The New England Sports Blog Awards are on

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The New England Sports Blog Awards are on

"TruFan.com Announces the Second Annual New England Sports Blog Awards Presented by Comcast SportsNet New England"

Oh, yes, you read that correctly.

CSNNE, adoring parent of Wicked Good Sports, loves sports blogs so much that we want to get in on the appreciation action. Together with TruFan.com, we aim to crown the best Red Sox, Bruins, Celtics and Patriots blogs in the Northeast, as well as the New England Sports blog of the year.

Excited yet? You are because you're smart.

Visit TruFan.com to view the nominees and cast your votes -- and get moving on that because voting ends this Monday, Valentine's Day. A few key notes from the website:

The contest will be conclude with a party at Jerry Remys Bar & Grill to honor and celebrate the regions fastest growing community of sports bloggers and the professional sports teams they follow. During the voting period fans can vote for their favorite blog once a day Each blog is only eligible to win one team category but all blogs are eligible to win the overall category of New England Sports Blog of the YearAWARDS CEREMONYOn February 15th TruFan.com and legendary sports and entertainment blogger Dave Portnoy (BarStoolSports.com) will host a party to announce the blog award winners at Jerry Remys Bar & Grill. This years winners will receive a collection of high end awards and benefits to be announced in the coming weeks.

Yup.

Giving out hardware to people who are passionate about sports, other prizes will be flying around, and there's an after party. We're not seeing a downside to this, pretty much because there isn't one. So get on it.

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.