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07/06/2010 - 11:53pm
Youkilis expects to be ready for Wednesday

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Red Sox first baseman Kevin Youkilis said after his team's 3-2 loss to the Rays Tuesday night that despite having to leave the game in the top of the fourth inning with what the team classified as a "right ankle pain" he expects to be ready to play in the series finale Wednesday night. Youkilis said that the injury -- diagnosed as a spasm in a capsule in his ankle -- first started hurting him while playing in the field in the bottom of the third inning. Upon going up to the plate the pain Youkilis buckled over in pain after not being able shake the feeling, which was described as like a "severe cramp."

 

"The whole time in the field I was just hoping it would loosen up and it never did," explained Youkilis. "It just locked up. It's a weird thing. Hopefully it doesn't happen again. I don't know. It's just very strange ... ...

07/06/2010 - 10:33pm
Red Sox suffer another debilitating loss

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- The Red Sox dropped a 3-2 decision to the Rays, while watching Kevin Youkilis become the latest starter to suffer an injury. The Sox' first baseman was forced to leave the game with what the team classified as a "right ankle pain" forcing the Sox to use Niuman Romero at first and in the lineup's No. 4 spot. The combination of Youkilis leaving, along with the rest of the absences in the Sox' batting order, resulted in little offense against Tampa Bay starter Jeff Niemann (6 IP, R), or any of the four Tampa Bray relievers to make an appearance.

 

Youkilis said after the game that the diagnosis was just a spasm in a capsule in his right ankle and that he should be fine to play in the series finale Wednesday night.

 

"The whole time in the field I was just hoping it would loosen up and it never did," explained Youkilis. "It just locked up. It's a weird thing. Hopefully it doesn't...

07/06/2010 - 10:12pm
Report: LeBron will reveal decision Thursday

LeBron James will announce which team he will sign with during a one-hour special on ESPN Thursday night. Chris Broussard of ESPN The Magazine, who first reported the story, says sources told him that representatives for James contacted the network, proposing that James makes his announcement during a 9 p.m. ET special. ESPN would only confirm that active discussions for the special are ongoing.


07/06/2010 - 9:24pm
Report: Welker rehab ahead of schedule

For a guy who suffered an absolutely horrific knee injury in the regular-season finale against the Texans in January, Patriots wide receiver Wes Welker looked surprisingly nimble in workouts this spring. He was limited, but was still able to participate in practice for large stretches of time — his usual MO involved working with the team through stretching and opening drills before retreating from sight when situational drills began.

There was so much made of his appearances even the receiver was a little taken aback at the reaction — ”I didn’t think it’d be that big a deal,” he said at one point.

Now comes the news from Michael Lombardi of NFL Network that Welker is ahead of schedule when it comes to returning to the field. On Tuesday night’s edition of NFL Network’s Total Access, Lombardi said Welker likely won’t be a full participant when training camp begins in late...

07/06/2010 - 8:24pm
C's fall to Sixers in Summer League
By: Jay Asser

After coming up short on Monday against the more talented Thunder squad in the first day of Summer League, the Celtics once again lost a lead on Tuesday in a loss to the 76ers.


Boston (0-2) came out and quickly took an early 15-3 lead in the first quarter on the strength of Tony Gaffney’s play. After struggling in nearly 25 minutes of play on Monday, Gaffney was much more productive and filled the stat sheet against Philadelphia with 10 points, five rebounds, one assist, one steal and one blocked shot.

 

To read the full recap and see all the happenings on the Celtics, visit the Green Street blog.
 


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