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01/08/2011 - 6:43pm
Patriots cut DL Atiyyah Ellison

The Patriots have waived defensive lineman Atiyyah Ellison, according to Mac's Football Blog. (UPDATE, 5:46 PM: A league source has confirmed the news to The 6-foot-3, 315-pounder out of Missouri was signed last week after New England suspended rookie defensive lineman Brandon Deaderick. However, with Deaderick reinstated on Friday and the seven-day roster exemption for rookie inside linebacker Brandon Spikes set to expire on Monday, the Patriots needed to make a move to get down to the 53-man limit. For more Patriots news, check out

01/08/2011 - 5:26pm
Update: Horton out vs. Canadiens
By: DJ Bean

Nathan Horton is out of the Bruins' lineup as the team takes on the Canadiens in Montreal on Saturday night. Coach Claude Julien had told reporters earlier in the day that the forward was unlikely to play with an undisclosed ailment that Julien would only describe as "discomfort."


With Horton not playing vs. the Habs, Tyler Seguin is taking his place on the third line, while Brad Marchand is skating with the second line and Daniel Paille is with the fourth line. 


Horton has not missed a game this season. In 39 games, he has 12 goals and 14 assists, though he has just four goals over his last 23 contests. 


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01/08/2011 - 3:46pm
Ex-RI, Harvard hockey star Cavanagh dead

Tom Cavanagh, who was a hockey star at Toll Gate High School in Warwick, R.I., and went on to have a standout career on the ice for Harvard University before a pro hockey career that included a brief NHL stint with the San Jose Sharks, was found dead on Thursday inside a parking garage at the Providence Place Mall. The news was first reported by the Providence Journal. Cavanagh was 28.


According to the Journal's report, "Health Department spokeswoman Annmarie Beardsworth said Friday that an autopsy by the state Medical Examiner showed that Cavanagh died from 'multiple traumatic injuries due to blunt force impact.' "



01/08/2011 - 12:32am
Doc: JO's left knee sore 'rest of his life'

Using a flare for the dramatic, Doc Rivers explained why Jermaine O'Neal didn't play in the second half of Friday's 20-point blowout win over Toronto. Rivers pointed to Boston's 67-45 halftime lead and O'Neal's stiff left knee as reasons O'Neal played just nine minutes, allowing Luke Harangody to have his rookie breakout game. Rivers said the hope is that he'll be ready for the Bulls in Chicago on Saturday night. 


“His knee was sore, so I knew in the second half I wasn’t going to go with him," Rivers said of O'Neal's chronic left knee. "And we had a lead, so we just looked at it and if we could get him through this game and maybe play him [Saturday] it would be great.


"It was a little sore before the game, but it got — at halftime he came to me and said, 'Man, my knee’s sore.' So I think his knee’s sore for the rest of his life....

01/07/2011 - 10:52pm
Beating the rap again: C's win 4th straight

Paul Pierce had 20 points and Luke Harangody had a breakout game off the bench as the Celtics raced out to a 23-point first-half lead and cruised to their fourth straight win and 3,000th in franchise history, 122-102, over the Raptors Friday night at TD Garden. Harangody made 8-of-11 from the field and finished with a career-high 17 points and 11 rebounds to lead the bench effort. Nate Robinson added 15 off the bench as the Celtics shot 58 percent for the game.  


The Celtics — who lead the East at 28-7 — continued their red-hot shooting from the field from Wednesday against the Spurs by making 27-of-41 shots in the first half. The 66 percent shooting performance — led by a perfect 5-for-5 from the rookie Harangody off the bench — help the Celtics build a 67-45 halftime lead. Harangody's previous high was four points, twice. 


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