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Bill Belichick: Rob Gronkowski ‘Cleared To Play,’ Will Not Be Placed On PUP

Rob Gronkowski will be on the field for the first day of New England Patriots training camp on Thursday. Patriots head coach Bill Belichick said Gronkowski will not start the summer on the physically unable to perform list because “he’s been cleared to play.” The All-Pro tight end tore his ACL in Week 14 of the 2013 NFL season in the Patriots’ 27-26 win over the Cleveland...
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Clippers CEO: Doc Rivers Will Quit If Donald Sterling Remains Owner

LOS ANGELES — The interim CEO of the Los Angeles Clippers testified Tuesday that coach Doc Rivers told him he will quit if Donald Sterling remains the owner of the team. CEO Richard Parsons testified at a trial to determine whether Sterling’s wife, Shelly, can sell the team for $2 billion to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer as the NBA looks to force Donald Sterling from the...
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Broncos Owner Pat Bowlen Steps Down After Revealing He Has Alzheimer’s

When the Denver Broncos take the field to begin training camp on Thursday, they will do so with heavy hearts. Broncos owner Pat Bowlen has given up control of the team after revealing that he is battling Alzheimer’s disease. The Denver Post first reported the news. Bowlen, who turned 70 in February, has placed his ownership in the Pat Bowlen Trust, which is owned by non-family...
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Red Sox Notes: David Ross Dealing With Foot Injury Despite Solid Effort

The Boston Red Sox suffered their first loss of the second half Tuesday. The Red Sox entered Tuesday’s game against the Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre riding a five-game winning streak that began before the All-Star break. The streak reached its pinnacle Monday, when Boston produced 14 runs on 18 hits while obliterating Toronto. But all good things must come to an end. Jake...
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Jake Peavy’s ‘Frustrating’ 2014 Perfectly Summarized In Red Sox’s Loss

If you’ve seen one, you’ve seen them all. It often feels that way when Jake Peavy takes the mound nowadays, as a similar plotline typically plays out en route to a Boston Red Sox loss. Tuesday’s start against the Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre was no different in that regard despite the Red Sox carrying a ton of offensive momentum into the contest. The Red Sox didn’t...
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NESN 30: David Ortiz’s Post-Marathon Bombing Speech Fuels Boston (Video)

Boston was in mourning following the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, but the city turned to sports to help heal. Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz, a mainstay in the Boston sports scene since 2003, only added to that notion when he took the microphone before his team’s first home game following the tragedy. His infamous phrase – “This is our (expletive) city” — would...
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Dustin Pedroia: Jake Peavy ‘Is A Bulldog Out There’ Despite Record (Video)

Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Jake Peavy has the worst luck. Boston’s 7-3 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays on Tuesday put another L on Peavy’s record, which now stands at 1-9. And it’s not for lack of trying on Peavy’s part. His 2.91 run support average was the lowest in the American League going into Tuesday’s game, and his team only made that worse, as they failed to score...
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Red Sox Fall Back Into Old Habit In Streak-Snapping Loss To Blue Jays

The Boston Red Sox fell back into an old habit Tuesday. The Red Sox, whose offense has improved significantly of late, squandered several scoring opportunities en route to suffering a 7-3 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre. The defeat snapped Boston’s winning streak at five games. “We created a number of opportunities through the first five (innings),” Red Sox manager...
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Liverpool FC Practices At Fenway Park Ahead Of Game Against AS Roma

BOSTON — Liverpool returned to Fenway Park on Tuesday evening to prepare for Wednesday’s “Football at Fenway” game against Serie A (Italy first division) side AS Roma. This is the first time since 2012 that the Premier League club will play at America’s most beloved ballpark. That game also was against Roma, which the Italians won 2-1. “There’s a real sense of nostalgia...
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Marshawn Lynch Apparently Uses Velvet Ropes For His Parked Lamborghini

Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch doesn’t want anyone to touch his Lamborghini. Beast Mode was in Oakland, Calif., shooting an unspecified film, and he had to park his Aventador LP 700-4 Roadster in the street. To keep it safe (we guess?) Lynch surrounded the car with a couple of velvet ropes. @FieldGulls beastmode's Lambo, complete with velvet ropes. http://t.co...
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Steven Gerrard’s England Retirement Will Benefit Liverpool In 2014-15 Season

BOSTON — Steven Gerrard is one of the best English players of this generation, but his retirement from international competition should benefit Liverpool in its quest for a 19th league title and sixth European crown next season. The Reds captain announced earlier this week that his England career is over. He most recently captained England at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. Taking...
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Michael Sam On Tony Dungy: ‘Everyone Is Entitled To Their Own Opinions’

Michael Sam certainly knows how to handle himself around the press for someone who’s such a “distraction.” Former NFL Coach Tony Dungy made comments Sunday that came under fire, mostly due to their vagueness. Dungy said he wouldn’t have drafted Sam “not because I don’t believe Michael Sam should have a chance to play, but I wouldn’t want to deal with all of it.”...
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Chase Headley Trade: Yankees Wise To Buy Very Low In Deal With Padres

The San Diego Padres tried to ride a heater to the Penthouse Suite. In the end, they’re walking away from the table with a couple of uninspiring vouchers to the buffet. The Padres traded third baseman Chase Headley to the New York Yankees on Tuesday in exchange for infielder Yangervis Solarte and minor league pitcher Rafael De Paula. It’s a lackluster haul for the Padres, who...
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Joe Allen Nears ‘Big Dream’ Of Playing In Champions League With Liverpool

BOSTON — Joe Allen less than two months away from scoring one of the goals of his life. Allen is likely to feature regularly for Liverpool during the 2014-15 season, and the Welsh midfielder couldn’t be more excited about competing in the UEFA Champions League. “That’s been a big dream of mine, so I’m really looking forward to experiencing that this year,” Allen said...
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MLB Batting Leader Troy Tulowitzki Placed On 15-Day Disabled List

DENVER — Major league batting leader Troy Tulowitzki has been placed on the 15-day disabled list by the Colorado Rockies because of a left hip flexor strain. The 29-year-old All-Star shortstop was hurt while running out a grounder at Pittsburgh on Saturday night. He was held out of the next two games before being placed on the disabled list, retroactive to Sunday. This is Tulowitzki’s...
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Brock Holt Unaware He’s Close To Qualifying For Batting Title Race (Video)

Brock Holt has been on a tear all season long for the Boston Red Sox, but because he joined the team with the season already underway, he still hasn’t accumulated enough plate appearances to qualify for the batting title race. His .326 average would put him fifth in the American League, just eight percentage points behind leader Jose Altuve of the Houston Astros. That said, he’s...
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Jets Offering Season Ticket Holders Rewards For Being Well-Behaved

The New York Jets have joined the Denver Broncos and Kansas City Chiefs in making their season tickets paperless, but they’ve also added a rather interesting rewards program. This upcoming season, Jets season ticket holders can earn points essentially for going to games at MetLife Stadium and not getting kicked out. They don’t need to purchase anything at the stadium. They...
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David Ortiz Jokes About Being Bigger Than Carl Yastrzemski (Video)

David Ortiz passed a Boston Red Sox legend on the all-time home run list Monday night after belting two home runs during his team’s 14-1 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays. Ortiz’s 453rd home run put him at 36th all-time, which put him ahead of Carl Yastrzemski, and after the game he joked that he’s “bigger than him.” Of course, he later said that he’s only physically...
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Patrick Kane Plays In Buffalo Men’s League Game, Casually Dominates (Photo)

It wasn’t your average Monday night at the ice rink for a pair of Buffalo men’s league hockey teams when Patrick Kane stopped by and offered his services. The Chicago Blackhawks star, who recently signed an eight-year, $84 million extension with the team, took his talents to a much smaller stage as he suited up for the Piranhas Hockey Club of the Performax Hockey League in his...
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Mike Napoli: ‘Something Just Clicked’ In Red Sox’s Sudden Turnaround

The Boston Red Sox’s sudden turnaround is difficult to explain, even for those directly involved. The Red Sox enter Tuesday’s game against the Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre riding a five-game winning streak that dates back to before the All-Star break. Boston has won eight of its last nine games and looks primed to make noise in the second half. What happened? “I’ve...
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Henrik Lundqvist Selling Luxurious New York City Penthouse (Photos)

King Henrik is selling his castle. Henrik Lundqvist has put his luxurious New York City penthouse up for sale and the listing on the Modlin Group site has it going for close to $6.5 million. The New York Rangers goaltender bought the penthouse for $3.9 million in 2008 so assuming he’s able to sell it at the price listed, the condo will turn out to be a nice investment for Lundqvist...
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‘Madden NFL 15′ Rookie Ratings: Blake Bortles Is Highest-Rated QB (Photos)

One of the surest signs that football season is just around the corner is EA Sports releasing their “Madden NFL Football” ratings. The top 13 rookies were announced recently, and the list has a lot of people talking. Houston Texans linebacker Jadeveon Clowney topped the list, while Johnny Manziel didn’t even make the cut. Although all of these ratings are only virtual results...
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Felix Doubront Unhappy About Situation He’s Facing With Boston Red Sox

Felix Doubront just wants to pitch. Doubront hasn’t had much of an opportunity of late, as the left-hander essentially has been relegated to mop-up duty in the Boston Red Sox’s bullpen. It’s a harsh reality that Doubront isn’t too thrilled about. “I’m doing my work and trying to stay sharp. My mind is positive but this sucks,” Doubront told The Boston Globe’s Peter...
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Liverpool’s Martin Kelly Feeling Fitter Than Ever During ‘Vital’ Preseason

BOSTON — Martin Kelly has been around long enough to recognize opportunity when it presents itself. Having recovered from the ACL injury that wrecked his 2012-13 season and hampered his progress in 2013-14, Kelly is looking to earn regular playing time for Liverpool FC in 2014-15. “Physically, I feel the best place I’ve been throughout my career,” Kelly said after Liverpool’s...
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Is this man likely to become the next MLB commissioner?

Major League Baseball could name commissioner Bud Selig’s successor very soon. MLB chief operating officer Rob Manfred seemed to be Selig’s handpicked choice for a while, but some owners were wary of Selig having total control over the selection process. Sources say that others have now interviewed for the position — which will be open when Selig retires in January — but...
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