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11/24/2010 - 9:57am
Schefter on D&C: Not an easy game for Pats

ESPN's Adam Schefter checked in for his weekly appearance on the Dennis & Callahan show Wednesday morning to talk about news from around the NFL.

 

Asked which of the three Thanksgiving Day games is most likely to provide an upset, Schefter pointed to the Patriots-Lions matchup. "I think that New England is going to have a tough game," he said. "That's not going to be an easy matchup. If you watch the Lions this year, they play everybody — everybody — tough, and they always find a way to screw it up. Always."

 

Looking at the Jets, Schefter said he isn't convinced Mark Sanchez has earned his place among the NFL's elite quarterbacks yet, despite his late-game heroics the last two weeks. "There's still a nagging doubt in my mind with the consistency factor," Schefter said. "I think that when you want to be talked about with the top quarterbacks in the game, there has...

11/24/2010 - 7:18am
Mashup: Vt. hosts longest D3 game ever

New England played host to the longest Division 3 basketball game in history Tuesday night as Southern Vermont fell to visiting Skidmore, 128-123, in seven overtimes. The game broke the previous Division 3 record by two OTs and tied the Division 1 mark (1981 Cincinnati-Bradley game). Skidmore hit a tying basket near the end of four of the overtimes, and Skidmore had an advantage in bench scoring of 65-9 . Southern Vermont guard Lance Spratling played all 75 minutes. The senior captain from Pittsfield hit 10-of-40 shots (0-for-13 treys) and finished with 31 points, 18 rebounds and eight assists.

 

"I kept telling the guys as each overtime passed to really enjoy the moment," Skidmore coach Joe Burke said. They will never be involved in anything like that in their lives again. I kept telling them, 'This is fun isn't it?' But by the sixth overtime I think that wore out."

 

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11/23/2010 - 5:21pm
Must-see TV: Pats score 3rd-highest rating

FOXBORO -- While the most-recent classic between the Patriots and Colts on Sunday at Gillette Stadium was a nail-biter of a win on the field, the game was a blowout victory in the ratings.

 

The Patriots 31-28 win over the Colts on Sunday drew the third-highest regular season local ratings in franchise history with a 42.04 household rating in the Boston market. Over one million people tuned in to WBZ-TV for the latest installment of Brady vs. Manning.

 

The Patriots-Colts game was the highest-rated game of the season in the local market and the third-highest all time, surpassed only by New England’s Dec. 29, 2007 win over the New York Giants that completed the only 16-0 regular season in NFL history and a Dec. 7, 2003 victory over the Dolphins. The Dec. 29, 2007 Patriots-Giants game earned a 50.1 HH rating in the Boston market, a rating that represents an unprecedented four-way telecast in which the game was...

11/23/2010 - 5:13pm
Sox decline to offer Varitek arbitration

The Red Sox have declined to offer salary arbitration to Jason Varitek and Bill Hall while offering arbitration to Adrian Beltre, Victor Martinez and Felipe Lopez.

 

The Sox will now receive compensation for Beltre, Martinez and Lopez should they not accept arbitration and sign elsewhere. The compensation would be two draft picks for Beltre and Martinez (both Type A free agents) and one for Lopez (Type B). All players have until November 30 to accept or decline the offer of arbitration.

 

With Martinez reportedly set to sign with the Detroit Tigers as a free agent, the Red Sox will receive two draft picks, including the 18th overall pick in next year's draft.

 

Varitek (and Hall) can still be re-signed by the Red Sox. 

 

For more Red Sox news visit the team page at weei.com/redsox.


11/23/2010 - 4:25pm
Savard passes test, cleared for contact
By: DJ Bean

Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli issued the following statement regarding center Marc Savard on Tuesday:

 

"Today Marc passed the tests administered by Dr. Micky Collins from the Sports Medicine department at UPMC, and is now cleared for contact. Marc will rejoin the team tomorrow for morning skate in Florida. There is no time-table at this time for Marc to start playing games."

 

Savard has not played a game this season due to post-concussion syndrome. He suffered a concussion last March against the Penguins, missing the rest of the season before returning in the second round of the playoffs against the Flyers. He suffered a setback while training in the offseason. 

 

For more on the Bruins, visit their team page at weei.com/bruins


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