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11/23/2010 - 5:13pm
Sox decline to offer Varitek arbitration

The Red Sox have declined to offer salary arbitration to Jason Varitek and Bill Hall while offering arbitration to Adrian Beltre, Victor Martinez and Felipe Lopez.

 

The Sox will now receive compensation for Beltre, Martinez and Lopez should they not accept arbitration and sign elsewhere. The compensation would be two draft picks for Beltre and Martinez (both Type A free agents) and one for Lopez (Type B). All players have until November 30 to accept or decline the offer of arbitration.

 

With Martinez reportedly set to sign with the Detroit Tigers as a free agent, the Red Sox will receive two draft picks, including the 18th overall pick in next year's draft.

 

Varitek (and Hall) can still be re-signed by the Red Sox. 

 

For more Red Sox news visit the team page at weei.com/redsox.


11/23/2010 - 4:25pm
Savard passes test, cleared for contact
By: DJ Bean

Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli issued the following statement regarding center Marc Savard on Tuesday:

 

"Today Marc passed the tests administered by Dr. Micky Collins from the Sports Medicine department at UPMC, and is now cleared for contact. Marc will rejoin the team tomorrow for morning skate in Florida. There is no time-table at this time for Marc to start playing games."

 

Savard has not played a game this season due to post-concussion syndrome. He suffered a concussion last March against the Penguins, missing the rest of the season before returning in the second round of the playoffs against the Flyers. He suffered a setback while training in the offseason. 

 

For more on the Bruins, visit their team page at weei.com/bruins


11/23/2010 - 4:18pm
Lions have two DEs sit out Tuesday practice

When it comes to the injury report, the Lions added two players to the "Did Not Participate" group on Tuesday, with defensive ends Kyle Vanden Bosch (knee) and Lawrence Jackson (concussion) both sidelined. They did, however, move running back Jahvid Best from "Did Not Participate" to "Limited Participation." Here's the complete injury report:

Did Not Participate
K Jason Hanson (right knee)
DE Lawrence Jackson (concussion)
TE Tony Scheffler (ribs)
QB Matthew Stafford (right shoulder)
DE Kyle Vanden Bosch (knee)
DT Corey Williams (shoulder)

Limited Participation
DE Cliff Avril (quadricep)
RB Jahvid Best (toe)
LB Isaiah Ekejiuba (knee)
G Dylan Gandy (calf)

Full Participation
QB Shaun Hill (quadricep)
LB DeAndre Hill (groin)

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11/23/2010 - 4:11pm
Brady does not practice for Patriots

FOXBORO — Quarterback Tom Brady was one of four Patriots players who did not participate in practice today — he was listed on the Tuesday injury report with "right shoulder/foot," which left him limited on Monday. Here's the complete injury report:

Did Not Participate
QB Tom Brady (right shoulder/foot)
G Stephen Neal (shoulder)
CB Jonathan Wilhite (hip)
DL Mike Wright (neck/concussion)

Limited Participation
S Jarrad Page (calf)
NT Myron Pryor (back)
RB Fred Taylor (toe)

For more Patriots news, check out weei.com/patriots.


11/23/2010 - 3:34pm
Bruins far behind in All-Star voting
By: DJ Bean

The NHL released the results of All-Star voting by the fans thus far, and the Bruins are far from well-represented. Penguins center Sidney Crosby leads all vote-getters with 118,755 votes, while no Bruins are currently on pace to get in via the fan vote. Patrice Bergeron is 35th among forwards with 15,020 votes, while Zdeno Chara's 41,081 votes are 10th among defensemen.

 

The most popular Bruin on the ballot is Tim Thomas, who is third among goaltenders with 47,646 votes. The odd part is that the two goalies he trails, Carey Price (71,199) and Sergei Bobrovsky (58,101), are both write-ins. Should Thomas not get in through the fan vote, which ends Jan. 3, he can still be selected in the new fantasy draft format.

 

Thomas leads the league in goals against average (1.49), save percentage (.954), and is tied for the league lead with four shutouts. For more on the Bruins, visit their team page at...

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