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09/08/2011 - 2:58pm
Lineup: Gonzalez, Crawford sit vs. Romero

TORONTO -- Adrian Gonzalez gets the day off against lefty Ricky Romero in the Red Sox' series finale against the Blue Jays, with Kevin Youkilis moving to first base and Jed Lowrie playing third.

Gonzalez, who was hit in the foot with a pitch in the Sox' Wednesday night loss, but would hit a homer in the ninth, is 1-for-6 against Romero with five strikeouts. The first baseman leads the team in games played with 140.

Here is the rest of the Red Sox' lineup:

Jacoby Ellsbury CF

Marco Scutaro SS

Dustin Pedroia 2B

David Ortiz DH

Kevin Youkilis 1B

Jed Lowrie 3B

Jason Varitek C

Josh Reddick LF

Darnell McDonald RF

Andrew Miller P

For more Red Sox news, go to the team page at weei.com/redsox.


09/08/2011 - 1:40pm
Pats practice: Vollmer misses 2nd straight

FOXBORO -- For the second straight day, starting right tackle Sebastian Vollmer was not spotted at the start of Patriots practice Thursday inside Gillette Stadium. 

Vollmer did not play in the preseason finale on Sept. 1 against the Giants but there has been no word on any possible injury he may have sustained. Thursday marks the first day the Patriots are required to release an official injury report. 

The Patriots are light at the tackle position, with Matt Light, rookie Nate Solder and Vollmer the only tackles listed on the depth chart. The team worked out in full pads for the second straight day in preparation for its season-opener Monday night in Miami. 

For more, visit the Patriots team page at weei.com/patriots and the blog It Is What It Is


09/08/2011 - 1:21pm
WEEI announces FM station and NFL coverage

Thursday morning on the Dennis & Callahan show, WEEI announced it would expand to 93.7 FM and begin simulcasting on Monday.

“This coming Monday morning, September 12th, something very exciting will take place. I'm very happy to tell you WEEI Sports Radio will begin simulcasting on 93.7 FM,” morning host John Dennis told the audience just after 8 a.m. This is a great day for the radio station and also for our loyal listeners. This is what our audience wanted, asked for, and we’re happy to deliver.”

Click here to read the complete press release.

In addition, WEEI announced its NFL Sunday programming for pregame and postgame Patriots coverage. Each Sunday, WEEI will air the NFL Sunday show with Dale Arnold, former Patriots tight end Christian Fauria, former Patriots receiver Troy Brown and WEEI.com Patriots beat writer Christopher Price...

09/08/2011 - 12:27pm
Haynesworth: 'Time for giant to awake'

FOXBORO -- A personable Albert Haynesworth said Thursday he can't wait to show that he's ready to return to his former status as one of the most feared defensive linemen in the NFL. 

He articulated his optimism in a seven-minute chat with reporters at his locker before Thursday's practice. "It's time for me, the sleeping giant, to awake and get back out there on the field and play football again," said Haynesworth, who acknowledged the skepticism in the media about his desire and determination to return to elite status as a nose tackle. "I read what you guys wrote, nothing personal, but I didn't do much in D.C. The scheme didn't fit me and that stuff. Now I can go out there and play get back to what I used to do."

Haynesworth, who was brought to New England in a July trade from Washington, said he has found a new comfort level in Foxboro. "For two years, I was kind of taken out of football a little bit, and now I'm...

09/08/2011 - 12:23pm
Sox holding drawing for playoff tickets

The Red Sox on Thursday announced that they will be holding a random drawing to purchase tickets for potential postseason games at Fenway Park. Registration for the drawing began at noon Thursday and runs until September 12.

Here is the press release from the Red Sox:

BOSTON, MA – Registration for a random drawing for the opportunity to purchase tickets for any 2011 Red Sox postseason games that may be played at Fenway Park begins Thursday, September 8, at 12 noon EDT.  Fans may register for the drawing online at www.redsox.com.

The random drawing for tickets to any American League Division Series games that may be played at Fenway Park will take place on Monday, September 12. Fans that are selected for the opportunity to purchase tickets for ALDS games will be notified via e-mail on or about Tuesday, September 13.  The e-mail will provide winners with...

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