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12/12/2011 - 11:53pm
Sox sign Albers for $1.075M, non-tender Hill

The Red Sox agreed to a one-year, $1.075 million deal with right-hander Matt Albers, thus avoiding salary arbitration, but elected to non-tender left-hander Rich Hill as he continues his recovery from Tommy John surgery. The team tendered contracts to the other 23 unsigned players on their 40-man roster. With the moves, the Sox now have 38 players on their 40-man roster.

Albers went 4-4 with a 4.73 ERA in 56 games and 64 2/3 innings. He struck out 68 and walked 31. Albers represented a dominant setup man for the Sox through July, with a 2.09 ERA in 35 appearances. However, he struggled to a 9.97 ERA over the season's final two months, during which he struggled with his command both in and out of the strike zone.

Hill made nine scoreless appearances for the Sox after a May call-up, striking out 12 in eight innings. However, he tore his ulnar collateral ligament on June 1, necessitating season-ending Tommy John surgery....

12/12/2011 - 7:09pm
Harvard hoops drops out of Top 25

One week after securing its first-ever place in Top 25 polls, the Harvard men's basketball team drifted just out of that prestigious group. After a blowout loss to No. 9 Connecticut on Thursday and an emphatic victory over Boston University Saturday, Harvard (9-1) dropped to the top unranked spot in the AP Poll. The Crimson are off this week before playing Florida Atlantic on Dec. 22.

Harvard received 73 points in the voting. Vanderbilt and Creighton are tied at the No. 25 spot with 88 points.

For the complete poll results, click here.


12/12/2011 - 6:44pm
Green's contract held up by physical

WALTHAM -- The Celtics announced that they had signed restricted free agent Jeff Green on Saturday, but Green still hasn't been able to practice yet. Team president Danny Ainge shed some light on Green's status after the team conducted practice on Monday. 

"We found something in the physical that we anticipate is fine," Ainge said. "We're just being cautious. We just have to be real cautious.'
 
Ainge said that Green would go through tests Monday and Tuesday. Asked if it could nullify the deal, Ainge responded, "Oh, no, no, no. We're not close to that yet. It's just precautionary. Practice just started today officially when we had our whole team here. It will be resolved this week."

Ainge also said that Sasha Pavlovic's deal was guaranteed and that they had used the taxpayer mid-level exception on Chris Wilcox. Both deals are for one year.

For more Celtics news, visit the team page at...

12/12/2011 - 6:39pm
Belichick: Turning page on Brady/O'Brien

Patriots coach Bill Belichick, in his weekly appearance on The Big Show, declined to go into any specifics about the heated sideline disagreement between quarterback Tom Brady and offensive coordinator Bill O'Brien.

"All the things that happen in games, you look at them after the game," said Belichick. "You try to correct the things that didn't go well and try to build on the ones that did. This is no different than any other game. We pretty much are turning the page on the Redskins and moving on to Denver. I'd say that's about where we're at. ... I think Tom made some comments about [the disagreement]. I don't really have anything more to add to that. ... I think what he said is probably as good a perspective on it as there is. He was right there."

To listen to the interview, visit The Big Show audio on...

12/12/2011 - 6:26pm
Marchand fined for slew-footing
By: DJ Bean

The NHL fined Bruins forward Brad Marchand $2,500 Monday for slew-footing Penguins defenseman Matt Niskanen last Monday in Pittsburgh. 

Marchand slew-footed Niskanen at 3:19 of the first period of the Bruins' victory, and immediately dropped the gloves with the defenseman for his second fight of the season. In addition to his fighting major, Marchand received a tripping minor.

This is the first time Marchand has been fined this season. He was suspended last season for elbowing Blue Jackets' forward R.J. Umberger in the head.  

As is the case when players are fined, the $2,500 will go to the Players' Emergency assistance fund. 

For more on the Bruins, visit weei.com/bruins


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