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11/06/2011 - 2:29am
NBA sets Wednesday deadline for offer

There is no deal to report after the NBA and the union that represents the players met for eight and a half hours in New York on a new collective bargaining agreement. There is however, a new ultimatum from the NBA: Accept a new proposal by the close of business on Wednesday or their offer goes back to 47 percent of the BRI and a "flex-cap." The post-Wednesday offer as articulated by Stern is a hard-line position.

The union was not happy with the proposal or the new deadline.

"We made the moves that we needed to make to get this deal done on the economics, and we're being given an ultimatum," NBPA president Derek Fisher said. "We will assess where we stand, but right now, we have been given the ultimatum. And our answer is that that's not acceptable to us."

Fisher said the union offered to lower their spilt of the BRI to 51 percent, which has come down once again from their previous offer of 52.5 percent. But...

11/05/2011 - 8:38pm
Seguin hat trick powers B's past Leafs

Tyler Seguin recorded his first career hat trick and Tim Thomas stopped 24 shots as the Bruins rolled to a 7-0 win over the Maple Leafs in Toronto on Saturday night. It was the B's second win over Toronto this season and the first time they have had back-to-back victories this season.

Seguin got the scoring started with a power play goal in the first period and then added a second tally early in the second. Milan Lucic scored a short time later and the rout was on. Seguin scored his third goal of the game later in the second and David Krejci made it 5-0 just 15 seconds later, chasing Toronto goalie Ben Scrivens.

The Bruins added two more goals in the third period as Lucic scored his second before Greg Campbell capped the scoring. Patrice Bergeron had three assists.

For more Bruins news, visit the team page at weei.com/bruins.


11/05/2011 - 3:34pm
Patriots activate Brace from PUP list

The Patriots have activated Ron Brace from the physically unable to perform list and placed him on their 53-man active roster.

The second-round draft pick in 2009 out of Boston College has played in only 22 games over the last two and a half seasons and was placed on the PUP list coming out of training camp. He played in 13 games last season, starting five, and recorded 28 tackles.

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

 


11/05/2011 - 1:42pm
Report: Duquette close to becoming O's GM

ESPN is reporting that former Red Sox general manager Dan Duquette is "close" to becoming the next GM of the Orioles. Duquette interviewed earlier this week and the Baltimore Sun reported that he was returning to Baltimore for a second meeting Saturday night. According to the Sun, no offer has been made yet but that could change.

Duquette ran the Red Sox from 1994-2001 and acquired Pedro Martinez, Manny Ramirez, Johnny Damon and others that formed the backbone of the Sox' 2004 World Series championship team. He also acquired Jason Varitek and Derek Lowe from the Mariners for reliever Heathcliff Slocumb. Duquette also did not re-sign Roger Clemens, famously saying the pitcher was in the "twilight of...

11/04/2011 - 3:53pm
Schilling: Sox accountability 'lacking'

Former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling called into The Big Show to discuss the firing of team strength and conditioning coach Dave Page and the clubhouse conditioning issues facing the Sox. The pitcher suggested that the issue of poor in-season conditioning had little to do with Page and more directly reflected upon the players who failed to maintain their physical shape and their teammates, who permitted such transgressions to occur.

“You can’t instill pride and integrity in people. It’s something you’re born with. You have to have it,” said Schilling. “The thing that sickens me is we’re talking about grown men. They have a responsibility and an accountability first of all to their families, to the team, to the organization and to the fans. It clearly didn’t motivate these guys when they were going through the worst collapse in the history of the game last year to change anything. … There...

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