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12/02/2012 - 9:30pm
Sources: Sox among '4-5' Hamilton suitors

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- According to major league sources, the Red Sox are among 'four or five' teams interested in free agent Josh Hamilton, but only on a short-term contract. One source suggests teams are waiting to see if there is anybody willing to go as many as four years on the outfielder.

Is has been rumored that the 31-year-old Hamilton is seeking as much as a seven-year deal.

Earlier Monday, an industry source told WEEI.com that free agent first baseman/outfielder Nick Swisher, who also has drawn interest from the Red Sox, might wait to make a decision until after Hamilton signs.

The Red Sox are also still negotiating with Cody Ross, who seeks a three-year deal while the Red Sox have stood firm at two. Shane Victorino also remains on the Sox' radar. A source told WEEI.com Monday that the team is comfortable going to as many as three years on the 32-year-old.

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12/02/2012 - 8:29pm
Steelers help Pats close in on No. 2 seed

By virtue of the Steelers' 23-20 last-second win in Baltimore on Sunday afternoon, the Patriots find themselves tied with the Ravens and Broncos for the No. 2 seed in the AFC, a spot that would earn them a first-round bye and home-field advantage in the second round of the AFC playoffs. 

Technically, the Patriots have the advantage in a three-way tie right now and are the No. 2 seed according to NFL.com since the Patriots are 8-1 in the AFC while Baltimore is 8-2 and the Broncos are 6-2.

Houston is the No. 1 seed in the AFC with an 11-1 record, having beaten Tennessee on Sunday. The Patriots play the Texans next Monday night at Gillette Stadium. The Patriots lost to the Ravens and beat the Broncos. The Ravens have a huge game with the Broncos in Baltimore on Dec. 16 that could determine who winds up with the No. 2 seed. 

The Patriots won their fourth straight...

12/02/2012 - 7:38pm
NHL plans players/owners-only meeting
By: DJ Bean

The NHL and the players union have agreed to hold a players/owners-only meeting on Tuesday in New York, NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly announced Sunday. Absent from the meeting will be league commissioner Gary Bettman and NHLPA executive director Donald Fehr.

Bruins owner Jeremy Jacobs, a lightning rod throughout the NHL lockout for the hard line he has taken in labor negotiations, will be one of six owners in attendance. He will be joined by Ron Burkle (Penguins), Mark Chipman (Jets), Murray Edwards (Flames), Larry Tanenbaum (Maple Leafs) and Jeff Vinik (Lightning).

For more on the NHL lockout and the Bruins, visit weei.com/bruins.  


12/02/2012 - 6:20pm
Brady: 'Couldn't be' champs without Welker

In a compelling show of support for Wes Welker, Tom Brady said the Patriots wouldn't be AFC East champions, winners of six straight games and 9-3 on the season without the star slot receiver. On Sunday, Welker caught 12 passes on 18 targets for 103 yards and a touchdown in a 23-16 win over the Dolphins. Welker set an NFL record with the 16th 10-catch game of his career in which he went over 100 yards. It also marked his 17th double-digit receiving game of his career, tying Jerry Rice for the all-time lead.

“He’s an unbelievable teammate, player, friend, and nothing he does ever surprises me. He expects the best out of himself every single day," Brady said. "What he brings to practice, that’s what he brings to the games. We couldn’t be in this situation without him. I’m glad he’s on our team, not the Dolphins.”

Welker's role could be on the rise as Julian Edelman was seen leaving Sun Life Stadium...

12/02/2012 - 5:52pm
Wilfork on AFC East: 'You move on in stride'

Vince Wilfork summed up the relatively low-key approach the Patriots took after their 23-16 win over the Dolphins on Sunday in South Florida clinched their fourth straight AFC East title and their ninth in 10 years. Wilfork was asked about how the Patriots celebrated yet another "hat and T-shirt" moment that comes with every significant championship the team earns.

“You move on in stride," Wilfork said. "We know we accomplished something, but in the grand scheme of things, we still have a long season to play. The upcoming week is going to be very tough with Houston. We know how important it is to get back on track and stay grounded, and push forward one game at a time, so that’s what we’re doing.”

The Patriots' division title assured them of at least one home game in the playoffs. Wilfork also was asked at his press conference if the AFC East doesn't mean a lot to the team since the Pats are a Super Bowl-...

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