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10/02/2010 - 8:49pm
Ungrateful: Yanks spoil 'Thanks Mike' opener

Brett Gardner scored the winning run from second in the top of the 10th when Bill Hall overran Derek Jeter's infield single at second base as the Yankees prevailed, 6-5, in 10 innings at Fenway Park in the first game of a day-night doubleheader. Robinson Cano homered and doubled twice, driving in two, and Curtis Granderson tripled in a run and scored twice as the Yankees built a 5-3 lead only to see the Red Sox tie it with single runs in the seventh and eighth.

 

After being honored in a pregame ceremony at third base, Mike Lowell received a standing ovation after being lifted for pinch-runner Lars Anderson in the fifth inning. Lowell doubled home two runs off Andy Pettitte in the first inning, staking the Red Sox to a 2-0 lead. Lowell finished 2-for-2 with a walk and a run scored. 

 

The Lowell festivities overshadowed the final appearance this season by Tim Wakefield, who also received a standing ovation after...

10/02/2010 - 7:28pm
Miami: Jerry, Odrick out for Monday

Dolphins Injury Report
Out

G John Jerry (illness -- did not practice)
DE Jared Odrick (ankle -- did not practice)

Doubtful
LB Channing Crowder (groin -- limited participation)

Probable
CB Nolan Carroll (hand -- full participation)
T Jake Long (knee -- full participation)


10/02/2010 - 5:42pm
Mike Lowell honored by Red Sox

Prior to the Red Sox' Saturday afternoon game with the Yankees, the team honored Mike Lowell -- who finished Game 1 with a double, walk, and single off the left field wall before being pinch-run for -- with a pre-game ceremony. Here are some of the highlights:

 

- Seated in a row of chairs near third base were: Principal owner John Henry, team president Larry Lucchino, manager Terry Francona, Lowell’s father, Carl, and his wife, Bertha, and two young children, Anthony and Alexis. Making surprise appearances were former teammates Mike Redmond and Alex Cora, with current teammate Josh Beckett also joining the group.

 

- Once all the particulars were introduced, the team played a highlight reel on the Fenway Park video board.

 

- The gifts given to Lowell were: Stone crabs (from the Florida Marlins), a watch, third base (which Beckett went over, plucked from the infield, and gave to Lowell), and a $100,...

10/02/2010 - 4:13pm
Seguin's goals help Bruins past Belfast
By: DJ Bean

BELFAST -- The Bruins got some huge cheers from the Odyssey Arena Saturday night, but after the Belfast Giants took a 1-0 lead on them in the second period, the team made it clear they would end their Northern Ireland trip with more than just fanfare.

 

Tyler Seguin, Zdeno Chara, and Brad Marchand all scored over the space of a minute following the Giants' goal, their lone tally off of Bruins netminder Tuukka Rask. Milan Lucic added one of his own in the third and Seguin tacked on another with a penalty shot to give the Bruins a 5-1 lead that they would hold for the rest of the game.

 

The game featured no fights, though Shawn Thornton, who has received plenty of attention given his mother's return to Belfast (her place of birth) did pick up two assists for the Bruins. 

 

From Belfast the Bruins will travel to the Czech Republic, where they will play three games. They'll have an exhibition game in...

10/02/2010 - 3:43pm
Celtics waive former UMass star Gaffney

Citing a numbers game, Celtics coach Doc Rivers announced Saturday that the team had waived rookie forward Tony Gaffney from the team on Saturday. The move brings the current roster to 17. 

 

Gaffney, who played as a standout at UMass, was the final cut of the Lakers before last season, before signing on with a team in Israel. He injured his ankle in his first game overseas and returned to the States to rehab. Gaffney and Oliver Lafayette on April 14 to get an extended look at both over the summer. 

 

For more, visit the Celtics team page at weei.com/celtics


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