Knicks fans have found a hero in Harvard product Jeremy Lin, who scored 28 points Monday night in his first career start and led his shorthanded team past the Jazz.
But New York coach Mike D'Antoni was not pleased with the Madison Square Garden faithful, who booed Jared Jeffries on an inconsistent night for the Knicks forward who was filling in for Amar'e Stoudemire (with his family in Florida after the death of his brother).
"Indulge me for a second, anybody who boos Jared Jeffries has got to reexamine their life a little bit," D'Antoni said after Jeffries scored 13 points while shooting 3-for-9 and missing a couple of layups in the process. "I love our fans and I like Madison Square Garden, the arena, but here's a guy who came back to us, minimum contract. He could've gone to a lot of other teams. He plays as hard as anybody could possibly ever play, with injuries, everything you ask him. He takes every charge, every dirty play,...
Boston University and Boston College will once again play for the Beanpot after both schools easily handled their opening-round games on Monday. This will be the 21st meeting in the finals between the two rivals, with BU holding a 12-8 series edge. The last time another school won the Beanpot was Harvard in 1993.
The Terriers opened play with a 3-1 victory over Harvard as Wade Megan scored twice in the second period and Kieran Millan made 29 saves. It's the 26th finals appearance in the last 29 years for Boston University, which took over the No. 1 ranking in the U.S. College Hockey Online poll earlier in the day.
The Eagles routed Northeastern, 7-1, in the nightcap as Johnny Gaudreau, Steven Whitney and Paul Carey scored two goals apiece. Boston College has won three of the last four Beanpots, including a 2010 final victory over BU.
Red Sox pitcher Scott Atchison, who was designated for assignment on Jan. 26 to clear a spot on the 40-man roster for outfielder Cody Ross, cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Pawtucket. Though no longer on the 40-man roster, the right-hander will be invited to big league camp with the Sox.
Atchison, 35, was 1-0 with a 3.26 ERA, 17 strikeouts and six walks in 17 games (30 1/3 innings) for the Red Sox in 2011, a season in which he frequently shuttled between the majors and Triple-A. That followed a 2010 campaign in which Atchison had a 4.50 ERA in 43 big league games.
News of Atchison clearing waivers was first reported (via twitter) by Maureen Mullen of CSN New England.
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FOXBORO -- Patriots coach Bill Belichick said Monday at Gillette Stadium that Josh McDaniels will succeed Bill O'Brien as the team's offensive coordinator. McDaniels, who held the position with the Patriots from 2006-2008, and after stops in Denver and St. Louis, was brought back as an offensive assistant prior to the playoffs, as the Rams did not intend to keep him.
"Josh," Belichick said when asked about the position.
O'Brien was hired last month as head coach at Penn State. He had been with the Patriots since 2007.
Now 35, McDaniels first came to the Patriots in 2001 as a personnel assistant. He left following the 2008 season to become the head coach of the Broncos, but was fired midway through his second season on the job. He became the Rams' offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach last season.
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The Harvard basketball team, riding an eight-game winning streak and off to the best start in school history, checked in at No. 25 in the AP media poll that was released Monday afternoon. The Crimson made a brief appearance in the poll two months ago for the first time ever, before a loss to UConn knocked them out.
Harvard also moved up two spots to 21 in the ESPN/USA Today coaches poll.
Harvard (20-2, 6-0 Ivy), has a key road trip this weekend, with games at Penn (Friday) and Princeton (Saturday). Penn has one league loss (12-10 overall), while Princeton, which shared last year's title with the Crimson, is 2-3 (11-10 overall).
Dale, Michael and Jerry dig into the details of this draft for the Patriots with ESPN's Mike Reiss.
Giardi and Price discuss the Tom Brady appeal getting overturned and Roger Goodell's victory tour. The guys can't believe the victory lap and some of his behavior. The more you listen to him, the more frustrating his behavior becomes.
Giardi and Price break down how the teams in the AFC East altered their futures after the NFL Draft weekend.
Jeff Goodman calls Mike and Rob to drop a ton of knowledge on the upcoming NBA Draft and some of the names available. Sorry fans - he doesn't see Kevin Durant or any big-named free agents coming to Boston and thinks they'll end up making the third pick this season. He also says that there is NO WAY he would trade next year's Brooklyn pick because the draft will be very deep. He discusses the chances of trading with Philly for Okafor, why he like Kris Dunn so much and much more.
Brad Stevens makes his first appearance on the Dale and Holley with Thornton show. We discuss the Atlanta series and what went wrong, and where the Celtics go from here.
Ian Thomsen of NBA.com joined Sam Packard and Jared Weiss to discuss the next moves for Danny Ainge and the Boston Celtics with the NBA Draft Lottery rapidly approaching. They discussed the crazy ending to Game 2 of Thunder vs Spurs and picked the player they would build their pretend new franchise around.
Who is to blame for the Red Sox 10-9 loss to the Blue Jays? Danny points the finger.
Tim talks with Red Sox manager John Farrell before the Red Sox game against the Blue Jays. John talks about Clay Buchholz move to the bullpen and adjustments he expects him to have to make going from the starter to the bullpen.
Mut recaps the Sox 8-2 loss to the Rockies.
DJ and Pete continue to assess the season that was for the Bruins and look toward the future for the franchise and how they can improve.
DJ and Pete are together for the final Sunday Skate of the season. They get into their overall thoughts on the season, the Bruins keeping Claude Julien on as head coach and the end-of-season press conferences last week. They discuss the rebuild process, what the Bruins need and how they can obtain it. Plenty of callers have their own theories and opinions on all of these topics as well.
Butch is joined by two-thirds of the Sunday Skate show in DJ and Pete. The guys discuss the problems with Bruins including leadership and grit, who should stay and who should go and if Claude is to blame.
Lucy's parting shot after not taking the job is to attack Dino for how he treats producers.
Bernie Sanders wants to debate Trump.
Yaz was on hand at Fenway last night to honor the '86 team and Wade Boggs' number retirement.
Laroy Streat keeps setting fire to the airways and talks people singing his Freestyle Fridays to him when they see him on the street! Catch our guy every friday via final drive! He's must listen radio!
We end the week with the best in sound Laroy Streat continues to set fire to the airways with his music.
The guys talk Red Sox pitching and the problems that could arise with Buchholz struggles.
Jerry is joined by Graig Murphy to talk stand up comedy. Until Graig pretty much hijacks the podcast to tell his side of the "Big Show Unfiltered" story.
Ben and Russ preview the Champions League Final between Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid. Who we want to win, who we think will win, and why. We also talk about our wishes for the USMNT.
The Dennis and Callahan malcontent is joined by former WEEI personality Pete Sheppard to talk about his past involvement with the station and his current gig in New Hampshire. You'll be glad to hear Pete hasn't changed one bit.
The producer search is over now that Paul and Ken have accepted the job. With their new found job security, they are free to bitch about working three A-holes, the Lucy charade, and the process behind getting the gig.More from this show