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08/10/2010 - 10:19pm
Lowell leads Red Sox past Jays

TORONTO -- Mike Lowell's two-out, solo homer in the eighth inning gave the Red Sox the lead for good on the way to their 7-5 win over the Blue Jays in the teams' series opener at Rogers Centre Tuesday night. Jed Lowrie added an insurance run later in the inning, doubling in pinch-hitter Ryan Kalish, who had singled.

 

The RBI was the second on the night for Lowell, who had given the Sox a 4-1 lead with a sacrifice fly in the third inning. The Jays did storm back in the third thanks to a three-run blast by Travis Snider off Red Sox starter Daisuke Matsuzaka, tying the game at 4-4. The Sox were able to reclaim the lead, in the fifth, thanks to J.D. Drew's solo home run against Toronto starting pitcher Ricky Romero. It was Drew's first homer since July 22 and 13th on the season.

 

The Blue Jays used the long ball to even things up in the seventh inning when Jose Bautista took Red Sox reliever Felix Doubront over the left field...

08/10/2010 - 8:24pm
Celtics waive Sheed

The Celtics announced that they have waived Rasheed Wallace after reaching a mutual agreement that will allow him to retire. "We would like to thank Rasheed for everything that he did for this team and organization last season," said Danny Ainge in a statement released by the team. "We would like to wish Rasheed and his family the best as they move on into the next phase of their lives. He will always be a member of the Celtics family."

 


08/10/2010 - 4:36pm
Pedroia on track for likely Aug. 17 return

Barring any setbacks, Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia is on pace to return to the Red Sox when they return to Fenway Park on Aug. 17, both Pedroia and Sox manager Terry Francona told reporters. Pedroia had an aggressive day of running in spikes prior to his team's series opener against the Blue Jays on Tuesday. He will run the bases on both Wednesday and Thursday and then visit with Dr. George Theodore in Boston on Friday.

 

If all goes according to plan over the rest of the week, Pedroia could be cleared for a weekend rehab assignment on Saturday and Sunday in Pawtucket. That would be a prelude to his return to the Sox on Tuesday.

 

Pedroia has been out since suffering a fractured navicular bone in his left foot on June 25, when he was hitting .292/.370/.502/.872. The Sox are 20-18 in his absence.

 

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08/10/2010 - 4:02pm
Chiarelli 'cooperating fully' with investigation
By: DJ Bean

The Bruins have released a statement from general manager Peter Chiarelli regarding the league’s investigation of the seven-year, $28.05 million contract extension center Marc Savard signed with the team in December. Here’s what Chiarelli had to say.

 

“We are cooperating fully with the League in its investigation of the Marc Savard contract extension. The League informed us upon their registration of the contract on December 1, 2009 that they would be investigating the circumstances surrounding this contract. From that point on, they commenced their investigation and it has been ongoing since then. On August 4th, I met with two League appointed lawyers as part of the investigation. We will continue to cooperate with the League in any future investigative proceedings if necessary and we will have no further comment on the matter at this time.”

 

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08/10/2010 - 3:46pm
O'Brien: Pats-Saints was 'what we wanted'

FOXBORO -- The Patriots and Saints completed their first day of controlled workouts and scrimmages against each other on the practice fields outside Gillette Stadium on Tuesday. The two teams will have a single workout on Wednesday morning before playing each other in the preseason opener for both on Thursday night at Gillette Stadium. 

 

"When you have another team come in here, after you've hit each other for 20 practices, having another team come in here [is good]," Patriots quarterbacks coach Bill O'Brien said. "We have to go in and watch the film and see how it went but I thought the tempo was good and got out of it what we wanted to get out of it.

 

"I'm sure there were some things we can correct. We saw some good execution in the passing game, saw some good execution in the running game and now we just have to work to correct the things that weren't executed well."

 

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