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11/15/2012 - 7:56am
Mashup: Manny homers in Dominican debut

Manny Ramirez still is trying to get back into baseball, and the former Red Sox slugger made his case on Wednesday when he hit a home run on the first pitch he saw from Escogido Lions right-hander Daniel Cabrera in his debut for the Los Aguilas Eagles of the Dominican winter league.

A packed house estimated at 22,000 turned out to see Ramirez return to play in his home country for the first time since the winter of 1994-95, and the fans went wild when Ramirez drilled a fastball over the right-field fence to give his team a 1-0 lead.

"I'm not thinking about the big leagues now," Ramirez, 40, said upon joining the team. "Right now, I'm thinking of helping the Eagles to win games and then, if any offer, then I'll think of baseball."

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11/15/2012 - 7:37am
Ex-Bruin Jonathan charged in hunting death

Former Bruin Stan Jonathan appeared in court Wednesday to face a charge of criminal negligence causing death after a hunting incident left a 29-year-old man dead on the Six Nations Reserve in Ontario on Sunday morning.

Jonathan, 57, a Six Nations band member who lives in Ohsweken, Ontario, is scheduled to return to court Dec. 14.

According to police, Peter Kosid was bow-hunting when he was shot in the back by a bullet allegedly fired by Jonathan, who separately was hunting deer more than 300 yards away. Jonathan discovered Kosid's body and contacted police.

Jonathan's attorney expressed regret for the incident, but the former Bruin is not allowed to offer condolences directly, as per bail conditions.

The victim's brother agreed with the charge against Jonathan.

"It's not like we think [the shooter] did it on purpose, but it was so careless," Brad Kosid told the...

11/14/2012 - 10:17pm
Doc: 'No idea' if Rondo plays Thursday

Moments after registering his 32nd consecutive game of double-digit assists, Rajon Rondo went to the locker room with a sprained right ankle after landing awkwardly with five minutes left in the third quarter. He fell down on the far sideline opposite the Celtics bench before hobbling back to the bench. He was tended to for several minutes by trainer Ed Lacerte. 

After sitting on the bench, Lacerte directed Rondo to the Celtics locker room with three minutes left in the third quarter. Rondo was spotted after the game in the locker room walking without a limp and with no tape on the injured right ankle. 

Asked about his availability for Thursday night in Brooklyn against the Nets, Rivers was uncertain. 

"I have no idea," Rivers said. "With sprained ankles, [Thursday] you'll know more." 

After being held without an assist in the first quarter, he led the Celtics on a run in the second and...

11/14/2012 - 9:56pm
Mixed tune: C's win, Rondo injured

Jeff Green and Leandro Barbosa scored 16 points apiece off the bench while Paul Pierce led all Celtics with 23 as the Celtics beat the Jazz, 98-93, Wednesday night at TD Garden. The biggest news of the night however came with just under five minutes left in the third when Rajon Rondo landed awkwardly under the basket on a drive and rolled his right ankle. He came out of the game and did not return. He finished with six points and 10 assists, extending his double-digit assist streak to 32 games.

The Celtics won their third straight and improved to 5-3 on the season despite being outrebounded, 48-33. Rondo scored six points but did not register an assist during 11 minutes of action in the opening quarter. The Jazz, who won in triple-overtime on Monday in Toronto, showed no signs of fatigue as they dominated the Celtics on the glass, taking a 25-20 lead after one.  

The Celtics opened the second quarter 14-6 run as Rondo got the Celtics on...

11/14/2012 - 7:06pm
Rivers: Melo can be 'dominant' in D-League
By: DJ Bean

On the same day that the Celtics sent sent Fab Melo to the Maine Red Claws of the Development League along with Kris Joseph, C's coach Doc Rivers said he expects the 7-foot-0 Melo to do big things with his D-League reps. 

"He hasn't played basketball for a long time, so it's just going to take him some time," Rivers said of Melo, who didn't start playing competitive basketball until he was in ninth grade. "I think he'll be really good in the D-League because there's not a lot of bigs, so I'm expecting him to almost be dominant. I don't think he'll see anybody his size, very few guys." 

The C's chose Melo 22nd overall in the 2012 draft. Through five games this season, Melo has yet to play for the Celtics. 

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