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05/16/2012 - 4:01pm
Lineup: Salty catching Buchholz vs. Rays

For the opener of their two-game series against the Tampa Bay Rays, the Red Sox will feature the same lineup that they employed in Tuesday's 5-0 over the Mariners. Jarrod Saltalamacchia will be behind the plate batting sixth, with Ryan Sweeney leading off, Cody Ross batting seventh in right, Daniel Nava batting eighth in left field and Mike Aviles playing short and batting ninth.

Red Sox starter Clay Buchholz is coming off his first quality start of 2012, an outing of 6 1/3 innings in which he allowed four runs (three earned) to improve to 4-1 on the season with an ERA of 8.31. He has enjoyed considerable success in five career starts in Tampa Bay, going 3-1 with a 2.23 ERA in five career starts in the Tropicana Dome.

For complete matchup information on how Buchholz has fared against members of the Rays and how Red Sox hitters have done against Tampa Bay starter Jeremy Hellickson,...

05/16/2012 - 3:22pm
Valentine: No miscommunication on Beckett
By: admin

Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine, in his weekly interview on The Big Show, disputed the idea that there had been any miscommunication regarding Josh Beckett's sore lat that resulted in a skipped start and the subsequent furor over the pitcher's decision to go golfing at a time when he had ben skipped.

"I don’t think I had much miscommunication. I don’t think I had any miscommunication," said Valentine. "Where’s the confusion with whether he was injured? Where’s the confusion? He didn’t think he was injured. I said he wasn’t injured. Where’s the confusion?"

Valentine said that he was the one who made the decision not to have Beckett start against the Orioles on May 5.

"I walked in the training room. He had a sore lat. I was going to be protective of that situation and skip him a start," said Valentine. "Why is there miscommunication?"

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05/16/2012 - 2:13pm
Pacers' Bird named Executive of the Year
By: DJ Bean

Pacers president of basketball operations Larry Bird was named the NBA's 2011-12 Executive of the Year, the league announced Wednesday. The distinction adds to an already impressive list of accomplishments, as Bird is now the only person in league history to be named the league's Most Valuable Player, Coach of the Year and Executive of the Year. 

Bird was a three-time MVP in his playing days with the Celtics, earning the distinction in 1984, '85 and '86. He was named Coach of the Year in the 1997-98 season for leading the Pacers to a 58-24 record. 

For more on the NBA and the Celtics, visit weei.com/celtics


05/16/2012 - 12:13pm
Rivers named to NBA competition committee

Celtics coach Doc Rivers is one of three head coaches named to a new competition committee that also includes two owners, four general managers and a representative from the National Basketball Players Association. The committee previously was comprised of the 30 general managers.

The other members include: owners Dan Gilbert (Cavaliers) and Joe Lacob (Warriors); general managers Bryan Colangelo (Raptors), Mitch Kupchak (Lakers), Kevin O’Connor (Jazz), and Sam Presti (Thunder); and coaches Rick Carlisle (Mavericks), Lionel Hollins (Grizzlies) and Rivers. The NBPA will designate one of its members to serve on the committee.

The competition committee votes on rule changes, and its recommendations will be brought to the Board of Governors. The first meeting will take place during the NBA finals.

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


05/16/2012 - 11:52am
Pietrus: 'Bad memories' in Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA -- The last time Mickael Pietrus and the Celtics were at the Wells Fargo Center on March 23, the versatile reserve was taken off the court in a stretcher. Piertus suffered a severe concussion after he hit hit the floor while driving to the basket and he said the memory is always with him.

"I’m not going to lie you, it’s bad memories for me," Pietrus said. "My life could have been a different life. I’m blessed, coming back here for the playoffs."

Pietrus said before Game 2 that he will get arthroscopic surgery on his right knee -- the same procedure he had after last season -- but he's delaying it until after the season. He will also be dealing with the after-effects of his concussion. 

"That’s something I’m trying to put behind me, but I really can’t," he said. "I’ve been through it. I’m trying to. Sometimes just by playing I have flashes....

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