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09/29/2010 - 6:47am
Mashup: Knicks deny tampering with Melo

While a rumored Carmelo Anthony trade appears to be losing steam to the point of being dead, the Knicks are denying accusations of tampering with the Nuggets forward. New York was not involved in the reported four-team deal, but the Knicks come into play because Anthony has expressed an interest in making Madison Square Garden his new home, and he becomes a free agent next offseason — assuming he doesn't sign a contract extension with a team that might acquire him in a trade. Anthony spent last week hanging around with new Knick Amar'e Stoudemire. Then, at Nuggets media day earlier this week, Anthony insisted he never asked for a trade.

 

Read about that story, plus check out videos of two memorable touchdown runs, at Wednesday's Morning Mashup.


09/29/2010 - 6:14am
Rettig expected to start at QB for BC

According to a Boston Globe report, true freshman Chase Rettig will be the starting quarterback Saturday night when Boston College takes on Notre Dame. Coach Frank Spaziani had said following Saturday's shutout loss to Virginia Tech that Rettig and Mike Marscovetra would battle for the right to replace Dave Shinskie.

 

Rettig is a highly regarded, 6-foot-4, 205-pounder from San Clemente, Calif.. The Eagles were expected to redshirt him, but with Shinskie struggling and Marscovetra failing to impress in stints off the bench, Rettig appears to have won the job.

 

For more BC news, check The BC Blog.


09/28/2010 - 11:19pm
Varitek: Thoughts of last Sox game 'there'

CHICAGO — Talking after the Red Sox' 5-4 loss to the White Sox Tuesday night at U.S. Cellular Field, catcher Jason Varitek addressed his feelings regarding the possibility of having these final five games of the regular season be his last in a Sox uniform.

 

"It's obvious," said an emotional Varitek when asked if he was thinking about the possibility of this being his final season with the Red Sox. "You try not to think about it, and I hope you guys don't ask me too much about it over the weekend, but it's there, definitely."

 

Asked if the thoughts of ending what has been a 14-year career with the Red Sox were tough to wrestle with, the catcher responded, "Absolutely." He then continued, "Just try and focus on what I've got to do. It's been a long time."

 

The Red Sox were officially eliminated from postseason consideration after the Yankees beat the Blue Jays...

09/28/2010 - 10:22pm
Insult to injury: Red Sox lose, eliminated

CHICAGO -- The Red Sox dropped a 5-4 decision to the White Sox Tuesday night at U.S. Cellular Field, but had already been eliminated from postseason consideration even before the completion of the defeat, thanks to the Yankees' 6-1 win over the Blue Jays. It is the 15th time in the past 16 years New York has qualified for the playoffs, while marking just the second time since 2003 that the Sox haven't made the postseason.

 

The game was lost for the Red Sox in the ninth inning when Dayan Viciedo singled in Juan Pierre with two outs, with reliever Matt Fox on the mound for the Red Sox. Fox had come on for Michael Bowden, who left with runners on second and third.

 

The Red Sox, who still have five games to play in the 2010 season, got home runs from J.D. Drew and David Ortiz, along with a solid pitching performance by starter John Lackey. The White Sox, however, were able to finally eliminate the Red Sox' lead by notching a...

09/28/2010 - 8:46pm
Capitals beat Schaefer, Bruins in DC
By: DJ Bean

In the first of two preseason games with Washington, the Bruins lost to the Capitals, 3-2, on Tuesday night. The team will travel back to Boston, where they will play a home game vs. the Capitals at TD Garden on Wednesday before departing for Europe, where they will finish the preseason and open the regular season with the Coyotes. 

 

Nolan Schaefer made 24 saves on the night but allowed all three goals in the losing effort. The Bruins hope to use Tim Thomas, who is recovering from offseason hip surgery, in net on Wednesday. 

 

Jeremy Reich and Brad Marchand provided the scoring for the Bruins, with Mathieu Perrault, Alexander Semin, and Cody Eakin picking up the tallies for the Capitals. 

 

For more on the Bruins, visit their team page at weei.com/bruins


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