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Kevin Kiermaier Hits Line Drive Through Eric Hosmer’s Glove (Video)

Ever hear the old baseball cliché, “if he hit that ball any harder it would’ve went through his glove”? Well, Kevin Kiermaier just hit the ball that much harder. In the seventh inning of a game between the Tampa Bay Rays and Kansas City Royals on Tuesday, the Rays outfielder ripped an 0-1 pitch in the direction of Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer. The ball entered Hosmer’s...
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July 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Sidney Crosby To Undergo Surgery On Injured Wrist

The Pittsburgh Penguins experienced another early exit from the Stanley Cup playoffs this past season, falling to the New York Rangers in the Eastern Conference semifinals. Now, it appears their star was not 100 percent healthy during the playoff run. Sidney Crosby, who managed just one goal in the Penguins’ 13 playoff games, was playing with a wrist injury that “impeded his...
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July 09, 2014  |  Discuss

LeBron James Recaps Brazil-Germany Blowout In Ruthless Vine (Video)

After Brazil’s stunning 7-1 loss to Germany in the semifinals of the 2014 FIFA World Cup on Tuesday, Brazilian fans could probably use some consoling. If that’s the case, they definitely shouldn’t watch this video. In a hilariously cruel Vine created by Barstool Sports on Tuesday, LeBron James helps give his own rendition of Brazil’s World Cup catastrophe. ...
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July 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Carmelo Anthony’s ‘Dream’ Is For LeBron James To Join Him In New York

LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony are the two biggest free agents this summer, and they are taking their time to make their decisions. Maybe it’s because they’re waiting on  New York Knicks president Phil Jackson to pull off some sort of miracle so they can play together in New York. The New York Post reported Tuesday that a friend of Anthony has said his “dream” is to...
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July 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Bruins Should Fill Forward Vacancies From Within Organization

The Boston Bruins will have at least two forward spots to fill before the 2014-15 NHL season. Given the lack of talent on the free agent market, combined with the Bruins’ lack of salary cap space, the best route is to fill the vacant spots on the bottom two lines from within the organization. Luckily for the B’s, most of these young players already have NHL experience, and some...
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July 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: LeBron James Will Meet With Heat President Pat Riley Wednesday

Amid the rapidly-growing rumors that LeBron James will return to the Cleveland Cavaliers, Miami Heat president Pat Riley will make one more pitch to his star player to convince him to stay in South Beach. James and Riley will meet face-to-face on in Las Vegas on Wednesday, league sources told ESPN’s Chris Broussard. Earlier reports stated that the two would meet sometime ‘this...
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July 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Gordon Hayward, Hornets Agree On Four-Year, $63M Offer Sheet

It appears there will be no Butler University reunion for Gordon Hayward and Boston Celtics coach Brad Stevens. Hayward has agreed to a four-year offer sheet worth a maximum of $63 million to sign with the Charlotte Hornets, a source told ESPN late Tuesday. Hayward is expected to sign on Thursday at 12:01 a.m., the source said. The former Utah Jazz forward had been heavily pursued...
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July 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Three Red Sox Named To MLBPipeline.com’s First-Half All-Prospect Team

The Boston Red Sox can be happy about their minor league development. The Red Sox entered this season with one of the best farm systems in Major League Baseball, and things continue to trend in the right direction for many of the organization’s top prospects. Mookie Betts, Blake Swihart and Henry Owens on Tuesday were named to MLBPipeline.com’s First-Half All-Prospect team for...
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Red Sox Notes: Jake Peavy’s Love For Boston ‘Unbreakable’ Amid Rumors

BOSTON — The Red Sox continued their limp toward the All-Star break Tuesday. The Red Sox were handed an 8-3 loss by the Chicago White Sox at Fenway Park. Boston now is 12 games below .500 (39-51) with five games remaining before the break. The Red Sox have a lot to figure out before the July 31 trade deadline. Let’s go over Tuesday’s developments. – Brandon Workman tossed...
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July 09, 2014  |  Discuss

John Farrell, Red Sox ‘Fully Recognize’ Odds Are Stacked Against Them

BOSTON — The Red Sox aren’t blind to the situation. There’s a shared understanding that things aren’t going well and that changes are possible if the club continues down its current path. The Red Sox suffered an 8-3 loss to the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday that dropped Boston to 1-7 on its 10-game homestand and to 12 games under .500 overall (39-51). It’s hardly where the...
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July 09, 2014  |  Discuss

John Farrell: David Ortiz’s Success A Result Of ‘Hard Work And Talent’

BOSTON — Red Sox manager John Farrell has David Ortiz’s back. Ortiz responded with displeasure Monday to claims he was given a “free pass” following a report several years ago that identified him as someone who tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs during Major League Baseball’s 2003 survey testing. The slugger told WEEI.com he wasn’t given a “free pass,...
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July 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Rubby De La Rosa Called Up To Red Sox; Brandon Workman Sent To Pawtucket

BOSTON — Rubby De La Rosa will start Wednesday for the Red Sox against the Chicago White Sox at Fenway Park. Red Sox manager John Farrell announced after Tuesday’s 8-3 loss that De La Rosa will be called up to face Chris Sale in the third game of the teams’ four-game series. The skipper wasn’t ready to announce a corresponding roster move immediately following the game, but...
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Red Sox Lose Second Straight Game To White Sox (Video)

The Boston Red Sox fell to 1-7 on their current homestand after an 8-5 loss to the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday night at Fenway Park. Sox starter Brandon Workman pitched pretty well. He tossed eight innings, giving up eight hits and three earned runs. He’s now 1-3 on the season. Boston will face Chicago ace Chris Sale in Wednesday night’s game. Check out the video above for more...
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July 08, 2014  |  Discuss

New England Revolution Eliminated In Open Cup By Philadelphia Union

For the second straight season, the New England Revolution have been eliminated from the Open Cup in the quarterfinal round. The Revs lost 2-0 to the Philadelphia Union on Tuesday night, a game that was delayed in the 61st minute because of an intense dust storm. Play was halted for 64 minutes. Conor Casey opened the scoring for Philadelphia in the ninth minute. Sébastien...
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July 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Former UConn Star Doron Sheffer Beat Cancer, Now Living Spiritual Life

Many moons ago, Doron Sheffer was a basketball star at the University of Connecticut playing alongside Ray Allen and Kevin Ollie for head coach Jim Calhoun. During his tenure from 1993 to 1996 at UConn, Sheffer became the first Husky with 1,000 points and 500 assists over a span of three varsity seasons. He was eventually drafted by the Los Angeles Clippers in the second round of...
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U.S. Coach Jurgen Klinsmann Tweets Excitement Over Germany’s World Cup Win Over Brazil

United States men’s soccer head coach Jurgen Klinsmann was very excited to see his home nation advance to the final of the 2014 World Cup. GERMANY WRITING WORLD CUP HISTORY TODAY !!! HUGE HUGE COMPLIMENT !!! SO PROUD OF THEM !!— Jürgen Klinsmann (@J_Klinsmann) July 08, 2014 The best German performance ever in a World Cup !! Simply fantastic !! Now get the Cup JOGI and TEAM...
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Brazil-Germany 2014 World Cup: What Hosts Can Learn From Historic Defeat

Germany is deservedly marching to the 2014 FIFA World Cup final thanks to Brazil’s historically great act of hospitality. Germany consigned Brazil to its worst-ever World Cup defeat on Tuesday, hammering the host nation by a score of 7-1 in a 2014 World Cup semifinal. Germany scored five goals in the first half, including four in a seven-minute span, which left Brazil’s players...
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July 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Jose Bautista, Troy Tulowitzki Add To 2014 Home Run Derby Lineups

NEW YORK — Jose Bautista and Troy Tulowitzki have announced three members of their respective teams for Monday night’s Home Run Derby at Target Field. Joining Bautista on the American League team are Oakland’s Yoenis Cespedes, who was last year’s Derby winner, Baltimore’s Adam Jones and Brian Dozier of the host Twins. Tulowitzki will have Miami’s Giancarlo Stanton, who...
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July 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Shane Victorino Won’t Return To Red Sox Until After All-Star Break

BOSTON — Red Sox outfielder Shane Victorino has suffered another setback. Victorino, who was expected to start another rehab assignment Wednesday with Single-A Lowell, experienced “increased symptoms” related to his ailing back this week, according to Red Sox manager John Farrell. The 33-year-old’s rehab will begin no earlier than Thursday and he will not return to the Red...
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July 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Gisele Bundchen Heartbroken After Brazil’s World Cup Loss To Germany

Gisele Bundchen, wife of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, has been one of Brazil’s biggest fans during the 2014 World Cup. The Brazilian supermodel was extremely excited for Tuesday’s semifinal game between the host nation and Germany in Sao Paulo. She shared this photo on Instagram prior to the contest: Any enthusiasm Brazil fans had going into the game was quickly...
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July 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: ’90 Percent’ Chance LeBron James Returns To Cleveland Cavaliers

The Cleveland Cavaliers could become a top contender to win the 2015 NBA Finals in the near future. A source told Sheridan Hoops that there’s a “90 percent” chance four-time league MVP LeBron James leaves the Miami Heat to re-join the team that drafted him No. 1 overall in 2003. “A plugged-in source tells me there is a 90 percent chance that LeBron James will return to the...
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July 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Brazilian Fans Sink To New Low After Germany’s World Cup Rout (Photos)

Losing is unacceptable for Brazilian soccer fans. Their team has won five World Cups and hadn’t lost on their home turf in 39 years. Until Tuesday, when Germany put the hammer down and won 7-1 to reach the World Cup final. For many Brazilian fans, it must have felt like a bad dream. But it was very real. One goal after another, Brazil’s hopes for a sixth World Cup title faded...
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Miroslav Klose Becomes World Cup’s All-Time Leading Scorer With Goal Vs. Brazil

Germany’s complete domination of Brazil in the 2014 FIFA World Cup semifinal resulted in the biggest margin of victory in that round of the tournament. But that wasn’t the only record to break Tuesday. Lost among the shock of Germany’s 7-1 rout of the host country was Miroslav Klose’s record-breaking goal. The German striker scored his 16th World Cup goal, making him the...
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Jets’ Evander Kane On Trade Rumors: ‘We’ll See What Happens’

Evander Kane is a member of the Winnipeg Jets, for now at least. He was asked about his future with the Jets in a Tuesday radio interview with Team 1040 in Vancouver and, and the 22-year-old winger didn’t sound fully committed to the Jets. Hosts Matt Sekeres and Pete Schaad: Evander do you want to play for the Winnipeg Jets anymore? Kane: Well, I think, uh, I’m a Winnipeg Jet...
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Jake Peavy: ‘I Want To Be Here’ With Boston Red Sox Despite Trade Rumors

Boston Red Sox pitcher Jake Peavy has been around Major League Baseball long enough to know how things work. Peavy has been the subject of trade rumors amid the Red Sox’s struggles, with reports surfacing Tuesday stating that the St. Louis Cardinals and Atlanta Braves are among those interested in the 33-year-old. Peavy isn’t ready to close the book on his Red Sox tenure just...
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July 08, 2014  |  Discuss
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