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04/03/2010 - 10:27pm
Duke cruises past West Virginia into final

The Duke Blue Devils will seek their first national title in nine years after getting 23 points from Jon Scheyer to pull away from West Virginia for a 78-57 victory on Saturday night. West Virginia forward Da'Sean Butler had to be helped off the court after injuring his left knee in a hard collision. Click here for the game recap.


04/03/2010 - 8:42pm
Satan's two goals downs Leafs in OT

The Bruins and Maple Leafs battled at Air Canada Centre on Saturday and Boston was able to prevail 2-1(in overtime on Saturday evening. Tuukka Rask took the win for Boston with 27 of saves while Jonas Gustavsson earned the decision for the Toronto. Miroslav Satan scored the first goal for Boston and had the game-winner overtime. Colton Orr scored for the Maple Leafs in the first period.

 

For more on how the game played out, visit the Big Bad Blog.


04/03/2010 - 7:34pm
Butler advances to NCAA title game

The Butler Bulldogs continued their magical run through the NCAA tournament by beating Michigan State, 52-50, in the Final Four. Gordon Hayward contributed 19 points and collected the final rebound as Butler advanced to the NCAA title game in front of a hometown crowd in Indianapolis.  Click here for the game recap.


04/03/2010 - 6:39pm
Wakefield strong in exhibition finale

Tim Wakefield gave up no runs on just three hits over four innings in helping the Red Sox claim a 6-1 win over the Nationals in the teams' final exhbition game before the regular season. Also pitching well for the Sox was Daisuke Matsuzaka, who followed up Wakefield with a four-inning stint in which he allowed a run on two hits, walking three and striking out one. Joe Nelson finished things off for the Red Sox giving up a hit in one inning of work. Wakefield is slated to the Sox' first road game, Friday in Kansas City, while Matsuzaka will begin the season on the 15-day disabled list, possibly pitching in the Pawtucket Red Sox season opener Thursday. Nelson will also start the season at Triple A Pawtucket.

 

Offensively, the Red Sox were led by Kevin Youkilis and J.D. Drew, who each hit home runs. The team traveled to Boston after the game in preparation for Sunday night's regular season opener against the Yankees at Fenway Park.


04/03/2010 - 2:30pm
Report: Dennis Johnson voted to HOF

Point guard Dennis Johnson has been elected to the basketball Hall of Fame, according to a report in the Boston Globe. Sources tell the paper that Johnson will be inducted in the latest class this fall in Springfield, Mass. The official announcement is expected on Monday. Johnson led three teams to NBA championships, including the 1984 and 1986 Celtics. Johnson also led the Seattle SuperSonics to their only championship in 1979, earning NBA Finals MVP. 

 

Johnson, drafted 29th overall in 1976 by Seattle, began his professional career as a shooting guard. After a short stint with the Phoenix Suns, he became the starting point guard for the Celtics and led the team to the NBA title in 1984, his first season in Boston. 'DJ" was voted to five All-Star teams, one All-NBA first and one second team, and nine consecutive All-Defensive first and second Teams.

 

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