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11/25/2011 - 10:17pm
Reports: A's hire PawSox hitting coach Davis

According to Maureen Mullen (via Twitter) and subsequently confirmed by multiple outlets, the A's have hired Chili Davis -- the hitting coach of the Red Sox' Triple-A Pawtucket affiliate in 2011 -- to be their major league hitting coach for next season. The report was subsequently confirmed by multiple outlets.

Davis spent 19 years in the majors, retiring after the 1999 season. He commenced a coaching career in the Fall Instructional League with the Dodgers in 2010 before the Sox hired him for their highest minor league affiliate. Davis will replace Gerald Perry, who was also hired by the A's from the PawSox for the 2010 season.

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11/25/2011 - 7:35pm
Ochocinco among those on injury list

FOXBORO -- Chad Ochocinco was one of three Patriots players absent from the media portion of practice Friday. The wideout was one of 11 members of the Patriots listed on the injury report, being identified as having a hamstring issue. Also not present at the beginning of practice for the Pats were linebackers Brandon Spikes (knee) and Dane Fletcher (thumb), with both ruled out.

Ochocinco joined Deion Branch, cornerback Devin McCourty, and safety Patrick Chung as those listed questionable. Wide receiver Wes Welker and guard Brian Waters were classified as probable.

According to reports out of Philadelphia -- where the Patriots will face-off with the Eagles Sunday afternoon -- cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha (knee) and quarterback Michael Vick (broken ribs) were both missing from the beginning of practice. Cornerback Dominque Rodgers-Cromartie, who has been battling a high ankle sprain and wasn't expected to be ready for Sunday, was on the practice field...

11/25/2011 - 7:31pm
Heckmann nets 32 as BC tips Riverside in OT

Patrick Heckmann scored 32 points, including BC's final four points over overtime, to lead the Eagles to a 66-62 victory over UC Riverside in a consolation game at the 76 Classic in Anaheim, Calif.

Heckmann hit 9-of-13 field goals, 4-of-5 3-pointers and all 10 of his free throws. The rest of the team shot just 10-of-34 from the field. Matt Humphrey was the only other Eagle in double figures, with 11 points.

Phil Martin led UC Riverside (1-4) with 22 points. The Highlanders rallied from six points down in the final minute of regulation, hitting two 3-pointers. BC had a shot to win it, but Humphrey missed a 3-pointer in the closing seconds, and Gabe Moton's tip-in was waved off for being too late.

BC (2-3), which snapped a three-game losing streak, closes out play at the tournament Sunday at 4 p.m. in the fifth-place game, meeting the winner of Friday night's game between New Mexico and Washington State.

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11/25/2011 - 7:28pm
Harvard knocks off No. 22 Florida State

Brandyn Curry amassed six points, five assists and five steals as Harvard bounced 22nd-ranked Florida State from the semifinals of the Battle 4 Atlantis Saturday in Paradise Island, Bahamas.

The Crimson (5-0) will face Central Florida in Saturday's championship game. UCF upset No. 4 UConn in Friday's other semifinal.

Harvard shot just 3-for-23 in the first half but went into the locker room tied at 14.

Oliver McNally and Wesley Saunders scored seven points each for Harvard, while Keith Wright grabbed eight rebounds. The Crimson outrebounded the Seminoles 40-30 and shot 17-for-24 free throws compares to 4-of-10 for FSU.

Michael Snaer scored 10 points to lead Florida State (5-1).

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11/25/2011 - 7:23pm
BC football ends season with win over Miami

Chase Rettig threw two touchdown passes to Chris Pantale and Boston College closed out the season on a high note, with a 24-17 road victory over Miami Friday afternoon.

Pantale's second TD, a 32-yarder with 12:08 left in the third quarter, put BC (4-8, 3-5 ACC) ahead for good. Miami (6-6, 3-5) drew within seven points on a Jake Wieclaw field goal with 14 seconds remaining in the game, but the ensuing onside kick went out of bounds.

In the same game in which he set the school record for caeer tackles, BC linebacker Luke Keuchley returned an interception for a touchdown. It was one of four BC picks of Jacory Harris, who had thrown five interceptions all season. Keuchly also set a single-season ACC record for tackles, breaking his own record of 183 from last year.

During the game, Miami announced a four-year contract extension for coach Al Golden, taking him through Feb. 1, 2020. Golden had been rumored to be a candidate for some high-profile...

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