Revolution History: Concede Two Goals Late To Rapids, Turner Levels Wayne Rooney

On this date in 1996 the New England Revolution hosted the Colorado Rapids at Foxboro Stadium. The match resulted in a 2-2 draw in front of 14,323 fans.

Scoring goals for the Revolution were Beto Naveda and Geoff Aunger. New England led 2-nil after Aunger’s 68th minute goal and conceded two goals in the final 15 minutes including one with two minutes to go in regulation.

Other May 25 matches: 2-0-2

2002: 3-2 win over LA Galaxy

Goal from Taylor Twellman, Steve Ralston, and Diego Serna

2013: 2-0 win over Toronto FC

Goal from a young Diego Fagundez, the second came from Juan Agudelo in the 93′ minute

2019: 1-1 draw vs D.C. United

Last match of Mike Lapper being the Interim Manager as Bruce Arena was on the sideline in LAGoal from Juan Agudelo in the 61st minuteThis was the match that Matt Turner leveled Wayne Rooney, caused the Revs to play a man down the stretch and concede the equalizer late.

Here is the play that led to Turner's red card. #DCU | #NEvDC— dcunited (@dcunited) May 26, 2019

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Connelly’s Top Ten – Memorial Day Weekend

In honor of Memorial Day – Red Sox player Sy Rosenthal (from Fenway 1946)

From Dorchester – considered to be five tool player before hurting ankle in minor leaguesPlayed from 1925 to 1926Lost his son in World War II in the PacificHeartbroken – he joined the war to avenge his son’s death at age 42Clearing mines for the Normandy invasion his ship exploded – he was paralyzed for lifeShould be a plaque for him at Fenway

Patriots vs. Jets – 2010 season – two games played in Foxboro within six weeks of each other.

12/6/10 – Pats 45-3 / Brady 4 TD – 0 INT / Sanchez 0 TD – 3 INT1/16/11 – Jets 28-23 / Brady 2 TD – 1 INT / Sanchez 3 TD – 0 INT

Best local postseason players ranked

Tom BradyDavid OrtizAdam VinatieriLarry BirdSam JonesBill Russell – rebounds playoffs 24.87Phil Esposito – 71 games / 102 pointsCedric MaxwellDeion BranchBarry Peterson – 34 games / 52 points

Golf Match –

Strange to see Tom melt under the challenge / though holing it out from the fairway after Barkley roasted him was vintage Tom.Tiger in great shapePeyton was funny / Tom wound tightI presume those Audi’s the players got out of were leased and not the players they showed the license plates

David Ortiz’s first year with Red Sox – 2003:

April, May, June…..4 Home runsJuly, Aug, Sept……27 Home runs

Leading scorers of local colleges – hockey:

SCHOOL…NAME……..YEARS…GAME..G……A…..PTSBC………..David Emma (87-91)…147….112…127….239Harvard…Scott Fusco (81-86)…..123….107…133…240BU………..John Cullen (83-87)…..160…..98….143…241

Amazing Stats – Roger Clemens two 20 strikeout games:

4/29/86 – Seattle.138 pitches / 97 strikes…(70.2%)/ 20 K – 0 BB / 3 hits9/18/96 – Detroit..151 pitches / 101 strikes (66.8%)/ 20 K – 0 BB / 5 hits

Old School – If you take Steve Cedorchuk off the list – Boston College hockey has had three coaches since 1949:

Snooks Kelley..1949-1972Len Ceglarski…1972-1990Jerry York………1992-2020

Just a Little Bit Outside – 2017 auction of Paul Newman’s watch:

Rolex Daytona 1968Given to him by Joanne WoodwardInscription – “Drive Carefully”Bidding started at $1mmBidding ended at $17,792,500


The only sport I would miss a crowd at is College footballHave there been more fires during the virusToll House cookies must have nutsIs it me or are hawks flying lowerIs Kobe’s wife suing everyone bad form?
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MLB Rumors: League To Propose Compromise To Revenue-Sharing Idea

Major League Baseball is inching closer to a return, but first, they’ve got to work out the pay situation.
Since the league won’t be playing a full season, MLB has suggested implementing a 50-50 revenue-sharing system in 2020 instead of a prorated salary. Well, that hasn’t sat well with some players, many of which are concerned about putting their safety at risk for a decreased reward, leading the league to seek a compromise.
And, it appears they might have found it.
The league is expected to suggest a compromise to the 50-50 revenue sharing concept come Tuesday, sources tell NBC Sports Chicago’s Chuck Garfien. The league’s Players Association, on the other hand, is expected to propose its own plan that would pay players based on number of games played.
“These, according to a source, would likely be the general starting points in negotiations, a clear signal that both sides are willing to move closer to one another in the hope they can come to an agreement that allows for a return to play,” Garfien wrote.
Stay tuned, MLB fans.
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Remember How Drew Bledsoe Turned Tom Brady’s Feet Purple? Bucs QB Retold Prank Story

Tom Brady recalled some of his early days as a New England Patriot during “The Match” broadcasted by Turner Sports on Sunday.
One specific story, which Brady originally shared back in 2017, was in regards to ex-Patriot quarterback Drew Bledsoe and a trick Bledsoe played on the current Tampa Bay Buccaneers signal-caller during his rookie season.
“Yeah, when I was a rookie we had a lot of rookie pranks. And we went out for practice one day, we had this loop where we put our laundry after practice so it’s washed for the next day,” Brady explained. “And when I got my loop the next day there were no socks in it. So I went to the equipment manager and said, ‘I needed new socks.’ So he gave me a pair of socks.
“And Drew Bledsoe had put this purple dye, it was like a powder, in my sock,” Brady continued. “So I had practiced for two hours and I looked down at one point in practice and the purple started seeping through the shoes. And I said, ‘What the hell is going on with my shoes?’ Well, I got in the locker room and I had to peel my socks off of my feet. And I had this dark purple stain, my feet looked like Barney the Dinosaur for three weeks and man I scrubbed as hard as I could. I think I scrubbed with Clorox and just about anything else. But I finally got it off.”
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Brady, who grew to be a well-known prankster himself during his later years in New England, was asked if he ever had a response for Bledsoe. Brady explained he didn’t, and why that was the case.
“I learned at young age when people have a lot more money than you, you don’t prank back,” Brady joked during the telecast. “You just accept it and you move on. Fortunately, I had a few rookies when I was a little older and I had a couple more bucks in my pocket so they were on the butt end of a few pranks of mine.”
Brady was on the wrong end of “The Match” on Sunday with teammate Phil Mickelson, despite both a few highlights and low moments for Brady. Their counterparts on the other side — Tiger Woods and Peyton Manning — won the 18-hole charity match, which came down to the final hole. (You can watch highlights of “The Match” here.)
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Tom Brady Fires Off Funny Tweet About Pants Ripping During ‘The Match’

Tom Brady put together quite a whirlwind of a performance during “The Match” on Sunday.
Brady showed a few impressive highlights — including an incredible hole out — but also had a few moments he’d like to forget.
And while some of them came because of his play on the course (like Brady’s first six holes), another was due to a wardrobe malfunction.
Brady, while bending to pick up the shot he sunk from well over 100 yards, ripped his pants. Twitter, of course, had some fun at Brady’s expense when it happened live. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback tweeted out a funny response himself Sunday night.
“Pants wanted in on social distancing I guess…” Brady tweeted.

Pants wanted in on social distancing I guess…
— Tom Brady (@TomBrady) May 25, 2020

Brady was on the losing end of “The Match” along with teammate Phil Mickelson. The pair of Tiger Woods and Peyton Manning claimed the win, while the match came down to the 18th hole.
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Sports Fans Took To Twitter To Share How Much They Enjoyed ‘The Match’

ESPN’s “The Last Dance” documentary gave sports fans something to look forward to every Sunday night.
But “The Match,” which featured professional golfers Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson, along with Tom Brady and Peyton Manning, on Sunday gave fans some live sports to cheer for. And it delivered.
Both sports fans and media members alike took to Twitter after Woods-Manning earned the win to share how much they enjoyed the 18-hole charity match.
Here’s what some had to say:

What a cool match. The golf ranged from silly to serious. The banter was solid. Tiger was dialed. Phil did an instructional video. Manning almost made ace. Brady holed out, split his pants, won a long-drive with 3-wood. Fun. Entertaining. Competitive. Raised millions for charity.
— Jason Sobel (@JasonSobelTAN) May 25, 2020

For about 3.5 hours this was delightful nonsense and now it's balls-to-the-wall golf with actual tension. Can't believe how much fun this has been.
— Alan Shipnuck (@AlanShipnuck) May 24, 2020

We haven’t had much of live sports for months. #TheMatch has been great TV.
Tom Brady, Phil Mickelson, Tiger Woods, Peyton Manning, and everyone involved put on a great show.
— Brad Galli (@BradGalli) May 25, 2020

What a great time. #TheMatch was awesome.
— Joy Taylor (@JoyTaylorTalks) May 25, 2020

That was awesome. Would watch another one. Loved the alternate ball on the back 9. Phil will be the best golf broadcaster of all time. Brady redeemed himself. Manning just comes off as a great guy. Tiger is terrific TV all the time. #success
— Jason Whitlock (@WhitlockJason) May 25, 2020

That was spectacular. Unbelievable respect to all four of those guys, and everyone involved in putting it together. #TheMatch2
— Mike Greenberg (@Espngreeny) May 25, 2020

That was unbelievably well done. Horrible conditions, and they made it work. The banter was great, the pro tips, the competition down the stretch, and JT on analysis, all excellent #TheMatch
— Daryl Jeannetti (@DarylJeannetti) May 25, 2020

That was fun. I miss sports on Sunday’s so much #TheMatch2
— Lauren Campbell (@lalalalaurrrren) May 25, 2020

That was fun
— Ruthie Polinsky (@ruthiepolinsky) May 25, 2020

I know we're supposed to hate and criticize everything but The Match II ruled
— Pete Blackburn (@PeteBlackburn) May 25, 2020

I was just on the edge of my seat watching a charity golf match. That was a lot of fun. Can't wait for the feeling once pro sports are back
— Kevin O'Connor (@KevinOConnorNBA) May 25, 2020

Not gonna lie. That was pretty fun to watch. #TheMatch2
— Raul Martinez (@RaulNBCBoston) May 25, 2020

The #CapitalOnesTheMatch featuring Woods, Mickelson, Manning and Brady was even better than I thought it could be. As entertaining and fun 5 hours as you’ll get as a sports fan! So great! #TigervsPhil #TheMatch2 #memorialdayweekend2020
— Dan Roche (@RochieWBZ) May 25, 2020

We couldn’t agree more.
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Watch Highlights From ‘The Match’ Featuring Winners Tiger Woods, Peyton Manning

“The Match” lived up to expectations Sunday.
The 18-hole battle between Tom Brady and Phil Mickelson against Tiger Woods and Peyton Manning saw the Woods-Manning pairing take a three-hole lead through merely six holes.
It could’ve been over, and ugly, rather quickly (especially with Brady’s slow start). But with a few impressive shots from Mickelson, and a couple others from the former New England Patriots quarterback, it became a tight race down the stretch. Brady-Mickelson needed to win the 18th hole to extend the match.
To no surprise, however, that’s where Woods proved he had enough. The 2019 Masters champion hit an incredible putt on the par-4, 18th hole, when Woods-Manning needed two putts to win the match. Ultimately, it earned Woods-Manning a one-hole victory in a noteworthy competition.
Here are some highlights:
An early wedge shot from the master himself, Mickelson.

Phil + wedge + mic #CapitalOnesTheMatch
— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) May 24, 2020

Manning’s birdie putt on the fourth hole.

Peyton sinks a long putt and Tiger loves it
Watch #CapitalOnesTheMatch now on TNT
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) May 24, 2020

Brady’s incredible hole out for birdie on the 7th hole, which allowed Brady-Mickelson to halve the hole.

Watch #CapitalOnesTheMatch now on TNT
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) May 24, 2020

Mickelson’s shot off the tee on the drivable par-4, 11th hole.

Phil goes over the tree line and drives the green on the par-4 11th.
— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) May 24, 2020

That was followed by a lengthy eagle putt by Brady, which brought Brady-Mickelson to two down.

Teamwork makes the dream work. #CapitalOnesTheMatch
— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) May 24, 2020

And then there was an incredible par-3, 16th hole. All four players put their tee-shot on the green, highlighted by Manning’s shot which stopped within a foot from the pin.

Peyton Manning came to play today.
That's a birdie for the 2-time Super Bowl champ.#CapitalOnesTheMatch
— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) May 24, 2020

What an event from four of the best.
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Foreign Players Permitted To Cross Borders Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

Professional athletes that want to play sports beyond their home country amid the COVID-19 pandemic might be able to do so sooner rather than later.
An order signed May 22 by acting United States Secretary of Homeland Security Chad Wolf states athletes looking to compete in professional sports will be exempt from orders barring entry to the U.S. for foreign countries. The statement, released by the Department of Homeland Security on Sunday, claims “it is in the national interest to except aliens who compete in professional sporting events organized by certain professional sporting groups.”
“Professional sporting events provide much-needed economic benefits, but equally important, they provide community pride and national unity,” Wolf wrote in Friday’s report. “In today’s environment, Americans need their sports. It’s time to reopen the economy and it’s time we get our professional athletes back to work.”
Those impacted by these changes include the players, staff and family of those playing for Major League Baseball, the National Basketball Association, the Women’s National Basketball Association, the Professional Golfers’ Association Tour, the Ladies Professional Golf Association Tour, the National Hockey League, the Association of Tennis Professionals, and the Women’s Tennis Association.
It’s been roughly two-and-a-half months since major league sports paused their seasons in the U.S., by the way.
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Watch Tom Brady Hole Out With Incredible Birdie Shot During ‘The Match’

It wasn’t a good start for Tom Brady during “The Match” on Sunday.
And then the Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback did what he seemingly always does. He responded to the criticism and hit an insane, birdie-earning approach shot from well over 100 yards out on the par-5, 7th hole.
Watch it here:

Watch #CapitalOnesTheMatch now on TNT
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) May 24, 2020

Brady, who was garnering some trash talk from opponents Peyton Manning and Tiger Woods, as well as even some commentators like Charles Barkley, had some hilariously fitting remarks.
He later added on TBS broadcast, “When the going get tough, the tough get going, boys.”
Fans who watched Brady’s 20 years with the New England Patriots (probably) had one response: So typical.
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Twitter Roasts Tom Brady For Less-Than-Stellar Golf Skills In ‘The Match’

To some, Tom Brady seems invincible. But did we just discover his kryptonite?
The veteran NFL quarterback teamed up with Phil Mickelson on Sunday to take on Peyton Manning and Tiger Woods in “The Match II” at the Medalist Golf Club in Hobe Sound, Fla. Unfortunately for Brady, his golf skills are, shall we say, less than stellar.
For Brady haters and Twitter trolls, however, this was a dream come true. And they hammered the 42-year-old early and often:

Weak, cupped left wrist and steep. Tommy is toast (avocado toast). #doublewiper #TheMatch2
— Bucci Mane (@Buccigross) May 24, 2020

Tom Brady needs to stick to football.
— Charean Williams (@NFLCharean) May 24, 2020

Wow. Brady sucks.
— Tony Massarotti (@TonyMassarotti) May 24, 2020

oh no Tom Brady is doing bad at sports. that’s such a shame
— SB Nation (@SBNation) May 24, 2020

Tom Brady's plan: #TheMatch:
— Yahoo Sports (@YahooSports) May 24, 2020
— SI Extra Mustard (@SI_ExtraMustard) May 24, 2020

Let's check in on team Mickelson/Brady. How's it going Phil?
— theScore Bet (@theScoreBet) May 24, 2020

Tom Brady on the football field vs. the golf course:
— SportsNation (@SportsNation) May 24, 2020

Summary of Brady so far:
Watch #CapitalOnesTheMatch now on TNT
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) May 24, 2020

Tom Brady playing golf:
— Barstool Sports (@barstoolsports) May 24, 2020

Big yikes.
Naturally, Brady shut the Internet up with one hell of a shot on the 7th hole. But his performance Sunday was otherwise lackluster.
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