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09/15/2010 - 12:36pm
Brady blasts Patriots fans for early exit

FOXBORO -- Patriots quarterback Tom Brady on Wednesday took to task the fans who left Gillette Stadium early when the Patriots raced out to a 38-17 lead in the fourth quarter of Sunday's 38-24 win over the Bengals. The subject came up when Brady was asked about traveling to the hostile Meadowlands for Sunday's road opener against the Jets at the New Meadowlands Stadium. 

 

"The road environment is very different than our friendly home crowd, who when I looked up, half the stadium was gone when we were up 21 points early fourth quarter, which I wasn't so happy about," Brady said. "I don't think the Jets fans leave early. They're going to be loud the whole game. Communication is always an issue.

 

"We work on it a lot in practice, I think we worked on it in training camp quite a bit. Last year we didn't do a very good job of it and that was painfully obvious to all of us. We have to do a better job of...

09/15/2010 - 12:29pm
B's Thomas sees retirement at contract's end
By: DJ Bean

WILMINGTON -- Bruins goaltender Tim Thomas indicated Wednesday at captain's practice that he sees himself retiring after his current deal expires. Thomas, 36, is entering the second season of a four-year, $20 million contract signed following the 2008-09 season.

 

"If I had to speculate right now I'd say odds are, probably yeah," Thomas told WEEI.com's Rob Bradford, while also adding that how he recovers from offseason hip surgery will go a long way in determining whether he attempts to play into his 40's.

 

"It all depends. I just had a major hip surgery. If I'm fortunate the next three years and I don't have any other injuries, it makes it easier to play another year or two," Thomas said. "If I happen to have injuries … it's never easy if you want to be able to walk by the time you're done."

 

Thomas is shooting to be 100 percent by the time the team opens the season...

09/15/2010 - 12:23pm
Lawsuit accuses Shaq of hacking, cover-up

A lawsuit filed recently in Florida accuses new Celtics center Shaquille O'Neal of hacking into a former girlfriend's phone system, using his law enforcement contacts in an attempt to frame a former employee for another crime, and destroying evidence of his misdeeds by dumping his computer in a lake behind his house.

 

According to RadarOnline.com, which obtained a copy of the lawsuit, Shawn Darling, a former personal IT representative for O'Neal who has an extensive criminal background, made a variety of accusations against the player as part of his suit for intentional infliction of emotional distress, invasion of privacy and civil RICO (racketeering).

 

Much of the charges are related to Shaq's behavior while allegedly trying to cover up affairs he had during his marriage to Shaunie O'Neal. Shaq split from his wife last year and recently became engaged to a reality show star.

For more on this story, check the...

09/15/2010 - 11:30am
Report: Celtics work out Morrison

According to a Yahoo! Sports report, Adam Morrison is in town this week working out for the Celtics. The report indicates Morrison worked out on Tuesday and had a second session scheduled for Wednesday. The third overall pick in the 2006 draft by the Bobcats, Morrison spent 2½ seasons in Charlotte — missing one season with a knee injury — before being traded to the Lakers, where he played limited minutes while his team won two NBA titles.

 

Yahoo! also reported that the Celtics are set to hire Nets assistant Roy Rogers to coach the big men. He would replace Clifford Ray. Rogers briefly played for the Celtics during his three seasons in the NBA in the late 1990s.

 

For more Celtics news, visit the team page at WEEI.com/Celtics.


09/15/2010 - 7:48am
Mashup: Domestic situation KO's Sharpe

CBS Sports NFL analyst Shannon Sharpe announced he will "step aside" from his broadcasting duties while a domestic situation is addressed. Last week, Sharpe had a restraining order taken out against him for allegedly forcing a woman to have sex with him, stalking her and making multiple threats on her life. A hearing has been scheduled Monday in an Atlanta court. Sharpe, a former standout tight end with the Broncos and Ravens, appeared on "NFL Today" last weekend, but with more details emerging, he announced that he decided to step aside "until this matter is resolved." Get additional details on that story, plus check out videos, trivia and more at Wednesday's Morning Mashup.


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