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Rory McIlroy Ruptures Ankle Ligament Playing Soccer; Status For Open In Doubt

Rory McIlroy probably will think twice before playing some soccer during golf season next time. The reigning Open Championship winner is unlikely to defend his title in two weeks at St. Andrew’s after he ruptured an ankle ligament in a “soccer kickabout” on Saturday, he announced via Instagram on Monday morning. The world No. 1 didn’t give any...
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Austin Dillon Survives Horrific Crash On Final Lap At Daytona (Video)

It was a long, long wait, but “The Big One” reared its ugly head at Daytona on Monday morning. Torrential Florida rainfall postponed the start of the Coke Zero 400 at Daytona, with the race finally getting underway just before midnight on the East Coast. Dale Earnhardt Jr. eventually won the race following a heart-pounding final, but it’s what happened as cars crossed the start...
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Eduardo Rodriguez Makes History, Turns In Another Solid Start (Video)

Eduardo Rodriguez continued his improvement Sunday, limiting the Houston Astros — one of the best offensive teams in baseball — to just one earned run in five innings of work. The rookie left-handed pitcher earned a no-decision in the Boston Red Sox’s 5-4 win over Houston, but made history in the process. Eduardo Rodriguez is the 1st pitcher since at least 1914 to allow 1...
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Red Sox Notes: David Ortiz’s Start At First Base Turns Oddly Historic

This embed is invalid" /> BOSTON — The Red Sox’s firework display spilled over into July 5. One day after Clay Buchholz tossed a complete-game gem on Independence Day, the Red Sox kept the festivities alive Sunday by rallying for a hard-fought, 5-4 win over the Houston Astros at Fenway Park. Hanley Ramirez slapped a go-ahead, two-run homer in the...
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Team USA Raises Trophy, Celebrates World Cup Victory Over Japan (Photos)

Team USA took home its third World Cup championship on Sunday with a 5-2 victory over Japan, the program’s first title since 1999. Of course, no title comes without its celebration, which the U.S. Women’s National Team certainly earned. Let’s take a look at some of the photos. When the final whistle blew, everyone basically dropped to their knees or ran around uncontrollably...
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Tony Sipp Regrets David Ortiz’s Key Walk: ‘He’s Not The Same Big Papi’

This embed is invalid" /> BOSTON — David Ortiz walked only once in his first 89 plate appearances against left-handers this season. So naturally, his free pass off southpaw Tony Sipp came back to bite the Houston Astros. Sipp walked Ortiz with one out in the seventh inning Sunday. It capped a lengthy, 11-pitch battle. Hanley Ramirez took advantage of the walk...
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USA-Japan Wrap: Carli Lloyd’s World Cup Final Bonanza Reward For Meeting Sports’ Ideals

All’s well that ends well for Carly Lloyd and the United States women’s national soccer team, right? Yes, but not exactly. The United States’ 5-2 win over Japan on Sunday in the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup final embroiders an unprecedented third star above and above the U.S. Soccer Federations’s crest on Team USA’s jerseys and confirms their restoration to the throne...
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Somebody Changed Carli Lloyd’s Position On Wikipedia To ‘President’ (Photo)

Carli Lloyd for President. Team USA midfielder Carli Lloyd put on the show of the century Sunday night when she scored three goals in the first 16 minutes of the  United States’ 5-2 World Cup final victory versus Japan. She accomplished her hat trick faster than any other player in Women’s World Cup history, and became the first woman to ever score three goals in a World Cup...
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MLB All-Star Game Starters Announced; Royals Own 2015 Midsummer Classic

This embed is invalid" /> Major League Baseball announced Sunday the starters for the 2015 All-Star Game at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati. The Kansas City Royals dominated the fan voting process, as they’ll have four representatives in the American League starting lineup for this season’s MLB Midsummer Classic. The St. Louis Cardinals were the only...
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Hanley Ramirez’s Strength On Display As Red Sox Rally To Defeat Astros

This embed is invalid" /> BOSTON — Hanley Ramirez probably goes on riverboat gambling trips. He might even brew his own beer, make his own beef jerky and pee with the door open from time to time. It’s what guys do. And Ramirez showed Sunday he’s a man’s man by flicking a one-handed, go-ahead home run into the Green Monster seats in the seventh inning...
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Carli Lloyd Scores Ridiculous World Cup Goal, Hat Trick In 16 Minutes (Videos)

Carli Lloyd just became everyone’s favorite American. The midfielder struck in the third, fifth and sixteenth minutes, setting World Cup records in the process. Lloyd’s hat trick was the fastest ever recorded in Women’s World Cup history, and the first hat trick ever in a final. Lauren Holiday also scored for the Americans between Lloyd’s second and third goals, but it was...
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Report: Brandon Bass To Sign With Lakers, Ending Four-Year Run With Celtics

Brandon Bass will not be returning for a fifth season with the Boston Celtics. The 6-foot-8 forward, who became an unrestricted free agent last week, instead has agreed to sign with the Los Angeles Lakers, a source told Yahoo! Sports’ Marc Spears on Sunday. The terms of the contract are a “work in progress,” per Spears’ source. Bass saw his role diminish for the Celtics this...
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Jake Marisnick Slams Into Fenway Scoreboard To Rob Brock Holt (Video)

This embed is invalid" /> BOSTON — Houston Astros center fielder Jake Marisnick put a literal dent in the Fenway Park scoreboard to prevent the Red Sox from putting an even bigger figurative dent in it. Marisnick slammed into the left field wall in the sixth inning Sunday while making an outstanding catch. The grab didn’t prevent Boston from defeating Houston 5...
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Abby Wambach Hints At Retirement, Gets Emotional Talking Team USA (Video)

Abby Wambach is arguably the greatest women’s soccer player the United States has ever seen. She’s also never won a World Cup. In her 14th year as a member of the U.S. Women’s National Team, Wambach sat in front of the camera in true confessional style to reveal her thoughts on what it means to have a dream, what it takes to achieve those dreams, and what playing for Team USA...
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Hanley Ramirez Swats Impressive, One-Handed Homer For Red Sox (Video)

This embed is invalid" /> BOSTON — It was clutch. And it was impressive. Hanley Ramirez swatted a go-ahead, two-run homer in the seventh inning Sunday to lift the Boston Red Sox to a 5-4 win over the Houston Astros at Fenway Park. Ramirez, who was fooled on a 1-2 changeup from left-hander Tony Sipp, flicked the ball into the Monster seats with one hand. ...
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St. Johnstone Youth Team Masters Head Tennis In Epic, 49-Pass Volley (Video)

St. Johnstone doesn’t make make headlines very often but the Scottish soccer team apparently dominates head tennis. St. Johnstone’s youth team completed a 49-pass sequence of headers inside its dressing room on Friday. Dylan Dylan Easton, the star of the show, shared St. Johnstone’s head-tennis feat on Twitter, taking the unofficial crown of masters of game that teams around...
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Red Sox Wrap: Hanley Ramirez’s Homer Gives Boston 5-4 Win Over Astros

This embed is invalid" /> BOSTON — All in all, it was a productive holiday weekend for the Red Sox. The Red Sox rallied to beat the Houston Astros 5-4 in Sunday’s series finale at Fenway Park. Boston took two of three from the American League West leaders, including back-to-back contests following an extra-inning loss in Friday night’s series opener. The...
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Blatter: European politicians helped Qatar land World Cup

BERLIN — FIFA president Sepp Blatter said in a Sunday newspaper interview that French and German presidents applied political pressure before the 2018 and 2022 World Cups were awarded to Russia and Qatar, respectively. Blatter told Welt am Sonntag that “there were two political interventions” from former French president Nicolas Sarkozy and German counterpart Christian Wulff...
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How To Watch Wimbledon Online: Round Of 16 Action (Live Stream)

Tennis’ third grand slam is getting interesting. The 2015 Wimbledon Championship began last month in England, with the best players in the world aiming to win the prestigious tournament. Round of 16 action kicks off Monday from 7 a.m. — 5 p.m. ET on Court 1 and the outer courts. The Round of 16 continues Tuesday from 8 a.m. — 3 p.m. ET on the Centre Court. Wimbledon coverage...
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USA-Japan Live: Team USA Seeks Final Payback In Rematch Of 2011 Loss

4 p.m. ET: One is the only number of teams that can stand tallest after all of these games. The women’s national soccer teams of Japan and the United States meet Sunday at BC Place Stadium in Vancouver in the final of the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup. Team USA and Japan have navigated their way back to the summit of the women’s global game, and the winner of this contest will...
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Andrew Benintendi Hits First Home Run With Boston Red Sox Organization

This embed is invalid" /> Andrew Benintendi’s college success is carrying over. Benintendi, who was drafted No. 7 overall by the Boston Red Sox last month, hit his first professional home run Saturday for Single-A Lowell. The 2015 first-round pick produced two hits in each of his first two games with the Spinners after signing with the Red Sox organization...
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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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