Nuns forgive OSU president for his comments

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Nuns forgive OSU president for his comments

From Comcast SportsNet Wednesday, August 17, 2011

OREGON, Ohio (AP)Ohio State Universitys president is officially forgiven for turning the Little Sisters of the Poor into a punch line.

Gordon Gee caused a stir last November while talking about football and who should get a chance to play for the college title.

In an interview with The Associated Press, he mocked other universities outside the power conferences by saying the Buckeyes didnt play the Little Sisters of the Poor.

Gee spent Wednesday morning just outside Toledo touring a home for the elderly thats operated by the religious order.

He says his wisecrack turned out to be a good thing because its helped promote the good work of the sisters.

The nuns say all is forgiven and plan to take up Gees offer to attend an Ohio State football game this fall.

Pedroia returns to lineup as Sox look to extend winning streak to six

Pedroia returns to lineup as Sox look to extend winning streak to six


After leaving Thursday night's game in the fifth inning and missing Friday night's game, Dustin Pedroia is back in the Red Sox lineup Saturday as they look to extend their winning streak to six in a 4:05 game against the Seattle Mariners.

Pedroia felt pain his left knee Thursday night and was taken out of the game by manager John Farrell as a precaution. The rainy conditions and wet field were also factors in keeping the second baseman out Thursday and Friday. 

Pedroia (.288, two homers, 21 RBI) had surgery on the knee in October. It's the same leg that was hurt when Manny Machado slid into Pedroia at second base in April, the slide that sparked various confrontations between the Orioles and Red Sox.

Left-hander Brian Johnson (1-0, 7.20 ERA) was called up from Triple-A Pawtucket to make his second start of the season for Boston and right-handed reliever Ben Taylor was optioned to the PawSox. Right-hander Rob Whalen, 23,  comes up from Triple-A Tacoma to make his first start of the season for the Mariners. 

The lineups:

MARINERS
Jean Segura SS
Danny Valencia 1B
Robinson Canó 2B
Nelson Cruz DH
Kyle Seager 3B
Taylor Motter LF
Guillermo Heredia RF
Mike Zunino C
Jarrod Dyson CF
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Rob Whalen RHP

RED SOX
Mookie Betts RF
Dustin Pedroia 2B
Xander Bogaerts SS
Andrew Benintendi LF
Hanley Ramirez DH
Mitch Moreland 1B
Jackie Bradley Jr. CF
Sandy Leon C
Deven Marrero 3B
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Brian Johnson LHP