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02/05/2011 - 7:22pm
No fine or suspension for Garnett

The NBA has decided not to slap Kevin Garnett with any further punishment after Friday night’s game with the Mavericks, according to a league rep. Garnett was assessed a technical foul after a play in which he was fouled by the Mavs’ J.J. Barea. In the ensuing scuffle, Garnett shoved aside referee Eric Lewis who had stepped between them. The NBA did upgrade a Garnett personal foul from late in the second quarter to a flagrant-1. The NBA defines a flagrant-1 foul as anything that as any contact that is “unnecessary.” A flagrant-2 is “unnecessary and excessive contact,” and is grounds for an automatic ejection.

 

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02/05/2011 - 6:41pm
Allen to participate in 3-point shootout

Ray Allen told reporters Friday night that he ahd agreed to participate in the 3-point shootout as part of All-Star weekend. The official lineup has not been announced by the NBA, but it is expected that one of Allen's competitors will be defending champ, Paul Pierce. Allen won the title back in 2001 and has made five appearances over the years, but not since 2006.

 

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02/05/2011 - 5:26pm
Krejci on stick snafu: 'This stick sucks'
By: DJ Bean

A manufacturing issue has left David Krejci without his usual stick the "last couple of games," according to the the center, and he's not happy with the one he's had to use. Krejci has a contract with Bauer has to wait until Feb. 11 before they can start making his model of choice again, but for now he's using the stick he used earlier in his career but fell out of love with.

 

“This stick sucks, and that’s all I’ve got,” Krejci, in his usual calm demeanor, said after Saturday’s game. “You can put it up on TV or in the papers. I don’t care. This stick sucks.”

 

“That was the reason why I changed from those sticks to the new ones I’m using, because I don’t like these ones,” he said. “I changed them because I didn’t like them anymore, but [now] it’s the only thing I can have.”

 

Krejci hasn...

02/05/2011 - 4:16pm
Wright, Harvard outlast Penn in 2 OT

Keith Wright scored a game-high 25 points for Harvard, which squandered a big second-half lead but managed to outlast Penn in a double-overtime thriller, 83-82, in an important Ivy League game on Saturday night at the Palestra in Philadelphia.

 

With the win, Harvard improves to 16-4 overall and 5-1 in the Ivy League, and the Crimson regain control of their own destiny after Friday night's loss at league-leading Princeton. Penn falls to 9-9 and 3-1.

 

Kyle Casey contributed 18 points and nine rebounds and came up with a big block of Penn guard Zack Rosen in the closing seconds of second overtime to secure the victory. Oliver McNally scored the game-winner on a driving layup with 11 seconds remaining.

 

Jack Eggleston led Penn with 23 points and eight rebounds. Rosen scored 19 points, and he sent the game into double overtime with two big buckets in the final seconds of the first OT. First, he nailed a 3-...

02/05/2011 - 3:48pm
Sox deal with Reyes worth up to $1.4M

According to a source with knowledge of the negotiations, the Red Sox reached a minor league deal with pitcher Dennys Reyes that would pay the left-hander $900,000 if he makes the major league roster, with performance bonuses that could push the value of the deal to $1.4 million.

 

News of the advancing talks between the Sox and pitcher was first reported by Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.com (via twitter), while Jon Morosi of FoxSports.com (via twitter) reported that the agreement had been finalized. Reyes reportedly had agreed to a one-year, $1.1 million deal with the Phillies earlier in the offseason, but that deal did not get finalized.

 

Reyes, who turns 34 in April, has recorded 50 or more appearances in each of the last five years, amassing a 2.63 ERA in...

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