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11/02/2010 - 1:53pm
Sox prospects named Rising Stars in Arizona

Red Sox prospects Jose Iglesias and Ryan Lavarnway were named to the Rising Stars Game in the Arizona Fall League.

 

After spending most of this season in Double-A Portland (a season that was interrupted by a broken index finger suffered on a hit by pitch), Iglesias is hitting .294 with a .324 OBP and .294 slugging mark while playing shortstop for the Peoria Javelinas. This is Iglesias' second straight year in the AFL, as he made his pro debut there last fall. The Sox wanted him to make up some of the at-bats he lost while sidelined for roughly two months with the occult fracture of his finger. The 20-year-old hit .295 with a .339 OBP, .379 slugging mark and .718 OPS in the minors this year while flashing his trademark outstanding defense (when able to play the field). He committed seven errors in 70 games at shortstop.

 

Iglesias is the youngest position player named to the Rising Stars Game, and the second youngest...

11/02/2010 - 12:13pm
Sox to hire Curt Young as pitching coach

According to multiple baseball sources, the Red Sox are set to announce the hiring of Curt Young as their next pitching coach. Young had spent the last seven years as the pitching coach of the Oakland A's, with his staff forging the best ERA of any organization both over that time span and in the 2010 season, when a young staff led by Trevor Cahill led the A.L. with a 3.58 ERA.

 

An announcement could come as soon as today. For more on Young's hiring, click here. For complete team coverage, visit weei.com/redsox.


11/02/2010 - 11:43am
Thomas named No. 2 star of the month
By: DJ Bean

WILMINGTON -- Bruins goaltender Tim Thomas was named the No. 2 star of the NHL for the month of October, finishing second only to Lightning center Steven Stamkos for the top distinction. 

 

Thomas, who did not start the season-opener in on Oct. 9, has won all of his six starts, allowing just three goals and posting a goals against average of 0.50 and a .984 save percentage. Those stats, as well as his three shutouts, lead the NHL.

 

Stamkos has nine goals and 10 assists on the season, good for an NHL-leading 19 points. For more on the Bruins, visit their team page at weei.com/bruins.


11/02/2010 - 11:14am
Belichick on Mankins: 'We're glad he's back'

The Patriots confirmed that guard Logan Mankins has returned to the team. While there has not yet been a roster move to add Mankins, head coach Bill Belichick said that he expected that move to take place today.

 

"It’s good to have him back with the team. He’s part of the team now," Belichick said in a conference call, praising the two-time Pro Bowler for his toughness, intelligence and dependability. "You just can’t have too many guys like that on your football team. We’re glad he’s back."

 

Asked about Mankins' physical condition, Belichick suggested only that the team would treat the offensive lineman on a "day-to-day" basis. The Patriots head coach declined to discuss the degree to which he had been in touch with Mankins during his holdout.

 

"I don’t want to get into any of that. it doesn’t matter right now," said...

11/02/2010 - 10:33am
NFL Power Rankings: Patriots rise to the top
By: admin

Now armed with a 6-1 record that is the best in the NFL, the Patriots take over as the new No. 1 team in the latest edition of the WEEI.com NFL Power Rankings. The AFC continues its overall dominance in the rankings, while the ongoing fiascos in Minnesota and Dallas have the Vikings and Cowboys continuing their plummet.

 

For the complete Power Rankings, click here. For Patriots team news, visit weei.com/patriots.


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