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04/22/2010 - 5:44pm
Rasheed Wallace fined $35,000 by NBA

Celtics forward Rasheed Wallace was fined $35,000 Thursday for publicly criticizing game officials for comments made to the media back on April 19. Visit the Green Street blog for more Celtics coverage.


04/22/2010 - 5:14pm
Francona: Dice-K 'in the rotation'

Terry Francona confirmed Thursday afternoon that Daisuke Matsuzaka will join the starting rotation when he is activated from the disabled list.

 

"Dice will pitch for us. We will insert him in the rotation," Francona said.  "Johnny [Farrell] and I have not got with him yet. When he pitches and how we get there, we'll sit and talk to Dice. We'll get to it. There's a little bit of time before he pitches. So we want to just make our rotation work with the off day coming up. We want to make it work. I do want to talk to him first."

 

Matsuzaka has made three rehab starts, including one Wednesday for Triple-A Pawtucket. He allowed three earned runs in 5.2 innings on the mound against Leigh Valley.

 

Francona ruled out the possibility of a six-man rotation for the Red Sox.

 

"Doing too many starters an injustice," Francona said. "In the summer months...

04/22/2010 - 4:36pm
Ellsbury has four ribs with hairline fractures

Speaking to the media prior to his team's series finale against the Rangers, Red Sox manager Terry Francona said that injured outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury has been diagnosed with having four ribs with hairline fractures. The ailment was discovered when Ellsbury, who is currently on the 15-day disabled list and would be eligible to come off on Tuesday, underwent a CT scan.

 

"The medical people assured us that this is the protocol. This is how you do it. You treat the symptoms. But once he wasn't able to play than we need to go back and do the CT scan," Francona said. "Nothing is displaced. We had four people read the X-rays and they said when the X-ray comes back negative than you treat the symptoms. That kind of threw us for a loop a little bit."

 

Francona explained that because they are non-displaced hairline fractures than they wouldn't initially appear on the X-rays, and the diagnosis wouldn't change...

04/22/2010 - 3:41pm
Lineups: Lowell in, Ortiz out

For the second straight game Mike Lowell will serve as the Red Sox' designated hitter, with David Ortiz getting another day off with Texas lefty C.J. Wilson on the mound. Here are the lineups for both the Red Sox and Rangers in the teams' series finale:
 

Red Sox:
Scutaro SS
Drew RF
Pedroia 2B
Youkilis 1B
Martinez C
Lowell DH
Beltre 3B
McDonald CF
Hall LF

Buchholz P

Rangers:
Andrus SS
Young 3B
Hamilton LF
Cruz DH
Murphy RF
Davis 1B
Teagarden C
Blanco 2B
Borbon CF

Wilson P


04/22/2010 - 1:54pm
NCAA to expand tournament to 68 teams

The NCAA announced Thursday that it plans to expand the men's basketball tournament from 65 to 68 teams. The expansion will take place immediately beginning next year. The NCAA also announced a brand new $10.8 billion broadcasting deal with CBS and Turner Broadcasting that will allow every game to be shown live on TV for the first time.


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