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07/21/2010 - 6:39pm
Buchholz rusty as Sox fall to A's
By: DJ Bean

Jack Cust and Matt Watson each homered in spoling Clay Buchholz' return from the disabled list on Wednesday as the Athletics' bats once again proved stronger than those of the visiting team in a 6-4 Red Sox loss.

 

Jed Lowrie filled in admirably for Marco Scutaro in his first game of the season, while Adrian Beltre supplied the Sox with the team's only homer. Though the Sox mustered four runs off of A's starter Gio Gonzalez, the offense was silenced for much of the lefty's start and failed to tack on a run after the 24-year-old's departure. 

 

Buchholz struggled in each of his four-plus frames, facing 24 batters en route to recording just 13 outs. The cleanest he looked in the game was in the fourth inning, as the only slip-up Buchholz had was a walk to Cliff Pennington after Rajai Davis reached on a throwing error by Lowrie.

 

For Buchholz, it was his shortest start of the season to not be...

07/21/2010 - 4:07pm
Pats sign two seventh rounders

The Patriots announced the signing of two more players this afternoon, seventh-round picks Kade Weston (defensive lineman) and Zac Robinson (quarterback). Weston, a defensive lineman from Georgia, was selected by the Patriots in the seventh round of the 2010 draft with the 248th selection overall, while Robinson, a quarterback from Oklahoma State, was selected by the Patriots 250th overall.

Weston, 6-foot-5, 315 pounds, played in 48 career games with 20 starts at Georgia and finished with 78 total tackles and four sacks. Robinson, 6-foot-3, 218 pounds, became the starter after the second game of his sophomore season in 2007 and finished his career as the all-time leader in passing and total offense, amassing 10,175 yards in total offense and 8,317 passing yards.

Weston and Robinson are the seventh and eighth members of New England’s 12 2010 draft choices to sign with the team.

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07/21/2010 - 2:05pm
SI: Tiger still top earner in U.S. sports

Sports Illustrated released its annual list of the 50 highest-earning American athletes, and golfer Tiger Woods retained the top spot despite his off-course woes. While he reportedly lost more than $20 million in endorsements since the scandal broke late last year, Woods is still on top with an annual income of more than $90 million, including money from salary, winnings, bonuses, endorsements and appearance fees.

 

Fellow golfer Phil Mickelson ($61.6 million), boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. ($60.2 million), NBA star LeBron James ($45.7 million) and Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez ($37 million) round out the top five. A-Rod is one of three Yankees in the top 13, along with Derek Jeter (8) and CC Sabathia (13).

 

The top Boston athlete on the list is Celtics forward Kevin Garnett ($26.4 million). New Celtic Jermaine O'Neal is 22nd ($23.2 million). John Lackey ranks 26th ($21.7 million), one spot ahead of Paul Pierce ($21...

07/21/2010 - 1:06pm
Remy signs multi-year deal with NESN

NESN announced that Red Sox analyst Jerry Remy has signed a multi-year contract extension. Remy started with the station in 1988, sitting alongside Ned Martin. He's spent the last 10 seasons with Don Orsillo as his broadcast partner.

 

Remy is a four-time New England Emmy Award winner for sports play-by-play.

 

"I am truly fortunate to have been part of the NESN family for the past 23 years, and that relationship will continue into the future," Remy said in a statement. "I feel I have the best job in the world broadcasting Red Sox baseball."


07/21/2010 - 12:31pm
Lineups: Lowrie in at shortstop

After missing the entire season with a bout of mononucleosis, Jed Lowrie returns to the Red Sox lineup, playing shortstop and hitting second. With Marco Scutaro getting the day off against left-handed pitcher Gio Gonzalez, Darnell McDonald takes over in the Sox' leadoff spot. Here is the Red Sox' lineup for their series finale against Oakland: McDonald LF, Lowrie SS, Ortiz DH, Youkilis 1B, Beltre 3B, Drew RF, Cameron CF, Hall B, Brown C, Buchholz P. For all the matchups see the Full Count Blog by clicking here. For more Red Sox coverage go to the Red Sox' team page at weei.com/redsox.


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