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11/14/2012 - 10:17pm
Doc: 'No idea' if Rondo plays Thursday

Moments after registering his 32nd consecutive game of double-digit assists, Rajon Rondo went to the locker room with a sprained right ankle after landing awkwardly with five minutes left in the third quarter. He fell down on the far sideline opposite the Celtics bench before hobbling back to the bench. He was tended to for several minutes by trainer Ed Lacerte. 

After sitting on the bench, Lacerte directed Rondo to the Celtics locker room with three minutes left in the third quarter. Rondo was spotted after the game in the locker room walking without a limp and with no tape on the injured right ankle. 

Asked about his availability for Thursday night in Brooklyn against the Nets, Rivers was uncertain. 

"I have no idea," Rivers said. "With sprained ankles, [Thursday] you'll know more." 

After being held without an assist in the first quarter, he led the Celtics on a run in the second and...

11/14/2012 - 9:56pm
Mixed tune: C's win, Rondo injured

Jeff Green and Leandro Barbosa scored 16 points apiece off the bench while Paul Pierce led all Celtics with 23 as the Celtics beat the Jazz, 98-93, Wednesday night at TD Garden. The biggest news of the night however came with just under five minutes left in the third when Rajon Rondo landed awkwardly under the basket on a drive and rolled his right ankle. He came out of the game and did not return. He finished with six points and 10 assists, extending his double-digit assist streak to 32 games.

The Celtics won their third straight and improved to 5-3 on the season despite being outrebounded, 48-33. Rondo scored six points but did not register an assist during 11 minutes of action in the opening quarter. The Jazz, who won in triple-overtime on Monday in Toronto, showed no signs of fatigue as they dominated the Celtics on the glass, taking a 25-20 lead after one.  

The Celtics opened the second quarter 14-6 run as Rondo got the Celtics on...

11/14/2012 - 7:06pm
Rivers: Melo can be 'dominant' in D-League
By: DJ Bean

On the same day that the Celtics sent sent Fab Melo to the Maine Red Claws of the Development League along with Kris Joseph, C's coach Doc Rivers said he expects the 7-foot-0 Melo to do big things with his D-League reps. 

"He hasn't played basketball for a long time, so it's just going to take him some time," Rivers said of Melo, who didn't start playing competitive basketball until he was in ninth grade. "I think he'll be really good in the D-League because there's not a lot of bigs, so I'm expecting him to almost be dominant. I don't think he'll see anybody his size, very few guys." 

The C's chose Melo 22nd overall in the 2012 draft. Through five games this season, Melo has yet to play for the Celtics. 

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11/14/2012 - 6:57pm
Price, Dickey take Cy Young honors

Rays ace David Price edged Tigers counterpart Justin Verlander as the winner of the American League Cy Young Award in one of the closest votes in the award's history, while Mets knuckleballer R.A. Dickey beat out Nationals left-hander Gio Gonzalez and Dodgers southpaw Clayton Kershaw to win the National Cy Young ballot. 

Price (20-5, 2.56 ERA) received 14 first-place votes and 13 second-place votes on the 28 ballots, while Verlander (17-8, 2.64) took 13 first-place votes and 13 second-place votes. Verlander led the AL in both innings (238 1/3) and strikeouts (238). 

Dickey, meanwhile, earned 27 of 32 first-place votes to become the first knuckleballer ever to win the award. He went 20-6 with a 2.73 ERA while leading the National League in strikeouts (230) and innings (233 2/3) in his age 38 season. In his acceptance speech, he thanked the many knuckleballers who helped him make the transition to becoming a practitioner of the pitch,...

11/14/2012 - 4:50pm
Patriots have 13 limited at practice

FOXBORO -- Offensive linemen Logan Mankins and Dan Connolly and wide receiver Wes Welker were among those not practicing Wednesday with the Patriots, while 13 players were limited. Meanwhile, linebacker Tracy White and defensive end Trevor Scott both of whom had missed several previous practices because of injury, were back on the practice field. Here's the complete injury report for Wednesday:

Did Not Practice

G Dan Connolly (back)

G Logan Mankins (ankle/calf)

WR Wes Welker (ankle)

Limited Participation

DT Ron Brace (elbow)

S Patrick Chung (shoulder/hamstring)

S Steve Gregory (hip)

TE Rob Gronkowski (hip)

TE Aaron Hernandez (ankle)

LB Dont'a Hightower (hamstring)

WR Brandon Lloyd (knee)

OL Nick...

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