Jamal Crawford can opt out of the final year of his contract by June 29, the day after Thursday's draft, and the Blazers are actively trying to trade the veteran guard. According to a report on CSNNW, the Celtics are among the teams trying to acquire Crawford, who would make $5 million if he declines his option.
Portland extended the deadline for Crawford to opt out until after the draft in an effort to deal the 32-year-old guard who averaged 14 points, but shot less than 40 percent from the floor and just 30 percent from 3-point range in his one season in Portland. The well-traveled Crawford was the 2010 Sixth Man of the Year when he scored 18 points a game with the Hawks.
The Sixers and Timberwolves are the other teams named in the report, although Minnesota reportedly traded its first round pick in this year's draft to the Rockets for Chase Budinger. In order...
Larry Bird is “100 percent sure” he will not return as president of the Indiana Pacers, sources told The Indianapolis Star on Monday.
Bird, 55, is dealing with some health issues and is expected to take a year off before deciding if he wants to partake in a front-office position with the Pacers again, according to The Star. The former Celtic is expected to meet with team owner Herb Simon later today to confirm his departure.
“(I want to talk to Simon about) the direction of the team, what kind of job he thinks we’re doing, if there’s anything he sees that we should be doing better,” Bird said May 30. “Just a number of questions. I’ve got a lot of them written down to ask him, and hopefully we can get the answers we like and move on.”
Bird steps down less than two months after being named NBA’s Executive of the...
Barack Obama usually gets a warm reception in Democrat-heavy Massachusetts, but on Monday he found out that tweaking Red Sox fans is not the way to go. Obama, speaking at a Symphony Hall fundraiser, was booed for thanking Boston for sending Kevin Youkilis to the president's favorite team, the White Sox.
"I guess I should not have brought up baseball," he said after the strong reaction. "I understand. My mistake, my mistake. You've got to know your crowd."
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The Blue Jays battered the Red Sox for nine runs on 13 hits, including three home runs, en route to a rain-delayed 9-6 victory at Fenway Park. The Red Sox dropped back into a tie with Toronto for last place in the stacked American League East with the loss, just the team's second in the last nine games.
Most of the damage was done by the Blue Jays against Felix Doubront, who was hammered for a career-high in runs (7) and hits (11). He struck out just two and elicited only four swings and misses on the night, while giving up two home runs. The left-hander has now allowed homers in seven straight games, permitting 10 in his last 41 1/3 innings.
The Red Sox seemed like they would be able to keep pace in a shootout through the early innings, as the team plated five runs through four innings against Toronto starter Henderson Alvarez. After the Sox fell into a 4-0 first-inning hole, David Ortiz crushed a two-run homer in the bottom of the first (his...
Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine said that Josh Beckett, who threw a bullpen session on Monday afternoon, could return from the disabled list as soon as Friday, depending on how he feels on Tuesday.
Beckett landed on the DL with right shoulder inflammation on June 16 (retroactive to June 12), and so he would be eligible to come off the DL as soon as June 27 (Wednesday). Valentine said that he was reluctant to have the pitcher make his first start on the first day of a West Coast road trip, but that he might be a consideration for a start on Friday in Seattle.
"I don’t think [Beckett's return] will be Thursday. And that is only because eo fthe trip out there. Why have that as another compounding situation we have to deal with? Maybe the next day if everything is going well, but we’ll see," said Valentine. "He’s planning on pitching sometime soon. I don’t know what day."
Beckett is 4-7 with a 4...
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