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06/23/2010 - 4:34pm
Sources: Sox show interest in Everett

According to a sources familiar with the situation, the Red Sox have shown some interest in shortstop Adam Everett, who was designated for assignment by the Detroit Tigers on June 8 and released by the club seven days later. Everett, who is currently a free agent, would only cost the Major League minimum with the Tigers responsible for what was left on the infielder's one-year, $1.55 million deal he signed with Detroit prior to the 2010 season.

 

It is believed that the Red Sox wouldn't attempt to make any such signing until a move is made to make a roster spot available (perhaps in a transaction involving Mike Lowell). Right now the Sox are using Bill Hall as their backup shortstop and second baseman.

 

Everett, the Red Sox' first-round pick in the 1998 amateur draft (12th overall), was traded by the Sox with minor leaguer Greg Miller for outfielder Carl Everett prior to the 2000 season. In 31 games with the Tigers this...

06/23/2010 - 4:34pm
USA to face Ghana in round of 16

Mesut Oezil scored in the 60th minute to give Germany a 1-0 win over Ghana and first place in Group D at the World Cup. Despite the loss, Ghana also advanced to the round of 16 -- taking second place in Group D with four points. The Americans will now play Ghana on Saturday (2:30 ET) in Rustenburg, South Africa, for a spot in the quarterfinals. Ghana won the final match of the opening round against the Americans to knock them out of the World Cup in Germany four years ago. Ghana is the first African team to make the knockout phase of the tournament.


06/23/2010 - 4:15pm
Longest match in tennis history suspended

John Isner of the United States and Nicolas Mahut of France could not finish the longest match on record in tennis history due to darkness for the second consecutive day. Their first-round match at Wimbledon has lasted more than nine hours — breaking the record of six hours, 33 minutes set in a 2004 French Open match. Isner and Mahut have played 118 games in the fifth set, which alone has lasted seven hours and six minutes. In the fifth set, both players have won 59 games, Isner has 70 aces, Mahut has 69 aces and there have been six overall break points. The match originally was suspended because of darkness on Tuesday night after four sets. Click here for more on this record-setting match.


06/23/2010 - 3:00pm
Chiarelli 'happy' with offensive improvements
By: DJ Bean

Speaking with the media a day after pulling of a big trade with the Panthers and two days before the NHL draft, Bruins general manager exuded optimism with the way the week has gone and will go Friday night. Having just acquired Panthers' right wing Nathan Horton and center Gregory Campbell and soon to have Taylor Hall or Tyler Seguin in tow, Chiarelli spoke confidently about improving the NHL's worst offense. 

 

"He's tremendous shooter, Nathan. He's a big body, he can skate, he can play physical," Chiarelli said. There's a lot of things to like about him, and we're going to be getting a highly skilled forward with the No. 2 pick with some speed.

 

"We think at the end of the day, if we do nothing else to our forwards, we're adding an established big power-forward shooter and a real speedy young legs skill guy. We're happy with that."

 

Chiarelli said he plans to make a qualifying...

06/23/2010 - 2:59pm
Source: Not much interest in C's pick

According to Jeff Goodman of FoxSports.com/WEEI.com, a source suggests the Celtics would be open to dealing their first-round draft pick (19th overall), but have drawn little interest. According the source, if there is a trade to be made it will most likely occur as the pick draws closer. Goodman has learned that the Celtics have a group of "around five" players they are eyeing at their spot. For more draft coverage, see the Celtics team page by clicking here.


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