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Celtics Pre-Draft Workouts: Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, Justin Anderson Visit C’s

WALTHAM, Mass. — Friday’s Boston Celtics pre-draft workout featured a crop of mid-major products who simply are hoping to hear their names called June 25 at Barclays Center. Monday’s group was the polar opposite. The Celtics’ latest workout was their most star-studded yet, with three of the six invitees ranking in the top 25 on DraftExpress’ Top 100 Prospects list. One...
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June 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Rory McIlroy Goes Public With New Girlfriend Erica Stoll At Irish Open (Photo)

Rory McIlroy served notice to ex-fiancée Caroline Wozniacki that he has moved on, too. The PGA Tour superstar was seen Sunday at the Irish Open holding hands with his new girlfriend, Erica Stoll. McIlroy didn’t identify Stoll by name in an interview, but this picture says it all. Say hello to Rory McIlroy's new girlfriend: golf.com/tour-and-news/… http://t.co/BQqEtfAP2z...
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June 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Reports: Browns QB Johnny Manziel Threw Water Bottle At Fan Harassing Him

Even when Johnny Manziel is trying to behave himself he winds up in controversy. The Cleveland Browns quarterback has certainly done a better job of keeping himself out of the news recently following a stint in rehab. Over the weekend, however, he found one heckler to be a little too aggressive and might have got just a little carried away. Manziel was back in his home state of Texas...
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June 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Dunkin’ Donuts Poll Result: Should Dustin Pedroia Remain In Leadoff Role? (Video)

Amid moves to help spark the Boston Red Sox offense, Dustin Pedroia has been batting leadoff for the past several games. While the move hasn’t quite provided the spark Sox manager John Farrell hoped it might, Pedroia has certainly thrived in the new role. Pedroia wasn’t exactly having a bad season hitting from his regular No. 2 spot in the lineup, sporting...
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June 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Koji Uehara Deserved Better From Red Sox In Stunning Loss To Rangers (Video)

The Boston Red Sox lost a stunner, 4-3, to the Texas Rangers on Sunday. Closer Koji Uehara will take both the blown save and the loss in the books, but to say Sunday’s disaster wasn’t his fault is an understatement. Ever the team player, though, Uehara shouldered the blame for allowing the Rangers to score the game-tying and game-winning runs with...
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June 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Revolution Tie Galaxy 2-2; Jermaine Jones Leaves With Groin Injury

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Diego Fagundez and Teal Bunbury scored and U.S. national team player Jermaine Jones suffered a groin injury in the New England Revolution’s 2-2 tie with the Los Angeles Galaxy on Sunday night in the rain. Jones left in the 33rd minute because of a left groin injury. He stood and signaled to the bench for medical help, before going...
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May 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Justin Masterson’s Mechanical, Velocity Issues Doom Triple-A Rehab Start

This embed is invalid" /> Justin Masterson’s first rehab start with Triple-A Pawtucket didn’t deviate too much from his first seven major league starts with the Boston Red Sox. Masterson, working under a pitch count, threw 50 pitches Sunday for the PawSox before being lifted with two outs in the second inning. The right-hander allowed three runs...
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May 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Red Sox Notes: Pablo Sandoval, Koji Uehara Accept Blame For Tough Loss

This embed is invalid" /> One out was all that separated the Boston Red Sox from a more pleasant flight home. While the Red Sox surely wouldn’t have been pleased with their seven-game road trip regardless of Sunday’s result, a 4-3, walk-off loss to the Texas Rangers in the teams’ series finale at Globe Life Park definitely compounded Boston...
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May 31, 2015  |  Discuss

John Farrell’s Ninth-Inning Decision Backfires In Red Sox’s Tough Loss

There will be no pit stop in Vegas for these Boston Red Sox. Too many tough beats. The Red Sox return home Monday following a brutal road trip through Minnesota and Texas in which Boston went 1-6. The excursion ended Sunday with a 4-3, walk-off loss to the Rangers that culminated with manager John Farrell unsuccessfully (and understandably) gambling in the ninth inning. Koji Uehara...
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May 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Kei Nishikori First Japanese Man To Reach French Open Quarterfinals Since 1933

PARIS — Kei Nishikori reached another milestone on Sunday, becoming the first Japanese man in more than 80 years to advance to the quarterfinals at the French Open. The fifth-seeded Nishikori, who has yet to drop a set at this year’s tournament, progressed to the last eight at the clay-court Grand Slam for the first time with a 6-3, 6-4, 6-2 victory...
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May 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Red Sox Wrap: Boston’s Road Trip Ends With Shocking 4-3, Walk-Off Loss

Yup, it’s been that kind of season. The Boston Red Sox ended a brutal road trip in the most brutal fashion imaginable. Josh Hamilton, pinch-hitting, plated two runs with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning to lift the Texas Rangers to a 4-3, walk-off win at Globe Life Park. The Red Sox went 1-6 on the seven-game excursion. GAME IN A WORD Ouch. Joe Kelly worked his fingers...
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May 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Kevin Love Expects To Stay With Cavaliers, Forgives Kelly Olynyk For Injury

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio — Unable to help his teammates in the NBA Finals, injured forward Kevin Love intends to play for the Cavaliers next season. Love, sidelined by a left shoulder injury, can opt out of his contract after this season. But the three-time All-Star indicated Sunday — in his first comments since undergoing surgery — that he’ll stay with...
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May 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Brian Johnson Keeping Red Sox Career In Perspective Since 2012 Accident

This embed is invalid" /> Brian Johnson’s career flashed before his eyes. Quite literally, in fact. Johnson took a line drive off the face in August 2012 while pitching for the Lowell Spinners in the annual Futures at Fenway event. He exited on a stretcher and suffered multiple orbital bone fractures, but the accident hardly derailed the left-hander’s...
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May 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Brawl, Chaos Mars Rangers-Motherwell Scottish Playoff Game (Videos)

The chaotic and ugly scenes which immediately followed the Scottish Professional Football League’s playoff final between Motherwell and Rangers overshadowed the shocking ones that took place during the game. Rangers defender Bilel Mohsni punched Motherwell’s Lee Erwin Sunday at the end of his team’s 3-0 loss, which confirmed another season in the Scottish Championship (second...
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May 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Pete Abraham: John Farrell Wants Veterans To Spread Red Sox’s Message (Video)

A lot of the talk around the Boston Red Sox’s clubhouse Sunday focused on manager John Farrell’s 45-minute meeting with Dustin Pedroia, David Ortiz, Hanley Ramirez, Pablo Sandoval and Mike Napoli. And The Boston Globe’s Pete Abraham offered some insight into Farrell’s philosophy and why he held the meeting with his veterans on NESN’s “Red Sox...
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May 31, 2015  |  Discuss

John Farrell: Red Sox’s 8-0 Loss To Rangers Not ‘Good Display Of Baseball’ (Video)

Nobody on the Boston Red Sox was mincing words after dropping Saturday’s contest to the Texas Rangers by a score of 8-0. Second baseman Dustin Pedroia put it bluntly after the Red Sox mustered up just five hits in the shutout and committed three errors: “We were bad.” And manager John Farrell was on the same page. “That was an ugly game,” Farrell...
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May 31, 2015  |  Discuss

John Farrell Meets With Five Veteran Red Sox To Discuss Boston’s Woes

This embed is invalid" /> There’s a sudden sense of urgency surrounding the Boston Red Sox. Red Sox manager John Farrell held a 45-minute meeting with five veteran players before Sunday’s game against the Texas Rangers at Globe Life Park. Farrell didn’t identify the players by name, but the skipper explained that the gist of the impromptu conference...
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May 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Steven Gerrard To Release Second Autobiography, ‘My Story,’ On Sept. 24

Liverpool fans will be hanging on Steven Gerrard’s every word this fall. Gerrard will release his second autobiography, titled “My Story,” on Sept. 24, according to ESPN and the Liverpool Echo. The book will center around Gerrard’s lengthy careers with both Liverpool and England’s national team. “I’m delighted to be working with Penguin and...
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May 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Jeff Bianchi Re-Signs With Red Sox; Robbie Ross Jr. Optioned To Pawtucket

This embed is invalid" /> Jeff Bianchi wasn’t gone very long. Bianchi, who elected free agency Saturday after being outrighted to Triple-A Pawtucket, signed a one-year major league contract with the Boston Red Sox before Sunday’s game against the Texas Rangers at Globe Life Park. Robbie Ross Jr. was optioned Pawtucket after tossing three innings...
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May 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Giancarlo Stanton Outdoes Himself With Mammoth Citi Field Homer (Video)

Giancarlo Stanton has a knack for going above and beyond. Stanton launched two home runs Saturday as the Miami Marlins defeated the New York Mets 9-5 at Citi Field. The slugger’s second homer traveled an estimated 466 feet, according to ESPN Stats & Info. Stanton’s tape-measure blast against Alex Torres marked the longest home run in Citi Field history. The previous...
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May 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Leicester City Investigating Players After Thailand Orgy Video Surfaces

Leicester City has every right to celebrate its Premier League survival, but it would be a gross understatement to say three of its players took things too far. Leicester City has launched an internal investigation after English newspaper The Mirror published a video of three Foxes engaging in a sexual orgy at a hotel in Bangkok, Thailand, on Sunday. The players reportedly filmed...
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May 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Xander Bogaerts Returns To Red Sox’s Lineup For Series Finale In Texas

This embed is invalid" /> The Boston Red Sox will rely on a fairly standard starting lineup to salvage a split of their four-game series against the Texas Rangers at Globe Life Park in Arlington. Xander Bogaerts will return to shortstop as Boston looks to rebound from back-to-back losses. Bogaerts, who was drilled on the left forearm by a pitch in...
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May 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Alexis Sanchez’s FA Cup Final Goal Caps Superb Debut Season At Arsenal (Video)

Alexis Sanchez has been every bit as good as advertised in his first season with Arsenal. Sanchez capped his debut campaign in English soccer Saturday with a wonder-strike against Aston Villa in the 2014-15 FA Cup final. Sanchez goal helped Arsenal win 4-0 and lift the FA Cup, the soccer world’s oldest competition, for the second consecutive season and a record 12th time in its...
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May 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Stephen Curry Drains No-Look Shot From Half Court At Warriors Practice (Video)

Stephen Curry continues to be one of the most ridiculous athletes on the planet. The Golden State Warriors guard and NBA MVP has made some pretty absurd shots in his day — he does take shots from the tunnel during pregame, after all — but he really outdid himself after a recent practice. Yahoo! Sports’ Marc Spears caught Curry absolutely nailing a one-handed, no-look, over...
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May 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Red Sox Could Salvage 2015 Season, But One Change Won’t Fix Everything

This embed is invalid" /> Dwayne Johnson might as well have thrown out the first pitch, the last pitch and every pitch in between. The Red Sox hit rock bottom Saturday with an ugly 8-0 loss to the Texas Rangers at Globe Life Park. It’s officially time for Boston to look itself in the mirror and understand the severity of the problem, which is one...
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May 31, 2015  |  Discuss
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