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Boras says Werth worth more than Bay

09.20.10 at 7:43 pm ET
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Agent Scott Boras, who recently became the agent for Phillies outfielder Jayson Werth after the 31-year-old left the Beverly Hills Sports Council, suggested to that his new client will likely seeking a deal in excess of the four-year, $66 million guarantee that Jason Bay received from the Mets last winter.

Boras suggested that Werth’s defensive abilities along with his health would create a greater market for his services than Bay encountered last year. Werth, who plays left for the Phillies, was described by Boras as being capable of playing center, and was characterized as a Gold Glove caliber player in the field. Moreover, Boras claimed, concerns about Bay’s shoulder and knees that were raised by the Sox limited his market, whereas Werth does not face such health claims.

So, instead of pointing towards Bay as a comparable deal for his new client, Boras compared Werth to Matt Holliday, who received a seven-year, $120 million deal to re-sign with the Cardinals.

‘€œJason Bay suffered in the marketplace because of a predisposition about his medical condition,’€ Boras told ‘€œThe Red Sox rejected him, creating questions.

‘€œThat (predisposition) did not exist with Holliday. It certainly does not exist with Werth. And (with Bay) you were talking about a left fielder who was definitely not in the class of a Gold Glove outfielder.

‘€œWerth is a totally different type of player. He’€™s an athlete who can play center field, run, steal bases, be a Gold Glove type outfielder.’€

Werth is hitting .292/.381/.521/.902 with 24 homers and an NL-leading 44 doubles this year.

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Boston Sports Drinks (shaken, not stirred)

09.20.10 at 5:45 pm ET
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Sitting on my North End roof deck, watching the sun set over the Garden, sipping a John Daly (a take on the Arnold Palmer: lemonade and sweet tea vodka), I got to thinking. Miami nightclubs already have a drink named after LeBron James. Kentucky bars have a shot named after John Wall, and he only spent a year there. How come Boston doesn’€™t have signature drinks named after its high-profile sports personalities? Enlisting the help of Boston’€™s best bartender, Sarah Pemberton, we came up with five cocktails every Boston establishment should add to its menu.

THE LASER SHOT (a.k.a. The Dustin Pedroia)

1 oz. Patrón Silver
1 fresh lime slice
Squirt of Frank’€™s RedHot Cayenne Pepper Sauce

Combine tequila and juice of one lime slice over ice in a cocktail shaker. Shake well. Strain into a shot class, and add a squirt of Frank’€™s RedHot.

This shooter is like The Laser Show himself–compact and fiery. The Patrón gives a nod to the second baseman’€™s 2008 Silver Slugger Award, and the squirt of Frank’€™s RedHot obviously reflects the 5-foot-something Red Sox star’€™s impassioned personality.

THE SHPNOTAQ (a.k.a., The Shaquille O’€™Neal)

3 oz. Hpnotiq
0.25 oz. Midori
0.5 oz. sloe gin
3 crushed mint leaves
Dash of Sprite

Combine Hpnotiq, Midori and crushed mint over ice in a cocktail shaker. Shake well. Pour over a tall glass of ice, add a dash of Sprite and float the sloe gin over top. Garnish with a cherry.

A tall of drink of (not) water, this cocktail won’€™t cost much, and it can only help you rebound from that Game 7 hangover. Finding ingredients that end in Q is never easy, so the Hpnotiq is a natural fit. The Midori adds some Celtics green, and the mint is the next-best thing to a clover. Despite the aged legend’€™s sluggish pace (hence the sloe gin), we hope he’€™s still nimble (like the sprite).

THE SUPER BOWL (a.k.a., The Bill Belichick)

4 oz. Gale Force Gin
4 oz. ClearHeart Vodka
2 oz. Pusser’€™s British Navy dark rum
4 oz. Bacardi 151 over-proof rum
4 oz. Bacardi Silver light rum
2 oz. Blue Curaçao
2 oz. sour mix
6 oz. Hawaiian Punch
12 oz. Nantucket Nectars Pineapple Orange Guava

Fill a tiki bowl with about 20 ounces of ice. Add liqueurs. Mix in juice, top with sour mix and stir well. Makes enough for 3-5 people.

This concoction exposes your weaknesses. It’€™s 40 ounces– like you’€™d see a homeless man in a cutoff sweatshirt drinking. The gin and juice come from Belichick’€™s adopted home of Nantucket. The Bacardi Silver and Blue Curaçao add Pats colors. The vodka puts a twist on the Friday Night Lights ‘€œclear eyes, full hearts, can’€™t lose’€ mantra. The Hawaiian Punch represents his two Pro Bowl coaching stints. He’€™ll surpass 150 regular-season victories this year, hence the 151. The sour mix reflects Belichick’€™s ever-present sourpuss. And the dark rum recognizes his father’€™s contribution to the Naval Academy.

THE BLACK ‘€˜N’€™ GOLD (a.k.a., The Milan Lucic)

1 oz. black rum
1 oz. gold rum
0.5 oz. Chambord
Dash of Canada Dry Ginger Ale

Combine rum and Chambord over ice in a cocktail shaker. Shake well. Strain into a tumbler, add a dash of ginger ale and garnish with a yellow twist.

This drink will pull your sweater over your head and knock you out. Share a hat trick of these with a lady friend, and you’€™re definitely scoring. The combination is simple: the Bruins’€™ Black & Gold, a taste of Lucic’€™s home country (the ginger ale) and an appreciation for his slamming of people into the boards (the Chambord).

THE BIG O (a.k.a., The Glenn Ordway)

4 oz. stout
4 oz. Arrogant Bastard Ale
0.5 oz. Glenfiddich
0.5 oz. Bailey’€™s Irish Cream

In a pint glass, pour the stout slowly over a spoon to float atop the ale. Add the scotch and Irish cream to a shot glass. Drop the shot glass into the beer and chug.

Warning: This drink may cause you to talk over people, and it’€™ll stay in your mustache for hours. It’€™s a take on the Black & Tan, neither of which represents Glenn. But The Big O is admittedly stout, and he gets called ‘€œa fat bastard’€ by a handful of callers a day.

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Darrelle Revis expects to miss 1-2 weeks

09.20.10 at 4:11 pm ET
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Jets corner Darrelle Revis left Sunday’s game with the Patriots after getting burned by Randy Moss on a touchdown catch. Revis grabbed his hamstring on the play, which has been bothering him, and didn’t return. He told reporters Monday that an MRI showed a strained left hamstring. While he wouldn’t rule himself out completely for this week’s game with the Dolphins, Revis said that he wouldn’t play until he’s 100 percent and that he expects to miss one to two weeks of action.

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Jimmy Clausen to start for Panthers

09.20.10 at 2:02 pm ET
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The Jimmy Clausen era is starting quickly in Carolina. John Fox announced today that the rookie from Notre Dame would be his starting quarterback this Sunday when the 0-2 Panthers play the Bengals. Clausen took over for starter Matt Moore on Sunday in a loss to the Bucs after Moore was benched in the fourth quarter. Clausen went 7-for-13 for 59 yards and threw an interception after replacing Moore.

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Troy Polamalu goes Head and Shoulders above the rest (get it?)

09.20.10 at 12:10 pm ET
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In case you missed it, Troy Polamalu’s hair is insured for $1 million. No wonder he can be so reckless …

Phil Fulmer rips into Lane Kiffin

09.20.10 at 11:48 am ET
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Former Tennessee football coach Philip Fulmer went on CBS Saturday and told the world what he thought of former Vols’ head coach Lane Kiffin, who is now coaching at USC. Thanks to Sports By Brooks, here is a snippet:

Tennessee is a very proud program as we all know with great traditions and the people of Tennessee felt betrayed to be honest with you. They were embarrassed, felt jilted with all the cost of the change there was. Kiffin, he left Tennessee with basically his hat in his hand and a bunch of NCAA compliance questions.

Many in our community are glad that he is gone. He never really embraced the traditions, the values of the program or the community for that matter. And often his arrogant attitude turned people off. The bigger question in my opinion is how does a guy like this end up with two jobs with historic football teams like Tennessee and USC.’€

Click here to see the entire interview.

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Dolphins’ Vontae Davis injured while celebrating

09.20.10 at 11:16 am ET
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Jets star Darrelle Revis wasn’t the only AFC East cornerback to be injured Sunday. In the Dolphins-Vikings game, Miami’s Vontae Davis hurt himself celebrating a big tackle.

Davis also had a memorable juggling interception of Brett Favre at the 1-yard line.

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Video: Colts fans fight over Brandon Jacobs’ helmet

09.20.10 at 11:05 am ET
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During Sunday night’s game in Indianapolis, Giants running back Brandon Jacobs came off the field and threw his helmet in disgust. However, it got caught on the sticky leather of his gloves and ended up flying 10 rows into the stands. The fan who caught it was reluctant to give it up. Here’s the video of security prying it away.

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Cubs’ Tyler Colvin struck by splintered bat

09.20.10 at 10:47 am ET
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Cubs outfielder Tyler Colvin is expected to miss the rest of the season after a piece of a broken bat punctured his chest during Sunday’s game vs. the Marlins. Colvin was running down the third-base line when a piece of Wellington Castillo‘s bat flew into his chest and bounced off. Colvin jogged home on the ground-rule double and walked to the dugout, where he received medical assistance. He was taken to the hospital and listed in stable condition.

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Ray Lewis: Referees stole game from Ravens

09.20.10 at 10:37 am ET
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Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis was not happy with the officiating after his team dropped a 15-10 decision to the Bengals on Sunday in Cincinnati. “They didn’t earn it,” Lewis said of the Bengals.

Lewis’ biggest complaints had to two with two penalties: a 10-yard tripping penalty on Lewis and a 15-yard roughing-the-passer call on Terrell Suggs. Both penalties led to go-ahead field goals for the Bengals.

“There were six points given off B.S. calls,” said Lewis, who was flagged after quarterback Carson Palmer tripped over the linebacker’s leg while Lewis was on the ground. “You put six points on the [expletive] board by people doing their job. There are so many rules that take away from the game. There’s too much crying in the game. Football is getting hit. You don’t come into a lion’s den and be nice. It’s embarrassing.”

The roughing-the-passer call came with 5:31 left. Suggs did not hit Palmer late, but referee Gene Steratore said he had “driven drove his body weight onto the quarterback as he’s tackling him.”

Said Ravens coach John Harbaugh: “It’s hard for us to determine right now what roughing the passer is. If that’s roughing the passer, I don’t know how you are supposed to bring Carson Palmer or any other 250-pound passer down, other than to tackle him.”

Read More: Carson Palmer, Ray Lewis, Rumor Mill, Terrell Suggs