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02/29/2012 - 10:41am
Cherington on D&C: Sox a 'motivated group'

Ben Cherington, at his first spring training as Red Sox general manager, stopped by for a visit with Dennis & Callahan at JetBlue Park in Fort Myers, Fla., to talk about how team's preparations for the 2012 season.

Theo Epstein has received both praise and criticism for his performance as GM before Cherington was promoted. Lately, it's been more criticism as the Sox have a number of dollars invested in players who will start this season on the disabled list.

"I was here for all those, so I can't run from that too far," Cherington said. "But you're right, as we start the season we're most likely going to have guys on the DL making a fair amount of money, and that does create challenges for us -- certainly this offseason in putting the team together. But that said, there's a lot of good things, too. There's a lot of talent on this team. There's a lot of things that Theo and I and everyone here were involved with that have put us...

02/29/2012 - 9:09am
Mashup: Defensive Wade apologizes to Kobe

Heat guard Dwyane Wade acknowledged that he apologized for breaking Kobe Bryant's nose with a hard foul in Sunday's All-Star Game, but he did it in the fashion that has become typical of the Heat -- burying it in comments that imply everyone is biased against the Heat's superstars.

"He knows it's no ill intent on me to do that," Wade said at Tuesday's practice. "Did I take a foul? Yes, I took a foul. So, talk about me for taking a foul. But I never wanted that kind of outcome."

Wade also has been criticized for ignoring Bryant after hitting him, walking over to complain about a previous call to the referee.

"I don't know if anybody wants me to get down on my knees in front of the world and [apologize]. I don't have to do that," Wade said. "Like I said, everyone has an opinion, everyone uses their opinion. Like I said, I sent my apologies to Kobe, and I move on from it."

Although he was diagnosed...

02/28/2012 - 11:30pm
Corvo: Greening said Turris wouldn't fight
By: DJ Bean

Bruins defenseman Joe Corvo said after Tuesday's loss to the Senators that he wanted to fight Ottawa forward Kyle Turris, but that Senators forward Colin Greening told him on his first shift that it wouldn't happen. 

"His teammate said he wasn't going fight me, so that's it," Corvo said. "I wasn't going to be the idiot chasing him around."

Corvo had said Monday morning that he'd be "looking for [Turris] right off the bat" after Turris hit him in the head during Saturday's meeting between the teams. 

“Hopefully he’s a man and he’s going to step up tomorrow when I come after him," Corvo told reporters Monday. "I’m not going to try and hurt him, I’m going to try to fight him.” 

Corvo and Turris were on the ice at the same time frequently Tuesday, but Corvo never made contact, even turning away rather than finishing a check along the boards. Asked...

02/28/2012 - 11:03pm
Report: Pats ask Ocho to restructure deal

Patriots wide receiver Chad Ochocinco has been approached by the team about possibly "restructuring his contract," according to Liz Mullen of Sports Business Journal. Ochocinco, who caught 15 passes for 276 yards and a touchdown in his first season with the Patriots, signed a a three-year, $11.5 million contract on August, a deal that features base salaries of $3 million in 2012 and 2013.

For more Patriots news, check out weei.com/patriots.


02/28/2012 - 10:37pm
Bruins shut out once again
By: DJ Bean

The Bruins were shut out for the fifth time in February, suffering a 1-0 loss to the Senators at TD Garden Tuesday. 

The loss wrapped up a forgettable February in which the B's went 5-8-1. The Bruins were not able to beat Senators goaltender Robin Lehner, who picked up his first NHL shutout. 

Defenseman Erik Karlsson scored the only goal of the game, beating Tim Thomas on the power play in the first period. Thomas made 37 saves in the losing effort. 

The Bruins had a good chance to tie the game late when Senators defenseman Sergei Gonchar went off for hooking, but the power play and final seconds went yielded no legitimate bids. 

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


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