Red Sox starter Clay Buchholz continued his tremendous first half by tossing 6 2/3 shutout innings to help lead his team to a 2-0 victory that concluded a three-game sweep over the Dodgers. With the win, Buchholz improved to 10-4 with a 2.47 ERA, tying him for the most wins in the American League and placing him third in ERA. Red Sox relievers Daniel Bard and Jonathan Papelbon handled the final seven outs, with Papelbon pitching a scoreless ninth for his 16th save.
The Sox got all the offense they needed in the early innings, thanks in large part to the heady baserunning of Dustin Pedroia. Pedroia singled in the first inning and stole second. An errant throw from Dodgers catcher Russell Martin trickled just a few feet from the bag, but Pedroia raced to third when he noticed that the bag was vacated thanks to the shift that Los Angeles was employing against David Ortiz. That, in turn, allowed Pedroia to score on an infield single by Kevin...
It appears the Bruins may not be on the verge of acquiring Florida Panthers forward Nathan Horton, according to a source close to the situation. Reports surfaced this weekend that the Bruins had been closing in on a trade for the former third overall pick, but the Bruins were just one of multiple teams to nearly have a deal with the Panthers.
"They were close, as were a few other teams," the source said of the Bruins' chances of getting Horton. It was unclear where a potential trade stood as of Sunday night.
The Panthers selected Horton in the 2003 NHL draft after flipping the top overall pick to the Penguins (Marc-Andre Fleury). The 25-year-old has never surpassed 62 points in his six-year NHL career and has scored 30 goals in just one season, a 2006-2007 campaign in which he gathered 31. A natural right wing, Horton was moved to center in the 2008-2009 season. The Panthers have been trying to move...
Graeme McDowell of Northern Ireland edged Frenchman Gregory Havret by one stroke on Sunday to become the first European to win the U.S. Open in 40 years. McDowell shot a 3-over 74 on a difficult Sunday at Pebble Beach to finish at even-par 284 for the tournament and win by one. Ernie Els finished third at 2 over, while Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson were tied for fourth, three shots back.
Right-hander Anthony Ranaudo, selected out of LSU by the Red Sox with their third pick (No. 39) of the 2010 draft, delivered an impressive performance in his debut for Brewster of the Cape League on Sunday. The 20-year-old threw four innings for Brewster, allowing one hit and one unearned run while walking a batter and striking out three. One observer said that his fastball was regularly clocked at 90-92 mph.
Ranaudo is pitching in the Cape League in part to demonstrate his health as he prepares for negotiations with the Sox. Ranaudo was viewed as perhaps the top college pitcher in the country entering this year, but his draft stock sank due to injuries that played a part in his disappointing performance as a junior. As such, he is trying to demonstrate through a healthy performance this summer that he deserves a bonus more in line with one of the elite players in the country.
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Red Sox manager Terry Francona said he is hopeful that J.D. Drew will return from a mild hamstring strain on Tuesday night at Coors Field in Colorado, adding he doesn't believe the right fielder is headed for the disabled list.
"I hope Tuesday's realistic," Francona said before Sunday's game. "If it's not, we won't do it. I think it's probably realistic to think it might work, that he might play. The good news is that I don't think anybody remotely thinks it's a DL. Stay away from him tonight, get day off [Monday] and see how he's doing. It's a big outfield in Denver. If he's healthy to play, he'll play, if not we'll make the adjustment like we always do."
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Hall of Famer Michael Irvin checks in with the Dale and Holley show and offers up some perspective on the Seahawks locker room situation, and whether the supposed discord amongst other players and quarterback Russell Wilson is part of the reason why the Seahawks have struggled on the field of late.
Devin McCourty discusses the dangerous Bears offense.
Adam Schefter breaks down the Patriots and Darrelle Revis, Russel Wilson and the Seahawks, and Jay Cutler and the Bears
Jackie MacMullan joins MFB for the first time this season. She discusses the rejection of NBA lottery reform, Rajon Rondo, and the Celtics chances this season.
Kirk Minihane joins the We Hate Dwyane Wade Show to preview the upcoming Celtics season. Ben and Sam also discuss the Rajon Rondo/Jeff Green trade rumors and dabble in the classic NBA analytics debate.
Joe Castiglione does his annual wrap-up of the season by reading the poem by Bart Giamatti.
Mut and Rob discuss the "kids" and the variety of young bodies the Red Sox called upon this season. Specifically, they look at Bogaerts and Bradley, Jr. and where things went wrong. They give their opinions on which one will right the ship next season.
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Joe McDonald joins the guys to talk to about the Chara injury and how the Bruins will move forward without him.
Pierre McGuire joins the guys to talk about the Bruins, the Johnny Boychuck trade, and the rest of the NHL
We talk pucks with Jack Edwards of NESN for his take on an impressive win over the San Jose Sharks and the state of the B's in general.
Rodney discussed Russell Wilson and the Seahawks.
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The guys discussed Freeman's story on Russell Wilson.
Devin McCourty discusses the dangerous Bears offense.
We discuss another impressive win by Peyton Manning and the Broncos and think long term for the 2014 season about whether or not the Patriots will have enough firepower to beat the Broncos in crunch time: the playoffs.
We tackle four topics that pit Boston against Chicago in one form or another.
Mikey, Villani and Lenny are talking about the 2004 Red Sox on the anniversary of Game 4 of the ALCS with Dave Roberts steal abd Bill Mueller driving him in and what it was like to witness.
Mikey, Mut and Lenny are talking about the Patriots and how they have stacked up through the years and what got them to the three championships and five Super Bowl appearances in the Brady-Belichick era.
Mikey and Mut take a call from someone who wants to criticize Belichick the GM and his history of drafting players and making moves in the draft.
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The Dennis & Callahan Show producers fight back.
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