Morning Skate: Wednesday, August 1st

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Morning Skate: Wednesday, August 1st

Patrick Kaleta signs a multi-year contract with the Buffalo Sabres, and guarantees the Sabres will have at least one certified punk in their lineup for years to come.

Flames defenseman Jay Bouwmeester heads to Africa for the excellent Right to Play campaign.

Danny Cleary expects CBA talks to heat up once the season draws closer, but that wont change the large financial divide between the two sides.

The UMass hockey team rounds out their new coaching staff with a former assistant with the University of Vermont.

The Japers Rink blog has a question and answer session with Washington Capitals owner Ted Leonsis that covers a wide range of territories.

Revenue Sharing is the biggest topic of conversation in the CBA discussions, and the most wide-arching topic that NHLPA Director Donald Fehr can have influence on as discussions intensify.

For something completely different: Jose Canseco filed for bankruptcy in another example of bad things happen to bad people.

Red Sox score 7 in 7th to beat Rangers 9-4

Red Sox score 7 in 7th to beat Rangers 9-4

BOSTON (AP)  Dustin Pedroia waved home the tiebreaking run on a wild pitch, then singled in two more during Boston's seven-run seventh inning on Wednesday night and the Red Sox beat the Texas Rangers 9-4 for their third straight victory.

Chris Sale (5-2) struck out six, falling short in his attempt to become the first pitcher in baseball's modern era to strike out at least 10 batters in nine straight games in one season. He allowed three earned runs, six hits and a walk in 7 1/3 innings and received more runs of support in the seventh inning alone than in any previous game this season.

Sam Dyson (1-5) faced seven batters in relief of Martin Perez and gave up four hits, three walks - two intentional - and a wild pitch without retiring a batter. Mike Napoli homered for Texas, which has lost three of four to follow a 10-game winning streak.