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05/03/2012 - 12:24pm
Source: Iglesias headed to Pawtucket

According to a team source, Jose Iglesias will be demoted to Triple-A Pawtucket in order to make room on the 25-man major league roster for pitcher Aaron Cook.

Iglesias, who was promoted to the Red Sox Tuesday, did not appear in any of the three games he was active for. With Pawtucket, the shortstop hit .200 with a .274 on-base percentage in 23 games. He also struck out 16 times, drew eight walks and stole four bases.

The Red Sox had 48 hours from early Wednesday morning to promote Cook to the major league roster per the terms of the pitcher's opt-out clause in his contract. In five appearances with the PawSox, the 33-year-old went 3-0 with a 1.89 ERA, limiting opponents to a .217 batting average over 33 1/3 innings. The team still needs to clear a spot on the 40-man roster for Cook before he is added to the big league roster.

For more Red Sox news, go to the team page at weei.com/redsox.


05/03/2012 - 11:57am
Rondo: 'I don't have anything to prove'

WALTHAM -- Rajon Rondo doesn't do contrite and he doesn't do apologetic, either. In the wake of his one-game suspension for bumping an official that caused him to miss Game 2 of the Celtics' playoff series with the Hawks, Rondo said on Thursday that he doesn't have nothing to prove on Friday when the series resumes in Boston.

"Why would I have anything to prove? I just want to win. That’s it," Rondo said. "I’m confused why you guys would think I have anything to prove. It’s a game I’ve been playing my entire life. The world knows what I can do. I’m just going to out do and play and do what I do best and be the best point guard in the NBA."

Asked if he felt like he let his team down, Rondo said, "No. Do you feel like I let them down?"

Without Rondo, the Celtics rallied from an 11-point deficit in the third quarter to win 87-80 and even the series at a game apiece. Rondo did say...

05/03/2012 - 10:38am
Johnson: Seau suicide a 'tipping point'
By: DJ Bean

Former Patriots linebacker Ted Johnson joined Dennis & Callahan Thursday to discuss the death of NFL great Junior Seau. The former Chargers, Dolphins and Patriots linebacker committed suicide Wednesday, which has brought about questions of whether Seau was suffering from Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy, a degenerative disease common with athletes who have dealt with multiple head injuries. 

Johnson said he is "sick" over the passing of Seau, but that there's no denying that head injuries extend well beyond the game. 

"It's hard to quantify all the hits and what they mean in your life and the decisions you make, but there's obvious evidence out there that hits to the head can cause problems," Johnson said. "… It affects your mood, it affects your decision-making. It's really hard for a lot of guys, especially when they retire, to handle stress-related things. It's a lot more difficulty to kind of sift...

05/03/2012 - 9:58am
Doc: Rondo individually thanked teammates
By: DJ Bean

Celtics coach Doc Rivers joined Dennis & Callahan Thursday morning to discuss the team's first-round playoff series against the Hawks. 

The C's tied the series at one game apiece with an 87-80 victory in Atlanta on Tuesday. They had to do so without Rajon Rondo, who was suspended by the league for chest-bumping referee Marc Davis in Game 1. Though they lost that contest and saw one of their top players lose their cool, they were able to bounce back without Rondo in the Game 2 victory.  

"This team, I don't know how good we are or what we're going to do, but we do dumb things at times and it gets us in trouble, and then we tend to play well when that happens," Rivers said. "It's just an interesting group of guys."

Rivers said that Rondo individually thanked his teammates for getting the win without him after Tuesday's game. 

"I was really happy, going onto the bus, Rondo was standing outside...

05/03/2012 - 7:59am
Mashup: Buccaneers sign paralyzed player

The Buccaneers are signing paralyzed former Rutgers player Eric LeGrand to a free agent contract, allowing him to fulfill his dream of joining the NFL. Bucs coach Greg Schiano coached LeGrand at Rutgers, and he surprised LeGrand with the honor.

"I always wanted to go to the NFL," LeGrand said. "It may not be the circumstances that I wanted, but I'm there.

"I had no idea, no idea this was going to happen. Honestly, it's amazing. It is. It really is."

LeGrand, injured after making a hit on special teams in Rutgers' game against Army on Oct. 16, 2010, still requires the use of a wheelchair, but he has surprised doctors by resuming breathing on his own and standing up with the help of a metal frame.

Read more about that story and others, plus check out videos, trivia and more, at Thursday's Morning Mashup.


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