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Allen Craig ‘Really Excited’ To Help Red Sox’s Offense, Play At Fenway

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Allen CraigBOSTON — The importance of first impressions can’t be overstated. Just ask Allen Craig.

Craig, who joined his new Red Sox teammates before Friday’s game against the New York Yankees, expressed excitement over joining a lineup anchored by David Ortiz and fellow newcomer Yoenis Cespedes. He also conveyed enthusiasm over playing at Fenway Park, which left its mark on the former St. Louis Cardinals…

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Yoenis Cespedes: ‘It’s No Secret’ That The Red Sox Are A Great Team (Video)

Yoenis Cespedes: ‘It’s No Secret’ That The Red Sox Are A Great Team (Video)

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In being traded from the Oakland Athletics to the Boston Red Sox on Thursday, outfielder Yoenis Cespedes went from a team that some favor to win this year’s World Series to a team sitting in the basement of the American League East.

But Cespedes doesn’t think that Boston’s current record is a good reflection of…

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Cardinals’ John Lackey Says He’ll Honor Contract, Pitch For League Minimum In 2015

Cardinals’ John Lackey Says He’ll Honor Contract, Pitch For League Minimum In 2015

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John LackeyJohn Lackey has officially been a St. Louis Cardinal for just a shade over 24 hours, but he’s already committing to his new ballclub for another year.

The Cardinals acquired the right-handerfrom the Boston Red Sox on Thursday, and with Lackey, came his funky contract. When Lackey signed with Boston as a free agent before the 2010 season, the Red Sox tacked on a club option for 2015 that would pay…

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Patriots Training Camp Attendance: Michael Hoomanawanui, Bryan Stork Absent

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photo (14)FOXBORO, Mass. — The New England Patriots’ depth at tight end remains shallow as Michael Hoomanawanui is absent for his fourth straight practice.

Hoomanawanui, wide receivers Aaron Dobson and Jeremy Gallon, running back Tyler Gaffney, linebackers Cameron Gordon and Deontae Skinner, center Bryan Stork, offensive lineman Chris Martin and defensive tackle Dominique Easley are not practicing for the…

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Anaheim Ducks To Retire Teemu Selanne’s No. 8 Before Game Vs. Jets

Anaheim Ducks To Retire Teemu Selanne’s No. 8 Before Game Vs. Jets

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teemu selanneANAHEIM, Calif. — The Anaheim Ducks will retire Teemu Selanne’s No. 8 jersey in a ceremony on Jan. 11.

The Ducks announced plans for the franchise’s first number retirement Friday.

Anaheim will raise Selanne’s jersey to the Honda Center rafters on “Teemu Tribute Night” when they host the Winnipeg Jets, Selanne’s first NHL team.

“Teemu is our franchise icon and deserves to be the first player in…

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Red Sox Roster Breakdown: Making Sense Of Boston’s Post-Deadline Squad

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Will MiddlebrooksBOSTON — The Red Sox’s clubhouse felt like a foreign land before Friday’s game against the New York Yankees at Fenway Park. Lockers were moved, new faces were scattered and a different feel filled the air.

The Red Sox made four trades Thursday before Major League Baseball’s 4 p.m. ET non-waiver trade deadline. Boston shipped away major leaguers and landed major leaguers, signifying that the Red…

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Eagles’ Cary Williams Calls Patriots ‘Cheaters,’ Doesn’t Like Joint Practices

Eagles’ Cary Williams Calls Patriots ‘Cheaters,’ Doesn’t Like Joint Practices

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NFL: Washington Redskins at Philadelphia EaglesPhiladelphia Eagles cornerback Cary Williams doesn’t like practicing with other teams, especially not the New England Patriots.

The Pats and Eagles will be holding joint practices at Gillette Stadium on Aug. 12 and 13 ahead of their Aug. 15 preseason game. But Williams already had a few things to say about it.

“They are cheaters,” Williams said via CSN Philly. “They are.”

Williams is of course,…

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Red Sox-Yankees Live: Anthony Ranaudo, Allen Craig Make Debuts With New-Look Sox

Red Sox-Yankees Live: Allen Craig Makes Debut With New-Look Sox

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allen5 p.m. ET: Anthony Ranaudo and Allen Craig get to share the spotlight in their first games as members of the Boston Red Sox on Friday.

Ranaudo, a 24-year-old right-handed pitcher who has come up through the Red Sox system, will make his major-league debut against the New York Yankees. Craig will suit up for the first time since being acquired in a trade deadline deal Thursday.

As a starter for…

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Phil Hughes Tries To Catch Invisible Liner On Double To Left-Center (GIF)

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Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Phil Hughes was this close to snaring a liner that was hit nowhere near him Wednesday night.

During the bottom of the sixth inning, Kansas City Royals slugger Salvador Perez roped a double into left-center field, which was obvious to everyone at Kauffman Stadium except for Hughes.

The right-hander saw a completely different scenario go down as he flinched, stuck…

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Bobby Orr, Johnny Damon Among Some Of Charlie Moore’s Great Guests (Photos)

Bobby Orr, Johnny Damon Among Some Of Charlie Moore’s Great Guests (Photos)

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There’s never a dull moment in the life of Charlie Moore.

The Mad Fisherman has visited everywhere from Martha’s Vineyard to the Space Coast of Florida. Along the way, Charlie has encountered many of the world’s greatest athletes and sports stars.

From Tim Wakefield to Bobby Orr, Mad Fish always seems to have someone special on “Charlie Moore Outdoors.”

Check out some photos of Charlie’s athletic…

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Mike Carp Designated For Assignment; Mookie Betts Called Up By Red Sox

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Mike CarpBOSTON — The Mike Carp era, what there was of it, is over.

The Red Sox designated Carp for assignment Friday, removing another member of the 2013 World Series championship team from the 2014 roster. Boston now must trade Carp, release him or place him on waivers within the next 10 days.

Carp batted .268 with nine home runs and 52 runs batted in over the last two seasons with the Red Sox. He was…

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Will Middlebrooks, Mookie Betts Called Up; Yoenis Cespedes Out Of Lineup

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Mookie BettsBoston Red Sox fans will have to wait a little longer to get their first look at newly-acquired outfielder Yoenis Cespedes.

Cespedes, who came to Boston in the blockbuster deal that sent Jon Lester and Jonny Gomes to the Oakland Athletics on Thursday, is not in the lineup for Friday’s game against the New York Yankees.

But one new face will make his debut with the Red Sox against the Bronx…

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Pedro Martinez’s Approach To Playing For Red Sox Still Second To None (Video)

Pedro Martinez’s Approach To Playing For Red Sox Still Second To None (Video)

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Pedro MartinezSimply put, Pedro Martinez gets it. He got it then, and he gets it now. He knows what it takes to play baseball and succeed in Boston, which is no easy task.

The former Red Sox ace was a guest on Grantland baseball writer Jonah Keri’s podcast recently, and as always, Martinez was open and honest. Perhaps the most interesting tidbits centered around his time in Boston.

After Martinez was acquired…

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