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12/13/2012 - 10:59am
Valentine: Youk's 'issues' preceded me

Former Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine spoke to Joel Sherman of the New York Post on Thursday about the additon of Kevin Youkilis to the Yankees. Valentine was asked about his relationship with Youkilis, which many believe was severly injured after Valentine told WHDH-TV's Joe Amorosino last April that he didn't think Youkilis was "as physically or emotionally into the game as he has been in the past for some reason." 

Valentine disputes the notion that he and Youkilis had clashed, instead telling Sherman that the real problems were those stemming from the historic Red Sox collapse in 2011, including the belief that some players felt Youkilis was a source to Bob Hohler in the Boston Globe...

12/13/2012 - 9:00am
Mashup: Joba reaches out to Youkilis

There was speculation that former Red Sox infielder Kevin Youkilis would be hesitant to join the Yankees considering the feud he had with Joba Chamberlain. The Yankees hurler was suspended two games in his rookie season of 2007 for firing a fastball over Youkilis' head, and in 2008 Youkilis started to charge the mound but was stopped after another near-beaning. Chamberlain hit Youkilis with a pitch last season after the infielder had moved on to the White Sox.

After Youkilis accepted New York's one-year, $12 million offer on Monday, Chamberlain did his part to show there were no hard feelings, leaving a voice message for his new teammate Wednesday morning. It's not clear if the two have since connected.

Chamberlain's agent, Jim Murray, offered an assurance that Chamberlain will let bygones be bygones.

"Joba has zero ill will toward him," Murray insisted.

In other news from the Bronx, legendary reliever Mariano Rivera...

12/13/2012 - 12:22am
Double vision: C's beat Mavs in 2OTs

Rajon Rondo had 16 points, 15 assists and nine rebounds in 53 minutes while Paul Pierce had a season-high 34 points as the Celtics outlasted the Mavericks, 117-115, in a double-overtime thriller Wednesday night at TD Garden. Jason Terry had just 10 points in 47 minutes against the team with which he won an NBA championship in 2011. Kevin Garnett had 16 points and five rebounds in 41 minutes. 

Vince Carter hit a three with 9.3 seconds in remaining in double-overtime to cut Boston's lead to one but Pierce hit two free throws to restore a three-point lead. Darren Collison hit a pair of free throws with 6.1 seconds left but Pierce again answered with two free throws with 5.3 seconds left to seal the game. 

The Mavericks helped Boston's cause, committing 28 turnovers, leading to 34 points. The Celtics committed just 13 turnovers in 58 minutes.  

Despite a red-hot start by Dallas from the field, the Celtics were in control for...

12/13/2012 - 12:06am
Sox to introduce Victorino on Thursday

The Red Sox have scheduled a press conference on Thursday at noon to introduce outfielder Shane Victorino, who agreed to a three-year, $39 million deal with the team last week during the winter meetings. Victorino, who turned 32 on Nov. 30, hit .255/.321/.383/.704 with 11 homers and 39 steals in 45 attempts for the Phillies and Dodgers in 2012, down from a career line of .275/.341/.430/.771. The Sox envision the switch-hitter as their primary right fielder in 2013. 

The fact that Victorino's deal is scheduled for announcement one day after he came to Boston for a physical further underscores the idea that something is likely amiss regarding the last stages of Mike Napoli's contract with the Sox. Napoli was initially slated to be introduced at the end of last week, but he took ill, leading to the postponement of his physical. His physical was rescheduled for Monday with an anticipated press conference to announce his three-year, $39 million deal on...

12/12/2012 - 8:49pm
Talib, Dennard limited, Gronk DNP at practice

FOXBORO -- Aqib Talib (hip) and Alfonzo Dennard (hamstring) were among the additions to the injury report released by the Patriots Wednesday. Both Talib and Dennard were listed as limited while Rob Gronkowski was not at the team's light walk-through inside Dana-Farber Field House despite reports that he intended to make an effort to practice this week and be ready to play Sunday night against the 49ers at Gillette Stadium. 

Defensive lineman Kyle Love was not at practice due to the birth of his child. 

Here is Wednesday's complete report:

Did Not Practice

TE Rob Gronkowski (forearm/hip) 

DL Kyle Love (not injury related) 

Limited Participation

DT Ron Brace (elbow) 

CB Aqib Talib (hip)

CB Alfonzo Dennard (hamstring)

OL Nick McDonald (shoulder)...

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