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02/15/2011 - 11:34am
Source: Sox expect to trade Coello

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- According to a major league source, the Red Sox expect to trade Robert Coello in the next couple of days. The right-hander was designated for assignment last week in order to make room on the 40-man roster for Alfredo Aceves, giving the Sox 10 days to trade him before subjecting him to waivers. The source suggested that there were "a few" teams interested in the right-hander.

 

Coello appeared in six games with the Red Sox in 2010, registering an ERA of 4.76. The 26-year-old also pitched for both Double-A Portland and Triple-A Pawtucket last season, posting a 7-6 record with an ERA of 3.86.


02/15/2011 - 10:45am
Rivers on D&C: C's looking hard for help

Celtics coach Doc Rivers made his weekly appearance on the Dennis & Callahan show Tuesday morning, two days earlier than usual because of his All-Star Game schedule.

 

Rivers is preparing to coach the East team in Sunday's All-Star Game in Los Angeles. Paul Pierce is one of the four Celtics named to the team, and he is expected to play despite battling a foot injury. Asked if Pierce would be better served resting up for the remainder of the season, Rivers downplayed the situation.

 

"I don't think it's as serious as it was made out to be," Rivers said. "He was concerned with his foot because it was hurting. But it's not even close to as bad as we thought it could be. So, I think we're overreacting a little bit on this one."

 

Rivers said he would keep an eye on all of his players' minutes. Stars from rival teams won't be so well protected. "I'm going to play LeBron [James] and...

02/15/2011 - 10:33am
Youk: 3B Gold Glove would be 'awesome'

FORT MYERS, Fla. — After a full winter of workouts and conditioning, Kevin Youkilis pronounced himself fully healthy on Tuesday and ready for the next challenge of his career. The veteran infielder, who won the American League Gold Glove at first base in 2007, is looking for the same honor at third base this season. 

 

"As long as I'm not making mental errors, that's the key," Youkilis said. "It'd be cool if I could play just as well at third base and try to win a Gold Glove. There's a lot of great third basemen out there. It'd be cool. If I could play at a high level and win a Gold Glove at third base and first base, that'd be awesome. But, for me, I'm not worried about the accolades. I'm just worried about making the routine plays and trying to make a couple of great plays here and there to get our pitchers out of some jams."

 

Youkilis, who said his right thumb is 100 percent after a winter...

02/15/2011 - 8:44am
Mashup: ESPN broadcasters have Nike deal

There was some controversy last month when Reebok announced a shoe deal with ESPN reporter Erin Andrews, as some speculated that her reporting on players who are sponsored by Reebok could be compromised. Now, The New York Times reports that ESPN's College GameDay broadcasters Chris Fowler, Lee Corso and Kirk Herbstreit have had contracts with Nike.

 

According to an ESPN spokesman, Fowler said he plans to end his "minor association" with Nike "to avoid any potential perception issues."

 

Read more about that story and others, plus check out videos, trivia and more, at Tuesday's Morning Mashup.


02/14/2011 - 11:46pm
BC edges NU in OT for Beanpot title

Boston College's Jimmy Hayes scored six minutes into overtime to lift the Eagles to a 7-6 win over Northeastern Monday night in the Beanpot championship at TD Garden. BC's Chris Kreider scored two goals and added an assist on the game-winner to give the Eagles their third Beanpot title in four years. Chris Rawlings made 39 saves for Northeastern.


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