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04/14/2010 - 10:43am
Reports: Dolphins acquire Marshall

Multiple outlets are reporting that the Broncos are trading controversial wide receiver Brandon Marshall to the Dolphins for a pair of second-round draft picks. Once the deal is complete, ESPN is reporting that Marshall will sign a contract extension that will be among the largest in league history. Marshall, 26, had 101 catches for 1,120 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns last season, but was suspended during the preseason last year after he acted inappropriately at a preseason workout. Marshall is the second big-name receiver to join the AFC East in the last week — on Sunday, the Jets acquired Santonio Holmes from Pittsburgh for a fifth-round pick. For more football news, check out our blog, It Is What It Is.


04/14/2010 - 10:34am
Lineups: Ellsbury remains out, Hermida in

Red Sox outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury will miss his second straight game due to a chest injury incurred when he was kneed by third baseman Adrian Beltre while both chased a foul pop-up in the ninth inning of Sunday's game. With Ellsbury out, Jeremy Hermida (4-for-10 thus far this year) is back in the lineup, and Marco Scutaro will remain in the leadoff spot.

 

RED SOX

 

Scutaro, 6

Pedroia, 4

Martinez, 2

Youkilis, 3

Ortiz, DH

Beltre, 5

Drew, 9

Cameron, 8

Hermida, 7

 

SP -- Lackey

 

TWINS

 

Span, 8

Hudson, 4

Mauer, 2

Morneau, 3

Cuddyer, 9

Kubel, DH

Young, 7

Hardy, 6

Punto, 5

 

SP -- Slowey

 

For complete batter vs. pitcher matchup information,...

04/14/2010 - 10:33am
Remy on D&C: A change at DH 'possible'

Jerry Remy, NESN's Red Sox analyst, called in to the Dennis & Callahan show Wednesday morning. He weighed in on a number of topics, including the struggles of David Ortiz.

 

With Ortiz batting just .136 and Mike Lowell and Jeremy Hermida on the bench, Remy said that there could be a change at the DH spot sometime in the next week. "That's possible, you almost saw a different one on Monday," Remy said. "It's the first time I've heard Francona come out and say in his pregame meeting that he was legitimately thinking about having somebody else DH. The Ellsbury injury caused him not to do that. So is it today? I don't know. Is it sometime in the next week? Depends on how things go with him."

 

Remy said that a big concern of Terry Francona is the possibility of 'losing' Ortiz if he does make a change at the DH position. "That's the problem right now, that's what Francona is facing right now. A week...

04/14/2010 - 10:09am
Patriots announce Hall of Fame finalists

The New England Patriots have announced that center Jon Morris (1964-74), defensive tackle Houston Antwine (1961-71) and running back Sam Cunningham (1973-79, 81-82) are the three finalists for the 2010 Patriots Hall of Fame class. 

 

Morris was a seven-time American Football League All-Star, a total that ranks second only to John Hannah's nine in franchise history. The center is a member of the Patriots 50th Anniversary Team and the 1960s All-Decade Team.

 

Antwine paced the Patriots in sacks in three straight seasons from 1967-69 and his 39.0 career sacks with the club rank tied for 10th in franchise annals. A six-time member of the AFL All-Star Team, the defensive tackle is also a member of the Patriots 50th Anniversary Team and the 1960s All-Decade Team.

 

Cunningham, the Patriots career rushing leader with 5,453 yards on the ground, finished his tenure in New England with 49 overall...

04/14/2010 - 9:02am
Mashup: Bradshaw rips Roethlisberger

While Ben Roethlisberger awaits word from NFL commissioner Roger Goodell about possible punishment for his troublesome behavior, members of the media are weighing in with their opinions of the Steelers quarterback. A Pittsburgh writer is calling for the team to trade Roethlisberger, and Steelers legend Terry Bradshaw said of him, "He doesn't like me, and I'm learning not to like him." Get more details on that story and much more at Wednesday's Morning Mashup.


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