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08/24/2010 - 12:04pm
Belichick on Maroney: 'I think he's ready'

FOXBORO -- Patriots coach Bill Belichick gave a vote of confidence on Tuesday to Laurence Maroney. 

 

Belichick, asked if the running back in his fifth year out of Minnesota, had tackled his fumbling issues from last season, indicated that he was pleased with what Maroney has shown so far in camp. 

 

"Every guy has always got something he can work on and do better," Belichick said. "I think Laurence has worked hard and has been out there every day and taken his reps and I think he's ready to go." 

 

After fumbling just once in his rookie season, Maroney didn't fumble a carry in 2007 and 2008. But last season, Maroney fumbled four times, losing all four. Maroney is in a battle with Sammy Morris, Fred Taylor and BenJarvus Green-Ellis for playing time as a lead tailback. 

 

All four could see significant playing time Thursday night as the 2-0 Patriots...

08/24/2010 - 12:02pm
Report: Mankins to sit out entire 2010 season

FOXBORO -- Two time Pro Bowl guard Logan Mankins is reportedly willing to sit out the entire 2010 season if he doesn't get the contract he wants from the Patriots.

 

The Boston Herald, citing friends of Mankins, reported he has saved most of the $7 million he has earned in his five years in the NFL and is in no rush to end his holdout. There is currently a $3.26 million tender offer on the table from the Patriots that Mankins refuses to sign.

 

The guard will not get credit for the 2010 season if he does not report to the team by Week 10, which means he could possibly be in the same situation next season depending on the new collective bargaining agreement.

 

Mankins reportedly rejected a seven-year deal worth $45.5 million after the end of the 2009 season.

 

For more, visit the Patriots page at WEEI.com. 


08/24/2010 - 8:01am
McCann: 'Could be really bad for Clemens'

Speaking on The Dennis and Callahan Show, attorney Michael McCann, who also writes for SI.com, said he expects the Roger Clemens perjury case will go to trial and that the former pitcher's legal team will put up a good fight despite what appears to be a solid case from the prosecution. "Remember O.J. Simpson got off for murder," McCann said. "Just because a case seems so clear that doesn't mean there is gong to be a conviction."

 

Still, despite Clemens potentially making a strong case, McCann points out that there are reasons the former hurler should be concerned. The lawyer points out that Andy Pettitte's testimony is what Clemens should be concerned about, with the defense most likely not having the option of discrediting the Yankees pitcher like they will be most likely attempt to do in the case of Clemens' former trainer Brian McNamee. "Andy Pettitte won't have any of that baggage. Andy Pettitte will be seen as...

08/24/2010 - 7:55am
Mashup: MLB looks into leak of financials

Major League Baseball is investigating how detailed financial information on teams was leaked to the media. The data shows that the Pirates are still profitable despite 18 losing seasons, and it details how much lower-echelon teams receive in profit-sharing. Also in the news, Sammy Sosa emerged from seclusion in Miami and talked about how the Cubs painted him to be "a monster" during their fallout in 2005. Read more about those stories, plus check out video of another incredible, wall-climbing catch in Japanese baseball, at Tuesday's Morning Mashup.


08/24/2010 - 6:21am
Judge: No more radio shows for Clemens

According to the New York Post, Washington D.C. federal Judge Reggie Walton mandated that Roger Clemens, his lawyers, and any witnesses involved in the perjury case against the former pitcher to keep quiet and avoid any public comments about the matter. According to the report, Walton said he "will not tolerate such behavior from anyone" involved.

 

The instructions from Walton comes after Clemens appeared on WEEI's 'The Big Show' Friday afternoon during the WEEI/NESN Jimmy Fund Telethon, during which he talked about the chance to "have our day" and how he no longer speaks with Yankees pitcher Andy Pettitte. For a complete transcript of what Clemens had to say to Glenn Ordway and Lou...

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