Kyle Casey and Corbin Miller scored 17 points apiece and 25th-ranked Harvard knocked off Pennsylvania on Friday night in Philadelphia, 56-50, to establish firm control of first place in the Ivy League.
Keith Wright grabbed 13 rebounds for the Crimson (21-2, 7-0 Ivy), who remain alone in first place and now own road victories over the two closest challengers in Penn and Yale, who both have two league losses (Yale lost Friday night in overtime at Cornell).
Zack Rosen led Penn (12-11, 4-2) with 16 points.
Miller, a freshman guard, came in averaging 3.4 points per game, but he hit 3-of-7 treys in recording a career high in points. He helped Harvard take a five-point lead at the half. Despite scoring just two points in the first 8:14 of the second half, the Crimson were tied at 30 when Miller hit a long trey for a lead they would not relinquish. Miller hit a jumper with 8:40 remaining to cap an 11-2 run. When he hit another 3-pointer just over a...
Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask, after making comments in a Finnish publication that were interpreted as a complaint about playing time, told ESPN.com that his comments had been exaggerated. Still, he did not disavow completely the sentiments that had been ascribed to him.
"That Google Translate sucks," Rask told ESPN.com. "I said 'Obviously I don't want to be sitting on the bench my whole career and I like it here, but obviously I want to play and sometimes you play a great game and then next game you can't play and sometimes it gets frustrating but you don't show it for the team.'
"I am happy and I feel good [this season] for the most...
Red Sox president and CEO Larry Lucchino, in an appearance on Sirius/XM MLB Network Radio's "Inside Pitch," said that the team is hopeful that catcher Jason Varitek and pitcher Tim Wakefield will make decisions about their career course by the start of spring training. Lucchino said that both veterans have been invited to take part in spring training with the Sox, presumably on minor league deals that would not offer either a guaranteed job.
"We're hopeful that those guys will make decisions before spring training starts as to whether they would like to come back. They have each been invited to come to camp. But Tim is approaching his 46th year I think. Jason Varitek is approaching his 40th year. Those things are hard decisions. They have both been enormously valuable to the club," said Lucchino. "Whenever they choose to retire -- and retirement is inevitable at some point, obviously, whether it's this year or its next...
According to Liz Mullen of Sports Business Journal, Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski had arthroscopic surgery Friday morning at Massachusetts General Hospital on his injured ankle. Gronkowski's recovery is expected to take 10 weeks.
Gronkowski suffered a high ankle sprain during the AFC championship game and was clearly limited in Sunday's Super Bowl loss to the Giants, finishing with just two catches for 26 yards.
Check the It Is What It Is blog later in the afternoon for WEEI.com Patriots beat writer Chris Price's analysis of what this means to the player and the team.
Bruins forward Brad Marchand joined the Mut & Merloni show Friday afternoon, and the main topic of conversation was goaltender Tim Thomas and the controversy that has arisen over his political views.
"Timmy, he's his own guy," Marchand said. "He's handled things pretty well. He's not really any different at all."
Added Marchand: "Whatever he's doing, that's his business. I don't really think it's up to anyone outside hockey or anyone inside hockey for that matter to tell him how to act. It's his own business."
Marchand insisted the controversy has not affected the locker room.
"Everyone on our team is close," he said. "We have built a lot of good relationships, especially on the road. Timmy's the same way. He fits in very well with this team. He's no different than anyone else."
Marchand claimed ignorance on all things related to politics.
"I could [not] care...
Christian and Chris talk about overrated Pats players this season and in the past and then get into the QB issue on the team. They talk about all three guys, what they bring to the table and if they can keep their head above water without the best QB in the league for 4 weeks. Then...Karlos Williams was released by the Bills - should the Pats consider adding the overweight second year running back? Christian also brings up Dante Scarnecchia and gets Price's opinion on if this one man can truly improve a shaky offensive line.
Christian Arcand is in for Tanguay for NFL Sunday with Chris Price. The guys talk about the victory over the Bears, Jimmy G's progress and their expectations for the Pats defense this season. Arcand thinks that there are more holes on the D than some fans realize.
We check in with Bill Belichick after the first Preseason game for our weekly "Patriots Monday" discussion.
Sam Packard is joined by Celtics 2nd Round draft pick Abdel Nader to discuss his path to the the NBA and how he plans to improve his game. Sam then talks to Player Development Coach Nick Friedman from Elite Skills Training, the pre-Draft camp Nader attended. Friedman also gives his opinion on the Celtics performance at summer league and the development of Jaylen Brown.
Isaiah Thomas talks to Glenn and Lou about why he loves Boston, the NBA Money Bump, oh, and some Durant guy
Danny Ainge joins Glenn and Christian to explain the Celtics draft process; and he also discusses the trade rumors that permeated the night.
Joe and Tim are joined by US Olympic Medalist and captain of the US Women's Gymnastics team Aly Raisman, as she was at Fenway to throw out the first pitch before the game.
Joe and Tim talk with Red Sox right fielder Mookie Betts after the Red Sox beat the Tampa Bay Rays 2-1
David Price pitched a gem and Andrew Benintendi makes one of the top highlight catches of the year as the Sox take the first game of four against the Rays, 6-2. Christian Arcand recaps the game and takes all of your Sox calls.
Joey Mac joins Ken Laird on his Saturday show to discuss the David Backes addition and Loui Eriksson departure in NHL free agency
DJ and Pete continue to assess the season that was for the Bruins and look toward the future for the franchise and how they can improve.
DJ and Pete are together for the final Sunday Skate of the season. They get into their overall thoughts on the season, the Bruins keeping Claude Julien on as head coach and the end-of-season press conferences last week. They discuss the rebuild process, what the Bruins need and how they can obtain it. Plenty of callers have their own theories and opinions on all of these topics as well.
The 8am hour Friday podcast with Kirk Minihane joined by Butch and Bradford. The guys start with the posted show host job description for Dino's replacement, then get back into the Brady preseason playing time discussion.
Kirk, Butch and Bradfo discuss a new NFL committee that has been formed with Goodell and Kraft, and whether Pats fans should have a problem with it.
Butch, Kirk, and Bradfo debate whether or not they believe the Red Sox will make the playoffs by seasons end
"Angry Lou" goes off yesterday's loss to Tampa Bay, in the process breaking the record for a human talking without taking a breath.
Tom Brady will play in tonight's Preseason game vs. the Panthers. Glenn, Lou, and Christian discuss the decision to play Brady.
Glenn, Lou, and Christian take a look at the Pats' O-Line, and the Tight End Position; focusing on A.J. Derby vs. Clay Harbor.
We discuss the role Mingo will play for the Patriots defense.
We discuss the ridiculous assignment of the selfishness label to Tom Brady this week (based on...?) and where it might be coming from.
In honor of tonight's game we look back at four moments where the Patriots and Panthers cross paths.
Kirk Minihane sits down with former producer Chris Curtis? Or is it current producer Chris Curtis? Either way, Kirk and Chris talk about what happened in their previous tenure together, where it went wrong, and why Curtis is now back with the show.
Kirk Minihane and Gary Tanguay sit down together on Enough About Me for the first time. These two divisive figures talk about Gary's career and his late evolution into a controversial broadcaster. Nobody is spared from Kirk and Gary's wrath on this episode and it will surely make some people at the two sports radio stations very uncomfortable.
The heart of draft season is upon us and as Jim and Pete gear up for their own big draft this weekend, this week’s podcast is filled with tips on Draft Strategy and how work your plan. Jim and Pete walk through the draft from the Elite players at the top, through the middle of the draft where you build your core, through the high upside targets at the back that can help steal you a league victory. Stars to sleepers and how to position yourself to get them are the topic of the day. Good luck with your drafts!
We are joined by David Amoyal or ESPNFC.com and GianlucaDiMarzio.com to talk about the transfer window closing and what may happen in the finals days of the summer.
Butch Stearns and Rob Bradford join Kirk Minihane. They begin the show wondering and theorizing why the Patriots are playing Tom Brady in the third preseason game. They also delve into Bradfo's new house guestMore from this show