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10/14/2010 - 5:19pm
Ravens injury report: Rice, Ngata return

The 4-1 Baltimore Ravens returned five players to practice on Thursday, including RB Ray Rice and NT Haloti Ngata. All five were still limited by various ailments as they prepare for Sunday's showdown with the 3-1 Patriots at Gillette Stadium. Three players have already been ruled out of Sunday's game.

 

Ravens Injury Report for Thursday:

OUT

T Jared Gaither (back)

LB Tavares Gooden (shoulder)

WR Donte Stallworth (foot)

 

Limited Participation

LB Paul Kruger (knee)

S Ken Hamlin (ankle)

TE Edgar Jones (thigh)

RB Le'Ron McClain (shoulder/knee)

DT Haloti Ngata (knee)

RB Ray Rice (knee)

CB Josh Wilson (thigh)

 

For more, visit the Patriots team page at weei.com/patriots


10/14/2010 - 4:47pm
Branch: Got new deal to 'be around champs'

FOXBORO — Patriots wide receiver Deion Branch said Thursday that he renegotiated his deal so he could “be around champions.”

Speaking at an impromptu Q&A at his locker with reporters, Branch talked about his reported decision to reduce his base salary to $2.2 million for 2011, the final year of a six-year, $39 million contract he signed with Seattle in 2006. The original contract would have given Branch just under $6 million in base salary for the 2011 season. With his new deal, incentives could bring Branch’s salary to $4 million.

“I think it was just more so something that I was dealing with. It’s nothing bad at all,” Branch said. “I just always wanted to be around champions. It’s always good to have that feeling and to know what you’re surrounded with.

“I think both parties agreed on something and we worked it out,” Branch added. “You got...

10/14/2010 - 4:26pm
McDonald has surgery on thumb

Red Sox outfielder Darnell McDonald underwent surgery Wednesday to repair a tear of the ulnar collateral ligament in his right thumb.

 

The surgery, which was performed in Phoenix, AZ, by Dr. Donald Sheridan, was considered a success and McDonald will begin his rehabilitation in the next few weeks and should be healthy for the start of spring training.

 

For more Red Sox news visit the team page at weei.com/redsox.


10/14/2010 - 4:23pm
Sanders joins Taylor on Pats injury report

FOXBORO -- Safety James Sanders joined running back Fred Taylor on the Patriots' injury report on Thursday as he was limited with a hamstring injury. Taylor was again the only player to miss Patriots practice with a toe injury. The team continued its preparations for the Baltimore Ravens this Sunday at Gillette Stadium with a longer-than-usual practice in shells and shorts on the upper practice fields outside Gillette. 

 

Patriots Injury Report for Thursday:

Did Not Practice

RB Fred Taylor (toe) 

 

Limited Participation

S James Sanders (hamstring)

 

Full Participation

QB Tom Brady (right shoulder)

CB Terrence Wheatley (foot)

 

For more, visit the Patriots team page at weei.com/patriots


10/14/2010 - 1:04pm
Seguin won't 'over-respect' Brodeur, Devils
By: DJ Bean

WILMINGTON -- Bruins rookie Tyler Seguin had an interesting take when asked Thursday how he felt about facing a future Hall of Fame goaltender in Devils' netminder Martin Brodeur. Seguin, 18, noted that though he is a younger player who grew up watching many of the players still in the league, getting anxious to face certain players is not the right way to look at things. 

 

"Every single team is going to have their superstars. I don't really look at that," Seguin said. "Obviously, I'm always going to be a hockey fan, but I'm still here. This is my job now. I'm not going to over-respect too many people with the opposition. If you give people too much respect, they'll take your game right away from you."

 

Seguin was chosen with the second overall pick in June's draft. He scored his first NHL goal in Saturday's 3-0 win over the Coyotes in Prague. For more on the Bruins, visit their team page at...

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