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James Rodriguez Scores First Goal For Real Madrid In Super Cup (Video)

It didn’t take long for James Rodriguez to score his first goal for Real Madrid. Rodriguez scored in the 80th minute of Real Madrid’s 1-1 draw with Atletico Madrid in the first leg of the 2014 Spanish Super Cup on Tuesday. Rodriguez only entered the game at halftime, replacing the incomparable Cristiano Ronaldo. Rodriguez gave Real Madrid the advantage when he collected a loose...
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August 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Abby Morgan Fighting Rare, Incurable Disease With Head Held High (Video)

Abby Morgan is an art teacher who was diagnosed with a rare type of sarcoma at the age of 28. Only about one in a million people are afflicted with the cancer, and Morgan received the ominous diagnosis. There is no cure for the disease, but Morgan hopes to be the first to beat the cancer with her head held up high.Filed under: Andre Khatchaturian, Jimmy Fund, NESN Video, Top Stories
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Ohio State Quarterback Braxton Miller Out For 2014 With Shoulder Injury

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio State star quarterback Braxton Miller will miss the 2014 season, dealing a severe blow to the fifth-ranked Buckeyes’ national title hopes. Ohio State confirmed late Tuesday afternoon that Miller reinjured his throwing shoulder and will need surgery. The two-time Big Ten player of the year left practice in pain Monday after making a short throw. “My goal...
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Vote: Did Cesc Fabregas Or Jordan Henderson Make More Perfect Pass? (GIFs)

The 2014-15 Premier League season is underway, and so is one of its first great debates. Liverpool’s Jordan Henderson and Chelsea’s Cesc Fabregas, made sensational passes, which created goals for their respective teams in the the Premier League’s opening round of games. The assists turned heads around the soccer world for the flawless technique and accuracy with which both...
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Red Sox-Angels Live: Allen Webster Faces Jered Weaver At Fenway Park

6:55 p.m.: Yoenis Cespedes is out of the Red Sox’s starting lineup. Cespedes’ absence is a routine off day, according to manager John Farrell. Cespedes, of course, suffered a hand contusion during Boston’s recent road trip, but that wasn’t a factor in Farrell’s decision. Daniel Nava will man left field with Cespedes out. Brock Holt will patrol right field while Mookie Betts...
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Ben Cherington Confident That Xander Bogaerts Will Bounce Back (Video)

Life hasn’t been all sunshine and rainbows for Xander Bogaerts these days. After a remarkable performance in last season’s postseason run, the Boston Red Sox shortstop has had a dismal offensive season in 2014. In fact, Bogaerts’ August has been even more atrocious. This month he’s only hitting .107 with just four RBIs and a whopping 16 strikeouts in 15 games. With the recent...
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Rusney Castillo Sweepstakes Heating Up: Should Red Sox Sign Cuban OF?

Cuban outfielder Rusney Castillo is exactly the type of investment the Boston Red Sox should consider. Castillo, a 27-year-old free agent, is expected to make a decision soon regarding his future in Major League Baseball. Multiple reports have indicated that the Red Sox plan to aggressively pursue Castillo, and general manager Ben Cherington said Tuesday that the club has talked...
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Xander Bogaerts’ Shaky 2014 Creating Unforeseen Change In Perception

BOSTON — First impressions are powerful. But they aren’t everything. Just ask Jackie Bradley Jr., whose .419/.507/.613 slash line over 28 spring training games in 2013 earned him a major league roster spot earlier than the Red Sox anticipated. He has since produced a .210/.286/.300 slash line while striking out 142 times in 149 regular-season games, raising questions about whether...
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Charitable Roger Clemens Offering One-Of-A-Kind Auction Item At Fenway Park

The Dana-Farber Cancer Institute considers former Boston Red Sox pitcher Roger Clemens as one of its most charitable athletes. His efforts and time that he sacrificed to help out children at the institute are still appreciated. Clemens is back at again, and he’s offering a one-of-a-kind auction experience, all for charity. He’s giving a fan and 10 friends an opportunity to hit...
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Claudia Williams: Ted Williams Always Kept Jimmy Fund Near Heart (Video)

Boston Red Sox legend Ted Williams was a key component of the Jimmy Fund during the charity’s early days in the late 1940s. His daughter, Claudia Williams, recently wrote a book called “Ted Williams, My Father: A Memoir” where she tells many stories about her dad. One of those stories involved the Splendid Splinter’s touching encounter with a sick child and their interaction...
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Daniel Paille: Athletes Have Responsibility To Give Back To Community (Video)

Boston Bruins forward Daniel Paille feels strongly about charitable donations, and he believes as an athlete, it’s his responsibility to give back to the community in any way.Filed under: Andre Khatchaturian, Boston Bruins, Jimmy Fund, NESN Video, Top Stories
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Daniel Sturridge: Liverpool Can ‘Beat Anyone,’ ‘Win Dirty Games’

Few are more bullish than Daniel Sturridge about Liverpool’s prospects for the 2014-15 season. One day after scoring the game-winning goal in Liverpool’s season-opening win over Southampton, Sturridge told reporters that the Reds are primed to build on last-season’s title challenge by winning games in a variety of ways. “It’s very important for us to do the same this year...
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Brock Holt Shares Touching Story About His Experience With Jimmy Fund

When Brock Holt isn’t playing almost every position on the diamond, he’s putting smiles on children’s faces at the Jimmy Fund Clinic at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Holt talked about a recent visit to the hospital where he played a game with a patient involving toy animals, and even had another patient make him a smoothie.Filed under: Andre Khatchaturian, Boston Red Sox...
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NFL Increases Practice Squad Size From Eight To 10 Players In 2014, 2015

The NFL created 64 new jobs on Tuesday. Each NFL team will be allowed to carry 10 players on their practice squad in 2014 and 2015 — up from eight last season. Teams will start filling out their practice squad on Aug. 31 — one day after teams are forced to cut their roster down from 75 to 53 players. The added practice squad spots will allow players who already have accrued two...
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Dustin And Kelly Pedroia Have Contributed To Dana-Farber In Many Ways

Dustin Pedroia and his wife, Kelly, have contributed to the Dana-Farber hospital ever since they got to Boston. Kelly volunteered there for nearly four year,s and Dustin enjoys brightening the days of sick children at the Dana-Farber spring training trip. Pedroia talked about how he gets just as much out of their trip as the patients do. “Just knowing what they go through, it means...
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August 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Johnny Manziel Supposedly Learns Cameras Caught Him Flipping Bird (Video)

The camera always finds Johnny Manziel. It certainly seems to be the case when Manziel is off the field and it’s definitely the case when he’s on it. Apparently Manziel isn’t aware of this yet, and the reaction he showed when he supposedly found out that TV cameras had caught him flipping the bird toward the Washington Redskins sideline proves it. That’s Cleveland Browns...
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August 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Mike Scioscia, Don Baylor On Jimmy Fund’s Nationwide Impact

Los Angeles Angels manager Mike Scioscia lives nearly 3,000 miles away from Boston, but he’s well aware of the Jimmy Fund’s impact. “Everybody knows about it in baseball,” Scioscia said. “If you say Jimmy Fund to anyone in baseball they know exactly what you’re talking and what the connection is with the (Red Sox).” Angels hitting coach Don Baylor, who was diagnosed...
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Todd Bertuzzi And Steve Moore Reach Settlement For Career-Ending Hit

TORONTO — A settlement has been reached in Steve Moore’s lawsuit against former Vancouver Canucks forward Todd Bertuzzi for his career-ending hit during an NHL game 10 years ago. Bertuzzi lawyer Geoff Adair confirmed the settlement but says the terms are confidential. The multimillion-dollar lawsuit had been scheduled to go to trial Sept. 8. Bertuzzi struck Moore from behind...
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August 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Loui Eriksson, Steve Lyons Say Even Small Gifts Help Jimmy Fund (Video)

Loui Eriksson and Steve Lyons know that even the smallest donation makes a difference to the Jimmy Fund. Eriksson and Lyons talk about why being charitable is important to them and how even the smallest gift can help provide an impact.Filed under: Andre Khatchaturian, Boston Bruins, Jimmy Fund, NESN Video
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Islanders To Be Sold To Former Capitals Co-Owner, London-Based Investor

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Evaluating Five Famous Bird-Flipping Incidents In Sports

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Dennis Seidenberg Excited To Return With ‘New Ligament’ In Knee (Videos)

Dennis Seidenberg tried the best he could to make an early return from a torn knee ligament, but he ran out of time when the Boston Bruins were eliminated in the second round of last spring’s Stanley Cup playoffs. That might have been a blessing in disguise for Seidenberg, as he’s now had all the time in the world to rehab the ACL/MCL injury he suffered last December in a game...
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August 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Notre Dame Unveils ‘New’ Uniforms, Including ‘Shamrock Series’ Look (Photos)

The Notre Dame football program may be embroiled in a developing academic scandal, but at least they have new uniforms. The Fighting Irish unveiled its new Under Armour uniforms on Tuesday, and there’s plenty of good news for traditionalists. It doesn’t look like there was much done to Notre Dame’s traditional home and away uniforms, as there’s a pretty standard blue and...
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August 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Bill Belichick: Brandon LaFell Could Carve Out Big Role With Patriots

FOXBORO, Mass. — Brandon LaFell is in a good place with the New England Patriots — both mentally and physically. LaFell’s locker sits directly next to his starting quarterback, Tom Brady, and the newly signed wide receiver is feeling much more comfortable after three weeks of training camp than he did when he came to Gillette Stadium for organized team activities in May. ...
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Luis Suarez Promises No More Biting After Barcelona Unveiling

BARCELONA, Spain — Luis Suarez says Barcelona’s fans needn’t worry — he won’t bite again. Barcelona unveiled Suarez on Tuesday, an event delayed for over five weeks since his transfer from Liverpool due to his latest suspension for biting an opponent at the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Suarez says “I say to all the fans, don’t worry, because I won’t do that anymore.” Suarez...
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August 19, 2014  |  Discuss
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