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Pierzynski not bitter, but wants to beat Red Sox

A.J. Pierzynski wasn’t looking to cause any commotion Tuesday night. The St. Louis Cardinals catcher had just finished facing his former team, the Boston Red Sox, for the first time since they released him last month. Pierzynski’s departure from Boston was rather unceremonious, sure, but the veteran backstop had nothing but good things to say about his time with the Red Sox...
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August 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Bubba Watson Protests Harmless Long Drive Contest By Hitting Iron (Video)

Professional golfer Bubba Watson sometimes comes off like a fun-loving guy who just likes to play golf for a living, but the big-hitting lefty can be, well, a bit of a whiner. He was back to acting like a brat on Tuesday as he prepared for this weekend’s PGA Championship. The PGA’s best took to Valhalla Golf Club for a practice round Tuesday where there was a little bit of...
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August 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Patriots-Broncos On Nov. 2 Is Most Expensive Ticket Of 2014 NFL Season

A rematch of the 2013 AFC Championship Game. Aqib Talib and Wes Welker on the same team, playing against their former employer. Tom Brady vs. Peyton Manning. The storylines are endless for this season’s Nov. 2 matchup between the New England Patriots and Denver Broncos at Gillette Stadium, and no one knows this more than the fans. If Patriots fans intend to go to the game, however...
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August 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Adam Dunn Makes Pitching Debut In Rangers’ Blowout Of White Sox (Video)

The common joke about Chicago White Sox slugger Adam Dunn is that the big man can only do three things on a baseball field: walk, hit home runs and rack up exorbitant strikeout numbers. Well, he now can add a fourth skill to that list. Dunn, a 6-foot-6, 285-pound designated hitter with 457 career homers to his credit, made his pitching debut Tuesday night in the White Sox’s 16...
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August 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox Notes: Rubby De La Rosa Delivers Solid Start Despite Boston Loss

Rubby De La Rosa was far from perfect Tuesday night against the St. Louis Cardinals, but he gave the Boston Red Sox reason to believe that he can be a major league starter. De La Rosa had struggled mightily in games outside of Fenway Park before the start of Tuesday’s game, but he delivered a quality start at Busch Stadium. The right-hander was 0-3 with a 6.04 ERA in his four...
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August 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: FSU Plans To Pay $60K For QB Jameis Winston’s Insurance Policy

Yahoo! Sports reported earlier this summer that Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston had purchased disability and “loss of value” insurance to protect himself should he get hurt or drop out of the top 10 in the NFL draft because of on-field struggles. The policy reportedly covers around $8 million to $10 million and will pay out if injury or struggles on the field force Winston...
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August 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Lochte: Phelps owes me money over swimming comeback

One would think Ryan Lochte might be a little upset because of the increased competition brought by Michael Phelps’ return to the pool for a 2016 Olympics bid. But it’s the exact opposite. Lochte seems to be enjoying the renewed rivalry and is glad to have his friend back in the pool with him. That’s not the only reason why Lochte is happy, though. He bet Phelps that the 22...
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August 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Zoltan Mesko Levitates In Wedding Photo With His Wife, And It’s Amazing

Zoltan Mesko hasn’t signed with an NFL team yet, but he seems to be doing just fine. The former New England Patriots punter got married earlier this summer and posted a wedding photo that went viral for obvious reasons. Yes, folks. That’s Zoltan and his bride levitating. And guess what? According to the punter, no Photoshop was used in creating the photo. With that said, one...
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August 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Brian Hoyer Ahead Of Johnny Manziel On Browns’ QB Depth Chart For Now

BEREA, Ohio — The first depth chart didn’t reveal anything new about the Cleveland Browns’ quarterback order. Brian Hoyer is first. Johnny Manziel is second. One day after Manziel took snaps with the Browns’ starting offense for the first time, Hoyer was back behind center with Cleveland’s first-team unit during 11-on-11 drills Tuesday. With their competition seemingly...
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August 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Rich Hill, Former Red Sox Lefty Specialist, Signs With Rival Yankees

NEW YORK — The Yankees have shuffled left-handers in their bullpen, signing and promoting Rich Hill from the minors and letting Matt Thornton go to the Washington Nationals in a waiver claim. The moves came before the Yankees played the Detroit Tigers on Tuesday night. Hill, 34, pitched four games at Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, striking out 10 in four innings without allowing...
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August 05, 2014  |  Discuss

John Lackey: ‘Only Reason I’m Still Playing Is To Win Rings’ (Video)

John Lackey has made plenty of money in his career. So much that for the 36-year-old Texan, winning is the only reason why he still wants to play. Last week, Lackey was traded from the last-place Boston Red Sox to the St. Louis Cardinals, who are in playoff contention, and he welcomes the challenge to win his third World Series ring. “That’s the only reason why I’m still playing...
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Arsenal’s Civil War Over, As Alisher Usmanov Heralds ‘New Era’ Of Success

Arsenal’s long nightmare is over. Arsenal fans cheered wildly when their team won the FA Cup in May, ending a nine-year trophy drought in the process. Gooners received more positive news Tuesday when minority owner Alisher Usmanov declared Arsenal’s days of frugality and on-field failure are in the past. “The club is very well placed to succeed,” Usmanov told the Telegraph...
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August 05, 2014  |  Discuss

John Lackey On St. Louis Cardinals: ‘I’m Glad To Be Here’ (Video)

It didn’t take long for the Boston Red Sox to meet their former starting pitcher John Lackey in a different uniform. The Sox begin a three-game series Tuesday against the St. Louis Cardinals in a rematch of last year’s World Series. Although they won’t be facing Lackey in the series, they do get a chance to at least see him. Lackey spoke to the media before the game and said he...
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August 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox-Cardinals Live: Rubby De La Rosa Looking To Improve Away Record

7:47 p.m.: The Boston Red Sox are headed to Busch Stadium on Tuesday to take on the St. Louis Cardinals for the first time since the 2013 World Series, but the circumstances are quite different this time around. The stakes are much higher for the Cards, who are fighting for first place in the National League Central with the Milwaukee Brewers. Meanwhile, the Sox dwelling in the...
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Browns Defenders Wearing Boxing Gloves In Practice To Prevent Holding

BEREA, Ohio — The Browns are ready to rumble. To prepare for the NFL’s crackdown on defensive holding this season, the team is making its cornerbacks and safeties wear boxing gloves during training camp practices. The smaller, mittenlike gloves — used by kickboxers and in mixed martial arts — are meant to deter players from latching onto jerseys of wide receivers, an allowable...
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August 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Minnesota Targets Pulling Teddy ‘Bridewater’ Shirts From Shelves (Photo)

With the arrival of Minnesota Vikings rookie quarterback Teddy Bridgewater, Targets all over the state stocked their shelves with jersey-style T-shirts with his name and number. But someone didn’t proofread them. The T-shirts actually all read “Bridewater,” and a friend of a Star Tribune columnist happened to catch it. “Even the most meticulous editor unfortunately sees...
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August 05, 2014  |  Discuss

BYU Pulls ‘Rise As One’ Slogan Because Of Budweiser Trademark Issue

BYU fans who seeking to buy merchandise with “Rise as One” emblazoned on it are in tough luck. All merchandise items have been pulled off the shelves and have been taken down from online listings at the university because Anheuser-Busch trademarked the slogan earlier this year to use in their advertising campaigns. BYU associate athletic director Duff Tittle said after the university...
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August 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Nationals Fans Incredibly Pumped For Jayson Werth Garden Gnome Giveway (Photos)

There are cool garden gnomes, and then there are the ones that the Washington Nationals are giving out Tuesday night before their game against the New York Mets. The first 25,000 fans to arrive at Nationals Park will receive a Jayson Werth garden gnome, and it is glorious. #WerthGoesGnome #WerthGoesGnome #WerthGoesGnome #WerthGoesGnome #WerthGoesGnome #WerthGoesGnome http://t.co...
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August 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Celtics Open Eight-Game Preseason Schedule Against 76ers At TD Garden

The Boston Celtics released their eight-game preseason schedule Tuesday, and they kick things off at TD Garden against the Philadelphia 76ers on Oct. 6. The Celtics’ preseason features Atlantic Division matchups throughout the month of October. Tickets go on sale later in August, though tickets for both games against the New York Knicks — which will be at the XL Center in Hartford...
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August 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Tom Brady: Julian Edelman, Danny Amendola ‘Pygmies’ Compared To Brandon LaFell

Brandon LaFell looks like Manute Bol compared to the rest of the New England Patriots wide receivers, and Tom Brady appreciates having a big target in training camp. Brady had some — jokingly — disparaging remarks about 5-foot-11 Danny Amendola and 5-foot-10 Julian Edelman on Tuesday after joint practices with the Washington Redskins. “I’ve got some of the little pygmies...
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August 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Geoff Cameron ‘Happy At Stoke City,’ As Transfer Speculation Grows

Geoff Cameron has planted his feet firmly on the ground, as the soccer world turns around him at dizzying speed. After featuring for the United States at the 2014 FIFA World Cup, Cameron returned to Stoke City FC recently. Almost immediately upon his arrival in England, Cameron became the subject of transfer rumors, which link him with a host of interested clubs. But Cameron, 29...
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August 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Patriots-Redskins Joint Practices Begin Ahead Of Preseason Matchup (Photos)

The New England Patriots began one of three joint practices with the Washington Redskins on Monday ahead of their first preseason game Thursday. The Pats and the Redskins faced off for some healthy competition at the Redskins’ training facility in Richmond, Va. Both teams are taking advantage of the opportunity to learn and improve from training with each other, Robert Griffin...
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August 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Will Middlebrooks Returns To Lineup In World Series Rematch Vs. St. Louis

The Boston Red Sox and St. Louis Cardinals will meet for the first time since the 2013 World Series when they open up a three-game series at Busch Stadium on Tuesday night. It isn’t exactly the rematch anyone was expecting, with the Red Sox occupying the basement of the American League East, while the Cardinals are hoping to make a playoff push as they sit one game behind the Milwaukee...
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Darrelle Revis Gives Julian Edelman New Nickname: The Energizer Bunny

Forget Minitron, Julian Edelman has a new nickname. The New England Patriots wide receiver, previously known as Jules, Ju Ju, Minitron and Squirrel, has been dubbed The Energizer Bunny by his new teammate, cornerback Darrelle Revis. Revis said he calls Edelman "the Energizer Bunny. ... He never quits."— Ben Volin (@BenVolin) August 04, 2014 Edelman seems to enjoy his new moniker...
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Report: Detroit Tigers Sign Reliever Jim Johnson To Minor-League Deal

The Detroit Tigers made a move to bolster their bullpen Tuesday afternoon, signing Jim Johnson to a minor-league deal, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports. The 31-year-old relief pitcher was designated for assignment by the Oakland Athletics on July 24 and then released by the team on Friday. Johnson struggled mightily with the A’s, losing his closer job early in the season...
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August 05, 2014  |  Discuss
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