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06/11/2012 - 5:04pm
Report: Allen to have surgery Wednesday

According to a report from Mark Murphy of the Boston Herald, Ray Allen will have surgery to remove bone spurs from his right ankle on Wednesday morning at New England Baptist Hospital.

Allen, who missed 15 regular-season games as well as two playoff games with the injury, told the media after Saturday's Game 7 loss to Miami that he was looking to have surgery as quickly as possible.

“That’s my first priority, just going into surgery sometime,” Allen said. “If I could do it tomorrow, I would do it tomorrow. That’s probably my main concern right now, taking care of that."

Allen is a free agent, having just finished the final season of a two-year, $20 million contract. He struggled in the postseason, shooting 39.5 percent from the floor and 71.1 percent from the free-throw line in 18 games.

06/11/2012 - 4:38pm
Ross to rehab this weekend, Cook to pitch

MIAMI -- Red Sox outfielder Cody Ross will have a rehab assignment for Triple-A Pawtucket this weekend in Buffalo. The Red Sox hope to active Ross, who has been on the disabled list with a navicular bone fracture in his left foot since May 22, at some point next week. 

"Yes," Ross said when asked if the process was ahead of schedule. "I think the original plan was to drag it out a little longer to make sure everything goes smoothly and then start my rehab assignment on the 18th. But I feel too good. I feel great. The trainers are doing a great job of getting me ready, we're all on the same page and I'm feeling good."

In other injury news, Aaron Cook will pitch for Single-A Lowell on Wednesday. Cook suffered a gash on his right knee on May 5, his only start for the Red Sox this season. 

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06/11/2012 - 4:31pm
Lineup: Gonzalez back to right field
By: DJ Bean

Scott Podsednik remains in the leadoff spot for the Red Sox as Boston sends Josh Beckett to the mound against in the first of three games in Miami. The Marlins will counter with Josh Johnson. Adrian Gonzalez is in right field in order keep David Ortiz, who will play first base, in the lineup. Kevin Youkilis is at third base, with Will Middlebrooks sitting after being in the starting lineup the last two days. 

The Sox are losers of six of their last seven games, though a return to the road is likely welcome given that they have won three of their last four games away from Fenway Park. The Sox' lineup is as follows:

1. Scott Podsednik, LF

2. Dustin Pedroia, 2B

3. Adrian Gonzalez, RF

4. David Ortiz, 1B

5. Jarrod Saltalamacchia, C

6. Kevin Youkilis, 3B

7. Ryan Sweeney, CF

8. Mike Aviles, SS

9. Josh Beckett, SP

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06/11/2012 - 9:30am
Mannix on D&C: Ray had 'friction' with Rondo

Sports Illustrated writer Chris Mannix joined the Dennis & Callahan show Monday morning and talked about what the future might hold for the Celtics following their Game 7 loss to the Heat in the Eastern Conference finals.

Mannix said he's heard from people close to Kevin Garnett that the forward is leaning toward retirement, but if Garnett returns to the NBA it's likely to be with the Celtics.

"I think if Kevin Garnett wants to keep playing basketball, he will stay in Boston," Mannix said. "I think he's a loyal guy -- remember, he didn't really want to get traded out of Minnesota in the first place. He doesn't like to be a guy who's a mercenary, who wants to bounce around to different organizations and just chase rings like some other players in his age bracket. I think he wants to stay with one organization."

As for Ray Allen, his departure seems likely, with New York, Miami and Chicago leading the way as possible...

06/11/2012 - 7:54am
Mashup: Pacquiao promoter demands review

Boxing is back in the news again, and again it's not for something good. The weekend's most talked-about sports event was Saturday night's world welterweight title fight in which Manny Pacquiao lost a split decision to Timothy Bradley, a decision that was met with wide disapproval. Pacquiao landed more punches than Bradley, 253-159, but two of the three judges in Las Vegas sided with Bradley.

"I think the judges had their eyes closed," Pacquiao trainer Freddie Roach said. "Something wasn't right."

Promoter Bob Arum, who represents both boxers, has called for an investigation, but a Los Angeles Times report quotes Nevada State Athletic Commission executive director Keith Kizer as saying that's unlikely.

Meanwhile, Bradley, who attended the post-match press conference in a wheelchair, later was diagnosed with a fractured left foot and a sprained right ankle.

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