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11/14/2011 - 1:37pm
Lucic surprised Miller has concussion
By: DJ Bean

WILMINGTON -- Bruins forward Milan Lucic expressed surprise over the news that Sabres goaltender Ryan Miller suffered a concussion on Lucic's hit on the goaltender Saturday night. Lucic said after Monday's practice that his confusion comes from the fact that though Miller's mask came off, contact was not made with his head.

"I've looked at the hit 100 times because he said he got a concussion. I looked at it, and his shoulder hit my chest, so there was no hit to his head. His helmet came flying off, but his head didn't hit the ice," Lucic said. "Later on in that period, one of their guys lifted [Tyler Seguin]'s stick and threw him into the net as well, so who knows what it was? It was obviously unfortunate to hear that he got hurt on the play."

Lucic also pointed to the fact that Miller stayed in the game after the first-period play and played the entire second period. Players are required to leave the ice and go to a designated...

11/14/2011 - 1:15pm
BC's Kuechly ACC LB of Week again

Boston College junior linebacker Luke Kuechly was named ACC Linebacker of the Week Monday for his 18-tackle performance in Saturday's 14-10 victory over NC State. Kuechly made nine tackles in a 13-minute span of the fourth quarter despite suffering a bruised right elbow that forced him to miss a few plays in the third quarter. It's the third time this season Kuechly has received the honor.

Kuechly has made 10 or more tackles in 32 consecutive games, tops in the nation, and he became the fifth player in ACC history with 500 career tackles. He is six tackles short of the conference record held by Bubba Brown, who played for Clemson in the late 1970s.

For more BC news, visit The BC Blog.


11/14/2011 - 9:41am
Brady on D&C: 'That was pretty sweet'

Coming off a surprising 37-16 rout of the Jets Sunday night in which he threw for 329 yards and three touchdowns, Tom Brady made his weekly appearance on the Dennis & Callahan show Monday morning. With the victory, the Pats stand alone in first place in the AFC East and have swept the Jets.

"We've played them five times now in the last 14 months, basically, 14 1/2 months. So, we know them pretty much better than any team that we play," Brady said. "And it's been some very meaningful games. It's like, before you even get the scouting report last week, I'm like, 'OK, I know what we're doing.' This is the Jets, this is what they are, these are their strengths, these are the things that we can't play into. They're very good. They make you earn every yard, I'll tell you that. They don't give you anything.

"We found some ways to make some very good plays in the passing game and the run game. And we kept them off-balance with...

11/14/2011 - 8:37am
Mashup: Shaq wants to fight Canseco

A week after troubled former baseball player Lenny Dykstra pulled out of a boxing match against Jose Canseco (and then fired off a bunch of anti-semitic tweets), former Celtic Shaquille O'Neal indicated he wants to take's Dykstra's spot. Tweeted Shaq at UFC boss Dana White: What up Dana white I wanna fight Jose conseco hook it up. There was no immediate response from White or Canseco.

Read more about that story and others, plus check out videos, trivia and more, at Monday's Morning Mashup.


11/14/2011 - 2:57am
Branch: We're 'not worried' about naysayers

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Deion Branch had a key touchdown grab in the fourth quarter, celebrated by mocking the Jets and their fans and then spoke out about what the Patriots are feeling about themselves after a 37-16 win over the Jets that gave them sole possession of first in the AFC East. 

"I'm going to be honest, I don't think we're focused or worried about people are saying outside our locker room," Branch said. "It's just so up and down outside of our locker room. The season started off, we were 2-0, whatever, who's the best team in football? We lose one game, now we're the worst team, we can't do this, we can't do that, we can't do this."

Branch was referring to those who thought the Patriots were vulnerable after losing two straight games and entering Sunday night's game without injured starters Patrick Chung and Brandon Spikes. The team lost defensive backs Devin McCourty and James Ihedigbo to injury during Sunday'...

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