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11/09/2011 - 7:03pm
Sox don't plan to add managerial candidates

Red Sox GM Ben Cherington and members of the Red Sox front office met with Indians bench coach Sandy Alomar on Wednesday, and the team will host Blue Jays first base coach Torey Lovullo on Friday as well as Tigers third base coach Gene Lamont on Saturday. Beyond those three candidates and the two with whom the Sox met last week -- Phillies bench coach Pete Mackanin and Brewers hitting coach Dale Sveum -- Cherington said that he does not anticipate conducting any additional interviews at this time, though he did reserve the right to change his mind.

"[I] wouldn't rule out adding another person, but there are no plans to right now. Someone could emerge but right now we don't have any plans to," said Cherington. "Our hope as we get into next week and get to the GM meetings is to start to narrow that down some, still with the goal of having someone in place before Thanksgiving."

As for the process, Cherington suggested that he has...

11/09/2011 - 6:50pm
Cherington offers Ortiz/Papelbon update

Red Sox GM Ben Cherington said that he has traded messages with David Ortiz and that he has spoken with the designated hitter's agent on multiple occasions, and that he has also been in touch with the agents for closer Jonathan Papelbon since the expiration of the period of exclusivity to talk to a club's own free agents. Cherington suggested that, because Ortiz has a smaller pool of clubs with whom he can talk (since there is no DH in the National League), the conversations with the slugger have been more specific than the ones with Papelbon.

"With David, [there has been] continued dialogue with his agent. I've actuality traded messages with David but I've spoken with his agent a couple times," said Cherington. "I think with David, I think it's in some ways a little bit more clear in terms of what his market could be. It's a little easier to have the conversations earlier in the offseason and start to get into what we might be able to, so...

11/09/2011 - 6:04pm
Bruins recall Hamill on emergency basis
By: DJ Bean

The Bruins recalled Zach Hamill from Providence on an emergency basis on Wednesday evening. Hamill, 23, will be present for Thursday's morning skate and could play against the Oilers Thursday night.

This move serves as insurance in case Rich Peverley is unable to play. Peverley missed Monday's game, but returned to practice Wednesday and is day-to-day with an undisclosed injury. With Daniel Paille likely out due surgery on his broken nose, Benoit Pouliot already figures to be in the lineup.

Hamill, the eighth overall pick in 2007, has five goals and 10 assists in 14 games for Providence this season. He played three games for the B's last season and had one assist. In his career, he has played four games for the big club and has two points (both assists) in the NHL.

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11/09/2011 - 4:40pm
Haynesworth awarded to Tampa Bay

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers were awarded Albert Haynesworth on Wednesday after the team made a claim for him off waivers before the 4 p.m. ET deadline. Haynesworth, 30, was released by the Patriots on Tuesday and claimed by the Bucs one day later, according to Tampa Bay general manager Mark Dominik.

The move was made out of neccessity since the team lost its promising defensive tackle Gerald McCoy for the season to a torn right biceps in Sunday's loss to the Saints. McCoy was Tampa Bay's first-round pick in 2010, third overall in the NFL draft behind Sam Bradford and Ndamukong Suh. 

Haynesworth was brought to New England in a late July trade with the Redskins that cost the Patriots their fifth-round pick in 2013. He was then signed to a two-year, $8.7 million contract, with only $1.5 owed to him in 2011. 

The Buccaneers had expressed interest in signing Haynesworth before Washington signed him to a seven-year, $100 million deal before...

11/09/2011 - 4:25pm
Chung (foot) misses, Welker (rib) limited

FOXBORO -- Patrick Chung missed practice on Wednesday with a foot injury while offensive lineman Ryan Wendell was out after apparently suffering a concussion against the Giants. Wes Welker was limited due to a rib injury while Brandon Spikes missed with a right knee injury.  Here's the complete report:

Did Not Practice
LB Dane Fletcher (thumb)
S Patrick Chung (foot)
LB Brandon Spikes (knee)
OL Ryan Wendell (concussion)

Limited Participation
CB Kyle Arrington (foot)
DE Shaun Ellis (rib)
RB Kevin Faulk (knee)
RB BenJarvus Green Ellis (toe)
LB Gary Guyton (shoulder)
WR Taylor Price (hamstring)
LB Jerod Mayo (knee)
OT Sebastian Vollmer (back)
WR Wes Welker (rib)

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