Rangers, Lundqvist look to continue to bedevil New Jersey in Game 2.

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The wife of former Syracuse assistant basketball coach Bernie Fine has launched a libel lawsuit against ESPN for its reporting of the child sex abuse allegations leveled at her husband, The Post-Standard reported Wednesday.

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Trustees for Junior Seau’s estate announced Wednesday that the former Chargers linebacker’s restaurant in San Diego has been shuttered, the San Diego Union-Tribune reported.

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Shagging fly balls is just a part of the baseball experience. Players do it as kids and it just becomes engrained as a routine activity before games. This season has been the prime example of when shagging flyballs can go bad, though. First it was Rays pitcher Jeremy Hellickson, who was rushed to the hospital …

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Josh Beckett’s birthday cake is going to taste a lot better after the way he pitched on Tuesday. The 32-year-old was nearly flawless against the Mariners, twirling seven shutout innings and striking out nine in his most dominant performance this year. Throw in a Tim Wakefield appearance and a Doug Mirabelli cameo, and you had …

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Josh Hamilton joined Twitter on Tuesday, to some fanfare. So if the greatest hitter in the major leagues can do something, then it’s probably not a bad idea for some Red Sox players to follow suit, right? NESN Nation’s Dan Duquette asked our Twitter followers to suggest which Red Sox players they’d like to see …

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Santos Laguna has a lot of baggage as it prepares to face Monterrey in the Mexican League final. The two-legged series takes place on Thursday and Sunday. The team has become Mexico’s perennial runner-up after losing three straight league finals and this year’s CONCACAF Champions League. Against Monterrey, it hopes to avenge its latest loss …

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The Red Sox are rolling once again, and NESN broadcaster Jerry Remy likes the direction the team is headed. Remy, who has done color commentary for the Sox since 1988, will be joining The Dennis and Callahan Show on Wednesday morning at 8:40 a.m. to discuss the Red Sox recent success and the impact the …

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Josh Beckett was out in vintage form on Tuesday, shredding the opposition through seven innings for his third win of the season. Beckett threw 93 pitches and allowed only four hits while striking out nine Mariners. The solid start came after a rough, 2 1/3 innings loss to the Indians last week as Beckett endured …

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