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11/30/2012 - 1:12pm
Mankins, Jones miss Pats practice indoors

FOXBORO -- In a sign they will likely miss Sunday's game in South Florida, Logan Mankins and Chandler Jones missed Patriots practice indoors Friday at Dana Farber Field House. Also missing were Rob Gronkowski, who will be out again with a broken forearm, and suspended players Brandon Bolden and Jermaine Cunningham. 

Mankins hasn't practiced in three weeks since injuring his ankle against the Bills on Nov. 11 while Jones hasn't been with the team in drills since injuring his right ankle against the Colts on Nov. 18. 

The Patriots moved their practice indoors Friday as coach Bill Belichick looked to turn up the heat in preparation for the 75-degree weather that is in the forecast for Sunday afternoon in Miami. 

"Decided to take [the] suggestion and go inside, crank up the temperature," Belichick said. "We're trying to pull together our preparations and be ready to go on Sunday."

Belichick downplayed...

11/30/2012 - 12:17pm
Celtics recall Joseph from D-League

The Celtics on Friday recalled second-round draft pick Kris Joseph from the Maine Red Claws of the NBA Development League.

Joseph provides needed depth for a team that has back-to-back games this weekend (Friday vs. Trail Blazers, Saturday at Milwaukee). The Celtics are without Rajon Rondo (two-game suspension) while Jeff Green (knee) and Chris Wilcox (sickness) are questionable.

Joseph, a 6-foot-7 forward from Syracuse, averaged 25.5 points, 7.5 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 2.0 steals in two D-League games.

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


11/30/2012 - 12:04pm
Celtics recall Joseph from Red Claws

Following Rajon Rondo's two-game suspension, the Celtics recalled Kris Joseph from their NBA Development League affiliate.

The 6-foot-7 rookie forward averaged 25.5 points, 7.5 rebounds, 3.5 assists, 2.0 steals and 1.0 block in two games while on assignment for the Red Claws. The C's second-round pick made his NBA debut on Nov. 2, playing just three minutes against the Bucks.

Joseph provides reinforcements for the Celtics, who play back-to-back games this weekend, hosting the Blazers on Friday and traveling to Milwaukee the following night. Rondo's suspension combined with Avery Bradley's injury and Darko Milicic's waiver had left only 10 players available for duty.

For more on the Celtics, visit weei.com/celtics.


11/30/2012 - 11:34am
Evans on D&C: Saban is no Belichick

NFL Network analyst Heath Evans, who played for the Patriots and Dolphins during his NFL career, joined Dennis & Callahan on Friday morning and talked about Sunday's matchup between New England and Miami.

"Any time you can make Josh McDaniels and [Tom Brady] one-dimensional, you've got a chance," Evans said. "That's the one thing that Miami's been decent at all year, is stopping the run. It's in their sub packages, when their base defense isn't on the field and you've got two linebackers and all your DBs out, they can still manage to stop those shotgun runs and stop the balance of what [Bill Belichick] has got going on in New England -- you do, you have a chance.

"Ryan Tannehill is gifted enough not to give games away. And he's smart enough and he's ahead of the curve just enough probably to be OK vs. the stuff he's going to see on the back end of New England defense, as well as handle their pressure up front.

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11/30/2012 - 9:08am
Mashup: NBA irate at Spurs for sitting stars

Spurs coach Greg Popovich sent home four of the team's top players before Thursday's night's game against the Heat in Miami. Popovich acknowledged the decision was so that the players could rest as the team played its sixth road game in nine nights (and fourth in five).

It didn't sit well with NBA commissioner David Stern.

"I apologize to all NBA fans," Stern said in a statement. "This was an unacceptable decision by the San Antonio Spurs and substantial sanctions will be forthcoming."

The short-handed Spurs still played the defending champion Heat tough, leading by five with 2:14 left before Miami closed the game on a 12-2 for a 105-100 victory. And the Spurs players are standing behind their coach's decision.

"Pop is the coach of the San Antonio Spurs," guard Gary Neal said. "He did what's best for us."

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