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10/01/2010 - 3:36pm
Sox weather update for Friday night

Here is a Red Sox press releases with a weather update for the Fenway Park area for Friday night:

The current weather forecast (provided by the Red Sox private weather service, Telvent DTN) in the vicinity of Fenway Park calls for light to moderate rain showers throughout the afternoon and early evening hours.  Conditions are expected to improve as the evening progresses.

 

The Fenway Park gates are scheduled to open at the regular time of 5:10 p.m., and the Red Sox are hopeful that tonight’s game against the New York Yankees, which is scheduled to start at 7:10 p.m., will be played.  However, the Red Sox want to alert our fans to the current forecast and to the possibility of delay.

 

This forecast is of course subject to change as the day progresses. Additional updates will be provided as necessary.

 

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10/01/2010 - 2:58pm
Celtics waive pair of camp invitees

The Celtics waived training camp invitees Chris Johnson and Jamar Smith Friday, knocking the number of players on the camp roster down to 18.

 

The possibility exists that both players could find a spot on the Maine Red Claws, the Celtics' affiliate in the NBA Development League. A new NBA rule allows a team to place as many as three players cut during camp on its D-League roster.

 

For more Celtics news visit the team page at weei.com/celtics.


10/01/2010 - 1:32pm
Meriweather: 'Everybody makes mistakes'

FOXBORO -- Brandon Meriweather has been the lightning rod for the storm of criticism that has hit the Patriots defense this year.

 

Whether it was blown coverage in Week 2 in a 28-14 loss to the Jets, when Mark Sanchez went off in the second half or it was the D's inability to put away the likes of Ryan Fitzpatrick and the Bills last week, Meriweather has been pointed to as one of the reasons the team is giving up gobs of yards.

 

Meriweather has - for all intents and purposes - been yanked from his starting free safety job and now just plays in certain situations, sharing responsibilities with Patrick Chung.

 

"My feelings have nothing to do with this team," Meriweather said. "Whether it's pissing me off or it's not, that has nothing to do with this team. The coaches are gonna make the best decisions for the team and I'm gonna go with it. Everybody makes mistakes," Meriweather...

10/01/2010 - 12:55pm
King on D&H: Belichick 'patient up to a point'

Peter King of Sports Illustrated and NBC Sports checked in for his weekly appearance on the Dale & Holley show Friday. King addressed the Patriots' defensive struggles.

 

"What really has surprised me is, they're basically averaging giving up 27 points a game," King said. "That's eight points more than Cleveland, that's 15 points more than Kansas City, that's 11 points more than the Rams. The Patriots right now, and it's shown with how Darius Butler got yanked, that [Bill] Belichick is going to be patient up to a point. But I think it's showing the one thing the Patriots should have done in the offseason and didn't do, is really address their pass rush situation. … This is a team that needs to get after the quarterback better and needs to cover better."

 

Looking at the Logan Mankins situation, King said the Patriots should be eager to get something for the holdout offensive lineman. "If I...

10/01/2010 - 12:51pm
Sox acquire indy leaguer Johnson

The Gateway Grizzlies announced that the Red Sox have acquired the contract of center fielder Matty Johnson, a 22-year-old in the independent Frontier League. Johnson was named Frontier League Rookie of the Year after hitting .313 with a .429 OBP, .379 slugging mark and 24 steals. Johnson graduated in 2010 from Bellevue College, where he batted a combined .429 over two years and stol 43 bases in 83 games.

 

The Sox have targeted the independent leagues aggressively in recent years, and current big leaguers Daniel Nava and Robert Coello both represent players whom the team acquired for relatively minimal cost and who advanced all the way through the minor league system.

 

For more team coverage, visit weei.com/redsox.


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