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Jonny Gomes Slams Into Wall To Make Spectacular Sliding Catch (Video)

Jonny Gomes isn’t exactly renowned for his defense. If anything, glovework probably is the weakest aspect of the former Boston Red Sox outfielder’s game. Gomes still finds a way to come through with the occasional web gem, though. During the first inning of Sunday’s matchup with the Atlanta Braves, Gomes, who was traded to the Oakland A’s along with Jon Lester last month...
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August 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Pete Frates’ Fight Against ALS That Inspired Viral Movement Featured On SportsCenter (Video)

The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge stemmed from a simple idea with a simple goal — to strike out ALS — and turned into a viral phenomenon. By now you’ve seen countless friends, family members, athletes and celebrities participate in the challenge by dousing themselves with a bucket of ice water, but how did the incredible movement start? SportsCenter did a feature on the man, former...
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August 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Joe Kelly On Rough Outing Vs. Astros: ‘I Wasn’t Very Good Today’ (Video)

Joe Kelly’s first career start at Fenway Park didn’t go as planned for the Boston Red Sox right-hander. After two solid road outings with Boston, Kelly struggled mightily at home, surrendering seven runs on a career-high six walks and seven hits in four innings. It was a brutal day for Kelly, and a Xander Bogaerts misplay certainly didn’t help matters, but the right-hander...
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August 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Korean Little Leaguers Take After Yasiel Puig, Show Off Wild Bat Flips (Video)

A pair of South Korean Little Leaguers showed off bat flips that would make Yasiel Puig proud on Sunday afternoon. South Korea staged a late rally to defeat Puerto Rico 8-5, but the best moments of the game had nothing to do with their impressive comeback. Two players on the South Korean squad proved their bat flips are ready for the big leagues — even if their skills aren’t...
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August 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Derek Jeter’s Face Carved Into Five-Acre Corn Maze In New Jersey (Photo)

New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter has accomplished a lot throughout his career, and he will be sorely missed next year when he retires at the end of this season. Teams across the league have honored Jeter throughout the season and showered him with gifts and cheers. Von Thun Country’s Farm, however, has officially outdone everyone with this “a-maize-ing” five-acre corn...
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August 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Peyton Manning Dominates, Throws Touchdown As Broncos Shut Out 49ers

It might only be the preseason, but Peyton Manning looks more determined than ever to win his second ring after an embarrassing loss to the Seattle Seahawks in last season’s Super Bowl. Manning completed 12 of 14 passes for 102 yards along with a sweet 17-yard touchdown pass to Julius Thomas as the Denver Broncos shut out the San Francisco 49ers, 34-0, on Sunday night in the first...
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August 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Defending National Champion Florida State Ranked No. 1 In AP Preseason Poll

Jameis Winston and defending national champion Florida State are No. 1 in The Associated Press preseason college football poll. The Seminoles will start the season No. 1 for the sixth time — the first since 1999 when they became the first team to hold the top spot for the entire season. Florida State received 57 of 60 first-place votes Sunday from the media panel. No. 2 Alabama...
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August 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Crazy Taiwanese Sculpture Has Snake Biting Kobe’s Achilles Heel (Photo)

Kobe Bryant is particularly popular in Asia. So much so that a sculptor in Taiwan created this work of art portraying a naked Kobe Bryant tangled up in a black mamba, which also appears to be biting his Achilles heel. Kobe is called the Black Mamba by Lakers fans around the world as a term of endearment. Bryant has only played in six NBA games since April 2013 when he tore his Achilles...
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August 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Joe Maddon Annoyed With Rays Fans For Cheering For Derek Jeter

Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon was not a fan of his fans cheering on Derek Jeter during Saturday afternoon’s game against the New York Yankees. The Yankees shortstop has received ovations from ballparks all around the league this season during his farewell tour, but the love was certainly amplified at Tropicana Field this weekend, and Maddon took notice. The Trop was sold out...
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August 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Vote: What Will Be The Patriots’ Biggest Strength This Season?

With Tom Brady under center, the New England Patriots are always offensive stalwarts. Brady has been able to work with relatively unknown wide receivers in the past and succeed. This season, the Pats eagerly await the return of Rob Gronkowski and look for breakout seasons from wide receivers Julian Edelman and Danny Amendola. After scoring just six points in their first preseason...
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August 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Xander Bogaerts On Altuve Slam: ‘One Of The Worst Feelings I Could Have’ (Video)

In 66 games as a shortstop this year, Xander Bogaerts has only made seven errors. On Sunday though, he made a mistake that won’t go in the books as an error, but it essentially cost the Boston Red Sox the game against the Houston Astros. The Sox were trailing 2-0 in the top of the second when Marwin Gonzalez hit a ground ball that should’ve been a double play, but Bogaerts released...
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August 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox Notes: Steven Wright Provides Valuable Relief In Blowout Loss

BOSTON — This was a series of big innings for the Red Sox. One by them vaulted the Red Sox to victory over the Houston Astros on Thursday. One by the Astros on Sunday put the Sox in a hole they could not climb out of. Houston, aided by a defensive miscue by Xander Bogaerts and a Jose Altuve grand slam, hung six runs on Red Sox starter Joe Kelly in the second inning of Sunday’s series...
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August 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Reports: Patriots Re-Sign Tight End Justin Jones, Release Tyler Ott

The New England Patriots added a much-needed healthy tight end on Sunday. The Patriots re-signed rookie tight end Justin Jones, Tom E. Curran of CSNNE.com reported Sunday, and released long snapper Tyler Ott, ESPN’s Mike Reiss reported. Jones originally was signed by the Patriots on May 12 and was waived Aug. 10. The Patriots have suffered a rash of injuries at tight end, which...
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August 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Xander Bogaerts’ Botched Double Play Proves Costly For Red Sox In Loss (Video)

BOSTON — An already rough second inning Sunday turned disastrous for the Red Sox thanks to a defensive lapse by shortstop Xander Bogaerts. Red Sox starting pitcher Joe Kelly already had allowed two Houston Astros runs in the frame when a ground ball off the bat of Marwin Gonzalez kicked off his foot and straight to Bogaerts. It was a textbook double play ball, one that should have...
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August 17, 2014  |  Discuss

West Ham Fan Runs Onto Field To Take Free Kick, Almost Scores (Video)

When fans run onto the field during a sporting event, television cameras avoid pointing at the generally intoxicated (and hopefully clothed) person to discourage others from doing the same. However, Saturday during an English Premier League game between West Ham and Tottenham, cameras had no choice but to show the spectator because the fan who ran on the field literally took a free...
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August 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Cristiano Ronaldo Does Ice Bucket Challenge With Not Much Clothes On (Video)

The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge is nowhere near ending anytime soon, and every day it seems like we see a handful of new celebrities or athletes taking part in the viral campaign. On Sunday, it was Real Madrid striker Cristiano Ronaldo’s turn. Of course, the Portuguese soccer sensation did the challenge while catering to his strong female audience wearing as little clothes as possible...
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August 17, 2014  |  Discuss

LeBron James Does Ice Bucket Challenge, Nominates President Obama (Video)

LeBron James is the latest athlete to accept the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, but he put a slightly different twist on the movement. James performed his challenge from out on the water, and called out President Barack Obama as well as his two sons, LeBron James Jr. and Bryce Maximus James, as the next set of people to douse themselves with chilly water in an effort to raise money and...
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August 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Matthew McConaughey Takes In Red Sox-Astros Game At Fenway With His Son (Video)

Despite Matthew McConaughey’s presence at Fenway Park on Sunday afternoon, things weren’t alright, alright, alright for the Boston Red Sox. The Sox fell to the Houston Astros 8-1 in the series finale of the four-game set, but there was some star power in the stands who was just happy to be soaking up the Fenway atmosphere. McConaughey, who is in town to film a movie in Worchester...
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August 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Jose Altuve: ‘Every Single Little Guy Wants To Be Like Dustin Pedroia’

The Boston Red Sox and Houston Astros know a thing or two about undersized second baseman. The Astros’ Jose Altuve, at 5-foot-5, is the shortest active major leaguer, and he’s long been an admirer of the 5-foot-8 Dustin Pedroia. “When I was a kid, you know?” Altuve said, via the Houston Chronicle. “He’s a little guy like me, and he plays hard. He’s one of the best players...
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August 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Liverpool-Southampton Verdict: Reds Carry Spirit Of 2014 Into New Season

Liverpool has a new look in 2014-15 but its performance in Sunday’s game was reminiscent of one of the most promising periods in its recent history. Liverpool defeated Southampton 2-1 at Anfield, taking all three points from its Premier League opener. The victory, and the manner in which Liverpool earned it, showed that the Reds are, indeed, ready to “go again.” Liverpool stormed...
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August 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Liam Ridgewell’s Superb Solo Goal Helps Timbers Draw Revolution (GIF)

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Liam Ridgewell scored his first career MLS goal for Portland in the Timbers’ 1-1 draw with the New England Revolution on Saturday night. Ridgewell stole the ball near midfield, dribbled past two defenders and slotted home a shot from inside the penalty area in the 65th minute. He joined Portland (7-7-10) on June 25, after he signed a designated player contract...
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August 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Brendan Rodgers Happy With Liverpool’s Determination, New Signings

Brendan Rogers knew Liverpool wouldn’t have it easy against Southampton, and he’s pleased with how the Reds — new and old — faced up to adversity. Liverpool defeated Southampton 2-1 on Sunday at Anfield. Daniel Sturridge scored the game-winning goal in the 79th mintue, giving the Reds three hard-fought points in their first game of the 2014-15 Premier League season. Offseason...
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August 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Olympic Wrestler Cited For Hunting Deer In Car Dealership Parking Lot

We bet you’ve never heard this one before. 10-time U.S. Nationals wrestling champion Dremiel Byers was bow-hunting a wounded buck when his prey led him into the parking lot of a Lexus car dealership. Instead of giving up, Byers continued to follow the deer and was ultimately charged for hunting in the public area, according to the Denver Post. Byers official charges were for ...
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August 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox Recall Knuckleballer Steven Wright, Designate Corey Brown For Assignment

BOSTON — The Red Sox made a roster move before Sunday’s game. The team has recalled knuckleballer Steven Wright and designated outfielder Corey Brown for assignment, manager John Farrell said in his pregame news conference. Wright has started 13 games at Triple-A and one at Double-A this season, but he will work out of the bullpen with the Red Sox, Farrell said. The 29-year-old...
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August 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Kliff Kingsbury Calls Out Wes Welker, Beyonce In Ice Bucket Challenge (Video)

Texas Tech football coach Kliff Kingsbury decided it was time to participate in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, and he did so in a very bold way. Kingsbury challenged the one and only Beyonce while wearing a t-shirt that read “Beyonce is Bae.” He also called out three Denver Broncos players and former Texas Tech Red Raiders — wide receiver Wes Welker and linemen Manny Ramirez...
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August 17, 2014  |  Discuss
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