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04/06/2010 - 5:42pm
Reports: Pats will work out Syracuse DT

Syracuse defensive tackle Arthur Jones will work out for the Patriots this week, according to multiple outlets. Jones is a 6-foot-3, 301-pounder who was slowed by a knee injury at the end of the 2009 season (it caused him to miss the final three games of the year for the Orange and the Senior Bowl, as well as the combine in February), but still managed to land a spot on the All-BIG EAST First Team. In 2009, Jones recorded 19 tackles, including 12 solo and seven for a loss of yards. He also had 1.5 sacks and two fumble recoveries. During his collegiate career, Jones recorded 38.5 career tackles for loss, the most in SU history by an interior defensive lineman and third on the school's all-time list. For more Patriots news, check out our football blog, It Is What It Is.
 


04/06/2010 - 5:01pm
Francona: Beckett signing 'great'

Red Sox manager Terry Francona met with the media Tuesday and commented on the four-year, $68 million extension signed by Josh Beckett on Monday.

 

"It's great," Francona said. "I thought they handled it so well. For that to get done the way it did I thought was really professionally done."

 

For more Red Sox news go to the Full Count blog.

 

 

 

 

 

 


04/06/2010 - 4:44pm
Yankees lineup for Game 2

One player change for the Yankees in tonight's lineup as Marcus Thames will start in place of Brett Gardner in leftfield and bat eighth. With the lefty Jon Lester on the mound the Yankees moved Curtis Granderson to the ninth spot (he batted seventh on Sunday.)

 

Jeter, 4

Johnson, DH

Teixeira, 3

Rodriguez, 5

Cano, 7

Posada, 2

Swisher, 9

Thames, 7

Granderson, 8

Burnett - SP


04/06/2010 - 3:15pm
Sox lineup remains unchanged for Game 2

The Red Sox will employ the same lineup that they featured in Sunday's season-opening win over the Yankees:

 

Ellsbury, 7

Pedroia, 4

Martinez, 2

Youkilis, 3

Ortiz, DH

Beltre, 5

Drew, 9

Cameron, 8

Scutaro, 6

 

SP -- Lester

 

For a look at the batter vs. pitcher matchups, click here.


04/06/2010 - 1:20pm
Favre becomes a grandfather

Brett Favre confirmed to ESPN that he is a grandfather. Favre's daughter, Brittany, gave birth to a son she named Parker Brett, according to the report. "A grandpa at 40. It almost makes me feel old," said Favre, who has not yet decided on his future in the NFL. "It makes things more complicated," he said, "but right now I'm not thinking much about football."


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