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12/30/2011 - 11:30am
Garnett to buy share in Italian soccer club

Celtics forward Kevin Garnett will become a limited shareholder in the Roma soccer club of Italy's Serie A, according to an Associated Press report. James Pallotta, a Celtics minority shareholder, bought the soccer team in August along with three other Boston executives and offered a share to Garnett.

Another Roma owner is Thomas DiBenedetto, who is a limited partner in Fenway Sports Group, owner of the Red Sox and the Liverpool soccer club in England. Fenway Sports Group sold a share of Liverpool to Heat star LeBron James earlier this year.

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


12/30/2011 - 8:53am
Mashup: Giants' Jacobs rips Cowboys fans

Giants running back Brandon Jacobs has directed his anger at Cowboys fans instead of players heading into Sunday's NFC East championship-deciding game.

"It's their fans," he said. "Some of their fans are loud, obnoxious and just bad. Just everywhere you go, you’ve got them Dallas fans running their mouth about Dallas. They keep going. It’s not really the team and the star and all that. They’re just like any other team in the National Football League if you ask me. But their fans are the ones that have me really just feeling the way I feel.”

Jacobs even ranks Cowboys fans as worse than the notoriously bad Philadelphia fans.

Yeah, they are [worse],” Jacobs said. “I’m not talking about being actually at the game and doing the type of stuff they do in Philly. I’m just talking about in everyday life. Cowboys fans get on my nerves.”

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12/29/2011 - 11:07pm
Report: Pats OC is head coaching prospect

Patriots offensive coordinator Bill O’Brien has emerged as a head coaching candidate, and is “expected to receive overtures to interview with teams,” according to Jason LaCanfora of the NFL Network.

LaCanfora reports that with O’Brien’s contract set to expire at the end of the season, he could be linked to the Chiefs as a possible “coach in waiting” as a part of a staff that would include Romeo Crennel as head coach. (The theory would be that O’Brien would eventually inherit the head coaching job when Crennel steps aside.) Former Patriots assistant Josh McDaniels has also been linked to a possible job as an offensive coordinator in Kansas City on Crennel’s staff.

LaCanfora writes that “in an offseason in which seven teams or more could be interviewing...

12/29/2011 - 9:50pm
Rivard leads No. 24 Harvard to rout of BC

Laurent Rivard scored 18 points Thursday night as 24th-ranked Harvard pulled away to win at Boston College for the fourth consecutive season, 67-46.

Corbin Miller (12 points),  Brandyn Curry (11) and Christian Webster (10) also scored in double figures for the Crimson, who improved to 10-1.

Dennis Clifford scored 14 points and Patrick Heckmann added 13 points BC, which fell to 5-8 after having its three-game winning streak snapped.

One series was emblematic of the Eagles' fate. With just over seven minutes remaining, BC point guard Gabe Moton was all alone under the basket but missed the easy lay-in. At the other end, Rivard drilled a 3-pointer for a 57-43 lead. It was part of a 12-0 run that ended with Harvard comfortably in front, 62-43. BC, which has had problems all season with late scoring droughts, went six minutes without a point this time and scored just thee points (all free throws by Clifford) in the final 8:25.

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12/29/2011 - 5:14pm
Pats: Brady limited because of left shoulder

FOXBORO -- The Patriots listed quarterback Tom Brady as limited in practice Thursday with a left shoulder injury. Logan Mankins (knee) and Sebastian Vollmer (back/foot) were absent on Thursday as the team continued on-field prep work for the Bills Sunday at Gillette. Here is Thursday's complete report:

Did Not Practice
G Logan Mankins (knee)
OT Sebastian Vollmer (back/foot)

Limited Participation
CB Kyle Arrington (foot)
QB Tom Brady (left shoulder)
WR Deion Branch (groin)
S Patrick Chung (foot)
C Dan Connolly (groin)
WR Julian Edelman (back)
LB Dane Fletcher (thumb)
S James Ihedigbo (shoulder)
OT Matt Light (ankle)
CB Devin McCourty (shoulder)
LB Rob Ninkovich (hip)
WR Matthew Slater (shoulder)
LB Brandon Spikes (knee)
RB Shane Vereen (hamstring)
G Brian Waters (ankle)
WR Wes Welker (knee)...

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