Harvard, ranked 22nd last week, fell out of the Associated Press Top 25 poll Monday following its 1-1 week. The Crimson, who were upset by Fordham on Tuesday before rebounding with a victory over Dartmouth on Saturday in their Ivy League opener, are behind six other teams on the outside looking in.
In the ESPN/USA Today coaches poll, Harvard is 25th, dropping four spots from last week.
The Crimson have two games this week: nonleague contests at Monmouth (Tuesday) and home vs. George Washington (Saturday). The GW game at Lavietes Pavilion already is sold out.
WALTHAM -- Jeff Green had successful surgery Monday at the Cleveland Clinic to repair an aeortic aneurysm, discovered by the Celtics medical staff during a routine entrance physical in December. Head coach Doc Rivers got the news following practice on Monday from team president Danny Ainge.
"Surgery went well," Rivers announced to the media following practice. "They're saying it went great. Obviously, our thoughts, our prayers and every part of our being is with Jeff right now."
Green was acquired in a trade with the Oklahoma City Thunder at the trade deadline last season that sent center Kendrick Perkins to the Thunder. Green figured to be a key player for the Celtics this season, as the first man off the bench but those plans were put on hold when he was held out of camp after the aneurysm was detected.
"The second [bit of] news we want to hear is that he'll be able to play again," Rivers said....
Barry Larkin, one of the greatest shortstops in major league history, was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame. The 12-time All-Star received 86.4 percent of votes from participating members of the Baseball Writers Association of America, easily clearing the 75 percent requirement in his third year on the ballot.
Larkin, who spent all 19 of his big league seasons with the Reds, hit .295 with a .371 OBP, .444 slugging mark, .815 OPS, 198 homers and 379 steals in his career. Among players who spent at least half of their careers at shortstop, Larkin has the seventh-highest OPS of all time (behind only Alex Rodriguez, Nomar Garciaparra, Hall of Famers Arky Vaughan, Joe Cronin and Honus Wagner, and Derek Jeter). He jumped from 62 percent of the vote in 2011.
Larkin will be inducted into Cooperstown along with Ron Santo, who was voted into the Hall of Fame by the Golden Era Committee in December. No one else received 75 percent of the votes....
WALTHAM -- New Celtics forward Mickael Pietrus guaranteed that he'll make his Boston debut this Wednesday when the Celtics host the defending champion Mavericks at TD Garden. Pietrus missed the first two weeks with the team after rehabbing from arthroscopic right knee surgery.
"Today I went through my first practice," said Pietrus, who was acquired just before the season began. "It feels good to be a Celtic. I had fun so hopefully, I'll be back on the court Wednesday."
Asked how close he was to 100 percent after knee surgery, Pietrus pointed to the watch of a reporter.
"You have a watch? Probably 48 hours," Pietrus said. "I think I'll be able to help my team. I went through practice with no pain. I told you guys I'd be ready to go in two weeks and two weeks came. I'm very happy I could go through practice with my teammates and get stuff done."
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Patriots director of player personnel Nick Caserio spoke briefly Monday about a weekend report that the Colts had requested to talk with him about their vacant general manager job.
"I have a great job here in New England, I work with a great staff, privileged to work for the head coach that I do," Caserio said in a conference call with reporters. "Today is no different than it was any other day. I enjoy being here, and right now the focus is on getting ready for the Denver Broncos. That's where we're at.
"I don't really have anything else to add, other than what I just mentioned," he added. "I love New England. I enjoy being here. I enjoy the work that I do, the people that I work with. That's not going to change."
The 36-year-old Caserio has held several positions in the organization, and has been the Patriots’ director of player personnel since February 2008.
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Christian and Chris talk about overrated Pats players this season and in the past and then get into the QB issue on the team. They talk about all three guys, what they bring to the table and if they can keep their head above water without the best QB in the league for 4 weeks. Then...Karlos Williams was released by the Bills - should the Pats consider adding the overweight second year running back? Christian also brings up Dante Scarnecchia and gets Price's opinion on if this one man can truly improve a shaky offensive line.
Christian Arcand is in for Tanguay for NFL Sunday with Chris Price. The guys talk about the victory over the Bears, Jimmy G's progress and their expectations for the Pats defense this season. Arcand thinks that there are more holes on the D than some fans realize.
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Sam Packard is joined by Celtics 2nd Round draft pick Abdel Nader to discuss his path to the the NBA and how he plans to improve his game. Sam then talks to Player Development Coach Nick Friedman from Elite Skills Training, the pre-Draft camp Nader attended. Friedman also gives his opinion on the Celtics performance at summer league and the development of Jaylen Brown.
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DJ and Pete are together for the final Sunday Skate of the season. They get into their overall thoughts on the season, the Bruins keeping Claude Julien on as head coach and the end-of-season press conferences last week. They discuss the rebuild process, what the Bruins need and how they can obtain it. Plenty of callers have their own theories and opinions on all of these topics as well.
Kirk, Butch and Bradfo discuss a new NFL committee that has been formed with Goodell and Kraft, and whether Pats fans should have a problem with it.
Butch, Kirk, and Bradfo debate whether or not they believe the Red Sox will make the playoffs by seasons end
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