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Alex Rodriguez Might Have Had Worst ‘Slide’ In Baseball History (GIF)

Alex Rodriguez has displayed this season he can still do a lot of things on the baseball diamond. Sliding, however, doesn’t appear to be one of those things. Rodriguez has been terrific this season for the New York Yankees, the latest evidence of that coming Wednesday night when he hit a 453-foot home run. Rodriguez entered Thursday’s matinee with the Baltimore Orioles with...
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July 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Indians won't trade Aviles due to daughter's leukemia battle

By Sam Galanis The Cleveland Indians aren’t out of the playoff race quite yet, but there’s one player who definitely isn’t for sale ahead of the Major League Baseball trade deadline. At 45-48, the Indians certainly aren’t a lock for the postseason. However, the club is 4 1/2 games out of an American League wild card spot and could have a fighting chance with a few good...
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July 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Brandon Browner Receives Super Bowl Ring, Nice Note From Robert Kraft (Photo)

Brandon Browner will begin a new chapter of his NFL career with the New Orleans Saints this season. On Thursday, though, the 30-year-old cornerback got a nice memento from an unforgettable 2014 campaign. Browner, who spent last season with the New England Patriots and helped the team win its fourth championship, took to Instagram to show off his shiny new Super Bowl XLIX ring. ...
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July 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Oakland A’s Trade Scott Kazmir To Houston Astros For Prospects

Major League Baseball’s non-waiver trade deadline still is over a week away, but deals have started to go down already. The Oakland Athletics have traded left-handed pitcher Scott Kazmir to the Houston Astros, FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal reported Thursday afternoon. The A’s later confirmed the move and announced they’ve acquired two Astros prospects: right-handed pitcher...
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July 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Japanese High Schooler Has Hilariously Complicated At-Bat Ritual (Video)

If you thought Nomar Garciaparra’s pre-at-bat ritual was complicated, then wait until you get a load of this high school baseball player from Japan. The baseball player in question most likely drives pitchers crazy — if this is his routine every time he steps up to the plate, that is — because his warm-up includes spinning his bat like a samurai sword, as well as some pretty...
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July 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Patriots, Cornerback Tarell Brown Come To Terms On Contract

The New England Patriots have been looking to add depth at cornerback, and they reportedly did so Thursday with the addition of a veteran. The Patriots agreed to a contract with free-agent cornerback Tarell Brown, according to reports. ESPN’s Dianna Marie Russini was the first to report the news. This signing isn’t out of the blue. The Patriots reportedly had Brown in for two...
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July 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Tom Brady Sold More Merchandise Than Any NFL Player During First Quarter

Tom Brady might not have many fans in the NFL offices right now, but if merchandise sales say anything, he’s more popular than ever. The NFL Players Association announced Thursday that merchandise for the New England Patriots quarterback outsold any other NFL player from March 1 through May 31. Incredibly, it’s the first time Brady’s ever occupied the spot, according to the...
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July 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Lou Lamoriello Leaves Devils, Joins Maple Leafs As General Manager

TORONTO — The Toronto Maple Leafs have hired longtime NHL executive Lou Lamoriello as general manager. Lamoriello resigned as New Jersey Devils president to take the job. Maple Leafs President Brendan Shanahan said Thursday he wanted NHL experience, and he got almost three decades of it in Lamoriello. The 72-year-old Lamoriello stepped down as Devils general manager this summer...
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July 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Converse releases more comfy Chuck Taylors with Nike's help

By Sam Galanis If you’ve ever owned a pair of Chuck Taylors, then you know that they’re some of the most uncomfortable sneakers on the market. But Converse is about to do something about its basketball shoe. Converse will release the Chuck Taylor II, a more comfortable version of its wildly popular original, on July 28. Nike, which is Converse’s parent company, helped update...
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July 23, 2015  |  Discuss

USMNT To Face Brazil On Sept. 8 At Gillette Stadium In International Soccer Exhibition

It’s official: Brazil is coming to town. The United States men’s national soccer team will play Brazil on Sept. 8 at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Mass., the New England Revolution and the U.S. Soccer Federation announced Thursday. The game will be an exhibition between one of the sport’s historic and present-day powers and one with aspirations of reaching that level. Team...
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July 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Harvard Study: Dolphins — Not Patriots — Have AFC East’s Top Playoff Chances

No one really knows for sure what’s going to happen this NFL season, but that won’t stop anyone from trying to guess. There are plenty of pundits out there — football experts, you might even say — who will make predictions on how the season will play out. Most likely, they’ll be wrong because that’s just the way things go. However, one Harvard student is taking an...
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July 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Leah Still Rings Bells To Celebrate End Of Radiation Treatment (Video)

Leah Still finally got to ring the bell. Cincinnati Bengals tackle Devon Still’s 5-year-old daughter celebrated the end of her radiation treatment after a 13-month battle with cancer by ringing the bell at her hospital, a tradition in many oncology wards around the country. This embed is invalid" /> Leah received the Jimmy V. Perseverance Award...
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July 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Aaron Rodgers-Brett Favre Debate More Complicated Than It Might Seem

To say the Green Bay Packers have had an incredible history at the quarterback position might be an understatement. Bart Starr was one of the NFL’s first great quarterbacks. Brett Favre ascended to the top of the mountain, winning three NFL MVP awards and a Super Bowl. Today, Aaron Rodgers is arguably the best quarterback in the world. With Favre back in Green Bay over the weekend...
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July 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Colin Cowherd Explains Why He’s Leaving ESPN, Graciously Thanks Network (Video)

When a major personality leaves a major sports network, there’s usually plenty of smoke that accompanies the move. But Colin Cowherd isn’t interested in adding fuel to the fire. ESPN announced last Thursday that Cowherd is leaving the network later this year, and it’s reported he’ll join FOX Sports 1. Yet the longtime radio host’s show continues to air for now, and while...
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July 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Randy Johnson’s Hall Of Fame Career Included Being Mullet Pioneer (Photos)

Randy Johnson’s career speaks for itself, and his countless achievements and accomplishments will be honored Sunday. The Big Unit will be one of four baseball legends inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame on Sunday afternoon in Cooperstown, with Johnson arguably the biggest no-brainer of this year’s class. Johnson truly finished his career as one of the best pitchers...
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July 23, 2015  |  Discuss

New Lakers Get Brutally Awkward When Asked About Kobe Bryant (Video)

The Los Angeles Lakers have several new players on the team this year. Three of those players have not heard from Kobe Bryant. That much was made brutally obvious Wednesday at a press conference introducing center Roy Hibbert, guard Lou Williams and forward Brandon Bass, all of whom signed with the team in early July. The press conference was going just fine until a reporter asked...
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July 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Pedro Martinez Fires 17-Strikeout, One-Hit Gem At Yankee Stadium (Video)

This embed is invalid" /> Editor’s note: NESN.com will reflect on some of Pedro Martinez’s most impressive and most interesting Boston Red Sox moments in the days leading up to his Hall of Fame induction Sunday, July 26 and his number retirement ceremony Tuesday, July 28 at Fenway Park. Date: Sept. 10, 1999Location: Yankee StadiumOpponent: New York YankeesMoment...
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July 23, 2015  |  Discuss

NewYork.Sucks Billboard Outside Fenway Park Is Real Ad For Domains (Photo)

So, the NewYork.sucks billboard outside Fenway Park, just above the Mass Pike, is some sort of joke, right? Some Yankees-hating Bostonian dreamed it up and shelled out the cash to tweak the hated rivals from the Bronx and plaster it right outside the home of the Red Sox, eh? Nope. As it turns out, the eye-catching billboard that was first noticed last week is a legitimate advertisement...
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July 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Tom Brady’s Camp, NFL Have Discussed Settlement In Deflategate Case

Roger Goodell and the NFL still haven’t administered a ruling on Tom Brady’s appeal. So what’s the holdup? According to the latest report, the two sides are trying to work out a deal. The New England Patriots quarterback’s representatives have had discussions with the league regarding a settlement in his Deflategate suspension, a league source told Pro Football Talk’s...
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July 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Bills’ Marquise Goodwin Wins Silver In Long Jump At Pan Am Games (Video)

TORONTO — Buffalo Bills wide receiver Marquise Goodwin has won a silver medal in the long jump at the Pan Am Games, leaping 27 feet, 1 3/4 inches (8.27 meters). Man @flashg88dwin gets a silver medal at the #PanAmGames great job Marquise! #HookEm
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July 23, 2015  |  Discuss

EA Sports Destroys Seahawks, Marshawn Lynch With Super Bowl XLIX Joke (Photo)

The Seattle Seahawks were just trying to look out for their running back. Instead, they set themselves up for one of the most epic burns of the offseason. EA Sports has started to roll out its player ratings for “Madden NFL 16,” which is set to hit stores in late August. The company unveiled its running back ratings Tuesday, and Marshawn Lynch topped the list with a 96 overall...
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July 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Dustin Pedroia On Red Sox Chances Going Forward: ‘It’s Not September’ (Video)

For the second time in 2015, the  Boston Red Sox have lost seven consecutive games. After a frustrating, 4-2 loss to the Houston Astros on Wednesday, things don’t exactly look good. But don’t tell Dustin Pedroia. “The season’s not over. We have a lot of games left,” Pedroia told reporters on “Red Sox Final” following the loss. “We’ve got to find a way to get through...
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July 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Dustin Pedroia Won’t Count Reeling Red Sox Out: ‘The Season’s Not Over’

Following Wednesday night’s loss to the Houston Astros, the Boston Red Sox now are 11 games below .500 and 11 games out of first place in the American League East. They have lost seven consecutive games, are hitting below the Mendoza line as a team during that span and have not tasted victory since before the All-Star break. Still, as one of the team’s unquestioned leaders, Dustin...
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July 23, 2015  |  Discuss

NBA League Pass To Offer Streams Of Single Games, Team Passes Next Season

Cord cutters are in for a treat. The NBA announced Wednesday it will provide fans with the chance to buy any out-of-market games — as long as they aren’t nationally televised — for $6.99 this season. According to ESPN, fans can stream the games on computers, tablets and mobile devices. However, it’s not known which distributors will offer the games on television. That...
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July 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Red Sox Wrap: Astros Smack Three Homers, Hand Boston Seventh Straight Loss

Joe Kelly was not the savior the Boston Red Sox needed Wednesday night. Making his first major league start in nearly a month, Kelly could not contain the Houston Astros, who jumped out to a four-run lead and held on for a 4-2 win at Minute Maid Park. It was the seventh consecutive loss for the reeling Red Sox, tying a season high. GAME IN A WORD Longball. The team that leads the...
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July 22, 2015  |  Discuss
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