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08/02/2010 - 12:18pm
Ellsbury to play again in Pawtucket Tuesday

According to a baseball source, Red Sox outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury is getting very close to activation, but it will be at least a couple more days before he rejoins the Red Sox roster. He will play at least one more rehab game with Triple-A Pawtucket on Tuesday and then the Red Sox will re-evaluate him. Ellsbury went 2-for-5 on Sunday, and is now 4-for-9 in two games for the PawSox. He has played just nine games for the Red Sox this year while recovering from five non-displaced rib fractures. 

 

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08/02/2010 - 8:25am
Patriots sign Owens, Butler

FOXBORO — The Patriots announced Monday morning they have signed wide receiver Rod Owens and tight end Carson Butler.

Owens, a 6-foot-1, 186-pound wide receiver, led Florida State with 61 catches for 729 yards and three touchdowns last season. A 23-year-old, he originally worked out for the Patriots in early June just after getting released by St. Louis.

Butler is a 6-foot-4, 260-pounder out of Michigan who is already on his sixth team — the 22-year old was signed by Green Bay out of college as a free agent, but has also been on the practice squad in Detroit, San Francisco and Cincinnati. He was cut by the Giants in June. In last year's training camp with the Lions, he he caught 4 passes for 59 yards and a touchdown in the preseason before he was cut and added to the practice squad.

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08/02/2010 - 6:37am
List: Most hated teams in Boston sports

Last week we gave you the most memorable villains in Boston sports history. This week we offer the most hated teams in Boston sports history. Sure, the Yankees and Lakers have plenty of candidates, but there are many others. Check out the list at the LEEInks blog.


08/02/2010 - 6:33am
Mashup: Steelers fans cheer Roethlisberger

Ben Roethlisberger said he was "scared" anticipating the fan reaction to his first appearance at Steelers training camp, but teammate Hines Ward promised the quarterback, "We've got your back no matter what." No need, as the fans cheered the controversial player's appearance over the weekend. Read more about that, plus check out video of NBA star Tyreke Evans' 120 mph highway race and subsequent arrest, along with other stories, videos, trivia and more, at Monday's Morning Mashup.


08/01/2010 - 8:58pm
Source: Guyton injury not serious

FOXBORO — According to a league source, the knee injury suffered by Patriots inside linebacker Gary Guyton suffered at training camp Sunday afternoon is not serious. “A tweaked knee with perhaps a couple of days rest,” is how the source described Guyton's situation after the Georgia Tech product went down during a practice session Sunday afternoon.

Guyton appeared to slip on the grass during an 11-on-11 drill, and stayed on the ground for a few moments before walking to the sidelines where he consulted with trainers and coaches. Guyton then walked around the second practice field for a bit but did not participate in any drills. He eventually left the practice field under his own power and without a limp.

The 24-year-old Guyton has spent the last two seasons for the Patriots. Last year, he started all 16 games at inside linebacker and finished the season with 91 tackles and 1½ sacks. Despite the fact he is one of...

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