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04/24/2010 - 10:58am
Patriots take Aaron Hernandez in fourth round
By: DJ Bean

 FOXBORO -- The Patriots took Florida tight end Aaron Hernandez, making him the third Gator selected by the Patriots this weekend. The 6-foot-2 3/8, 245-pound Hernandez had 12 touchdowns in three seasons at Florida. One of the speedier tight end prospects, he ran a 4.56 40-yard dash at the combine in February. He will join Florida teammates Jermaine Cunningham and Brandon Spikes in New England. He is also the Patriots' second tight end taken this week behind Arizona's Rob Gronkowski (No. 42 overall). For more on the Patriots and the NFL draft, check the It Is What It Is blog.

 


04/23/2010 - 10:47pm
Red Sox hang on for win over O's

Adrian Beltre's bases-loaded walk in the eighth inning off of Baltimore reliever Jim Johnson broke a 3-3 tie and ultimately handed the Red Sox a 4-3 win over the Orioles, Friday night at Fenway Park. Red Sox starter Jon Lester had left his fourth outing of the season with a 3-0 lead after allowing just four hits, while striking out seven and walking four, over 5 2/3 innings. Daniel Bard kept Lester's line scoreless when he came on in the sixth to retire Garrett Atkins with the bases loaded and two outs.

 

The Sox' offense was kick-started by David Ortiz, who launched his first homer of the season over the left-center field wall in the second inning for a quick 1-0 lead for the hosts. While no Sox hitter had more than one hit, Jeremy Hermida and J.D. Drew each had one RBI and one run, respectively. The game ended with closer Jonathan Papelbon striking out former Sox Julio Lugo with runners on first and second.

 

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04/23/2010 - 10:10pm
C's go up 3-0 over Heat on Pierce GW

Paul Pierce hit a game-winning jumper as time expired to give the Celtics a 100-98 victory over the Heat and go up 3-0 on the series. Pierce led the C's with 32 points. Dwyane Wade led all scorers with 34 points, but left the game with 11 seconds left after injuring his knee on a 3-point attempt. He watched the final play from the sidelines, leaving uncertainty for the Heat as they face elimination in Game 4 on Sunday.


04/23/2010 - 9:55pm
Patriots get future pick, take WR Price
By: DJ Bean

FOXBORO -- The Patriots acquired the Panthers' 2011 second-round pick in exchange for the 89th pick, which they had initially gotten from the Cardinals. A pick later, they selected Ohio receiver Taylor Price. The 6-foot-flat, 204-pound Price had 14 touchdowns in four years at Ohio. He received 2nd-team All-MAC honors as a junior. He runs in the 4.4's but isn't much of a factor in the return game, having returned just 10 kicks and zero punts at Ohio. For more on the Patriots and the NFL Draft, check the It Is What It Is blog. 

 

 


04/23/2010 - 9:31pm
Sabres stay alive, dominate Game 5

The Sabres kept their quest for Lord Stanley's Cup alive in Game 5 against the Bruins at HSBC Arena in Buffalo with a commanding 4-1 victory on Friday night. Ryan Miller took his second win of the series with 34 saves while Tuukka Rask took his second career NHL playoff loss by allowing three goals on 33 shots.

 

Adam Mair scored the Sabres first goal on a wrap-around in the first period as Buffalo scored the first goal of the game for the fifth straight game. Jason Pominville and Michael Grier add goals at the end of the first period and midway through the second to pace the Buffalo offense. Johnny Boychuk scored a goal late in the third period that the Bruins immediately gave back with an empty net hustle strike by rookie Tyler Ennis. The series shifts back to Boston for Game 6 on Monday with the Bruins still holding a three games to two lead.

 

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