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01/19/2010 - 3:57pm
KG returns to Celtics practice

WALTHAM — For the first time since being sidelined by a hyperextended right knee, Celtics forward Kevin Garnett returned to full practice on Tuesday. He took part in the session, running up and down the court without a noticeable limp. Coach Doc Rivers said he will not allow Garnett to play on Wednesday night in Detroit when the team plays the Pistons but rather keep him on track for a Friday return when the Celtics host Portland. "It felt good," Garnett said. "It felt good to be back with the guys today." While Garnett returned to practice, Rasheed Wallace was given the day off to rest his foot and groin, neither of which figure to keep him from facing his former team on Wednesday, according to Rivers. For more, including audio and video of KG in action, visit the Green Street blog. 

01/19/2010 - 3:18pm
Source: Papelbon, Sox strike deal

According to a source familiar with the negotiations, the Red Sox and closer Jonathan Papelbon are on the verge of finalizing a deal that would pay Papelbon $9.35 million for next season, allowing the pitcher to avoid arbitration for a second straight season. The deal was agreed upon just prior to the noon deadline to exchange numbers for a potential arbitration hearing. Papelbon also agreed to a one-year contract just prior to exchanging figures last season, coming to terms on a $6.25 million, one-year deal, a record for first-time arbitration-eligible pitchers.


Papelbon would become the highest-paid closer with four-year service time, surpassing Eric Gagne's mark of $8 million annually. Some other comparable contracts earned by four-year closers include Bobby Jenks ($7.5 million), Mariano Rivera ($7.25) and Francisco Rodriguez ($7.1). Rodriguez would make a record $10 million in his...

01/19/2010 - 12:00pm
Reports: M's sign Felix for 5 years

According to multiple reports, right-hander Felix Hernandez agreed to a five-year, $78 million deal with the Mariners that will keep him in Seattle through the 2014 season. The agreement was first reported by's Keith Law; terms were first reported (via Twitter) by reporter Francisco Blavia.


Hernandez was 19-5 with a 2.49 ERA in 2009 for the Mariners. He finished second in Cy Young voting to Kansas City's Zack Greinke.


The 23-year-old (he turns 24 in April) would have been eligible for free agency following the 2011 season. Now, however, it appears that he will remain with the Mariners for the foreseeable future. Hernandez is 58-41 with a 3.45 ERA...

01/19/2010 - 11:16am
Reports: Gailey new coach of Bills

According to multiple reports, Chan Gailey will be named coach of the Buffalo Bills at a press conference Tuesday afternoon. Gailey would become the Bills' fifth head coach in 10 years. Gailey has coached for 38 years, including 15 in the NFL. He was the head coach of the Dallas Cowboys for two seasons (1998-99), leading the team to consecutive playoff appearances. Read the full story here.

01/19/2010 - 10:06am
Report: Pees in line to join Broncos

Dean Pees, who last week insisted he was not fired but rather chose not to return to the Patriots as defensive coordinator, is the lead candidate to be the defensive coordinator with the Broncos, according to a report in the Denver Post. Denver coach Josh McDaniels, a former Patriots assistant, recently parted ways with defensive coordinator Mike Nolan, who reportedly is headed to Miami. Meanwhile, Fox Sports is reporting that Chan Gailey likely will be the next head coach of the Bills. Check the It Is What It Is blog for updates as they become available.

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