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08/19/2010 - 9:17pm
Matsui does it again to Sox

Hideki Matsui clubbed a three-run homer off Josh Beckett in a four-run sixth inning as the Los Angeles Angels salvaged their only win against the Red Sox this season, 7-2, Thursday night at Fenway Park. 

 

Beckett was staked to a 1-0 lead in the fourth when David Ortiz launched his 27th homer, a long shot to right off Angels starter Ervin Santana (13-8). But that would be the only big mistake the Angels hurler would make as the Los Angeles won for the first time in 10 tries against Boston in 2010. Beckett (3-3) allowed seven hits and six earned runs over 6 1/3 innings. 

 

The loss dropped the Red Sox 6 1/2 games behind the front-running Yankees in the American League East, and seven back in the loss column.

 

For more, visit Closing Time at the Full Count blog....

08/19/2010 - 8:37pm
Ryan has 'heated' conversation with Dungy

Jets coach Rex Ryan said he had a "heated" phone conversation with former Colts coach and current NBC NFL analyst Tony Dungy about Ryan's foul language during the HBO training camp documentary "Hard Knocks." Dungy, a devout Christian, criticized Ryan's frequent use of obscenities and suggested the commissioner step in and talk to the fiery coach.

 

Ryan called Dungy and left a message on Wednesday. On Thursday, the two men shared their feelings directly with each other.

 

"It was definitely heated," Ryan said with a smile. "We just talked man-to-man. It was good."

 

Added Ryan: "I wanted him to know how I felt. We talked man-to-man. He told me his position and I definitely told him my position. So, it was good."

 


08/19/2010 - 6:45pm
TBC, Guyton highlight inactives
By: DJ Bean

The Patriots left 13 players behind when they departed for Atlanta this week. With the Pats set to face the Falcons in their second pre-season game, the following players are inactive: Linebackers Gary Guyton, Tully Banta-Cain, Jermaine Cunningham, Thomas Williams and Dane Fletcher, receivers Darnell Jenkins, and Matthew Slater, defensive backs Terrence Johnson, Bret Lockett, Josh Barrett and Leigh Bodden, offensive linemen Nick Kaczur, Logan Mankins, and George Bussey, and defensive lineman Damione Lewis. 

 

For more on the Patriots, visit their team page at WEEI.com.


08/19/2010 - 6:25pm
Welker in uniform for Falcons game

Wide receiver Wes Welker is in full uniform as the Patriots go through pregame activities before Thursday night's game vs. Atlanta. It is still not known if Welker will play in the contest, but if he does it will be his first game action since his ACL injury in the regular season finale January 3 at Houston.

 

For more Patriots coverage visit the team page at weei.com/Patriots.


08/19/2010 - 4:42pm
Clemens: 'I never took HGH or steroids'

Commenting through his Twitter feed, Roger Clemens addressed being indicted by a federal grand jury for allegedly lying to congress about using performance enhancing drugs.

 

Wrote Clemens: "I never took HGH or Steroids. And I did not lie to Congress. I look forward to challenging the Governments accusations, and hope people will keep an open mind until trial. I appreciate all the support I have been getting. I am happy to finally have my day in court."

 

The seven-time Cy Young Award winner was indicted Thursday and is facing charges of obstruction of Congress, making false statements, and perjury. The New York Times first reported the indictment.

 

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