Sunday Links from Len

As it turns out, A-Rod is the Boss’s valentine. Dan Shaughnessy says it’s the Damn Yankees who are eating the Red Sox lunch once again. Gordon Edes has the gory details of the pending deal that will send A-Rod to New York for Alphonso Soriano and explains that the Yankees have no limits. Their payroll will be over $200 million. The Sox limit is $125 million. Bob Ryan looks at the Yankees imposing lineup and how they match up with the Sox. Nick Cafardo believes that this is just one more example of the Evil Empire driving stake after stake into Red Sox Nation. Michael Silverman provides Larry Lucchino’s take on the A-Rod deal. The Sox boss believes that this really says something about the system in baseball and will the test the adage about good pitching versus good hitting.

Michael Smith has NFL Notes for the Globe today and a look at homophobicbic ridiculing by Ted Washington of the 49ers trainer during Washington’s days in San Francisco. Smith also wants the Pats to draft Greg Jones of FSU. Kevin Mannix has a look at the Pats search for a running back. He also reports that Buffalo’s new quarterback coach, Sam Wyche, believes that Bledsoe hasn’t lost it.

Nancy Marrapese-Burrell has a look at a frustrating Bruins overtime loss to Chicago. The Bruins believe a key penalty was called after a Chicago player took a dive.

Shira Springer reports that David Stern backs the Celtics position on the waiving of Vin Baker.

Kevin McNamara has the game story on PC’s 71-62 win over BC at Conte Forum. BC played a scrappy game and cut a big PC lead down to 3. But the Friars depth and defense were just too much for the Eagles.

Bill Griffith has a look at the first Daytona 500 to be broadcast in HD and how auto racing is one big commercial.

This could be among the worst sports tv Sundays of the year from a local perspective. No local pro or college teams have any scheduled games today.