U.S. government responds to Lance's lawyers


U.S. government responds to Lance's lawyers

From Comcast SportsNet Tuesday, August 23, 2011
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- United States government prosecutors have responded to complaints by lawyers acting for Lance Armstrong about leaks in a grand jury investigation of the cyclist without publicly revealing their response. U.S. Attorney's spokesman Thom Mrozek says prosecutors filed their response Monday under seal to avoid violating rules that require the secrecy of grand jury proceedings. Armstrong's attorneys filed a motion in July, claiming information from the grand jury inquiry have sullied the reputation of the seven-time Tour de France winner. The filing, which was left unsealed, claimed some of the material reported by The Associated Press, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times and others could have only come from government officials leaking the information. A grand jury in Los Angeles has been investigating claims that Armstrong used performance-enhancing drugs during his string of Tour victories from 1999-2005. The cyclist and cancer survivor denies he ever doped.

Edelman, Amendola, Lewis, Vollmer to begin camp on PUP list


Edelman, Amendola, Lewis, Vollmer to begin camp on PUP list

Training camp practices begin on Thursday for the Patriots, but the team will be without a handful of projected starters when workouts begin. 

Receivers Julian Edelman and Danny Amendola, running back Dion Lewis, tight end Clay Harbor and offensive linemen Sebastian Vollmer, Shaq Mason and Tre' Jackson will all begin on the active/physically unable to play list. 

More to come . . . 


Farrell: Sox may gave to manage Betts' knee condition for rest of season


Farrell: Sox may gave to manage Betts' knee condition for rest of season

BOSTON -- After missing two-and-a-half games due to soreness in his right knee, Mookie Betts was back in the lineup for the Red Sox Monday night.

Betts was removed from Friday night's game after four innings when he experienced soreness in the knee. The knee had been bothering him since the beginning of the second half of the season.

The training staff drained some excess fluid from the knee Saturday, reducing the swelling that had taken place.

"I was able to run at full speed [Monday],'' said Betts. "We were able to get the swelling out with ice and whatnot. I tried to stay off of it (for the weekend).''

"He feels better than he has the last couple of days,'' said John Farrell.

Farrell said the Sox might have manage the condition for the rest of the season.

"I don't fully expect this to vanish,'' said Farrell. "The biggest thing is that there was a little buildup of swelling. Once that subsided and was removed, that's where he's feeling the freedom in his knee and he's ready to go tonight.''