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10/29/2011 - 3:04pm
Stern: 'There will not be a full season'

Yet another round of negotiations for a new collective bargaining agreement fell apart on Friday over the revenue split. No further talks are scheduled, and the NBA announced that it will cancel games through Nov. 30. However, The New York Times reported earlier in the week that if and when the NBA returns to the court, the league will create a new schedule.

The real takeaway from NBA commissioner David Stern's press conference was that there would not be a full 82-game season.

"It is not practical, possible prudent to have a full season now," Stern said. "There will not be a full season under any circumstances."

Stern added that the league's offer to the players will get worse, reflecting the loss of revenue from games.

The players are said to be at 52 percent of the BRI while the...

10/29/2011 - 1:46pm
Edelman among inactives for Patriots

The Patriots announced Sunday afternoon that the following players will be inactive for New England's game against the Steelers: running back Shane Vereen, linebacker Dane Fletcher, safety Josh Barrett, quarterback Ryan Mallett, wide receiver Julian Edelman, outside linebacker/defensive end Jermaine Cunningham and offensive lineman Donald Thomas. For more Patriots news, check out weei.com/patriots.


10/29/2011 - 8:55am
Steelers rule out Ward, Farrior

PITTSBURGH -- While the Patriots will be thin in the secondary, the Steelers will also be playing significantly short-handed Sunday as star receiver Hines Ward will be out with an ankle injury and veteran linebacker James Farrior will not play due to a calf injury. The team ruled both out Sunday morning, hours before the 4:15 p.m. ET kickoff at Heinz Field. 

Ward is considered one of the very best blocking receivers in football and has 26 catches for 258 yards and two touchdowns this season while the 35-year-old Farrior has played in all seven games for the Steelers this season and hasn't missed a reguar season game since 2005, a string of 93 consecutive games. 

Also missing from today's game will be star linebacker James Harrison, who is out with an eye injury. He was injured in Week 4 and hasn't played since, with today marking his fourth straight game on the sidelines. In all, the Steelers list six players as out today with injuries....

10/28/2011 - 10:33pm
Cards complete comeback, crowned champs

The St. Louis Cardinals carried the momentum gained in their dramatic Game 6 win into Game 7, claiming a 6-2, World Series-clinching win over the Rangers Friday night. It was the Cards' 11th World Series title in their franchise's history.

David Freese, a St. Louis native, was named the World Series MVP. The third baseman hit .348 for the seven games after having also claimed the MVP for the National League Championship Series, becoming the sixth player in baseball history to claim both awards in the same postseason.

Pacing the Cards to the victory was starting pitcher Chris Carpenter, who allowed just two runs on six hits over six innings on three days rest to earn the win. 

The Rangers had jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first inning on RBI doubles from Josh Hamilton and Michael Young. But the Cardinals immediately responded in the bottom half of the first thanks to a two-run double from Freese. Allen Craig, who would later rob Nelson...

10/28/2011 - 9:37pm
Patriots downgrade Barrett to 'out'

The Patriots announced Saturday night that safety Josh Barrett has been downgraded to out for Sunday's game against the Steelers in Pittsburgh. Barrett has been struggling with thumb and hamstring injuries over the last few weeks, and as a result, has seen his playing time take a dip. Over the course of the season, the 26-year-old Barrett has played in four games and has 12 tackles (nine solo). Barrett joins linebacker Dane Fletcher (thumb) among the New England players who have already been downgraded to out. For more Patriots news, check out weei.com/patriots.


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