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05/27/2010 - 2:26pm
Lineup: Varitek gets start with Daisuke

Jason Varitek will be behind the plate on Thursday, paired with Red Sox starter Daisuke Matsuzaka. It is the second straight game in which the Sox have had that battery working together, following Matsuzaka's outing in which he allowed one hit in eight shutout innings in Philadelphia on Saturday. In 15 innings with Varitek behind the plate this year, Matsuzaka has allowed just one run (0.60 ERA); in three starts (14.2 innings) with Victor Martinez, Matsuzaka has an 11.05 mark.

 

The Red Sox will also feature Bill Hall in center field, with Jacoby Ellsbury still sidelined with the injury to his ribs and with Mike Cameron having played back-to-back games in Tampa Bay. Jeremy Hermida gets the start in left field.

 

Here is the Red Sox lineup:

 

Scutaro, SS

Pedroia, 2B

Ortiz, DH

Youkilis, 1B

Drew, RF

Beltre, 3B

Hermida, LF

Varitek, C

Hall, CF

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05/27/2010 - 12:53pm
Kraft: No update on Mankins, Brady deals

FOXBORO — On Thursday afternoon, Patriots owner Robert Kraft wouldn’t comment specifically on any contract negotiations with offensive lineman Logan Mankins or quarterback Tom Brady.

“I’m not the one doing it, so I can’t answer that,” he said while speaking with reporters at the Patriots 2010 Community MVP Awards. “They are two young men who will be on this team and two important people to us for the future.”

A restricted free agent, the 28-year-old Mankins had been tendered a one-year deal of $3.268 million, and has yet to sign. He has stayed away from offseaon workouts. Brady is entering the final year of a six-year deal he signed in 2005.

For more Patriots news, check out our football blog, It Is What It Is.


05/27/2010 - 11:39am
NBA rescinds second Perk tech

The NBA announced Thursday that they had rescinded the second of Kendrick Perkins two technical fouls in a Game 5 loss to the Magic. Perkins received his second technical from official Eddie F. Rush with 36 seconds left in the first half, which not only got him ejected, it also would have trigged an automatic one-game suspension from the NBA as he reached the postseason limit of seven. The NBA reviews every technical foul and in rescinding the second T, it allows Perkins to play in Game 6. Read the full post on Green Street.


05/27/2010 - 10:06am
Heinsohn on D&C: Punish Howard
By: Jay Asser

Celtics Hall of Famer and broadcaster Tommy Heinsohn criticized the officiating in Wednesday night's Game 5 during his appearance on the Dennis & Callahan show Thursday morning. He also talked about the league allowing Dwight Howard to get away with throwing elbows and the need to rescind one of Kendrick Perkins' technical fouls.

 

Heinsohn felt the officials were making poor calls on Wednesday night, especially Ed F. Rush. "This guy has had no common sense," Heinsohn said of Rush. "I don’t know why he’s still around. He’s got a history. I’ve been watching the game all these years, I just marvel at how they let him keep refereeing."

 

After Howard continued to catch Celtics players with elbows in Game 5, Heinsohn said the league isn't enforcing flagrant fouls on him. "One thing that bothers me very, very much is this guy Howard belted [Kevin...

05/27/2010 - 9:42am
Heinsohn on D&C:
By: Jay Asser

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