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12/16/2011 - 1:22pm
Belichick: No secrets with Brady, Wilfork

FOXBORO -- Pressed on why Tom Brady and Vince Wilfork have been limited in practice the last two days and listed as "non-injury related" on the injury report, Patriots coach Bill Belichick said there is no secret issue at play.

"We list them based on the way they are," Belichick said. "However they are, that's the way they're listed. There could be a lot of reasons. A guy could have to go to a funeral or guy has a family issue he has to tend to. I don't know. It's not injury related, it's not injury related. If it's injury related, then we list it. What am I missing here? I'm confused."

Belichick would not say whether both players were being held back for "maintenance" purposes, as is often the case in the NHL. Told that fans tend to "worry" about stars when they show up on practice reports as limited, Belichick seemed befuddled. 

"But if he doesn't practice, and it's not...

12/16/2011 - 12:09pm
McQueary testitfies about seeing Sandusky

Penn State assistant football coach Mike McQueary testified Friday morning during a preliminary hearing that he believes he saw former assistant Jerry Sandusky sexually molesting a boy in a locker room shower.

McQueary said he passed on this information to two since-departed Penn State officials, athletic director Tim Curley and vice president Gary Schultz, for whom the hearing was held.

McQueary said he saw Sandusky behind a boy who was about 10-12 years old, with his hands wrapped around the boy's waist. McQueary said he peeked into the shower several times, and the two had separated the last time he looked. Although no words were exchanged, McQueary said, "I know they saw me. They looked directly in my eye, both of them."

After speaking with coach Joe Paterno, McQueary eventually had a meeting with Curley and Schultz. Schultz was a school vice president who oversaw the Penn State police department.

"I thought I...

12/16/2011 - 11:45am
Bears shocked at player's arrest for dealing

Teammates of Bears receiver Sam Hurd expressed surprise and dismay upon hearing the news that Hurd was arrested Thursday and charged by federal authorities with conspiring to possess half a kilogram of cocaine with intent to distribute.

"This is just very shocking to me," said receiver Roy Williams, a teammate of Hurd with the Cowboys and now the Bears. "And I'm kind of pissed off at him, too, because it's a really selfish act. He has let us down in the wide receiver group, in which we were so close. He let down the wide receivers coach, the head coach, the Bears organization and the city. But that's my boy, too."

Hurd, 26, played five seasons with the Cowboys before signing a three-year deal with the Bears in the offseason. The deal had a base value of $4.15 million and a signing bonus of $1.35 million.

Coach Lovie Smith said the team became aware of Hurd's arrest after the player failed to show up at team meetings...

12/16/2011 - 10:55am
C's Allen on D&C: 'I don't get tired now'

Veteran guard Ray Allen joined Dennis & Callahan from Celtics training camp in an interview that aired Friday morning.

Allen is well known for his incredible fitness. At age 36, he said he doesn't feel like one of the league's elder players.

"I don't feel older," he said. "The only time I feel older is based on outside pressure from the younger guys that come in the organization. You see guys that are 22 years old coming in and they have so much energy. It's interesting when they say they're tired. Because I don't get tired now. You just know how to manage your body, prepare, get in the gym early enough so you can be ready for practice. When I was younger, I never had to do that. They're there now, but I'm trying to get them to where they start understanding how to prepare."

Looking at the changes to the Celtics this season -- mainly to the bench -- Allen said there are a couple of players who can make a big impact....

12/16/2011 - 9:45am
Lombardi on D&C: Broncos will slow pace

NFL Network analyst Michael Lombardi made his weekly appearance on the Dennis & Callahan show to talk about the Patriots' game against Tim Tebow and the Broncos. Lombardi said the Patriots' strategy is clear for Sunday.

"Clearly, what the Patriots have to do is uptempo the game," he said. "They've got to make sure that they play from in front and force Denver to play outside their comfort zone, which is a lot more dropback passing, a lot more catching up. No one has really -- other than the Detroit Lions -- has been able to make them do that. So, I think that's really what the key agenda is for the Patriots, is force the tempo to be different, start the game off. [The Broncos have] won almost all their games in the fourth quarter, coming from behind, but they've only had to come from behind [with] one score."

Another key for the Patriots will be for the pass rushers to be careful about moving up too far in attempt to sack...

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