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06/16/2011 - 2:29pm
Lineup: Ellsbury sits, McDonald leads off

Jacoby Ellsbury will miss his first start since April 19 when the Red Sox take on the Rays and lefty ace David Price Thursday night. Darnell McDonald, a right-handed bat who hasn't played in the majors since May 25 after heading to the DL with a quad injury, will take Ellsbury's spot both in center and at the leadoff spot in the Boston lineup. Mike Cameron also starts in right field over J.D. Drew against Price. Clay Buchholz will get the start on the bump for the Red Sox. 

Here's the Red Sox full lineup:

Darnell McDonald CF

Dustin Pedroiia 2B

Adrian Gonzalez 1B

Kevin Youkilis 3B

David Ortiz DH

Jed Lowrie SS

Carl Crawford LF

Mike Cameron RF

Jarrod Saltalamacchia C

Clay Buchholz SP

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06/16/2011 - 12:54pm
Report: Frank interviews with Pistons

According to a story by ESPN's Marc Stein, Celtics assistant Lawrence Frank interviewed with the Pistons for their head coaching job on Wednesday. Frank is also considered a finalist for the same position with the Raptors, along with Dallas assistant Dwane Casey. 

Former Hawks coach Mike Woodson was the first interview in Detroit. Former college coach Kevin Sampson, who has served as an assistant with Milwaukee since leaving the college game, is also expected to interview, as is Casey.

For more Celtics news, visit the team page at weei.com/celtics

 


06/16/2011 - 12:51pm
Brickley on M&M: 'Been a long time coming'

NESN hockey analyst Andy Brickley talked to the Mut & Merloni show Thursday night following the Bruins big 4-0 victory in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup finals. A former Bruins player himself, Brickley discussed what the Cup's return to Boston meant to him. 

"We spent a lot of postgame in the locker room with the players. Although we weren't on the ice, we still felt like we were a part of it because we've covered the team game in and game out," he said. "Yeah, it's been a long time coming, you know? Had a chance to win in '90 and couldn't do it as a player. Certainly grew up in the Boston area and know what 1970 and 1972 mean to Bruins fans. Nice to be a part of it and absorb it and take it all in. What an experience it was as an observer."

The NESN and Versus color commentator also discussed why he thinks this particular group of Bruins was able to do the job that several before them had failed to do.

"These...

06/16/2011 - 10:26am
Game 7 sets record TV rating

Wednesday night's Game 7 between the Bruins and Canucks received a 43.4 rating Nielsen household rating in Boston, making it the highest-rated Bruins game in history.

Nationally, the game drew a 5.7 rating, up 14 percent from the last Game 7 of the Cup finals (Pittsburgh-Detroit, 2009) and the second-highest rated game of the last 35 years of the Stanley Cup Finals, trailing only Game 6 of last year's Blackhawks-Flyers series.

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06/16/2011 - 9:14am
Bruins parade set for Saturday

Mayor Thomas Menino has announced that the Stanley Cup parade for the Bruins will be on Saturday, starting at 11 a.m. It will be the seventh championship parade since 2002 in the city of Boston. 

The parade was initially rumored to perhaps take place on Friday, but Menino said Saturday was a better fit for several players who had prior commitments on Friday.

“This is the players' rally, not my rally,” Menino said. “We wanted to do what the players wanted. They’re the ones that brought the championship to Boston."

The parade will start at TD Garden and end at Copley Plaza.

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