Bob Ryan says that the All Star game has been ruined, and offers commissioner Bud Selig six suggestions to bring back some meaning to the game.
Shaughnessy looks at the Red Sox stars helping out in the American League victory, while Silverman also looks at the Sox pitching in to clinch home field in the World Series for the AL. Buckley looks at Josh Beckett pitching two innings to pick up the win.
In the Herald, Silverman and Bradford report on the possibility of surgery for David Ortiz on his right knee, which has been bothering him for some time. Sarah Green says that Ortiz had no business being at the All Star game, especially as a first baseman.
Edes’s notebook has more on Ortiz talking about surgery for his right knee.
John Tomase had the news first yesterday that Troy Brown would indeed be returning to the Patriots for a 15th season. Mike Reiss says that the sides have agreed to the financial terms, and are just working on the language of the contract. Albert Breer says that two words describe why Brown is being brought back despite all the receivers that the Patriots have acquired in the offseason. Versatility. Dependability.
Reiss also has an obituary for longtime Patriots executive Bucko Kilroy, who passed away yesterday at the age of 86, after 36 years with the Patriots
Scott Souza has Doc Rivers taking over control of his defense with the departure of assistant coach Tony Brown. Steve Bulpett has Sebastian Telfair demonstrating his commitment to changing not only his life, but his conditioning and game as well.
Fluto Shinzawa has defenseman Matt Lashoff and forward David Krejci leading the way as the most experienced players at the Bruins developmental camp this week. Mike Loftus has more on Lashoff showing his fellow youngsters the ropes in camp. Stephen Harris has UNH goalie Kevin Regan getting taste of pro life in the camp with the Bruins. Ryan Lambert says that the Bruins are getting a glimpse of the future in this camp. Loftus’ notebook has Regan getting acquainted with BC forward Brock Bradford, a rival in Hockey East.
Garry Brown is hitting to all fields.
Stan Grossfeld profiles Nate Coolidge of the United States men’s Field Hockey squad, who got his start in the sport on the Sandwich High School girls team a decade ago.
Today is ESPN Radio’s V-Foundation Auction to benefit Cancer Research. 890 ESPN Boston is the local outlet in the auction and here are some of the items in the on-air auction.
Among the items for bid are Among the items up for bid are 4 tickets (2 separate pairs) to a Monday Night Football game of your choice – travel included and that would include Patriots games if the winner chooses. Also there are 4 tickets to a Red Sox game (No games in which they play the Yankees) which includes watching 3 innings inside the Green Monster.