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11/26/2012 - 8:45am
Brady on D&C: 'This is when it matters most'

Tom Brady made his weekly WEEI Patriots Monday appearance on Dennis & Callahan Monday morning and talked about the team's 49-19 rout of the AFC East rival Jets on Thanksgiving night.

"When we play well for 60 minutes, it can look pretty good. And we've had a few games here in the last three or four weeks where we've done that," Brady said. "It just so happened the Jets were the opponent. They made some mistakes in the game that we capitalized on. We had some great interceptions, great fumble recoveries for touchdowns. Those were like bonus points. When you're sitting on the sideline on offense and that happens, like it has for two straight weeks, you shake your head and think, wow, this is not what we planned on.

"It was a great win for our team on a short week against an opponent that always plays us really tough. We didn't take anything for granted. I thought we put a lot of work in and it really paid off. That was I think...

11/25/2012 - 9:48pm
Rondo helps Celtics stop Magic in OT

The Magic finally missed a couple 3-pointers, and they couldn't have come at a better time. Both Jameer Nelson and Glen Davis missed treys in the final minute, and the Celtics made 3-of-4 free throws down the stretch to escape Orlando with a 116-110 overtime victory.

Rajon Rondo (15 points, 16 assists, 9 rebounds) fell one rebound short of his first triple-double of the season (and 24th of his career), but he did eclipse double-digit assists for the 37th straight game, tying John Stockton for the second-longest streak in NBA history, trailing only Magic Johnson (46).

Kevin Garnett (24 points, 10 rebounds) notched his first double-double since Nov. 9, and Paul Pierce added 23 points despite missing his signature elbow jumper at the end of regulation. Leandro Barbosa (15 points), Brandon Bass (13 points) and Jared Sullinger (11 points) also reached double figures for the Celtics (8-6).

On 76.5 percent shooting, the Magic outscored...

11/25/2012 - 6:49pm
Spaziani fired as BC football coach

Frank Spaziani has been fired as Boston College football coach, the school confirmed Sunday night.

The move does not come as a surprise, as Spaziani's team went 2-10 this season, including an embarrassing loss to Army. The Eagles closed out the season on Saturday with a loss at NC State.

"A personnel decision of this magnitude affects many people and is never taken lightly, but I felt a change was necessary," new BC athletic director Brad Bates said in a statement.

The move is the first major change for Bates, who was selected to succeed Gene DeFilippo in October. Bates told WEEI earlier this year that he would wait until the end of the season to evaluate the program.

Spaziani became head coach in 2009, after 12 seasons as a BC assistant. His first team went 8-5, but his last three teams all had losing records. His four-year mark is 22-29 (13-19 in the ACC), and he never won a game against a ranked team.

"It is...

11/25/2012 - 6:39pm
BC can't get it done vs. Bryant

Dyami Starks scored all 17 of his points in the second half, including a tiebreaking layup with 1:44 remaining, and Bryant knocked off Boston College, 56-54, on Sunday afternoon at Conte Forum.

Olivier Hanlan scored 19 points for BC (2-4). Joe Rahon netted 11, and Ryan Anderson had eight points and 14 rebounds.

Frankie Dobbs had 15 points and eight rebounds for Bryant (3-2).

BC was within a point with 31 seconds left, 55-54, after two free throws from Hanlan. Dobbs hit a free throw to restore the Bryant lead to two with 12 seconds remaining. Hanlan was called for a charge with three seconds left, but BC got another chance when Bryant turned over the ball on the ensuing inbounds play. However, Anderson's long 3-point try at the buzzer fell off the rim.

BC next plays at Penn State on Wednesday (9:15 p.m.) in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge.


11/25/2012 - 6:39pm
Sox officials met Napoli; no offer yet

An industry source confirmed reports that Red Sox officials had a dinner meeting in Boston with free agent Mike Napoli on Saturday, but according to the source, the team has yet to make an offer to the power-hitting catcher/first baseman/DH. Jen Royle (via twitter) was the first to report that the meeting included principal owner John Henry, GM Ben Cherington and manager John Farrell.

Napoli slumped to a .227 average with a .343 OBP, .469 slugging mark and .812 OPS with 24 homers in 108 games in 2012 with the Rangers, a year in which a leg injury limited him to 108 games (his fewest games played since 2008). For his career, he's a .259 hitter with a .356, OBP, .507 slugging mark and .863 OPS while averaging 33 homers per 162 games.

The Sox' interest in Napoli is primarily as a first baseman and a fallback DH option for for David Ortiz. His appeal to the...

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