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08/07/2010 - 12:00pm
Sox lineup: Ellsbury out

Jacoby Ellsbury is not in the lineup for the Red Sox on Saturday for the second-game of the four-game set vs. the Yankees. Ellsbury is 0-for-10 since his return to the club on August 4. Darnell McDonald will start in center field for the Sox, who send John Lackey to the hill against CC Sabathia. 

 

Red Sox:

Scutaro, 6

Lowrie, 4

Ortiz, DH

Martinez, 2

Beltre, 6

Lowell, 4

Drew, 9

Hall, 7

McDonald, 8

Lackey -- SP


08/07/2010 - 8:03am
Haynesworth passes conditioning test

According to a tweet from Adam Schefter of ESPN.com, Washington Redskins defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth passed the club's conditioning test on Saturday.

 

Haynesworth had been unable to practice since camp opened for the Redskins last week due to his inability to pass the test, failing multiple times. He had an MRI taken on Thursday on his left knee, but the results showed no structural damage.

 

The test consists of two 300-yard runs, the first of which must be completed in under 70 seconds, the second in under 73 seconds. There is a three and a half minute break between the two runs.

 

Haynesworth was the only Redskins player required to take the test, due to skipping the team's offseason conditioning program. The two-time All-Pro did not attend offseason programs because he was unhappy with the Redskins switch to a 3-4 defense....

08/07/2010 - 7:46am
Thomas denies waiving no-trade clause
By: DJ Bean

LOWELL -- Bruins goaltender Tim Thomas spoke for the first time this offseason at Milan Lucic's Rock and Jock softball game. The subject of trade rumors given the $5 million cap hit his contract calls for in each of the next three seasons, Thomas denied waiving his no-trade clause to facilitate a deal in June. In fact, he said there has been no contact between he and the Bruins.

“I haven’t talked to the team at all, except for the physical therapist that I’m dealing with in recovering from my surgery,” Thomas said.

Thomas is 11 weeks into a 12-week recovery from surgery to repair a torn labrum in his left hip. He told Matt Kalman of The Bruins Blog that he is not upset with the team and that much of the speculation involving him this offseason has been untrue.

“There’s so many little pieces of misinformation that I’m not even going to waste my...

08/06/2010 - 9:36pm
Patriots sign Barrett, release Clayton

The Patriots announced Friday night they have signed safety Josh Barrett and released running back Thomas Clayton. Here's the complete statement from the team on the transaction:

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Patriots claimed and were awarded S Josh Barrett off waivers from the Denver Broncos today. In addition, the Patriots released RB Thomas Clayton.

Barrett, a 6-2, 225 pounds safety from Arizona State, originally was drafted by the Denver Broncos in the seventh round of the 2008 NFL Draft. He has played in 20 games with three starts during his two seasons in the NFL and has totaled 25 tackles on defense and 13 tackles on special teams. Last season, he appeared in 14 games and finished with two tackles on defense and eight special teams tackles.

Clayton, a 5-11, 222 pound running back from Kansas State, was signed by the Patriots on June 11, 2010. He originally was drafted by the San Francisco 49ers in the...

08/06/2010 - 9:33pm
Report: Kaczur has 'significant' back injury

According to ESPN.com, Patriots offensive lineman Nick Kaczur has told teammates he has a significant back injury that could potentially sideline him for the entire 2010 season. The report states that Kaczur, who has been out of the Pats' last 11 training camp sessions, was slated to move from tackle to guard, could seek another medical opinion, but the prospects for a return any time soon remain "grim." Five-year veteran Dan Connolly has been lining up with the starting unit with both Kaczur and holdout Logan Mankins not available. For more Patriots coverage see the team page at weei.com/patriots.


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