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Rick Porcello Will Make Another Start For Red Sox Before All-Star Break

This embed is invalid" /> BOSTON — Rick Porcello will receive another start before the Major League Baseball All-Star break. Red Sox manager John Farrell announced before Sunday’s game against the Houston Astros at Fenway Park that Porcello will start Wednesday against the Miami Marlins. Wade Miley will pitch Tuesday. “Didn’t want (Porcello) to go two...
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David Ortiz: ‘I’m Not Going To Be All Fancy’ Playing First Base (Video)

David Ortiz isn’t trying to be the next Don Mattingly or Keith Hernandez when he puts on his glove. The Boston Red Sox designated hitter started at first base against the Houston Astros with Mike Napoli on the bench on Sunday, and Ortiz explained before the game that when he’s on the field, he tries to stick to the basics. “I don’t really get prepared to play first base because...
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David Ortiz: Occasionally Playing First Base For Red Sox ‘Kind Of Fun’

This embed is invalid" /> BOSTON — David Ortiz enjoys playing first base. Sometimes. Red Sox manager John Farrell threw everyone a curveball Sunday when he started Ortiz at first base for the club’s series finale against the Houston Astros at Fenway Park. It marked Ortiz’s first start at first base in a non-interleague game since Aug. 5, 2006, against the...
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Nick Cafardo: Xander Bogaerts, Clay Buchholz Deserve All-Star Nods (Video)

The Boston Red Sox have suffered through a lackluster 2015, but that doesn’t mean every player on the team has. The fans have (mostly) spoken, and it looks as though there won’t be any Red Sox in the All-Star Game’s starting lineup. But American League manager Ned Yost gets to make his own picks Monday, and The Boston Globe’s Nick Cafardo said ahead of Sunday’s game against...
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David Ortiz’s First Base Cameo A Product Of Circumstance For Red Sox

This embed is invalid" /> BOSTON — Don’t get used to seeing David Ortiz at first base. While Red Sox manager John Farrell decided to let loose with Sunday’s lineup card, which featured Ortiz at first base and Mike Napoli on the bench, the arrangement likely won’t be a common occurrence. It’s a rational lineup, sure. And it gives Boston a productive...
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DraftKings: Shelby Miller, Russell Martin Star In Tom Caron’s Lineup

Whether it was too many hot dogs or a few too many brews, chances are you’re recovering from your Fourth of July festivities Sunday. So why not try to win some awesome prizes? DraftKings, the official fantasy partner of the Boston Red Sox, offers one-day fantasy baseball games, allowing users to set a new lineup every day. Now the website is teaming up with NESN to offer fans an...
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David Oritz Starts At First For Red Sox; Mike Napoli Out For Astros Finale

After yo-yoing from a disappointing extra-innings loss Friday to a dominant 6-1 win Saturday, the Boston Red Sox are shaking things up a bit for their series finale against the Houston Astros. Mike Napoli went 0-for-9 with four strikeouts in the first two games of the series, bringing his average below the Mendoza line at .192, and for that, he’ll take a seat Sunday. David Ortiz...
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Isaiah Thomas trolls Kings after Rajon Rondo signing

Isaiah Thomas has been there before. The Boston Celtics point guard was drafted by the Sacramento Kings in 2011, but their breakup wasn’t exactly amicable. So when the Kings reportedly inked former Celtic Rajon Rondo to a one-year, $9.5 million contract Friday, leaving starting point guard Darren Collison in the dust, Thomas took a jab at the team on Twitter. @aaronbruski lol...
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Revolution Drop Fourth Straight Game With 3-0 Loss To FC Dallas

FRISCO, Texas — Mauro Diaz had an early goal and a late assist, helping FC Dallas beat the New England Revolution 3-0 on Saturday night. Diaz also played a role in the second goal for FC Dallas (8-5-5) in the 64th minute, pressuring Revolution defender Jose Goncalves to create a deep giveaway. Diaz crossed it back to Fabian Castillo for a shot from the middle of the box. Bobby...
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Red Sox Notes: Shane Victorino Hits Ground Running In Return To Lineup

This embed is invalid" /> BOSTON — Independence Day has been kind to the Red Sox. Clay Buchholz and the Red Sox defeated the Houston Astros 6-1 in a Fourth of July matinee Saturday at Fenway Park, improving Boston’s all-time record on America’s birthday to 91-67. Maybe it’s a coincidence. Maybe the Red Sox are just that damn patriotic. Either way, Boston...
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Women’s World Cup Schedule 2015: Date, Time, TV Channel For Each Game

Oh Canada, this should be quite a tournament. Our neighbors to the north will host the Women’s World Cup from June 6 through July 5, with games played in Vancouver, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Ottawa, Montreal and Moncton. The Americans are among the tournament favorites, although they must advance out of a tough group first. Watch the tournament on FOX Sports channels or online, and come...
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Xander Bogaerts Deflects All-Star Talk, But Admits Nod ‘Would Be Big’

This embed is invalid" /> BOSTON — Sure, Xander Bogaerts wants to be an All-Star. Who doesn’t? But with the Red Sox sitting in last place in the American League East with seven games remaining in the first half, the 22-year-old shortstop is focused more on entering the break on a high note than on whether he’ll punch his ticket to the Midsummer...
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Clay Buchholz Strengthens All-Star Case With Another Gem For Red Sox

This embed is invalid" /> BOSTON — The stars are aligned for Clay Buchholz to punch his ticket to Cincinnati. Buchholz, whose career has been filled with both peaks and valleys, continued his amazing 2015 turnaround Saturday with a complete-game gem in the Boston Red Sox’s 6-1 win over the Houston Astros at Fenway Park. The performance continued an impressive...
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Bryce Harper Crushes Majestic Home Run With USA-Themed Bat (Video)

He’s got the hair, the swagger, and now he’s bringing the Fourth of July fireworks. Bryce Harper hit the most patriotic home run you’ll see Saturday. The 22-year-old phenom stepped to the plate with his American flag-themed Washington Nationals jersey and a star-spangled bat on his shoulder with a runner on in the bottom of the first inning Saturday. Bryce Harper's bat. ...
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Red Sox Wrap: Clay Buchholz Brilliant In Boston’s 6-1 Win Over Astros

This embed is invalid" /> BOSTON — This Fourth of July was a good one for the Red Sox. The Red Sox defeated the Houston Astros 6-1 on Saturday afternoon at Fenway Park. Clay Buchholz dazzled en route to his seventh win of 2015. Boston needed a strong performance from Buchholz after its bullpen was taxed in Friday night’s series-opening, extra-inning loss...
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How To Watch USA-Japan Women’s World Cup Final Online (Live Stream)

It’s the rematch that’s been four years in the making: Team USA faces Japan on Sunday at a shot for redemption and glory, but most importantly for a chance at the Women’s World Cup championship. In 2011, the Americans lost to Japan in penalty kicks, a heartbreaking way to lose. This time around, the U.S. looks more poised to bring home the crown than ever. Team USA has now...
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WATCH: Pablo Sandoval falls over railing during catch

  This embed is invalid   " /> BOSTON — Don’t mistake this Panda for being clumsy. He’s acrobatic, if anything. Boston Red Sox third baseman Pablo Sandoval tumbled over the railing and into the visitors’ dugout at Fenway Park while making a great catch in the fourth inning of Saturday’s game against the Houston Astros. The grab drew a standing ovation...
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Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest: Joey Chestnut Upset In Bid For Ninth Title (Video)

The King has been dethroned. Joey “Jaws” Chestnut was upset at the annual Fourth of July Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest on Saturday by 23-year-old Matt Stonie, who ate 62 hot dogs and buns en route to the win. Chestnut only managed 60 hot dogs and buns in the 10-minute competition. This embed is invalid" /> This embed is invalid...
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Clay Buchholz not worried about trade rumors

Clay Buchholz isn’t concerned about whether he’ll follow in the footsteps of Jon Lester, John Lackey and Jake Peavy, among others. Not every July rumor carries weight. Buchholz, the only member of the Boston Red Sox’s 2014 Opening Day rotation to not be traded at last season’s Major League Baseball non-waiver trade deadline, realizes his name could be tossed around in speculation...
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Phoenix Suns Unveil LaMarcus Aldridge Banner; All-Star Signs With Spurs (Photos)

Well, this is awkward. LaMarcus Aldridge, the prize of NBA free agency, agreed to sign with the San Antonio Spurs on Saturday. Aldridge reportedly was deciding between signing with San Antonio or the Phoenix Suns. With all the hype regarding Aldridge’s potential decision, Phoenix mayor Greg Stanton decided to pitch in with the recruiting efforts. Hey @aldridge_12, check out what...
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Red Sox, Astros Wear USA-Themed Uniforms For Fourth Of July (Photos)

This embed is invalid" /> BOSTON — The Red Sox celebrated the Fourth of July in style. Both the Red Sox and Houston Astros wore USA-inspired uniforms Saturday afternoon at Fenway Park in honor of America’s birthday. Each team sported unique hats and donned jerseys that featured stars in the numbers and an Old Glory patch on the right sleeve. Stars &...
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John Farrell, Red Sox Working To Eliminate Inexcusable Mental Mistakes

This embed is invalid" /> BOSTON — The Red Sox haven’t exactly played fundamentally sound baseball this season. There have been several instances of late in which the Red Sox have made mental mistakes. It hasn’t always cost them, but it looks bad for an underachieving team in last place in the American League East. “As each one of those situations comes...
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LaMarcus Aldridge Agrees To Maximum Contract With San Antonio Spurs

The prize of the 2015 NBA free agency class has landed: LaMarcus Aldridge is signing with the San Antonio Spurs. Yahoo! Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski was first to report the deal, while Aldridge took to Twitter and confirmed the deal himself shortly thereafter. Free agent LaMarcus Aldridge will sign with the San Antonio Spurs, league sources tell Yahoo Sports.— Adrian Wojnarowski...
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Shane Victorino Returns To Red Sox’s Lineup For Fourth Of July Matinee

This embed is invalid" /> BOSTON — Shane Victorino is back. Victorino, who was activated from the disabled list before Friday’s game, returns to the Red Sox’s starting lineup Saturday afternoon at Fenway Park. The 34-year-old will play right field and bat eighth for Boston’s Fourth of July showdown with the Houston Astros. Victorino hasn’t played since...
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Steven Wright Rejoins Boston Red Sox; Noe Ramirez Optioned To Pawtucket

This embed is invalid" /> BOSTON — Steven Wright’s back-and-forth season continues. The Red Sox recalled Wright from Triple-A Pawtucket before Saturday’s game against the Houston Astros at Fenway Park. Boston optioned Noe Ramirez to Pawtucket to make room on the active roster. Wright remains a valuable asset to the Red Sox, as the club can call upon the...
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