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04/24/2010 - 1:25pm
BC's Tennant chosen by Saints
By: DJ Bean

FOXBORO -- Boston College offensive lineman Matt Tenant was chosen by the New Orleans Saints in the fifth round (No. 158 overall) of the NFL draft Saturday. The 6-foot-4 4/8, 300-pound Tennant’s path to New Orleans makes him the latest in a long line of Eagles to go from Chestnut Hill to the NFL. Tennant has the potential to play any position on the offensive line, as he has experience at tackle and guard in addition to his perceived professional position in the middle of the line.  For more on the NFL draft, check the It Is What It Is blog. 


04/24/2010 - 12:04pm
No suspension for Chara

The NHL announced on Saturday that the instigator penalty assessed to Bruins captain Zdeno Chara at the end of Game 5 against the Sabres on Friday has been rescinded. Chara was hit with a fighting, instigator and game misconduct penalties after reacting to being slashed by Paul Gaustad with less than a second left in the game, which Buffalo won 4-1. The instigator penalty within five minutes of the end of the game would have immediately suspended Chara but the league rescinded the automatic penalty under Rule 47.22 which states: "the suspension shall be served unless, upon review of the incident, the Director of Hockey Operations, at his discretion, deems the incident is not related to the score, previous incidents in the game or prior games, retaliatory in nature, 'message sending.' etc." 

 

"I think when you look at what happened and how it was put on paper after the game, to us it didn't make much sense," coach...

04/24/2010 - 10:58am
Patriots take Aaron Hernandez in fourth round
By: DJ Bean

 FOXBORO -- The Patriots took Florida tight end Aaron Hernandez, making him the third Gator selected by the Patriots this weekend. The 6-foot-2 3/8, 245-pound Hernandez had 12 touchdowns in three seasons at Florida. One of the speedier tight end prospects, he ran a 4.56 40-yard dash at the combine in February. He will join Florida teammates Jermaine Cunningham and Brandon Spikes in New England. He is also the Patriots' second tight end taken this week behind Arizona's Rob Gronkowski (No. 42 overall). For more on the Patriots and the NFL draft, check the It Is What It Is blog.

 


04/23/2010 - 10:47pm
Red Sox hang on for win over O's

Adrian Beltre's bases-loaded walk in the eighth inning off of Baltimore reliever Jim Johnson broke a 3-3 tie and ultimately handed the Red Sox a 4-3 win over the Orioles, Friday night at Fenway Park. Red Sox starter Jon Lester had left his fourth outing of the season with a 3-0 lead after allowing just four hits, while striking out seven and walking four, over 5 2/3 innings. Daniel Bard kept Lester's line scoreless when he came on in the sixth to retire Garrett Atkins with the bases loaded and two outs.

 

The Sox' offense was kick-started by David Ortiz, who launched his first homer of the season over the left-center field wall in the second inning for a quick 1-0 lead for the hosts. While no Sox hitter had more than one hit, Jeremy Hermida and J.D. Drew each had one RBI and one run, respectively. The game ended with closer Jonathan Papelbon striking out former Sox Julio Lugo with runners on first and second.

 

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04/23/2010 - 10:10pm
C's go up 3-0 over Heat on Pierce GW

Paul Pierce hit a game-winning jumper as time expired to give the Celtics a 100-98 victory over the Heat and go up 3-0 on the series. Pierce led the C's with 32 points. Dwyane Wade led all scorers with 34 points, but left the game with 11 seconds left after injuring his knee on a 3-point attempt. He watched the final play from the sidelines, leaving uncertainty for the Heat as they face elimination in Game 4 on Sunday.


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