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08/10/2012 - 11:03am
Report: Red Sox sign Venezuelan pitcher

According to Baseball America, the Red Sox have signed 16-year-old Venezuelan pitcher Dedgar Jimenez for a signing bonus of $175,000.

The report states that Jimenez stands at 6-foot-3, 254 pounds and possesses a fastball that has been clocked at 88-89 mph. He had been working out at the Dominican Republic at La Academia and has been trained by Felix Olivo.

To read the complete report, click here.

For more Red Sox news, go to the team page at weei.com/redsox.


08/10/2012 - 7:49am
Mashup: Chad Johnson stops the presses

Chad Johnson blamed a portion of his lackluster tenure with the Patriots last season on the "suffocating air" in Foxboro last week. The receiver seems like he is liberated in Miami. On HBO's "Hard Knocks" Johnson was back to his usual ways, showing up late to team meetings and making the team about him. However, it appears new head coach Joe Philbin has put Johnson's personal renaissance on hold.

"I don't do media anymore," Johnson told USA Today to said after the Dolphins' Wednesday walkthrough.

What do we think? Should Chad be allowed to be Chad? Will he only catch 12 balls as opposed to his 15 last year? Burning questions.

Read more about this story and more at Friday's Morning Mashup at the Out of Bounds blog.


08/09/2012 - 10:58pm
Solder: 'I've got to do better than that'

FOXBORO -- After committing two holding penalties in the first quarter, one of which wiped out a 17-yard gain from Tom Brady to Brandon Lloyd, starting left tackle Nate Solder said he realizes his play has to improve before the regular season. 

"I've got to do better than that," Solder said after Thursday's 7-6 win over the Saints in the preseason opener. "It's just learn and move on, you know? It's all about getting better, building off of it and continuing to work hard." 

Solder and right tackle Marcus Cannon collided in the pocket as protection broke down on another play, a strip sack of Brady that led to a turnover and a New Orleans field goal. 

"I think it's always a building process, always trying to get better, always trying hard to work better together, be more efficient and make a lot of plays," he said. 

Solder said he is not thinking about replacing the retiring Matt...

08/09/2012 - 10:40pm
Reports: Howard to Lakers in four-team deal

In a trade that could dramatically reshape the NBA, the Lakers appear to be close to acquiring All-Star center Dwight Howard from Orlando in a four-team deal that also involves Denver and Philadelphia.

The framework of the deal, according to national reports, is as follows:

Lakers get: Howard
Denver gets: Andre Iguodala
Philly gets: Andrew Bynum, Jason Richardson
Orlando gets: Arron Afflalo, Al Harrington, Nicola Vucecic, Moe Harkless and three first-round picks.

While the Celtics would benefit from Howard leaving the Eastern Conference, they would have to contend with the emerging Bynum in their own division. The Sixers, however, seem to be surrendering the most value in the transaction with Iguodala and two recent first-round picks in Vucecic and Harkless leaving town for a center with...

08/09/2012 - 9:32pm
Mixed bag: Pats win as Brady, OL struggle

FOXBORO -- Rookie Chandler Jones provided several highlights with his pass rush on the first team defense and Brian Hoyer led the Patriots on a 97-yard touchdown drive to open the second half as the Patriots beat the Saints, 7-6, Thursday night in New England's preseason opener. The win was marred by the loss of linebacker Dane Fletcher, who reportedly tore the ACL in his left knee on New England's first punt of the night. 

It was also a rough start for Tom Brady, who struggled with the first team offensive line. Brady was strip-sacked by Will Smith and fumbled. The Saints recovered at New England's 34. The turnover led to the only points of the first half as the Saints led, 3-0 at halftime. Brady was rushed several times by an offensive line that is still gelling and getting accustomed to playing without retired left tackle Matt Light and the injured pair of Logan Mankins and Sebastian Vollmer. Nate Solder, filling in for Light at left tackle, was...

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