GloucesterTimes.com, Gloucester, MA

September 2, 2013

Crunch Time


Gloucester Daily Times

---- — Big debut

Rockport’s Keady Segel made his first career start for the Boston College men’s soccer team Friday night in the team’s season opener against Boston University, and the results could not have gone much better.

In his first career start Segel picked up his first career win as the Eagles topped cross-city rival Boston University 2-1 in overtime. Segel, a freshman who helped lead the Rockport soccer team to its only Division 3 North sectional title in 2010, played the duration of the game recording two saves.

Off the PUP

The Patriots, and fantasy football owners for that matter, received some really big news over the weekend as All Pro tight end Rob Gronkowski was taken off the Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list and added to the active roster.

The move, however, does not mean that Gronkowski will be in the Patriots starting lineup Sunday against the Bills. But it does mean that he will probably be back within four to five weeks. If Gronkowski started the regular season on the PUP list he would automatically have to miss the first six weeks of the regular season.

Gronkowski had a tough offseason including four surgeries on his injured forearm and a second surgery on his back. Gronkowski is the only Patriots pass catcher with experience catching passes from quarterback Tom Brady.

Demoted

It looks like the much anticipated and highly disappointing career of Daniel Bard is coming to a close. The Red Sox designated the wild flame throw for assignment over the weekend.

Bard’s control problems have been highly publicized and while he showed flashes of brilliance, he was never able to take his game to the next level. Red Sox brass deserve a lot of blame in this as it was there call to move him to the starting rotation last season. A move that then manager Bobby Valentine publicly denounced and a move that backfired in a big way.

Somerville arrests

Three Somerville High JV boys soccer players were arrested Friday on rape charges at Camp Lenox in Otis, Mass.

How, in the year 2013, any school allows its students to attend these camps is beyond me. Time and time again we’ve heard the horror stories. But the sickeningly naive coaches, ADs, principals and superintendents just stick their heads in the sand.

-Compiled by Nick Curcuruand Michael Muldoon