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10/06/2009 - 9:53am
Doc Rivers on D&C: Wallace, Daniels a big boost for bench

Celtics coach Doc Rivers appeared on Dennis & Callahan Tuesday morning to discuss the team's preseason preparations as they get set to play the Houston Rockets in Hidaglo, Texas, on Wednesday night. Rivers said the biggest development in camp has been the play of newcomers Rasheed Wallace and Marquis Daniels.

 

"I think Rasheed and Marquis Daniels, they really have solidified our bench. It's a veteran bench, very similar to two years ago," Rivers said. "Rasheed's ability to stretch the floor will be amazing when he plays with [Kendrick Perkins] or Kevin [Garnett], it doesn't really matter which one he plays with. ... And Marquis Daniels, he's really good for our team. He's a small forward, he plays 2 guard as well. From his position, he can handle the ball, and that frees up Eddie [House]."

Rivers said he expects Wallace quickly will win over Celtics fans who got used to cheering against him during his long...

10/06/2009 - 6:59am
Tuesday Morning Mashup: Dome doings
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Check in with Tuesday's Morning Mashup, where we'll get you up to date on the non-controversy involving former Patriots teammates and prepare for a potential goodbye game at the Metrodome. Get all caught up with the news, links, trivia and videos here.


10/05/2009 - 5:39pm
Belichick on Big Show: Seau 'a possibility'

Patriots coach Bill Belichick appeared on The Big Show Monday afternoon to discuss the Patriots' 27-21 victory over the Ravens.

Belichick spoke positively about the improvement by the Patriots defensive backfield.

"We had our hands on more balls in this game than we have in any other game, and we finally got an interception, so we broke the ice on that," Belichick said. "I think the good thing about the pass defense this year has been we haven't given up big plays. We haven't give up those 50- and 60-yarders, those big plays down the field that just break your back. We didn't play as well on third down as we would like to, but we had our moments on that the previous couple of weeks."

The coach also addressed the rumor that linebacker Junior Seau is preparing to re-sign with the team.

"He did have a physical," Belichick admitted. "We haven't done anything yet. Is it a...

10/05/2009 - 2:32pm
Lucic absent from Bruins practice

WILMINGTON — Bruising Bruins winger Milan Lucic wasn't present at practice Monday morning at Ristuccia Arena, but the 21-year-old wasn't missing as a result of the fight-filled action against the Hurricanes Saturday night. B's coach Claude Julien confirmed following practice that it was a non-hockey-related situation, and Lucic will be back practicing with the team Tuesday. A Bruins source confirmed that the issue had nothing to do with his right punching hand or either of his legs — amid swirling reports that the big winger was seen limping out of the building Saturday night — and it was a minor situation. Matt Hunwick, who bounced between defense and forward last season, replaced Lucic on the left wing, skating with Marc Savard and Marco Sturm on Boston's top line during practice.

 

"He was excused for non-hockey-related, personal issues," Julien said. "He'll be back tomorrow."

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10/05/2009 - 1:01pm
Belichick mum on Seau's return

Patriots coach Bill Belichick remained noncommittal Monday when he was asked about the possibility of Junior Seau rejoining the Patriots. When the question about a potential Seau return was offered, Belichick referenced a recent appearance Seau made at a rodeo where he was run over by a bull as part of his new Versus show, "Sports Jobs With Junior Seau."

"Well, I noticed he was doing some bull riding or bull-stomping or some bulls are stomping him or whatever it was," Belichick said with a laugh. "We’ll have to take a look at that workout and see how he looked doing that."

WEEI confirmed a report that the 40-year-old linebacker will re-sign with New England soon, possibly as early as this week. Seau, who has played parts of the last three seasons with the Patriots, has said several times in the past he would only return to the NFL with the Patriots because of his relationship with coach Bill...

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