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10/16/2012 - 5:39pm
Celtics waive Christmas, Smith

In a surprise move prior to the Celtics' fifth preseason game -- and first at TD Garden -- against the Nets, the C's waived guards Dionte Christmas and Jamar Smith, trimming the roster to 16 with four games to play before the regular season.

Both players participated in all four preseason games for the C's, although neither made much of an impact in limited minutes. Still, Celtics coach Doc Rivers, who has expressed concern at the lack of depth behind point guard Rajon Rondo, hinted over the weekend that the team would wait to make any roster moves until later this week.

So, the cuts of Christmas -- whose summer league success and early call off the bench in Monday night's loss to his hometown 76ers seemed to give him a leg up on his competition -- and Smith -- whose ballhandling ability also appeared to give him an inside edge -- come as a surprise. While the C's still could be looking to add veteran point guard depth behind Rondo and Jason Terry...

10/16/2012 - 4:14pm
Dooling: Allen talked more to media than C's

In Jackie MacMullan's latest column on the maturation of Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo, one of the most revealing quotes comes from Keyon Dooling, who discussed the relationship between Rondo and former teammate Ray Allen.

"Ray was great in many ways," Dooling told MacMullan. "Rondo learned a lot from him -- how to prepare, how to take care of his body, how to be professional.

"But the way Ray led was different than how Rajon did it. Not wrong, just different.

"Ray didn't know how to communicate with Rondo the way some of us could, like myself, like KG, who fully embraced Rajon.

"I love Ray. I love his family. He's a true pro. But it's unfair how this all came out. Ray had such a good relationship with all the reporters and Rondo was so quiet. So who gets all the good press?

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10/16/2012 - 2:21pm
Source: Bogar not a candidate for manager

According to a major league source, the Red Sox do not plan to interview any members of the 2012 coaching staff for their managerial vacancy. That would appear to rule out Tim Bogar, who served as bench coach in 2012 under Bobby Valentine. While Bogar was a finalist for the managerial vacancy with the Astros this year, the Sox appear to be searching outside the organization for the successor to Bobby Valentine. 

Dodgers third base coach Tim Wallach interviewed on Friday and Yankees bench coach Tony Pena interviewed on Monday. Padres special assistant to the GM Brad Ausmus is scheduled to interview on Wednesday, with former Red Sox bench coach (and current Orioles third base coach) DeMarlo Hale on tap to interview on Thursday. 

The Sox have not ruled out adding additional candidates to that group (including candidates whom they interviewed last year), but if they do so, it appears they will come from outside the organization. 

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10/16/2012 - 1:05pm
NHL owners offer 50-50 split, full season
By: DJ Bean

The NHL owners may have made a big move towards resolving the lockout, as the league submitted a new offer for a collective bargaining agreement that would call for a 50-50 split of hockey-related revenue and no salary rollbacks for current contracts.

Commissioner Gary Betman told reporters Tuesday that the league has given Donald Fehr and the NHLPA "about 10 days" to accept the offer. Should the deal be accepted, the NHL season would begin on Nov. 2 and every team would play an extra game every five weeks in order to play a full 82-game schedule.

Other unknown details of the offer may make the offer less appealing to the NHLPA than the news of a 50-50 split without rollbacks might suggest, but the news of the offer over one month since either side has submitted one should serve as encouraging news. Thus far, games have been cancelled through Oct. 24. 

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10/16/2012 - 7:50am
Mashup: Mavericks suspend Delonte West

The up-and-down career of Delonte West has taken another downturn, as the former Celtic was suspended by Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle on Monday night for conduct detrimental to the team. According to multiple reports, West had an outburst in the locker room following Monday night's 123-104 preseason win over the Rockets in which the guard had two points, two assists and one rebound in almost 17 minutes.

Tweeted West late Monday: "Sorry moma…" adding, "I showed off on ur birthday again…"

West, known for his solid defense but questionable behavior, averaged 9.6 points and 3.2 rebounds for the Mavs last season. An eight-year veteran who started his NBA career in Boston, West was sentenced to eight months of house arrest and suspended for 10 games by the league for an incident in September 2009 in which he was arrested on weapons charges. He has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder.

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