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06/15/2010 - 7:40am
List: Best playoff performances vs. Celtics

Following Kobe Bryant's 38-point effort Sunday night in Game 5 of the NBA finals, we decided to look for the best individual performances against the Celtics in playoff history. Check out our results at the LEEInks blog.


06/15/2010 - 7:13am
Mashup: Jets' Revis betrays coach

The latest controversy from Jets minicamp came Monday when cornerback Darrelle Revis sat out a drill as a message to management: "Something just to let them know I can play and I can not play," Revis said. However, he had told coach Rex Ryan he needed to sit because he didn't feel well. Responded Ryan: "Any player we have, when they tell you something is not right, you believe them to be a man of their word." Get more on that story, plus read about how the Big 12 survived, and check out videos, trivia and more, at Tuesday's Morning Mashup.


06/15/2010 - 12:30am
Tony Allen wants to return to C's

Tony Allen will become an unrestricted free agent this summer, but he would like to return to the Celtics next season.

“I am a Celtic,” he told WEEI.com. “I love being a Celtic. It’d mean everything in the world [return next season].”

While Allen attested that he is focused on winning a championship, not free agency — “I haven’t really thought about summer right now,” he said. “All I’m worried about is the finals” — he hopes he has played his way to another contract in Boston. He can't imagine playing in a different uniform.

“None whatsoever, none whatsoever,” he said. “I mean, things happen but I feel like I’m going to be a Celtic for life.”

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06/14/2010 - 4:07pm
Report: Mankins won't sign, wants trade

Patriots Pro Bowl offensive lineman Logan Mankins said Monday he has no intention of signing his restricted free agent tender and wants to be traded.

In an interview with ESPN, he described himself as being "frustrated," and said he has no intention of signing his $3.26 million tender.

"I want to be traded," he said. "I don't need to be here any more."

Mankins has until 11:59 p.m. ET to sign the one-year tender, but it doesn't sound like he'll do that.

"There is no way that I'm signing that thing," he said.

For more football news, check out our football blog, It Is What It Is.

 


06/14/2010 - 2:32pm
Game 5 highest rated since 2004

According to preliminary ratings, Game 5 of the Celtics-Lakers series was the highest-rated NBA finals game since 2004. The Celtics' victory on ABC garnered an overnight rating of 12.8, up 36 percent from last year's Lakers-Magic Game 5. This series has a higher rating than the teams' meeting in 2008, and it's the highest rated since the 2004 finals between the Lakers and Pistons.

 

Ratings measure the percentage of all homes with televisions tuned into a program. Overnight ratings represent the country's largest markets.


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