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09/14/2010 - 5:12pm
Lineup: Varitek gets the starting nod

Jason Varitek will make his first start since June 30, catching Red Sox starter Daisuke Matsuzaka and batting seventh in the Red Sox' tilt with the Mariners, Tuesday night in Seattle. The Red Sox will start Marco Scutaro at second base, while J.D. Drew gets another night off. The hosts send out left-handed pitcher Luke French (4-5, 3.90 ERA) to start. The Sox' lineup is as follows:

 

1. Scutaro 2B

2. McDonald RF

3. Martinez 1B

4. Beltre 3B

5. Ortiz DH

6. Lowrie SS

7. Varitek C

8. Hall LF

9. Kalish CF

 

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09/14/2010 - 4:15pm
Bush to return Heisman Trophy

Reggie Bush has decided to hand over the Heisman Trophy he won following his 2005 season with the USC football team. Bush has been criticized ever since NCAA issued heavy sanctions to the Trojans due to improper benefits given out to the running back and basketball player O.J. Mayo. 

 

Bush, who currently plays for the New Orleans Saints, released the following statement: "One of the greatest honors of my life was winning the Heisman Trophy in 2005. For me, it was a dream come true. But I know that the Heisman is not mine alone. Far from it. I know that my victory was made possible by the discipline and hard work of my teammates, the steady guidance of my coaches, the inspiration of the fans, and the unconditional love of my family and friends. And I know that any young man fortunate enough to win the Heisman enters into a family of sorts. Each individual carries the legacy of the award and each one is entrusted with its...

09/14/2010 - 3:11pm
Maroney traded to Denver for draft pick

The Patriots have traded running back Laurence Maroney to Denver, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Maroney, who was a first-round pick of the Patriots in 2006, rushed for 2,430 yards in four seasons with New England, including a career-high 835 in 2007. According to Schefter, the Patriots will receive Denver's fourth-round pick in 2011 and Denver gets New England's 6th-round pick in 2011. For more Patriots news, check weei.com.


09/14/2010 - 2:57pm
Report: Brady's gets $16 million bonus

According to ESPN.com, Tom Brady's new contract includes a $16 million signing bonus, and maxes out with base salaries of $9.75 million in both 2013 and '14. According to the report, this will be the construction of the deal:

 

Base salaries: 2010: $7.5 million (a $3.5 million increase from existing deal); 2011: $5.75 million (guaranteed); 2012: $5.75 million; 2013: $9.75 million; 2014: $9.75 million. Roster bonuses: 2011: $4 million; 2012: $6 million; 2013: $5 million; 2014: $5 million. Workout bonuses: 2011: $250,000; 2012: $250,000; 2013: $250,000; 2014: $250,000.

 

For more Patriots coverage see the team page at weei.com/patriots.


09/14/2010 - 12:30pm
Patriots fan stricken at game dies

A 40-year-old Patriots fan from Chicopee who had an apparent heart attack at Sunday's season-opener and was taken to the field for medical assistance was later pronounced dead at Caritas Norwood Hospital, according to Foxboro fire chief Roger Hatfield. The man, who was attending the game with his 6-year-old son, was stricken about a half-hour before the start of the game while sitting near the south end zone at Gillette Stadium. The man's name was not made public.

 

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