Aug

29

red soxs mookie betts hit 30th home run

The emerging power of Mookie Betts allowed the recently installed cleanup man to reach a special place in Red Sox history on Monday night. When Betts clubbed his 30th homer run, a towering shot off of a sign behind the Monster Seats in the bottom of the second inning against the Rays, he became just the third Boston player to reach that number in a season before turning 24 years old. The others? Hall of Famer Ted Williams, who did it in 1939 and 1941, and Tony Conigliaro, who achieved the feat in 1965. Betts turns 24 on Oct. 7, five days after the regular season ends. At that point, […]

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Aug

26

Bill Walton still blames self for Clippers’ departure from San Diego

San Diego hasn’t had an NBA team in more than three decades and is unlikely to ever get one again — and Bill Walton still blames himself. Walton recalled a time Hayes phoned his house, and his mother answered. In an attempt to muster up support for the cause, Nazari wrote: “Ladies and gentlemen, the great state of Oklahoma has been betrayed. As many of you know, Kevin Durant has left our state, torn out our hearts, and left our beloved Oklahoma City Thunder in depleted shape. All of this after even being offered a cabinet position for the State of Oklahoma. It is because of this heinous action that […]

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Aug

24

Dez Bryant out vs. Seahawks after suffering concussion in practice

FRISCO, Texas — The preseason could be over for Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant. I promise I’m ok Cowboy nation #x.. — Dez Bryant (@DezBryant) August 23, 2016 In two preseason games, Bryant has four catches for 74 yards and two touchdowns, as he returns from a broken foot that required two surgeries and limited him to nine games last year. Bryant has had a productive training camp after being limited in his offseason work following a bone graft surgery in January. As the Cowboys left Oxnard, California, he said it was the best training camp he has had in his career. He was given one day off in […]

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Aug

21

Memo to Jets: More not always merrier when it comes to quarterbacks

A look at what’s happening around the New York Jets: 1. Four! It might seem crazy to some, but the Jets are trending toward keeping four quarterbacks on the 53-man roster. Some perspective: In 2015, nearly half the teams (15) opened the season with only two quarterbacks, while 17 (including the Jets) began with three on the roster, according to ESPN Stats & Information. The most recent team to carry four was the 2013 Washington Redskins. 2. Masking other problems: The Jets must be a pretty good team if the hottest preseason issue is the backup quarterback. 3. Geno speaks: Geno Smith ended his weeklong media silence on Friday, when […]

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