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03/06/2011 - 11:04pm
BU advances to America East final

John Holland scored 16 points and Boston University held off Hartford, 55-49, in the semifinals of the America East tournament Sunday night in Hartford.

 

With the win, the Terriers (20-13) advance to the league championship game, which they will host Saturday at noon. Their opponent will be fifth-seeded Stony Brook (15-16), which upset top-seeded Vermont (23-8) in the day's first semifinal, 69-57.

 

Holland, the America East Player of the Year, hit just 3-of-10 shots, but he converted 9-of-10 free throws, including all four in the final seconds to put the game out of reach. He also had seven rebounds, three assists and two steals.

 

Also, for BU, Patrick Hazel had 10 points, four rebounds and three blocks. Dom Morris and Matt Griffin scored nine points apiece.

 

Morgan Sabia and Genesis Maciel scored 13 points each for sixth-seeded Hartford (11-20).

 

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03/06/2011 - 5:46pm
Bowden struggles as Mets top Sox

Starting in place of Jon Lester (flu), Michael Bowden was tagged for a pair of runs in two innings as the Mets picked up a 6-5 victory over the Red Sox at Digital Domain Park in Port St. Lucie, Fla.

 

Bowden was replaced by Andrew Miller, who gave up three runs in his two inning on the hill, all courtesy of a three-run Ike Davis homer in the third inning. Miller was the only lefty in the Sox bullpen mix to struggle on Sunday, however, as Hideki Okajima pitched a perfect fifth inning and Rich Hill offered a pair of scoreless frames in the sixth and seventh.

 

The Sox connected for three home runs, as non-roster invitees Juan Carlos Linares and Tim Federowicz each posted solo shots and Josh Reddick hit a two-run home run in the eighth inning, his second blast of the spring.

 

The Red Sox (3-5) host the Orioles on Monday at City of Palms Park. John Lackey is scheduled to start for the Sox.

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03/06/2011 - 4:50pm
Celtics announce Arroyo signing

The Celtics officially announced the signing of free agent point guard Carlos Arroyo, who was recently waived by Miami to make room for Mike Bibby. With Arroyo on the roster, the Celtics now are at the maximum of 15 players on the roster and this likely completes the mid-season makeover. Nate Robinson, Kendrick Perkins, Marquis Daniels, Semih Erden and Luke Harangody are out and Jeff Green, Nenad Krstic, Troy Murphy, Sasha Pavlovic and Arroyo are in.

 

Arroyo started 42 games for Miami and averaged 5.6 points and 2 assists per game. He will provide depth behind Rajon Rondo and Delonte West. Arroyo is expected to join the team in Boston on Monday.

 

For more Celtics news, visit the team page at weei.com/celtics


03/06/2011 - 2:54pm
Raji sparks BC rout of Wake Forest

Corey Raji celebrated Senior Day at Boston College by scoring 21 points as the Eagles closed out the regular season with an 84-68 victory over Wake Forest on Sunday afternoon before a sellout crowd of 8,606 at Conte Forum.

 

Fellow seniors Biko Paris (19 points) and Joe Trapani (17) also had big days for the Eagles (19-11, 9-7 ACC), who ended up tied for fourth place in the league with Clemson and Virginia Tech.

 

Clemson, by virtue of its wins over Virginia Tech and BC, gets the fourth seed and a first-round bye in the ACC tournament. BC, which swept Virginia Tech, is the fifth seed and opens with a rematch against 12th-seeded Wake Forest (8-23, 1-15) on Thursday (2 p.m.). If BC wins, it would face Clemson in the quarterfinals on Friday.

 

BC fell behind Wake by six points early, but Raji (8 points) and Paris (6) then sparked an 18-2 run to make it 33-23 with 7:10 left in the period. BC led by 14 at the...

03/06/2011 - 1:09pm
Gonzalez takes BP for first time

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Adrian Gonzalez took another step in his rehabilitation from off-season shoulder surgery, taking batting practice on Sunday morning for the first time this spring. 

 

The first baseman took 25 swings in his five rounds of batting practice, and showed power to all sides of the field. He hit three balls over the right field fence in his final five swings. Pawtucket manager Arnie Beyeler did the pitching to Gonzalez, who was being closely observed by trainer Mike Reinold and hitting coach Dave Magadan.

 

"I was feeling good the whole time, and it felt good to get out there," said Gonzalez. "It was good, it really was."

 

For more Red Sox news visit the team page at weei.com/redsox.


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