Saturday, August 25, 2007

Celtics sign James Posey

By this afternoon, the sides had reached agreement on a deal that will pay Posey just over $3 million - the amount left on the team’s mid-level exception - next season. The full contract will pay him $7 million over the next two years, with Posey holding an option on the second season.

Boston Herald

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Taking a break..

For anyone who even reads this I'll be back on Saturday to post..check the favorite links for others websites for sports updates.

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Perk working hard on his defense

"Each day I can come in here and a coach can kill me and make me throw up after my workout, that's what I want," said Perkins, who has dropped 20 pounds and is 10 shy of his desired playing weight of 260. "If you do that all the way through the month of September, everything else is going to be easy."

"[Defense] is what gives me playing time," said Perkins. "That's my role. I don't care if I shoot the ball one time. I've got Paul, Ray Allen, and KG on the court with me. If I go the whole game and have zero points and we win, I don't care. Why should I care? That's called selfish. If we're winning, everybody's going to get the same publicity and everything else. That all comes with losing yourself within the team.

Boston Globe

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Big Papi's back!

Red Sox - 10
Angels - 5

W: Schilling (7-5)

L: Weaver (8-6)

Big Papi's back and he helped lead the Sox to a 10-5 victory over the Angels on Saturday Night. The Sox started the game shaky, down 5-0 early, but that quickly changed. After the team scored a run, David Ortiz stepped up to the plate with the bases loaded in the 5th and things seemed like they were about to take a turn for the better. He proved all the doubters wrong (including myself) and hit a grand slam to put them on top 6-5. The Angels never were able to comeback from this as the Red Sox added some insurance runs in the 8th. Manny Ramirez was having one of the worst games of his career (4 strikeouts) but he came through with a clutch 2-RBI double in the 8th to push the score to 8-5. Varitek knocked Manny in and JD Drew scored on a wild pitch and the score was 10-5. After Schilling left in the 6th the bullpen only allowed one hit. Closer Jonathan Papelbon came in to secure the victory in the 9th by striking out two and a

great play by Alex Cora helped. Awesome game and it feels good when Ortiz is hitting like he has been.

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Pats re-sign Testaverde

The New England Patriots re-signed veteran quarterback Vinny Testaverde today. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed. The team also announced the release of three players; veteran defensive back Artrell Hawkins, second-year cornerback Gemara Williams and rookie linebacker Kyle Bissinger.

Friday, August 17, 2007

Ty Warren extended through 2012

The Patriots signed standout defensive end Ty Warren to a five-year extension on Thursday worth over $36 million, including $17.5 million in guaranteed money.

Clay Buchholz picks up win in MLB debut

Red Sox - 8
Angels - 4

W: Buchholz (1-0)
L: Lackey (15-7)
S: Papelbon (29)

Clay Buchholz picked up his first win in a Red Sox uniform in game 1 of Friday's twinbill against the Angels. Buchholz struck out five allowing only three earned runs over six innings. He got plenty of run support as the Red Sox exploded early in the game scoring six runs in the 1st inning. David Ortiz (20) and Dustin Pedroia (6) both hit home runs and JD Drew went 3-for-5 with a triple and an RBI to lead the offense. Doug Mirabelli got injured running the bases early and had to be pulled from the game, straining his right calf. Jason Varitek played the rest of the game. This caused a ton of roster moves and changes. Catcher Kevin Cash of AAA Pawtucket is being flown in from Ottowa to start game 2. Clay Buchholz was sent back to AAA as expected, Brendan Donnelly was transferred to the 60-day disabled list to make room on the 40 man roster and Bobby Kielty will be called up from AAA tommorow. Wily Mo Pena was traded to Washington for cash considerations and a player to be named later. Game 2 is on at 7:05, Josh Beckett will take the mound.

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Goodbye Wily Mo

The Red Sox traded outfielder Wily Mo Pena and cash to the Nationals on Friday for a player to be named.

The deal let Boston clear a roster spot for pitcher Clay Buchholz. The Red Sox purchased his contract from Triple-A Pawtucket and the righty made his major league debut in the opener of Friday's day-night doubleheader against the Angels.

Real GM

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Pats cut Josh Miller

The Patriots will have a new punter in 2007.

The team cut punter Josh Miller today, leaving just youngsters Danny Baugher and Tom Malone in a battle for the job.

Boston Globe

Buchholz and Ellsbury officially called up

Clay Buchholz will be pitching the first game of tomorrow's doubleheader against the Angels. He will be flown into Boston today, from Ottawa, where the PawSox are playing, and is expected to be at Fenway Park this afternoon at 3 p.m.

He will be sent back down to Pawtucket after the game.

Jacoby Ellsbury is also expected to be called up to the Red Sox tomorrow. Ellsbury will likely be added to the roster for the second game of the doubleheader, taking the spot of Buchholz, who will then be sent back to Pawtucket.

Boston Globe