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12/16/2011 - 7:33pm
Sox hope to have coaches set by Christmas

According to a team source, the Red Sox are hoping to have their coaching staff in place prior to Christmas.

The Sox have bullpen coach Gary Tuck, third base coach Tim Bogar and hitting coach Dave Magadan returning, leaving the pitching coach, bench coach and first base coach positions empty. There is a possibility the team could move Bogar away from third base and into one of the vacant major league coaching positions.

Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington has confirmed that the organization has interviewed Brad Arnsberg and Neil Allen for the pitching coach position. Allen, who was reportedly the most recent interviewee, has been serving as the Rays' Triple A pitching coach. Cherington said on the SiriusXM MLB Radio Network that the Red Sox have interviewed other candidates beyond the ones which...

12/16/2011 - 6:59pm
Milbury off TV while 'focusing on affairs'

An NBC spokesperson told Richard Deitsch of SI.com that former Bruins player and current NHL analyst Mike Milbury will not appear on the network while addressing allegations that he assaulted a 12-year-old hockey player who was in a fight with his son during a game in Brookline last week.

"In our discussions with Mike, we both came to the conclusion that he should remain off the air while focusing on his affairs," the spokesperson told Deitsch (in comments relayed via twitter). 

Milbury, through lawyer David Rabinovitz, denied the allegations of criminal wrong-doing.

"Mike Milbury denies any allegations that there was an assault of any kind," said the statement (as reported by multiple outlets). "He simply intervened in an...

12/16/2011 - 4:38pm
Chung, Vollmer doubtful Sunday in Denver

FOXBORO --  After being listed as limited for non-injury related reasons on Wednesday and Thursday, Tom Brady and Vince Wilfork were officially taken off Friday's practice participation report. The only two players to miss practice this week - Patrick Chung and Sebastian Vollmer - were both listed as doubtful for Sunday in Denver as the team left Friday afternoon for their game against Tim Tebow and the Broncos. All 13 players listed as limited on Friday were classified as "questionable" for the game. Friday's complete Patriots injury report is as follows:

Did Not Participate:
OT Sebastian Vollmer (back, foot) Doubtful
S Patrick Chung (foot) Doubtful

Limited Participation:
CB Kyle Arrington (foot) Questionable
S Patrick Chung (foot) Questionable
C Dan Connolly (groin) Questionable
WR Julian Edelman (back) Questionable
LB Dane Fletcher (thumb)...

12/16/2011 - 4:26pm
BC RB Harris granted medical waiver

Boston College senior running back Montel Harris, the ACC Preseason Player of the Year who played in just two games before suffering a season-ending knee injury, was granted a medical hardship waiver by the conference and is eligible to to return to the Eagles for one more season.

Harris, who missed the season's first three games while recovering from arthoscopic surgery on his left knee, became BC's all-time leading rusher during his first game back against UMass. He then re-injured his knee against Wake Forest and was done for the season.

BC also received ACC waivers for senior wide receiver Ifeanyi Momah (knee), senior defensive tackle Kaleb Ramsey (foot), sophomore defensive back C.J. Jones (knee) and freshman defensive lineman Connor Wujciak (shoulder). Ramsey, Jones and Wujciak will get an extra year of eligibility, while Momah must first get clearance from the NCAA, as he is seeking a sixth year.

Medical hardship waivers can be...

12/16/2011 - 2:13pm
Bard: I've got 'raw stuff' to start for Sox

Red Sox pitcher Daniel Bard joined WEEI.com's Rob Bradford for an appearance on the Bradford Files podcast and talked about his planned transformation from reliever to starter.

Bard said that heading into the offseason he expected that Jonathan Papelbon would re-sign with the team, and he saw an opportunity to move into the starting rotation.

"I told Ben [Cherington] when I heard [John] Lackey was having surgery and [Tim Wakefield] is a free agent, I saw two openings in the starting rotation," said Bard, who initially was a starter as a Red Sox minor leaguer. "The last two years I haven't said it much, but in my own head, just watching the guys in this league that have had a lot of success in a starting role, I just felt like I could do that. I've got as good or better raw stuff as them. I try to keep myself in good shape. I felt like everything I have at this point, that I could have success in that role. So, I told Ben that.

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