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Mike Napoli Talks New-Look Offense, Dumps Water On Gary Striewski (Video)

Mike Napoli played a big role in the Boston Red Sox’s win over the Los Angeles Angels Friday night, launching a solo run home run in the fifth inning to extend Boston’s lead to 4-2. After the game, he talked about the benefits of hitting in the new-look Red Sox lineup. Specifically, Napoli spoke to Gary Striewski about hitting behind Dustin Pedroia, David Ortiz and Yoenis Cespedes...
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August 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Steve Gregory Announces Retirement From NFL At Age 31 Via Statement

After an eight-year NFL career, defensive back Steve Gregory is calling it quits. Gregory, who signed with the Kansas City Chiefs less than two weeks ago on July 31, announced his retirement via a statement tweeted by his agent, David Canter. Steve Gregory retirement statement http://t.co/lzau2Cp5Gj— DECManagement (@davidcanter) August 09, 2014 Before joining the Chiefs, Gregory...
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Vikings DT Linval Joseph Shot At Nightclub After Preseason Game

MINNEAPOLIS — Minneapolis police are investigating a shooting inside a downtown nightclub that injured 11 people, including Minnesota Vikings defensive tackle Linval Joseph. The team released a statement Saturday saying Joseph was shot in the calf. He was treated for a minor injury and released. The Vikings described Joseph as an innocent bystander. The Star Tribune reports that...
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Dining Playbook Giveaway: L’Andana

This week’s Dining Playbook Giveaway features L’Andana, located in Burlington, Mass. The food served at L’Andana comes straight from the restaurant’s very own vegetable and food garden. Photo via Facebook/LAndana-GrillFiled under: Dining Playbook, NESN Video
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A’s Outfielder Coco Crisp Sports Absurdly Awesome New Haircut (Video)

Oakland Athletics center fielder Coco Crisp sported a rather interesting new haircut on Friday night, and it left most people wondering where he got his inspiration from. Crisp, who played for the Red Sox from 2006-08, appears to have missed a spot when shaving the back of his head. Rodger Sherman of SB Nation has coined it a neck mustache, which seems to be appropriate. Your browser...
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David Peralta Somehow Steals Home On Catcher’s Throw To Mound (Video)

If you’ve ever played Little League, you’ve likely seen this play before. Taking advantage of short basepaths and short attention spans, the speedy kid on third base catches everyone napping and sprints toward home plate right after the catcher throws the ball back to the mound. Major League Baseball isn’t Little League, though, and the best players in the world would definitely...
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Albert Breer: NFL GM, Executives Question Ryan Mallett’s Trade Value

NFL Media analyst Mike Mayock called New England Patriots backup Ryan Mallett a “legitimate NFL starting quarterback” last week, but Mallett’s shaky preseason debut has many questioning how much trade value he actually has. NFL Network reporter Albert Breer provided some interesting information on his Twitter account Saturday morning, indicating that Tom Brady’s backup...
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Judge Rules Against NCAA In Landmark Ed O’Bannon Case

College football and basketball players could be in line for paydays worth thousands of dollars once they leave school after a landmark ruling Friday that may change the way the NCAA does business. A federal judge ruled that the NCAA can’t stop players from selling the rights to their names, images and likenesses, striking down NCAA regulations that prohibit them from getting anything...
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Wyc Grousbeck: Celtics Tried For Fireworks, Have To Take ‘Patient Route’

Majority team owner Wyc Grousbeck spoke about the Boston Celtics offseason plans in early March, suggesting that “there could be some fireworks” come June. June has passed, and so has July, and the Celtics still find themselves lacking star power in a league driven by talent. Boston lost out in the Kevin Love sweepstakes, as the Cleveland Cavaliers and Minnesota Timberwolves...
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Michael Sam Conquers Nerves, Has Tackle, QB Hurry In Preseason Debut

For four quarters on Friday night in St. Louis, Michael Sam was just another NFL rookie trying to make the 53-man roster. Though admittedly nervous at first, Sam recorded one tackle and one quarterback hurry in his NFL preseason debut with the St. Louis Rams. For Sam, the first openly gay player in league history to participate in a preseason contest, it was a confirmation of what...
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Jason Sudeikis Returns As Brilliant Coach Ted Lasso For NBC Sports

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Upton Brothers Make History With Home Runs Off Strasburg

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Red Sox Notes: Jackie Bradley Jr.’s 2014 Season Admirable In One Respect

The Red Sox don’t really look like a team that’s out of contention. Sure, Boston isn’t going anywhere this season, but there are some nights, like Friday, when the club looks far better than its record indicates. The Red Sox opened a three-game series against the Los Angeles Angels — a team now 19 games above .500 (67-48) — with a 4-2 win. Boston showed energy, received...
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Allen Webster Steps Forward With Red Sox After Recent Step Backward

Allen Webster took a step forward after taking a step backward. In a literal sense, that would mean Webster is back to square one. From a baseball perspective, particularly when discussing a young starting pitcher dipping his toes in The Show, it’s encouraging. Webster rebounded from a Daniel Bard-esque meltdown in his last start Saturday against the New York Yankees at Fenway...
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Shane Victorino Happy After Back Surgery, Eager To Help Red Sox In 2015

Shane Victorino isn’t worrying about a thing. Victorino, who underwent successful back surgery Tuesday in California, dropped by the visitors’ clubhouse at Angel Stadium on Friday before the Boston Red Sox’s game against the Los Angeles Angels. The veteran outfielder expressed optimism regarding his recent procedure and his status for 2015. “I couldn’t feel any happier...
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Jonny Gomes Introduces World To Oakland Athletics ‘NBA Referee’ (Video)

Jonny Gomes already is having a good time in his new home. Gomes, who was traded from the Boston Red Sox to the Oakland Athletics before last week’s Major League Baseball non-waiver trade deadline, appeared on MLB Network’s “Intentional Talk” this week. While chatting with the show’s hosts, Kevin Millar and Chris Rose, Gomes introduced the world to the A’s “NBA referee...
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WATCH: Bradley Jr. makes great catch, crashes into wall

Jackie Bradley Jr. continues to separate offense and defense. Bradley, who currently is mired in an 0-for-27 slump, managed to make an impact Friday in the Boston Red Sox’s 4-2 win over the Los Angeles Angels despite not being in the starting lineup. The outfielder did so as a defensive replacement. Howie Kendrick led off the bottom of the ninth inning with a line drive toward...
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Rory McIlroy Takes One-Shot Lead At PGA Championship Heading Into Weekend

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Rory McIlroy tracked the flight of his drive as long as he could against the rain clouds over Valhalla on Friday, not quite sure where it landed. He turned to his caddie for confirmation and asked, “Was it good?” “Beautiful,” J.P. Fitzgerald replied, his eyes still fixed on a shot that traveled 311 yards right down the middle. Such is the state of McIlroy’s...
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August 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Yasiel Puig Is Really Strong, Breaks His Bat On Check Swing (Video)

If you ever questioned the strength or bat speed of Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig, you likely won’t do so again. Puig, who has recently made the transition to center field, swung at a 2-1 pitch in Friday night’s game against the Milwaukee Brewers and shattered his bat into two pieces. What’s the big deal, you say? He broke his bat on a check swing. Your browser...
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Former Red Sox Outfielder Ryan Kalish Designated For Assignment By Cubs

Ryan Kalish’s major league career still hasn’t taken off. Kalish, once a highly touted prospect in the Boston Red Sox organization, was designated for assignment by the Chicago Cubs on Friday. The move made room on the Cubs’ roster for pitcher Jacob Turner, who was acquired from the Miami Marlins. Kalish turned heads after being drafted by the Red Sox in the ninth round in...
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Joe Torre Tells Dodgers To Stop Using Bubble Machine, Team Doesn’t Listen

The Los Angeles Dodgers have adopted their own special way to celebrate home runs this season: Bubbles. Up to this point, when a Dodgers player hit a homer, a machine would be turned on that would spit out bubbles in the dugout. Yasiel Puig got the bubble treatment earlier this season, as you may remember. Clayton Kershaw even bended the rules a bit, getting the bubble machine after...
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LeBron: I don’t plan on leaving Cleveland

LeBron James signed a contract to return to the Cleveland Cavaliers during the offseason, as announced on July 11 via his personal letter to fans on SI.com. The contract, however, is only for two years, with an opt-out clause coming after the first season. That left Cavaliers fans, who were initially ecstatic to hear that The King was coming home, a bit uneasy. They felt like he...
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Buccaneers Unveil New Glowing Uniforms In Preseason Game Vs. Jaguars (Photos)

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers unveiled rather unique uniforms in Friday night’s preseason game against the Jacksonville Jaguars. The uniforms, which were released during the offseason, have a reflective chrome border around the numbers on the front, back and shoulders. The feature “employs a reflective coating to add a unique glow to the numbers under the lights,” according to Buccaneers...
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Carl Yastrzemski: Jim Rice ‘Earned All The Success He Had’ (Video)

There’s a reason Carl Yastrzemski and Jim Rice are revered as Boston Red Sox legends — they worked harder than anyone to become the best. Yastrzemski, an 18-time All-Star and a seven-time Gold Glove winner, who also won the Triple Crown in 1967 and was named the American League MVP that same year, is one of the best hitters in MLB history because he was out there every day and...
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John Farrell: Mike Trout Is ‘Arguably The Best Player In The Game’ (Video)

Los Angeles Angels superstar Mike Trout has a fan in Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell. Trout is widely regarded as one of the best players in the league in many circles, and that includes Farrell’s. The Sox manager spoke highly of Trout’s athleticism, production and love of the game before Boston opens its three-game set against the Angels on the West Coast. Trout, who just...
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