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Clay Buchholz’s Injury A Potentially Troubling Development For Red Sox

BOSTON — The Red Sox have been dealt a difficult hand. Boston finally discovered an ace of sorts in Clay Buchholz, yet the deck worked against the Red Sox in Friday night’s series opener versus the New York Yankees at Fenway Park. Buchholz exited his start in the fourth inning with right elbow tightness, forcing the Red Sox to hold their collective breath amid an extremely important...
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July 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Sandy Leon Told Clay Buchholz ‘You’ve Got To Be Smart’ After Injury (Video)

The Boston Red Sox were dealt a serious scare Friday night when elbow tightness forced pitcher Clay Buchholz to leave his start against the New York Yankees during the fourth inning. Catcher Sandy Leon was the one who signaled to the Red Sox’s dugout after chatting with Buchholz on the mound, and Leon told reporters after the game that he advised the right-hander to play it...
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July 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Reports: Deron Williams To Sign With Mavericks After Buyout From Nets

The Deron Williams era is over in Brooklyn. The three-time All-Star point guard on Friday reached a buyout agreement with the Nets and intends to sign a two-year, $10 million contract with the Dallas Mavericks, according to multiple reports. NBA.com’s David Aldridge was the first to report news of the buyout, and ESPN.com offered details of Williams’ reported deal with Dallas...
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July 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Red Sox Wrap: Boston’s Momentum Abruptly Ends With 5-1 Loss To Yankees

This embed is invalid" /> BOSTON — The wind has been taken out of the Red Sox’s sails. The Red Sox’s four-game winning streak — the first of its kind for Boston this season — was snapped Friday night, as the New York Yankees took the teams’ series opener 5-1 at Fenway Park. The loss was especially painful for the Red Sox because they also lost starter...
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July 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Clint Dempsey’s Quick Strike Gives Team USA Lead Over Haiti (Video)

Clint Dempsey is having a good week. Dempsey scored the United States men’s national soccer team’s opening goal just one minute into the second half of its 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup game against Haiti on Friday. Dempsey struck just 61 seconds into the period, after halftime substitute Gyasi Zardes set him up with his first two touches following his introduction into the game....
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July 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Blackhawks Trade Patrick Sharp, Stephen Johns To Stars In Four-Player Deal

DALLAS — The Chicago Blackhawks are sending three-time Stanley Cup champion Patrick Sharp and defenseman prospect Stephen Jones to the Dallas Stars for veteran defenseman Trevor Daley and forward Ryan Garbutt. The deal announced Friday night gives the Stars a veteran forward to go with high-scoring young stars Tyler Seguin and Jamie Benn. The Blackhawks add a solid two-way player...
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July 10, 2015  |  Discuss

DeAndre Jordan Apologizes To Mark Cuban, Mavericks After Picking Clippers

DeAndre Jordan is sorry. After bailing on the Dallas Mavericks earlier this week to re-sign with the Los Angeles Clippers, Jordan on Friday offered an apology to the Mavs and their owner, Mark Cuban. I want to publicly apologize to one of the best owners in the world @MCuban, the @DallasMavs and their fans.— DeAndre Jordan (@deandrejordan6) July 11, 2015 I am humbled by @DallasMavs...
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July 10, 2015  |  Discuss

UFC 189 Weigh-In Results: Conor McGregor, Chad Mendes Ready For Battle

UFC 189, which is headlined by the UFC interim featherweight title fight between Chad Mendes and Conor McGregor and the UFC welterweight title fight between Robbie Lawler and Rory MacDonald, airs live on pay-per-view from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas at 10 p.m. ET. Four prelim bouts will air live on FOX Sports 1 at 8 p.m. ET, and the event’s first two prelims will air...
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July 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Clay Buchholz Exits Red Sox-Yankees Game With Apparent Injury (Videos)

This embed is invalid" /> BOSTON — One of the Red Sox’s worst nightmares came to life Friday night at Fenway Park. Clay Buchholz, who has been Boston’s most reliable starting pitcher this season, exited the Red Sox’s series opener against the New York Yankees in the fourth inning with an apparent injury. Just looking at Buchholz's last pitch...
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July 10, 2015  |  Discuss

PawSox Broadcaster Josh Maurer To Fill In For Don Orsillo July 17-23

This embed is invalid" /> Fans tuning in to NESN’s Boston Red Sox broadcasts immediately following the Major League Baseball All-Star break won’t hear the voice of longtime play-by-play announcer Don Orsillo. But have no fear. He shall return. Orsillo’s in-season break is scheduled for the Red Sox’s seven-game road trip through Los Angeles and Houston...
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July 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Martin Skrtel Signs New Contract With Liverpool, Ends Impasse Over Future

Martin Skrtel’s future as a Liverpool F.C. player is as solid as his place in the heart of the Reds’ defense. Skrtel signed a new contract with Liverpool on Friday, the Premier League club announced on its website. Skrtel replaces his old contract, which would have expired after the 2015-16 season, with fresh terms that will tie him to Liverpool until 2018, according to The Guardian...
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July 10, 2015  |  Discuss

USA-Haiti 2015 Gold Cup Live: Score Updates, Highlights From Group Stage Game

FOXBORO, Mass. — The United States men’s national soccer team continues its 2015 Gold Cup run Friday night at Gillette Stadium against Haiti in a Group A game. The U.S. defeated Panama 2-1 in its first group stage game Tuesday night. The Americans are 6-5-5 against Haiti all-time, but the the U.S. is undefeated in the last seven meetings. Team USA wins Group A if it defeats...
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July 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Andrew Miller: Red Sox-Yankees Rivalry Is ‘More For The Fans’ Than Players

The Boston Red Sox-New York Yankees rivalry is one of the most storied in all of sports. But Yankees pitcher Andrew Miller, who also spent three-plus seasons in Boston, says the animosity is more between the teams’ fanbases than the players on the field. See Miller’s full interview with NESN’s Sarah Davis in the video above. Thumbnail photo via Adam Hunger/USA TODAY Sports...
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July 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Mookie Betts Robs Jacoby Ellsbury To Open Red Sox-Yankees Series (Video)

This embed is invalid" /> BOSTON — Mookie Betts tried his best to set the tempo Friday night at Fenway Park. Betts made an excellent diving catch in the first inning of the Boston Red Sox’s series opener against the New York Yankees. He robbed Yankees leadoff hitter and former Red Sox outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury of a base hit by completely laying out in shallow...
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July 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Dennis Eckersley: Xander Bogaerts, Jose Iglesias Should Be AL All-Star Shortstops

Xander Bogaerts will not be making a trip to Cincinnati next week after being beaten out by Kansas City Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas for the American League’s final All-Star spot. NESN’s Dennis Eckersley believes that was a mistake. In fact, Eckersley argued Friday that Bogaerts should not have even needed to through the Final Vote process — he and former Boston Red...
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July 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Mike Moustakas, Carlos Martinez Win 2015 MLB All-Star Game Final Vote

This embed is invalid" /> Those Missouri residents sure know how to vote. Kansas City Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas and St. Louis Cardinals right-handed pitcher Carlos Martinez on Friday were named the winners of the 2015 Major League Baseball All-Star Game Final Vote. The two teams now have a combined 13 representatives at the Midsummer Classic. Moustakas...
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July 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Amar’e Stoudemire Signs One-Year Deal With Heat, Joins Dwyane Wade In Miami

  Dwyane Wade has finalized his deal to stay in Miami, and Amar’e Stoudemire is joining the Heat. Wade signed his one-year, $20 million contract Friday to stay with the Heat, that deal getting closed around the same time Stoudemire completed a physical and an interview before signing a one-year deal worth around $1.4 million. Wade is coming off a season...
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July 10, 2015  |  Discuss

John Farrell: David Ortiz At First Base Not ‘A Situation Of Regularity’

This embed is invalid" /> BOSTON — There’s no rift regarding David Ortiz’s stance on playing first base for the Red Sox. While Ortiz said “hell no” earlier this week when asked whether he wants to play first base more often, Red Sox manager John Farrell indicated before Friday’s game against the New York Yankees at Fenway Park that it’s hardly a...
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July 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Canadiens’ Max Pacioretty Suffers Knee Injury In Workout, Will Miss 12 Weeks

MONTREAL — Canadiens forward Max Pacioretty has a knee injury and could miss most of the preseason. The Canadiens said on Friday that Pacioretty is expected to need 12 weeks to recover, so he will likely miss a large portion of training camp. Montreal’s first regular-season game is Oct. 7 against the Toronto Maple Leafs. The injury occurred on Thursday during an off-ice workout...
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July 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Brock Holt: ‘Any Time The Yankees Come In, It’s Going To Be A Big Series’

The Boston Red Sox on Friday begin their most important series of the season to date, and it comes against their most hated rivals. Before the Red Sox and New York Yankees took the field for the opener of their three-game set at Fenway Park, Boston outfielder Mookie Betts and utility man Brock Holt offered their takes on the series and the rivalry. Hear what they had to say in the...
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July 10, 2015  |  Discuss

UFC 189: Watch Conor McGregor-Chad Mendes Weigh-In Online (Live Stream)

The big showdown is just one day away. Conor McGregor and Chad Mendes will step on the scales for their official weigh-in Friday night ahead of Saturday’s UFC 189 interim title bout at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Mendes recently called out McGregor about his weight, so there should be plenty of sparks flying in this one. The weigh-in starts at 7 p.m. ET, and you can...
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July 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Celtics Summer Storylines: Marcus Smart A Cut Above; James Young Still Scuffling

See ya, Salt Lake City. Hello, Las Vegas. After wrapping up their three-game Utah summer league slate Thursday night, the Boston Celtics now head to Sin City for the second and final leg of their summer tour. But before the Celtics and Portland Trail Blazers hit the court Saturday night in Vegas, here are a few things we’ve learned through Boston’s first three contests: Out-Smarting...
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July 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Red Sox Weighing Pros, Cons Of Activating Dustin Pedroia Before Break

This embed is invalid" /> BOSTON — It’s possible — if not likely — Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia will not return from the 15-day disabled list until after the Major League Baseball All-Star break. Pedroia, who has been on the DL with a hamstring injury since June 25, was eligible to return Friday. He just ran the bases for the first...
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July 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Mike Napoli Returns To Red Sox Lineup As Boston Opens Series With Yankees

The Boston Red Sox are looking to make one last push before the All-Star break, and they’ll do so with Mike Napoli in the lineup. The Red Sox first baseman has struggled mightily all season, but he’ll make his return to the lineup Friday night when the Sox open a three-game series with the New York Yankees at Fenway Park. Napoli hasn’t started a game since July 4 and is marred...
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July 10, 2015  |  Discuss

NFL Announces Greg Hardy’s 10-Game Suspension Is Reduced To Four Games

The NFL came down hard on Greg Hardy — at first. However, the league announced Friday that’s reducing the Dallas Cowboys defensive end’s suspension from 10 games to four games. Hardy was suspended 10 games in April for violating the the league’s personal conduct policy stemming from an incident with his then-girlfriend in 2014. Hardy faced domestic charges following the incident...
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July 10, 2015  |  Discuss
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