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12/26/2010 - 1:14pm
Lucic fined, not suspended for punch, gesture
By: DJ Bean

Bruins left wing Milan Lucic will not be suspended after sucker punching Thrashers defenseman Freddy Meyer in the head and gesturing to the Atlanta bench in the third period of the B's 4-1 victory at TD Garden on Thursday. He will instead receive fines totaling $3,500. 

 

Lucic had received an intent to injure match penalty for punching Meyer after the Thrashers defenseman hit Lucic high, a hit deemed dirty by all Bruins skaters on the ice, as a line brawl broke out between the two teams. The match penalty carries with it an automatic suspension pending a review, and after Lucic met with NHL vice presidents of hockey operations Mike Murphy on Sunday, he will not miss any time. 

 

Following is the statement released by Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli:

 

“The NHL has informed us that Milan will not be suspended as a result of the match penalty assessed to him during our game against...

12/26/2010 - 12:38pm
Vikes-Eagles postponed to Tuesday

With an impending snow storm about to pound the northeast, the NFL moved the Vikings-Eagles game from Sunday night to Tuesday night. The game was originally scheduled as the prime time Sunday night game on NBC but was moved because of a winter storm warning in effect for Philadelphia until Monday at 1 p.m. ET.

 

"Due to public safety concerns and uncertainty of snow emergency in Philadelphia tonight, the Vikings-Eagles game has been postponed until Tuesday night," NFL spokesman Greg Aiello reported on his twitter page. 

 

It's the third straight week the Vikings have had to make a change in their originally scheduled game. Their roof collapsed on Dec. 12 and their Dec. 20 game was played at the University of Minnesota. 

 

For more, visit the blog, It Is What It Is


12/26/2010 - 11:40am
Pats-Bills inactives: Clayton, Price out

In addition to the six players ruled out on Saturday night, running back Thomas Clayton and receiver Taylor Price were placed on the inactive list for Sunday's game in Orchard Park. 

 

Saturday night, the Patriots downgraded six to out, including OL Dan Connolly, LB Jermaine Cunningham, DL Brandon Deaderick, TE Aaron Hernandez, DL Myron Pryor and DL Mike Wright. 

 

For the Bills, the inactive list includes RB Jehuu Caulcrick, OL Geoff Hangartner, OL Ed Wang, DT Kellen Heard, OL Colin Brown, TE Mike Caussin, DT John McCargo.

 

For more, visit the Patriots team page at weei.com/patriots and the blog It Is What It Is


12/25/2010 - 8:40pm
Pats downgrade six players to out for Sunday

The Patriots announced the following players were downgraded Saturday night to OUT for Sunday's game against the Bills in Buffalo: offensive lineman Dan Connolly, linebacker Jermaine Cunningham, defensive lineman Brandon Deaderick, tight end Aaron Hernandez, defensive lineman Myron Pryor and defensive lineman Mike Wright. For more Patriots news, check out weei.com/patriots.


12/25/2010 - 5:13pm
Bah humbug: Celtics' streak snapped

The Celtics' 14-game winning streak is over. It ended in the final minutes against the Magic on Christmas Day, 86-78 when the absence of Rajon Rondo finally caught up to Boston, who had controlled the game for most of the afternoon. But on a day when Nate Robinson shot 2-for-15, the Celtics couldn't get into an offensive groove and blew a six-point lead with three minutes left. 

 

The Celtics' late fourth-quarter collapse ruined what had looked like yet another galvanizing win. The Magic scored the first 13 points of the game, but the Celtics recovered quickly and outscored the Magic 40-19 over the next quarter and a half to take a 46-36 lead into halftime. The Celtics retained control throughout the third and fourth quarter, but were never able to put Orlando away. That finally caught up to them over the last three minutes and 20 seconds when the Magic outscored them 15-1.

 

For more Celtics news, visit the team page...

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