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06/25/2010 - 12:16pm
Sources: Lowell's hip killed deal to Rangers

According to multiple baseball sources, it was concerns about Red Sox infielder Mike Lowell's right hip -- rather than the torn ligament in his right thumb -- that led to the deal that would have shipped the four-time All-Star to Texas this offseason being called off. While Lowell did require surgery to repair the torn radial collateral ligament in his right thumb in December, the sources said that the Rangers made their decision to pull out of a deal that would have sent Lowell to Texas (along with $9 million of his $12 million salary) for catcher Max Ramirez due to concerns about the surgically repaired right hip of the 2007 World Series MVP.

 

Lowell was placed on the 15-day disabled list by the Sox on Thursday due to what the team described as a strained right hip. He recognized that going to the sidelines would do little to improve the likelihood of a deal to another club.

 

“I don’t think [going on the D....

06/25/2010 - 11:44am
Thomsen on D&H: Bradley a good fit for C's

Sports Illustrated's Ian Thomsen joined the Dale & Holley show Friday morning to talk about the Celtics' situation following Thursday night's NBA draft. Thomsen said he sees first-round draft pick Avery Bradley as an Eddie House type of player, a shooter more than someone who drives to the basket, and a player with limited point guard skills, at least for now.

 

"They're going to hope that he can come off the bench and be the backup point guard they've needed," Thomsen said. "But a lot of teams in the league looked at him and wondered if he ever would be a true point guard — if you're going to have to think of him as more of an off guard. But if he's your third guard and he can come in and play some point guard minutes and bring the ball up, and then he's that deep shooter that they used to have with Eddie House, you get that sort of hybrid, all-for-one thing that works very well with what the Celtics have been the...

06/25/2010 - 9:53am
Exhausted Isner ousted at Wimbledon

One day after the completion of his record-setting 11-hour victory over Nicholas Mahut, American John Isner was ousted Friday from Wimbledon in a 75-minute loss to Thiemo De Bakker, 6-0, 6-3, 6-2. Isner, suffering from fatigue and a sore neck, called for a medical timeout after losing the first set. After having a record 112 aces in the marathon match, Isner had none against De Bakker. To read more, click here.


06/25/2010 - 9:20am
List: Sox' best interleague games

Dustin Pedroia's three-home run performance Thursday night goes down as one of the best performances by a Red Sox player in interleague competition. But it was too late to make our list of the most memorable interleague games in Red Sox history. Check out our list at the LEEInks blog.


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.


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