Wakeup call: Two-and-done for LeBron?; Moss impresses 49ers

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Wakeup call: Two-and-done for LeBron?; Moss impresses 49ers

Here's your wakeup call -- a combination of newsworthy andor interesting tidbits -- for Monday, August 13:

BASEBALL
CC Sabathia vows he's pitching on Aug. 24 -- the day he's eligible to come off the disabled list -- "for sure", even though his elbow hurts and right now he doesn't know when he'll be allowed to throw again. (AP)

Yes, that's former Patriot Jarrad Page playing with the San Jose Giants. (CSN Bay Area)

COLLEGE BASKETBALL
When, oh when, will they learn not to lie on their resumes? (AP)

GOLF
Another major disaster for Tiger. (AP)

But at least he kept his spot on the Ryder Cup team . . . as did everyone else. (AP)

HOCKEY
What's this? Optimism in the labor negotiations? Really? (AP)

OLYMPICS
It might two-and-done for LeBron James. (NBC's Pro Basketball Talk)

Best Olympics ever? Alan Abrahamson thinks so. (nbcolympics.com)

PRO FOOTBALL
Mike Florio wonders if Chad Johnson decided ("consciously or otherwise") to self-immolate his career rather than have it end "in the indignity of the Labor Day weekend roster purge". Good question, especially since -- as Mike points out -- his performance in the Dolphins' exhibition opener wasn't "much different than how he played with the Patriots last year . . . dropping the only pass thrown his way." (NBC's Pro Football Talk)

On the other hand, it's all good -- so far -- with Randy Moss. (Pro Football Talk)

Lee Evans, who, Bo Smolka points out "will always be remembered in Baltimore for the catch he didn't make," has been released by the Jaguars. (CSN Baltimore) We'll remember that, too, Bo.

Welcome back, Adrian Peterson. (AP)

Quick. Get your patent in for those "Peyton Who?" shirts in Indianapolis. (AP)

Merloni: 'One good start' could change things for David Price in playoffs

Merloni: 'One good start' could change things for David Price in playoffs

Gary Tanguay and Lou Merloni talk all Boston Red Sox postseason and cover David Price's bad postseason pitching, Drew Pomeranz heading to the bullpen, and if the Sox should feel pressure to clinch AL East sooner than later.

Pomeranz 'pretty comfortable' with potential move to bullpen

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Pomeranz 'pretty comfortable' with potential move to bullpen

NEW YORK -- If Drew Pomeranz is going to be part of the Red Sox' postseason plans, the team will likely have a better idea about that question by Thursday afternoon.

Pomeranz, who was scratched from his final scheduled start on Thursday because of soreness in his left forearm and general concern about his 2016 workload, will throw a 30-35 pitch bullpen.

If he responds well, he could then see some relief action over the final weekend at Fenway to determine his readiness for the playoffs.

"Before we even begin to map out a potential relief appearance over the weekend,'' said John Farrell, "we've got to get through that next step.''

Pomeranz pitched well in his last start at Tropicana Field over the weekend, but has been dealing with some discomfort in his forearm.

"I've had some soreness here, late in the year,'' Pomeranz said. "I've thrown more innings than I have ever (before), so we kind of sat down and talked about the best course of action the rest of the way.''

Pomeranz described what he felt as "just some soreness, probably from never covering this time of the year. It's a spot I've never been in before. We just decided the best thing to do was not making this last start and talk about maybe sliding into the bullpen.''

The lefty is no stranger to the bullpen, having pitched there as recently as last season while with Oakland.

"I've had the benefit of doing pretty much everything (in terms of roles),'' he said. "I'm pretty comfortable in any situation. If they see me helping there, obviously, that's where I want to be. But I don't know if it's a sure thing. We'll have to see how it goes.''

Meanwhile, another sidelined starter, Steven Wright, is expected to rejoin the team in Boston Friday. Wright threw a bullpen off the mound earlier this week in Fort Myers as he attempts to come back from inflammation in his shoulder.