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02/14/2011 - 11:56am
BC confirms Vikes' Rogers as new OC

UPDATE: Boston College on Monday confirmed a report that Kevin Rogers has been hired as its new offensive coordinator. Rogers served the past five seasons as quarterbacks coach with the Vikings. He has 28 years of experience as a college coach, including stints on the staffs of William & Mary, Ohio State, Navy, Syracuse, Notre Dame and Virginia Tech.

 

Rogers is a native of Brooklyn. He played linebacker at William & Mary in the early 1970s.

 

"Kevin Rogers will bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to this position," BC coach Frank Spaziani said in a statement. "He is an accomplished tactician and, more importantly, a man of great integrity and leadership skills. We are excited to have him join the Eagle family, and I know our student-athletes and fans will be as well."

 

The opening came about when Gary Tranquill retired following the 2010 season.

 

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02/14/2011 - 11:31am
Report: Sabathia won't rule out opting out
By: DJ Bean

After speaking with a group of reporters Monday, Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia briefly discussed his future in a one-on-one with the New York Post. Sabathia's contract has an opt-out clause after the 2011 season.

 

Sherman writes that he gave the lefty "a few chances to definitevely say he would not opt out," but that Sabathia, who repeatedly told reporters "I'm here," earlier in the day, didn't completely shut the door.

 

“Anything is possible in a contract,” Sabathia told Sherman, adding, “Who knows what is possible, but I am not thinking about anything beyond Opening Day.” 

 

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02/14/2011 - 9:26am
Matsuzaka: I feel like I can throw more now

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Speaking to WEEI.com through translator Mikio Yoshimura, Daisuke Matsuzaka said that unlike last offseason he is not dealing with any injuries, has lost 11 pounds since a year ago, and feels like he is capable of pitching more than even when he first arrived with the Red Sox in 2007.

 

Matsuzaka has already thrown two bullpen sessions at the team's minor-league training facility, with an extended morning of throwing with bullpen catcher Manny Martinez the day in between. Sunday, the 30-year-old threw approximately 70 pitches off the mound.

 

"I feel like I can throw more now than I used to. I feel physically better," explained Matsuzaka, who battled a neck problem last spring training. "I feel like I can pitch more than I did in 2007." The righty pitcher threw a career-high 204 2/3 innings in '07.

 

Matsuzaka decided to work out this offseason in Honolulu with some...

02/14/2011 - 8:56am
Mashup: Pens' Lemieux says NHL 'failed'

The Islanders turned Friday's game against the Penguins into a fight-fest, targeting a couple of Pittsburgh players in retaliation for injuries they caused to a pair of Islanders. The end result was 10 ejections, 15 fighting majors, 20 misconducts and 346 penalty minutes. The NHL responded by handing out two suspensions and fining New York $100,000. That wasn't enough, as far as Pens owner Mario Lemieux is concerned.

 

"What happened Friday night on Long Island wasn't hockey," he said in a statement Sunday. "It was a travesty. It was painful to watch the game I love turn into a sideshow like that.

 

"The NHL had a chance to send a clear and strong message that those kinds of actions are unacceptable and embarrassing to the sport. It failed."

 

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02/13/2011 - 6:57pm
Doc: Rondo's the smartest I've coached

Celtics coach Doc Rivers had high praise for Rajon Rondo after the team's 85-82 win over Miami. "He’s the smartest player I’ve ever coached, maybe ever been around," Rivers said. "I’ve been around some pretty smart players, but he’s right there. To be that young and have that, that’s only going to get better. He sees things I don’t see and never would have been able to see."



 

Rivers credited Rondo with playing fullcourt defense on LeBron James, which changed the energy of the game. "That wasn’t a set gameplan for him to guard LeBron," Rivers said. "We just wanted ball pressure. Rondo took that upon himself. I thought that changed the game for us." 

 

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