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09/06/2010 - 11:06am
Report: Sox call up Anderson from Triple-A

The Red Sox will purchase the contract of first baseman Lars Anderson from Triple-A Pawtucket on Monday, according to a report at SoxProspects.com. The 22-year-old lefty is batting .274 with 15 home runs in 130 games this season, split between the PawSox and Double-A Portland.

 

Anderson, drafted in the 18th round in 2006, was considered one of the organization's top prospects after a strong start at Single-A, but he fell a bit after struggling in Double-A last season. He rebounded this spring, hitting .355 in 17 games at Portland and earning the promotion to Pawtucket. He started slow at Triple-A, hitting .233 his first two months there, but he's batted .296 since the Triple-A All-Star break.

 

For more Red Sox news, visit the team page at WEEI.com/redsox.


09/06/2010 - 10:49am
Meriweather on D&H: 'Let my pads talk'

Patriots safety Brandon Meriweather joined the Dale & Holley show Monday to talk about Sunday's season-opener against the Bengals. Meriweather said he's looking forward to going up against the duo of Chad Ochocinco and Terrell Owens. "Any time you get a chance to play against two of the elite receivers ever to play the game, you get excited," he said.

 

Meriweather said he did not plan to join the inevitable war of words with the loud-mouthed receivers. "I'll say hello to Chad," Meriweather said with a laugh. "I'm going to let my play talk. I'm not going to be one of those guys who goes out and says everything in the newspaper and to ESPN and all the different radio stations. I'm going to be one of those guys who, when I strap up my pads, I'm going to let my pads talk. I'm not going to do too much yapping."

 

Pressed to comment on Ochocinco's reality TV dating show, Meriweather said,...

09/06/2010 - 7:33am
Mashup: Ump controversy in Rangers-Twins

The American League West-leading Rangers were swept by the Central-leading Twins over the weekend, and Sunday's game ended in some controversy. The Rangers were rallying and had the game-tying run within 90 feet of home when third base coach Dave Anderson was called for interfering with runner Michael Young because umpire Alfonso Marquez claimed the two touched hands as Young tried to stop while rounding the base. Anderson and Young insist they never made contact, and the video is not conclusive. The suddenly struggling and injury-plagued Rangers still lead their division by eight games but fell farther behind the Twins in the battle for home field in the first round. Read more about that story, plus check out why there is a call for Derek Jeter to be dropped to the bottom of the Yankees lineup, at Monday's Morning Mashup.


09/06/2010 - 12:46am
Revis holdout ended with seven-year deal
By: DJ Bean

According to multiple reports, the Jets and cornerback Darrelle Revis have agreed to a seven-year contract extension. ESPN's Adam Schefter is reporting the numbers on the the deal are "likely to be a team, but not NFL record." Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News is reporting the deal has $32 million guaranteed and can be voided to four years and $46 million.

 

Revis held out of training and the preseason with three years remaining on his rookie contract. He was seeking a 10-year deal worth more on average than the three-year, $45.3 million contract the Raiders gave to Nnamdi Asomugha in February of 2009. Speculation that a deal could be reached heated up Sunday night when reports surfaced that head coach Rex Ryan had met with the cornerback.  

 

The Jets confirmed a deal had been reached, with Revis tweeting the following:

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09/05/2010 - 10:21pm
Day holds lead at Deutsche Bank

Jason Day finished with a 5-under 66 Sunday, which allowed him to hold a one-stroke lead over Brandt Snedeker heading into the final round of the Deutsche Bank Championship. Luke Donald is in third place, two shots off the pace. Tiger Woods could only manage one birdie over the last 11 holes on Sunday and shot a 2-under 69, leaving him tied for 23rd and 10 shots out of the lead. That could set the stage for either Phil Mickelson or Steve Stricker to end Woods' run as the No. 1 ranked player in the world.


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