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07/25/2016 - 3:43pm
Red Sox lineup: Betts returns vs. Tigers

After missing the last two days with a knee injury, Mookie Betts is back in the lineup and leading off against the Tigers.

Betts left Friday night’s game with right knee soreness.

The Red Sox will have Travis Shaw at third base and Brock Holt in left field as the Sox go up against right-hander Justin Verlander.

Sandy Leon will catch Red Sox starter Drew Pomeranz.

Here is the complete Red Sox lineup:

Mookie Betts, RF Dustin Pedroia, 2B Xander Bogaerts, SS David Ortiz, DH Hanley Ramirez, 1B Jackie Bradley Jr., CF Travis Shaw, 3B Sandy Leon, C Brock Holt, LF Drew Pomeranz, LHP

For an extended look at the matchups, click here.


07/25/2016 - 3:35pm
Ramirez wins AL Player of the Week

For his performance last week, Hanley Ramirez has been named American League Player of the Week. It was his first Player of the Week award since 2009.

Ramirez batted .333 (7-for-21) with six runs scored, five home runs and 12 RBIs over the six games. The first baseman finished the week first in home runs, RBIs and slugging percentage (1.048).

His best game was Wednesday night against the Giants at Fenway Park where the right-handed slugger went 3-for-4 with three home runs and six RBIs.

The three home runs tied a Red Sox single-game record, a feat accomplished 28 times by 23 different players. He set career highs in home runs and RBI in the contest, and became only the seventh player in club history with at least three home runs and six RBIs in a game at Fenway Park.

He is the second Red Sox player to win the award this year as Jackie Bradley claimed it back in May.

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07/25/2016 - 12:04pm
NFLPA responds to NFL clearing Manning

In the wake of the NFL’s decision to clear Peyton Manning in the Al-Jazeera/HGH case, the NFLPA has issued a statement.

“As a former player, Peyton Manning is free to do whatever he believes is in his best interest. The Union knows that he understands the rights of players under the Collective Bargaining Agreement and would never do anything to hurt or undermine active players in support of those rights.”

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07/25/2016 - 11:52am
Report: Red Sox still eyeing 'something big'

Maybe the Drew Pomeranz deal wasn’t Dave Dombrowski’s final salvo, after all.

That’s at least the vibe ESPN’s Jayson Stark is getting.

Clubs talking with Red Sox say they're still trying to do "something big." But for what high-end starter? Chris Sale? Sonny Gray? Mystery P?

— Jayson Stark (@jaysonst) July 25, 2016

As WEEI.com reported over the weekend, the Red Sox remain pessimistic that the White Sox would loosen the reins on the likes of Chris Sale or Jose Quintana. Chris Archer would still be a longshot for a few reasons, one of which is the Rays’ reluctance to deal within the American League East.

Sonny Gray is intriguing, if for no other reason that the A’s might be altering their approach from the offseason, which had been to keep the starting pitcher in a non-...

07/25/2016 - 11:09am
Manning cleared by NFL in HGH case

The NFL has apparently cleared Peyton Manning.

According to a report from ESPN, a seven-month probe by the league has found that Manning did not use HGH nor any other PED.

In a controversial report from Al-Jazeera America last year, the former Broncos quarterback was accused of having human growth hormone shipped to his house. The allegations were made by Charlie Sly, a former anti-aging clinic intern who was secretly videotaped as part of the documentary. Manning has consistently denied the charges.

UPDATE: The league has issued a statement.

“Following a comprehensive seven-month investigation into allegations made in a documentary by Al-Jazeera America, the NFL found no credible evidence that Peyton Manning was provided with or used HGH or other substances prohibited by the league’s policy on performance-enhancing...

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