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07/13/2010 - 5:14pm
Beltre says he'll play in All-Star Game

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Red Sox third baseman Adrian Beltre, said that he will be able to participate in tonight's All-Star Game. Asked whether he was set to play the first Midsummer Classic of his career, the 30-year-old said, "Yes. Yes."

 

On Monday, Yankees manager Joe Girardi had said that Beltre, who suffered a hamstring injury on Sunday, would be replaced on the American League All-Star team by Rangers third baseman Michael Young. But Beltre subsequently said that he was healthy enough to play. He is in uniform and on the field during batting practice.

 

For complete team coverage from the All-Star Game, visit www.weei.com/redsox.


07/13/2010 - 4:25pm
'Not much talk' as Wheeler's date set
By: DJ Bean

Bruins winger Blake Wheeler's arbitration hearing has been set for July 27, agent Matt Keator told WEEI.com on Tuesday. Though the team has generally avoided such hearings at all costs, their current salary cap situation may prevent them from being able to give Wheeler a new deal prior to arbitration.

 

Asked by WEEI.com if any negotiations to re-up the 23-year-old have been complicated by the team's lack of cap space [the team has only $1,687,229 available according to CapGeek.com] Keator said there has been "not much talk yet" between the two parties, so Wheeler's camp is "not sure" of whether the Bruins are planning on making a roster move to accommodate a deal as he prepares to enter his third season. If the hearing takes place and the Bruins choose not to pay him what he is awarded in arbitration, Wheeler will become an unrestricted free agent.

 

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07/13/2010 - 3:46pm
Henry: Steinbrenner 'forever changed' game
By: DJ Bean

The Red Sox have sent out a press release on the passing of New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner on Monday. Red Sox principal owner John Henry, who was once a minority owner of the Yankees, expressed his condolences to the 80-year-old Steinbrenner's family. 

 

“I had the good fortune to call George Steinbrenner both partner and friend," said Henry. “I had the privilege to watch George as he built a system that ensured his beloved Yankees would have a strong foundation for sustained excellence. And then we fiercely competed in the American League.

 

 

"George Steinbrenner forever changed baseball and hopefully some day we will see him honored in baseball's Hall of Fame as one of the great figures in the history of sports," said Henry.

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07/13/2010 - 1:41pm
List: Sports' most controversial owners

With the death of George Steinbrenner, the fraternity of sports owners lost a legend. Steinbrenner was easily the most controversial owner in his game and any other in this country. To find out which other owners join him on the list of most controversial, check out our list at the LEEInks blog.


07/13/2010 - 12:09pm
LT pleads not guilty to rape charge

Hall of Fame linebacker Lawrence Taylor pleaded not guilty in a New York court Tuesday to charges stemming from an incident in May at a New York hotel room involving a 16-year-old girl. Taylor, 51, pleaded not guilty through his lawyer to third-degree rape, patronizing a prostitute, sexual abuse and endangering a child.

 

"Mr. Taylor is very much looking forward to going forward, putting this behind him, and going on to live his life," defense lawyer Arthur Aidala said, adding: "His family is very supportive of him; his business colleagues are very supportive of him."


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