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Red Sox squander lead but hold off Jays

Red Sox squander lead but hold off Jays

ESPN.com Updated Jun 28, 2013
Jonny Gomes broke a tie with a seventh-inning single and the Boston Red Sox beat the Toronto Blue Jays 7-5 after squandering a five-run lead Friday night.
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  • N.F.L. Star and Murder Victim: Where Diverse Paths Crossed

    N.F.L. Star and Murder Victim: Where Diverse Paths Crossed

    nytimes.com Jun 28, 2013
    Aaron Hernandez and Odin Lloyd shared a passion for football and little else. But their lives did cross, and now Hernandez, an N.F.L. tight end, is in jail, charged with Lloyd’s murder.
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  • Patriots don't want to see Hernandez jerseys

    Patriots don't want to see Hernandez jerseys

    The New England Patriots wasted no time when they released star tight end Aaron Hernandez less than two hours after his arrest on Wednesday. Now, the Patriots are making it clear they do not want to see Hernandez jerseys at Gillette Stadium this upcomin…
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  • Billick explains Ravens’ decision to rally around Ray Lewis

    Billick explains Ravens’ decision to rally around Ray Lewis

    profootballtalk.com Jun 28, 2013
    If the Ravens’ qualification for Super Bowl XLVII dusted off long-forgotten memories of the alleged involvement of Ray Lewis in a double murder, the Aaron Hernandez situation has sandblasted them. And with the Patriots dumping Hernandez the moment he wa…
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  • Sources: San Antonio assistant Brett Brown "extremely"…

    Sources: San Antonio assistant Brett Brown "extremely" interested in Celtics coaching position

    boston.com Jun 28, 2013
    By Baxter Holmes, Globe Staff Longtime San Antonio assistant coach Brett Brown, a Portland, Maine, native who played basketball at Boston University and grew up as a diehard Celtics fan, is "extremely" interested in becoming the Celtics' new h…
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  • Short Game: For the Nets, it seems the future is now. New Jer……

    Short Game: For the Nets, it seems the future is now. New Jer…

    For the Nets, it seems the future is now. New Jersey gave up almost every long-term asset for a deal with the Celtics that points to a desire to win immediately, writes Rob Mahoney.
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  • On Football: Patriots Put Principles on Display

    On Football: Patriots Put Principles on Display

    nytimes.com Jun 28, 2013
    Some teams might have waited for the legal process to play out, but the Patriots immediately cut Aaron Hernandez after his arrest on murder charges.
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  • Red Sox fan stabbed in neck by Yankees fan gets $4.3 million fr…

    Red Sox fan stabbed in neck by Yankees fan gets $4.3 million from jury

    yahoo.com Jun 28, 2013
    Boston Red Sox fan Monte Freire and his friends were eating at a Connecticut restaurant in 2010 when another patron — a drunk, angry New York Yankees fan — stabbed him in the neck. The Yankees fan, John Mayor (not to be confused with John Mayer), had de…
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  • Car found, suspect extradited in Hernandez case

    Car found, suspect extradited in Hernandez case

    CNNSI.com boston.com Jun 28, 2013
    BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) -- A man arrested in Connecticut in connection with the murder case against former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez was being sent to Massachusetts on Friday, and investigators found a car they had been searching for.
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  • Remembering the 2007 Patriots

    Remembering the 2007 Patriots

    ESPN.com Jun 28, 2013
    The 2007 version of the New England Patriots could have gone down as one of the greatest teams ever. This team had it all: A Hall of Fame quarterback, a high-scoring offense, a solid defense and a chip on their shoulder with the Spygate scandal still fr…
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  • Grading the deal: How Nets, Celtics fared

    Grading the deal: How Nets, Celtics fared

    CNNSI.com Jun 28, 2013
    Bringing Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce from Boston to Brooklyn will not be cheap. But for the Nets, the potential payoff in the East greatly outweighs the cost, writes Ben Golliver.
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  • The options at tight end

    The options at tight end

    boston.com Jun 28, 2013
    A look at the tight ends the Patriots still have left, the culture of silence, Tweet of the week, and what's to come.
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  • We Reminisce: New Celtics Teammates Rajon Rondo and Kris Humphr…

    We Reminisce: New Celtics Teammates Rajon Rondo and Kris Humphries Brawl

    dimemag.com Jun 28, 2013
    So, hey Rajon Rondo, not only are you the only remaining player on Celtics Island, but you also get to lose a TON of games with one of your best buddies. Relive last November’s Rondo/Kris Humphries Boston brawl and aftermath here: For breaking news, rum…
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  • Doc Rivers’ son Jeremiah sounds off on ESPN’s Bill Simmons afte…

    Doc Rivers’ son Jeremiah sounds off on ESPN’s Bill Simmons after Simmons said Rivers ‘quit on the Celtics’ (Video)

    yahoo.com Jun 28, 2013
    As we saw with the passionate defenses of both Avery Johnson and Patrick Ewing by their respective sons, it seems best not to upset fathers of new generation social media users. The latest to incur that wrath was ESPN’s Bill Simmons, noted Boston Celtic…
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  • Pats best approach will be patience, practice

    Pats best approach will be patience, practice

    profootballtalk.com Jun 28, 2013
    With Aaron Hernandez gone, the Patriots currently don’t have four of their top five receivers from 2012. The other one, Rob Gronkowski, is recovering from having his spine adjusted with a scalpel. So what should the Patriots do? We gave Shaun King the G…
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  • Friday morning one-liners

    Friday morning one-liners

    profootballtalk.com Jun 28, 2013
    Bills QB E.J. Manuel checked out the bust of his godfather Bruce Smith at the Pro Football Hall of Fame. WR Marvin McNutt hopes working with his college coach helps him make the Dolphins. Karen Guregian of the Boston Herald thinks coach Bill Belichick w…
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  • NFL security chief: Criticizing Patriots is 20/20 hindsight

    NFL security chief: Criticizing Patriots is 20/20 hindsight

    profootballtalk.com Jun 28, 2013
    The Patriots have taken some criticism in the last couple weeks, as stories about Aaron Hernandez’s checkered past have led to questions about why New England drafted him, and why the team gave him a $40 million contract extension last year. But the man…
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  • Cabrera on DL with knee tendinitis for Blue Jays

    Cabrera on DL with knee tendinitis for Blue Jays

    CNNSI.com Jun 28, 2013
    The Toronto Blue Jays have placed outfielder Melky Cabrera on the 15-day disabled list with left knee tendinitis.
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  • Video - Red Sox Hold On To Top Blue Jays 00:32

    Red Sox Hold On To Top Blue Jays

    Jun 28
    Jonny Gomes' single helps the Red Sox past the Blue Jays 7-5.
  • Video - Biggest Loser: Nets 08:11

    Biggest Loser: Nets

    Jun 28
    Say what you will about the glory days of Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce, but the Nets might never win a title after that lopsided Celtics deal. Ethan Sherwood Strauss on Brooklyn and Boston, as well as moves he hated from the Bobcats and Pelicans.
  • Video - Hernandez Investigation Continues 02:18

    Hernandez Investigation Continues

    Jun 28
    Bob Holtzman reports the latest on the Aaron Hernandez investigation, including the capture of Ernest Wallace and a possible connection with a 2012 double homicide.
  • Video - Ruocco Intrigued, Excited By Trade 03:36

    Ruocco Intrigued, Excited By Trade

    Jun 28
    Ryan Ruocco reacts to the Nets' blockbuster trade, how the trade impacts Brooklyn's salary cap and the challenges facing new coach Jason Kidd.