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12/28/2012 - 4:23pm
Cole 'doubtful', 20 Pats 'questionable'

FOXBORO -- Defensive back Marquice Cole (finger) missed his second straight practice Friday and is listed officially as "doubtful" for Sunday's regular season finale with the Dolphins at Gillette Stadium. 

Tight end Rob Gronkowski was again officially listed as "limited" Friday and is one of 20 Patriots "questionable" for Sunday. The Patriots practiced outdoors on the main stadium field in sweats and shells for a second straight day in an effort to get ready for the bitter cold and wind expected late Sunday afternoon for kickoff. This is the third straight week Gronkowski has been listed as "questionable" on the Friday injury report as he attempts to return from a broken left forearm suffered on Nov. 18 against the Colts. 

For the Dolphins, starting wide receiver Davone Bess will miss his third straight game with a bad back and was ruled out by Miami on Friday. 

Here is Friday's complete...

12/28/2012 - 4:08pm
Wilfork fined $30,000 for 'unnecessary' hit

FOXBORO -- Last Sunday, Vince Wilfork said he would take whatever fine was handed out for his personal foul in the fourth quarter of the game against the Jaguars. On Friday, the NFL fined the perennial Pro Bowl nose tackle $30,000 for his hit on Steve Vallos at the end of Patrick Chung's interception return. 

The NFL deemed the hit "unnecessary roughness for a forearm to the back of the head" after Wilfork took exception with the way Vallos hit Patriots defensive end Trevor Scott just moments earlier on the return. Vallos was not flagged but Wilfork and the Patriots were assessed a 15-yard penalty. 

Meanwhile, Chung was not fined for his hit to the head of Cecil Shorts III during Jacksconville's final drive. Four different flags were thrown in Chung's direction when he dropped his shoulder into Shorts with Devin McCourty already applying the tackle. Chung was assessed a 15-yard penalty for a hit on a defenseless receiver but the...

12/28/2012 - 4:01pm
Mortensen: Expect Jets to fire Tannenbaum
By: DJ Bean

ESPN's Chris Mortensen made his weekly appearance on The Big Show Friday, discussing the NFL playoff picture and the future of the struggling Jets. 

With the Jets sitting fourth in the AFC East with a 6-9 record, questions surround the organization and which changes will be made in the offseason. Mortensen said he expects general manager Mike Tannenbaum to be fired, but that the team will likely keep head coach Rex Ryan.

"I think that Tannenbaum will be out," Mortensen said. "I think that Rex will be back. Sanchez I think is a coin-flip. I don't know how you eat $17 million in cap money. You can wait until June, but who wants him in June. And by the way, who else is out there? I can see them keeping Sanchez at $8.5 million, and then do you draft a quarterback or do you sign one to compete? I believe the major change will probably be with Tannenbaum."

As for quarterback Tim Tebow, who was reportedly angry with...

12/28/2012 - 3:43pm
Report: NHL's drop-dead date Jan. 11
By: DJ Bean

According to Renaud Lavoie of RDS, the NHL has informed the NHL players' association that the drop-dead date for potentially losing the season is Jan. 11.

The tweet from Lavoie backs up previous reports that the league aimed to begin training camps on Jan. 12, with Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News reporting earlier Friday that the NHL has targeted Jan. 19 as a start date for the season.

On Thursday, the NHL made a proposal for a new CBA that includes movement on previous stumbling blocks, including bumping up the maximum length of contracts from five in the league's previous offer to six in Thursday's offer. The NHLPA is reportedly working on a counterproposal.

Games are currently cancelled through Jan. 14, with the Jan. 11 drop-dead date giving the sides two...

12/28/2012 - 12:50pm
King on M&M: NFL home field overrated

Sports Illustrated NFL columnist Peter King made his weekly appearance on Mut & Merloni and discused the final weekend of the regular season and the playoff picture.

The Patriots have an outside shot at the No. 1 seed in the AFC and the home-field advantage that comes with it, but King noted the lack of importance regarding home playoff games in recent history.

"I would argue, after the last seven years, what really does home field mean?" King said. "You had a 6 seed seven years ago, the Steelers, win the Super Bowl. You had the Giants twice go on the road for a total of five games in January, win them all and go on to win the Super Bowl. You had the Packers a couple of years ago as a 6 seed go on the road for all three games in the playoffs. So, I'm not really sure what home field means.

"I think what is important at this time of year is who's playing the best. I would much rather be the New England Patriots...

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The NBA trade rumor mill is beginning to swirl as the deadline approaches and Picard is ready to go! He talks about the possibility of Jimmy Butler coming to Boston, why Isaiah Thomas is not getting enough respect and the future of the Celtics.

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