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10/03/2010 - 6:27pm
Varitek: 'Don't know what the future holds'

Speaking after the Red Sox season-ending, 8-4 victory over the Yankees, Sunday at Fenway Park, Jason Varitek reiterated that he plans on playing somewhere next season, and would love to remain with the Sox.


"Don't know what the future holds," said Varitek, who will be eligible for free agency this offseason. "It was a good day today.


"We'll just have to see what happens. But I do appreciate the fan support, respect my teammates. This has been a special place for me."


Varitek said he was caught off guard when Red Sox manager Terry Francona sent Kevin Cash out to catch closer Jonathan Papelbon after the pitcher's warm-up tosses, allowing for the Sox' captain to receive a standing ovation from the Fenway Park crowd.


"I saw Cash down there, and I just kind of dismissed it, focused on what I had to do," he said. "It’s an important game of...

10/03/2010 - 3:47pm
Red Sox boot Yanks out of AL East title

Jed Lowrie homered twice and David Ortiz went 3-for-3 with two infield singles in support of John Lackey's 7 2/3 strong innings as the Red Sox beat the Yankees, 8-3, in the 2010 season finale at Fenway Park. The loss by the Yankees gave the American League East title to the Tampa Bay Rays and pushed the Yankees to wild card in the American League. 


The Red Sox finish the season with an 89-73 mark, in third place in the A.L. East while winning the season series against the Yankees, 9-8. 


Lackey allowed six hits, three runs - two earned - to finish the season 14-11 record and a 4.40 ERA. 


The Rays, who won their second division crown in three years, will face Texas in the ALDS starting this week while the Yankees draw the Twins in the other series. 


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10/03/2010 - 3:24pm
Jets win again, this time behind Tomlinson

The Jets improved to 3-1 with their third straight win over an AFC East foe, beating Buffalo, 38-14, Sunday in Orchard Park, N.Y. Leading the way for New York was running back LaDainian Tomlinson, who rushed for 133 yards and two touchdowns. The performance marked the first time since Oct. 26, 2008 that Tomlinson had rushed for 100 yards or better. It also allowed him to pass Tony Dorsett on the NFL's all-time rushing list, moving into seventh place. 


The Jets moved out to a 31-7 advantage thanks in part to two touchdown catches by Dustin Keller, coming 1:33 apart from one another. The Bills, on the other hand, allowed at least 30 points for the third straight game. For a complete recap click here.


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10/03/2010 - 7:31am
Wakefield: 'It has been very frustrating'

After giving up five runs on seven hits over five innings in the Red Sox' 6-5, 10-inning loss to the Yankees Saturday, Tim Wakefield admitted that the 2010 season had been 'very frustrating' after having been moved to the bullpen for much of the year, and he is currently planning to pitch one more campaign. 


“It’s over for me, this season is over for me,” said Wakefield, who had pitched just one inning, in relief, since Sept. 17 prior to Saturday. “It has been very frustrating, hard to swallow at times and I’ve done whatever they have asked to me to do without really complaining too much.


“It is what it is and it was what is was. All I can do is prepare myself for next year and whatever role that might be. The season is over (today) and I’m definitely going to take a break and see what happens.”


Wakefield finishes '11 with a 4-5 and a 5.34 ERA,...

10/03/2010 - 12:38am
ND ruins the night for Rettig, BC

CHESTNUT HILL -- True freshman quarterback Chase Rettig made his debut on Saturday night, only to have it cut short near the end of the first half with an ankle injury. Prior to the injury, the Eagles had shown signs of life but an early Notre Dame lead and a dismal second half led to a 31-13 defeat at the hands of the Fighting Irish.


The Eagles looked stunned out of the gate after the Fighting Irish, led by quarterback Dayne Crist, jumped to a 21-0 lead in the first quarter. Notre Dame returned the kickoff to midfield on the opening kickoff and four plays later Crist ran the ball for a 7-yard touchdown. The Eagles were unable to respond in their first three drives after Rettig was unable to complete a pass on his first four attempts. Notre Dame proceeded to score on two of their next three possessions to bring the score to 21-0 with just over two minutes left in the first quarter. 


BC scored when Rettig...

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