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08/08/2012 - 8:01am
Needham's Raisman wins gold, bronze

Needham’s Aly Raisman already had one gold medal from the team all-around event last week, and she added another two after winning gold in the floor exercise and a somewhat controversial bronze on the balance beam on Tuesday. The two competitions were her final events of the London Olympics.

Raisman was initially given a score of 14.966 on the beam, a score that was fourth overall. But the score was protested by Raisman's coach, Mihai Brestyan, and the judges raised her score to 15.066, which lifted her to third place and knocked Romania's Catalina Ponor down to fourth. 

“I felt like I had nothing to lose,” Raisman said. “It was going to be my last memory for London, so I just wanted to make it count and enjoy it.

“It was definitely the best floor routine that I’ve ever done. To have it be at the Olympic Games, in the finals, is just really amazing and just a dream come true. That’s what you...

08/08/2012 - 7:52am
Mashup: Penn Sate tweaks uniforms

In an effort to move forward from the Jerry Sandusky sexual assault scandal, Penn State University is tweaking its football uniforms. The new look will feature a blue ribbon, to show support for victims of child abuse, and players' names on the back of the jersey to laud their loyalty to the program in the face of a four-year bowl ban. 

"We want our fans to know and recognize these young men," coach Bill O'Brien said in a statement. "They have stuck together during tough times, and I commend them for the leadership they have shown. Moving forward, I'm deeply committed to honoring Penn State's traditions, while building a bright future for our football program." 

Read more about this story and more at Wednesday's Morning Mashup at the Out of Bounds blog.


08/07/2012 - 10:31pm
Red Sox can't keep pace with Rangers

The Red Sox dropped back below .500, dropping a 6-3 decision to the Rangers Tuesday night at Fenway Park.

Taking the loss for the Sox was starter Jon Lester, who allowed four runs over 6 2/3 innings. The lefty, who left the game having given up three runs, finished his first five innings having surrendered just two hits. Texas managed to do most of its damage in the sixth and seventh innings, scoring two runs in each frame.

After falling behind 4-0, the Red Sox finally answered against Texas starter Ryan Dempster with a two-out, pinch-hit, three-run homer from Will Middlebrooks. Red Sox reliever Mark Melancon, however, would give one of the runs right back in the eighth inning courtesy an Ian Kinsler RBI single off the left field wall.

It was the second time this season Dempster had befuddled the Red Sox, having pitched seven shutout innings as a member of the Cubs June 15. This time around the righty got through 6 2/3 innings without giving...

08/07/2012 - 6:19pm
Ortiz eyeing possible return in Cleveland

David Ortiz said prior to the Red Sox' game with the Rangers Tuesday that the injection he received Monday had helped the inflammation in his injured right Achilles tendon and there was some hope that the designated hitter might be able to play Sunday in Cleveland.

"Today was the first time I ran a little faster than what I've been doing," said Ortiz, who has been on the disabled list since July 17. "I still have that little sensation there but it's improving, getting better. Hopefully tomorrow, after the workout today, hopefully it doesn't feel worse than it does today so that will mean I'm improving, and that's a good sign."

Ortiz did some running in the outfield before taking a round of batting practice Tuesday, coming away with some newfound optimism heading toward a possible return over the weekend. He also ruled out going on a rehab assignment. 

"It's not like I have that much time for it," said Ortiz...

08/07/2012 - 6:17pm
Joe Vitt: Pats are 'Microsoft' of the NFL

FOXBORO -- After the first of two joint practices in advance of their preseason game Thursday night at Gillette Stadium, interim Saints coach Joe Vitt and Patriots coach Bill Belichick exchanged compliments of each other's organizations. Vitt went as far as to call the Patriots "the Microsoft of the NFL" as a model franchise. Belichick was humbled by the praise.

"We just try to go out and work hard and get better every day," Belichick said. "We know there are a lot of other great organizations and teams and players and coaches out there. So, it's a good challenge every week. Certainly, the Saints are one of the top teams in professional football. They're well-coached, have great talent, good players, good schemes. They win a lot of games. 

"We played against them two years ago, practiced against them two years ago in their championship season so there isn't any team really that we have more respect for than the...

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