The Sox will still owe Ramirez about $15 million for the rest of the season, but with the highest payroll in baseball, they can afford mistakes.
- Red Sox DFA Ramirez, activate Pedroia from DL
- Red Sox to activate Pedroia from disabled list
- Nance, Morris, Rozier T'd up in Game 5 scuffle
- Betts, Martinez balk at Home Run Derby
Who will advance to the NBA Finals, and who will win the title? Our panel predicts the conference finals with the Warriors and Cavs on the ropes.
Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer
Celtics rookie Daniel Theis joined the team on the road for Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals. It's his first trip since undergoing season-ending meniscus surgery in March. "In the beginning, it was hard to watch games, being hurt. Now it's just fun." Theis hopes to start running again in two weeks and wants to play for the German national team in September before being full-go for the start of training camp.
The Red Sox designated Hanley Ramirez for assignment. Red Sox president Dave Dombrowski says the move was manager Alex Cora's idea. Cora wanted to play Mitch Moreland at first and didn't think Ramirez would be effective coming off the bench.
Depending on how much input the coaches have, offseason decisions could affect whether certain players remain captains.
ESPN analyst Ryan Hollins joins Nacion to discuss the latest on the NBA Eastern Conference Finals. Plus, Max Bretos gives his UEFA Champions League Final prediction.
Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer
Meaningful message in New England: Patriots long snapper Joe Cardona, who is on active duty in the Navy, speaks to students at a Memorial Day singalong at Hanlon Elementary School in Westwood, Mass. He talked about remembering those who have served and made the ultimate sacrifice.
Buster breaks down Thursday's action, including a handful of outstanding pitching performances and a little league home run.
How likely is a Cavs rally from down 3-2, and is LeBron James gone if they lose? Our experts answer the big questions before a huge Game 6.
Blake Snell threw six scoreless innings, Wilson Ramos drove in two runs, and the Tampa Bay Rays avoided a three-game sweep by beating the Boston Red Sox 6-3 on Thursday night.
Mina Kimes, Papi and Izzy Gutierrez questions if last night was more about the Celtics D or LeBron looking old, if the pressure is on the Rockets or Warriors, and how you feel about the NFL National Anthem policy.
Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia will be activated from the disabled list Friday. The veteran hasn't played since undergoing a cartilage restoration procedure on his left knee in October.
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Brian Windhorst, Tim MacMahon, Andrew Han and Jackie MacMullan discuss the Cavs with their backs against the wall after Game 5 (2:10) and the likelihood Rockets-Warriors goes the full series (23:10).
Buster & Keith Law discuss the top Draft prospects, young players making a big impression, the idea of PED penalty peer pressure and more (1:30). Plus, Stephania Bell on Dustin Pedroia, Clayton Kershaw and more (24:34), and Sarah Langs' "Numbers Game" (33:52).