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05/30/2010 - 8:30pm
Agent: Moss will serve as his own rep

According to his former agent Tim DiPiero, Patriots wide receiver Randy Moss has decided he will represent himself for the rest of his career. In an e-mailed statement Sunday evening, DiPiero — who had represented Moss since he was a rookie back in 1998 — confirmed the story that was reported earlier in the day by Pro Football Talk. DiPiero said it had been a "privilege" to represent Moss over the course of his professional career, and said Moss informed him recently the he would soon be moving in this direction.

"Randy has talked to me for a while about finishing his career without an agent and recently told me that as a veteran entering his entering his 13th season, he no longer believed he needs an agent.

"He told me he would be sending me official notice of his decision which he did last week.

"It has been a privilege representing him all these years and to have had a close-up...

05/30/2010 - 6:52pm
Source: Angels haven't talked Lowell with Sox

According to a baseball source, the Los Angeles Angels have not yet shown any interest in Red Sox corner infielder Mike Lowell. The Angels lost middle-of-the-order slugger and first baseman Kendry Morales on Saturday when he broke his leg while celebrating his walk-off grand slam. To date, according to the source, the pursuit of a replacement has not yet included Lowell, who is hitting .239/.329/.358/.687 in part-time duty with the Sox this year.


05/30/2010 - 4:24pm
Red Sox, Lester dominate Royals

The Red Sox completed their series with the Royals with an 8-1 victory over KC, Sunday afternoon at Fenway Park, splitting the four-game set. Leading the way was starter Jon Lester, who allowed one run on four hits over seven innings, throwing 105 pitches. The performance lowered the left-hander's ERA to below 3.00 (2.97) for the first time this season. The Sox' offense was propelled by David Ortiz and Jason Varitek, who each had home runs, along with the three-hit showing of Marco Scutaro. Mike Cameron (2 doubles, 3 runs) and Bill Hall (2-for-4, 2 runs) also pitched in. For a recap see Closing Time at The Full Count Blog by clicking here.


05/30/2010 - 2:19pm
Report: Moss set to change agents

Patriots wide receiver Randy Moss has reportedly started the process necessary to sever ties with his longtime agent Tim DiPiero, according to Pro Football Talk. Moss, who has been represented by DiPiero since 1998, is entering the final year of his contract in New England, during which he's due to earn a base salary of $6.4 million. (He has told reporters that he expects 2010 to be his last season with the Patriots.) For more Patriots news, check out our football blog, It Is What It Is.


05/30/2010 - 1:11pm
Beckett: 'It's Groundhog Day right now'

Red Sox starter Josh Beckett, whose return from the disabled list has been delayed due to his struggles to repeat his delivery during a bullpen session on Friday, discussed his prolonged recovery from a back injury that he thought would keep him out for no more than 15 days.

 

The problem arose on May 18, when the pitcher slipped on the mound in the fifth inning of a rainy start in Yankee Stadium. Beckett said that the MRI that looked at the injury showed that the problem was muscular, just as it was when he missed a start on May 14 against the Tigers. He had felt that he was making headway in his return to the mound with some promising long-toss sessions, but when he tried to throw a side session on May 28, his delivery inconsistencies led the Sox to shut him down and slow the process of his return to the mound.

 

"It's Groundhog Day right now," said Beckett. "I think [the problem is] just repeating one...

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