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04/20/2010 - 11:01am
Savard skates again at Ristuccia

WILMINGTON -- Bruins center Marc Savard skated at the Bruins' Ristuccia Arena practice facility Tuesday morningfor the second time in two days since sustaining a Grade 2 concussion on March 7. He was put through exercises by strength and conditioning coach John Whitesides that included sprints up and down the ice and stopping and starting between the blue lines. For Savard, so far, so good.

 

"Just getting my wind back still, but head-wise everything is clear. Today I have that neuro-psych test and that is the last step, I guess," Savard said.

 

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04/20/2010 - 10:04am
Pats Draft Bracket: Round 2 voting is open

On Monday, we asked our readers who they thought the Patriots should take with their first-round pick by opening a bracket with 16 names that could be available when the Patriots are on the clock with the 22nd overall selection. Should they go offense or defense? Wide receiver, tight end or pass rusher? Well, the first round of voting is over and the second round is now open. Click here to launch the bracket to see who advanced to the next round and to vote in Round 2.


04/20/2010 - 9:48am
Kirwan on D&C: Pats won't pass on Bryant

NFL.com senior analyst Pat Kirwan joined Dennis & Callahan Tuesday morning to talk about his mock draft as the real draft approaches. Kirwan has the Patriots taking controversial Oklahoma State wide receiver Dez Bryant in the first round and using their three second-round picks on TCU linebacker Jerry Hughes, Florida quarterback Tim Tebow and Murray State defensive end Austen Lane.

 

On the Dez Bryant pick, Kirwan said: "I just think if he's there, they'll take him. They've got to get ready for life after Randy Moss, and I don't think Bill [Belichick] is afraid of anything with this guy."

 

Kirwan said Tom Brady essentially is the receivers coach, and he won't stand for anyone who doesn't approach the game the right way. "I think at the end of the day that's an investment they can make and it wouldn't backfire," Kirwan said, dismissing comments about Bryant's intelligence. "We can paint a picture...

04/20/2010 - 9:42am
Cameron headed to disabled list

Mike Cameron will be placed on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday with an abdominal strain. The 37-year-old outfielder missed Monday's game due to discomfort similar to the kind he suffered through when passing kidney stones last week. Although the it was believed that there are further stones to be passed by Cameron, the possibility of that same ailment causing Cameron's pain Monday was ruled out.

 

The Sox also have to make a decision on outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury, who continues to feel the effects of a rib injury suffered in Minnesota on April 12. The Red Sox were to put the left fielder through a workout Tuesday in order to make a decision on whether or not to place Ellsbury on the disabled list, retroactive to when he left the lineup. Josh Reddick will be called up from Triple A Pawtucket, where he was hitting .179 with seven strikeouts and a walk. Another possibility was Darnell McDonald, who is hitting .341 with two homers and a .683...

04/20/2010 - 8:49am
Report: Rutgers eyes ex-BC coach O'Brien

According to a report in the New York Daily News, former Boston College basketball coach Jim O'Brien is in line to take the vacant job at Rutgers. O'Brien, a New York native who played at BC and then coached the Eagles for 11 seasons, most recently coached at Ohio State but was fired in 2004 for alleged rules violations. O'Brien denied the charges and successfully sued the school for breach of contract, but he has been out of coaching since.

 

The Rutgers job opened when embattled coach Fred Hill accepted a settlement Monday and resigned.


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