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08/09/2010 - 6:33am
List: Shaq's most memorable commercials

New Celtics center Shaquille O'Neal has been known to dabble in acting. In fact, he has quite the resume of roles on the big and small screeen. But some of his best performances have come in commercials. With that in mind, we've compiled a list of his most memorable endorsements. Check it out at the LEEInks blog.


08/09/2010 - 6:27am
Mashup: NY media blasts Isiah, Knicks

Knicks owner James Dolan’s decision to re-hire Isiah Thomas as a consultant did not go over well in New York. The team has been taking an absolute beating in the local papers, with reporters finding the move offensive and insulting. Former Knick (and Celtic) Stephon Marbury, who had a public falling-out with Thomas, could say only “Good luck, New York.” Thomas admitted reading the stories about him over the weekend and is doing his best to be humble and positive about the situation. Read more about that, plus check out other stories, videos, trivia and more, at Monday's Morning Mashup.


08/08/2010 - 10:15pm
Beckett, Red Sox roughed up by Yanks

NEW YORK -- Josh Beckett surrendered seven runs on 11 hits over just 4 2/3 innings -- including five in the fifth inning -- paving the way for a 7-2 victory for the Yankees over the Red Sox, Sunday night at Yankee Stadium. With the loss, the Sox fall seven games in back of the first-place Yanks, while remaining 4 1/2 behind Tampa Bay in the Wild Card race. With the Rays dropping their fifth straight, and the Sox losing their second in a row to the Yankees, Minnesota draws even with the Red Sox in the Wild Card standings.

 

In four outings against the Yankees this season, Beckett has now allowed 24 earned runs in 19 1/3 innings (11.25 ERA), having given up at least five runs in each of the appearances while not lasting more than 5 1/3 innings.

 

The Red Sox managed just two runs on six hits against substitute Yankees starter Dustin Moseley, who was replacing schedule starter A.J. Burnett due to the righty's back injury. The...

08/08/2010 - 7:56pm
Pedroia eyes homestand for return

NEW YORK -- Speaking prior to the Red Sox game at Yankee Stadium Sunday night, Dustin Pedroia said he was extremely encouraged by his progress after running for a third straight day -- this time running the bases -- and hopes that he can make his return to the Red Sox' lineup when the team returns home Aug. 17. Pedroia, who has now been out of action for more than six weeks after breaking his foot, will take Monday off before attempting to continue his running program Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.

 

"I hit, then I ran around the bases a couple of times. Jogged around the bases. I felt OK. Every day, it's getting better," said Pedroia, who still doesn't know if he is going to have to participate in a rehab assignment. "Three days ago, I thought I was out for the year. Now I feel like I can play soon. Every day's getting better."

 

Catcher Jason Varitek, who is also out with a broken foot, took batting...

08/08/2010 - 4:22pm
Burnett scratched from Sunday's start

Yankees starter A.J. Burnett has been scratched from Sunday's start against the Red Sox due to back spasms. In his place, Dustin Moseley, who was originally slated to go on Monday, will get the ball. 

 

The news of Burnett's scratch isn't entirely beneficial for the Red Sox, as Burnett is 0-1 with a 10.61 earned run average in his two starts against Boston this year. Additionally, with Moseley being moved up a day, so to will be Philip Hughes, who will now face the Red Sox Monday. 

 

The Red Sox and Yankees have...

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