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06/23/2011 - 10:02am
BU basketball tabs BC assistant Jones

After one season as an assistant coach at Boston College, Joe Jones was named head coach at Boston University Thursday. Jones will be introduced at a press conference Monday.

A former head coach at Columbia, Jones joined forces with former Cornell coach Steve Donahue to lead BC to a 21-13 record this past season.

Jones replaces Pat Chambers, who left for Penn State after guiding BU to the NCAA tournament in March.

"We are going to play an exciting, up-tempo brand of basketball," Jones said in a statement. "I am looking forward to meeting the entire BU family and building on the rich BU basketball tradition."

To read more, check The BC Blog.



06/23/2011 - 8:52am
Remy on D&C: Expect to see Gonzalez in OF

NESN Red Sox analyst Jerry Remy made his weekly appearance on the Dennis & Callahan show Thursday morning following the Red Sox' 5-1, rain-shortened loss to the Padres at Fenway on Wednesday.

John Lackey allowed five runs in 3.1 innings pitched to take the loss, and now has an ERA of 7.36, worst among all pitchers in the majors with at least 50 IP. Remy was asked if Lackey -- who now has an ERA of 5.06 in his 44 starts with the Sox -- now regrets signing with the Sox in winter of 2009.

"I don't think so," said Remy. "He's one of those guys, when he goes to the mound he gets upset at everything that doesn't go his way. And it becomes pretty obvious, we all see it. And he looks like a guy who is totally miserable. But I don't think that's the case. Knowing him from the inside, he seems content and happy where he is. There's a lot of guys who don't like to pitch at Fenway Park -- that's not unusual -- but I can't say that about...

06/23/2011 - 6:24am
Mashup: Ex-Giants feud with radio host

Former Giants running back Tiki Barber, attempting an NFL comeback after a stint as a talking head on NBC, did an interview with New York sports radio host Mike Francesca Wednesday, and it did not go well. "The guys at NBC, and I know all of them, they felt that you did a bad job, and they said you thought you were entitled," Francesa said, telling Barber he was fired after his stint was a "failure."

Barber, who insisted that his agent join in on the interview, attempted to fire back at the longtime host, saying: "A lot of people will say that you don't do a good job at what you do, because you badger your listeners, you badger your interview[ees]."

Later in the day, former Giants defensive end Michael Strahan weighed in, tweeting: "Francesca is an idiot."

Read more about that story and others, plus check out videos, trivia and more, at...

06/22/2011 - 11:35pm
Whitey Bulger arrested in California

According to several reports, legendary Boston crime boss James "Whitey" Bulger was arrested Wednesday in Santa Monica, Calif. The 81-year-old Bulger, who had been on the run from authorities since 1995 when federal agents were about to arrest him in connection with 21 killings, took place inside a Southern California building without an incident, according to reports. According to The Los Angeles Times, the FBI had been conducting a surveillance operation in the area where the arrest was made.


06/22/2011 - 7:49pm
Thomas wins second Vezina Trophy
By: DJ Bean

Bruins goalie Tim Thomas was named the 2010-11 recipient of the Vezina trophy, awarded to the league's top goaltender in the regular season. 

Thomas beat Vancouver's Roberto Luongo and Nashville's Pekka Rinne for the trophy, winning it for the second time in the last three years. Thomas led the NHL with a .938 save percentage and a 2.00 goals against average. His save percentage is the best in a single season since the statistic began being recorded by the league. 

Thomas is now the fifth goaltender to win the Vezina multiple times since 1982, when the criteria for the distinction switched from allowing the fewest regular-season goals to being the top regular-season goaltender. 


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