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UFC Fight Night Weigh-In Results: Tim Boetsch, Dan Henderson Ready To Go (Video)

UFC Fight Night, which is headlined by the middleweight bout between Tim Boetsch and Dan Henderson and the heavyweight bout between Ben Rothwell and Matt Mitrione, airs live on FOX Sports 1 from the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, Louisiana at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT. Four prelim bouts will air live on FOX Sports 1 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT, and two early prelims may be viewed on...
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June 05, 2015  |  Discuss

A’s Switch-Pitcher Pat Venditte Brings Ambidextrous Act To Fenway Park

BOSTON — The Oakland Athletics on Friday called up a 29-year-old reliever named Pat Venditte. Why is that something you should care about? Well, Venditte isn’t your ordinary pitcher. If he sees game action for the A’s, who begin a weekend series with the Boston Red Sox on Friday, Venditte will be the first ambidextrous pitcher to appear in a major league game since Greg Harris...
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Ron Adams: Celtics’ 2013-14 Roster Had ‘Difficult Personalities To Coach’

Brad Stevens has received a lot of praise for the coaching job he’s done with the Boston Celtics since taking over the team before the 2013-14 NBA season. Helping to guide the Celtics to a playoff berth this season — something many people didn’t think was possible given the team’s ongoing rebuild — was an impressive accomplishment for Stevens. That said, leading the team...
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Jim Rice Playing Billiards When He Found Out Red Sox Drafted Him In 1971 (Video)

The MLB Draft has changed just a tad since the good ol’ days. It’s now a huge production, as the top prospects gather with their family members at MLB Network’s Studio 42 in Secaucus, N.J., as fans watch live on TV or follow along online. But it wasn’t always such a glamorous affair. As the Red Sox gear up for the draft, which begins Monday, Boston legend Jim Rice shared...
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John Farrell: I Have ‘Complete Trust And Belief’ In Our Clubhouse (Video)

Inconsistency has plagued the Boston Red Sox this season. It’s been an up and down year — to say the least — for the Sox, with Thursday’s sloppy loss to the Minnesota Twins only adding to the frustration that has been the 2015 campaign. Pablo Sandoval and David Ortiz had particularly rough nights in the 8-4 loss, and the two sluggers will be sitting out of Friday’s contest...
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John Farrell: Pablo Sandoval Likely Will Sit Few Games To ‘Catch His Breath’

BOSTON — The Red Sox are hoping some time out of the lineup will help Pablo Sandoval find his groove. The third baseman was held out of Friday’s matchup with the Oakland A’s. Manager John Farrell said his decision to sit Sandoval partially was based on the A’s starting left-hander Scott Kazmir, but that it was not purely dependent on splits. “That’s part of it,” Farrell...
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USMNT impresses in first ever win against Netherlands

By Nicholas Goss The United States men’s soccer team has made great strides under manager Jurgen Klinsmann and Friday’s 4-3 win over the Netherlands in Amsterdam was a shining example. The U.S. had been outscored 7-1 in its four previous games against Holland, and it appeared that the Dutch would cruise to another win after dominating possession early on and taking a 1-0 lead...
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Women’s World Cup Schedule 2015: Date, Time, TV Channel For Each Game

Oh Canada, this should be quite a tournament. Our neighbors to the north will host the Women’s World Cup from June 6 through July 5, with games played in Vancouver, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Ottawa, Montreal and Moncton. The Americans are among the tournament favorites, although they must advance out of a tough group first. Watch the tournament on FOX Sports channels or online, and come...
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Cavaliers’ Kyrie Irving To Miss Rest Of NBA Finals With Fractured Kneecap

The injury that forced Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving out of Game 1 of the 2015 NBA Finals on Thursday night is a fractured left kneecap, which will keep him out for the remainder of the series, the team announced Friday. The expected recovery time is three to four months after surgery. This is a massive blow to the Cavs’ chances of beating the Golden State Warriors...
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Ronda Rousey Shy? UFC Champ Explains Why She Doesn’t Have A Boyfriend

Ronda Rousey seems to be on every magazine cover and in every Hollywood film, and she has a death grip on her UFC bantamweight belt, submitting all challengers. However, dating is a battle Rousey isn’t willing to fight right now. “The kind of guys I’m into have lots of desirable women willing to do backflips for them — and, I mean, if you can look like a man standing next...
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Novak Djokovic-Andy Murray French Open Semifinal Suspended Due To Rain

PARIS — Novak Djokovic has waited and waited to win his first French Open title and complete a career Grand Slam, worrying about when — or perhaps even whether — he would get another chance after coming close in recent years. Now Djokovic must ponder all of that a little longer: His semifinal against Andy Murray was suspended in the fourth set Friday...
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UFC Fight Night 68: Watch Tim Boetsch-Dan Henderson Weigh-In Live Online

UFC Fight Night 168 is taking over New Orleans this weekend. It will be a battle of the middleweight powerhouses as Tim Boetsch and Dan Henderson square off in the main event of the night Saturday at Smoothie King Center. Before any punches are thrown, though, you can check out a live video stream of the fighters weighing in Friday. The weigh-in airs live at 5 p.m ET. Check it...
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DraftKings: Troy Tulowitzki, Dustin Pedroia Power Tom Caron’s Lineup

Play fantasy baseball. Stand on the mound at Fenway. Sounds like a pretty sweet deal, right? DraftKings offers one-day fantasy baseball games, allowing users to set a new lineup every day. Now, the website is teaming up with the Boston Red Sox to offer the prize of a lifetime: The opportunity to throw out the first pitch before the Red Sox’s June 24 game against the Baltimore...
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David Ortiz, Pablo Sandoval Both Sit As Red Sox Open Series Versus A’s

The Boston Red Sox lineup has changed all season, and Friday night will be no different. The Sox open a three-game set against the Oakland Athletics at Fenway Park, and they’ll do so without David Ortiz and Pablo Sandoval in the lineup. The two sluggers will sit to start with left-hander Scott Kazmir on the mound for Oakland. Sitting Ortiz does allow Hanley Ramirez to serve as...
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Serena Williams Dealing With Illness, Collapsed After French Open Semifinal

PARIS — Serena Williams says she “just kind of collapsed” after winning her French Open semifinal and has been resting at her Paris apartment for Saturday’s final. Before facing Lucie Safarova with a chance for a third title at Roland Garros and 20th Grand Slam singles trophy overall, Williams didn’t practice Friday, and she didn’t do a pre...
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Jim Harbaugh Going Shirtless With Khakis Is Something You Need To See (Photos)

Bet you didn’t think your Friday would include the words “shirtless Jim Harbaugh,” did ya? But it’s a wonderful world that we live in, and the Michigan football coach made the Internet’s day while he and his coaching staff made their second stop of their “Summer Swarm” satellite camp tour in Prattville, Ala. With temperatures reaching the 90’s, Harbaugh deemed it...
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USA-Netherlands International Friendly: Live Score, Highlights And Analysis

The Women’s World Cup and the Champions League final aren’t the only exciting soccer events to enjoy this week. The summer schedule of international friendlies is underway, and the next great matchup is the United States Men’s National Team taking on European power the Netherlands in Amsterdam. The U.S. will start a lot of young players in this game. Here’s the starting lineup...
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John Calipari Crushes Colin Cowherd For Relentless John Wall Criticism (Video)

John Calipari loves John Wall. Colin Cowherd seems to hate John Wall. Naturally, a Friday discussion surrounding the point guard was spirited. Calipari went on Cowherd’s ESPN Radio show on Friday morning to discuss a lot of things, and naturally, Wall came up. Calipari coached Wall in the guard’s one season at the University of Kentucky, so Calipari is more than willing to go...
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‘Pong,’ ‘Doom,’ ‘Tetris’ Highlight Video Game Hall Of Fame Inaugural Class

Representing the old school, new school and multiple generations in between, six influential games were honored Thursday as the inaugural World Video Game Hall of Fame class. “Doom,” “Pac-Man,” “Pong,” “Super Mario Bros.,” “Tetris” and “World of Warcraft” comprise the first group of inductees, the Strong National Museum of Play...
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USA, Germany Tabbed As Top Favorites To Win 2015 Women’s World Cup

The United States women’s national soccer team will play in the so-called “Group of Death.” But it still has a pretty strong chance to survive. The 2015 Women’s World Cup begins Saturday, and Team USA is among the favorites to win the tournament despite a tough draw in Group D that includes Sweden, Australia and Nigeria. The folks at FiveThirtyEight...
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Reports: A’s Call Up Switch-Pitcher Pat Venditte; Could Debut Vs. Red Sox

Pat Venditte, one of baseball’s most intriguing players, is finally getting his shot. Venditte, who has the distinction of being a switch-pitcher who’s able to pitch with both arms, reportedly was called up Friday by the Oakland Athletics. The pitcher is expected to join the A’s in Boston where they open a three-game weekend series with the Red Sox...
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Don Sweeney: Bruins Head Coach Claude Julien, Assistants Will Return

Boston Bruins general manager Don Sweeney confirmed to reporters Friday at the NHL Draft Combine in Buffalo that head coach Claude Julien and his assistants will return for the 2015-16 season. This is the correct call by Sweeney. Julien is one of the five-best coaches in the NHL and highly respected around the league. He’s second on the Bruins’ all-time coaching wins list and...
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Josh Reddick: Michael Jordan’s Alien Fighting Gives Him Edge Over LeBron James

The Michael Jordan versus LeBron James debate seems like an unwinnable one because you really can’t go wrong with either player. However, Josh Reddick has the perfect argument for finally settling the debate. The Oakland Athletics outfielder recently talked about the NBA Finals, and he gave his take as to whether Jordan or James is the better NBA player, and according to Reddick...
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Glory Johnson-Griner, Brittney Griner’s Wife, Announces She’s Pregnant

WNBA’s biggest power couple revealed some exciting news Thursday. Glory Johnson-Griner, the wife of Brittney Griner, announced on her Instagram account she is pregnant and expecting a child. This embed is invalid" /> The Tulsa Shock confirmed in a statement that Johnson-Griner, a two-time WNBA All-Star, will miss the entire...
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Stephen Curry, NBA Stars Read Awesome Mean Tweets On ‘Jimmy Kimmel’ (Video)

Unless you live under a rock (or left all your electronic devices under a rock) chances are you’ve seen the “Mean Tweets” segment on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” The late-night show was at it again Thursday, asking big NBA names from Stephen Curry and Blake Griffin to Magic Johnson and Jeff Van Gundy to read mean tweets about themselves on the air. Once again, the show didn’t...
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