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Phillies Catcher Carlos Ruiz Helps Rescue Childhood Friends Lost At Sea

Philadelphia Phillies catcher Carlos Ruiz helped save the lives of two of his childhood friends after their fishing boat capsized in Panama, Jeffrey Eisenband of The Postgame reports. According to Eisenband, the veteran catcher returned to his Philadelphia home Saturday night following the Phillies’ 5-3 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers when he learned of the incident involving...
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May 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Awesome Pool Dunk Features Golf Clubs, Backflips and Waterslides (Video)

It’s the week after Memorial Day, which means two things: summer has unofficially begun, and it’s time for more pool dunks. In the past, we’ve shown you some pretty impressive and well-choreographed pool dunks that have swept the nation and even extended overseas. Over Memorial Day weekend, a group of youngsters took advantage of a nice pool and too much free time to film...
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May 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Johnny Manziel Was Actually Studying Browns’ Playbook In Las Vegas (Photo)

Cleveland Browns quarterback and newly minted NFL party-bro Johnny Manziel wants everyone to know that, even though he did party it up in Las Vegas over Memorial Day weekend, he was also studying the Browns’ playbook. The oft-criticized Manziel posted a photo to his Instagram account of his iPad and the Cleveland Browns’ offensive playbook, along with the caption, “Guess...
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May 27, 2014  |  Discuss

French Open Reporter Awkwardly Congratulates Player After Loss (Video)

Every once in a while, professional athletes get asked some pretty dumb questions by reporters. It might be hard to find one worse than this. After completing his matchup with Mikhail Kukushkin in the first round of the French Open on Monday, Nicholas Mahut went to the podium for interviews and was promptly congratulated by a reporter. The only problem? He lost. As you can see...
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May 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Rob Gronkowski's offseason rivals 2013 Summer of Gronk

Rob Gronkowski did not have a fun season in 2013, as the New England Patriots tight end hit the injured reserve in early December with a torn ACL and MCL after playing in just seven games. Don’t feel too bad for Gronk, though. An offseason like this one would cheer anyone up. The fun-loving 25-year-old’s offseason escapades have been well-documented in the past, and this year...
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May 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Woman Saves Fellow White Sox Fans From Flying Baseball Bat (Video)

We’ve seen plenty of one-handed fan catches of flying baseballs. We have not, however, seen many one-handed fan catches of flying baseball bats. Chicago White Sox catcher Tyler Flowers lost his grip on his hitting instrument during Monday’s game against the Cleveland Indians, sending it pinwheeling into the seats along the third base line. The bat skipped off the top of the dugout...
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May 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Clay Buchholz Looking, Sounding Like Pitcher Who Could Use Break

The numbers don’t lie when it comes to Red Sox pitcher Clay Buchholz. The Boston right-hander turned in another stinker Monday afternoon and is currently entrenched in one of the worst stretches of his young career. Buchholz struggled mightily with his control on Monday against the Atlanta Braves and found another new low. The Sox starter lasted just three-plus innings and walked...
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May 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Canadiens’ Dustin Tokarski Once Was Carjacked Before AHL Game

Sportsnet’s Chris Johnston shared Monday a story from Montreal Canadiens goalie Dustin Tokarski’s time in the minors. And boy, is it one heck of a story. As Johnston tells it, Tokarski, playing at the time for the Syracuse Crunch (the Tampa Bay Lightning’s AHL affiliate), was carjacked at knifepoint shortly before a game against the Binghamton Senators in Oct. 2012. The young...
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May 27, 2014  |  Discuss

David Ortiz Hits Game-Tying Home Run, Makes Turner Field Sound Like Fenway (Video)

The Boston Red Sox needed something or someone to turn them around on Monday afternoon in Atlanta. That someone ended up being designated hitter David Ortiz. Because of course. The Sox finally ended a 10-game losing streak — their longest in 20 years — with an 8-6 win over the Braves on Monday afternoon. Ortiz played a pivotal role, especially in the fifth inning where he helped...
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May 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Ortiz: Ramirez a 'totally different dude,' good fit for Cubs

Manny Ramirez said over the weekend, after signing on as a player-coach in the Chicago Cubs’ minor league system, that he is a changed man. When asked about his former Boston Red Sox teammate Monday in Atlanta, David Ortiz agreed. Ortiz told reporters Ramirez — the other part of the Red Sox’s devastating middle-of-the-order duo throughout the 2000s – called him up a few...
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May 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Dodgers Catcher A.J. Ellis Injured Celebrating Josh Beckett’s No-Hitter

Josh Beckett’s first career no-hitter didn’t turn out so well for one of his catchers. The Los Angeles Dodgers streamed onto the field after Beckett retired his 27th Philadelphia Phillies hitter in Sunday afternoon’s 6-0 win. The Dodgers’ starting backstop for the game, Drew Butera, escaped the celebration unscathed, but his discarded mask landed in the path of backup...
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May 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Heat Beat Pacers In Game 4, Need One More Win To Reach NBA Finals

MIAMI (AP) — LeBron James had 32 points and 10 rebounds, Chris Bosh added 25 points and the Miami Heat moved one win away from a return trip to the NBA Finals with a 102-90 win over the Indiana Pacers on Monday night. Dwyane Wade scored 15 points for the Heat, who have won three of the first four games in the Eastern Conference finals. They can win the East for a fourth straight...
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May 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Kings Put Blackhawks On Brink Of Elimination With Game 4 Win

The Los Angeles Kings need one more win to eliminate the defending Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks and advance to the Cup Final for the second time in the last three years. L.A. earned a 3-1 lead in the Western Conference final with a 5-2 victory over Chicago in Monday night’s Game 4 at Staples Center. This isn’t an unfamiliar position for the Blackhawks, who overcame...
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May 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Store Puts ‘All We Do Is Win’ Phillies Shirts On Clearance Amid Team’s Struggles (Photo)

Philadelphia Phillies fans are accustomed to watching their team lose games. After all, the Phillies have lost nearly 10,500 games in their 100-plus year history. The future looked bright for the Phillies in 2007 when they ended their 13-year playoff drought. One year later, Philadelphia won the World Series — its first championship since 1980 — in a five-game series win over...
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May 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox End Losing Streak With Win Over Braves (Video)

The Boston Red Sox ended their 10-game losing streak with an 8-6 win over the Atlanta Braves Monday at Turner Field. After scoring the first run of the game, the Sox found themselves down 6-1 in the fifth inning. They rallied with five runs in the top half of the fifth to tie the score, then added two more runs in the seventh when the Braves bullpen struggled. Check out NESN analyst...
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May 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Capitals Hire Barry Trotz As Head Coach, Make Brian MacLellan New GM

After missing the playoffs for the first time in seven years, the Washington Capitals hired former Nashville Predators coach Barry Trotz and promoted Brian MacLellan to general manager on Monday. Trotz was the Predators’ coach for 15 seasons before being dropped from the job in April. In Washington, he takes over for Adam Oates, who was fired last month with a season left on his...
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May 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox Offense Propels Team To Win Over Braves; Ending 10-Game Losing Streak

The Boston Red Sox were desperate for a win Monday afternoon against the Atlanta Braves, and as he has done so many times over the last decade, David Ortiz led his team to victory with a couple of clutch at-bats. Ortiz collected a game-high four RBI, scored a run and drew a walk in one of his better performance of the season. With the Sox trailing 6-3 in the fifth inning, Ortiz launched...
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May 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Avalanche Goalie Jean-Sebastien Giguere Ready To Retire From NHL

Colorado Avalanche veteran Jean-Sebastien Giguere is reportedly ready “call it a career” after 13 seasons as an NHL goaltender. Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports first reported the story, and noted that Giguere still hasn’t made a final decision. In my #jdm story.Talked to JS Giguère who's ready to call it a career. He wants to speak with his agent and the PA before making it official—...
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May 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Montreal Canadiens Goalie Carey Price Skates Before Monday’s Practice

BROSSARD, Quebec — Injured Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price took a light skate before the team’s optional practice Monday. He has been out with a suspected right knee injury since the second period of Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals. Price skated for about 20 minutes, without his goaltending equipment, well before the team’s optional practice. He is out for...
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May 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Patrice Bergeron, P.K. Subban Finalists For ‘NHL 15′ Cover Vote

The “NHL 15″ Cover Vote has come down to Boston vs. Montreal. Patrice Bergeron took down Olympic hero T.J. Oshie in voting in one semifinal, and P.K. Subban got past Los Angeles Kings defenseman Drew Doughty in the other to set up a Bruins-Canadiens showdown for the right to grace the cover of EA Sports’ new video game. Bergeron is in the finals! Vote #NHL15Bergeron early and...
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May 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Giancarlo Stanton Rocks USA Arm Sleeve, Crushes Monster Homer (Video)

Miami Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton was feeling extra patriotic this Memorial Day. Every Major League Baseball player donned special camouflage hats and uniforms for Monday’s slate of games, but Stanton added a little something extra to his attire for the Marlins’ matinee matchup in Washington. It's gotta be the sleeve! Watch @Giancarlo818 clobber his NL-leading 15th HR...
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May 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Ben Cherington On Losing Streak: Red Sox Have To Improve Everywhere (Video)

The Boston Red Sox are in the midst of one of the worst skids in recent team memory, and things are so off track that general manager Ben Cherington made the road trip to Atlanta to check up on things on Memorial Day. Cherington told reporters before the game that the stretch has been exceptionally difficult because there’s no pinpointing the source of the team’s struggles....
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May 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Who Will Be The Amica Pitcher Of The Week?

Vote for the Amica Pitcher of the Week and give yourself a chance to win a $100 gift card to the Yawkey Way Team Store. Voting begins every Monday, and winners are picked every Saturday, so make sure to come back every week to give yourself another chance to win. First read the official rules, then completely fill out the form below for your chance to win. Monday: Clay Buchholz vs...
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May 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Vince Wilfork’s Wife Catches Patriots Nose Tackle Dancing, Barbecuing (Video)

Vince Wilfork thought he could barbecue some ribs in his smoker and bump and grind to some tunes in peace on this beautiful Memorial Day, but his wife caught him. Bianca Wilfork posted videos on Instagram of the 6-foot-2, 325-pound New England Patriots defensive tackle dancing and barbecuing on Monday – until he saw her videotaping him, of course. Wilfork has some impressive...
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May 26, 2014  |  Discuss

John Farrell: Ryan Lavarnway Evens Out Left-Handers On Sox’s Roster (Video)

The Boston Red Sox on Monday recalled catcher Ryan Lavarnway from Triple-A Pawtucket ahead of the team’s Memorial Day matchup against the Atlanta Braves. The move marks the beginning of Lavarnway’s first major league stint of the 2014 season. Lavarnway is hitting .263 with seven doubles, two home runs and 11 RBI in 44 games with the PawSox. Before Monday’s game, Red Sox manager...
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May 26, 2014  |  Discuss
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