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10/26/2010 - 11:15am
Sturm: 'The knee's going to let me know'
By: DJ Bean

WILMINGTON -- A smiling Marco Sturm chatted with reporters following his return to the ice on Tuesday, noting that he's not taking any chances with his recovery and that he isn't planning on returning to the lineup until he is at 100 percent health. 

 

Sturm, who is recovering from a torn ACL and MCL suffered in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals last year, skated very lightly for about half an hour prior to Bruins' practice, taking laps and shooting on an empty net. He noted that his sessions on the ice will be without teammates for at least the next two weeks as he gets a better feel. 

 

"The knee's going to let me know how things are going," Sturm said. "Right now it's just getting used to the ice again and getting stronger. I still know that I'm not that strong yet, so there's still time to go, but I was really happy to be back on the ice today."

 
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10/26/2010 - 10:50am
LEEInks list: Memorable Boston openers

With Tuesday night's Heat-Celtics game the most highly anticipated NBA opener in recent memory, we decided to look through the history books for the most memorable season-opening games in Boston sports since 2000. Our list includes games from all four of Boston's major pro sports teams. Some had happy endings, and some led to early cries of "Wait 'til next year." Check out our list at the LEEInks blog.


10/26/2010 - 9:04am
Bill Simmons on D&C: Celtics will win East

Appearing on the Dennis & Callahan show Monday, ESPN's Bill Simmons predicted that the Celtics will prevail in the Eastern Conference, citing a deeper bench than Miami and an advantage in the matchups against Orlando. Regarding the Heat, Simmons remains skeptical heading into Tuesday's night season-opener at TD Garden.

 

"I think there's a much better chance that it's dicey than everything goes fantastic," Simmons said of the Heat.

 

Regarding the construct of this season's Celtics team, Simmons points to the C's depth as being a big difference from last season. He specifically cited the presence of Delonte West, and how he could protect the C's if something happened to starting point guard Rajon Rondo.

 

"I do think the one difference between last year's team and this year's team is they have a bench," he said, proceeding to then go on to talk about West. "I've got to say, I...

10/26/2010 - 8:32am
Brady on D&C: 'Been called a lot worse'

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady joined the Dennis & Callahan show Tuesday morning for his weekly interview, and he talked about Sunday's win over the Chargers, the upcoming game against Randy Moss and the Vikings, and his views on the Celtics' chances on the day of their season-opener.

 

Vikings coach Brad Childress on Monday called the Patriots one of the all-time great signal-stealers, referencing a Patriots-Vikings game in 2006. Responded Brady: "We've been called a lot worse than that. … That's come and gone. That's been not a part of football here for a long time, and we've still won a lot of games. In '07, they changed the rule and so forth. I don't buy a whole lot into that. The team that's going to win this weekend is the team that plays better. I...

10/26/2010 - 7:38am
Mashup: Sterger's life 'turned upside-down'

The manager for Jenn Sterger spoke to the New York Daily News on Monday and said the Jets game-day hostess' life "has been turned upside-down" due to the Brett Favre allegations. Phil Reese said there has been "no communication" with representatives for Favre about a settlement, and he said Sterger is "leaning toward" talking to NFL investigators.

 

"She's having a really tough time dealing with this," Reese said. "She's lost nine pounds. She was already in model shape before, so it's not good if those nine pounds just go missing. She's doing her best to try to stay focused on work and being a 26-year-old woman. But at the same time, it's obviously very difficult when there's paparazzi camped outside your home and TMZ is calling your house."

 

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