BOSTON (AP) - The Boston Celtics avoided a third loss to struggling Milwaukee this season by beating the Bucks 108-100 last night. Jordan Crawford scored 25 points and Jeff Green added 18. Brandon Bass added 16 points and nine rebounds.
NEW YORK (AP) - A person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press on condition of anonymity that the New York Yankees have reached agreement with outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury on a seven-year contract worth about $153 million. Ellsbury helped the Boston Red Sox win the World Series this year.
BOSTON (AP) - A person with knowledge of the negotiations tells The Associated Press on condition of anonymity that free-agent catcher A.J. Pierzynski is closing in on a one-year contract with the Boston Red Sox. The deal would be pending a physical. Pierzynski hit .272 with 17 homers and 70 RBIs last season, his only one with the Texas Rangers.
NEW YORK (AP) - For the second straight season, the WNBA draft lottery will be televised live. The league will hold the lottery December 10th on ESPN. Connecticut, which finished last in the Eastern Conference last season, has a 44 percent chance of winning the top pick.
YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) - Number 21 Massachusetts won its first game as a ranked team since November of 1998, a 69-57 victory over Eastern Michigan last night. Raphiel Putney scored 15 points, including two high-flying dunks in the final minutes. Trey Davis scored 13 points while Cady Lalanne and Chaz Williams added 12 apiece.
SAINT BONAVENTURE, N.Y. (AP) - Marquise Simmons scored 19 points and pulled down 11 rebounds to lead St. Bonaventure to a 67-58 come-from-behind win over UMass-Lowell last night. Andell Cumberbatch also had a double-double, totaling 13 points and 11 rebounds for the Bonnies. Matthew Wright contributed 15 points.
(AP) - The chairman of the U.S. Olympic Committee says "it is our intention to bid" for the 2024 Olympics if a number of criteria are met - the strongest indication yet that the United States will put forth a bid city before the end of next year. A small group from the USOC has been visiting potential host cities including Boston.
FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) - Prosecutors say the girlfriend of former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez lied to a grand jury nearly 30 times, including saying she could not recall where she left a large box Hernandez allegedly told her to dispose of. The Herald News reports prosecutors made the accusation in a document filed in Fall River Superior Court on Monday explaining a perjury charge against Shayanna Jenkins.
TODAY'S NEW ENGLAND SPORTS SCHEDULE:
MEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL:
New Hampshire at CCSU, 7 p.m.
Sacred Heart at Hofstra, 7 p.m.
Albany (NY) at Holy Cross, 7 p.m.
Hartford at La Salle, 7 p.m.
Maine at NJIT, 7 p.m.
Harvard at Northeastern, 7 p.m.
Bryant at Yale, 7:30 p.m.
Boston College at Purdue, 9 p.m.
WOMEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL:
Bryant at Yale, 5 p.m.
Northeastern at Holy Cross, 5 p.m.
Albany (N.Y.) at Dartmouth, 7 p.m.
Hartford at Quinnipiac, 7 p.m.
Rhode Island at Brown, 7 p.m.
Boston U. at UMass, 7 p.m.
Howard at New Hampshire, 7 p.m.
UMass-Lowell at Old Dominion, 11 a.m.
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