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11/11/2012 - 11:50pm
Sestito's agent tweets joke about Horton
By: DJ Bean

Scott Norton, the agent for Flyers forward Tom Sestito, tweeted Saturday that Bruins forward Nathan Horton should "stay out of [Sestito's] way next time," a reference to the concussion Horton suffered last season on a seemingly blindside hit from Sestito.

In retweeting a story from ESPN Boston's James Murphy saying that Horton is currently healthy, Norton wrote "Good news! Stay out of @TomSestito23 way next time.

Horton suffered the concussion, which proved to end his season, on Jan. 22 on a hit from Sestito that was not penalized and was deemed legal. The agent reiterated the official stance in defending his tweet, adding that "no one likes to see injuries" but that "hockey is a rough sport."

After a heavy response from Bruins fans over the tweets, Norton tweeted, "If #Bruins fans...

11/11/2012 - 8:21pm
Ty Law: 'Patriots' defense is still atrocious'

Speaking on Comcast Sports Net's Patriots Postgame Live Show Sunday night, former Patriots cornerback Ty Law and former Pats wide receiver Troy Brown took their old team's defense to task after New England's 37-31 win over the Bills in Foxboro.

Both former players took issue with the Patriots' inability to stop the Buffalo offense, which out-gained the Pats, 481-347, in total yards. The Bills also came away with 35 first downs, compared to New England's 27, while going 7-for-11 on third down conversions.

"The Patriots, they finished the game, they won. But overall that was not a great performance by the team. I think Buffalo outplayed them," Law said. "Take away a few of those penalties and we would see another score right now. The Patriots' defense is still atrocious. They are terrible. You can't say anything good about them at this point."

Brown then echoed Law's analysis, saying, "I want to follow-up on that Ty,...

11/11/2012 - 5:43pm
Fitzpatrick: Spikes 'a punk, at times'

FOXBORO -- Patriots linebacker Brandon Spikes was penalized for unnecessary roughness in the third quarter of Sunday's 37-31 win over the Bills after a helmet-to-helmet hit to Bills quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick, who was driven to the ground and lost his helmet on the play. Fitzpatrick, who was seen exchanging expletives with Spikes after the play, was asked about Spikes after the game.

"I think the biggest thing is we are not going to back down," Fitzpatrick said. "I think Spikes is an emotional player. I think that he's a punk, at times. [Spikes] took a cheap shot at Scott [Chandler] in the first game [between the two teams this season, a hit that earned Spikes a $21,000 fine and caused Chandler to leave the game with a concussion]. He was doing a lot of jabbering and talking and hitting out there. [Spikes] not one of my favorite players, not high on my list." 

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11/11/2012 - 4:16pm
Wild won: Pats outgun sloppy Bills

FOXBORO -- Devin McCourty intercepted Ryan Fitzpatrick in the end zone with 23 seconds left to stop a potential game-winning drive by the Bills and preserve a 37-31 win Sunday at Gillette Stadium. 

Danny Woodhead caught an 18-yard touchdown pass and ran for another score as the Patriots took command of the AFC East with the wild win over the Bills. The Patriots took full advantage of an undisciplined Buffalo team that committed 14 penalties for 148 yards. Tom Brady finished 23-of-38 for 237 yards and two touchdowns. The Patriots defense, which gave up 481 yards and 35 first downs, had to make one final stand to preserve the win in the final two minutes.

The Patriots improved to 6-3 on the season, good for a two-game lead on the Dolphins in the AFC East. The Patriots lost two offensive linemen in the game, as Dan Connolly suffered a back injury and Logan Mankins injured his left ankle. Both left in the second half and did not return. ...

11/11/2012 - 11:42am
Hernandez, Chung inactive, Mankins returns

FOXBORO -- Aaron Hernandez and Patrick Chung are inactive for the Patriots game against the Bills while Logan Mankins returns from calf and hip injuries and will start at left guard in front of Tom Brady. 

Hernandez is missing his second straight game since returning from a sprained right ankle and playing against the Seahawks and Jets. Chung is missing his third straight game with a bad shoulder. Mankins missed the Jets and Rams games and has missed three of his last five games with various injuries before returning Sunday.

In the secondary, Steve Gregory returns from a hip injury suffered the last time the Patriots played the Bills, Sept. 30 at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Gregory missed the last four games with the injury. He started the game at safety with Devin McCourty while Alfonzo Dennard and Kyle Arrington started at the corners.  

Defensive end Trevor Scott (hamstring), linebacker Tracy White (foot), defensive end Jake Bequette...

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