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Bubba Watson Sinks Incredible Putt-Putt Shot At Disney World (Video)

It’s not exactly a stretch to think that a professional golfer would be amazing at miniature golf, but Bubba Watson really took it to the next level at a putt-putt course at Disney World. Watson posted a YouTube video of himself at the course with his buddies. In an attempt to show off, Watson takes a shot at the hole going backwards. And he sinks it. Even though it’s a course...
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May 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Washington Redskins Use Rapper Wale, Alex Trebek To Defend Their Name

The Washington Redskins have heard the recent outcry over their name, and they have no desire to do anything about it. In a strange series of tweets on Friday, the team showed their defense of the nickname. The first tweet featured a letter from Redskins general manager Bruce Allen to Senator Harry Reid, who spoke out against the name in a letter to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell...
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May 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Stephen Drew Gets Two At-Bats In His First Minor League Appearance

Boston Red Sox shortstop Stephen Drew played his first minor league game Friday with the Single-A Greenville Drive after missing 46 games in the majors. The Sox want Drew to get about 25 at-bats in the minors before he joins the team, and that quest started with five innings against the Augusta GreenJackets in Augusta, Ga. That was enough for two at-bats for Drew, who was second...
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May 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Vote: Do The Patriots Have The Best Secondary In The NFL?

Head coach Bill Belichick showed his ability to adapt to the game this offseason by seriously strengthening the New England Patriots secondary. Belichick added two big cornerbacks in Darrelle Revis and Brandon Browner after losing cornerback Aqib Talib to the Denver Broncos in free agency. With Devin McCourty and Patrick Chung, who the team reacquired in the offseason, joining...
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May 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Drew’s Minor League Stint Will Make Sure He’s Major League Ready (Video)

Boston Red Sox shortstop Stephen Drew was practicing hard while he remained unsigned this season, but that doesn’t mean that the Sox shouldn’t cover all of their bases. Drew was available on an emergency basis Thursday but was designated for assignment to the Single-A Greenville Drive on Friday for their game against the Augusta GreenJackets in Augusta, Ga. The Sox hope for Drew...
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May 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Joe Maddon’s Rays Facing Similar Woes To Struggling Red Sox (Video)

The Tampa Bay Rays, like the Boston Red Sox, don’t look like the team they were last year so far this season. The Rays were the Wild Card team in the American League last season, but have plummeted to the bottom of the AL East, right behind the fourth-place Sox. Injuries, inconsistent starting pitching and a general lack of offensive spark — just like the Sox — have plagued...
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May 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Affidavit: T.J. Ward threw mug at strip club bartender

DENVER — Broncos safety T.J. Ward appeared in court Friday on misdemeanor charges that he threw a glass mug at a bartender at a Denver strip club. Ward, 27, is charged with misdemeanor assault and disturbing the peace in the May 10 incident at PT’s All Nude club. Court documents say Ward tossed the mug at the bartender at 2:40 a.m. after he was told he couldn’t bring a drink...
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May 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Blue Jays Fan At Fenway Catches Ball That Landed In Nachos (Video)

It’s one thing for a fan to make a foul ball catch. It’s another thing for a fan to make a foul ball catch when it encounters cheesy obstacles. During the Boston Red Sox’s game against the Toronto Bule Jays Thursday night, one Jays fan sitting along the first-base line caught a foul ball off of Sox catcher A.J. Pierzynski after it bounced into somebody’s nachos. Some of the...
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Clay Buchholz Sets Up Boom Box On Field For Red Sox Batting Practice (Video)

The Tampa Bay Rays refused to play music during batting practice for the Boston Red Sox on Friday. So, Clay Buchholz improvised. Buchholz set up a large speaker beside the cage to bump some tunes while the Red Sox took their hacks. Thanks to “DJ Clay,” the Red Sox didn’t have to find out what it was like to warm up in the eerie, concrete silence of Tropicana Field. Check it...
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May 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Ray Rice, Wife Janay ‘Are Better Lovers,’ ‘Better Friends’

OWINGS MILLS, Md. — His voice cracking with emotion, Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice acknowledged Friday that he “failed miserably” and apologized for the actions that led to his arrest on assault charges. Rice was arrested following a Feb. 15 altercation in Atlantic City, New Jersey, in which he allegedly struck fiancee Janay Palmer. The couple married in late February...
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Final Episode Of ‘Behind the B’ Airs Monday, Documents Canadiens Series

The Boston Bruins announced that the final episode of “Behind the B,” presented by Alex and Ani, will air on NESN on Monday, May 26, at 7:30 p.m. This episode will document the second-round Stanley Cup playoff series between the Bruins and Montreal Canadiens. For the first time, the organization granted “Behind the B” cameras unprecedented access into the locker room, executive...
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May 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Canadiens’ Brandon Prust Suspended 2 Games For Late Hit On Derek Stepan

The NHL’s Department of Player Safety announced Friday that Montreal Canadiens forward Brandon Prust has been suspended two games for a late, high hit on New York Rangers forward Derek Stepan in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference final Thursday night. Prust was not penalized on the play, which the league determined was a case of interference, and not an illegal check to the head...
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May 23, 2014  |  Discuss

NHL Announces Finalists For General Manager of the Year Award

The NHL announced Friday that Dean Lombardi of the Los Angeles Kings, Marc Bergevin of the Montreal Canadiens and Bob Murray of the Anaheim Ducks are the three finalists for the 2014 GM of the Year Award. Murray’s Ducks set franchise records for points (116), wins (54), road wins (25) and finished with the best record in the Western Conference for the first time in team history...
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May 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Troy Tulowitzki Trolls Giants Announcer With Ace Of Base Walk-Up Song

You can’t accuse an athlete of cheating and expect nothing to happen, even if it is a joke. Giants announcer Mike Krukow found this out after suggesting that Colorado Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki’s .521 batting average at Coors Field must be due to him stealing signs from other teams. Coors Field sits a mile above sea level, so the Rockies often post some crazy numbers there...
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May 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Colts Owner Jim Irsay Charged With Two Misdemeanors From March Arrest

NOBLESVILLE, Ind. — Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay has been formally charged with two misdemeanor counts stemming from his arrest in March. Hamilton County (Indiana) prosecutors said Friday that Irsay had been charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated and operating a vehicle with a schedule I or II controlled substance or its metabolite in the body. An affidavit says...
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May 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Marcus Smart, Celtics Draft Workout Scheduled

Rajon Rondo is a member of the Boston Celtics — for now — but that isn’t keeping the team from exploring all of its options in the 2014 NBA draft. Oklahoma State point guard Marcus Smart has a workout scheduled with the Celtics, Jeff Goodman of ESPN reports. The Celtics have the No. 6 pick in the June 26 draft and Smart is generally projected to go somewhere in the five to...
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May 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Ray Rice’s Wife Sorry For Allegedly Being KO’d By Him; Twitter Erupts

Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice held a news conference Friday with his wife to discuss a February incident in which he allegedly knocked her out in a casino elevator. It didn’t go well. His wife, Janay, apologized for her role in the incident, and Rice made an extremely poor analogy in his first public comments on the matter since his arrest. Janay Rice says she deeply regrets...
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May 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Stephen Drew Optioned To Single-A Greenville; Alex Wilson Recalled By Red Sox

Stephen Drew will get some minor-league at-bats in Single-A before rejoining the Boston Red Sox. The veteran shortstop, who was signed to a pro-rated one-year contract Wednesday, was optioned to the Greenville Drive on Friday afternoon. Right-handed pitcher Alex Wilson was promoted from Pawtucket to fill Drew’s spot on the 25-man roster. Wilson, 28, will look to make his first...
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May 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox-Rays Live: John Lackey Takes Bump Hoping To Stop Boston’s Bleeding

3:30 p.m.: John Lackey and the Boston Red Sox both look to bounce back as the team hits the road in St. Petersburg, Fla. The Red Sox (20-26) have lost seven games in a row, dropping back-to-back three-game sets for the first time since April 2012. The Rays (20-28) are looking for improvement of their own, sitting in last place in the disappointing American League East. Lackey (5...
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May 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Brock Holt Leads Off, Mike Napoli Returns To Lineup For Red Sox

Brock Holt is lucky number six, as in players who have manned the leadoff spot for the Boston Red Sox this season. Holt will get things started for a struggling Sox lineup that welcomes back Mike Napoli, who missed the last two games with flu-like symptoms. Red Sox manager John Farrell is looking to try something new, as his lineup has mustered only 16 runs during their current...
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May 23, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Big Papi and friends get candid on ‘Back Of The Shop’

Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz is as entertaining off the field than he is inside the batter’s box. Fans have recognized Big Papi’s larger-than-life personality over the years, so it’s no wonder FOX Sports asked the Sox DH to appear in the premiere episode of “Back Of The Shop” — a show that promises to give fans an unfiltered look into the private conversations...
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May 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers’ Dan Carcillo Suspended 10 Games For Physically Abusing Official

New York Rangers forward Daniel Carcillo was suspended 10 games by the NHL on Friday for physically abusing an official during the first period of Thursday night’s Game 3 of the Eastern Conference final against the Montreal Canadiens. A linesman was trying to restrain Carcillo after teammate Derek Dorsett was engaging in a fight with Canadiens forward Brandon Prust. Carcillo made...
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May 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Jim Benning Downplays ‘Boston Model,’ Looks To Add Depth To Canucks

There is no such thing as the “Boston model,” according to someone who was really important in building the “Boston model.” The Vancouver Canucks hired Jim Benning to be their new general manager this week after the 51-year-old spent nearly seven years as a member of the Boston Bruins organization. During his time with the Bruins, Benning eventually ascended to assistant...
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May 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Norman Rockwell’s ‘The Rookie (Red Sox Locker Room)’ Sells For $22.6M

NEW YORK — A Norman Rockwell painting of Boston Red Sox players has sold to a private buyer for $22.6 million. “The Rookie (Red Sox Locker Room)” led the bidding Thursday at Christie’s auction of American art in New York. “The Rookie” shows Hall of Famer Ted Williams and other seasoned veterans as an awkward newcomer arrives for spring training. The painting appeared...
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May 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Thunder’s Serge Ibaka Could Play In Game 3 Against Spurs Despite Injury

Oklahoma City Thunder forward Serge Ibaka was expected to miss his team’s Western Conference finals matchup against the San Antonio Spurs with a calf injury, but he may be on the verge of making a stunning return to the lineup. The 24-year-old could play in Game 3 and is considered day-to-day, the team announced Friday. “The abundance of blood and therefore swelling in Serge’s...
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May 23, 2014  |  Discuss
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