Treading Water

The Red Sox managed to keep pace with the Yankees last night, coming back to beat the Orioles 6-3. Check out a collection of links from various papers and sites at the Red Sox Daily Links Page.

You can keep up with the Yankees, and coverage of Pedro Martinez “shutting it down” for the season on the New York Sports News page.

The Patriots continue their preparations for tomorrow afternoon’s AFC Championship game rematch with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Links can be found in the Patriots Daily Links page. The BSMW GameDay page also checks in with a preview from Scott A Benson. In other papers, Eric McHugh writes that the Patriots have shown a history of bouncing back after tough performances. Jeff Goldberg looks at Pittsburgh QB Ben Roethlisberger and his rise to fame. McHugh also notes that preventing the Steelers from getting off to a fast start is another key to the game. Ron Hobson makes his NFL picks. Check out the out of town coverage with the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review and Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

Bob Ryan chronicles what it is like to visit Clemson for a football game, as BC preps to take on the Tigers. Steve Conroy and John R Johnson also look ahead to the game.

Joe McDonald has a piece on Andrew Raycroft, who looked pretty good in his preseason debut against the Islanders last night. Nancy Marrapese-Burrell looks at his backup, Hannu Toivonen. Stephen Harris looks at the game ending in the first shootout of the preseason for the Bruins, with the hometown team coming up on the short end of the score. McDonald’s notebook looks at Brian Leetch making his hometown debut in front of his new fans. Burrell’s notebook and Harris’ notebook each have more on Leetch as well.

Mark Murphy reports on Chris Wallace, who just returned from a trip to Africa, where he did some clinics and scouting.

UPN38 has BC/Clemson at Noon. NESN has Red Sox/Orioles at 4:30. ABC has Notre Dame/Washington at 3:30. ESPN2 has Michigan/Wisconsin at 6:00. The Tennessee/LSU game which ESPN was to show at 7:45 has been moved to Monday.