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Edwin Escobar Called Up By Red Sox; Heath Hembree Optioned To Pawtucket

Right-hander Heath Hembree certainly earned the respect of his teammates and coaches Saturday. It came at a price. Hembree threw 62 pitches over four shutout relief innings in the Boston Red Sox’s 5-4, 19-inning loss to the Los Angeles Angels at Angel Stadium. The Red Sox, needing a fresh arm for Sunday’s series finale, optioned Hembree to Triple-A Pawtucket after the game. Left...
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August 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Dan Butler, Kelly Johnson To Make Red Sox Debuts Against Angels

After an absolute marathon of a game Saturday night, the Boston Red Sox are likely a bit tired heading into their series finale with the Los Angeles Angels. Fortunately, the Sox have some fresh bodies on the bench. Boston is making some significant changes to its lineup on Sunday, giving David Ortiz and Christian Vazquez the day off while giving two new faces the chance to make their...
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August 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Patriots Release Three Players, Add Three Tight Ends In Flurry Of Moves

As they get set to kick off the second full week of the NFL preseason, the New England Patriots are still looking to find quality depth at the tight end position. On Sunday, they made a flurry of moves in an attempt to address that need. The Patriots have waived tight ends Justin Jones and Asa Watson and running back Stephen Houston, a source told ESPN’s Field Yates Sunday. Yates...
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Mizzou LB Takes Snap To Groin, Brother Posts Footage To Vine

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Browns QB Competition, Round One: Hoyer Passes, Manziel Dashes

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Tony Stewart Pulls Out Of Sprint Cup Race In Wake Of Killing Driver

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. — Tony Stewart pulled out of the NASCAR race at Watkins Glen Sunday, 12 hours after the three-time champion struck and killed a sprint car driver who had climbed from his car and was on the darkened dirt track trying to confront Stewart during a race in upstate New York. Greg Zipadelli, competition director for Stewart-Haas Racing, said at a news conference that...
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Patrice Bergeron Among Four Bruins Ranked In Top 50 Of ‘NHL 15′ Player Ratings

EA Sports has released a list of the top 50 rated players for its upcoming “NHL 15″ video game. Patrice Bergeron, who will grace the cover of this year’s installment, is one of four Boston Bruins players rated in the top 50. 37. David Krejci, Center, 89 overall rating 21. Patrice Bergeron, Center, 91 overall rating 20. Zdeno Chara, Defenseman, 91 overall rating 13. Tuukka...
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Liverpool Storms To 4-0 Win Over Dortmund In Final Premier League Tune-Up

The excuses would have been there for Liverpool FC. Their first game back home after a long, tiring tour in the United States. A difficult opponent in Bundesliga power Borussia Dortmund. Jet lag. The Reds had little use for excuses, however, taking a 1-0 lead just ten minutes into the game and never looking back en route to a 4-0 dismantling of Dortmund in a friendly at Anfield...
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Report: Tony Stewart Plans To Race At Sprint Cup After Killing Driver

In the wake of a tragic incident during a race in upstate New York Saturday night, Tony Stewart plans to race in the Cheez-It 355 Sprint Cup event at Watkins Glen on Sunday. “We’re business as usual today,” Stewart-Haas Racing competition director Greg Zipadelli told USA TODAY Sports. Just a few hours prior to Zipadelli’s announcement, Stewart’s vehicle collided violently...
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Red Sox Notes: Heath Hembree Optioned To Pawtucket After Great Debut

The best way to describe Saturday’s game between the Boston Red Sox and Los Angeles Angels? Long. It took 19 innings and six-plus hours to determine a winner. Finally, Albert Pujols lifted the Angels to a 5-4 victory with a walk-off home run off Brandon Workman. The game ended after 3:30 a.m. ET. The Red Sox don’t have much time to stew on the devastating defeat, as roughly 12...
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Red Sox Outlasted By Angels In Interesting Marathon Game On West Coast

Don’t worry, Pawtucket. Your souvenir cups are safe. The Red Sox and Angels had a ways to go before catching the PawSox’s longest game record — 33 innings against the Rochester Red Wings in 1981 — but Boston and Los Angeles essentially crammed a doubleheader into one lengthy affair Saturday night into Sunday morning. The Angels emerged victorious in the 19th inning — six...
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Dustin Pedroia Steals Two Bases On One Play In Eventful Inning (Video)

Dustin Pedroia was in the thick of the action Saturday. Pedroia was involved in several notable plays during the Boston Red Sox’s 5-4, 19-inning loss to the Los Angeles Angels at Angel Stadium. The 14th inning was especially eventful for the Red Sox second baseman. Pedroia, who broke up Garrett Richards’ no-hitter in the seventh inning en route to scoring Boston’s first run...
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Albert Pujols’ Walk-Off Homer In 19th Inning Vs. Red Sox Reviewed (Video)

Albert Pujols decided 19 innings were enough. Pujols lifted the Los Angeles Angels past the Boston Red Sox 5-4 on Saturday — early Sunday morning, to be exact — with a walk-off home run in the 19th inning at Angel Stadium. The blast, which came off Brandon Workman, capped a marathon affair that lasted six hours, 31 minutes. Even Pujols’ homer wasn’t without some extra time...
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Tony Stewart Hits, Kills On-Foot Driver During Sprint Car Race In N.Y.

CANANDAIGUA, N.Y. — NASCAR driver Tony Stewart struck and killed a driver who was walking on a dirt track during a race in upstate New York, authorities say. A video of the crash Saturday night at Canandaigua Motorsports Park showed driver Kevin Ward Jr. stepping toward Stewart’s car before being hit and hurtled 50 feet. The Ontario County Sheriff’s Department would not identify...
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Brad Penny Returns To Marlins, Makes First Start In Three Seasons

Pitcher Brad Penny is back on a major league mound after a two-year hiatus. The former Boston Red Sox starter was called up by the Miami Marlins, a team he played for from 2000 through 2004, on Saturday to face the Cincinnati Reds. It was Penny’s first action in the majors since the 2012 season when he pitched in relief for the San Francisco Giants. He hadn’t made a start since...
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No. 1 NHL Draft Pick Aaron Ekblad Sidelined With Concussion

BROSSARD, Quebec — Top NHL draft pick Aaron Ekblad suffered a concussion in Canada’s world junior exhibition game against the Czech Republic and will miss the rest of summer development camp. The 18-year-old defenseman was hit hard during Monday night’s 6-2 win over the Czech Republic and left the game. Hockey Canada says Ekblad is expected to be ready for Florida Panthers...
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August 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Johnny Manziel Completes Seven Passes In Cleveland Browns Debut

Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel made his long-awaited debut on the football field Saturday in Detroit. The Detroit Lions hosted the Browns at Ford Field in both teams’ first preseason game of the year. Brian Hoyer got the start at quarterback for Cleveland, completing six of 14 passes for 92 yards. Johnny Football made his first appearance after Hoyer finished three...
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Ray Allen Plays Golf With President Barack Obama In Martha’s Vineyard (Photo)

Ray Allen is currently a free agent, but he doesn’t seem to be worrying about finding a new NBA team for the 2014-15 season. The veteran guard played a round of golf in Martha’s Vineyard on Saturday with President Barack Obama, as well as Ahmad Rashad and Cyrus Walker. Allen posted a photo of the occasion to his Instagram profile. Allen spent the last two seasons with LeBron...
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Former Colts Running Back Edgerrin James Mentoring Trent Richardson

Indianapolis Colts running back Trent Richardson could have the answer to improving his game this season. Richardson came over to the Colts from the Cleveland Browns in a mid-season trade in 2013 and never really got things going. Looking to have a better 2014, Richardson met with former Colts tailback Edgerrin James during the team’s practice on Saturday. “Last year when he...
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Scottish Goalkeeper Scores Goal From Opposite End Of Field (Video)

Hibernian F.C. goalkeeper Mark Oxley is paid to stop shots. Saturday afternoon, he scored on a shot of his own. The Hibs faced off against Livingston F.C. in a Scottish Championship game, and they added to their early lead in the first half when Oxley scored an incredible goal. (Be forewarned, the volume of the video is loud.) Oxley punted the ball on a goal kick from his own penalty...
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Yoenis Cespedes Making Impact Defensively For Red Sox (Video)

Yoenis Cespedes has looked good at the plate in his brief career with the Boston Red Sox since arriving to the team at the non-waiver trade deadline on July 31. He’s scored a run or collected at least one hit in each of his first six games with the Sox. He’s also making a strong impact in the outfield as a quality defensive player. Check out what Boston manager John Farrell had...
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Cam Fowler: Ducks ‘Know What It Takes’ To Win Following Playoff Disappointment

Experience is the building block of championship teams, and many of the Anaheim Ducks players lacked experience during their 2014 Stanley Cup playoff run. After finishing with the best record in a strong Western Conference, the Ducks advanced past the Dallas Stars in six games before being eliminated by the Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles Kings in a seven-game second-round series...
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Rory McIlroy Takes One-Stroke Lead Into Final Round Of PGA Championship

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Rory McIlroy celebrated his final birdie with a smile and a slight pump of his first, knowing that 8-foot putt gave him the outright lead Saturday in the PGA Championship. “It’s a great position to be in,” he said. He’s just not used to it being so crowded at the top. McIlroy has won all three of his majors with the lead going into the final round –...
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Clay Buchholz Looking To Build Confidence Amid ‘Baffling’ 2014 Season

Clay Buchholz’s 2014 season has been bad. Really bad. That being said, the Red Sox still view Buchholz as an integral part of their future, especially now that he’s the rotation’s elder statesman in light of Boston trading Jon Lester and John Lackey before last week’s Major League Baseball non-waiver trade deadline. The real quandary, however, is that Buchholz’s season...
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Rex Ryan Pretends To Be Reporter During Jets Press Conference (Video)

New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan never has a dull press conference. Saturday’s post-practice conference shook things up more than usual. Instead of fielding questions at the podium as he would normally do, Ryan acted as a reporter and allowed ESPN New York beat writer Rich Cimini to field questions. Ryan initially asked about the Jets’ injury report, to which Cimini replied...
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