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Wild’s Alex Tuch Follows Sick Shootout Goal With Terrific Celebration (Video)

July can be a pretty brutal month for sports, especially during the MLB All-Star break. Apparently Alex Tuch knows this, because he provided the sports world with an absolute gem of a highlight this weekend. Tuch, a 19-year-old Minnesota Wild prospect and former Boston College star, took the ice for a scrimmage at the Wild’s development camp Sunday. The scrimmage had to be decided...
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July 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Kaka Scores Vintage Solo Goal In Orlando City’s Win Over West Brom (Video)

West Bromwich Albion probably wouldn’t have been able to contain Kaka when he was in his prime so the Premier League club shouldn’t feel bad about conceding this goal. Kaka, 32, scored a superb solo goal for Orlando City SC on Wednesday in its 3-1 home win over West Brom in an exhibition game at the Citrus Bowl. The goal was a throwback to Kaka’s international soccer heyday...
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Larry Lucchino: ‘Ridiculous’ To Question David Ortiz’s Integrity, Commitment

The latest David Ortiz controversy is a non-controversy, according to one of his bosses. Ortiz missed the Boston Red Sox’s final game before the All-Star break with what manager John Farrell described as an upper-respiratory issue. Not only did Ortiz not play in the team’s July 12 game, he was sent home before the game even began. Ortiz’s absence quickly was questioned by...
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Arkansas’ Bret Bielema Won’t Recruit Players Who Post ‘Sick’ Tweets

If you want to play college football for the Arkansas Razorbacks, you had better clean up your act on social media first. During his appearance at SEC media day on Wednesday, Arkansas coach Bret Bielema discussed the role of social media in recruiting and how it can make or break a decision on a certain player. “We have a social media background screening that you’ve got...
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Serena Williams exits Swedish Open with elbow injury

By Darren Hartwell BASTAD, Sweden — Wimbledon champion Serena Williams said a right elbow injury forced her to pull out of the Swedish Open on Thursday. Williams said she felt pain in the elbow in the first game of her first-round match on Wednesday, four days after winning her sixth Wimbledon championship and fourth successive Grand Slam title, but went on to roll Belgian qualifier...
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Giovanni Dos Santos Joins L.A. Galaxy, Brings Mexican Star Power To MLS

CARSON, Calif. — Giovani dos Santos is the next star in the LA Galaxy. The defending MLS Cup champions signed the versatile Mexican scorer Wednesday, bolstering their already powerful lineup with another international talent. IT’S OFFICIAL: The #LAGalaxy have signed @OficialGio: laglxy.com/1CHGMWh #BienveniDosSantos http://t.co/AaWQng7Lp1— LA Galaxy (@LAGalaxy) July 15, 2015...
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Double-A All-Star Game Does Home Run Derby ‘Shootout’ To Break Tie (Video)

Just two days after a historic MLB Home Run Derby in Cincinnati, the Double-A All-Star game followed up with one of the coolest endings to a baseball game you’ll ever see. The Eastern and Western divisions were tied 4-4 after nine innings in the Eastern League All-Star game at Hadlock Field in Portland, Maine, home of the Portland Sea Dogs. But rather than go all Bud Selig on everyone...
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Lineup announced for NBA Showcase in Africa

By Zack Cox Before the Boston Celtics visit Italy, Spain and Mexico later this year, three members of the C’s organization also will be making a trip to Johannesburg, South Africa, to participate in the NBA Africa Game 2015. Celtics guard Marcus Smart and swingman Evan Turner will play in the showcase as members of Team World, and coach Brad Stevens will serve as an assistant...
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John Daly, Miguel Angel Jimenez Stealing Show At British Open (Photos)

John Daly and Miguel Angel Jimenez are in a group together for the first and second rounds of the British Open, and it could not be a more perfect fit. The two are stealing the show early on with their workout routines, cigars, colorful attire and solid play. The two teed off with Jason Dufner at 7:50 a.m. ET Thursday at St. Andrews, but they both made plenty of noise before the...
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MLB will 'heavily discuss' 154-game schedule

By Sam Galanis If you think the Major League Baseball season is too long, then you might get your wish soon. Or not. MLB commissioner Rob Manfred and MLB Players’ Association director Tony Clark spoke to USA Today’s Bob Nightengale ahead of the All-Star Game on Tuesday and said the league would definitely consider a 154-game schedule. It’s a topic that would come up when...
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Ronda Rousey, Alex Morgan Among Sports Stars On ESPYs Red Carpet (Photos)

It’s the slowest sports week of the year, which is why anybody who’s anyone in the sports world was in Los Angeles on Wednesday night. ESPN annually takes advantage of sports’ deadest day by holding the ESPYs award ceremony the day after the Major League Baseball All-Star Game. The biggest stars in sports and entertainment gathered to celebrate achievements both on and off...
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Colin Cowherd Leaving ESPN, Reportedly Could Join FOX Sports

First Bill Simmons. Then Keith Olbermann. Now Colin Cowherd. The ESPN Radio host will become the latest big name to leave the network in 2015, as ESPN president John Skipper announced Cowherd’s departure Thursday morning. “We’ve enjoyed a mutually beneficial run with Colin for over a decade,” Skipper said in a statement. “He came to national prominence on ESPN with his...
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Reports: LFC To Meet Christian Benteke’s Release Clause, Pursue Top Transfer Target

Liverpool is prepared to up the ante in order to land Christian Benteke, its top target of the summer 2015 transfer window. Liverpool will offer Aston Villa £32.5 million ($50.6 million) to sign Benteke, The Telegraph and The Liverpool Echo reported Thursday. Liverpool’s impending offer will trigger the release clause contained in Benteke’s contract, preventing Aston Villa...
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Joonas Kemppainen: Playing In NHL ‘A Great Challenge For Me’

WILMINGTON, Mass. — Joonas Kemppainen could compete for an NHL roster spot in training camp after signing a one-year, two-way contract with the Boston Bruins in May. Before that happens, he must recover from a hamstring injury that has prevented him from participating in the first two days of development camp at Ristuccia Arena. “Hopefully. Maybe I have a little chance to make...
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Trinidad & Tobago Scores Amazing Goal While Getting Pelted With Trash (Video)

There are a lot of factors that go into an impressive goal in soccer. Trinidad & Tobago’s dramatic tally Wednesday night had them all. The Soca Warriors were tied with Mexico nearing the end of their group stage match at the CONCACAF Gold Cup. In the first minute of stoppage time, though, Trinidad & Tobago conceded a heartbreaking own goal to give Mexico what appeared...
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Fight Night San Diego: Frank Mir KOs Todd Duffee In Under Two Minutes

Written off by practically everyone in the MMA world entering 2015, 36-year-old Frank Mir now has two consecutive knockout victories, the most recent coming in a thrilling slugfest Wednesday night at the Valley View Casino Center in San Diego, as he dropped and stopped Todd Duffee in less than a round. “I went out there and beat a young stud at what he does best — just throw...
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Liverpool Reveals New White Away Uniforms By New Balance (Photos)

Liverpool will be wearing white when it fights and scraps for points on the road. Liverpool launched its new away uniform Thursday at a glitzy event in Brisbane, Australia, according to the club website. Sportswear company New Balance manufactures the white uniforms (or “kits”), which feature red trim on the collar, crests and sleeves. “We are very excited to launch the white...
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Tom Heinsohn: Danny Ainge ‘Is Almost The Reincarnation Of Red’ Auerbach

Tom Heinsohn has never been ashamed of shameless hyperbole, which has led those who aren’t Boston Celtics fans to dismiss him as a biased homer. The same qualities have made him beloved by those who know better. With his second induction into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame upcoming — already in as a player, he’s going in as a coach this summer — Heinsohn...
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ESPN Announcer Calls Tiger Woods A ‘Hack’ In Rough British Open Start (Video)

Tiger Woods insisted this week he’s far from being “buried and done.” His start at the 2015 British Open would suggest otherwise. The 39-year-old got off to a horrendous start at St. Andrews on Thursday, bogeying his first two holes and quickly falling to the bottom of the pack. Tiger Woods cards an opening nine 40. His highest ever front nine score on the Old Course. #TheOpen...
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Red Sox Prospect Yoan Moncada Shows Off Speed With Inside-The-Park HR (Video)

Yoan Moncada has the potential to be a five-tool player, and earlier this week, he showed he’s got the speed tool in spades. The Boston Red Sox prospect is finding his grove in America and tearing up the minor leagues of late. The Cuban import is hitting a ridiculous .415 (17-for-41) in his last 10 games with a home run in each of his last three games. On Tuesday versus Augusta...
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Longtime Patriots Offensive Lineman Dan Connolly Announces Retirement

It’s official: Dan Connolly is going out on top. The free agent offensive lineman announced he will retire in an interview with ESPN.com’s Mike Reiss on Thursday morning. Connolly, who spent eight seasons with the New England Patriots from 2007 to 2014 and became a free agent in March, said finally winning a Super Bowl factored into his decision to hang them up. “It definitely...
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Alex Rodriguez ‘Apologized’ At ESPYs For Just About Everything Ever (Video)

The Alex Rodriguez redemption tour rolled on Wednesday night at the ESPYs. The New York Yankees designated hitter has been a lightning rod for controversy in recent years. Rodriguez returned from a year-long suspension seemingly a new person. He’s seem much more relaxed, more human even, and his play has benefited. Apparently all of that was enough to earn him an invite to ESPN’s...
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Mookie Betts, Red Sox Youngsters Must Step Up; Brian Johnson Arrives (Podcast)

The Boston Red Sox haven’t exactly lit it up on the mound, but their pitching situation could be looking up with the promotion of prospect Brian Johnson. Johnson joined NESN.com Red Sox beat reporter Ricky Doyle to talk about his arrival in the big leagues and whether the 24-year-old can make an immediate impact. Plus, Doyle sat down with Keely Flanagan to give his analysis...
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Jeopardy! Answer About Tom Brady, Spygate Trolls Patriots Fans (Photo)

If you’re a New England Patriots fan and sat down to watch “Jeopardy!” on Wednesday night, chances are you weren’t too happy with one of the answers. The answer-and-question game show was going along just fine, until host Alex Trebek revealed the following clue. Patriots fans are freaking out after 'Jeopardy!' made a Tom Brady-Spygate reference usat.ly/1fLnMfO http://t...
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Red Sox Mailbag: Mike Napoli Entering Make-Or-Break Stretch With Boston?

This embed is invalid" /> Give the Boston Red Sox credit. They’ve been shoveling. The Red Sox fell into a hole in the first half, plummeting to as many as 10 1/2 games back in the American League East on June 20. Boston has begun to dig its way out of the hole, however, as the Red Sox sit 6 1/2 games back of the division-leading New York Yankees with 73 games...
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