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04/14/2010 - 6:11pm
Pats sign former Aussie Rules punter

The Patriots have announced they have signed punter David King, a former Australian Rules Football player. King stands 6-foot-1, 190 pounds and is a right-footed kicker. He has been working out at the Aguiar Kicking Academy and recently had a tryout with the Seattle Seahawks. For more on King, click here, or to see video of the punter, click here.

 

For the story on how King landed with the Patriots, visit the It Is What It Is blog.


04/14/2010 - 4:43pm
Lackey picks up first win as a Red Sox

John Lackey turned in his second solid outing in as many tries, giving up just two runs over 6 2/3 innings in leading the Red Sox to a 6-3 win over the Twins, Wednesday at Target Field. Helping pace the offense were Marco Scutaro, Dustin Pedroia, Victor Martinez, and Jeremy Hermida, whose three-run double in the eighth inning to break the game open. Jonathan Papelbon came on in the ninth, walking two, but ultimately pitching a scoreless inning on the way to picking up his third save. Pedroia had on the only home run for the Red Sox, a solo shot in the fourth inning.


04/14/2010 - 4:26pm
Sox claim Luis off waivers from White Sox

The Red Sox claimed right-handed pitcher Santo Luis off waivers from the White Sox Wednesday and optioned him to Double A Portland. To make room for Luis on the 40-man roster the Sox transferred Jed Lowrie to the 60-day disabled list. The 26-year-old Luis has made two appearances this season, both coming with Chicago's Double A team in Birmingham, allowing one earned run in three innings. The right-hander spent the 2009 season with Single Winston-Salem, finishing 5-4 with 14 saves and a 4.34 ERA. He struck out 79 in 47 appearances. Luis led the Carolina League in '09 with 12.7 strikeouts per 9.0 innings and was fifth with a .227 opponent average against.

 


04/14/2010 - 2:09pm
NFL schedule to be announced Tuesday

NFL officials announced that the complete 2010 regular-season schedule will be announced Tuesday at 7 p.m. on NFL.com and the NFL Network. For more Patriots news, check out our football blog, It Is What It Is.


04/14/2010 - 11:57am
Number of teams inquiring about Pats' picks

FOXBORO — Patriots coach Bill Belichick said Wednesday morning the Pats have received a “pretty decent” number of inquiries about their three second-round picks — the 44th, 47th and 53rd overall selections in the draft — but those phone calls haven’t surprised the New England coach.

“I’m not saying that anything will or won’t happen,” he said as part of a pre-draft press conference. “I think that’s pretty common at this point in the process, a week or so before the draft, where you start to talk to teams and try to get a feel for whether they would or wouldn’t be interested in moving a particular pick, just so that it expedites the process a little bit when you get to draft day and you only have … what is it — 15 minutes in the first round, 10 in the second, five in the third. Whatever round you’re talking about.

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