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Joe Haden tops NFL offseason jersey sales

By Darren Hartwell Sorry, Johnny Manziel. According to the latest reports, you’re not even the most popular player on your own team. That distinction belongs to All-Pro cornerback Joe Haden, whose Cleveland Browns jersey has topped all NFL players in jersey sales at Dick’s Sporting Goods over the last 30 days. Haden beat out some pretty big names to earn No. 1, as his jersey...
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July 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Pirates Ground Crew Member Swallowed By Tarp; Players Come To Rescue (Video)

A potentially scary situation was avoided Tuesday night, thanks in part to some of the Pittsburgh Pirates. A nasty storm quickly descended on Pittsburgh, causing a delay in the Pirates’ game with the San Diego Padres. Umpires quickly ordered that the tarp be pulled as heavy, swirling winds and rain invaded PNC Park. The grounds crew rapidly moved into action, and as that happened...
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July 08, 2015  |  Discuss

NFL Reaches 10-Year Deal With Tottenham To Play At New London Stadium

LONDON — The NFL says it will play at least two games per year at Premier League club Tottenham’s new stadium over a 10-year period. Tottenham’s new stadium is expected to open in the summer of 2018 and will feature a retractable grass field with an artificial surface underneath that would be used for NFL games. Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy says: “We have an opportunity...
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July 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Red Sox Notes: Travis Shaw Breaks Out; Koji Uehara Joins Exclusive Club

BOSTON — Don’t count these Red Sox out just yet. After falling as many as 10 games back in the American League East, Boston has mounted a furious pre-All-Star break rally, scoring wins in seven of their last nine games to pull to within five games of the first-place New York Yankees in the division standings. The Red Sox knocked off the visiting Miami Marlins 4-3 on Tuesday,...
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July 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Xander Bogaerts Makes Statement To All-Star Voters With Latest Performance

BOSTON — One day after landing on the American League’s Final Vote ballot, Xander Bogaerts wasted no time in making his All-Star case. The Red Sox shortstop provided the most important hit of the night Tuesday: a three-run single in the seventh inning that propelled Boston to a 4-3, come-from-behind victory over the Miami Marlins at Fenway Park. Bogaerts fouled off three fastballs...
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July 08, 2015  |  Discuss

USWNT To Be Honored For World Cup Victory With New York City Ticker-Tape Parade

Win a championship, get a parade. That’s how things work. The United States Women’s National Soccer Team will be honored for its incredible 5-2 Women’s World Cup victory over Japan on Sunday with one of New York City’s highest honors: a ticker-tape parade down the Canyon of Heroes — New York’s traditional parade route for championships. New York City mayor Bill de Blasio...
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July 08, 2015  |  Discuss

USA-Honduras Wrap: Clint Dempsey Stars At Night In Texas And Two Other Lessons From Win

The United States men’s national soccer team should be thankful Clint Demspey feels at home in Texas. Otherwise, Gold could have turned to dust. Dempsey scored both goals in the United States’ 2-1 win over Honduras on Tuesday night at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Tx., in their 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup opener. Dempsey headed in goals in each half, pulling Team USA out of a rut of...
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July 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Dunkin’ Donuts Poll Results: Do You Like The All-Star Selection Format?

Another year, another discussion about how Major League Baseball should change its All-Star Game. Apparently fans aren’t too fond of the current All-Star voting system, according to the Dunkin’ Donuts Poll. The current All-Star selection format consists of four voting phases. Fan vote: Fans vote to elect eight National League position players and nine American League position...
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Mike Napoli Vows To ‘Keep Grinding’ Through Struggles: ‘I’m Not A Quitter’

BOSTON — As the Red Sox went for their third straight win Tuesday night, Mike Napoli again watched from the bench. Instead, manager John Farrell decided to go with Triple-A call-up Travis Shaw at first base for the opener of Boston’s two-game series with the Miami Marlins “With two off-days, not having the need for a fifth starter, Justin (Masterson) going to the bullpen,...
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July 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Serena Williams Squeaks By, Advances To Wimbledon Semifinals (Video)

LONDON (AP) — Even as Serena Williams piled up aces and groundstroke winners from all angles, even as she stormed through seven games in a row and 10 of the last 13 in yet another comeback, her Wimbledon quarterfinal against Victoria Azarenka never felt like a runaway. That’s because Azarenka, a two-time major champion and former No. 1 in her own right, was playing spectacular...
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July 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Xander Bogaerts Solves Carter Capps’ ‘Funky’ Delivery In Red Sox Win (Video)

BOSTON — There were a few unusual aspects of Xander Bogaerts’ game-winning hit Tuesday night against the Miami Marlins. First, you hardly ever see a batter drive in three runs with a single. (Bogaerts said he hadn’t seen it happen since little league.) Second, hitters hardly ever are tasked with facing a pitcher like Carter Capps. Capps, a 24-year-old Marlins reliever...
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July 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Mo’ne Davis Brings The Heat, Throws First Pitch At Fenway Park (Video)

Mo’ne Davis throws her curveball like Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw and her fastball, well, like Mo’ne Davis — even from a major league mound. The 14-year-old took the world by storm last summer when she dominated the competition during the Little League World Series, and again showed off her skills at Fenway Park when she threw out the first pitch Tuesday. Mo...
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July 07, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Crash at Tour de France sidelines riders

By David Cunningham A grizzly scene transpired during stage three of the Tour de France on Monday, and five riders were forced to drop out of the competition. With 37 miles left in the stage, French competitor William Bonnet touched wheels with a nearby rider, and all hell broke loose. Bonnet was propelled from his bike into an onslaught of incoming riders, which sparked a domino...
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July 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Red Sox Wrap: Xander Bogaerts’ Clutch Single Pushes Boston Past Marlins

BOSTON — Xander Bogaerts said before Tuesday’s game that winning games was far more important than winning All-Star votes. Then he went and helped himself out in both departments. The Red Sox shortstop went 2-for-4 with a double and three RBIs in a 4-3 win over the Miami Marlins at Fenway Park, all of which came on a bases-loaded single in the seventh inning that put Boston ahead...
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July 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Newest Boston Bruins Jimmy Hayes, Matt Beleskey Visit Fenway Park (Video)

The Boston Bruins recently acquired wingers Jimmy Hayes and Matt Beleskey via trade and free-agency, respectively, and the two joined NESN’s Tom Caron during “Red Sox First Pitch” on Tuesday. “It’s been very surreal for me,” Hayes, a Dorchester, Mass., native, said when asked about returning to his hometown. “To come back and play for the Bruins is a dream come true...
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July 07, 2015  |  Discuss

USA-Honduras Live: Team USA’s Begins Gold Cup Title Defense Vs. ‘Catrachos’

9 p.m. ET: The United States men’s national soccer team’s march to Russia started in 2013 with victory in that year’s CONCACAF Gold Cup, paused for 23 months, and now is set to resume. Team USA takes faces Honduras on Tuesday night at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Tx. The game pits two of the region’s highly rated teams against one another in their respective CONCACAF Gold Cup...
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July 07, 2015  |  Discuss

DraftKings: Xander Bogaerts, Jimmy Paredes Star In Tom Caron’s Lineup (Video)

It was very hot and humid at Fenway Park on Tuesday. Fortunately, you can enjoy one-day fantasy baseball in the comfort of your air-conditioned home. DraftKings.com, the official fantasy partner of the Boston Red Sox, has paid out over $30 million to Boston residents since the site launched! $30 million! Now the website is teaming up with NESN to offer fans an opportunity to challenge...
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July 07, 2015  |  Discuss

David Lee Bids Farewell To Warriors After Trade To Celtics (Photo)

David Lee reportedly was traded to the Boston Celtics on Tuesday, concluding the forward’s five-season run with the Golden State Warriors. Though Lee went from an All-Star in 2013-14 to a player who started just four games this past season as Golden State rolled to an NBA championship, he expressed his gratitude to the Warriors organization and fans in an Instagram post after...
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July 07, 2015  |  Discuss

John Farrell: Brock Holt’s ‘Attitude’ Key To Unexpected All-Star Season

BOSTON — John Farrell couldn’t know for sure what went through Brock Holt’s mind as he informed the utility man he’d been named an All-Star for the first time in his career. But he had a pretty good idea. “I would think a flash of all that has gone on in his time here in Boston went through his mind,” the Boston Red Sox manager said Tuesday, one day after the 2015...
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July 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Jimmy Hayes Will Bring ‘North-South Game’ To Boston Bruins

The Boston Bruins will be the fourth organization Jimmy Hayes has been a part of since being drafted in 2010 by the Toronto Maple Leafs. The B’s acquired him in a trade with the Florida Panthers on July 1, and he signed a three-year deal worth $6.9 million on Monday. Hayes views himself as a power forward, and it’s easy to see why with his 6-foot-6, 220-pound frame. He’ll...
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July 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Matt Beleskey: Boston Bruins ‘An Extremely Attractive Place To Be’

Matt Beleskey has taken the last few days to explore the City of Boston, his new home after signing a five-year contract with the Boston Bruins worth $19 million. “It’s been fun. A bit of a whirlwind,” Beleskey said Tuesday at TD Garden. “I took a full tour of the city yesterday. I think me and my wife walked the entire city yesterday, too. It’s been great. The reception...
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July 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Blues Forward Vladimir Tarasenko Signs Eight-Year, $60 Million Contract

ST. LOUIS — The St. Louis Blues say they have signed star forward Vladimir Tarasenko to an eight-year, $60 million contract. General manager Doug Armstrong announced the move Tuesday, locking up the 23-year-old Tarasenko after a season in which he made his first career All-Star game and was 10th in the NHL with 73 points, including 37 goals, to go along with a plus-27 rating. He...
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Matt Beleskey’s Power Forward Style Should Be Excellent Fit With Bruins

Matt Beleskey had a career season at the perfect time. He scored a career-high 22 goals last season and added eight more tallies during an impressive playoff run that ended with the Anaheim Ducks coming up one win short of the Stanley Cup Final. The next step for the 27-year-old left winger was to test free agency for the first time, and he signed a five-year, $19 million contract...
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July 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Xander Bogaerts ‘Honored’ By All-Star Final Vote Bid: ‘We’ll See What Happens’

BOSTON — Xander Bogaerts might not end up earning a spot in next week’s Major League Baseball All-Star Game, but for the 22-year-old shortstop, even being considered for that opportunity is reason for excitement. Bogaerts is one of five nominees for the American League’s Final Vote, in which fan voting determines who the 34th and final All-Star representative from each league...
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July 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Matt Bonner blames iPhone 6 for elbow injury, shooting woes

By Sam Galanis Matt Bonner might need to take a trip to the Apple Store and give them a piece of his mind. The free agent, who spent the past nine seasons with the San Antonio Spurs, historically has been a good shooter. Last season, however, Bonner saw his field goal and three-point percentages suffer around 4 and 6 percent drops, respectively. Bonner told the Concord Monitor’s...
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July 07, 2015  |  Discuss
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