The Celtics selected Avery Bradley from the University of Texas with the 19th overall pick in the 2010 NBA draft. Bradley, a 6-foot-2, 180-pound guard, averaged 11.6 points, 2.9 rebounds and 2.1 assists per game in his first (and only) college season. He shot 43.2 percent from the field and 37.5 percent from 3-point range. For more draft coverage, visit the Green Street blog.
Rasheed Wallace has officially decided to retire, TNT's David Aldridge reported on Thursday night, citing a league source. The decision was expected following the Celtics' Game 7 loss to the Lakers in the NBA finals. After the game, Doc Rivers said, "I don’t know if Rasheed will ever play again. He’s one of them. I think he took that out on the floor with him." Wallace had $12 million and two years left on his contract.
LOS ANGELES — About 24 hours before he is likely to be selected by the Bruins with the second overall pick in Friday’s NHL draft, Tyler Seguin was sitting on a terrace balcony absorbing the buzz of downtown LA. But the skilled forward had little trouble quickly shifting his vision to thoughts of playing in Boston.
“It’s a great place, great city,” Seguin said Thursday afternoon. “When I went there I thought the city looked like Europe. It was so different and so beautiful. The rink was great — a nice facility and a great fan base as well.”
While the prevailing consensus among the hockey world is that the Edmonton Oilers will select Taylor Hall with the first pick in the draft and the Bruins will then take Seguin, the Brampton, Ontario, native is still not sure how everything will unfold.
“I have no idea, I think its win-win if it...
ESPN.com's Joe MacDonald and PawSox broadcaster Dan Hoard are both reporting (via twitter) that former Red Sox reliever Joe Nelson has signed a minor league deal with the Mariners. Nelson, who signed a minor league deal with the Sox in January, pitched eight games for Boston after a mid-May callup. He had a 9.72 ERA before getting designated for assignment earlier this month.
At the time, Nelson said he was unsure whether he would seek another job or retire. After taking some time to ponder the decision, he appears to have continued to pursue his pitching career.
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After yet another outstanding offensive performance, most recently vs. Ubaldo Jimenez, Red Sox left fielder Daniel Nava has been moved up to the second spot in the lineup as the Sox face Jason Hammel and look to avoid a sweep at the hands of the Colorado Rockies. Jason Varitek is catching a night after Victor Martinez took a Clint Barmes hip the face on a play at the plate. Kevin Youkilis is once again out with David Ortiz at first and Adrian Beltre at third.
1. Marco Scutaro, SS
2. Daniel Nava, LF
3. Dustin Pedroia, 2B
4. David Ortiz, 1B
5. Adrian Beltre, 3B
6. Jason Varitek, C
7. Mike Cameron, CF
8. Josh Reddick, RF
9. Daisuke Matsuzaka, SP
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