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Mookie Betts’ Confidence, Unique Skills On Display With Boston Red Sox

Mookie Betts might be one player on the Boston Red Sox who wishes this season wouldn’t end. Betts, who made waves with his rapid ascent through the Red Sox system, has been awesome since his most recent recall from Triple-A Pawtucket. The 21-year-old has displayed confidence, calmness and a unique skill set that justifies the hype surrounding his arrival. “Mookie’s hand-eye...
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September 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Vikings don't see Adrian Peterson in their future

The Minnesota Vikings are reportedly ready to cut ties with running back Adrian Peterson following his indictment on a felony-abuse charge in Texas. The Vikings placed Peterson on the exempt/commissioner’s permission list Wednesday, and it appears they’ve already looking ahead to their next move. According to ESPN’s Chris Mortenson, citing league sources, the team does not...
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September 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox’s Rusney Castillo Recalls Being Very Calm During Miami Showcase

Major League Baseball teams began lining up after hearing Cuban outfielder Yasmani Tomas planned to host a showcase in the Dominican Republic on Sunday. Boston Red Sox outfielder Rusney Castillo knows the feeling. Castillo, like Tomas, hosted a showcase before ultimately signing a seven-year, $72.5 million contract with the Red Sox last month. The 27-year-old took the field at the...
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September 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Ray Rice To Argue TMZ Elevator Video Was Edited In Appeal Of Suspension

In the appeal of his suspension, former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice is expected to argue that the video TMZ released of him inside the elevator was edited, sources told ESPN’s Adam Schefter. It is expected to be one of Rice’s “chief” arguments, according to the ESPN report. Legal sources told Schefter the TMZ video, which shows Rice punching his then-fiancee in...
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September 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Bruins Training Camp: Milan Lucic’s Recovery From Wrist Surgery Going Well

WILMINGTON, Mass. — Boston Bruins winger Milan Lucic still is recovering from offseason surgery on his left wrist, but he’s feeling better each day. Lucic took part in 3-on-3 battle drills during Saturday’s training camp practice at Ristuccia Arena, an encouraging sign in his road back to full strength. “Just seeing my progression over the last two weeks and where it’s...
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September 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Garin Cecchini, Bryce Brentz In Lineup For Series Finale Vs. O’s

The Boston Red Sox will wrap up their final road trip of the season Sunday afternoon, looking to salvage the series split as they take on the Baltimore Orioles in the series finale. The Red Sox will be without some power in the lineup, though, with both Mike Napoli and David Ortiz getting the day off. Napoli, who has spent more time out of the lineup than in it of late, will be replaced...
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September 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Four Bruins Players To Watch In Sunday’s Black & Gold Scrimmage

The annual intersquad “Black & Gold” scrimmage is an important event for young players and prospects hoping to make the Boston Bruins roster out of training camp. It’s a normal three-period, 60-minute game that features two teams mixed with Bruins players, Providence Bruins guys and prospects. It’s a great opportunity for players on the roster bubble to showcase their...
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September 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Patriots-Raiders Live: Jamie Collins (Thigh) A Game-Time Decision

11 a.m. ET: Welcome to the New England Patriots 2014 home opener. It’s a beautiful, unseasonably warm day in Foxboro with temperatures in the high 70s. The Oakland Raiders have taken the Gillette Stadium field in sweats for warmups. Patriots linebacker Jamie Collins (questionable) appears to be a game-time decision. He missed last week’s game with a thigh injury, and he’s...
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September 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Arizona’s Last-Second Hail Mary Caps 36-Point Comeback Win Over Cal (Video)

While you were sleeping, Arizona was busy completing the most thrilling comeback of the day against Cal. The Wildcats stormed back from a 22-point deficit to start the second half, scoring an absurd 36 points in the final quarter — including 19 in the final five minutes — but it was the last play of the game that was the craziest of them all. With time expiring and Arizona down...
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September 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Vote: Top 5 Red Sox Moments Throughout Past 30 Years

The Boston Red Sox have provided fans with countless memories throughout the last 30 years, but which one would you consider the top moment in franchise history? We’ve been counting down some of the best ones all season long, and now it’s your turn to choose the rest. It won’t be an easy task, though, as all of the special moments are worthy of the No. 1 spot. Roger Clemens...
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September 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Former Titans Kicker Rob Bironas Killed In Car Crash

Former Tennessee Titans kicker Rob Bironas died Saturday night in a single-car crash near his home in Nashville, Tenn. Bironas was 36 years old. According to Metro Nashville Police, Bironas lost control of the SUV he was driving while traveling at a high rate of speed, and went off the road and hit several trees before coming to a stop upside down around 11 p.m. CT. Bironas was transported...
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September 21, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL Week 3 Injury Update: Maurice Jones-Drew Not Expected To Play Vs. Pats

8:35 a.m.: It was expected that Jamaal Charles would miss at least some time, but that might not be the case. The Kansas City Chiefs running back, who suffered a high ankle sprain in Week 2, is a game-time decision for Sunday’s game against the Miami Dolphins, per ProFootballTalk. 8:28 a.m.: The 49ers will also be without a key player today. Vernon Davis (bruised ankle) didn...
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September 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox Notes: David Ortiz Not Slowing Down Despite Boston’s 2014 Woes

Adam Jones and the Baltimore Orioles teed off on the Boston Red Sox on Saturday. Jones drilled two homers and Christian Walker added one as the O’s scored seven unanswered runs en route to a 7-2 win at Camden Yards. The clubs have split the first two games of the three-game series. It looked early like Chris Tillman was in for a shorting outing. The right-hander settled down nicely...
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September 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox Prospect Eduardo Rodriguez Learned ‘A Lot’ From Johan Santana

Eduardo Rodriguez missed five weeks with a knee sprain back in April and May. It turned out to be a blessing in disguise. Rodriguez was acquired by the Boston Red Sox from the Baltimore Orioles in exchange for Andrew Miller right before the Major League Baseball non-waiver trade deadline. The 21-year-old dominated with Double-A Portland upon joining the Red Sox system, but one of...
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September 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Jose Bautista Pretends To Throw Ball Into Stands, Fakes Out Yankees Fans (Video)

Jose Bautista was not a fan favorite at Yankee Stadium on Saturday night. The Toronto Blue Jays outfielder gestured toward the New York Yankee fans as though he were going to throw a souvenir in their direction, but instead faked the throw and trotted away. Later, Bautista made up for his prank by actually throwing a baseball in the stands, but the Yankee fans had the last laugh...
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September 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Joe Kelly, Miguel Gonzalez Get Rematch In Final Red Sox-Orioles Game (Video)

Sunday’s game between the Boston Red Sox and Baltimore Orioles will be a rematch between Sox right-hander Joe Kelly and Miguel Gonzalez. Keeping up with Gonzalez will be a tall task for Kelly, as the O’s righty has delivered six straight quality starts. The pitchers last faced off against each other on Sept. 8, when Gonzalez shut out the Sox in 6 1/3 innings leading Baltimore...
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September 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Brendan Gaughan Takes Nationwide Series Win At Kentucky Speedway

SPARTA, Ky. — Brendan Gaughan surged past rookies Chase Elliott and Ty Dillon in a wild three-wide run after a final restart for a hard-earned victory in Saturday night’s 300-mile Nationwide Series race at Kentucky Speedway. Elliott and Dillon initially battled for the lead on Lap 192 before Gaughan’s No. 62 Chevrolet rocketed forward on the outside to make it three abreast...
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September 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox’s Quest To Build 2015 Starting Rotation Becoming Very Daunting

The Boston Red Sox’s 2015 starting rotation still isn’t taking shape. It’s becoming increasingly clear as the 2014 season winds down that the Red Sox’s attempt to assemble a formidable rotation — one capable of leading the club back into contention next season — is going to be more difficult than originally anticipated. Boston’s current crop of young starters has done...
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September 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Cole Custer Becomes Youngest NASCAR National Series Winner With N.H. Victory

LOUDON, N.H. — Cole Custer’s first stand as a NASCAR winner landed him in the stock car record book. Custer became the youngest winner in a NASCAR national series race at 16, taking the checkered flag at New Hampshire in his seventh career Truck Series start. Custer dominated early and pulled away late off the final restart Saturday to win at 16 years, 7 months, 28 days. He...
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September 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Columbus Crew Beats New England Revolution 1-0 On Free Kick Score

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Federico Higuain scored on a free kick in the 48th minute, and the Columbus Crew ended the New England Revolution’s five-game winning streak with a 1-0 victory Saturday night. Ethan Finlay won the free kick for the Crew (10-9-10), drawing a yellow card from Darrius Barnes. Higuain then curled it around the Revolution’s wall into the upper-right corner for his...
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September 20, 2014  |  Discuss

2014-15 Minnesota Wild Preview: Shaky Goaltending Genuine Concern

The Minnesota Wild are one of the most talented teams in the league, but suspect goaltending remains a huge roadblock in the team’s quest for playoff glory. Let’s be honest. Any team that invites Ilya Bryzgalov to training camp on a tryout basis has goaltending issues. Josh Harding, who was one of the NHL’s three-best goaltenders when healthy last season, has reportedly been...
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September 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Reports: Red Sox To Attend Cuban OF Yasmani Tomas’ Showcase Sunday

The Boston Red Sox’s influx of Cuban outfielders could continue. First, the Red Sox acquired Yoenis Cespedes from the Oakland Athletics before the Major League Baseball non-waiver trade deadline. Then, Boston signed Rusney Castillo to a seven-year, $72.5 million contract in August. Now, it appears the organization is at least doing its homework on Yasmani Tomas, who could command...
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September 20, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Little girl does Allen Iverson's 'practice' rant

Allen Iverson’s “practice” rant is one of the best of all time, and a little girl’s spot-on impression made it even better. Basketball writer Steve McPherson devoted some time to teaching his daughter Iverson’s famous press conference, and the result was pure gold. Hopefully, she’s working on learning the entire almost two-minute version. H/t to Deadspin Thumbnail...
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September 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Lindsay Lohan Says She Picked ‘Niners’ First In Fantasy Football Draft

Lindsay Lohan either highly values defenses in fantasy football, or has absolutely no idea how the game works. While answering questions from her Twitter followers Saturday, the actress received a straight-forward question: Who did she draft first in fantasy football? Her answer was slightly perplexing. For those who are unaware, you can’t do that. Unless Lohan meant she...
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September 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Sam Ponder Gives Scathing Take On Jameis Winston’s Suspension (Video)

A lot of folks are sick of Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston’s antics, including ESPN analyst Samantha Ponder. Winston received a full-game suspension Friday for standing on a table in a public space and yelling an obscene, derogatory phrase made popular by an internet video. It wasn’t the 2013 Heisman Trophy winner’s first transgression either, as he was accused of...
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September 20, 2014  |  Discuss
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