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11/28/2010 - 4:40pm
Trapani helps BC pull away from Cal

Joe Trapani scored all 12 of his points in the second half as Boston College pulled away for a 68-46 victory over California on Sunday afternoon in the third-place game of the Old Spice Classic in Orlando, Fla.

 

Trapani also had eight rebounds to lead BC in that category. Teammate Biko Paris contributed 12 points (5-of-7 shooting) and four assists. Reggie Jackson scored 11 points.

 

Jorge Gutierrez scored 12 points for Cal (3-2).

 

BC led by four points at the half, 35-31. The Eagles opened the second period on a 14-2 run, with nine of the points coming on a trio of 3-pointers by Danny Rubin, and cruised home from there. Cal shot just 5-for-24 in the final 20 minutes.

 

Wisconsin and Notre Dame meet in the tournament's championship game at 7 p.m.

 

BC returns to action on Wednesday night, hosting undefeated Indiana in the ACC-Big Ten Challenge.

 

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11/28/2010 - 4:24pm
Krejci won't play Sunday vs. Thrashers
By: DJ Bean

Bruins center David Krejci, who was held out of Saturday's practice with the flu and was not on the team flight to Atlanta, will not play on Sunday vs. the Thrashers, according to multiple reports. Claude Julien had left open the possibility of Krejci or Jordan Caron, also out with the flu, potentially meeting the team in Atlanta, but neither ended up travelling, according to the Boston Globe. Sunday's game will be the second straight contest Caron has missed, as he was kept out of Friday's 3-0 loss to the Hurricanes after getting sick on Thursday. 

 

With the two out, Jamie Arniel will make his NHL debut. Arniel was recalled on an emergency basis on Saturday. In 19 games this season, the 21-year-old Arniel has nine goals and seven assists, leading the Providence Bruins with 16 points.

 

For more on the Bruins, visit their team page at weei.com/bruins


11/28/2010 - 12:46pm
Source: Red Sox show interest in Guerrier

According to a major league source, the Red Sox have shown interest in free agent relief pitcher Matt Guerrier. The right-hander, who has spent his entire seven-season major league career with the Twins, went 5-7 with a 3.17 ERA in 74 games with Minnesota in 2010. In the previous two seasons he led the American League in appearances with 76 and 79, respectively.

 

The 32-year-old had been classified as a 'Type A' free agent, but the Twins failed to offer him arbitration thereby not costing any team that would sign the righty a draft pick. Primarily a ground-ball pitcher, Guerrier's best pitch is a slider, which helped limit right-handed batters to a .210 batting average in '10. He also walked just 22 in 71 innings last season.

 

Guerrier made $3.15 million in '10.

 

For more Red Sox coverage, see the team page at weei.com/redsox.


11/28/2010 - 11:08am
Kraft: Botching labor talks would be 'criminal'

Speaking to the Boston Globe, Patriots owner Robert Kraft said regarding the negotiating of the collective bargaining agreement, "For us to collectively mess this up would be criminal."

 

Kraft went on to say, "We did an analysis that showed if we wind up having a lockout and we go right to Labor Day weekend and we get games going at the last minute — and that’s how union negotiations are, everyone takes extreme positions and everyone acts tough and you have brinksmanship and at the end you settle — well, that would not be good business.

 

"The whole ripple effect of the NFL and the impact, it wouldn’t be good. We collectively would lose a billion dollars, even if we played every game but we had this vacuum from the end of the season until the beginning of September.

 

"In the end, it’s not just ownership that’s hurt. Over 50 percent of that...

11/27/2010 - 5:01pm
Williams leads BC to fifth straight win

The Boston College football team finished off its regular season by beating Syracuse, 16-7, Saturday afternoon at the Carrier Dome in Syracuse, N.Y. The win was the fifth straight for the Eagles, who were led by tailback Andre Williams. The true freshman rushed for 185 yards on a school-record 42 careers, scoring a touchdown, while replacing injured starter Montel Harris. Nate Freese also contributed for BC, kicking three field goals.

 

The Eagles (7-5), who will now wait to find out which bowl they will be participating in, sealed the victory  in the fourth quarter when Freese capped a Williams-led drive with a 22-yard field goal. During the march the BC running back had 61 yards on 12 carries. Williams had given Boston College a 13-7 advantage with a one-yard touchdown run late in the third quarter. The Orangeman drop to 7-5.

 

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