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Report: Red Sox not talking with Stephen Drew

Will Middlebrooks’ trip to the disabled list added yet another issue to the left side of the Red Sox’s infield. But it doesn’t appear Stephen Drew is on the verge of walking through Boston’s clubhouse door. An industry source told WEEI.com’s Alex Speier that there has not yet been any engagement between the Red Sox and Drew about the idea of the free-agent shortstop potentially...
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May 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox Issue Statement After Young Woman Falls Down Fenway Elevator Shaft

The Boston Red Sox issued a statement one day after a young woman fell down an elevator shaft at Fenway Park in Boston late Friday. “A young woman suffered serious injuries shortly after the conclusion of last night’s game at Fenway Park,” the statement said. “Various Red Sox personnel responded immediately and worked alongside the Boston Police Department, Boston Fire Department...
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Interference Call On Shane Victorino Baffles John Farrell (Video)

In the eighth inning of the Boston Red Sox’s game against the Detroit Tigers on Saturday night, outfielder Shane Victorino hit a dribbler up the first base line off Rick Porcello. The ball crossed the base path, and Victorino, with nowhere to go, ran over the ball without touching it and was immediately called out by umpire Clint Fagan. Victorino and manager John Farrell argued...
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Mookie Betts Falls Short Of History; Red Sox Prospect’s Streak Snapped

Mookie Betts’ streak has ended, though not before the Boston Red Sox prospect garnered national attention. Betts, who currently is playing for Double-A Portland, saw his on-base streak snapped at 66 consecutive games Saturday following an 0-for-4 effort against the Trenton Thunder. The 21-year-old second baseman fell five games short of matching the minor league record held by...
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Revolution Extend Unbeaten Run To Six Games With Win Over Philadelphia Union

The New England Revolution extended their unbeaten streak to six games (5-0-1), including four straight wins, as they defeated the Philadelphia Union 5-3 Saturday afternoon. Five different Revolution (6-3-2, 20 points) players scored goals, with three players — Diego Fagundez, Lee Ngyuen and Chris Tierney –  each scoring a goal and adding one assist on the day. A.J. Soares and...
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Young Rangers Fan Pulls Off Smooth Move, Hands Foul Ball To Pretty Girl (Video)

One young Texas Rangers fan proved Saturday night that he has more game than all the fans in attendance at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington combined. While it’s always heartwarming to see adults give foul balls to little kids sitting near them, one youngster turned the tables when he was lucky enough to snag a baseball. The super suave kid casually turned around and handed the souvenir...
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Johnny Manziel: ‘I’m A Rookie, I Need To Earn My Place’ (Video)

In an interview with USA Today Sports, Cleveland Browns rookie quarterback and first-round draft pick Johnny Manziel seemed to come down to earth when responding to the news of being told to act like a backup. ”I’m a rookie,” Manziel said. ”I need to earn my place. I need to earn my keep. Nothing here needs to be handed to me. I don’t need to be treated based off what I...
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Roddy White’s Brother Shot To Death Outside South Carolina Nightclub

The half-brother of Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Roddy White was shot and killed outside a South Carolina nightclub early Saturday morning, according to the Charleston Post and Courier’s David MacDougall. Tyrone Moore Jr., 21, died of a gunshot wound, Charleston County Deputy Coroner Kimberly Rhoton said. Authorities were called to Lake House Club on James Island at 2:51 a.m....
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Penn State Baseball Team Turns Two Triple Plays In One Game (Video)

It’s not very often that you see one triple play in a baseball game, let alone two, but that’s just what Penn State did in their game against Michigan State on Friday. The Associated Press had a summary of the events that aligned perfectly for the impressive feat to take place. “In the fourth inning with runners on first and second, shortstop Jim Haley caught Blaise Salter’s...
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Will Middlebrooks’ Injury Marks Another Setback In Red Sox 3B’s Career

BOSTON — Red Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks was on the cusp of stardom until his 2012 season was derailed by a fractured wrist. Now, Middlebrooks seemingly is dealing with one setback after another as he looks to transform himself into a consistent major leaguer. Middlebrooks was placed on the 15-day disabled list Saturday with a fractured right index finger. It marks the...
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California Chrome Wins 2014 Preakness Stakes, Keeps Triple Crown Hopes Alive

California Chrome is one step closer to winning the elusive Triple Crown after taking the 139th running of the Preakness Stakes in Baltimore on Saturday. The colt won the Kentucky Derby on May 3 and if he wins at the Belmont Stakes in New York on June 7, he will become the first horse to win the Triple Crown since Affirmed in 1978. “It is an awesome feeling to be able to have a...
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Tom Brady, Wes Welker, Mike Tyson Join Forces In Amazing Selfie At Preakness (Photo)

Watch out Ellen, an eclectic group of athletes are coming for your selfie record. As celebrities from around the country descended on Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore for the 2014 Preakness, boxing legend Mike Tyson, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, Denver Broncos receiver Wes Welker and Texas Tech football coach Kliff Kingsbury came together for one hilarious and wonderfully...
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Lackey Looking To Match Last Great Start Saturday Against Tigers (Video)

With nine strikeouts and only two earned runs in seven innings, Boston Red Sox pitcher John Lackey’s last start in Arlington against the Texas Rangers was Lackey at his finest. And he’ll be looking to do it again Saturday night against the Detroit Tigers at Fenway. Lackey had a tumultuous start to his career with the Sox, but after returning from Tommy John surgery last season...
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Jackie Bradley Jr.’s Struggles With Red Sox Require Proactive Approach

BOSTON — Sometimes, you need to take a step back before you can move forward. The Red Sox are hoping that’s the case with outfielder Jackie Bradley Jr. Bradley, who went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts in Friday’s 1-0 loss to the Detroit Tigers at Fenway Park, said after the game he feels “lost” at the plate. Red Sox manager John Farrell caught wind of the comment and wisely...
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Babe Ruth’s Daughter Throws First Pitch At Wrigley, Reveals Red Sox Fandom (Video)

On October 1, 1932, the New York Yankees were at Wrigley Field playing Game 3 of the World Series against the Chicago Cubs. Babe Ruth stepped up to the plate, pointed to the center field bleachers and knocked his final home run of his career to that exact spot. As part of their year-long celebration of Wrigley Field’s 100th anniversary, the Cubs gave away a “called shot” bobblehead...
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Rihanna Breaks Man’s iPhone At Clippers Game; He Sells It For $66K (Photos)

A cracked iPhone is really not such a bad deal when Rihanna is involved. During Game 3 of the Thunder-Clippers series, Los Angeles Police Commission president Steve Soboroff was sitting courtside next to the superstar when he asked if he could take a picture with her. Rihanna obliged, but when she went to snap the selfie, she accidentally dropped his phone on the hardwood and cracked...
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Shane Victorino Returns, Will Middlebrooks Lands On Disabled List (Video)

When the Boston Red Sox reported their injuries before Saturday night’s game against the Detroit Tigers, the results weren’t exactly what was expected. Outfielder Shane Victorino had sat for the past two games with a knee injury and underwent an MRI on Friday. But he wasn’t the one who landed himself on the disabled list. Victorino was cleared to play, but it was third baseman...
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Red Sox-Tigers Live: Shane Victorino Returns To Lineup Against Detroit

6 p.m.: The Red Sox placed third baseman Will Middlebrooks on the 15-day disabled list before Saturday’s game against the Tigers. Middlebrooks fractured his right index finger while attempting to field a line drive in the first inning of Friday’s loss. Brock Holt has been recalled to replace Middlebrooks on the Red Sox’s active roster. He’ll play third base and bat ninth...
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New Orleans Saints Sign Paralyzed Safety Devon Walker On Graduation Day

Former Tulane safety Devon Walker was paralyzed from the neck down in September 2012 after making a tackle against Tulsa. But almost two years later, the New Orleans Saints made his dream of making it to the NFL a reality. The Saints surprised Walker by signing him to an official contract Saturday afternoon just hours after he graduated with a degree in cell and molecular biology...
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Lionel Messi Agrees To Sign New, $27Million-Per-Year Contract With Barcelona

Lionel Messi is set to become the highest-paid player in the soccer world after he agreed to sign a new contract with FC Barcelona on Friday. The new deal will tie Messi to Barcelona until 2019, and the Argentinian superstar is expected to put pen to paper within the next week. “The revised and updated contract will be signed over the next few days,” Barcelona said in a statement...
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Jackie Bradley Jr’s Afro Among Top Five Greatest MLB Hairdos (Video)

What do Jackie Bradley Jr., Coco Crisp and Oscar Gamble all have in common? They can all rock a solid afro on the baseball diamond. Bradley took his trademark cornrow hairdo out, and let it go wild for Saturday night’s matchup against the Detroit Tigers. But where does Bradley’s ‘fro stand compared to some of the greats? NESN Nation’s Alison Smith explores in the video above...
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Will Middlebrooks Placed On DL By Boston Red Sox With Fractured Finger

BOSTON — The Red Sox placed third baseman Will Middlebrooks on the 15-day disabled list before Saturday’s game against the Detroit Tigers at Fenway Park. Middlebrooks fractured his right index finger upon being struck by a line drive in the first inning of Friday’s 1-0 loss. The 25-year-old’s finger is expected to remain in a splint for 5-7 days, at which point he’ll be...
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Rangers Rout Canadiens 7-2 To Take 1-0 Series Lead In Eastern Conference Finals

MONTREAL — Martin St. Louis started the scoring and Henrik Lundqvist posted his first win in Montreal in more than two years as the New York Rangers routed the Canadiens 7-2 to open the NHL Eastern Conference final on Saturday afternoon. St. Louis, who is scheduled to attend his mother’s funeral with his teammates on Sunday, got the opening goal before Mats Zuccarello, Chris...
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Arizona Diamondbacks Hire Tony La Russa As Chief Baseball Officer

PHOENIX — Tony La Russa is back in the big leagues, though he won’t be filling out lineup cards anytime soon. The Arizona Diamondbacks hired La Russa as their chief baseball officer Saturday, hoping the Hall of Fame manager can help turn around the team after one of the worst starts in franchise history. La Russa will report to Diamondbacks President Derrick Hall and oversee...
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Patrice Bergeron: Locker Cleanout Day ‘Never’ Fun Unless You Win It All

The 2013-14 Boston Bruins had the best 82-game season in the NHL, but were bounced earlier than anticipated from the playoffs by a pesky Montreal Canadiens squad. The early ouster left many on the team without immediate offseason plans, and captain Zdeno Chara expressed his disappointment with how the season ended. “It is sad, for sure,” Chara said during the locker cleanout...
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