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01/21/2012 - 3:11pm
McKie leads Wake Forest past BC

Travis McKie had 20 points and 10 rebounds and Wake Forest never trailed in capturing a 71-56 victory over Boston College Saturday afternoon at Conte Forum.

Ryan Anderson posted team highs of 13 points and 11 rebounds for BC (7-12, 2-3 ACC), which shot just 30 percent from the field and 19 percent from 3-point range (4-for-21). Jordan Daniels contributed 12 points and five assists.

C.J. Harris added 15 points for Wake Forest (11-8, 2-3).

Wake had an eight-point lead at the half, 34-26. The Eagles cut it to four points at 44-40 after a Matt Humphrey 3-pointer with 11:49 remaining. Wake then went on an 8-0 run, capped by a 3-pointer from McKie, and BC never got closer than nine points the rest of the way.

BC is back in action Thursday with a game at 15th-ranked Virginia.

For more BC news, visit The BC Blog.


01/21/2012 - 2:17pm
Savard not confident he'll play again
By: DJ Bean

Bruins forward Marc Savard, who is out for the season with post-concussion syndrome, made a rare appearance at TD Garden Saturday to unveil the suite he recently bought for patients dealing with head trauma at Children's Hospital. 

Savard has been plagued with head issues since receiving a blindside hit to the head from Penguins forward Matt Cooke on March 7, 2010. A routine hit from Matt Hunwick on Jan. 22, 2011 ended his campaign last season, and it was announced prior to this season that he would not play. Savard said Saturday the chances of him ever playing again might be slim. 

"Right now, the way I’m still feeling and the daily issues I’m having, it’s tough to see a bright future right now, to be honest with you," he said. "It’s tough. I still have my tough days that I want to get back and play, but at the end of the day, I know if I possibly got hit again, what could happen. It’s a day...

01/21/2012 - 12:44pm
Report: Ochocinco flies to Florida

According to CSNNE.com, Patriots wide receiver Chad Ochocinco boarded a plane headed for Fort Lauderdale, Fla., on Friday night. The report was unable to say whether the wide receiver will be available for the AFC championship game on Sunday against the Ravens (particularly given the possible disruption to travel to and from New England as a result of snow).

A Patriots source told the website that it was possible that Ochocinco was traveling for his father's funeral. On Monday, Ochocinco wrote on twitter:

"Please send your prayers n condolences to my older and youngest brothers. ... Our father passed this morning."

One day later, again on twitter, the wide receiver wrote:

"It's almost been 24hrs since my dad passed."

Ochocinco had...

01/21/2012 - 9:17am
Valentine on beer-gate: 'Never on my watch'

Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine, in a session at the World Baseball and Softball Coaches' Convention at Mohegan Sun Arena, deemed the consumption of beer and fried chicken in the clubhouse during games "inexcusable," and said (in comments relayed by The Day (New London, Conn.)) that it would not happen during his tenure as manager.

In response to a question about the clubhouse consumption of beer and chicken during games, Valentine initially joked, "We've got to go to draft beer and grilled chicken, I think," before approaching the matter with less levity.

"If that happened it's inexcusable," said Valentine. "I apologize for that. The apologies are out there and it will never happen on my watch."

For complete Red Sox coverage, visit weei.com/redsox.


01/21/2012 - 1:17am
Allen: 'This hurts everybody deeply'

After losing six of their last seven games the Celtics are admittedly searching for answers.

"It’s tough," Ray Allen said after the Celtics lost 79-71 to Phoenix at the Garden on Friday.  "I’ve played on teams where you lose a lot, but this locker room, we’re not losers. This hurts everybody deeply."

Allen maintained that the veteran Celtics will figure out their problems offensively.

"If I had a team that had guys on here that couldn’t play, couldn’t understand how to play this game, that were young and had to learn, I would be troubled," Allen said. "What’s frustrating about it is I do have guys that do know how to play and understand the game. I don’t know if we’ve got to simplify it or switch it around just a little bit, but I think we’ve got to stop overthinking it."

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