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10/22/2010 - 2:06pm
Rondo preparing for a lockout

WALTHAM -- In the wake of comments by NBA commissioner David Stern that he wants player salaries cut by a third, Celtics alternate player representative Rajon Rondo said Friday that he is already saving his money in the event that league owners decide to lockout players after this season and shut down in order to save on expenses. 

 

"It doesn't worry me at all," said Rondo, who was also asked if he thinks there will be a lockout. "I don't know. I'm preparing for like there is one. I'm saving a lot of money this year. We're focused on the season. It'd be great if we could get a ring heading into a lockout but other than that, I'm focused on the season." 

 

Rondo is scheduled to earn $9 million this season while Ray Allen, Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett are all in line to earn between $10 and 18 million this season. The Celtics payroll is at $83.3 million, not including the rookie...

10/22/2010 - 12:31pm
B's Horton on D&H: 'You have to perform'

Bruins forward Nathan Horton checked in with the Dale & Holley show Friday to talk about the B's fast start to the season. Horton has four goals and three assists in five games as the Bruins have gone 4-1-0.

 

Horton is enjoying his new team after spending his first six seasons with the Florida Panthers in the Miami area, where hockey obviously does not have the same importance. "This is what every player dreams about playing, just this type of atmosphere, and this city," he said of Boston. "It's not like you can imagine. Once you're there, it's pretty amazing."

 

Horton said no matter where he is, his style remains the same. "You have to perform," he said. "Even if you're not putting up points or anything, you have to work hard and be a team guy and just play hard for your teammates. I think that's what everyone's trying to do. We like each other as a team. It's like a family already....

10/22/2010 - 11:51am
King on D&H: 'Colts are in trouble'

Sports Illustrated columnist and NBC Sports reporter Peter King made his weekly appearance on the Dale & Holley show Friday to talk about the major stories around the NFL. King said he does not expect that the game will change much despite the emphasis on penalizing hits to the head.

 

"I think that the launching part of it is what's going to get players in trouble in the coming weeks," he said. "And I do believe that the NFL will suspend a player or two or three in the coming weeks just to send the message that they are going to stay on point and they are going to be serious about making sure that players abide by the rules, particularly when it comes to hitting people in the helmet."

 

Added King: "The bottom line in this is this is an attempt by the league to make sure that they delay the next Darryl Stingley, Dennis Byrd, Mike Utley as long as possible. Something's going to happen. … I...

10/22/2010 - 10:46am
Page, Taylor missing from start of practice

FOXBORO — As was the case on Thursday, running back Fred Taylor and safety Jarrad Page were the only two players missing from the start of Patriots practice, a session held on the upper fields behind Gillette Stadium in sweats and shells. Their absence likely means the two will not be playing Sunday when New England faces San Diego.

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10/22/2010 - 9:28am
Pats OL Neal on D&H: 'It's a rough sport'

Patriots offensive lineman Stephen Neal made his weekly Patriots Friday appearance on Dale & Holley to talk about the team's game against the Chargers on Sunday in San Diego. The Chargers have been a different team in San Diego as compared to when they play on the road.

 

"It's kind of strange how you have the home team, and they get out there, and they get after it, fast-starting team," Neal said. "And then you get the road team, and they just haven't played as well on the road. Unfortunately, we've got to play them at [their] home this week. You've just to execute against them and hopefully do all the right stuff, and hopefully you'll come out and get in front of them and play from ahead and do pretty well."

 

Neal said he has not yet watched the league's instructional video on avoiding hits to the head. As an offensive lineman, he's less likely to be involved in such plays. "I'm not exactly...

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