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07/17/2011 - 12:22pm
UPDATE: Cup misses Horton's parade
By: DJ Bean

Tammy Horton-Plante, wife of Bruins first-line winger Nathan Horton, tweeted that the Stanley Cup was lost at Logan Airport on Sunday. Horton was scheduled to have the Cup on Sunday and bring it to Dunnville, Ontario, where a parade was scheduled. While the Cup was indeed missing from the parade, it was never actually missing.

Speaking with WEEI.com, a JetBlue representative explained that the Cup was scheduled to fly from Boston to Buffalo on an 8 a.m. flight. It was checked in seven minutes late, however, as its 7:37 a.m. check-in went past the 30-minute cutoff time. As a result, it missed its flight and had to take a later one. Massport told WEEI.com that after checking with both Logan Airport and the State Police, nothing was ever called in about the Stanley Cup being missing.

After things were sorted out with TSA, Horton’s wife tweeted: CUP day...

07/17/2011 - 10:11am
Report: Sox in no rush to trade for OF

According to a report from ESPN's Buster Olney, the Red Sox are not in a rush to make a trade for outfield help.

"Red Sox will give their current outfielders -- Josh Reddick, in particular -- more time before deciding whether to go after somebody else," Olney wrote on Sunday.

Reddick is batting .379 with an OPS of 1.095 in his 66 at-bats this season. There have been trade rumors involving the Sox and Carlos Beltran, who is in the final year of a seven-year, $119 million contract and is owed roughly $7 million over the last two months of 2011.

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07/17/2011 - 9:18am
Crawford goes hitless in last rehab start

Making his second rehab start with Triple-A Pawtucket, Red Sox outfielder Carl Crawford went 0-for-3 Saturday night at McCoy Stadium. Crawford, who has been coming back from a left hamstring strain, struck out in his first at-bat, grounded out to first base his second time up, and popped up to third base after being jammed on an 80 mph fastball from lefty R.J. Swindle in his final plate appearance of the night.

Crawford, who didn't stay around to talk to the media following his outing, will travel to Baltimore Sunday where he will meet the team for its three-game series against the Orioles, starting Monday. He has been on the disabled list since June 18.

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07/16/2011 - 7:46pm
Sox flex muscle in win over Rays

Just after a month after Rays All-Star starter James Shields tossed a complete-game shutout against them, the Red Sox turned the tables in beating up the right-hander for six runs in his six innings of work en route to a 9-5 victory in St. Petersburg.

Shields gave up just six hits, but four were of the extra-base variety, starting with a two-run Josh Reddick homer and continuing with a two-run double from David Ortiz in the third gave the Sox a 4-3 lead they would never relinquish, the Sox added on with a J.D. Drew RBI double and a solo homer by Jacoby Ellsbury. Dustin Pedroia later added a solo homer (his third consecutive game with a longball, and his 13th four-bagger of the year) against reliever Juan Cruz.

The offensive eruption made a winner of Sox starter John Lackey. Though not as overpowering as he was in his final start of the first half against the Orioles, when he logged 6 2/3 shutout innings, Lackey (7-8) nonetheless showed impressive...

07/16/2011 - 4:36pm
Buchholz: Back progressing, still frustrating

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Speaking before the Red Sox' game against the Rays Saturday, Clay Buchholz said he is making progress in his return from  a strained muscle in his back, but has been frustrated that he hasn't been able to return quicker.

"Yeah, it sucks. Obviously I wan tot be pitching. I want to help the team in any way I can," said Buchholz, who has been on the 15-day disabled list since June 19. "Me going out there not 100 percent, or not 80 percent, I don't think is going to help the team any. I think if I rush back into it, it will be something that will be here for the rest of the season and I don't want that. I'd rather be ready to pitch at 100 percent and feel like that's the way that I can help this team win."

Buchholz said he felt better than expected when throwing Friday, but was a bit sore Saturday, attributing the discomfort to inactivity over the past few weeks. The pitcher...

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