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06/25/2010 - 7:48am
Mashup: Torre sorry for Yankees feud

The Yankees start a weekend series vs. the Dodgers in Los Angeles Friday night, and that reunites Joe Torre with the team he guided for 12 seasons but left under less than ideal circumstances after the 2007 season. Some hard feelings reportedly remain, especially on the part of Alex Rodriguez and Yankees general manager Brian Cashman, following revelations from a book about Torre's tenure in New York. For his part, Torre says he's sorry for any perceived slights. Elsewhere, some fans and writers aren't happy with their teams following Thursday's NBA draft, and they let their opinions be known. Get caught up on those stories and more at Friday's Morning Mashup.


06/25/2010 - 2:24am
Pedroia's 3 HR lead Sox past Rox in extras

Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia launched three homers, the last a two-run shot in the top of the 10th, as part of a career-best night to lead his club past the Colorado Rockies in Denver, 13-11. Pedroia went 5-for-5 with three homers, a double and a walk to help the Sox outlast Colorado in a seesaw series finale.

 

The Sox twice overcame two-run deficits, while also giving away four- and three-run advantages, in a Denver slugfest. Sox starter Daisuke Matsuzaka, in his first outing since June 7 following a stint on the disabled list, allowed two runs before recording his first out of the game. But he buckled down to retire three straight batters with the bases loaded, and did not give up another run over the rest of his five innings.

 

The Sox took a 6-2 lead during that time, but then gave it back when the bullpen melted down in a six-run sixth inning in which both Manny Delcarmen and Hideki Okajima were charged with...

06/24/2010 - 11:33pm
C's tab Luke Harangody in second round

The Celtics selected Notre Dame forward Luke Harangody in the second round of the NBA Draft. Harangody was a three-time All Big East player with the Irish and led the conference in scoring and rebounding twice.


06/24/2010 - 10:28pm
Perkins' right knee surgery delayed

Kendrick Perkins will have surgery on his right knee in the upcoming weeks rather than Friday because the swelling has still not gone down, Doc Rivers said Thursday night. "It will be soon," Rivers said. "Next couple of weeks." The Celtics selected Texas guard Avery Bradley in the first round, but Rivers noted that the Celtics will be looking for big men in free agency. "We clearly need another big with Perk's injury," Rivers said. "Not knowing when he is going to be healthy at what point next year."


06/24/2010 - 10:14pm
Neely: 'We're waiting like everyone else'

LOS ANGELES -- New Bruins president Cam Neely was busy taking care of business at the NHL Board of Governors meeting in Los Angeles on Thursday, but he now has to play a waiting game like everyone else.

 

While the Board of Governors approved a rule change providing a five-minute penalty for a blindside hit to the head -- such as that which sidelined Bruins center Marc Savard this season -- Neely emerged from Thursday’s meeting focused on Friday’s draft in which the Bruins have the second overall pick. The Edmonton Oilers have the first pick in the draft and with it the possibility of trading down if the player they would select is different than the player the Bruins want.  

 

Taylor Hall and Tyler Seguin are considered a lock to be selected with the top two picks, but so far, the Oilers have not indicated what player they prefer. There has been much speculation...

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