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  • 29 August 2019
    导出博客文章BOSTON -- If Alex Rodriguez is expecting a grand send-off at Fenway Park, he shouldnt hold his breath.Although the Boston Red Sox likely will make a low-key acknowledgment of A-Rods prominent role in the age-old rivalry with the New York Yankees at some point during this weeks three-game series, a source said the club isnt planning a farewell ceremony along the lines of those received by Yankees greats Mariano Rivera in 2013 and Derek Jeter in 2014 or by Red Sox icon David Ortiz at ballparks across the majors this season.Rodriguez announced Sunday that he intends to play his final game Friday night at Yankee Stadium. That means his last road games will be at Fenway Park, where the Yankees and Red Sox will open a series Tuesday night.As with most things involving Rodriguez, his history with the Red Sox is complicated. He made his major league debut at Fenway on July 8, 1994, for the Seattle Mariners?in a game that featured an unassisted triple play by Red Sox shortstop John Valentin. He nearly was traded to Boston in December 2003 -- with the Sox working out an agreement to send Manny Ramirez and then-pitching prospect Jon Lester to the Texas Rangers -- but the players union nixed the deal over what reportedly would have been an unprecedented $28 million reduction in Rodriguezs salary.Rodriguez instead wound up in the Bronx and instantly became a Boston villain. He took a mitt to the mug from Red Sox catcher Jason Varitek during a midseason brawl in 2004 and infamously slapped the ball out of pitcher Bronson Arroyos glove to avoid a tag in Game 6 of the 2004 AL Championship Series.In 2013, after announcing he would appeal a 211-game drug suspension, Rodriguez got plunked by Red Sox pitcher Ryan Dempster, then responded by hitting a home run.Its fitting that A-Rods abrupt retirement would encompass one final trip to Fenway Park, but its also doubtful the Red Sox will throw him a party on his way out the door. John Matuszak Jersey . Meanwhile, there were huge victories for Sunderland and West Ham over fellow relegation rivals, leaving the battle to avoid the drop up for grabs with the bottom 11 teams separated by just six points. Eden Hazard and Fernando Torres scored second-half goals to seal a fourth straight victory for Chelsea, which climbed above Arsenal and Manchester City in the standings ahead of their games on Monday and Sunday respectively. Foster Moreau Womens Jersey . "No difference at all," chirped U.S. roommate and linemate James van Riemsdyk. "Its still the same cranky Phil. . The catch: It needs a lot of money, and it needs it fast. Trayvon Mullen Youth Jersey . The Montreal Canadiens announced on Friday that the veteran forward will return to the teams line-up on Saturday night when the Habs visit the Nashville Predators. Clelin Ferrell Youth Jersey . Pert has formerly spent time as an assistant coach with Cardiff City, Coventry City, and Bahrain mens national team. "Martyn is a highly-respected coach with experience at the top levels in England," said Whitecaps FC head coach Carl Robinson. FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- The New York Jets have claimed wide receiver Jeremy Butler off waivers from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and released wide receiver-kick returner Jeremy Ross.Butler was signed by Baltimore as an undrafted free agent out of Tennessee-Martin in 2014. He spent his rookie season on injured reserve with a shoulder injury, and had 31 catches for 363 yards last season for the Ravens.Butler finished second in the NFL this summer with 16 preseason catches, but was among Baltimores final cuts. He was signed to Tammpa Bays practice squad last month and promoted to the active roster last week, but was waived on Sunday.dddddddddddd.Ross was re-signed by the Jets on Sept. 29 after being waived following training camp. Filling in for the injured Jalin Marshall, Ross returned two kickoffs for 52 yards and had six fair catches on punts in two games.---AP NFL website: and ' ' '