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Alfredo Aceves Outrighted to Triple-A Pawtucket, Now Off Red Sox’ 40-Man Roster

Red Sox pitcher Alfredo Aceves‘ time with the club has been interesting to say the least, and the latest occurrence of that ongoing saga took place this weekend as the team’s unofficial first half came to an end. Aceves was outrighted to Triple-A Pawtucket following the team’s extra-innings loss to the Oakland Athletics on Sunday afternoon. In order for Aceves to be outrighted...
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July 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Metta World Peace Spoke With Former Teammate Yao Ming About Playing in China

For most of his NBA career, Metta World Peace has been a brick wall on defense. If he ever finds himself without an NBA team in needs of his services, he might take his skills to a place they know a thing or two about walls — or one Great Wall, anyway. World Peace, who is rumored to be in discussions to join the Knicks after the Lakers amnestied him last week, has spoken with Yao...
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July 15, 2013  |  Discuss

MLB All-Star Rosters Finalized With Final Vote Winners, Replacements

With baseball action wrapping up Sunday night, the deck is clear for All-Star week festivities to begin. It all starts Monday night with the Home Run Derby, but the main attraction is Tuesday, when the American League and National League go at each other at 8 p.m. Check out a list of who will be suiting up for each side, including the final fan choices and injury replacements. Starters...
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July 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Red Sox, Rangers Among Teams Pursuing Matt Garza at MLB Trade Deadline

Matt Garza is almost certainly going to be pitching for a new team within the next month. The question now is where. Buster Olney of ESPN first reported that Garza was likely to be traded over the All-Star break after a long-term contract couldn’t be worked out with the Cubs. Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com now says that the most likely suitors in a deal would be the Red Sox, Rangers...
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July 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Aaron Hernandez’s Accomplice, Carlos Ortiz, Labeled ‘Rat’ for ‘Snitching’ on Former NFL Star

Odin Lloyd‘s family surely appreciates the information that Carlos Ortiz has given police about the night of the North Attleboro, Mass., homicide that involved Aaron Hernandez. But Ortiz’s old neighborhood told Kevin Manahan of USA Today that they may not welcome Hernandez’s accomplice back for the same reason. Ortiz has been labeled a “rat” in his Davis Drive neighborhood...
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July 15, 2013  |  Discuss

John Farrell Applauds Brandon Workman For His Poise, Says Pitcher Gave ‘Outstanding Effort’ (Video)

Brandon Workman dazzled Red Sox fans in Oakland for seven innings Sunday. The rookie flirted with a no-hitter and showed just why the Red Sox see him as a piece in their puzzle. The right-hander gave up just the two runs on two hits while striking out five and walking one in 6 1/3 innings. It was an impressive outing for Workman, who made his major league debut in Seattle on Wednesday...
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July 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Red Sox Impress Through First Half Of Season, Should Address Injuries, Bullpen in Second Half (Video)

The Red Sox dropped their last game of the first half of the season to the Oakland Athletics but, heading into the All-Star break, the Sox have put themselves in position to succeed. The Boston boys lead the major leagues with 58 wins and have the ability to play deep into the postseason. In the above video, NESN Nation’s Alison Smith breaks down what the Sox need to do to be successful...
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July 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Brandon Workman Shows Why He Could Fit Into Red Sox’ 2013 Plans While Flirting With No-Hitter in Oakland

There were no rookie jitters this time around. Brandon Workman, who provided a mixed bag while pitching in relief during his major league debut in Seattle on Wednesday, was called upon to start Sunday’s series finale in Oakland. The 24-year-old made the most of his opportunity. Workman carried a no-hitter into the seventh inning against the Athletics before Coco Crisp broke it...
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July 14, 2013  |  Discuss

19-Year-Old Jordan Spieth Wins John Deere Classic, Becomes Youngest Winner on Tour in 82 Years (GIF)

Winning a PGA Tour event is always impressive, but the feat becomes even more so when the winner happens to also be a teenager. Jordan Spieth, who will celebrate his 20th birthday at the end of this month, tied for the lead after sinking a shot on the 18th hole at the John Deere Classic. Spieth then defeated David Hearn and Zach Johnson on the fifth hole of a playoff to capture his...
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July 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Drake Britton Can Continue to Make Things Right by Showing Maturity in First Stint With Red Sox

Drake Britton screwed up royally during spring training. But to his credit, the 24-year-old has worked tirelessly this season, and he now has a chance to make an impression on the Red Sox. Britton was recalled from Triple-A Pawtucket before Sunday’s game in Oakland. It marks the first major league stint of Britton’s career, and it will be an opportunity for him to show that he...
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Tom Werner, Warren Buffett To Help Students Learn About Charitable Giving in Online Course

Have you ever thought about what you might do with $100,000? Well, billionaire Warren Buffett is giving students enrolled in an online class the opportunity to decide how to spend $100,000 of his sister’s money, according to the Associated Press. The course will teach students about philanthropy and will feature advice from the likes of Red Sox chairman Tom Wener and baseball legend...
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July 14, 2013  |  Discuss
YOU CAN GO HOME AGAIN?

Sister: Kovalchuk planning return?

After his abrupt early retirement from the NHL last week and departure for Russia's KHL, the former Devils left winger's sister spoke out about her brother's plans for a possible return to the United States.

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July 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Xander Bogaerts, Garin Cecchini Shine at Futures Game, Anthony Ranaudo Struggles on Mound

The Boston Red Sox organization was represented by three prospects in the All-Star Futures Game on Sunday afternoon — Xander Bogaerts, Garin Cecchini and Anthony Ranaudo — and two of them had very strong outings. Bogaerts started at shortstop for the World team, which lost 4-2. He went 2-for-3 with two singles, a walk and a run scored on a sacrifice fly. He is currently playing...
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July 14, 2013  |  Discuss
LIGHTNING ROD

Indians fan catches four foul balls in one game

You can consider it a lucky day at the ballpark when you catch a foul ball and manage not to spill your food and drink everywhere. Catching four foul balls? That just sounds like something out of Angels in the Outfield. One Cleveland Indians fan had what you could call the best day at the ballpark Sunday when he caught four foul balls that made their way into the stands. Greg Van...
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July 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Pedro Beato Says Fenway Park, Citi Field Among Favorite Stadiums to Play In (Video)

Pedro Beato was called up from Triple-A Pawtucket this past June, but already Fenway Park has become one of his favorite places to play. The young, right-handed pitcher took some time out before the Sox took on the A’s today to field some questions from a group of little league all-stars from Pelham, N.H. The 7-9-year-old’ s also asked Beato about some of his favorite players...
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July 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Brian Vickers Pulls into Lead Late, Wins at New Hampshire Motor Speedway

LOUDON, N.H. — Brian Vickers pulled into the lead late and took off on the green-white-checkered finish to win Sunday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. The surprise winner snapped a 75-race losing streak in the series with his third career Sprint Cup victory. Vickers drives a part-time schedule for Michael Waltrip Racing and competed in just his eighth race of the season. Vickers...
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July 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Carly Rae Jepsen Throws Out Laughably Awful First Pitch at Rays-Astros Game (GIF)

Carly Rae Jepsen is capable of getting “Call Me Maybe” stuck in people’s heads for days on end, but she is not exactly capable of throwing out a ceremonial first pitch. The Canadian pop star was on hand to perform a postgame concert for the Rays as part of the Rays Summer Concert Series, but before she took the stage, she took to the mound.  Jepsen wound up and launched the...
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July 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Aaron Hernandez Photo Removed from Pro Football Hall of Fame After Visitors Complain

Each year, the Pro Football Hall of Fame holds an annual photo contest, and the winning entry receives a spot among football royalty in the museum. The winner of the 2010 contest was a picture of former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez high-stepping while scoring a touchdown against the Green Bay Packers. A lot has happened since those football glory days for Hernandez...
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July 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Brandon Workman Makes First Major League Start as Red Sox Take on Athletics

The last time that Brandon Workman took the mound for the Red Sox was during his major league debut on Wednesday. Things didn’t go as planned for Workman, though, as he saw his ERA climb to 13.50 in two innings of work. The Sox hope that Sunday will go better for him, as he makes his first major league start. He will have his work cut out for him, though, as he will have to keep...
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July 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Drake Britton Called Up by Red Sox for First Career Major League Stint, Jackie Bradley Jr. Optioned to Triple-A

Brandon Workman and Drake Britton were the two candidates to start Sunday’s game for the Red Sox. Workman ended up getting the nod, but Britton will be in uniform for Boston. The Red Sox called up Britton from Triple-A Pawtucket on Sunday, and they optioned outfielder Jackie Bradley Jr. back to Pawtucket. Britton will wear No. 66, and he will be available as Boston closes out a...
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July 14, 2013  |  Discuss

NASCAR Next Tabs Eight iRacers for its 2013 Class

NASCAR has seen the future  — and it’s chock full of iRacers.  NASCAR Next, an initiative spotlighting NASCAR’s rising stars, recently tabbed eight iRacers in its class of 2013. In addition to competing in various NASCAR series across the country, the 13 drivers named to the program will participate in media and promotional activities throughout the next 12 months. iRacers...
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July 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Yoenis Cespedes Dismisses Idea of Joining Jay-Z’s Sports Agency, ‘Very Happy’ With Current Agent

Yoenis Cespedes will join Robinson Cano on the American League’s Home Run Derby team, but it sounds like the two won’t be sharing an agent any time soon. Yahoo! Sports’ Jeff Passan reported that Jay-Z, a hip-hop mogul who recently started his own sports agency, was interested in signing Cespedes and Dodgers rookie phenom Yasiel Puig. Cespedes shot down the idea of joining Jay...
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July 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Penn State to Face Central Florida in Ireland to Open 2014 College Football Season

The start of the 2014 college football season will have an Irish feel to it when Penn State and the University of Central Florida begin its seasons in Dublin, Ireland. There was continued speculation that the Nittany Lions might play a game in Ireland in the near future, but the university didn’t confirm the reports until Sunday morning. “Our visit this weekend has only reinforced...
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July 14, 2013  |  Discuss
GOOD AS GONE?

Report: Garza told he'll be traded

The Cubs and Matt Garza were reportedly unable to work out a contract extension, and the right-hander was told he'll be traded. Who are the potential suitors?

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July 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Tyson Gay Tests Positive for Banned Substance, Pulls Out of Next Month’s World Championships

If U.S. sprinter Tyson Gay wants to watch the world championships next month, he will have to do it from home. The American 100-meter record holder was notified last week that he tested positive for a banned substance. As a result, Gay has decided to withdraw from the world championships. Gay told The Associated Press over the phone that the positive sample came from an out-of-competition...
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July 14, 2013  |  Discuss
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