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02/14/2012 - 8:59am
Mashup: Boxer says Lin hype all about race

Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. isn't quite as excited about Knicks phenom Jeremy Lin as everyone else. Despite Lin leading the shorthanded Knicks to five straight wins, including a 38-point effort against the Lakers that earned him the cover of Sports Illustrated, Mayweather insists Lin is getting preferential treatment because of his race.

On his Twitter page Monday, Mayweather wrote: Jeremy Lin is a good player but all the hype is because he's Asian. Black players do what he does every night and don't get the same praise.

Controversy is nothing new for Mayweather, who insulted rival Manny Pacquiao with racial and homophobic slurs in an online video two years ago.

Meanwhile, the stock price for The Madison Square Garden Co. reached an all-time high Monday, and Lin is being credited as a key reason for the success.

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02/14/2012 - 12:34am
Boston College wins Beanpot in overtime

Bill Arnold's goal with 6.4 seconds left in overtime gave Boston College a 3-2 win over Boston University in the championship game of the Beanpot on Monday night at TD Garden. It's the third consecutive Beanpot title for the Eagles and BC's fourth straight win over the rival Terriers in the tournament.

Pat Mullane and Chris Kreider also scored goals for BC while Parker Milner made 32 saves. Garrett Noonan scored both BU goals and Kieran Millan made 44 saves.

It was the 17th Beanpot championship all-time for BC and marked the first time since 1983-85 that BU has gone three years without winning the title. Harvard beat Northeastern, 3-2, in the consolation game.


02/13/2012 - 10:50pm
Sox, Cubs sent comp arguments to Selig

According to The Associated Press, the Red Sox and Cubs have both submitted written arguments to the MLB Commissioner's Office regarding the compensation that the Sox will receive for the departure of former GM Theo Epstein, who left Boston in October to become president of baseball operations of the Cubs. The matter is now up to Commissioner Bud Selig to decide.

The Red Sox have said on numerous occasions that there was an agreement with the Cubs that they would receive "significant" compensation for the departure of Epstein, whose resignation was accepted by the club in late-October. The Cubs, however, have cited the precedent of former Twins GM Andy MacPhail becoming president of the Cubs in the 1990s, when the compensation was a marginal Single-A prospect (Hector Trinidad) and money.

There is no timetable for Selig to resolve the matter, according to...

02/13/2012 - 6:51pm
Bruins recall Hennessy from Providence
By: DJ Bean

The Bruins announced Monday that they have recalled forward Josh Hennessy from Providence. Hennessy is expected to be with the team for Tuesday's morning skate.

The callup marks the first time in Hennessy's career that he's been summoned to the NHL level. He has 15 goals and 15 assists in 49 AHL games this season. 

For more on the Bruins, visit weei.com/bruins.


02/13/2012 - 5:01pm
Sources: Sox never made offer to Cespedes

According to major league sources, the Red Sox never made a foral offer to outfielder Yoenis Cespedes before the free agent signed a four-year, $36 million deal with the Athletics. The team did remain in talks with the 26-year-old's representatives throughout his free agency, and Cespedes was brought into the team's academy in the Dominican Republic for a workout in front of team officials in November, but the Sox were only interested in a deal that would have been at a lower average annual value than what materialized; as such, there was never an apparent fit between the Sox and the highly regarded talent from Cuba.

Cespedes is tied for the all-time single-season home run record in Cuba and has what is described as enormous raw power. Still, given the challenge of adapting to a more advanced professional league, the Sox felt that he would require some time in the...

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