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07/12/2012 - 12:34pm
Tough day for Sullinger, Celtics in loss

Celtics first-rounder Jared Sullinger was limited to 11 points on 2-of-9 shooting and Summer League standout E'Twaun Moore was likewise quiet, scoring six points while also shooting 2-of-9 from the floor, as the Celtics took their first loss of the Summer League season in falling to the Pistons, 93-79. In defeat, second-rounder Kris Joseph had 17 points (on 6-of-16 shooting) and 11 boards.

The Celtics shot just 36.1 percent of the floor in a game when they had nine total assists, or five fewer than point guard Brandon Knight had for the Pistons. At 3-1, the Celtics are tied with the Pistons for first place in the Orlando Summer League contests.

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07/12/2012 - 8:59am
Report: Penn State failed to protect victims

Joe Paterno and other senior officials at Penn State, including former school president Graham Spanier, had "total disregard" for the safety of children abused by Jerry Sandusky, according to a report released by former FBI director Louis Freeh on Wednesday. 

"Our most saddening and sobering finding is the total disregard for the safety and welfare of Sandusky’s child victims by the most senior leaders at Penn State. The most powerful men at Penn State failed to take any steps for 14 years to protect the children who Sandusky victimized," the report said. "Messrs. (PSU President Graham) Spanier, (vice president Gary) Schultz, (coach Joe) Paterno and (athletic director Tim) Curley never demonstrated, through actions or words, any concern for the safety and well-being of Sandusky’s victims until after Sandusky’s arrest."

Spanier, Schultz, Paterno and Curley not only were all aware of a...

07/12/2012 - 7:01am
Mashup: All-Star Game singer apologizes

Country singer Luke Bryan apologized for his performance of the national anthem at Tuesday's All-Star Game in Kansas City. Bryan acknowledged what many had suspected -- he wrote the lyrics on his hand and checked them while he sang. He also looked at his watch, which he said was because he was trying to time the finish of the song with a stealth bomber flyover.

In a series of tweets Wednesday, Bryan wrote: I had a few key words written down to insure myself that I wouldn't mess up. I just wanted to do my best. I promise it was from the heart.

If I offended anyone with my approach I sincerely apologize. Anytime I sing the anthem it is an honor and my heart beats out of my chest.

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07/12/2012 - 6:45am
Lester: 'Hope to be here for entire career'

Jon Lester, perhaps in response to a radio appearance by Peter Gammons in which the Hall of Fame writer suggested Lester was "so unhappy" in Boston, posted the following on his Twitter page late Wednesday night:

"Guys, I love Boston, very happy here. Nothing better than playing for the @RedSox, hope to be here for my entire career," Lester wrote.

Gammons appeared on CBS radio in Boston on Wednesday afternoon and was asked about the possibility of Lester, 5-6 with a 4.49 ERA this season, being traded this season. 

"I just sense that Jon is so unhappy here that I’m sure it would be good for him," Gammons said. "The question is how would the team survive without the hope of having Lester go out and win 10 games in the second half of the year?"

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07/11/2012 - 4:12pm
Glen Davis not surprised Allen left

ORLANDO -- Glen Davis spent the first four seasons of his NBA career playing alongside the Big Three of Ray Allen, Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett and while he wasn't surprised by Allen's decision to sign with the Heat, he did say it was going to be, "Weird, weird, weird," not seeing the three of them together.

"Ray is at a part of his life where he feels like he wants to win and Miami right now is the best team," Davis said. "I don’t blame him for doing what he did. He paid his dues there with the Celtics and I think they’re going to love him regardless if he’s anywhere. He won a championship there. He gave his all there. He broke a lot of records there and you have to move on."

During a side session with Boston reporters in Miami, Allen said that he would always be a Celtic, and mentioned other players such as Eddie House, James Posey and Davis, who agreed with the sentiment.

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