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08/02/2011 - 7:58am
Mashup: Voters say no to Islanders

Voters on Long Island, who already have among the highest property taxes in the nation, rejected a proposal to borrow $400 million to build a new arena for the Islanders. Despite a low turnout that would seem to offer hope if enough Islanders supporters hit the polls, the proposal was rejected handily. "I'm disappointed," said Islanders owner Charles Wang, who has hinted the team might need to relocate if voters said no. "To put it bluntly, I'm heartbroken."

Also in New York hockey news, Rangers forward Alex Frolov insists he was misquoted when a Russian newspaper reported that Frolov said teammate Sean Avery has used racial slurs to agitate opponents. Frolov was quoted as saying Avery used the term "black monkeys," although it was in the context of saying that Avery no longer crosses the line like that. Said Frolov in response to the controversy: "He wouldn't say something bad about black people or Asian people or any...

08/02/2011 - 7:48am
Light deal could be worth $12 million

According to a report from the Associated Press, Matt Light's contract with the Patriots will be a two-year deal for $12 million, with $7 million in guaranteed money.

Light, a three-time Pro Bowl selection, started every game last season. The 33-year-old tackle has played 10 seasons with the Patriots, winning three Super Bowls. His contract has not yet been officially announced, but several reports have Light and the Patriots on the verge of agreement.

For more Patriots news visit weei.com/patriots.

 


08/02/2011 - 12:03am
Bard: Time to 'start a new streak'

The last thing Daniel Bard wanted was to have his career-best 26 1/3 scoreless innings streak end and have it end costing the Red Sox a game. But that's what happened Monday night when he gave up a two-run homer to Asdrubal Cabrera in the eighth inning, leading the Indians to a 9-6 win over the Red Sox at Fenway.

Ironically, it was Cabrera who last got to Bard for an RBI hit when he doubled off the Sox reliever on May 23 with two outs to help the Indians to a 3-2 win in Cleveland. Between that May 23 appearance and Monday night, when he shook off Jarrod Saltalamacchia and went to a slider to Cabrera, Bard had gone 25 straight outings without allowing a run.

“He’s a good hitter," Bard said of his nemesis Cabrera. "He hit a really good changeup the last time for an RBI. He’s a really good hitter, makes adjustments. We pitched him the same too many times and he made us pay.

“Start a new streak [Tuesday]. I don...

08/01/2011 - 10:58pm
Lackey: I felt better than five runs
By: DJ Bean

Red Sox starter John Lackey retired the first eight batters he faced Monday but ended up allowing five runs over 6 2/3 innings in the team's 9-6 loss to the Indians. He struck out three of the first six Cleveland batters to come to the plate, and said after the game that his five earned runs were too many given how well he was going. 

"I felt really strong. I started off well. My arm felt good, and I was locating well, really established in pretty well on some left-handers," Lackey said. "I made a couple of mistakes early on that kind of cost me. I felt like I had better stuff and felt better than to give up that many runs, for sure." 

Lackey did not factor into the decision Monday, though he had opportunities to better position himself for his 10th win. He relinquished a pair of leads over the course of the game, allowing a Michael Brantley RBI double in the top of the third to tie the game at one and later allowing...

08/01/2011 - 10:22pm
All good things: Bard gives it up, Sox lose

Asdrubal Cabrera hit a pair of two-run home runs - including the go-ahead blast off Daniel Bard - to lead the Indians to a 9-6 win over the Red Sox Monday night at Fenway in the opener of a four-game series at Fenway Park. Jason Kipnis also starred for the Indians with a single, double and solo homer in the ninth. With the Yankees beating the White Sox, 3-2, Monday in Chicago, the Red Sox lead in the AL East is down to one game. 

After retiring the first eight batters he faced, Sox starter John Lackey was spotty, giving up five runs and eight hits in 6 2/3 innings. He surrendered back-to-back homers to Cabrera and Travis Hafner in Cleveland's three-run sixth as the Indians took a 5-3 lead into the bottom of the sixth. 

But the Red Sox rallied when Jarrod Saltalamacchia belted a two-run broken bat homer down the right field line. Saltalamacchia got a good swing and as he did, part of his bat splintered down the first base line. 

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