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12/14/2009 - 7:49am
Source: Rangers to examine Lowell

According to sources familiar with the situation, the Texas Rangers will be examining Mike Lowell's left thumb in-person at some point this week. One source confirmed that the deal that would send the third baseman to Texas (along with $9 million of his $12 million 2010 salary) for minor league catcher/first baseman Max Ramirez will not be completed until the Rangers examine Lowell. No scheduled meeting had been arranged as of Sunday night. The condition of the thumb is serious enough of an issue that it -- along with at least one other issue unrelated to either player's physical condition -- is holding up the trade's completion. The Red Sox are also in the process of evaluating the health of Ramirez' wrists, both of which he had issues with in the '09 season. 

Lowell has a history of problems with his left thumb, most recently having injured it at the end of the '09 regular season, playing a role in him missing the final series of the season...

12/14/2009 - 1:04am
Report: Gerald Green signs in Russia

Former Celtic and Slam Dunk champion Gerald Green has signed a contract to play for the Russian team Lokomotiv Kuban until the end of this season, according to The Hoop. Green was drafted by the Celtics in the first round of the 2005 NBA Draft and was traded to the Timberwolves as part of the Kevin Garnett deal in 2007. He most recently played for the Mavericks last season. Visit the Green Street Blog for more information.


12/13/2009 - 9:40pm
URI hoops sinks BC at Conte

Rhode Island used strong shooting to defeat Boston College 80-69 at Conte Forum this evening. Junior guard Rakim Sanders saw his first extended action of the season after coming back from an ankle injury to lead the Eagles with 14 points. Senior guard Keith Cothran paced the Rams with 19 points as Rhode Island improved to 8-1 on the season. The Eagles are now 6-4 on the year. 

 

Check The BC Blog for how it went down.


12/13/2009 - 5:08pm
Pats reign in Panthers

FOXBORO  --  Tom Brady connected with Ben Watson on a five-yard go-ahead TD late in the third quarter as the Patriots held on for a 20-10 win over the Carolina Panthers at a rainy Gillette Stadium. Wes Welker had another huge day for the Patriots, hauling in 10 catches for 105 yards. Trailing 7-0, the Patriots were frustrated for nearly the entire first half. A questionable pass interference call set up the Patriots in the red zone, followed moments later by a two-yard TD run by Kevin Faulk. Brady appeared to be affected by numerous injuries, including his ribs, finger and shoulder. Brady finished 19-of-32 for 192 yards and the TD pass to Watson that put the Patriots up 14-7 with 1:07 left in the third quarter. It was a rough game for injuries, as Ty Warren, Vince Wilfork and Nick Kaczur all left with injuries in the second half and did not return. The Pats improved to 8-5, remaining in sole possession of first in the AFC East. For complete...

12/13/2009 - 4:19pm
Bonser's contract details

Red Sox right-handed pitcher Boof Bonser, acquired from the Twins in exchange for minor-leaguer Chris Province on Thursday, signed a one-year, non-guaranteed deal for $650,000 on Saturday. He can receive a $25,000 bonus if he makes either 20 starts or 45 appearances. Bonser did not pitch in 2009 after undergoing arthroscopic surgery on his right shoulder in February. He did make one minor-league rehab appearance, and also pitched in the Fall Instructional League for the Twins.

 

For more on Bonser, click here. For more on Province, click here.


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