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Brandon Workman Could Find Stability And Other Red Sox Spring Training Notes

FORT MYERS, Fla. — The Boston Red Sox had an off day Wednesday. They don’t have another one until March 30 — the day before Opening Day. The Red Sox will get back at it Thursday with a Chairman’s Cup battle against the Minnesota Twins at Hammond Stadium. Jake Peavy will make his spring training debut for Boston. Let’s go over some spring notes before completely shifting...
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March 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Ref Throws Puck Into Stands After Flames Rookie’s First NHL Goal (Video)

An official’s error almost robbed Calgary Flames rookie Corban Knight of the opportunity to take home proof of his first NHL goal. The goal itself was never in doubt — it clearly beat dejected Anaheim Ducks goalie Frederik Andersen in the final minutes of the Flames’ 7-2 rout Thursday night. But as the 23-year-old Knight celebrated his milestone, linesman Lonnie Cameron scooped...
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Stevan Ridley: I Want LeGarrette Blount Back, But I Can Be Patriots’ Starter

The New England Patriots’ running back corps is in flux with LeGarrette Blount on the open market in free agency, but if it comes down to it, Stevan Ridley is confident he can retake the starting role. “I can. It’s gonna take some work and it’s just opportunities. When they do present themselves, I have to take advantage of them,” Ridley said Thursday morning on “NFL...
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Red Sox-Twins Live: Jake Peavy Set To Make Spring Debut After Battle With Cut Finger

10: 30 a.m.: Thursday’s starting lineups are below. Boston Red Sox Daniel Nava, LF Shane Victorino, RF Dustin Pedroia, 2B David Ortiz, DH Mike Napoli, 1B A.J. Pierzynski, C Xander Bogaerts, SS Will Middlebrooks, 3B Jackie Bradley Jr., CF Jake Peavy, RHP Minnesota Twins Aaron Hicks, CF Brian Dozier, 2B Joe Mauer, 1B Josh Willingham, LF Oswaldo Arcia, RF Trevor Plouffe, 3B Jason...
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Stevan Ridley On Darrelle Revis: Bill Belichick ‘Always Has A Backup Plan’

New England Patriots running back Stevan Ridley knows his head coach Bill Belichick well. Belichick wouldn’t just let cornerback Aqib Talib slip away to the rival Denver Broncos without a response. And Belichick’s answer came back loud and clear on Wednesday night when the Patriots and cornerback Darrelle Revis agreed to a one-year deal worth $12 million. “Coach Belichick always...
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Josh Beckett gets thumb caught in door, could miss next start

Josh Beckett’s comeback has hit a rather unusual snag. The Los Angeles Dodgers right-hander shook his head Wednesday as he told reporters that a thumb sprain suffered when he got his hand caught in a clubhouse door 10 days earlier could force him to miss his next start. Beckett said he had trouble getting a grip on his off-speed pitches during a Tuesday bullpen session. “I come...
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Bryce Brentz, Garin Cecchini Among 12 Red Sox Spring Training Roster Cuts

FORT MYERS, Fla. — The Boston Red Sox’s spring training clubhouse cleared out a bit Thursday. The Red Sox cut 12 players from major league camp, leaving Boston’s big league camp with 46 players. The remaining 46 players include 35 from the club’s 40-man roster and 11 non-roster invitees. Anthony Ranaudo, Alex Wilson, Garin Cecchini, Bryce Brentz, Alex Hassan, Matt Barnes...
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Darrelle Revis Once Called Bill Belichick A ‘Jerk’ On ESPN (Video)

They’ll be wearing the same colors this season, but Darrelle Revis and Bill Belichick had quite the public spat a few years back. It started when Revis, then with the New York Jets, referred to the New England Patriots head coach as a “jerk” during a 2012 “SportsCenter” appearance with Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski — an accusation that stemmed from some unsavory comments...
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Manny Ramirez Admits To PED Use: ‘Everybody Makes Mistakes’

Manny Ramirez is hoping to make one last major league comeback, and he’s doing so with a clear conscience. The 41-year-old retired slugger admitted Wednesday in an exclusive interview with FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal that he used performance-enhancing drugs during his playing days. Ramirez told Rosenthal that he is finally able to come clean about his PED history in the hope that...
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NFL Free Agency Live: Steve Smith Expected To Be Released

8:55 a.m.: The Patriots are just looking at all the cornerbacks. After scooping up prized free agent Darrelle Revis, New England has a date with former Seattle Seahawks cornerback Brandon Browner, a source told NFL Media’s Albert Breer. Browner missed time last season after being suspended for violating the league’s substance abuse policy. While he’s not a perfect fit for New...
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Report: Brandon Browner To Visit Patriots On Thursday

One day after adding Darrelle Revis to their secondary, the New England Patriots are welcoming another cornerback to Foxboro. Former Seattle Seahawks corner Brandon Browner will meet with the Patriots on a free-agent visit Thursday, a source told NFL Media’s Albert Breer. Browner made the Pro Bowl in 2011 as a member of Seattle’s vaunted “Legion of Boom” secondary, but violations...
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Eric Decker’s Wife Tricks Jets Fans With Tweet Before His Contract Agreement

It’s a bad time to send cryptic text messages if you’re the wife of an NFL free agent. Jessie James Decker, the wife of Eric Decker, learned this the hard way tonight. While the Jets were hosting the Broncos’ free-agent receiver and he was enjoying a nice dinner with Rex Ryan and Co., his wife sent out a tweet that got Jets’ fans hopes way up. So excited!!!!!!!— Jessie...
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Eric Decker, New York Jets Agree To Terms

The New York Jets have agreed to terms with former Denver Broncos wide receiver Eric Decker, according to Eric Allen of NewYorkJets.com. The Jets have agreed to terms with WR Eric Decker.— Eric Allen (@eallenjets) March 13, 2014 Decker, one of the top free-agent receivers, met with the Jets on Wednesday. The 26-year-old spent his four seasons in the league with the Denver Broncos...
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Bruins Break Through In Montreal, Continue Dominant Stretch

The Boston Bruins carried a five-game winning streak into the Bell Centre on Wednesday night against the Montreal Canadiens. They weren’t the only ones with some sort of a winning streak on the line. The Habs came in riding a five-game winning streak against the Bruins. That latter streak is no more, however, as the Bruins rolled to a 4-1 win over Montreal on Wednesday night. The...
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Shane Victorino Has An Awesome Sneaker Collection (Video)

Shane Victorino is a sneaker fanatic, and he was kind enough to show us his awesome collection at Spring Training on Wednesday. The veteran outfielder has enough sneakers to fill two lockers in Fort Myers, and they come in all different designs and colors. Check out the video above to see some of Victorino’s favorite shoes.Filed under: Boston Red Sox, NESN Sports Today, NESN Staff...
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Felix Doubront Shines In Latest Spring Training Start (Video)

Felix Doubront pitched for the Red Sox’s Triple A affiliate the Pawtucket Red Sox on Wednesday and gave an impressive performance. The left-hander pitched 4 and 2/3 innings against Minnesota Twins prospects, and gave up two runs, three hits and a walk on 78 pitches. If Doubront continues to shine in spring training, he might lock down the third spot in the starting rotation. Check...
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Carmelo Anthony Trumps Jeff Green; Impressions From Celtics’ Loss

BOSTON — Leadership is not a quality often associated with Carmelo Anthony, who the world at large has decided isn’t much more than a gifted scorer of meaningless points on teams that will never win anything. All of those knocks might be true. But gestures like Wednesday’s could help the New York Knicks forward shed that image. Anthony scored 34 points and collected nine rebounds...
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Fans Suing Idaho Hockey Arena For Misleading Beer Prices

A group of hockey fans in Idaho are suing CenturyLink Arena in Boise, home to the ECHL Idaho Steelheads, after discovering the stadium’s “large” beer actually contains as much brew as their “small” beer, but costs $3 more. According to the Associated Press, the lawsuit states CenturyLink “defrauded customers” by charging $7 for the brewski that comes in a tall cup,...
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Tuukka Rask Solves Canadiens With Dominant Effort In Blowout Win

The numbers certainly speak for themselves when it comes to Boston Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask and his past performances against the Montreal Canadiens. And they don’t say very nice things about the Boston goaltender. Entering Wednesday’s game between the two rivals, Rask had struggled mightily against Boston’s hated rival. Rask’s career record against the Habs entered with...
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Patriots Have More Needs To Fill In Free Agency After Darrelle Revis Signing

The New England Patriots aren’t finished in free agency after signing the best player on the market. The Patriots have just $5.5 million in cap space to spend after signing cornerback Darrelle Revis to a one-year, $12 million deal, but they have ways to free up more cap space, which they’ll absolutely need. The biggest shoe to drop – figuratively and literally — will be...
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Darrelle Revis, Patriots A Perfect Fit As Both Upgrade Their Situations

The New England Patriots waited a day and a half to sign their first marquee free agent. It was worth it. The Patriots got a steal when Darrelle Revis reportedly took a pay cut and agreed to a one-year, $12 million contract — $4 million less than what he made with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers before they released him Wednesday. The deal works out for both parties. The Patriots add...
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Jets Tout Deal With Lineman Just Moments After Revis-To-Patriots Leaks

Never change, New York Jets. Just minutes after the New England Patriots reportedly agreed with Darrelle Revis, perhaps the NFL’s best cornerback, on a one-year, $12 million contract, the Jets announced their underwhelming rebuttal. BREAKING: We've agreed to terms with RT Breno Giacomini- bit.ly/1iCDjOw #NFLFreeAgency http://t.co/6xS3ewsB4U— New York Jets (@nyjets) March 13...
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Tom Sestito, Anthony Peluso Engage in Spirited Fight During Canucks-Jets (Video)

Vancouver Canucks forward Tom Sestito and Winnipeg Jets defenseman Anthony Peluso dropped the gloves 2:25 into the first period of Wednesday night’s game and gave the fans one of the season’s most exciting fights. The two players traded powerful punches in a pretty lengthy bout before they tumbled to the ice. Sestito entered Wednesday’s slate of games with an NHL-leading 15...
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#FakeRevisSightings Hits Twitter Before Darrelle Revis Reportedly Joins Patriots

New England Patriots fans got excited Wednesday afternoon when Boston Barstool Sports posted a picture of Darrelle Revis at Logan International Airport. They hoped the star cornerback, who became a free agent when the Tampa Bay Buccaneers released him earlier in the day, was on his way to Foxboro to negotiate a contract. But all that excitement quickly disappeared when it was confirmed...
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Report: Darrelle Revis, Patriots Agree To One-Year, $12 Million Contract

The New England Patriots found a more-than-ample replacement for Aqib Talib. The Patriots and three-time All-Pro cornerback Darrelle Revis agreed to a one-year, $12 million contract, league sources told ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Revis’ business manager, John Geiger, tweeted shortly after: “As of now, nothing has been agreed to with Revis and Patriots.” The Tampa Bay Buccaneers...
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