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Share this: Photo via Kim Klement/USA TODAY Sports The Boston Red Sox are smoking hot, closing the unofficial first half of the season winning 17 of their last 20 games to take a Major League Baseball-best 68-30 record into the All-Star break. Thanks to that stretch, the Sox currently sit 4 1/2 games ahead of …

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Share this: Photo via Winslow Townson/USA TODAY Sports Images When the bad blood starts flowing, Joe Kelly takes things to another level. The Red Sox reliever was at the center of last month’s benches clearing brawl with the New York Yankees. Kelly, of course, has become a Boston fan favorite for encouraging Yankees first baseman …

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Share this: Photo via Anne-Marie Sorvin/USA TODAY Sports Images Brandon Carlo won’t play during the Stanley Cup playoffs, but the Boston Bruins defenseman has taken the first step in his recovery process. With the exception of Carlo, however, the Bruins very well could be back to full strength in time for Thursday night’s Game 1 …

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Share this: Photo via David Richard/USA TODAY Sports Images Paul George no longer is an All-Star snub. George was selected to replace New Orleans Pelicans star DeMarcus Cousins on LeBron James’ team after the center ruptured his left Achilles on Friday night. It will be George’s fifth All-Star appearance and first as a member of the …

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Share this: Davante Adams apparently isn’t one for postgame pleasantries. The Green Bay Packers wide receiver capped off his teams 27-21 overtime win against the Cleveland Browns on Sunday by hauling in a game-winning, 25-yard touchdown catch from quarterback Brett Hundley. After the play, Adams elected to run down the tunnel and straight for the …

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Share this: The consensus leading up to the LaVar Ball interview with Chris Cuomo on CNN was it would be a complete unmitigated disaster. Maybe that was shooting a bit low. Ball went on the network to discuss his son LiAngelo, who was bagged for shoplifting with a pair of teammates while on a UCLA …

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Share this: The frontrunner for Japanese star Shohei Otani seems to change every day, and as of Friday it’s the New York Yankees. The Yankees have best positioned themselves to sign the pitcher-outfielder once his team in Japan, the Nippon Ham Fighters, make him eligible to come to Major League Baseball later this offseason, according …

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Share this: While rumors swirl about as to where Miami Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton will end up, it doesn’t appear new CEO Derek Jeter is obsessing over it much. In fact, he hasn’t even called Stanton since taking over the team. When asked by the Florida Sun-Sentinel’s Tim Healey about his correspondence with Stanton, Jeter …

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Share this: The player that could provide an offseason splash for the Boston Red Sox has yet to play a game in Major League Baseball. Shohei Otani, the 23-year-old Japanese star who can both pitch and hit, is set to come to play in MLB to the tune of about $20 million. In 2017, the …

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