Keith Wright scored a game-high 25 points for Harvard, which squandered a big second-half lead but managed to outlast Penn in a double-overtime thriller, 83-82, in an important Ivy League game on Saturday night at the Palestra in Philadelphia.
With the win, Harvard improves to 16-4 overall and 5-1 in the Ivy League, and the Crimson regain control of their own destiny after Friday night's loss at league-leading Princeton. Penn falls to 9-9 and 3-1.
Kyle Casey contributed 18 points and nine rebounds and came up with a big block of Penn guard Zack Rosen in the closing seconds of second overtime to secure the victory. Oliver McNally scored the game-winner on a driving layup with 11 seconds remaining.
Jack Eggleston led Penn with 23 points and eight rebounds. Rosen scored 19 points, and he sent the game into double overtime with two big buckets in the final seconds of the first OT. First, he nailed a 3-...
According to a source with knowledge of the negotiations, the Red Sox reached a minor league deal with pitcher Dennys Reyes that would pay the left-hander $900,000 if he makes the major league roster, with performance bonuses that could push the value of the deal to $1.4 million.
News of the advancing talks between the Sox and pitcher was first reported by Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.com (via twitter), while Jon Morosi of FoxSports.com (via twitter) reported that the agreement had been finalized. Reyes reportedly had agreed to a one-year, $1.1 million deal with the Phillies earlier in the offseason, but that deal did not get finalized.
Reyes, who turns 34 in April, has recorded 50 or more appearances in each of the last five years, amassing a 2.63 ERA in...
Despite allowing just 18 shots, the Bruins were blanked by Antti Niemi and the Sharks, 2-0, Saturday afternoon at TD Garden. Niemi stopped all 26 shots in recording his third shutout this season, 10th career. The Sharks added an empty net goal with 2.1 seconds remaining to seal the win.
San Jose capitalized on a first-period power play when the Bruins were whistled for the too many men on the ice. Logan Couture flipped a backhander past Tim Thomas at 7:22 of the first, with just 15 seconds left on the man advantage. Playing his 300th career game in goal, Thomas lost in regulation for just the second time in 15 games.
The Bruins had a chance with just under 10 minutes left in regulation when former B's star Joe Thornton was called for tripping. But the Bruins, who were 0-for-4 on the power play, couldn't manage a shot on net.
Thomas faced just 17 shots from the Sharks, who came in...
Joe Trapani had 14 points and nine rebounds as Boston College survived Virginia Tech, 58-56, in an ACC game Saturday afternoon at Conte Forum.
Reggie Jackson scored 10 points for BC, which improves to 15-8 overall and 5-4 in the ACC.
Jeff Allen had a monster game for Virginia Tech (15-7, 5-4), scoring 25 points and grabbing 19 rebounds. Malcolm Delaney added 19 points but missed the front end of a 1-and-1 with 24 seconds left with a chance to tie the game.
The Hokies got the rebound and Delaney got a second chance, but his shot down low was blocked by Trapani. Virginia Tech again got the rebound and had one more shot to tie or take the lead. With Jackson smothering Delaney, the ball was sent to a wide-open Erick Green in front of the Tech bench. His 3-pointer bounced off the rim.
BC's Biko Paris was fouled on the rebound. He missed the front end of a 1-and-1 with a second left,...
In his latest After the Buzzer column, Yahoo columnist Marc Spears writes that a source expects the Heat to make a run at Celtics center Kendrick Perkins, who will be a free agent after this season. That would make sense for the Heat, who lack a big man complement to Chris Bosh on their frontline. However, under the current rules Miami would only be able to offer the mid-level exception.
The NBA is heading into a summer of uncertainty if the owners decide to lock out the players after the season and a new labor agreement would likely rewrite the free agency rules. However it turns out, Perkins will be in demand as a 26-year-old center with proven rebounding and defensive skills.
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Giardi and Price discuss the mega deal that CB Josh Norman signed with Washington and if he is worth it. They also relate it to the Pats and Malcolm Butler. Does the Norman deal mean that Butler is about to cash in and will the Pats go along for the ride? This leads to a discussion on other players the Patriots need to extend very soon.
Danny Vitale, the SuperBack - a fullback/TE hybrid type - joins GIardi and Price on NFL Sunday to discuss the process of entering the NFL Draft, the combine and interviewing with various NFL teams including your New England Patriots.
With the NFL draft only a few days away, Mike and Chris preview how things are shaping for the Pats and the rest of the league. It will be a strange this year since they don't have a first round pick - how will Belichick and company approach this dilemma? Also, would the Pats contemplate the idea of trading Jimmy G?
Kevin O'Connor of CelticsBlog joined Sam Packard and Jared Weiss for a breakdown of what went wrong in the Celtics series against the Hawks. they then played Celtics free agent tinder and looked ahead to the big moves in store for the offseason.
It wouldn't be a Celtics v Hawks Game 6 preview/Game 5 breakdown without ESPN's Celtics Whisperer Chris Forsberg joining Sam Packard and Jared Weiss for some WEEI Studio magic. They discuss the Hawks' transition dominance on their mega runs and the bizarre night for Isaiah Thomas. Of course they also answered your #WEEICeltics Tweet Bag questions!
The boys recap Marcus Smart and Paul Millsap's incredible battle in the Celtics' Game 4 win over the Atlanta Hawks with ESPN's Chris Forsberg. Jared Weiss and Sam Packard discussed Jared Sullinger's struggles and the reemergence of Machine Bun Kelly. They discuss inside media stuff like when to applaud for honorees and Chris' devotion to southern unsweetened tea. Of course they answered your #WEEICeltics Tweet Bag questions too.
Red Sox third base/infield coach Brian Butterfield joined Rob Bradford to get his take on Hanley Ramirez, Travis Shaw and Pablo Sandoval. Butterfield, an avid Patriots fan, also predicts who the Pats might take in the second round, while giving a very pointed message to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell.
Joe and Tim talk with Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia after he had a two home run game, one of which was a grand slam that propelled the Red Sox to a 9-4 win over the Atlanta Braves
We sit down with the Skipper of the Sox, manager John Farrell joins Dale, Holley and Thornton for his weekly visit.
DJ and Pete continue to assess the season that was for the Bruins and look toward the future for the franchise and how they can improve.
DJ and Pete are together for the final Sunday Skate of the season. They get into their overall thoughts on the season, the Bruins keeping Claude Julien on as head coach and the end-of-season press conferences last week. They discuss the rebuild process, what the Bruins need and how they can obtain it. Plenty of callers have their own theories and opinions on all of these topics as well.
Butch is joined by two-thirds of the Sunday Skate show in DJ and Pete. The guys discuss the problems with Bruins including leadership and grit, who should stay and who should go and if Claude is to blame.
Lucy calls in to talk about her podcast and the "More Than Mean" tweets. The guys are now big fans.
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Dino, Gerry and Kirk discuss what the Patriots will be looking for on the second day of the draft.
After forfeiting their 1st round pick, the Pats get to join the party and draft some new young talent. The guys look at who the team might select over the weekend.
Kirk took more shots at Glenn, Lou and Christian, so the midday show guys respond.
Glenn, Lou and Christian talk about how much money Laremy Tunsil lost when his Twitter, Instagram, and iPhone photos were hacked. The gang also addresses some ESPN on ESPN crime as Dan LeBetard took a few shots at Todd McShay.
We continue to talk NFL Draft, Brady's new lawyer, the Celtics playoff bouncing, Roger Goodell's award tour and more... its all on the table on a freestyle friday.
We discuss the hiring of a top notch litigator by Brady and the NFLPA, and how it might have been sparked by Roger Goodell's neverending award tour where he continues to spew lies and half-truths to the public.
We discuss the Celts exit from the playoffs, the steps they took this season to be better, and what steps need to be taken to keep getting better in the future.
It’s all about the music – the crew touches on Prince, and the greatest bands of all time
Mikey, Christian Arcand, and Chris Villani talk about the Sox horrific loss today, and MJ takes over the text line
Mikey, Christian Arcand, and Chris Villani talk about the Sox horrific loss today, plus they’re joined by Cassie, the Textress
SB Nation's Kevin O'Connor joins Butch Stearns and John Tomase to talk all things Celtics' offseason, including the upcoming draft
Schill joins Dino, Gerry and Kirk after his controversial Facebook post sparked outrage on social media.More from this show
Sausage tells the guys that he's moving onto greener (read: more lucrative) pastures. His potential replacement, Paul, is interviewed for the job.More from this show
As predicted, ESPN canned Curt Schilling regarding the North Carolina transgender laws. Glenn and Lou react.More from this show
Tomase calls in to defend his take on Curt Schilling being dismissed from ESPN.More from this show