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08/25/2010 - 7:54am
Mashup: Jets' Sanchez 'loves' Brady, Pats

Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez offered only compliments when asked about Tom Brady's comments from Monday that the Patriots star hates the Jets. After calling the question a "setup," Sanchez smiled and said: "I love the Patriots. I love Tom." Added Sanchez: “[Brady’s comment] doesn’t matter. It’s neither here nor there. We respect the heck out of them. I think he’s a great quarterback, it’s a great franchise, and we need to bring our best when we play them — every time.” Also in the news, Redskins quarterback Donovan McNabb did an interview with GQ magazine in which he came up with excuses or passed the blame for some of his famous mistakes with the Eagles, including his failure to show a sense of urgency in the final drive against the Patriots in Super Bowl 39. One Philadelphia columnist takes McNabb to task and calls the arrogant behavior typical of him. Check out those stories and more at...

08/25/2010 - 7:48am
Contract states Daisuke would keep No. 18

 

According to WEEI.com's Alex Speier, if Johnny Damon ever did come back to the Red Sox he most likely wasn't wearing No. 18. Those digits are claimed by Daisuke Matsuzaka, who had it written into his contract that he has to wear the number. For the pitcher, the number represents significant symbolism.

 

"Growing up, I played baseball with the goal of one day wearing No. 18 as a professional ballplayer," Matsuzaka said through translator Masa Hoshino Tuesday. "When I signed with the Red Sox, I wanted to keep wearing the same number I had always worn, and the number was available. I've never worn another number since I went pro, even in international competition.

 

"In Japan, the ace gets to wear No. 18," he continued. "I know that 18 isn't considered an...

08/24/2010 - 10:12pm
Yankees bump Vazquez from rotation

On Tuesday Yankees manager Joe Girardi announced that Javier Vazquez -- 0-2 with a 7.43 ERA in his last five stars -- has lost his spot in the starting rotation.

 

The veteran right-hander will miss at least one turn through the rotation, as rookie Ivan Nova will pitch in Vazquez's place Sunday vs. the White Sox. Nova allowed two runs on six hits in 5.1 innings in his major league debut vs. Toronto on Monday night.

 

"Nova threw, we thought, pretty well [Monday] night, and we think his stuff is even better than what he showed," Girardi said. "The last time we skipped Javy a start, it kind of really kick-started him. I'm not saying what we'll do after Sunday, but maybe this will help him physically."

 

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08/24/2010 - 8:02pm
First-rounder Vitek promoted to Greenville

Red Sox first-round draft pick Kolbrin Vitek was notified on Tuesday that he has been promoted from Lowell of the Short-Season New York-Penn League to Greenville of the Single-A South Atlantic League. Vitek was hitting .270 with a .360 OBP, .422 slugging percentage and .781 OPS, along with four homers and 13 steals in 56 games. He had shown a performance uptick this month, hitting .286/.365/.536/.901 while mashing three homers in August. He will join Greenville on their off-day on Wednesday.

  

Vitek, the MAC player of the year in 2010, shows advanced plate discipline and generates tremendous bat speed with a compact swing. Right now, he’s a gap-to-gap hitter, with the chance to develop into more.

 

“The thing that separates him from the average college hitter is he’s able to generate bat speed with a very balanced approach,” said Greg Beals, who coached Vitek at Ball State. “The thing...

08/24/2010 - 7:29pm
Red Sox, Mariners rained out
By: DJ Bean

Tuesday night's game between the Red Sox and Mariners has been rained out, with the teams now scheduled for a day-night doubleheader on Wednesday. 

The first game of the doubleheader will be at 1:35 p.m., the time of the teams' originally scheduled game, with the night game being played at 7:10 p.m. Josh Beckett will take the mound for the Red Sox vs. former Boston sinker-baller David Pauley in the opener, with Jon Lester facing Felix Hernandez in the second game.


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