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Prospect Deven Marrero: ‘I Want To Be The Derek Jeter Of The Red Sox’

BOSTON — Soaking in Derek Jeter’s final moments is a special experience. For a shortstop on the cusp of reaching the majors, it’s awe-inspiring. Red Sox prospect Deven Marrero was at Fenway Park on Saturday as the organization recognized its 2014 minor league award winners. Marrero, who was named the Red Sox’s Minor League Defensive Player of the Year, received a taste of...
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September 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Larry Lucchino, Tom Werner Thank Red Sox Fans For ‘Extraordinary Loyalty’ (Video)

The 2014 season was a disappointing one for the Boston Red Sox, and that’s probably an understatement. The Sox and their fans had high expectations after last season’s improbable World Series victory. Instead, the Red Sox are going to limp to last-place finish in the American League East. Despite the disappointing season, Red Sox fans continue to show support for the club. The...
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September 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Jon Lester Entering Big Offseason After ‘Crazy Year’ With Red Sox, A’s

Just think. More craziness awaits. Jon Lester, who was traded from the Boston Red Sox to the Oakland Athletics at the Major League Baseball non-waiver trade deadline, has been forced to deal with questions regarding his contract status and impending free agency all season. All the while, Lester has been sensational, creating what undoubtedly will be an interesting bidding war on...
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September 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Bruins’ Bobby Robins Sticks Up For Teammate In Fight Vs. Capitals (Video)

Bobby Robins has made a name for himself in the Boston Bruins’ organization with his fists. The journeyman forward is up with the big club during training camp, and he proved Friday night that he’s always looking to set the tone by dropping the gloves. He also showed that he’s more than willing to stick up for his teammates. Robins took exception after Washington Capitals forward...
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September 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Patriots Sign Casey Walker, Place Sealver Siliga on Short-Term Injured Reserve

FOXBORO, Mass. — The New England Patriots added a nose tackle on Saturday after placing Sealver Siliga on injured reserve with a designation to return. The Patriots signed defensive tackle Casey Walker off the Carolina Panthers’ practice squad, the team announced. Walker went undrafted out of Oklahoma in 2013 and spent time with the Carolina Panthers last season. Siliga injured...
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September 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Satchel Paige Sets Record Against Red Sox This Week In Red Sox History (Video)

Satchel Paige was the oldest rookie to play in Major League Baseball at the age of 42, but he’d already made a name for himself playing for the Kansas City Monarchs in the Negro Leagues. Paige was among the most famous and successful players from the Negro Leagues, and signed briefly with the Kansas City Athletics in the latter part of his career. While with the Athletics on a...
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September 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox-Yankees Live: Derek Jeter Back In Lineup As Career Winds Down

Derek Jeter is making good on his promise. Jeter vowed to play this weekend at Fenway Park. The longtime Yankees captain, who sat out Friday’s series opener against the Boston Red Sox, will serve as New York’s designated hitter and bat second in Saturday’s middle game. Jeter played his final home game at Yankee Stadium on Thursday, capping the occasion with a walk-off single...
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September 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Bruins’ Jordan Caron Among Bright Spots In OT Loss To Capitals

This year’s Boston Bruins training camp is an important one for Jordan Caron. The Quebec native hasn’t developed into the type of player the team and fans expected when he was selected with the 25th overall pick in the 2009 NHL draft — just 28 points (12 goals, 16 assists) in 123 games since the start of the 2010-11 season. Caron has received a lot of criticism as a result...
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September 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Bill Belichick: Patriots’ Linebackers Offer Unique Strengths In Pass Rush

FOXBORO, Mass. — Bill Belichick loves versatility, and the New England Patriots head coach has plenty of it in his linebacker corps. Dont’a Hightower, Jamie Collins and Jerod Mayo all are adept in run defense, pass coverage and blitzing, which offers Belichick’s defensive plenty of variance. Because of their range of skills, Belichick can line up just three down linemen with...
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September 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Jacoby Ellsbury: ‘I Loved Everything About’ First Season With Yankees

Jacoby Ellsbury feels right at home. The New York Yankees aren’t playoff bound and Ellsbury’s season ended prematurely because of a hamstring injury. As the center fielder reflects on his first season in the Bronx after parts of eight seasons with the Boston Red Sox, however, he can’t help but be satisfied by how everything unfolded. “I didn’t know what to expect. I like...
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Tampa Bay Lightning Unveil New Black Third Jerseys (Video)

Black is back for the Tampa Bay Lightning — for better or worse. The Bolts have been teasing their new third jersey for some time now, and Saturday at their annual fan fest the team unveiled the new threads. Fans might think they’re a little, well, underwhelming. The new sweaters look a lot like the team’s most recent third jerseys with the only difference being the new version...
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September 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Wayne Rooney gets red card for kick, will be suspended

Wayne Rooney’s epitomized the sacred and the profane Saturday. Rooney scored a milestone goal for Manchester United in his team’s 2-1 win over West Ham but he wasn’t able to celebrate either triumph on the field with his teammates. Rooney was dismissed early in the second half. First came the good. Rooney opened the scoring in the fifth minute when he charged forward to meet...
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September 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Steven Gerrard Beats Tim Howard With Superb Free Kick (Video)

One aspect of Steven Gerrard’s game is improving, as he ages: set-pieces. Gerrard scored a spectacular free-kick goal for Liverpool in its 1-1 draw against Everton on Saturday. Liverpool was struggling to break down Everton’s defense from open play when Mario Balotelli earned a free kick in the 65th minute. Gerrard first waved off teammates who were interested in taking the...
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September 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Patriots Practice Report: Sealver Siliga To Short-Term Injured Reserve?

FOXBORO, Mass. — Starting New England Patriots defensive tackle Sealver Siliga might be out for the next eight weeks. Siliga, who has been nursing an injured foot since Sunday, was not on the Patriots practice field for the fourth straight day. He was the only player absent from the Patriots’ 53-man roster and practice squad, and there was a new defensive tackle on the field...
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September 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Mookie Betts, Brian Johnson Among Red Sox Minor League Award Winners

BOSTON — The Red Sox on Saturday announced their 2014 minor league award winners. Mookie Betts, who has since been called up to Boston, was named the organization’s Minor League Offensive Player of the Year for the second consecutive season. Brian Johnson earned Minor League Pitcher of the Year honors. Betts started the season in Double-A Portland as a second baseman. The 21...
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September 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Adam McQuaid, Steve Oleksy Engage In Entertaining Fight (Video)

Boston Bruins defenseman Adam McQuaid is one of the NHL’s toughest players and won’t hesitate to drop the gloves for a fight if necessary. McQuaid, who missed most of last season with quad and ankle injuries, has returned to the Bruins lineup this preseason after not playing since Jan. 19, and he’s played the physical, defensive game B’s fans have come to appreciate from...
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September 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Derek Jeter Returns To Yankees Lineup, Will DH Against Red Sox

Derek Jeter said he’d be in the lineup at some point this weekend, and he’s kept his word. Jeter took Friday night off after an emotional final game at Yankee Stadium, but he’s back in the fold on Saturday afternoon against the Boston Red Sox. The future Hall of Famer will be New York’s designated hitter and hit second in the second game of his final series with the Sox at...
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September 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Michael Jordan Double-Fisting Cigars, Living The Dream At Ryder Cup (Photos)

It does not suck to be Michael Jordan. The NBA legend can pretty much do whatever the heck he wants these days. That’s what happens when you’re a filthy rich and known across the world. When you say someone is “living the dream,” you might as well say they’re “living like Mike.” Jordan’s latest conquests bring him to the Ryder Cup. The NBA Hall of Famer is no stranger...
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September 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Phil Jagielka’s Last-Minute Rocket Ties Merseyside Derby (Video)

Neither Phil Jagielka nor fans of Everton or Liverpool will forget his first goal in a Merseyside derby. Jagielka scored the game-tying goal for Everton in its 1-1 draw with Liverpool on Saturday. Everton was trailing in the second minute of second-half stoppage time when a clearance bounced toward Jagielka, who was positioned 30 yards from the Liverpool goal. Jagialka, the Everton...
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September 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Derek Jeter’s Retirement Causes Radio Producer To Cry On Air (Audio)

Some New York Yankees fans are taking Derek Jeter’s retirement harder than others. Very few are taking it harder than Shaun Morash. Morash is a 27-year-old radio producer and a lifelong Yankees fan. With Jeter set to retire at the end of this weekend’s games in Boston, Morash and all Yankees fans are embracing for life without No. 2. Morash isn’t handling it well. Morash currently...
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September 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Minor Leaguer Tears ACL On Home Run Trot, Hops All Way Around Bases (Video)

Move on over, Kirk Gibson, you’ve got company when it comes to dramatic home run trots. OK, so Sean Smith’s home run Friday night in a playoff game in the indepedent Atlantic League didn’t mean quite as much as Gibson’s 1988 World Series home run, but there’s no denying it was still pretty cool. Smith, playing for the York Revolution, hit a game-tying home run in the Revolution’s...
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September 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Mike Trout Shows Off Vertical With Sensational ‘Video Game’ Catch (Video)

Mike Trout is a freak, and that’s in absolutely the best way possible. The Los Angeles Angels phenom is putting the finishing touches on another MVP-caliber season on one of the major leagues’ best teams. He proved Friday night that he’s not going to let up at all heading into the postseason. Trout made another sensational defensive play against the Seattle Mariners. Seattle’s...
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September 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Allen Webster Wins Amica Pitcher Of The Week

Allen Webster turned in a gem in his final 2014 audition for the Boston Red Sox. The young right-hander finished his season this week by shutting down the Tampa Bay Rays with a brilliant seven-inning performance. That impressive showing was enough for Webster to win Amica Pitcher of the Week. Webster is one of the handful of candidates to break camp next season as part of the club’s...
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September 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Liverpool-Everton Live: Merseyside Derby Scores, Highlights, Analysis

7 a.m. ET: Records and form will go out the window when Liverpool meets Everton on Saturday. The Reds and the Toffees will face off at Anfield in the 223rd meeting between the two clubs which call Liverpool, England home. The Merseyside derby will be the teams’sixth Premier League game of the 2014-15 season, and both are looking to ignite their campaigns with a win over their local...
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September 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox Notes: Rusney Castillo’s Power Could Become Asset For Boston

BOSTON — Let’s face facts. This weekend is all about Derek Jeter. Jeter, who hit a walk-off single in his final home game Thursday at Yankee Stadium, didn’t play in Friday’s series opener against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park. There was a distinct buzz in the air, however, and it certainly had nothing to do with the actual on-field product. The Yankees’ lineup full...
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September 27, 2014  |  Discuss
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