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09/10/2014 - 8:03am
Mashup: Hawks' front-office scandal widens

Welcome to Wednesday’s Morning Mashup. For the latest news, start at our WEEI.com home page or click here for the top stories from our news wire.

WEDNESDAY’S BROADCAST HIGHLIGHTS: MLB: Orioles at Red Sox, 1:35 p.m. (NESN; WEEI-FM) MLB: Royals at Tigers, 7 p.m. (ESPN) MLB: Braves at Nationals, 7:10 p.m. (MLB Network) MLB: Diamondbacks at Giants, 10 p.m. (ESPN) Basketball: FIBA World Cup, noon (ESPN2) Basketball: FIBA World Cup, 4 p.m. (ESPN2) MLS: D.C. United at Red Bulls, 8 p.m. (ESPN2)

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09/09/2014 - 11:41pm
Pedroia expects surgery decision Wednesday

Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia, who underwent an MRI on Tuesday that revealed inflammation in his left wrist (near the same thumb on which he had surgery last offseason), acknowledged that season-ending surgery is a possibility for the issue. The 30-year-old said that he will meet with club officials and medical personnel on Wednesday to decide the proper course of action.

“There’s getting rest, continue to play, or surgery. There’s three things we could do,” Pedroia said after the Sox’ 4-1 loss. “We’ll come up with a plan the best we can that’s best for the team.”

Pedroia said that he’s been dealing with discomfort for much of the...

09/09/2014 - 10:47pm
Sox lose to O's but Barnes impresses in debut

(For the final month of the regular season, ‘€˜€˜€˜€˜€˜Closing Time’€™€™€™€™€™ will now be called ‘€˜€˜€˜€˜€˜Why You Should Have Cared,’€™€™€™€™€™ looking beyond the final score ‘€˜€˜€˜€” at a time when losses are arguably more valuable to the Sox than wins (for draft and waiver position) ‘€˜€˜€˜€” for either meaningful signs for 2015 or simple aesthetic considerations.)

By and large, the process of auditioning pitchers for spots in the 2015 Red Sox rotation has been something less than dazzling. Joe Kelly and Rubby De La Rosa have shown flashes of being effective, with De La Rosa offering glimpses (not yet sustained) of an ability to dominate. Brandon Workman has struggled....

09/09/2014 - 6:46pm
Technical foul: McDaniels ID's OL breakdown

Josh McDaniels understands why the Patriots’ offensive line has been under fire since the 33-20 loss to the Dolphins in Sunday’s season-opener.

New England’s offensive coordinator, who spoke with reporters on a conference call Tuesday, said the breakdowns in protection weren’t necessarily traceable to one thing. Instead, it was across the board — and a good performance by the Miami front — that led to four sacks and six quarterback hits by the Dolphins on Brady.

“I don’€™t think there was one thing in particular,” McDaniels said. “I think you have to do a good job of being technically sound in terms of your protection to avoid pressure on the passer, obviously. Give credit to Miami; they deserve it. They did a good job, not only with their personnel and what they did in their rush schemes, but just the effort...

09/09/2014 - 5:28pm
Patriots add DE Henderson to practice squad

The Patriots signed defensive Cameron Henderson to the practice squad and released quarterback McLeod Bethel-Thompson from the practice squad on Tuesday. Here’s a portion of the press release on the moves:

Henderson, 24, originally entered the NFL as a rookie free agent with the Atlanta Falcons on April 29, 2013, out of Central Florida. The 6-foot-4, 270-pounder, was released by the Falcons on Aug. 25, 2014, and was signed to the Cleveland Browns practice squad on Dec. 4, 2013. He went to training camp this past summer with Cleveland but was released on Aug. 25, 2014. He played two seasons at Central Florida after beginning his college career at Navarro College.

Bethel-Thompson, 26, is a third-year player out of Sacramento State, who has been with Miami (2011),...

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