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05/11/2010 - 6:51pm
Doc passes on the torch question

CLEVELAND — For the last few days all the talk around the Celtics has been on the passing of the torch from the Big Three to Rajon Rondo. Funny, but the Celtics don’t look at it that way. “That’s for y’all, I’m just trying to get them to pass the ball to each other,” Doc Rivers said. “That torch stuff, I’m going to leave that alone. As long as they keep passing to each other, I’m good.” Read more coverage on Green Street.


05/11/2010 - 3:34pm
Beckett likely out Friday with back spasms

Red Sox manager Terry Francona indicated Tuesday that Josh Beckett almost certainly will miss his next scheduled start this Friday after being unable to throw a side session because of lingering back spasms. Beckett was checked out Tuesday morning by doctors after experiencing tightening in his lower back and side. 

 

"Beckett went over and got examined this morning and I think we just wanted to make sure everything was musculature, which it is, that's good," Francona said. "He's got a spasm in his lower back. You just have to let it relax a little bit. In all likelihood, he will not pitch on Friday but because of Wake going [Wednesday] and the day off, we can stay right in order and everybody actually still gets an extra day so that works out really well."

 

Meanwhile, Jacoby Ellsbury ran the bases on Tuesday and told Francona that he is experiencing "significant improvement" as he heals...

05/11/2010 - 2:11pm
Lineups: Drew back in for Red Sox

After missing Monday night's game against the Blue Jays due to a bout with vertigo, Red Sox outfielder J.D. Drew is back in his team's lineup, hitting third against Toronto starter Dana Eveland. The Red Sox lineup is as follows: Scutaro SS, Pedroia 2B, Drew RF, Youkilis 1B, Lowell DH, Beltre 3B, Varitek C, Hall LF, McDonald CF, Matsuzaka P. For all the matchups see The Full Count Blog by clicking here.

 


05/11/2010 - 12:24pm
MacMullan named to Basketball Hall of Fame

Jackie MacMullan, shortly before making her weekly appearance on the Dale & Holley show Tuesday afternoon, learned that she was named as a recipient of the Curt Gowdy Media Award by the Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield in recognition of her "significant contribution to the game of basketball." MacMullan, whose writing career was highlighted by stints with the Boston Globe and Sports Illustrated, will be inducted into the media wing of the Hall of Fame this summer along with longtime Cleveland Cavaliers radio broadcaster Joe Tait.

 

The highlight of the induction ceremonies Aug. 12-13 will be the recognition of the 1992 U.S. Olympic Dream Team. "This is just going to be so much fun, because those are the guys I covered," MacMullan told Dale & Holley. MacMullan also gave her opinion on the Celtics-Cavaliers series, which you can hear at the...

05/11/2010 - 11:23am
Spike Lee throws support behind Celtics

Diehard New York fan Spike Lee is throwing his support to the Celtics — but not without his own motivations. As Lee explained to ESPNNewYork.com, he has the Knicks’ best interest in mind when he roots for the C’s. He hopes that an Eastern Conference semifinals loss for the Cavaliers could sway James to leave Cleveland during free agency this summer.

 

"We need LeBron," Lee said. "I feel we have a better chance to get LeBron James if Cleveland loses this series to the Celtics. The quicker Cleveland loses, the better our chances are of getting LeBron."

 

To read more, visit the Green Street blog.


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