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03/21/2010 - 8:14am
BC claims Hockey East title

Matt Lombardi's goal 5:25 into overtime gave the senior from Milton his first career hat trick and allowed Boston College to claim a 7-6 win over the University of Maine in the Hockey East championship game Saturday night at TD Garden. It was BC's league-record ninth title and fourth in the last six years. Maine had mounted a comeback, fighting back from a two-goal deficit with just more than five minutes remaining, culminating with Joey Diamond's equalizer with 30 seconds left. For the complete recap click here.

 


03/21/2010 - 8:13am
Daisuke set for Thursday

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Red Sox pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka threw two scoreless innings against Red Sox minor leaguers in camp on Sunday. He then worked out of a simulated jam by getting an inning-ending double play. In all, he threw 32 pitches, 18 for strikes. Barring any physical setback, he will then pitch in his first big league game of the spring on Thursday. Matsuzaka will throw a bullpen session on Tuesday and then is scheduled to pitch in relief of Tim Wakefield two days later. For video of Matsuzaka and pitching coach John Farrell, visit the Full Count blog. 


03/20/2010 - 11:37pm
Pierce leads Celts past Mavs

The Celtics knocked off the Mavericks, 102-93 as Paul Pierce scored 29 points Saturday night in Dallas. It was the fourth straight win for the Celtics and fifth in their last six games. They also completed a road sweep of the Texas teams after beating San Antonio earlier in the year and the Rockets, Friday night. Ray Allen added 21 points and Rajon Rondo had 20 points and 10 rebounds. Read more in the Fast Break.


03/20/2010 - 8:03pm
No. 1 Kansas falls to Northern Iowa

The No. 1 seed in the Men's Basketball NCAA Tournament's Midwest Region, Kansas, fell to Northern Iowa, 69-67, Saturday night. The Jayhawks had closed within a point with 42 seconds remaining, but Northern Iowa's Ali Farokhmanesh hit his fourth three-pointer of the game, with 35 seconds left, to secure the victory for the Panthers. It was the first time a team from the Missouri Valley Conference has beaten a top-ranked team since 1962, and marks the conference's first Sweet Sixteen berth since Larry Bird's Indiana State team made their run to the national championship game in 1979. For a recap of the game click here.

 

Click here to see all the results from the NCAA Tournament's third day, including St. Mary's upset of the South Region's second seed, Villanova.

 

 


03/20/2010 - 4:09pm
UPDATE: Details of Embree's deal

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Pitcher Alan Embree signed a minor league deal with the Red Sox on Saturday that calls for him to make a $500,000 salary if he is added to the major league roster. His deal includes an opt-out if he is not added to the major league roster by April 15.

 

"I haven't had a spring training. Let's not be silly about this and go and jump into it," said Embree. "If I am ready [at the start of the season], so be it. If I'm not, we have a little bit of a grace period."

 

Embree had a 5.84 ERA for the Rockies last year. He did not pitch in a big league game after his right tibia was broken by a line drive on July 10, but he rehabbed and was able to pitch in Fall Instructional League.

 

"I felt really strong at the end of the season coming back from the injury," he said. "I felt like I had a lot left in the tank."

 

Embree had been...

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