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04/28/2010 - 4:17pm
Ainge on Big Show: C's 'Big 4' must deliver

Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge joined The Big Show on Wednesday and talked about his team's playoff hopes. The Celtics looked strong in a first-round win over the Heat after struggling for much of the regular season. "I think that the inconsistency is more a state of mind," Ainge said. "Everyone said we're going to turn the button on and off. I don't think we did that except in the course of each game. It was like we came out to play all the big games of the year and many others. And then it would just be like we got disinterested in the fourth quarter, or late in the third. We were one of the worst third-quarter teams in the season, and now we're one of the best third-quarter teams in the playoffs. To me, it's all a frame of mind and your approach to the game."

 

Ainge said that in order for the Celtics to beat LeBron James' Cavaliers, the C's need Paul Pierce, Ray Allen, Kevin Garnett and...

04/28/2010 - 3:13pm
Red Sox lineup: No Ortiz

David Ortiz is not in the starting lineup Wednesday as the Red Sox look to complete a three-game sweep of the Blue Jays. 

 

Jason Varitek will handle the catching duties, and Victor Martinez will serve as the DH.

 

Red Sox:

 

Scutaro, 6

Pedroia, 4

Martinez, DH

Youkilis, 3

Drew, 9

Varitek, 2

Beltre, 5

Hall, 7

McDonald, 8

Lester -- SP

 

Blue Jays

 

McCoy, 7

Hill, 4

Bautista, 9

Wells, 8

Overbay, 3

Gonzalez, 6

Ruiz, DH

Molina, 2

McDonald, 5

Cecil -- SP

 

 


04/28/2010 - 2:36pm
Bruins to unveil Bobby Orr statue

The Bruins and TD Garden announced Wednesday that a bronze statue depicting Bobby Orr's famous Stanley Cup-winning overtime goal against the St. Louis Blues will be unveiled at a ceremony on May 10, the 40th anniversary of the play. The statue, weighing more than 600 pounds, will be installed oustide TD Garden at the mouth of the West Walkway, facing Causeway Street. It was sculpted by Harry Weber, who also created a Doug Flutie statue, among others.


04/28/2010 - 1:28pm
Savard: 'I am not going to be a savior'

WILMINGTON -- Bruins center Marc Savard participated in his first full team practice on Wednesday morning at Ristuccia Arena after being cleared by doctors to rejoin the team, and afterward he said that he felt good on the ice. He was on a line with Vladimir Sobtoka and Michael Ryder, and he said that he is excited to be between the two of them and that he has especially liked what he has seen from Sobotka.

 

"I imagine that I will be eased in, for sure. I probably won't be getting the 19 or 20 minutes that I usually get right off the top, but we'll see how things go," Savard said. "I am excited and I am going to play with [Sobotka] and [Ryder], it looks like. I love the way those guys have been playing in the playoffs, especially [Sobotka], the way he has been going, so I am excited to play between those guys and create some results to help the team."

 

Savard indicated that he has been trying to be...

04/28/2010 - 12:02pm
Francona discusses Ortiz on Dale & Holley

Mike Lowell pinch-hit for David Ortiz again Tuesday night and the move worked, as Lowell drew a game-deciding walk in the Red Sox' 2-1 victory over the Blue Jays in Toronto. Manager Terry Francona talked about that decision with Dale & Holley during his weekly interview Wednesday afternoon.

 

"We are trying to do everything in our power to kind of scratch and claw and find a way to win a game," he said. "Every night, the way we are situated right now, there is going to be room to be second-guessed."

 

Added Francona: "I think you guys make more of it than we do. That's not what I'm thinking about during the game. I don't think David heard me when I was yelling at him right away. The idea is never to embarrass anybody, of course. But we are trying to run the game, and you don't know the situation before the at-bat comes up. You wait, but that's certainly not something we would ever try to do...

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