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03/05/2010 - 11:41am
Matsuzaka throws first bullpen

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Daisuke Matsuzaka, in his first bullpen session of the spring, threw 58 pitches of varying intensity. He had bullpen catcher Mani Martinez stand for the first 25 tosses, switch to an intermediate squat for the next 21, and then squat for Matsuzaka's final 12 pitches. Manager Terry Francona said before the session that Matsuzaka will follow a progression that includes more bullpens and then live batting practice sessions before he pitches in games. Though the Sox have made it clear they won't rush a pitcher back to the mound from an injury (in Matsuzaka's case, a mild mid upper-back strain), there is little urgency for Matsuzaka's progression, since the Sox might not need a fifth starter until mid-April. Matsuzaka will throw first full bullpen session on Sunday. No timetable yet for him to enter a game. Pitching coach John Farrell said that it was "too early to say" when Matsuzaka would be ready for the start of the season, but said...

03/05/2010 - 11:34am
Francona: Lowell may play next week

Red Sox manager Terry Francona reports that Mike Lowell was politicking to get into next Wednesday’s game in Fort Myers. “Obviously, he’s feeling good,” said Francona. “I still think that’s a little quick.” Francona said that if all goes well, Lowell could more likely see his first game activity on March 13, after a pair of road games on the east coast of the state. Ideally, Francona would like to use Lowell as a DH, but he said that could present a logistical challenge, given the need to have David Ortiz get at-bats. Visit the Full Count blog for more.


03/05/2010 - 9:39am
Mashup: Buzzer-beaters

We've got video of a couple of basketball buzzer-beaters to lead off the Friday edition of the Morning Mashup (including one that sent Providence to defeat). Plus, find links to the day's top stories, trivia and more.


03/05/2010 - 3:14am
Reports: Bears close on Peppers

In the early hours of free agency, it certainly appears that the Chicago Bears have the inside track on landing defensive end Julius Peppers. Multiple outlets are reporting that Peppers, considered the premier pass-rusher available in this year's free agent pool, has a Friday meeting set up with the Bears with an eye toward signing a deal quickly. ESPN's Adam Schefter is reporting that barring any unforeseen complications, the Peppers deal gets done in rapid fashion and announced with the Bears by Friday afternoon. (Reports indicate that if a deal does not get done in Chicago, Peppers' agent Carl Carey considers Philadelphia a fallback plan.) For more football news, check out our blog, It Is What It Is.
 


03/04/2010 - 10:51pm
B's snap 10-game home skid

Miroslav Satan scored the deciding goal of the shootout and Tim Thomas was spectacular in net as the Bruins beat Toronto, 3-2, Thursday at TD Garden, snapping Boston's 10-game home losing streak. It was the Bruins' first win in Boston since they beat Philadelphia, 2-1 in OT, at Fenway Park on New Year's Day, and the first at the Garden since Dec. 30. Thomas made five breakaway saves in regulation and a save on Phil Kessel in overtime, and he stopped all three shots in the shootout.

 

Johnny Boychuk returned from five-game absence due to a fractured left orbital bone and scored late in the second period on a slap shot to put the Bruins up 2-1 heading into the third period. But once again, the Bruins could not hold a lead after 40 minutes. Tyler Bozak netting the game-tying goal midway through the third. Before Thursday, the Leafs had lost all 33 games when trailing after two periods. The Bruins...

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We Love Anthony Davis - Celtics Playoff Push

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