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08/17/2009 - 1:05pm
NHL Winter Classic at Fenway ticket draw begins Sept. 15

The much-anticipated 2010 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic on New Year's Day at Fenway Park has sparked huge interest from fans yearning for tickets, and the NHL announced Tuesday afternoon that a ticket drawing for the general public will take place on Sept. 15 at noon. The drawing, which will randomly pick lucky fans as ticket winners, will come to a close three weeks later on Oct. 5. Winners will be notified by Oct. 20 and allowed to buy a pair of tickets -- with prices ranging from $50-$350 depending on the seats chosen at Fenway. The ticket drawing will be hosted exclusively through NHL.com, but stay tuned for more details concerning ticket prices and availability at the winter Fens moving forward. Season-ticket owners for the Bruins and Flyers will receive notification in late August concerning the process of buying Winter Classic tickets...

08/17/2009 - 11:44am
Pats deal Smith to Denver, pick up RB Taylor

The Patriots announced this morning they have sent defensive lineman Le Kevin Smith and a 2010 seventh-round draft choice to Denver for a fifth-rounder in 2010. In addition, they have picked up running back Chris Taylor, released defensive back Mike Richardson and placed wide receiver and Navy grad Shun White on the military reserve list. For more updates, check out our blog, "It Is What It Is."


08/16/2009 - 7:17pm
Y.E. Yang defeats Tiger Woods at the PGA Championship

Y.E. Yang, in contention at a major championship for the first time, defeated Tiger Woods by three strokes at the PGA Championship on Sunday afternoon. Woods began the day with a two-stroke lead and a lot of history on his side. Woods was a daunting 36-1 when he has the lead going into the final round of a tournament, including 14-0 at the majors. That perfect record of winning majors with a final round lead is now over. Only once had Tiger lost a tournament when leading by two shots or more - and that was nine years ago. For the complete recap and leaderboard, CLICK HERE.


08/16/2009 - 5:26pm
Red Sox fall behind Rangers in wild card

The Red Sox dropped the rubber game of their three-game series against the Rangers, and with it, they also fell a half-game behind the Rangers in the wild-card race. Rookie Junichi Tazawa gave up four runs on 10 hits in five-plus innings of work. But the decision to put him on the mound for the start of the sixth inning proved costly, as the right-hander allowed a homer to Taylor Teagarden that, at the time, gave Texas a 4-2 lead.
 
Dustin Pedroia brought the Sox back within a run with a solo homer in the seventh, but the Sox could do no further damage against the Rangers bullpen. David Ortiz hit his 17th homer of the year (a solo shot) in the second against against Rangers starter Dustin Nippert. For a full recap, click here.


08/16/2009 - 11:45am
Red Sox lineup for Sunday: Martinez catching, Gonzalez starts again
By: DJ Bean

Alex Gonzalez is starting for the second consecutive day at shortstop. Victor Martinez is catching after the Rangers swiped eight bases last night against Jason Varitek.
 
1. Jacoby Ellsbury, CF
2. Dustin Pedroia, 2B
3. Victor Martinez, C
4. Jason Bay, LF
5. David Ortiz, DH
6. Mike Lowell, 3B
7. Casey Kotchman, 1B
8. Brian Anderson, RF
9. Alex Gonzalez, SS
SP Junichi Tazawa


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