FAIRFIELD, Conn. -- Former Red Sox general manager Theo Epstein, at a Sacred Heart University event, suggested that in retrospect, while he did not regret leaving the Red Sox for approximately three months after the 2005 season, he could have addressed the concerns that led to his departure without abandoning his post as GM of the club.
"That was a time conflict of what organization stood for. I didn’t agree with the values the ownership had of running Red Sox. You have to be all in when you’re a general manager. You use up a lot of energy and sacrifice your personal life. If you’re not all in you can’t do it," Epstein said. "Due to an internal conflict, I didn’t like what the organization came to stand for. There were a lot of internal politics. I didn’t want to sign a long-term contract with an organization that I didn’t stand for their values. I said no thanks and took some time away. The...
BOSTON -- Considering he arrived an hour before game time in a suit and wrist brace, it didn't appear Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo would make his return against the Raptors. Doc Rivers confirmed as much just before gametime.
The DNP will be Rondo's eighth consecutive game on the sidelines after he suffered a right wrist injury against these same Raptors on Jan. 18. Various reports have suggested he could return as soon as Friday, although Rondo seemingly changes his status on a nightly basis.
"I don't know if he'll play or not," said Rivers about Rondo's potential for the Knicks game in two days. "We'll just wait until Friday. I think he'll be close. He's getting closer every day."
Fellow guard Keyon Dooling will miss his fourth consecutive game after suffering a hip injury against the Magic last week. He missed the previous seven games before that with a knee injury. Avery Bradley will once again assume the starting...
Two nights after blowing a 12-point lead in the final five minutes against the Cavaliers on the backs of their bench, the Celtics built a lead big enough they couldn't blow, escaping Cleveland with a 93-90 victory that pulled their record back to .500 for the season.
The C's (10-10) watched as the Cavs sliced a 22-point lead to two with just over a minute to play, but Kevin Garnett rattled home a turnaround floater and Paul Pierce made a pair of free throws in the final seconds to hang on for the win. Pierce finished with a team-high 20 points to go along with six assists and four rebounds. Brandon Bass (13 points) led the Celtics reserves, who totaled 28 points in the victory.
Anderson Varejao dominated the Celtics on the inside, totaling 20 points and 20 rebounds for the Cavaliers (8-12). Sunday's nemesis, Kyrie Iriving, chipped in 21 points and six assists in defeat.
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The Bruins returned from the All-Star break two periods late Tuesday night, but by the time they awoke, they were back to their old ways and defeated the Senators, 4-3, with a dominant third period.
The B's came back from a 3-2 deficit in the third, with Dennis Seidenberg scoring the unlikely game-winner with a slap shot from center ice that beat Senators goaltender Craig Anderson. The win improved the B's to 6-8-1 this season when trailing after the second period.
The Bruins took the lead in the first period on a power-play goal from Zdeno Chara. Colin Greening tied the game late in the first thanks to a nice pass from Milan Michalek. The Senators then dominated the B's in the second period, getting goals from Kyle Turris and Erik Karlsson before Milan Lucic brought Boston within one with 45 seconds left to play in the period.
In a fashion that's been somewhat typical this season, the Bruins won...
INDIANAPOLIS -- Patriots offensive lineman Sebastian Vollmer will play in Super Bowl XLVI, offensive line coach Dante Scarnecchia told WEEI.com on Tuesday. Vollmer, who has been hobbled by back and foot problems over the course of the last two months, has continued to ramp up his practice reps over the last few weeks, and appears to be ready to return to the field for the first time since a Nov. 27 win over the Eagles.
"He's very, very strong. He's got great experience, and is not afraid of anyone. He's a great alternative," Scarnecchia said of Vollmer. "He'll play. He'll play in this game at some point, whether we have Nate (Solder) outside or him at tackle. He's going to be out there, and thank God we've got him."
In Vollmer's absence, rookie Nate Solder has worked primarily at the right tackle spot, and Scarnecchia has been impressed at the body of work that Solder has been able to produce over the course of the season....
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