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11/27/2012 - 4:50pm
Sanderson: Bettman, Fehr 'don't understand'
By: DJ Bean

Former Bruins forward Derek Sanderson said on The Big Show Tuesday that he struggles to wrap his mind around the NHL's current labor negotiations, citing commissioner Gary Bettman's history with the NBA and NHLPA executive director Donald Fehr's history as head as the MLBPA. 

"You've got the No. 2 guy in basketball in Gary Bettman, and you've got Donald Fehr, all he's represented is baseball," Sanderson said. "So you've got a basketball guy and a baseball guy, who have never played hockey in their life, deciding hockey's future. What's wrong with that picture? They don't understand what they're doing."

Sanderson, who discussed his life experiences and his autobiography, "Crossing the Line," said that he fears that the season could be lost if the sides cannot the resolve the lockout by mid-December. 

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11/27/2012 - 3:56pm
Report: BC looking at Saints OC
By: DJ Bean

According to a tweet from ESPN's Adam Schefter, Saints offensive coordinater Pete Carmichael, Jr. is on Boston College's radar as the school looks for a replacement for the recently fired Frank Spaziani. 

Carmichael is a Medway native and a Boston College graduate. He has coached locally before, serving as the assistant offensive line coach for UNH in 1994. He has been coaching at the NFL level since 2000, working for the Browns, Redskins and Chargers before joining the Saints in 2006 as a quarterbacks coach. He has been the team's offensive coordinator since 2009. 

 


11/27/2012 - 11:36am
Source: Sox, Lester haven't talked extension

According to an industry source, the Red Sox have not had any discussions with left-hander Jon Lester about a potential extension. Lester is entering the last season of a five-year, $30 million deal he signed at the start of the 2009 season. He is slated to earn $11.675 million in 2013, with the Sox holding a $13 million option on his services in 2014.

Lester, who turns 29 in January, is coming off a 9-14 season in which he had a career-worst 4.82 ERA in 205 1/3 innings. Towards the end of the season, the left-hander (the Opening Day starter for the Sox in the last two seasons) told WEEI.com that, while he did not expect to discuss an extension with the team, he would be open to doing so.

"I still got really a year before we kind of have to figure things out as far as an option or anything like that. Like I said, it's probably not something high on their list right now," Lester said on the last day of the season. "I'm always open to...

11/27/2012 - 7:57am
Mashup: Jets no longer predicting playoffs

Jets cornerback Antonio Cromartie, who three weeks ago was positive the Jets would rally and make the playoffs, was not as confident on Monday, as his team returned to practice following the 49-19 embarrassment vs. the Patriots on Thanksgiving night that dropped New York to 4-7.

"I don't even know what I believe right now, the way we've been playing," he said. "We've still got five games left. Anything can happen. My biggest focus right now is this one important game. I can't worry about the playoffs right now."

The Jets, who have not won consecutive games all season, begin their final stretch with a game against the Cardinals on Sunday as they look to win out.

"Heck, yeah, that's your goal," coach Rex Ryan said. "Absolutely, that's what you're trying to do. Our goal was to beat New England also, but that never worked out. That's why you play. You try and win every game that you're in. I'm saying...

11/26/2012 - 9:40pm
Red Sox, Royals discussed Lester deal

According to a major league source, the Red Sox have discussed a deal that would include sending Jon Lester to Kansas City, with the Royals' top prospect, outfielder Wil Myers, potentially going to Boston. Also discussed was the possibility of sending outfield help to the Royals, with pitching going back to the Sox. Any such deal wasn't classified as being close, with the Royals also looking into acquiring Tampa Bay starter James Shields in a separate package of players.

Bob Dutton of the Kansas City Star was first to report the talks.

The 22-year-old Myers is one of the most coveted minor leaguers in baseball, having come off a 2012 season in which he hit a combined .317 with a .987 and 37 home runs between Double-A and Triple-A. The 6-foot-3, 205-pound outfielder -- who has played the majority of his time in center field -- was drafted out of Wesylan Christian Academy (High Point, N.C.) in the third round of the 2009 draft.

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