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07/29/2010 - 9:29pm
Reports: David Tyree to retire

Multiple outlets are reporting that wide receiver David Tyree has signed a one-day contract with the New York Giants and will officially announce his retirement Friday morning.

 

Tyree made perhaps the signature play in the Giants Super Bowl XLII upset win over the Patriots, a fourth-quarter 32-yard reception with the ball pressed against his helmet and Rodney Harrison draped all over him. That play was key in what would prove to be the game-winning drive, as Eli Manning found Plaxico Burress for a 13-yard TD four plays later to give the Giants a 17-14 lead. Tyree, who had just four catches during the 2007 regular season, also caught a TD pass at the start of the fourth quarter to give the Giants a 10-7 lead.

 

Tyree did not play in 2008 (knee injury) and was released by the Giants in training camp last season. He signed with the Ravens and played 10 games on special teams. 


07/29/2010 - 8:47pm
Wheeler gets $2.2M in arbitration
By: DJ Bean

The wait for Bruins right winger Blake Wheeler is finally over. A source has confirmed to WEEI.com that Wheeler received a $2.2 million award in arbitration Thursday night. The Boston Globe was the first to report the story. 

 

The 23-year-old forward and the Bruins were expected to be made aware of the award by award by noon on Thursday, but the arbiter had her hands full with Blackhawks goaltender Antti Niemi's hearing and delayed the decision.

 

"The decision came in the range we expected. There were no winners or losers in this case," Wheeler's agent, Matt Keator, told WEEI.com. "Blake is excited for camp and ready to go."

 

The Bruins now have 48 hours to sign Wheeler to the $2.2 million. Should the Bruins agree to the awarded salary, they will retain Wheeler for the upcoming season, after which he will become a free agent. Keeping him would open a second buyout window, which...

07/29/2010 - 7:26pm
Report: Celtics sign Von Wafer

According to Alex Kennedy of hoopsworld.com, the Celtics have signed guard Von Wafer to a one-year deal. Kennedy reports that the deal is fully guaranteed for the veteran's minimum of $1.4 million. 

 

Wafer averaged 9.7 points in 19.4 minutes per game for the Rockets in 2008-09. He played for Olympiacos of the Greek League last season.

 

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


07/29/2010 - 7:05pm
Rice on The Big Show: Sox need hitting

NESN commentator and Red Sox Hall of Famer Jim Rice joined The Big Show Thursday to talk about his experience and opinion of the Hall of Fame now that he is an official member of "the club" in Cooperstown, while shedding some light on the Red Sox' decisions facing the trade deadline, and why power hitters seem to be missing from the major leagues.

 

Rice talked about his perspective on the Hall of Fame now that he is a member. "Well, the difference is when you talk to people in general and when you talk to the guys that were in the Hall of Fame, some of the guys you have met, they compare you, your playing ability ... and they see what other people didn't see, or saw at that time. When Hall of Famers consider you Hall of Fame, that's more of an honor than people that didn't play. These guys actually played the game and they knew what it took to play the game and how hard I played, and part of the...

07/29/2010 - 6:07pm
Padres not pursuing Lowrie

According to a major league source, the Padres “kicked the tires” regarding the availability of Red Sox infielder Jed Lowrie, but San Diego will not pursue him as a solution for their depleted infield. Lowrie has played in six games since returning from the disabled list with mono, hitting .250/.318/.400/.718 with 3 RBI in six games.

 

Multiple reports suggest that the Padres have acquired Miguel Tejada from the Orioles as a replacement for injured middle infielder David Eckstein.

 

For more Red Sox coverage, visit the Red Sox team page.


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