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Unforgettable tribute to his mom by Red Bank Catholic QB Alex Brown the day after she died

It was a performance for the ages in the most emotional moment imaginable.

A day after Red Bank Catholic quarterback Alex Brown lost his mom Michelle after her 15-year battle with breast cancer, he came through with an unforgettable tribute for his biggest fan Friday night at Count Basie Field.

“There was never a doubt in my mind I was playing,” Brown said. “That’s how she wanted it. I talked to my dad and I said, ‘I want to play for mom and make a special memory,’ and that’s what happened.”

It certainly did. Brown generated eight touchdowns – throwing six TD passes and running for two more scores – in a 58-34 victory over Morris Catholic in an NJSIAA Non-Public B playoff game in Red Bank.

Brown’s father, Ray, said, “I’m not super religious but I am spiritual. And I truly believe this whole game was scripted before it

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Capitals’ Alex Ovechkin scores 742nd career goal, passes Brett Hull for fourth place on all-time goals list

Washington Capitals star Alex Ovechkin continues to place his name among the all-time greats. In Friday’s game against the Columbus Blue Jackets, Ovechkin scored the 742nd goal of his NHL career and passed Brett Hull for sole possession of fourth place on the league’s all-time goals list.

Ovechkin got the puck past Blue Jackets goaltender Joonas Korpisalo to tie the score at 1 at the 10:19 mark of the first period. Evgeny Kuznetsov and Tom Wilson assisted on the play. 

Shortly after Ovechkin’s record-setting goal, the Capitals tweeted a video of Hull offering kudos to the 36-year-old Russian who just passed him on the all-time goal scoring list. 

“Alex, congratulations on moving into No. 4 on the all-time goal scoring list,” Hull said. “I have a great friend, Wayne Gretzky, and he has a saying whenever he makes a long putt or a great shot on the golf course.

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Former NFL QB Alex Smith Officially Lands New Job

Washington Football Team quarterback Alex Smith against the Bengals.

Washington Football Team quarterback Alex Smith against the Bengals.

After officially retiring from the NFL just a few months ago, former quarterback Alex Smith officially has a new job. And it’s a big one.

According to ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter, Smith has signed on with ESPN as an analyst. Per the report, he will appear on multiple shows and in various roles, mostly breaking down the NFL.

Some of the big shows Smith will appear on include SportsCenter, Monday Night Countdown and Sunday NFL Countdown. Given how in-demand Smith was as an analyst after retiring, it’s not surprising that ESPN wants to showcase his talents ASAP.

Smith joining ESPN should pretty much end any possibility of him returning to the NFL. It caps off an astounding career that had as many peaks and valleys as any in NFL history.

Coming out of Utah in 2005, Alex Smith

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Red Sox rally around Alex Cora after Brett Gardner criticism

Tomase: Brett Gardner’s jab at Cora helps fuel Red Sox sweep originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston

We’ve searched for excuses about Red Sox-Yankees losing its luster for a decade, but it really boils down to one word: hatred.

The 1970s clubs despised each other, with no rivalry more bloodthirsty than Carlton Fisk vs. Thurman Munson in a battle of granite backstops. The 1980s saw Hall of Fame outfielder Jim Rice challenge an entire section of Yankee Stadium bleachers after a fan stole his hat. The ’90s brought Nomar vs. Jeter, Pedro vs. Roger, and the birth of the Yankees dynasty juxtaposed against a Red Sox franchise still wedded to misery.

The animosity crescendoed in the early 2000s. Pedro Martinez slammed Don Zimmer to the turf, Aaron Boone slammed the door on another Red Sox season, Jason Varitek slammed his mitt in Alex Rodriguez’s face, and David Ortiz finally slammed

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