A mixed bag today as we’ve got coverage of the All Star game from Detroit, a couple Red Sox stories, more Celtics coverage from Vegas, a possible repeat of Flutie mania at the Heights, British Open coverage and of course a look to the headlines in New York.
The American League extended their All Star unbeaten streak to nine games with a 7-5 win last night in the Midseason Classic. Gordon Edes and Michael Silverman have the game stories. Red Sox hitters combined to go 4-6, and Matt Clement pitched a scoreless inning for the winners. Tony Massarotti looks at the continued dominance of the American League, and comes to a simple conclusion” The National League is a joke. Adam Kilgore has a look at MVP Miguel Tejada. Massarotti also checks in quickly with Roger Clemens, Kilgore has piece on David Eckstein, who had a little bit of a stressful call home on Sunday night. Edes’s notebook is pretty extensive, and looks at Bud Selig insisting he never knew there was a steroid problem in baseball and there are also a number of Red Sox related notes in there. Silverman’s notebook leads with a look at Kenny Rogers, who is glad he went to the game.
Alex Speier has an article on Johnny Damon, who just keeps right on running into walls in the outfield, without regard to his own health. The Red Sox center fielder is earning praise for his toughness and ability to play through injuries. Jonathan Comey has five…well make that four…questions surrounding whether the Red Sox will be able to repeat as World Series Champs. In yesterday’s Globe, Steven Morse had a review of Bronson Arroyo’s debut CD.
Gabe Kahn looks at the Celtics suffering their first summer league loss. The Green fell to the Cavaliers, 71-65 out in Las Vegas. Steve Bulpett has a look at Kendrick Perkins, of whom a lot is expected in this, his third NBA season. Bulpett also has Delonte West upset and speaking out to his teammates after the loss to the Cavs yesterday. Bulpett’s notebook looks at second round pick Orien Greene, who is recovering from foot surgery.
Lenny Megliola looks at Billy Flutie Jr., nephew of Doug, who has an scholarship offer to Boston College lined up for next year. Though projected as a kicker in college, Flutie wants to take a shot at playing quarterback as well. Albert Breer also looks at Flutie’s verbal commitment to BC.
Stephen Harris says that the time is right for the NHL to come out and announce at least a tentative labor agreement.
Bob Ryan looks at the mentality needed to play St. Andrews. Jim McCabe examines Tiger’s quest to once again conquer the legendary course. McCabe’s notebook opens with Phil Mickelson hoping for a good showing this weekend.
Bonnie DeSimone reports on Lance Armstrong reclaiming the yellow jersey, this time he hopes for keeps.
Ron Borges waxes at the cyclical nature of boxing with fighters coming and going in his Wednesday Boxing Notes.
The New York Sports Headlines has perspectives from that city on the All Star game, the British Open, (Nice article in Newsday on Jack Nicklaus) and the continuing Larry Brown watch.
NESN has the Eastern League All Star game from Portland at 7:00.