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08/23/2011 - 4:05pm
Ellsbury returns to lineup vs. Rangers

Jacoby Ellsbury is set to return to the Red Sox lineup on Tuesday after missing the previous three games due to a contusion from a pitch that hit him on the upper back. In his absence, the Sox went 1-2, scoring 10 runs in three games, most recently suffering a 4-0 shutout loss to C.J. Wilson and the Rangers on Monday night.

Now, the Sox will seek their first win of the season at The Ballpark in Arlington. The team is 0-4 there in 2011, and 2-11 dating to the 2009 season.

David Ortiz remains out, with rookie Ryan Lavarnway once again serving as the DH. He will bat eighth against right-hander Colby Lewis, while Josh Reddick will bat fifth and Carl Crawford will hit seventh. For complete matchup information for the pairing of Lewis against Sox starter John Lackey, visit the Full Count blog. For comprehensive...

08/23/2011 - 3:17pm
Red Sox outright Williams to Triple-A

Left-handed pitcher Randy Williams, who was designated for assignment on Thursday in order to clear a spot on the 40-man roster for Ryan Lavarnway, cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Pawtucket. Williams, 35, was 0-1 with a 6.48 ERA, six strikeouts and five walks in seven games spanning 8 1/3 innings for the Red Sox. He has a 1.44 ERA, 29 strikeouts and 11 walks in 22 games (25 innings) in Triple-A.

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08/23/2011 - 2:30pm
Olney: Sox have talked trade with A's

Buster Olney of ESPN was a guest of the Mut & Merloni show on Tuesday and was asked if the Sox might make a deal before the August 31 waiver deadline, specifically one that might include a right-handed hitting outfielder.

"It doesn't seem that there is going to be a right-handed bat," Olney said. "Jim Thome is on the waiver wire, that type of guy. You'll see more right-handed hitters. Jason Kubel is on the waiver wire, he obviously could be someone who could fill in at right field. But here's the thing: If anybody is any good they are not going to reach the Red Sox or the Yankees on the waiver wire. I really don't think they'll be able to get help. I'll tell you this: Conor Jackson of Oakland has cleared waivers. The Red Sox and Oakland have had conversations about Conor Jackson but it feels like that it's a situation where Oakland isn't going to give him away and the Red Sox probably aren't going to give up anything that big because it...

08/23/2011 - 2:14pm
Albert Haynesworth back at Pats practice

FOXBORO -- One day after pleading out his simple assault case in Washington, D.C., star defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth returned to full Patriots practice in pads on Tuesday outside Gillette Stadium. It marks the first time since Aug. 4 that Haynesworth has been in pads and officially part of practice. He attended but just watched a walk-through on Saturday. 

Coach Bill Belichick indicated Monday afternoon on WEEI's "Big Show" that there is the possibility that Haynesworth could play in his first preseason game this Saturday against the Lions at Ford Field in Detroit. 

Also returning to practice were running back Danny Woodhead and linebacker Gary Guyton. Woodhead took a vicious head shot in the fourth quarter from Devin Holland while covering a punt and missed Monday's padded practice. Nate Solder, who was spotted in the locker room during media availability earlier in the day, was not at practice. Also missing were Leigh...

08/23/2011 - 1:16pm
Pierce to play in Kansas legends game

As expected, Celtics captain Paul Pierce has confirmed his participation in the University of Kansas alumni Legends of the Phog exhibition game on Sept. 24 at Allen Fieldhouse in Lawrence, Kan., according to The Topeka Capital-Journal. Pierce reportedly has rarely returned to the campus after entering the NBA draft following his junior year.

"It will be great coming back to Lawrence and catching up with some old friends and meeting the current players," Pierce told The Capital-Journal. "No place compares to Allen Fieldhouse and the rich tradition that is Kansas basketball. When you are a Jayhawk, you're a Jayhawk for life."

Former Kansas coaches Larry Brown and Ted Owens will serve as coaches in the game, named for...

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