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BOSTON — Mike Napoli’s power outage is still in effect. At some point, he’ll need to flip the switch back into its early-season position. Napoli exploded out of the gate this year, racking up extra-base hits and climbing to the top of the American League’s statistical leaderboard. Now, although Napoli is still getting on base …

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The Red Sox have locked up their second-round pick. The Red Sox announced Saturday that they have signed 19-year-old right-hander Teddy Stankiewicz, whom they selected with the 45th overall pick in the 2013 MLB draft. Stankiewicz posted a 4-5 record and 2.52 ERA in 60 2/3 innings at Seminole State College this year. He racked …

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Joey Bats wasn’t messing around against the Red Sox on Saturday. We all know Jose Bautista is a good player. He’s a three-time All-Star, a two-time home run champ, and one of the most feared sluggers in all of baseball. When he launches a couple of long balls, it isn’t all that shocking. In fact, …

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Shane Victorino drove in both of the Red Sox’ runs on Saturday, but his bid to score one of his own was denied by Toronto’s Jose Bautista. After doubling to open the sixth inning, Victorino tried to come all the way home on a single by Dustin Pedroia. But Bautista was having none of that, …

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The Houston Rockets will have the first shot at the Dwight Howard sweepstakes. The team will send a sizable contingent to meet with the Lakers forward shortly after free agency opens at 12:01 a.m. Monday morning, a “source with knowledge of the meeting” told ESPN.com’s Jeff Goodman. Houston’s wooing party will reportedly include general manager Daryl …

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WASHINGTON — Indianapolis Colts safety Joe Lefeged was arrested early Saturday after officers found a semi-automatic pistol in the car he was riding in, police said. Lefeged was a front-seat passenger in a Chevy Camaro that fled a traffic stop for speeding in northeast Washington just after midnight. Officers smelled marijuana in the car and …

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Final, Blue Jays 6-2: Mike Carp — pinch-hitting for Jonathan Diaz — walked with two outs, but Jacoby Ellsbury grounded into a double play to end the ballgame. The Red Sox certainly had a chance in this one, as Shane Victorino tied the score 2-2 in the seventh inning with a two-run single. Jose Bautista …

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Bubba Watson caught some heat for berating his caddy during last weekend’s Travelers Championship, but that poor bag man was at least allowed to keep his job. LGPA golfer Jessica Korda‘s caddy wasn’t so lucky. Midway through the third round of the U.S. Women’s Open on Saturday, Korda fired caddy Jason Gilroyed and turned bag duties over …

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It looks like Rajon Rondo may not be headed to Texas after all. Multiple news outlets reported Friday afternoon that the Dallas Mavericks have contacted the Celtics about possibly acquiring the All-Star point guard. Just hours later, NBA sources are reportedly shooting down that theory. “The Celtics haven’t had any conversations with Dallas about Rondo,” …

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June 28, 2013 — NESN, New England’s most watched sports network, announced today that Gary Striewski has joined NESN as a Feature Reporter and Sports Anchor. In a newly created position, Striewski will provide regular reports covering the Red Sox, Bruins, Patriots and Celtics, along with Hockey East, and all the major college sports throughout New England. In addition, …

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