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Adrian Peterson Deactivation By Vikings Was Obvious, Correct Decision

The Minnesota Vikings made a swift, correct decision when they chose to deactivate Adrian Peterson for Sunday’s game against the New England Patriots. Before Roger Goodell and the NFL could mishandle another ugly situation involving off-the-field violence, the Vikings took matters into their own hands. There was little doubt in the case against Peterson. Peterson admitted to police...
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September 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Brock Holt’s Return To Red Sox Unclear After Concussion Diagnosis (Video)

The Boston Red Sox have had some unfortunate luck with injuries this season. Utility man Brock Holt is the latest casualty of the injury bug, as he was diagnosed with a concussion Friday. And with second baseman Dustin Pedroia shut down for the season following wrist surgery, Boston’s infield has taken a hit. Check out what Don Orsillo and Steve Lyons had to say about the situation...
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September 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Adrian Peterson Beat, Visibly Injured 4-Year-Old Son With Tree Branch

Law enforcement sources to CBS Houston revealed Friday that Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson’s indictment on charges of reckless or negligent injury to a child stemmed from a punishment he gave his 4-year-old son. In an interview with police, Peterson said he “whooped” his son with a tree branch after he pushed another of Peterson’s sons off of a motorbike...
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Red Sox-Royals Live: Allen Webster Faces Yordano Ventura In Kansas City

The Boston Red Sox’s quest to become spoilers involves three more games against the Kansas City Royals. The Red Sox, who defeated the Royals 6-3 in Thursday’s series opener at Kauffman Stadium, will look to make it two straight wins Friday when Allen Webster goes up against Yordano Ventura in a battle of two very promising, young pitchers. Ventura already is having success at...
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Illness And Injury Affecting Red Sox Lineup In Kansas City (Video)

With illness and injury flying around the Boston Red Sox clubhouse, a few players in the lineup have had to take a night or two off recently. First baseman Mike Napoli and outfielder Daniel Nava were the latest Red Sox with questions surrounding them going into Friday’s contest against the Kansas City Royals. Napoli took a seat with nagging finger and toe injuries, but Nava was...
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September 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox Injury Updates: Brock Holt Has Concussion, Not Cleared To Play

The Boston Red Sox’s slow crawl to game No. 162 continues. The Red Sox, sitting 19 games under .500 (64-83), are banged up with 15 contests remaining on their 2014 schedule. It’s reflected in their daily lineup card, which has become increasingly difficult for manager John Farrell to fill out in recent weeks. Dustin Pedroia’s season officially ended Thursday when the second...
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September 12, 2014  |  Discuss

David Ortiz, Mike Napoli Out Of Red Sox’s Starting Lineup Vs. Royals

Mookie Betts remains in the outfield. Betts, who is expected to play second base down the stretch with Dustin Pedroia and Brock Holt sidelined, will play right field for the second straight game Friday as the Boston Red Sox continue their four-game series against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium. One glimpse of Friday’s lineup shows just how banged up the Red Sox are...
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September 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Mookie Betts Reflects On How Childhood Car Accident Changed His Life

At just 12 years old, Boston Red Sox outfielder Mookie Betts was in a terrible accident that could have killed him. While en route to a bowling tournament in Kansas City, Mo., from Nashville, Tenn., in the spring of 2005, his stepfather crashed the family SUV into a pole, rolling the car into the median. Betts, who was asleep in the car, was ejected into the middle of the road....
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Chris Davis’ Suspension Nothing For Baltimore Orioles To Worry About

The Baltimore Orioles shouldn’t lose sleep over Chris Davis’ suspension. Davis’ suspension is big news, if only because of what he accomplished last season. It’s also a subject of great debate, as one could argue it points out flaws in Major League Baseball’s drug policy. But at field level — which is all that matters, right? — the Orioles’ playoff hopes hardly have...
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Danny Ferry takes indefinite leave of absence

The Atlanta Hawks announced Friday that general manager Danny Ferry will be taking an indefinite leave of absence after audio surfaced of the GM reading racist remarks about Miami Heat forward Luol Deng from a scouting report in June. Ferry released a statement expressing his apology to Deng and to anyone else he offended. “Luol is a good man who I have known for many years, and...
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2014-15 Nashville Predators Preview: Healthy Pekka Rinne A Huge Boost

It’s been a summer of change for the Nashville Predators, who for the first time in team history will not have Barry Trotz as head coach. The veteran bench boss was fired at the end of last season and replaced by Peter Laviolette, who most recently coached the Philadelphia Flyers. Before arriving in Philly, Laviolette led the Carolina Hurricanes to their only Stanley Cup title...
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Report: Adrian Peterson Indicted For Reckless Or Negligent Injury To Child

Minnestoa Vikings star running back Adrian Peterson was reportedly indicted for reckless or negligent injury to a child, per Fox 26 Sports in Houston. The indictment occurred in Montgomery County, Texas, a suburb of Houston. Fox 26 Sports reached out to Peterson’s attorney, Rusty Hardin, but he declined to comment. Fox Sports’ Jay Glazer reported that the Vikings are deciding...
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September 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Dunkin’ Donuts Red Sox Ticket Twitter Giveaway: Official Contest Rules

1. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO PARTICIPATE OR WIN A PRIZE. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. VOID WHEREVER PROHIBITED OR RESTRICTED BY LAW. THIS SWEEPSTAKESIS IN NO WAY SPONSORED, ENDORSED, OR ADMINISTERED BY TWITTER. 2. Eligibility/Participation: The Dunkin’ Donuts Ticket Giveaway on Twitter (the “Sweepstakes”) is open only to legal residents of Massachusetts...
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Bruins Prospect Malcolm Subban’s New Goalie Mask Art Released (Photos)

Boston Bruins goaltending prospect Malcolm Subban traveled to Tennessee on Friday along with many of the organization’s other top prospects to take part in a four-team rookie camp. Photos of Subban’s new goalie mask also were released Friday. The design, which is incredibly detailed and well done, was made by David Leroux of dielairbrush.ca. He posted some photos of the mask...
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September 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Chandler Jones, Dont’a Hightower Fined $16,537 For Roughing QB Penalties

FOXBORO, Mass. — Two New England Patriots defenders will have a lighter wallet this week after being fined for roughing the quarterback penalties in Week 1 against the Miami Dolphins. Chandler Jones and Dont’a Hightower each were fined $16,537 for their hits, the NFL announced. Jones was penalized twice for hits to Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill’s face, and Hightower was...
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Patriots Injury Report: Jamie Collins (Thigh) Questionable Vs. Vikings

FOXBORO, Mass. — New England Patriots linebacker Jamie Collins’ status is up in the air for Sunday’s Week 2 matchup against the Minnesota Vikings. The starting linebacker is listed as questionable with a thigh injury on the Patriots’ injury report. Defensive end Michael Buchanan (ankle), defensive tackles Chris Jones (ankle) and Sealver Siliga (hand) and center Ryan Wendell...
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September 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: NFL Set To Pass New Drug Policy; Wes Welker Could Be Reinstated

We might be seeing Wes Welker and Josh Gordon back on the football field a lot sooner than expected. The NFL is in the process of finalizing a new drug policy — a policy that could go into effect as soon as this weekend, ESPN’s Adam Schefter said Friday on WEEI’s “Middays with MFB.” “Here’s the deal, basically: They’re going to vote (Friday) afternoon at some point...
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September 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Dominique Easley Physically Ready To Receive More Snaps For Patriots

FOXBORO, Mass. — New England Patriots rookie defensive tackle Dominique Easley might be thrown into the fire this week against the Minnesota Vikings after receiving just 27 snaps in his NFL debut. Easley is 11 months removed from tearing his right ACL with the Florida Gators, but he says he’s physically ready to see more action in Week 2. Linebacker Jamie Collins’ absence...
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September 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Rays Make Rookies Wear Crazy Costumes For Themed Road Trip

Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon is known for bringing some levity to the grueling 162-game Major League Baseball schedule by incorporating themed road trips for his players. The Rays most likely are not going anywhere this postseason, so Maddon’s themed road trips are a great way for the team to bond and develop chemistry. With roster expansion coming into play this month, the...
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September 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Bruins’ Dougie Hamilton: ‘Every Year We Have A Chance To Win With Our Team’

Dougie Hamilton is only 21 years old and he’s already played on a Stanley Cup finalist and a Presidents’ Trophy winner in his Boston Bruins career. The young defenseman has high hopes for the 2014-15 squad and beyond, too. “Every year we have a chance to win with our team and the players we have, and Tuukka and everything like that. Every year we should be a contender,” Hamilton...
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September 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Rory McIlroy’s Tee Shot Hits Tree, Ends Up In Spectator’s Pocket (Video)

It’s not unusual in golf to see a shot land in a tree, bush or water. But in a spectator’s pocket? That’s unheard of, right? That’s exactly what happened on a Rory McIlroy tee shot on the par-4 14th hole Friday in the second round of the Tour Championship. The shot bounced into a tree before falling directly into the right pocket of a fan’s shorts. It turned out to be...
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September 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Giancarlo Stanton Feeling ‘Much Better’ One Day After Hit-By-Pitch

Giancarlo Stanton took a baseball off the face Thursday night, but he appears to have avoided serious injury. The Miami Marlins reported Friday that their slugger likely won’t require surgery, and Stanton tweeted shortly after to give an update on his condition and thank fans for their well-wishes. The amount of support I have received from you guys has been tremendous & Heartfelt...
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Bruins’ Ryan Spooner Improved Shot During Summer, Wants To Score More Goals

WILMINGTON, Mass. — Ryan Spooner has been a pass-first player for most of his hockey career, but he wants to make a stronger impact on the Boston Bruins offense by scoring more goals this season. Spooner played in 23 games for Boston in 2013-14 and tallied 11 points, but he didn’t score any goals and took just 42 shots. The 22-year-old center, who was selected by the Bruins with...
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September 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Cary Williams: Ray Rice ‘Crucified'; NFL ‘Dropped The Ball’ With Punishment

Cary Williams is standing by his old teammate. The former Baltimore Ravens cornerback blasted the NFL on Thursday over its handling of the Ray Rice domestic violence situation. “When they didn’t ask for the tape and they didn’t see that part of the video, obviously they dropped the ball with that situation,” Williams said, via Philly.com. “… But I know that Ray Rice...
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September 12, 2014  |  Discuss

L.L. Bean Selling Limited Edition Tote Bags Made From 2013 Fenway Tarp

L.L. Bean is giving Red Sox fans an opportunity to cherish the 2013 World Series season in a unique way. On Sept. 20, the outdoor retailer will release limited edition tote bags made from the tarp used at Fenway Park last season, to commemorate the 2013 World Series championship season, according to boston.com. The white tote bag has red handles — which showcase the seasons of...
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September 12, 2014  |  Discuss
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