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Clay Buchholz almost had himself a no-hitter on Sunday against the Tampa Bay Rays. The right-hander didn’t give up his first hit until the eighth inning of the Red Sox’ 5-0 win. The stellar outing was backed up by solid defensive play by the Sox’ position players, including third baseman Will Middlebrooks. Middlebrooks told reporters …

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Relegation-threatened teams in the English Premier League are usually pretty creative when it comes to finding ways to save money, but this remedy just seems cruel. Last-place Reading FC followed in the footsteps of Wigan Athletic (18th of 20 teams) recently, when it posted a job opening online for a year-long postgraduate internship position with …

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Clay Buchholz was almost unhittable on Sunday. Check that. Clay Buchholz has been almost unhittable this season. Buchholz put hearts in throats on Sunday when he carried a no-hitter into the eighth inning of what was eventually a 5-0 Red Sox win. The bid for a no-no was broken up when Kelly Johnson led off …

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Lionel Messi is one of the most famous people on the planet, so it’s understandable that he wants shield his family from the limelight. But the soccer superstar gave the world a rare look into his private life on Saturday. On Saturday, he posted a picture of his infant son Thiago and girlfriend Antonella Roccuzzo …

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SAN DIEGO — San Diego Padres slugger Carlos Quentin has dropped his appeal and is beginning an eight-game suspension for rushing the mound and inciting a brawl in which Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Zack Greinke broke his left collarbone. With the suspension starting with Sunday’s game against Colorado, Quentin will miss the Padres’ three-game series …

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Kobe Bryant is taking a page out of LeBron James‘ notebook, and he’ll be using that notebook to keep track of all the people sending hate his way. Bryant has been taking to social media to vent his frustrations since tearing his left Achilles tendon on Friday night, and he’s letting all his doubters know that he plans …

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The Bruins dropped a 4-2 decision to a struggling Carolina Hurricanes team on Saturday, and head coach Claude Julien said the ‘Canes just “wanted it more.” The B’s struggled on on the penalty kill, and were not able to convert on opportunities in front of the net, prompting Julien to say the team needs to push …

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The Bruins have two weeks of regular-season hockey left. If they don’t right the ship in the next couple of weeks, they won’t be playing long after the final day of the regular season. The B’s have picked the wrong time of the year to go into a funk, and they may have hit a …

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In the Frozen Four matchup featuring Eastern College Athletic Conference rivals, Yale defeated Quinnipiac University 4-0 to win the NCAA national championship. The two schools, which are located less than 10 miles apart, faced each other three times this season with Quinnipiac coming out on top each meeting, and outscoring the Bulldogs 13-3. On Saturday …

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Eventually, the Bruins will clinch a playoff spot. That it hasn’t come in their last two games, however, is a bit of a worrisome trend. The B’s sputtered once again without Brad Marchand and Patrice Bergeron, as they dropped a 4-2 decision to the Carolina Hurricanes on Saturday night. To pour some salt in the …

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