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07/19/2011 - 6:03pm
Buchholz: 'Definitely a step forward'

BALTIMORE -- The progress is starting to become evident. Red Sox right-hander Clay Buchholz threw long toss from 120 feet on Monday afternoon, in a session that gave the Sox grounds for optimism that his recovery from a frustratingly persistent back issue is advancing.

"[Monday] was such a good day that I think everyone was really pleased," Sox manager Terry Francona said. "I know we’ve got some hurdles to get through, but still, he really did well. The guys that were with him said you would never, it looked like a normal day of long toss on a guy that feels good about himself. So, that was good."

Buchholz said that he felt mild soreness on Tuesday, but he pinned that on throwing with greater intensity than at any time since he last tried to throw off a mound at the end of June in Philadelphia. As things stand, the right-hander is scheduled to throw again from 120 feet on flat ground on Wednesday and then, assuming there...

07/19/2011 - 5:36pm
Vikes punter: Mankins, others 'douchebags'

It’s safe to say that Patriots offensive lineman Logan Mankins and Vikings punter Chris Kluwe won’t be exchanging Christmas cards.

Mankins, one of the four plaintiffs in the Brady vs. NFL antitrust lawsuit who is reportedly trying to get his own settlement, drew the ire of the punter on Tuesday. Kluwe took to Twitter (@chriswarcraft) to write: Sigh, and once again greed is the operative byword. Congrats [Drew] Brees, [Peyton] Manning, [Logan] Mankins, and [Vincent] Jackson for being ‘that guy’. #douchebags

According to Yahoo! Sports, Mankins and Jackson want to become unrestricted free agents or...

07/19/2011 - 3:22pm
Tito: Not worried about Lackey's reactions
By: DJ Bean

Red Sox manager Terry Francona joined The Big Show Tuesday afternoon, discussing his team's current play, Adrian Gonzalez' swing and the starting rotation. 

Francona said that starter Josh Beckett, who gave up one hit and no runs over eight innings Sunday, is pitching more consistent than he ever has a member of the Red Sox.

"It's certainly the most consistent," Francona said. "I mean, every time he goes out there, he's finding a way. That was a spectacular outing. It wasn't like he was throwing 100 miles an hour, but the only hit he gave up was a ball that hit the side of his shoe and caromed off towards the infield. It was just nice and quiet and efficient and just mowing them down. It's huge." 

As for another one of his starters, Francona said he isn't concerned with John Lackey's actions on the field, and that his play is far more of a priority than his shouting on the field at teammates and the manager....

07/19/2011 - 3:18pm
Crawford to DH, Ellsbury back in center

BALTIMORE -- The Red Sox will employ the same lineup that plated 15 runs in Monday night's victory in Baltimore though they will tinker slightly with the defensive alignment. With David Ortiz serving the second game of his three-game suspension, Carl Crawford -- in his second game off the DL -- will serve as DH, with Jacoby Ellsbury returning to center field and Josh Reddick back in left.

Kyle Weiland will take the mound against the same team against whom he made his big league debut, an outing that ended suddenly with an ejection in the fifth inning. He will oppose Orioles right-hander Jeremy Guthrie. For complete matchup histories of the two teams, visit the Full Count blog. For complete Red Sox coverage, visit weei.com/redsox.

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07/19/2011 - 2:18pm
Celtics will play at Knicks on Christmas

The NBA lockout is in its 19th day, but the league released its schedule for the 2011-12 season. The date of release is a little earlier than in past years because typically the NBA took player movement into account before setting the schedule for its marquee matchups. Assuming there is a season, these are some of the highlights of the Celtics' schedule.

As they have for the last three seasons, the Celtics will be part of the annual Christmas Day marathon with a noon date at Madison Square Garden to take on the Knicks. The Celtics have been in Orlando the last two seasons. They will have a primetime game at home against Oklahoma City on Martin Luther King Day, another showcase day for the league.

The Celtics make only one trip to Miami on Nov. 16 and then host a pair of games with them on Dec. 1 and April 1. They host the Lakers on Feb. 9 on a TNT Thursday night game and visit Los Angeles for a 3:30 Sunday game on March 11. They open the season...

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