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01/25/2011 - 7:50am
Mashup: Jets' Cromartie has new target

Jets cornerback Antonio Cromartie, last heard around these parts blasting Tom Brady in the press and then helping his team knock off the Patriots in the playoffs, has a new target. While cleaning out his locker Monday following the loss to the Steelers a day earlier, the free agent expressed anger over the looming lockout.

 

"To tell you the truth, they need to get their damn minds together ... and just get this [expletive] done, and stop bitching about money," he said of discussions between the union and owners. "Money, money ain't nothing. ... Money can be something that can be here and gone."

 

Added Cromartie: "You've got our head union reps acting like an a--hole, and they got their guys acting like a--holes. They just need to get their [expletive] together and get it done."

 

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01/25/2011 - 7:12am
Welker: Press conference 'just not worth it'

Speaking to the Boston Herald, Patriots wide receiver Wes Welker said that he did regret executing a press conference leading up his team's game against the Jets in which he made numerous references to feet in a perceived attempt to mock New York head coach Rex Ryan. The interview session resulted in Welker being benched for the first series of the teams' playoff game in Foxboro.

 

"I’m not going to get into any details about it, but I don’t think it’s worth putting coach (Belichick) in that situation," he said. "So in a sense, I do regret it. ... As much as you might want to get enticed into that stuff, at the end of the day, it’s just not worth it."

 

Welker, who spoke while awaiting a flight to Hawaii where he will be playing in the Pro Bowl, relayed that it is sometimes...

01/25/2011 - 1:05am
Bruins come up empty against Quick, LA
By: DJ Bean

The Bruins were shut out for the third time this season when Kings' goaltender Jonathan Quick handed them a 2-0 loss at the Staples Center on Monday night. 

 

The former UMass netminder made 34 saves in the blanking, his fifth of the season. The Kings received goals from Ryan Smyth Andrei Loktionov in the first and third periods, respectively. 

 

Tim Thomas made 32 saves on 34 shots in the loss. It was Thomas' first regulation loss since Dec. 20. 

 

The Bruins will return home to face the Panthers on Wednesday. For more on the Bruins, visit weei.com/bruins.


01/24/2011 - 8:19pm
Chiarelli: Savard has mild concussion
By: DJ Bean

Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli announced Monday night that center Marc Savard has suffered a moderate concussion and it out indefinitely following a hit he took Saturday from Avalanche defenseman Matt Hunwick. Savard flew back to Boston Sunday and underwent testing on Monday.

 

"After being examined by the Bruins medical staff today, Marc has been diagnosed with a moderate concussion," Chiarelli said in a statement. "There is no timetable on his return and no further updates at this time."

 

The center missed the first 23 games of the season as he worked to come back from post-concussion syndrome, which stemmed from the hit to the head he took last March 7 from Penguins forward Matt Cooke.

 

For more on the Bruins, visit weei.com/bruins.


01/24/2011 - 6:12pm
Lewis: Belichick too smart to sign Ochocinco

Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis was asked by the Boston Herald on Monday if he thought the Patriots would make a play for free agent receiver Chad Ochocinco.

 

"Belichick's smarter than that," said Lewis, who coached Ochocinco in Cincinnati for the last eight seasons.

 

Ochocinco recently posted a Tweet about the possibility of coming to New England, calling a potential pairing of he and Belichick "epic." Belichick has a long history with the controversial wideout, having worked him out as a draft prospect in 2001. Belichick talked about their relationship earlier in the 2010 season.

 

“I like Chad — I like him as a player. I like him as a person,” Belichick said. “I like his enthusiasm and the fun he has with football, and I like how he competes on the football field. I have a lot of respect for that.

 

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