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07/25/2011 - 7:10pm
Red Sox to option Weiland, call up Sutton

Though the Red Sox had initially planned on keeping Kyle Weiland on their active roster with J.D. Drew going on the disabled list for his shoulder impingement to clear a roster spot for the return of Jon Lester, that plan changed on Monday night.

The Sox will instead option Weiland to Triple-A Pawtucket prior to Monday's game and keep Drew on the active roster; the team is likely to make another roster move tomorrow to call up Drew Sutton from Pawtucket with Drew landing on the DL on Tuesday.

"We held off and made a different roster move," said Red Sox manager Terry Francona after his team's 3-1 loss to the Royals Monday night. "There are a lot of moving parts. Some of it's baseball, some of it's personal. We just got caught in some things I'm probably not able to talk about. You're just going to have to take my word for it. Sometimes personal stuff gets in the way."

Weiland was 0-1 with an 8.10 ERA in two starts. He has...

07/25/2011 - 6:46pm
Red Sox-Royals slated to start at 9:30 p.m.

With heavy rains falling at Fenway Park, the start of Monday night's contest between the Red Sox and Royals, which was originally scheduled for 7:10 p.m., has been delayed. Jon Lester (10-4, 3.31) is scheduled to make his return from the disabled list against Royals starter Kyle Davies (1-9, 7.32). It is scheduled to start at 9:30 p.m.

More updates will be offered as they become available. For complete Red Sox coverage, visit

07/25/2011 - 5:33pm
NFL announces timeline for the week

Here’s the complete timeline for the NFL calendar for the next week or so

Monday night: The NFL will release a complete list of the free agents for the 2011 season.

Tuesday: At 10 a.m., team facilities will open and trades can begin. Teams can begin signing their own drafted rookies and other undrafted free agents. They can also negotiate with other teams’ free agents — however, they can’t sign those players yet.

Wednesday-Saturday: Training camp opens for all teams. (The Patriots will hold their conditioning work on Wednesday, and open camp to the media and the public on Thursday.)

Friday: Starting at 6:00 p.m., teams can sign other teams’ free agents — the start of full free agency.

It’s important to remember that deals that are AGREED upon this week do not become official until...

07/25/2011 - 5:14pm
Buchholz: 'Biggest step in right direction'

Red Sox starter Clay Buchholz, on the disabled list since mid-June due to a muscle strain in his lower back, threw 30 pitches off a bullpen mound -- his first session off a mound since the end of June in Philadelphia -- and proclaimed the session to represent a significant marker in his progress back to the rotation. Buchholz threw a "short box" session, in which the catcher sits in front of home plate, and suggested that he got through the session with only minor soreness that he was quickly able to manage.

"This is I think the biggest step in the right direction so far in this process," said Buchholz. "There was still a little soreness coming off after I threw. Sat down for about 10 minutes, did a couple stretches and it felt better."

Buchholz had to cut short his last attempt at throwing a bullpen session at the end of June in Philadelphia. He suggested that he felt like he was 30 percent healthy that day; in...

07/25/2011 - 5:00pm
Pats first practice set for Thursday

The Patriots announced that they will hold their first training camp practice on Thursday, which will be open to the public (times to be announced). Camp will actually open on Wednesday when players are scheduled to report. The first practices are likely to be light as the players begin to work their way into football shape.

The team also has a hotline number for fans to call to get updated practice information: 508-549-0001.

For more Patriots news, visit the team page at

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