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02/01/2012 - 10:45pm
Celtics dominate Raps for four quarters

After two nights of drama, the Celtics needed a breather. Fortunately, the Raptors were in town and they do not have Kyrie Irving, or anyone else even remotely as talented as the Cavalier rookie who made big leads disappear. The Celtics led by 13 after one quarter, 22 at the half and 29 after three in cruising to a 100-64 win.

Paul Pierce once again led the way with 17 points, six rebounds and eight assists. Coach Doc Rivers was able to play the entire fourth quarter without Pierce, Kevin Garnett or Ray Allen. Garnett played only 17 minutes, but still collected seven points, five rebounds and four assists.

The Celtics also got big contributions from Avery Bradley who scored 11 points on 5-for-6 shooting and Brandon Bass (12 points, nine rebounds). Rookie JaJuan Johnson even got into the act, scoring a career-high 11 points.

They have now won six of their last seven games and are 6-2 without Rajon Rondo who missed his...

02/01/2012 - 8:34pm
Cherington: Adding Oswalt, Jackson unlikely

WORCESTER -- Red Sox GM Ben Cherington, speaking prior to a Red Sox Town Hall on Wednesday night, said that while the team continues to explore possible additions such as free agents Edwin Jackson and Roy Oswalt, he thinks it unlikely that the team adds such a pitcher. He suggested that in all likelihood, the Sox won't add another major player before the Feb. 19 date for pitchers and catchers to report to spring training.

"We wouldn’t rule out adding a starter, but I think it’s unlikely at this point," said Cherington. "I think we’re going to keep looking for ways to improve the team, including the pitching staff, but I wouldn’t expect any major changes between now and the [spring training] report date."

As it stands, the Sox will have an open competition for the last two spots of the rotation, with Daniel Bard, Alfredo Aceves, Aaron Cook, Vicente Padilla, Carlos Silva, Felix Doubront and Andrew...

02/01/2012 - 8:10pm
Practice reports: Gronk 'a little better today'

INDIANAPOLIS -- According to the pool report sent out by the NFL, tight end Rob Gronkowski was the only member of the Patriots or Giants not to participate in practice Wednesday in preparation for Super Bowl XLVI.

When asked about Gronkowski's condition, Patriots' head coach Bill Belichick said, "He's day to day. He's getting better but, we'll just take it day-to-day." Offensive tackle Sebastian Vollmer (foot/back) worked on a limited basis a day after offensive line coach Dante Scarnecchia telling WEEI.com that the lineman would be playing Sunday. "He did a little bit today," Belichick said of Vollmer. "We'll see how he does tomorrow." Matt Light, who had dealt with an illness earlier in the week, participated in the full practice.

The Patriots chose to blast loud music at the Indiana Farm Bureau Football Center in preparation of crowd noise, choosing selections from Jon Bon Jovi and Madonna, who is scheduled to...

02/01/2012 - 8:01pm
Canty to Giants fans: Get ready for a parade

INDIANAPOLIS -- Giants defensive tackle Chris Canty told a New York television station on Wednesday that New York fans should “get ready for a great day on Super Bowl Sunday ... and get ready for a parade on Tuesday.”

According to the New York Post, the 6-foot-7, 317-pound defensive end out of Virginia was being asked by a reporter if he had any message for the Giants fans back home, which led to the comments. When asked if he was worried about providing bulletin board material for the Patriots, he sounded nonplussed.

“I don’t care, doesn’t matter,” Canty said. “Obviously, Tom Brady made a statement at their pep rally. Obviously, both teams are here to try to win a football game.

“It just is what it is. I’m not trying to inflame anybody or anything like that. I...

02/01/2012 - 6:41pm
Gronkowski (ankle) only DNP for Patriots

INDIANAPOLIS -- Tight end Rob Gronkowski was the only member of the Patriots who did not practice on Wednesday, as he remained sidelined with an ankle injury he suffered in the AFC championship game. The Patriots also had 10 players who were listed as limited. Here's the complete report:

Did Not Practice
TE Rob Gronkowski (ankle)

Limited Participation
OT Marcus Cannon (ankle)
S Patrick Chung (knee)
LB Dane Fletcher (thumb)
DL Kyle Love (ankle)
G Logan Mankins (knee)
LB Rob Ninkovich (hip)
LB Brandon Spikes (knee)
OT Sebastian Vollmer (flu/back/foot)
WR Wes Welker (knee)
LB Tracy White (abdomen)

Full Participation
WR Deion Branch (knee)
C Dan Connolly (groin)
S James Ihedigbo (shoulder)
OT Matt Light (flu)
WR Matthew Slater (shoulder)

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