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03/01/2012 - 9:34pm
Varitek: Priority was returning to Red Sox

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- At the press conference to announce his retirement, Jason Varitek said that his family and opportunity were the two elements that weighed heaviest in his decision to end his 14-year major league career.

"This answer comes down to what’s best for me and my family," Varitek said during the question-and-answer portion of his press conference Thursday at JetBlue Park. "But it’s also, you have to be realistic on what my opportunities are, and my opportunity here was the only opportunity that was worthwhile for me to be a part of. We worked and understood that from our talks in December all the way up until now. I continued to train in hopes that -- you just don’t know what’s going to happen. You want to exhaust all alternatives with this team and this organization before I really came to grips -- not came to grips, but decided fully to retire.”

Varitek, who said he is still talking with...

03/01/2012 - 7:49pm
Boras: 'I didn't let' teams offer Tek

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Following the press conference to announce Jason Varitek's press conference at JetBlue Park Thursday, Varitek's agent, Scott Boras, told WEEI.com that he didn't allow other teams to make formal offers to the free agent catcher. The reasoning, according to Boras, was due to Varitek's continued allegiance to the Red Sox.

"I really didn't let them," the agent said when asked how many offers Varitek received in the offseason. "We got some interest calls, but really didn't follow it up too much. We didn't want to mislead anybody that he wasn't going to play for them."

The Red Sox had offered Varitek a minor league deal as an invitation to return, and the catcher reiterated at his press conference that he spent the entire offseason preparing as if he was going to come back.

Boras also discussed the plans of another one of his clients, J.D. Drew, who remains unsigned but hasn't announced whether or not he...

03/01/2012 - 6:25pm
Ainge: 'I've made zero calls' to trade Rondo

Appearing on WEEI's The Big Show on Thursday, Celtics team president Danny Ainge vehemently shot down a report that the Celtics were "aggressively" trying to trade Rajon Rondo, saying there was, "no truth" to the report.

"Rondo is our best player. He's our most important piece of our future," Ainge said. "There's no way that we are actively trying to trade Rondo. That makes no sense. There's a difference between some great stuff that we can't refuse because somebody's desperately trying to acquire Rondo. That somebody calls me and says, 'Hey we want Rondo and we're going give you X.' But that's not happening. We're not looking to trade him. I've made zero calls to try to trade him and I won't."

Ainge also disputed the notion that Rondo's attitude has been a problem and that he's clashed recently with coach Doc Rivers.

"The stuff about Rajon and Doc, that's old news to everybody in Boston,...

03/01/2012 - 1:34pm
Zanon to make Bruins debut Thursday
By: DJ Bean

Bruins coach Claude Julien told reporters Thursday that defenseman Greg Zanon will be in the lineup Thursday night against the Devils, while Mike Mottau will be a healthy scratch. 

Zanon, acquired from the Wild on Monday, arrived in Boston Tuesday but was kept out of the lineup agaisnt the Senators after missing the morning skate. In 39 games with Minnesota, he had two goals and four assists for six points. 

Mottau made his Bruins debut Tuesday, logging 10:49 of ice time. 

For more on the Bruins, visit weei.com/bruins


03/01/2012 - 11:50am
Report: Doc, Rondo 'clash a lot'

Chris Broussard of ESPN -- who reported on Wednesday that the Celtics are "aggressively shopping" Rajon Rondo -- spoke about the possibility of trading the All-Star point guard on SportsCenter on Thursday morning.

"With Rondo, it's a lot of personality conflicts," Broussard said. "He's kind of introverted, he's stubborn, which can be a strength but also a weakness. And he has trouble taking constructive criticism, and he does clash a lot with Doc Rivers. Now, they know he's a great player and they will not just give him away, but they feel like they probably can't rebuild around him because of the problems they do have with his personality."

The NBA trade deadline is March 15. Rondo, who has three years and $36 million left on his contract after this season, produced the 16th triple-double of his career in Wednesday's win over the Bucks.

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