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Cuddyer, Mets Avert 3-Game Sweep At Home, Beat Red Sox 5-4

August 30, 2015
New York Mets catcher Travis d'Arnaud and Boston Red Sox's David Ortiz watch Oritz's double off of New York Mets pitcher Bartolo Colon in the ninth inning of a baseball game at Citi Field on Saturday. (Kathy Kmonicek/AP)

Michael Cuddyer hit a tiebreaking single in the seventh inning and the NL East-leading New York Mets stopped their five-game home skid, averting a sweep by beating the Boston Red Sox 5-4 Sunday.

Fowling: Football-Bowling Hybrid Strikes Detroit

August 29, 2015
Chris Hutt has turned a sport he invented into a full-time job. (Zak Rosen/Only A Game)

What do you get when you combine football and bowling? Fowling! Reporter Zak Rosen visited the Fowling Warehouse in Detroit and shares the story of the sport’s origins.

Rugby Star Leaves Australia For Try At The NFL

August 29, 2015
Jarryd Hayne was an Australian-Rules Football League MVP. Now, Hayne is trying to make the San Francisco Giants roster. (Getty Images)

Jarryd Hayne, a two-time National Rugby League MVP, was due to make $4 million this season in Australia. Instead, he left his home country to try and make it in the NFL. He’s been impressive in his pre-season showings for the 49ers. Julie Tullberg, former sports editor for Melbourne’s Herald Sun, joins Bill Littlefield to discuss Hayne’s chances at an NFL career.

The Future Of Sports Betting, The Mets’ Surge And The Value Of ‘Team Chemistry’

August 29, 2015
New York Mets v Colorado Rockies

Should sports betting be legalized? Does “team chemistry” really matter? And how about those Mets? Best-selling author George Vecsey and Craig Calcaterra of NBC Sports join Bill Littlefield for this week’s rendition of 3 Stories You Should Know.

10 Years Post-Katrina, The Role Of Sports In New Orleans’ Recovery

August 29, 2015
Katrina ravaged the Superdome like it did to much of New Orleans. But 10 years later. Tthe Superdome has been back in use, but parts of the city have yet to be restored. (Gerald Herbert/AP)

In the days after Hurricane Katrina, the Superdome was a place of desperation in New Orleans. How did it become a symbol of the city’s ongoing recovery? Bill Littlefield speaks with Sports Illustrated’s Tim Layden.

Brady Throws 2 INTs, 1 TD As Pats Beat Panthers 17-16

August 29, 2015

Tom Brady overcame two interceptions to lead his first touchdown drive of the preseason as the New England Patriots beat the Carolina Panthers 17-16 on Friday night.

Swihart Hits Inside-The-Park HR In 10th As Red Sox End Mets’ Run

August 29, 2015
Boston Red Sox's Blake Swihart celebrates with teammate Jackie Bradley Jr. (25) after scoring on an inside-the-park home run during the 10th inning of a game against the Mets Friday. (Frank Franklin II/AP)

Blake Swihart hit an inside-the-park home run in the 10th inning and the Boston Red Sox stopped the New York Mets’ seven-game winning streak, holding on for a 6-4 victory Friday night.

Porcello Pitches Red Sox Past White Sox 3-0

August 27, 2015
Red Sox starting pitcher Rick Porcello delivers during the first inning of a game against the White Sox, Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015, in Chicago. (Charles Rex Arbogast/AP)

The Red Sox beat the White Sox 3-0 last night in Chicago. Sox Pitcher Rick Porcello struck out five in seven innings.

Sports’ Most Difficult — And Stunning — Act?

August 26, 2015
Is dunking a basketball more difficult than scoring a hole-in-one or landing a flip on a balance beam? (Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

The best athletes make everything they do look effortless. Bill Littlefield asks: which athletic feat is most impressive?

White Sox Get To Miley In Seventh, Beat Red Sox 5-4

August 26, 2015
Boston Red Sox's Mookie Betts scores on his double and a throwing error by Chicago White Sox shortstop Alexei Ramirez, during the third inning of a baseball game Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015, in Chicago. (Charles Rex Arbogast/AP Photo)

The White Sox finally solved the left-hander with a three-run seventh inning en route to a 5-4 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday night.

Samardzija Drops Fifth Straight As White Sox Fall To Red Sox

August 25, 2015
Boston Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts, right, tags out Chicago White Sox's Avisail Garcia,left, at second, as Garcia tries to stretch his single to a double but slid past the base during the sixth inning of a baseball game Monday, Aug. 24, 2015, in Chicago. (Charles Rex Arbogast/AP Photo)

Castillo homered and drove in a career-high five runs, Joe Kelly won his fifth straight outing and the Red Sox beat the Chicago White Sox 5-4 on Monday night.

Thoroughbred Racing Returns To Suffolk Downs

August 24, 2015
Horses line up at the gate during the last day of live racing at Suffolk Downs on Oct. 4, 2014. Three special "festival" race days are coming up in the fall of 2015. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

The region’s last remaining thoroughbred track will hold three special “festival” race days: Sept. 5, Oct. 3 and Oct. 31.

Tazawa Gives Up 4 In 9th; Red Sox Fall 8-6 To KC

August 24, 2015
(Winslow Townson/AP Photo)

Tazawa gave up four runs and six hits in the ninth inning as the Kansas City Royals rallied for an 8-6 victory over the Red Sox on Sunday.

Barnes Throws 1 Pitch Too Many In Boston’s Loss To Royals

August 23, 2015

Boston right-hander Matt Barnes gave up a three-run homer to Salvador Perez on his final toss and the Kansas City Royals went on to beat the Red Sox 6-3 Saturday night, ending Boston’s four-game winning streak.

Saints’ Cooks Dominates Early, Patriots Rally For 26-24 Win

August 23, 2015

Saints receiver Brandin Cooks caught all four passes thrown his way for 117 yards, including a 45-yard touchdown from Drew Brees, and the New Orleans Saints raced to a 21-0 lead before the New England Patriots rallied for a 26-24 preseason victory Saturday night

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