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White House Slams Samsung Over Obama Selfie

President 'not to be used for commercial purposes'

(Newser) - President Obama doesn't want to be used to hawk Samsung smartphones, the White House warned after the electronics giant tweeted a photo of the president and Red Sox star David Ortiz to its 5.2 million followers. Ortiz—who has an endorsement deal with Samsung—took the selfie when... More »

Red Sox Win World Series

Beat Cardinals 6-1; first championship at home since 1918

(Newser) - David Ortiz and the Boston Red Sox romped to their third World Series championship in 10 seasons, thumping October ace Michael Wacha and the St. Louis Cardinals 6-1 last night in Game 6. Shane Victorino drove in four runs and John Lackey pitched shutout ball into the seventh inning as... More »

Red Sox Take 3-2 Lead

They beat Cardinals 3-1 in Game 5

(Newser) - Jon Lester pitched the Boston Red Sox within a whisker of yet another World Series championship. He bested Adam Wainwright once again, journeyman David Ross hit a tiebreaking double in the seventh inning, and the Red Sox downed the St. Louis Cardinals 3-1 last night to take a 3-2 Series... More »

FCC Chairman: Boston Player's On-Air F-Bomb Fine by Me

Julius Genachowski stands with David Ortiz, Boston

(Newser) - David Ortiz recently let an F-bomb fly during a live broadcast, but the Boston Red Sox player had kind of a good reason—and even the FCC chairman agrees. "This is our fucking city and nobody’s going to dictate our freedom," Ortiz said Saturday before the Sox... More »

Ortiz: I Never Used Steroids

(Newser) - David Ortiz says he has never used steroids, despite his inclusion on baseball's infamous list of juicers from 2003, the Globe reports. “I used a lot of supplements and vitamins" back then, the Red Sox slugger said at a press conference today. He acknowledged being a "bit careless"... More »

Manny, Ortiz Both on '03 Doping List

(Newser) - Insiders say both Manny Ramirez and David Ortiz are on “the list” of baseball players who tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs in 2003, the New York Times reports. Ramirez recently finished a 50-game suspension for taking a banned drug; it’s the first time Ortiz—Ramirez’s teammate on... More »

Dutchmen Flying High After Dominican Upset

(Newser) - The Netherlands’ upset of a squad full of big-league Dominican talent still seems pretty far-fetched, Jeff Passan writes for Yahoo Sports the day after the stunning Dutch victory in the World Baseball Classic. “They beat a team paid more than $80 million this year by melding kids trying to... More »

Time Travel: Google Shows You the Web in 2001

Site boasted of indexing 1.3B pages (it's 8B now) ... and YouTube wasn't yet one

(Newser) - To honor its 10th birthday, Google put up a search engine that reflects the web in 2001, TechCrunch reports. Other than the Yahoo-esque exclamation point in Google’s logo, the search engine has not changed that much since—but searches show the web, and the world, have:
  • "iPod" brings
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Manny, Big Papi Go Back-to-Back as Sox Roll 5-0

Wakefield stymies punchless Tigers over eight innings

(Newser) - Tim Wakefield only allowed two hits in eight shutout innings to lift the Boston Red Sox to a 5-0 win over the Detroit Tigers on Tuesday night. David Ortiz and Manny Ramirez also hit back-to-back homers on successive pitches in Boston's fifth straight win and seventh in the last eight... More »

Ramirez's Bat and Arm Lead Red Sox

Beckett pitches eight strong innings as Boston continues roll

(Newser) - Manny Ramirez singled in two runs in the first inning to end his longest RBI drought with Boston and Josh Beckett pitched eight innings to help the Red Sox beat the Tampa Bay Rays 12-4 last night. Dustin Pedroia and David Ortiz each had three hits and Jason Varitek drove... More »

Lester Outduels Halladay

BoSox rally with two outs in the ninth against Toronto's ace

(Newser) - Kevin Youkilis lined a run-scoring single to center field in the ninth, ending a brilliant pitching duel between Roy Halladay and Jon Lester and giving the Boston Red Sox a 1-0 win over the Toronto Blue Jays. Halladay (2-4) retired the first two batters in the inning before walking David... More »

Shields Tosses Shutout as Rays Beat Red Sox

Tampa completes first three-game sweep of the defending champs

(Newser) - James Shields threw a two-hitter for his first career shutout, Evan Longoria homered and the Tampa Bay Rays beat Josh Beckett and Boston 3-0 to complete their first three-game sweep of the Red Sox. Shields (3-1) struck out seven and walked one while Beckett (2-2) struck out a career-high 13... More »

Haynes' 11th-Inning Single Gives Rays a 5-4 Win

Tampa winning streak at a season-best four

(Newser) - Nathan Haynes singled with no outs in the 11th inning, driving in Carl Crawford from second base and giving the Tampa Bay Rays a 5-4 victory over Boston. Haynes lined Mike Timlin’s pitch to right field after Crawford, who scored three runs, began the rally with a single and... More »

Ortiz Backs Buchholz as Red Sox win 4th Straight

DH drives in three, rookie pitches 6 shutout innings

(Newser) - Clay Buchholz pitched six shutout innings, David Ortiz drove in three runs with a pair of doubles and the Boston Red Sox completed a four-game sweep of the Texas Rangers with an 8-3 win Monday. Julio Lugo went 4-for-4 with a walk and an RBI as the Red Sox... More »

Red Sox Pull Off Another Late Rally to Beat Rangers 6-5

Sean Casey's bases-loaded walk caps a four-run eighth inning

(Newser) - Sean Casey's bases-loaded walk capped a four-run eighth inning and the Boston Red Sox pulled another late rally, beating the Texas Rangers 6-5. The Red Sox overcame a 5-0 deficit and won for the eighth time in nine games. Boston has taken the first three in a four-game series that... More »

Ortiz, Ramirez Push Red Sox to Comeback Win

Eighth-inning rally downs Rangers, bails out starter Lester

(Newser) - Manny Ramirez hit a two-run homer after slumping slugging partner David Ortiz tied it with an RBI single in the eighth inning, lifting the Boston Red Sox to a 5-3 win over the Texas Rangers last night. Dustin Pedroia doubled off the Green Monster against Joaquin Benoit (1-1) with one... More »

Ortiz Hits Grand Slam as Red Sox Crush Texas

Pedroia adds his first homer of the year in Boston laugher

(Newser) - Slumping David Ortiz, who entered the game hitting just .111, blasted a grand slam, Daisuke Matsuzaka stayed unbeaten and the Boston Red Sox beat the Texas Rangers 11-3 on Friday. Dustin Pedroia hit his first homer, a two-run shot that capped Boston's five-run fourth inning. The Red Sox won for... More »

Red Sox Jersey Up for Auction After Failed Curse Attempt

Yankees donate 'cursed' jersey to raise money for children's cancer

(Newser) - Some might call it a curse, others might say it's a goodwill gesture by longtime baseball rivals. The official charity of the Red Sox, the Jimmy Fund, began an eBay auction Thursday for the David Ortiz jersey that was buried under the New York Yankees' new stadium by a... More »

Yanks Exhume Sox Jersey at New Stadium

Boston fan tried to hex New York's new home

(Newser) - A construction worker on the Yankees' new stadium made a unique play to reverse the Curse, reports the New York Post. A Red Sox fan, Gino Castignoli buried a David Ortiz jersey behind home plate last summer, but two former colleagues located and exhumed the shirt today. Now the Sox-lover... More »

Red Sox Top A's Behind Lester, Ortiz

Lester pitches three-hit ball into seventh, Ortiz with two-run homer

(Newser) - Jon Lester pitched three-hit ball into the seventh inning, David Ortiz broke open a scoreless game with a two-run homer and the Boston Red Sox beat the Oakland Athletics 5-0 Wednesday. Kevin Youkilis had a double and a run-scoring single while setting the major league record for consecutive errorless games... More »

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