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04/13/2011 - 1:26pm
Celtics open playoff series Sunday night

Game 1 of the Celtics first round playoff series with the Knicks is set for 7 p.m. on Sunday at TD Garden. The rest of the series will be finalized after the Western Conference matchups are set. The Game 1 schedule for the other East series is as follows:

Indiana at Chicago, Saturday 1 p.m.

Philadelphia at Miami, Saturday 3:30 p.m.

Atlanta at Orlando, Saturday 7 p.m.

For more Celtics news, visit the team page at

04/13/2011 - 12:47pm
Gammons on M&M: Sox 'completely shocked'

Hall of Fame baseball reporter and MLB Network analyst Peter Gammons made his weekly appearance on the Mut & Merloni show Wednesday to talk about the Red Sox' struggles.

Gammons speculated that the Red Sox will attempt to call off Wednesday's game early due to both the rain and the team's need for a break. "A couple of days of breathers wouldn't be a bad thing at this point," he said.

Regarding the 2-9 start, "I think everyone is completely shocked," Gammons said of the team's reaction, adding, "I don't get a sense of anger as much as, 'What in the world is going on here?' I liken it to what's going through Albert Pujols' mind when he's hitting about .170 right now, going, 'This is impossible.' A lot of weird things have happened."

Gammon said Daisuke Matsuzaka's performance on Monday appeared to show that the pitcher is frustrated with the team's request to throw more strikes. "It was one of the...

04/13/2011 - 12:38pm
Julien: Can't overlook special teams
By: DJ Bean

WILMINGTON  -- Bruins coach Claude Julien spoke Wednesday about what his team must do to find success against the Canadiens in the first round of the playoffs. Among the things touched on was the play of special teams, an area in which the Habs have excelled and the B's have struggled of late. 

"This is a team that we're playing that played good on the power play," Julien said. "They've had success, and we've got to stay out of the box as best we can."

While the Bruins' penalty kill unit (which allowed three goals in the last six games) will be key, there is no area more lacking for the Bruins than the power play. Since acquiring puck-moving defenseman Tomas Kaberle, the success on the man advantage has trended in the opposite direction. The B's have just seven power play goals in 67 opportunities since Kaberle joined the team. 

The Bruins finished 20th in the league with a 16.2 power play percentage, while...

04/13/2011 - 9:45am
Remy on D&C: Crawford is Sox' catalyst

NESN Red Sox analyst Jerry Remy made his weekly appearance on the Dennis & Callahan show Wednesday.

Remy noted there have been signs that indicate the Red Sox will break out of the slump soon. "You've got to believe it," he said. "They're just too good to be playing like this. It's frustrating for everybody."

Added Remy: "The catalyst to me is [Carl] Crawford. When he gets going, I think everybody's going to get going."

Jed Lowrie has had the most success at the plate among Red Sox hitters, but he remains in a part-time role while the struggling Marco Scutaro starts at shortstop. "I still think Jed Lowrie has a chance to be a very good player," Remy said. "And I think he's showing that. He's finally healthy. He's finally come into spring training strong. He looks good when he's playing, especially at shortstop, and he's swinging the bat well.

"And I think if Scutaro goes...

04/13/2011 - 7:48am
Mashup: Amaker stays at Harvard

After meeting with officials from the University of Miami on Monday, Tommy Amaker announced Tuesday that he will remain Harvard's basketball coach. Amaker has spent four years in Cambridge, leading the Crimson to a share of the Ivy League title this past season. He reportedly turned down a five-year deal with Miami worth about $1.1 million per season. "I'm appreciative of and flattered by the interest shown in me by other fine universities, but I am proud and honored to represent Harvard," Amaker said in a statement. "I look forward to continuing my efforts to teach, lead and serve at this great institution."

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

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