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06/21/2010 - 12:04pm
Chiarelli doesn't expect deal with Oilers
By: DJ Bean

 Speaking with members of the media on Monday in a conference call, Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli indicated he doesn't expect to get a deal done with the Edmonton Oilers involving the first and second overall picks of Friday's NHL draft, the latter of which the Bruins own. 

 

"I spoke to Steve on the weekend and we really didn't discuss that in any detail," Chiarelli said. "After speaking with Steve, I think he probably has these two guys as close as we do. Neither of us are really committed to moving forward on that type of discussion. We spoke briefly on the weekend and I would imagine that we're going to talk again at some point but right now, if the draft was tonight, I'd say there'd be no deal."

 

For more on the Bruins, check the Big Bad Blog.


06/21/2010 - 9:56am
Rivers discusses future, finals on D&C

Celtics coach Doc Rivers joined the Dennis & Callahan show for his final weekly visit of the 2009-10 season. Rivers said he has not decided whether or not he will return to the Celtics next season. "I'm not going to say which way I'm leaning — and I am one way — but I could look you in the eye and tell you I haven't decided," he said.

 

Rivers said he did not discuss the matter with his family during Father's Day Sunday. "We didn't talk about it at all, really," he said. "It's still very difficult to get through Game 7, let alone talk about your future, to be honest."

 

Rivers said the players have been encouraging him to return, which makes him feel great but embarrassed to be in the spotlight. That type of support is the main reason why he would consider returning. Said Rivers, "The only reason you stay is your love for the guys you coach ... knowing that if you do leave,...

06/21/2010 - 8:13am
Patriots ticket sale starts at noon

Patriots single-game tickets go on sale Monday at noon. Tickets can only be purchased via ticketmaster.com or by calling Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000. Only Visa cards or debit cards will be accepted, and tickets will NOT be sold at the Patriots box office at Gillette Stadium.


06/21/2010 - 7:31am
Mashup: Yankees won't ban Lady Gaga

Singer Lady Gaga is not banned from the Yankees clubhouse, general manager Brian Cashman told the media Sunday. The scantily clad Yankees fan visited the locker room after Friday's loss to the Mets, drawing criticism and causing team management to clarify its rules regarding celebrity visits. Meanwhile, Gaga's memorable visit to the Mets' Citi Field on June 10, when she got mad at photographers snapping her picture and later flipped off the fans, is being recognized by the Mets. The team will have a "Go Gaga for Wright" night, when, in an effort to bolster third baseman David Wright's bid to be an All-Star, they will hand out foam fingers (index finger, not the middle one) that read: Make Wright #1.

 

Read more about that, plus check out videos, trivia and more, at Monday's Morning Mashup.


06/20/2010 - 11:21pm
Buchholz helps Sox shut out Dodgers

Red Sox starter Clay Buchholz continued his tremendous first half by tossing 6 2/3 shutout innings to help lead his team to a 2-0 victory that concluded a three-game sweep over the Dodgers. With the win, Buchholz improved to 10-4 with a 2.47 ERA, tying him for the most wins in the American League and placing him third in ERA. Red Sox relievers Daniel Bard and Jonathan Papelbon handled the final seven outs, with Papelbon pitching a scoreless ninth for his 16th save.

 

The Sox got all the offense they needed in the early innings, thanks in large part to the heady baserunning of Dustin Pedroia. Pedroia singled in the first inning and stole second. An errant throw from Dodgers catcher Russell Martin trickled just a few feet from the bag, but Pedroia raced to third when he noticed that the bag was vacated thanks to the shift that Los Angeles was employing against David Ortiz. That, in turn, allowed Pedroia to score on an infield single by Kevin...

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