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07/16/2009 - 12:31pm
Source: Patriots, Brace close to completing four-year deal

A league source confirmed to WEEI.com this afternoon that the Patriots and second-round pick Ron Brace are expected to have a deal done "within the next few days." Brace, a defensive tackle out of Boston College, was the 40th player taken in the 2009 draft. The source indicated the Brace contract is similar to the four-year deal that fellow second-round pick Darius Butler agreed to earlier this month with the Patriots. Butler, who was selected 41st overall -- one pick behind Brace -- signed a four-year deal for $4.275 million with New England, with $2.06 million of that guaranteed. For more football news, check out our football blog, "It Is What It Is."


07/16/2009 - 9:01am
Watson grabs early British lead with 65

Tom Watson has shot a 5-under 65 to claim the lead at the British Open. The 59-year-old Watson, a five-time Open champion, posted his lowest score in the tournament since 1994 - the last time it was held at Turnberry - and snatched away the clubhouse lead from Australia's John Senden. Tiger Woods struggled in his first round shooting a 71. Woods is six strokes behind Watson. CLICK HERE for the complete Open championship leaderboard and coverage.


07/15/2009 - 10:09pm
Patriots sign seventh-round pick Richard

WEEI.com has confirmed an earlier report the Patriots and seventh-round draft pick Darryl Richard have agreed on a four-year contract.

The news was first reported by Chris Gasper in The Boston Globe.

Richard, a defensive lineman out of Georgia Tech, was the 234th overall pick in the 2009 draft. Richard becomes the fourth rookie to sign a deal with New England -- second-round pick Darius Butler, fourth-round selection Rich Ohrnberger and sixth-round pick Myron Pryor have all signed contracts, while another second-rounder, Sebastian Vollmer, has a preliminary agreement in place with the Patriots, and is expected to sign a deal of his own shortly.

For more Patriots news, check out our football blog, "It Is What It Is."
 


07/15/2009 - 9:21pm
Lowrie goes 0-for-4 with an error in final rehab start
By: DJ Bean

LOWELL -- The largest crowd in the history of LeLacheur Park showed up to see Red Sox shortstop Jed Lowrie make his final minor-league start prior to an anticipated weekend call-up. Lowrie went 0-for-4 and had a throwing error.

Lowrie hit three balls to the outfield and saw an eight-pitch at-bat in the bottom of the sixth. The switch-hitter batted left-handed in each of his at-bats Wednesday and is now 6-for-23 (.260) in six games since returning to shortstop from a bruised right knee. The knee injury occurred when Lowrie was hit by a pitch while rehabbing from left wrist surgery. Lowrie was originally placed on the disabled list on April 13 due to the aforementioned wrist after going 1-for-18 in five games for the Red Sox.

Lowrie hit second, a place in the order he has been accustomed to throughout the duration of his rehab. He is expected to return to the Red Sox on Saturday in Toronto. For more, visit the...

07/15/2009 - 7:12pm
Sturm: 'I'm planning to stay (in Boston)'

With salary cap constraints facing B’s GM Peter Chiarelli, Bruins forward Marco Sturm has been one of a handful of B's players that have heard their names bandied about in trade rumors this summer. Sturm stated Wednesday afternoon he was aware of some trade rumors, but couldn't imagine any scenario where he'd waive his no-trade clause. "I have heard there are rumors, but no, I haven't (been asked to waive my no-trade). Obviously we're pretty tight against the cap and we still have two people to sign. So obviously one of them on the team has to leave, but it's part of the game. It doesn't matter who it is. It's just the way it is." For more, check out the "Big Bad Blog."


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