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12/05/2010 - 4:34pm
Report: Gonzalez to Sox still possible
By: DJ Bean

Despite the 2 p.m. deadline for the Red Sox to negotiate a contract with Adrian Gonzalez passing, the deal to acquire the slugger could go down, according to a tweet from Fox Sports' Jon Morosi. A source familiar with the negotiations told Morosi that the deal is "not done yet."

 

Peter Gammons of NESN and the MLB Network tweeted that deal is "off but not entirely." Gammons added that Gonzalez is set to leave Boston at 4:30 p.m. 

Sports Illustrated's Jon Heyman tweeted following the deadline that the trade had fallen through because an extension wasn't inked. Even without extending Gonzalez, the Sox could still acquire him in the deal that would send Casey Kelly, Reymond Fuentes, and Anthony Rizzo to San Diego. Gonzalez is entering the final year...

12/05/2010 - 4:22pm
Afternoon delight: Celtics crush Nets

Even without Rajon Rondo, who missed the game after his hamstring tightened up, the Celtics had little problem with the Nets, cruising to a 100-75 victory Sunday afternoon on New Jersey. Nate Robinson scored 21 points and had six rebounds and six assists in place of Rondo and Kevin Garnett had 14 rebounds in just 26 minutes of work. It was Garnett's 11th double-digit rebounding game of the season, tying his output from all of last season.

 

Glen Davis also had a strong game off the bench with 16 points and nine rebounds. The only negative for the Celtics was Shaquille O'Neal missed the second half with a sore calf, but the Celtics didn't need him.

 

The C's have now won seven straight games and have a one-game lead over Orlando for the best record in the Eastern Conference at 16-4.

 

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


12/05/2010 - 3:49pm
Report: Gonzalez deal falls through
By: DJ Bean

According to a tweet from SI's Jon Heyman, the trade that would have sent first baseman Adrian Gonzalez to the Red Sox is off. The 2 p.m. deadline for the sides to reach a contract extension passed without a deal being struck, with Heyman tweeting that the Red Sox "just could not reach [a] deal with [Gonzalez]."

 

A source reportedly told Heyman that Gonzalez' camp wanted an eight-year deal for the 28-year-old, while the Red Sox were more inclined to give a six-year deal. Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal noted in a tweet following the deadline that the Red Sox could still go through with the...

12/05/2010 - 1:44pm
Rondo will sit against Nets

Rajon Rondo will miss Sunday's game with the Nets and Nate Robinson will start in his place. Rondo was a late scratch after his strained left hamstring tightened up. This is the fourth game Rondo has missed this season because of the hamstring, but the first since Nov. 26.

 

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


12/04/2010 - 10:56pm
Kessel's shootout goal sinks Bruins

The Maple Leafs claimed a 3-2 shootout win over the Bruins, Saturday night in Toronto. Clinching the shootout for the Leafs was former Bruin Phil Kessel, whose shot on Bruins' goalie Tim Thomas was caught between the pads of the netminder, whose momentum carried him into the goal. Michael Ryder's attempt at extending the shootout failed when his bid clanged off the left post.

 

Thomas excelled for most of the game -- making 38 saves -- dropped to 13-2-2 on the season.

 

The Maple Leafs sent the game into overtime when Kris Versteeg swept in from the left side and scored a power-play goal with just 42 seconds left in regulation. The extra man for the Maple Leafs had been made possible because of a Patrice Bergeron holding penalty. Earlier in the third, Gregory Campbell broke deadlock with his third goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 2-1 advantage.

 

In overtime, Thomas made perhaps the save of the year...

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