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04/24/2012 - 6:11pm
Rondo, Allen, KG, Steimsma out vs. Heat

Despite being in a race for the fourth and final home court spot in the upcoming Eastern Conference playoffs, the Celtics will rest five key players when they take on the Heat. Rajon Rondo (rest), Ray Allen (rest), Kevin Garnett (rest, hip flexor), Mickael Pietrus (rest) and Greg Steimsma (foot) will all be out for the Celtics, who are a game behind the Hawks for home court advantage in the East. 

Coach Doc Rivers said prior to the game that Steimsma is the only player that "needs" the night off due to injury. Rivers added that he expects Garnett to play in the season finale Thursday at home against the Bucks. Rivers said he preferred that Garnett play tonight and rest Thursday but Garnett told him that he needed the extra two days of rest. 

The Celtics started Avery Bradley and Sasha Pavlovic in the backcourt, Ryan Hollins at center and Paul Pierce and Brandon Bass at forward. The game, which was spotlighted on national...

04/24/2012 - 4:59pm
Lineup: Shoppach in lineup, catching Beckett

Kelly Shoppach is in the lineup for the Red Sox Tuesday night against the Twins, catching Red Sox starter Josh Beckett. For his career, Shoppach is hitting .500 (8-for-16) with three home runs and five RBI against Minnesota right-handed pitcher Nick Blackburn. Blackburn is currently 0-1 with a 5.56 ERA in two starts this season.

Here is the Red Sox lineup:

Mike Aviles SS

Ryan Sweeney RF

Dustin Pedroia 2B

Adrian Gonzalez 1B

David Ortiz DH

Kevin Youkilis 3B

Cody Ross LF

Marlon Byrd CF

Kelly Shoppach C

For all the matchups, click here.

For more Red Sox news go to the team page at weei.com/redsox.


04/24/2012 - 4:35pm
Report: Pats put Light on reserve/retired list

The Patriots have placed offensive lineman Matt Light on the reserve/retired list, Howard Balzer of the Sports Xchange and 101 ESPN in St. Louis reported on Tuesday afternoon. A second-round pick out of Purdue in 2001, the veteran protected Tom Brady's blind side for the better part of 11 seasons, starting 153 of 155 games and earning three trips to the Pro Bowl and three Super Bowl rings in the process. The 33-year-old is a member of the Patriots' 50th Anniversary and All-2000s teams. For more Patriots news, check out weei.com/patriots.


04/24/2012 - 1:46pm
Cook on M&M: 'Done what I've needed to do'

Red Sox pitcher Aaron Cook, currently in Triple-A Pawtucket after signing a minor league deal this winter, said that he is focused on pitching as well as he can rather than spending too much time thinking about whether or not he will exercise an opt-out clause in his contract if he is not called up by May 1. That said Cook -- who is 3-0 with a 1.33 ERA in four starts -- said in an interview on the Mut & Merloni show that he feels that he is ready to contribute to a big league club.

"I just feel like I'm healthy. I feel like I've done what I've needed to do. Hopefully I will get a phone call [informing him of a promotion to the big leagues] by May 1st," he said. "[The opt-out date is] always in the back of your mind, but you can't control it till it comes. As of now, I'm still down here. I'm going to do what I can to try to win my next start, and when May 1 comes, me and my agent will have a conversation about what's going on if I haven'...

04/24/2012 - 12:01pm
Bergeron misses practice, will play Game 7
By: DJ Bean

WILMINGTON -- After Patrice Bergeron missed the Bruins' practice at Ristuccia Arena, B's coach Claude Julien was adamant that the banged-up center will be in the lineup in Wednesday's Game 7 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals against the Capitals. 

"None at all," Julien said when asked if there was any doubt that Bergeron would play. 

Added Julien: "He's playing next game. … I don't know how much clearer I can get. He's in."

Bergeron suffered an injury in the third period of Saturday's Game 5 loss. He played in Game 6, but was unable to take faceoffs, as the only draw he took came late in the third period. 

For more on the Bruins and the Stanley Cup playoffs, visit weei.com/bruins.  


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