GloucesterTimes.com, Gloucester, MA

April 9, 2013

Crunch Time


Gloucester Daily Times

---- — No tear

Red Sox starter Jon Lackey underwent an MRI on his injured right biceps on Monday and the procedure showed no tear. Lackey left Saturday’s 5-0 loss to Toronto in the sixth inning with the injury.

Lackey may miss his scheduled start later this week but a stint on the disabled list may not be in the cards.

“[Starting] on his fifth day, unlikely, but we’re not at the point of saying he’s a [candidate for the disabled list], either,” Red Sox manager John Farrell said.

With the way Lackey looked before leaving with an injury on Saturday, the MRI results come as good news.

National Champs

Amherst College defeated Mary Hardin-Baylor, 87-80, to capture the NCAA Division 3 men’s basketball national championship yesterday in Atlanta.

It was the Lord Jeffs’ third trip to the title game. Coached by Andover product David Hixon, they last won the national championship in 2007.

“It’s hard right now to even put into words,” Hixon said, “and I’ve been through this once before. It’s really hard, where this team came from and where it ended up.”

Former Manchester Essex standout Joe Mussachia is a reserve forward on the Lord Jeffs scoring the team

Pats sign Kelly

The Patriots upgraded their defensive line on Monday agreeing to terms with former Raiders defensive tackle Tommy Kelly.

The 6’6” 325 pound Kelly is a physical force in the middle and should see significant time in the Patriots defensive line rotation. Up until now he has played his entire career in Oakland. He had 45 tackles and one sack last season.

Waived

Mauro Gomez was designated for assignment by the Red Sox on March 31, and on Monday the Toronto Blue Jays scooped up the first baseman off of waivers.

-Compiled by Nick Curcuru