Mother nature got in the way of the British Open in more than one way on Friday. First, the second round saw a one-hour and five-minute delay due to winds of 41 miles per hour. The day later concluded early on account of darkness.
South Africa's Louis Oosthuizen, who had actually missed the cut in all but one of his last eight major championship appearances, remained the surprise leader when play was halted, shot a five-under 67 and is atop the leaderboard with a 12-under 132. Mark Calcavecchia trails him at seven-under, with Paul Casey, Lee Westwood, and Steven Tiley tied for third at six-under.
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Red Sox manager Terry Francona announced Friday that Dustin Pedroia received a good medical report on the broken bone in his left foot and has been fitted for a boot to allow weight-bearing activity.
"The scan showed on Pedey a lot of healing, which is really good news," Francona said. "He's allowed to begin weight-bearing [activity]. He has to keep the boot on for approximately a week-to-two weeks, probably two weeks."
Pedroia broke a bone in his left foot with a foul ball on June 25 in San Francisco and has been out since. The news is not as good for Jason Varitek. He was catching in a game at Fenway against Tampa Bay on June 30 when he took a foul ball from Carl Crawford off his right foot. It broke a similar bone and sent him to the DL.
"Tek is a little bit behind," Francona added. "There's not as much healing with Tek, which I think they...
Hall of Fame baseball analyst Peter Gammons joined The Big Show on Friday and discussed the Red Sox' upcoming stretch, the trade market, the passing of George Steinbrenner, and the ongoing Jacoby Ellsbury saga.
Gammons called the situation with Ellsbury, which was given a bit more attention last weekend when he addressed reporters with notes and a timeline of his injury, "curious." Gammons said that he expects the center fielder to be back by the beginning of next month and that the team and Ellsbury will "kiss and make up if he plays."
"I think this is always going to be a cautious relationship," Gammons said, also adding that despite how fishy things have gone since Ellsbury injured broke his ribs in a collision with Adrian Beltre, the team "needs him."
With regard to the trade deadline, Gammons said there is very little chance the Red Sox would trade...
Eric Patterson will start in center field for the first time as a member of the Red Sox Friday as his team looks to exact revenge vs. the Rangers. The Sox fell to Texas, 7-2, but with Patterson having a good track record against Rangers starter Colby Lewis (triple, homer, 2 RBI, and a walk in six plate appearances), it's no wonder he is batting second. Adrian Beltre also returns to the starting lineup.
1. Marco Scutaro, SS
2. Eric Patterson, CF
3. David Ortiz, DH
4. Kevin Youkilis, 1B
5. J.D. Drew, RF
6. Adrian Beltre, 3B
7. Daniel Nava, LF
8. Bill Hall, 2B
9. Kevin Cash, C
SP -- Felix Doubront
According to a Twitter feed from Yahoo! Sports NBA writer Marc Spears, a league source indicated that guard Nate Robinson will re-sign with the Celtics. Shortly before noon, Robinson tweeted: "Cuz I'm back n beantown baby yeah."
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Dr Nick Leung for the Newton Wellesley Orthopedics Association joins Ben to talk about Rajon Rondo's broken hand.
The debut edition of the We Hate Dwyane Wade show. Ben and Sam preview the Celtics and talk about other summer news around the NBA.
Joe Castiglione does his annual wrap-up of the season by reading the poem by Bart Giamatti.
Mut and Rob discuss the "kids" and the variety of young bodies the Red Sox called upon this season. Specifically, they look at Bogaerts and Bradley, Jr. and where things went wrong. They give their opinions on which one will right the ship next season.
Description: Red Sox farm director Ben Crockett looks back at the 2014 Red Sox prospect season by answering listener questions about a number of Red Sox prospects as well as broader issues and themes in the farm system.
The world's biggest Canadiens fan Tony Marinaro joins MFB after the Bruins and Tuukka Rask suffered another loss in Montreal.
We check in with NESN's Jack Edwards for a Bruins-Canadiens preview, live from French-Quebec.
Pierre McGuire joins MFB to analyze last night's Bruins-Red Wings game and preview tonight's game against the Canadiens. Pierre also offers his take on fighting in the NHL.
Tom Brady discussed Peyton's record breaking night.
Tim Hasselbeck on Peyton vs. Brady.
The guys opened the show discussing Peyton Manning's record setting night in Denver.
Christian talks about his Top 5 coaches in the NFL.
Christian learns a thing or two about lead poisoning. San Francisco hates Lorde until the World Series is over. Floyd Mayweather sued for false imprisonment.
Patriots DT Chris Jones wasn't even sure he was the one who blocked NIck Folk's FG attempt to seal the win against the Jets. He also talked about how well LB Dont'a Hightower has done in place of Jerod Mayo.
Mikey, Villani and Lenny are talking about the 2004 Red Sox on the anniversary of Game 4 of the ALCS with Dave Roberts steal abd Bill Mueller driving him in and what it was like to witness.
Mikey, Mut and Lenny are talking about the Patriots and how they have stacked up through the years and what got them to the three championships and five Super Bowl appearances in the Brady-Belichick era.
Mikey and Mut take a call from someone who wants to criticize Belichick the GM and his history of drafting players and making moves in the draft.
This week Pete gives the listeners a brief, but enthusiastic history lesson the ineptitude of the New York Jets. They also help you set your final rosters for your Week 7 fantasy teams.
Predictions for the Revs moving into the playoffs, Jurgen Klinsmann vs Don Garber, and Ben needs a new European team to root for.
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