Boston College junior guard Reggie Jackson announced Saturday that he would remain in the NBA draft, forfeiting his final year of college eligibility. Non-seniors who have not hired an agent can pull out of the draft before Sunday.
"I just want to thank BC, the coaching staff and administration for all their help and support throughout my three years here, but I have decided to stay in the draft and forego my senior season," he said in a statement. "The NBA has always been a dream of mine and it is one I wish to pursue. I am truly blessed to have attended and played for such a prestigious university. I would like to say thank you to all the BC fans for all the support and, though I have decided to leave school early, I will always be a BC Eagle."
Jackson averaged 18.2 points, 4.3 rebounds and 4.5 assists in his final season at BC. In his college career, he scored 1,254 points in 99 games.
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After all the false starts, Shaquille O'Neal is finally active for the Celtics for Game 3 of their playoff series with the Heat. Celtics coach Doc Rivers said that Jermaine O'Neal will remain in the starting lineup and that he honestly had no idea what to expect in terms of minutes. "With him it will just be the eye test and whatever you think he can handle you’ll give him," Rivers said. "As long as he’s playing well."
Carlos Arroyo will be inactive along with Avery Bradley and Sasha Pavlovic.
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As the rain delay lengthened, it became nearly impossible to imagine that Clay Buchholz would return to the mound. The skies had forced the right-hander off the field at 1:53 p.m., when he was warming up for the third, and did not permit play to begin until 4 p.m.
Yet when the game resumed, there was Buchholz again. He re-entered a game in which the Sox had a 1-0 lead and proved relentless in attacking the strike zone to preserve it. Buchholz logged three more shutout innings, finishing the day with six punchouts in five shutout innings in which he allowed just two hits and one walk. He was followed by a bullpen that delivered four shutout innings.
That, in turn, set up the Sox for a 4-0 win, on a day when they got RBI singles from Jed Lowrie (first inning) and Kevin Youkilis (third) and a two-run hit from Jacoby Ellsbury, who extended his hitting streak to 16 games.
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After a rain delay of 2 hours, 7 minutes, Red Sox starter Clay Buchholz returned to the mound for the top of the third inning of the Red Sox' contest against the Twins, armed with a 1-0 lead. Buchholz struck out the first batter he faced, Luke Hughes, on three pitches.
The delay began at 1:53 p.m., with the game resuming at 4:00 p.m. The Sox claimed a first inning advantage when Jed Lowrie delivered a two-out RBI single in the bottom of the first.
While Buchholz returned to the game for the Sox, the Twins elected to pull their starter, Brian Duensing. Kevin Slowey will take the hill in the third for Minnesota.
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Red Sox manager Terry Francona has had a good deal of success moving players around in his batting order until they find they comfort zone and get hot. Jacoby Ellsbury and Carl Crawford are clear examples of that this season but Francona said before Saturday's contest against Minnesota that he has no such plans for Dustin Pedroia. The Red Sox second baseman has just six hits in 53 at-bats in his last 13 games as his average has dropped to .235 on the season.
"Nah, I'd like to leave him where he is. I've been around him long enough to know that he will get every bit as hot as he got cold," Francona said of Pedroia in the No. 2 spot in the order. "I know my job is to remain positive but this is an easy one. I thought with Carl being new, I thought he was feeling it a little bit. I understand that, it's human nature. I thought it would help him. And Carl's going to really get going."
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We check in with Patriots special teams captain Matthew Slater on a Patriots Monday as the Patriots prepare for their fourth pre-season game, and are 10 days away from opening the 2015 season.
We check in with the head coach of the Patriots on a Pats Monday to get his take on the win over Carolina, pre-season game number four, and the numerous cuts to the team's roster he must make in the upcoming weeks.
Danny Amendola joined the show to talk about the addition of Reggie Wayne to the receiving group, the offensive tempo in game 3 of the preseason, and who is the most stylish in the locker room.
Jay King of Masslive.com joins the show to break down the performance of the Celtics during the NBA Summer League. Then Ben and Sam discuss the exciting possibility of a Space Jam sequel.
Michael joins Ben and Sam to discuss the wild NBA Free Agency period and the upcoming Celtics season.
How long will this rebuild take? How much money will it take to keep Bae Crowder? Are Draft Picks even worth anything? With the Danny Ainge not landing any big names in the draft, and unable to lure any big names in free agency, Sam and Ben discussed if the Celtics are doomed moving forward.
We check in for our weekly visit with the interim Sox manager.
Joe Castiglione & Lou Merloni talked to the Sox outfielder, who had three hits and threw out a runner at home in the win over the Yankees.
Butch and John are talking Red Sox on the Sunday Sports Roundtable. They get into the current state of the rotation and how things have improved as of late. Joe Kelly has been on fire, but is he a trade asset? The guys discuss the starting pitchers that will be free agents this year and if any are good fits in Boston. Then they move on to the decision to let Orsillo go in favor of Dave O'Brien - Tomase has an interesting perspective on this topic.
Don Sweeney, who was hired as the Bruins general manager yesterday speaks with Dale and Holley about his new position and where the Bruins go from here.
The awesomely knowledgeable Fluto Shinzawa calls DJ, Naoko and Pete to talk about his thoughts on the future of the B's. He discusses his column from earlier this week on Cam Neely wanting to give Claude the ax earlier in the season but not getting the ok. Fluto shares his thoughts on Chiarelli's firing, the future for Claude and where the Bruins should go from here. He also gives his opinion on potential moves the team can make, who would fit in here, his thoughts on the NHL playoffs so far and more.
In the final hour of the "midseason finale" as DJ likes to call it, the crew discuss more about the future of the Bruins franchise, the possible power struggle in the front office and who should be the head coach going forward. They talk to intelligent and talented Fluto Shinzawa about all of these thing and more in an excellent interview, and finally, DJ says THANK YOU!
Jason defended himself against Minihane.
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Deflategate news aside, there are some reports that Tom and Giselle are having some trouble in paradise. Lou, Christian and Gary discuss the validity of the reports, and Christian gives some advice to Tom.
Jerod Mayo dropped by the studio to talk with Lou, Christian, and Gary about the stress that some guys go through on "cut-down" day. He also made fun of Christian for his focus on fashion, and how exaggerated he thought HBO's "Ballers" was.
Lou, Christian and Gary (and the rest of us) are all patiently waiting for Judge Berman to decide Tom Brady's future. The guys wonder.... What is he waiting for?
We discuss Bob McNair's now infamous quotes about the Patriots, and how his comments, uniformed as they may be, are probably representative of other NFL owners, and thus the reason Roger Goodell can push forward with this situation without worrying about blowback from the owners.
Dale, Michael and Jerry check in with Red Sox interim manager Torey Luvollo.
Michael Holley is back and he has thoughts on what he's missed while he was gone... including Don Orsillo and NESN.
Mikey Adams and Lenny Megliola discuss Jackie Bradley Jr, Mookie Betts, Rusney Castillo, and who should play where. Also, the current outfield in context with Sox history.
Mikey Adams and Lenny Megliola discuss the state of the Red Sox after a 13-8 loss to the Yankees. Pablo Sandoval and other notable fat ballplayers are discussed, in addition to some of the positives with the team
Chris Mortensen went on a sports radio station in Arizona today and talked about his deflate gate reporting, and said that the Krafts called him to apologize over the whole situation. Only thing is there's a report tonight from D&C saying their sources at the Patriots are saying that did not happen, could Mort be, dare I say, wrong?
With the transfer window coming to a close, Ben, Russ & Alex hand out transfer grades for each Premier League team. They also discuss the Revs recent surge and debate if it will continue this weekend.
Ken Laird and Ryan Hannable are joined this week by special guests Jim Callis of MLB.com and Rob Bradford of WEEI.com to discuss what new GM Dave Dombrowski will do with his new prospect system. Also, do the Sox really have the best Farm system in baseball? Finally, Ken travels to Lowell to chat with Spinners' catcher Austin Rei and manager Joe Oliver.
It’s peek draft season so Jim Hackett and Pete Davidson are back with today’s Fantasy Football Podcast on Draft Strategy. Pete Davidson’s article at Rotobahn.com “The 2015 Draft Plan” fuels a deep conversation on how to approach the draft at all the key positions Quarterback, Runningback, Wide Receiver, Tight End and Defense. Get prepared and Happy Drafting!
We go inside the audio from 98.7 Arizona Sports Radio/ESPN and listen in as well as Chris Mortensen finally details the circumstances behind the infamous "11 of 12" footballs tweet, and also claims that the Patriots ownership called him personally to apologize... for what he doesn't specify.More from this show
Sean discussed his own firing from the Red Sox broadcast booth.More from this show