Okajima headed back to Japan

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Okajima headed back to Japan

Hideki Okajima -- who ended his Red Sox career by spending most of 2011 in Pawtucket, then had a signing with the Yankees negated after he failed a physical -- is heading back to Japan.
The site mlbtraderumors.com reports that the ex-Sox reliever has signed with the Softbank Hawksas he returns to his native country for the first time since 2006. The site said the Yankees voided their deal with Okajima because of "left shoulder concerns", but Okajima told reporters in Japan that his shoulder is fine that he is eager to "show what he did in America".

Red Sox take weekend series against Cubs with 6-2 victory

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Red Sox take weekend series against Cubs with 6-2 victory

BOSTON - Marco Hernandez scored the go-ahead run on Pedro Strop's wild pitch in Boston's four-run eighth inning, helping the Red Sox beat the sloppy Chicago Cubs 6-2 on Sunday night.

The Red Sox took two of three in the lively weekend series that featured a strong showing for Cubs fans, chants in support of each side and the World Series trophies that ended long title droughts for the once-frustrated franchises.

Hanley Ramirez hit a two-run homer for Boston, and the Red Sox got two more runs on shortstop Addison Russell's throwing error in the eighth.

Kris Bryant hit a solo homer for Chicago, extending his hitting streak to 11 games. The Cubs closed a nine-game road trip at 5-4.

Pierce tweets after final NBA game: 'The ride was unreal'

Pierce tweets after final NBA game: 'The ride was unreal'

After 19 seasons Paul Pierce's career has come to an end.

The former captain of the Boston Celtics sent out a series of tweets after his final game, thanking everyone for their support during is career.