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11/30/2010 - 6:25pm
Belichick gives team Wednesday off

FOXBORO -- This is not your normal week in Foxboro. Local, New York and national media have already shown up to cover the two 9-2 teams getting ready to square off at Gillette Stadium on Monday night. After conducting practicing on the upper grass fields on Tuesday, coach Bill Belichick surprised the team by giving his players Wednesday off, with practice Thursday through Saturday with the normal day-before walk-through on Sunday. 

 

The Patriots also were given Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday off following their 45-24 win in Detroit on Thanksgiving, making this week — with five off-days in a six-day span — feel more like the week after a bye. 

 

"Yeah, a little bit," Patriots linebacker Rob Ninkovich said of the bye-week feel. "You kind of get a few days to get off your feet and relax, so it was a good weekend. This is going to be an intense week of practice because this is going to...

11/30/2010 - 3:38pm
Red Sox announce spring training schedule
By: DJ Bean

The Red Sox announced their spring training schedule on Tuesday. Seventeen of the 36 games will be played at City of Palms Park.

 

Their spring play will begin with games against Boston College and Northeastern University on Saturday, Feb. 26. The Grapefruit League schedule will begin with a game against the Twins at Hammond Stadium on Feb. 27. The two teams will play the following day at City of Palms Park, with the Mayor's Cup rivals playing five games total against one another throughout the spring. 

 

The Yankees will play two games against the Sox, the first of which will be played on March 4. The Red Sox will play four games against the Rays and Orioles and will play two vs. the Blue Jays. 

 

The Sox will play the Mets on St. Patrick's Day at 1:05 p.m. Tickets for spring training games will go on sale on Saturday, Jan. 8. The team has sold out every Grapefruit League game at City of Palms...

11/30/2010 - 3:05pm
Burns' wife's car robbed after funeral
By: DJ Bean

Former NHL coach Pat Burns' widow noticed Tuesday morning that her car had been broken into hours after her husband's funeral in Montreal. According to The Associated Press, the thieves took autographed hockey jerseys, as well as Burns' wallet.

 

"They went through his stuff," said Constable Anie Lemieux. "The person who left with the shirts and everything knows that this is Pat Burns' stuff."

 

Line Burns' car contained jerseys from all 30 teams and family photos. Everything, including bed sheets from the hospital were taken. Burns died of cancer on Nov. 18 at age 59.

 

"Whoever it is, they must have no conscience," Burns' cousin, Robin, said.

 

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11/30/2010 - 2:45pm
Savard: Saturday return would be 'fun'
By: DJ Bean

WILMINGTON -- Bruins center Marc Savard reiterated on Tuesday that he will not be playing when the B's take on the Flyers in Philadelphia on Wednesday. He noted that though he's not ready to get back into games just yet, he isn't feeling particularly behind in any areas. 

 

"I feel like I'm skating good, and battling with a 6-foot-5 guy [Adam McQuaid] every day, that's helped out. I'm  feeling good in all the areas. Still, the game's going to be a different thing. I'm not going to have miracles in the first game, which I hope maybe I do. It's going to be a little bit of time, but hopefully I can contribute every night."

 

Asked about Saturday night's game, Savard said, "That would be a lot of fun. Hopefully I can get in by then."

 

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

 

11/30/2010 - 2:31pm
West undergoes surgery on wrist

Delonte West underwent surgery to repair a displaced right wrist fracture Tuesday morning at New England Baptist Hospital, the team announced. The surgery was performed by Dr. Drew Terrono and Dr. Hervey Kimball and assisted by Celtics Team Physician Dr. Brian McKeon and was deemed successful by the team.

 

There is no immediate update on when West may be able to return to the Celtics who are now missing both he and Kendrick Perkins (knee surgery) for a significant period of time. Center Jermaine O’Neal is also out at least through this week although there is no update on when he will be back either. The Celtics have said they won’t make a move to replace West and will rely on Von Wafer and rookie guard Avery Bradley to fill in the gap.

 

For more Celtics news, visit the team page at weei.com/celtics.
 


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