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05/25/2011 - 10:01am
Grousbeck: 'Rooting hard against the Heat'
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Celtics co-owner Wyc Grousbeck joined the Dennis & Callahan show Wednesday morning during a charity benefit for the Massachusetts Soldiers Legacy Fund at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Boston.

After the Celtics lost to the Heat in the Eastern Conference semifinals, Grousbeck was asked if he is still watching the playoffs. "I am watching this year because I want Miami to lose so badly," he said, adding "I'm rooting hard against the Heat."

Grousbeck said he will be rooting for the Mavericks the rest of the way because of his relationship with Mavs owner Mark Cuban. Said Grousbeck: "I love the guy. ... He's just a good guy. He genuinely roots for us against other teams. He is a Celtics fan when he's not a Mavs fan. And we're going to return the favor."

Grousbeck did give the Heat credit. "I thought they outplayed us in the series," he said. "They had more juice. They had more pop. I can't...

05/25/2011 - 9:44am
Pedroia returns for Cleveland finale

Dustin Pedroia, who sat out of Tuesday night's game in the aftermath of a stinger to his left foot, is back in the lineup on Wednesday against the Indians and right-hander Mitch Talbot. J.D. Drew will get the day off in favor of Mike Cameron, with Jed Lowrie (sixth) and Carl Crawford (seventh) each sliding up a spot in the lineup.

For complete Red Sox coverage, visit weei.com/redsox.

RED SOX LINEUP

Ellsbury, CF
Pedroia, 2B
Gonzalez, 1B
Ortiz, DH
Lowrie, SS
Crawford, LF
Saltalamacchia, C
Cameron, RF
Sutton, 3B

Lester, SP


05/25/2011 - 7:53am
Bourque on D&C: Be cautious with Chara

Bruins legend Ray Bourque stopped by for a chat with Dennis & Callahan Wednesday morning during a charity benefit for the Massachusetts Soldiers Legacy Fund at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Boston.

Asked if the Lightning have a psychological edge over the Bruins in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals Wednesday night because they are the more desperate team, Bourque said: "I think it brings the best out of you, so I'd say yes. But the flip side of that, the Bruins are kind of a good counter-puncher kind of a team.

"Sometimes when you come out with that kind of energy or intensity, you might try to do too much and make mistakes and counter and maybe take advantage of those mistakes and go down early in the game, like you saw in Game 4 in Tampa. That's what happened. It's not that the Bruins played an incredible first period and came out of that period up 3-0. It's Tampa that made some mistakes, and the Bruins capitalized on it. So...

05/25/2011 - 7:13am
Mashup: Dykstra wants Gooden out of rehab

Dwight Gooden said that during a recent taping of the reality TV show "Celebrity Rehab," former Mets teammate Lenny Dykstra made a surprise appearance in Gooden's room and tried to get talk him into leaving the facility.

Explained Gooden: "It was around 10 o'clock and I was getting ready to go to bed. All of the sudden, one of the guys behind the scenes says, 'Dykstra's here.' They tried to get Lenny to sign a waiver, and he didn't want to do that," Gooden told the New York Daily News Tuesday. "It was crazy. He was like, 'Doc, you all right? I don't like this. I got your bags.' "

Gooden, who has battled alcohol and drug addiction since the mid-1980s, stuck around instead of leaving with Dykstra, who has his own share of problems.

Read more about that story and others, includng an item on a 27-year-old man who was in critical condition after falling from a stairwell at Tuesday's Rockies game, plus check out...

05/25/2011 - 1:08am
Canucks advance to Stanley Cup finals

Kevin Bieksa's knuckling shot from the point slipped past Sharks goalie Antti Niemi and into the goal to give the Canucks a 3-2 victory in double-overtime that sent Vancouver to its first Stanley Cup finals since 1994. The Canucks won the best-of-seven series 4-1.

Vancouver goalie Roberto Luongo stopped 54 shots, including 20 in overtime. His tremendous performance in next held the fort for a Canucks team that was outshot 56-34.

The Canucks will now watch the Bruins-Lightning series to see who they will face in the Stanley Cup finals. Game 6 of the series between Boston and Tampa Bay takes place on Wednesday night.

For more from the game, click here. For Bruins coverage, visit weei.com/bruins.


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