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01/01/2013 - 8:12pm
Rondo, Bradley to start for Celtics

Doc Rivers announced before Wednesday's game that Rajon Rondo had been cleared to play and would start with Avery Bradley in the Celtics backcourt as the team looks for a defensive spark to turn around its three-game losing streak. 

Rondo suffered a bruised right hip against the Clippers on Thursday and missed Saturday's game against the Warriors before returning on Sunday in the loss to the Kings. Rondo sat out Tuesday's practice before working out two hours before Wednesday's game against the Grizzlies and getting cleared to play. 

Meanwhile, Bradley is making his season debut after surgery on both shoulders in the offseason. Rivers said before the game there would be no minutes limitations on Bradley in his first appearance of the season. 

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


01/01/2013 - 7:56pm
Bradley might play; Rondo questionable
By: WEEI

According to Celtics coach Doc Rivers, there is a chance Avery Bradley will play his first game of the season when the Celts host Memphis at TD Garden Wednesday night. Bradley has been out the entire season after undergoing offseason shoulder surgery.

Regarding Rajon Rondo, however, Rivers was unsure if the starting point guard would be available against the Grizzlies. Rondo is still battling through hip and thigh injuries suffered in the Celtics' loss to the Clippers last Thursday night in Los Angeles.

"We're just going by how our practice looks. If [Bradley] looks ready to start, he'll start, he's a starter. But if he doesn't, we'll wait," Rivers told reporters -- including ESPNBoston.com -- prior to Tuesday's practice in Waltham. "And also, right now, with Rondo and his hip, we don't even know what Rondo'...

01/01/2013 - 7:27pm
Pats sign DL Robertson to practice squad

FOXBORO -- The Patriots signed rookie DL Tracy Robertson to the practice squad on Tuesday.

Robertson, 23, originally entered the NFL as a rookie free agent with Houston out of Baylor in 2012. The 6-foot-4, 280-pounder was released by the Texans on July 29 and signed with the Detroit Lions on Aug. 1. He was released by the Lions at the end of training camp on Aug. 31 and has not appeared in an NFL game. Robertson appeared in 44 games while at Baylor, making 27 starts and recorded 44 tackles and 7.5 sacks.

Last week, the Patriots cut defensive lineman Ron Brace, a former second-round pick out of Boston College. 

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


01/01/2013 - 2:17pm
Kings GM: Cousins 'not going anywhere'

League sources claim the Kings have grown tired of DeMarcus Cousins' antics and are "ready to seriously consider moving" their talented 22-year-old center, even if it means dealing him for pennies on the dollar, but Sacramento general manager Geoff Petrie denied that notion, according to NBA.com's David Aldridge.

"You can put that one to rest," said Petrie. "He's not going anywhere. You can lay that to rest. Some of that stuff lives in its own reality."

Still, sources told Aldridge that the Celtics and Pistons remain atop the list of suitors, and the C's are more willing to take the risk, hoping a winning situation, coach Doc Rivers and veteran leader Kevin Garnett could keep Cousins in check. The Kings might be tempted by Avery Bradley while the Celtics would be more willing to part...

01/01/2013 - 9:02am
Mashup: Sanchez wants to return to Jets

The Jets began their long offseason by firing general manager Mike Tannenbaum on Monday, and more changes to the organization are expected after a disappointing 6-10 season.

However, Mark Sanchez might still be the team's quarterback, as his contract -- he's owed $8.25 million for 2013 -- makes him difficult to move. Sanchez said Monday that he's eager for another opportunity to prove his worth to New York fans.

"Until I’m told different, I’m a Jet," Sanchez said. "I don’t see anything different. I just want another crack at this thing. … I had a good talk with Rex [Ryan], and I know we’re destined for greatness here and that we can be successful here, and that’s what I’m focused on."

Added the QB: "In my opinion, I underachieved and didn’t play the way I’m capable of playing. Unfortunately, that led to some losses and some things like that. So I just have...

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