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08/09/2010 - 1:27pm
Agent: C's Wallace is retiring

According to a blog post at boston.com, the agent for Rasheed Wallace confirmed that the veteran plans to retire. New Celtic Shaquille O'Neal fueled speculation that Wallace might change his mind and play in 2010-11, but apparently the persuading from Shaq and fellow Celtics newcomer Jermaine O'Neal did not work.

 

Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge reportedly has been using Wallace's contract as trade bait, as Ainge has said all along that Wallace would not return to the team.

 

For more C's news, check the WEEI.com Celtics team page.
 


08/09/2010 - 12:48pm
Ellsbury sure lineup change is 'temporary'

NEW YORK -- Speaking before the series finale in Yankee Stadium Monday afternoon, Red Sox outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury talked about the merits of being dropped down from the lineup's top spot to the No. 9 hole, classifying the move as 'temporary.'

 

"It's something that I'm pretty sure will be temporary, get rolling and be back in the top of the lineup," said Ellsbury, who is 0-for-16 in the four games since returning from the 15-day disabled list.

 

Ellsbury agreed with Red Sox manager Terry Francona's assessment that the opportunity to see more pitches before heading into his first at-bat might be beneficial as he continues to find his rhythm after not having played in a major league game since late May. For his career, Ellsbury has started 13 games hitting the ninth spot, totaling a .385 batting average while positioned last in the lineup.

 

"When you're hitting low you can see what the guy...

08/09/2010 - 9:53am
Sox lineup: Scutaro to lead off vs. Hughes

With Jacoby Ellsbury 0-for-16 since returning from his long stint on the disabled list, the Red Sox will bat the center fielder ninth for Monday afternoon's game vs. the Yankees. Jon Lester will face off against Phil Hughes (click here for the matchups breakdown) as the Red Sox look to earn a split of the four-game series. Here is the Sox lineup for the 2 p.m. game at Yankee Stadium.

 

Scutaro, SS

Drew, RF

Martinez, C

Ortiz, DH

Beltre, 3B

Lowell, 1B

Kalish, LF

Hall, 2B

Ellsbury CF


08/09/2010 - 8:21am
Report: Cubs to visit Fenway in 2011

According to a report in the Chicago Tribune, the Cubs are set to make their first-ever visit to Fenway Park for an interleague series May 20-22, 2011. The Red Sox played at historic Wrigley Field in 2005 but have yet to witness a return visit from the NL Central squad.

 

For more Red Sox news, check out the WEEI.com Red Sox team page.


08/09/2010 - 6:33am
List: Shaq's most memorable commercials

New Celtics center Shaquille O'Neal has been known to dabble in acting. In fact, he has quite the resume of roles on the big and small screeen. But some of his best performances have come in commercials. With that in mind, we've compiled a list of his most memorable endorsements. Check it out at the LEEInks blog.


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