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January 9, 2013

Sports in a minute



Lawrence girls basketball is playing Lowell High on Saturday at 12 p.m. at UMass Lowell’s Costello Athletic Center.

That game will be followed by a 2 p.m. contest between UMass Lowell women’s basketball and Southern Connecticut State University.


Central Catholic boys hockey (5-1-1) plays at Austin Prep (3-1-2) at 8 p.m. today. Central was ranked No. 3 in the Globe’s Top 20 poll that came out Monday while Austin Prep was ranked 14th.

The two schools also play Jan. 30.


The results of the 2013 National Baseball Hall of Fame ballot will be announced live on MLB Network and simulcast on MLB.com today at 2 p.m. as part of a three-hour announcement show beginning at 12 p.m.

Hall of Fame voters Jon Heyman, Ken Rosenthal and Tom Verducci will be featured on the show.


MLBTradeRumors.com projected the 2013 salaries for each of the nine Red Sox players who are arbitration eligible. They are estimated to make a combined $32.2 million. Here are the salaries the website projects for each of the nine:

Andrew Bailey ($3.9 million). Alfredo Aceves ($2.6 million). Daniel Bard ($1.6 million). Andrew Miller ($1.4 million). Franklin Morales ($1.4 million). Jacoby Ellsbury ($8.1 million). Jarrod Saltalamacchia ($3.9 million). Craig Breslow ($2.4 million). Joel Hanrahan ($6.9 million).


There have been some reports that the Boston Celtics are interested in acquiring Kings center DeMarcus Cousins.

The 6-11, 270-pounder has a size 16 foot wearing Nike sneakers, according to NBA.com.


QB Ryan Nassib had a strong season for Syracuse University, completing 62.4 percent of his passes for 3,749 yards and 26 touchdowns.

You have to wonder if new Buffalo Bills coach Doug Marrone, who coached the past four years at Syracuse, will draft his former QB who is projected to go in the second round of the NFL draft.

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