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10/06/2010 - 6:56am
Sox owners to buy Liverpool soccer team

English Premiere League soccer team Liverpool FC anounced Wednesday that it has accepted a purchase offer by New England Sports Ventures, the parent company of the Red Sox. Liverpool already is owned by Americans — Tom Hicks (owner of the Dallas Stars and former owner of the Texas Rangers) and George Gillett Jr. (former owner of the Montreal Canadiens) — who are embroiled in a legal dispute with the team's board of directors.

 

Said LFC chairman Martin Broughtond: "I am delighted that we have been able to successfully conclude the sale process which has been thorough and extensive.

 

"The Board decided to accept NESV's proposal on the basis that it best met the criteria we set out originally for a suitable new owner. NESV's philosophy is all about winning and they have fully demonstrated that at Red Sox.

 

"We've met them in Boston, London and Liverpool over several weeks and I...

10/06/2010 - 1:40am
Report: Moss 'blockbuster' will happen Wed.

The Patriots and Vikings plan on completing a "blockbuster" deal on Wednesday that will send wide receiver Randy Moss to Minnesota, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Moss, 33, is a seven-time Pro Bowler who was drafted by the Vikings in 1998 and spent his first seven seasons in Minnesota before being traded to Oakland in 2005. Moss found new life in his career after being dealt to the Patriots in 2007 for a fourth-round draft pick — in New England, he set an NFL record with 23 touchdown receptions in his first season with the Patriots.

However, Moss, who is in the final year of a three-year deal with New England, has said on multiple occasions he does not feel wanted by the Patriots, and anticipates playing somewhere else in 2011.

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10/05/2010 - 9:01pm
Report: Pats, Vikes still talking Moss trade

According to Jay Glazer of FoxSports.com, the Patriots are in "serious" trade talks that would send Randy Moss to Minnesota. Glazer, appearing on Planet Mikey, said the two sides have been talking about a deal since the beginning of the season, and that the negotiations "heated up" Monday and Tuesday. A Patriots spokesman said after Glazer's report first surfaced that "there is no trade."

 

"These two teams have had talks about this for quite some time, however it really heated up yesterday and more so today," Glazer said on Planet Mikey. (To listen to the complete interview click here.)

 

Michael Lombardi of the...

10/05/2010 - 4:23pm
Belichick on Big Show: 'Very satisfying' win

Patriots coach Bill Belichick stopped by for his weekly visit with The Big Show on Tuesday afternoon, following Monday night's impressive win over the Dolphins in Miami. Belichick talked about why he showed more emotion than usual during the game.

 

"I'm just happy to see it all come together for the players last night," he said. "I think they deserve it. I was particularly happy that they got the good win. You want to see all that hard work and effort pay off."

 

Added Belichick: "It was very satisfying for me as a coach to see our team have that kind of success after they worked so hard at it in practice and talking about it at meetings and so forth. I was happy for them. They deserved it, because they went out and played a good football game — against a good football team. [The Dolphins are] going to win some games this year."

 

Belichick played down the effect of...

10/05/2010 - 3:18pm
Doc: Celts won't rotate starting centers

WALTHAM -- Speaking after the Celtics' practice Tuesday, Doc Rivers said that he doesn't plan on rotating Jermaine O'Neal and Shaquille O'Neal in the starting lineup depending on match-ups, instead going with one consistent starter until Kendrick Perkins returns from his knee injury.

 

"I doubt it. I don't usually do that," said Rivers when asked if he was going to alternate between two big men. "I usually just go with one, and that's what we'll do. I'm going to wait until the end of camp and the best big wins."

 

Regarding if he feels it makes a big difference which of the two get the starting nod, Rivers said, "It doesn't. I think it's going to come down to who we feel is going to give us the best chance to get off to a good start." The Celtics' coach also noted that he doesn't expect to play both Jermaine and Shaquille on the floor at the same time.

 

Jermaine is still...

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