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08/20/2009 - 9:25pm
Brady takes a hit, plays first two series

Tom Brady took his first serious hit on Thursday night since returning from reconstructive surgery on his left knee. Robert Geathers beat Nick Kaczur and sacked the Patriots quarterback on the second series. Brady got up quickly and stayed in and finished the series. Brady finished 4-for-8 for 57 yards and led the team on an opening drive that led to a Steve Gostkowski field goal. For more, visit the It Is What It Is blog. 


08/20/2009 - 4:42pm
Red Sox front office members hit by swine flu

Three Red Sox officials who oversee the team's efforts in the amateur draft -- amateur scouting director Jason McLeod, assistant amateur scouting director Amiel Sawdaye and assistant in amateur scouting Sam Ray -- were diagnosed with the H1N1 (swine flu) virus, and sent home for a week of quarantine. The infection was incurred at the Area Code Games in Long Beach, Calif.
 
As a result of the illness, the three front-office members had to stay away from the Red Sox offices during the final days leading up to the Aug. 17 deadline to sign draft picks.


08/20/2009 - 4:07pm
Red Sox lineup for Thursday: Pedroia returns, Varitek sits again
By: DJ Bean

Despite hitting homers in both of his plate appearances against Blue Jays starter Brett Cecil, Jason Varitek will sit again tonight as the Red Sox look for a sweep in Toronto. Boston's captain hasn't played since August 15.
 
Additionally, Dustin Pedroia will make his return to the Sox after missing the last two games to be with wife his wife, Kelli, for the birth of the couple's first child. 
 
RED SOX
 
Ellsbury, CF
Pedroia, 2B
Martinez, C
Youkilis, 1B
Bay, LF
Ortiz, DH
Lowell, 3B
Drew, RF
Gonzalez, SS
 
SP -- Jon Lester


08/20/2009 - 2:48pm
Hockey East announces Fenway hockey doubleheader on Jan. 8

As first reported at WEEI.com two months ago, Hockey East officials announced Thursday afternoon that the Boston College and Boston University men's hockey teams along with the Northeastern University and UNH women's hockey teams will face off in a college hockey doubleheader at Fenway Park on Friday, Jan. 8. The tickets for the Jan. 8 college hockey doubleheader will go on sale Sept. 17, and ticket prices will range from $5-90 for a pair of college hockey games that will make for an affordable alternative to the NHL/Bridgestone Winter Classic on New Year's Day. More info on the college hockey doubleheader can be found at the Big Bad Blog.


08/20/2009 - 12:29pm
Burress agrees to two-year prison term
By: admin

Former New York Giant Plaxico Burress pleaded guilty Thursday to a weapons charge and agreed to a two-year prison term for accidentally shooting himself at a Manhattan nightclub. The ex-wide receiver pleaded guilty to one count of attempted criminal possession of a weapon, a lesser charge than he initially faced. Under a plea agreement, he agreed to a two-year prison sentence and two years of supervised release.


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