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11/14/2010 - 7:13pm
Pats-Steelers: Butler out, Harrison playing

Cornerback Darius Butler is inactive for the first time this season as the Patriots take the field against the Steelers at Heinz Field. Other inactives include OL Mark LeVoir, OL Stephen Neal, OL Rich Ohrnberger, S Jarrad Page, WR Taylor Price, DL Myron Pryor and RB Fred Taylor. 

 

For Steelers, star linebacker James Harrison will play after being listed as questionable on Saturday with back spasms. But defensive ends Aaron Smith and Brett Keisel are both sidelined with injuries while Charlie Batch is the third quarterback. Safety Will Allen, RB Jonathan Dwyer, Chris Scott, LG Chris Kemoeatu and WR Antonio Brown.

 

For more from WEEI.com's Chris Price on the scene at Heinz Field, visit the Patriots team page at weei.com/patriots and the blog It Is What It Is


11/13/2010 - 11:06pm
Celtics finish road trip with overtime win

The Celtics completed their road trip with a 116-110 win over the Grizzlies Saturday night in Memphis. The C's out-scored the hosts 17-11 in the extra frame. The game went into overtime after Paul Pierce missed a contested jumper at the buzzer. Leading the C's were Paul Pierce (28 points) and Shaquille O'Neal and Kevin Garnett, who each had 18 points apiece. The Celtics head home with a 3-1 record on their four-game road swing. Rajon Rondo finished with 17 assists, while the Celtics shot 58 percent from the floor. It was the seventh time Rondo has had 15 or more assists, with the rest of the NBA notching just five combined. For more Celtics coverage, see the team page at weei.com/celtics.


11/13/2010 - 9:35pm
Garden woes: Thomas suffers first loss
By: DJ Bean

Tim Thomas suffered his first loss of the season as the Senators defeated the Bruins, 2-0, at TD Garden on Saturday night behind a shutout from Brian Elliot. With the loss, Thomas is now 8-1-0 in 10 starts this season. 

 

Erik Karlsson scored for the Senators in the first period, getting the puck off a face-off won by Ottawa center Chris Kelly and firing a wrist shot past Tim Thomas. Daniel Alfredsson picked up his seventh goal of the season and made it 2-0 at 4:15 of the third when he took a pass from Milan Michalek and beat Thomas from the bottom of the circle on a bang-bang play. 

  

Patrice Bergeron nearly had the Bruins on the board in the second period with the B's on the power play. A high shot from Bergeron took a funny bounce off Elliot and nearly crossed the goal line. Blake Wheeler dove to tip it in, but accidentally got a glove on it, and the play was called no goal. 

 

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11/13/2010 - 8:44pm
Pats rule out Taylor, Neal and Pryor

The depth of the Patriots roster will be tested Sunday as three players were downgraded Saturday night to out for the game at Heinz Field against the Steelers. Running back Fred Taylor, who returned this week to practice but was limited, will miss his sixth straight game with turf toe. Starting right guard Stephen Neal has been downgraded to out, as has defensive lineman Myron Pryor. 

 

Neal was limited all week in practice with a shoulder injury and will miss his first game of the year. Dan Connolly, who started at left guard with the holdout of Logan Mankins, will likely start for Neal. Pryor missed the entire week and did not practice due to a back injury. The Patriots are already without safety Jarrad Page (calf) - ruled out Friday - and kicker Stephen Gostkowski, placed on season-ending injured reserve on Wednesday with a thigh injury. Shayne Graham will take his place. 

 

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11/13/2010 - 3:34pm
Defensive stand allows BC to top Duke

The Boston College defense came up big when it counted the most, stopping Duke's potential game-winning drive at the 4-yard-line with 46 seconds left while holding on to a 21-16 victory over the Blue Devils, Saturday in Durham, N.C. The final stand by BC was punctuated when defensive end Max Holloway knocked down Sean Renfree's pass on fourth-down.

 

BC's offense was paced by quarterback Chase Rettig, who threw two third-quarter passes, and running back Montel Harris. Harris rushed for 109 yards and a touchdown, while also suffering through two lost fumbles inside the Duke 20-yard-line.

 

BC, which won its third straight game, improves to 5-5 overall, and 3-4 in the Atlantic Coast Conference, while Duke dropped to 3-7, 1-5 in the ACC. For the complete recap click here.


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