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04/20/2010 - 2:28pm
Recchi on D&H: Savard skated earlier

Bruins forward Mark Recchi, one of the heroes of Monday night's Game 3 victory over the Sabres, joined the Dale & Holley show Tuesday afternoon. Recchi said teammate Marc Savard has been skating longer than the two days that the media found out about this week, and he's hopeful Savard will return to action soon.

 

"He actually texted me last week and told me he was actually sneaking on the ice, so I knew it," Recchi said. "He swore my secrecy, so I wasn't allowed to to say it. I didn't even tell any of my teammates. So, I knew he was getting eager and feeling good. It's great to see him out there. He's had a couple of hard days of practice [on his own]. I don't think he likes being out there by himself right now, but hopefully we'll see him in practice here soon and get him back in the lineup."

 

Asked if he thought Savard might return by the end of the Sabres series, Recchi said: "I'm not...

04/20/2010 - 1:56pm
Patriots sign WR Torry Holt

WEEI.com has confirmed that the Patriots have agreed to a contract with free agent wide receiver Torry Holt. The 33-year-old has spent 11 years in the NFL, playing for the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2009 (catching 51 passes for 722 yards) after spending his first 10 years with the Rams. He has 920 career catches for 13,382 yards and 74 touchdowns. ESPN.com is reporting that the deal is for one year at $1.7 million. The news was first reported by CSNNE.com.

 

To read what the signing might mean for the Patriots visit the It Is What It Is Blog by clicking here.


04/20/2010 - 1:30pm
Rockies president found dead

Colorado Rockies president Keli McGregor was found dead in a Salt Lake City hotel room Tuesday morning. Salt Lake Det. Rick Wall said police responded to the Grand America Hotel in downtown Salt Lake City and found McGregor in his room. "We didn't see anything suspicious," Wall told the Denver Post. "He did pass away of natural causes. The official cause of death will be investigated by the Salt Lake City Medical Examiner's Office."

 

McGregor, 48, was a two-time All-America tight end at Colorado State. He was drafted by the Broncos in the fourth round (110th overall) of the 1985 NFL draft. He played for the Broncos, Colts and Seahawks before retiring. He began his career with the Rockies in October 1993 as senior director of operations. He was promoted to senior vice president in 1996 and executive vice president in 1998. He was named president of the Rockies on Oct. 18, 2001.

 

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04/20/2010 - 12:00pm
Perkins: 'It is Baby' starting Game 2

Boston Celtics center Kendrick Perkins confirmed that Glen Davis will start in place of suspended Kevin Garnett in Tuesday's Game 2 first-round contest vs. the Heat.

 

"It is Baby," Perkins said following this Tuesday morning's shootaround in Waltham. "He's been there before. We have got trust in Baby so we know he's going to come out and play hard and do what he has to do."

 

Davis played well in the 2009 postseason, averaging 15.8 points and 5.6 rebounds. Garnett missed the entire 2009 playoffs with a knee injury.

 

For more Celtics news go to the Green Street blog.  

 

 


04/20/2010 - 11:14am
Report: Nets interested in C's Thibodeau

A report in the New York Daily News indicated that New Jersey Nets president Rod Thorn might have interest in Celtics assistant Tom Thibodeau for his team’s head coaching vacancy. According to the report, Thorn didn’t mention Thibodeau by name, but he did say he was looking for "somebody who has a defensive presence."

 

That description fits Thibodeau, who has been the architect of one of the NBA’s best defenses during his three seasons with the Celtics. Thibodeau has interviewed for several head coaching jobs in the past and many think it’s only a matter of time until he gets one.

 

Read more at the Green Street blog.


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