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03/08/2010 - 9:00pm
B's Savard has Grade 2 concussion

The Bruins announced on Monday afternoon that center Marc Savard has been diagnosed with a Grade 2 concussion after a hit from Pittsburgh's Matt Cooke on Sunday. Savard traveled to Boston on Monday and was evaluated by the Bruins' team doctor, Dr. Peter Asnis, as well as concussion specialists from Massachusetts General Hospital. There is no timetable for Savard's return and he will continue to be monitored by the team's medical staff for the next 4-5 days.

 

For more Bruins news visit the Big Bad Blog.


03/08/2010 - 8:51pm
Agent: No deal yet for Bodden

Conflicting reports have arisen Monday evening regarding the status of free agent cornerback Leigh Bodden. Michael Lombardi of the National Football Post and the NFL Network initially reported earlier Monday evening that Bodden had been re-signed by the Patriots. (UPDATED, 8:15 p.m.: That report was echoed by ESPN's Adam Schefter, who said the two sides had reached an agreement in principle.) But a short time later, Bodden's agent Alvin Keels posted the following message from his Twitter account: "Reports of Leigh Bodden re-signing with the Patriots are not true and premature at best. Leigh is still evaluating his options." Keels quickly added: "Leigh has always indicated his desire to return to New England, but nothing is official and probably will not be until [Tuesday] at the earliest." For...

03/08/2010 - 7:12pm
Reports: Patriots hosting Crumpler

Multiple reports indicate that the Patriots are hosting free agent tight end Alge Crumpler on a visit today at Gillette Stadium. Crumpler, 32, just wrapped up his ninth season in the NFL with 27 receptions for 222 yards and a touchdown last year with Tennessee. Over his career, he has 367 catches for 4,691 yards and 37 touchdowns with the Titans (2008-2009) and Falcons (2001-2007). For more Patriots updates, check out our football blog, It Is What It Is.


03/08/2010 - 6:52pm
Ellsbury gets $47,000 pay raise

The Red Sox announced the signing of 13 players Monday. The terms of the contracts are as follows: Jacoby Ellsbury - $496,500 (after making $449,500 in 2009); Clay Buchholz - $443,000; Jed Lowrie - $434,000; Daniel Bard - $415,500; Tug Hulett - $403,500; Ramon A. Ramirez - $403,000; Josh Reddick - $403,000 
Michael Bowden - $402,000; Dusty Brown - $402,000; Aaron Bates - $401,000; Dustin Richardson - $401,000; Felix Doubront - $400,000; Mark Wagner - $400,000. The highest paid player of the group, Ellsbury, is the only one who will be arbitration-eligible after the 2010 season.


03/08/2010 - 4:55pm
Trapani earns All-ACC third team

BC junior forward Joe Trapani was named to the All-ACC third team on Monday, according to an announcement by the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association. Trapani, the lone Eagles selection, grabbed 38 votes thanks to a season in which he averaged 13.3 points and 5.8 rebounds in 15 conference games. 

 

Joining Trapani on the third team are Gani Lawal (Georgia Tech), Dorenzo Hudson (Virginia Tech), Chris Singleton and Solomon Alabi (Florida State).

 

Jon Scheyer (Duke), Greivis Vasquez (Maryland) and Malcolm Delaney (Virginia Tech) shared the top spot with 159 vote apiece.

 

For a complete list of All-ACC players, check out The BC Blog


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