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12/18/2012 - 11:54pm
Doc: 'We're not a good team right now'

After watching his team get outscored 30-12 at the start of the fourth quarter and eventually losing 100-89 to the Bulls in Chicago, Doc Rivers admitted that his team is nowhere close to where it needs to be. 

"This team is not a good team right now. It's who we are right now," Rivers said. "We're not a good team right now. We're going to find it. They were clearly a tougher team tonight, and it's not even close."

The Celtics lost all three games on the road trip to fall to 12-12 on the season. The Celtics had no answers for Joakim Noah, who finished with his second career triple-double, and Nate Robinson who connected on 5-of-7 3-pointers and finished with 18 points. 

"I just thought we had a team [Bulls] that played with more energy and got into us," Rivers said. "We're going to keep searching. I think we have the right group."

“Right now, we have no identity," Paul Pierce...

12/18/2012 - 11:20pm
Running of the Bulls: C's overmatched late

Joakim Noah had his second career triple-double (11 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists) and Nate Robinson hit five 3-pointers and had 18 points off the bench to lead the Bulls to a 100-89 win over the Celtics Tuesday night at the United Center in Chicago. Rajon Rondo had 26 points and eight assists to lead the Celtics, who were swept in their three-game road trip.  

The loss dropped the Celtics back to .500 at 12-12 on the season. Kevin Garnett scored all 10 points in the first half but appeared to lose steam and was held scoreless in the second half. Paul Pierce had 16 points while Jeff Green had just three points off the bench, which was single-handedly outscored by Robinson, 18-16. 

The Celtics closed the first half on a 7-2 run to close the Bulls lead to 55-48. Rondo took over in the third quarter, helping Boston close to within three, 70-67 on a layup. Rondo appeared to strain his left hamstring on another layup at the end of the...

12/18/2012 - 6:55pm
Report: More NHL canceled games 'likely'
By: DJ Bean

According to ESPN's Pierre LeBrun via Twitter, it's "likely" that the NHL will cancel more games before the end of the week. 

Such a development makes sense based simply on the fact that games are currently canceled through Dec. 30, and there are no negotiations scheduled between the league and the NHLPA. 

Thus far, more than 500 games have been lost due to the lack of a collective bargaining agreement between the two sides. 

For more on the NHL lockout and the Bruins, visit weei.com/bruins


12/18/2012 - 4:12pm
Jets' Sanchez benched, McElroy to start
By: DJ Bean

The Jets announced on Tuesday that they will start quarterback Greg McElroy over Mark Sanchez on Sunday against the Chargers. 

McElroy played in relief for the struggling Sanchez on Dec. 2, leading the Jets to a 7-6 victory over the Cardinals after Sanchez threw three interceptions. The team elected to start Sanchez in the next two games (1-1), and his four-interception performance Monday against the Titans led to a loss that dropped the Jets to 6-8 and eliminated them from playoff contention. 

A seventh-round pick out of Alabama, McElroy has only played in game in his NFL career (the aforementioned win over Arizona). Sanchez had been the Jets' starting quarterback since the team traded up to select him with the fifth overall pick in the 2009 draft. In his NFL career, Sanchez has 68 passing touchdowns, 12 rushing touchdowns and 68 interceptions. 

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12/18/2012 - 1:07pm
Red Sox announce Uehara signing

The Red Sox announced the signing of reliever Koji Uehara to a one-year contract, meaning that the right-hander passed his physical. According to a major league source, he will receive a salary of $4.25 million. 

GM Ben Cherington said on a couple of occasions that he wanted to add pitchers who attack the strike zone. No pitcher better embodies that trait than Uehara, whose 7.97 strikeout-to-walk ratio is the best in major league history for any pitcher with at least 100 innings pitched. In 2012, though he was limited to just 36 innings (he missed more than two months with a lat injury), he had an astonishing 43-to-3 strikeout-to-walk rate along with a 1.75 ERA for the Rangers. 

For more on his addition and his potential impact on the Red Sox bullpen, click here...

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