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03/26/2010 - 7:59pm
Chief thief: Rondo sets steal mark

Rajon Rondo was credited with a steal midway through the second quarter, his 168th of the season, helping him pass Rick Fox for the all-time single-season Celtics mark. He also had six assists in the first quarter to pass Sherman Douglas for second on the Celtics all-time single-season assist list with 684. It appeared Rondo also stole the ball less than a minute into Friday's game against Sacramento, which would have given him 168 for the season and a new single-season steals mark, passing Fox's old mark of 167 in the 1996-97 season. But that steal was credited to Ray Allen, keeping Rondo momentarily tied with Fox. For more, visit the Green Street blog. 


03/26/2010 - 7:07pm
Perk out with sore left knee

The Celtics will not have the services of center Kendrick Perkins for Friday's game against Sacramento. The big man will rest his sore left knee. The team did not indicate how long Perkins is expected out of action. Rasheed Wallace will start in his place. For more, visit the Green Street blog. 


03/26/2010 - 4:48pm
Sox sign lefty Schoeneweis

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- The Red Sox announced that they have signed left-handed pitcher Scott Schoeneweis to a minor league deal that includes an Apri 15 opt-out date. The 36-year-old was released by the Brewers on Thursday. He pitched in 45 games for the Diamondbacks in 2009, recording a 7.12 ERA in 24 innings, though those on-field struggles came at a time when he was grieving the death of his wife.

 

Schoeneweis' deal includes an April 15 opt-out clause that allows him to become a free agent if he isn't on the major league roster.

 

This spring, despite a 7.11 ERA, Schoeneweis felt that he was throwing well and that, more importantly, he was once again able to enjoy his profession.

 

"The positive I take out of this [spring with the Brewers] is I realize I can have fun again," Schoeneweis told reporters upon learning of his release. "I haven't had fun for a long time. I know 100 percent that...

03/26/2010 - 4:41pm
Pats have private workouts with trio

With a little less than a month to go before the draft and the Pro Day schedule starting to wind down, the Patriots continue to work out collegians across the country. According to league sources, New England had a private workout with Maryland offensive lineman Phil Costa on Thursday, and conducted private workouts on Friday with a pair of Virginia Tech players, free safety Kam Chancellor and punter Brent Bowden. (The news on Bowden was first reported by the National Football Post.) For more Patriots news, check out our football blog, It Is What It Is.
 


03/26/2010 - 4:01pm
Lowell 'intact' after knee injury

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- X-rays were negative on Red Sox infielder Mike Lowell, who left Friday's game after fouling a ball just below his left kneecap. While there was no break, the injury will slow Lowell, who will no longer be able to make his scheduled appearance as a designated hitter on Saturday.

 

"He’s intact," said Sox manager Terry Francona. "He’s just going to be pretty sore."


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