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05/11/2012 - 3:45pm
Ortiz in car accident, not injured
By: DJ Bean

Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz was involved in a car accident on his way to Fenway Park Friday. A team spokesperson told reporters prior to Friday's game against the Indians that Ortiz and everyone else involved was fine.

Ortiz is in the Red Sox' lineup for Friday and will bat third. 

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05/11/2012 - 2:42pm
Doc: 'Concerned with both' Pierce, Ray

WALTHAM -- Celtics coach Doc Rivers did not sound optimistic that he would have Paul Pierce and Ray Allen anywhere near full strength when Boston opens its best-of-seven Eastern Conference semifinal series Saturday night at TD Garden against the 76ers. The Celtics, who moved on to Round 2 with an 83-80 win over the Hawks Thursday night at home, did not have full practice Friday, instead opting for a light shootaround followed by more intensive film session on Philadelphia. 

"It's a challenge because of bodies," Rivers said before Saturday's film session and light shootaround. "The Sixers are pretty healthy, we're not so that's the challenge. Ray is struggling today, Paul is struggling today. That's a challenge. The only advantage we have is we don't have to get on a plane. Our guy can sleep in their beds tonight and tomorrow night and get some rest."

Both Pierce and Allen sat out Friday's walkthrough, following a...

05/11/2012 - 2:06pm
Allen: 'Back where I was two weeks ago'

WALTHAM -- Ray Allen was relieved that the Celtics were holding a film session on Friday instead of getting on a plane to to go back to Atlanta for Game 7. At this point, anything to help with the bone spurs in his ankle is welcome.

"It’s no better," Allen said. "I got treatment on it so I’ll stay off it for the rest of the day and get rest."

Asked if he was a gametime decision for Saturday's Game 1 against Philadelphia, Allen said, "Yep, just see how I feel. I won’t say worse but it’s basically the same from where I felt [Thursday]."

Allen described his ankle as "sore and achy" and acknowledged that he was frustrated with the injury. He shot 1-for-7 in Game 6 against the Hawks.

"It just was unstable. I didn’t have that maneuverability out there on the floor," Allen said. "Once I’m out there I do what I can to help the team."

Asked...

05/11/2012 - 1:46pm
Report: Pats have 4-year deal with DB Wilson

The Patriots agreed to a four-year deal worth $4.2 million with second-round draft pick Tavon Wilson, according to a report from scouts.com's Aaron Wilson. The former University of Illinois defensive back reportedly will receive a $1.5 million bonus.

Wilson, a surprise pick by the Patriots at No. 48 overall last month, was an honorable mention all-Big Ten player in 2011 and 2010. The Fighting Iliini's captain last season, he was third on the team with 81 tackles in 13 games in 2011.

For more Patriots news, visit the team page at weei.com/patriots.


05/11/2012 - 12:52pm
Millar on M&M: 'Who is the leader' of Sox?

MLB Network analyst Kevin Millar joined Mut & Merloni to talk about the floundering Red Sox, especially controversial pitcher Josh Beckett. While Beckett has come under fire for his postgame comments Thursday night, Millar said the veteran hurler does have a point about his off-days being private.

"The off-day comment, he's 100 percent right. He's not just kind of right, he's 100 percent right," Millar said. "It's no one's business how we spend our off-days as a major league player. … He went golfing. The judgment's not great and it wasn't a good idea because of the lat issue that he had to skip a start. So, you're correct right there, Josh Beckett probably could have chosen to do something a little bit in better taste at that time, maybe. If he was with the trainer getting rehab, it would have made more sense."

Added Millar: "If Beckett probably had to do this over again, I'm going to say that he wouldn't have...

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