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06/24/2010 - 7:03am
Report: Celtics shopping Perkins for pick

According to a report at AOL FanHouse, the Celtics have offered center Kendrick Perkins and their No. 19 draft pick to teams with high lottery picks leading up to Thursday night's NBA draft. Perkins, who has an expiring contract worth $4.4 million next season, is preparing for surgery after tearing his medial collateral ligament and partially tearing his posterior cruciate ligament in his right knee during Game 6 of the NBA finals vs. the Lakers.

 

For more Celtics news, visit the Green Street blog.


06/24/2010 - 6:39am
Report: Thrashers tab B's assistant Ramsay

Craig Ramsay, who was an assistant coach for the Bruins the past three seasons, will be named head coach of the Thrashers, according to ESPN.com. Ramsay, who spent his entire 14-year NHL playing career with the Sabres, also has served as an assistant coach for the Sabres, Panthers, Senators, Flyers and Lightning. He had brief stints as head coach of the Sabres (21 games in 1986-87) and Flyers (25 games in 1999-2000 and 28 games in 2000-01).

 

For more Bruins news, check the Big Bad Blog.


06/23/2010 - 11:52pm
Sox beat up Jimenez, but Rockies win

Jason Giambi hit his fifth career walk-off home run, a two-run blast off of Red Sox closer Jonathan Papelbon in the ninth inning, leading the Rockies to an 8-6 win over the Red Sox Tuesday night at Coors Field. Giambi, who was pinch-hitting, hit his homer after Ian Stewart had tied the game with a homer off of Papelbon on the second pitch of the ninth. It marked the first time in 23 chances this season that Colorado has claimed a win when trailing after seven innings.

 

The ninth-inning collapse ruined what had been a spirited comeback by the Red Sox, who touched up Colorado starter Ubalado Jimenez for four runs in the sixth inning. Leading the charge against the likely starter for the National League in the upcoming All-Star Game were outfielders Daniel Nava and Darnell McDonald. Nava got things going with a two-run double in the fourth, coming after the Rockies had managed to jump out to a 4-0 lead against Red Sox starter John Lackey....

06/23/2010 - 6:21pm
Beckett could return by late July/early August
By: DJ Bean

Josh Beckett came away from his 55-pitch side session pleased, Red Sox manager Terry Francona told reporters Wednesday. Francona said that Beckett, who has been on the disabled list since May 19 with back issues, will throw a simulated game on Saturday before pitching to teammates next Thursday and beginning his rehab. He would make three or four rehab starts before returning to the Red Sox. Depending on how many rehab starts he makes, Beckett could be activated by late July or early August.

 

Here is some of what Beckett told reporters prior to the Red Sox' 8-6 loss to the Rockies Wednesday:

 

“Today felt good. Things are getting back to normal. It’s not like you’re trying to get past this, but not get too far. Today was much more normal. Go out and play catch, get on the mound and throw a side.”

 

(On throwing all his pitches) “My curveball was iffy. I threw some good...

06/23/2010 - 5:28pm
Algerian player slaps female reporter

Following his team's 1-0 loss to the United States Wednesday at the World Cup and last-place finish in Group C, Algerian soccer player Rafik Saifi slapped a female journalist in the face in the interview zone. The reporter, Asma Halimi of the Alergian newspaper Competition, retaliated by striking Saifi in the mouth.

 

Halimi and Saifi previously had a dispute about an article she had written that was critical of the player.

 

"I said nothing to him and he reached over and hit me," Halimi told Yahoo! Sports. "So I hit him back. I said nothing to him first."

 

Halimi said she planned to file a complaint with FIFI and Algerian officials.


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