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03/29/2010 - 9:16am
Report: Rangers still scouting Lowell

According to ESPN.com, the Texas Rangers are in the market for a corner infielder, and the they "keep coming back" to Red Sox infielder Mike Lowell as a potential target.

 

The Sox and Rangers agreed upon a trade this winter that would have sent Lowell to Texas in exchange for prospect Max Ramirez, with the Sox assuming $9 million of his $12 million salary for the coming season. That deal was scuttled when it was discovered that Lowell would require surgery to repair a tendon on his right thumb. The ESPN.com article suggests that the Rangers are confident that they can still consummate a deal for Lowell by offering Ramirez.

 

The surgery forced Lowell to start his spring training later than his teammates. He was further delayed on Friday when he fouled a ball off of his left leg, just...

03/29/2010 - 6:36am
Mashup: Burk blasts Tiger, Masters

Check out our newly reconfigured Morning Mashup, where we highlight some interesting stories from around the sports world. Martha Burk, who protested Augusta National's exclusion of women in 2003, commented on Tiger Woods' return for the Masters, saying: “I think this is a safe haven for him. They’re all chauvinists themselves. It’s a perfect fit. He’ll be welcomed. These people have a fundamental disregard for women. What produced Tiger Woods as we now know him goes back a long way.”

 

There's also a story from England about a government proposal that would force soccer team owners to hand over a percentage of their club to local supporters and offer controlling interest to the fans should they want to sell the team. And check out the piece on Gilbert Arenas' estranged mother, who died this month at 46 after a troubled life....

03/29/2010 - 5:30am
St. John's stalls Skinner, eyes Lavin

While Boston College coach Al Skinner still is considered a candidate for the St. John's job, the Red Storm appear to focusing on former UCLA coach and current ESPN analyst Steve Lavin. According to an ESPN report, Lavin spoke with St. John's athletic director Chris Monasch Sunday night and was expected to have another discussion Monday.

 

The Boston Globe reported that one factor working against Skinner is his desire to bring all of his assistants from BC with him. St. John's wants someone on the staff with stronger ties to the New York AAU scene. Lavin reportedly would hire Dave Leitao, a former assistant at UConn and head coach at Northeastern (his alma mater), DePaul and, most recently, Virginia.

 

Multiple reports indicate St. John's also has interest in Temple's Fran Dunphy, Rhode Island's Jim Baron and Cornell's Steve Donahue, but none of those three has interviewed.

 

Meanwhile,...

03/28/2010 - 11:55pm
Perkins expects to play Wednesday

Kendrick Perkins missed his second straight game with tendinitis in his left knee on Sunday. Following the Celtics loss to the Spurs, he told WEEI.com he expects to practice on Tuesday and play on Wednesday against the Thunder. “I feel good,” he said, adding, “[I’m getting] a lot of rest, hitting the weights, pool, so it’ll be alright.” Even though he has his return in sight, that didn’t make watching the Celtics 94-73 loss from the bench any easier. “It sucked,” he said. “You always want to be on the court.” For more on the Celtics, visit the Green Street Blog.


03/28/2010 - 9:38pm
Embarrassed: Spurs crush C's

Manu Ginobili had a game-high 28 points and the Celtics were held to their lowest point total of the season in a 94-73 loss to the San Antonio Spurs Sunday night at TD Garden. Paul Pierce finished with 18 points on 4-of-11 shooting from the field. Kevin Garnett had 12 points and Shelden Williams added 11 as the Celtics had their five-game home court winning streak snapped. The Spurs ran off the first 12 points of the third quarter and built their lead to as many as 25 in the rout. The Celtics are off until Wednesday when they host Kevin Durant and the Oklahoma City Thunder at TD Garden. For complete coverage, visit the Green Street blog. 


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