The Celtics will pick 19th in the 2010 NBA Draft, winning a four-way tiebreaker with the Spurs, Thunder and Trail Blazers on Friday. NBA executive vice president of basketball operations Stu Jackson conducted the random drawing at the Board of Governors meeting in New York City. A total of six tiebreakers were held for teams who finished with identical records in the regular season. The Celtics, Spurs, Thunder and Trail Blazers ended with records of 50-32. Visit the Green Street Blog for more on the draft order.
Daisuke Matsuzaka will make at least one more start in the minor leagues, with Red Sox manager Terry Francona announcing that the pitcher will make his third straight appearance for the Pawtucket Red Sox, starting Wednesday against Lehigh Valley, the Phillies Triple A affiliate. Matsuzaka has not allowed a run in his first two rehab outings with the PawSox, going a total of 11 innings.
Matsuzaka, who is coming off back and neck ailments, said that he feels ready to return to the Red Sox, but hasn't yet heard about what the team's plans are following his next start in the minors.
"I don't think I've really been told that after one more start I'm definitely going to be back in the rotation," he said through translator Masa Hoshino. "But no matter how many more rehab outings I have, whether it's one or two, all I can really do is do my best to be ready to join the rotation when I'm asked to.
Hall of Famer and NESN analyst Peter Gammons made his weekly appearance on the Big Show on Friday to discuss the state of the Red Sox. With the lineup coming out for tonight's game against Tampa Bay featuring Jason Varitek at catcher, Gammons said that he thinks the Sox captain will regularly be behind the plate when Josh Beckett is on the mound.
"Josh is very comfortable with him and Victor Martinez is going to catch Wakefield," Gammons said. "So I think it works. I really do believe, and I agree with Jason, that this is a role he can do for awhile. He is more relaxed and you are getting more production from him."
Staying on the topic of the catching situation, Gammons also talked about the concerns with Victor Martinez' play in the field. Gammons said that his problems behind the plate in Cleveland led to the Indians stop playing him at catcher, and that his difficulties controlling the running...
Red Sox outfielder Mike Cameron, who had a kidney stone removed on Friday morning, said that he is feeling "much better" following the procedure. He compared the experience to giving birth, but is hopeful that it will permit him to make a return to the lineup in the near future.
In a best-case scenario for the Sox, said manager Terry Francona, Cameron could return to the lineup as soon as Saturday, depending on his recovery. That explains, in part, why the team felt comfortable not making a roster move to add an outfielder from the minors today.
The Sox are also hopeful that Jacoby Ellsbury, who hasn't played since colliding with third baseman Adrian Beltre on Sunday, can return in the next few days. With Cameron's positive prognosis, the Sox felt that they would rather hope that Ellsbury can return in the next few days rather than putting him on the disabled list and losing time when he was healthy enough to...
Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo missed practice on Friday with the flu. However, he is expected to be ready for Game 1 of the Celtics-Heat playoff series on Saturday.
Rondo played in 81 games this year. The All-Star averaged 13.7 points, 4.4 rebounds, 9.8 assists and 2.3 steals per night.
Patriots DT Chris Jones wasn't even sure he was the one who blocked NIck Folk's FG attempt to seal the win against the Jets. He also talked about how well LB Dont'a Hightower has done in place of Jerod Mayo.
Julian Edelman joined the show to talk about the win over the Jets and the quick turn around involved with Thursday night games. He also praised Danny Amendola's job on the kick-returns and how Chicago will most likely respond positively to the reported fights in their locker room following Sunday's loss to the Dolphins.
Tom discussed Peyton's record breaking night.
Kirk Minihane joins the We Hate Dwyane Wade Show to preview the upcoming Celtics season. Ben and Sam also discuss the Rajon Rondo/Jeff Green trade rumors and dabble in the classic NBA analytics debate.
Dr Nick Leung for the Newton Wellesley Orthopedics Association joins Ben to talk about Rajon Rondo's broken hand.
The debut edition of the We Hate Dwyane Wade show. Ben and Sam preview the Celtics and talk about other summer news around the NBA.
Joe Castiglione does his annual wrap-up of the season by reading the poem by Bart Giamatti.
Mut and Rob discuss the "kids" and the variety of young bodies the Red Sox called upon this season. Specifically, they look at Bogaerts and Bradley, Jr. and where things went wrong. They give their opinions on which one will right the ship next season.
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The world's biggest Canadiens fan Tony Marinaro joins MFB after the Bruins and Tuukka Rask suffered another loss in Montreal.
We check in with NESN's Jack Edwards for a Bruins-Canadiens preview, live from French-Quebec.
Pierre McGuire joins MFB to analyze last night's Bruins-Red Wings game and preview tonight's game against the Canadiens. Pierre also offers his take on fighting in the NHL.
Tom Brady discussed Peyton's record breaking night.
Tim Hasselbeck on Peyton vs. Brady.
The guys opened the show discussing Peyton Manning's record setting night in Denver.
Christian talks about his Top 5 coaches in the NFL.
Christian learns a thing or two about lead poisoning. San Francisco hates Lorde until the World Series is over. Floyd Mayweather sued for false imprisonment.
We check in with the playmaker, Hall of Famer Michael Irvin of the NFL Network joined Dale and Michael to break down and analyze Pats-Jets.
We discuss the Bruins loss in Montreal, and more importantly their loss of composure, and whether or not Lucic and Marchand are pulling their weight.
Dale, Michael and Barstoolsports Jerry Thornton break down the Pats close win over the Jets on Thursday Night Football.
Mikey, Villani and Lenny are talking about the 2004 Red Sox on the anniversary of Game 4 of the ALCS with Dave Roberts steal abd Bill Mueller driving him in and what it was like to witness.
Mikey, Mut and Lenny are talking about the Patriots and how they have stacked up through the years and what got them to the three championships and five Super Bowl appearances in the Brady-Belichick era.
Mikey and Mut take a call from someone who wants to criticize Belichick the GM and his history of drafting players and making moves in the draft.
This week Pete gives the listeners a brief, but enthusiastic history lesson the ineptitude of the New York Jets. They also help you set your final rosters for your Week 7 fantasy teams.
Predictions for the Revs moving into the playoffs, Jurgen Klinsmann vs Don Garber, and Ben needs a new European team to root for.
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