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07/06/2010 - 10:59am
Ray Allen faces intriguing choice

While the Celtics try to convine Ray Allen to return for another shot at a title with the Big Three, the guard is waiting to see where the big-name free agents land. Reports indicate Allen is being courted by some of those players to join them as they try to build a championship-contending team. WEEI.com's Paul Flannery looks at the situation and examines some possibilities in his story at the Green Street blog.


07/06/2010 - 10:53am
Youkilis gets All-Star support from Reds

In an attempt to get All-Star votes for first baseman Kevin Youkilis, the Red Sox struck an agreement with the Reds to encourage both teams’ fans to vote for Youklis and Reds first baseman Joey Votto. Youkilis grew up in Cincinnati and was a two-time All-American at the University of Cincinnati. Read more about this story at the Full Count blog.


07/06/2010 - 10:47am
Beckett: I should have spoken up

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Speaking prior to the Red Sox' series-opening game against the Rays, Josh Beckett said that he regretted not telling the Red Sox that he shouldn't have pitched in the May 18 game in New York due to the weather, and that the Sox and Yankees shouldn't have played that night. 

 

"I would have been fine if it didn't rain the whole game in New York," said Beckett of the night that included nearly an hour rain delay prior ot the game. "I was well enough to get through that start. I wasn't 100 percent, but if I could have gotten through that start without re-injuring my back and then get five more days, things would have been different.

 

"It just pisses me off because I feel like we could have controlled it. We shouldn't have played that game. It's unfortunate that we played that game and I just happened to line up to pitch that day. But start, stop, start, stop doesn't bother you...

07/06/2010 - 7:21am
Mashup: QB Russell's downfall continues

JaMarcus Russell, the former No. 1 overall pick who played his way out of a job with the Raiders, was arrested Monday at his home in Mobile, Ala., on drug charges. One Oakland columnist notes that this could explain a lot about the quarterback's lackadaisical effort in his three years in the NFL. Also in Oakland, A's pitcher Dallas Braden isn't happy that his team is selling shirts that play off his feud with Yankees star Alex Rodriguez. The shirts read: "Get off my mound." Read more about those stories and more at Tuesday's Morning Mashup.


07/06/2010 - 12:59am
Report: C's, Shaq show mutual interest

According to a report on ESPN.com, which cited league sources, the Celtics have expressed interest in center Shaquille O'Neal. With the C's already over the salary cap, they could offer no more than the $5.8 million per year mid-level exception. According to the report, O'Neal would be intrigued by the idea of playing for Celtics coach Doc Rivers and with forward Kevin Garnett.

 

With Kendrick Perkins sidelined following surgery to repair his torn ACL, the Celtics are looking for help at center. O'Neal averaged 12.0 points and 6.7 rebounds a game while playing 23 minutes a night for the Cavaliers in 2009-10.

 

The report said that O'Neal has also encountered mutual interest with the Hawks and Mavericks, and that if LeBron James returned to Cleveland, he would consider a return to the Cavs.

 

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