Bill Hall hit a pair of home runs, and Clay Buchholz once again showed that he is the ace of the 2010 Red Sox, going eight innings and giving up a single unearned run in the 10-1 Boston victory over the Blue Jays.

 How Bill Hall threw away his fears, and discovered a future – Rob Bradford looks at how Hall has regained the form that made him a 35 home run man for the Brewers.

Bill Hall surprising even himself – Gordon Edes has the supersub making the most of his opportunities.

Mature Buchholz is Boston’s best – Sean McAdam has Buccholz showing himself to be the Red Sox best starter.

Papelbon finally finds groove with his split – Brian MacPherson has the Sox closer harnessing his splitfingered fastball.

A weary Saltalamacchia finally arrives – Peter Abraham’s notebook has the new catcher finally getting onboard with the Red Sox.

Award shows that she has game – Bob Ryan writes about colleague Jackie MacMullen being honored by the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame tonight.

Everything’s working out for Randy Moss – Karen Guregian has a feature on the work that the wide receiver puts in during the offseason. Seems odd for a guy accused so often by the media of “dogging it.”

Ten things to watch in Pats-Saints – What to watch for Thursday against the Saints – Patriots-Saints is more than exhibition – What to watch for: Patriots vs. Saints – Five Things to Watch in the Patriots/ Saints game

Reiss, Price, Longo , Underhill and Rapoport all have columns on what we should be looking for tonight.

A look at how the Patriots’ 53-man roster is going to shape up – Glen Farley takes an early stab at the roster.

Hard Knocks diary: I swear it was heavy on Rex Ryan – Kirk Minihane has a look at last night’s Hard Knocks debut. Tom E. Curran also offers some thoughts on the program.

Patriots journal: Wheatley stands out for second straight day – Robert Lee has the third year cornerback finally making an impression.

Taking his shot – Paul Flannery has a cover story in the Phoenix about Mission Hill’s Will Blalock, who has played professional basketball all over the world, from Anaheim to Israel, but is still trying to make it big.

David Krejci’s Development at Center Position Crucial to Bruins’ Offensive Success – Douglas Flynn keeps the Bruins talk alive.

Patriots 2010 Preseason Television Network – Patriots Daily with a look at where you can watch tonight’s Patriots preseason opener.

TiqIQ Promotion

We’re running a little contest with TiqIQ here today. Here’s what you need to do – follow @TiqIQ on Twitter, and send them a tweet (not a comment here) telling them in which of the next three home games will Dustin Pedroia return to the lineup, and what will be the average ticket price for that game. The correct (or closest) guess gets a $50 eBay gift certificate.

Those three games are against the Angels, and there a some good deals available, especially in the bleachers.

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