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02/17/2010 - 2:53am
Celtics survive Sacramento

The Celtics opened up their West Coast swing with a 95-92 win over the Sacramento Kings Tuesday night. Paul Pierce made a key 3-pointer, and he and Rasheed Wallace each had 17 points in the victory. Read more on Green Street.


02/17/2010 - 12:50am
Matsuzaka has back soreness

Red Sox pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka likely will be delayed slightly in his spring training schedule by back stiffness or a strain, possibly the result of his rigorous offseason workout program, according to a source familiar with the situation. The Sox will take the next couple of days to evaluate the pitcher's condition, during which time Matsuzaka is unlikely to throw as the team follows a relatively conservative treatment course in an attempt to treat the discomfort.

 

Even with a brief delay in his throwing schedule, the pitcher should be able to have a normal spring training and be ready for the start of the regular season. The team will monitor the pitcher's condition to ensure that he is at full health before throwing.

 

Matsuzaka told Japanese reporters that he is dealing with some mild upper-body soreness, but that it did not prevent him from working out indoors or taking part in his shoulder program activities on...

02/16/2010 - 11:31pm
Snowboarder Jacobellis DQ'd

Vermont snowboarder Lindsey Jacobellis was disqualified from the snowboardcross event after losing control and clipping a gate during her semifinal run Tuesday at the Winter Olympics. Jacobellis, who missed out on a gold medal four years ago when she fell while trying to add some flair to one of her final jumps while she had a big lead, showed her frustration Tuesday after her fall before regrouping and ending with a grab of her board while flying through the air to the finish.

 

"I mean, it's a bummer," Jacobellis said. "But then [the fancy finish] came off, and I was like, 'Still can have some fun in some way.' "

 

For more on Jacobellis plus a recap of the day in Vancouver, click here.


02/16/2010 - 10:48pm
Rumor: Nate Robinson to C's?

Reports out of New York and Boston indicate that the Celtics may be looking to acquire New York Knicks guard Nate Robinson. The reigning slam dunk champion has fallen in and out of favor with Knicks coach Mike D'Antoni this season and is not thought to be in the team's long-term plans. The Celtics presumably would offer an expiring contract in return.


02/16/2010 - 7:20pm
Team USA wins hockey opener

Bobby Ryan, David Backes and Ryan Malone scored for a 3-0 lead and the United States held off Switzerland for a 3-1 victory in its opening game of the Winter Olympics Tuesday afternoon. Ryan Miller made 14 saves for the Americans. Bruins goalie Tim Thomas dressed as the backup to Miller over former UMass netminder Jonathan Quick. For more on the game, click here.


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