FORT MYERS, Fla. -- A day after throwing 25 pitches off a mound for the first time since recovering from a sore left elbow, lefty pitcher Felix Doubront said his body felt a "good sore," and was pleased with how the extra work during his two weeks off translated into pitching.
He admits, however, that the pain he felt in his elbow after throwing batting practice for the first time earlier in spring training left him with some uneasiness.
"I still have a little bit of nervousness. I feel a little tight in my forearm, but nothing like before," Doubront explained. "Every time I throw the ball I remember that pain. But I threw yesterday and I felt good, and felt like I could throw harder. I feel like I don’t have to worry about my elbow."
The plan is for Doubront to throw in a simulated game Monday, and then take a three or four days off before...
The Celtics fell a half-game in back of Chicago for the top spot in the Eastern Conference after dropping a 93-77 loss to host Houston Friday night. It was the Celts' fourth loss in their last six games.
While Jeff Green managed a team-high 17 points, it wasn't enough to make up for poor performances from some of the C's key contributors. Paul Pierce finished just 2 for 10 from the field, while Rajon Rondo continued his recent struggles, going 2-for-11 on the way to scoring just four points.
The Rockets took control in the second quarter, out-scoring the Celtics 34-18 while shooting 50 percent from the floor. The deficit paved the way from some heated play from both sides, starting with a confrontation between Kevin Garnett and the Rocket's Chuck Hayes, leading to technical fouls for both players. Delonte West was also whistled for an intentional foul when he ran into Houston's Jordan Hill under the Rockets' basket...
PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. -- Pitching in his fourth game of spring training, Tim Wakefield succumbed to four home runs by the Rays Friday night, leaving after giving up six runs on seven hits over three innings in what was a 7-3 loss for the Red Sox at the hands of Tampa Bay.
After notching a scoreless first inning, Wakefield allowed two two-run homers in the second, to Kelly Shoppach and Ben Zobrist, respectively. In the third, the knuckleballer allowed back-to-back solo home runs by Evan Longoria and Manny Ramirez.
Despite the rough outing, Wakefield remained optimistic regarding where he is at heading into the final two weeks of the spring.
"For me, I think it's been better this spring than it has in springs past," said Wakefield of his knuckleball. The 44-year-old, who later explained that the problem against the Rays wasn't a mystery. "I knew what I was doing wrong, I just couldn't...
Senior John Holland scored 15 of his game-high 19 points in the first half and BU hung close with Kansas for 30 minutes before the top-seeded Jayhawks pulled away in the final 10 minutes for a 72-53 victory in an NCAA tournament game in Tulsa, Okla.
Freshman guard D.J. Irving had 11 points and six assists for the Terriers, who close out their season at 21-14.
Junior forward Marcus Morris led Kansas with 16 points and nine rebounds while his twin brother Markieff had 15 points and eight boards. The Jayhawks (33-2) advance to play the Illinois-UNLV winner Sunday.
BU trailed by just four points at the half, 33-29. Despite going scoreless for six minutes early in the second half, the Terriers were within six with 10:04 remaining after a Dom Morris 3-pointer made it 47-41. Kansas then went on a 21-4 run to put the game away.
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Clay Buchholz allowed his first run of the spring and the Red Sox allowed five unearned runs in an 8-3 loss to the Tigers Friday afternoon in a split-squad contest at City of Palms Park.
Buchholz was hit hard but managed to get through the first four innings, allowing a long solo homer to right by Brennan Boesch in the second. It was the first run Buchholz allowed 11 innings this spring. Buchholz, who allowed just five hits in three previous appearances, allowed his fifth hit of the day to open the fifth. Kevin Youkilis then committed his first error of the spring before Terry Francona pulled Buchholz for Hideki Okajima.
Adrian Gonzalez also committed his first error of the spring on the second batter Okajima faced. Okajima allowed a three-run homer to Ryan Raburn to cap off the fifth for Detroit. All four runs were unearned.
Dustin Pedroia drilled his first homer of...
Head Coach Bill Belichick with Dale and Holley
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Joe and Rob Bradford talk with Red Sox catcher Blake Swihart who had his first career multi home run game as the Red Sox beat the Yankees 10-4 and extend their winning streak to a season high 5 games.
DJ Bean joins Butch Stearns and Rob Bradford in studio with the pre-season ending to discuss the upcoming season's line combinations and the changes made in the offseason.
Don Sweeney, who was hired as the Bruins general manager yesterday speaks with Dale and Holley about his new position and where the Bruins go from here.
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Lou rips into the Red Sox decision to single out first base coach and outfield instructor Arnie Beyeler, as the only member of the coaching staff who won't be returning next year. Is Arnie Beyeler being scapegoated because Hanley Ramirez and Yoenis Cespedes are dogs?
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The Miami Dolphins stink again, and were embarrassed by the Jets at Wembley Stadium, setting the stage for a Joe Philbin firing.
We talk all things Patriots and the NFL with Tedy Bruschi.
We go down to Gilette for our once a week talk with Patriots head coach Bill Belichick.
Chris Villani and John Tomase discuss Tom Brady's suspension getting overturned by Judge Richard Berman and discuss in hindsight how obvious this should have been.
Mikey Adams and Lenny Megliola discuss the Thursday federal court decision to overturn Tom Brady's DeflateGate punishment.
Mikey Adams and Lenny Megliola discuss Jackie Bradley Jr, Mookie Betts, Rusney Castillo, and who should play where. Also, the current outfield in context with Sox history.
Dino, Gerry and Kirk discuss Sausage's pudding story, Don Orsillo and Curtis just shows up for some reason.
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