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09/01/2011 - 3:35pm
Lineup: Pedroia in cleanup spot vs. Burnett

Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia returns to the cleanup spot in the order Thursday night as the team takes on the Yankees in the rubber match of a three-game series. Perdoia owns a .338/.393/.584/.977 batting line when hitting fourth this season to go along with five doubles, four home runs and 14 RBI in 19 games. He hit second in the lineup in Wednesday's 9-5 win over New York after 12 straight games in the fourth spot.

With Pedroia back hitting cleanup, Marco Scutaro moves up to hit second behind leadoff hitter Jacoby Ellsbury after hitting ninth Wednesday. Scutaro has reached base safely in 15 of his last 16 games and owns an average of .317 over that span. 

Pedroia, Scutaro and the rest of the Red Sox lineup will take on Yankees starter A.J. Burnett, who has struggled mightily lately as he was 1-2 with an 11.91 ERA over his five starts in August. The Red Sox will counter Burnett with lefty Jon Lester, who comparatively was 3-2 with an...

09/01/2011 - 1:04pm
Garnett: No discussion of C's extension yet

The Celtics have not engaged Kevin Garnett in serious discussion about a possible extension, the all-star forward told The Dan Patrick Show on Thursday.

Asked whether he's talked with Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge about an extension, Garnett said, "Truthfully, no, I haven't. ... He'll throw something up in the air, and it'll be funny and we'll laugh at it, but it's not concrete. No."

Under contract for $21.2 million for the 2011-12 season, Garnett said he has not made a decision about whether or not his current deal is his last. As for whether there will actually be a 2011-12 season, Garnett also shared his thoughts on the NBA lockout.

"You trust no one in this, to be honest," he said. "You trust the players, because we are all communicating, and it is negotiating, but you never trust the other side, you know? Because you don't know what they're thinking, and you don't want them to know...

09/01/2011 - 12:13pm
Report: Fred Taylor to retire

According to a report from Tania Ganguli of The Florida Times-Union, former Patriots running back Fred Taylor will sign a one-day contract with the Jaguars on Friday, allowing Taylor to retire with the franchise that drafted him in 1998.

Taylor played 11 seasons with the Jaguars and holds the franchise record with 11,271 yards rushing. He was released by the Jaguars following the 2008 season and played two seasons with the Patriots, rushing for 424 yards in 13 games as he battled a series of injuries.

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09/01/2011 - 7:13am
Mashup: Chris Johnson rips 'fake Titans fans'

Holdout running back Chris Johnson took to Twitter Wednesday to respond to fans who are calling him greedy. After earlier tweeting thanks to fans who "have me in their prayers thru my situation, it's much needed" Johnson wrote that "fake Titans fans" should shut up, adding: I don't have a regular job so don't compare me to you and I can care less if think I'm greedy.

Following a storm of criticism, Johnson returned to Twitter to clarify his comments: My titan fans taking it all wrong I'm talking to the ones writing me racist Comments. I'm not call the Titan fans fake at all. He closed with an "LUV" hashtag.

Meanwhile, The Tennessean reports that Johnson and the Titans made progress toward a long-term deal Wednesday, after more than a month of stalled negotiations.

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09/01/2011 - 1:59am
Source: Lackey fined for hitting Cervelli

According to a major league source, Red Sox pitcher John Lackey was fined an undisclosed amount for hitting Yankees catcher Francisco Cervelli with a pitch in the seventh inning of New York's 5-2 win over the Sox Tuesday night at Fenway Park.

Both benches cleared following the pitch by Lackey, who had been touched up for a home run off the bat of Cervelli two innings earlier. After hitting the homer, the Yanks' backstop appeared to draw ire from the Red Sox after clapping his hands upon touching home plate. 

After the game, Lackey denied that the seventh-inning fastball was intentionally thrown at Cervelli's back.

"I was definitely not trying to hit him," Lackey said. "I was trying to knock him down for sure. You can go look to see where he stands in the box. You got to get him off the plate a little bit. I threw a 3-1 pitch that he hit out. I definitely wasn’t trying to hit him but I was definitely trying to move...

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DJ and Pete continue to assess the season that was for the Bruins and look toward the future for the franchise and how they can improve.

SUNDAY SKATE with WEEI's DJ Bean and Uproxx's Pete Blackburn -- They got what they wanted...Claude Julien is staying in Boston -- 4-17-16

DJ and Pete are together for the final Sunday Skate of the season. They get into their overall thoughts on the season, the Bruins keeping Claude Julien on as head coach and the end-of-season press conferences last week. They discuss the rebuild process, what the Bruins need and how they can obtain it. Plenty of callers have their own theories and opinions on all of these topics as well.

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Butch is joined by two-thirds of the Sunday Skate show in DJ and Pete. The guys discuss the problems with Bruins including leadership and grit, who should stay and who should go and if Claude is to blame.

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Kirk still can't fathom why Paul or Ken would want to produce the morning show. Some shade is thrown at another potential candidate.

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