Buchholz crisp in second outing


Buchholz crisp in second outing

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Right-hander Clay Buchholz continued to work on his changeup Friday night against the Pirates, and was satisfied with the results.

Buchholz went three innings, giving up two runs on three hits with a strikeout and a hit batter. Buchholz took the loss as the Red Sox fell to the Pirates, 7-4.

I felt better physically, actually, Buchholz said of his second spring outing. Pitches felt like they came out a lot crisper. Made two mistakes -- actually the second one wasnt a mistake, just first-pitch changeup and he caught it. The first hit I gave up to Clint Barmes was a really good pitch, and he just did a good job of hitting. Left a pitch up to Andrew McCutchen his first at-bat.

The changeup was probably the pitch I threw the most besides fastballs. Felt good. Thats what I wanted to do today. I wanted to go out and be able to throw changeups behind in the count just to get a feel for it. And I threw a couple really good ones that came out really nice. That was good to feel that.

Buchholz said his back, which sidelined him after his June 16 start last season, has not been a concern to him this spring.

No, its something that I dont really think about, he said. Get here and stretch and do all the preventative work and everything. But once I step out there and start running around its nothing that Im thinking about trying to hold back.

But it is something he will have to maintain throughout the season.

Buchholz will make his next start Tuesday. The Red Sox are scheduled to travel to Tampa to face the Yankees in a night game on Tuesday. Buchholz is not scheduled for that game, so he would likely start a minor league game.

Report: Jones may still go after Goodell

Report: Jones may still go after Goodell

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, who has backed down from his threat to sue the NFL over commissioner Roger Goodell's contract extension, is adamant about his fellow owners discussing it at a Dec. 13 meeting, according to Pro Football Talk.

Here's more from Charean Williams of's Pro Football Talk.


Injury won't stop Brady in the kitchen on Thanksgiving


Injury won't stop Brady in the kitchen on Thanksgiving

Tom Brady was back at practice Thanksgiving morning despite an Achilles' injury that kept him out of Wednesday session.

TB12 was also playing hurt in the kitchen later Thursday as he posted a photo of him preparing Thanksgiving biscuits for his holiday feast.

Happy Thanksgiving to you all! I wanted to say how much I love and appreciate you all for the support you have given me....

Posted by Tom Brady on Thursday, November 23, 2017

Brady's wife, supermodel Gisele Bundchen, also took to social media to post photos of the biscuit master and family jumping for joy to celebrate Turkey Day. Tom's rocking the Uggs of course, but watch that sore Achilles'!