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Why Red Sox cited Spygate in response to sign-stealing scandal lawsuit

Monday, February 24th, 2020

The Boston Red Sox referenced a New York Jets fan's 2010 lawsuit against the Patriots over New England's videotaping scandal while responding to lawsuits they face from daily fantasy sports players in the wake of MLB's sign-stealing scandal, according to The Athletic's Daniel Kaplan. Here's the text of the Red Sox' response to one of those lawsuits, per Kaplan: In Mayer v. Belichick, 605 F.3d 223, 230 (3d Cir.

Tuesday Sports in Brief

Wednesday, February 12th, 2020

AP) - The Boston Red Sox promoted bench coach Ron Roenicke to manager Tuesday, hiring him to replace Alex Cora on the day the team's pitchers and catchers reported for the start of spring training. The move is an indication that Roenicke - and perhaps the entire Red Sox organization - will escape punishment in baseball's sign-stealing investigation. Cora was let go for his role in the Houston Astros' cheating, but the team has maintained that there was no similar scheme in Boston when the Red Sox won it all in 2018.

Boston Fans Wicked Mad After Red Sox Trade Superstar Mookie Betts

Wednesday, February 5th, 2020

The Boston Red Sox on Tuesday reportedly traded four-time All-Star and ex-MVP Mookie Betts to the Los Angeles Dodgers ? and the Beantown faithful did not take the news well. At a time when the area faces the possible exit of New England Patriots legend Tom Brady, the baseball deal, which also shipped former Cy Young winner David Price to LA, hit fans hard. They and others vented on Twitter.

Patriots provided one blueprint for handling Alex Cora, but Red Sox ignored it

Thursday, January 16th, 2020

It's 2007, and the Patriots have just been nailed for stealing opposing signals despite an explicit league directive banning the practice. With national reporters swarming Foxboro like the Zerg, owner Robert Kraft assesses the damage to his brand, the importance of integrity to his family, and makes a heart-rending decision -- he must fire Bill Belichick. Belichick broke the rules and brought shame to the organization.

Tuesday Sports in Brief

Wednesday, January 15th, 2020

The Boston Red Sox fired manager Alex Cora on Tuesday, a day after baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred implicated him in the sport's sign-stealing scandal. Cora was the bench coach for the Houston Astros when they illicitly stole signs and won the 2017 World Series. Astros manager AJ Hinch and general manager Jeff Luhnow were fired on Monday, an hour after Manfred suspended them for the 2020 season for their role in the cheating scheme.

A look back at other infamous cheating scandals in sports

Monday, January 13th, 2020

Houston manager AJ Hinch is out of a job, and so is general manager Jeff Luhnow. The question is what will happen with the Boston Red Sox, who are also under investigation for sign stealing. Before they were fired Monday, Hinch and Luhnow were suspended for one season by Major League Baseball for the team's use of electronics to steal signs in 2017 and 2018.

A look back at other infamous cheating scandals in sports

Monday, January 13th, 2020

Houston manager AJ Hinch is out of a job, and so is general manager Jeff Luhnow. The question is what will happen with the Boston Red Sox, who are also under investigation for sign stealing. Before they were fired Monday, Hinch and Luhnow were suspended for one season by Major League Baseball for the team's use of electronics to steal signs in 2017 and 2018.

Where Red Sox owners, Kraft family rank among richest sports empires

Friday, December 20th, 2019

Fenway Sports Group, the ownership group led by John Henry and Tom Werner that runs the Red Sox, is worth a whopping $6.6 billion, The Boston Globe's Michael Silverman reported Friday, citing a list compiled by Forbes. That's an 843 percent growth in value since Fenway Sports Group purchased the Red Sox for $700 million in 2002. LIVE stream the Celtics all season and get the latest news and analysis on all of your teams from NBC Sports Boston by downloading the My Teams App.

Late Boston Globe writer Nick Cafardo wins Spink Award

Tuesday, December 10th, 2019

Nick Cafardo of The Boston Globe was awarded the J.G. Taylor Spink Award for meritorious contributions to baseball writing by the Baseball Writers' Association of America on Tuesday, 10 months after he collapsed and died while covering the Red Sox during spring training. Jim Reeves of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram got 108 votes and Patrick Reusse of the Star Tribune in Minneapolis received 76. A native of Weymouth, Massachusetts, and a graduate of Suffolk University, Cafardo joined the Globe in 1989 from The (Quincy) Patriot Ledger, where he had been on the baseball beat.

Late Boston Globe writer Nick Cafardo wins Spink Award

Tuesday, December 10th, 2019

Nick Cafardo of The Boston Globe was awarded the J.G. Taylor Spink Award for meritorious contributions to baseball writing by the Baseball Writers' Association of America on Tuesday, 10 months after he collapsed and died while covering the Red Sox during spring training. Cafardo received 243 of 427 votes cast by BBWAA members with 10 or more consecutive years of service. Jim Reeves of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram got 108 votes and Patrick Reusse of the Star Tribune in Minneapolis received 76.