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07/11/2010 - 4:15pm
Spain wins World Cup‏ in extra time

Spain defeats the Netherlands, 1-0, to win World Cup for the first time. Andres Iniesta's goal in extra time won it for Spain. The two sides only created a few clear chances at Soccer City in South Africa, but the game opened up slightly in the second half and extra time. Dutch superstar Arjen Robben broke free in the 62nd minute but his shot attempt was kicked aside by Spainish goalkeeper Iker Casillas' right foot. Netherlands goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg was up to the task as well making a few key saves to keep the Dutch in it.


07/11/2010 - 3:45pm
Beltre: 'I should be able to play' in ASG
By: DJ Bean

TORONTO -- Red Sox third baseman Adrian Beltre, who left Sunday's 3-2 victory over the Blue Jays with a hamstring tear, said that the feels 'so-so' and that he "should be able to play" in the All-Star game on Tuesday in Anaheim. 

"So far I'm playing for now if they ask me to but we'll see how it feels tomorrow," Beltre told reporters following the game. He noted that he "won't try to risk anything." 

"If I don't feel good, I won't play," Beltre said.

Beltre said that the injury occurred about three steps before Beltre reached first base after grounding to shortstop in...

07/11/2010 - 3:22pm
T. Allen agrees to deal with Grizzlies

WEEI.com has confirmed with a source that Tony Allen has agreed to a multi-year deal with the Grizzlies. The Memphis Commercial Appeal first reported the agreement. Allen, an unrestricted free agent, has spent his entire career with the Celtics since being drafted in 2004.


07/11/2010 - 2:41pm
Beltre injured, but Sox beat Blue Jays
By: DJ Bean

TORONTO -- The Red Sox didn't get much offense and suffered yet another injury but were able to muster a 3-2 victory over the Blue Jays on Sunday. Both starting pitchers in game were very productive in churning out quality starts. Jesse Litsch held the Red Sox hitless until the sixth inning and pitched seven strong frames, while Daisuke Matsuzaka countered with six brilliant innings and a not-so-brilliant start to the seventh. 

 

Third baseman Adrian Beltre was pulled from the game in the bottom of the sixth inning with a left hamstring strain, forcing Bill Hall over to third base and bringing Eric Patterson into the game at second base. The injury appeared to have occurred while Beltre was running to first base in the fifth inning on a grounder to short.

 

Matsuzaka earned his sixth win of the season and was given all the offense he needed in the sixth when David Ortiz followed a two-run Darnell McDonald...

07/11/2010 - 1:37pm
Beckett throws four innings in rehab

PAWTUCKET — Josh Beckett allowed two hits, including a home run, and one run in four innings of work during a rehab start for Triple-A Pawtucket on Sunday at McCoy Stadium against the Syracuse Chiefs. Beckett has been on the disabled list with lower back strain since his last start against the Yankees on May 18 on a wet Yankee Stadium mound. 

 

Beckett threw 19 pitches in the fourth inning, finishing with 68 pitches, 42 for strikes. Beckett retired 12 of the the 14 batters he faced, striking out four and walking none. He yielded a long homer to right by DH Jason Botts on a 90 MPH cutter in the fourth. Beckett used his final inning to work nearly exclusively on his cutter, significant because he faced three left-handed batters.

 

On the day, Beckett’s velocity tapped out at 96 on his fastball and 91 on his cutter, according to the right field radar gun. 

 

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