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01/04/2010 - 4:04pm
Pierce, Rondo day-to-day

WALTHAM -- Paul Pierce and Rajon Rondo took some shots and did some light running but didn't practice with the Celtics on Monday. Assistant Tom Thibodeau, who filled in for Doc Rivers, ran practice and said Pierce and Rondo are day-to-day with right knee and left hamstring issues, respectively. Thibodeau said no decision has been made on whether Pierce would travel with the team to Miami for Wednesday's game against the Heat. For more, visit the Green Street blog.


01/04/2010 - 3:45pm
Pats coordinator Pees hospitalized

WEEI has learned that Patriots defensive coordinator Dean Pees was taken to the hospital during the third quarter of the Patriots' 34-27 loss to the Texans Sunday afternoon in Houston. Pees experienced shortness of breath while sitting in the coaches box and was consequently rushed to a nearby hospital. A battery of tests were done and it has been determined that Pees should make a full recovery and will get back to work this week. The 60-year-old defensive coordinator did not travel back to New England with the team following the game, but he is expected to return later tonight.

 

For all the latest Patriots news and information check out the It Is What It Is blog.

 

 


01/04/2010 - 2:44pm
Rivers misses Celtics practice

WALTHAM -- Coach Doc Rivers was not at Celtics practice Monday as he tended to a personal matter, according to team spokesman Jeff Twiss. Rivers is expected back at practice Tuesday and is expected to travel with the team to Miami for Wednesday's game against the Heat. For more, visit the Green Street blog. 


01/04/2010 - 2:07pm
Bay passes physical with Mets

According to a baseball source, Jason Bay passed his physical with the Mets on Monday morning, the final step that stood between him and finalizing his four-year, $66 million contract that includes a vesting option for the 2014 season that could push the value of the deal to $80 million over five years. Part of the hang-up in the Red Sox' negotiations with Bay, according to multiple reports, were issues related to the slugger's knee (Bay underwent arthroscopic surgery after the 2006 season) and right shoulder (which required surgery in 2003).

 

As WEEI.com reported on Sunday, the deal between Bay and the Mets was reached on Christmas morning.


01/04/2010 - 12:36pm
Pollard talks about Welker injury

Texans safety Bernard Pollard told SI's Peter King that when Patriots wide receiver Wes Welker went down with a left knee injury in Sunday's New England-Houston game, he heard Welker scream the same way Tom Brady did when the quarterback suffered a knee injury in September 2008.

The former Kansas City defensive back was the player who hit Brady in 2008, causing the season-ending knee injury. On Sunday, he was the player closest to Welker when Welker's knee buckled awkwardly, causing the receiver to fall to the turf.

"I heard Wes yell out, the same way I heard Tom yell out,'' Pollard told King. "It was the same yell. It was terrible. He went down right in front of me. I saw his knee buckle, then I fell on him, and when he went down, I said, 'Just my luck.'"

Welker reportedly tore the MCL and ACL in his left knee.


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