EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) - The Bruins travel to face Edmonton tonight and longtime teammate Andrew Ference, who is now the Oilers captain. The defenseman joined the Bruins during the 2006-07 season and signed as a free agent in Edmonton this summer. The Bruins beat Calgary Tuesday, 2-1.
BOSTON (AP) - Boston College senior Andre Williams will find out tonight if he is the winner of this year's Doak Walker Award, which honors the nation's top college running back. Williams led all college running backs and set a Boston College record with 2,073 rushing yards this season and had 17 touchdowns. He is one of three finalists.
BOSTON (AP) - The Red Sox lost third baseman Michael Almanzar to the Baltimore Orioles in major league baseball's Rule 5 draft today. The 23-year-old finished with a .268 batting average and 16 home runs at Double-A Portland last season.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - The Boston Herald reports that Patriots left tackle Nate Solder returned to practice today after missing the first regular-season practice of his career yesterday. Solder was diagnosed with a concussion for the third time in three years and will have to pass another test to be cleared to play against the Dolphins Sunday.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - Tight end D.J. Williams has been cut three times in just over three months but is back with the Patriots after Rob Gronkowski was sidelined for the season last week. Williams was cut by Green Bay, Jacksonville and the Patriots this season.
BOSTON (AP) -Former Celtics coach Doc Rivers won his first game back in Boston last night after Jamal Crawford hit a pair of 3-pointers 23 seconds apart to help the Los Angeles Clippers pull away in a 96-88 win over the Celtics.
BOSTON (AP) - This year's Frozen Fenway winter sports festival will include a sledding and tubing ramp for the first time. The 20-foot high ramp will be located in the shadow of Fenway Park's Green Monster left field wall and will feature five separate 75-foot runs ending at the Red Sox bullpen.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) -The New England Revolution reacquired goalkeeper Brad Knighton yesterday through a trade with Vancouver Whitecaps FC. Knighton began his MLS career in New England in 2007 before he was selected by the Philadelphia Union in the 2009 expansion draft.
TODAY'S NEW ENGLAND SPORTS SCHEDULE:
Boston at Edmonton, 9:30 p.m.
MEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL:
Maryland at Boston College, 7 p.m.
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