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Ned Yost: I Always Knew Lorenzo Cain Would Develop Into A Pretty Good Player (Video)

After dropping the first two games of the series to the Boston Red Sox, Kansas City Royals manager Ned Yost got creative with his lineup. Yost shuffled everyone around for Saturday’s game, placing lots and lots of speed at the top of the lineup. Outfielder Lorenzo Cain, who is in the midst of a four-game hitting streak and has gone 7-for-14 during that span, moved up to bat third...
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September 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Robert Griffin III Leaves Game After Nasty-Looking Ankle Injury (Video)

Robert Griffin III’s poor injury luck continued Sunday. The Washington Redskins quarterback suffered a potentially severe ankle injury in a game against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Griffin scrambled to the right and fired a pass on the run. However, when Griffin came down, he fell awkwardly as he twisted his ankle. RG3 Injury vine.co/v/OaDvi3b3HZP— 3030 (@jose3030) September 14...
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Steven Wright Shines Once Again, Says He’s ‘Going In The Right Direction’ (Video)

Boston Red Sox pitcher Steven Wright continues to impress every time he steps on the mound. The 30-year-old knuckleballer shined once again Saturday night, tossing three shutout innings in relief against the Kansas City Royals, scattering three hits while striking out two in just his third major league appearance this season. Wright has been a pleasant surprise out of the bullpen...
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September 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Vikings Fan Wears Adrian Peterson Jersey, Brings Switch To Game (Photo)

Some Minnesota Vikings fans are going to continue Adrian Peterson amid his recent legal issues, but one Vikes fan may have went a little too far Sunday. In the Vikings’ first game since the All-Pro running back was arrested on a charge of reckless or negligent injury to a child, a Vikings fan showed up to the game wearing a Peterson jersey. She also brought a “switch,” a branch...
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September 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox-Royals Live: Joe Kelly Toes Rubber For Finale In Kansas City

The Boston Red Sox will look to wrap up their four-game swing through Kansas City on a positive note Sunday afternoon. The Red Sox took the first two games of the series, but any aspirations of a sweep were dashed Saturday, when the Royals smacked around Sox pitching for seven runs on 12 hits in a 7-1 rout. Rubby De La Rosa lasted just four innings in that game — a performance...
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ESPN’s Hannah Storm Asks ‘What Exactly Does The NFL Stand For?’ (Video)

ESPN’s Hannah Storm delivered an emotional and powerful monologue about Ray Rice and the NFL’s handling of the situation as she closed Sunday morning’s “SportsCenter.” With most of the attention still on the ugly week that was in the NFL ahead of Week 2, Storm shared how her excitement about the first week of football quickly vanished as video of Rice punching his then...
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Red Sox SS Xander Bogaerts Looks To Stay Hot In Series Finale With Royals

The 2014 season was looking like a lost one for Xander Bogaerts, but he’s making a push to end the season on a high note. Bogaerts will hit second and play shortstop Sunday as the Boston Red Sox look to win a four-game series with the Kansas City Royals. The 21-year-old has struggled for much of the year, but he’s turned it on in the final month. Since Aug. 31, Bogaerts is hitting...
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September 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Don Sweeney: ‘Effort Overall Was Pretty Good’ In Bruins-Panthers Rookie Game

The Boston Bruins lost 2-0 to the Florida Panthers on Saturday afternoon in the first game of their round-robin rookie tournament in Antioch, Tenn. Despite the loss, Bruins assistant general manager Don Sweeney saw some good things from the team’s rookies. “(David Pastrnak) had some chances … There were some very good individual efforts and some plays made. Malcolm made some...
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Carolina Panthers Deactivate Greg Hardy For Game Vs. Lions

The Carolina Panthers have deactivated Greg Hardy for Sunday’s home game against the Detroit Lions. Although all signs pointed to the defensive end starting today, the Panthers likely responded to the criticism the team was receiving in the wake of the Ray Rice and Adrian Peterson news, and ultimately decided to change their course of action regarding the Pro Bowler, who started...
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Vikings GM On Adrian Peterson: ‘All Options Are On The Table’

Adrian Peterson’s future in the NFL is up in the air as the team and the league continue to uncover details about the allegations against the Minnesota Vikings running back. Peterson was deactivated for Sunday’s home game against the New England Patriots in the wake of his indictment on charges of reckless or negligent injury of a child, which was a decision general manager Rick...
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Longhorns Mess Up Coin Toss, Kick Off To UCLA To Start Both Halves

The coin toss really isn’t supposed to be the most difficult part of a college football game, but it proved challenging for the Texas Longhorns on Saturday afternoon. The Longhorns ended up kicking off to start both halves against UCLA after Texas captain Tank Johnson had the brain fart to end all brain farts. After UCLA won the coin toss and elected to defer to the second half...
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Jason Kelce: NFL Is ‘Lying,’ ‘Misleading People’ About Ray Rice Case

Philadelphia Eagles center Jason Kelce isn’t buying the NFL’s story regarding the Ray Rice video. On Thursday, teammate Cary Williams criticized the league for its handling of the situation, as he questioned why TMZ was able to get its hands on the footage of Rice striking his wife in an elevator, but Roger Goodell could not. The next day, Kelce took Williams’ criticism one...
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Patriots-Vikings Live: Jamie Collins’ Absence Shakes Up Front Seven

9:30 a.m. ET/8:30 a.m. CT: The New England Patriots’ 3-4 didn’t work last week, but it might this afternoon against the Minnesota Vikings. The Patriots ruled out linebacker Jamie Collins, defensive end Michael Buchanan and center Ryan Wendell late Saturday night, which will shake up their offensive and defensive rotations. If the Patriots elect to keep a 3-4 defensive alignment...
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Adrian Peterson Featured On Vikings’ Tickets For Game Against Patriots

Minnesota Vikings fans will be issued a harsh reminder of the awful week that was when they attend Sunday’s game against the New England Patriots at TCF Bank Stadium. Adrian Peterson, who was deactivated for Sunday’s game after being indicted on a charge of reckless or negligent injury to a child on Friday, is featured on Minnesota’s tickets for the Week 2 matchup. Adrian Peterson...
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Red Sox Notes: Matt Barnes Goes Through Big League Learning Experience

The Kansas City Royals decided enough was enough. The Royals, who dropped their first five games against the Boston Red Sox this season, enjoyed a convincing 7-1 win Saturday at Kauffman Stadium. The Red Sox were completely shut down by Royals starter Jeremy Guthrie en route to their 84th loss of 2014. There weren’t too many positives from a Red Sox standpoint. Boston looked primed...
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Steven Wright Putting Himself On Red Sox’s 2015 Map With 2014 Success

As the Boston Red Sox evaluate pitchers who could be part of their 2015 staff, one name consistently flies under the radar — at least from an outside perspective. Not anymore. Steven Wright has put himself on the map. Wright, who turned in another excellent relief performance Saturday in a 7-1 loss to the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium, quickly is becoming far more than...
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BC Shuts Down USC Comeback En Route To 37-31 Upset Win Over Trojans

You could call it the Red Bandana Game. Boston College honored fallen 9/11 hero and BC alum Welles Crowther by wearing red bandana-themed uniforms during their game against USC on Saturday, and they were able to upset the Trojans 37-31. USC quarterback Cody Kessler completed 31 of 41 passes for 317 yards and four touchdowns, but BC ran all over the Trojans’ defense. Jon Hilliman...
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Rubby De La Rosa On Loss To Royals: ‘It Was Just A Bad Night’ (Video)

Rubby De La Rosa struggled in the Boston Red Sox’s 7-1 loss to the Kansas City Royals on Saturday. The 25-year-old right-hander let up five runs on six hits over just four innings of work during the contest. He has had trouble in his last four starts, seeing his ERA jump from 3.21 to 4.31 in that span. Check out what De La Rosa had to say about his Saturday night struggles...
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September 13, 2014  |  Discuss

2014-15 Winnipeg Jets Preview: Jacob Trouba, Mark Scheifele Provide Optimism

The 2013-14 NHL season was the first for the Winnipeg Jets as members of the Western Conference, and it didn’t go very well with an 11th place finish. The Jets moved back to Winnipeg for the 2011-12 season after relocating from Atlanta and haven’t made the playoffs over the last three seasons. Fan support remains strong, but the team has to show some progress sooner or later...
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September 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Shaq Thompson Thriving In Football After Rough Stint In Red Sox System

Shaq Thompson had one of the worst minor league baseball careers imaginable after being drafted by the Boston Red Sox in the 18th round of the 2012 Major League Baseball draft. Now, Thompson is a standout football player at the University of Washington. Thompson, drafted by Boston as an outfielder, played 13 games with the Gulf Coast League Red Sox in 2012. He went 0-for-39 with...
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September 13, 2014  |  Discuss

ESPN Report Suggests Ray Rice Received Preferential Treatment From Prosecutor

Ray Rice’s prosecutor, James P. McClain, stated he did not show leniency by letting Rice off the hook with a pretrial intervention program for striking his wife, but reports suggest otherwise. According to ESPN, there were 15,130 domestic violence cases in the New Jersey court system throughout 2013, and 3,508 of those involved assault. Just 30 of those cases ended with pretrial...
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Rusney Castillo Shines As Pawtucket Red Sox Seize Governors’ Cup Title

The Pawtucket Red Sox are one step closer to building a dynasty. The PawSox won their second International League championship in three years Saturday by defeating the Durham Bulls 4-1 in Game 5 of the teams’ Governors’ Cup finals series. The title further shows the strength of the Boston Red Sox’s farm system despite a difficult season for the major league club. Rusney Castillo...
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Revs Down Impact 2-1 With Back-To-Back Goals From Kelyn Rowe, Lee Nguyen

FOXBORO, Mass. — Kelyn Rowe and Lee Nguyen scored back-to-back in a 2-minute span to help the New England Revolution rally for a 2-1 over the Montreal Impact on Saturday night. Nguyen scored the second goal on a short chip shot in the 25th minute to give the Revolution (13-12-3) the lead for good. Charlie Davies flicked a header forward off Jermaine Jones’ chip to set up Nguyen’s...
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Vanderbilt Player Hugs UMass Kicker After Missed Game-Tying Field Goal (Video)

UMass kicker Blake Lucas needed a hug after missing an opportunity to tie up the game against Vanderbilt and send it into overtime. He received one, but it probably wasn’t exactly what he was looking for. Vanderbilt defensive lineman Adam Butler gave Lucas a celebratory bear hug after he missed his 22-yard chance wide left to give Vandy a 34-31 victory. The Minutemen were up...
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Jamie Collins (Thigh) Among Patriots Downgraded To Out Against Vikings

The New England Patriots will have to try to beat the Minnesota Vikings without their most athletic linebacker. Jamie Collins has been downgraded to out with a thigh injury, the Patriots announced. Collins originally was listed on th e Patriots’ injury report as questionable. The Patriots also downgraded defensive end Michael Buchanan (ankle) and center Ryan Wendell (knee) to out...
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September 13, 2014  |  Discuss
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