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Texans to Wear Letterman Jackets Against Patriots Dec. 1 in ‘Homecoming’ Themed Game

Last season, the Texans had custom letterman jackets made prior to their Dec. 10 game against the Patriots. They marched into Gillette Stadium looking like high schoolers and they played like it, too, losing 42-14 under the Monday night lights. That’s what makes Houston’s decision to theme their Dec. 1 matchup against New England to “homecoming” seem so strange. The Texans...
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July 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Alex Rodriguez ‘Didn’t Show Much to Get Excited About’ in Minor League Rehab Game

Well, at least he’s not mailing it in with the big league club. A scout who traveled over to Reading, Pa., on Monday night to see how Alex Rodriguez‘s rehab is going was none too impressed, Danny Knobler of CBSSports.com reports. While Rodriguez’s night, in which he went 2-for-4 and hit a home run for Double-A Trenton, had some people thinking things were finally clicking for...
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July 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Chris Davis Chasing Barry Bonds, Not Roger Maris, As 73 Should Still Be Seen as Home Run Record

Chris Davis is having himself one heck of a season. The Baltimore Orioles first baseman already has 37 home runs, and it’s only the All-Star break. His 37 home runs put him in elite company, as he is now tied with Mark McGwire and Reggie Jackson with the second-most homers at the break in MLB history. The only player to hit more home runs than “Crush Davis” before the break...
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July 16, 2013  |  Discuss

MLB All-Star Game Live: Max Scherzer, Matt Harvey Set to Start With Home Field Advantage on Line

12 p.m. ET: Some fans love the All-Star Game, and some hate it. Some think rewarding home field advantage in the World Series to the winner is fair, and some do not. The chatter surrounding the premise of the All-Star Game is often more exciting than the actual game, but love it or not, the game will still happen tonight at 8 p.m. This year’s affair is packed with the usual big...
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July 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Brennan Williams Wants to Become WWE Pro Wrestler After Lengthy, Healthy NFL Career Is Over

Houston Texans offensive lineman Brennan Williams hasn’t even begun his rookie training camp yet, but he’s already got his future mapped out. Williams had mentioned back in college that if football didn’t work out, he wanted to become a pro wrestler. So far, as Williams said, “football is going pretty well.” The UNC product was the No. 89 overall pick in the 2013 NFL draft...
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July 16, 2013  |  Discuss

David Ortiz, Dustin Pedroia Are Longshots for All-Star Game MVP Award

If the Major League Baseball playoffs started today, the Red Sox would have home-field advantage throughout the American League postseason. As for the World Series? Which league gets the potential advantage in the Fall Classic will be determined Tuesday night at the Mets’ Citi Field. The National League has won three-straight All-Star Games and opened as the -130 favorite. The...
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July 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Raiders Want to Build NFL’s Smallest Stadium, Ask City of Oakland, NFL to Give Them $500 Million

The Oakland Raiders want a new stadium, but they don’t want to pay for it. The Raiders currently reside inside the far-too-comfy confines of the O.co Stadium, which was built while Lyndon Johnson still sat in office in 1966. So, it’s no wonder that owner Mark Davis and the rest of the Raiders’ organization would want to upgrade their severely outdated stadium, and it would...
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July 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Dustin Pedroia Talks Up Red Sox Going to World Series, Says Home Field Advantage Especially Important for David Ortiz

The Red Sox have looked good all season. They have the best record in the American League East (and the American League) as well as the most wins in all of Major League Baseball at the All-Star break. Perhaps it’s time to stop treading carefully when using “Red Sox” and “World Series” in the same sentence and just go for it. Dustin Pedroia is. Pedroia voiced the MLB party...
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July 16, 2013  |  Discuss

MarShon Brooks Is ‘One of the Most Exciting Scorers You’ll See in Your Life,’ According to Keith Bogans

Playing for seven teams in 10 seasons has given Keith Bogans an up-close look at many of the great scorers of his era. He played alongside Grant Hill in Orlando, teamed up with Tim Duncan in San Antonio and paired with Derrick Rose in Chicago’s starting backcourt for 81 games in Rose’s MVP season. Heading into his third season as a teammate of MarShon Brooks, Bogans sees some...
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July 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Kristen Wiig Dons Bald Cap, Does Five-Minute Interview as Michael Jordan With Jimmy Fallon (Video)

Spending seven years as a cast member on Saturday Night Live, Kristen Wiig has done many an impression during her time. Between mocking celebrities like Bjork, Madonna and Taylor Swift, it’s safe to say it’s an occupational skill of Wiig’s, in fact. Well, the Bridesmaids star may have put herself a little out of her depth with her Monday evening appearance on Late Night With...
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July 16, 2013  |  Discuss

David Ortiz, Jose Bautista ‘Prancercise’ Their Way to All-Star Game (Video)

David Ortiz‘s latest conquest may be a bit of a head-scratcher, but there’s no denying the humor. The Red Sox’ designated hitter, who’s never been afraid to get in front of a camera, is back at it again for MLB’s Fan Cave promotional efforts. Ortiz, who is in New York for Tuesday night’s All-Star Game, found some extra time to get a little prancercising in. Prancercising...
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July 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Clay Buchholz’ Comeback Hits Another Snag, With Starter Not Expected to Throw Bullpen Session Until Thursday

The Red Sox and Clay Buchholz were pretty optimistic last week, going so far as to pencil in Buchholz for a rehab start over the weekend. Rehab starts are now the last thing on their minds, however, with Buchholz instead waiting several days just to pitch another bullpen session. Buchholz has failed to get past the bullpen stage in his rehab over the last few weeks, experiencing...
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July 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Courtney Lee Could Become Redundant on Rebuilding, New-Look Celtics (Poll)

Courtney Lee insisted he was thrilled to be with the Celtics last season, even as his minutes waned and coach Doc Rivers seemed to lose confidence in him. He was one of the first to make an appearance to watch Boston’s summer league squad in Orlando and to seek out new coach Brad Stevens for a face-to-face meeting, and he has become fast friends with Jeff Green. Yet while Lee...
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July 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Aaron Hernandez Photo Removal Irks Award-Winning Photographer, Who Calls Losing Hall Honor ‘Disappointment’

A free jersey from the Pats isn’t going to help in this case. All Mary Schwalm of the Eagle-Tribune of North Andover, Mass., did was shoot an incredible enough photo to make it into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. All Aaron Hernandez did was get himself into a messy enough situation that everyone wants to distance themselves from Hernandez as quickly as possible. Schwalm became...
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July 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Chris Davis Says Home Run Record Is 61, Not 73, Although Poll Shows Most MLB Players Don’t Agree With Him

In 2001, when Barry Bonds was hitting home runs at an alarming rate on the way to setting the new Major League Baseball single-season home run record, Orioles first baseman Chris Davis was 15 years old. Like many baseball fans who were young at the time, Davis still has a bitter taste in his mouth about what Bonds did, considering the steroids allegations that followed Bonds breaking...
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July 16, 2013  |  Discuss

A.J. McCarron, Bryn Renner, Devin Gardner Draw Rave Reviews for Performances at Manning Passing Academy

Maybe it’s because it’s July or it’s because the NFL draft has gained so many followers that analysts just can’t wait to get their opinions known before the season starts, but the Manning Passing Academy is gaining momentum as the go-to showcase for college quarterbacks to flash their skills for the NFL. Mike Mayock was down in Louisiana this weekend watching the draft-eligible...
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July 16, 2013  |  Discuss

New MLSE CEO Already Has Maple Leafs’ Stanley Cup Parade Route Planned

Tim Leiweke knows a thing or two about making money and winning championships. He’s pretty confident that the latter is going to come into play rather early into his tenure with the Toronto Maple Leafs. Leiweke is the new president and CEO of Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, which owns the Leafs and the NBA’s Toronto Raptors. After serving in the same capacity for the Anschutz...
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July 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Yasiel Puig Hangs Out With Snoop Dogg, Chris Brown, Colin Kaepernick, Seen Driving Rolls Royce During All-Star Break

Yasiel Puig seems to have taken to capitalism like a duck to water. Remember that just 14 months ago, the young Dodgers phenom was still in Cuba, planning to defect to the United States. However, now the 22-year-old is bona fide celebrity in America, and suffice it to say that’s a significantly different lifestyle than living under a Communist dictatorship. As you may have heard...
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July 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Yoenis Cespedes’ Home Run Derby Victory Draws Challenge From Jose Canseco

Jose Canseco isn’t going to let his Oakland Athletics home run-hitting legacy be supplanted by just anyone. A’s outfielder Yoenis Cespedes was at the center of the spotlight Monday night when he swatted his way to the Home Run Derby crown. While that meant many slaps on the back and well wishes from supporters, former A’s bash brother Canseco had something else in mind when...
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July 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Phil Mickelson Hits Wedge Shot Backwards Off Hill, Onto Green in British Open Practice Round (Video)

Phil Mickelson, like many other golfers who have trouble straightening out a slice, knows that sometimes facing a bit away from the hole can help a shot go where it needs to go. In this case, though, Mickelson took it to the extreme — he faced completely away from his target. Mickelson has been known to hit a backwards shot or two before, but he outdid himself this week while preparing...
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July 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Bud Selig Says Baseball Is ‘Cleaner Than it’s Ever Been,’ MLB Wasn’t Slow to React to Steroids Era

NEW YORK — With his staff pursuing yet another investigation into performance-enhancing drugs, commissioner Bud Selig defended baseball’s drug-testing program on the eve of the All-Star game and insisted “this sport is cleaner than it’s ever been.” Selig declined to detail timing for decisions in the probe of the closed anti-aging clinic Biogenesis, accused of distributing...
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July 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Red Sox Still Being Linked to Michael Young, Would Use Infielder at Third Base

There’s been a dearth of legitimate Michael Young trade rumors in the last week or so, aside from continued speculation that the Phillies will look to move the veteran infielder. One team that continues to be connected to Young in those rumors are the Red Sox. This time it’s FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal who’s reporting Boston’s interest in Young. According to the report,...
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July 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Jason Kidd to Appear in Court Tuesday to Deal With Drunken Driving Charges From Hamptons Crash

HAMPTON BAYS, N.Y. — A year after he crashed his SUV into a telephone pole in the Hamptons, newly hired Brooklyn Nets coach Jason Kidd returns to court Tuesday to answer drunken driving charges. Kidd retired as an NBA player after last season and was hired to coach the Nets. He was arrested July 15, 2012. Southampton police say he smashed his Cadillac SUV into a telephone pole...
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Jason Kidd to Appear in Court Tuesday to Deal With Drunken Driving Charges From Hamptons Crash

HAMPTON BAYS, N.Y. — A year after he crashed his SUV into a telephone pole in the Hamptons, newly hired Brooklyn Nets coach Jason Kidd returns to court Tuesday to answer drunken driving charges. Kidd retired as an NBA player after last season and was hired to coach the Nets. He was arrested July 15, 2012. Southampton police say he smashed his Cadillac SUV into a telephone pole...
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July 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Yoenis Cespedes Drills Promotional Pickup Truck, Bryce Harper Hits Eight Home Runs in 2013 Home Run Derby (GIFs)

The 2013 Home Run Derby started off with a bang as defending champion Prince Fielder nailed a 415-foot bomb to center field on the first pitch. Fielder was knocked out before the second round, though, along with American League captain Robinson Cano and Pedro Alvarez. That left room for Chris Davis, Michael Cuddyer and David Wright to do work. It was Athletics left fielder Yoenis...
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July 15, 2013  |  Discuss
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