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08/05/2010 - 11:12am
Vote: Is Shaq a good fit for C's?

There have been reports that the Celtics front office was not unanimous in its support of the signing of free agent center Shaquille O’Neal. How about the fans? Cast your vote in support or opposition to the move at Green Street.


08/05/2010 - 7:51am
List: Famous Boston sports holdouts

With Patriots offensive lineman Logan Mankins anchored at home in a contract holdout, he joins a long list of Boston athletes who have taken a similarly drastic negotiating approach. We count down the 10 most significant holdouts in Boston sports history at the LEEInks blog.


08/05/2010 - 7:44am
Mashup: 'Hollow milestone' for A-Rod

Alex Rodriguez finally hit his 600th home run Wednesday, but he's still getting plenty of flak, with one national columnist calling it a "hollow milestone" and another writing that only 444 of the home runs should count. Baseball legend Willie Mays offered his congratulations and support and refused to discuss A-Rod's use of performance-enhancing drugs. Meanwhile, the Yankee Stadium security guard who retrieved the ball is getting his 15 minutes of fame for turning in the ball instead of trying to capitlize on it financially. Read more about that, plus check out other stories, trivia and videos — including one of an incredible, fence-climbing catch in Japanese baseball — at Thursday's Morning Mashup.


08/04/2010 - 11:54pm
Farrell: 'Nothing physical' behind Lester woes

Red Sox pitching coach John Farrell insisted Wednesday night that there is nothing physically bothering Jon Lester that has led to his 0-4 record since the All-Star break. 

 

"There's nothing physical that's been the cause of any of this," Farrell said after Lester allowed four runs - two earned - on seven hits and two strikeouts in five-plus innings as the lefty took the loss in Boston's 9-1 defeat at the hands of the Cleveland Indians. "He was on such a strong run, some out of the outings he's had or some of the pitches he's made in critical situations might not have been as consistent over these past four starts."

 

Lester did complain of cramping in his left hamstring during the fifth inning on Wednesday but returned to start the sixth, only to allow a solo homer to Jayson Nix and a hit to Andy Marte before being yanked from the game and falling to 11-7 on the season. 

 

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08/04/2010 - 10:21pm
Red Sox fall to Masterson again
By: DJ Bean

Former Red Sox pitcher Justin Masterson beat his old team for the second time this season as the Indians rode a plethora of hits and Boston errors to a 9-1 victory on Wednesday night. 

 

All-Star lefty Jon Lester allowed seven hits for the third time in his last four starts in taking the loss. He gave up four runs, two of which were earned. In fact, Lester's two earned runs were the only of the Indians' nine that were not unearned. Reliever Scott Atchison gave up five unearned runs, including a three-run shot to former Red Sox prospect Andy Marte, whom the Sox acquired for Edgar Renteria and promptly traded to Cleveland in the Coco Crisp deal.

 

Lester required mound visits from manager Terry Francona and trainer Mike Reinold in both the fifth and sixth innings, though it is unknown what was ailing the starter. Though the Indians scored five times after Lester's departure, they registered just three hits after he left...

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