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11/26/2012 - 5:51pm
Update: Mediator dismissed from NHL case
By: DJ Bean

The NHL and NHLPA have agreed to involve U.S. federal mediators in their ongoing labor dispute. Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service Director George H. Cohen made the announcement on Monday, saying he has assigned Scot L. Beckenbaugh, John Sweeney and Guy Serota to serve as mediators. 

Said Cohen: 

“I have had separate, informal discussions with the key representatives of the National Hockey League and the National Hockey League Players’ Association during the course of their negotiations for a successor collective bargaining agreement. At the invitation of the FMCS, and with the agreement of both parties, the ongoing negotiations will now be conducted under our auspices. I have assigned Deputy Director Scot L. Beckenbaugh, Director of Mediation Services John Sweeney, and Commissioner Guy Serota to serve as the mediators.”  

“Due to the extreme sensitivity of these negotiations and consistent with...

11/26/2012 - 5:11pm
Brentz named Ariz. Fall League top prospect
By: DJ Bean

Red Sox prospect Bryce Brentz has been named to the Arizona Fall League Top Prospects team. The team is voted on by the league's managers and coaches. 

Brentz, an outfielder who was drafted by the Sox in the first round of the 2010 and spent the vast majority of last season with Double-A Portland (he played five games for Triple-A Pawtucket), was named to the team as a designated hitter. Playing for the Surprise Saguaros of the AFL, Brentz hit .297/.366/.438 with two homers and and 11 runs batted in. 

In 122 games for the Seadogs last season, Brentz hit .296/.355/.478 with 17 homers and 76 RBI. 

Said a pro scout following Brentz' performance in the Arizona Fall League: Scout: “He’s pretty much the same guy I’ve seen before. He has some life in his...

11/26/2012 - 2:58pm
Cunningham suspended 4 games for PEDs

The NFL announced Monday afternoon that Patriots defensive end Jermaine Cunningham has been suspended four games without pay for violating league policy on performance enhancing substances. According to Greg Bedard of the Boston Globe, Cunningham tested positive for Adderall. 

The 24-year-old Cunningham has 23 tackles (15 solo) and 2.5 sacks this season with the Patriots, his third in New England. Cunningham is the second member of the Patriots to be suspended this season for a drug violation -- running back Brandon Bolden was hit with a four-game ban earlier this season for a similar incident.

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11/26/2012 - 1:25pm
Counsell exits Sox hitting coach pool

According to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports (via twitter), Brewers special assistant to the GM Craig Counsell has pulled out of consideration from the Red Sox' search for one or two hitting coaches. With Counsell out, four candidates remain in play: former Diamondbacks hitting coach Rick Schu, Braves assistant hitting coach Scott Fletcher, Red Sox minor league hitting coordinator Victor Rodriguez and Single-A Charleston (Yankees) hitting coach Greg Colbrunn.

An industry source suggested that the Sox hope to announce their new hitting coach "soon," and that no further interviews were planned. Red Sox manager John Farrell, on the Red Sox Hot Stove Show on Thursday, said that the team is likely to proceed with two hitting coaches to manage the workload of working on the technical side of hitting and scouting.

"The work...

11/26/2012 - 10:01am
Esiason on D&C: Jets 'unbearable' to watch
By: Mike Neff

CBS Sports NFL analyst Boomer Esiason made his weekly appearance with Dennis & Callahan and talked about the Patriots' dominant win over the Jets, what the Jets have to do going forward, and more news from around the NFL.

Esiason looked at the Patriots' performance over the last few games and said he thought they could be a Super Bowl contender, but he noted that they will have to prove it down the stretch.

“I see their last five games,” Esiason said. “Look who they beat. They beat the Jets twice, I think they beat the Bills, the Colts. They haven’t beaten many great teams but they’ve taken care of business. Meaning, they’ve done it on defense and special teams, they scored with those two units. The offense seems to be unstoppable, they’re running the ball exceptionally well.

"They go to Miami this week. Miami will give them a game. It’s a division game, it’s a road game. And...

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