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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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. …
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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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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.
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,...
Greg and Chris talk with Mike Reiss from ESPN Boston in hour 2 of NFL Sunday to discuss a variety of offseason happenings with the Pats and throughout the league. Greg and Chris also get into the NFL Draft and where Mariota and Winston will go.
Mike Reiss calls the guys to talk about the offseason news for the Pats. He talks about the Pats/Jets tampoering fiasco, free agency, where he sees Ridley and Connolly ending up, if the Patriots would be interested in Reggie Wayne and more.
In the first hour of the show, Greg and Chris discuss the news coming out of the owners' meetings this week and rule changes. Belichick's blow-up over the league not wanting to spend on endzone cameras was well documented and the guys react. They also talk about the Jets ridiculous tampering charges, free agents still lingering out there, where Stevan Ridley will land and the RB position in New England. Dickerson and Price briefly discuss the adventures of Tom Brady before being joined by WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia to talk all things Pats in the offseason.
Brow Buff's Sam Packard and Ben Kichen break down Marcus Smart's unfortunate ball tap, debate leadership in the Celtics locker room, and rehash the great Kevin Love to Boston rumors.
Flannery joins Mut to break down the Isaiah Thomas trade to Boston and what it means for the Celtics this season and in the future. Paul also chats with Mut about the other deals that happened at the NBA's trading deadline
We talk to Chris Mannix from SI to break down the C's acquisition of Isaiah Thomas and the crazy trade deadline in the rest of the NBA.
Joe and Alex talked with the Sox AGM about the state of the team as Opening Day approaches.
Mut, Tomase, and Bradford kick things off talking about Shane Victorino taking offense to people reading into some comments he made about trading for Cole Hamels. They also discuss Blake Swihart and how soon he could be up if Christian Vazquez starts the season on the DL.
Joe Kelly joined the Hot Stove show where he talked about being ready for his next spring training start after a biceps ailment forced him out of his last outing, he talks about his NCAA brackets and how teammate Wade Miley has a perfect bracket still.
Peter Chiarelli joined the Sunday Skate crew to talk about the Bruins playoff push heading into the final handful of games of the regular season. Chiarelli talked about avoiding some of the overly negative feedback he gets while realizing that the team does have real issues. He discusses what went down at the trade deadline and if he was happy with the outcome, Lucic having a down year and underperforming, the salary cap and if he considers it as big of an issue as it's been made out to be and what the future holds for the team.
It's a big hour #2 for the Sunday Skate dudes - they talk about the B's defenseman and what the future looks like at that position, with both moves the team can make and younger guys in the AHL. They also get into the Bruins philosophy on bringing guys up and sending them back down and how players deal with that. Finally, the boys are joined by Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli to discuss EVERYTHING.
The Sunday Skate crew gets the show going discussing the Bruins big, impressive victory over the NY Rangers yesterday. What can you take from that game? According to LB - Lyndon Byers - who called the guys from the road, not a lot. LB drops a dime on what was going on with the Rangers yesterday. DJ and Joe discuss Claude's lines and groupings and the importance of Ryan Spooner. They also get into Lucic, his contributions this year and if he can turn things around.
A caller strongly disagreed with Callahan on Indiana's RFRA law.
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The guys opened the show by discussing the latest news on Boston 2024.
Ryan Spooner joined the show to talk about the B's turning it around as of late, how he lost the fear to make a mistake, the chemistry he's experiencing with the other young players, and more.
Since it's April Fools day, it would make sense to have Christian prank call a friend about his gun ownership.
The picked up an important win last night over the Panthers, keeping ahead of Ottawa for the 8th seed. Andy Brickley called the game last night for NESN and talks about Tuukka's performance and some other items he picked up.
Given the scope of Aaron Hernandez' admitted marijuana use that's come out of this trial, a big debate is "sparked" about how a pro athlete can possibly compete at this level with their lungs and senses impaired to such a degree... or are they impaired at all in the first place? The giant free-for-all hempfest is here.
Dale, Michael and Jerry discuss the Sox and perhaps their biggest hole in this line-up.
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Chris Price joins Mut to talk about how Revis will heat up the Jets-Pats rivalry next season
Mut opens his show talking about the New York Jets filing tampering charges on the Patriots
Mikey, Mut, and Lucy are talking about all things New England sports, the Red Sox spring training, more Darrelle Revis and Jets talk, and some Bruins mixed in.
Kirk Minihane joins the show to talk about the Celtics and their chances in the playoffs and how to continue the rebuild. Michael Holley also challenges Minihane to a game of one on one.
Will Noonan joins Chris in the studio to review Wrestlemania and Raw.
Dino, Gerry and Kirk talk about Kirk's massage and crap all over Sausage.
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