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06/23/2010 - 4:15pm
Longest match in tennis history suspended

John Isner of the United States and Nicolas Mahut of France could not finish the longest match on record in tennis history due to darkness for the second consecutive day. Their first-round match at Wimbledon has lasted more than nine hours — breaking the record of six hours, 33 minutes set in a 2004 French Open match. Isner and Mahut have played 118 games in the fifth set, which alone has lasted seven hours and six minutes. In the fifth set, both players have won 59 games, Isner has 70 aces, Mahut has 69 aces and there have been six overall break points. The match originally was suspended because of darkness on Tuesday night after four sets. Click here for more on this record-setting match.


06/23/2010 - 3:00pm
Chiarelli 'happy' with offensive improvements
By: DJ Bean

Speaking with the media a day after pulling of a big trade with the Panthers and two days before the NHL draft, Bruins general manager exuded optimism with the way the week has gone and will go Friday night. Having just acquired Panthers' right wing Nathan Horton and center Gregory Campbell and soon to have Taylor Hall or Tyler Seguin in tow, Chiarelli spoke confidently about improving the NHL's worst offense. 

 

"He's tremendous shooter, Nathan. He's a big body, he can skate, he can play physical," Chiarelli said. There's a lot of things to like about him, and we're going to be getting a highly skilled forward with the No. 2 pick with some speed.

 

"We think at the end of the day, if we do nothing else to our forwards, we're adding an established big power-forward shooter and a real speedy young legs skill guy. We're happy with that."

 

Chiarelli said he plans to make a qualifying...

06/23/2010 - 2:59pm
Source: Not much interest in C's pick

According to Jeff Goodman of FoxSports.com/WEEI.com, a source suggests the Celtics would be open to dealing their first-round draft pick (19th overall), but have drawn little interest. According the source, if there is a trade to be made it will most likely occur as the pick draws closer. Goodman has learned that the Celtics have a group of "around five" players they are eyeing at their spot. For more draft coverage, see the Celtics team page by clicking here.


06/23/2010 - 1:34pm
Francona on D&C: Ortiz to start vs. Jimenez

Red Sox manager Terry Francona made his weekly appearance on the Dale & Holley show Wednesday afternoon. Francona said David Ortiz will play first base in Wednesday night's game as the Sox face Rockies ace Ubaldo Jimenez, and Adrian Beltre will play third.

 

Addressing the Mike Lowell situation, Francona said because the players ahead of Lowell are performing well, it's been good for the team but bad for Lowell. "It's a little bit of Catch-22 for him," Francona said. "I want to care about our guys and I always will. But we're here to win games. That can never take precedence. ... Mikey's not very happy with the situation. I'm very aware of that. But the situation is what it is, and we all try to do the best we can."

 

Francona said it wouldn't make sense for the Sox to release Lowell, given the injuries that have hit the team already. "This is something that's not making Mikey very happy, but...

06/23/2010 - 12:49pm
Lawrence Taylor indicted on rape charges

NFL legend Lawrence Taylor was indicted Wednesday by a suburban New York grand jury on charges of rape, criminal sexual act and sexual abuse. The former Giants linebacker was arrested May 6 at a Holiday Inn after allegedly paying a 16-year-old girl to have sex with him. Taylor denies the charges.

 

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