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10/25/2011 - 6:45am
Brady: Gronk 'has more fun than anybody'

Speaking on his weekly appearance on The Dennis & Callahan Show Tuesday morning, Tom Brady responded to a question regarding the photos of tight end Rob Gronkowski with adult film star Bibi Jones. Jones tweeted photos of the two, including the message, "Getting hyped with @RobGronkowski ;)" along with images of the 20-year-old wearing the Patriot player's jersey. (To see the photos click here.)

"I would have guessed there would be pictures of him somehow with his shirt off, posing or something like that," joked Brady when asked about the incident. "I'm just glad I'm no longer the one people are making fun of on a daily basis. Gronk is definitely holding in the lead there."

Asked if Gronkowski would be summoned into the office of Patriots' head coach Bill Belichick, Brady said, "He probably already knows it's coming....

10/25/2011 - 6:42am
Mashup: MLB says McCourt looted $189M

During Monday's legal maneuverings in a Delaware courtroom, Major League Baseball accused Dodgers owner Frank McCourt of "looting" $189 million from the team, and the name of Bryan Stow -- the fan who was beaten outside Dodger Stadium on Opening Day -- was introduced by both sides. Commissioner Bud Selig's lawyers said the Stow incident showed that McCourt provided inadequate security, while McCourt's team said mentioning Stow shows how low MLB will go in order to force out the owner.

The owner accuses Selig of causing "irreparable harm" to McCourt's reputation. MLB claims McCourt broke 10 league rules, each one grounds for termination of his franchise, and that McCourt "fabricates an absurd story about a 'furious' commissioner out to harm him."

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10/24/2011 - 7:02pm
BC's Kuechly a Butkus semifinalist

Boston College football standout Luke Kuechly on Monday was named one of 12 semifinalists for the Butkus Award, which is presented each year to the top linebacker in the nation.

Kuechly, a 6-foor-3, 237-pound junior from Cincinnati, leads the nation in both tackles (118) and unassisted tackles (61) in seven games. He led the nation last season in both categories as well, setting a school record in the process.

The 11 other semifinalists are Zach Brown (North Carolina), Vontaze Burfict (Arizona State), Audie Cole (NC State), Lavonte David (Nebraska), Don’t’a Hightower (Alabama), Courtney Upshaw (Alabama), Travis Lewis (Oklahoma), Keenan Robinson (Texas), Sean Spence (Miami), Mant Te’o (Notre Dame) and Jarvis Jones (Georgia).

Boston College is 1-6 (0-4 ACC) and next plays at Maryland on Saturday at 3 p.m.


10/24/2011 - 5:48pm
Belichick: Haynesworth conditioning no issue

Patriots coach Bill Belichick, in his weekly appearance on The Big Show, said that the overall conditioning of Albert Haynesworth has not been an issue in the defensive lineman's relatively limited playing time, instead suggesting that injuries have impacted his game readiness.

"I wouldn’t say that conditioning, per se, is a problem. He came in and passed the conditioning test when he got here," said Belichick. "The issue has been that he’s missed some time on the field which has affected his conditioning. ... There have been a couple setbacks from an opportunity to practice and condition standpoint. But I wouldn’t say that it’s a conditioning issue. I would say that the time he’s missed has limited his opportunity to get out on the field and getting more game-ready, which everyone needs." 

That said, when asked if improved health would mean more snaps for Haynesworth, Belichick was non-...

10/24/2011 - 5:16pm
Revs coach Nicol out after 10 years

The New England Revolution announced that coach Steve Nicol's 10-year tenure has come to an end. Nicol's run with the Revs was the longest ever by a Major League Soccer coach.

He guided the Revs to a 112-108-81 mark, and took the club to the Eastern conference finals from six straight seasons between 2002-07, advancing to the MLS Cup four times. But the Revs never won the title and missed the playoffs the last two years, including this season, when New England went 5-13-16 and finished last in the MLS in wins (15) and tied for last in the MLS with 28 points.

The decision to part ways was made after Nicol met with Robert and Jonathan Kraft on Monday.

“Robert and I met with Stevie today and we had a productive discussion about this past season and the direction the club needs to go in the future,” said Jonathan Kraft in a statement issued by the team. “We all agreed a change of direction was needed to...

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