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MarShon Brooks Returns to Celtics After Successful D-League Stint

The Celtics called up shooting guard MarShon Brooks on Thursday following a weeklong stint with the Maine Red Claws in the NBA Development League. Brooks was assigned to Maine after appearing in just nine games through December, and now returns to a revamped backcourt rotation after the trade that sent Courtney Lee to Memphis in […]

Trade Complete: Celtics Acquire Jerryd Bayless in Three-Team Deal

Confirming earlier reports, the Celtics finalized a three-team trade on Tuesday with the Memphis Grizzlies and Oklahoma City Thunder by which they acquired point guard Jerryd Bayless from the Grizzlies in exchange for shooting guard Courtney Lee and a 2016 second-round draft pick. Boston also received small forward Ryan Gomes from the Thunder, but he […]

College Basketball December Roundup: UMass, Harvard in First Place

#23 Massachusetts Record: 11-1 (1st in Atlantic 10 Conference) UMass climbed one spot in the AP rankings over the month of December despite sustaining its first loss of the season, a narrow five-point defeat at Florida State on the 21st. The Minutemen bounced back from that setback with a 69-67 overtime victory over Providence to […]

BC Gets Blown Out in AdvoCare V100 Bowl

Arizona, 42; Boston College, 19 Boston College’s eagerly anticipated return to postseason football following a two-year absence turned out to be something of a bust, as the Eagles were soundly defeated by the Arizona Wildcats in the AdvoCare V100 Bowl at Independence Stadium in Shreveport, Lousiana. Arizona outgained BC 529 to 351 in total yards […]

UMass Fires Charley Molnar After Two Seasons

The University of Massachusetts Amherst fired head coach Charley Molnar last Thursday following the program’s second straight 1-11 season. The 2013 season was also the Minutemen’s second at the Football Bowl Subdivision level, after their move from the FCS. In a statement, director of athletics John McCutcheon said that “it has become clear … that […]

Rajon Rondo Returns to Full Practice for Celtics

Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo was cleared by doctors to return to full practice over the weekend, nearly 11 months after a torn ACL knocked him out of the 2012-13 season. While this is clearly terrific news for Boston, team president Danny Ainge was cautious when asked about a timetable for Rondo’s return to game […]

Heisman Finalist Williams, Boston College to Face Arizona in AdvoCare V100 Bowl

Following two awful seasons, the Boston College Eagles will make their return to postseason football on New Year’s Eve, when they take on the Arizona Wildcats in the AdvoCare V100 Bowl at Independence Stadium in Shreveport, Louisiana. The Eagles won just six games in 2011 and ’12 combined, leading to the firing of head coach […]

College Football Week 14 Roundup: BC, UMass Lose Season Finales

Boston College, 31; Syracuse, 34 Boston College finished the regular season with a 7-5 record after a loss to Syracuse (6-6) at the Carrier Dome that ended the Eagles’ four-game winning streak. Like the previous week’s win at Maryland, this one came down to the very last play, but this time BC found itself on […]

College Basketball November Roundup: UMass Cracks Top 25

#24 Massachusetts Record: 6-0 (2nd in Atlantic 10 Conference) The UMass Minutemen earned their first top 25 ranking in the AP poll since 1998, the last year they played in the NCAA Tournament, thanks to a hot start in which they won their first six games by an average of 10 points. The run was highlighted […]

College Football Week 13 Roundup: BC Wins Fourth Straight, UMass Shut Out

Boston College, 29; Maryland, 26 Boston College continued its second-half surge, improving to 7-4 with its second road win of the season, over Maryland (6-5) at Byrd Stadium. Although BC outgained Maryland by nearly 100 yards, the game was close throughout and came down to the very last play. The win was the Eagles’ fourth straight, […]

Knicks, Rockets Reportedly Interested in Rajon Rondo

The New York Knicks and Houston Rockets are both considering trade offers to acquire Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo, according to reports that have surfaced over the weekend. Frank Isola of the Daily News mentioned the Knicks’ interest in an article published Sunday, saying that Rondo is their primary target as they look to trade […]

College Football Week 12 Roundup: Big Day for BC, UMass Drops a Close One

North Carolina State, 21; Boston College, 38 Boston College became bowl-eligible by improving to 6-4 with a comfortable home win over N.C. State (3-7) at Alumni Stadium in which it never trailed. As has often been the case this season, the Eagles got the job done with their run game, gaining 420 rushing yards while […]

College Football Week 11 Roundup: BC Pulls Away Late, Moves Above .500

Boston College, 48; New Mexico State, 34 Boston College improved to 5-4 on the season with a shootout win, its first road victory of the year, over New Mexico State (1-9) at Aggie Memorial Stadium in a game that was probably closer than it should have been given the rival’s record. In the end, the Eagles […]

College Football Week 10 Roundup: Big Win for BC, UMass Obliterated

Virginia Tech, 27; Boston College, 34 Boston College bounced back from a disappointing loss at North Carolina with a wild win over Virginia Tech (6-3), another Atlantic Coast Conference rival, at Alumni Stadium. The BC offense was dominated in the yards gained category, 446 to 289, but successfully capitalized on the four second-half turnovers forced by […]

David Ortiz Earned His World Series MVP

Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz was named the Most Valuable Player of the 2013 World Series after posting a spectacular batting line over the six games. Ortiz finished the Series with a .688 average and a ridiculous .760 on-base percentage, slugging 1.188 for an OPS of 1.948. He hit two home runs and had six […]