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12/10/2011 - 5:52pm
Casey fuels Harvard rout of BU

Kyle Casey scored 20 points and Laurent Rivard added 18 Saturday at Agganis Arena as 25th-ranked Harvard rolled past Boston University, 76-52.

Harvard broke open a close game in the first half with a 16-0 run to take a 37-21 lead into the break. The Crimson scored the first two baskets of the second half and never led by less than 17 points the rest of the way.

Casey also grabbed nine rebounds for Harvard (9-1), which was coming off its first loss of season at UConn Thursday. Rivard did his damage from downtown, hitting 6-of-7 3-pointers.

Darryl Partin led BU (4-6) with 12 points, while Patrick Hazel contributed 10 points and eight rebounds.


12/10/2011 - 5:16pm
Celtics re-sign forward Jeff Green

The Celtics announced that they have re-signed restricted free agent Jeff Green. Terms were not announced but it is believed that Green accepted the team's one-year qualifying offer. The fifth-year forward was in Waltham on Saturday but didn't practice and said he would talk to the media on Sunday.

Green was acquired from Oklahoma City at the trade deadline along with Nenad Krstic for Kendrick Perkins and Nate Robinson. He avareged 10 points and 3 rebounds in a reduced role. He's averaged 14 points and 5.5 rebound during his career.

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12/10/2011 - 4:55pm
Rivers: Garnett may be used at center

WALTHAM -- While the Celtics wait for resolution on a sign-and-trade deal with free agent David West, they have a notable shortage of traditional centers on the roster. That's true even if Jermaine O'Neal ultimately remains in Boston.

Celtics coach Doc Rivers isn't worried about that scenario because the team already has added Brandon Bass and Chris Wilcox who can play both the big forward and center positions. He also said that Kevin Garnett could play more center this year. "Kevin will play some five this year, which honestly I don’t think is a problem at all," Rivers said. "You can play him and Bass together. Either one can guard the five or the four so it makes us pretty versatile."

This is part of a league-wide trend. Beyond Dwight Howard and Andrew Bynum, there are not many traditional back-to-the-basket centers left. "There’s two or three of them that are dominant anymore," Rivers said. "...

12/10/2011 - 4:39pm
O'Neal practices with future on hold

Jermaine O'Neal was at Celtics practice on Saturday while the team worked on a possible sign-and-trade deal that would bring free agent David West to Boston in a package that would reportedly include O'Neal and another player. The Celtics would need O'Neal's expiring contract that pays him roughly $6 million to make the trade work financially.

Celtics coach Doc Rivers couldn't comment on any future moves, but he did say, "Some of the decisions are in the player’s hands. That’s what the words 'free agent' mean."

O'Neal said that while he had no intention of playing for a rebuilding team like the Hornets, he understood the business.

"We’ve had conversations," O'Neal said. "I’ve been around too long not to understand. Some guys get bitter about it, this is a business and there’s really only three scenarios: Stay here, go to another contender or stop playing.

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12/10/2011 - 4:18pm
Pats cut S. Moore, put Cunningham on IR

LANDOVER, Md. -- Just after arriving in the nation's captial for Sunday's game here with the Redskins, the Patriots announced they have released defensive back Sterling Moore while promoting cornerback Malcolm Williams from the practice squad to the 53-man active roster. The team also announced they had signed 30-year-old defensive lineman Eric Moore, who played in four games for the 2010 Patriots, recording a pair of sacks.

To make room for Moore's return to the Patriots, the team placed linebacker Jermaine Cunningham on season-ending injured reserve, after he suddenly showed up on Friday's injury report with a hamstring injury. 

Sterling Moore made a name for himself when he made his first NFL start against the Jets on Nov. 6. While attempting to make a play on Plaxico Burress, he nailed teammate Devin McCourty in the right shoulder, injuring the cornerback and forcing McCourty to miss the next three games before returning last week...

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