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04/12/2011 - 11:30am
Reports: Amaker discusses Miami opening

According to multiple reports, Harvard basketball coach Tommy Amaker met with Miami officials Monday in Boston to discuss the Hurricanes' coaching vacancy. Amaker guided the Crimson to a 23-7 record and their first-ever Ivy League championship this season. They shared the title with Princeton and then lost a playoff game to determine the league's NCAA tournament representative. Harvard then lost at Oklahoma State in the first round of the NIT.

The former Duke guard has spent four seasons at Harvard. Previously, he served as head coach at Seton Hall and Michigan.

Miami also has been looking for a new athletic director. The Miami Herald reported Tuesday morning that the school is expected to name Shawn Eichorst to that post. Eichorst is deputy athletic director and chief administrative officer at the University of Wisconsin.


04/12/2011 - 7:45am
Mashup: Villanueva has new worst enemy

Pistons forward Charlie Villanueva, who was involved in an incident with Kevin Garnett earlier this season, has a new worst enemy. In Monday night's game vs. the Cavaliers, Villanueva and Ryan Hollins were ejected following a fourth-quarter scrum. After things appeared to have calmed down, Villanueva ran across to the court in an attempt to get at Hollins while being restrained by a teammate and security guard. As he was led to the Pistons locker room, Villanueva said, "I will kill that dude. I don't give a [expletive]." After the game, Villanueva was more subdued. "I overreacted," he said. "He said some things that got me upset."

Also in the news, Jose Canseco is returning to baseball as a manager/player for an independent minor league team in Arizona.

Read more about those stories and others, plus check out videos, trivia and more, at...

04/11/2011 - 11:56pm
After home run, Damon relishes reception

Speaking after his team trounced the Red Sox, 16-5, Monday night at Fenway Park, Rays outfielder Johnny Damon said that the reaction from the fans was different from when he last played in Boston, as a member of the Yankees.

"Coming as a Yankee, it was definitely a lot tougher," Damon said. "They're Red Sox fans, that's what they were born to do and that's what they'll continue to do."

There was a mix of cheers and boos when Damon strode to the plate in the first inning, with the reception not getting a chance to truly define itself thanks to Tampa Bay's No. 2 hitter depositing the first pitch he saw from Red Sox starter Daisuke Matsuzaka over the right field fence for his 19th career homer in Fenway.

Damon would finish his night going 3-for-5 with two runs. 

"It was great coming back in here on a different team than the Yankees. It was a little more mixed tonight. I was pretty happy to get the cheers I...

04/11/2011 - 10:40pm
Matsuzaka mashed: Sox annihilated by Rays

Little-known left fielder Sam Fuld had four hits and came within a single of hitting for the cycle while Johnny Damon homered on the first pitch he saw in the first inning as the Rays pounded Daisuke Matsuzaka for eight hits and seven runs in a 16-5 rout of the Red Sox Monday night at Fenway Park. Damon finished with three of the 20 hits for the Rays, who had scored just 20 runs in their first nine games prior to Monday. 

In arguably his worst outing since signing with the Red Sox before the 2007 season, Matsuzaka was shelled, facing 16 batters and retiring just six. After throwing just 10 pitches in the first — all strikes — Matsuzaka allowed the first six batters to reach in the second. The righty allowed two doubles, two singles, a walk before the inning was capped off by Fuld's homer to right. Matsuzaka was eventually pulled after allowing a single and a walk to open the third. 

Tim Wakefield came on in relief and got the...

04/11/2011 - 10:33pm
Celtics to face Knicks in first round

With the Celtics' loss, a Heat victory and a 76ers loss, the Eastern Conference's 3-6 and 2-7 NBA playoff matchups are set prior to all four team's regular-season finales.

The Heat (57-24) captured the No. 2 seed with a 98-90 victory against the Hawks, while the 76ers (41-40) secured the No. 7 seed with a 95-85 loss to the Magic.

Meanwhile, the idle Knicks (42-38) clinched the No. 6 seed and will face the No. 3 Celtics (55-26) in the first round. Prior to Monday night's 95-94 overtime loss to the Wizards, Celtics coach Doc Rivers indicated that their series will begin on Sunday, although the schedule has not been announced. The C's and Knicks will also play each other in their regular-season finale on Wednesday night.

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