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10/23/2010 - 3:28pm
Wes Davis hurt, wheeled off on stretcher

CHESTNUT HILL -- Boston College free safety Wes Davis was taken off on a stretcher after suffering a neck injury with 3:47 left in the third quarter of the game against Maryland at Alumni Stadium. 

 

Davis, a BC captain, was on the far side of midfield in front of the Maryland sideline making a play when he was hit. He was immobilized and lifted onto the guerney and wheeled off following a 10-minute delay. 

 

Moments later came the announcement that Davis suffered a neck injury but had full movement in all extremities. He was taken to St. Elizabeth's Hospital for further evaluation.

 

For more, visit the BC Blog at weei.com. 


10/23/2010 - 2:44pm
Shaq solidifies spot with first team

From the beginning, the starting center spot for the Celtics was going to be a fluid situation. With Kendrick Perkins rehabbing from knee surgery, Jermaine O'Neal started camp as the first-team center. When he hurt his hamstring and missed a week of practice, Shaquille O'Neal assumed the role. Now that the start of the season is right around the corner, it appears that when the starters are introduced Tuesday night, Shaq will be among them.

 

"They’re both playing well," Doc Rivers said after practice Saturday. "J.O. has just missed so much time that he’s so far behind, but he’s getting it. You can tell." Both players have inisisted that they don't care who starts, but Rivers like the competition. 

 

"They’re both going for it," Rivers said. "At the end of the day when you decide, they’ll be able to live with it. They’re going after each other. I...

10/23/2010 - 12:09pm
For what it's worth: Rask first off ice
By: DJ Bean

Tuukka Rask was first off the ice during the Bruins' morning skate Saturday, typically signifying that he will be getting the start in net when the B's host the Rangers. Rask, however, was also thought to be the starter Thursday when he not only exited the ice first during his team's morning workout, but insinuated that he would be receiving his first start between the pipes since the season opener on Oct. 9. “It’s fun,” Rask said after the skate, Thursday. “It’s been a while since [my] last start, so it should be great.”

 

After Bruins' win over the Capitals, Tim Thomas (who improved his record to 4-0 with a 0.75 goals against average), explained...

10/23/2010 - 9:45am
Power Rankings: Celts starting at No. 2

The WEEI.com Power Rankings are out and have the Celtics heading into the 2010-11 season sitting in the same spot they finished the previous campaign in, No. 2, behind the Lakers. The Celts are positioned one spot in front of their Opening Night foes, the Miami Heat. Rounding out the Top 5 are Oklahoma City and Orlando. According to the rankings, the three worst teams in the NBA to start the season will be Detroit, Cleveland and Toronto.

 

For the full list of Power Rankings click here. For more Celtics coverage, see the team page at weei.com/celtics.


10/22/2010 - 11:09pm
Rangers thump Yanks, advance to Series

The Texas Rangers advanced to World Series for the first time in franchise history Friday night, defeating the Yankees, 6-1 in Game 6 and capturing the best-of-seven American League Championship Series, 4-2. Colby Lewis pitched eight innings of three-hit, one-run baseball for the host Rangers, who were keyed by a four-run fifth inning.

 

Vladimir Guerrero delivered the big hit for Texas in the deciding frame, a two-run double that gave the Rangers the lead for good. Guerrero's two-out, two-run double came on the heels o an intentional walk delivered to ALCS MVP Josh Hamilton, who clubbed four home runs in the series, tying an LCS record.

 

The Rangers will await the winner of the Giants-Phillies series, which resumes with Game 6 on Saturday night and San Francisco leading, 3-to-2.

 

For more on the Rangers' first-ever trip to the World Series,...

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