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04/22/2011 - 10:27am
McShay: Ingram would be 'a steal' for Pats

ESPN NFL Draft analyst Todd McShay joined the Dennis & Callahan show Friday morning to give his thoughts on next week's draft. The Patriots -- with three picks in the top 33 and six in the first three rounds -- figure to play a key role in the draft, and McShay thinks a couple of early picks could be in play as trade possibilities.

"There definitely will be a lot of action for that pick, I believe that," said McShay, who told Dennis and Callahan that he does believe the Patriots will trade at least one of the three top-33 picks. "It just kind of depends on who is on the board. I still think that 28th pick is going to be worth something. If we have this quarterback run late in the first round -- and I'm not convinced we are going to -- but if there is and all of the sudden Jake Locker from Washington comes off the board somewhere in the late teens or low twenties and all of the sudden you are looking at Christian Ponder from Florida...

04/22/2011 - 8:34am
X-rays on Youkilis (shin) negative

Red Sox third baseman Kevin Youkilis left Thursday's game against the Angels after the top of the second inning as a result of a foul ball he slammed off his lower left leg. Youkilis had a 10-pitch at-bat (his longest of the year to date) in the top of the first against Angels starter Tyler Chatwood that culminated in a double play; in the middle of the at-bat, he fouled a ball off what appeared to be his lower shin.

"He’s sore," manager Terry Francona told reporters about Youkilis after his team's 4-2 win over the Angels. "He was X-rayed and they were negative, which is good. He’ll be re-evaluated [Friday]. He’s pretty sore."

With Youkilis out, Marco Scutaro entered the game batting cleanup and playing shortstop. Jed Lowrie slid from short to third.

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04/22/2011 - 8:17am
NBA Player: Garnett a 'punk and coward'

In the latest edition of ESPN the Magazine, an NBA player -- in the latest of a monthly series called "Player X", where an anonymous player talks about various issues in the league -- made his feelings known about Kevin Garnett.

"Garnett is a punk and a coward," writes the anonymous player. "I know, I know. Easy for me to say behind this column. Don't worry, I'll tell him to his face, too. And I'm not the only one who thinks that: If you're not on his team, chances are you hate the guy. You can learn a lot about him by watching his eyes. If he's talking to you -- and he's always talking -- he avoids eye contact. My advice to other guys in the league: Stare him down, and he'll retreat. From what I've seen, he'll never mix it up with a player who's bigger than he is. Personally, I think he's scared to fight -- like a...

04/22/2011 - 7:33am
Mashup: NHL VP Campbell 'pissed off'

NHL vice president Colin Campbell is not pleased with the criticism he's been receiving about punishments for hits to the head. "Thankless job? Yeah, it's thankless," he said in an interview with Toronto's TSN Radio 1050. "Especially at this time of year when there's so much at play here with the playoffs and cities are involved. When you rule on certain situations, all of a sudden you become public enemy No. 1, so ... Am I pissed off right now? Yeah, I'm pissed off."

Read more about that story and others, plus check out videos, trivia and more, at Friday's Morning Mashup.


04/22/2011 - 1:59am
Gonzalez delivers as Sox win in extras

Adrian Gonzalez delivered his most significant hit as a member of the Red Sox, lining a run-scoring double to right field in the top of the 11th inning to help lead his new club past the Angels, 4-2.

Gonzalez' two-bagger interrupted a night when the Sox lineup struggled terribly with runners in scoring position, going 1-for-14 through the first 10 frames. But the Sox finally broke through against Halos reliever Rich Thompson, with J.D. Drew leading off the inning with a walk, advancing to third on Dustin Pedroia's single to right and then scoring on the Gonzalez double. Pedroia would later scamper home on a Jed Lowrie sac fly to center to give the Sox their final margin for victory.

Though Josh Beckett did not get a decision, he was dominant for much of the night. He was perfect through three innings and carried a no-hitter into the sixth inning before a one-out chopper by Erick Aybar ended his bid. It was in the seventh that Beckett suffered his...

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