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03/19/2010 - 9:35am
Uncertain future for Scalabrine

Forward Brian Scalabrine said he would relish the opportunity to return to the Celtics next season, but he's prepared to look for a new home after his contract expires. He also said he'd play overseas if he couldn't hook on with another NBA team. Scalabrine, who turned 32 Thursday, has played hurt for the Celtics earlier this season and recently has seen his minutes dwindle to precious few, but he's accepting of his role.

 

“I’m not really like an egomaniac or anything like that,” he said. “I look at it like, I shoulder all responsibility on me. If I’m not playing, it’s because of me. If I am playing, on that side, I always say it’s because I’ve got good people around me."

 

Read more from Scalabrine in Jessica Camerato's story. Get more...

03/19/2010 - 9:15am
Verducci: Sox vulnerable vs. righties

Sports Illustrated baseball writer Tom Verducci was a guest of the Dennis & Callahan show Friday morning to talk about the Red Sox' prospects for 2010. "I like what they did here, but what people have to remember is that this is Plan B. They went to this because they had to go to this," Verducci said of Boston's focus on pitching and defense. "I think they didn't have a choice. I don't think they sat down and said, 'Let's switch gears here, guys, and now we think that defense wins games.' I think they had to do it. In that sense, it was a very smart thing to do, They are going to be a very good defensive team, there's not doubt about that, it will help them a lot.

 

"The downside is they're very vulnerable against right-handed pitching, and I don't think they're going to be much better as a team that hits on the road. They're probably a middle-of-the-pack offensive team, which could be good enough if their pitching...

03/19/2010 - 8:26am
Mashup: Big East nightmare

The opening day of the NCAA tournament was filled with exciting finishes and upsets, and the mighty Big East was the victim of three of those upsets (with one escape act). Get the details on that, plus find links to the day's other top stories, along with videos, trivia and more, at Friday's Morning Mashup.


03/19/2010 - 8:03am
Minihane live-blogs NCAA Tourney

Join WEEI.com columnist Kirk Minihane as he live-blogs all the action from the NCAA Tournament's second day, throughout Friday afternoon. The fun begins at high noon. To participate click here. To check out Minihane's rantings and ravings from Day 1 click here.

 

 


03/19/2010 - 7:41am
Video: Reaction after Bruins' loss

The consensus throughout TD Garden Thursday night that the Bruins came away from their highly-anticipated showdown with Pittsburgh and the man who ended Marc Savard's season, Matt Cooke, in an unfavorable light. Shawn Thornton did manage to rough up Cooke a bit in a first-period fight, but after the Penguins had left town with a 3-0 win, it was clear that Boston had displayed little else little else in regard to the kind of fire Bruins fans were looking for. To see video of the post-game reaction from each locker room go to the Big Bad Blog by clicking here:

 

Bruins coach Claude Julien's post-game press conference

 

Thornton on his fight with Cooke

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