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August 5, 2013

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INSPIRATIONAL TD RUN

Google Ryan Encinas’ name and you’ll find a heartwarming story about a 5-year-old who has been in remission for two years after being diagnosed with a tumor in his left lung when he was just. The Cleveland Browns let Encinas run for a 40-yard touchdown during their Family Night practice Saturday in front of 24,131 fans.

BRUINS VIDEOS

All Bruins fans should check out bostonbruins.com for interesting offseason “Bear Tracks” videos with players, including newcomer Jarome Iginla who is shown training on and off the ice in British Columbia.

DID YOU KNOW?

New Patriots wide receiver Danny Amendola was signed by the Philadelphia Eagles in January 2009 and spent time on the team’s practice squad before being signed by the St. Louis Rams to their 53-man roster in September 2009?

BEST SPORTS DAY?

What is the best sports day of the year?

I’ve heard this question debated on a couple of different sports radio talk shows recently. The most common answers: MLB Opening Day, Thanksgiving with high school football followed by NFL games, the NFL’s Championship Sunday (AFC and NFC title games), the final day of the Masters and Super Bowl Sunday.

My favorite though is the first day of the Major League Baseball postseason. I’ve always loved this day — and it’s even better now with the two do-or-die Wild Card playoff games.

WRIGHT TO MAKE START

Red Sox rookie knuckleballer Steven Wright will make a spot start tomorrow in Houston to give each Boston starting pitcher an extra day of rest. The starters also will receive an extra day with next Monday being an off day. It will be Wright’s first major league start. He has pitched in three games out of the bullpen in two different stints with Boston this year. Over his past two outings, he has pitched 8.2 scoreless innings.

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