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08/23/2010 - 3:30pm
Report: Red Sox claim Damon
By: DJ Bean

The Red Sox claimed Johnny Damon off waivers from the Detroit Tigers, according to a tweet from Sports Illustrated's Jon Heyman. Damon has a no-trade clause in his contract that specifically applies to the Red Sox, so any move between the two teams for the outfielder could face complications. 

 

Damon has served as a left fielder and designated hitter for the Tigers this year, batting .270 with seven homers and 40 runs batted in. After playing his first seven seasons in Kansas City and Oakland, Damon signed with the Red Sox prior to the 2002 season and spent four seasons in Boston. He won a World Series with the Red Sox in 2004 but hurt his local reputation by signing with the Yankees prior to 2006. This season is Damon's first in Detroit.

 

Now 36, Damon has posted .288/.355/.487 totals with 214 homers, 1,036 RBI and 382 stolen bases. He has 2,536 hits...

08/23/2010 - 3:12pm
Lineups: Red Sox vs. rain
By: DJ Bean

The Red Sox, look to try to get their series opener with the Mariners underway despite rain on Monday night. John Lackey, who dominated the Mariners in his lone start against his former division rivals this season, gets the ball for the Red Sox. He has gone six or more innings in six of his last seven starts.

 

RED SOX

 

1. Marco Scutaro, SS

2. J.D. Drew, RF

3. Victor Martinez, C

4. David Ortiz, DH

5. Adrian Beltre, 3B

6. Mike Lowell, 1B

7. Jed Lowrie, 2B

8. Daniel Nava, LF

9. Ryan Kalish, CF

SP -- John Lackey

 

To see how the Red Sox stack up against Mariners starter Doug Fister, click here.


08/23/2010 - 2:35pm
Woods, Nordegren officially divorced
By: DJ Bean

Tiger Woods and Elin Nordegren have issued the following statement:

 

"We are sad that our marriage is over and we wish each other the very best for the future. While we are no longer married, we are the parents of two wonderful children and their happiness has been, and will always be, of paramount importance to both of us. Once we came to the decision that our marriage was at an end, the primary focus of our amicable discussions has been to ensure their future well-being. The weeks and months ahead will not be easy for them as we adjust to a new family situation, which is why our privacy must be a principal concern."

 

Woods had reportedly committed 120 acts of marital infidelity while the two were married and the couple's relationship was put in the spotlight when Woods was involved in a car accident down the street from his Orlando mansion in November of 2009.


08/23/2010 - 12:54pm
Belichick: I haven't seen 'Hard Knocks'

FOXBORO — Patriots coach Bill Belichick said Monday afternoon he has yet to see an episode of this season’s edition of HBO’s “Hard Knocks.”

Belichick went out of his way to applaud the work of NFL Films, which produces the show, saying “nobody does it better than” NFL Films when it comes to riveting TV. But he hasn’t seen this season, which features Rex Ryan and the Pats' division rivals, the Jets.

“I’ve missed it,” Belichick said.

According to Patriots president Jonathan Kraft, the Patriots have been approached in the past, and Belichick didn’t dismiss the idea when he was asked about it on Monday.

“Have I been approached? I’ve had a lot of offers,” Belichick said with a smile. “I think everything NFL Films does is worth watching. Nobody does it better than they do in terms of making football interesting. ... If NFL...

08/23/2010 - 12:23pm
BC's Larmond out for season

Boston College wide receiver Colin Larmond Jr. suffered a season-ending knee injury during practice Saturday, the school announced. Larmond, a junior from Whippany, N.J., was the Eagles' top returning receiver, with 29 receptions for 596 yards and five touchdowns last season. He led the 2009 team in yards per catch (20.6) and finished second in receptions (29), yards (596), touchdowns (5) and average per game (45.8).

 

For more BC news, check The BC Blog.


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