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07/28/2012 - 8:01pm
Rex Ryan: Jets won't concede division to Pats

Jets coach Rex Ryan proclaimed that all aspirations for the AFC East title necessarily go through the Patriots, but he also said that his team is prepared to compete with New England for that spot.

"Do I respect New England and the fact that New England has won our division a zillion times? The three years I've been here, they've won it all three years -- and I don't think it's been close," said Ryan. "They've been clearly dominating this division for years and years and years. So you have to beat them. It always goes through them.

"But again, I will never back down and concede to anything," he added. "When you talk about conceding the division, yeah, right. Not me. There's no chance here. Not with the Jets."

The ets finished 8-8 last year, five games behind the Patriots in the AFC East. It was the first time in Ryan's three seasons as Jets coach that New York missed the playoffs.

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07/28/2012 - 3:05pm
Crawford: Andrews said surgery inevitable

NEW YORK -- Speaking before the Red Sox game with the Yankees Saturday afternoon, Carl Crawford disclosed that Dr. James Andrews had told him he needed Tommy John surgery during an April examination, and that the operation was just a matter of time.

Crawford said when he got the news from Andrews in late April, the assumption was surgery would be the preferred immediate path. But he was told a PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) injection would suffice to perform in the 2012 season.

"I try not to even think about it, to be honest with you," Crawford said of his injured left elbow. "Like I said, I'll go out there and play and try not to think about it. I figure one day it will blow out and when that happens, time to go, You know?"

Crawford said the medical staff informed him the recovery time for such a surgery wouldn't be as long as the approximate 11-month timetable pitchers usually deal with, identifying five or six months as...

07/28/2012 - 12:36pm
Lineups: Crawford sits vs. Sabathia

With left-hander CC Sabathia on the mound for the Yankees, left fielder Carl Crawford will sit for the Red Sox, with Pedro Ciriaco batting second and serving as the DH and Daniel Nava playing left field and batting ninth. Kelly Shoppach will get a start against Sabathia, his former teammate with the Indians, while catching Jon Lester, who will be looking for his first win of the second half. .

Crawford is 4-for-20 with seven strikeouts and a walk so far this year against lefties. Of course, Nava has also had his struggles against southpaws, hitting .148/.266/.241/.508 against them. Moreover, Crawford is a career .319/.338/.449/.787 hitter against Sabathia, whom Nava has never faced.

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07/28/2012 - 1:07am
Cherington: Beckett not Sox' problem

NEW YORK -- Red Sox GM Ben Cherington said before Friday's game, a 10-3 loss to the Yankees, that Josh Beckett remains a valued contributor in his team's rotation and that the team would do nothing to improve by getting rid of him.

"We’ve had a lot of good teams here with rotations made up of guys whose performances look a lot like Josh Beckett’s this year. His performance is not our problem. We’re not playing as well as we need to as a team," Cherington said. "We’re trying to improve our pitching. He’s been an effective starting pitcher in the American League East this year. However you want to look at it, that’s what he’s been. We’re not doing anything to help us if we take that off the table. We’re trying to improve things."

Cherington said that the team was not evaluating Beckett based on his 5-9 record or the team's 6-11 record in games when he starts. Instead, he...

07/27/2012 - 10:59pm
Pedroia: 'First 100 games been [expletive]'

NEW YORK -- After the Red Sox' 10-3 loss to the Yankees -- dropping Bobby Valentine's team to two games under .500 (49-51) for the first time since June 15 -- Dustin Pedroia had some pointed analysis regarding the Sox' situation.

"First 100 games have been [expletive]," Pedroia said. "I mean, at two games under .500, we're the Boston Red Sox. If everyone's thrilled about where we're at then we need to re-evaluate because I don't like losing. I know everyone else doesn't like losing. We go to play better, man."

When asked if the team felt a matter of urgency, having lost six of its last seven games while falling 11 1/2 games in back of the Yankees in the American League East, Pedroia offered a quick response, saying, "It should be high."

"I can't speak for everyone. I feel urgency. Talking to a lot of guys, we all do," he said. "We need to win. It's not — that's all we feel. Maybe that's...

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