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06/11/2011 - 5:32pm
Julien says Luongo entitled to his opinion

Asked about the comments made by Vancouver goalie Roberto Luongo following his the Canucks' Game 5 Stanley Cup finals win over the Bruins, stating that he would have made the save on the Max Lapierre goal given up by B's goalie Tim Thomas, Bruins coach Claude Julien downplayed the controversy during Saturday's media session.

"To be honest with you, this series has been a lot about that, and I know you guys are probably loving it, but we're down to the wire here and have to fosu on our game and what it means, a lot more than what is being said," said Julien, whose team is facing elimination, down 3-2 with Game 6 to be played at TD Garden Monday night.

"Everybody is entitled to their opinion. Anybody can say what they want. Right now my focus is on getting this team back in this series. The last time we came back here we were down two games and we got ourselves back into it and I see no reason at all why we can't do that with the one...

06/11/2011 - 5:06pm
Dirk calls Wade, James 'childish ... ignorant'

Dirk Nowitzki, who was bothered by a sinus infection throughout Game 4 of the NBA finals, called the antics of Miami's LeBron James and Dwyane Wade "a little childish, a little ignorant," after the pair of Heat players were caught seemingly mocking the Dallas star by simulating being sick during the shootaround prior to Game 5.

"I've been in this league for 13 years. I've never faked an injury or an illness before," Nowitzki said. "But (the video) happened. It's over to me. It's not going to add anything extra to me. This is the NBA finals. If you need an extra motivation, you have a problem."

Wade explained that the video -- which was taken by the CBS affiliate in Dallas-Fort Worth and shows the guard coughing and then saying to James, "Did you hear me cough? Think I'm sick" -- was taken out of context.

"First of all, it wasn't fake coughing," Wade said. "I actually did cough. And with...

06/11/2011 - 4:44pm
Nate Robinson cited for public urination
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Former Celtic guard Nate Robinson was cited for public urination early Friday morning, leading to a summons being issued a court date of June 22. According to the Associated Press, the offense normally carries a $50 fine.

According to AP, a White Plains, N.Y. officer spotted Robinson urinating on a sidewalk outside a bookstore around 2 a.m. Posting on his Twitter account, the guard wrote he made a "silly mistake," promising it would never happen again.

Robinson was traded from Celtics to Oklahoma City last season in the deal which also sent Kendrick Perkins to the Thunder. He played in just four games with OKC, averaging 7.5 minutes per game, having undergone arthroscopic knee surgery in early March.

For more Celtics news, see the team page at weei.com/celtics.


06/11/2011 - 3:45pm
Red Sox offense puts on show in routing Jays

The Red Sox pounded out 18 hits, including home runs from David Ortiz and Jason Varitek, on the way to winning their eighth game in a row, this one a 16-4 victory over the Blue Jays at Rogers Centre in Toronto.

Marco Scutaro led the Sox' attack with four hits, with Dustin Pedroia claiming three and the group of Jacoby Ellsbury, J.D. Drew, Ortiz and Varitek each collecting two hits apiece. Every member of the Red Sox starting lineup had at least one RBI. Scutaro is now hitting .452 in his last eight games, while Pedroia now has two three-hit games in a row and has boosted his average to .263 after going 11-for-23 in his last six games.

The 16 runs were a season high for the Red Sox. Scoring three runs each were Scutaro and Varitek.

Earning the win in his second appearance since coming off the 15-day disabled list was John Lackey, allowed four runs on six hits over six innings. The righty struck out eight while walking two, throwing 112...

06/11/2011 - 10:04am
Lineup: Lowrie in for Youkilis at third

Jed Lowrie steps in for Kevin Youkilis as the Red Sox look for their eighth straight win, taking on the Blue Jays and starter Brandon Morrow Saturday afternoon. Youkilis had started 14 straight games. The Sox lineup in the second game of the three-game set at Rogers Centre is as follows:

Jacoby Ellsbury CF

Dustin Pedroia 2B

Adrian Gonzalez 1B

David Ortiz DH

Jed Lowrie 3B

Carl Crawford LF

Marco Scutaro SS

J.D. Drew RF

Jason Varitek C

John Lackey P

For more Red Sox news, go to the team page at weei.com/redsox.

 

 


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