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02/14/2010 - 1:14am
Pedroia: Sox criticism unwarranted

Appearing on the Mut & Bradford show, Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia said he was tired of hearing criticism of the team's offense, saying the Sox not only won't be solely about pitching and defense but can "absolutely" score more runs than in 2009.

 

"I'm excited. I'm definitely excited this year. I think it's a challenge because everybody out there is saying all we can do is pitch and play defense," Pedroia said. "I think a lot of guys are going to take that personal, and as an offensive unit we need to score a lot of runs and I have a lot of confidence we're going to do all kind of good things.

 

"It gets to you a little bit. Every time I'm on the show somebody is calling asking about that. It kind of gets to you a little bit. A lot of guys take pride in having good at-bats and doing...

02/13/2010 - 11:04pm
Pierce wins Three-Point Shootout

DALLAS — Paul Pierce won the Foot Locker Three-Point Shootout at All-Star Weekend Saturday night. He defeated Chauncey Billups and Stephen Curry in the final round. Pierce scored 17 points in the first round and 20 in the second, knocking down all five "money balls" in the final round. Pierce becomes the first Celtic since Larry Bird to win the contest. His teammate, Rajon Rondo, finished second to Kevin Durant in the HORSE competition. To read more, click here.


02/13/2010 - 10:52pm
Four in a row: Bruins tame Panthers

The Bruins and Panthers went to overtime and a shootout on Saturday at the Bank Atlantic Center in Sunrise, Fla., before Boston won it 3-2. Mark Recchi had the game-deciding goal in the eighth round of the shootout. Recchi played in his 1,550th game to move into ninth on the all-time list and scored a third-period, game-tying goal. David Krejci tallied his 11th for the Bruins. Tuukka Rask took the win with 26 saves.

 

For more on the game, visit the Big Bad Blog.


02/13/2010 - 10:02pm
Wizards send Butler to Mavs

Wizards guard Caron Butler, who had been rumored to be a possibility to be heading to Boston, was instead part of a seven-player trade Saturday night that had him dealt to Dallas as part of a trade that had veteran swingman Josh Howard going to Washington. Howard, center/forward Drew Gooden, forward James Singleton and swingman Quinton Ross all join Washington, while Butler, center Brendan Haywood and guard DeShawn Stevenson will head to Dallas. For more basketball news, check out the Green Street blog.



02/13/2010 - 5:12pm
Report: Celtics wanted Butler
By: DJ Bean

After rumors surfaced Friday of the Celtics making a play for Caron Butler and the recent development that the Wizards' forward was headed to Dallas, sources have told the Boston Globe that the Celtics were indeed interested in Butler.

 

Butler, who has averaged 16.9 points and 6.7 rebounds this season, is believed to be on his way to Dallas along with Brandon Haywood and DeShawn Stevenson in exchange for Josh Howard, Drew Gooden, Quinton Ross, and James Singleton. The report did not indicate whether any talks with Boston involved Ray Allen. For more on the Celtics, go to the Green Street blog.


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