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04/27/2010 - 1:53pm
UNH's Sicko changes mind, joins Cowboys

University of New Hampshire tight end Scott Sicko, who made national news over the weekend when he announced that he would focus on furthering his education rather than head to an NFL team's camp as an undrafted free agent, caved in to pressure from the Dallas Cowboys and signed a deal with the team, according to FoxSports.com. The report quotes an e-mail from Sicko's agent, J.R. Rickert: "After Scott initially decided not to play football and pursue his graduate studies, the Cowboys as well as other teams continued to pursue him," Rickert wrote. "We maintained active dialogue with the Cowboys and they also continued to speak to Scott. After considering all factors, Scott has decided to become a member of the Cowboys. We are very grateful that the Cowboys have given him this opportunity and he is 100 percent committed."


04/27/2010 - 11:40am
Westmoreland released from hospital

The Red Sox have announced that minor league outfielder Ryan Westmoreland was released from Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital. Westmoreland -- whose 20th birthday is Tuesday -- recently had surgery to remove a cavernous malformation from his brain stem. He will continue to undergo physical and occupational therapy as an outpatient at Spaulding. The Red Sox' release states that the outfielder "has been making steady progress and is in great spirits."


04/27/2010 - 11:06am
Chiarelli: 'Savard has been cleared to play'

Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli spoke to the media on a conference call Tuesday morning and addressed the status of center Marc Savard, who had a neuro-psych test Monday afternoon. "First I'd like to announce that Marc Savard has been cleared to play," Chiarelli said. "I'll leave it up to Claude [Julien] as far as putting the lines together and who plays and who doesn't play, but Marc is ready to go, and we'll see how his conditioning goes. But I know from talking to him he's very anxious to play."

 

Savard sustained a Grade 2 concussion on March 7 after a hit from Pittsburgh's Matt Cooke and missed the remainder of the regular season and Boston's conference quarterfinals series against the Sabres. The Bruins are waiting to see which team they will face in Round 2.

 

For more Bruins news, visit the Big Bad Blog.

 

 


04/27/2010 - 9:58am
Schilling on D&C: Sox digging too deep a hole

Former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling made an appearance on the Dennis & Callahan show Tuesday morning and talked about the Red Sox' slow start. Said Schilling: "The only statistic that gives me pause is in the first decade of this millennium they were the best April team in Major League Baseball. The three years they left April with the best record in the major leagues, two of those years were '04 and '07. Generally, it's hard to not play inspired baseball coming out of spring training because you walk into this literally playoff atmosphere. We're opening up with the Yankees every year. So, you kind of get a jump-start, which I always viewed as an advantage here.

 

"They're not pitching. That's the bottom line is they're not pitching. Josh Beckett will not end up with a 7.2 ERA at the end of the year, but they're going to have to consistently throw the ball better than they're throwing it and get deeper into games, because these...

04/27/2010 - 7:28am
Mashup: Roethlisberger apology unconvincing

The statement Ben Roethlisberger released to the media Monday, in which the Steelers quarterback apologized and said he will not appeal his league suspension, did not win over at least one columnist. Also, a couple of New York writers do their best to get under Red Sox fans' skins. One speculates that David Ortiz will be released within a month and takes some shots at Big Papi for the steroid controversy. The other polls some baseball people and determines that Robinson Cano is a better second baseman than Dustin Pedroia. Get more details on that, plus additional links, videos, trivia and more, at Tuesday's Morning Mashup.


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