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Red Sox's Middlebrooks OK following wrist scare

Red Sox's Middlebrooks OK following wrist scare

ESPN.com Updated Feb 27, 2013
Red Sox 3B Will Middlebrooks left Wednesday night's game with a wrist injury but said it was just a scare.
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  • Tillman feels good about results of first spring start

    Tillman feels good about results of first spring start

    MLB.com Feb 27, 2013
    Chris Tillman, making his first spring start, tossed 1 2/3 scoreless innings against the Red Sox in Wednesday's 5-3 win. He got ahead of six of the eight batters he faced but labored after that and issued a pair of walks. "First time out, I'm not r…
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  • O's best Red Sox to close out winning Wednesday

    O's best Red Sox to close out winning Wednesday

    MLB.com Feb 27, 2013
    The Orioles defeated the Red Sox, 5-3, on Wednesday night at Ed Smith Stadium, giving them a perfect day following a split squad's victory over the Yankees in the afternoon.
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  • Cowboys give Dan Connor pay-cut ultimatum

    Cowboys give Dan Connor pay-cut ultimatum

    profootballtalk.com Feb 27, 2013
    Teams that need to create salary-cap space are using two devices:  a “restructuring” that moves cap dollars from this year to future years with no pay cut and a “restructuring” that shrinks the cap number in 2013 by paying the player less money.
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  • Oritz on leave from Red Sox for personal matter

    Oritz on leave from Red Sox for personal matter

    CNNSI.com Feb 27, 2013
    SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) -- Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz has left the team for a few days to return to the Dominican Republic for a personal matter.
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  • Are Patriots the NFL's most hated team?

    Are Patriots the NFL's most hated team?

    ESPN.com Feb 27, 2013
    It's no secret Baltimore Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs doesn't like the New England Patriots. I stood in the tunnel of Gillette Stadium after January's AFC title game when Suggs yelled "have fun in the Pro Bowl" loud enough for everyone arou…
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  • Tom Brady steering clear of contract talk

    Tom Brady steering clear of contract talk

    Since restructuring his deal this week to provide the Patriots with a lot of salary cap room and himself a pile of guaranteed cash, quarterback Tom Brady has become one of the league’s biggest talking points. But he doesn’t want to talk about it. Brad
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  • Should the Patriots drop Brandon Lloyd? You already know the an…

    Should the Patriots drop Brandon Lloyd? You already know the answer

    boston.com Feb 27, 2013
    If the Patriots were to cut Brandon Lloyd for being moody, it would set bad precedence.
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  • Will Brady's extension affect Ryan Mallett?

    Will Brady's extension affect Ryan Mallett?

    ESPN.com Feb 27, 2013
    The Patriots' three-year contract extension with quarterback Tom Brady paves the way for the future Hall of Famer to stay in New England for five more seasons. Brady, health permitting, expects to retire a Patriot. But what does this mean for young New …
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  • Wednesday morning one-liners

    Wednesday morning one-liners

    profootballtalk.com Feb 27, 2013
    Bills G.M. Buddy Nix wants to add depth at linebacker in the draft. The Dolphins may consider some aging veterans to bolster their defense in free agency. The Boston Herald looks at the polarizing reaction Patriots QB Tom Brady’s new contract has drawn.
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Sports Columnists

  • Don Banks: 2013 NFL Mock Draft 2.0

    Feb 27
    We told you this year's draft was one of those exception-to-rule affairs, and the just-completed NFL scouting combine in Indianapolis seemed to confirm it. To wit:
  • Detroit Lions now $5M under cap with reworked deals

    Feb 27
    Detroit Lions center Dominic Raiola and wide receiver Nate Burleson accepted combined pay cuts of $5.55 million to help the Lions get under the salary cap.
  • Source: 49ers agree to trade Smith to Chiefs

    Feb 27
    The San Francisco 49ers have agreed to trade quarterback Alex Smith to the Kansas City Chiefs, league sources confirmed to ESPN.
  • The Sports Guy spends a week with Mike Tyson

    Feb 27
    On a rooftop in Harlem, Bill Simmons discovered the only place where Mike Tyson finds peace.