Boston Red Sox outfield prospects seeking opportunity with Portland Sea Dogs

Aidan Thomas | The names are familiar: Andrew Benintendi, Jackie Bradley Jr., and Mookie Betts. Boston's own Killer B's.  But what about Danny Mars, Cole Sturgeon, and Aneury Tavarez?  Unless you are a huge Red Sox fan, you don't know these names. You'd have to be incredibly knowledgeable of the Boston farm system to know about the starting outfielders for the AA Portland Sea Dogs.  But, while all the attention is focused on Boston's young and talented outfield, Mars, Sturgeon, and Tavarez are quietly making a name for themselves in southern Maine.  Aneury Tavarez getting interest despite being back in Double-A Tavarez is probably the most well-known of the three outfielders having been claimed in the Rule-5 Draft by the Baltimore Orioles. Tavarez almost made it to the end of major league spring training with the Orioles, but, when Baltimore didn't put him on the major league roster, they had to return him to Boston. However, they tried to work out a trade with the Red Sox,...

NWSL

Boston Breakers break Sky Blue FC hoodoo with 1-0 victory By Hannah Roberts

The Boston Breakers recorded their first NWSL victory against Sky Blue FC this weekend...

NWSL

Orlando Pride and Washington Spirit come out of week two with only one point By George Burkett

The Orlando Pride hosted the Washington Spirit for week two action. The game was held in Orlando, Florida at the Pride's new home, the Orlando City Stadium....

Tennis

ATP Monte Carlo: Bopanna/Cuevas win the first Masters of the clay season on match tiebreaker By Pathik Gamana

Rohan Bopanna and Pablo Cuevas, who came into Monte Carlo as the unseeded duo needed three sets in four of their five matches as they clinched the title against the Spanish pairing of Feliciano Lopez and Marc Lopez....

Tennis

WTA Stuttgart: Porsche Tennis Grand Prix preview

Silas Low | WTA action heads to Stuttgart, Germany for the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix. This year, the top-ranked Angelique Kerber returns as the two-time defending champion. Among those joining the world number one as tournament headlines include Karolina Pliskova, Dominika Cibulkova, Simona Halep, Garbiñe Muguruza and Johanna Konta, thus making it four of the world’s top five present. Most notably, the tournament will mark the return of three-time winner and former world number one Maria Sharapova. The Russian, who tested positive for banned substance last January, will see her doping ban expire next Wednesday, thus clearing her to compete on the tour once again. Focus on Stuttgart As WTA’s sole clay event held indoors, the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix dates its roots back to 1978 in the suburb of Filderstadt, south of Stuttgart. It relocated to its current location in 2005. Entering its landmark 40th edition, the tournament has seen the likes of Martina Navratilova (who holds the tournament record for most titles won at six), Martina Hingis, Kim Clijsters and Justine Henin crowned champions. In 1991, Anke Huber became the first German to win the tournament, doing so in 1991, before Julia Goerges and Kerber joined her, by winning in 2011 and 2015 respectively. Last year, Kerber soared to her second consecutive title of the tournament by seeing off compatriot Laura Siegemund in the final and thus, successfully defended a title for the first time in her career. Kerber also became the ninth player to win the tournament multiple times. Moreover, it was the first ever...

NCAA

Western Michigan University  4-3 over Eastern Michigan University By Walter Cronk

VAVEL USA presents you the the best images of Western Michigan's win over Eastern Michigan in NCAA Baseball....

NCAA

Army West Point Black Knights split doubleheader with Navy Midshipmen in Annual Star Series By Aidan Thomas

Army dropped the opener 7-3 before snapping a five-game skid against Navy with a win the second game 9-2 over the Patriot League leaders. They need two wins on Sunday to wrest the Star away from Navy...

Professional Wrestling

Mauro Ranallo officially parts ways with WWE and comments on JBL By Joel Lampkin

The former SmackDown Live commentator has been away from the commentary table since before WrestleMania but the pair have finally taken their separate paths...

Tennis

WTA Stuttgart: Maria Sharapova's draw in her first tournament back By Don Han

VAVEL USA takes a look at former world number one and five-time Grand Slam champion Maria Sharapova's draw at the Stuttgart Open, her first tournament back in 15 months after a drug suspension....

Tennis

Fed Cup: Simona Halep gets Romanian team off to great start against Great Britain By Don Han

In a drama-filled day of the Fed Cup weekend, Simona Halep managed to help her country to secure a point as she defeated Heather Watson, overcoming an inspired player to earn the victory....

Tennis

Fed Cup: Julia Goerges powers Germany off to a great start By Don Han

Germany earned the perfect start to the tie against Ukraine as Julia Goerges created a huge upset in the first rubber, defeating former top 10 player Elina Svitolina in three sets....

NASCAR

Weather washes out qualifying as Food City 500 race is up for grabs at Bristol By Paul Nicholson

NASCAR returns this weekend after its Easter hiatus, and it returns to one of the most exciting tracks on the calendar, namely Bristol Motor Speedway with the Food City 500....

Tennis

Kei Nishikori withdraws from Barcelona Open By Craig Vickers

Last year's finalist has cited a problem with his right wrist and will return to Florida for further evaluation....

Tennis

ATP Monte Carlo: Lopez/Lopez through to final in stunning fashion By Pathik Gamana

The Spanish pair of Feliciano Lopez and Marc Lopez made the Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters with a two set victory over the second seeds Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Nicolas Mahut....
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