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07/16/2010 - 7:54am
Bill Lee on Steinbrenner's death: 'Good'

Former Red Sox pitcher Bill Lee did not soften his stance on George Steinbrenner following the Yankees owner's death Tuesday. "As far as Steinbrenner's passing? Good," Lee said in an interview with New Hampshire TV station WMUR. Added Lee: "Trust me, if hell freezes over, he'll be skating."

 

Lee, who spent 10 of his 14 major league seasons with the Red Sox and took part in a number of heated battles vs. Steinbrenner's Yankees in the mid-1970s, claimed that Steinbrenner tried to have him banned from baseball. "He said I was an incompetent and I was bad for the game of baseball," Lee recalled. "Well, I'm not a convicted felon like George Steinbrenner, and he'll take that to his grave."

 

Lee continued his rant during an appearance on WEEI's Planet Mikey show Thursday night. "He tried to run me out of the game a long time ago, after the [1976 Red Sox-Yankees] brawl," Lee said...

07/16/2010 - 7:39am
Mashup: LeBron pals take pendant

The saga of the LeBron James pendant took an odd twist when the piece of jewelry was taken from the woman who said she paid $5 for it at a yard sale four years ago before realizing it was worth almost $10,000. Vaneisha Robinson, an amateur boxer from Akron, was fielding offers on eBay when she got a phone call from the mother of Maverick Carter, the CEO of James’ marketing company, saying that James wanted to but the pendant. But when she went to a meeting expecting to meet the NBA star, James wasn’t there, and she claims she was threatened and forced to surrender the item, which Carter said had been stolen from him. Police are investigating. Read more about that, plus check out videos, trivia and more, at Friday's Morning Mashup.


07/16/2010 - 3:30am
Moss hires Segal as his new agent

According to ESPN.com's Adam Schefter Patriots wide receiver Randy Moss has hired Joel Segal as his new agent Thursday, according a league source. Moss, who is entering the final year of his contract, fired his longtime agent, Tom DiPiero, in the spring. The 33-year-old proceeded to interview numerous candidates before settling on Segal, who also represents Patriots Gerard Warren and Brandon Tate. For more Patriots news see the team page at weei.com/patriots.

 

 

 



07/15/2010 - 11:25pm
Scan shows Martinez still progressing

After taking a CT scan Thursday, it was determined that Victor Martinez' fractured left thumb hadn't gotten any worse after there were some concerns that it might have been digressed in some way.

 

"They wanted to see it had become worse or displaced and it is OK," said Red Sox manager Terry Francona after his team's 7-2 loss to the Rangers Thursday night at Fenway Park. "He is still very tender. As that tenderness leaves he can do more, but that is where we are at."

 

Martinez was relieved the scan indicated he was continuing to take steps forward instead of back.

 

"It shows it got a lot better," he said. "I think from this point it's just seeing how it feels every day. Hopefully I can wake up tomorrow with no pain. I'm just taking it day by day and just seeing how it feels."

 

The catcher said he attempted taking swings Thursday, coming away...

07/15/2010 - 10:21pm
Rangers rout Wake, Red Sox

Tim Wakefield allowed six straight hits after retiring the first batter of the game as the Texas Rangers scored six runs in the first en route to a 7-2 win over the Red Sox Thursday night at Fenway Park. 

 

Wakefield [3-8] retired only six batters on the night and was pulled after facing three batters in the third and throwing 34 pitches on the night. Wakefield allowed seven runs - six earned - on eight hits in his shortest outing since pitching just 1 2/3 innings in Sept. 2008, also against the Rangers. 

 

Tommy Hunter [6-0] stayed perfect on the season with 6 2/3 innings of solid work. Hunter allowed only solo homers to J.D. Drew in the fourth and Bill Hall in the seventh while Josh Hamilton provided the offense with three doubles before coming out for precautionary reasons with soreness behind his right knee. 

 

The Red Sox lost a half-game to both the Yankees and Rays, who were idle on...

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