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08/02/2011 - 2:32pm
Lineup: Scutaro remains out, Aviles in
By: DJ Bean

Mike Aviles is batting seventh and playing shortstop Tuesday, a night after Marco Scutaro left the Sox' 9-6 loss to the Indians due to dizziness. Darnell McDonald is in right field after Josh Reddick had a throwing error and was thrown out in a rundown Monday.

1. Jacoby Ellsbury, CF

2. Dustin Pedroia, 2B

3. Adrian Gonzalez, 1B

4. Kevin Youkilis, 3B

5. David Ortiz, DH

6. Carl Crawford LF

7. Mike Aviles, SS

8. Jason Varitek, C

9. Darnell McDonald, RF

SP -- Josh Beckett

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08/02/2011 - 2:01pm
Dungy: I wouldn't want Haynesworth
By: DJ Bean

Former Colts head coach Tony Dungy said Tuesday on the Dan Patrick Show that given what he saw when coaching against Albert Haynseworth, he would have chosen against acquiring the defensive tackle had the opportunity presented itself.

“I would not, no,” Dungy said. “I’ve seen Albert Haynesworth, and I’ve seen those great years he has when he’s got something to prove and he’s trying to make money. But I’ve also — we played against Albert Haynesworth in Indianapolis when he really wasn’t playing hard.”

Dungy praised Patriots coach Bill Belichick for his ability to motivate players with questionable pasts, and felt that Haynesworth could change because of Belichick.

“They have a great track record of doing that with Corey Dillon and Randy Moss and getting years out of guys when no one else could, so we’ll see," Dungy said. "I would bet on Belichick with...

08/02/2011 - 1:44pm
Savard: 'Still suffering' with PCS issues
By: DJ Bean

Canadian media outlets, including TSN, caught up with Bruins center Marc Savard Monday as he had his day with the Stanley Cup in Peterborough, Ontario. Savard, who is recovering from his second concussion in as many seasons, said he is still have memory loss issues as well as other symptoms of post-concussion syndrome.

"It's obviously been a long road for me. I'm still suffering with a lot of daily issues, right now it's been a tough go," Savard told reporters. "I'm just trying to get through and not worry about hockey right now, just worry about my health because I have three young kids and they're important to me."

"Mornings have been tough. When I get up in the morning I'm a little foggy sometimes," Savard continued. "But as the day wears on I'm pretty good. Hot sun is tough. I try to stay in the shade and stuff like that and pop the odd Advil...

08/02/2011 - 12:43pm
Dowling, Vereen sign, QB Crompton released

FOXBORO -- The Patriots came to terms Tuesday with their two second-round draft picks as defensive back Ras-I Dowling and running back Shane Vereen signed on the dotted line and reported to camp.

The Patriots also released first-year QB Jonathan Crompton and signed rookie defensive end Christian Cox out of Utah.

Dowling, a defensive back from Virginia, was the 33rd selection overall. At 6-foot-1, Dowling, started 25 of 40 games at right corner for the Cavaliers, recording 160 tackles (115 solo). Dowling, 23, who played in all 12 games with two starts as a true freshman, was voted a team captain as a senior.

Vereen, a running back from California, was selected by the Patriots in the second round of the 2011 NFL Draft with the 56th selection overall. Vereen, 5-9, 205 pounds, finished his college career with 2,834 rushing yards (5.10 avg.) and 29 touchdowns and 674 receiving yards on 74 receptions and six touchdowns.

Cox, a 25-year old...

08/02/2011 - 8:45am
Chinese teams 'dream of' signing Garnett

Following news that Lakers guard Kobe Bryant is seeking $1.5 million per month to play in China during the NBA lockout, ESPN.com is reporting that Celtics forward Kevin Garnett "is another star various clubs in China dream of."

Garnett obviously has ties to the country as Chinese shoe company Anta sponsors the 14-time NBA All-Star, who already has a business trip to China planned later this summer. However, chances Garnett will be playing in the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) when the league starts up again in January are minimal.

FIBA recently ruled that contracted NBA players could sign deals overseas as long as they immediately return to their respective teams once the lockout ends, and Garnett remains under contract...

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