News archive from 17 February 2012, page 17

The fallout

The September collapse of the Red Sox [team stats] didn’t just bring shame upon the franchise, it led to some major changes in the leadership of the club. General manager Theo Epstein and manager Terry Francona left, replaced by Ben Cherington and...

 

Red Sox primer: The positional players

A few enduring memories of the 2011 Red Sox [team stats]: A 2-10 start, the underperformance of big-ticket free agent Carl Crawford, a lack of offense from right field and, of course, history’s worst September collapse. Through it all, though, the...

 

Jeremy Lin’s impact truly ‘inspirational’

With “Linsanity” sweeping the nation, Jeremy Lin’s shadow continues to grow. As one of the few Asian-Americans to play in the NBA, the 23-year-old Harvard alum not only has opened eyes with his point guard play for the New York Knicks, but he has...

 

Carlos Boozer, Luol Deng lead Bulls over Celtics 89-80

CHICAGO - Carlos Boozer and Luol Deng each scored 23 points, and the Chicago Bulls escaped with an 89-80 victory over the Boston Celtics [team stats] on Thursday night after blowing a 16-point lead. It was hardly an easy night for the Bulls, but they...

 

Celtics lose without Kevin Garnett

Sometimes Kevin Garnett’s value isn’t fully realized until he misses a game. And with Garnett in the trainer’s room for the first time this season, the Celtics [team stats] not only turned permissive, but they once again lost their ability to execute...

 

With Rich Peverley out, Bruins must juggle

MONTREAL - A challenging six-game road trip has gotten a little more challenging for the Bruins [team stats]. With Nathan Horton still sidelined with a concussion, his replacement in the top six mix of forwards is now out for the time being as well....

 

Bruins take it on road

MONTREAL - One game does not prove anything about the Bruins [team stats]. They will have to play a lot better over a longer period of time before anyone can say they’ve regained the hard-working identity that took them to a Stanley Cup last year. But...

 

Goalie has River Hawks sitting in driver’s seat

LOWELL - The very question has kept rival Hockey East coaches awake at night. How do you get the puck past UMass-Lowell sophomore goaltender Doug Carr? “I don’t think anyone has figured out how to beat Doug Carr,” said Boston University coach Jack...

 

Varsity scores, Feb. 16

Boys basketball Region quarterfinals Class 8A Introducing Orlando Dunkman: Make him shoot, pass and of course dunk!

 

Jay Heaps, Revs pick up pace as season opener nears

FOXBORO - Periods of sweat and toil over the past few weeks have allowed Revolution coach Jay Heaps to assess his squad ahead of his first season in charge. With more than half of training camp completed and the season opener in San Jose looming,...

 

MVC title to Central once again

It was a typical outing for the Central Catholic boys basketball team last night against Andover - great defense, depth, rebounding and shooting. The result was a 72-54 Central win in Lawrence, locking up the Red Raiders’ sixth straight Merrimack...

 

The Ticker

Merano project OK’d The Boston Redevelopment Authority approved revised plans for the Merano, a Bulfinch Triangle project consisting of a 210-room hotel and 230 apartments on an air-rights parcel near the TD Garden. Credit union to bank Brockton’s...

 

Cape Wind deal may jolt rates

Nstar ratepayers could see their electricity bills balloon by as much as $382 million over 15 years under a merger deal with the state that forces the utility to buy energy from Cape Wind - a power premium that dwarfs a one-time $21 million customer...

 

Former president coming to Hub

Former President George W. Bush will be in Boston this summer to speak at the Global Business Travel Association’s International Convention & Exposition. Bush’s keynote speech, sponsored by Orbitz for Business, will be given on July 24 at the...

 

Tie maker looks to score with Bobby Orr designs

One of the most famous hockey images of all time - that of Boston Bruins [team stats] legend Bobby Orr flying horizontally through the air after scoring the championship goal in the 1970 Stanley Cup playoffs - is now immortalized in a necktie. A bear...

 

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