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04/02/2010 - 1:49pm
KG fined $25K for outburst

The NBA fined Kevin Garnett $25,000 on Friday for his remark criticizing officials following a loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday night. After Kevin Durant made all 15 free throws and the Celtics made just 13-of-17 at the line, Garnett said, "I thought we were playing Michael [expletive] Jordan the way he was getting the whistle. Durant damn near shot more free throws than our whole team for the game." Stu Jackson, NBA Vice President for Operations, made the announcement. For more, visit the Green Street blog. 


04/02/2010 - 1:24pm
B's switch up lines at practice

The Bruins had a new look to their lines on during practice Friday at Ristuccia Arena in Wilmington. Forward Michael Ryder skated with the red jerseys, normally the spot for the checking line and reserves with Shawn Thornton, Daniel Paille, Steve Begin and Trenth Whitfield. Blake Wheeler skated in grey with Brad Marchand and Vladimir Sobotka in grey while Milan Lucic, Patrice Bergeron and Mark Recchi wore the yellow sweaters.

 

The Bruins hottest player, David Krejci, has two new wingmen in Marco Sturm and Miroslav Satan.

 

"There is [Sturm] who is our leading goal scorer who hasn't scored in 11 games," coach Claude Julien said. "So, maybe Krejci can get him to score some goals and maybe [Sturm] can be inspired a little bit by playing with a guy who is extremely good with the puck and made some nice plays ... You do somethings to try and switch things up."

 

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04/02/2010 - 1:12pm
Pearl tells BC he won't leave Tennessee

According to a story by Steve Buckley on the Boston Herald's website, Tennessee basketball coach Bruce Pearl told Boston College athletic director Gene DeFilippo he would not be a candidate for the Eagles' coaching vacancy. DeFilippo said he spoke with Pearl on Friday morning to ask about other candidates, and Pearl proactively addressed his possible interest.

 

Said DeFilippo: “Bruce said to me, ‘You know how much I love Boston College. And I’d love to come back there. But Tennessee took a real chance on me, and I owe it to them to stay here and finish the job.’ ”

 

Pearl is a native of Sharon, Mass., who was a student assistant at BC under Tom Davis in the early 1980s.

 

“It was a very interesting talk,” DeFilippo said of his conversation with Pearl. “I’ve known Bruce for five or six years, and I think the world of him.”

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04/02/2010 - 10:07am
Schoeneweis, Tito confirm roster

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Speaking before the Red Sox' final Grapefruit League game, against the Nationals at City of Palms Park, relief pitcher Scott Schoeneweis confirmed that -- barring any last-minute waiver claims or trades -- he will be on the team's Opening Night roster. A little time later, Red Sox manager Terry Francona also spoke of the decision to add the lefty as the final pitcher on the team's 12-hurler staff. 

 

With promotion of Schoeneweis to the big league roster, the Red Sox will be sending Joe Nelson to Triple A. Alan Embree also will begin in Pawtucket. 

 

"I don't know if I can flat-out give you one thing because I don't think that would be fair to [Nelson]," Francona said of if there was a key factor in making the decision. "We're looking at organizational depth, and lefties. We went around the room, let everybody have their say. It was a tough decision. It was a very tough decision....

04/02/2010 - 7:31am
Mashup: Butler's 'Blind Side' story

Butler's underdog story has been compared to the movie "Hoosiers," but the team also has a player whose story is similar to that of "The Blind Side" — junior guard Shawn Vanzant, who was taken in by a Florida family as a youngster. Read more about that, along with a story about a gravely ill Butler alum battling ALS who will make the trip to the Final Four. Those stories and more, incuding videos and trivia, can be found at Friday's Morning Mashup.


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