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07/22/2016 - 8:20am
Mashup: Stars back NBA's stance on Charlotte

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FRIDAY’S BROADCAST HIGHLIGHTS: MLB: Twins at Red Sox, 7:10 p.m. (NESN; WEEI-FM) MLB: Giants at Yankees, 7 p.m. (MLB Network) Basketball: Exhibition, United States vs. Argentina, 9 p.m. (NBA TV) Soccer: Women’s exhibition, United States vs. Costa Rica, 9 p.m. (ESPN) Cycling: Tour de France, 7 a.m. (NBCSN)

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— Hornets owner Michael Jordan and some of the league’s star players expressed disappointment but understanding after the NBA’s decision to...

07/22/2016 - 12:11am
Buchholz: 'I'm the odd man out'

This might not be the last time Clay Buchholz pitches on the Fenway Park mound, but it sure is starting to feel like his run in Red Sox’ home whites is facing it’s finale.

Part of the vibe came from the obvious observation as to what Buchholz’s lot in life has become, having finally pitched for the first time since July 2 when he finished off the Sox’ 13-2 win over the Twins Thursday night with a scoreless inning.

But the other piece of the puzzle when surmising the end might be closing in for Buchholz when it comes to his time in Boston was the blunt explanation by Red Sox’ manager John Farrell prior to the game when asked about the pitcher’s role.

“He’s in a tough spot, I’ll be candid,” Farrell said. “I don’t want to say it’s purgatory, but as far as baseball he’s in a difficult spot. There was the four-day layover over the break. We’ve played very good winning baseball. We’ve gotten...

07/21/2016 - 11:02pm
Ortiz: 'I'm feeling good at the plate'

Prior to the game, David Ortiz hit a ball so hard into Pesky’s Pole it got got stuck in between the wires.

The designated hitter followed that up by crushing a two-run home run 420 feet well over the Red Sox bullpen and into the bleachers in the eighth inning to punctuate a 13-2 win over the Twins Thursday night.

Ortiz said he hit the ball that hit the foul pole harder, but his eighth inning blast was still hammered.

It was his 24th home run of the season, which is the most by a player 40 years or older since Raul Ibanez in 2013, who hit 29. The slugger now has 79 RBIs on the year, which are the most by a major leaguer 40 years or older since Edgar Martinez had 98 in 2003. As it relates to the rest of the majors at the moment, they are the second-most in baseball to Edwin Encarnacion’s 86.

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07/21/2016 - 9:55pm
Wright, Betts, Pedroia lead Sox over Twins
By: WEEI

When the Red Sox put a heap of runs on the Giants Wednesday, it ended up being integral those runs were scored with way their pitching went.

The monsoon of runs continued Thursday, but the pitching followed this time on the way to the Red Sox’ 13-2 win over the Twins.

Steven Wright took a perfect game 4 1/3 innings before Max Kepler singled to left field just over the outstretched arm of Travis Shaw at third base in the fifth. Wright threw just 51 pitches in that stretch before surrendering a pair of runs (only one of which being earned) in the frame.

The 31-year-old knuckleballer ultimately went eight innings, allowing two runs (one earned) on four hits with nine strikeouts and one walk. The nine strikeouts matched Wright’s career high.

“My goal is just to go as deep as I can until they tell me I’m done. Today I was lucky enough to eight, but it makes it easy when guys score 11 runs, 12 runs,” Wright...

07/21/2016 - 6:27pm
Crowder: Durant going to GS 'slap in the face'
By: WEEI

Jae Crowder isn’t happy with Kevin Durant. And he’s not pulling any punches talking about it.

Speaking to Tom Westerholm of MassLive prior to his 60 Days of Summer appearance at the Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Massachusetts the forward was remarkably candid in discussing how he feels after the Celtics were snubbed.

“We were the only team in the NBA to beat both (Cleveland and Golden State) on their home court — the only team in the NBA, the Boston Celtics,” Crowder said. “We told him that. We played him clips from both games and told him basically the scouting report of how we guarded Steph (Curry) and Klay (Thompson) — our entire game plan, basically. That’s what made me mad. We (expletive) told him everything we do to beat these guys, and we beat them, and he went and joined...

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