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Orioles’ Manny Machado Suspended Five Games For Throwing Bat

Manny Machado let his temper get the best of him over the weekend. Now, he’ll have a weeklong break to cool himself off. Major League Baseball announced Tuesday that it has fined the Baltimore Orioles third baseman and suspended him five games for his actions during Sunday’s 11-1 loss to the Oakland A’s. The 21-year-old let go of his bat during an at-bat against A’s reliever...
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June 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Felix Doubront Allows Two Runs, Six Hits For PawSox In 2nd Rehab Start

Felix Doubront made his second minor league rehab start on Tuesday, and it didn’t go quite as well as his first. The Boston Red Sox left-hander took the hill for Triple-A Pawtucket against the Louisville Bats and lasted 4 2/3 innings, allowing two runs on six hits while walking one batter and striking out three. After working through four innings on just 43 pitches in his first...
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June 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Kevin Williams: Patriots’ Bill Belichick Said I’d Be Rotational Player

Kevin Williams doesn’t need to be guaranteed a starting role in his 12th NFL season, as long as he’s playing for a winning team with a proven quarterback. Williams’ visit last week with the New England Patriots seemed to go well. The veteran free-agent defensive tackle recapped what Bill Belichick told him during his trip to Foxboro on SiriusXM Radio on Tuesday. “He went...
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Linebacker Mark Herzlich Tried To Land Role On ‘Game Of Thrones’ (Video)

Icelandic strongman Hafthor Bjornsson spent a brief but gruesome stint on the HBO series “Game of Thrones” last month, playing a man aptly nicknamed “The Mountain.” But Bjornsson, who drew interest from the Indianapolis Colts last season, was not the only person with NFL ties eager to portray one of “Thrones’” most fearsome villains. New York Giants linebacker...
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Rafael Nadal Gets Life-Like Clay Statue After French Open Win (Photo)

Judging by his playing history, Rafael Nadal really likes clay. Now, thanks to Nike, he has become clay. The Spanish tennis star defeated Novak Djokovic at Roland Garros on Sunday to win his ninth consecutive French Open title, making him the first male tennis player to win the same Grand Slam title nine times in a row. After Nadal’s historic win, Nike thought it would be fitting...
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Orioles Not Ruling Out Sending Manny Machado To Minors

Baltimore Orioles infielder Manny Machado is struggling mightily at the plate right now, and his attitude isn’t helping matters much either. Believe it or not, a demotion is still an option for the All-Star, according to the club. FOX Sports reports the Orioles would still consider sending Machado to the minors if his offensive struggles continue. Machado is hitting just .229 this...
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Derek Fisher Hired By Knicks President Phil Jackson As New Head Coach

NEW YORK – The New York Knicks have hired Derek Fisher as their new coach, with Phil Jackson turning to one of his trustiest former players. Just days after finishing his 18th NBA season, Fisher was hired Tuesday to replace Mike Woodson, who Jackson fired after the season in his first major move as team president. Fisher won five championships playing for Jackson with the Los...
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Texans Offensive Lineman David Quessenberry Diagnosed With Cancer

Houston Texans offensive lineman David Quessenberry received a scary diagnosis after experiencing “fatigue and a persistent cough” over the past week. The second-year pro was diagnosed with non-Hodgkins lymphoma and placed on the non-football illness list, the Texans announced Tuesday. Quessenberry is being treated at M.D. Anderson Hospital, The Houston Chronicle Reported. “Our...
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Red Sox, MLB Release ‘Stars and Stripes’ Caps For July 4th Games (Photo)

Major League Baseball released Tuesday the caps each team will wear this July 4th, and they’re a bit different the headwear worn in years past. Since the league began the tradition of wearing one-off caps on holidays, the Independence Day editions have always been some combination of red, white and blue, with a few stars thrown in on occasion. Here’s a look at last year’s...
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MLB Teams Stage Epic Taylor Swift Sing-Along On Twitter (Photos)

Baseball has been America’s pastime for more than a century, but let’s face it: it can get a little slow sometimes. With that perhaps in mind, the official Major League Baseball Twitter account decided to create some buzz before Monday’s slate of night games by making a reference to Taylor Swift’s “Love Story.” It's a glove story ... http://t.co/pMU0ZqSVKP—   (@MLB...
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Ex-UNC player Neil Fingleton was 'Game of Thrones' giant

We’ll try to keep this story relatively spoiler-free for those of you who haven’t seen the latest episode of HBO’s “Game of Thrones.” The episode, entitled “The Watchers on the Wall,” used a great deal of CGI to create one of the most expansive battle scenes in the show’s history but employed real-life actors to play the hour’s most imposing figures: giants. And...
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Dan Girardi Faceplants In Crease, Sums Up Game 3 For Rangers (GIF)

New York Rangers defenseman Dan Girardi has had a forgettable Stanley Cup Final, and that continued in Game 3. The Blueshirts blueliner was partially responsible for a seemingly back-breaking goal in the first period on Monday night. Girardi went sliding across the slot in order to try and block a shot from Los Angeles Kings forward Jeff Carter. Girardi glided through the slot on...
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2014 FIFA World Cup Jerseys: Home Uniforms For All 32 Teams (Gallery)

Every four years, the FIFA World Cup is one of the world’s most watched events. Since the whole globe is watching, it’s important for teams to look good with nice kits. All 32 teams redesigned or released new home kits and uniforms for the 2014 World Cup, which kicks off this Thursday in Brazil. Some teams stayed to their traditional roots and only made slight modifications...
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Packers’ Jordy Nelson Crushes Softball Homer While Wearing GoPro (Video)

Green Bay Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson apparently has some skills with the bat, too. Nelson smacked two home runs over the weekend during his own charity softball tournament, which drew 7,354 fans and pitted the Packers’ offense against the Green Bay defense. The O won 26-11, and Nelson, whose game-day attire included a GoPro camera, gave fans an up-close look at one of...
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Rules For Choosing Right Golf Club Based On Wind, Elevation (Video)

Having a nice golf swing is one thing, but choosing the right golf club is another. Picking the right club based on wind and elevation is crucial for golfers and Paul Rudeen will tell you how to choose the right one in the video above. Register for world class online golf instruction with PGA Master Professional Paul Rudeen featuring sportscaster Heidi Watney at PaulRudeen.com.Filed...
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Overcoming Fear, Anxiety To Handle Difficult Golf Shots (Video)

No matter how well a day on the golf course is going, every golfer will deal with a tough shot that can either make or break an entire round. Anxiety and fear are two of the worst emotions a golfer can experience during a round, as they both tend to physically altar a golfer’s swing. Check out Paul Rudeen’s video above to overcome these emotions on the course. Register for...
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How To Block Out Bad Golf Shots, Focus On Good Shots (Video)

Bad golf shots can linger in a golfer’s mind for years. These bad shots can snowball over time and lead to many future bad shots. Check out Paul Rudeen’s video of above to see how you can block out bad shots and focus on the good shots. Register for world class online golf instruction with PGA Master Professional Paul Rudeen featuring sportscaster Heidi Watney at PaulRudeen...
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Astros’ Tony Sipp Pitches Twice, Plays Outfield In Same Game (Video)

Houston Astros relief pitcher Tony Sipp earned his paycheck and then some on Monday. With his team hanging on to a 4-3 lead against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field, the left-handed Sipp retired the side in the seventh inning and returned in the eighth to face lefty batter Gerardo Parra. Sipp struck out Parra, bringing up right-handed batter Paul Goldschmidt. That’s when...
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Young Giants Fan Drilled By Baseball, Pain Quickly Eased By Getting Ball (Video)

A young San Francisco Giants fan had his chance Monday night. He had his chance to make a nifty little snag down the right-field line at AT&T Park. He did not make that play, and the ensuing results are even better than could have been imagined. Giants infielder Brandon Crawford turned on an offering from Washington Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg in the second inning and...
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Anti-Redskins Commercial To Air During NBA Finals Game 3 (Video)

The fight to convince Washington’s professional football team to change its nickname will take center stage Tuesday night, during a different sport’s championship series. An anti-Redskins advertisement entitled “Proud to Be” and paid for by the Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation will air during halftime of Game 3 of the NBA Finals between the Miami Heat and San Antonio Spurs, according...
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Former B’s Prospect Michael Hutchinson Makes 49 Saves In AHL Playoff Win (Video)

Los Angeles Kings goalie Jonathan Quick was sensational on Monday night as he pitched a 3-0 shutout over the New York Rangers in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final. As good as Quick was, however, he wasn’t the best goalie in hockey on Monday. That title belongs to AHL goalie Michael Hutchinson. The former Bruins prospect is now a member of the Winnipeg Jets organization, and he was...
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Lonnie Chisenhall Racks Up Three Homers, Nine RBIs In Single Game (Video)

Lonnie Chisenhall isn’t the first name that comes to mind when one thinks of historic offensive performances. The performance the Cleveland Indians third baseman put on Monday night, though, was one for the ages. Chisenhall was scorching hot at the plate in a 17-7 rout of the Texas Rangers, becoming the first player in major league history to finish a game 5-for-5 with three...
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‘Hockey Night In Canada’ Makes Hilarious Darryl Sutter Montage (Video)

Los Angeles Kings head coach Darryl Sutter is a man of few words and many wins. Sutter has his team one win away from capturing its second Stanley Cup in three seasons after a 3-0 win over the New York Rangers on Monday gave the Kings a commanding 3-0 series lead. Despite Los Angeles’ recent success, however, Sutter has never exactly been exuberant with the media, opting for one...
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Report: Cavaliers Offered John Calipari 10-Year Deal Worth Nearly $80M

When John Calipari said he had the “best job in the country,” he must have really meant it. The University of Kentucky men’s basketball coach tweeted those words last Thursday after signing a seven-year, $52.5 million contract extension to remain in Lexington. Yet it seems there were greener pastures for Calipari, who was offered a 10-year deal worth nearly $80 million by the...
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Patriots Film Study: Michael Buchanan, Will Smith Battle For Pass-Rush Role

Bill Belichick once said, “There’s no first team” during training camp, and that’s true for OTAs, as well. Every roster spot and starting role is up for grabs on the New England Patriots, and as training camp nears, NESN.com will review the team’s biggest battles. Barring disaster, Chandler Jones and Rob Ninkovich will start at right defensive end and left defensive end...
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June 10, 2014  |  Discuss
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