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Giants Don’t Know How Many Fingers Jason Pierre-Paul Has Remaining

New York Giants co-owner John Mara says he wants Jason Pierre-Paul to “come home” to the team, but there is one slight problem. Pierre-Paul reportedly suffered injuries to his hands during a fireworks accident over Fourth of July weekend, and he had his right index finger amputated as a result. Now the Giants are unsure of his physical condition as training camp begins. “We...
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July 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Pedro Martinez Gave Joe Kelly, Eduardo Rodriguez Pitching Lesson

Pedro Martinez spent quite a bit of time at Fenway Park this week, and the visit to his old stomping grounds apparently included more than just number retirement festivities. One Boston Red Sox official told Peter Gammons that the newly enshrined Hall of Famer also took a few minutes to hand out some pearls of pitching wisdom to Red Sox pitchers Joe Kelly and Eduardo Rodriguez...
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Catcher Blake Swihart Back In Red Sox’s Lineup In Finale Vs. White Sox

Blake Swihart is back behind the dish Thursday night for the finale of the Boston Red Sox’s four-game set with the Chicago White Sox. Swihart has struggled at the plate in five games since returning from a foot injury that led to a stint on the disabled list earlier this month, gathering just three hits in his last 19 at-bats (.167 batting average). The 23-year-old backstop also...
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Daniel Nava Designated For Assignment In Flurry Of Red Sox Roster Moves

BOSTON — Daniel Nava’s tenure with the Red Sox might have reached its end. The Red Sox on Thursday designated the 32-year-old outfielder for assignment after three straight subpar outings by Boston’s starting pitchers created a need for bullpen arms. Reliever Tommy Layne also was optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket as right-handers Jean Machi and Jonathan Aro were added to the...
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Rickie Fowler Hits Walk-Off Hole-In-One At Quicken Loans National (Videos)

A hole-in-one is a rare feat in golf, even for the pros. But two different players getting aces in the same round of a PGA Tour tournament? Now that’s almost unheard of. Well, that was until Thursday at the Quicken Loans National. Rickie Fowler already was having a good first round when he came to the ninth hole (his 18th) at Robert Trent Jones Golf Club in Gainesville, Va....
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Cardinals' Jen Welter is 'tired of hearing about Tom Brady's balls'

By NESN Staff The Arizona Cardinals made history by hiring Jen Welter as an inside linebackers coach through training camp and the preseason, making her the first known female coach in the NFL. And Welter isn’t too happy that all anyone can talk about is New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and his ongoing battle with the NFL. Welter said as much when asked for her opinion Wednesday...
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Red Sox To Host ‘Picnic In The Park’ Featuring Boston Pops Jazz Band

Fans looking to stick around Fenway Park after this Sunday’s Boston Red Sox-Tampa Bay Rays game will have an opportunity to take in the smooth stylings of the Boston Pops Jazz Band. The Pops will headline the 10th annual “Picnic at the Park,” which benefits the Red Sox Scholars and RBI programs. The event will take place 45 minutes after the conclusion of Sunday’s game —...
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Jake Gyllenhaal In Talks To Play Jeff Bauman In Boston Marathon Bombing Movie

Actor Jake Gyllenhaal reportedly is considering a role in an upcoming movie about the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings, according to Variety. The “Southpaw” actor would portray Boston Marathon survivor Jeff Bauman in Lionsgate’s upcoming film “Survivor,” which is based on Bauman’s best-selling book about his experiences before, during and after the bombings — including...
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Dont’a Hightower’s Patriots Training Camp Appearance A Welcome Surprise

FOXBORO, Mass. — Fears that Dont’a Hightower could miss the beginning of the New England Patriots’ 2015 season were put to rest Thursday when he made a surprise appearance at training camp. Hightower played on a torn labrum for the final two months of the Patriots’ Super Bowl XLIX-winning season, and offseason shoulder surgery was expected to keep him out six to seven months...
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Tiger Woods’ Shot Drills Greenside Fan Directly In Leg (Video)

Tiger Woods is not only endangering his world golf ranking every time he steps on the course, he’s now putting fans at risk, too. The former world No. 1 (getting harder and harder to believe) is already off to a wretched start this weekend at the Quicken Loans National. Woods started his first round with a bogey and things haven’t gotten any better. Woods’ second shot at the...
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Bethe Correia Bull-Rushes Ronda Rousey In Intense UFC 190 Face-Off (Video)

Ronda Rousey openly questioned Bethe Correia’s heart earlier this week. Apparently, Correia had something to say on the matter. As the fighters took the media-day stage Thursday in Rio de Janiero, Correia charged toward Rousey, full of words and fury. Not exactly #FriendshipDay in Rio #UFC190 amp.twimg.com/v/9ada5cef-60d…— UFC (@ufc) July 30, 2015 Rousey stayed silent during...
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Jimmy Garoppolo Learning From Tom Brady But Focusing On His Own Game

FOXBORO, Mass.  — Jimmy Garoppolo has a lot on his plate, but he’s taking everything in stride. The New England Patriots backup quarterback still doesn’t know if he’ll end up starting four games next season after the NFL Players Association filed an appeal in federal court Wednesday of Tom Brady’s suspension. But in the meantime, Garoppolo gets to better his play by...
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Doc Rivers Could Barely Watch Paul Pierce’s ‘Awful’ First Pitch (Video)

Doc Rivers feels for Paul Pierce, but that doesn’t mean he won’t make fun of him. It has nothing to do with basketball, of course. Rivers’ sympathy for one of his newest players centers around a ceremonial first pitch of all things. Pierce showed he lacks much baseball skill earlier this week when the new Los Angeles Clippers swingman threw out the first pitch at a Dodgers...
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Josh McDaniels: Jimmy Garoppolo ‘Certainly A Second-Year Player Now’

FOXBORO, Mass. — Jimmy Garoppolo might be thrust into the New England Patriots’ starting quarterback spot at some point next season, so it’s a good thing he’s moving right along in his development. All eyes were on Tom Brady’s backup during the first day of training camp Thursday to see what he had up his sleeve after just a year in the league. And offensive coordinator...
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Joey Bosa One Of Four Ohio State Players Suspended For Season Opener

Ohio State will start its national title defense without the services of its best defensive player. All-American defensive end Joey Bosa is one of four Buckeyes suspended for the team’s season opener at Virginia Tech, Ohio State announced Thursday. Bosa, h-backs Jalin Marshall and Dontre Wilson and wide receiver Corey Smith all will miss Week 1 for violating athletic department...
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Patriots Training Camp Observations: Tom Brady, Jimmy Garoppolo Shine

FOXBORO, Mass. — You wouldn’t know Tom Brady was facing a four-game suspension and pending lawsuit by watching him during New England Patriots training camp Thursday. Brady and second-year pro Jimmy Garoppolo were impressive during team drills in the Patriots’ first training camp session of the season. The Patriots didn’t wear pads, but they still participated in 7-on-7 and...
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Tom Brady Reels In Impressive One-Handed TD Grab On Julian Edelman Pass (Video)

Tom Brady is going to set the NFL on fire whenever he takes the field this season — even if the QB has to play wide receiver to do it. The New England Patriots took the field for the team’s first training camp practice, and the team pulled out all the stops for the incredible fan turnout on Day 1. Julian Edelman throws a TD pass to Tom Brady in Patriots #TrainingCamp http...
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Tom Brady, Robert Kraft Met With Love From Patriots Fans At Training Camp

FOXBORO, Mass. — New Englanders are a forgiving bunch. Robert Kraft walked onto the Patriots’ practice field midway through the team’s first training camp session Thursday and was met with a loud ovation from the 10,000-plus fans on-hand. The reception might have been different for the Patriots owner had he not apologized to the team’s fanbase Wednesday for accepting the...
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New York Judge To NFL, NFLPA, Tom Brady: Tone Down Your Rhetoric

U.S. District Judge Richard Berman, like the rest of us, is sick of all the back and forth about Deflategate. The NFL Players Association’s petition to vacate NFL commissioner Roger Goodell’s four-game suspension of Tom Brady was moved to New York on Thursday, and Berman will reside over the case.  In a court order Berman released Thursday, he basically told both Brady’s and...
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Patriots Training Camp Attendance: Starting Linebackers Back Practicing

FOXBORO, Mass. — The New England Patriots’ starting defense received a boost during the team’s month off for summer vacation. Linebackers Jerod Mayo, Dont’a Hightower and Jamie Collins and defensive end Chandler Jones practiced Thursday after missing all or most of organized team activities and minicamp in the spring. Mayo, Hightower and Jones appeared limited in their return...
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Mark Cuban: Brady suspension should be more severe

By Darren Hartwell If there’s a major event happening in the sports world, you can bet Mark Cuban will offer his two cents on it. Cuban did just that recently, and New England Patriots fans won’t like what he had to say. In light of Roger Goodell’s ruling Tuesday to uphold Tom Brady’s four-game suspension for his alleged role in Deflategate, the Dallas Mavericks owner took...
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Reports: Blue Jays To Acquire David Price From Tigers In Exchange For Prospects

The Toronto Blue Jays are going all in. A wild Major League Baseball trade season continued Thursday, as the Blue Jays acquired left-handed pitcher David Price from the Detroit Tigers, according to multiple reports. The Blue Jays will send prospects to the Tigers, and top left-handed pitching prospect Daniel Norris is expected to be part of the deal. It’s a high price for a rental...
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Bethe Correia Views UFC 190 Vs. Ronda Rousey As ‘Fight Of The Century’

RIO DE JANEIRO — Bethe Correia exudes confidence that she’ll capture victory — and the women’s bantamweight championship — when she faces Ronda Rousey in Saturday’s UFC 190 main event, and she has every reason to believe that 2015 is the year of the underdogs. That’s because the two Brazilians who fought in title shots this year exceeded expectations and were crowned...
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Ronda Rousey Questions Bethe Correia’s Heart, Ability To Be A Champion

RIO DE JANEIRO — Ronda Rousey may be a huge favorite against Bethe Correia, but after leaping into the arms of her fans at Wednesday’s UFC 190 open workouts, the women’s UFC bantamweight champion said she relishes the feeling of having an “obligation” to win Saturday’s main event at HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro. Fans chanting and crying as they get an opportunity to...
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Tom Brady’s Lawyer: ‘It Really Doesn’t Matter To Us Where The Case Is’

Tom Brady’s legal team is ready and willing to fight the NFL anywhere. Brady’s lawyers and the NFL Players Association are gearing up for a legal battle with the NFL centered around commissioner Roger Goodell’s decision to uphold Brady’s four-game suspension. The case was transferred to New York, despite the NFLPA’s attempts to file suit in labor-friendly Minnesota. ...
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