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11/01/2012 - 12:52pm
Hernandez missing from start of Pats practice

FOXBORO -- In their final practice as a team before they take a break for the bye week, cornerback Kyle Arrington, running back Brandon Bolden and tight end Aaron Henandez were the only three players missing from the start of the Patriots Thursday afternoon practice session, which was held in pads on the lower fields behind Gillette. In addition, linebacker Tracy White was on the field, but working out alongside his teammates in sweats.

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11/01/2012 - 12:11pm
State of Rhode Island sues Schilling
By: DJ Bean

The state of Rhode Island sued Curt Schilling and former officials of Rhode Island's economic development agency on Thursday over the $75 million loan guarantee given to the former Red Sox pitcher's now defunct video game company. Legal action was taken to recoup some of the money from the loan. 

Rhode Island's board of economic development gave Schilling the loan to bring 38 studios from Massachusetts to Providence in 2010. The company filed for bankruptcy earlier this year after releasing one title. 

Said Gov. Lincoln Chafee: “My message to Rhode Islanders is this: I know that you work hard for your paychecks, and for your tax dollars to be squandered is unacceptable. The Board’s legal action was taken to rectify a grave injustice put upon the people of Rhode Island."

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11/01/2012 - 10:56am
Source: Ortiz 'likely' to hit open market

According to a source familiar with the negotiations, it currently appears "likely" David Ortiz and the Red Sox won't reach an agreement on a two-year deal before the designated hitter reaches the open market in two days. The Red Sox are allowed to conduct exclusive negotiations with Ortiz until 12:01 a.m. Saturday, at which time other organizations will be allowed to talk contract with the free agent; as of now, the source said, it does not appear that a deal will be reached during the window of exclusivity.

The other option for Ortiz would be to accept the one-year, $13.3 million qualifying offer the Red Sox will presumably present, which is a decision the 36 year-old will have to decide on by 12:01 a.m. on Nov. 9.

For more Red Sox news, go to the team page at weei.com/redsox.


11/01/2012 - 9:16am
Doc on D&C: 'Ray changed his number'

Talking on his weekly appearance with the Dennis and Callahan Show Thursday morning, Celtics coach Doc Rivers said that the brief interaction he had with Ray Allen was the first time the two had talked since the former Celtics guard committed to signing with Miami.

"I wish I would have talked to him," said Rivers when asked if he had any communication with Allen following the guard's decision to leave the Celtics. "Honestly, Ray changed his number, and not because of this. My guess is that he was getting a lot of calls. So I never had a chance to talk to him. That was the first time I had seen him or talked to him, during the game on the floor, so I wish I would have had a chance to talk to him."

Rivers stated that he thought, talent-wise, the Celtics had made up for the loss of Allen, but it remained to be seen if his team was able to manufacture the expected success with the revamped roster.

"We replaced Ray nicely...

11/01/2012 - 9:02am
Brentz, Almanzar named AFL Rising Stars

A pair of Red Sox prospects were named to the Arizona Fall League's Rising Stars, which will take place on Saturday. Outfielder Bryce Brentz and corner infielder Michael Almanzar, playing for the Surprise Saguaros, will both take part in the showcase as members of the West team. 

Brentz, a 2010 supplemental first-round selection who spent most of 2012 in Double-A Portland before a late-season promotion to Triple-A Pawtucket, is hitting .286 with a .362 OBP, .429 slugging mark, .790 OPS and one homer in 11 games in the AFL. He's collected hits in 10 of 11 games thus far. 

Almanzar, after enjoying something of a breakthrough season as a 21-year-old in High-A Salem this year, where he hit .300/.353/.458/.812 with 12 homers, is hitting just .234/.333/.277/.610 with two doubles in 13 games (eight at third base, five at first) in the AFL. 

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