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Carl Yazstremski Moved by New Statue at Fenway Park Commemorating Stellar Red Sox Career (Video)

Carl Yazstremski played 23 season with the Red Sox, going down as one of the greatest players ever to don the uniform. On Sunday, Yaz was the man of honor at Fenway Park as the Red Sox unveiled a new statue commemorating his stellar career in Boston. Yaz spoke to a packed crowd outside of Fenway at a special ceremony ahead of Sunday’s game, reminiscing about all the great years...
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September 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Paolo Di Canio Stands in Fire, Endures Taunts From Own Fans Amid Miserable Start to Season (Video)

It’s hard to tell if Sunderland manager Paolo Di Canio is cracking under pressure or if something else is going on. After watching his team lose on Saturday — a defeat which kept it rooted at the bottom of the Premier League standings — Di Canio walked over to the section where Sunderland fans were seated and acknowledged their anger, as many of them hurled taunts and abuse...
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September 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Watch: Rookie channels NSYNC after TD

Some rookies can look like veterans when they get into the end zone. Joseph Fauria is one of those guys. The Lions rookie tight end caught a touchdown in Week 1, so he’s been there done that before, and he celebrated like it, too. Fauria caught his second career touchdown pass on Sunday and capped the five-yard score off with a tribute to presumably his favorite boy band growing...
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September 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Liverpool Falls to Southampton at Anfield, Suffers First Defeat of 2013-14 Season

Dejan Lovren‘s header was all that separated Liverpool and Southampton, as their Barclays Premier League clash at Anfield ended 1-0 to the visitors. The Croatian met a second-half corner with a well-directed header to ensure the Saints traveled home with all three points secured and see the Reds lose for the first time in 2013-14. Despite restricting the visitors to no clear opportunities...
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September 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Ryan Lavarnway, Jackie Bradley Jr. in Lineup As Red Sox Close Out Regular Season Home Schedule

Dustin Pedroia found his way into Saturday’s game despite originally given the day off. He’ll return to the starting lineup Sunday. Pedroia will lead off for Boston, which will feature a lineup that’s a little less shuffled that Saturday’s lineup. On Saturday, Stephen Drew led off and Will Middlebrooks played first base. Drew and Middlebrooks will take their usual spots at...
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September 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Von Miller Worked With Urine Collector to Cheat NFL’s Drug Testing Program

Von Miller is now halfway through his six-game suspension for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy, but his crimes might have been even worse than that. Miller, 24, tested positive for a banned substance during the offseason, which prompted the NFL to suspend him for four games, but he also tried to corrupt the NFL’s drug testing policy, according to ESPN. The Broncos...
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September 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Red Sox Focused on Maintaining AL’s Best Record, As Home-Field Advantage in Playoffs Could Be Key

BOSTON — The Red Sox are a confident team, regardless of the venue. They’ve been particularly tough at Fenway Park, though, and home-field advantage throughout the playoffs is in their grasps. The Red Sox enter Sunday’s action with a 1 1/2-game lead over the Athletics for the best record in the American League. While John Farrell will look to give some guys some rest over Boston’s...
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September 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Browns ‘Fielding Offers’ for Wide Receivers Josh Gordon, Greg Little

It appears the Browns are ready to clear house on offense. Cleveland already traded away last year’s No. 3 overall pick, running back Trent Richardson. Now, the team is fielding offers for wide receivers Josh Gordon and Greg Little, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN. One team has made a “quality offer” for Gordon, Schefter continued. Gordon is likely the more attractive of...
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September 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Brady called Branch, Lloyd to check on availability

The Patriots’ passing game has been disappointing so far this season, and Tom Brady is personally taking steps to correct that. Brady has been calling and texting former Patriots wide receivers Deion Branch and Brandon Lloyd, checking on their availability and readiness to play, according to the NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport and Mike Silver. Branch has responded to Brady, telling...
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September 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Red Sox-Blue Jays Live: Felix Doubront Gets Nod in Red Sox’ Final Regular Season Home Game of 2013

11:10 a.m.: The Red Sox’ lineup for Sunday’s game looks a little more normal. Mike Napoli will get his second straight day off, as Mike Carp will play first base and hit cleanup. Ryan Lavarnway will start behind the dish and bat eighth. Shane Victorino will also shift back over to right field with Jackie Bradley Jr. starting in center. Victorino has had a terrific season defensively...
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September 22, 2013  |  Discuss

College Football Players Protest NCAA, Mark Equipment With ‘All Players United’ Label (Photos)

College football players around the country organized something of a protest against the NCAA on Saturday. Players from Georgia Tech, Northwestern, Georgia and a few other Division-I schools stood up against the NCAA’s hypocritical licensing policies on Saturday, sporting “APU” on their equipment as a show of solidarity. The three-letter acronym stands for “All Players United...
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September 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Rob Ninkovich Agrees to Three-Year Contract Extension With Patriots

The Patriots still have over $8 million in cap space left this season, which means they have some solid flexibility to re-sign players. They did just that with Rob Ninkovich on Sunday. Ninkovich has agreed to a three-year contract extension with the Patriots that will keep him in New England through the 2016 season, according to ESPN’s Mike Reiss. The financials of the deal have...
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September 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Emergence of Kenbrell Thompkins, Aaron Dobson, Containing Doug Martin Among Keys for Patriots Against Buccaneers

Tom Brady needs help. He has for a few weeks now, but this week could be even worse than last. A dismal offensive effort against the Jets led to mass hysteria in New England, surrounding the All-Everything quarterback and his inexperienced group of receivers. With Darelle Revis, Dashon Goldson and Mark Barron hanging around on the opposite side of the ball this week, Brady’s job...
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September 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Patriots-Buccaneers Live: Tom Brady, Rookie Wide Recievers Must Get on Same Page to Top Tough Tampa Bay Defense

8 a.m. ET: Typically, a matchup between 2-0 and 0-2 teams would suggest a blowout. But the Patriots-Buccaneers game might closer than some would imagine. Tampa Bay has top-tier players throughout their roster, especially on defense. Gerald McCoy, Lavonte David and Darrelle Revis highlight the unit, but Adrian Clayborn, Mark Barron, Dashon Goldson and Mason Foster are also high-quality...
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September 22, 2013  |  Discuss

John Farrell Says Clay Buchholz Looked ‘More Crisp Than His Last Time Out,’ Had Better Arm Strength, Consistency (Video)

Despite being saddled with his first loss of the season, Clay Buchholz had a lot to feel good about on Saturday night. Buchholz felt good physically, and he felt his command improving from his last game against the Yankees. With the exception of the fourth inning where things “snowballed,” as the right-hander put it, Buchholz tossed a good game. John Farrell agreed and said...
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September 22, 2013  |  Discuss

UCLA Pays Tribute to Nick Pasquale, Runs First Offensive Play With Only 10 Men (Video)

UCLA lost one of their own only two weeks ago, and on Saturday night, the Bruins honored redshirt freshman Nick Pasquale with a moving tribute. In their first game at home since the wide receiver passed away after being struck by a car, UCLA presented his brother and father with a framed jersey prior to kickoff. His name and number will remain on the Rose Bowl turf for the remainder...
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September 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Clay Buchholz Gives Red Sox Another Reason to Be Optimistic Despite Suffering First Loss

BOSTON — In two weeks, there will be no room for moral victories. Until then, it’s fair game for the Red Sox to draw positives from losses. The Red Sox dropped a 4-2 decision to the Blue Jays in the middle game of the teams’ three-game set at Fenway Park on Saturday. Clay Buchholz suffered his first loss of 2013, and Mark Buehrle minimized Boston’s chances during his six...
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September 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Clay Buchholz Suffers First Loss of Season, But Feels Good Physically, Says He ‘Felt as Good in the Sixth as I Did in the First’ (Video)

It took until the end of September, but Clay Buchholz was finally handed his first loss of the season on Saturday night. The right-hander surrendered three runs on six hits in six innings of work as the Red Sox fell to the Blue Jays 4-2. After throwing about 15-20 more pitches than his last outing, Buchholz reiterated that he is back to full health and he said he felt good out on...
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September 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Smaller Goalie Pads, Video Review Among Rule Changes for 2013-14 NHL Season, Will Lead to More Goals, Fewer Injuries

The first full season after the lockout should be an exciting one as several new rules will go into effect for the 2013-14 campaign. The NHL Competition Committee meets annually to vote on ways to improve the game. Usually, these changes relate to small facets of the rulebook or the particulars of penalty calling and have little effect on how the game is played. This season, however...
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September 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Rice Kicker Shows Off Fancy Footwork, Executes Incredible Onside Kick Against Houston (Video)

Houston was ready for Rice’s onside kick attempt, but they weren’t prepared for the Owls kicker’s fancy footwork. Chris Boswell was called on for the onside kick during the fourth quarter with the Owls trailing by five and just over two minutes to play. Boswell added some style to the kick, however, as he planted his left leg and then wrapped his kicking leg around it to complete...
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September 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Tomas Vokoun Out Indefinitely After Undergoing Procedure to Dissolve Blood Clot in His Pelvis

The Pittsburgh Penguins will likely be starting the regular season without their backup goaltender. Tomas Vokoun is out indefinitely after undergoing a procedure to dissolve a blood clot in his pelvis. According to the team, Vokoun left Saturday morning’s practice and went to the hospital after he noticed swelling in his thigh. “The most important thing right now is Tomas...
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September 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Ryan Kerrigan Goes Undercover at Modell’s Sporting Goods, Discourages Customers from Buying RGIII’s Jersey (Video)

Modell’s may have seen a spike in Ryan Kerrigan jersey sales, and they can thank an associate who goes by the name of Marty Huggins. The Redskins linebacker went undercover as “Marty” at the sporting goods store, and while his physique had some customers questioning his identity, he went unrecognized during his sales associate tenure. Instead, his time was filled with promoting...
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September 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Red Sox’ Seven Free-Agent Signings Playing Big Hand in Team’s Turnaround from Worst to First (Video)

  The Red Sox were in desperate need of some changes after their last-place finish in 2012, and the seven free-agent signings during the offseason were just what the doctor ordered. Boston completed their amazing worst to first turnaround as they clinched the AL East title with a win over the Blue Jays on Friday night. The new faces have certainly aided in...
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September 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Will Middlebrooks Unlikely to Be ‘Fish Out of Water’ at First Base, Although Temporary Move Requires Adjustments

BOSTON — At least Will Middlebrooks was given a heads up this time around. Middlebrooks got his first taste of second base back on Aug. 21 in San Francisco. He grounded out in the top of the seventh inning, looked down the dugout and saw John Farrell hold up two fingers, indicating that Middlebrooks would be moving to second. It threw the 25-year-old third baseman for a loop. “I...
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September 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Bruins-Red Wings Live: Patrice Bergeron Returns to B’s Lineup for Tilt in Detroit

6:30 p.m.: On Thursday, it was Gregory Campbell who was returning to the Bruins lineup. Patrice Bergeron’s turn comes Saturday night in Detroit. Bergeron will make his preseason debut Saturday night when the Bruins take on the Red Wings at Joe Louis Arena. It marks Bergeron’s first game action since Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final. The Boston center collected a handful of injuries...
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September 21, 2013  |  Discuss
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