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Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Brad Stevens on injured Marcus Smart, who arrived to TD Garden on crutches again: "It was a minimum of two weeks. I think it sounds like itd be unlikely that he would play through any of our road games, and I dont what that timeline makes it. I'd still say that it could very well be a long shot when we get back from those home games -- Chicago, Golden State, and that game against Charlotte right after that. We could be talking quite a few more games for sure. But theres no precise timeline on it."


Bulls score after forcing turnover

Buffalo RB Anthone Taylor pounds it up the middle for a 2-yard touchdown. UMass trails 17-14 in the second quarter.


Buffalo defense forces another int

The Bulls' defense picked off Blake Frohnapfel for the second time today. Safety Andrews Dadeboe undercuts the pass and returns it to the UMass 19-yard line.


Bulls defense forces a turnover

UMass QB Blake Frohnapfel's pass was intercepted by Brandon Berry. The sophomore linebacker's return helped lead to a 22-yard field goal. The Minutemen are hanging on to a 14-10 lead in the first quarter.


Bulls on the board

Buffalo QB Joe Licata finds Matt Weiser in the middle of the field for an 18-yard touchdown. UMass still leads 14-7 in the first quarter.


Joe McDonald ESPN Hockey Writer 

New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist and coach Alain Vigneault talk about Bruins' Brad Marchand's goaltender interference penalty during Boston's 4-3 win on Friday.


Young finds the end zone, again

UMass RB Marquis Young breaks through the middle of the Buffalo defense and outruns the defenders on his way for a 47-yard TD. Bulls trail 14-0 in the first quarter.


Joe McDonald ESPN Hockey Writer 

New York Rangers' Derek Stepan suffered broken ribs and is out indefinitely after being hit by Bruins' Matt Beleskey. Rangers coach Alain Vigneault believed it was a late hit. In this video both Vigneault and Beleskey talk about the play.


Minutemen on the board first

UMass RB Marquis Young runs through the Buffalo defense for a 6-yard TD to give his team a 7-0 advantage in the first quarter.

Watch: UMass vs. Buffalo

Buffalo plays for bowl eligibility against UMass. The Bulls are favored by 6.5 points at home. Streaming live on ESPN3

Stats & Info

Can the Patriots remain undefeated?

ESPN's Football Power Index gives New England a 65 percent chance to go into Denver and come out with a victory. Can the Patriots join the Panthers as the NFL's only 11-0 teams this season?

Fan pours beer on Celtics' draft pick (0:34)

Joe McDonald ESPN Hockey Writer 

Ready for puck drop between the Bruins and Rangers at TD Garden.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

LB Jamie Collins is back on the practice field for the Patriots, marking the first time hes practiced since Nov. 6. He has missed the last three games with an illness. This is an obvious sign of progress in his recovery from an undisclosed illness.


Joe McDonald ESPN Hockey Writer 

The Boston Bruins have won four straight and coach Claude Julien hopes his team can keep it going against the New York Rangers Friday afternoon at TD Garden.

Glimmers of hope that Amendola will play Sunday (0:49)

Joe McDonald ESPN Hockey Writer 

The Boston Bruins (12-8-1) host the New York Rangers (16-4-2) Friday afternoon at TD Garden. The Bruins have won four in a row and Rangers coach Alain Vigneault understands the challenge his team faces in Boston.

Skip, Stephen A. split on Pats vs. Broncos (1:27)

Massachusetts High School Sports

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