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The Boston Red Sox’s pitching staff received a jolt Thursday when the team fired pitching coach Juan Nieves. The Red Sox’s five starters have combined for a league-worst 5.54 ERA this season, while the team sits last in the American League East. The early season pitching struggles have consistently doomed Boston, as it has been far …

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Tom Brady could be on the sideline to start the 2015 season, according to the latest report. Gary Myers of the New York Daily News reported Friday that the New England Patriots quarterback indeed will be suspended by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell for his role in the DeflateGate scandal. Goodell’s decision is expected to be announced …

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The Jacksonville Jaguars likely lost Dante Fowler Jr., their 2015 first-round draft pick, for the upcoming season after the defensive end tore the ACL in his left knee Friday at the team’s first rookie minicamp practice. Fowler, who enjoyed at a stellar career at the University of Florida, was selected by the Jaguars with the third …

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Tom Brady has a friend in Donald Trump. The real estate mogul joined the likes of Tedy Bruschi and Chris Christie on Friday in defending the New England Patriots quarterback, who is embroiled in controversy following the Wells Report’s release. Trump very clearly is on Team Brady, explaining in a tweet that the quarterback would …

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When you wake up in the morning and piss excellence, you get your own baseball card. Will Ferrell recently made history by suiting up for 10 Major League Baseball teams and playing every position during a single day of spring training. The actor/comedian will be recognized for his incredible accomplishment with a series of baseball …

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There surely were some folks in Nashville last Thursday applauding the Tennessee Titans’ decision to draft quarterback Marcus Mariota second overall. Titans wide receivers Kendall Wright and Justin Hunter weren’t among them. Wright and Hunter were caught on video at the Titans’ draft party looking … um, less than enthused by their team’s selection. Mariota is …

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This isn’t the best week to be Tom Brady. The New England Patriots quarterback was one of the stars of the Wells Report, which concluded he “was at least generally aware” of team employees’ alleged efforts to circumvent NFL rules by illegally deflating footballs before or during the AFC Championship Game. The league has yet to …

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NEW YORK — Alex Rodriguez has passed Willie Mays for fourth place on the career home run list, connecting for No. 661 Thursday night an at-bat after he was robbed of the milestone drive by a leaping catch. The New York Yankees star hit a drive off Baltimore’s Chris Tillman just to the left of Monument …

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SALEM, Mass. — New England Patriots fans in attendance Thursday at the O’Keefe Complex already have forgiven Tom Brady. The quarterback was interviewed by Jim Gray at Salem State University, and he was met with raucous applause by a packed crowd of fans dressed in their finest Patriots gear. Gray began the event by telling Brady, “There’s …

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Down goes Nieves. The Bosotn Red Sox needed to do something in response to their early-season struggles. Unfortunately for Juan Nieves, the first major move involved firing their pitching coach, which is reasonable, even though it still doesn’t address Boston’s real issue. Look, Nieves probably deserved to be shown the door despite his contributions in …

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