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09/10/2010 - 6:45pm
Kalish leading off vs. Cahill
By: DJ Bean

 

 

Two of the game's best young righties will be on display Friday night in Oakland when Red Sox starter Clay Buchholz (15-6, 2.25 ERA) squares off against 22-year-old A's pitcher Trevor Cahill (15-6, 2.72). Ryan Kalish will lead off for the Red Sox.

 

RED SOX

 

1. Ryan Kalish, CF

2. J.D. Drew, RF

3. Victor Martinez, C

4. David Ortiz, DH

5. Adrian Beltre, 3B

6. Jed Lowrie, SS

7. Josh Reddick, LF

8. Bill Hall, 2B

9. Lars Anderson, 1B

SP -- Clay Buchholz

 

For more on the Red Sox, visit their team page at weei.com/redsox.


09/10/2010 - 4:41pm
Gammons: Sox won't get Crawford
By: DJ Bean

 Peter Gammons of NESN and the MLB Network joined The Big Show Friday to discuss the future of the Red Sox. With the team a longshot to make the playoffs this season, the attention was turned to the offseason and the free agents the Red Sox could either re-sign or bring in from other clubs. The biggest name on the market figures to be Rays outfielder Carl Crawford, who Gammons believes will end up with the Angels. The Hall-of-Fame baseball analyst went into detail as to why Sox fans shouldn't expect Crawford to play his home games in Fenway Park next season. 

 

"I just don't think that the Red Sox can afford the $140 million for seven years that I think he will cost, particularly when the best guys they have that will be ready by the middle of next year -- [Anthony] Rizzo, [Ryan] Kalish, [Josh] Reddick -- are all left-handed hitters," Gammons said. "Obviously, Crawford is different from any of those guys --...

09/10/2010 - 4:37pm
Bengals Friday practice participation report

Defensive linemen Geno Atkins and defensive end Jonathan Fanene are both expected to suit and play Sunday for the Bengals as they visit Gillette for a 1 p.m. season kickoff with the Patriots.

 

Bengals' Thursday injury report

 

Did Not Participate in Practice

CB Brandon Ghee (head) Doubtful

WR Andre Caldwell (groin) Questionable

 

Limited Participation in Practice

HB/FB Brian Leonard (foot) Questionable

 

Full Participation in Practice

DT Geno Atkins (knee) Probable

DE Jonathan Fanene (hamstring) Probable

 

For more on the Patriots, visit their team page at weei.com/patriots.


09/10/2010 - 4:23pm
Patriots Friday practice participation report

FOXBORO -- Wide receiver Julian Edelman and running back Laurence Maroney are among those Patriots listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Cincinnati Bengals at Gillette Stadium in the 2010 season opener.

 

Patriots' Thursday injury report

Did Not Participate in Practice

OT Nick Kaczur (back) OUT

CB Terrence Wheatley (foot) OUT

 

Limited Participation in Practice

WR Julian Edelman (foot) Questionable

RB Laurence Maroney  (thigh) Questionable

 

Full Participation in Practice

CB Kyle Arrington (groin) Questionable

DT Ron Brace (ankle) Probable

QB Tom Brady (right shoulder) Probable

LB Jermaine Cunningham (ankle) Probable

DE Brandon Deaderick (toe) Probable

TE Aaron Hernandez (knee) Probable

DE Myron Pryor (knee) Probable

WR Matt...

09/10/2010 - 3:53pm
Light on NFLPA message: 'It's who we are'
By: DJ Bean

Patriots tackle Matt Light joined The Big Show on Friday to discuss the team's season-opener with the Bengals and the upcoming season. Asked about the sign of solidarity shown by Saints and Vikings prior to Thursday night's game in which they all held up one finger in support of the NFLPA, Light supported the sign, something the union had discussed prior, with a potential work stoppage looming following the season.

 

"I'm not going to say whether we are or aren't going to do it on Sunday, but I thought it was a gesture that really was harmeless and kind of put the message out there to hopefully the fans and everyone else that we're all staying together and we're all behind this thing and we hope that it all works out. At the end of the day this is what we do," Light said of playing football for a job. "It's our livelihood, it's who we are, and we don't want to see that change."

 

Light also expressed...

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