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02/13/2011 - 1:08pm
Kampfer scratched in return to Mich.
By: DJ Bean

In a bit of a surprising move, the Bruins have scratched Ann Arbor native Steven Kampfer for Sunday's tilt with the Red Wings in Detroit. Zach Hamill was also scratched, allowing for Mark Stuart and Tyler Seguin to return to the lineup. Stuart and Seguin had been healthy scratches for the last eight and two games, respectively. 

 

Kampfer, who also attended the University of Michigan, recently expressed his excitement to play an NHL game. He was expecting 40 friends and family members to be at the game, including his parents, who flew in from Florida. 

 

“I grew up playing out of Joe Louis, so they want to go back and see me there,” Kampfer said Friday morning. “I have my whole family there and a lot of friends and relatives there as well.”

 

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02/13/2011 - 10:58am
Jenks: 'Not here to step on anyone's toes'

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- New Red Sox reliever Bobby Jenks, who signed a two-year, $12 million deal with Boston this offseason, made clear that he views himself as a setup man for closer Jonathan Papelbon, and that he is not trying to usurp the anticipated order of the Sox' late-inning relief progression. Jenks, who broke into the majors in late-2005 just weeks before Papelbon made his debut, has 173 career saves. That said, he is embracing the idea of adapting to a new responsibility out of the bullpen.

 

“I didn’t come here to step on anybody’s toes. I know what my role is,” said Jenks. “Coming here, [Papelbon and Jenks have] been friends for many years now, I don’t think that’s going to be any problem throughout the year at all. …

 

“If those questions do come up, it’s going to come down to the decision of the management and whatever they think is best for the...

02/12/2011 - 7:35pm
Shaq, Erden out until after All-Star break

Neither Shaquille O'Neal nor Semih Erden are expected to be back in the Celtics lineup until after the All-Star break, Doc Rivers said Saturday. O'Neal has missed the last five games with what the team is calling an inflamed Achilles, while Erden has played only two games totalling 11 minutes in the last six games with an assortment of injuries.

 

"Semih’s out until after the break and Shaq will be too," Rivers said following the team's practice. "We don’t even know if they’ll be back after the break right now. Semih’s groin is not improving and Shaq’s Achilles is not improving at all. We thought we’d have them both back by the last game, but that’s fine." The Celtics will have 10 players available when they play Miami on Sunday, but they hope to have Delonte West back by Wednesday's game with New Jersey.

 

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02/12/2011 - 4:14pm
Jackson nets 31 in BC's win over Maryland

Reggie Jackson scored a career-high 31 points to lead Boston College to a 76-72 victory over Maryland on Saturday afternoon at Conte Forum.

 

Jackson capped his night by hitting a long 3-pointer with a minute remaining after the Terrapins had cut an 11-point second half deficit to four points. He hit 5-of-7 treys in the game and 12-of-16 field goals overall. He also had a team-high eight rebounds.

 

Corey Raji contributed 12 points and seven rebounds and Joe Trapani had 10 points and seven boards for the Eagles, who improved to 16-9 overall and 6-5 in ACC play by completing a sweep of the series with the Terrapins.

 

Dino Gregory had 15 points and seven rebounds for Maryland (16-9, 5-5), which rallied from an eight-point deficit midway through the first half to take a 40-37 lead at the break.

 

BC is off until next Saturday, when it plays at 20th-ranked North Carolina.

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02/12/2011 - 3:54pm
Walking wounded: C's down to 10 for Heat

Here's the latest on the Celtics injuries heading into their showdown game with Miami Sunday at the Garden. Delonte West practiced Saturday, but won't play according to coach Doc Rivers. Nate Robinson didn't practice, but the hope is that he can play. Shaquille O'Neal and Semih Erden won't play until after the All-Star break, at least, and Jermaine O'Neal and Marquis Daniels are obviously out of the lineup for the next month or two.

 

Rivers said that he hopes to get West into the game Wednesday against New Jersey, the Celtics final game before the All-Star break. Shaquille O'Neal (Achiiles) and Erden (groin), however, are not progressing from their respective injuries like the team had hoped. "Semih’s out until after the break and Shaq will be too," Rivers said. "We don’t even know if they’ll be back after the break right now." 

 

If Robinson can play, and that's not a guarantee,...

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