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Red Sox Notes: Xander Bogaerts Suddenly Falling Victim To Daily Grind

The Boston Red Sox certainly hope a return to Fenway Park will change their fortunes. The Red Sox dropped the rubber match of their three-game series against the Baltimore Orioles at Camden Yards. Boston’s offense was completely shut down by Wei-Yin Chen and Co. on Wednesday as Baltimore rolled to a 6-0 win in a game interrupted by yet another rain delay. The Red Sox finished their...
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June 12, 2014  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Derek Stepan’s Goal Line Save Rescues Rangers In Game 4

The Los Angeles Kings were an inch or two away from tying Game 4 of the 2014 Stanley Cup Final. With 1:11 left in the third period, the Kings redirected a shot past Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist, but the puck stopped on the goal line because of the buildup of snow and ice. Rangers center Derek Stepan dove to the ice and gloved the puck onto Lundqvist for a stoppage in play...
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June 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Daytona International Speedway Wants To Host Jaguars Game In Future

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Daytona International Speedway President Joie Chitwood III donned a No. 59 Jacksonville Jaguars jersey Tuesday and took the practice field for a little fun. It might have been a business trip, too. The Jaguars have made it clear they would like to regionalize their small-market franchise, which could lead to playing preseason games in neighboring cities like...
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June 11, 2014  |  Discuss

World Cup Group H Preview: Belgium, Russia To Offer Glimpse Into Future

Group H of the 2014 FIFA World Cup contains potential world champions … in 2018. Algeria is competing in its second-straight World Cup, but its squad mostly is comprised of tournament debutantes. This looks like a disadvantage, but it’s not. Many of the “Desert Warriors” play for European clubs, and Algeria is difficult to beat under head coach Vahid Halilhodzic. Algeria’s...
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June 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Koji Uehara Not Focused On Future: ‘Every Year I Consider My Last Year’

Boston Red Sox closer Koji Uehara is a free agent after this season, yet it’s been business as usual for the 39-year-old. Uehara, who entered Wednesday’s game against the Baltimore Orioles at Camden Yards with 13 saves and a 0.65 ERA, is in the midst of another dominant stretch. The Red Sox will have an interesting decision to make when the right-hander hits free agency this...
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June 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Patriots’ Rob Gronkowski Voted By Players No. 41 On NFL Top 100 List

Rob Gronkowski’s peers don’t seem to care that he was injury prone in 2013. Gronkowski was voted No. 41 on NFL Network’s Top 100 list, which is voted on by players. Gronkowski is the first New England Patriots player to crack the Top 100. Gronkowski caught 39 passes for 592 yards with four touchdowns in just seven games and six starts last season. His season started with forearm...
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June 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Jim Harbaugh’s ‘Dad Pants’ Mocked By Wife In Hilarious Dockers Ad (Video)

San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh took a lot of flak when it was revealed he wore $8 Walmart khakis back in January, but his biggest critic was his wife, Sarah. And Sarah Harbaugh is back to poking fun at her husband’s fashion sense with a hilarious Dockers advertisement. The commercial is a PSA warning people about the dangers of “dad pants,” or as Sarah Harbaugh...
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June 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Free-Agent Pass Rusher Quentin Groves Visited Patriots Wednesday

Recently released pass rusher Quentin Groves already got a call from the New England Patriots. Groves, who was released by the Cleveland Browns on Friday, visited the Patriots on Wednesday, NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport reported. Groves recorded two sacks and a forced fumble in five games last season. Groves is a former Jacksonville Jaguars second-round draft pick (No. 52 overall) out...
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June 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox GM Ben Cherington: ‘Pretty Early’ To Judge Stephen Drew Signing

Boston Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington isn’t changing his tune. Cherington said before Tuesday’s game against the Baltimore Orioles at Camden Yards that he has no regrets about signing Stephen Drew despite the shortstop getting off to a rough start in his return. “He’s only played four games. It seems pretty early to make a judgment on that one,” Cherington said...
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June 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Stephen Drew Returning To Red Sox’s Lineup Thursday ‘A Possibility’

Stephen Drew could return to the Boston Red Sox’s starting lineup Thursday. While it’s unclear whether Drew will be available Thursday when Boston begins a four-game series against the Cleveland Indians at Fenway Park, Red Sox manager John Farrell said before Wednesday’s game against the Baltimore Orioles at Camden Yards that it’s “a possibility.” “He’s going through...
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June 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Lack Of Off Days Only Adds To Red Sox’s Current Struggles (Video)

As much as no athlete wants to blame their team’s struggles on the schedule, it’s hard to deny that the Boston Red Sox’s lack of off days as of late is causing a lot of problems. The Sox are in the middle of a stretch of 20 games without a single off day. They had 16 games in a row before their one day off on June 5. While this can often be the nature of the game, it still...
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June 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Andres Torres Signing With Red Sox Applies Pressure To Grady Sizemore

The Red Sox signed 36-year-old outfielder Andres Torres to a minor league contract Wednesday. Torres, who is coming back from an Achilles’ injury, won’t join the Red Sox right away, but his signing certainly has immediate implications for Boston’s struggling outfield. Torres will report to Single-A Lowell this week, at which point he’ll begin working his way up the Red Sox’s...
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June 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Rockies’ Carlos Gonzalez Had ‘Fatty Mass With Tentacles’ Removed From Finger

Get ready for your gross fact of the day. Colorado Rockies outfielder Carlos Gonzalez had been experiencing discomfort in his left index finger for much of the season, due to what was found to be a benign tumor. But it wasn’t an ordinary noncancerous mass. #Rockies trainer Keith Dugger says doc removed a "fatty mass with tentacles" from left index finger of OF Carlos Gonzalez....
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June 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Kings Ready To Celebrate; Crates Of Champagne Delivered To Locker Room (Photo)

The Los Angeles Kings are ready to pop some bottles. A large shipment of bubbly was delivered to the Kings’ dressing room in Madison Square Garden on Wednesday, hours before Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final. With all signs pointing toward Los Angeles sweeping the New York Rangers in four games, it’s pretty likely that the Kings will be crowned champs and the crates of champagne...
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June 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Stevan Ridley, Patriots Haven’t Discussed Contract Extension

The New England Patriots will have Stevan Ridley right where they want him in 2014: fighting for a longterm contract. The Patriots haven’t discussed a contract extension with Ridley, who is expected to be the team’s starting running back next season, Albert Breer reported Friday. Ridley is entering a contract year with the Patriots, and the fourth-year back no doubt wants 2014...
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June 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Jason Spezza Asks For Trade From Ottawa Senators; 4-5 NHL Teams Interested

Ottawa Senators general manager Bryan Murray confirmed Wednesday that his captain and No. 1 center Jason Spezza has asked for a trade and that multiple teams have expressed interest in acquiring him. At GM meetings, Bryan Murray confirms Jason Spezza has "requested we give him a chance to go elsewhere." More later.— Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) June 11, 2014 Murray says 4 to...
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St. Louis Cardinals To Host ‘Jon Hamm Night,’ Give Out Bobbleheads (Photo)

Bobblehead nights are all the rage in the MLB. They attract huge crowds, and the big-headed statues — usually of beloved players or managers — often become collectors’ items. But the St. Louis Cardinals are hosting a bobblehead night that’s a little different than what we’re used to. August 18 will be “Jon Hamm Night” at Busch Stadium. The Mad Men star is a St. Louis...
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June 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Shane Victorino, Will Middlebrooks Set For Triple-A Rehab Assignments

First baseman Mike Napoli returned to the Boston Red Sox on Sunday. Third baseman Will Middlebrooks and outfielder Shane Victorino also are on the mend. Middlebrooks (finger) and Victorino (hamstring) will begin rehab assignments at Triple-A Pawtucket this weekend, according to Red Sox manager John Farrell. Middlebrooks will begin his assignment Friday, and Victorino likely will...
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June 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers-Kings Stanley Cup Final Game 4: Live Score, Highlights & Analysis

6:15 p.m. ET: The Stanley Cup will be in Madison Square Garden on Wednesday night as the Los Angeles Kings have a chance to eliminate the New York Rangers in a four-game sweep and claim the best trophy in sports for the second time in the last three seasons. The Rangers are 10-2 in their last 12 elimination games, including a 4-0 mark in this postseason. They overcame a 3-1 series...
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June 11, 2014  |  Discuss

U.S. Soccer Team Staying In Luxurious 5-Star Hotel During World Cup (Photos)

Head coach Jurgen Klinsmann might not think his squad has a chance at winning the 2014 World Cup, but they’re going to not win in style. The United States men’s national team is not exactly roughing it in Brazil, as they are staying at the Tivoli Sao Pãulo Mofarrej during the tournament. Clint Dempsey and Co. will be kicking it in a lavish 5-star hotel that has a Presidential...
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June 11, 2014  |  Discuss

David Ortiz Discusses Son D’Angelo’s Love Of Baseball, Future In MLB (Video)

Red Sox slugger David Ortiz is a favorite of fans all over Boston and in New England, but his son is making a name for himself in the Boston sports business, too. Nine-year-old D’Angelo Ortiz appears on “NESN Clubhouse,” a new show on NESN “where kids run the show.” So far, “Little Papi” has made it clear that it wouldn’t be surprising if we saw him in an MLB uniform...
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June 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox-Orioles Live: Rubby De La Rosa Goes For Boston In Rubber Match

5:50 p.m.: Jackie Bradley Jr. will return to the Red Sox’s starting lineup after sitting out the last two games. Bradley will play center field and bat ninth. He’ll be joined in the outfield by Brock Holt (left field, batting first) and Jonny Gomes (right field, batting sixth). Stephen Drew, who is dealing with oblique tightness, will again be out of the Red Sox’s lineup. He...
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June 11, 2014  |  Discuss

World Cup Group G Preview: ‘Group Of Death’ To Produce Biggest Surprise

Group G is the dreaded “Group of Death” at the 2014 FIFA World Cup, and the biggest shock of the competition could spring from here. Germany head coach Joachim Low certainly has enough talent and experience at his disposal to justify his team’s “favorites” tag and lead the “Nationalmannschaft” to its first world championship since 1990. Germany also must play its best...
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June 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Patriots Release Offensive Lineman R.J. Mattes, Leaving Open Roster Spot

R.J. Mattes should be used to this by now. The New England Patriots released the second-year offensive lineman for the third time on Wednesday. Mattes originally was signed by the Patriots as an undrafted free agent out of North Carolina State on May 13, 2013. He was released May 23, re-signed June 3 and released again on Aug. 24 before being re-signed Dec. 30. Releasing Mattes leaves...
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June 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Richard Sherman Buys Jamal Crawford’s Former House For $2.3M (Photos)

Richard Sherman became a very rich man when he signed a four-year, $57.4 million contract extension with the Seattle Seahawks in early May. Sherman didn’t wait long to put his new money to use. The Seahawks cornerback will now live like a rich man after buying the former house of Los Angeles Clippers guard and Seattle native Jamal Crawford on Friday. The 26-year-old purchased the...
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June 11, 2014  |  Discuss
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