FOXBORO -- Logan Mankins and Patrick Chung will be active for tonight's AFC Divisional Playoff against Tim Tebow and the Broncos at Gillette Stadium.
The seven Patriots inactives for tonight's game are quarterback Ryan Mallett, cornerback Nate Jones, running back Shane Vereen, linebacker Gary Guyton, offensive linemen Donald Thomas and Sebastian Vollmer and defensive lineman Ron Brace.
Mankins injured his left knee against the Dolphins in the first quarter on Christmas Eve and missed the regular season finale. Chung played in the season finale after missing seven games due to a right foot injury. He showed up on Friday's injury report as questionable after tweaking his knee during practice on Thursday. He was limited in Friday's walkthrough.
Vollmer has missed the final five games of the regular season after suffering a foot injury against the Eagles on Nov. 27.
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Dennis Clifford scored 15 points and Boston College posted its second straight ACC victory with a 61-59 triumph over Virginia Tech Saturday afternoon at Conte Forum.
Matt Humphrey scored 14 points and Ryan Anderson added 10 for BC (7-10, 2-1 ACC).
Victor Davila scored 14 points for Virginia Tech (11-6, 0-3).
BC took a 29-27 lead into the break after Jordan Daniels scored the final five points of the half -- a 3-pointer and then a 14-footer at the buzzer. The Eagles never trailed in the second half, and they led by as much as 11 -- the first time at 56-45 with 4:34 left after an Anderson follow and the second time with 3:40 left after two Clifford free throws that made it 58-47.
The Hokies made a late run but failed to capitalize on three straight BC turnovers with a couple of minutes to play. They finally closed to within one possession on a 3-pointer with three-tenths of a second remaining but ran out of time.
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Laurent Rivard and Steve Moundou-Missi scored 16 points apiece and Harvard used an 18-2 run at the end of the first half to take a 20-point halftime lead and coast to a 69-48 victory over George Washington in a nonleague game at sold-out Lavietes Pavilion Saturday afternoon.
Rivard hit 3-of-4 3-pointers and had a pair of four-point plays on the day, while Moundou-Missi hit all seven of his shots. Keith Wright added 11 points and eight rebounds for the Crimson (15-2), who are ranked 25th in the ESPN/USA Today coaches poll.
Tony Taylor, with 13 points, led the way for cold-shooting GW (6-11).
Harvard led 33-13 at the half after shooting 67 percent (12-of-18) to GW's 15 percent (3-for-20). The Crimson jumped out to a 15-4 lead, with six players recording at least two points in that stretch. After a brief letdown -- a span of almost five minutes in which Harvard turned over the ball four times and missed two shots while GW ran off seven straight...
Speaking at the New Stars for Young Stars event at Jillian's -- which was presented by the Jimmy Fund Council of Greater Boston -- Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine confirmed that he has talked to outfielder Carl Crawford. The phone conversation took place with both Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington and Crawford's agent, Brian Peters, on the line, according to Valentine.
"I finally got that call into Carl," the manager said. "Carl sounded great.
"He seemed very determined. He seemed very understanding of the fact that things got spinning a little fast for him last year in a new environment. He seemed to be determined to correct that."
Valentine had first mentioned that he was having difficulty arranging a meeting with Crawford while talking at the winter meetings in early December. He did, however,...
Attempting to put a positive spin on his team's second three-game losing streak of the season, Celtics coach Doc Rivers said his team's success will hinge on how they react to a 4-6 start to a shortened 66-game season. The Celtics were ice cold again on Friday night in the first half and couldn't completely recover from a 19-point halftime deficit, losing to the 11-2 Bulls, 88-79, at TD Garden.
“It’s been frustrating, it’s been frustrating," Rivers admitted. "But listen, I’d rather have it now. You’re going to go through adversity or stuff; I’d rather have it right now. Like I told our guys, I said, ‘If you get through this, it’ll make you a hell of a basketball team.’ And I always use the word ‘if’ because you have to. You have to fight through it. And I love what I saw in the second half.
"My question to them: Why, why did it take so long? You know? It...
Patriots Safety Devin McCourty joined Glenn, Lou, and Christian, and talked about covering the Steelers Wide Receivers, and how he's helping the players who are in the AFC Championship for the first time prepare.
ProFootball Talk's Mike Florio told Glenn, Lou, and Christian that the Patriots have a quiet confidence that they can outscore the Steelers, since they've proven they have the ability.
Holley and Keefe check in with NFL Network's Heath Evans for some final thoughts on the Houston win and to look ahead at the Steelers in the AFC Championship.
WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Ben Kichen of the 'Dale and Holley Show' talk about Isaiah Thomas' flagrant foul against the Heat, and also discuss why it's time for the Celtics to address their biggest need.
WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Ben Kichen of the "Dale and Holley Show" discuss the latest news on the injury that has kept Isaiah Thomas off the court and how valuable it is for Marcus Smart to stay in control.
WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Ben Kichen of 'The Dale and Holley Show' talk about last night's disappointing finish against the Rockets and they talk about their love for DeMarcus Cousins.
Mut, Rob, and John are talking about some of the Hall of Fame candidates who gained or lost support within the last year. Roger Clemens and Barry Bonds both gained support, while Curt Schilling lost a chunk of votes he had gotten last year.
Mut, Bradford, and Tomase are in after it was announced that Jeff Bagwell, Tim Raines, and Ivan 'Pudge' Rodriguez will be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. They also talk about some notable candidates who weren't elected this year like Roger Clemens and Barry Bonds.
Rob Bradford is joined by Jackie Bradley Jr. to discuss race in baseball and in Boston, along with the importance of Martin Luther King Day. The Red Sox outfielder also dives into how he never really felt comfortable in a major league clubhouse until last year, the approach he's taking heading into 2017, and why he's not playing in the World Baseball Classic.
Ken, Rear and Ty get into a very solid week for the B's beating St Louis and the Flyers and losing a hard-fought game against the Predators. Is this team turning things around? Krug and Marchand are kicking things up a notch. The guys also talk about Claude and Sweeney's job security before getting into some big hits around the league this week.
Ken, Rear and Ty talk all things Bruins as they come off a 4-0 shutout win in Florida and head to Carolina later today. Did that victory save Claude's job? The boys get into Don Sweeney's recent comments on Claude's job and what the future holds for the black and gold.
Hour two of Saturday Skate as Ken Laird and Rear Admiral kick around the perception of backup goalie Anton Khudobin, B's coach Claude Julien, and possible trade target Gabriel Landeskog.
"D-Wood" Joins the show to talk Brady vs. Rodgers and predicts a Patriots-Packers Super Bowl.
Hour 4. Bill Belichick holds his Friday press conference while Mut and Kirk try and play a game. Mut has a big announcement. Gerry calls in from the Inauguration on his crystal-clear cell phone.
Hour 3. Ben Volin shares a stat about Trump that will blow your mind. Mut wouldn't answer any questions about Trump's alleged sexual assaults.
Old Friend Tim Benz joins OMF, and while they regale tales of dysfunction, Benz manages to predict that the Patriots will win Sunday.
Glenn, Lou, and Christian enjoy the festivities ahead of the Inauguration, and give their predictions for Patriots-Steelers in the AFC Championship Game.
Glenn, Lou, and Christian love how Bill Belichick reacts to the plethora of stupid questions he receives from the Media during his Press Conferences.
Dale, Michael and Rich Keefe spend the day discussing the AFC Championship.
We close out the work week with the best sound clips of the day.
We check in with hall of famer Michael Irvin to find out what happened to his Dallas Cowboys and look at the remaining playoff match-ups.
Kirk Minihane brings Chad Finn back to the show to talk about the Charlotte Wilder story about the relationship between the Pats and Trump. Chad defends Charlotte for some of the story and her previous articles, Kirk still has problems with what he thinks is lazy reporting. Kirk and Chad also talk about whether a third sports station in Boston would be viable and if Curt Schilling will ever make it into the Baseball Hall of Fame.
Kirk Minihane has a loud and very confrontational argument with media personality John Ziegler about the guilt or innocence of Jerry Sandusky. Kirk believes him to be guilty, John believes beyond a shadow of a doubt that Sandusky is innocent. Yes, it may be an old case, but you all remember it and this episode may change your mind about some of the things you previously thought with regards to Penn State, Jerry Sandusky, and Joe Paterno.
Kirk Minihane wants to sit down with both sports editors at the major newspapers in Boston. Only Boston Herald sports editor Sean Leahy took Kirk up on the invitation to join the show. What you will hear is a great conversation between two people who are very interested in the newspaper business and how that business has changed over the years and what the future holds for newspapers. Kirk and Sean talk about the ongoing and longstanding rivalry between the Herald and Globe.
Uncle Buck, George from S**t Pats Fans Say, and Jerry Thornton talk about the Patriots history in the AFC Championship game, the big wins, the bad losses, and what it will take for the Pats to win another AFC Championship game.
Ken Laird and Chris Curtis wrap up the K&C week after a Friday show with Kirk, Mut and Ben Volin in studio.
Ken Laird and Chris Curtis recap the Thursday K&C show featuring Jon Meterparel back in the saddle.
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