Tajh Boyd completed 28-of-38 passes for 367 yards and three touchdowns and ran for 42 yards and a TD to lead 17th-ranked Clemson to a 45-31 victory over Boston College on Saturday at Alumni Stadium.
DeAndre Hopkins had a school-record 197 receiving yards for the Tigers (4-1, 1-1 ACC), who led by three at the half and scored two touchdowns in the third quarter to pull ahead comfortably.
Chase Rettig completed 25-of-43 passes for 341 yards and three touchdowns for BC (1-3, 0-2), but he was picked off at the Clemson 5 when the Eagles were trying to get back within one touchdown in the fourth quarter.
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According to CSNNE.com, Patriots offensive lineman Logan Mankins did not make the trip with the team for Sunday's game in Buffalo, and he will be out of the game against the Bills due to a hip injury. The 30-year-old, in the second season of his six-year deal, had been listed as questionable. Ryan Wendell is the backup on the depth chart.
Mankins' absence could be even more significant given that tight end Rob Gronkowski has been dealing with a hip injury of his own. However, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports (via twitter) that Gronkowski -- also listed as questionable for Sunday -- is expected to play.
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BALTIMORE -- Red Sox outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury is back in the lineup on Saturday for the first time since Sept. 20. Manager Bobby Valentine suggested that he was hopeful that the 29-year-old could "play the next few games and go home on a good note."
Still, Ellsbury will end the year with numbers that are drastically different from the ones he posted a year ago en route to a second-place finish in the AL MVP race. Ellsbury -- who missed three months with a subluxation of his shoulder, and has subsequently managed some bumps and bruises in the second half -- entered Saturday hitting .277 with a .321 OBP, .382 slugging mark, .704 OPS, four homers and 14 steals in 70 games.
While Valentine maintained in spring training that Ellsbury should have been the 2011 AL MVP (winning the award over Justin Verlander), the Sox manager said that the outfielder hadn't been the same player this year.
"You know, I based my...
The first day of training camp on Saturday marked Jeff Green's official return to basketball in a Celtics uniform.
"I’ve gone through the tough times," said Green, whose aortic aneurysm was discovered during C's training camp a year ago. "I’ve beat it, and now I’m in great condition. My game is getting right, and I’m just happy to play basketball."
Green hadn't suited up in green since Game 5 of the 2011 Eastern Conference semifinals against the Heat.
"I was trying not to smile too much during practice," he said. "I had to keep a straight face. It’s hard. I let some emotions go, telling all the players that I’m happy to back, encouraging them, just talking a lot for no reason, because I was glad to be back on the floor."
Despite undergoing season-ending heart surgery in January and being subsequently released by the Celtics, making the 6-foot-9...
Terry Francona will interview next week for the position of manager of the Cleveland Indians, a job that became vacant when Cleveland decided to fire manager Manny Acta earlier this week.
“I’m excited and I’m honored that they would give me an interview,” Francona told the Associated Press. “I know Sandy Alomar is also a candidate. He’s a good friend of mine. I don’t want to get too far ahead of myself. I will do my homework over the next week.”
Francona spent a year working with the Indians front office in 2001, a year that he has often credited with laying the groundwork for his successful managerial tenure with the Red Sox after a challenging run in Philadelphia that ended with his firing at the end of the 2000 season.
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Pete talks with The Senator, Phil Perry about the Patriots trading for Dwayne Allen, ruling out a return to New England for Martellus Bennett. They also talk about the potential future of Patriots backup QB Jimmy Garoppolo and some of the big names in NFL free agency
Pete, Thornton and Price give their final thoughts and predictions for the Super Bowl.
Gabe calls the boys to handicap one of the biggest gambling days of the year - Super Bowl 51! Gabe has all the point spread info down and gets to all of the major prop bets that interest him.
Kirk, Gerry, and Alex Reimer discuss whether or not Isaiah Thomas will win a title in Boston.
Gerry, Kirk, and Trenni react to the Celtics loss against the Suns.
The NBA trade rumor mill is beginning to swirl as the deadline approaches and Picard is ready to go! He talks about the possibility of Jimmy Butler coming to Boston, why Isaiah Thomas is not getting enough respect and the future of the Celtics.
Rob Bradford is joined by Tom Caron, the man responsible for guiding the ship when it comes to Red Sox pregame and postgame shows, along with various other important duties with the New England Sports Network, including offering the play-by-play for both TV and radio throughout spring training. Tom and Rob discuss a variety of topics, such as nickname conundrums, radio vs. television, criticizing the team, behind-the-scenes for the broadcasts and where the industry is going.
Rob Bradford is joined by two-time All-Star outfielder Carlos Quentin, who is attempting a comeback with the Red Sox this spring. Quentin's path back to baseball involves almost quitting the game less than a year ago, losing 40 pounds and trying to sell himself to general managers all over Major League Baseball. Quentin explains his journey, which has led him to the back fields at JetBlue Park.
Rob Bradford catches up with Clay Buchholz to discuss the former Red Sox pitcher's new lot in life with the Phillies, while reflecting on his up and down tenure in Boston. Philadelphia general manager Matt Klentak also joins the podcast to discuss his team's pursuit of Buchholz.
Hour 4. Albert from RI battles Alex, who is actually Tomase, over racism in Boston. Kirk says he has great gaydar, proving it by identifying who is gay at the station. A high school coach in Washington put his hot dog in a bun.
Hour 3. Tomase reiterates that white people cannot speak on racism in Boston. Tomase thinks Bomani Jones may have a better perspective than Kirk and Gerry.
Hour 2. Kirk, Gerry, and Tomase discuss the ongoing Hernandez trial. Headlines features Ellen’s finger injury. Tomase says that getting mad at Bomani Jones for calling Boston racist means you’re racist.
HOUR 4 - The guys get into more talk about the negative ramifications of LaVar Ball's antics, and whether NBA teams will be hesitant to draft Lonzo, LaMelo, and LiAngelo. Also, the argue whether or not trading Isaiah Thomas is an option.
The No Fun League will be posting a "Do's and Don'ts" video to help NFL players prevent themselves from getting flagged for excessive penalties. Another Cleveland journalists says the Browns will make a run at Jimmy G next week at the NFL owners meetings. LeBron James fires back at LaVar Ball.
HOUR 2 - The ESPN talking heads think that Colin Kaepernick is getting blackballed. The guys talk about the type of team that he COULD thrive on. Jason Whitlock compares Kaep to a former Patriot QB.
Dale, Holley and Keefe continue to discuss the Brady stolen jersey story, and touch on Jay Glazer's breakdown of the evidence to Zapruder-esque levels.
Peter Abraham's apology gets rightfully hammered by Jared Carrabis and others... we meet his victim in person... plus we officially audit all of the WEEI personalities twitter accounts.
Dale, Holley and Keefe discuss the practice of resting players in the NBA... how it affects ticket holders and teams... what Adam Silver says about it... and what compromise can be found to alleviate the issue.
Kirk Minihane, host and overlord of the morning show, brings Gerry Callahan and producers Chris and Ken into the studio to hear his show proposal. Kirk is thinking about making some changes to the morning show and wants to hear his crew's opinion.
SI's Richard Deitsch returns to the podcast to talk with Kirk about the K&C casting couch, how ESPN wimps out when they are called out for slander, what's going on with Bill Simmons, and the rise of podcasting.
Kirk and Glenn continue their conversation from last week. In this episode Kirk and Glenn scream at each other about the infamous "station incident", what the news of the merger means to WEEI and the Sports Hub, and Kirk tries to get Glenn to answer what the perfect "Big Show" would be. You will not find a better look behind the scenes of radio.
Ken Laird & Chris Curtis recap a Wednesday K&C with John Tomase back in for the first time in several months to discuss Boston’s reputation of race among other items.
Uncle Buck, George, and Nick "Fitzy" Stevens talk about Boston Sports Movies, the good, the bad, and the ugly.
Ken Laird and Chris Curtis discuss a K&C Monday with Kirk off and the Reimer / Mut combo filling in alongside Gerry.
Hour 1. Alex Reimer joins Gerry and Kirk the morning after Kirk’s epic Early Edition. Kirk gave quite a performance on Comcast and says he’s officially done with TV. Gerry is in a bad mood because of the A-hole tournament. Jared Carrabis took down Pete Abraham in a blog on Barstool.More from this show
Hour 4. Kirk said goodbye to Comcast on Monday night. It was great television.More from this show
The guys talk more about the direction the Patriots are heading in this offseason. They've made a ton of moves, and they aren't done yet! More on Brady, Jimmy G and Butler. They also discuss the Pete Abe tweet and Jerry gives him a piece of his mind!More from this show
Hour 1. Gerry is joined by Mut and Alex. The guys discuss the apology Pete Abraham issued over the weekend. Dan Shaughnessy takes on Tony Massarotti in the A-hole tournament. Over the weekend, Tomase stuck with his defense of Pete Abraham.More from this show
Hour 4. Mut thinks Darrelle Revis should come back to New England. A special guest is joining the show tomorrow to help Alex out.More from this show