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11/22/2010 - 6:52pm
Rondo out again for Celtics

The Celtics are going to be cautious with Rajon Rondo's strained left hamstring and that means that he will sit out Monday night's game in Atlanta. It's the second straight game that Rondo has sat since injuring his hamstring against Oklahoma City Friday night and Doc Rivers told reporters in Atlanta that Rondo could miss Wednesday's game against New Jersey, as well.

 

Nate Robinson started in Rondo's place Sunday and scored 22 points against the Raptors. There's a chance that rookie Avery Bradley could make his NBA debut while Rondo is on the inactive list.

 

For more Celtics news, visit the team page at weei.com/celtics


11/22/2010 - 6:30pm
David Ortiz: 'I will play hard' in 2011

Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz, at a press conference in the Dominican Republic, said that the team's decision to bring him back on a one-year option rather than a multi-year deal will not affect how he approaches the 2011 season.

 

"Boston made its decision, and I am going to play hard," he said in remarks relayed by the Associated Press. "I wanted a new contract, but I know that this is a business. Sometimes good decisions are made and other times not."

 

 

Earlier this month, the Sox exercised a $12.5 million option on Ortiz for the 2011 season. Red Sox chairman Tom Werner subsequently told WEEI that he was...

11/22/2010 - 6:23pm
Best among those who miss practice for Det.

Five players did not participate in practice for the Lions on Monday, including running back Jahvid Best and quarterback Matthew Stafford. Here's the complete injury report:

Did Not Participate
RB Jahvid Best (toe)
K Jason Hanson (right knee)
TE Tony Scheffler (ribs)
QB Matthew Stafford (right shoulder)
DT Corey Williams (shoulder)

Limited Participation
DE Cliff Avril (quadricep)
LB Isaiah Ekejiuba (knee)
G Dylan Gandy (calf)

Full Participation
QB Shaun Hill (quadricep)
LB DeAndre Hill (groin)

For more Patriots news, check out weei.com/patriots.


11/22/2010 - 6:17pm
Wright out, Brady limited at practice for Pats

FOXBORO — Defensive lineman Mike Wright, who suffered a concussion on Sunday against the Colts, was the only player who did not practice Monday for the Patriots. In addition, quarterback Tom Brady was listed as having "limited participation" with a right shoulder/foot problem, one of six players who were limited. Here's the complete injury report:

Did Not Participate
DL Mike Wright (neck/concussion)

Limited Participation
QB Tom Brady (right shoulder/foot)
G Stephen Neal (shoulder)
S Jarrad Page (calf)
NT Myron Pryor (back)
RB Fred Taylor (toe)
CB Jonathan Wilhite (hip)

For more Patriots news, check out weei.com/patriots.


11/22/2010 - 4:24pm
Belichick: 'Our whole team can improve'

Patriots coach Bill Belichick made his weekly appearance on The Big Show to discuss his team's victory over the Colts on Sunday, as well as the challenges of the upcoming game in Detroit on Thursday.

 

Asked whether his defense needed to rely on big plays at this point or if it was possibility that the Patriots could do a better and more consistent job of shutting down opposing offenses, Belichick suggested that there is basis for optimism with the group but grounds for improvement.

 

"I hope our whole team can improve over the next six weeks. We’ve got a lot of practices and a lot of meetings. I hope we get something out of that," said Belichick. "The big thing is that we, in every game, have shown the ability to play well at times and do the things we need to do. We just haven’t done it for the whole 60 minutes. That’s been true offensively as well. We’ve had some great...

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