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Red Sox and reality may bite Yankees

Red Sox and reality may bite Yankees

nydailynews.com Updated Jul 18, 2013
The Yankees begin the second half in a state of uncertainty, which has pretty much been the theme to their injury-plagued season. Except that the early-season overachievement has given way to the reality that this team desperately needs its stars, who m…
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  • Watch Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce & Jason Terry As They’re F…

    Watch Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce & Jason Terry As They’re Formally Introduced To Brooklyn

    Brooklyn Nets general manager, Billy King, owner, Mikhail Prokhorov and coach Jason Kidd were on hand at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn today to formally welcome the addition of former-Celtics stars, Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce and Jason Terry to their …
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  • Attitude, effort already has Holt in elite company

    Attitude, effort already has Holt in elite company

    MLB.com Jul 18, 2013
    A ticket back to Pawtucket could arrive at any moment for Brock Holt, but watching the infielder play -- diving into the stands, sprinting to first base on routine grounders, working the count, dirtying the uniform -- it all looks similar to someone the…
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  • The Time Is Now: The Patriots have ruled the AFC East for a dec…

    The Time Is Now: The Patriots have ruled the AFC East for a decade…

    CNNSI.com Jul 18, 2013
    The Patriots have ruled the AFC East for a decade. But if there were ever a time for the Jets, Bills and Dolphins to take advantage of the Pats' weaknesses, it's now, says Chris Burke.
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  • Drew expected to come off DL on Saturday

    Drew expected to come off DL on Saturday

    MLB.com Jul 18, 2013
    Stephen Drew will get at least another half-season to leave a good impression on the Red Sox as he's expected to be activated from the 15-day disabled list on Saturday and play shortstop against the Yankees.
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  • Another setback: Buchholz to be re-examined

    Another setback: Buchholz to be re-examined

    ESPN.com MLB.com Jul 18, 2013
    Any optimism that Clay Buchholz would be returning to the mound soon faded Thursday as Red Sox manager John Farrell announced that due to lingering soreness that resurfaced on the team's West Coast trip, his scheduled bullpen session was scratched.
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  • Crasnick: Bogaerts knocking on the door

    Crasnick: Bogaerts knocking on the door

    ESPN.com Jul 18, 2013
    The Red Sox prospect is almost ready for MLB -- he just needs a spot to play
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  • Patriots announce first set of practices open to the public

    Patriots announce first set of practices open to the public

    boston.com Jul 18, 2013
    The Patriots announced its initial training camp schedule with the team's first four practices open to the public.
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  • Efforts continue to keep search warrants in Hernandez case seal…

    Efforts continue to keep search warrants in Hernandez case sealed

    profootballtalk.com Jul 18, 2013
    Earlier this month, a judge in Massachusetts made eight search warrants related to the Odin Lloyd murder investigation public. Those documents, along with Florida search warrants also made available to the media, contained many new details regarding the…
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  • Ten questions as NFL training camps prepare to open

    Ten questions as NFL training camps prepare to open

    CNNSI.com Jul 18, 2013
    How long will it take Philly to master Chip Kelly's fast-break offense? Can Tom Brady overcome a lack of weapons? Don Banks takes a look at those and other training camp questions.
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  • Panini takes Aaron Hernandez out of sticker books

    Panini takes Aaron Hernandez out of sticker books

    Panini, a collectible sticker and trading card company, has manually removed former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez from its sticker books for the upcoming season, ESPN’s Darren Rovell reported Thursday. Panini, which sells packs of stickers, is also…
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  • Thursday morning one-liners

    Thursday morning one-liners

    profootballtalk.com Jul 18, 2013
    The Bills announced a contract with an official waste services provider (hopefully they can recycle the last decade). Dolphins owner Stephen Ross is looking for a new CEO, preferably one with NFL experience. A look at the competition for CB jobs with th…
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  • Source: Celtics agree to multiyear deal with Missouri's Pressey

    Source: Celtics agree to multiyear deal with Missouri's Pressey

    boston.com Jul 18, 2013
    By Gary Washburn, Globe Staff LAS VEGAS -- Point guard Phil Pressey was impressive for the Celtics in their stretch of games at the Orlando Summer Pro League and that production has garnered him a multiyear contract, according to a...
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  • Video - NFL Live OT: Patriots Must Move On 01:30

    NFL Live OT: Patriots Must Move On

    Jul 18
    Brian Dawkins and Jeff Saturday discuss the way Patriots players should deal with questions about Aaron Hernandez.
  • Video - Pierce, Garnett Introduced As Nets 01:51

    Pierce, Garnett Introduced As Nets

    Jul 18
    Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett comment on leaving the Celtics and officially joining the Nets.
  • Video - Hernandez Stickers Replaced By Tebow 03:28

    Hernandez Stickers Replaced By Tebow

    Jul 18
    Jason Howarth, Vice President of Marketing for Panini America, discusses the company's decision to replace 500,000 Aaron Hernandez stickers with Tim Tebow stickers.
  • Video - New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski stages interview walk off 06:43

    New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski stages interview walk off

    Jul 18
    CBS reporter Don Dahler joins NFL Network's "NFL AM" to talk about his interview with New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski and shares what Gronkowski's dad said off camera about Aaron Hernandez. For more from Don Dahler visit CBSNews.com.

Sports Columnists

  • Don Banks: Ten questions as NFL training camps prepare to open

    Jul 18
    With NFL training camps beginning to open in the coming days, there are no shortage of storylines to start tracking on the field. Here are 10 intriguing questions I can't wait to get answered as the league's summer break comes to its conclusion: