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05/20/2010 - 6:34am
Mashup: Romanowski praises Galea

Canadian doctor Anthony Galea is facing federal charges for allegedly traveling to U.S. cities (including Boston) and injecting athletes with performance enhancing drugs. However, Galea has at least one supporter: former NFL player and admitted steroid user Bill Romanowski, who calls Galea a "pioneer in sports medicine." Galea probably won't be thanking Romanowski for that endorsement. In other news, Lakers coach Phil Jackson reportedly has been told he'll need to take a 60 percent pay cut if he wants to return to the team next season. And a Red Sox fan won a bet with his friends by watching the first pitch of Monday night's game at his home in Natick and then driving to Yankee Stadium and arriving in his seat before the game was over. Read about those stories, plus check out our videos, trivia and more at Thursday's Morning Mashup.


05/20/2010 - 6:12am
Report: Landis accuses Armstrong of doping

American cyclist Floyd Landis, who was stripped of his 2006 Tour de France title after being charged with doping, sent e-mails to cycling officials and sponsors admitting and detailing his use of performance enhancing drugs, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal. Landis also accused other riders and officials of participating in doping, including seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong.

 

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05/19/2010 - 10:21pm
Sox to DFA Schoeneweis, call up Sanchez

The Red Sox will designate left-handed reliever Scott Schoeneweis for assignment prior to Thursday's game against the Twins. In his place, the team will call up shortstop Angel Sanchez from Triple-A Pawtucket.

 

The move was necessitated by the health of shortstop Marco Scutaro's left elbow. Scutaro has been dealing with tennis elbow that has bothered him while hitting and trying to close his glove. He received a cortisone shot prior to Wednesday night's game, and will be unavailable on Thursday. Sanchez will start at shortstop, with Bill Hall (who started at shortstop on Wednesday) playing the outfield against Twins left-hander Francisco Liriano. 

 

Schoeneweis was 1-0 with a 7.90 ERA. Though he had 13 strikeouts in 13.2 innings, he'd also issued 10 walks, and lefties were hitting .346 with a .914 OPS against him. 

 

Scutaro had his first off day of the season on Wednesday. He is hitting .267/....

05/19/2010 - 9:19pm
Ortiz, Buchholz lead Sox past Twins

In the first of a two-game homestand, the Red Sox claimed a 3-2 win over the Twins behind the pitching performance of Clay Buchholz and David Ortiz' continued hot hitting. Buchholz allowed just two runs on five hits over eight inning, striking out seven and walking one, giving way to Daniel Bard, who allowed a run in the ninth but stranded runners on first and second for the save. The Red Sox' offense was paced by Ortiz, whose two-run homer in the fourth inning wiped out Minnesota's one-run lead and gave the Sox an advantage they wouldn't surrender. Adrian Beltre and Victor Martinez each had two hits for the Sox, who got their other run in the sixth inning when Bill Hall notched a two-out RBI single, scoring Beltre. 


05/19/2010 - 8:47pm
Reports: Pats host Procter on visit

Multiple outlets are reporting the Patriots hosted free agent offensive lineman Cory Procter on a visit Wednesday. A 27-year-old, Procter is a 6-foot-4, 311-pounder who has played center and guard in his five years with the Dallas Cowboys. Overall, he has appeared in 44 career regular-season games with 13 starts. For more Patriots news, check out our football blog, It Is What It Is.


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