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06/29/2009 - 9:33am
Report: PawSox outfielder Van Every done for 2009

Outfielder Jonathan Van Every, who hit a game-winning homer for the Red Sox against the Indians in April, underwent left knee surgery that will likely end his season, the Providence Journal reports. Van Every, considered an above-average defensive outfielder, was hitting just .215 but with a .378 OBP and .840 OPS for Triple-A Pawtucket. Van Every was the top defensive outfield option in the minors who was on the Sox' 40-man roster.


06/29/2009 - 8:37am
Rivera on Papelbon as Yankees closer: 'He has to wait for me to retire'

Yankees closer Mariano Rivera, who recorded his 500th career save on Sunday, addressed the possibility that current Red Sox closer Jonathan Papelbon might one day become the Yankees' closer during the ESPN SportsCenter Sunday Conversation (video here).

 

"Jonathan is an interesting guy. He has his own mind and his own positions," said Rivera. "What I would say is, if he wants to do that, he has to wait for me to retire. And then, I think he has a shot at that. Besides that, he doesn’t have a shot at that."


06/28/2009 - 4:52pm
US soccer edged by Brazil in Confederation Cup final
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Lucio scored a late goal to give Brazil a 3-2 win over the United States and a second straight Confederations Cup title Sunday. The Brazil captain headed in a corner from Elano in the 84th minute to help the five-time world champions hold off a spirited American team that had taken a 2-0 lead at halftime. Luis Fabiano scored two goals in the second half to put Brazil back in the match after Clint Dempsey and Landon Donovan had given the Americans the lead.


06/28/2009 - 4:38pm
Braves drop Red Sox, 2-1

The Red Sox managed just five hits while starter Brad Penny allowed home runs to Chipper Jones and Garret Anderson and the Braves took the series finale over the Sox, 2-1, Sunday in Atlanta. The Red Sox did get the tying run on base in the ninth when Jason Varitek singled in Kevin Youkilis with two outs, but Braves closer Mike Gonzalez struck out Jacoby Ellsbury to end the game.


06/27/2009 - 10:56pm
Lowrie: 'I'll be back as soon as I can be'

PAWTUCKET -- Jed Lowrie played six innings and was hitless in three at-bats for Triple-A Pawtucket in his first game since being hit on the left knee by a pitch on Tuesday in Norfolk. Lowrie was replaced by Travis Denker in the top of the seventh of the PawSox' game against Syracuse.

“I thought Jed swung the bat fine,” Pawtucket manager Ron Johnson said. “He got a little stiff towards the end. I think a lot of that might be from not playing. He hasn’t been out there much and of course he traveled today, too. He had three at bats and we’ll go from there.”

Johnson said that Lowrie's rehab schedule will proceed on a day-by-day basis. The Pawtucket skipper said that the current plan is to have Lowrie back in the lineup on Sunday. Though he is eager to return to the major leagues after having been sidelined since mid-April due to wrist surgery, the shortstop said that he is still trying to resist rushing in his return...

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