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Ryan Hannable
August 19, 2017 - 11:25 pm
After two days of joint practices with the Texans in West Virginia this week, the two teams traveled to Houston for Saturday’s second preseason game where the Patriots fell to the Texans, 27-23. New England led in the fourth quarter, but Jimmy Garoppolo threw a costly interception with just under...
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Rob Bradford
August 19, 2017 - 6:12 pm
The ultimate test will come Monday when Drew Pomeranz throws his bullpen session. But as he sat at his locker prior to Saturday night's game, the pitcher was of the mind that the back spasms he endured Friday would not keep him from making his next start. "I'm still a little tight, but that's...
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Rob Bradford
August 19, 2017 - 5:32 pm
Hanley Ramirez was back at first base Saturday night. And, as John Farrell explained before his team's game against the Yankees, that is something that shouldn't go under the radar. "The flexibility that Hanley -- Hanley getting back to first base has helped us a lot," Farrell said. "It's helped us...
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Ty Anderson
August 19, 2017 - 4:14 pm
An expected downward direction of the Grizzlies could benefit the Celtics, if and when their star player finally decides enough is enough and has his say. Speaking with a radio station in Spain, Memphis center Marc Gasol was honest about what’s going on with a Grizzlies team whose offseason has...
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Ryan Hannable
August 19, 2017 - 6:00 am
After two joint practices with the Texans in West Virginia this week, the two teams will meet in Houston Saturday night for the second preseason game. It is of course the site of the Patriots’ 34-28 Super Bowl LI win over the Falcons. While it is just the second preseason game, there will be a few...
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Rob Bradford
August 19, 2017 - 1:22 am
Losing Drew Pomeranz for an extended period of time would be a fairly significant blow to these Red Sox. But after the starter exited his outing Friday night in the fourth inning with back spasms , Pomeranz said there is no need to worry. "My back just tightened up on my lower right side. It...
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Rob Bradford
August 19, 2017 - 1:00 am
Mitch Moreland stood at first base a happy man. The usually stoic southerner couldn't contain his joy this time, wearing the kind of smile that he clearly saves for special occasions. That's what happens when you do what Moreland did: rip a pinch-hit single up the middle, driving in a pair of...
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