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02/20/2012 - 10:50am
Ex-Sox coach Page: Beckett 'worked hard'

Former Red Sox strength and conditioning coach Dave Page joined Dennis & Callahan Monday morning, one day after Red Sox pitchers reported to Fort Myers for the start of spring training.

Josh Beckett on Sunday acknowledged "lapses in judgment" late last season but insisted physical conditioning was not an issue for him and that he also said he didn't miss a single workout.

"That's true," Page said. "He came to see me every day in between starts."

Beckett gained weight last season, and Page said the pitcher addressed it.

"He was on the one that initiated that talk, and we brought it up with our training staff and our doctors, that this was something that he's concerned about, so it became a concern of ours," Page said. "We kept an eye on it for most of the year. He works hard. A lot of that gain may not have been solely fat.

"I can't say enough about Josh. We came through the...

02/20/2012 - 9:00am
Mashup: Lin accepts ESPN apology for slur

Following a racially insensitive Jeremy Lin headline that briefly appeared on ESPN's mobile website early Saturday morning, the media giant announced Sunday that it had fired the individual responsible. The network also suspended ESPNews anchor Max Bretos 30 days for using the phrase on air.

Following an off game by Lin, the site used the headline: "Chink in the Armor: Jeremy Lin’s 9 Turnovers Cost Knicks in Streak-stopping Loss to Hornets."

Bretos apologized on Twitter, writing: My wife is Asian, would never intentionally say anything to disrespect her and that community.

The phrase also apparently was used by Knicks play-by-play commentator Spero Dedes. A Madison Square Garden spokesman said the company was "evaluating" the situation.

Asked about the situation after leading the Knicks to a 104-97 victory over the Mavericks Sunday afternoon, Lin did not appear upset.

"ESPN had apologized,"...

02/19/2012 - 10:10pm
Duke's Rivers: 'Connected' with Doc this year

Duke freshman guard Austin Rivers led his team to a 75-50 win over Boston College Sunday night while his father was coaching the Celtics in Detroit.

While Doc Rivers could not be at Conte Forum for the game, Austin said the two have taken their relationship to a new level this season. In the offseason, Doc was considering quitting the C's in part because he wanted to be a bigger presence for his son.

“Actually, it’s amazing, I was less busy in high school but my relationship with my dad wasn’t as much,” Austin said. “We talked here and there. This year my schedule’s twice as busy in college but my relationship with my dad has gone above and beyond. I talk to him like every day now.”

Added Rivers: “Our relationship is really great right now. I think we’ve connected on a different level.”

Read more about what Austin had to say about his father in...

02/19/2012 - 9:44pm
Poor second quarter dooms C's to defeat

The Celtics had a sluggish second quarter Sunday night against the Pistons and never recovered. Playing without Kevin Garnett, who missed the game because of personal reasons, Boston was outscored by 13 in the second quarter on the way to a 96-81 loss to host Detroit.

The Celtics, who have lost five of their last six games, had three players in double figures, led by Paul Pierce, who finished with 18 points. Chris Wilcox added 14 points and six rebounds in the defeat, the second time in a week Boston lost to Detroit. The Pistons got 17 points and 10 rebounds from Greg Monroe.

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02/19/2012 - 9:02pm
BC no match for Rivers, Duke

It was apparent that Boston College would need to play a near-perfect game in order to beat fifth-ranked Duke Sunday night at Conte Forum. For the first five minutes, the Eagles came close to it. Hitting their first five shots, including three 3-pointers, they had a 13-7 lead at the first media timeout.

Then reality set in. While BC shot just 2-for-17 the rest of the period, Duke began to dominate.

Behind freshman guard Austin Rivers, who scored 12 of his 16 points in the first 20 minutes, the Blue Devils rolled to a 75-50 victory to regain a share of the top spot in the ACC. Duke led by nine points at the break and by as much as 28 points midway through the second half.

Seth Curry had a team-high 18 points for Duke (23-4, 10-2), which is tied with North Carolina and Florida State atop the league standings.

Ryan Anderson had 21 points and six rebounds for BC (8-19, 3-10), which is a half-game ahead of last-place Georgia Tech. Matt...

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