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11/17/2011 - 10:42pm
7th heaven: B's win again in shootout

David Krejci scored to clinch the shootout in the third round as the Bruins beat the Blue Jackets, 2-1, to extend their winning streak to seven games. Tuukka Rask stopped Antoine Vermette after Krejci's goal to seal the win and give the Bruins their 10th win of the season, avoiding what would've been an embarrassing loss to the NHL's worst team. 

The Blue Jackets, who entered the game with an NHL-low three wins in 17 games, took a 1-0 lead when Derek MacKenzie beat Tuukka Rask on a power play shot through a screen just under three minutes into the second period. 

The Bruins responded quickly as Adam McQuaid fired a shot from the right point that went off a Columbus player and past goalie Curtis Sanford at 4:24 of the period. 

With the game tied, 1-1, after two periods, the Bruins showed little urgency in the third period, registering just one shot on goal in the first seven minutes. The Bruins were outshot in the second period...

11/17/2011 - 8:39pm
Neely: 'Satisfied' with closed Chara inquiry

Bruins president Cam Neely released a statement on behalf of the organization Thursday night after prosecutors closed their criminal inquiry into the Zdeno Chara hit on Max Pacioretty last March that resulted in a concussion and ended the season of the Canadiens forward. As a result, Chara will not be charged with any crime. 

"The Bruins organization respects the process that the Quebec prosecutors office undertook regarding Zdeno Chara and we are satisfied with their announcement [Thursday]. We now consider this matter closed and the organization will have no further comment," Neely said. 

For more, visit the Bruins team page at weei.com/bruins and the Big Bad Blog


11/17/2011 - 5:07pm
Patriots list 14 as limited at practice

FOXBORO -- The Patriots had three players out and 14 players listed as "limited" on Thursday's injury report. Here's the complete breakdown:

Did Not Practice
LB Dane Fletcher (thumb)
CB Devin McCourty (shoulder)
LB Brandon Spikes (knee)

Limited Participation
CB Kyle Arrington (foot)
S Patrick Chung (foot)
C Dan Connolly (groin)
DE Shaun Ellis (rib)
RB Kevin Faulk (knee)
RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis (toe)
LB Gary Guyton (shoulder)
S James Ihedigbo (shoulder)
WR Taylor Price (hamstring)
WR Matthew Slater (shoulder)
OT Nate Solder (concussion)
OT Sebastian Vollmer (back)
G Brian Waters (knee)
WR Wes Welker (knee)

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


11/17/2011 - 3:51pm
Cubs hire Sveum as manager
By: DJ Bean

The Cubs announced Thursday that they will introduce Brewers hitting coach Dale Sveum as their next manager at a press conference Friday. 

Sveum, who was a third-base coach with Boston from 2004-05, was believed to be a favorite for Sox' vacant managerial position, but was never extended an offer by the team. Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington denied Thursday that ownership had undermined the baseball operations staff, who held the Brewers' hitting coach in high regard. 

Sveum will be reunited with Cubs president Theo Epstein and GM Jed Hoyer, both of whom were with the Red Sox when Sveum was in Boston. 

For more on the Red Sox, visit weei.com/redsox.


11/17/2011 - 3:26pm
Sox GM: Owners should have manager say

MILWAUKEE -- Red Sox GM Ben Cherington disputed suggestions that his autonomy had been undermined by Red Sox team owners in the selection process involved with a new manager. While Brewers hitting coach Dale Sveum was held in extremely high regard by the baseball operations staff, and was viewed as the leading candidate for the position through the first round of the interview process, the Sox were not ready to make him an offer after team principal owner John Henry, chairman Tom Werner, CEO/President Larry Lucchino and Cherington met with him for lunch on Wednesday. That, in turn, has led to a virtual certainty that he will be hired by the Cubs.

Yet while it is clear that the owners of the Red Sox had input into the process, likely including the notion that the search might be broadened to include new candidates, Cherington said that such a model was perfectly reasonable.

"This is a team that is built to win and this should absolutely be a...

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