Pregame: Sox-Rangers lineups


Pregame: Sox-Rangers lineups

BOSTON -- The lineups are up:

RED SOX----------
Mike Aviles SS
Dustin Pedroia 2B
Adrian Gonzalez 1B
Cody Ross RF
David Ortiz DH
Kevin Youkilis 3B
Kelly Shoppach C
Darnell McDonald LF
Jason Repko CF

Josh Beckett P

Ian Kinsler 2B
Elvis Andrus SS
Josh Hamilton CF
Adrian Beltre 3B
Nelson Cruz RF
David Murphy LF
Mike Napoli C
Mitch Moreland DH
Brandon Snyder 1B

Derek Holland P

NOTES: Kevin Youkilis' slump has prompted Bobby Valentine to move Cody Ross into the cleanup spot, at least against left-hander Derek Holland . . . Michael Young has been scratched from the Rangers' lineup because of what's being described as "minor back stiffness."

Celtics roster at 17 after waiving Georges-Hunt, Lee and Jones


Celtics roster at 17 after waiving Georges-Hunt, Lee and Jones

BOSTON – The Boston Celtics made their first player cuts of training camp by waiving Marcus Georges-Hunt, Damion Lee and Jalen Jones on Thursday.

The Celtics roster now stands at 17, two more than the league-maximum which Boston has to get down to by Monday at 5 p.m. EST

Ben Bentil, who was selected by Boston with the No. 51 pick in last June’s NBA draft out of Providence College, is expected to be the next player waived by Boston.

That would still leave the Celtics needing to waive at least one more player.

The final spot is expected to come down to R.J. Hunter and James Young, both of whom have been solid in the preseason which has made this one of the tougher roster decisions the Celtics have had to make under fourth-year coach Brad Stevens.