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09/24/2010 - 8:21am
Ortiz not 'comfortable' with one-year deal

In an interview for The Bradford Files podcast, Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz explained that he won't feel 'comfortable' playing under a one-year deal for next season, citing his discomfort with going through some of the pressures that he experienced throughout the 2010 campaign.

 

"I always let you guys know how much interest I have in finishing my career here. I'm not going to feel comfortable coming back here just for a year just to re-live all the pressure and all the stuff I've been through. I don't think it's fair for myself. I think about things and I go through a lot of things mentally, especially for this club," Ortiz said.

 

"The Red Sox are in my blood. If there is an organization that I always look at as home, as it's part of me, it's this one. This is the organization I've been the...

09/24/2010 - 7:13am
Mayo on D&C: Belichick devoted to defense

Patriots linebacker Jerod Mayo made his weekly appearance on the Dennis & Callahan show Friday morning and talked about Sunday's game vs. the Bills, as the Patriots try to rebound from last Sunday's collapse vs. the Jets. "We're trying to get that bad taste out of our mouths, and we're ready to go," Mayo said.

 

Mayo said the Bills present some interesting challenges. "First and foremost, we really don't know what to expect from the quarterback position," he said. "They're coming in with a new guy [Harvard product Ryan Fitzpatrick], and he can make a lot of throws. That's one of the things that scares me. At the same time, they have a three-headed monster at running back."

 

Asked if human nature would cause the Patriots to be less motivated to play the Bills as compared to one of the team's more intense rivals, Mayo said: "Coach [Bill] Belichick doesn't let human nature take...

09/24/2010 - 6:19am
Mashup: Smartest players in sports

The Sporting News has a list of the 20 smartest athletes, and sitting at No. 1 is former Red Sox reliever Craig Breslow, now with the A's. Breslow, a Connecticut native, majored in molecular biophysics and biochemistry at Yale. Also on the list are four other athletes with New England connections and a couple of rivals of Boston teams.

 

Meanwhile, Jets legend Joe Namath weighed in on the Braylon Edwards controversy, criticizing the team for allowing Edwards to play Sunday following his DUI arrest. The Jets said they won't announce until just before the game against the Dolphins how long Edwards will be allowed to play in the contest.

 

Read about those stories and more at Friday's Morning Mashup.


09/23/2010 - 11:38pm
Making sense of the Savard situation
By: DJ Bean

It's tough to tell which installment of the "making sense of the Marc Savard situation" this may be, because quite frankly, there have been so many developments or rumors surrounding the center since the summer that one couldn't be blamed for losing count. Such is the nature with these things.

Even so, this week has served as a reminder to all that until Savard, currently out with post-concussion syndrome symptoms, is spotted on the ice -- even in a practice uniform -- chatter is sure to surround the veteran pivot. 

First were the trade rumors. If a player was speculated to be on the move to Boston, fans were trained over the summer to assume Savard would go in the deal. As it became clearer that Savard would likely stay in Boston, so too emerged the news that he was "hurt" by the idea of the Bruins shopping or taking calls on him.

Then came the not-so-news that the NHL was iffy about the seven-year contract...

09/23/2010 - 8:57pm
Bruins lose second exhibition to Panthers
By: DJ Bean

A night after beating the Canadiens in Montreal, the Bruins were handed a 3-2 defeat by the Panthers on Thursday at Blue Cross Arena in Rochester, N.Y. David Booth led the scoring charge for the Panthers with a pair of goals, while former Bruin Dennis Wideman notched a tally of his own.  

 

Steve Kampfer and Jeff LoVecchio scored for the Bruins, whose preseason record fell to 1-1. The team continues its preseason schedule with a rematch with the Panthers at the Garden on Saturday. 

 

Nathan Horton and Gregory Campbell, both of whom were acquired in the deal that sent Wideman to Florida in June, did not face their club of a year ago, as the team elected to separate the roster into two squads to begin the preseason. Both players played in Wednesday night's game, with Horton picking up a goal agains the Habs. 

 

For more on the Bruins, visit their team page at...

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