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11/20/2012 - 6:30pm
Report: Kuroda agrees to return to Yankees

According to Buster Olney of ESPN (via twitter), the Yankees have agreed with Hiroki Kuroda on a one-year deal to bring the right-hander back to the Yankees. Olney added that Kuroda will have a $15 million salary with a chance to earn incentives that will top out at less than $1 million.

Once Kuroda declined the one-year, $13.3 million qualifying offer that the Yankees made to him following the season, the Sox had considerable interest in the 37-year-old given his considerable success in 2012 in New York (16-11, 3.22 ERA, 167 strikeouts in 219 2/3 innings), his consistent track record in Major League Baseball (in five years with the Dodgers and Yankees, he's never had an ERA of higher than 3.76) and the fact that he sought only a short-term deal given his interest in finishing his career back in his native Japan. However, it became evident to the Sox that they were...

11/20/2012 - 5:58pm
Sox name Arnie Beyeler first base coach

The Red Sox announced that they have named Arnie Beyeler, their manager for the last two years in Triple-A Pawtucket, to be their new big league first base coach.

"Arnie has had a successful professional career as a player, coach and manager," manager John Farrell said in a statement. "This allows him to bring a wealth of experience to this position."

The 2013 season will mark Beyeler's first on a big league staff but his 10th in the Red Sox organization. Prior to his promotion to Pawtucket (where he replaced current Sox bench coach Torey Lovullo), he spent 2007-10 managing Double-A Portland. He also served as an A-ball manager in the Sox system from 2000-02. This year, he managed a constantly changing roster in Pawtucket to the team's first Governor's Cup (Triple-A International League championship) since 1984. 

Around his stints as a manager in the Sox system, Beyeler's spent time coaching in the Yankees system (...

11/20/2012 - 5:42pm
Gronk, Mankins, Jones DNP at practice

FOXBORO -- Rob Gronkowski (forearm/hip), Chandler Jones (right ankle) and Logan Mankins (ankle/calf) again missed practice again on Tuesday. The team held another walk through on Wednesday before leaving for New Jersey. 

Gronkowski broke his left forearm blocking on the eighth and final extra point in Sunday's 59-24 rout of the Colts at Gillette Stadium. He had surgery on Monday morning and is expected to miss 4-6 weeks. 

The Patriots also listed 13 as limited again on Tuesday. Here is Tuesday's full injury report: 

Did Not Practice

DE Chandler Jones (ankle) 

G Logan Mankins (ankle/calf) 

TE Rob Gronkowski (forearm/hip)

Limited Participation

DT Ron Brace (elbow) 

WR Wes Welker (ankle) 

OL Dan Connolly (back) 

S Patrick Chung (shoulder/...

11/20/2012 - 4:32pm
Pats add DB Williams to practice squad

The Patriots signed defensive back Malcolm Williams to the practice squad Tuesday. Williams, 24, was signed to the 53-man roster from the practice squad on Oct. 27 and played as a reserve in the win at St. Louis. He was released by the Patriots on Nov. 17. Williams was signed to the New England practice squad on Sept. 1 after being released following training camp on Aug. 31.

The 5-foot-11, 205-pounder was originally drafted by New England in the seventh round (219th overall) out of Texas Christian in the 2011 NFL Draft. He was released by the Patriots at the end of his first training camp before being signed to the practice squad in November. Williams rotated between the practice squad and 53-man roster after being re-signed and played in two regular season games and all three postseason games, including Super Bowl XLVI, mostly on special teams.

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11/20/2012 - 2:49pm
B's Thornton: I'm 'absolutely pissed off'
By: DJ Bean

Bruins forward Shawn Thornton said Tuesday that while he is furious with the lack of progress made between the NHL and NHLPA in negotiations for a new collective bargaining agreement, he is trying to be not let his emotions get the best of him. Players such as Ian White of the Red Wings have been outspoken against commissioner Gary Bettman, with White calling the commissioner an "idiot."

"I'm definitely frustrated," Thornton told WEEI.com. "I want to be playing, there's no doubt about that. [I'm] absolutely pissed off that it's the middle of November, going into late November and we're still doing this, but I don't think me badmouthing anyone is going to speed the process up. I'm just trying to not be as emotional as I'd like to be because it just gets me all fired up. That doesn't really do anything, except when I'm sparring with my boxing coach, and he doesn't like it."

Thornton, 35, has been unable to find work...

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