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UFC 189: Conor McGregor Dismisses Jose Aldo As ‘Distant Memory’ After Win

Conor McGregor was on his back, struggling to get back on his feet and avoid the elbows and fists that were raining down on him. He was in deep trouble. Or was he? Late into Saturday night, with the UFC interim featherweight belt in front of him, McGregor insisted he was in complete control. No matter how bad it might have looked — or how concerned his fans at the MGM Grand Garden...
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July 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Why Chad Mendes deserves another shot at Conor McGregor

By Pat Bradley For a few minutes, Chad Mendes shocked the world. Mendes, a last-minute replacement for UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo, more than held his own against Conor McGregor at UFC 189, before ultimately giving way to a technical knock out and losing the interim featherweight belt in the second round. McGregor, the current face of UFC, came out firing. The moment...
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July 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Red Sox Notes: Alejandro De Aza’s ‘Full-Tilt’ Style Serving Boston Well

BOSTON — A disappointing series-opening loss. Clay Buchholz’s injury. A five-game skid against the New York Yankees. The potential to lose more ground in the standings after a promising run. All were on the table Saturday night at Fenway Park. None mattered. The Red Sox defeated the Yankees 5-3 in the middle game of the teams’ three-game series. Boston has won five of its...
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July 12, 2015  |  Discuss

UFC 189: Robbie Lawler KO’s Rory MacDonald Defends Belt

Robbie Lawler and Rory MacDonald took turns punishing each other throughout their UFC 189 co-main event at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas Saturday night, but it was the champion who left with the belt, Lawler successfully defending his welterweight crown for the first time with a fifth-round knockout. “That was the accumulation of a beatdown,” Lawler said. “It wasn’t...
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July 12, 2015  |  Discuss

UFC 189: Conor McGregor TKO’s Chad Mendes In Second Round For Win (Video)

What. A. Fight. Conor McGregor defeated Chad Mendes by TKO at the very end of the second round of UFC 189’s main card to become the interim featherweight champion. The fight visually had Mendes’ name written all over it, but it was McGregor who held the mental edge — despite a dominant showing from Mendes — and eventually broke through for the victory. Things looked bleak...
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John Farrell: Red Sox, Well Aware Of Standings, Have ‘Genuine Belief’

This embed is invalid" /> BOSTON — The Red Sox aren’t resting on their laurels after an important win over the New York Yankees at Fenway Park. Nor are they afraid of the task that still sits in front of them. Eduardo Rodriguez pitched well, Hanley Ramirez went deep and Boston’s bullpen hung on Saturday as the Red Sox defeated the Yankees 5-3...
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July 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Eduardo Rodriguez Lifts Red Sox With Important Performance Vs. Yankees

BOSTON — Eduardo Rodriguez showed some serious cojones. While Rodriguez has had better performances than the one he provided Saturday night at Fenway Park, the 22-year-old hasn’t had a more important performance to date. Rodriguez stepped up when his team needed him most and delivered a solid outing as the Red Sox defeated the New York Yankees 5-3. “Settings he’s not been...
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July 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Red Sox Wrap: Hanley Ramirez, Mookie Betts Shine In 5-3 Win Over Yankees

This embed is invalid" /> BOSTON — There will be no weekend sweep. The Red Sox defeated the New York Yankees 5-3 on Saturday night at Fenway Park. The teams have split the first two games of their three-game series, creating an interesting Sunday showdown. The Yankees snapped the Red Sox’s season-long, four-game winning streak in Friday’s series opener...
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July 11, 2015  |  Discuss

UFC 189: Boston’s John ‘Doomsday’ Howard Defeats Ireland’s Cathal Pendred

John ‘Doomsday’ Howard is back in the win column. The 32-year-old Bostonian had lost three consecutive fights headed into Saturday night’s matchup with Ireland’s Cathal Pendred at UFC 189, but survived by the skin of his teeth to walk away the victor. Howard defeated Pendred by split decision 29-28, 28-29, 29-28. The bout, which ended Pendred’s five-year undefeated streak...
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UFC 189 Live: Conor McGregor Faces Chad Mendes For Interim Title Belt

UFC 189 finally is here. Despite featherweight champion Jose Aldo pulling out of the main card due to his rib injuries, UFC 189 still will be the biggest fight of 2015. Chad Mendes, who lost to Aldo the last time he defended his belt, will replace Aldo to decide who wins the interim featherweight belt. Mendes is the No. 1-ranked featherweight belt contender, but its his opponent...
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Brian Johnson ‘Excited,’ ‘Confident’ In First Call-Up To Boston Red Sox

This embed is invalid" /> BOSTON — Brian Johnson’s first major league call-up is bittersweet for the Red Sox, as it coincides with Clay Buchholz landing on the 15-day disabled list with a right elbow strain. But that’s life. And Johnson, who was promoted from Triple-A Pawtucket before Saturday’s game against the New York Yankees at Fenway Park, sounded...
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July 11, 2015  |  Discuss

UFC 189: Ronda Rousey, Robbie Lawler, Other Fighters Make Predictions (Video)

Conor McGregor versus Chad Mendes. It’s the biggest UFC event of 2015, and the sport’s biggest stars are all talking about it. McGregor takes on Mendes on Saturday at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas for the interim featherweight title. Mendes, the No. 1-ranked featherweight UFC fighter, is replacing Jose Aldo, who defeated Mendes by decision to defend the featherweight...
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Clay Buchholz Battling Mixed Emotions After Landing On DL With Red Sox

This embed is invalid" /> BOSTON — Clay Buchholz looked like a man whose mind had been racing Saturday afternoon. While he was thankful his MRI late Friday night revealed no structural damage in his sore right elbow, he also saw his injury as an inopportune setback. The Red Sox starter has been pitching well of late amid Boston’s resurgence. Now, he’ll...
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Brian Johnson Promoted As Red Sox Place Clay Buchholz On Disabled List

This embed is invalid" /> BOSTON — Clay Buchholz will require some down time. The Red Sox placed Buchholz on the 15-day disabled list with a right flexor strain before Saturday’s game against the New York Yankees at Fenway Park. Boston called up pitcher Brian Johnson from Triple-A Pawtucket to take Buchholz’s spot on the active roster. Buchholz exited Friday’s...
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July 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Mike Napoli At First, Dustin Pedroia Still Out For Red Sox Vs. Yankees

The Boston Red Sox produced just one run Friday night, but manager John Farrell is sticking with his guns. Boston will roll out almost an identical lineup Saturday night for the middle contest of a crucial three-game series against the New York Yankees at Fenway Park. The only change to the Red Sox’s batting order comes at catcher, where Ryan Hanigan is hitting ninth in place...
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Dining Playbook: Bikes And Bites Combines Great Event With Great Food

New England’s largest biking event for women is set for July 18. Bikes and Bites pairs the Women’s Bike Festival — complete with 10-, 30- and 50-mile routes — with some of the top female chefs in the area, who will provide delicious food throughout the event. Dining Playbook’s own Jenny Johnson will be participating in the event, so if you want to join her, check out the...
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July 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Dining Playbook: Ryan Hanigan Dishes On His Favorite Foods

Ryan Hanigan isn’t exactly new to the New England food scene. The Boston Red Sox catcher grew up in Andover, Mass., just a short drive north of Fenway Park. Now that he’s back playing for the hometown team, Hanigan caught up with Billy Costa to reveal his favorite local eateries, as well as his go-to meals on the grill. Check it out in the video above. Thumbnail photo via Bob...
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July 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Dining Playbook: Fenway Park’s Kids Concourse Is Source Of Endless Fun

Fenway Park has something for everyone. Including kids. The home of the Boston Red Sox recently opened “Gate K,” which is home to the Kids Concourse. This special section of the ballpark is all about the kids, featuring food, games and awesome attractions like Wally’s Clubhouse. Check it out in the video above.Filed under: Dining Playbook, NESN Video
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July 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Dining Playbook: Fenway Park’s EMC Club Offers Tasty Food, Special Benefits

Want to enjoy a Boston Red Sox game in comfort while eating delicious food? Then the EMC Club is the place for you. Located on Fenway Park’s lower level behind home plate, the EMC Club gives members access to some tasty offerings, not to mention its own entrance and parking area for hassle-free arrivals and departures from the park. Check it out in the video above and visit redsox...
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July 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Dining Playbook: Billy And Jenny Have A Fenway Frank Face-Off (Video)

Selling hot dogs at Fenway Park isn’t as easy as it sounds. Billy Costa and Jenny Johnson found out the hard way, as the two “Dining Playbook” hosts took to the aisles at a Boston Red Sox home game to try their hand at hot dog hawking. See how they fared in the video above.Filed under: Dining Playbook, NESN Video
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July 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Dining Playbook: NESN’s Don Orsillo Shows Off His Skills In The Kitchen (Video)

People in the Boston area are familiar with Don Orsillo the Red Sox play-by-play commentator, but they probably aren’t familiar with Don Orsillo the chef. Don joined Billy and Jenny in the kitchen on this week’s “Dining Playbook” to serve up some of his homemade shrimp scampi. Check out Don Orsillo’s culinary talents in the video above.Filed under: Dining Playbook, NESN...
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July 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Dining Playbook: Fenway Park Executive Chef Ron Abell Shows Off Fenway Farms

Ron Abell has quite the busy job, and he wouldn’t have it any other way. Abell is the executive chef at Fenway Park, meaning he’s responsible for all the food that’s sold at Boston Red Sox games, special events and more. One of his favorite new additions to the ballpark is Fenway Farms, a rooftop garden located right in the park that provides plenty of fresh produce for his...
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Dining Playbook: Fenway Park Organist Josh Kantor Shows His Stuff

Have you ever wondered who’s responsible for the awesome organ music you hear at Boston Red Sox games? That’d be none other than Josh Kantor, Fenway Park’s official organist. Jenny Johnson paid Josh a visit in this week’s episode of “Dining Playbook” to learn his tricks of the trade. Check it out in the video above.Filed under: Dining Playbook, NESN Video
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July 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Dining Playbook: Budweiser Roof Deck Boasts Great View, Awesome Food

If you’re looking for a new favorite spot at Fenway Park, it’s hard to argue against the new Budweiser roof deck. Located high above right field, the roof deck allows fans a unique view to watch their Boston Red Sox in action. But that’s not all. It also provides access to the Budweiser Brew House, which boasts tons of delicious food and, of course, plenty of beer. Check it...
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July 11, 2015  |  Discuss

How To Watch Wimbledon Online: Men’s Championship (Live Stream)

The 2015 Wimbledon Championships are about to reach their conclusion. After Serena Williams defeated Garbine Muguruza in the women’s championship Saturday, superstars Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer will meet at Centre Court in the highly anticipated men’s championship Sunday. The match is scheduled for 9 a.m. ET. Coverage can be found on ESPN but also can be seen online on...
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July 11, 2015  |  Discuss
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