Why this star pitcher won't pitch Friday

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Why this star pitcher won't pitch Friday

From Comcast SportsNetANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- Los Angeles Angels ace Jered Weaver will miss his scheduled start Friday while recovering from tendinitis.The Angels confirmed Thursday that Weaver will miss his turn in the opener of a key home series against Detroit. Both teams are in the thick of the AL wild card race.Los Angeles said the club will announce Weaver's next start this weekend, likely indicating he won't be out long. Ervin Santana will start Friday for the Angels, who were off Thursday.Weaver (16-4) was struck by a liner from Seattle's Dustin Ackley during a 2-1 loss to the Mariners last Sunday. An MRI on Weaver's right shoulder revealed tendinitis apparently unrelated to the line drive.The All-Star has lost three of his last five starts after a 15-1 start to the season.

Blakely: Why Celtics should roll the dice on Bender

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Blakely: Why Celtics should roll the dice on Bender

A. Sherrod Blakely joins SNC to give his NBA Draft preview, and explains why he thinks the Boston Celtics should roll the dice on 18-year-old Dragan Bender if they get the chance.

Could early Thunder exit help Celtics chances for Durant?

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Could early Thunder exit help Celtics chances for Durant?

A. Sherrod Blakely joins SportsNet Central to give his opinion on whether an early Thunder exit from the NBA Playoffs would help the Boston Celtics chances to land Kevin Durant in the offseason.

Neumeier: Red Sox still not viable championship contender

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Neumeier: Red Sox still not viable championship contender

Bob Neumeier is glad to see Red Sox fans optimistic about their sweep of the New York Yankees, but explains why he still thinks it is unlikely they could win a championship this year