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10/23/2010 - 11:09am
For what it's worth: Rask first off ice
By: DJ Bean

Tuukka Rask was first off the ice during the Bruins' morning skate Saturday, typically signifying that he will be getting the start in net when the B's host the Rangers. Rask, however, was also thought to be the starter Thursday when he not only exited the ice first during his team's morning workout, but insinuated that he would be receiving his first start between the pipes since the season opener on Oct. 9. “It’s fun,” Rask said after the skate, Thursday. “It’s been a while since [my] last start, so it should be great.”

 

After Bruins' win over the Capitals, Tim Thomas (who improved his record to 4-0 with a 0.75 goals against average), explained...

10/23/2010 - 8:45am
Power Rankings: Celts starting at No. 2

The WEEI.com Power Rankings are out and have the Celtics heading into the 2010-11 season sitting in the same spot they finished the previous campaign in, No. 2, behind the Lakers. The Celts are positioned one spot in front of their Opening Night foes, the Miami Heat. Rounding out the Top 5 are Oklahoma City and Orlando. According to the rankings, the three worst teams in the NBA to start the season will be Detroit, Cleveland and Toronto.

 

For the full list of Power Rankings click here. For more Celtics coverage, see the team page at weei.com/celtics.


10/22/2010 - 10:09pm
Rangers thump Yanks, advance to Series

The Texas Rangers advanced to World Series for the first time in franchise history Friday night, defeating the Yankees, 6-1 in Game 6 and capturing the best-of-seven American League Championship Series, 4-2. Colby Lewis pitched eight innings of three-hit, one-run baseball for the host Rangers, who were keyed by a four-run fifth inning.

 

Vladimir Guerrero delivered the big hit for Texas in the deciding frame, a two-run double that gave the Rangers the lead for good. Guerrero's two-out, two-run double came on the heels o an intentional walk delivered to ALCS MVP Josh Hamilton, who clubbed four home runs in the series, tying an LCS record.

 

The Rangers will await the winner of the Giants-Phillies series, which resumes with Game 6 on Saturday night and San Francisco leading, 3-to-2.

 

For more on the Rangers' first-ever trip to the World Series,...

10/22/2010 - 8:16pm
Reports: Jays offer Farrell manager job

Multiple reports suggest that the Blue Jays have offered Red Sox pitching coach John Farrell the job of Toronto manager, with the two sides trying to work out contract details to see if a fit is possible. Farrell has been the Boston pitching coach since 2007. Prior to that, he was the head of Player Development from 2001-06 for the Cleveland Indians.

 

While Farrell had a contract clause preventing him from interviewing for managerial vacancies in prior offseasons, that restriction was no longer in place.

 

One source familiar with the situation suggested that it would be a surprise at this point if Farrell didn't end up in the Toronto dugout. That being the case, assuming he does end up going to the Blue Jays, the Sox would be expected to look at both internal and external candidates to replace him as pitching coach.

 

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10/22/2010 - 8:11pm
Police say they won't charge Seau

Prosecutors in San Diego tell the Associated Press that they won't charge former Patriots linebacker Junior Seau after his live-in girlfriend alleged she was assaulted. The San Diego County district attorney's office said Friday that it reached its decision after reviewing an investigation by police.

Seau, 41, was arrested early Monday on suspicion of domestic violence. Police said his 25-year-old girlfriend reported that she was assaulted during an argument. Seau quickly posted bail — however, shortly after that, his SUV plunged down a seaside cliff. Seau escaped serious injury.

The linebacker played for the Patriots from 2006 through 2009.

For more Patriots news, check out weei.com/patriots.


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