Tim Wakefield gave up six runs in the first inning last night and the Red Sox never recovered, falling to the Texas Rangers 7-2at Fenway Park to open the post-All Star Game part of the schedule.
Casting NESN in a new light – Chad Finn’s media column has more on NESN Daily, and ESPN’s World Cup Ratings.
ESPN steals ABC’s show – Bill Doyle looks at the British Open becoming the first of the four majors to be exclusively broadcast on ESPN.
The Boss, the bully – My Metro column this week looks at the lionization in the media of a man who probably didn’t deserve it.
How The Boston Globe Crowdsourced Its World Cup Coverage – I thought this was an interesting piece on Poynter Online.
Bowden will get chance to pitch in – Peter Abraham’s minor league notebook has Michael Bowden looking to return the majors as a reliever.
Ortiz, Guerrero continue similar paths – Joe McDonald has two aging sluggers still getting it done.
Red Sox notes: Martinez takes some swings – The CSNNE.com notebook touches on a number of Red Sox items.
Logan Mankins still waiting – Ian Rapoport has the agent for the guard still hoping to patch things up with the Patriots.
Pierce’s simple math: Additions must come – Julian Benbow has the Celtics captain making his signing official, and urging Danny Ainge to add more pieces. The Celtics did add former Nets coach Lawrence Frank to Doc Rivers’ staff.
Positional Previews – Safeties – Patriots Daily with a look at the safeties on the New England roster.