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09/24/2010 - 6:19am
Mashup: Smartest players in sports

The Sporting News has a list of the 20 smartest athletes, and sitting at No. 1 is former Red Sox reliever Craig Breslow, now with the A's. Breslow, a Connecticut native, majored in molecular biophysics and biochemistry at Yale. Also on the list are four other athletes with New England connections and a couple of rivals of Boston teams.

 

Meanwhile, Jets legend Joe Namath weighed in on the Braylon Edwards controversy, criticizing the team for allowing Edwards to play Sunday following his DUI arrest. The Jets said they won't announce until just before the game against the Dolphins how long Edwards will be allowed to play in the contest.

 

Read about those stories and more at Friday's Morning Mashup.


09/23/2010 - 11:38pm
Making sense of the Savard situation
By: DJ Bean

It's tough to tell which installment of the "making sense of the Marc Savard situation" this may be, because quite frankly, there have been so many developments or rumors surrounding the center since the summer that one couldn't be blamed for losing count. Such is the nature with these things.

Even so, this week has served as a reminder to all that until Savard, currently out with post-concussion syndrome symptoms, is spotted on the ice -- even in a practice uniform -- chatter is sure to surround the veteran pivot. 

First were the trade rumors. If a player was speculated to be on the move to Boston, fans were trained over the summer to assume Savard would go in the deal. As it became clearer that Savard would likely stay in Boston, so too emerged the news that he was "hurt" by the idea of the Bruins shopping or taking calls on him.

Then came the not-so-news that the NHL was iffy about the seven-year contract...

09/23/2010 - 8:57pm
Bruins lose second exhibition to Panthers
By: DJ Bean

A night after beating the Canadiens in Montreal, the Bruins were handed a 3-2 defeat by the Panthers on Thursday at Blue Cross Arena in Rochester, N.Y. David Booth led the scoring charge for the Panthers with a pair of goals, while former Bruin Dennis Wideman notched a tally of his own.  

 

Steve Kampfer and Jeff LoVecchio scored for the Bruins, whose preseason record fell to 1-1. The team continues its preseason schedule with a rematch with the Panthers at the Garden on Saturday. 

 

Nathan Horton and Gregory Campbell, both of whom were acquired in the deal that sent Wideman to Florida in June, did not face their club of a year ago, as the team elected to separate the roster into two squads to begin the preseason. Both players played in Wednesday night's game, with Horton picking up a goal agains the Habs. 

 

For more on the Bruins, visit their team page at...

09/23/2010 - 7:33pm
Ex-Celtic Nelson out at Golden State

Celtics legend Don Nelson has been pushed out as coach of the Golden State Warriors and will be replaced by assistant Keith Smart, according to Yahoo! Sports. Nelson, the winningest coach in NBA history, will officially resign and reportedly accept a settlement on the $6 million owed him on his contract.


09/23/2010 - 6:43pm
Va. Tech's Williams will miss BC game

Virginia Tech running back Ryan Williams won't be able to play Saturday against Boston College because of a leg injury. Williams, who was hobbled last week in the Hokies' victory against East Carolina, will be unavailable for the Atlantic Coast Conference opener against the Eagles. The Hokies (1-2) are expected to start Darren Evans in their bid for their first victory at BC since 2002. The Eagles (2-0) are looking to avenge a 48-14 loss last year in Blacksburg.


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