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08/11/2010 - 8:16am
Celtics recap: Shaq-tastic day in Boston
By: Matt West

Tuesday was the busiest day of the Celtics offseason. Here's a recap of what you can find at WEEI.com.

 

Shaquille O'Neal was introduced to the Boston media at the team's practice facility in Waltham, bringing with him his usual attention-grabbing persona and interesting and fun-filled bag of quotes. The big man even sported a bow tie.

 

One of the first questions asked of Shaq was what sort of role he expects to play with the team this year. Many predict his role will...

08/11/2010 - 7:39am
Mashup: Revis holdout turning ugly

The Darrelle Revis situation is starting to get ugly in New York. Revis' representatives accused the Jets front office of lying about them denying an invitation for owner Woody Johnson to join a recent meeting. And the two sides presented different versions of negotiations, with agent Neil Schwartz insisting: "The Jets have never given us a proposal with one dollar in signing bonus or one dollar in fully guaranteed money." Meanwhile, Jets coach Rex Ryan insists his defense will be fine without the All-Pro cornerback.

 

Also in the news, former college/NFL coach Jimmy Johnson is back in civilization after competing on CBS' "Survivor," and the current Fox NFL analyst called the experience "some of the most miserable nights of my life."

 

Check out those stories and more — including former Red Sox super sub Alex Cora's assessment of the Mets after they let him go — at...

08/10/2010 - 11:57pm
Lowell on rest: 'I don't think I need any'

TORONTO -- After hitting an eighth-inning home run which gave the Red Sox the lead for good in what turned out to be their 7-5 win over the Blue Jays Tuesday night at Rogers Centre, Mike Lowell said that he doesn't feel like his surgically-repaired right hip should be the impetus for extra time out of the lineup.

 

"I don't think like I need any," Lowell said. "I'm willing to accept the fact that Victor Martinez can't catch every day and he's a middle of the lineup guy. So I have no problem the days he doesn't catch and he plays first. That's logical and totally reasonable. But from a standpoint where I can only play three in a row and need a day, I mean this turf is as tough as anywhere. If you feel 100 percent you're going to feel a little stiff playing on this turf. There's not much time left. For eight weeks I can do anything."

 

Lowell, who also had a sacrifice fly, noted that he isn't going to try...

08/10/2010 - 10:19pm
Lowell leads Red Sox past Jays

TORONTO -- Mike Lowell's two-out, solo homer in the eighth inning gave the Red Sox the lead for good on the way to their 7-5 win over the Blue Jays in the teams' series opener at Rogers Centre Tuesday night. Jed Lowrie added an insurance run later in the inning, doubling in pinch-hitter Ryan Kalish, who had singled.

 

The RBI was the second on the night for Lowell, who had given the Sox a 4-1 lead with a sacrifice fly in the third inning. The Jays did storm back in the third thanks to a three-run blast by Travis Snider off Red Sox starter Daisuke Matsuzaka, tying the game at 4-4. The Sox were able to reclaim the lead, in the fifth, thanks to J.D. Drew's solo home run against Toronto starting pitcher Ricky Romero. It was Drew's first homer since July 22 and 13th on the season.

 

The Blue Jays used the long ball to even things up in the seventh inning when Jose Bautista took Red Sox reliever Felix Doubront over the left field...

08/10/2010 - 8:24pm
Celtics waive Sheed

The Celtics announced that they have waived Rasheed Wallace after reaching a mutual agreement that will allow him to retire. "We would like to thank Rasheed for everything that he did for this team and organization last season," said Danny Ainge in a statement released by the team. "We would like to wish Rasheed and his family the best as they move on into the next phase of their lives. He will always be a member of the Celtics family."

 


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