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02/12/2010 - 4:30pm
Report: Olympian killed in luge run

An official told the Associated Press that men's Olympic luger Nodar Kumaritashvili died on Friday after a crash in a practice run. The International Olympic Committee just received confirmation of Kumaritashvili's death. According to the AP, Kumaritashvili lost control near the finish of his practice run, went over the track wall and struck an unpadded steel pole near the finish line at Whistler Sliding Center. The 21-year-old luger is from the former Soviet republic of Georgia. An official statement from the International Olympic Committee is expected to be released soon. Visit WEEI.com's Olympics coverage homepage for more information as this story develops.
 


02/12/2010 - 3:46pm
Video: Sox truck leaves for Fort Myers

The Red Sox equipment truck loaded up and left for spring training in Fort Myers Friday afternoon. The truck is expected to complete it's approximate 1,500-mile journey around noon Sunday. For video of the first sign that baseball season is upon us, with WEEI.com's Kristine Leahy's interviews with eager fans watching the event, go to the Full Count Blog by clicking here.


02/12/2010 - 2:45pm
Ainge: 'No truth' to Wizards rumors

Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge told The Boston Globe that he has not had any discussions with the Wizards about a rumored deal that would send Ray Allen to Washington in exchange for Antawn Jamison and Caron Butler. Ainge also told the paper that rumors of talks about a trade that would send Rasheed Wallace to the Charlotte Bobcats have also missed the mark.

 

"There is no truth to either one of those," Ainge told the Globe. "I have had conversations with a lot of teams but those have never been discussed."

 

For the latest Celtics news, visit the Green Street blog.


02/12/2010 - 10:34am
Report: C's talk Allen with Wizards

According to a report by Yahoo Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski, the Celtics and Wizards are talking about a deal that would send Ray Allen, Brian Scalabrine and J.R. Giddens to Washington for forwards Antawn Jamison and Caron Butler. The report stated: "The trade isn’t imminent, but talks have progressed," and the teams are expected to continue discussions during All-Star Weekend.

 

For analysis of what such a swap would mean, click here.


02/12/2010 - 9:33am
Mashup: NCAA targets taunting

The NCAA has a proposal before the football rules committee that takes away touchdowns from players who taunt on their way to the end zone, assessing a penalty at the spot of the foul. Get the full story on that, plus links to the day's top stories, plus videos, trivia and more, at Friday's Morning Mashup.


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