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01/25/2011 - 5:52pm
Downright Perky: C's cruise in Perk's return

Paul Pierce scored 17 of his game-high 24 points in the first quarter and Kendrick Perkins played 16 minutes off the bench in his return to game action as the Celtics blasted the hapless Cavaliers, 112-95, Tuesday night at TD Garden. The Celtics improved to an Eastern Conference-best 34-10 and 22-3 at home. Cleveland — in its first season in the post-LeBron James era — lost its 18th straight, the longest in the NBA since the Nets lost 19 in a row last season. 

 

Perkins made his 2011 season debut when he replaced Semih Erden with 8:02 left in the first quarter. He played just over five minutes in his first stint of the year. He made 3-of-5 from the field and finished with seven points. He also grabbed six rebounds and dished out three assists in his first game action since tearing the ACL in his right knee early in Game 6 of the NBA finals last spring against the Lakers. 

 

Rajon Rondo had 11 points and...

01/25/2011 - 4:54pm
Report: Red Sox interested in Beimel
By: DJ Bean

According to Maureen Mullen (via twitter), the Red Sox are interested in free agent left-handed relief pitcher Joe Beimel. Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun notes Sox are one of five teams after the lefty. According to Connolly, the Orioles and another American League team are reportedly among the other clubs interested in Beimel's services.

 

However, if the Red Sox are pursuing Beimel, it is likely on a minor league contract, reports WEEI.com's Alex Speier.  According to a team source, it is "doubtful" that the Sox would sign a pitcher to a major league contract at this point.

 

The 33-year-old Beimel...

01/25/2011 - 1:35pm
Cashman: Jeter could move to CF

Yankees GM Brian Cashman, in an appearance on WFAN in New York, suggested that while Derek Jeter will be the Yankees' shortstop in 2011, he believes that a future position change is likely. When that happens, Cashman believes that Jeter will shift to center field.

 

“I like corner outfielders and corner infielders who have power, so for me, if [Jeter's] ever gonna move, it’s probably gonna be a Robin Yount situation. But we don’t have to deal with it at this point,” Cashman said, in remarks detailed by ESPN.com. “We’ll deal with it when we have to.”

 

For more on Cashman's thoughts about a possible position change for Jeter, click here. For Red Sox coverage, visit weei.com/redsox.


01/25/2011 - 12:47pm
Ward: Savard understands 'risk he's taking'
By: DJ Bean

Former Bruins defenseman Aaron Ward joined the Dale & Holley show on Tuesday to discuss the status of B's center and former teammate Marc Savard. The team announced Monday night that Savard, who missed the first 23 games of the season with post-concussion syndrome, had suffered another another concussion on Saturday vs. the Avalanche and will be out indefinitely. 

 

Ward told Dale Arnold and Larry Ridley there isn't much Savard can do to prevent further concussions, and he doesn't feel the Bruins should take any extreme measures when it comes to handling Savard this season.

 

"No," Ward said when asked whether the Bruins should shut Savard down for the season to be safe. "I was in Boston, and you have great doctors [there]. You have Mass. General doctors, everybody involved, they're smart people. They went to school for umpteen years to qualify and be able to assess these players. The relationship...

01/25/2011 - 12:42pm
Boggs, Ripken join International League HOF

Wade Boggs and Cal Ripken added to their Hall of Fame resumes. The two players, whose careers landed them spots in Cooperstown, were elected to the International League Hall of Fame for their excellence while in Triple-A.

 

Boggs spent both 1980 and 1981 in Pawtucket, where he hit .322 with a .418 OBP, .416 slugging mark and .834 OPS. He hit just six homers in Triple-A, but in 1981, he developed extra-base power as a 23-year-old, hitting 41 doubles for the PawSox. He led the International League in average (.335) and doubles in 1981.

 

Ripken joined Boggs in the International League in 1981, hitting .288 (fourth in the league) with a .383 OBP, .535 slugging mark and .919 OPS with 23 homers and 75 RBI, finishing in the top five in most offensive categories despite being -- at age 20 -- the youngest position player in the International League.

 

Boggs and Ripken both participated in the epic 33-inning game...

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