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01/06/2011 - 11:06am
Doc on D&C: Lots of room for Rondo to grow

Celtics coach Doc Rivers, in his weekly appearance on the Dennis & Callahan Show, suggested that even after exceptional games such as Rajon Rondo's triple-double against the Spurs on Wednesday, the point guard still has plenty of upside for his game. While Rondo was brilliant in scoring a dozen points, pulling in 10 boards and dishing out 22 assists (while adding a notable block of George Hill), Rivers said that if he can improve as a shooter, it would be nearly impossible for opposing teams to guard him.

 

Rivers noted that on Tuesday night, the Timberwolves were able to back off of Rondo completely, guarding against the pass rather than his shot. While the Celtics coach was pleased with some strides that the fifth-year player has made in his shooting game, he suggested that there is room for more growth.

 

"the shot part of his game, that’s going to open up so many more doors for him," said Rivers...

01/06/2011 - 9:33am
Agent: Cameron wants to stay with Red Sox

Mike Nicotera, the agent for outfielder Mike Cameron, said that his client was excited about the Red Sox' acquisition of Carl Crawford and that, even though Cameron is likely to be a fourth outfielder (barring an injury to Crawford, J.D. Drew or Jacoby Ellsbury), he looks forward to competing for a World Series in Boston.

 

“Mike wants to be with this club and feels like he will have a significant role with this club,” said Nicotera. “Mike thinks that this can be a very good team and that he has a chance to be a big part of it and that they have a chance to win a championship.

 

“That’s No. 1 in his mind. No. 2 is that he feels like, ‘Look, I need to show the Red Sox that I’m healthy. I feel great, but I need to go in there and show everyone that I’m healthy [following season-ending surgery to repair an abdominal tear]. When I show that, everything will take care of itself....

01/06/2011 - 9:04am
Mashup: Cavaliers hire homeless 'voice'

The homeless Ohio man with the "God-given voice" who became an Internet sensation has received a flood of job offers, including one from the Cavaliers to do voice-overs. Take a closer look at Ted Williams, who has battled alcohol and drug problems and has a long criminal record. He's now is trying to get back on his feet with help from the Cavs, who offered to pay a mortgage so Williams could get off the streets.

 

Read more about that story and others, plus check out videos, trivia and more, at Thursday's Morning Mashup.


01/06/2011 - 12:35am
Baby on Doc: 'It's like a love-hate thing'

Following his most productive night of the season in the scoring column, Glen Davis said coach Doc Rivers continues to give him plenty of tough love this season. But Davis - with 23 points in a 105-103 win over the Spurs - added that Rivers is working with him this season harder than ever to get the most out of him. 

 

“He has, he has worked with me," Davis said, after making 10-of-18 shots from the field. "He's given me the opportunity to show what I got. He is still hard on me. He’s still hard. It’s like a love hate thing. It's like you love it but pipe it down sometimes."

 

Asked to describe their relationship - now in its fourth year - Davis said it's a very complicated but effective one. 

 

“For sure, father-son, like step-son," Davis added. "He loves me. But it’s like I still love you, but I’m hard on you. It is what it is."...

01/05/2011 - 11:34pm
Red Sox won't be bringing in RF fence

The Red Sox have withdrawn their request to the office of the Massachusetts Secretary of State to undergo construction that would bring in the right field fence at Fenway Park as much as nine feet. The move, which would have expanded the width of the Fenway bullpens fro 21 to 27 feet, had to approved by the Boston Landmarks Commission and the Massachusetts Historical Society. The change was met with some resistance from the Massachusetts Historical Society.

 

The following is a statement issued by the team: "The Red Sox recently sent a letter to the Secretary of State’s office withdrawing a request to consider expansion of the right field bullpen area this off-season. As we moved through the review process over the last several months, issues arose regarding implementation that required additional discussion and consideration of other design possibilities.  Given the tight construction timeline we are operating on to have the...

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