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07/09/2010 - 3:11pm
Source: Patriots sign Deaderick

Multiple reports indicate the Patriots have signed seventh-round pick Brandon Deaderick to a four-year contract. (UPDATE, 4:44 pm: Sources have confirmed that Deaderick has indeed signed a four-year deal with New England.) In his four-year career with Alabama, the 6-foot-4, 287-pound Deaderick started 31 of 44 career games, and accumulated 82 total tackles and 8.0 sacks. Deaderick was taken 247th overall, one of three seventh-round picks by the Patriots. Deaderick's deal is reportedly worth $1.83 million dollars, and included a signing bonus of just over $40,000. He is the sixth member of New England's 2010 draft class to sign a contract. The news was first reported by Mac's Football Blog.

For more Patriots news, check out our football blog, It Is What It Is.


07/09/2010 - 3:05pm
Lineups: Drew in vs. Romero
By: DJ Bean

TORONTO -- The Red Sox will have J.D. Drew, whose struggles against lefties have been highlighted by a .195 average in games started by southpaws this season, will be in the linuep and play right fight field against Blue Jays left-hander Ricky Romero. The 25-year-old has strung together a nice season thus far despite a modest record of 6-5. Romero has a 3.39 ERA with 106 strikeouts in 114 innings thus far but is coming off the worst start of his season, a 2 2/3 inning disaster in which he allowed eight earned runs to the Yankees in a loss. The Sox counter with Jon Lester. 

 

RED SOX 

 

1. Marco Scutaro, SS

2. Darnell McDonald, LF

3. David Ortiz, DH

4. Kevin Youkilis, 1B

5. Adrian Beltre, 3B

6. J.D. Drew, RF

7. Mike Cameron, CF

8. Bill Hall, 2B

9. Kevin Cash, C

SP -- Jon Lester

 

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07/09/2010 - 1:49pm
Merloni: Lee to NY a nightmare scenario

Lou Merloni of WEEI.com weighed in with his thoughts on the rumored trade that would send Mariners left-hander Cliff Lee to the Bronx. While Merloni notes that the Red Sox would still have the league's best left-hander in Jon Lester, Lee (a former teammate of Merloni in Cleveland) would bolster the Yankees rotation and make the Sox' challenge to get back into the race that much more difficult. Check out Merloni's piece at the Full Count blog.


07/09/2010 - 1:46pm
Celtics drop summer league finale

ORLANDO -- The Celtics lost to the Nets, 86-68, on Friday to finish their 2010 NBA Summer League with a 1-4 record.

 

The Celtics dressed just seven players in the loss. Jaycee Carroll, Ryan Thompson, DeShawn Sims and Matt Janning flew Thursday to Las Vegas for another NBA Summer League, and Semih Erdin is back in Turkey for the FIBA championships.

 

Luke Harangody completed an impressive week with a team-high 18 points and eight rebounds in the loss. Rodney Green chipped in with 12 points and Oliver Lafayette had 10 assists.

 

For more Celtics news, visit the team page at weei.com/Celtics.

 

 


07/09/2010 - 12:41pm
LeBron's decision gets big TV ratings

LeBron James' one-hour special on ESPN Thursday night to announce that he would be playing for the Miami Heat next season drew a 7.3 national rating, according to early reports. That means that about seven of every 100 television sets in the nation's 56 biggest cities tuned in to watch "The Decision." For a little perspective, the Celtics-Lakers NBA finals this year averaged a 7.6 but had four games below a 7.3. In fact, ESPN NBA writer J.A. Adande said on Twitter that "LeBron in 07 Finals got a 6.2." Sports Illustrated writer Stewart Mandel also noted that the offseason program's figure was higher than "95 percent of actual NBA games." It is expected to be ESPN's highest rating for a news program in the network's history.

 

For more offseason NBA news, check out the Green Street blog


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