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03/26/2010 - 11:02am
Skinner to interview with St. John's

A Boston College athletic department spokesman confirmed to WEEI.com Friday that coach Al Skinner will talk with St. John's officials about the school's coaching vacancy. A New York native, Skinner has coached at BC for 13 seasons and has the most wins in school history. The Eagles were 15-16 this season, missing out on postseason play.

 

A tweet from New York Times college reporter Pete Thamel indicated that Virginia Tech's Seth Greenberg also was lined up to interview with St. John's Friday. UPDATE: On Friday afternoon, Virginia Tech announced that it had reworked Greenberg's contract, including adding two years to the four that remained.

 

After firing Norm Roberts, St. John's initially was interested in Georgia Tech coach Paul Hewitt, but Hewitt turned down an offer from the Red Storm. The school also reportedly struck out with Florida's Billy Donovan. As with Skinner, Hewitt and Donovan both have...

03/26/2010 - 10:16am
Weiner hopes no more Ortiz-like 'leaks'

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Michael Weiner, the new executive director of the Players Association, talked with the media at City of Palms Park following his meeting with the Red Sox.

 

Weiner said the primary focus of the meeting with the team centered around the collective bargaining agreement, which he believes will be in the midst of being negotiated next spring training. The current CBA expires in December 2011.

 

One subject that hits close to home for the Red Sox was whether or not there might be any more leaks of names on the list of players who had tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs under the confidential test by Major League Baseball in 2003. Weiner, who was front and center in advising David Ortiz when the Sox' designated hitter's name was leaked from the list, said he is gratified that no further names have been released since Ortiz was singled out by the New York Times in late July of last season.

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03/26/2010 - 7:50am
Pedroia's return delayed a day

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Dustin Pedroia, who had been scheduled to return to game activity on Friday for the first time since suffering a mild sprain of his left wrist on Tuesday, has instead had his return pushed back by a day after conversations with team trainers. He will play against the Orioles on Saturday in Sarasota.


03/26/2010 - 7:42am
Red Sox release Shouse

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- The Red Sox released left-handed pitcher Brian Shouse on Friday morning, according to a team source. The 41-year-old pitched in 10 games this spring, allowing just one run while posting a 0.96 ERA and striking out six while walking one. He also allowed eight hits and hit a batter.

 

With Shouse out of the running, the race for the final two spots in the Sox bullpen would now appear to come down to Boof Bonser, Alan Embree, Joe Nelson and Scott Atchison. Shouse's departure leaves Embree as the only left-hander still in the running for the spot. 


03/26/2010 - 6:26am
Mashup: Arenas faces sentencing

Suspended Washington Wizards guard Gilbert Arenas faces sentencing on gun possession charges Friday. Prosecutors want jail time, while Arenas’ lawyers are asking for probation and community service. Read more about that, plus get links to the day's top stories, plus videos, trivia and more, at Friday's Morning Mashup.


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