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05/31/2010 - 9:40am
Report: Red Sox trade Van Every to Pirates

According to MLB.com, the Red Sox have traded outfielder Jonathan Van Every back to the Pirates in exchange for minor league catcher Josue Peley. The Red Sox had originally acquired Van Every from Pittsburgh on April 24, but then designated the 30-year-old for assignment 10 days ago. In 21 games with the Red Sox this season, Van Every hit .211 with one home run.

 

Peley was a 35th round pick in the 2006 draft, having been converted from middle infielder to catcher in the Pirates' system. The 22-year-old was hitting .179 with the Single A West Virginia Power.


05/31/2010 - 9:32am
Rivers on D&C: 'A responsibility' to beat LA

Celtics coach Doc Rivers joined the Dennis & Callahan show Monday morning to talk about the NBA finals against the Lakers. Rivers said his players do not view themselves as underdogs. "We don't think that way," he said. "We don't care what others think. We believed going into the playoff rounds that we could get here and win it. We thought we needed to be healthy, and we did get healthy. I don't know how healthy we are now, but we're getting closer again. That was key for us. We just believe that the 23-5 team was the real team, at the beginning of the season. The 27-27 the rest of the way was due to different circumstances that had nothing to do with basketball. And we believe that as a group."

 

Rivers talked about the respect he has for the Celtics-Lakers rivalry. "It means a lot," he said. "I know the history. I love the history of the game. To be part of it is huge for me, personally. But you feel...

05/31/2010 - 8:01am
Report: Thibodeau-Hornets talks progress

Reports last week indicated that the Hornets were ready to offer their head coaching job to Celtics assistant Tom Thibodeau, and a story by Adrian Wojnarowski at Yahoo!Sports late Sunday night says the team has begun contract discussions with Thibodeau's representatives at Creative Artists Agency. However, a story out of Illinois' Daily Herald Monday morning notes that the Bulls have interest in him as well, and multiple reports say that Thibodeau plans to remain in discussions for the Nets job.

 

Daily Herald reporter Mike McGraw writes that Thibodeau and former Trail Blazers coach Maurice Cheeks are the favorites in Chicago. But the story indicates that Lakers assistant Brian Shaw (a former Celtic) now is being pushed by LeBron James associate William Wesley, who previously was campaigning for John Calipari. The rumor is that James would be interested in playing the triangle offense made popular by Phil Jackson, and Shaw has...

05/30/2010 - 7:30pm
Agent: Moss will serve as his own rep

According to his former agent Tim DiPiero, Patriots wide receiver Randy Moss has decided he will represent himself for the rest of his career. In an e-mailed statement Sunday evening, DiPiero — who had represented Moss since he was a rookie back in 1998 — confirmed the story that was reported earlier in the day by Pro Football Talk. DiPiero said it had been a "privilege" to represent Moss over the course of his professional career, and said Moss informed him recently the he would soon be moving in this direction.

"Randy has talked to me for a while about finishing his career without an agent and recently told me that as a veteran entering his entering his 13th season, he no longer believed he needs an agent.

"He told me he would be sending me official notice of his decision which he did last week.

"It has been a privilege representing him all these years and to have had a close-up...

05/30/2010 - 5:52pm
Source: Angels haven't talked Lowell with Sox

According to a baseball source, the Los Angeles Angels have not yet shown any interest in Red Sox corner infielder Mike Lowell. The Angels lost middle-of-the-order slugger and first baseman Kendry Morales on Saturday when he broke his leg while celebrating his walk-off grand slam. To date, according to the source, the pursuit of a replacement has not yet included Lowell, who is hitting .239/.329/.358/.687 in part-time duty with the Sox this year.


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