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Red Sox sweep away concerns — at least for now

[ad_1] ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- On Friday in the Boston Red Sox clubhouse, Mookie Betts spoke to the media after getting Boston's biggest hit of the young season, a go-ahead homer that not only sparked a 6-4 series-opening win over the Tampa Bay Rays, but also awakened the MVP-winning outfielder. The level-headed star, who rarely displays emotion on the field, continuously pumped his fist while circling the bases.As Betts spoke
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How Klay Thompson got his team ready for Game 4

[ad_1] LOS ANGELES -- The text landed a little after 9 on Friday night. The Golden State Warriors players had decided -- of their own volition -- to move practice up from 11 a.m. to 9 a.m. the following morning."I got the text at night, 9:15 or so, and it was like, 'Adjust accordingly,'" Warriors small forward Kevin Durant said with a smile.Warriors coach Steve Kerr has always let his

Stafford’s wife home after brain tumor surgery

[ad_1] Kelly Stafford, the wife of Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford, announced on Sunday that she is home from the hospital following surgery to remove a brain tumor earlier this week.Stafford said she was diagnosed with an acoustic neuroma earlier this year after dealing with spells of vertigo starting in January. Tests revealed the tumor, and she announced it on April 3.She posted on Instagram that her surgery was scheduled
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Klay — Pacific Ocean swim spurred 32-point game

[ad_1] LOS ANGELES -- Golden State Warriors All-Star swingman Klay Thompson said that a few moments in the Pacific Ocean on Saturday helped him clear his head after a slow start to the playoffs. After scoring 42 points combined in the first three games, Thompson scored 32 points in 40 minutes on Sunday in the Warriors' 113-105 Game 4 win over the LA Clippers."I didn't think I had bad games,

2019 NFL draft features – In-depth stories on the top prospects

[ad_1] As the 2019 NFL draft nears, over the next month is telling in-depth feature stories on several of the top prospects. Check back here throughout the month to read more.The draft begins April 25 at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN, ABC and the ESPN App. Coverage continues live from Nashville, Tennessee through April 27.QUICK LINKSScouting reports for every prospectKiper & McShay two-round mockKiper Mock 3.0 | McShay Mock

Flyers remove statue of late singer Kate Smith

[ad_1] PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Flyers removed a statue of late singer Kate Smith outside NHL team’s arena Sunday, two days after covering it amid allegations of racism against the 1930s star with a popular recording of “God Bless America.” “The NHL principle ‘Hockey is for Everyone’ is at the heart of everything the Flyers stand for,” Flyers President Paul Holmgren said in a statement. “As a result, we