Aquilani happy with return to Reds

Italy midfielder Alberto Aquilani insists he is looking forward to returning to Liverpool following his season-long loan at Juventus. Aquilani was not offered a permanent deal by the Turin giants despite making 33 league appearances for I Bianconeri last term.

Top 10 reasons why the Blazers tendered Greg Oden

10) It’s not as if Paul Allen routinely spends money with any sense 9) Even at his most injured, Oden moves better laterally than Joel Pryzbilla 8) Marcus Camby can’t give him all of his injuries forever 7) It’s not like you can just find centers who will give you 9 and 7 a game [...]

G80: Red Sox at Phillies, 1:35 PM

Red Sox – Phillies – Jon Lester / Cole Hamels Theo talked about a lot of stuff. AL East: Brewers/Yankees at 1 PM. joy of sox

Mets continue offensive surge, win 16-9 (AP)

Ronny Paulino in the cleanup spot? Scott Hairston up with the bases loaded? No matter who is batting, the New York Mets are a good bet to score these days. Paulino and Angel Pagan had four hits apiece, and Hairston launched a three-run triple as part of another offensive barrage by the Mets, who beat [...]

Traveling: Chapter 15: Who the H is John Havlicek?

No wonder nobody’s heard of him. Look how tiny he is. I think this is how they filmed the hobbits for Lord of the Rings. “Seriously?” I say. “John Havlicek? One of the greatest Celtics of all time? One of the greatest basketball players of all time?” Bandana waves a dismissive hand at me and [...]

Top Two Boys Seeds Fall at Wimbledon; Hardebeck Joins Keys and Duval in Round of 16; Tomic’s Run Ends in Quarterfinals

Krista Hardebeck was the sole American junior of the four in action to advance in singles today at Wimbledon. Hardebeck defeated No. 10 seed Alison Van Uytvanck of Belgium 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 to reach the third round. Van Uytvanck has been one of the hottest players on the junior and ITF women’s circuit this spring, [...]

McLeish steps up Given chase

The Manchester City player spent last season as number two to Joe Hart, who reaped the benefits of a season under McLeish when on loan at Birmingham.

As Good As Advertised, And Maybe Better

So tonight in Phila-delphia, Cliff Lee conquered one of his few remaining demons on this earth: the Boston Red Sox. In the opening game of an interleague series that many believe to be a World Series preview, Lee dialed up the usual magic: 9 innings, shutout, 4 baserunners, 5 Ks. Against a Boston team that [...]

As Good As Advertised, And Maybe Better

So tonight in Phila-delphia, Cliff Lee conquered one of his few remaining demons on this earth: the Boston Red Sox. In the opening game of an interleague series that many believe to be a World Series preview, Lee dialed up the usual magic: 9 innings, shutout, 4 baserunners, 5 Ks. Against a Boston team that [...]

Ortiz Will Play 1B Wednesday; Gonzalez In RF?

David Ortiz will play first base tonight. He says his mitt is “hard as a rock, but good hands never leave you”. That probably means Adrian Gonzalez will be in right field for the second time in his career and first time since 2005. If that happens, adding insult to (the risk of) injury is [...]

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