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08/18/2010 - 9:34am
Remy on D&C: Kalish is 'real deal'

NESN Red Sox analyst Jerry Remy joined the Dennis & Callahan show Wednesday morning and talked at length about Clay Buchholz, who threw seven shutout innings in the team's 6-0 win over the Angels Tuesday night. 

 

"He's been something special, he really has," Remy said. "The guys leads the league in ERA. Even when he doesn't have his best stuff, he can win now. He's been really, really good. Every time he goes out there, you just feel that that game's a W for you. Even last night against [Jered] Weaver, who's been one of the best pitchers in the league, you knew you had a great chance with Buchholz out there."

 

Remy also discussed Tuesday's other hero, Ryan Kalish, who hit his first career grand slam in the majors. Remy said he believes Sox fans will be seeing more out of the outfielder for a long time to come. 

 

"I think this guy's the real deal," Remy...

08/18/2010 - 8:06am
List: Most horrifying sports injuries

Eli Manning's head gash Monday night was a brutal reminder just how disturbing sports injuries can be. With that in mind, we looked around the web for evidence of the most horrifying injuries in sports history. If you get queasy easily, you'll want to avoid the videos we've compiled at the LEEInks blog.


08/18/2010 - 7:50am
Mashup: Mets withhold pay from K-Rod

The Mets placed controversial closer Francisco Rodriguez on the disqualified list, meaning they don't plan to pay him. K-Rod's season was ended due to a hand injury he suffered following an altercation with his girlfriend's father last week that led to his arrest. The players association already indicated it plans to contest the move, which would cost the pitcher about $3 million this season and could allow the Mets to terminate his contract next spring for minimal penalty. Also in the news, LeBron James is stirring up more controversy with his interview in GQ magazine, and the quotes released so far aren't likely to help his image. Check out those stories, plus videos, trivia and more, at Wednesday's Morning Mashup.


08/18/2010 - 7:08am
Teammate: Favre back with Vikings

Brett Favre flew to Minnesota on Tuesday and is expected to join the Vikings at training camp as early as Wednesday. Favre flew in from his Mississippi home with three of his teammates who were sent to recruit him, and one of those teammates indicated that the 40-year-old quarterback is back.

 

"We simply went down there to get an answer and after talking for a while, his answer was 'yes,' " kicker Ryan Longwell said in a text message to ESPN. "He loves the guys in the locker room and is doing it for all of us."

 

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08/18/2010 - 6:31am
Report: Ellsbury has another broken rib

According to an ESPN report, tests on Jacoby Ellsbury revealed that the Red Sox outfielder has another fractured rib and "probably" will miss the rest of the season. Ellsbury suffered his latest injury on Friday in Texas when he collided with Rangers pitcher Tommy Hunter during the first inning.

 

Red Sox manager Terry Francona said after Tuesday's game at Fenway Park that the team would discuss a recovery plan with Ellsbury Wednesday, after the player returned from his visit with Dr. Lewis Yocum in California.

 

"Nothing official," Francona said. "I just talked to Dr. Tom Gill a minute ago. He said they're planning on talking tomorrow morning. I think Ells was grabbing the red-eye home. I think the plan was to meet with him tomorrow and get everybody involved and assess what the plan is. Nothing official tonight."

 

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