The Celtics won't be able to complete their free agent double-play as Corey Brewer is headed to Dallas. Yahoo reports that Brewer will sign a multi-year contract with the Mavericks. The Celtics had interest in Brewer, as did a number of other teams, after he was unexpectedly bought out by the Knicks. There aren't many other options left for the Celtics who can have as many as two roster spots left to fill once they make a decision on center Chris Johnson who is working on a 10-day contract.
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According to a report from Ian Rapoport of the Boston Herald, the Patriots have extended a restricted free-agent tender to running back BenJarvus Green-Ellis. The tender is at a second-round compensation level.
Green-Ellis had a breakout season in 2010, rushing for 1,008 yards and 13 touchdowns, a total that ranked second in the NFL. This is the first restricted free-agent tender the Patriots have extended this offseason.
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The Celtics and Suns play Wednesday night at TD Garden, the first meeting between the two teams since the Suns defeated the Celtics 88-71 on January 28 in Phoenix.
In that game, Kevin Garnett and Channing Frye had an altercation following a Frye three-point attempt late in the contest, as it appeared Garnett hit Frye in the groin area after the shot was released. Frye picked up a technical foul for his role in the altercation and Garnett was ejected.
At the Suns shootaround on Wednesday, Frye was asked about the confrontation.
“There’s a rule,” Frye told the Boston Herald. “There’s certain things you just don’t do and he just overstepped that boundary twice. It is what it is. There’s nothing else I can say about it. What am I going to do, slap him on the...
Former Red Sox outfielder Coco Crisp was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving early Wednesday morning in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Crisp -- now with the A's -- was detained and taken to City of Scottsdale Jail before being released. He was at Phoenix Municipal Stadium on time to participate in pre-game drills and was in uniform for the A's game against the Indians on Wednesday, though he did not play.
Crisp did not comment when asked about the arrest, telling the media that he will do so "in due time."
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FORT MYERS, Fla. -- After turning in his first spring training out of the season, John Lackey reiterated that he is solely focused on the 2011 season and not concerned what transpired in '10.
"Honestly, I'm just tired of talking about last year," said Lackey after pitching two innings against the Braves at City of Palms Park Wednesday, allowing a run on four hits. He threw 41 pitches (25 strikes), one of which former Red Sox Alex Gonzalez hit for a solo homer. "I'm ready to move forward and work on this year."
Lackey explained that he threw all fastballs in the outing in an attempt to build up arm-strength. He did make an alteration in his approach compared to last spring training, when the righty didn't walk a batter until his final outing of the spring.
"I threw a bunch of two-seamers last year during spring training, trying to pitch more to contact," he explained....
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