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Around The Hub: A Red Sox-Yankees Weekend And Logan Mankins Wants To Clarify Some Things

Don't have a lot of time to catch up on all of today's Boston sports news? Around The Hub brings you the latest stories from all seven of our regional blogs covering the Bruins, Celtics, Patriots, Red Sox, Revolution, Boston College and UConn.

Daily Links - That First Battle For First Position Over The Monster

A playoff style atmosphere will settle in Fenway Park this weekend, as the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox are tied for first in the AL East, and will battle each other this weekend. Over The Monster unearths some excellent links to get you ready for this weekend's series, as well as looks at the the conundrum that is new Sox pitcher Erik Bedard.

Over The Monster also analyzes Jonathan Papelbon's 2011 season thus far, asking "Is 2011 Jonathan Papelbon's Best Year?" (I'm grabbing my Dunks coffee and am just going to await the comments on this one, because they are sure to be good.)

New England Patriots Links 8/5/2011 - Mankins Lets Haynesworth Know Who's The Boss Pats Pulpit

Logan Mankins let's the media know he's never had beef with Patriots' owner Robert Kraft. Also, you may not want to ask Bill Belichick about his defensive plans, unless you want to annoy him.

Bruins Player Report Cards 2010-11: Adam McQuaid Stanley Cup of Chowder

The crew over at Stanley Cup of Chowder continues their player report cards with a look at defenseman Adam McQuaid, praising his solid work on the Bruins' penalty kill.

The team over at CelticsBlog holds down the fort with a Random Topic Friday: Gerald Green and related links.

In college hockey news, BC Interruption has the news that the social media savvy Gaudreau brothers (John and Matt) tweeted their intentions to take their talents to Chestnut Hill. The brothers were previously Northeastern recruits.