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Littlefield On Sports: Sox and Rays, World Cup, NBA Finals

Boston Red Sox bench coach Torey Lovullo, who replaced manager John Farrell following Farrell's ejection, throws his hat as he argues with umpire Jeff Kellogg, left, after benches cleared when Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher David Price hit Mike Carp with a pitch during the fourth inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston, Friday, May 30, 2014. Lovullo was ejected from the game. (AP)

Boston Red Sox bench coach Torey Lovullo, who replaced manager John Farrell following Farrell’s ejection, throws his hat as he argues with umpire Jeff Kellogg. (AP)

The greatest soccer tournament in the world is about to kick off. The French Open wraps up. And the Red Sox and Tampa Bay Rays just can’t stop beaning each other.

WBUR’s Anthony Brooks and Sacha Pfeiffer speak with Only a Game’s Bill Littlefield for Radio Boston’s weekly check-in on the world of sports.

Guest

Bill Littlefield, Host of NPR’s Only a Game . He tweets at @onlyagameradio.

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SB Nation: Who Should Have Been Suspended In The Red Sox/Rays Mess?

  • “There was a kerfuffle — an amusing kerfuffle that almost resulted the Red Sox being managed by Don Zimmer — and now there’s fallout.”

The New York Times: A Fairer World Cup Draw

  • “The World Cup draw was unfair to several teams, including the United States, but there’s a better way. See for yourself in our interactive simulator.”

Slate: Wow, A Lot Of Americans Really Do Not Want The Heat To Win The NBA Finals

  • “ESPN’s Sports Nation site polled readers about who they’re rooting for in the Miami Heat-San Antonio Spurs NBA Finals series that begins tomorrow, and the results are a little surprising.”

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