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08/25/2010 - 8:09am
Nordegren gives first interview since incident

Giving her first interview since breaking up with husband Tiger Woods, Elin Nordegren told People Magazine said she was blindsided by the news of Woods’ infidelity and that the ordeal has led to weight and hair loss.

 

“Absolute shock and disbelief,” he said. “I felt stupid as moroe things were revealed. How could I have not known anything?”

 

Nordegren also said in the interview that she never hit Woods, but wouldn’t get into the details of what transpired on Thanksgiving Night when Tiger crashed his car and was found unconscious. (“Speculation I would have used a golf club to him is just truly ridiculous.”)

 

Nordregen also revealed in the interview that the couple attempted to reconcile for months, she plans on raising the couple’s children in Florida, and hasn’t watched any golf since the initial incident.

 

According to the...

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...

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