WILMINGTON — Jordan Caron and David Krejci, both of whom were missing from Saturday’s practice with the flu, will not travel with the Bruins as they head to Atlanta for Sunday’s game vs. the Thrashers. In delivering the news, Claude Julien added that the two could join the team if they felt better, but that the team will have to consider calling somebody up from Providence should neither player be good to go.
Julien added that Marco Sturm also has the flu, which was why he was kept out of practice. Caron has been sick since Thursday and did not play in Friday’s 3-0 loss to the Hurricanes. With the three out, the forward lines were the following:
Lucic - Bergeron - Horton
Seguin - Wheeler - Recchi
Paille - Savard - Ryder
Marchand - Campbell - Thornton
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The Red Sox submitted a posting bid in the mid-$2 million range for the right to negotiate with shortstop Tsuyoshi Nishioka, according to a baseball source, but they were out-bid by the Minnesota Twins, who won the posting process with a bid described by multiple reports as being in the $5 million range.
The Twins’ bid will entitle them to have exclusive negotiating rights to Nishioka for 30 days. If they reach a contract agreement with the Japanese star, they will pay the Chiba Lotte Marines the posting fee that they bid. If they fail to reach an agreement with him, the Twins will owe the Marines nothing.
Nishioka hit .346 with a .423 OBP, .905 OPS, 206 hits and 121 runs for Chiba Lotte in 2010.
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After Andrea Bargnani dropped 29 points on the Celtics last Sunday in a 102-101 come-from-behind Raptors win in Toronto, Celtics coach Doc Rivers pulled Kevin Garnett aside and essentially told him that can't happen again. Garnett responded by scoring a season-high 26 points while holding Bargnani to 11 in Garnett's best two-way game of the season as the Celtics prevailed, 110-101, Friday nigh at TD Garden.
"Doc has different ways of motivating me," Garnett said. "He pulled me to the side, he wasn't really happy with Bargnani situation up there and I wasn't really pleased with that, either. And tonight was more of a concentrated effort to just make sure I kept him under control. It doesn't take much to motivate me."
Garnett said he was inspired by his own fire and Rivers' words of inspiration.
"It was 50-50 a little bit," Garnett added. "I didn't...
Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo admitted he wasn't completely back to his old form but said he felt good being back on the court for the first time since suffering a strained left hamstring. Rondo played 35 minutes in Boston's 110-101 win over the Toronto Raptors Friday night at TD Garden.
"I was rusty," Rondo said. "Guys made shots in the first quarter. We got some easy looks from my teammates. My timing was a little off for me. But I feel fine."
But as for his eight assists in the first quarter and 14 for the game, Rondo said he felt like he was seeing the court very well.
"I was in the zone passing the ball," said Rondo, who added the extended minutes took its toll afterward. "Tired. I hadn't played in a week. Playing 35 minutes, I was trying to sit the fourth [quarter]."
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Speaking at his daily press conference, Jets head coach Rex Ryan reiterated that while he believes his Patriots counterpart, Bill Belichick, should be considered tops among NFL coaches, it won't stop New York from believing it will come out on top when the Jets face off with the Pats a week from Monday.
"I pride myself on being a good football coach," said Ryan, who is 2-1 against Belichick. "With the guys that I have around us, I feel confident. But I'm still not in Bill Belichick's class, and I know that. But I know one thing: He's going to get my best shot."
Friday, Ryan -- who sarcastically said regarding the Patriots after his team's win over the Bengals Thursday night, "Clearly, they're the best team in football. That's what all the experts say -- except me" -- went on to relay the Jets' confidence heading into the showdown, which will decide who will reside atop the AFC...
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