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David Ortiz Passes Carl Yastrzemski On All-Time Home Run List (Video)

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David Ortiz stands alone in 36th place on Major League Baseball’s all-time home run list.

Ortiz passed Hall of Famer and Boston Red Sox legend Carl Yastrzemski by launching two home runs Monday in a 14-1 win over the Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre. Ortiz now has 453 career home runs, including 395 as a member of the Red Sox.

All 452 of Yastrzemski’s home runs came with the Red Sox, so Ortiz…

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Red Sox Notes: John Lackey Overshadowed By Boston’s Offensive Outburst

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John LackeyThe Boston Red Sox carried their momentum across the border.

The Red Sox opened their four-game series against the Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre with an impressive 14-1 win. It was Boston’s best offensive effort of the season and a perfect way for the Sox to begin a crucial stretch of 13 consecutive games against American League East opponents.

The Red Sox have won eight of their last nine…

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David Ortiz Wastes No Time In Starting To Make Good On ‘Jamaica’ Promise

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David OrtizYou didn’t think David Ortiz was lying, did you?

Ortiz vowed Sunday — after going 1-for-13 during the Boston Red Sox’s three-game sweep of the Kansas City Royals at Fenway Park — to get “hotter than Jamaica in the middle of August.” The slugger wasted no time in starting to make good on his word Monday by leading the Red Sox to a 14-1 win over the Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre.

Ortiz crushed…

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Brock Holt Slams Into Wall To Make Catch In Red Sox’s Big Win (Video)

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A 13-run lead isn’t going to prevent Brock Holt from nearly running through a wall.

Holt made a tremendous leaping catch Monday in the fifth inning of the Boston Red Sox’s 14-1 win over the Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre. The game already was well in hand, but Holt, whose motor simply doesn’t stop, wasn’t prepared to take his foot off the gas.

“I’m not going to let balls fall or not play as…

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Lakers Legend, WNBA Coach Michael Cooper Diagnosed With Tongue Cancer

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Michael CooperFormer Los Angeles Lakers shooting guard and current Atlanta Dream (WNBA) head coach Michael Cooper has cancer.

The “Showtime” era Laker was diagnosed with early-stage tongue cancer and will have surgery at Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University in Atlanta, per WNBA.com.

Cooper will take a leave of absence as head coach of the Dream, but is expected to have a full recovery and be back in…

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Liverpool Legends Host Youth Clinic As Part Of U.S. Summer Tour (Video)

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With Liverpool FC in Boston for their match against AS Roma at Fenway Park, a couple of the team’s best players in history held a youth soccer clinic at Camp Harborview in Quincy, Mass.

Ian Rush and Robbie Fowler hosted the camp, which featured plenty of local children getting a few tips from the legends.

“If…

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Mike Napoli Was Well Aware He Needed A Triple To Complete Cycle (Video)

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The Red Sox have outscored opponents 57-19 over the last nine games. Part of the reason they’ve been so good is because of guys like Mike Napoli tearing the cover off the ball.

Napoli had a huge game in the Red Sox 14-1 victory against the Toronto Blue Jays Monday, going 3-for-5 with a single, double and a home…

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Red Sox’s Offense Officially Turns Corner With Best Performance Of 2014

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Xander Bogaerts, Mike Napoli, Stephen Drew, Daniel NavaThe Boston Red Sox’s offense has produced some seismic activity of late. The unit finally erupted Monday.

The Red Sox enjoyed hands-down their best offensive performance of 2014 en route to a 14-1 win over the Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre. Boston has won eight of its last nine games, and the offense officially has turned a corner following a mostly disappointing first half of the season.

“G…

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Detroit Lions To Wear Special Patch On Jerseys For William Clay Ford

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William Clay Ford will receive a nice tribute when the Detroit Lions open up their season in September.

The owner of the Lions died a week before his 89th birthday in March due to pneumonia, and he’ll be honored with a patch on the Lions’ uniform this year.

Ford bought the Lions in 1963 for just $4.5 million. Earlier this week, the Lions were valued by Forbes at $900 million.

Of course, Ford also…

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Eagles Safety Keelan Johnson Arrested For Physically Assaulting Police

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Keelan JohnsonPhiladelphia Eagles safety Keelan Johnson is in trouble.

The former Arizona State Sun Devil was arrested for assaulting a police officer, passively resisting arrest and disorderly conduct outside of a Tempe, Ariz. bar early Monday morning, per KTAR news in Arizona.

Police say Johnson was standing outside of the bar when an acquaintance was detained for being involved in an earlier fight. The…

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Mike Krzyzewski Would Trade Andrew Wiggins For Kevin Love With ‘Not One Second Of Hesitancy’

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Kevin LoveDuke men’s basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski saw Andrew Wiggins play at Kansas last season and has coached Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Love at the Summer Olympics, so he’s certainly qualified to talk about two of the NBA’s biggest names involved in trade rumors this summer.

The Cleveland Cavaliers, who selected Wiggins with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2014 NBA draft, were originally…

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Tim Tebow: “I Feel Strongest, Throwing The Best I Ever Have” (Video)

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For those who think that Tim Tebow has spent the last year “Tebowing” on his knees and praying to get back in the NFL, think again.

The former Heisman Trophy winner has been working hard at the Performance Enhancement Professionals facility in Scottsdale, Ariz. and with quarterback guru Tom House in Los Angeles trying to stay in shape for a potential phone call from a prospective NFL team.

The…

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Red Wings Release Designs, Plans For New Downtown Arena (Photos)

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Good news for Hockeytown, USA.

Plans for the new Detroit Red Wings arena were released Monday and the building sure looks flashy.

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The new arena, which is planned to open during the summer of 2017, will replace Joe Louis Arena — the oldest arena in the National Hockey League. It will also be part of a new mixed-use development projectin downtown Detroit headed by the Illitch family, per District…

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Aaron Dobson Among Five Patriots Players Placed On PUP List

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The New England Patriots put five players on the physically unable to perform list on Monday, but it was one player’s absence from that group that raised eyebrows.

Tight end Rob Gronkowski, who is recovering from a season-ending ACL injury suffered in December, was not among the players placed on the PUP list. It’s still possible that Gronkowski could be put on the PUP list before training camp…

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Remy: Jackie Bradley Jr. Could Realistically Hit .265 By End Of Season (Video)

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Jackie Bradley Jr. has convinced baseball fans all over the country that he has an elite arm. A viral video of him launching a baseball with his arm out of Fenway Park and 11 outfield assists on the year will do that.

However, his bat has taken awhile to heat up. At one point in the season, Bradley was hitting…

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