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03/18/2011 - 8:54pm
Holland, BU can't keep up with Kansas

Senior John Holland scored 15 of his game-high 19 points in the first half and BU hung close with Kansas for 30 minutes before the top-seeded Jayhawks pulled away in the final 10 minutes for a 72-53 victory in an NCAA tournament game in Tulsa, Okla.


Freshman guard D.J. Irving had 11 points and six assists for the Terriers, who close out their season at 21-14.


Junior forward Marcus Morris led Kansas with 16 points and nine rebounds while his twin brother Markieff had 15 points and eight boards. The Jayhawks (33-2) advance to play the Illinois-UNLV winner Sunday.


BU trailed by just four points at the half, 33-29. Despite going scoreless for six minutes early in the second half, the Terriers were within six with 10:04 remaining after a Dom Morris 3-pointer made it 47-41. Kansas then went on a 21-4 run to put the game away.

03/18/2011 - 4:19pm
Runtime error: 5 unearned runs beat Sox

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Clay Buchholz allowed his first run of the spring and the Red Sox allowed five unearned runs in an 8-3 loss to the Tigers Friday afternoon in a split-squad contest at City of Palms Park. 


Buchholz was hit hard but managed to get through the first four innings, allowing a long solo homer to right by Brennan Boesch in the second. It was the first run Buchholz allowed 11 innings this spring. Buchholz, who allowed just five hits in three previous appearances, allowed his fifth hit of the day to open the fifth. Kevin Youkilis then committed his first error of the spring before Terry Francona pulled Buchholz for Hideki Okajima.


Adrian Gonzalez also committed his first error of the spring on the second batter Okajima faced. Okajima allowed a three-run homer to Ryan Raburn to cap off the fifth for Detroit. All four runs were unearned. 


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03/18/2011 - 1:53pm
New IIWII Cast: Breaking down the lockout

On the latest edition of the It Is What It Is Cast, football writer Christopher Price welcomes Ron Washburn, a professor of legal studies at Bryant University who teaches a class in sports law to talk about the NFL lockout. Washburn explains how the two sides got to this point, the legal ramifications of what's next, why the players decided to decertify and why the owners should be worried. For more Patriots news, check out

03/18/2011 - 1:09pm
Hornqvist not suspended for hit on Seguin
By: DJ Bean

The Predators announced that forward Patric Hornqvist was fined $2,500 by the NHL Friday for his elbow on Bruins forward Tyler Seguin in Thursday night's game. He was not suspended. 


Hornqvist was tossed from the Predators' 4-3 overtime win with 2:30 remaining in the first period when he hit Seguin in the ear with an elbow. Seguin left the ice and received stitches in his ear but returned to the game. 


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03/18/2011 - 10:09am
Tito: 'Interesting decisions' on Wake, 'pen

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Asked about the intense competition among the team's relievers, Red Sox manager Terry Francona said Friday the next two weeks leading up to Opening Day in Texas will be "stressful" for he and the pitchers in the bullpen. Francona was asked specifically about the plans for knuckleballer Tim Wakefield, who could share middle and long relief roles with Alfredo Aceves if the team chooses to keep both. 


"These guys have a stressful couple of weeks ahead of them. I'm not going to make it worse," Francona said when asked if Wakefield's spot on the roster was assured. "We're going to have decisions to make. It's going to be tough on some guys because they probably deserve to make the team."


The 44-year-old Wakefield has been with the Red Sox since 1995 and is the longest-tenured current player in the organization. The team opens the 2011 season on April 1 against the...

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