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BOSTON (AP) -- Pedro Mar- heim te
tinez has a minor tear in his rotator Yocum
cuff and criticized Boston general "Once
manager Dan Duquette for saying little bit
he was healthy. He sp
-,"What I don't appreciate is He said
uquette saying I'm healthy to reass
cause then it is not true," Mar- served a
tinez said Tuesday before Boston's manage
game against the Cleveland Indians. fair."
"I'm doing the best that I can to Martii
help the team, but I'm not 100 per- ciaparr
cent. after lea
"I think Dan knows as much missal,'
about medicine as I do, maybe ... play
less," he added. "That's why I'm did expr
surprised he said I'm healthy." "Whe
The three-time Cy Young Award believe
*nner has made two starts since Martine
coming off the disabled list Aug. 26 not thet
after being diagnosed with a minor be sayin
tear in his rotator cuff. His normal The R
turn in the rotation would be Friday tention 1
night, when Boston plays at Yankee William
Stadium. who had
- But he said his arm was sore and sional b
he'd wait to see how he feels later in and an e
the week before deciding whether to Tuesday
*ke that start. Bosto
On the day Boston fired pitching almost n
coach John Cumberland, Martinez offs, tra
revealed Red Sox team physician games it
Dr. Bill Morgan had told him he has land At
thinning of the rotator cuff. Ana- card rac

eam physician Dr. Lewis
said there was a minor tear.
I heard tear, I freaked out a
," Martinez said.
oke calmly for 15 minutes.
the decision Sunday night
ign Cumberland, who had
as pitching coach under new
er Joe Kerrigan "wasn't
nez didn't echo Nomar Gar-
a, who said Sunday night
arning of Cumberland's dis-
"That's why no one wants to
here." But the star pitcher
ess concern.
n Nomar says something,
me, you have a problem,"
z said, "because Nomar is
type of guy that's going to
g anything."
ed Sox were in playoff con-
before firing manager Jimy
ns on Aug. 16. Kerrigan,
d never managed in profes-
aseball, took a 6-11 record
ight-game losing streak into
's game.
an started the day with
no chance to reach the play-
iling the Yankees by 9 1/2
n the AL East and the Oak-
hletics by 8 1/2 in the wild

Clubhouse dissension escalate
with Cumberland's dismissal aft
Sunday night's 1-0 Yankees' victo
in which Mike Mussina came with
one strike of a perfect game befo
Carl Everett singled.
Cumberland, who spoke with se
eral media outlets yesterday, to
the Boston Herald: "I didn't crez
the monster that's down there rig
now, and Jimy Williams didn't ci
ate it either. Dan Duquette creat
the monster."
Cumberland told the Bost,
Globe: "Duquette wanted to do
evaluation on me. I said, 'It's beti
to do an evaluation on yourself."'
Yesterday, the Red S5
announced that they had terminate
Cumberland's contract for failing
report to the team's minor leagL
base at Fort Myers, Fla., where h
had been reassigned.
In his last outing Saturday, Max
tinez (7-2) allowed no runs and tw-
hits in six innings, lowering hi
ERA to 2.22 in 17 starts. He didn'
get the loss in New York's 2-1 win.
The next day, amid speculatio
that Martinez might be better of
not pitching again this season wi!
the team virtually out of contentio:
Duquette said Martinez was healti
and owed it to fans to pitch.

.: ' : s
.: a,

'between NFL

officials, owners going nowhere

and its locked-out officials got
nowhere in negotiations Yesterday,
despite facing a midweek deadline to
reach a deal or go into the regular
9dason with the replacements who
worked last week's exhibition games.
fter saying last weekend that
there was a good chance of a deal,
hopes seemed to be fading. Both
sides will meet again today.
Tom Condon, the chief negotiator
for NFL Referees Association,
would not even describe yesterday's
talks as "negotiations" between two
sjdes that are from 50-75 percent
amart in their salary proposals.
The same opinion came from the
4'm not optimistic because of
haw far apart I know we are," Dallas
owjger Jerry Jones said yesterday.
"I'm disappointed, but I'm also very
pleased with how the officials that
are coming in performed this past
weekend. We've had a chance as a

league to review each performance
and overall it was outstanding."
Jeff Pash, the chief negotiator for
the NFL, said Sunday that unless
there was a deal in place by "late
today or early tomorrow,' the
league would continue the lockout.
Officials would have to know by
then what games they were to do and
make travel plans.
The NFL also canceled its annual
meeting of referees, downfield offi-
cials (field jndges, side judges and
back judges) and replay officials,
scheduled for Friday in Dallas. That
meeting always has been held two
days before the season opens.
High-ranking NFL executives,
speaking on the condition of
anonymity, also have said if there
was no agreement by the start of the
regular season, the lockout was like-
ly to continue well into the season.
The replacement officials already
have been guaranteed $2,000 a game
for four games, regardless of

whether they work them or not.
Perhaps the pessimism is a favor.
able omen.
For two weeks, negotiators have
been saying they were optimistic
about reaching an agreement. That's
been particularly true of Condon,
who has said most negotiations come
down to the last minute.
The NFL has said it won't add to
its offer that would double the
salaries of most officials by 2003.
The union counters that its demand,
are justified because the official
have been working for the sam(
salary since 1994.
The two sides also use "apples anc
oranges" numbers to boost theii
The union claims that its official,
make far less annually than official,
in baseball, the NBA and the NHL.
But the NFL notes that NFL official,
work 16 games a season compared tc
70 in basketball and hockey and 14C
in baseball.


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