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11/06/2011 - 4:34pm
Report: Duquette to be named GM of Orioles

According to Jim Bowden of ESPN, the Orioles have reached an agreement with Dan Duquette for the 53-year-old to become Baltimore's next general manager. Bowden reports that a press conference could be held announcing Duquette as Andy McPhail's replacement as early as Monday. 

Duquette hasn't worked in Major League Baseball since the Red Sox fired him prior to the 2002 season. He had served as the Sox' GM from 1994-2002, having held the same position with the Montreal Expos from 1991-94. While with the Red Sox, Duquette guided the organization to an American League East title in 1995, along with Wild Card berths in '98 and '99.

Duquette also interviewed for the Angels' general managers position in October before Los Angeles chose Jerry DiPoto.

For more Red Sox news, go to the team page at weei.com/redsox.


11/06/2011 - 3:57pm
Faulk, Price inactive for Patriots

FOXBORO -- Shaun Ellis, Kevin Faulk and Taylor Price are among the Patriots inactives for today's game against the Giants at Gillette Stadium. Faulk returned off the PUP list last week from knee reconstruction and led the Patriots with six carries. He acknowledged being "sore" this week and was listed as questionable on the Friday injury report. With Price and Faulk inactive, Julian Edelman is active for the game and eligible to play. 

Price showed up late Saturday on the injury report with a hamstring injury after fully participating all week in practice and not appearing on Friday's injury report. Ellis was also questionable with a knee injury before being deactivated for Sunday's game. 

Also inactive are linebackers Dane Fletcher and Jermaine Cunningham, quarterback Ryan Mallett and Donald Thomas.

For the Giants, CB Prince Amukamara (foot), center David Baas (knee), receiver Hakeem Nicks (hamstring) and running back...

11/06/2011 - 3:29am
NBA sets Wednesday deadline for offer

There is no deal to report after the NBA and the union that represents the players met for eight and a half hours in New York on a new collective bargaining agreement. There is however, a new ultimatum from the NBA: Accept a new proposal by the close of business on Wednesday or their offer goes back to 47 percent of the BRI and a "flex-cap." The post-Wednesday offer as articulated by Stern is a hard-line position.

The union was not happy with the proposal or the new deadline.

"We made the moves that we needed to make to get this deal done on the economics, and we're being given an ultimatum," NBPA president Derek Fisher said. "We will assess where we stand, but right now, we have been given the ultimatum. And our answer is that that's not acceptable to us."

Fisher said the union offered to lower their spilt of the BRI to 51 percent, which has come down once again from their previous offer of 52.5 percent. But...

11/05/2011 - 9:38pm
Seguin hat trick powers B's past Leafs

Tyler Seguin recorded his first career hat trick and Tim Thomas stopped 24 shots as the Bruins rolled to a 7-0 win over the Maple Leafs in Toronto on Saturday night. It was the B's second win over Toronto this season and the first time they have had back-to-back victories this season.

Seguin got the scoring started with a power play goal in the first period and then added a second tally early in the second. Milan Lucic scored a short time later and the rout was on. Seguin scored his third goal of the game later in the second and David Krejci made it 5-0 just 15 seconds later, chasing Toronto goalie Ben Scrivens.

The Bruins added two more goals in the third period as Lucic scored his second before Greg Campbell capped the scoring. Patrice Bergeron had three assists.

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


11/05/2011 - 4:34pm
Patriots activate Brace from PUP list

The Patriots have activated Ron Brace from the physically unable to perform list and placed him on their 53-man active roster.

The second-round draft pick in 2009 out of Boston College has played in only 22 games over the last two and a half seasons and was placed on the PUP list coming out of training camp. He played in 13 games last season, starting five, and recorded 28 tackles.

For more Patriots news, visit the team page at weei.com/patriots.

 


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