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02/06/2011 - 12:44pm
Brady unanimous choice for NFL MVP

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was named the unanimous winner of the Associated Press MVP for the 2010 season on Sunday afternoon. It’s the first unanimous selection, and second MVP honor of Brady’s career.

Brady finished the season with 3,900 passing yards and led the NFL with 36 touchdown passes and only four interceptions. Brady finished the regular season with a streak of 335 straight pass attempts without an interception to set an NFL record, and went 11 straight starts without an interception.

Overall, Brady led the NFL in 2010 with a 111.0 passer rating, the second time in his career that he finished the season with a passer rating over 100. The 111.0 passer rating is the fifth best all-time. Brady also set an NFL record by throwing at least two touchdowns without an interception in each of the final nine games of the year, and had at least one touchdown in all 16 regular-season games.

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02/05/2011 - 7:47pm
Deion, Faulk lead NFL HOF class; Martin waits

Cornerback Deion Sanders and running back Marshall Faulk led a class of seven new inductees into the NFL Hall of Fame. They are joined in this year's class by tight end Shannon Sharpe, defensive end Richard Dent, linebackers Les Richter and Chris Hanburger and NFL Films founder Ed Sabol. Former Patriots and Jets running back Curtis Martin, a finalist for this year's Hall of Fame class, was not selected for entry into Canton.

 

For more on this year's Hall of Fame class, click here. For complete Patriots coverage, visit weei.com/patriots.


02/05/2011 - 7:22pm
No fine or suspension for Garnett

The NBA has decided not to slap Kevin Garnett with any further punishment after Friday night’s game with the Mavericks, according to a league rep. Garnett was assessed a technical foul after a play in which he was fouled by the Mavs’ J.J. Barea. In the ensuing scuffle, Garnett shoved aside referee Eric Lewis who had stepped between them. The NBA did upgrade a Garnett personal foul from late in the second quarter to a flagrant-1. The NBA defines a flagrant-1 foul as anything that as any contact that is “unnecessary.” A flagrant-2 is “unnecessary and excessive contact,” and is grounds for an automatic ejection.

 

For more Celtics news, visit the team page at weei.com/celtics.
 


02/05/2011 - 6:41pm
Allen to participate in 3-point shootout

Ray Allen told reporters Friday night that he ahd agreed to participate in the 3-point shootout as part of All-Star weekend. The official lineup has not been announced by the NBA, but it is expected that one of Allen's competitors will be defending champ, Paul Pierce. Allen won the title back in 2001 and has made five appearances over the years, but not since 2006.

 

For more Celtics news, visit the team page at weei.com/celtics.
 


02/05/2011 - 5:26pm
Krejci on stick snafu: 'This stick sucks'
By: DJ Bean

A manufacturing issue has left David Krejci without his usual stick the "last couple of games," according to the the center, and he's not happy with the one he's had to use. Krejci has a contract with Bauer has to wait until Feb. 11 before they can start making his model of choice again, but for now he's using the stick he used earlier in his career but fell out of love with.

 

“This stick sucks, and that’s all I’ve got,” Krejci, in his usual calm demeanor, said after Saturday’s game. “You can put it up on TV or in the papers. I don’t care. This stick sucks.”

 

“That was the reason why I changed from those sticks to the new ones I’m using, because I don’t like these ones,” he said. “I changed them because I didn’t like them anymore, but [now] it’s the only thing I can have.”

 

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