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10/19/2010 - 7:22pm
Cain brilliant as Giants take NLCS lead

Matt Cain allowed just two hits and no runs over seven innings as the Giants picked up a 3-0 win over the Phillies in Game 3 of the NLCS to take a 2-1 series edge.

 

Cody Ross -- now hitting .444 for the series -- and Aubrey Huff collected back-to-back RBI singles in the fourth inning off of Phillies starter Cole Hamels, who took the loss. Freddy Sanchez would single in another run in the fifth, giving Cain all the support he needed. The right-hander struck out five and walked three batters in his 119-pitch start. Javier Lopez pitched the eighth inning and Brian Wilson earned his fourth playoff save with a scoreless ninth.

 

Joe Blanton is scheduled to start Game 4 on Wednesday for the Phillies, though manager Charlie Manuel has not ruled out going with Roy Halladay on short rest. Madison Bumgarner is the scheduled starter for the Giants. 


10/19/2010 - 6:35pm
Report: Savard skates, still has 'down days'
By: DJ Bean

While the rest of his teammates were in the nation's capital getting ready for Tuesday's tilt with the Capitals, Bruins center Marc Savard took the ice at Ristuccia Area as he continued his rehab from post-concussion syndrome related symptoms and depression.

 

Savard, who suffered a Grade 2 concussion from a Matt Cooke hit last March 7, spoke with ESPN's Joe McDonald following the 25-minute skate, saying that he has gone from 15 minute sessions to 20 minute sessions on the ice, to Tuesday's 25.

 

"I'm obviously feeling better because I'm out skating," Savard told McDonald. "That's good news, but I'm still definitely not 100 percent. I still have some issues, but a lot of them aren't from the injury. My head isn't screwed up after I work out right now. Obviously, there are other ongoing issues."

 

The other ongoing issues to which Savard refers presumably includes depression, which is...

10/19/2010 - 4:16pm
Fenway right field fences may be moved in

Red Sox president Larry Lucchino told WEEI.com that the right field fence at Fenway Park may be moved in as much as six feet for the upcoming season.

 

The re-structuring, which is pending approval from the Massachusetts Preservation Society, among other city-centric organizations, would be necessitated because of the width of the bullpens. The distance across for bullpens recommended by Major League Baseball is 27 feet, with the Fenway bullpens standing at 21 feet.

 

"We've provided some plans if it is approved, but we have to talk to the landmark people about that," Lucchino said. Regarding the bullpens, the Red Sox executive explained, "They're among the narrowest in baseball, if not the narrowest. It makes it hard for two guys to warm-up. It does have other effects in terms of reducing the depths of right field, which is among the deepest in baseball."

 

Lucchino pointed out that...

10/19/2010 - 4:14pm
NFL confirms $50K fine for Meriweather

Patriots safety Brandon Meriweather will be fined $50,000 for his two helmet-to-helmet hits to Baltimore tight end Todd Heap but won’t be suspended, according to NFL spokesman Greg Aiello.

The news was first reported by ESPN.

Meriweather’s two hits, which took place during Sunday’s win over the Ravens, drew the attention of league executives earlier in the week, with NFL executive vice president of football operations Ray Anderson, telling ESPN Radio the hit was “flagrant” and “egregious.”

“That in our view is something that was fragrant, that was egregious,” said Anderson. “Effective immediately, that’s going to be looked at at a very aggressive level, which would include suspension without pay. … What I would tell you is that if there are flagrant and egregious violations of our current rules, we will be enforcing, effective immediately,...

10/19/2010 - 4:02pm
Sox unveil planned Fenway improvements

The Red Sox announced their plans for offseason renovations and improvements at Fenway Park, with the most prominent upgrade being the addition of three Hi-Definition scoreboards and video displays. The coming season will represent that completion of a 10-year cycle of improvements and projects at Fenway Park that commenced during the 2002 season, when the current ownership group assumed control of the club.

 

“This is the last year of a ten-year series of improvements to Fenway Park that has given this venerable old ballpark new life,” Red Sox President/CEO Larry Lucchino said in a press release. “With more seats and more standing room, wide open concourses, a reinforced structure, new and improved restroom facilities, and many more food and beverage options for our fans, Fenway Park remains vibrant and appealing leading up to its 100th Anniversary in 2012.”

 

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