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03/31/2010 - 3:12pm
Saints highlight Pats preseason sked

The NFL announced its 2010 preseason schedule Wednesday afternoon, and the Patriots will open their slate against the defending Super Bowl champion Saints at home on Aug. 12. New England will also face Atlanta the following week in a nationally-televised contest against the Falcons in the Georgia Dome, with that kickoff coming at 8 p.m. The Patriots round out their preseason schedule by hosting the Rams on Aug. 26, and traveling to meet the Giants in the preseason finale the following weekend — the ninth time in 10 years New England and New York will meet in the preseason. For more Patriots news, check out our football blog, It Is What It Is.


03/31/2010 - 1:20pm
Bonser, Lowrie placed on DL

Red Sox pitcher Boof Bonser and infielder Jed Lowrie were both placed on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to March 26. Bonser, who missed all of 2009 after undergoing shoulder surgery, landed on the D.L. with a right groin strain that he incurred on March 22 in an outing against the Rays. Lowrie landed on the shelf due to his ongoing recovery from mononucleosis.

 

Lowrie was already expected to start the year in the minors. Bonser's trip to the D.L., on the other hand, removes him (at least temporarily) from the competition for the Red Sox' last two bullpen spots. That competition currently features right-handers Scott Atchison and Joe Nelson and left-handers Alan Embree and Scott Schoeneweis.


03/31/2010 - 12:07pm
B's sign Colborne, Caron, 2 others

The Bruins on Wednesday morning announced the signing of four players, including first-round draft picks Joe Colborne (2008) and Jordan Caron (2009).

 

Here is the release from the team:

 

Boston Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli announced today that the club has signed forward Jordan Caron, forward Joe Colborne, goaltender Michael Hutchinson and defenseman Steven Kampfer to entry-level contracts.

 

The 19-year-old Caron split this season between Rimouski Oceanic and Rouyn-Noranda Huskies of the QMJHL (Quebec Major Junior Hockey League) after being traded from Rimouski to Rouyn-Noranda on Jan. 9, 2010. The 6-foot-2, 202-pound forward registered 17 goals and 16 assists for 33 points in 23 games with the Huskies and he earned 9-11-20 totals with the Oceanic in 20 games. He currently leads playoff scoring in the QMJHL with six goals for the Huskies and has notched a total of 13 points (6 goals, 7 assists...

03/31/2010 - 9:32am
DeFilippo: We'll pay for right coach

Boston College athletic director Gene DeFilippo made an appearance on the Dennis & Callahan show Wednesday morning to talk about the school's search for a new basketball coach. "Between the office office phone, the cell phone and the home phone, it hasn't stopped ringing," DeFilippo said. "I think I've reached out to three different athletic directors and asked for permission. I've spoken with three coaches thus far. We're beginning to set up interviews. I've got two more ADs that I would like to contact sometime this morning and see if we can fit in an interview."

 

As for what he wants in a new coach, DeFilippo said: "I would like to get a coach who is a great teacher, a coach who has a lot of fire -- kind of like a Tom Izzo, that's full of energy and go-go-go. I'd like that coach to build us a team that is going to dive for loose balls, that we're going to look to see how many guys can take the most charges...

03/31/2010 - 9:28am
Report: Bruins sign Colborne

According to a report in the Boston Herald, the Bruins have signed power forward Joe Colborne, their first-round pick in 2008. Colborne, the 16th overall pick in the '08 draft, is expected to report to Providence Wednesday. After playing for the Camrose Kodiaks of the Alberta Hockey League, the 6-foot-5 Colborne excelled for the University of Denver last season. A source tells The Herald that the deal is three-year entry contract that will pay an annual base of $787,500 with an opportunity to reach $1.1 million with bonuses.


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