July 25, 2014

MLB: Yankees’ Michael Pineda ejected against Red Sox for foreign substance on neck

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    (PhatzRadio / SI Wire)   —   Yankees righthander Michael Pineda was ejected from Wednesday’s game against the Red Sox for using a foreign substance. The decision by the umpires came after Boston manager John Farrell asked them to check Pineda, who had what appeared to be pine tar on his neck. Pineda was tossed in the [...]

MLB: Yankees star Jeter to retire after 2014 season

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NEW YORK (AP) — To Derek Jeter, it was just another day to get ready for spring training. On a minor league field at the New York Yankees’ complex in Florida, he took batting practice, fielded grounders and chatted with teammates. And then he drove away in his Mercedes, offering no hint the countdown to [...]

MLB – 2013 World Series: Gomes lifts Red Sox over Cards 4-2, evens WS 2-all

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ST. LOUIS (AP) — Jonny Gomes arrived at Busch Stadium expecting to watch Game 4 of the World Series from the Red Sox dugout. Halfway through batting practice, Boston’s plans changed. ” All I fought for in this year of mine is just the opportunity,” Gomes said. ” So when my number is called, I’m [...]

MLB – ALDS: Red Sox beat Rays 3-1 in Game 4 to reach ALCS / Tigers rally past A’s 8-6 to force Game 5 in ALDS

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Boston Red Sox players celebrate after defeating the Tampa Bay Rays 3-1 to win baseball’s American League division series, Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (Photo: John Raoux) ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — From worst to first, and now back in the AL championship series. Shane Victorino ‘s infield single snapped a seventh-inning [...]

MLB – AL Roundup: Indians win 7th straight game with 6-5 victory over Twins

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(PhatzRadio / AP) — NEW YORK, N.Y. – Mariano Rivera said goodbye to Yankee Stadium with hugs, tears and cheers. Baseball’s most acclaimed relief pitcher made an emotional exit in his final appearance in the Yankees’ home pinstripes, when captain Derek Jeter and Andy Pettitte came to the mound to remove him with two outs [...]

Boxing: Former heavyweight champ Ken Norton dies aged 70

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Ken Norton’s fight against Larry Holmes is considered one of the classic heavyweight bouts of all time. (Hank Delespinasse/SI) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Former heavyweight champion Ken Norton, who beat Muhammad Ali and then lost a controversial decision to him in Yankee Stadium, died Wednesday at a local care facility, his son said. He was [...]

MLB – AL Roundup: No Lack of support as Sox blast Yankees

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Boston Red Sox batter Shane Victorino rounds the bases after hitting a two-run home run off New York Yankees pitcher Preston Claiborne (38) during the eighth inning of a baseball game Friday, Sept. 6, 2013, at Yankee Stadium in New York.Photo By:AP NEW YORK (AP) — Mike Napoli hit two home runs, Jonny Gomes and [...]

MLB – AL Roundup: Napoli, Victorino rally Red Sox past Yankees 12-8

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Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia celebrates with teammate Mike Napoli as Napoli arrives at home after his tying grand slam in the seventh inning at Yankee Stadium. (The Star-Ledger / USA TODAY Sports / September 6, 2013) (PhatzRadio / AP) — NEW YORK, N.Y. – Mike Napoli hit a tying grand slam in the [...]

MLB – AL Roundup: Sox battle back to beat Yankees in 10th

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Shane Victorino drives in the game-winning run against the New York Yankees in the top of the 10th inning at Yankee Stadium.(Photo: The Star-Ledger, USA TODAY Sports) (PhatzRadio / AP) — NEW YORK, N.Y. – Stephen Drew hit a tying single off Mariano Rivera with two outs in the ninth inning, then Shane Victorino lined [...]

MLB – AL Roundup: Blue Jays lose 10th straight to Yankees, 5-3

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Toronto Blue Jays reliever Brad Lincoln, left, leaves the mound after the Blue Jays bench coach removed him from the baseball game in the sixth inning after he gave a two-run single to New York Yankees’ Eduardo Nunez at Yankee Stadium, Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013, in New York. Photo: Kathy Willens (PhatzRadio / AP) — [...]