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04/28/2010 - 7:59am
Mashup: Vazquez passes on Schilling rebuttal

Yankees pitcher Javier Vazquez was asked what he thought of Curt Schilling's comments that he is a better fit in the weaker National League and would have been better off not returning for a second stint in pinstripes. He chose to take the high road, although the New York media does its best to make it more of a controversy. Plus, Kobe Bryant takes some hits for his petulant behavior during the Lakers-Thunder series. Get details on those stories, plus videos, trivia and more, at Wednesday's Morning Mashup.


04/28/2010 - 12:13am
Davis on King James: 'Attack their fortress'

Glen Davis was speaking for the Celtics when he characterized the matchup with LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers starting this Saturday at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland in the opener of the Eastern Conference semifinal series.

 

"It's going to be tougher, we know that," Davis said. "We've got to go there and grind it out. We go to them first. We just have to make sure we go there with the mentality of attack first. It's just like in every kingdom, sometimes you've got to go to the fight, you've got to bring it to them, attack their fortress and bust down their wall with a wooden tree and go attack it. That's how it is." 

 

Davis and the Celtics will have Wednesday off before returning to practice Thursday afternoon. Game 1 is Saturday while Game 2 will be Monday in Cleveland before the series shifts back to Boston for Games 3 and 4. 

 

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04/27/2010 - 11:24pm
Drew had another bout with veritgo

TORONTO -- J.D. Drew said after the Red Sox' 2-1 win over the Blue Jays that he was stricken with another case of vertigo Sunday night and early Monday. It is a condition that the outfielder has suffered through at various times in his career, with the last bout coming at the end of May, 2008, forcing him to miss a game. Drew said the symptoms had subsided enough by game time Monday that he was able to play, and by Tuesday's first pitch the problem had dissipated.

 

"The first at-bat (Monday) I felt like I was kind of floating, but as my heart rate got going things started speeding up and I was able to faze out of it," he explained. "It felt better as the game went along, and it felt fine tonight.

 

"It's one thing you don't want to deal with over an extended period of time. I felt much better tonight. What happened in 2008 it was something I woke up with it, and had it all day. What happened the other...

04/27/2010 - 11:14pm
Richardson: 'Paul's a great NBA player'

A week after proclaiming, "I don't like them and they know it," Quentin Richardson expressed a different opinion about Paul Pierce following the Celtics' elimination of the Heat in Game 5. “Paul’s a great NBA player,” he told WEEI.com. “That’s the only opinion that really matters, his NBA game. He’s a good NBA player.” Richardson also added, “I’ve always respected his game, never not. I mean, he’s an All-Star, he’s a Finals MVP, he has his accolades, and he well deserves them. I take my hat off to him as a basketball player. Nothing will change that.” Visit the Green Street Blog for more.


04/27/2010 - 11:06pm
Celtics open Round 2 in Cleveland Saturday

The Celtics will have three days to get ready for their best-of-seven Eastern Conference semifinal series with LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Celtics will open the series at Quicken Loans Arena on Saturday in Game 1, with Game 2 set for Monday night in Cleveland. 

 

The series then returns to Boston for Games 3 and 4 next week. Dates have not been finalized due to the uncertainty regarding the availability of TD Garden since the second round opponent for the Bruins has yet to be determined. 

 

This will be the second time in three years the Celtics and Cavaliers have met in the playoffs, as Boston won a thrilling Game 7 in 2008 at the Garden in the Eastern Conference semis en route to the NBA title. The two teams split their four meetings this season, with each team winning once on the other's home court. 

 

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