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02/09/2011 - 12:23am
Jackson ends slump, but BC falls to Clemson

Reggie Jackson broke out of his slump with 27 points, but it was not enough Tuesday night as Boston College fell to host Clemson, 77-69.

 

Joe Trapani added 22 points for BC, which falls to 15-9 overall and 5-5 in the ACC.

 

Jackson and Trapani combined to shoot 17-for-36, but the rest of the Eagles shot just 6-for-22. While BC was shooting 40 percent as a team, Clemson found the going much easier, especially down low. The Tigers (17-7, 6-4) exploited BC's interior defense problems and finished the game at 53 percent.

 

Jerai Grant score 17 points on 7-of-9 shooting and added five rebounds and three blocks to lead Clemson. Demontez Stitt added 16 points.

 

The Eagles trailed by three points at the break, 30-27, after giving up a dunk to Grant with one second left. After scoring the first basket of the second half, the Eagles started to struggle, falling victim to a 14-4 run. Clemson...

02/08/2011 - 6:27pm
Ex-Patriot Ray Lucas enters rehab

Ray Lucas, who played for the Patriots, Jets and Dolphins over the course of a a seven-year career in the NFL, recently checked himself into rehab for a reported addiction to pain pills.

According to Lucas' Facebook page, he checked in to the Behavorial Health of the Palm Beaches in Florida over the weekend. On Sunday, Lucas posted the following: "The end of day 2 detox. The symptoms of detox are taking hold ,I am in a lot of pain & everything hurts.This gets me scared. This place is amazing, having another player, Randy Grimes, who has been through it by my side is a difference maker. Today in a session for the first time in my life I was dealing with the [emotional] impact of my departure from the NFL. This is the start of the fight & I AM WILLING TO FIGHT!"

The 38-year-old Lucas was signed by New England as a free agent out of Rutgers in 1996, and played one season with the Patriots before moving on to the...

02/08/2011 - 6:08pm
Red Sox sign right-hander Alfredo Aceves

A major league source confirmed that the Red Sox have signed right-handed pitcher Alfredo Aceves to a big league deal worth $650,000, with another $100,000 in possible incentives. It is a split contract that would pay Aceves (who has two minor league options remaining) $200,000 if he is in the minors.

 

The 28-year-old spent parts of the last three seasons in the majors with the Yankees, producing a 14-1 record and 3.21 ERA while showing excellent command (2.1 walks per nine innings) and striking out 6.2 batters per nine innings. Aceves missed most of 2010 due to injuries, pitching just 12 innings in 10 appearances. He then required surgery in early December to repair a broken clavicle suffered during an offseason bicycling accident in Mexico. The Yankees opted not to tender him a contract in December shortly thereafter, and reports suggested that a three-month rehab from the surgery would delay him at the start of spring training.

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02/08/2011 - 3:44pm
Chiarelli: 'I would bet' on a Bruins trade

Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli made an appearance on the Dale & Holley show Tuesday. Chiarelli was first asked about Marc Savard, who will not play again in the 2010-11 season due to a concussion suffered on January 22, his second in 10 months. Chiarelli said it wasn't a difficult call to put Savard on long-term injury reserve.

 

"The fact that it took X number of days before we came to that decision wasn't because it was a hard decision, we wanted to make sure Marc had a chance to talk to his family and the doctors and wanted the doctors to be able to see him and assess him," Chiarelli said. "So it was just going through the steps. But you're right — the severity of the series of the concussions and the severity of the second concussion, between the two concussions, how he's felt, it wasn't a hard decision."

 

Chiarelli was asked what the loss of Savard means from a salary cap...

02/08/2011 - 3:27pm
Pierce joins Allen in 3-point contest

Paul Pierce said that he wanted a shot at teammate Ray Allen in the 3-point contest, and the defending champion will get his wish. Pierce and Allen are both in the field for this year's event, which will be held Saturday, Feb. 19 during All-Star weekend. The other contestants include: Daniel Gibson, Dorrell Wright, James Jones and Kevin Durant. Allen won the event in 2001 and he needs just two 3-pointers to pass Reggie Miller for the most in NBA history. Pierce and Allen are the only former champs in the field.

 

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