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05/06/2011 - 6:21pm
No ruling on stay this week from court

Albert Breer of the NFL Network is reporting that as of Friday at 6 p.m., the U.S. Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals in St. Louis had closed for the week, which means there will be no ruling regarding the stay in the case of the NFL owners and players this week.

It was initially believed that there would be some sort of decision forthcoming this week regarding whether or not the lockout would stay in place until the hearing between the two sides, which is scheduled for the same court on June 3. But no word from the court means that the doors throughout the league will stay locked to the players, at least through the weekend.

The lockout, which has been on again and off again for approximately eight weeks, is the first work stoppage in the NFL since 1987.

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05/06/2011 - 5:23pm
Bobrovsky to start for Flyers in Game 4
By: DJ Bean

Flyers coach Peter Laviolette announced Friday at TD Garden that Sergei Bobrovsky will start for the team in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference semifinals vs. the Bruins. Boston leads the series, three games to none. 

Rhode Island native Brian Boucher has started the first three games of the series, dropping all three contests and allowing 11 games. He was pulled in favor of Bobrovsky in Games 1 and 3 and left Game 2 briefly with an injury concern. Bobrovsky has allowed three goals in 55:15 this series. 

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05/06/2011 - 5:22pm
Matsuzaka: 'I will be ready' on Sunday

Daisuke Matsuzaka, who had his scheduled start on Wednesday pushed back two days after experiencing elbow stiffness during his start last Friday, and then who had his rescheduled start pushed back two more days after he made his first career relief appearance when pressed into duty in Wednesday's 13-inning marathon, said that his elbow will be fine for his scheduled start on Sunday against the Twins.

“As to my elbow, it is getting better, gradually getting better, so as the game is scheduled, I will be ready for the game,” he said through a translator.

Matsuzaka ended up suffering the loss in Wednesday's extra-innings contest against the Angels, when he made his first career relief appearance and allowed two runs. It was a challenging contest, in some respects, to prepare for, since Matsuzaka had already thrown a side session and iced that afternoon as part of his usual between-starts throwing schedule. That said, the right-hander was...

05/06/2011 - 4:22pm
Ainge: 'I believe Shaq's playing' in Game 3

Celtics president Danny Ainge was a guest on The Big Show Friday afternoon and he said that yes, he believes that Shaquille O'Neal will be ready to play Saturday when the Celtics resume their series with Miami. "I think Shaq is going to give it a go tomorrow," Ainge said. "We'll see. I believe Shaq's playing tomorrow." 

Asked about expectations for him, Ainge said it was impossible to predict. "I don't know the answer to that yet," Ainge said. "It will be determined by how well he plays and how effective he is and how he feels."

Reminded that there was skepticism that Shaq would play after so many false starts, Ainge said, "I think all those times there was some hope because he was making progress but I see more in him right now than any of those times. I understand. I can't sit here and say 100 percent either. I'm not skeptical of what I'm saying but there's no certainty until you see him out there...

05/06/2011 - 3:18pm
Pedroia returns, Salty catches

One day after sitting out of the Red Sox lineup for the first time all year, Dustin Pedroia is back in his customary second spot against the Twins and starter Scott Baker. Carl Crawford is back in the eighth spot in the batting order, while Jarrod Saltalamacchia will be paired with Tim Wakefield after being paired successfully with the knuckleballer for his impressive start (5 2/3 innings, one run) on Sunday.

For matchup information on how the Sox have handled Baker and how the Twins have fared against Tim Wakefield, visit the Full Count blog. For complete Red Sox coverage, visit weei.com/redsox.

RED SOX LINEUP

Ellsbury, CF
Pedroia, 2B
Gonzalez, 1B
Youkilis, 3B
Ortiz, DH
Drew, RF
Lowrie, SS
Crawford, LF
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