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02/06/2011 - 3:23pm
Daniels hospitalized with neck injury

Celtics guard Marquis Daniels was sent to New England Baptist Hospital with a neck injury after he fell to the ground on a drive to the basket in the second quarter of Sunday's game against the Magic at TD Garden. 

 

Just 59 seconds into the second quarter, Daniels drove to his right on Gilbert Arenas, lost his balance and fell awkwardly to the floor. Daniels remained on the court for several minutes as Celtics medical staff tended to him and the Garden crowd fell silent. Teammates Rajon Rondo, Glen Davis and Kevin Garnett dropped to one knee at Daniels' side. Eventually, A stretcher was brought onto the court and Daniels gave a brief thumbs up before being wheeled off the parquet. 

 

The injury to Daniels was the second serious injury of the day as Davis was also on the court for several minutes after taking a charge earlier in the first half. He was taken to the locker room and treated for a bruised to his head...

02/06/2011 - 2:10pm
Shaq could be out until All-Star break

As expected, Shaquille O'Neal won't play against the Magic Sunday and Doc Rovers acknowleged that it's not looking for Monday's game against the Bobcats, either. It may be even longer than that for O'Neal who has missed the last two games with an Achilles injury. "He’s not going to be out a long time, but I don’t think he’ll be back today, tomorrow or maybe until we go on break," Rivers said. "We’re going to need him in the playoffs and we want him to be right and healthy. This gives him a chance to get all the other things that were ailing him right too." 

 

Rivers wants to give O'Neal enough time to heal to break the cycle of playing five games and then missing five more once something begins to bother him. Rivers remains confident that O'Neal will get heathy eventually and ready for the playoffs.

 

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02/06/2011 - 12:44pm
Brady unanimous choice for NFL MVP

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was named the unanimous winner of the Associated Press MVP for the 2010 season on Sunday afternoon. It’s the first unanimous selection, and second MVP honor of Brady’s career.

Brady finished the season with 3,900 passing yards and led the NFL with 36 touchdown passes and only four interceptions. Brady finished the regular season with a streak of 335 straight pass attempts without an interception to set an NFL record, and went 11 straight starts without an interception.

Overall, Brady led the NFL in 2010 with a 111.0 passer rating, the second time in his career that he finished the season with a passer rating over 100. The 111.0 passer rating is the fifth best all-time. Brady also set an NFL record by throwing at least two touchdowns without an interception in each of the final nine games of the year, and had at least one touchdown in all 16 regular-season games.

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02/05/2011 - 7:47pm
Deion, Faulk lead NFL HOF class; Martin waits

Cornerback Deion Sanders and running back Marshall Faulk led a class of seven new inductees into the NFL Hall of Fame. They are joined in this year's class by tight end Shannon Sharpe, defensive end Richard Dent, linebackers Les Richter and Chris Hanburger and NFL Films founder Ed Sabol. Former Patriots and Jets running back Curtis Martin, a finalist for this year's Hall of Fame class, was not selected for entry into Canton.

 

For more on this year's Hall of Fame class, click here. For complete Patriots coverage, visit weei.com/patriots.


02/05/2011 - 7:22pm
No fine or suspension for Garnett

The NBA has decided not to slap Kevin Garnett with any further punishment after Friday night’s game with the Mavericks, according to a league rep. Garnett was assessed a technical foul after a play in which he was fouled by the Mavs’ J.J. Barea. In the ensuing scuffle, Garnett shoved aside referee Eric Lewis who had stepped between them. The NBA did upgrade a Garnett personal foul from late in the second quarter to a flagrant-1. The NBA defines a flagrant-1 foul as anything that as any contact that is “unnecessary.” A flagrant-2 is “unnecessary and excessive contact,” and is grounds for an automatic ejection.

 

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


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