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03/30/2012 - 5:07pm
Bard optimistic, but still waiting for role

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Daniel Bard came away from his six-inning outing Friday with more optimism, but without any answers regarding if he had earned a spot in starting rotation.

"It's hard to keep it out, but, at the same time, that's no different than pitching in big games," he said after the Red Sox' 9-7 win over the Twins at Hammond Stadium. "There was something riding on it today. It was more personal, what my role is going to be, but, at some point, hopefully I'm pitching in a big game and there's a lot more riding on it and it's team-oriented. Its' the same deal. Either way, there's that added pressure, but that's fun. It adds to it. It gives you that adrenaline when you need it."

Bard cruised through the first five innings, but ran into some trouble in the sixth, throwing 27 pitches while allowing two runs. The righty finished his outing allowing three runs on four hits, striking out seven and walking three, throwing 95...

03/30/2012 - 4:42pm
Ellsbury 'fine' after leaving with knee bruise

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Jacoby Ellsbury left the Red Sox' game with the Twins in the bottom of the fifth after fouling a pitch off the inside of his right knee.

The outfielder said after the Sox' 9-7 win over Minnesota at Hammond Stadium, however, that he was "fine" and walked out of the stadium without any sign of a limp.

Prior to leaving the game, Ellsbury went 1-for-3, putting his putting his spring training batting average at .265.

"Yeah, you don't want to see that this late in the spring," said Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine. "It was a liner right off his knee. They wanted to put ice on it ASAP."

For more Red Sox news, go to the team page at weei.com/redsox.


03/30/2012 - 2:46pm
O'Neal undergoes successful surgery

The Boston Celtics announced that forward/center Jermaine O'Neal underwent successful arthroscopic surgery on his left wrist today at New England Baptist Hospital.

O'Neal played in just 25 games this season for the Celtics, averaging 5.0 points, 5.4 rebounds, 1.7 blocks in 22.8 minutes per game. Last season he battled injuries throughout the regular season, playing in only 24 games, however he returned to start and play in all 9 Celtics postseason games against the Knicks and Heat.

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


03/30/2012 - 12:50pm
Chimera not suspended for hit on McQuaid
By: DJ Bean

According to a tweet from The Washington Examiner's Brian McNally, Capitals forward Jason Chimera will not be suspended for his hit on Bruins defenseman Adam McQuaid Thursday night. 

Chimera was given a five-minute charging major and a game misconduct for sending McQuaid into the boards head-first in the first period of the Capitals' shootout win at the Garden. Adam McQuaid suffered a cut above his right eye on the play, and Bruins coach Claude Julien told reporters that though he is not concussed, McQuaid will not play this weekend due to his eye being swollen shut. 

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


03/30/2012 - 10:20am
Austin Rivers: 'I would love to' play for C's
By: DJ Bean

 

Former Duke shooting guard Austin Rivers joined Dennis & Callahan Friday morning, discussing his future after declaring for the NBA draft and what life would be like if he were to play for his father, Celtics coach Doc Rivers. 

Rivers announced his intentions to go pro this week, ending his stay at Duke after one season. He is projected to be a first-round pick, and said that he would happily play for the Celtics if they were to select him.

"If that was to happen, I would love to," Rivers said. "I would love to play for any organization in the NBA. That's my dream. It would be great. It would be different. It would be an interesting aspect just to play for my dad."

Rivers, who has never been coached by his father before at any level, said did he wouldn't want his father to treat him differently if he were to come to Boston.

"If this was to happen, I would want him to treat me like...

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