, Robert Kraft Told Patriots In Locker Room After Win Vs. Texans

It’s hard to think Robert Kraft and Bill Belichick could beam brighter with pride than they did Thursday night. The New England Patriots owner and head coach were thrilled with the way their team played in the Week 3 win over the Houston Texans. During postgame celebrations in the locker room at Gillette Stadium, Belichick and Kraft praised Patriots players for their poise, toughness...
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Liverpool Overruns Hull City 5-1 In Five-Star Premier League Win

Liverpool produced a stunning attacking display to thrash Hull City 5-1 on Saturday at Anfield and make it four wins on the spin in all competitions. Adam Lallana opened the scoring early in the first half before James Milner netted from the spot after Ahmed Elmohamady received a red card for stopping Philippe Coutinho’s shot on the line with his arm. Sadio Mane extended his incredible...
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Rob Gronkowski’s Nike Zoom Train Toranada ‘Gronk’ Sneaker Now On Sale

One need not be as big as Rob Gronkowski to train like him. The New England Patriots tight end now has a signature sneaker line to his name, as Nike released the Zoom Train Toranada “Gronk” for sale to the public Saturday. After days of teasing, Gronkowski and Nike shared photos of the sneaker in various colors on their respective Twitter accounts. My first @NikeTraining...
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Patriots-Texans Film Review: How J.J. Watt Was Neutralized In New England

Casual football fans living in New England couldn’t be blamed for scratching their heads and wondering what’s the big deal about this J.J. Watt fella. Watt now has played five games against the Patriots and recorded a half sack in 300 minutes of play. For his career, Watt averages 4.6 sacks per five games. It’s entirely fair to say Bill Belichick and Josh McDaniels have figured...
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Red Sox Notes: Boston’s Bullpen Dominating Competition Down The Stretch

What was once a major weakness for the Boston Red Sox now is perhaps its biggest strength. The Red Sox had been plagued by bullpen issues all season for all different reasons. As the starters struggled earlier in the year, the relievers had around three days in any given turn of the rotation during which they’d have to pitch more innings than they’d like. The fatigue left the...
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Red Sox look to make 10 wins in a row Saturday with Rick Porcello on mound

Rick Porcello can bolster his Cy Young Award candidacy even more Saturday. The Boston Red Sox right-hander will go for his 22nd win of the season Saturday when he faces the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. Furthermore, a win would make it 10 in a row for Boston after it won again Friday. Hear a preview of Porcello’s start in the video from NESN’s “Red Sox Final” above.    
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NFL Network Reveals Top 10 Patriots Of All Time; Tom Brady Headlines List

It’s not easy to whittle all the New England Patriots greats into a top 10, but the NFL Network gave it a crack Friday night in “Top 10: New England Patriots.” And while it’s hard to argue with most of the picks, there were some interesting choices. Now, one thing you can’t argue with is Tom Brady as the No. 1 Patriot of all time. Brady already arguably is the greatest...
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Mookie Betts Adds ‘The Carlton’ To Red Sox’s Outfield Dance Repertoire

The Boston Red Sox’s newest outfield dance might be their best one yet. In case you’re just catching up with us right now, Boston’s outfielders have a routine after every win that involves the “Hit Dem Folks” dance followed by two players “taking a picture” of the third. Lately, however, they’ve moved on from still photos to video as the third man has gotten a chance...
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Bruins Training Camp Notes: Torey Krug, David Krejci Cleared To Practice

The Boston Bruins began their on-ice training camp sessions Friday, and fans will be happy to know that Torey Krug and David Krejci were in attendance. Both Krug (right shoulder) and Krejci (left hip) underwent surgeries following the 2015-16 season, but BostonBruins.com reports they both skated Day 1 after the medical staff cleared them Thursday. “They both looked really good...
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