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07/18/2011 - 3:05pm
Crawford back in lineup for Sox

BALTIMORE -- Carl Crawford has been activated and returns to the lineup Monday night as the Sox begin a three-game series vs. the Orioles at Camden Yards. Crawford played two games for Triple-A Pawtucket over the weekend, collecting just one hit in five at-bats. He has been on the disabled list since June 18 with a left hamstring injury.

Drew Sutton has been optioned to make room for Crawford on the active roster.

Tim Wakefield (5-3, 4.74) gets the start for the Sox. He'll be opposed by Brad Bergesen (1-6. 5.65). Wakefield, who has an ERA of 6.38 in his last three starts, has not made a start vs. the Orioles this season.

Jacoby Ellsbury will make his first career start at DH, as David Ortiz sits for what could be the first game of his suspension.

Lineup:

 

Ellsbury DH

Pedroia 2B

Gonzalez 1B

Youkilis 3B

Reddick CF

Crawford LF

Saltalamacchia C

Drew RF

Scutaro SS...

07/18/2011 - 1:49pm
Report: Celtics to sign lucrative media deal

The Celtics and broadcasting partner Comcast SportsNet New England are finalizing a 20-year media rights extension that would give the team a significant ownership stake in the regional sports network, according to the Sporting News.

"The proposed deal, which could be finalized in the next few weeks, would extend the Celtics' media deal to 2038 from the current agreement that runs through 2017," the Sporting News said. "In addition, the team would take up to a 20 percent equity stake in the regional sports network (RSN) and receive a healthy increase in its annual rights fee. The Celtics currently get between $15 million and $20 million annually, which is considered below market for such a strong franchise."

Discussions between the Celtics and CSNNE reportedly begin a year ago, and talks started heating up in February when the Lakers signed their 25-year deal with Time Warner Cable's regional network that's worth an estimated $...

07/18/2011 - 12:21pm
Women's World Cup sets Twitter record

Sunday's Women's World Cup final, which the United States lost to Japan in penalty kicks, set a record for tweets per second. Twitter announced that during the climactic moments of the game, there were 7,196 tweets per second discussing it. The record almost was broken later in the day by another soccer match: Paraguay's penalty shootout victory over Brazil in a Copa America men's game.

The previous record of 6,939 was set just after midnight in Japan on New Year's Day. It's a Japanese tradition to contact friends and family on New Year's Day, and Twitter is very popular in that country (partly explaining the World Cup number). By comparison, the death of Osama bin Laden drew 5,106 tweets per second.

The U.S. overnight television rating for Sunday's Women's World Cup final, meanwhile, was an impressive 8.6. That makes it the second-most-watched women's soccer game ever in this country, behind only the 1999 World Cup final (11.4).

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07/18/2011 - 8:11am
Schefter on D&C: NFL 'deal is there to be had'

ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter joined the Dennis & Callahan show Monday morning to discuss the latest developments in the league's work stoppage. The two sides reportedly are close to a deal that could be approved by the owners at their previously scheduled meeting Thursday in Atlanta.

"It certainly looks like it's coming to a close," Schefter said. "The deal is there to be had. But they've got to close in on a few things. … It's a lot of legal procedures cleaning up the mess that they've created. Now, can they get that done in time this week? I would guess yes. But I'll be honest with you, I'm not smart enough of sophisticated enough from a legal standpoint to tell you unequivocally yes, they're going to get that done in time to have this ratified Thursday at the owners meetings."

Added Schefter: "This lockout is going to get resolved. It's basically done. But there a lot of clean-up factors that they're going...

07/18/2011 - 7:29am
Mashup: Trio of Bengals arrested in week

The NFL appears ready to end its work stoppage, and the Bengals apparently are getting back into off-field form by running into trouble with the law. On Thursday, Bengals free agent safety Marvin White was arrested after arguing with management at his son's child-care facility in Louisiana. On Sunday, running back Cedric Benson was jailed in Texas and charged with repeatedly punching a man who had been living in his house.

The arrests come days after cornerback Adam "Pacman" Jones was jailed for disorderly conduct and resisting arrest after an incident at a nightclub in Cincinnati. Jones was scheduled to return to court Monday.

Read more about those stories and others, plus check out videos, trivia and more, at Monday's Morning Mashup.


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