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06/01/2012 - 9:47am
Game 3 refs: Foster, Callahan, Mott

The NBA has announced the referees for Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals and they are: Scott Foster, Mike Callahan and Rodney Mott.

Callahan worked Game 7 of the Celtics' series with Philadelphia. Mott worked Game 5, also a Celtics victory, while Foster was part of the Game 4 crew that award the 76ers a 36-19 free throw advantage.

For more Celtics news, visit the team page at weei.com/celtics.


06/01/2012 - 7:58am
Mashup: Seau reportedly battled insomnia

According to a report in USA Today that details the final days of Junior Seau's life, the former Patriots linebacker suffered from insomnia and regularly took a sleeping pill before he shot and killed himself May 2 at his San Diego-area home.

The story quotes friends of Seau as saying he took Ambien, a brand name for zolpidem. The drug comes with a warning that depressed users have reported suicidal thoughts or actions, and instructions indicate users should not take Ambien with alcohol, which Seau is said to have done, and cease use if they are unable to get a full eight hours of sleep.

"He told me he usually woke up around 1 or 2 and couldn't go back to sleep," said Nancy Emsley, who worked out with Seau at a nearby gym.

"I know he's had a very difficult time sleeping over the years," former Chargers teammate Mark Walczak said. "I think it's gotten worse and worse. Lack of sleep creates huge anxiety....

06/01/2012 - 7:08am
Report: B's Thomas might sit out season
By: DJ Bean

According to Pierre LeBrun of ESPN.com, Bruins goaltender Tim Thomas is considering not playing next season. Writes LeBrun:

A source told ESPN.com on Thursday that the 38-year-old Boston Bruins netminder was contemplating taking next season off. Which doesn’t mean he will, but it’s something he’s apparently raised.

For Thomas to take the year off certainly would be strange. He has one year remaining on his contract at a $5 million cap hit but only a $3 million salary. His no-trade clause expires on July 1, meaning the Bruins could trade the goalie without his consent.

The biggest reason a sabbatical at this point in his career would be perplexing: At 38 years old, Thomas isn't getting younger, and taking a season off would diminish his value.

For more Bruins news, visit the team page at weei.com/bruins.


05/31/2012 - 11:56pm
Ross: Baseball activities to start next week

Cody Ross told WEEI.com Thursday that he is scheduled to remove his walking boot Monday, at which time he will begin baseball activities for the first time since suffering a nondisplaced fracture in the navicular bone of his left foot May 18.

Ross, who is on the 15-day disabled list, chipped off a piece of the bone less than a centimeter in diameter. The location of the bone was on the opposite side of the portion of the foot his foul ball impacted.

"It's on the other side of where the initial hit was," Ross said. "Underneath [the foot] chipped off. It was kind of a weird area.

"It seemed very good. That's why I was thinking I might have rolled my ankle and maybe stretched some ligaments or tendons or whatever. It ended up that bone chipped off and that was the pain I was feeling."

Ross said he has been "pretty much pain-free" in recent days.

The outfielder is hitting .271 with eight home runs...

05/31/2012 - 11:43pm
Iglesias out at least a few more days

Red Sox shortstop prospect Jose Iglesias was in Boston Thursday for a medical evaluation of the ongoing lower back stiffness that has kept him out of action for Triple-A Pawtucket for the last six days. While a team source said that the condition is "not a significant issue," he is expected to miss a few more games. That, in turn, means that if the Sox do make a roster move to add infield depth at a time when Dustin Pedroia remains sidelined by his torn adductor muscle in his right thumb, Iglesias would not be available in the near term.

Though Iglesias was 4-for-22 in his most recent six games, he finished May with a line of .341/.364/.427/.790. In the process, he set new career highs in average, OBP, slugging and OPS for a single month in which he played at least 10 games.

For complete Red Sox coverage, visit weei.com/redsox.


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