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02/18/2010 - 1:19pm
Nate tweets farewell to NY

Nate Robinson, rumored to be coming to the Celtics, has posted a few farewell messages to Knicks fans on his Twitter account.

 

"This is a sad day for me as well but I have tears of joy I accomplished something no one has done, 3X slam dunk champion! Thanks to my fans"

 

And:

 

"Love yall for the support over the years, since my rookie year my fans have made it EZ 4 me to LOVE NYC the best place on earth word aapp"

 

Check the Green Street blog for more Celtics updates.


02/18/2010 - 1:09pm
Matsuzaka: Back not a real injury

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Daisuke Matsuzaka talked Thursday morning at Red Sox spring training and downplayed his back soreness. The pitcher said his back is "getting better and better with each passing day. ... I wouldn't even call it an injury." Matsuzaka said he likely would have pitched through the pain if not for last year's problems. "I definitely don't want to make same mistakes I made last year," he said.

 

Matsuzaka worked out at Athletes' Performance this offseason and said the results give him confidence that he'll bounce back strong in 2010. "I think this was my best offseason in terms of preparation," he said. "My expectations for the season are very high."

 

Get more Red Sox coverage at the Full Count blog.


02/18/2010 - 12:56pm
McHale: Possible trade not 'a big deal'

NBA TV analyst and Celtics legend Kevin McHale joined the Dale & Holley show Thursday morning and talked about NBA trade week as well as the Celtics' prospects for the rest of this season. McHale said he's waiting to see if the C's can turn it on, and he's not overly concerned with what happened prior to this point. "They just have not hit their stride this year," McHale said. "They had a couple of periods where they've played really well and I started thinking, 'OK, here they go.' But I think for a championship-caliber team it's really how you play after the All-Star break." Added McHale: "I think they're set and poised for a push right now. But sometimes when you get older and you're looking for that push, it just never materializes."

 

McHale said the Cavaliers had already become the team to beat in the Eastern Conference before adding Antawn Jamison this week. "I think you could have said that...

02/18/2010 - 12:11pm
Ainge to appear on Big Show at 3 p.m.

Danny Ainge, Celtics president of basketball operations, will join The Big Show on Thursday afternoon around 3 p.m. The NBA trade deadline is also at 3 p.m. on Thursday afternoon. Tune in to The Big Show to hear Ainge's thoughts on the steps the Celtics may have taken to improve their roster for the playoff push and his thoughts on the Celtics - Lakers game on Thursday night. If you happen to miss Ainge's interview, simply visit The Big Show audio on demand page after the show.


02/18/2010 - 9:55am
Report: BC coach will not be charged

According to a report in the Tallahassee Democrat, Boston College assistant basketball coach Bonzie Colson will not face charges after an incident prior to Sunday's game at Florida State. A member of the FSU pep band accused the coach of pushing him out of the way and swearing at him when their paths crossed on the court, and two fellow band members backed up this assertion.

 

According to Thursday's report, another witness said Colson did not aggressively push the band member, but that he guided the student out of the way to avoid colliding with other band members. Florida's State Attorney's Office decided not to pursue charges.

 

FSU assistant athletic director Rob Wilson told the newspaper that the pep band will not be allowed on the court for the remainder of the season. "That's our fault, not the band's fault and not Boston College's fault," Wilson said. "In protection of our students and respect for...

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