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01/28/2012 - 10:21pm
Chara breaks hardest shot record again
By: DJ Bean

Bruins captain Zdeno Chara broke his own record for the NHL's hardest shot, blasting a 108.8 mile-per-hour bomb on his second attempt in the hardest shot contest Saturday night in Ottawa. 

Chara won the contest for a fifth straight year, defeating Shea Weber, amongst others. The previous record, which Chara had set last year, was 105.9 mph. He broke that on his first attempt Saturday with a 106.2 mph shot, before registering the all-time best 108.8 mph. His last two attempts clocked in at 106.9 mph and 107 mph. 

Tyler Seguin, who competed in the accuracy shooting competition, struggled and did not complete the drill in 30 seconds. Dallas' Jamie Benn won the competition. 

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01/28/2012 - 4:36pm
Giants DB Webster takes swipe at Welker

Giants defensive back Corey Webster took a small jab at Patriots receiver Wes Welker, telling the New York Daily News that Welker -- who led the NFL with 122 receptions -- simply may be a reflection of the excellence of quarterback Tom Brady.

“I don’t know if it’s that Welker is the challenge, or he has a great person throwing him the ball,” Webster, who primarily was tasked with covering Deion Branch in the first matchup this year between the Patriots and Giants, told the Daily News. “Kind of throwing off the timing between the quarterback and the receivers, I think, will help us a lot.”

In the same story, Webster suggested that he is as good as any cover man in the league.

"I think I’m great. I think I’m...

01/28/2012 - 12:41pm
Report: Moss, Owens counseled Ochocinco

In an interview with the Boston Herald, Patriots receiver Chad Ochocinco said that former NFL receiving stars Randy Moss and Terrell Owens offered a sort of support group for Ochocinco as he dealt with the challenges of a transition from Cincinnati to New England. From the Herald's article:

Two of the game’s greatest all-time receivers have quietly served as a support group for Ochocinco, calling him almost daily, encouraging him, keeping his head up as he’s struggled with the offense.

“For me, those guys were my outlets. Not Twitter,” Ochocinco said. “To have those two guys in my corner, I talk to them all the time. (Moss) keeps me sane for 16 weeks, every week. Every week we talked. T.O., too. We’re close-knit, us so-called diva receivers. Who is...

01/28/2012 - 12:25pm
Report: C's won't pursue Kaman in trade

According to Gary Washburn of the Boston Globe (via twitter), while the Celtics would not consider adding Hornets center Chris Kaman through a trade, they would have interest in him if he was bought out of his contract and became available as a free agent. Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports (via twitter) that the Rockets, Pacers and Jazz have expressed interest in the 29-year-old, but that asking teams have been told that New Orleans wants "draft picks, cap space and a young player," Wojnarowski quotes an executive as saying.

The seven-footer out of Central Michigan is averaging 9.2 points and 6.6 rebounds in just under 23 minutes a contest. He is also averaging 1.2 blocks a night, primarily as a bench player for the Hornets. Kaman, whom the Hornets acquired in the deal that sent Chris Paul...

01/28/2012 - 8:24am
It's official: Selig to decide Theo comp

The Associated Press is reporting that commissioner Bud Selig will decide the matter of the compensation that the Red Sox receive from the Cubs for Theo Epstein, who left his tenure as Boston GM with one year remaining on his contract in order to become Cubs president of baseball operations. From the story:

"Selig said Friday night he'd like to have it done as quickly as possible. He said he gave the clubs more latitude in hopes they'd reach an agreement, but they couldn't. Selig said now it's his decision and that's OK, all part of the job."

Red Sox GM Ben Cherington, who had worked with Epstein at times this offseason, discussed the challenge of determining compensation during an interview on The Big Show earlier this week.

"I think it is more challenging to figure out and isolate what the value of an executive...

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