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12/22/2011 - 6:00pm
Garnett won't commit past this season

Kevin Garnett met with the media following Thursday's Celtics practice. The former league MVP said he is still undecided about his playing future beyond the upcoming season.

“I don't like anticipating the future,” Garnett said. “Things aren't set in stone. I'm not someone to go back on his word.”

Garnett seemed disinterested in dealing with the issue until after this season. “I've been getting the question [about his future] a lot,” Garnett said. “I'm not going to condone it or give it any air, because whatever this year presents itself to be – it'll be just that.”

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Ryan Hatfield contributed to this report.

 


12/22/2011 - 4:07pm
Report: Nationals land Gio Gonzalez

Keith Law of ESPN is reporting that the Nationals have acquired Gio Gonzalez from the A's for a package of four prospects.

According to an earlier report from ESPN.com, the Red Sox were serious candidates to land Gonzalez, who went 16-12 with an ERA of 3.12 in 2011. He is in his first year of arbitration eligibility in 2012 and is expected to make a salary somewhere close to $4 million. The report suggested the Sox would have had to move Will Middlebrooks -- currently rated by Baseball America as the top prospect in the system -- in a trade for Gonzalez.

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12/22/2011 - 2:41pm
Celtics waive three; Stiemsma safe

After waiving Jamal Sampson earlier Thursday, the Celtics announced via Twitter the dismissal of fellow training camp invitees Gilbert Brown and Michael Sweetney.

Barring any unforeseen moves, Greg Stiemsma -- who impressed during Wednesday's preseason game -- has secured the C's open 14th roster spot entering Sunday's season opener against the Knicks. Celtics coach Doc Rivers suggested the team will leave the 15th and final roster spot open for a potential free agent target.

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12/22/2011 - 1:24pm
Pats practice: Hernandez, Green-Ellis return

FOXBORO -- On an ideal December day at Gillette Stadium, tight end Aaron Hernandez and running back BenJarvus Green-Ellis returned to practice on Thursday as the team continues preparations for the Dolphins Saturday afternoon in Foxboro. Hernandez missed Wednesday's practice with a non-injury related matter while Green-Ellis was execused due to an illness. 

The team practice in sweats and shells on the main stadium field. 

The only players to miss were Sebastian Vollmer (foot/back) and linebacker Brandon Spikes, who was not spotted at practice for the first time this week. Spikes hasn't played since injuring his right knee against the Giants on Nov. 6.

For more, visit the Patriots team page at weei.com/patriots and the blog, It Is What It Is


12/22/2011 - 11:05am
Source: Red Sox 'not close on anything'

According to a team source, the Red Sox are "not close on anything" on either the free agent or trade market in terms of offseason starting pitching acquisitions. The team has taken a patient approach to the offseason, something that appears likely to continue going forward. The Sox are comfortable with the idea that good players can be added in January, often for a cost that is far less than what a team faces in order to sign players eary in the offseason. In the last decade, the Sox have signed such players as David Ortiz, Bill Mueller, Adrian Beltre and Alfredo Aceves in either January or February.

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