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08/13/2010 - 1:41pm
Spaz taking Herzlich 'out of the equation'

CHESTNUT HILL -- An injured right foot is the latest physical hurdle Mark Herzlich has to clear to return to the game he loves.

 

The fifth-year senior All-American linebacker and Butkus Award finalist was in line to return from his successful bout with Ewing's sarcoma - a rare bone cancer - when he was diagnosed with a broken right foot and held out of practice at Boston College. Sources with knowledge of the injury say there is doubt as to whether Herzlich will be healed enough to play in the season opener against Weber State at home on Sept. 4 - something head coach Frank Spaziani confirmed Friday afternoon. 

 

"Mark's situation is Mark's situation," Spaziani said. "When he's back, that's total speculation as far as I'm concerned. Until he gets out there and does it, we're all rooting for him. You have to take him out of the equation, I think."

 

Herzlich is undergoing tests to...

08/13/2010 - 12:49pm
Barkley: 'Shaq does not have an ego'

SPRINGFIELD - Charles Barkley, in Springfield for Hall of Fame weekend, talked Friday about the Celtics addition of Shaquille O'Neal. The TNT analyst -- part of the legendary 1992 Olympic squad being inducted into the Hall of Fame this year -- feels that the move was a "no-braner" for the Celtics.

 

"Don't forget, Shaq played very well last year," Barkley said. "I thought it was a very good pickup for the Celtics. Shaq played very well. He's going to help them a lot."

 

Barkley dismissed any notion that O'Neal would be uncomfortable in a potential backup role.

 

"Shaq does not have an ego," said Barkley of the 15-time All-Star. "When he first got to Miami, no problems and they won a championship. Didn't have any problems in Phoenix, Phoenix just didn't know what they were doing."

 

Barkley was asked about the temptation of the media to...

08/13/2010 - 12:43pm
Neal, Morris, Taylor join D&H
By: Jay Asser

Guard Stephen Neal and running backs Sammy Morris and Fred Taylor joined the Dale & Holley show on Friday morning to talk about Patriots training camp and the first preseason game against the defending champion Saints.

 

"I think it was a good first step," Neal said of Thursday’s win. "We obviously have a long way to go. It’s still early, it was a first step to get out there under the lights and in front of a crowd. We have a lot of work to do, we’re just going to keep working hard and we’ll be better next week."

 

"We have a lot of depth that we are able to take the pounding off each other," Morris said of his health. "I’m doing pretty good, this is the lightest I’ve been as far as weight that I’ve come in in long time. So it’s pretty good and like I said, just trying to get better every day."

 

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08/13/2010 - 11:22am
Celtics' preseason schedule released
By: Jay Asser

The 2010 Celtics preseason schedule is now available online, with games coming against Atlantic Division opponents.

 

Boston will see the Nets, the 76ers, the Raptors and the Knicks each twice.

 

For more information on the preseason schedule and the Celtics, visit the Green Street blog.


08/13/2010 - 10:25am
Mayo on D&C: 'Everyone is hungry'
By: Jay Asser

Patriots’ linebacker Jerod Mayo joined the Dennis & Callahan show on Friday morning to recap the first preseason game vs. the Saints and happenings around training camp.

 

“I think everyone is hungry. Sometimes when you get old, you get complacent,” Mayo said of the young players. “These guys are young, they’re hungry and they’re working the wire, that’s the biggest thing.”

 

"I feel like I’m trying to do the same thing that guys like Tedy Bruschi and Mike Vrabel did to me," Mayo said of being a mentor. "Those guys kind of took me under their wing and showed me the ropes, how do my section on and off the field. That’s what I’m trying to do with the young guys now, even though I’m a fairly young guy, I’m only on my third year."

 

Mayo also talked about possibly being named a captain this season.

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