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02/21/2011 - 9:25pm
Reports: Celtics talking trade for Battier

Several outlets have reported that the Celtics and Rockets have discussed a deal that would send Shane Battier from Houston to Boston. The Celtics, who are looking for backcourt depth in the wake of injuries to Marquis Daniels and Delonte West, have also reportedly pursued Cleveland's Anthony Parker. The 32-year-old Battier, a 6-foot-8, 220-pounder, is averaging 8.6 points per game in 57 contests this year with the Rockets. For more Celtics news, check out weei.com/celtics.


02/21/2011 - 5:57pm
Steinbrenner: 'We're allies with Red Sox'

Yankees co-owner Hank Steinbrenner was asked on Monday about MLB's revenue sharing and luxury tax programs, and said that changes are needed. 

 

"We've got to do a little something about that, and I know Bud [Selig] wants to correct it in some way," Steinbrenner told the media in Tampa. "Obviously, we're very much allies with the Red Sox and the Mets, the Dodgers, the Cubs, whoever in that area."

 

Steinbrenner said he doesn't know the exact figure the Yankees will have to pay for revenue sharing and luxury tax, but he estimated the club's 2010 payments to be in the $130 million range.

 

"At some point, if you don't want to worry about teams in minor markets, don't put teams in minor markets, or don't leave teams in minor markets if they're truly minor,'' Steinbrenner said. "Socialism, communism, whatever you want to call it, is never the answer.''

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02/21/2011 - 3:35pm
Former Pats CB Hobbs expected to retire
By: DJ Bean

According to a report from Fox Sports, former Patriots cornerback Ellis Hobbs III is expected to retire due to neck injuries. Just 27 years of age, Hobbs suffered a neck injury as a member of the Eagles while returning a kick against the Giants on Nov. 21. He did noy play again and was placed on injured reserve. 

 

The Patriots selected Hobbs in the third round of the 2005 NFL draft out of Iowa State. He played four seasons for the Patriots and set the NFL record for longest kickoff return on Sept. 9 2007 against the Jets. Hobbs was traded to the Eagles during the 2009 NFL draft for a pair of fifth-round picks and played two seasons in Philadelphia. He suffered a pair of neck injuries while playing for Philadelphia, the second of which has proven to be career-ending. 

 

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02/21/2011 - 3:02pm
Francona named to College Baseball HOF

Sox manager Terry Francona was named Monday as one of seven inductees to the 2011 National College Baseball Hall of Fame. 

 

Francona, who was an outfielder at the University of Arizona from 1978 to 1980, was named National Player of the Year in 1980, the same year he also won the Golden Spikes Award. For two years — 1979 and 1980 — he led the Pac-10 South in hits, RBI and doubles. He was named Most Outstanding Player at the 1980 College World Series after helping lead Arizona to the title. He also was named first-team All-American by the American Baseball Coaches Association, The Sporting News and Collegiate Baseball.

 

The members of the 2011 Hall of Fame class will be honored during an induction ceremony on July 3 in Lubbock, Texas. The other 2011 inductees include Danny Goodwin, catcher, Southern University; Dick Groat, shortstop, Duke; Ralph Waldo Emerson Jones, coach, Grambling State; Oddibe McDowell,...

02/21/2011 - 12:48pm
Thornton on D&H: Kaberle 'one of the best'

Bruins forward Shawn Thornton checked in with the Dale & Holley show Monday and talked about the team's recent roster changes.

 

Asked if there was any tension around the team last week, Thornton acknowledged that there was. "There always is this time of year," he said. "The media obviously reports it. I think it gets worse these days, with —I'm not bad-mouthing anybody, but — countless blogs and stuff that nobody really has to [be accountable]. You can just throw stuff against the wall and hope it sticks. There's a lot of names being thrown around nowadays. I think everybody's hoping that they get one right. So, yeah, there's a little bit of tension. I think the best thing to do is not try to pay too much attention to it."

 

Thornton had high praise for new Bruins Tomas Kaberle, Chris Kelly and Rich Peverley. "I've known Tomas for a long time," he said. "We were in the...

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