The Boston Bruins lines have looked like this in the playoffs so far, Will Claude Julians refusal to make in game adjustments or change the lines lead to the downfall of the 2012-2013 Boston Bruins?
Tim and Tom debate on Fired Up Sports Talk tomorrow night at 7pm on www.masportsweb.com!
The Boston Bruins for some reason have not been able to close it out in the 3rd period even when taking a lead into the final period and have struggled when they are outshot or trail 1st, when you look at the comparison to the Maple Leafs, there are a lot of similarities but the big question will be if the Bruins can hold up on the Penalty Kill and be able to work their way back when down. Hear more about how the Bruins and Maple Leafs match up this Tuesday at 7pm and Daily at noon on www.masportsweb.com, also in the Attleboro area hear "Fired Up Sports Talk" Saturday at 10am on 1320am and also on Attleboro Cable access Tuesday Nights at 7pm.
Former New England Patriot Joe Andruzzi helping runners after attack.
DE J.J. Watt Houston Texans
“So many worked so hard to earn the joy that today was supposed to bring. A Coward has replaced joy with tragedy. Thoughts are with you Boston"
Andrew Ference Boston Bruins
“Just put the kids to bed, they were a couple blocks away today and got pretty scared. Tough to know what to say to them on a night like this"
After 2 explosions went off near the Boston Marathon Finish Line, 3 People were Killed, Including 8 year old boy, hundreds injured at Boston Marathon Finish Line by explosive devices
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Monday Nights Boston Bruins game has been
postponed in light of the Boston Marathon Tragedy.
Tuesday's Boston Celtics game
verse the Indiana Pacers has been cancelled
and will not be rescheduled
in light of the Boston Marathon tragedy
Mike Napoli gets a walk off double to
help the Red Sox past the Rays 3-2.
Canadians beat Bruins in sudden death shootout 6-5
Patriots resign Sebastian Vollmer
Osi Umenyiora signs with Falcons
Vikings sign WR Greg Jennings
Danny Woodhead signs with Chargers
Bulls snap Heat Streak at 27
Metta World peace out at least 6 weeks
Adam Wainwright signs extended deal
MLB won't approve padded caps
Henderson and Felton stay Vikings
Heyward-Bey and Huff cut by Raiders
Former Ravens LB Dannell Ellerbe and Dolphins agree to 5 years $35 Million
DE Paul Kruger and Browns agree to 5 years $40 Million
DT Desmond Bryant and Browns agree to 5 years $34 Million
Ryan Fitzpatrick released by Bills
Mike Wallace and Dolphins agree to 5 years $60 Million
Sutter and Penguins overcome 2-0 deficit and beat Bruins 3-2
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Boston College beats Northeastern 6-3 for Beanpot Title
Postponed Bruins-Lightning Game to be played April 25th
NFL reviews ideas for Super Bowl Storm Plans
Bears Terminate contract of WR Johnny Knox
Vick resigned to Eagles on 1 year deal
Golden State to wear Short Sleeve Jersey's?
Leandro Barbosa too miss rest of Season with Left Leg Injury
Michael Bourn signs 4 year deal with Indians
Ryan Braun admits to consulting Anti-Aging Clinic
Chris Carpenter may have to retire because of Nerve Injury
A-Rod back on the hot seat for PED's
Wade, Bosh, Allen Diagnosed with Flu
*SATURDAYS BRUINS LIGHTNING GAME PUSHED TO SATURDAY AT 7PM DUE TO WEATHER*
Tim Thomas say's he does not plan to play despite trade
Bruins Trade Tim Thomas to the New York Islanders and receive
draft picks contingent on Thomas Playing this season
Super Bowl Power Outage caused by Faulty Device
Michael Bourn signs 4 year deal with Indians
Ryan Braun admits to consulting Anti-Aging Clinic
Chris Carpenter may have to retire because of Nerve Injury
A-Rod back on the hot seat for PED's
NFL CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS
New England gets dominated by Baltimore Ravens 28-13
San Francisco 49ers overcome 24-0 halftime deficit and beat Falcons 28-24
John Harbaugh praises class of Bill Belichick
David Akers to remain 49ers Kicker for Super Bowl
Bill Belichick to return as Patriots Head Coach Next Season
Tom Brady mentions he would like to see Wes Welker resigned Next Season
Tom Brady, Wes Welker, Vince Wilfork and Logan Mankins pull out of Pro Bowl
Doc Rivers threatens Trades if Celtics do not improve
Doug Hamilton looking sharp for Bruins
Bruins improve to 2-0 after overtime shootout win again Winnipeg
By: Tom Nappi
Tim Thomas is seriously considering not playing next season which could leave the Bruins with 5.1 million dollars of cap space they can't use. Perhaps a trade is in the near future for the Bruins regarding Tim Thomas.
Tim Thomas is being very selfish as the Bruins were the only team to give him a legit shot and at the time overpaid him on his last contract extension and YES IT WORKED OUT as Tim played a key role in bringing home a Stanley Cup but the Bruins have treated Tim Thomas like gold and he has the nerve to cost them 5.1 mil in cap space because he is too much of a baby, to fight for his job. Tim Thomas has always been a "ME" kind of guy and this is just another example of Tim Thomas doing what Tim Thomas wants with no if's, and's or butts.
I have come up with a list of reasons why Tim Thomas may sit out next season:
1) Maybe he actually wants to be with his family like he claims, which if anyone is sick in his family, I take everything negative back I just said about him and commend him for being there for his loved ones and I will delete this article and post another one about how awesome and caring he is, but if it's just to be at home all the time that is pretty selfish unless there's circumstances which absolutely requires him to be home most of the time, then again I take back the negative stuff I said, but I doubt that is the case it's most likely just Tim doing what Tim wants with no regards for his team.
Play out the last year or so left on your contract, you owe it to your team after they gave you a chance and a nice pay day and who the hell would leave 5.1 million on the table, not even Josh Beckett would do that, he would at least fake an injury and play golf for a few games then come back and collect his paycheck!
2) The number 2 reason he may sit out is to make sure he does not get traded to some awful team like Columbus with the rise of Tukkarask, still this is selfish, if you weren't all about you the Bruins would probably let you retire in Bean-Town.
3) He want's a long term contract and this is his way of holding out until that happens, still this equals selfish without the Bruins you may not have ever been anything in the NHL, they made you!
4) He actually wants to be traded and the Bruins won't do it unless he does something drastic, in this case he should stay with the Bruins, shut up, take his 5.1 million and do what he can to make Tukka better and win the games he can because all he will do by not playing for a year is decrease his trade value!
5) A reason I did not really consider initially but do now is POLITICS. Let's not forget he moved his family to Colorado mid season in 2012 and Tim Thomas's allegedly real face book account which is supposedly controlled by him just made a post that pretty much says he is sitting out because of his fear of the future economy. If you click the link and read the article, it talks about an economy collapse, so if Tim sits out a year because of fear of the economy that is some radical stuff. Although I am not a fan of most of the current politicians in the White House, it does not mean I am going to sit out from my job and cost myself money! wait..... Tim, you fear the future of the economy but you are leaving 5.1 million dollars on the table.....ummmm yeah STUPID! Let's shut down MA Sports Web and lose all of our sponsor revenue because the economy might suck even more a few years down the road so I should stop working and earning money.....IDIOTIC if this is the case.
Tim Thomas on Facebook:
See why hockey's just not that important right now?
I have no idea which scenario I posted is correct but one of them probably is, so as much as I respect Tim Thomas for exercising his 1st amendment rights, he needs to stop being idiotic and selfish, shut up and play with his teammates who have his back and most importantly use the last few years you have left to bring the cup back to Boston and repay one of the very few organizations that gave you a shot at success!
P.S. Bruins signings
Daniel Paille 3 year 3.9 million dollar deal.
Chris Bourque - 2 way 2 year contract, son of Ray Bourque. Pay variates depending on if he makes providence club or Boston
Love these signings!
Celtics beat Heat 91-72, Rondo Triple double 11 rebounds, 14 assists, 16 points.
Doc Rivers said in a quote we are going to start telling Rondo we are on national t.v. every night.
Why is he so good in the spot light, much more so than other games, 16 points last night 6 points, 17 assists @ minnesota Friday, 6 points, 14 assists vs UTAH wednesday.
I will give him credit for the assists but 12.4 points per game in the last non big profile games in the month of March these are Rondo's point totals, 9 Vs Houston, 5 VS Philly, 8 VS Portland, 12 vs clippers, 8 vs golden state, 4 vs sacramento, 12 vs denver, 10 vs atlanta, 10 vs milwaukee, 6 vs philly, 4 vs washington, 7 vs bobcats, 6 vs utah, 6 vs minnesota In february however he did drop 35 vs detroit and 15 vs milwaukee ill give Rondo credit for those 2 games
Rondo in big profile games and I will include February in this statistic, 14 vs lakers, 32 vs bulls, 17 vs chicago, 14 vs nets, 18 vs knicks, 24 vs lakers, 16 vs miami.
Is Rondo only a prime time point scorer or what?
So to sum up Sox spring training Andrew Bailey and Josh Becket have injured thumbs possibly because of video games, maybe thumb wrestling, i would be surprised if both pitchers had thumb injuries a day within each other for pitching purposes especially after last season and the guy who broke the news about Beckett The New Red Sox PR guy Pitcher Alfredo Aceves.
How disapointed would you be if after all the Sox went through with Becket he doesnt start the opening game because of a thumb injury, is it just me or is that a highly questionable injury?
MIAA IS PATHETIC BECAUSE THESE ARE THEIR NEW RULES
In addition to banning banners and balloons, the MIAA also forbids:
Cheering when an opposing player makes a mistake.
Cheering when the other team’s band is playing.
Cheering when your opponents get a penalty.
MIAA TAKES ALL THE FUN OUT OF SPORTS THEY SUCK!
BRUINS ARE ON FIRE AT THE RIGHT TIME AFTER GETTING OFF A SWEET WIN AGAINST THE RANGERS SUNDAY THEY ARE RIDING INTO THE PLAYOFFS HOT KEEP IT UP AND BRING HOME ANOTHER CUP< BUT REST THOMAS THROUGHOUT THE REST OF THE SEASON SO HE IS GOOD TO GO FOR THE PLAYOFFS!
Cincinnati advances to sweet 16 for first time since 2001 with a 62-56 victory over Florida State
Kansas comes from 11 down in the 2nd half too eliminate Purdue 63-60 in the exceptional 32 round.
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The New England Patriots reach agreements with WR Brandon Lloyd and WR Anthony Gonzalez
Matt Flynn has agreed to terms with Seattle on a 3-yr contract worth up to $26M w/$10M guaranteed.
Wilmington defeats franklin 3-2 in division 2 hockey state championship
Hudson defeats Medway in high school hockey division 3 championship
Burlington defeated Milton 6-2 in Division 1 Championship
Division 3A Groton-Dunstable defeats South Hadley 4-3
In the Division 1A Championship Malden Mauls B.C. High 3-1
Boys Division 1 Basketball State Final Springfield Central over Brockton 67-46, First state title since 91 back in day of Travis Best
Girls Division 1 State Final Andover over Holyoke 61-45
Carl Crawford (wrist) took swings Friday for the first time since his setback earlier this month. Crawford took 15 swings with both hands and told Peter Abraham of the Boston Globe that he felt fine. The setback was caused by pushing himself too soon, so the Red Sox will be extra careful this time around. He's expected to begin the season on the disabled list.
Happy St. Paddys day Ladies and Gentlemen,
Well the luck of the Irish did not help the Celtics last night as right here on First Class Radio they got wooped by the Sacramento Kings 120-95, Marcus Thorton dropped 36 points on The C’s as with a chance to pull closer to the top of the division, The C’s were denied. With 22 games left to go in the season the Celtics currently hold the 7 seed in the eastern conference, only a game and a half back of the 4th seeded Philadelphia 76ers.
Yesterday was bracket buster Friday as St. Bonaventure, a small school out of New York and a 14th seed in the tournament took down 3 seeded Florida State 66-63.
11 seeded North Carolina State took down 6 seeded San Diego State 79-65
while, the most shocking game I believe took place in North Carolina as the 15 seeded Lehigh Mountain Hawks eliminated coach K. and the Duke Blue Devils 75-70. Oh and how about one more shocker from yesterdays March madness as Number 15 seeded Norfolk State out of Virginia knocked out 2 Seeded Missouri with an 86-84 win.
Also the last standing New England team was eliminated from the tournament as 16 seeded Vermont got man handled by the 1 seeded Tarheels of North Carolina 77-58. Your brackets are busted, New England is out time to route for the underdogs as Lehigh and Norfolk State advance.
NCAA Womens tournament kicks off today Prairie View A&M takes on Uconn at 1:30.
Big Time Hockey Action coming your way all weekend from NHL, NCAA and MIAA
Today at 1pm the Bruins battle with the Flyers at the Garden and look to get back to winning as they have dropped 4 straight and are now the number 7 seed in the eastern conference.
and The Hockey East Finals have been determined Boston College will take on Maine. B.C. beat Providence yesterday in the semi-finals 4-2, while the Night game featured Maine taking down Boston University 5-3.
Maine takes on Boston College in the Finals tonight at 8pm.
Sunday afternoon WMRC First Class Radio heads rink side at TD Garden as the Medway Mustangs battle Hudson at 1:30pm in the Boys Division 3 finals, followed by Wilmington VS Franklin at 3:30pm in the Boys Division 2 Finals right here on First Class Radio, coverage starts at 1:15pm on Sunday.
In Spring Training action the Minnesota Twins had a split squad and took down the Sox 2-1, John Lester went 4 not so good innings for the Sox and gave up 2 earned runs and 5 hits.
In the Peyton Manning sweepstakes The Broncos and the 49ers appear to be the 2 finalists as Manning is scheduled to work out for both teams this weekend. The Broncos offered Manning a contract close to what he would have gotten with the Colts totaling about 90 million dollars and over 5 years.
TUESDAY FEB 14th 2012 at 10pm Special Edition of Sports Blast!
- Floyd Meaweather questions the fame of Jeremy Lin. Floyd Tweeted
"Jeremy Lin is a good player but all the hype is because he's Asian. Black players do what he does every night and don't get the same praise,"
Tonight We discuss this on the Sports Blast
13 and 5 Milford High School matches up with 14 and 5 Wachusett High School Tuesday Night! Action can be heard on www.wmrcdailynews.com or 1490 am in the Milford, MA Area. Tom Nappi has the call! We will have the recap of this game and more H.S. B-Ball action on the Sports Blast!
Bruins take on the first place New York Rangers, are the Rangers a legit threat for the Bruins quest for a Stanley Cup Repeat?
Rangers are 36-13-5 on the season with 77 points, 7 points ahead of the 2nd place Bruins who are 34-17-2, 70 points.
The Boston Celtics take on the 8-21 Detroit Pistons wednesday night. The Celtics are 15 and 12 on the season 2nd place in the Atlantic Division. Celtics are 7-3 in their last 10.
Boston College claimed their 3rd straight Beanpot Championship as they take down the Boston University in overtime last night 3-2
Read More Here: http://news.bostonherald.com
All This and More on a Special Valentines Day Tuesday Night Sports Blast
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS TALK RETURNS THIS FEBRUARY
The Sports Buzz is on the road with the Patriots tailgate party at Hickey’s Liquors, go down and join the action as we prepare you for Super Bowl 46 in which the New England Patriots take on the New York Football Giants. Rob Gronkowski is listed as questionable for the Super Bowl but count on Gronk playing in the game of the year. Bill Belichick said there is no setbacks for the return of Gronkowski.
Peyton Manning was cleared by doctors to return to NFL action but there is no time table for his return.
The Boston Celtics beat the New York Knicks 91-89 at the Garden with a last minute 3 pointer from Paul Pierce, The Celtics are now 12 and 10 on the season. The Celtics meet up with the Memphis Grizzlies right here on WMRC first class radio at Noon Super Bowl Sunday, Game can be heard right here on WMRC First Class Radio.
In WMRC’s first class radio’s Friday Night High School Basketball game of the Week the Milford Scarlet Hawks took down the Leominster Blue Devils at home 54-36. Defense dominated up until the 4th quarter as it was 28-21 heading into the 4th quarter, but the Hawks would outscore the Blue Devils in the 4th Quarter 26-15, to get their 11th win of the year. Jan Fuentes was the player of the game dropping 14 points, 10 of which came into the 2nd half. Milford next plays against Worcester North this Sunday at 1pm, game will not be on WMRC due to Celtics basketball, but head down to Milford High School to get ready for Super Bowl by watching some great High School Basketball action.
Blackstone Valley Tech improved to 8 and 5 as they took down Bay Path in Colonial Athletic League action 65-58.
In other Midwatch A action Algonquin took down Fitchburg 47-44, Tri Valley League Boys Basketball Medfield took down Holliston 57-56, Medway beat Dover-Sherborn 67-62, Norton was all over Millis 64-37 and Hopkinton wiped out Bellingham 61-36. The Hillers are now 5 and 5 on the season.
In Girls action Blackstone Valley Tech wiped out Bay Path 37-14, Hopedale took care of Whitinsville Christian 48-31, The Hopedale lady Blue Raiders are now 12 and 3 on the season. In Mid-Wach A action Leominster wiped out Milford 62-46, The Hawks fall to 5 and 7 on the season.
In Tri Valley League Girls Basketball Ashland took care of Westwood 54-31, Millis over Norton 39-35, Medway over Dover-Sherborn 66-32, The Mustangs are 9 and 6 and 1 win away from a ticket to the post season. Hopkinton Lady Hillers took care of the Blackhawks of Bellingham 63-33, The Lady Hillers are 8 and 5 on the season. Medfield over Holliston 54-32.
Great High School Hockey action today at 1:50PM as Northbridge takes on Milford and at 6:30pm Bellingham meets up with Holliston and at 7:20pm Hopkinton takes on Dover-Sherborn.
Speaking of Great Hockey Action Today at 1:00PM The Pittsburgh Penguins take on the Boston Bruins, The Bruins are currently tied with the Philadelphia Flyers for 2nd place in the Eastern Conference with 66 points.
Bruins goalie Tim Thomas declined the White House invitation to be honored by the President for Winning the Stanley cup and issued the following statement:
"Thomas has issued the following statement: "I believe the Federal government has grown out of control, threatening the Rights, Liberties, and Property of the People. This is being done at the Executive, Legislative, and Judicial level. This is in direct opposition to the Constitution and the Founding Fathers vision for the Federal government. Because I believe this, today I exercised my right as a Free Citizen, and did not visit the White House. This was not about politics or party, as in my opinion both parties are responsible for the situation we are in as a country. This was about a choice I had to make as an INDIVIDUAL."
Tom Nappi's opinion: I will keep this short and sweet, regardless of my political views it is up to Tim Thomas if he want's to go or not, I think he should've sucked it up and went because it would avoid controversy plus seeing inside the oval office would probably be cool stuff but I respect his decision to decide not to show up, it was not a mandatory team meeting and people are taking this way to far, if he does not want to go, big deal, he is a NHL player, it matters what he does on the Ice and how he acts as a person, just because he declines the White House invitation because he does not agree with the government should not affect his character, he was sticking up for his personal views and every man has that right.
On WMRC (1490 am, Milford) Last Night The Celtics fell to 5 and 9 on the Season losing to the Phoenix Suns 79-71, Ray Allen had 14 points but Marcin Gorat dropped 24 for the Suns to improve Phoenix to 6 and 9 on the season.
The Boston Bruins take on the 1st place New York Rangers this Saturday at 1pm, If the Bruins win they will be 1st place in the Eastern Conference.
WMRC’s Friday night High School basketball game, came out of the Milford future League, the hockomock. Franklin defeated Mansfield 54-49, Mansfield took a 1 point lead in the 4th quarter, but Sam Bohmiller lit up the score board dropping 11 points in the 4th quarter, 18 during the game in the Franklin victory to improve the Panthers to 7 and 3 on the season, Mansfield drops to 6 and 4. Listen to the game right now, after the Sports Buzz of course in the WMRC media center on wmrcdailynews.com
In other action Wachusett gave Milford their 2nd straight loss as they defeat the Scarlet Hawks 64-50. Milford now 8 and 3 on the season.
Nipmuc defeated Hopedale in overtime and handed the Blue Raiders their 2nd straight loss, final score was 48-42. Hopedale drops to 7 and 5, while Nipmuc improves to 5 and 6.
Holliston defeated Ashton in a tri-valley thriller 62-61, Millis took down Bellingham 55-37, Blackstone-Milleville wins 2nd straight taking down Douglas 59-55.
And in other Mid-Wach A Action Friday night Algonquin buried Shrewsbury 51-39.
Girls Basketball: Hopedale over Nipmuc 56-40, Shrewsbury over Algonquin 46-28, Wachusett over Milford 49-33, Franklin over Mansfield 54-41, Franklin Girls now 10 and 0 on the season
TVL action Ashland downs Holliston 45-35, Bellingham over Millis 57-54 and Medway crushes Westwood 59-29.
Boys Ice Hockey: The Hockomock Champs Franklin Panthers bury Foxboro 12-0.
This Sunday a couple big NFL games to determine who will play in the Super Bowl on February 5th. The New York Football Giants take on the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC Championship at 6:30pm and the New England Patriots welcome the Baltimore Ravens to Gillette at 3pm in the AFC Championship. Brandon Spikes expected to play for the Patriots as well as most others on the injury report.
Patrick Chung and Sebation Volmer were the only two players not at practice for the Patriots this afternoon 14 players were limited. The Patriots are gearing up to face Tim Tebow and the Denver Broncos this sunday.
Prosecutors have dropped indecent assault and battery charges against Patriots WR/KR/CB Julian Edelman., Edelman was accused of groping a woman at a nightclub in late October, but prosecutors cite a lack of evidence.
Bears WR Sam Hurd was arrested Wednesday night in Chicago on federal drug charges.
According to authorities, Hurd attempted to purchase drugs from a supplier in North Texas. Court documents say he tried to possess with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of mixture or substance containing cocaine. If convicted, Hurd faces up to 40 years in prison
The Celtics will be without Paul Peirce for Sundays Exibition game againts the Rapters, he has a bad heel, Rajon Rondo is Questionable. Doc Rivers and Danny Ainge are expected to talk publicly for the first time about Jeff Greens health issues, sources say that Green failed a stress test used to gauge how ones heart is working.
The Bruins defeated the Ottowa Senators last night 5-2. Adam McQuaid has been fined $2,500 for kneeing Ottawa's Nick Foligno in Wednesday's contest, but he won't be suspended.
The incident occurred late in the second period and it resulted in McQuaid being given a five-minute major and a game misconduct.
Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington said Thursday that he believes the newly-acquired Mark Melancon is "capable of closing." but ESPN's Buster Olney reported that the Red Sox are still pursuing Athletics' closer Andrew Bailey among other relievers. Namley Ryan Madson. The Red Sox also signed Nick Punto to a two year deal.
In the winter baseball meetings the Miami Marlins signed SS Jose Reyes to a 6 year $106 Million dollar deal.
The Miami Marlins have also signed Closer Heath Bell to a deal close to 3 years $27,000,000
The Miami Marlins also signed Pitcher Mark Buehrle to a 4 year $58,000,000 deal.
The Marlins are also in the running along with many other teams for 1B Prince Fielder
The Miami Marlins have not only changed there uniforms but apparently have raised there payroll signifgantly.
The Biggest signing of the Baseball winter meetings up to this point however is a 10 year deal close to $250 million dollers to Albert Pujols to send him to the Los Angeles Angels. The Marlins and Cardinals were also one of the teams in the running for Pujols, but in the end he will join the Angels in the AL West.
The Angels also signed starting pitcher C.J. Wilson. Wilson went 16 and 7 for the A.L. Champ Texas Rangers Last Year.
Also the average baseball salary has raised 2.7% to 3.1 Million Dollars for the 2012 season
Thursday Night Football: Pittsburgh Steelers - 14 Cleveland Browns - 3
Ben Roethlisberger left the game with a ankle injury in the 2nd quarter but came back into the game and threw for 280 yards, 2 touchdowns and 1 interception overall in the Steelers win!
A deal that would have sent Chris Paul to the Lakers is nixed by NBA Commissioner Dave Stern as Hornets must find new owner before deal can be done!
Boston Bruins lose 2nd straight game as they fall to the Florida Panthers 2-0, after Tyler Seguin being suspended for Tuesdays loss to the Winnipeg Jets, is there cause for concern, keep it locked to MSEN Radio to find out!
Bobby Valentine was introduced this afternoon as the newest manager of the Boston Red Sox. The Deal is reportedly a two year deal. He takes over for Terry Francona, Valentine spent time managing for both the Rangers and The Mets, but he has not managed in the States since 2002.
The NBA reached a tentative agreement this season to officially end the NBA Lockout there will be a 66 game season starting Christmas Day. The Boston Celtics will play the New York Knicks in their first game of the year on Christmas Day.
Women's Basketball Sunday November 27th:
Boston College - 68 Bryant - 42
Women's Ice Hockey Sunday November 27th:
B.C. - 3 Brown - 1
Men's Basketball Sunday November 27th:
Boston College - 57 New Mexico - 75
Men's Basketball Friday November 25th:
BC - 66 U.C. Riverside - 62
UConn Women's Basketball Sunday November 27th:
UConn - 78 Drayton - 38
UConn Soccer Sunday November 27th:
UConn - 3 JMU - 0
UConn Basketball Friday November 25th:
#4 Uconn - 63 UCF - 68
Mens Basketball November 25th 2011
#20 Florida State University - 41 Harvard - 46
Mens Basketball November 26th 2011
Harvard - 59 UCF - 49
Friday November 25th: Detroit - 3 Bruins - 2 Shootout
Saturday November 26th: Bruins - 4 Winnipeg - 2
(Chris Kelley, 2 Goals)
NCAAW Ole Miss - 72 UMASS - 67
Men's Hockey: Quinnipiac - 4 UMASS - 2
NCAA Bball UMASS - 61 Charleston College - 85
Hockey 11/26/2011 B.U. - 3 Cornell - 1
NCAAB 11/27/2011 B.U. - 68 Hofstra - 61
NCAAW 11/26/2011 B.U. - 71 URI - 44
NCAAW Hockey B.U. - 1 Cornell - 7
Green Bay Packers - 27 Detroit Lions - 15
Miami Dolphins - 19 Dallas Cowboys - 20
S.F. 49ers - 6 Baltimore Ravens - 16
Minnesota Vikings - 14 Atlanta Falcons - 24
Cleveland Browns - 20 Cincinnati Bengals - 23
Tampa Bay Bucs - 17 Tennessee Titans - 23
Carolina Panthers - 23 Indianapolis Colts - 19
Arizona Cardinals - 23 St. Louis Rams - 20
Houston Texans - 20 Jacksonville Jaguars - 13
Chicago Bears - 20 Oakland Raiders - 25
Washington Redskins - 23 Seattle Seahawks - 17
New England Patriots - 38 Philadelphia Eagles - 20
New York Jets - 28 Buffalo Bills - 24
Denver Broncos - 16 S.D. Chargers - 13 O.T.
High School Football Playoff Match-ups November 29th 2011
Concord Carlisle (11-0) VS Holliston (10-1) 7:30pm Lowell H.S.
Millis-Hopedale (10-1) VS Mashpee (11-0) 7:30pm Taunton H.S.
Nipmuc (7-4) VS Northbridge (6-5) 5:15pm Foley Stadium
Narragansett H.S. (11-0) VS Clinton (5-6) 5:15pm Oakmont Regional
Leicester (7-4) VS Bartlett (7-4) 5:15pm Lunenburg High School
Assabet (10-1) VS Littleton (5-6) 7:45pm Lunenburg H.S.
Valley Tech (9-2) VS Bay Path (9-2) 5:15pm Wachusett H.S.
St. Johns (7-4) VS Shrewsbury (5-6) 7:45pm Foley Stadium
Leominster (8-3) VS Fitchburg (6-5) 7:45pm Doyle Field
Gardner (11-0) VS Holy Name (7-4) 5:15pm Doyle Field
Nashoba (11-0) VS Shepherd Hill (8-3) 7:45pm Wachusett Regional H.S.
Auburn (10-1) VS Groton-Dunstable (6-5) 7:45pm Auburn H.S.
Hudson (8-3) VS Oakmont (7-4) 7:45pm Oakmont Regional H.S.
Grafton (7-4) VS Southbridge (7-4) 5:15pm Auburn H.S.
Chelmsford VS B.C. High 5:15pm Lowell H.S.
New Bedford VS Needham 7:30pm Weymouth H.S.
Everett VS Lynn English 7:30pm Manning Field
Lynn Barnstable VS Lincoln-Sudbury 5:15pm Taunton H.S.
Tewksbury VS Reading 7:30pm Reading H.S.
King Phillip VS Duxbury 5:15pm Weymouth H.S.
Marblehead VS Wakefield 5:15pm Manning Field
Lynn Walpole VS Dennis-Yarmouth 7:30pm Bridgewater-Raynham H.S.
Oliver Ames VS Pembroke 7:30pm Franklin H.S.
Newburyport VS Hamilton-Wenham 7:30pm Andover H.S.
Bishop Feehan VS Bourne 5:15pm Bridgewater-Raynham H.S.
Cardinal Spellman VS Shawsheen 5:15pm Andover H.S.
Cathedral VS Chelsea 5:15pm Reading H.S.
East Boston VS Blue Hills 5:15pm Franklin H.S.
Latin Academy VS Nantucket TBD
After 46 years, Joe Paterno is out as head coach at PENN State, Paterno was fired Wednesday night amid a sex abuse scandal, in which Paterno is accused of covering up former coach Jerry Sandusky sexually abusing players and young children. Tom Bradley will be the interim head coach and will coach PENN’s States game on Saturday. Mike McQueary will not be at the game Saturday vs Nebraska after receiving numerous death threats.
The Boston Bruins won there 4th straight as they shut down the Edmonton Oilers 6-3. Marchand had 2 goals and T. Rask had 27 saves.
After taking two straight losses for the first time since 2009, the Patriots got back to practice this week as they prepare to head to The Medowlands to take on the Red Hot Jets. 9 players were limited for the patriots including Wes Welker. Dan Fletcher, Patrick Chung, and Brandon Spikes did not practice.
The Patriots also released defensive tackle Albert Hayensworth on Tuesday, he has since joined the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Sandy Alomar Jr. was the lastest managerial canidate to be interviewed for the Red Sox open manager position, The Red Sox will interview Blue Jays first base coach Torey Lovullo on Friday and Tigers third base coach Gene Lamont on Saturday.
The NBAPlayers Assoication and NBA owners have been meeting since 1 PM today in hopes of reaching a new CBA, Reports say that the issue of basketball related income has been resolved per a 50-50 split, and reportedly there is momentum for a deal, later tonight.
By: Tom Nappi
The New England Patriots have lost their first home regular season game with Tom Brady starting in four years. The Patriots lost to the New York Giants 24-20 Sunday Afternoon. The Patriots scraped together no-name, last ranked against the pass defense played well in the first half as at halftime it was 0-0. In the 4th quarter however the Patriots defense fell apart.....again giving up 2 touchdowns in 3 minutes to a Giants receiving core WITHOUT Hakeem Nicks.
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19 Year Old Tyler Seguin had his first career hat trick on Saturday and Milan Lucic scored a pair as the Bruins Crushed the Toronto Maple Leafs 7-0. Tim Thomas had 25 saves. The Boston Bruins (5-7-1) on there first winning streak of the season take on the New York Islanders at the Garden on Monday Night!
Green Bay Packers remain undefeated at 8-0 after defeating the San Diego Chargers Sunday 45-38. Aaron Rodgers and Phillip Rivers both threw for 4 touchdowns. Rivers had 3 interceptions as the Chargers fall to 4-4.
- In Other NFL action the New York Jets are now tied with the New England Patriots and the Buffalo Bills on top of the AFC east as the Jets took care of the Bills 27-11
-On Sunday Night Football the Baltimore Ravens took down the Pittsburgh Steelers on a last minute drive by Joe Flacco. Torrey Smith caught a 26 yard touchdown pass with 8 seconds left in the game to help the Ravens get back to the top of the AFC North and to a 6 and 2 record as Ravens roll 23-20.
-Monday Night Football features the Chicago Bears @ Philadelphia Eagles
A great College Football Game this past Saturday as #1 in the Country LSU took down #2 Alabama 9-6 in overtime. Drew Alleman knocked in a 19 yard field goal in the 1st, a 30 yard field goal in the 4th and a 25 yard field goal in overtime to help LSU stay perfect at 9-0 and drop the Crimson Tide to 8-1. Alabama still does have a title shot! Stanford and Oklahoma State are the only undefeated teams left to compete with LSU or Alabama for a championship slot.
The Boston Bruins are set to take the ice in Toronto tonight at 7 to take on the Maple Leafs. The Bruins won their last game 5-3 Tuesday night against the Ottawa Senators.
The New England Patriots take on the New York Giants this Sunday in a 2007 Super Bowl rematch, Good news for the Patriots as RB Ahmad Bradshaw and WR Hakeem Nicks are doubtful for the Giants.
In baseball off season news Chicago Cubs President Theo Epstein allegedly met with Terry Francona about becoming the next Cubs manager, after firing Mike Quade last week. Cubs also interviewed other candidates for the position as well.
The Red Sox have allowed Jonathan Papelbon, David Ortiz, Tim Wakefield and Jason Varitek to become free agents. The Sox and Cubs have asked the Rangers permission to talk too Pitching Coach Mike Maddux about there vacancies at the Manager Postion.
Free Agent Jim Thome will sign with the Philadelphia Phillies.
Tuesday Night the Bruins dominated the Ottawa Senators in a 5-3 victory. The Bruins next play Saturday night against the Toronto Maple Leafs. The Bruins are currently last in the East with a record of 4 and 7.
Cubs President Theo Epstein met up with last years Chicago Cubs Manager Mike Quade to inform him he has been fired. Terry Francona and Ryan Sandberg are reportedly not candidates for the position.
The Boston Red Sox have allowed Tim Wakefield, Jason Varitek, Jonathan Papelbon and David Ortiz to hit the free agent market.
The Boston Bruins hosted the Montreal Canadians for a 2 game home series starting Thursday Night and concluding Saturday. The Bruins first round playoff opponent has gotten off to a slow start this season, with a 2-5-2 record, but came out on top Thursday. Thomas Plekanec knocked in a goal for the Canadians 10:46 into the 3rd period to cap off the 2-1 victory over the B's. Bruins and Canadians meet Saturday 7:00pm at the Garden.
The Patriots will head to Pittsburgh to take on the Steelers this Sunday. Tom Brady has historically been very successful against the Steelers totaling a 6-1 record since 2001.
Dane Fletcher and Ras-I Dowling did not participate in practice today, 8 other players we limited, the Patriots Also activated Kevin Faulk and 2 other players from the Physically unable to perform list.
The Cardinals sent out Jamie Garcia in St Louis Thursday Night for game 6 of the World Series, The Rangers sent out Colby Lewis. The Texas Rangers found themselves 1 strike away from a world series victory for their 2nd time Thursday Night but could not come through as David Freese hit the game winning homer for the Cardinals in the 11th inning. The Cardinals found themselves down 9-7 in the bottom of the 10th after Josh Hamilton hit a 2 run homer in the top of the 10th for the Rangers, Ryan Theriot and Lance Berkman had base hits in the 10th to drive in 2 runs off Fernando Salas too send the game into the 11th. David Freese would then hit a solo shot in the 11th off of Jamie Garcia to keep the Cardinals alive and send the World Series to game 7 Friday Night.
8:05 PM ET, October 27, 2011
Busch Stadium, St. Louis, Missouri
L: M. Lowe (0-1)
New Red Sox GM Ben Cherington announced during his introductory press conference that John Lackey will undergo Tommy John Surgery and will miss the entire 2012 season.
We are at the middle of the High School Football season and Friday’s TVL Game of the week on WMRC featured the Hopkinton Hillers and the Holliston Panthers. Hopkinton played without there starting Quarterback Mike Decina. Holliston came out on top in this game as they shutout Hopkinton 20-0. Dan Barone had 3 touchdown runs for the Panthers. Holliston is now tied on top in league play with Westwood, as the Panthers are 2-0 in the league, 5-1 overall.
Westwood bested Medway last night 7-0 to improve too 6-1 and 2-0 in league play. Bo Berluti caught a 10 yard touchdown pass from Alex Berluti.
Millis-Hopedale remains undefeated as they took down Dover-Sherborn in Tri-valley small play. Final score of that game was 28-0. Jim Perkins had 3 touchdown runs for Millis-Hopedale.
In Midwatch Play Shrewsbury over Wachusett 36-29, North Middlesex lost to Hudson 34-19, Marlborough defeated Algonquin 35-14 and Westborough got crushed by Nashoba 57-13.
Tonight the Milford Scarlet Hawks battle the Fitchburg Red Raiders. Milford and Fitchburg are both 3-3 in the season and undefeated in league play. The winner of Fitchburg and Milford will be in first place in Mid-Wach A. Game can be heared tonight on WMRC with coverage starting at 5:45pm, beginning of the game will be available online only until B.C. Football ends, then the game can be found on 1490am.
Talking about B.C. Football, the Boston College Eagles play at 3:00pm today as they take on Virgina Tech who is ranked 12th in the country. B.C. is having a rough season as they are 1-5 and 0-3 in ACC play, Virgina Tech is 6-1 on the season and 2-1 in ACC Play. Coverage starts on WMRC at approximately 2:45 today.
Theo Epstein has officially resigned from the Red Sox and is set to become the new President of the Chicago Cubs, press conference is expected to be held Tuesday, Ben Cherrington will take over as Red Sox G.M.
Game 3 of the World Series is tonight as the Cardinals head to Texas, series is tied 1-1. Kyle Lohse takes the Hill against the Rangers Matt Harrison.
The 3-4 Boston Bruins take on the San Jose Sharks tonight at the Garden game time is 7:00pm.
Earlier this week the Lions and Eagles agreed on a trade that would send RB Ronnie Brown to the Lions and RB Jerome Harrison to the Eagles, but the trade was nullified as it was discovered during a physical that Jerome Harrison had a brain tumor. Jerome Harrison since had surgery and is expected to have had the Brain Tumor removed.
Patriots have a bye week this week but some games going on is the Chargers @ the Jets – 1:00pm start, Tim Tebow gets the start for the Broncos as they take on the Dolphins at 1:00 and Carson Palmer and the Raiders welcome the Chiefs at 4:00. Sunday Night game is the Peyton Manningless Colts at the Saints and on Monday the Ravens battle Jacksonville.
Bruins got their 3rd win of the season as they took down the Toronto Maple Leafs last night 6-2.
Tim Thomas got the start at goalie, he’s now 3-2 on the season.
In the 1st Period Nathan Horton, Zdeno Chara and Chris Kelly all had goals, no one scored in the 2nd period, but in the 3rd period Milan Lucic, Patrice Bergeron and Tyler Seguin knocked in goals for the Bruins.
Mark Bartkowski has been sent back down too providence and Stephen Kampfer is in!
David Krecji saw action last night, he has been out since the early part of the season with a core injury.
According to reports The Chicago Cubs and Boston Red Sox are finishing up negotiations that would send Theo Epstein to the Cubs. The current hold up appears to be reviewing of medical records of players that the Red Sox would receive in exchange of Epstein. San Diego Padres General Manager Jed Hoyer is expected to join Theo in Chicago and would take over as Cubs GM.
The Texas Rangers and the St. Louis Cardinals played game 2 of the World Series last night, the Cards took game one with a 3-2 Victory, but in game 2 the Rangers struck back scoring 2 runs in the 9th to take game 2 2-1 and tie up the Fall Classic at 1.
Colby Lewis for the Rangers went 6.2 IP and gave up 4 hits and 1 run while Jamie Garcia went 7 scoreless innings for the Cardinals. Josh Hamilton and Michael Young both had sacrifice hits in the 9th to drive in runs. Jason Motte gave up both runs, only 1 run was earned.
A trade that would have sent Running back Ronnie Brown to the Lions has been voided after Jerome Harrison, the player that Brown was being traded for, failed his Phycial, reports are now that a Brain tumor was discovered during Harrisons Physical.
The Stanley Cup hangover appears to be coming to an end as The Boston Bruins got there 2nd win of the Season last night as they took down the Chicago Blackhawks in an overtime shootout victory. The Bruins won the game 3-2. Nathan Horton and Chris Kelly both had goals in the Bruins victory. Tim Thomas had 27 saves and a .931 save percentage for the game. The Bruins are now 2-3-0 on the season and have 4 points. Bruins won the shootout 1-0. The Bruins Blackhawks was a matchup of the previous 2 Stanley Cup Champions.
The Boston Bruins next play Tuesday at the Garden against the Carolina Hurricanes who they have already lost to once this season.
Nelson Cruz hits a 3 Run Homer in the 11th to help the Texas Rangers go up 3-1 in the ALCS as the Rangers cruise to a 7-3 victory.
The St. Louis Cardinals are up 2-1 in the NLCS after they defeat the Brewers 4-3. Chris Carpenter bests Yovani Gollardo.
A team source told the newspaper that Terry Francona was distracted by marital issues and his use of pain medication last season, allegations the former Red Sox manager has strongly denied.
"It makes me angry that people say these things because I've busted my (butt) to be the best manager I can be," Francona said when the Globe presented him with its findings. "I wasn't terribly successful this year, but I worked harder and spent more time at the ballpark this year than I ever did."
Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia had plenty to say. Speaking to WEEI from vacation in Mexico he couldn't believe someone from the organization would talk that way about Francona, who "had everyone's back since Day 1."
"He's protected every single guy in that clubhouse and that's why I respect him like you can't believe," Pedroia said. "Whatever job he gets, if he needs me for a couple of games or whatever just let me know, I'll go play for free. That's how I care about this guy. This guy is my family.
"For him to have to deal with this, he's the best manager in the history of the Red Sox organization. He won two World Series, look at the run that he had there, it's pretty remarkable. That's the part that hurts and whoever the person it is that's saying this I think they need to take a step back and kind of look in the mirror and understand what they're saying about a guy. A lot of guys in this organization have his back and I'm one of them."
Papi out of Beantown Next Year?
Longtime Boston Red Sox slugger and free-agent-to-be David Ortiz spoke about the possibility of signing with the AL East rival New York Yankees during an interview Wednesday with ESPN's Colleen Dominguez, after expressing frustration with the state of the Red Sox, who've seen manager Terry Francona and general manager Theo Epstein leave in the wake of the team's September collapse.
"There's too much drama, man," Ortiz told Dominguez in reference to the Red Sox. "There's too much drama. I have been thinking about a lot of things. I don't know if I want to be part of this drama for next year."
Boston Bruins fall to 1-3 as they lost to the Carolina Hurricanes Wednesday 3-2
Nelson Cruz hits a walk off grand slam and the Texan Rangers take a 2 game lead over the Tigers after Monday Night's 7-3 victory!
Meetings between the NBA players and owners are over, sides remain very far apart, The First two Weeks of the NBA season have officially been Cancelled.
Colorado Avalanche take down the Boston Bruins 1-0. The Bruins are now 1-2 on the season and head to Carolina to take on the Hurricanes Wednesday Night at 7:30.
The red hot St. Louis Cardinals took down the Milwaukee Brewers in Game 2 12-3 to tie up the NLCS at 1-1.
The Detroit Lions beat up on the Chicago Bears on the first Monday Night Football game in Detroit since 2001, 24-13 and the Lions are now 5 and 0 for their first time since 1956.
The New England Patriots Win there 19th straight regular season Home Game against the New York Jets 30-21
The 1 and 1 Boston Bruins take on the Colorado Avalanche at home on this Columbus Day. Gametime is 1:00pm
Milford High loses there 2nd game of the season as St. Peter Marian proves to be to much for them.
St. Peter Marian - 19 Milford - 14
Senior running back Tre Watson carried 19 times for 71 hard-fought yards and scored two touchdowns, including the decisive one, to lead the visiting Guardians.
Monday Night Football this week features the 2 and 2 Chicago Bears taking on the 4 and 0 Detroit Lions at Ford Field in Detroit.
---The Stanley Cup Champion Boston Bruins are back in action today after suffering a loss to the Philadelphia Flyers in Game 1 of the Season, The Bruins take on the Tampa Bay Lightning at the Garden tonight at 7pm.
High School Football Action Tonight Thursday 10-6-2011!
Millis-Hopedale - 39 Ashland - 7
Framingham - 36 Braintree - 6
Norwood - 0 #13 Walpole - 13
#8 Lincoln-Sudbury - 49 Waltham - 6
Westboro - 47 North-Middlesex - 20
Westwood - 28 Medfield - 7
Franklin - 21 Foxboro - 29
Holliston - 51 Bellingham - 30
Dover-Sherborn - 7 Hopkinton - 28
#20 King Phillip - 28 Oliver-Ames - 13
Mansfield - 49 Sharon - 19
Norton - 6 Medway - 35
Natick - 49 Dedham - 19
Stoughton - 21 North Attleborough - 22
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The Boston Bruins drop their season opener against The Philadelphia Flyers 2-1, Brad Marchand the only goal for the Bruins.
The Detroit Tigers knock out the New York Yankees as they win game 5 of the ALDS 3-2.
L: I. Nova (1-1)
S: J. Valverde (2)
Former White Sox 3B Robin Ventura to take over as Chicago White Sox Manager in place of Ozzie Guillen
Peyton Manning Still Hopes to Play in 2011
3-1 Milford High School Battles St. Peter Marian Saturday at 6pm
Miami Dolphins QB Chad Henne Out for the Season
Boston Bruins Lift Stanley Cup Banner
Terry Francona to take Color Announcing Role for ALCS
The Red Sox are out of the Playoff picture as they lost to the Balitmore Orioles last night in the Regualar season finale, The Red Sox had a 3-2 lead in the ninth until Jonathan Paplebon gave up a Nolan Reimold ground rule double to deep center and the next batter Robert Andino seemed to had flown out to left, however Carl Crawford bobbled the catch and the Orioles went on to win 4-3
And down in Tampa the Rays trailed the Yankees 7 to nothing but came roaring back in the late innings to tie the score at 7 in the ninth, this game would conclude in the 12th inning, where minutes after the Red Sox had lost to Baltimore, Evan Longoria hit his second home run of the night and clinched the Wild card for the Rays.
This is the second year in a row the Red Sox have not made the playoffs, something they have not done since the 2001 and 2002 seasons
The Playoffs start tommorow night with The Rays Heading to Texas to take on the Rangers and The Detriot Tigers heading to New York take on the Yankees
The New England Patriots Try to shake off their first defeat of the season as they head to Oakland to take on the Raiders. Logan Makins Returned to Practice after sitting out Wensday with an illness. Missing Practice were Albert Haynsworth (Back) Mike Wright (Concussion) Aaron Hernedez (Knee) and Sebastion Vollmer (back)
Tim Thomas will make his Preseason debut for Boston as the Bruins take on the Senotars and Nathan Horton is expected back in the lineup for the first time since suffering a concussion in the Stanley Cup Playoffs agasint Vancuver. The Regular Season Kicks off one week from tonight as the Bruins open up their season with a three game homestand againts the Philadelphia Flyers, Tampa Bay Lightning, and Colarado Avalanche
NBA commissioner David Stern is planning to threaten players with the cancellation of the entire 2011-12 season if the sides haven't made major progress toward a deal by the end of the weekend. The Players view this as just a negotiating tactic.
One NBA player with Job Security however may be LA Laker Kobe Bryant who said that if the NBA lockout holds over into the season and games are lost, it quote "Very Possible" that he will play in the Italian Basketball Leauge team Virtus Bologna. The Team is offerning 2.5 million dollars for Kobe to play 10 games over 40 days.
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The Boston Red Sox dropped 3 of a 4 game series to the Baltimore Orioles. Wednesday’s starter Josh Beckett went 7 and one third innings, giving up 6 runs, 4 of which come off the bat of Orioles’ slugging first baseman Mark Reynolds.
With the loss, the Red Sox Record in September falls to 5 and 16, the Sox get a much needed day off before a Pivotal 3 game series with the AL East Champion New York Yankees, who clinched the title with a day-night double header sweep against the Tampa Bay Rays.
Current Standings in the Wild Card: The Red Sox led by 2 ½ games over the Tampa Bay Rays and the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.
The Boston Herald is reporting that The Red Sox have tried for the last week to acquire New York Mets pitcher Chris Capuano to pitch Sunday’s series finale against the Yankees. If Capuano is acquired, he would be ineligible to pitch in the Post Season, a deal is not expected.
The New England Patriots head to Buffalo this Sunday to play the Surprise 2-0 Bills. Tom Brady will look to keep his stellar start to the season alive against a team he has fared very well against in his career with a current 17 game winning streak against the division Rival.
The Patriots announces some roster moves this week, including placing Dan Koppen on the season ending injured reserve. The 32 year old center broke his fibula in the season opener against the Miami Dolphins, The Patriots were hoping to get Koppen back late in the season, but with Dan Connelly filling in, the Pats did not want an injured player take up a spot on the 53 man roster.
Other injures include tight end Aaron Hernandez who is out from anywhere from 2-6 weeks with an MCL injury and punter Zoltan Mesko, who injured his knee in the win against the Chargers, he has since returned to practice and Safety Patrick Chung underwent thumb Surgery earlier this week, his status for the Game against the Bills is uncertain
Getting their first game action since winning the Stanley Cup, the Boston Bruins opened up their Pre-season dropping the first game to the Ottawa Senators in a 2-1 overtime loss.
October 2 is officially the final day a New NBA collective Bargaining Agreement can be reached without the NBA losing out on a full season. NBA players and owners are scheduled to meet tonight but a deal is not expected anytime soon.
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The New England Patriots got back to practice as they prepare for their home opener Sunday against the San Diego Chargers. The Patriots are coming off a Monday night game that saw them defeat Division rival Miami Dolphins 38-24.
The Red Sox split a two game series with Toronto this week and now welcome The Tampa Bay Rays into Fenway Park for a pivotal 4 game series. The Red Sox only led the wild card postseason slot by 4 games.
Marc Savard's name will appear on the Stanley Cup along with the rest of the 2010-11 Boston Bruins after an appeal to the NHL was granted
Savard played in just 25 games due to multiple concussions. Players usually need to play in at least 41 games or the Stanley Cup finals to get their name engraved. Savard is not expected to play in the 2011-12 season
Brad Marchand has signed a two-year, $5 million contract with the Boston Bruins.
The 23-year-old winger will earn $2 million in 2011-12 and $3 million in 2012-13. Marchand burst onto the NHL scene with 21 goals and 20 assists in 77 games in his full season last year
Meetings between the NBA players and NBA owners didn't go well this week, as the owners are sticking to their original position (hard salary cap), leaving the two sides very far apart. The players are seeking a more flexible salary cap so the players can make more revenue.