Anderson to debut in left field for Sox


Anderson to debut in left field for Sox

CHICAGO -- With Cody Ross still battling some soreness in his left knee from Wednesday night, Bobby Valentine has Lars Anderson making his first major league start in the outfield in left field for the opener of a four game series with the White Sox.
"We'll give his knee a day,'' said Valentine. "I think we'll be able to use him (as a pinch hitter if necessary). He came in and we talked. If tomorrow was an off-day, he'd probably play (Thursday night), but it's not an off-day, so...
"There's no need to make anything worse. We'll see if we can put a small issue in the rear-view mirror.''
Anderson played four games in the outfield while at Pawtucket before being called up to Boston last weekend and handled all three chances without incident.
"I've watched him now for four days,'' said Valentine. "He's good off the fungo. The reports on him (at Pawtucket) are that he caught everything that was hit to him. We'll see. He hasn't been challenged and I would say that the wind and the big league hitters will challenge him a little more than he's challenged before.''

NFL owners release statements on Trump comments


NFL owners release statements on Trump comments

President Donald Trump's comments about NFL players and his tweeted dis-invite of the Warriors led to some prominent athletes to speak out. Now NFL franchises and their owners are weighing in.

At a rally in Alabama on Friday night, Trump said NFL owners should fire players who kneel during the national anthem. And he encouraged NFL fans to walk out of games in protest. 

“Wouldn’t you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, you’d say, ’Get that son of a bitch off the field right now. Out! He’s fired,” Trump told the rally. 

He also lamented that football has become less violent.

“They’re ruining the game,” he complained.

Revs beat Toronto FC 2-1, deny Shield-clinching opportunity


Revs beat Toronto FC 2-1, deny Shield-clinching opportunity

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - Lee Nguyen and Kei Kamara scored late goals and the New England Revolution, with a 2-1 win, denied Toronto FC an opportunity to clinch the Supporters' Shield on Saturday.

Kamara scored the go-ahead goal in the 87th minute with a header off Nguyen's cross. The Revs (11-4-5) avoided playoff elimination and extended their undefeated streak at home against Toronto FC (18-5-8) to six games. Toronto has three matches remaining to clinch the Shield with a magic number of three points.

Nguyen opened the scoring for New England in the 82nd minute with his 50th career goal, taking Chris Tierney's lead pass from midfield and finishing through a defensive deflection.

Toronto FC's Nicolas Hasler answered two minutes later with a right-footed volley of Michael Bradley's diagonal cross.

Forwards Sebastian Giovinco and Jozy Altidore missed the match for Toronto FC, both due to lower body tightness.