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05/10/2010 - 3:09pm
Pierce: 'There's nothing wrong with me'

WALTHAM – When a player like Paul Pierce struggles offensively the way he has in the Celtics series with Cleveland, questions naturally arise. Most prominently: Is he hurt? Pierce has dealt with a myriad of injuries this season, but given the caveat that every player is a little banged up at this point in the season, he stated flatly Monday after the Celtics went through a brief practice that he was fine. “There’s nothing wrong with me,” Pierce said. “For me, it’s just being ready, being focused, giving my team whatever it needs to win. There’s nothing wrong with me.” Read the rest of this post on Green Street.


05/10/2010 - 2:55pm
Patriots lock in preseason dates

According to Patriots.com, the Patriots preseason scheduled is now locked in. Here are the dates and times for all four games:

 

Thu. Aug. 12 vs. New Orleans (7:30 p.m.)
Thu. Aug. 19 at Atlanta (8 p.m., FOX)
Thu. Aug. 26 vs. St. Louis (7:30 p.m.)
Thu. Sept. 2 at New York Giants (7 p.m.)

 

For more Patriots news, check out our football blog, It Is What It Is.


05/10/2010 - 2:54pm
Menino gaffe: 'Varitek splitting the uprights'

At the ceremony to unveil Bobby Orr's statue of "The Goal" commemorating the Bruins 1970 Stanley Cup Championship team on Monday, Boston Mayor Thomas Menino made a gaffe when describing some of the great moments in Boston sports lore. When listing some of the moments, from "Havlicek stole the ball" to Orr's game-winning goal to beat St. Louis in 1970, Menino listed at the end "and Varitek splitting the uprights."

 

The line seemed to stun the crowd of about 400 special guests, media and fans which included Red Sox luminaries Tim Wakefield and David Ortiz. No doubt Menino was referring to one of Adam Vinatieri's game-winning kicks during the Patriots Super Bowl years in the past decade or the game-winner against Oakland in the infamous "Snow Game" where Tom Brady may or may have not tucked the ball. 


05/10/2010 - 2:29pm
B's Jacobs still mum on Orr's departure

On the 40th anniversary of the Bruins 1970 Stanley Cup championship the team unveiled a statue of Bobby Orr's "The Goal" where he is flying through the air after putting away the winning strike against St. Louis. A plethora of old time Bruins were on hand for the event as well as a couple newer Boston stars in Tim Wakefield and David Ortiz of the Red Sox. Orr was joined on stage TD Garden President John Wentzell, the coach of the 1970 Bruins team Harry Sinden, Mayor Thomas Menino, the sculptor of the statue Harry Weber as well as owner Jeremy Jacobs. Orr was introduced by his the line mate that set up the goal, Derek Sanderson.

 

Jacobs, who acquired the team in 1975 still will not elaborate on Orr's contentious departure in 1976 other than to say both he and Orr were still young.

 

"I am not going there. That was back then. If I knew what I know now then it would have been a different story," Jacobs said...

05/10/2010 - 1:43pm
Werner on D&H: Sox' sellout run OK for now

Red Sox chairman Tom Werner joined the Dale & Holley show Monday afternoon to promote the upcoming Run To Home Base charity road race, which finishes with runners crossing home plate at Fenway Park. Werner also commented on the Red Sox' early season struggles. He took an optimist's approach, noting that at this time last year the eventual division champion Yankees had a record of 16-17 (the Sox now are 16-16).

 

"I'm actually quit bullish about what's going on," Werner said. "I don't want to be a pollyana. Nobody denies that we've gotten off to a rough start. ... We still, in my opinion, have the elements of a championship team here. Our pitching has got to get better, but we have the horses to do it. ... We just have to execute and win some of these close games. It doesn't mean that we're not frustrated."

 

Werner was asked if the team's record sellout streak is in jeopardy, as has been rumored....

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