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08/10/2010 - 2:42pm
Lineups: Lowrie returns, Kalish sits

As the Red Sox prepare to take on Blue Jays left-hander Ricky Romero in the opener of their three-game set in Toronto, the team will feature a lineup with six hitters who are either right-handed or switch-hitters. Outfielder Ryan Kalish gets the day off, as Bill Hall will be in left and Jed Lowrie will make the start at second base. It is, however, worth noting that Romero has slightly better numbers this year against right-handers (.238/.314/.335/.649) than lefties (.254/.314/.387/.701).

 

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Scutaro, 6

Drew, 9

Martinez, 2

Ortiz, DH

Beltre, 5

Lowell, 3

Hall, 7

Lowrie, 4

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08/10/2010 - 2:31pm
NHL investigating Savard's contract
By: DJ Bean

Marc Savard's team-friendly contract with the Bruins is under investigation by the NHL after it was already registered with the league. The seven-year, $28.05 million deal is structured to pay Savard considerable money while using additional years to make his cap hit manageable (he will earn half of the contract's money in the first two years and the other half over the next five). The investigation could lead the contract's voiding, which would make Savard a free agent.

 

In rejecting Ilya Kovalchuk's greivance with the league for deeming his 17-year, $102 million deal with the Devils bogus, arbiter Richard Bloch listed in the ruling's footnotes that similar contracts that have already been registered with the league will be under investigation.

 

These so-called "retirement contracts" that have thrown the league for a loop are made when teams, in an effort to lower a player's cap hit, tack on extra years at...

08/10/2010 - 2:00pm
Lineups: Scutaro leading off vs. Romero
By: DJ Bean

Marco Scutaro will be hitting leadoff for the Red Sox Tuesday as the team goes up against Blue Jays starter Ricky Romero (9-7, 3.37 ERA). The left-handed throwing Romero was awful in his lone start this season against the Sox, failing to escape the third inning and allowing nine runs, five of which were earned.

 

The Sox lineup will feature six hitters who are either right-handed or switch-hitters, with the most notable change being that outfielder Ryan Kalish gets the day off, as Bill Hall will be in left and Jed Lowrie will make the start at second base. It is, however, worth noting that Romero has slightly better numbers this year against right-handers (.238/.314/.335/.649) than lefties (.254/.314/.387/.701). Daisuke Matsuzaka (8-3, 3.96) will take the hill for the Sox. 

 

 

 

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08/10/2010 - 1:43pm
Celtics' official schedule released

The 2010-11 NBA schedule was released Tuesday. Highlights for the Celtics include the season-opener vs. the new-look Heat on Oct. 26 at TD Garden and a Christmas Day game at Orlando. The Celtics face off against the Lakers in Los Angeles on Sunday afternoon, Jan. 30, in the fourth game of a five-game road trip. The teams have a rematch on Thursday night, Feb. 10.

 

The Celtics play at Miami on Nov. 11 and April 10, and host the Heat again on Feb. 13. Orlando comes in for a Martin Luther King Day game on Jan. 17 and returns on Feb. 6. The C's also will be in action on New Year's Eve, hosting Chris Paul and the Hornets.

 

Individual game tickets will go on sale Sept. 17, and some season tickets still remain along with premium seating and suite rentals.

 

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08/10/2010 - 12:58pm
Ainge: Sheed situation will be resolved soon

One question that has continued to hover around the Celtics this offseason, is what will they do with Rasheed Wallace. The veteran has two years left on his contract, but he indicated through his agent and to the team that he will retire. The Celtics have tried to trade his contract this summer but have not found the right deal. Danny Ainge said the situation will be resolved soon. "We have looked at trade possibilities throughout the summer," Ainge said. "We'll continue to do that. I would say it will all be resolved soon and you guys will all hear how we've resolved it shortly." ...

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