The United States made a pair of changes to its lineup for the World Cup round of 16 match against Ghana on Saturday.
Robbie Findley, who was suspended for the 1-0 win over Algeria (two yellow cards), returns to the lineup, taking a forward spot in place of Herculez Gomez. Ricardo Clark has not played for the U.S. since the opener vs. England but will start at midfield as Maurice Edu goes to the bench.
LOS ANGELES -- The Bruins have selected another center, Ryan Spooner, with the second of their two picks (45th overall) in second round of the NHL draft. Spooner had 19 goals and 45 assists with Peterborough of the OHL this season. In the opening round Friday, the Bruins selected center Tyler Seguin with the second overall pick, obtained from Toronto in the Phil Kessel trade. With the 32nd overall pick, also obtained in the Kessel trade, the Bruins selected center Jared Knight of the London Knights. For more, visit the Big Bad Blog.
LOS ANGELES -- The Bruins have selected forward Jared Knight with the first of their two picks (32nd overall) in second round of the NHL draft. Knight had 36 goals and 21 assists in 63 games with the London Knights this season.
In addition to the 32nd overall pick, which was obtained from Toronto in the Phil Kessel trade, the Bruins also have their own second round pick, the 45th overall. In the opening round Friday, the B’s selected Tyler Seguin with the second overall pick , also obtained in the Kessel trade.
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Red Sox outfielder J.D. Drew's availability in the late innings of Friday's 5-4 loss to the Giants was limited because his right hamstring, which has kept him out of the lineup for six games, tightened during a chilly San Francisco night. The outfielder informed manager Terry Francona that he was unavailable to play the outfield.
As a result, the Sox were unable to use him as a pinch-hitter for outfielder Darnell McDonald in the bottom of the ninth inning with two outs and the bases loaded, since the need to move Bill Hall to second base in place of the injured Dustin Pedroia had left the club without a backup outfielder. McDonald grounded out to short to end the game, while Drew stood in the on-deck circle as a potential pinch-hitter for the pitcher's spot.
Drew had been scheduled to return to the lineup on Saturday, and Francona told reporters that he is still hoping that his outfielder will be able to return to the...
Though the Red Sox mounted a spirited ninth-inning rally, putting four straight runners on base with two outs and pushing across a run, the uprising fell short when Darnell McDonald grounded out with the bases loaded to conclude a 5-4 loss to the Giants. The ninth inning was the third frame in which the Sox left the bases loaded, part of a night in which the team stranded 13 baserunners against San Francisco pitching.
That made a loser of Sox starter Tim Wakefield, who allowed four runs (three earned) in seven innings. Wakefield minimized the damage done by 11 Giants hits, but while he limited the workload on his bullpen, his record fell to 2-6 on a night when the Sox could not take advantage of 10 walks. After scoring three runs in the first on a Kevin Youkilis three-run homer (No. 15) against Giants starter Jonathan Sanchez, the Sox could do no further damage until the ninth, when their rally fell a run short.
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