Here is the latest New England sports news from The Associated Press
Posted Jan 02 2013 2:08am
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The Patriots will practice tomorrow and Thursday, then take three days off before preparing for their second-round playoff opponent. New England will face either Baltimore, Houston or Indianapolis, depending on the result of this weekend's opening round games.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — There's no official update on the condition of Patriots defensive end Rob Ninkovich. He left Sunday's game with a hip injury and didn't return. A source tells The Boston Herald Ninkovich suffered strained muscles but has a good chance to play in the playoff game.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — It appears Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels is staying put. ESPN reports he has told teams he won't be interviewing for head coaching jobs for now. McDaniels was fired as the head coach of the Broncos midway through his second season in 2010.
BOSTON (AP) — The Celtics are enjoying another night off before returning to action tomorrow night at home against Memphis. The Celtics are back from a disastrous west coast swing and are looking to end their three-game losing skid.
BOSTON (AP) — There are reports that the Red Sox have observed a workout by free agent Bobby Abreu (uh-BRAY'-oo). A Venezuelan journalist and The Boston Globe report the workout included fielding drills at first base. The veteran outfielder turns 39 in March and hit .242 with the Angels and Dodgers last season.
AMES, Iowa (AP) — Will Clyburn scored 14 of his team-high 17 points in the second half as Iowa State survived Yale's upset bid and beat the Bulldogs 80-70 yesterday. Tyrus McGee and Georges Niang added 14 points apiece off the bench for Iowa State, which trailed the Bulldogs by as many as 12 points in the first half. Jeremiah Kreisberg led Yale with 16 points and Javier Duren scored 12.