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Red Sox Notes: Junichi Tazawa, Justin Masterson Win Battles Vs. Tigers

This embed is invalid" /> BOSTON — Can’t lose ‘em all. The Red Sox returned to Fenway Park on Friday for the start of a 10-game homestand and quickly snapped an eight-game losing streak by defeating the Detroit Tigers 2-1 in 11 innings. Boston had lost its first seven games of the second half on the road, so the victory came as a relief, more...
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July 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Xander Bogaerts Quickly Becoming Boston Red Sox’s Biggest Game-Changer

This embed is invalid" /> BOSTON — Xander Bogaerts almost faced quite the dilemma Friday night after delivering a walk-off single in the 11th inning of the Red Sox’s 2-1 win over the Detroit Tigers at Fenway Park. Bogaerts’ teammates shredded his jersey during an on-field celebration, only to learn moments later that the final play was under review to determine...
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July 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Rick Porcello Moving In Right Direction After Rocky Stretch With Red Sox

This embed is invalid" /> BOSTON — Rick Porcello looked like someone who wanted to salvage his season Friday night. There’s only so much Porcello can do over the final three months to prevent his first season with the Boston Red Sox from being considered a massive disappointment. At this point, he’s in too deep. There’s something to be gained from ending...
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July 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Rick Porcello Helps Red Sox Win First Game Since All-Star Break (Video)

Rick Porcello and the Boston Red Sox both got what they desperately needed Friday night — a win. Porcello pitched seven innings, allowing only one run while striking out six. This was the longest he lasted in a game since June 3, and it came against his former team, the Detroit Tigers. Porcello didn’t factor in the 2-1 win for Boston, but his pitching helped keep the score close...
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July 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Watch Xander Bogaerts’ Walk-Off Hit Vs. Tigers From Field Level (Video)

This embed is invalid" /> BOSTON — Grab a seat in the front row. Thanks to the Boston Red Sox’s official Twitter account, everyone can relive Xander Bogaerts’ walk-off heroics Friday night against the Detroit Tigers from field level. #WalkOffCity
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July 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Josh Smith: $6.9M Salary Will Be ‘Harder’ On Family, Will ‘Push Through’

Chances are pretty high that you and Josh Smith view $6.9 million very differently. On Tuesday, Smith was introduced as the newest member of the Los Angeles Clippers at a press conference, during which he talked about his contract situation. “At the end of the day, you know, I do have a family,” Smith said via David Whitley of the Orlando Sentinel. “So it is going to be...
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July 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Shawn Johnson gets engaged after throwing first pitch

As far as first pitches go, Shawn Johnson’s has to be one of the more memorable ones. No, it’s not because she sailed one wide like 50 Cent or failed to make it anywhere close to home plate like Carly Rae Jepsen. Instead, the gymnast’s first pitch was memorable for what happened after the actual throw. As the Olympic gold-medalist walked off the field after the first...
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July 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Red Sox Wrap: Xander Bogaerts’ Walk-Off Single Lifts Boston To 2-1 Win

This embed is invalid" /> BOSTON — The Red Sox have their first win of the second half. Xander Bogaerts hit a walk-off single in the 11th inning Friday night as the Red Sox defeated the Detroit Tigers 2-1 in the teams’ series opener at Fenway Park. Boston’s victory snapped an eight-game losing streak, including a seven-game slide since the Major League...
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July 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Tim Tebow Shows Off Improved Throwing Motion In Workouts At USC (Video)

It looks like Tim Tebow’s been working on that throwing motion of his. Tebow, who signed a one-year deal with the Philadelphia Eagles back in April, was filmed working out at the University of Southern California on Tuesday. And before you jump on the former Denver Broncos quarterback, it looks like he has successfully revamped his throwing motion — at least in practice. Tebow...
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July 24, 2015  |  Discuss

UFC Fight Night Chicago Weigh-In Results: T.J. Dillashaw, Renan Barao Ready

UFC Fight Night, which is headlined by the UFC bantamweight championship bout between T.J. Dillashaw and Renan Barao, and the women’s bantamweight bout between Miesha Tate and Jessica Eye, airs live on FOX from the United Center in Chicago, Ill., at 8 p.m. ET on Saturday. Four prelim bouts will air live on FOX at 6 p.m. ET, and four early prelims may be viewed on UFC FIGHT PASS...
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July 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Jason Varitek, A-Rod Squared Off At Fenway Park 11 Years Ago (Video)

This embed is invalid" /> Happy anniversary, Boston Red Sox fans — and any other fans of poetic justice. 11 years ago today, this happened. http://t.co/va3ZLLZOIZ— FOX Sports: MLB (@MLBONFOX) July 24, 2015 Exactly 11 years ago Friday, catcher Jason Varitek (literally) took matters into his own hands and punched Alex Rodriguez in the face during a game against...
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July 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Rob Gronkowski Ranks No. 1 At TE, Gets Perfect Score For ‘Madden NFL 2016′

Unlike his quarterback, Rob Gronkowski can boast a perfect rating on “Madden NFL 16.” The New England Patriots tight end received a rating of 99, which was the highest of any tight end. “Gronk has three of the top ratings among tight ends with 94 Spectacular Catch, 98 Catch in Traffic, and 95 Release,” EA Sports noted in the rankings. “He adds 94 Catching and 82 SPD/87...
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July 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Red Sox Look To Get Offense Going After Rough Road Trip (Video)

Not much went right for the Boston Red Sox in their seven-game road trip to start the second half of the season. As a result, Boston finds itself in a deep hole in the American League East, and time is not on its side. One thing that could help the Red Sox, though,  is their next opponent, the Detroit Tigers. “The fact they couldn’t score any runs on the road trip, the offense...
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July 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Mike Napoli Dealing With Trade Rumors: ‘I Love It (In Boston) So Much’

This embed is invalid" /> Mike Napoli’s affection is unwavering despite an uncertain future. Napoli’s name continues to be thrown around in trade speculation with Major League Baseball’s July 31 non-waiver trade deadline just one week away. The Boston Red Sox first baseman understands he’s a candidate to be dealt and thus is coping with the situation...
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July 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Red Sox Looking Into Improving Starting Pitching, Trade Possibilities (Video)

The second half of the season has not started well for the Boston Red Sox. Boston has now lost eight games in a row and is 12 games out of first place in the American League East. One of the big reasons for the Red Sox’s struggles ahead of the July 31 trade deadline has been starting pitching, and improving in that area is a point of emphasis. “Well I don’t want to promise...
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July 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Red Sox Fans Have Opportunity To Meet Players At Picnic In The Park (Video)

Boston Red Sox fans will soon have a special opportunity to interact with current players. The Red Sox are hosting their annual Picnic in the Park one hour after they take on the Tampa Bay Rays on Sunday, Aug. 2. This event gives fans the opportunity to meet the current players and interact with them. “You know there is always this hunger for player-fan interaction, especially...
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July 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Shane Victorino Hoping To Stay With Red Sox Beyond MLB Trade Deadline

This embed is invalid" /> Shane Victorino isn’t looking for a way out. The Red Sox’s playoff hopes are slim — Boston entered Friday with a 4.6 percent chance of making the postseason, according to FanGraphs — and Victorino is among those whose name undoubtedly will be tossed around in trade speculation leading up to Major League Baseball...
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July 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Colin Cowherd ‘Will No Longer Appear On ESPN’ After Controversial Comments

Colin Cowherd’s exit from ESPN is coming sooner than planned. Cowherd, who made controversial comments about Dominican baseball players on his show Thursday, “will no longer appear” on the network, Mike Soltys, ESPN’s vice president of communications, tweeted Friday. Colin Cowherd’s comments over the past two days do not reflect the values of ESPN or our employees. ...
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July 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Cole Hamels Trade Rumors Swirl: Red Sox Part Of Race For Phillies Ace?

This embed is invalid" /> Expect a whole bunch of rumblings involving Cole Hamels over the next week. The Philadelphia Phillies ace has long been the subject of trade rumors and the market could heat up with the July 31 non-waiver deadline looming. There are four teams in the “serious hunt” for Hamels, if we’re to believe ESPN’s Jayson Stark, who recently...
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July 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Capitals Goalie Braden Holtby Signs 5-Year, $30.5 Million Contract

ARLINGTON, Va. — The Washington Capitals have signed goaltender Braden Holtby to a $30.5 million, five-year contract. The deal Friday avoids a ruling by an arbitrator. Holtby was a restricted free agent, and he and the Capitals had an arbitration hearing a day earlier. Holtby had a career season with 41 victories, a 2.22 goals-against average, .923 save percentage and nine shutouts...
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July 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Tom Brady Tuck-Rule Call Still Irks Ex-Raiders Exec: ‘It Was A Fumble’

The Tuck Rule is no more in the NFL, but that hasn’t lessened the sting for Amy Trask. The former Oakland Raiders executive joined Twitter just last week. It didn’t take her long to reveal her feelings about the 2001 AFC divisional-round playoff game made famous — or infamous, depending on your point of view — by Tom Brady’s apparent fumble being overturned by officials...
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July 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Seahawks’ Ricardo Lockette Says He Can’t Watch Final Play Of Super Bowl XLIX

New England Patriots fans can’t bear to watch David Tyree’s historic catch in Super Bowl XLII. Likewise, Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Ricardo Lockettte can’t bring himself to watch the deciding play of Super Bowl XLIX. Lockette was the intended receiver on the Seahawks’ final play of the game — a goal line pass from the one-yard line that was intercepted by Patriots cornerback...
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July 24, 2015  |  Discuss

TC’s DraftKings Value Picks: Hanley Ramirez Likes DH Role For Red Sox

Hanley Ramirez is the Boston Red Sox’s designated hitter Friday night, and Tom Caron believes that will pay off big in his DraftKings daily fantasy baseball lineup. Ramirez is one of TC’s three value picks, and it seems like a smart choice. Ramirez has hit .333 with five home runs and 11 RBIs in the nine games he has been Boston’s DH this season. Think you know better than...
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July 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Pro Football Hall Of Fame Won’t Let Junior Seau’s Family Speak At Induction

The Pro Football Hall of Fame should be ashamed of itself. It won’t let Junior Seau’s daughter, Sydney, or anyone else from his family, introduce him at the official induction ceremony in August, according to the New York Times. “Instead, it will only show a video that will commemorate his career, while avoiding questions about his suicide in 2012 and the subsequent diagnosis...
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July 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Watch UFC Fight Night Chicago Weigh-In Online (Live Stream)

Before they enter the octagon at UFC Fight Night Chicago on Saturday, bantamweight champion T.J. Dillashaw and No. 1 contender Renan Barao will come face-to-face for the official weigh-in. The weigh-in takes place Friday at 5 p.m. ET, and UFC.com is showing the event via a live stream. You can watch all the action in the player below. Thumbnail photo via Stephen R. Sylvanie...
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July 24, 2015  |  Discuss
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