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06/16/2010 - 3:34pm
Chiarelli: Bruins will not trade No. 2
By: DJ Bean

BOSTON -- Speaking at Cam Neely's introductory press conference on Wednesday, general manager Peter Chiarelli made assurances that the team will not trade down from the No. 2 spot in next Friday's NHL draft in Los Angeles and will select either Taylor Hall or Tyler Seguin. 

 

 

“I’m not moving it,” Chiarelli said of the second pick, one of two first-round selections received in the Phil Kessel trade. “We’re going to take one of those two forwards." 

 
 
Believed to have the best offensive 1-2 punch since Ilya Kovalchuk and Jason Spezza led the '01 draft, Neely said he will be thrilled with whomever the Edmonton Oilers, who pick first, ultimately pass on. 
 
 
“I’ve said this to Peter,” Neely said. “We’re in a good position. I think it’s a tougher call for Edmonton...
06/16/2010 - 3:20pm
Lineup: Scutaro back in lineup, hitting leadoff

After undergoing a procedure to relieve pressure for a pinched nerve in his neck Marco Scutaro is back in the Red Sox' lineup, hitting leadoff. The Sox batting order against Arizona starter Rodrigo Lopez: Scutaro SS, Pedroia 2B, Ortiz DH, Youkilis 1B, Martinez C, Drew RF, Beltre 3B, Cameron CF, Nava LF, Lester P. For all the matchups go to the Full Count Blog by clicking here.


06/16/2010 - 2:12pm
Hernandez: Drug issues 'in the past'

FOXBORO — Addressing the media for the first time since reports surfaced he had failed a drug test while playing at the University of Florida, rookie tight end Aaron Hernandez said those issues are “in the past,” and he’s looking forward to a new start with the Patriots.

“I’m just worried about the future and the present,” he said Wednesday after a minicamp session at Gillette Stadium. “I’ve forgotten about the past. I just keep grinding, trying to do the best I can for this team.

According to reports, Hernandez failed multiple drug tests while playing for the Florida, an assessment he later refuted. He did pass his drug test at the combine in February, which means he won’t be entered in to the league substance-abuse program.

During the draft process, he said he did not feel like he had to prove his character to teams.

“That’s the past....

06/16/2010 - 1:55pm
Report: Pats will start camp on July 25

According to NFLLabor.com, the Patriots rookies will report to training camp on July 25, while the veterans are scheduled to report on July 28. (Check out the full list here.) The Patriots rookies are tied for the third-earliest to report, trailing only Cleveland (July 23) and Dallas (July 24). San Diego’s rookies also report on July 25. Several other teams will have their vets report on July 28, including Baltimore, Cincinnati, Oakland and Carolina. For more Patriots news, check out our football blog, It Is What It Is.


06/16/2010 - 1:29pm
Sox 4th round pick seeks $1.75M
By: DJ Bean

Garin Cecchini, who was chosen with the 143rd overall pick by the Red Sox in last week's MLB draft, is seeking a signing a bonus of $1.75 million, according to his father and coach Glenn Cecchini. Projected to be a mid-first-round choice entering the season, Cecchini suffered a torn ACL in mid-March and despite an impressive recovery that already has him running and swinging a bat, he will not play in actually play in games before the league's August 16 signing deadline. Cecchini, who outshone Bryce Harper this fall on Team USA's under-18 squad, hit .402 with 43 RBI, 52 runs, 10 doubles, 6 homers, and 55 stolen bases as a junior. The older brother of Gavin Cecchini, who is projected to be a top pick in the 2012 draft, Garin is committed to go to LSU. He was a 4.0 student at Barbe. For more on Cecchini, click here


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