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06/25/2010 - 2:46pm
C's pick Bradley needs ankle surgery

Celtics draft picks Avery Bradley and Luke Harangody were introduced to the media at a press conference at the Celtics training facility in Waltham Friday. Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge indicated that Bradley will have arthroscopic surgery on his ankle that will knock him out of summer league action, although the guard is expected to be ready to return in August and participate in training camp.

 

“Right now, I'm just looking to get back and get ready so I can start training camp,” said Bradley, who will wear a zero on his Celtics jersey.

 

Harangody, who is going with No. 55, is ready to prove himself all over again. "I feel like I paid my dues in college," he said. "I wasn’t good enough to get into the first round, but I feel like I just have to start all over again and just do the same thing as when I came to college because I wasn’t a big name then."...

06/25/2010 - 2:00pm
Report: Man shot at Michael Vick party

According to a story in the Daily Press of Hampton Road, Va., a man was shot outside of a Virginia Beach club early Friday morning at a birthday party for Eagles quarterback Michael Vick. A hospital spokesman confirmed the identity of the individual as Quanis Phillips, who was a co-defendant in the dogfighting case that led to a 21-month prison term for Vick. The Daily Press reported that Vick and Phillips had a confrontation inside the club and the confrontation moved outside. Vick's lawyer denied that the quarterback was at the scene of the shooting or was involved.

 

Vick, who turns 30 on Saturday, is a native of Newport News, Va. Phillips, who also served 21 months in prison after pleading guilty in the dogfighting case, was a high school teammate of Vick.


06/25/2010 - 1:15pm
Report: Recchi back with Bruins
By: DJ Bean

NESN is reporting the Bruins have reached a one-year agreement with unrestricted winger Mark Recchi. The 42-year-old future Hall of Famer was acquired at the trade deadline in 2009 and has totaled 59 points in 99 games with the Bruins. A veteran of 21 years, Recchi has 563 goals and 922 assists, good for 1485 points. The deal is expected to be announced Monday. 

 

For more on the Bruins, check the Big Bad Blog


06/25/2010 - 12:54pm
NY Giants draft pick injured in crash

New York Giants draft pick Chad Jones was involved in a car crash and is in critical condition in a New Orleans hospital, according to reports out of New Orleans. Jones, a 21-year-old safety, suffered a "fractured left leg and had arteries and nerves exposed," according to WWL-TV. Pro Football Talk reported that doctors are working to save Jones' leg. Check back later for more information as it becomes available.


06/25/2010 - 12:16pm
Sources: Lowell's hip killed deal to Rangers

According to multiple baseball sources, it was concerns about Red Sox infielder Mike Lowell's right hip -- rather than the torn ligament in his right thumb -- that led to the deal that would have shipped the four-time All-Star to Texas this offseason being called off. While Lowell did require surgery to repair the torn radial collateral ligament in his right thumb in December, the sources said that the Rangers made their decision to pull out of a deal that would have sent Lowell to Texas (along with $9 million of his $12 million salary) for catcher Max Ramirez due to concerns about the surgically repaired right hip of the 2007 World Series MVP.

 

Lowell was placed on the 15-day disabled list by the Sox on Thursday due to what the team described as a strained right hip. He recognized that going to the sidelines would do little to improve the likelihood of a deal to another club.

 

“I don’t think [going on the D....

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