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Devin McCourty Hopes Move To Cornerback Isn’t Permanent For Patriots

Devin McCourty and New England Patriots fans might be having similar thoughts Saturday night. The Patriots started McCourty, an All-Pro free safety, at right cornerback Saturday night as they continue to try to sort out their starting secondary. The experiment brought back bad memories of McCourty getting torched at cornerback in 2011 before he made the full-time, successful switch...
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August 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Dave Dombrowski Pinpoints Some Of Boston Red Sox’s ‘Foundation’ Players

This embed is invalid" /> The Boston Red Sox have a core in place. Dave Dombrowski understands he’ll need to make changes before next season. And those changes ultimately could dictate whether Boston bounces back in 2016. But the new Red Sox president of baseball operations also feels very good about the situation he’s walking into. Several up-and-coming...
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August 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Dion Lewis, James White Heat Up Patriots’ Third-Down Back Competition

The New England Patriots running backs are in a dead heat for the third-down role after two preseason games. The competition has narrowed down to four backs: James White, Brandon Bolden, Travaris Cadet and Dion Lewis. Cadet and Bolden have yet to see the field during the preseason — the former because of injuries and the latter for unknown reasons (Bolden received just four offensive...
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August 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Rick Porcello Inching Closer To Return To Red Sox After DL Stint (Video)

It appeasers Rick Porcello is close to returning to the Boston Red Sox. Porcello was placed on the 15-day disabled list on Aug. 2 with triceps soreness and inflammation after a rough first half of the season. He pitched 5 2/3 innings in a rehab stint for Triple-A Pawtucket on Friday, and it appears a bullpen session is the next step. “This is a guy who you invested a lot of money...
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August 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Patriots-Saints Fantasy Football Recap: Brandin Cooks, Jimmy Garoppolo Shine

The New England Patriots and New Orleans Saints will be well-represented on fantasy football teams this fall. Both teams have explosive offenses that feature elite quarterbacks, top-tier receivers and great depth at running back. Here’s a fantasy recap from the Patriots’ 26-24 win over the Saints on Saturday night. New England PatriotsJimmy Garoppolo, QB Garoppolo could start...
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August 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Jackie Bradley Jr. Takes Flight For Sick Catch Near Pesky’s Pole (GIF)

This embed is invalid" /> Fly Jackie Fly. Jackie Bradley Jr. did it again Saturday night at Fenway Park. The Boston Red Sox outfielder made another superb catch in the seventh inning of a 6-3 loss to the Kansas City Royals. That corner’s not too pesky for @JackieBradleyJr. http://t.co/C7dS64xB6l— MLB GIFS (@MLBGIFs) August 23, 2015 Bradley, who has a knack...
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August 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Patriots’ Brandon Gibson Impresses Vs. Saints Before Injuring Knee

Through three weeks of training camp practices and two preseason games, one New England Patriots receiver has stood out as the most consistent of the bunch. Veteran wideout Brandon Gibson was putting together an impressive summer before leaving the Patriots’ 26-24 preseason win over the New Orleans Saints with four minutes remaining in the game. Gibson caught a 3-yard pass from...
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August 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Lawyer: Deflategate case is 'over,' Tom Brady is winning

By Cameron McDonough The transcript of Wednesday’s Deflategate hearing before Judge Richard M. Berman appears to signal good news for New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady. While there has been differing legal opinion when it comes to the likely outcome of the case, lawyer Daniel Wallach is one who believes the transcript points to a win for Brady at the district level...
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August 22, 2015  |  Discuss

David Ortiz Throws Batting Gloves To Fans During Red Sox Game (Video)

David Ortiz decided it was time for an equipment change and the crowd reaped the benefits. Ortiz tossed his batting gloves to some lucky Boston Red Sox fans in the seventh inning of Friday’s 7-2 win over the Kansas City Royals at Fenway Park. Big Papi went 0-for-7 in the first two games of Boston’s series against Kansas City, so perhaps his decision was more than just...
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August 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Jimmy Garoppolo, Chris Harper Star In Patriots’ 26-24 Preseason Win

The New England Patriots looked helpless 28 minutes into their second preseason games. The New Orleans Saints’ first-team offense moved the football with ease on the Patriots’ first-team defense, New England’s offense line couldn’t open a hole for a field mouse, and Tom Brady was just 2-of-5 passing for 13 yards. Then the Saints’ starters came off the field, Jimmy Garoppolo...
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August 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Tom Brady Starts, Plays Limited Snaps In Patriots-Saints Preseason Game

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady started Saturday night’s preseason game against the New Orleans Saints, but he didn’t receive many reps in the 26-24 win. Brady played on three drives before being replaced by backup Jimmy Garoppolo late in the first quarter. He threw just five passes, with one completion to tight end Jimmay Mundine and another to running back Dion...
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August 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Red Sox Wrap: Matt Barnes Falters As Royals Down Boston 6-3 At Fenway

This embed is invalid" /> BOSTON — Guess you can’t win them all. It looked like the Red Sox would never lose to the Royals again after taking the first two games of the teams’ weekend series at Fenway Park to improve their record against Kansas City to 10-2 over the last two seasons. But the Royals defeated the Red Sox 6-3 on Saturday night to end Boston’s...
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August 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Danny Ainge considering a 'big and powerful' trade?

By Pat Bradley Stop us if you’ve heard this before: Danny Ainge is trying to pull off a big trade. Crazy, right? Joking aside, the Boston Celtics president of basketball operations appears to be pushing hard to shake up the team that improved its win total by 15 games and made the Eastern Conference playoffs last season. The Boston Herald’s Steve Bulpett reported the news...
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August 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Jimmy Garoppolo Makes Nice Play To Avoid Sack, Throw Touchdown Pass (Video)

The New England Patriots played poorly for most of the first half during Saturday night’s preseason game against the New Orleans Saints, but the second quarter ended on a high note thanks to Jimmy Garoppolo. The Patriots backup quarterback made a very nice play to evade a sack, roll out of the pocket and find Chris Harper in the endzone for his team’s first touchdown of the...
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August 22, 2015  |  Discuss

UFC Fight Night Saskatoon Weigh-In Results (Video)

UFC Fight Night, which is headlined by the featherweight bout between Max Holloway and Charles Oliveira and the welterweight bout between Neil Magny and Erick Silva, airs live on FOX Sports 1 from the SaskTel Centre in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada at 9 p.m. ET. Four prelim bouts will air live on FOX Sports 1 at 7 p.m. ET, and two early prelims may be viewed on UFC FIGHT PASS at...
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August 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Don Orsillo Takes Foul Ball Off Finger During Red Sox Broadcast (Video)

This embed is invalid" /> The NESN broadcast team must always be prepared. Omar Infante hit a foul ball during the second inning of Saturday night’s Boston Red Sox-Kansas City Royals game at Fenway Park that headed right for the NESN booth. The hot shot forced both Don Orsillo and Jerry Remy to react, with Orsillo managing to lay a finger on the baseball before...
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August 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Drew Brees, Brandin Cooks Connect On 45-Yard TD Vs. Patriots (Video)

Brandin Cooks is one of the most talented young wide receivers in the NFL, and he showed his full array of skills on a first-quarter touchdown in the New Orleans Saints’ preseason matchup against the New England Patriots on Saturday night. The Saints wideout used his speed to run past Patriots defensive backs Devin McCourty and Duron Harmon for a 45-yard score that extended New...
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August 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Up-And-Coming Tennis Player Donna Vekic Turning Heads (Photos, Video)

Donna Vekic was thrust into the public spotlight recently thanks to Australian tennis player Nick Kyrgios. During a match with Stan Wawrinka in Montreal, Kyrgios talked some trash about the French Open winner’s girlfriend. Kyrgios told Wawrinka that his girlfriend slept with Australian tennis player Thanasi Kokkinakis, but with some different words. The girlfriend Kyrgios...
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August 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Dombrowski tried to trade for Bradley Jr. while with Tigers

By Ricky Doyle Jackie Bradley Jr. wowed Dave Dombrowski with an amazing catch during the new Boston Red Sox president of baseball operations’ first night on the job at Fenway Park earlier this week. It wasn’t the first time Bradley caught Dombrowski’s attention. Dombrowski discussed several topics Friday on MLB Network’s “The Rundown.” When asked about Bradley, Dombrowski...
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August 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Travis Shaw, Red Sox Youngsters Providing Much-Needed Spark (Video)

Call it a bad season. Call it a bridge year. Call it whatever you want. But for the Boston Red Sox, it’s been an important five months in 2015. Six young position players have logged significant time both in the field and at the plate, and all six are coming into their own. Xander Bogaerts was nearly an All-Star — and probably should have been. Mookie Betts has proven to be a...
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August 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Matt Barnes Looks To Rebound After Rough First Start For Red Sox (Video)

Matt Barnes’ first start of the year for the Boston Red Sox did not go well. The 25-year-old lasted five innings and allowed six earned runs in an 8-2 loss at Fenway Park. While he struggled throughout, he did strike out seven batters. “Of course Barnes making that adjustment from the bullpen to the starting rotation, he started that in Triple-A and now moving to the big leagues...
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August 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Red Sox Showing New Life, Could Be Dangerous Team To Face Down Stretch

This embed is invalid" /> BOSTON — The most dangerous teams often are those with nothing to lose. Meet the 2015 Red Sox. Torey Lovullo, God love him, probably went a bit overboard Friday night by suggesting the Red Sox still could make the playoffs. But what else was the acting manager supposed to say? And you know what? The reinvigorated Red Sox...
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August 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Patriots-Saints Live: Tom Brady Reportedly Expected To Play Saturday

5:45 p.m. ET: Injuries continue to ravage the New England Patriots’ roster as they prepare for their second preseason matchup of 2015. There are 19 players not expected to suit up against the New Orleans Saints on Saturday night. Wide receivers Julian Edelman, Aaron Dobson, Brandon LaFell and Brian Tyms; cornerback Darryl Roberts; fullback Eric Kettani; running back Travaris...
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August 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Watch UFC Fight Night Saskatoon Weigh-In Online (Live Stream)

There will be plenty of UFC action north of the border this weekend. Max Holloway and Charles Oliveira will square off in a five-round featherweight bout Sunday night at UFC Fight Night Saskatoon. Ahead of that matchup, Holloway and Oliveira will hit the scales Saturday for an official weigh-in. The weigh-in starts at 6 p.m. ET. Check out the live stream below to catch the action...
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August 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Brock Holt Back In Lineup, Matt Barnes On Mound For Red Sox Vs. Royals

The Boston Red Sox have had the Kansas City Royals’ number of late. The Red Sox got the best of Royals ace Johnny Cueto in a 7-2 win at Fenway Park on Friday night, improving their record against the defending American League champs to 10-2 since the beginning of last season. Brock Holt sat out that contest with what interim manager Torey Lovullo said were some minor bumps and...
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August 22, 2015  |  Discuss
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