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Gronkowski Cleared to Play in Season Opener

September 1st, 2014
(AP Photo/Charles Krupa) FOXBORO (WGGB) -- The Patriots offense will get a much-needed boost in their Week 1 opener against the Miami Dolphins on Sunday. Tight end Rob Gronkowksi is cleared to play in a regular season game for the first time...

Sox Lose to Rays 4-3

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September 1st, 2014
(Ctsy. MGN Online) ST. PETERBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Matt Joyce had an RBI single in the bottom of the 10th inning to help the Tampa Bay Rays salvage a split of a four-game series by beating the Boston Red Sox 4-3 on Monday. Ryan Hanigan opened...

Hamels, 3 Phillies Relievers No-Hit Braves

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September 1st, 2014
  (AP Photo/John Bazemore) By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) -- Cole Hamels and three Philadelphia Phillies relievers combined to pitch a no-hitter Monday, beating the Atlanta Braves 7-0 and giving a last-place team a...

Buchholz Throws Three-Hitter, as Red Sox Top Rays 3-0

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September 1st, 2014
(AP Photo/Chris O'Meara) ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Clay Buchholz threw a three-hitter to stop his string of seven starts without a win, leading the Boston Red Sox over the Tampa Bay Rays 3-0 on Sunday. Buchholz (6-8) walked none and struck...

Tony Stewart’s Return to Race Track Ends Early

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August 31st, 2014
(AP Photo) HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) -- Tony Stewart will now start focusing on next weekend's NASCAR race in Richmond, Virginia. His return to the track Sunday night ended only a little over halfway through his race at Atlanta Motor Speedway....

Patriots trade Ryan Mallet to Texans

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August 31st, 2014
 By JIMMY GOLEN AP Sports Writer FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) -- The New England Patriots have traded quarterback Ryan Mallet to the Houston Texans. The move means second-round draft choice Jimmy Garoppolo will be the backup to two-time MVP Tom...

Wozniacki Outlasts Sharapova in US Open Quarters

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August 31st, 2014
photo MGN-Online   By RACHEL COHEN Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) -- Caroline Wozniacki wore down Maria Sharapova to win in three sets at the U.S. Open and return to a Grand Slam quarterfinal for the first time in more than two...

49er McDonald Jailed for Alleged Domestic Violence

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August 31st, 2014
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) -- Police in Northern California say San Francisco 49er Ray McDonald has been arrested on domestic violence charges. San Jose police Sgt. Heather Randol says the 29-year-old defensive end was taken into custody early Sunday...

Dustin Pedroia Leaves with Injury

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August 30th, 2014
(AP Photo/Elise Amendola)ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia has been shaken up and removed from Boston's game at Tampa Bay. Pedroia was hurt in the second inning of Saturday night's game after a sliding Logan...

Patriots cut WR-KR Boyce, LS Aiken

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August 30th, 2014
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) -- Second-year wide receiver Josh Boyce, who entered training camp favored to be New England's No. 1 kick returner, and long snapper Danny Aiken were among those cut as the Patriots got to the 53-player limit. Boyce,...

UMass Football Falls to BC 30-7 in Season Opener

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August 30th, 2014
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Tyler Murphy ran for 118 yards and a touchdown, carrying Boston College to a 30-7 victory over in-state rival Massachusetts on Saturday in the season opener for both schools. Murphy, a graduate transfer who played nine...

Michael Sam Cut from St. Louis Rams

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August 30th, 2014
(AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) -- Including Michael Sam, the St. Louis Rams released four late-round draft picks to reach the 53-man roster limit. Sam smiled and shook hands at Missouri's season opener against South Dakota State...

James Harrison Announces Retirement from NFL

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August 30th, 2014
(AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar) (WGGB) -- One of the most intimidating presences in the NFL's last few decades has called it quits. Linebacker James Harrison announced Saturday that he plans to retire. It comes after Harrison was released by...

Cuban Castillo to Make Professional Debut on Sunday

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August 30th, 2014
(AP Photo/Javier Galeano) BOSTON (WGGB) -- The Red Sox newest and most-touted addition will make his professional baseball debut on Sunday. Cuban outfielder Rusney Castillo, 27, will suit up for Boston's rookie-level Gulf Coast League...

Rooke Hits First Grand Slam, Sox Take Win Over Rays

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August 30th, 2014
Boston Red Sox's Mookie Betts (50) follows through on a grand slam off Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Chris Archer during the second inning of a baseball game Friday, Aug. 29, 2014, in St. Petersburg, Fla. Catching for the Rays is Ryan Hanigan....