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04/25/2010 - 5:21pm
Orioles get better of Sox in 10th

The Red Sox were unable to take advantage of a strong start by Tim Wakefield Sunday, falling to the Orioles by a final of 7-6 in 10 innings.


Rhyne Hughes singled in Miguel Tejada to give Baltimore a 5-4 lead in the 10th inning, and that was followed by a two-run double from Matt Wieters. All three runs were charged to Scott Atchison, who took the loss. 


The Sox offered a rally in the bottom of the 10th, as J.D. Drew doubled in Kevin Youkilis (who had a three-hit day) to move the Sox to within two runs. The lead was trimmed to a single run following back-to-back singles by Adrian Beltre and Bill Hall. However, Darnell McDonald popped out to Wieters and Marco Scutaro lined out to second baseman Ty Wiggington for the final out.


Wakefield, who may have been making his last start in the rotation with the impending return of Daisuke Matsuzaka, allowed just a pair of runs on six hits in 6.2...

04/25/2010 - 5:05pm
C's-Heat Game 5 Tuesday tips at 7 p.m.

The Celtics and Heat will play Game 5 at 7 p.m. on Tuesday in Boston. It will air locally on CSN and nationally on NBA TV. WEEI will carry the radio broadcast.

04/25/2010 - 3:50pm
Heat win, force Game 5 against C's

The Heat saved themselves from elimination with a 101-92 win over the Celtics on Sunday in Miami. The Celtics still lead the series, 3-1.  The C's fought back from a halftime deficit to take a six-point lead heading into the fourth quarter, but Dwyane Wade scored 19 points in the final 12 minutes to give the Heat the win. He led all players with 46 points. Rajon Rondo led the Celtics with 23 points. The Celtics will try to advance to the second round when they return to Boston for Game 5 on Tuesday.

04/25/2010 - 11:31am
Ellsbury, Cameron will travel with team

In a sign that both are making progress, Jacoby Ellsbury and Mike Cameron will be making the upcoming six-game road trip with the Red Sox. The two disabled players will be able to take part in baseball related activities, according to manager Terry Francona. Ellsbury is technically eligible to come off the disabled list from a hairline fracture of four ribs on Tuesday while Cameron is on the disabled list with a lower abdominal strain. 


Meanwhile, Jed Lowrie has been able to work out on consecutive days as he recovers from a bout of mononucleosis. "The last four or five days to a week, he's been able to do a lot more of the back-to-back things," Francona said. "He's down about 10 pounds from when this happened." 


Francona said reliever Alan Embree "has been very efficient" in his last two minor league outings for Triple-A Pawtucket. Embree's fastball has been clocked up to 91 MPH....

04/24/2010 - 11:30pm
Report: Pats invite wrestler to camp

The Patriots have invited Illinois wrestler John Wise to attend minicamp, according to WGEM-TV in Quincy, Ill. The 24-year-old Wise played college football for two seasons with Western Illinois as a defensive tackle before transferring to Illinois and becoming part of the wrestling team. New England has taken chances on wrestlers before — offensive lineman Stephen Neal was a collegiate wrestling champion, while Jermail Porter had a brief stint with the Patriots last season.

Wise does have an impressive high school football resume. He was named Male Athlete of the Year in 2003 and 2004 for his high school football accomplishments. He was named second team all-conference defensive lineman in 2003, first team all-conference linebacker in 2002 and first team all-conference defense in 2001. He was the team captain of his high school football team for two years.

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