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03/14/2011 - 9:56pm
Strong night for Sox staff in win over Yanks

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Red Sox starter Alfredo Aceves, pitching against a Yankees team that released him in Dec., tossed three strong innings of one-run ball, and five Sox relievers followed with six shutout innings to give Boston a 2-1 win over the Yankees. The Sox won both of the exhibition contests against New York in exhibition play.

 

Aceves continued his solid spring (3.48 ERA in 10 2/3 innings) by limiting New York to three singles. Relievers Dennys Reyes (one hit) Jonathan Papelbon (one perfect inning, one strikeout), Bobby Jenks (one strikeout, one single) and Hideki Okajima (two hits) each turned in scoreless innings, while left-hander Rich Hill finished the contest with a pair of shutout innings.

 

The Sox mustered little offense against impressive Yankees left-hander Manny Banuelos. The 20-year-old prospect, who will open the season in Double-A, logged 2 2/3 shutout innings. But the team scraped together single...

03/14/2011 - 9:23pm
Nets send C's to third loss in last four games

Brook Lopez finished with 20 points and five rebounds while Kris Humphries added 16 points and 15 rebounds to lead the Nets last the Celtics 88-79 Monday night in New Jersey. The Celtics, which lost for the third time in the last four games, also suffered their fifth straight loss on the second night of back-to-back games. Ray Allen had a team-high 19 in the loss for Boston, while Kevin Garnett had 18 points and eight rebounds while Glen Davis chipped in 16 points and 14 rebounds off the bench. For more Celtics news, check out weei.com/celtics.


03/14/2011 - 5:13pm
Perkins: Happy to be where I'm wanted

Kendrick Perkins told Yahoo Sports that he was "stunned" when he learned of the trade deadline trade that sent him from Boston to Oklahoma City but was happy to land with the Thunder.

 

“I’m just glad I got traded to a good organization, not a [expletive] organization,” Perkins said.

 

The Yahoo report from Marc Spears suggests that Perkins turned down a four-year, $30 million extension offer from the Celtics in early February. Perkins told CSNNE.com in February that the contract offer was for less than $30 million.

 

“That wasn’t it. They offered me four years, but it was closer to like $22 million,” Perkins told CSNNE. “You talking four years, $30 million! Shoot, that’s different. That’s a big difference.”

 

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03/14/2011 - 2:54pm
Report: Union plans NFL draft boycott

According to a report from ESPN‘s Adam Schefter, the NFLPA is planning a boycott of the NFL draft in April. The union apparently has contacted 17 top college prospects and told them not to attend the draft.

 

“As of right now, this is 100 percent happening,” Schefter quoted a source. “This is going down.”

 

The Schefter report suggests that the NFLPA is considering placing the players on networks other than the NFL Network to conduct post-pick interviews, though there has been no final decision made.

 

"We plan to invite the 15-20 top prospects and their families to New York as we normally do for this once-in-a-lifetime experience. And, as always, it is the decision of the players and their...

03/14/2011 - 10:09am
Pete Kendall: NFL talks 'went backward'

Former NFL offensive lineman Pete Kendall appeared on the Dennis & Callahan show Monday morning. The Quincy native and Boston College graduate worked on behalf of the players’ union in 15 of the 17 mediation sessions over the last couple of weeks.

 

Kendall said there were some positives in the negotiations, but not nearly enough. “I will say that there was more progress made up to the point of the initial expiration,” he said. “I think things went backward some from a week ago Thursday to this past Friday.”

 

How so? “The offer that the players left on the table, in my opinion, was slightly worse than some of the things that were being considered during the week,” Kendall said.

 

When asked if he thought striking a deal was possible leading up to that initial expiration date, Kendall said it definitely crossed his mind. “There was a cautious...

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