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02/09/2012 - 2:19pm
Pagliuca: Celtics can still draw top players

Celtics co-owner Steve Pagliuca, in an appearance on the Mut & Merloni show, suggested that the Celtics remain an attractive destination for marquee players despite the fact that David West chose to sign with the Pacers over the Celtics and Magic star Dwight Howard has suggested that the Celtics are not on his desired list of teams to join.

"We just have to make our club attractive for players to come to. It’s been attractive. We attracted Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen. We think we’ll attract players in the future," said Pagliuca. "We still think it’s an attractive place. We have a great coach in Doc Rivers. We have Rajon Rondo, who’s a fantastic point guard who people want to play with. You see the young guys playing really well right now. We have two first-round draft picks in the next draft. It’s going to be an attractive place to play. When players come in and see those banners up there, they...

02/09/2012 - 8:54am
Mashup: Oil Can admits drug use with Sox

Red Sox legend Oil Can Boyd admitted Wednesday that he frequently used cocaine during his major league career, often before he pitched.

"Oh, yeah, at every ballpark," Boyd told WBZ NewsRadio's Jonny Miller. "There wasn't one ballpark that I probably didn't stay up all night, until 4 or 5 in the morning, and the same thing is still in your system. It's not like you have time to go do it while in theme, which I had done that.

Boyd went 78-77 with 799 strikeouts in a 10-year career with the Red Sox, Expos and Rangers. He claims he would have won twice as many games had he slept instead of staying up doing drugs. Boyd, whose autobiography is due out in June, said he never had a drug test during his playing days, and his teammates were aware of his problem, although not all of them supported him.

“All of them didn’t rally around me,” he said. “All of them knew and the ones that cared came to me. The Dwight...

02/09/2012 - 7:28am
Report: Brady injury by Tuck not 'major'

According to the Boston Herald, the sack of Tom Brady by Justin Tuck in the third quarter of the Super Bowl aggravated a pre-existing left shoulder sprain. However, the Herald reports that the injury was not considered major.

From the report:

Brady landed hard on his left shoulder, aggravating the sprain from earlier in the season. The key word is “sprain.” This is the same injury that forced him to miss a practice during the AFC Championship week, an ailment he needed to manage. The aggravation didn’t lead to major injury, though, and Brady did not need to come out of the game for treatment. It also is not believed to be the kind of injury that will need to be dealt with much in the offseason.

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02/08/2012 - 11:16pm
Sabres destroy Bruins in Buffalo
By: DJ Bean

BUFFALO -- Amidst weeks of up-and-down hockey, the Bruins suffered perhaps their ugliest loss of the season, getting blanked by the Sabres, 6-0, Wednesday at First Niagara Center. 

Tuukka Rask was chased after allowing three goals on the first 10 shots he faced, and the Sabres got a two-goal performance from captain Jason Pominville. Ryan Miller's shutout marked the second time in the last four games that the B's have been kept scoreless.

The Sabres got on the board 6:23 into the first period, when a wrist shot fired by Christian Ehrhoff from the point went off Gregory Campbell's stick and past Rask. After a Milan Lucic goal was disallowed on a controversial call from referee Rob Martell, the Sabres took a 2-0 lead on Pominville's first of the night. Tyler Ennis made it 3-0 1:52 into the second period, which ended Rask's night early. While Tim Thomas stopped the bleeding for a bit, Patrick Kaleta made it 4-0 late in the period. Pominville...

02/08/2012 - 10:16pm
Daniels leads BC to upset of Florida State

Freshman point guard Jordan Daniels scored 21 points, including the clinching free throw with 3.1 seconds remaining, as Boston College knocked off 15th-ranked Florida State, 64-60, Wednesday night at Conte Forum.

Matt Humphrey added 15 points, Ryan Anderson netted 14 and Lonnie Anderson scored 12 for BC, which improved to 8-16 overall and 3-7 in ACC play.

Michael Snaer scored 16 points for Florida State (16-7, 7-2), which began the night tied for first in the ACC with North Carolina.

The Eagles fell behind by 13 points early but fought back to take a one-point lead at the half, 34-33. BC opened up an eight-point lead with 8:28 remaining after a layup by Dennis Clifford made it 55-47. Florida State twice closed to within three points late, including with six seconds left after a Snaer 3-pointer, but Daniels hit 1-of-2 free throws with three seconds remaining to put the game away.

BC next plays at Virginia Tech on Sunday.

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