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Bryce Harper Crushes Three Homers In Minor League Rehab Start (Video)

Bryce Harper had a considerable setback in April when he was forced to undergo surgery to repair a torn ligament in his thumb. It looks like his thumb is better now. The Washington Nationals outfielder batted third in the designated hitter spot for Double-A Harrisburg on Saturday and put up a  ridiculous stat line, going 4-for-5 with three home runs and five RBIs in a 10-4 Harrisburg...
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June 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Mexico-Netherlands Live: Scores, Highlights, Analysis Of Round Of 16 Game

11:30 a.m. ET: The Round of 16 at the 2014 FIFA World Cup continues on Sunday with one of the showcase games of the tournament. The Netherlands faces Mexico at the Estadio Castelao in Fortaleza, Brazil. The Netherlands became the first darlings of the 2014 World Cup when they blitzed Spain in their opener on June 13. The thrilling Dutch march continued with victories against Australia...
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June 29, 2014  |  Discuss

MLB Network Plays Crazy Color Games With Ryan Dempster’s Suit (Video)

Ryan Dempster has taken the term “colorful” to a whole new level. The former Boston Red Sox pitcher appeared on MLB Network on Friday donning a rather flashy suit, and the broadcast decided to have a little fun at Dempster’s expense by making the suit “magically” change colors on air. We’re wondering whether this suit is a green screen or if it’s just plugged in somewhere...
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June 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Celtics President: Rajon Rondo Wants To Stay In Boston For Long Term

The Boston Celtics drafted former Oklahoma State point guard Marcus Smart with the sixth overall pick in the 2014 NBA Draft Thursday, leaving many to wonder if Rajon Rondo is actually part of any long-term plans. Celtics President Rich Gotham talked about Rondo’s future in Boston with CBS Sports Radio’s Amy Lawrence on Friday, insisting that the team’s draft choice doesn...
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June 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Jon Lester Outduels Masahiro Tanaka In Big-Time Effort For Red Sox Ace

NEW YORK — Jon Lester needed to be nails Saturday. The left-hander was exactly that, holding the Boston Red Sox together long enough for Mike Napoli to strike a go-ahead home run in the ninth inning. Lester allowed just one unearned run over eight innings as the Red Sox defeated the New York Yankees 2-1 at Yankee Stadium. It was a big-time performance by Lester, who elevated his...
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June 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox Notes: David Ross Feels Like A ‘Young Buck’ In Boston’s Win

NEW YORK — A familiar script started to play out Saturday at Yankee Stadium. Mike Napoli wasn’t having it. Napoli launched a solo home run off Yankees starter Masahiro Tanaka with two outs in the top of the ninth inning to lift the Boston Red Sox to a 2-1 win at Yankee Stadium. Jon Lester earned the victory in what was a well-pitched game on both sides. The day started with Mookie...
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June 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Nets Deny Jason Kidd Promotion, Give Permission To Talk To Bucks

Jason Kidd’s time as head coach of the Brooklyn Nets could be over after just one season. According to a New York Post report, Kidd has been given permission to talk with the Milwaukee Bucks for a position in that organization. Kidd reportedly wanted more say with the Nets and asked to be in control of the team’s basketball operations. The role would have placed him in a spot...
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June 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Mike Napoli Makes Masahiro Tanaka Pay For Big Mistake In Red Sox’s Win

NEW YORK — Maybe the term “idiot” is a bit harsh. Then again, maybe it isn’t. Yankees starter Masahiro Tanaka made a rookie mistake Saturday by shaking off catcher Brian McCann twice before throwing a 1-2 fastball to Mike Napoli with two outs in the top of the ninth inning. Napoli made Tanaka pay by punching a solo homer to right field to propel the Boston Red Sox to a 2...
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June 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Revs Lose To Union 3-1 In Their First MLS Game Since World Cup Break

The New England Revolution were itching to resume MLS play Saturday after a three-week league-wide break for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, but it suffered a 3-1 loss at the hands of the Philadelphia Union. Philadelphia’s Sebastian Le Toux made the score 1-0 at the end of the first half, and Teal Bunbury missed a chance to score the equalizer in the 52nd minute. Things only got worse...
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June 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Phillies Announcer Catches Home Run, Throws It Back (VIdeo)

Philadelphia Phillies announcer Tom McCarthy probably never thought he would catch a home run ball with his job as play-by-play man. But Friday night, that all changed. During the Phillies’ game against the Atlanta Braves, the Philly broadcast crew called the game from the center field bleachers. McCarthy came prepared and brought his glove to the game. It was a good choice. Your...
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June 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Rubby De La Rosa Wins Amica Pitcher Of The Week

Boston Red Sox right-hander Rubby De La Rosa was optioned Saturday to make room on the roster for top prospect Mookie Betts, but he earned Amica Pitcher of the Week honors as a parting gift. De La Rosa earned the title for his tough-luck no-decision against the Oakland A’s on June 21. He held the red-hot A’s offense to just one run over seven innings, allowing four hits and...
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June 28, 2014  |  Discuss

John Farrell: Mookie Betts Not Being Viewed As ‘Savior For The Red Sox’

NEW YORK — Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell doesn’t want anyone to get it twisted when it comes to Mookie Betts’ call-up. Betts was called up from Triple-A Pawtucket on Saturday to help spark the Red Sox’s listless offense. The 21-year-old has set the bar high with his impressive run in the minors, but he isn’t being viewed — at least organizationally — as the potential...
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Atlanta Braves Minor League Affiliate Throws Back-To-Back No-Hitters

San Francisco Giants pitcher Tim Lincecum etched his name into the record books earlier this week when he threw his second career no-hitter. One minor league team, though, might have topped his accomplishment. The Lynchburg Hillcats, the High-A affiliate of the Atlanta Braves, pulled off something for the ages — back-to-back no-nos. Lynchburg blanked the Wilmington Blue Rocks...
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June 28, 2014  |  Discuss

GALLERY: Most ridiculous food at minor league ballparks

Minor League Baseball is taking the term “food fight” to a whole new level. The league is having a fan-vote contest called “Food Fight,” in order to determine minor leagues’ best concession. Some of the foods the contest features are unbelievable. From bacon-covered cheese cake to 24-scoop ice cream helmets, deep-fried MoonPies and a giant seafood sandwich called “The...
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June 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Phil Jackson, New York Knicks Want Carmelo Anthony And Pau Gasol

The New York Knicks could have their star back at Madison Square Garden after all. Better yet, the team might end up with a new dynamic duo in its front court. Forward Carmelo Anthony opted out of his deal with the Knicks last week, making him an unrestricted free agent. Anthony will meet with the Chicago Bulls, Dallas Mavericks, Houston Rockets and Los Angeles Lakers after he becomes...
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June 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Marcus Smart, Kelly Olynyk Named To Celtics’ Summer League Roster

Just two days after the 2014 NBA draft, the Boston Celtics have finalized their summer league roster. Top rookies Marcus Smart and James Young will be part of the squad that will play in Orlando. Smart, Boston’s selection at No. 6, is coming off a season at Oklahoma State where he averaged 18 points per game to go along with 4.8 assists. Young added 14.3 points per contest during...
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June 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Mookie Betts Confident Upon Joining Boston Red Sox: ‘It’s A Blessing’

NEW YORK — Mookie Betts hardly seemed overwhelmed. Betts arrived at Yankee Stadium on Saturday afternoon after being called up by the Boston Red Sox from Triple-A Pawtucket. The 21-year-old was calm, cool and collected while talking with reporters, seemingly unfazed by the immense expectations bestowed upon him amid his rapid ascent through the Red Sox organization. “I think...
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Minor League Baseball Game Cancelled After Airline Loses Team’s Equipment

Playing baseball is tough under any circumstances. But without equipment and uniforms, it’s darn near impossible. Thurday night, the Tacoma Rainers, the Triple-A affiliate of the Seattle Mariners, were supposed to play the El Paso Chihuahuas of the San Diego Padres organization in a Pacific Coast League game. But thanks to a travelling gaffe, the game was not played. The Rainers...
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June 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Call-Up Mookie Betts Not In Lineup; David Ross Catching for Jon Lester

The arrival of prospect Mookie Betts captured the headlines today, but the rookie won’t be in the lineup for the Red Sox on Saturday night. John Farrell will not rush the coveted outfielder into the Sox lineup against New York Yankees ace Masahiro Tanaka. Instead, the Sox will roll out Brock Holt in right field, Daniel Nava in left and Jackie Bradley Jr. in center. They’ll bat...
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June 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox-Yankees Live: Jon Lester, Masahiro Tanaka Create Big Matchup

6:30 p.m.: The Red Sox took the plunge Saturday. After weeks of speculation, the Red Sox finally called up phenom prospect Mookie Betts from Triple-A Pawtucket. Betts, whose locker in the visitors’ clubhouse at Yankee Stadium is located between Dustin Pedroia’s and Xander Bogaerts’, will wear No. 50 with Boston. Betts is not in Saturday’s starting lineup, though. Red Sox...
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June 28, 2014  |  Discuss

GIF: Colombia’s James Rodriguez Scores Stunning World Cup Goal vs. Uruguay

Colombia has been one of the best teams at the 2014 World Cup and James Rodriguez’s stellar performance is a major reason for that success. The 22-year-old midfielder scored a sensational goal off a volley in the first half of Saturday’s Round of 16 game against Uruguay to give his team a first-half lead. Check it out in the GIF below, courtesy of @MyRegularFace.  Filed under...
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June 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh opt out of contracts

MIAMI — Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh are joining LeBron James in free agency. They told the Miami Heat on Saturday that they are opting out of the final two years on their contracts, which means they are free to talk to any team starting Tuesday. It’s the same option James exercised earlier in the week. The moves come three days after Bosh, Wade and James met at a posh Miami Beach...
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2014 NHL Draft: Roundup Of Hockey East, Massachusetts High School Players Selected

Hockey East is the best college conference in the United States, and that was evident during the 2014 NHL draft. A total of 21 players who have already played for or are committed to a Hockey East school were selected in this year’s entry draft in Philadelphia. Boston College and Boston University led the way with five players each. Several players from Massachusetts high schools...
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June 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Dwyane Wade Opts Out Of Contract With Miami Heat, Will Become Free Agent

MIAMI — Dwyane Wade is joining LeBron James in free agency. Wade told the Miami Heat on Saturday that he is opting out of the final two years on his contract, which means he is free to talk to any team on July 1. It’s the same option James exercised earlier this week. The move also comes three days after Wade, James and Chris Bosh met at a posh Miami Beach hotel to discuss their...
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June 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Serena Williams Upset By Alize Cornet In Third Round At 2014 Wimbledon

LONDON — Five-time champion Serena Williams lost to 25th-seeded Alize Cornet of France 1-6, 6-3, 6-4 in the third round of Wimbledon on Saturday. It’s Williams’ earliest exit at the All England Club since 2005, when she also was beaten in the third round. The No. 1-ranked and No. 1-seeded Williams owns 17 Grand Slam titles, but she now has departed before the quarterfinals...
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June 28, 2014  |  Discuss
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