Other than stories on the Red Sox second straight 1-0 win over the Kansas City Royals yesterday, it’s a really slow sports day.

Get the stories on the win and the news of Josh Beckett’s new three year contract extension on the Red Sox Daily Links page.

The Boston Phoenix has more from Seth Mnookinand his book, but they also have a nice little sidebar entitled the Five Dumbest Globe Stories about the Sox.

Bill Reynolds says that Paul Pierce’s new contract is a signal that the Celtics are trying to win now.

Mike Reiss looks at the tights ends today in his training camp preview.

NESN has Red Sox/Rangers at 2:00 (Makeup game). ESPN has Yankees/Blue Jays at 7:00.