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07/03/2010 - 1:51pm
Report: Brady had three broken ribs

Bay Area quarterback guru Tom Martinez — who has worked with Patriots quarterback Tom Brady consistently since the signal-caller was a teenager — said Brady had a broken finger and three broken ribs at the end of the 2009 season.

According to an ESPN story, Martinez was summoned to Foxboro last December by Brady for a mechanical tuneup that resulted in a stellar performance for the quarterback. After a Christmas week get-together with Martinez in the Dana Farber Fieldhouse next to Gillette Stadium, Brady threw for 267 yards and four touchdowns on 23-of-26 passing in a win over the Jaguars.

"He had a broken finger and three broken ribs," Martinez told ESPN's Tim Graham, explaining some of the issues that were dogging Brady at the time. "It's one of those things where I can see right away what he's doing. He trusts me, so when I tweak him, it's right back to where he wants to be. Then, at that point,...

07/02/2010 - 9:32pm
Report: Celtics first-round pick has surgery

According to the Boston Herald, Celtics first-round pick Avery Bradley underwent surgery on his left ankle Friday morning. Bradley sprained his ankle during a pre-draft workout for Oklahoma City. The report states the surgery went well and it is expected that Bradley will be ready well before the start of training camp. For more on the Celtics see the team page at weei.com/celtics.


07/02/2010 - 9:17pm
Nava-time again as Red Sox edge O's

Daniel Nava's pinch-hit bloop single down the right field line scored Marco Scutaro with the go-ahead run in the bottom of the eighth as the Red Sox beat the Orioles, 3-2, on Friday night at Fenway Park. J.D. Drew homered twice for Boston's first two runs, his 17th career multi-homer game.

 

Tim Wakefield [3-6] was the beneficiary of the dramatic two-out hit off reliever Will Ohman as the Red Sox knuckleballer went eight strong innings, allowing seven hits and two runs while striking out four for his third win of the season. The game was played in a brisk two hours, seven minutes. 

 

Jonathan Papelbon pitched a perfect ninth for his 19th save of the season as the injury-riddled Red Sox improved to 48-32 and drew to within a half-game of the first-place Yankees in the American League East. 

 

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07/02/2010 - 8:30pm
Ranaudo throws seven scoreless innings

BOURNE -- Red Sox draftee Anthony Ranaudo, in his third start for the Brewster Whitecaps of the Cape Cod Baseball League, threw seven scoreless innings on Friday, scattering five hits while walking one batter and striking out five. He threw 88 pitches, 60 for strikes. In a start that featured both Red Sox GM Theo Epstein and amateur scouting director Amiel Sawdaye in attendance, Ranaudo's fastball velocity sat in the low-90s and topped out at 94 mph.

 

In three starts for Brewster, Ranaudo has now thrown 17 2/3 innings without allowing an earned run (he has given up one unearned run). He has allowed seven hits and walked three while striking out 16.

 

Ranaudo was taken by the Red Sox in the supplemental first round of this year's draft, with the No. 39 pick. According to a report in...

07/02/2010 - 7:14pm
Cameron scratched, McDonald in

Red Sox center fielder Mike Cameron was a late scratch prior to the start of Friday's game against the Baltimore Orioles with abdominal soreness. In his place, Darnell McDonald got the start and was placed in the eighth spot in the lineup.

 

Cameron has been limited to 31 games this season due mostly to an abdominal strain he suffered in April. The 37-year-old is hitting .265/.324/.353/.677 in the first year of a two year, $15.5 million deal.


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