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07/08/2011 - 7:02am
Mashup: Ex-Herald writer Kimball dead at 67

George Kimball, a Boston Herald sports columnist and boxing writer from 1980-2005, died Wednesday night at 67 after a six-year battle with cancer. Kimball was diagnosed in 2005, four months after retiring from the Herald. Kimball authored and edited several books about boxing, and he continued to contribute boxing articles to the Herald after his retirement.

Read more about that story and others, plus check out videos, trivia and more, at Friday's Morning Mashup.


07/08/2011 - 12:26am
Fan dies at Rangers-A's game in Texas

A man leaning over from a railing beyond the left field wall at Rangers Ballpark died Thursday night from injuries after falling over trying to hold on to a ball thrown to him by Josh Hamilton. 

With the Rangers leading 1-0 in the second inning, Oakland's Conor Jackson hit a foul ball to left field. A fan, with a little boy next to him in the bleachers, reached over the left field wall in an effort to catch the ball Hamilton threw into the stands. He caught the ball but tumbled head-over-heels into a space between the left-field scoreboard and the left field stands, hitting the concrete below.

The fan was taken from the park on a stretcher. At about 10 p.m. CT, the Rangers announced that the fan had died from his injuries.

"We are deeply saddened to learn that the man who fell has passed away as a result of this tragic accident," Rangers president Nolan Ryan said in a team statement. "Our thoughts and prayers are with his...

07/08/2011 - 12:15am
Pedroia: Sox 'not too excited' about 1st

Following his team's 10-4 drubbing of the Orioles Thursday night at Fenway Park — a win that vaulted the Red Sox back into first in the AL East — Dustin Pedroia said the Red Sox have things well in perspective and won't get too excited about leapfrogging the Yankees for one night. 

“There’s a lot of games to be played," Pedroia said, referring to the 74 games left in the season. "We’re not going to get too excited because we’re a half-game up or whatever. What is it, July? We have a long way to go.”

The Red Sox reclaimed first in the AL East for the first time since June 24, a span of 12 games spent in second place. The Red Sox, who started the season 2-10, have gone 50-25 (.667) over their last 75 games and had spent 18 straight days in first before dropping to second on June 25.

The Red Sox hit a season-high six home runs, with the barrage started by Pedroia's three-run blast in the...

07/07/2011 - 11:43pm
Buchholz: Exam 'was definitely good news'

Speaking after the Red Sox' 10-4 win over the Orioles Thursday night, Clay Buchholz said he was optimistic regarding his injured back after an examination with Dr. Craig Brigham Wednesday, and presented somewhat of a timetable moving forward.

"It was definitely good news," said the pitcher, who has been on the 15-day disabled list since June 19. "Structurally, there was no damage. My thoughts going in was thinking they were going to say something bad, but I came out there in a lot better spirits than when I went in, so that was good."

Buchholz said that he was hoping to throw Sunday and perhaps go to Fort Myers for some work a few days prior to when the team arrives in St. Petersburg to play the Rays July 15. The starter did receive an injection of cortisone and other anti-inflammatories Wednesday.

"They said there was nothing on the nerve, just a stress reaction on the vertebrae, and it was causing the muscle in the...

07/07/2011 - 10:15pm
Powerball: Sox blast 6 HRs, move into 1st

All-Stars Jacoby Ellsbury, David Ortiz and Adrian Gonzalez all homered as part of a six-homer barrage on Baltimore pitching as the Red Sox crushed the hapless Orioles, 10-4, Thursday night at Fenway Park in the opener of a four-game series. Dustin Pedroia also homered and singled for the Sox, who won their third straight, improved to 52-35 and moved into first place in the AL East by a half-game over the Yankees, losers at home to the Rays.

The highlight of the night came in the seventh when David Ortiz, Josh Reddick and Jarrod Saltalamacchia drilled solo rockets off shell-shocked lefty reliever Pedro Viola. It was the first time this season the Red Sox hit three straight homers and the first time they turned the trick since last August in Texas when David Ortiz, Adrian Beltre and J.D. Drew all homered in succession. The six homers were a season high for the Sox. 

Ellsbury continued his torrid hitting since being selected to his first All...

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