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Koji Uehara’s Pitch Selection, Enthusiasm Make Reliever Key Cog in Red Sox Bullpen (Video)

Mike Napoli isn’t the only former Texas Ranger to make the move up to Boston this season. Reliever Koji Uehara also called Arlington home last year, and the 38-year-old right-hander has made quite the impression on Red Sox fans during his short tenure with the team. Through his 13 appearances, Uehara holds a 1.54 ERA and has struck out 14 over 11 2/3 innings. He’s also become...
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May 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Dirk Hayhurst Sticks to His Guns, Says ‘Clay Buchholz Still Cheated’

Dirk Hayhurst opened a huge can of worms on Wednesday when he accused Red Sox pitcher Clay Buchholz of doctoring the baseball. Two days later, he’s sticking to his guns. Hayhurst, a former pitcher who now works for Rogers SportsNet in Toronto, insisted, “I’m not wrong,” during a radio appearance Friday. He still seems to think that Buchholz used a foreign substance on his...
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Luol Deng Reveals He Missed Game 6 After Undergoing Spinal Tap, Did Not Have Flu

Bulls forward Luol Deng has been taking some flak from Chicagoans after he missed Game 6 of the team’s first-round series against Brooklyn with an illness. It was originally reported that Deng sat out because he was battling the flu, while fellow Bulls Nate Robinson and Taj Gibson, who were also dealing with flu-like symptoms, suited up and played in the team’s 95-92 loss. A...
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Vince Wilfork Enjoying Kentucky Derby Festivitiesin Style (Photo)

The Kentucky Derby is coming up this weekend and plenty of people around the country will be keeping a watchful eye on who crosses the finish line first at Churchill Downs. Vince Wilfork will just have a better seat than most. Wilfork and his wife Bianca are in Kentucky for the annual horse racing spectacle, at least according to Mrs. Wilfork’s Instagram account, and they are sporting...
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Patriots Will Hold Joint Practices With Tampa Bay Buccaneers During Preseason

Bill Belichick‘s relationship with Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Greg Schiano just continues to expand. After news that Belichick would host Schiano and some of his staff on a visit to New England next week surfaced earlier on Friday, now it appears that the two will also hold joint practices during the preseason as well, according to Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times. The...
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Report: LeBron James to Be Named NBA Most Valuable Player for Fourth Time on Sunday

LeBron James is getting his fourth Most Valuable Player award — and the only mystery left is whether the vote was unanimous. The Miami Heat star will be introduced Sunday as the award winner, according to a person familiar with the results and who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the league has not publicly announced the result. James will become...
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Mike Napoli’s Ranger Homecoming Should Go Much Better Than Josh Hamilton’s, Regardless of Game Outcome (Video)

Mike Napoli will be facing his old team for the first time on Friday night in Texas, but there isn’t likely to be much bad blood in the stadium. After all, Texas fans have probably used up all of their vitriol on another former Ranger, Josh Hamilton. Hamilton, of course, did all but slam the door against his own butt on the way out of the Lone Star State, and the people of Texas...
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Kevin Millar Weighs in on Allegations Made Against Clay Buchholz, Says ‘I’m on Eck’s Side’

Come on. You already knew whose side Kevin Millar would be on, right? Millar made his weekly appearance on WEEI’s Mut & Merloni on Friday, and one of the topics discussed was the recent allegations against Clay Buchholz. Toronto broadcasters Dirk Hayhurst and Jack Morris accused Buchholz of doctoring the baseball during his start against the Blue Jays on Wednesday, which prompted...
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Kevin Durant Responds to Royce White’s Twitter Trash Talk, Asks ‘Who Is That?’

Royce White has not played an NBA game this season, in what should be his rookie year. He spent part of the season in the D-League, left the team in what may or may not have been an absence he and the Rockets agreed upon, and has watched Houston’s playoff series against the Oklahoma City Thunder from an undisclosed location. His absence has not kept him from talking a little trash...
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Eric Gryba Suspended Two Games for Hit on Montreal’s Lars Eller (Video)

The NHL has handed down its second playoff suspension in as many days, this time to Ottawa’s Eric Gryba. Gryba was suspended two games for his hit during Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals on Thursday that bloodied Monteal’s Lars Eller and sent the Canadiens forward to the hospital. Gryba was assessed a five-minute major penalty for interference and a game misconduct...
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Metta World Peace Not Tweeting About Lakers Because His ‘Commentary Is Based On Playoff Basketball’

Metta World Peace has long been a must-follow on Twitter among NBA fans, but he has stepped up his game in the playoffs. Since the Lakers were bounced in four games by the Spurs in the first round, World Peace has been ubiquitous on the social media network, tweeting out everything from basketball trivia to analysis of the Celtics’ defense against the Knicks. One topic has been...
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Mike Napoli Returns to Old Stomping Grounds As Red Sox Prepare for Tough Test in Texas

The Red Sox have played their last seven games against a pair of last-place teams (Houston and Toronto) and handled them with relative ease, going 6-1 over the two series. That respite ends Friday night, when the Sox travel to Arlington to take on the AL West-leading Texas Rangers. Shane Victorino makes his return in right field for Boston after missing seven games with a back injury...
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Report: Bill Belichick to Welcome Greg Schiano, Buccaneers Coaching Staff to Foxboro to Talk Coaching Techniques

FOXBORO, Mass. — In a rather odd move, Greg Schiano and six members of his Tampa Bay coaching staff are scheduled to visit Foxboro next week to go over coaching techniques with Bill Belichick and his assistants. The meetings are expected to cover the Patriots’ scheduling regarding preseason, bye week and practice, according to Don Banks of Sports Illustrated. The teams face off...
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Bill O’Brien Played Big Role in Undrafted Free Agents Stephon Morris, Matt Stankiewitch Joining Patriots

FOXBORO, Mass. — Bill O’Brien has a long history with the New England Patriots, and he’s keeping it going from his new post down in Happy Valley, Penn. O’Brien implemented a lot of the Patriots methods into the system at Penn State when he took the head coaching job there last offseason. Now, he’s directing some of his players to Bill Belichick and the Patriots to continue...
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T.J. Moe, Rams Fan Growing Up, Doesn’t Want to Talk About First Patriots Super Bowl Victory

FOXBORO, Mass. — New Patriots rookie wide receiver T.J. Moe may have some trouble watching the highlights from the first Patriots Super Bowl victory when they pop up on the big screen at Gillette Stadium. That’s because Moe was born and raised in Missouri, so naturally he’s a Rams fan. Moe went out of his way to praise the Patriots organization, mentioning several times that...
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Fenway Park to Host ‘Boston Bites Back’ on May 15 to Raise $1 Million for The One Fund

The world’s best baseball players are usually the headliners at Fenway Park, but come May 15, the area’s best chefs will be Lyric Little Bandbox’s main attraction. Boston Bites Back (BBB) will bring 100 of Boston’s top chefs together to raise $1 million for The One Fund, led by celebrity chefs Ken Oringer and Ming Tsai, the Red Sox, Governor Deval Patrick, Mayor Thomas...
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Aaron Dobson, Josh Boyce, T.J. Moe Are Prepared for Patriots’ Tough Offensive Playbook

FOXBORO, Mass. — For years now, rookie and veteran wide receivers have come to Foxboro and had difficulty picking up the Patriots’ playbook. Fortunately, rookies Aaron Dobson, Josh Boyce and T.J. Moe have heard how tough the playbook can be to learn, and they’re prepared. Maybe it’s just naivety from the new Patriots rookies’ part, or maybe they can break the curse of the...
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Utah Teen Attacks Ref During Soccer Game, Leaves 46-Year-Old Father of Three in Coma (Video)

What started out as an ordinary soccer match over the weekend in Utah will forever change the Porillo family. During a game in Murray, Utah, youth soccer ref Riccardo Portillo — a 46-year-old father of three girls — was punched by a 17-year-old player after he issued a yellow card. The punch to the side of Portillo’s head was so severe that he fell into a coma and remains in...
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Armond Armstead Feels CFL Prepared Him to Join Patriots, Says Practices Were Harder Than Games at USC

FOXBORO, Mass. — Armond Armstead is taking part in Patriots rookie camp this weekend, but he isn’t exactly a rookie — even if he isn’t exactly sure what to call himself. “I don’t know what to consider myself,” Armstead joked. “I would say, I am a rookie in the NFL . So, sure I’m a rookie.” Armstead spent the 2012 season in the CFL, playing for the Toronto Argonauts...
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Mickey Mantle Corked His Bat, X-Ray Commissioned by Auctioneer Proves (Photo)

Since late in his playing days, rumors have persisted that all-time great outfielder Mickey Mantle used a corked bat as he got older. There’s never been any hard proof, however, until Grey Flannel Auctions got ahold of a 1964 game-used Mantle bat. According to its website, once Grey Flannel Auctions obtained the bat, it noticed a .75-inch circular marking on the end. It turned...
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Redskins Team Name Receives Widespread Support, According to National Poll

WASHINGTON — It’s been a rough offseason for the Washington Redskins, and not just because of the knee injury to star quarterback Robert Griffin III. The team’s nickname has faced a new barrage of criticism for being offensive to Native Americans. Local leaders and pundits have called for a name change. Opponents have launched a legal challenge intended to deny the team federal...
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Ndamukong Suh Donates $250,000 to High School Alma Mater for New Field (Photo)

Ndamukong Suh is a controversial presence on the football field, having been continually fined for his questionable hits. Off the field, however, Suh appears to have the heart of a (Detroit) Lion. Grant High School in Oregon, Suh’s alma mater, was facing some hard times in regards to its athletic programs. Last year its track was deemed unsafe, closing it for school competitions...
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Rutgers Rookies Feel Like Freshmen in College Again Learning Under Devin McCourty

FOXBORO, Mass. — Four of the 26 rookies that are getting their first taste of NFL football this week at Patriots rookie mini-camp may be experiencing some deja vu right about now. Draft picks Logan Ryan, Duron Harmon and Steve Beauharnais were all true freshman with the Scarlet Knights during Devin McCourty‘s senior season. Rookie free agent Brandon Jones got to play with McCourty...
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Mint Julep That Costs $1,000 Can Be Purchased at Kentucky Derby for Charity (Photo)

The Kentucky Derby is often associated with funny hats and a kind of wealth that most of us will never, ever know. So, even if it’s for a good cause, one beverage on the menu come race day may not do much to endear the sport to the common man. USA Today reports that Churchill Downs will be serving up very special mint juleps that will cost $1,000 apiece. The high-cost drinks have...
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Dougie Hamilton Might Be in Bruins’ Lineup for Game 2, Claude Julien to Decide Saturday

The Bruins have a good amount of defensive depth, and that will be put to the test on Saturday night in Game 2 against Toronto with the B’s missing one of their veteran defensemen. Andrew Ference has been suspended one game for his hit on Mikhail Grabovski in Game 1, meaning Boston will be without the battle-tested blue liner for the second game. That opens the door for one of...
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