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03/24/2010 - 3:44pm
Lowell: Hoped for 'little more' on hip

BRADENTON, Fla. -- After going hitless in three at-bats in the Red Sox' 6-4 win over the Pirates, Mike Lowell spoke in detail regarding the progress of his surgically-repaired hip.

 

Lowell said that strength-wise the hip is back to where it was prior to the torn labrum he suffered in 2008, but there was some disappointment as to how the distance put between the surgery and his current state has left him running-wise.

 

"With X-rays and what I've done, I think what I was not aware of was best case scenario was status quo post-surgery. Meaning whatever cartilage damage I had, which was technically was pretty signficant on the hip side, it wasn't going to get better. I don't know if it was my optimism. I do believe it was what I was told, that it was going to get better," Lowell said.

 

"In that sense, would I compare to like I am running like in '07, I would say no. So in that sense it was a...

03/24/2010 - 2:46pm
Beckett fans nine in five innings

BRADENTON, Fla. -- Josh Beckett turned in a solid outing against the Pirates Wednesday afternoon, allowing just one run on three hits over five innings. Beckett struck out nine and walked two while throwing 85 pitches, 56 of which were strikes. Beckett, who left the game with the Red Sox leading 6-1, was replaced by reliever Joe Nelson.


03/24/2010 - 2:39pm
Ference happy to stay in Boston

Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli spoke in a conference call with the media on Wednesday afternoon about the three-year contract extension the team signed with defenseman Andrew Ference through the 2013-14 NHL season. Ference said that he was very happy to be staying in Boston.

 

"My family and I are absolutely thrilled and I look forward to being the abolute best representation of the Bruins both on and off the ice," Ference said.

 

Chiarelli on Ference:

 

"He is experienced and that experience brings an element of stability on defense especially when you have some younger players. He competes. I remember him playing for Calgary in the Stanley Cup playoffs the year they went to the finals," Chiarelli said. "He is efficient enough on the ice where he can play in the top four, compliment the top four and still have that compete level that he has ... He has got a lot of...

03/24/2010 - 12:49pm
King on D&H: OT rule upsets coaches

Sports Illustrated NFL columnist Peter King was a guest of the Dale & Holley show Wednesday afternoon and talked about developments at the owners meetings in Orlando. King said coaches are not pleased that owners passed the new overtime rule Tuesday while coaches -- many of whom did not approve of the rule -- were out on the golf course. "[Saints coach] Sean Payton [ripped] not only the decision by the owners, but how it was implemented," King said. "He told me, ' I hate it, they snuck it though the back door on us. They know we didn't want it.' "

 

King also talked about alterations to the schedule. "One of the reasons that the schedule is so late this year ... is the fact that [commissioner] Roger Goodell and the powers that be in the league are trying to formulate a schedule where Week 17 is all division play and as much as possible that Week 16 is, too," he said. "The theory being that you have a...

03/24/2010 - 12:04pm
Canseco: Subpoena in Clemens case

Jose Canseco announced on Twitter that he had been subpoenaed by a grand jury investigating whether Roger Clemens lied to Congress when he denied using performance-enhancing drugs. Canseco indicated Tuesday that the FBI was about to visit his house, then said he had received a subpoena to appear before the grand jury "about roger clemens,andrew pettite and others" on April 8.

 

"Its like the godfather," Canseco said in a later post, "when I thought I was out they drag me back in. And now it begins again."

 

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