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03/25/2010 - 9:52pm
Report: St. John's after Skinner

Mike Vaccaro of the New York Post reports (via Twitter) that St. John's University is interested in Boston College basketball coach Al Skinner.


"Sources tell The Post that BC's Al Skinner has moved into a prominent place on St. John's' wish list," Vaccaro reported.


Skinner has spent the last 13 years at BC, forging a 247-165 record with the Eagles.


St. John's fired basketball coach Norm Roberts last week. Georgia Tech coach Paul Hewitt announced on Thursday that he would decline an offer from St. John's.



03/25/2010 - 8:35pm
Thunderstruck: Lightning hit flat B's

Steven Stamkos and Paul Szczechura each had a pair of goals and Antero Niittymaki turned away 47 of 50 Boston shots on the night as the lowly Tampa Bay Lightning shocked the Bruins, 5-3, Thursday night at TD Garden. The Bruins never led in the game and trailed by as many as three in the third period before their late rally fell short. Zdeno Chara, Johnny Boychuk and Mark Recchi scored for the Bruins, who remain in the eighth and final playoff spot in the East with 78 points and host Calgary on Saturday afternoon at TD Garden. For more, visit the Big Bad Blog

03/25/2010 - 3:29pm
Wake 'very curious' about Sox' plans

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Speaking after his six-inning outing against the Marlins, Tim Wakefield said he hadn't been told by the Red Sox what their plans were for him once the regular season opened up. "I'm very curious, not knowing," said Wakefield after the Sox' 6-4 win over Florida at City of Palms Park. "Normally I kind of know what's going on. I think they have some decisions to make. We'll see what happens." Asked if he had any indication as to what might transpire, Wakefield said, "No. Zero."


Red Sox pitching coach John Farrell said following the game that Wakefield will next pitch on Tuesday, in Port Charlotte against Tampa Bay, and that his -- and the rest of the pitching staff -- will learn of their roles shortly.


"We echo Wake's sentiments and comments because we've got options," Farrell said. "We are fortunate to have five healthy and very good starting pitchers. We...

03/25/2010 - 2:24pm
Daisuke allows a run in two innings

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Pitching in his first major league spring training game of the season, Daisuke Matsuzaka allowed a run on two hits over two innings, not walking or striking out a batter against the Florida Marlins Thursday afternoon at City of Palms Park. The run against Matsuzaka came when Cameron Maybin in Chris Coghlan with a drive to left-center field. The righty hurler threw 25 pitches, 14 of which came in his first inning. Matsuzaka's only other test this spring came in a two-inning outing against Baltimore minor leaguers (click here to see video of the outing).


For more reaction from Matsuzaka's outing click here.

03/25/2010 - 1:22pm
NHL finalizes blindside hit rule

Following final approval from the NHL players association's executive board Thursday, the league has instituted a rule banning blindside hits to the head, effective immediately. The movement to hurry the rule into existence was spurred by Penguins foward Matt Cooke's hit that knocked out Bruins center Marc Savard. For the full story, click here.

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